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bkmiest Nov 23, 2009 03:27 PM

what's the best place to get live lobsters on the UES?

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    pbjluver RE: bkmiest Nov 23, 2009 06:16 PM

    do you mean a store or a restaurant?

    Stores:
    Agata & Valentina
    Citerella's

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      bkmiest RE: pbjluver Nov 24, 2009 07:57 AM

      yes, i meant a store. thanks! we are attempting the lobster bisque from sam sifton's recipe.

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      Ann900 RE: bkmiest Nov 23, 2009 06:53 PM

      If you're looking for a restaurant, many place sn Chinatown (both Manhattan and Flushing) have tanks of live lobsters.

      1. NYCkaren RE: bkmiest Nov 24, 2009 01:18 PM

        Lots of fish markets in Chinatown have live lobsters. Also Sea Breeze on Ninth Avenue near the Port Authority. And I bought some over the summer from the Blue Moon guys at the Greenmarket. I haven't checked lately to see if they still have them.

        If you make that bisque recipe I'd love to read a report of how it went. It piqued my interest too.

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          gastrognome RE: NYCkaren Nov 24, 2009 01:39 PM

          Down in China Town you can get good quality live Maine lobsters at the fish markets for about 19 dollars for 3 lobsters.

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            bkmiest RE: gastrognome Nov 25, 2009 12:29 PM

            Thanks to all for the suggestions. Are the Chinatown markets open on Thanksgiving, does anyone know? The places on the UES don't seem to be.

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              bkmiest RE: bkmiest Dec 1, 2009 10:10 AM

              Thanks again to everyone. We went to Lobster Farm in Chinatown (it was open until 2). The Bittman bisque was quite labor intensive but everyone loved it. I'm a bit of a perfectionist though, and thought the lobster meat was a bit tough--it may have been because we overboiled it a few minutes, though.

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                sourmango RE: bkmiest Dec 1, 2009 10:47 AM

                How much were the lobsters at the Lobster Farm? And, which one did you go to? The one on Hester?

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