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May 10, 2009 09:28 PM

Good crudo in Manhattan other than Esca?

Anyone have any suggestions for spots with a good crudo and raw bar list?

Esca was good, looking for some others as well.

I thought Cru would have more of a selection, John Dory seems to have a few on the menu.

Crudo, anyone?

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  1. Marea will have crudo....when it opens. I'll def try it.

    1. I mentioned this on another post: Marea has a nice crudo selection ( choice of 3 for $21.00; very small portions) I had them the other night and thought they were excellent. They also have a raw bar - but I can't comment on that yet.

        1. re: silencespeak

          It appears this place is closed. Thanks though.

          1. re: Kurtis

            Yes, because the post was in 2009. Isn't that precisely why you asked for more recent findings?

            1. re: thegforceny

              Yes, of course. Didn't realize silencespeak's reply date, but I hope it helps others who find this thread in the future.

        2. Any more recent findings on crudo front other than Esca or Marea?

          I do enjoy crudos at Esca but find their pastas usually far too salty for my palate - sea urchin pasta in particular as it's difficult to taste the urchin with this much seasoning, bit better is their Spaghetti Neri tho still pretty salty. Their linguini w/ clams and pancetta in particular is baffling as it comes with a strong warning from the waitstaff that most people find this very very salty and have trouble eating it. I never tried this dish as I find their un-warned ones still too salty to comfortably finish the whole plate.

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          1. re: Kurtis

            Barchetta. Pasternak's newest place.

            1. re: thegforceny

              I was checking out the Menu for the Torrisi boys new fish place Santina and they had very little in the way of raw fish offerings on the menu - maybe crudo is now passe LOL!