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grilled sardines

socceral Aug 2, 2007 04:02 PM

I had great grilled sardines in Portugal. I will be visiting NYC on LaborDay weekend and would love to find a restaurant that serves them. Any ideas?

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    aeros RE: socceral Aug 2, 2007 08:44 PM

    Some of the best sardines we ever had were at The Mermaid Inn (96 Second Avenue between 5th and 6th). http://www.themermaidnyc.com/

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      AgnesGooch RE: socceral Aug 3, 2007 04:09 AM

      They have them at Xunta, a Galician tapas bar on First Avenue between 10th and 11th

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        nycmlr RE: socceral Aug 3, 2007 10:08 AM

        BLT Fish has an amazing grilled sardines appetizer ...

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          kayonyc RE: socceral Aug 3, 2007 11:15 AM

          The greeks do a good simple grilled version - very similar to the ones I had in Lisbon. I go to Taverna Kyclades for mine - Astoria near the Ditmars stop. I know it's not Manhattan, but it's worth the trip.

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            socceral RE: kayonyc Aug 3, 2007 05:58 PM

            thanks for all the great choices. I grew up in Queens so a trip to Astoria seems to be in order. Do you think Friday, Labor day weekend at 5:30pm will already require a long wait?

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              kayonyc RE: socceral Aug 7, 2007 10:03 AM

              They tend to get lines after about 7 so i would think you'd be safe at around 5:30.

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            Mothership RE: socceral Aug 3, 2007 11:23 AM

            While it is a train ride from the city, there is a restaurant in Newark called Seabra. Just take the train from Grand Central Station and get off in Newark. Ferry Street is right by the train station. Walk down Ferry Street 4 or 5 blocks and it is there on the left - just ask if you don't see it. My husband is from Portugal so we go there whenever we can - they also have great Paella, Pork and Clams Alentejano, Rojoes, Bolos Bacalau and all the other things I'm sure you enjoyed in Portugal. Also, there are several coffee shops where you can get a nice galao or bica and a few pasteis de nata. MMMM. Now I've gone and made myself hungry. Nuts.

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              clr111 RE: socceral Aug 3, 2007 12:01 PM

              Bar Stuzzichini, on 22x Broadway

              1. financialdistrictresident RE: socceral Aug 7, 2007 10:05 AM

                Yum. Best one I had were at Pylos and LaVagna (they were a special - cold and in an orange vinaigrette). We order them almost every time we go to Pylos.

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