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Where can I get Crabcakes in New York City?

abylane Jul 1, 2007 08:07 AM

My mom loves crabcakes, and my daughter and I want to take her for a nice dinner. We will travel anywhere by cab. We are going on a tuesday or thursday evening. Any suggestions? Willing to spend 50-60 pp.

Thank You

  1. erica Jul 1, 2007 08:11 AM

    Le Gigot on Cornelia Street has some of the best crabcakes I have ever eaten. They are on the menu as an appetizer but they can be a main as well. The restaurant is small...not lots of room between tables but quite charming. They have great oysters and a nicely varied menu.

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    1. re: erica
      pacz Jul 1, 2007 08:54 AM

      I've always like the crabcakes at The Redeye Grill on 7th (around 56th).

      1. re: erica
        UES Mayor Aug 15, 2007 04:36 AM

        Must definitely agree with erica-best crabcakes can be had at Le Gigot! I just went there Saturday-how funny that I see it on this list as best crabcakes because our whole table felt the same way!!!

      2. LNG212 Aug 9, 2007 11:07 AM

        DH thinks the crabcakes at Moran's (chelsea) are excellent, meaty and flavorful. And it's a lovely atmosphere.

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          mlt9 Aug 14, 2007 07:53 PM

          i recenlty had a fabulous crab cake at Roy's. I know there's an appetizer, but not sure if there's more than that... check it out.

          1. Midtown Jimmi Aug 15, 2007 06:18 AM

            The only non-fishy tasting crabcakes I've had in the city were many years ago at the 21 Club.


            1. Nina_P Aug 15, 2007 06:34 AM

              Film Center Cafe on 9th Ave @ 44th/45th has good crab cakes, as either an appetizer (2 cakes) or an entree (3).

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                lfjacob Aug 15, 2007 12:50 PM

                I just had the crabcakes at Aqua Grill this weekend. So deilcious...crispy crust and flavorful center without spices that overpower the taste of the crab, which I find often happens. Come to think of it, I also had the crabcake at Hudson Cafeteria this weekend. Less of a crispy crust but really nice, fresh lump crab meat. (At both places the crab cakes are as an appetizer.) As you can see, like your mom, I love crab cakes too!

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                1. re: lfjacob
                  tbshell77345 Feb 23, 2009 06:15 PM

                  Aquagrill i think is a bit weak, tons of crab but bland taste. Some of my favs are Capital Grill and Grand Central Oyster Bar

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                  mahler5 Feb 23, 2009 06:33 PM

                  Le gigot. They are terrific!

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                    italianagambino Feb 24, 2009 10:34 AM

                    You want crabcakes without all sorts of other stuff throw into the mix? Then go to LeBernadin. No breading...ALL CRAB!

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