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JimIs Jun 25, 2007 12:57 PM

A big anniversary/birthday is coming up. We were thinking of seafood. Any suggestions for a place between White Plains and Stamford. (or in the local area)?

Jim

  1. j
    JimIs Jul 4, 2007 08:14 AM

    Thank you all for your suggestions.
    We went to F.I.S.H. in Portchester. The appetizers,and main courses that we ordered were very good but the desert was not up the quality of the rest of the meal. We are definitely going back there.

    1. Zobot Jul 2, 2007 06:17 PM

      I've had a hard time finding a place to just get good, simple grilled (or similarly) prepared seafood.

      All I'm looking for is a fresh tuna steak prepared simply.

      I've been to Splash, I've looked at the menus for Rowayton, Ocean 211, Elm Street Oyster House, and FISH; so far I'm not finding what I'm looking for...

      Anyone have any suggestions in this area?

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      1. re: Zobot
        momof3 Jul 3, 2007 04:59 AM

        Any of the places you mentioned will do a piece of fish simply grilled for you. It may not be on the menu, just ask.

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          OrganicLife Jul 3, 2007 06:30 AM

          I think I know what you mean. Are you looking for old school New England Seafood? If that's what you are in the mood for then I think you might be out of luck around these parts. I've been to almost every seafood place around here looking for that taste I grew up around and I can't find it unless I hop in the car and drive out to CT ...past Madison. Then the seafood starts to taste "real" to me.

          Best I can suggest is Ebb Tide...although they aren't fancy and can run a bit slow. But on a good day, they do it right.

          1. re: OrganicLife
            Zobot Jul 3, 2007 05:36 PM

            Yes OrganicLife, I suppose that's right! I am a Massachusetts transplant looking for a bit more of the New England approach to seafood.

            I did remember that there is a Legal Seafoods in White Plains. While not my favorite from my days in Massachusetts, I do know that they serve the style of seafood I am craving...

        2. steve h. Jul 2, 2007 01:52 PM

          Ocean 211 in stamford is exceptional. pricey and reservations a must for prime-time but i think they have the best seafood between white plains and stamford.

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            dolores Jun 28, 2007 01:10 PM

            Jim, there is a feature in the free Journal News supplement about 80 West, the new restaurant that replaces The Woodlands at the Renaissance on Red Oak Lane in White Plains.

            I haven't been, but they're heavily touting seafood. In fact, the paper says that Thursday is Lobster night, whatever that means. Sounds like the place might be worth a try.

            1. jfood Jun 26, 2007 08:52 AM

              if you continue into greenwich there is the Elm Street Oyster House. Unfortunately no reso's accepted.

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                marcia2 Jun 27, 2007 03:23 PM

                I had dinner at Elm Street (which was wonderful) in February and I'm positive we had a reservation for a Saturday night.

              2. momof3 Jun 26, 2007 08:46 AM

                There was an article in this past Friday's "the line" section of the Journal News about Morgans. I was there for the cocktail party and the passed apps were fantastic.
                Elm St. is owned by the same restaurant management group as noted in the article. Consistently good establishments.
                As soon as I can afford it, I will be @ Morgans to enjoy a great dinner too!
                Let us know where you end up going.

                1. MikiLovesSugar Jun 25, 2007 06:03 PM

                  Morgans Fish House definitely!
                  Also, today, i had lunch at Elm Street Oyster House in Greenwich and i loved it. I had the house salad (grilled pear, craisins, pine nuts, and Goat Cheese w/ a refreshing fruity dressing) and the Seafood Paella. The paella was really delicious... the only thing is, all the seafood is like still in the shell so it was a hassle to eat it. Especially the lobster. My poor mom was like covered in paella sauce trying to get the lobster meat out of the claw hahahha.... If you're willing to "WORK FOR YOUR FOOOD" (hehehe), then you'll definitely like it!
                  Another great seafood place is Eastchester Fish Gourmet. I know other posters have said that they don't really like it, but i personally think that the food is always delicious and beautifully prepared!

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                    lilly1114 Jun 25, 2007 02:04 PM

                    I will second Morgan's. If you are a group, call ahead and ask for one of the wine rooms in the back. Great for a celebration.

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                      TessCooks Jun 25, 2007 01:38 PM

                      Morgans is Rye.My mom a few weeks ago and she said it was fantastic. You could also try FISH in port chester

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