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

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

    www.thelunchbelle.com

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    Nougatine
    1 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023

    1. 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. 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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        1. re: wadawada

          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. 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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          1. re: goodhealthgourmet

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

          2. 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. 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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              1. re: chowsue

                Care to give the name or address?

                1. re: princeofpork

                  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

                  1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                    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

                    1. re: foodislife69

                      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

              2. The tuna tartare at the Modern Bar Room is delicious.

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                1. re: fm1963

                  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

                2. 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!

                  1. 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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                    1. re: dora0038

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

                    2. 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

                      1. 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

                        1. 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