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hopeinmee Jan 13, 2009 07:57 AM

Where is the best place to get fish for dinner? I have a friend that will eat fish out who wants to get dinner and I am lost on where to go. It is also a larger group so it needs to be somewhere that is accommodating to larger groups. Also there are two people who can't afford an expensive entree, so there needs to be something that is middle ground for them around $15-$18 in price. Thanks!

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    Elyssa RE: hopeinmee Jan 13, 2009 08:27 AM

    Wow that's a lot of aspects that need to be fulfilled. How large of a group are you talking about? And is the $15-18 cost, just for entrees, or for the entire meal?

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      hopeinmee RE: Elyssa Jan 13, 2009 08:59 AM

      Its about 8 people and the $15-$18 would be just for entrees. The cheaper entrees could be a pasta dish or something similar.

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      abovethewaves RE: hopeinmee Jan 13, 2009 08:55 AM

      Red Lobster??

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        Ericandblueboy RE: abovethewaves Jan 13, 2009 09:22 AM

        McCormick and Legal Seafood both fit the bill.

        How 'bout Chinese?

        Seven Seas is known for its seafood.


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          alkapal RE: Ericandblueboy Jan 13, 2009 10:05 PM

          that seven seas place looks really appealing.. do you think it's worth the trip from arlington to rockville? i can't think of any place comparable here in nova.

          i love deep-fried crispy fish. just had some good rockfish at thai square. $23.

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            Ericandblueboy RE: alkapal Jan 14, 2009 06:03 AM

            I regularly drive half an hour or so to check out new restaurants (the only advantage of living near Tysons is that I have acess to all the major highways). Seven Seas is more upscale than any of the Virginia Chinese restaurants that I've been to so maybe that's sufficiently enticing to you?

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              alkapal RE: Ericandblueboy Jan 14, 2009 08:24 AM

              well, chinese seafood should be "enough to get off my duff"! that menu was exhaustive. yum! i'm a gonna go!!! thanks for the tip, as usual!!!

              eric, some questions:
              have you tried their peking duck? mr. alka is keen. also, lobster there?
              are taiwan rice noodles like fresh rice noodles, as in kee mao? this is a great little history of rice noodles: http://foreigner.hccg.gov.tw/en/home.... wish they had a photo! in other research, it seems they aren't like the fat fresh rice noodles....

              and i noticed an odd combo: okra with squid and pork. okra! neat!

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                Ericandblueboy RE: alkapal Jan 14, 2009 09:27 AM

                I would trust their lobster and crab, but I'm not sure about their peking duck. It's unnatural for a Cantonese restaurant to serve peking duck.

                When I think of Taiwan rice noodle, I think of the same noodle used in the dish commonly called Singapore rice noodle (Singapore rice noodle is usually cooked in a curry sauce). The noodle is very thin. (Just checked their menu, it is the same noodle used in Singapore rice noodle - google it and look at the images and you'll know what I'm talking about). Chow fun is the broad rice noodle. I'm not sure what kee mao is (not even sure what dialect that is).

                Don't know about okra with squid and pork, but the squid and pork with yellow leeks is a delicious dish.

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                  alkapal RE: Ericandblueboy Jan 15, 2009 05:24 AM

                  ok, i know the singapore noodles. the kee mao is thai, i'm pretty sure.

                  btw, you can buy fresh chow fun sheets at "china boy" in chinatown: http://www.yelp.com/biz/china-boy-was...

                  i just wish i had a "super-wok" like a restaurant!!!

      2. littlew1ng RE: hopeinmee Jan 13, 2009 09:19 AM

        i haven't been to this place yet so i don't know, but people have been saying good things about a place i think is called surfside, in glover park. apparently has great fresh seafood for not alot of money. also there is tackle box in georgetown, same concept, cheap good seafood.

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          link_930 RE: hopeinmee Jan 13, 2009 09:38 AM

          Willow in Ballston consistently has solid fish preparations. Went yesterday and saw smoked tuna flatbread (good), potato wrapped rockfish (great), and flounder (untried) on the menu.

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