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Best Seafood Tower?

wild child Nov 3, 2006 06:29 PM

Can be any location and any price. Thanks.

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    ssilver0817 Nov 4, 2006 07:50 PM

    Lure on Mercer Street has phenomenal seafood plateaus and on top of that they have two amazing sushi chefs. I went a few weeks back and sat at the counter and was surprised at the scene. def worth a drive by.

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      wingman Nov 3, 2006 09:54 PM

      Mark Jospehs has a different take on the seafood tower, rather than going raw/ cold they serve a hot one. It has friend clams, calamari, lobster tail, shrip and is great.

      For the cold traditional one I really enjoy Balthazars (have also had Aquagrill's version but there is something about the clams with the vinigarette at Balthazar that makes me crave it).

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        Cheese Boy Nov 4, 2006 07:16 PM

        Wingman, can you provide an address for the location that you stated serves a hot seafood tower...? Searches return nada.

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          asdf Nov 5, 2006 03:38 AM

          I believe he's talking about the MarkJoseph Steakhouse at 261 Water St. near Fulton.


      2. AKR Nov 3, 2006 09:14 PM

        Absinthe and Smith & Wollensky are good.

        Expensive in both cases though.

        1. tbear Nov 3, 2006 09:02 PM

          On the Upper East Side, Orsay has a really nice tower.

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            chow_gal Nov 3, 2006 07:23 PM

            Blue Ribbon; Aquagrill.

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              bobby06877 Nov 3, 2006 08:25 PM

              Second Aquagrill. I had theirs a few weekends ago. It is pricy but worth it.

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                Melanie Nov 5, 2006 02:58 AM

                I also agree with Blue Ribbon as well as Aquagrille and any of the other BR Guest Seafood restaurants (Ocean Grill and Blue Water Grill)

            2. MMRuth Nov 3, 2006 06:29 PM

              I really enjoy the one at Balthazar - great sauces - mignonette and a tomatoey tarragon one.

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                chowcito Nov 3, 2006 09:27 PM

                a second for Balthazar - though i find the rest of the menu pretty tired.

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