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chowdown Jun 11, 2010 07:47 AM

My friend loves tuna tartare and wanted recommendations of where the best is served.

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    Simon Jul 3, 2011 03:52 PM

    Ed's Lobster Bar on Lafayette serves my favorite version in town...

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    Ed's Lobster Bar
    222 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

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      FraserHoward Jul 1, 2011 03:59 PM

      Check out the Guilt Restaurant bar food menu at the Palace Hotel at Madison & 50th. Amazing yellow fin tuna tartare! Also love the truffle fries. The marvelous patio is the place to enjoy their limited but delicious bar menu. The Guilt bar inside the hotel however, is a real bore - dumb pounding muzak, an underwhelming, ridiculous geometrical set piece and buzz-kill blue lighting clash big-time with the otherwise very beautiful, original historic room.

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      Gilt
      455 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022

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        whitneybee Jul 27, 2010 06:59 AM

        I'm not a huge tuna tartare person, but my SO and I love the ones we've gotten at Alta and Calle Ocho. We've ordered them both multiple times.

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        Alta
        64 W 10th St, New York, NY 10011

        Calle Ocho
        45 W 81st St, New York, NY 10024

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          dora0038 Jul 26, 2010 05:49 PM

          I LOVE tuna tartare and have had it all over the city, including many of the places people have mentioned like Nougatine, Gotham, the Modern, and Daniel...not room service though. Out of all of those, the most memorable by far is Gotham. The portion is gigantic, and it has a subtle asian inspiration with really thinly sliced cucumbers that let the flavor of the tuna really shine through. It's simple, cracked pepper and coarse salt, and DELICIOUS. We go there specifically for the tuna tartare because we're not the biggest fans of the main courses on the menu. The tartare at Nougatine was good but standard and once we got it still frozen on the inside, the tartare at David was also good but I think we got it as part of the tasting menu so it was really expensive, and the Modern was good, but I didn't like the celery they had on the bottom...it kind of gave it a bland flavor overall. Go with Gotham!!!

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          The Modern
          9 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

          Gotham Bar and Grill
          12 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003

          Nougatine
          1 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023

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            goodhealthgourmet Jul 26, 2010 06:58 PM

            i still think about that tartare at Gotham all the time, and had it a year ago! it really is sublime.

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            taboo Jun 14, 2010 04:06 PM

            I have eaten so many wonderful tuna tartar's in NYC, but one stands out. Daniel....the tuna is so decadent, wrapped by a cucumber slice and topped with caviar...OMG!

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              fm1963 Jun 12, 2010 05:12 PM

              The tuna tartare at the Modern Bar Room is delicious.

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                ChemWork Jun 13, 2010 03:11 PM

                I second the Upside Down Tuna Tarte at the Modern Bar Room. I had it this past Monday and it was fabulous. Great contrast of the brittle, slightly sweet pastry on top, the Japanese cucumber and the aioli sauce. The portion size was fairly substantial with plenty of beautiful red tuna cubes.

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                The Modern
                9 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

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                chowsue Jun 12, 2010 01:26 PM

                You will not believe me, but there is a Thai restaurant...one in Hell's Kitchen and one in Chelsea....that has the BEST tuna tartare I have ever had. OMG!

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                  princeofpork Jun 12, 2010 01:56 PM

                  Care to give the name or address?

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                    goodhealthgourmet Jun 12, 2010 02:10 PM

                    my best guess is Room Service - there are locations in HK & Chelsea, and they have tuna tartare on the menu...though it would be helpful to get confirmation from chowsue.

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                    Room Service
                    166 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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                      foodislife69 Jun 14, 2010 09:10 AM

                      Room Service it is - it's on 9th avenue between 47th & 48th Street. The tuna tartare is fantastic! Also, for an app, the portion is large enough to share. Delish!

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                      Room Service
                      690 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

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                        MWinston Jul 5, 2011 02:10 PM

                        Oh yes, I'm gonna have to second Room Service's Tuna Tartare. Very excellent, and a huge portion.

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                        Room Service
                        166 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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                  RGR Jun 12, 2010 07:43 AM

                  At EMP, currently on the 2 for $28 lunch menu: Big Eye Tuna Tartare with Sweet Peas, Mint and Sheep's Milk Yogurt.

                  Photos of EMP's Tuna Tartare: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

                  1. goodhealthgourmet Jun 11, 2010 09:19 PM

                    the yellowfin tartare with shiso and ginger at Gotham B&G is outstanding.

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                    Gotham Bar and Grill
                    12 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003

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                      nmprisons Jul 1, 2011 05:34 PM

                      This is my favorite in the city, actually, or at least was when I had it 3 years ago.

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                      wadawada Jun 11, 2010 08:45 PM

                      I second Nougatine (casual side of Jean George). The quality, portion and taste are all solid. Another one I had recently at Punch, by Union Square, was also quite good; nice, bright yuzu dressing.

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                      Jean Georges
                      1 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023

                      Punch
                      913 Broadway, New York, NY 10010

                      Nougatine
                      1 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023

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                        grouchomarx Jul 26, 2010 07:07 PM

                        I third Nougatine, just had the tuna tartare this past Sunday, and I don't even care much for tuna tartare, but it was fantastic.

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                        Nougatine
                        1 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023

                      2. princeofpork Jun 11, 2010 09:00 AM

                        The one they serve at ASia De Cuba on the wantonn skins is outstanding.

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                        Asia de Cuba
                        237 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016

                        1. LeahBaila Jun 11, 2010 07:52 AM

                          My favorite is at Nougatine: http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/nougatine/

                          www.thelunchbelle.com

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                          Nougatine
                          1 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023

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