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Fish markets in Westchester

  • surman Jun 16, 2009 11:47 AM
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Where do Westchester Chowhounds buy their fresh fish (and shellfish)? Looking for fishmongers who offer quality, variety, value and expertise...

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  1. surman-We have a few threads about fish, fish stores and fishmongers already here.
    Use "Search this board" to find them.

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    1. re: Jon1856

      I haven't seen any that are very recent or specific to Westchester. Do you have a link?

      1. re: Jon1856

        OK, I found a couple of recent threads (including http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/511383 and http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/628469) with the following gourmet stores, supermarkets and seafood stores receiving at least some favorable (but sometimes mixed) recommendations for seafood.

        Any specific comments on these as to quality, variety, value and expertise?
        Any additional recommendations?

        -- Rainbow Fish Market, 482 Main St. @ North Ave., New Rochelle
        -- DJ Fish, 1575 Central Park Ave. @ Tuckahoe Rd., Yonkers
        -- Eastchester Fish Gourmet, 831 White Plains (Post) Road, Scarsdale
        -- Apple Farm, 37 Tarrytown Road, White Plains
        -- Daido Market, 522 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains
        -- Imperial Fish Market, 419 Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck
        -- Portier Fine Foods, 432 Waverly Ave., Mamaroneck
        -- Ebb Tide Seafood, 1 Willett Avenue, Port Chester
        -- Morton Williams, 381 N. Central Ave., Hartsdale
        -- DiCicco's, 58 E Parkway, Scarsdale
        -- DiCicco's, 21 Center St., Ardsley
        -- Balducci's, 15 Palmer Ave., Scarsdale
        -- Stew Leonard's, 1 Stew Leonard Dr., Yonkers
        -- A&P
        -- Stop & Shop

        1. re: surman

          Portier Fine Foods is excellent for smoked fish. I was told that they supply Balducci's smoked fish.

          A&P has next to no service. Every time I have been there and asked when the fish had been delivered, the person behind the counter knew nothing! If they can't tell me that the fish was delivered today vs last Thursday, I won't buy it.

          Stew Leonards, Morton Williams and DeCicco (Scarsdale) are all fine.I feel like they get enough customers to know that the fish is fresh, and there are always knowledgeable people to help behind the counter.

      2. Eastchester Fish. White Plains Post Road, Eastchester. Beside the restaurant of the same name.

        1. Mt.Kisco Seafood- Mt.Kisco NY,

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          1. re: apples

            Agreed on Mt Kisco Seafood - great fish, and they added a great butcher counter (small but high quality) a couple of years ago that we've been very happy with. And now they have a sushi chef there preparing sushi as well - yum!

            1. re: kerryfood

              Very nice owner and staff also, so it is a pleasure going there.

          2. I like Eastchester Fish, but if you live in Southern Westchester then it is worth making the short trip to Randazzo's on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx.

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            1. re: newrotreats

              Coles Market in Buchanan.

              1. re: Nancy C

                Highridge Fishery in Yonkers is fantastic. The grey sole is superb. 1791 Central Avenue.

              2. re: newrotreats

                dittos on Randazzos

              3. Prior to stepoing foot into a fishmonger, one may wish to review one or more of the following sites to educate oneself on what to look for and what to ask:
                Fish Watch: U.S. Seafood Facts from NOAA
                http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/fishwatch/

                Seafood Watch:
                http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr...

                Seafood Safe:
                http://www.seafoodsafe.com/index.htm

                1. Pura Vida at the Ossining Farmers Market on Saturdays--gorgeous, fresh fish and shellfish from Long Island.

                  1. i just tried this new place in port chester on regent street called elaine's. i bought some oysters and they were terrific. and if you spend $15, which buys you a dozen and a half, you get a pound of large shrimp free. and it was the heaviest pound!!! also they have dayboat porgies.