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Aug 2, 2007 04:02 PM

grilled sardines

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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    1. Some of the best sardines we ever had were at The Mermaid Inn (96 Second Avenue between 5th and 6th).

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

        1. BLT Fish has an amazing grilled sardines appetizer ...

          1. 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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            1. re: kayonyc

              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?

              1. re: socceral

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