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Feb 19, 2007 08:18 AM

fresh fish

what day are the fish markets closed making it not a good day to order fish at a restaurant?

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  1. Isn't the rule 'Never order a fish entree on Monday' ...? Bourdain has the answer, I'm sure. Others please chime in. : )

    1. I think it was Bourdain's book that gave people that no-fish-on-Monday idea.

      I can't imagine there would be a problem ordering fish on a Monday at any upscale restaurant. For example, Le Bernardin, the temple of haute fish cuisine, is closed on Sunday, but open on Monday. And I don't think they're wanting for customers on Mondays.

      Also, I would not hesitate to order fish no matter what the day at neighborhood restaurants we frequent and trust.

      Frankly, I think the question of bad fish is more about how a restaurant handles it rather than whether fish markets are open or closed.

      Edited to add: And what about all the best sushi places? They're not closed on Mondays.