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Aug 3, 2010 08:52 AM

Soft Shell Crabs Midtown East/Murray Hill

Looking for some yummy soft shell crabs tonight, preferably East 30's or 40's....

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  1. Phoenix Garden has pretty good soft shells

    Phoenix Garden
    242 E 40th St, New York, NY 10016

    1. I think Wild Edibles on 3rd and 35th has them

      Wild Edibles
      535 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

      1. We tried Phoenix Garden for the first time Monday night. I had noticed that they made Chow Fun with black bean paste which I love and don't see on many menus. It was excellent!!
        There were only two of us so we did not get to mix and match many menu items.
        Soft shell crabs were n the special menu but we did not order them. Our table neighbor ordered them and they looke fabulous. "Great" according to him.
        Very interesting menu with standard and out of the ordinary items. Several offerings on the special menu made me wish we had come with a large group.
        We had the special appetizer "Steamed scallop" which was perfectly cooked and very tasty.
        We did not expect such a nice dining room as the enterance is rather tiny and drab. Superb service too!! We'll be back with a larger group to have a taste of more menu choices.

        Phoenix Garden
        242 E 40th St, New York, NY 10016