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  1. Here's a search link on this board. It has been discussed here several times over the years. Some people like it others are bored. I haven't heard anything really negative. Pretty good seems to be the norm. But I haven't heard Great, or excellent.

    What is interesting that several times over the years this question hasn't gotten any responses, which I think says a lot.

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    1. I have been there 2 times. The food was ok but I felt priced too high for what it was. The service was sloppy. No doubt our waitress worked the lunch shift at the diner. I had the sea bass with a smoked salmon crust. What was delivered was a dried out piece of smoked salmon(like shoe leather) placed on top of the fish. I dont remember what I had the other time. Speaks volumes to me!! I wont go back for a third try.

      1. We get to this place only a couple of times a year, but we've been doing that for many years now. We've liked some of the dishes better than others but have usually found them executed well. One relatively recent problem (last year?) was the dish I ordered that was described as including green beans. The meal was served with no visible green beans. When I inquired as to their whereabouts, the waiter pointed to some green shavings on top and then brought me a side dish of the veg to appease me. They were gracious about the problem, tho it struck me as a silly situation for them to let occur.

        1. We love Eastchester Fish and eat there frequently because the fish is always fresh and the quality is superb. We eat in Manhattan often and feel that Eastchester Fish is our neighborhood restaurant with the quality of a city restaurant. Definitely should try it if you enjoy fish (although the non fish dishes are excellent as well).

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          1. re: dart123

            Eastchester fish is FABULOUS! The quality is fresh, the food is amazing, the ambience is just right and the service great! Must haves: two minute calamari, black cod, and souffle for dessert! I recently moved from westchester to nyc but i make sure that everytime i am back in the area that i make a stop at Eastchester Fish!

          2. Best seafood restaurant in westchester. We have our favorites but also like to try new items. Love the mussels and the parmesan cod and really enjoy the whole grilled fish.

            1. I found the food overpriced for what it was. Yes, fresh fish, but not worth almost $30 a plate. I ordered a whole grilled branzino special, asked for it intact, not filleted. Well they filleted it, and absolutely butchered it, so disappointing.

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              1. re: ginsbera

                My only memory if this place is when they put FENNEL in my lobster roll!!! Call me a purist or old fashioned but for someone who cant get enough of these things on the Cape...we never went back. Maybe we should give it another chance but I think they play with their fish too much. its ok when it works, but unfortunately for me, it never has at this place. sometimes less is more.

                1. re: ginsbera

                  Been there twice, including once a few weeks ago for wife's birthday. Both visits were wonderful. The food was very fresh, and our three dishes ranged from basic (our kid had fish and chips) to mildly exotic, and all was quite good. The service was attentive and helpful, but not pushy, and the decor was attractive. we totally recommend Eastchester Fish.

                  1. re: fpjr

                    I heard they have a good price for a take-out lobster dinner during the week. Does anyone know the particulars?

                2. went there once and for the price, felt way out of line with what we got. My wife got salmon and I got surf and turf..i think... The wait staff could have been much better for what we paid. We are a young couple and the night we were there it seemed like this place is for an older crowd with bucks to burn for sub par food. I would put this on par with Old Stone Mill, but thats another story all together...

                  Would have rather saved the money and went into the city

                  1. OVERPRICED, UNPROFESSIONAL STAFF, LONG WAITS BECAUSE THEY DO NOT TAKE RESERVATIONS, WE HAD TO STAND FOR 45 MINUTES WHILE WE WAITED AND COULD NOT EVEN GET A DRINK FROM THE BAR. THE FOOD WAS COLD, THE FISH DID NOT SMELL FRESH! WE ASKED TO HAVE A WHOLE FISH FILLETED AND IT CAME OUT WHOLE WITH THE HEAD AND TAIL ON! MUST AVOID

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                    1. re: foreverflavor

                      Went recently with two other ladies. We each had; one entree, no appetizers, one glass of wine each and one coffee. It cost us each $50. with tax and tip. I think that's steep for the area and lack of ambiance.The fish was good but not spectacular. There are just too many better restaurants.

                    2. Got fish and chips to go from there a few years ago, not bad, a little pricey, but no cole slaw

                      1. O.K. for the area, but that means little in this seafood wasteland. High price, little ambiance.