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oystersallday Jan 29, 2009 04:18 AM

anybody have any good recs for eating seafood near the ocean? i am actually attempting to host a special birthday lunch/culinary adventure. ideally it will involve oysters and a great watery view. Or at least great food and great view? no price limitation or culinary restriction. fanciness is also not a pre-req.
Any ideas?

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    Tay Feb 1, 2009 12:10 PM

    oyster
    In which boro are you located?

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      oystersallday Feb 2, 2009 06:42 AM

      i am in brooklyn and willing to travel if necessary.

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        Tay Feb 2, 2009 12:34 PM

        If Staten Island is a possibility, just over the VNB, the South Fin Grille is right on the beach.. It's lovely in warmer weather to sit outside. I don't know about now! l Not inexpensive but nice seafood platters.
        Here is their site

        http://www.southfingrill.com/

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          citygrrl2000 Feb 2, 2009 01:05 PM

          I second South Fin Grille. The seafood platters are great. There is a nice view of the Verrazano Bridge and it is easy to get to and very close to the bridge.

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            Flaco Aug 9, 2009 04:41 PM

            How's Carmen's BTW?

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        allydee Feb 1, 2009 11:27 AM

        i recommend the russian places on the brighton beach boardwalk for such an occasion. on the ocean.. seafood is excellent. fun and interesting people-watching. a bit pricey but portions are HUGE!

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          oystersallday Feb 2, 2009 06:44 AM

          i have only been for drinks at some of these places. i think i've gone to winter palace but i have yet to go to tatiana.

        2. tracyk Jan 29, 2009 06:39 PM

          you could go to jordan's out by long beach. not sure if they have oysters, but the lobsters are super and they also have chowder, to keep you warm.

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            jdf Jan 30, 2009 03:46 AM

            Decent place for a quick stop by. But, no view of the sea and certainly not a place for a "special birthday". Its a shack-like environment, which isn't a bad thing, but certainly not what OP is looking for.

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              malibu Jan 30, 2009 04:23 AM

              Pretty sure Jordan's only does take-out in winter. There is only outdoor seating. IMO it is not that great anyway. Their lobster is good, but everything else is mediocre at best. What about something out on City Island? The only place I have been is Johnny's Reef (which isn't really what you are looking for) but there were definitely a lot of restaurants on the water. Maybe someone can rec a good one.

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                bigmackdaddy Jan 30, 2009 08:05 AM

                There's no such thing as a good restaurant on City Island. No such thing as a good seafood restaurant between Howard Beach and the Rockaways either unless you want a crab shack like Capt. Mike's on Cross Bay, or if Kennedy's in Breezy Point changed their menu/chef.

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                  johnk Jan 30, 2009 03:05 PM

                  Our go to place ( on the water ) is Fisherman's Catch in Point Lookout.
                  Wall's Wharf (also on the water) in Bayville is also a solid option.
                  Regards,
                  JK

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                    Presley Acuna Aug 8, 2009 09:05 AM

                    Have to agree about City Island. Very disappointing.

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