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Manhattan Conch Salad?

taystahl May 5, 2009 08:31 AM

Does anyone know of a place that serves a good conch salad? My wife and I just got back froma trip to the Bahamas and have been suffering from serious conch salad withdrawals...

Please help us get a fix!

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    small h RE: taystahl May 5, 2009 09:03 AM

    Here's a list from menupages, a short list. Two restaurants in Manhattan (one with two branches) & two in Brooklyn. None is Bahamian, though.


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    1. re: small h
      taystahl RE: small h May 11, 2009 06:05 AM

      Might have to check out El Nuevo Caridad - may not be Bahamian conch salad, but the DR is close, right? :-)

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      notsochubbychubette RE: taystahl May 6, 2009 10:16 AM

      Mesa Grill
      Bobby Flay's joint.

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        small h RE: notsochubbychubette May 6, 2009 10:43 AM

        I don't see conch salad on the Mesa Grill menu - am I just blind?


        1. re: small h
          taystahl RE: small h May 11, 2009 06:06 AM

          I'm a Flay hater, and would be loathe to patronize Mesa unless absolutely out of options...

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            small h RE: taystahl May 11, 2009 01:21 PM

            Well, you don't have to, 'cause there's no conch salad there. I'm not sure what restaurant notsochubbychubette is thinking of, but it ain't Mesa Grill (or at least not current Mesa Grill).

            As to whether conch salad Bahamian style is the same as conch salad DR style, I just looked at a bunch of recipes for conch salad and they all look pretty much the same. Also (and I hate when people suggest this to me, but I'm going to do it anyway), it doesn't look that hard to make at home. Should that be something you'd consider.

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              taystahl RE: small h May 11, 2009 01:56 PM

              I think you're right small h... we're planning on hitting Chinatown this weekend to pick up some conch - it looks like homemade is the best bet.

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