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Nov 3, 2006 06:29 PM

Best Seafood Tower?

Can be any location and any price. Thanks.

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

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    1. re: MMRuth

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

      1. re: chow_gal

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

        1. re: bobby06877

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

        1. Absinthe and Smith & Wollensky are good.

          Expensive in both cases though.

          1. 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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            1. re: wingman

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

              1. re: Cheese Boy

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