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Mermaid Inn Alternative?

Ewsmith74 Jun 21, 2007 01:00 PM

I tried making reservations for 12 people at Mermaid Inn but they couldn't accommodate us at one table. Or even 2 tables near each other. Eeek! Where should I try now?? I really want seafood (I am a pescaterean - only eat veggies & fish) and a place that is not too stuffy/expensive with a full bar.

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  1. egit RE: Ewsmith74 Jun 21, 2007 01:48 PM

    Well Blue Water or Aquagrill may be a tiny bit more expensive, but they're both very seafood heavy (obviously) and actually have pretty good food. They're big enough that a table for 12 shouldn't be a major problem for them.

    I'd be surprised if any of the Blue Ribbon's w/could handle a group of 12.

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      kalyse RE: egit Jun 21, 2007 02:07 PM

      what about markt on 6th avenue. not exclusively seafood but have a ton of mussel dishes and probably 10 or so other seafood options on the menu. and definitely not stuffy. not sure about the full bar part but i know they have a very extensive beer list (it's a belgian restaurant)

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        kathryn RE: egit Jun 21, 2007 02:13 PM

        Maybe not Blue Ribbon Brasserie but Blue Ribbon Bakery should be able to do it since they have multiple levels.

      2. steve h. RE: Ewsmith74 Jun 21, 2007 02:14 PM

        Docks on 40th can handle your group. definitely not stuffy and they have a full bar. food is pretty good but i'm not sure it meets your price point. here's a link:

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          trvln light RE: Ewsmith74 Jun 21, 2007 07:20 PM

          what about lure fish bar?

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            kam0424 RE: Ewsmith74 Jun 23, 2007 05:18 PM

            pearl's or ed's lobster bar would be able to accomodate you.

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              jsmitty RE: Ewsmith74 Jun 23, 2007 07:00 PM

              try ditch plains on bedford street

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                zoeterry RE: jsmitty Jun 23, 2007 11:09 PM

                As much as I love Ditch Plains, I'm not sure if they can accomodate your big group, so maybe I would recommend Lure because they definetly have the big tables there...although you might be paying a little more....

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