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Sunny1 Nov 5, 2010 04:32 AM

Looking for a seafood restaurant for an anniversary celebration and would like to know what people think of the Fish Cellar, Eastchester Fish, and any other seafood restaurants.

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Fish Cellar
295 E Main St # 213, Mount Kisco, NY 10549

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    Proud_2_Be_A_CH_Peep Dec 22, 2010 06:08 PM

    Day Boat has good food and nice staff. I also like the bright decor and Hudson views.

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      MisterBill2 Dec 22, 2010 08:56 PM

      What Hudson views? The only view you get of the Hudson is from the parking lot before you enter the restaurant. I made the mistake of thinking that they had a view of the Hudson when I ate there during a preview incarnation. I had a much better view of Metro-North train tracks than I did of the water (and the accompanying sound when a train passed, as well).

      The food may be good at Day Boat (I have not been there) but please do not perpetuate the myth that they have a view of the Hudson from inside the restaurant.

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        Proud_2_Be_A_CH_Peep Dec 23, 2010 03:55 AM

        Ok, ok. I'm too easy to please. It's not the old Chart House style view that folks here liked, I was there on an overcast Sunday noon and admired the parking lot (now they'll give me hell).

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          MisterBill2 Dec 23, 2010 06:53 PM

          It's not the Red Hat style view, either (in the same complex).

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            MRS Dec 24, 2010 05:47 AM

            The "view" at Day Boat really doesn't bother me at all. We go for the excellent food and service. There are plenty of places in the county that offer outside dining areas that are sidewalks- a view of cars and people's rear ends going by, so a little train and parking lot doesn't bug us all that much.

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            Day Boat
            1361 Old Northern Blvd, Roslyn, NY

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              Proud_2_Be_A_CH_Peep Dec 24, 2010 07:02 AM

              People often like to see the water, especially while eating fish (which is usually caught far far away). That's why plenty of coastal and inland restaurants/diners decorate with nautical themes and fish tanks. It can be gimmicky though.

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                menton1 Dec 24, 2010 10:33 AM

                If you want to see the water, Half Moon in Dobbs is the ultimate water view. Best in a 100 mile radius...

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                Half Moon
                1 High Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

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                  Proud_2_Be_A_CH_Peep Dec 24, 2010 03:41 PM

                  That's the old Chart House spot, right? I've driven in the parking lot but haven't gone inside yet. I did go to the Chart House in St. Thomas USVI years ago before it too closed, and as I recall the view was splendid. Their real estate scouts should be commended.

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        march33 Nov 13, 2010 05:39 PM

        Ocean House Oyster Bar in Croton. Very tiny and no reservations but great fresh seafood. On Rt. 9. BYOB and a wait so not great for a celebration. Friendly attentive service.

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        Ocean House
        49 N Riverside Ave, Croton On Hudson, NY 10520

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          weedy Dec 23, 2010 09:33 PM

          Bland, boring, BYOB.
          three strikes

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          WtPlnsMrs Nov 9, 2010 01:39 PM

          For seafood I love Aquario Restaurant in West Harrison. Their grilled octopus is always tender and flavorful. Also try the stuffed squid, seafood mariscada or lobster. The grilled salt cod and chilean sea bass are great. When I eat there, I always choose from their seafood or fish menu, so I can't comment on the meat. Their prices are reasonable considering the quality and quantity you are getting. The restaurant has a large parking lot with valet on weekends plus there is some free on-street parking, a municipal lot nearby. Give it a try. I bet you won't be disappointed.

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          Aquario Restaurant
          141 East Lake Street West, Harrison, NY

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            rolise Nov 10, 2010 11:00 AM

            My BIL had his wedding rehersal dinner there and we really enjoyed the food.

          2. MisterBill2 Nov 6, 2010 08:59 PM

            I know it's a chain but there's always Legal Sea Food in White Plains. I've always had pretty decent meals there. Downside is you have to pay for parking although they may have valet available.

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              menton1 Nov 7, 2010 07:47 AM

              Legal Seafood...aaargh! Overpriced and diner-like ambience...

              Underhill's Crossing in Bronxville is a lovely place with some excellent seafood entrees. Also a large selection of oysters, bigger than most "seafood" restaurants. They have seafood paella, grilled octopus, a GREAT lobster roll, and several fish of the day entrees. Beautiful environment as well.

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                MisterBill2 Nov 7, 2010 09:05 AM

                Have you ever been to the Legal Sea Food in White Plains? It is far from a diner ambiance. And I don't think their prices are any higher than the places being raved about here. And if you have kids, they have an excellent kids menu. I remember stopping into Eastchester Fish Gourmet one time because I was in the area and wanted to check out their menu. I asked if they had a kids menu. The guy looked at me like I was talking a foreign language.

                BTW here is a suggestion no one has mentioned - Day Boat Cafe in Irvington.

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                  addictedtolunch Nov 7, 2010 10:38 AM

                  Agree that even though it is a chain, Legal Sea Foods is a pricey but acceptable family alternative. Eastchester Fish Gourmet, for the price, never enchanted me (after MANY years and many visits). It's O.K., but its reputation, to my mind, is akin to the Emperor's New Cloak.

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                    menton1 Nov 8, 2010 07:16 AM

                    Yes, Legal is about the same price as Underhill's. But what a vast difference in everything, from ambience, service and food. Underhill's is worth double the price of Legal. (Or Legal should be half the price).

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                    MRS Nov 9, 2010 09:29 AM

                    Good call MisterBill2. Day Boat is simply terrific. Have never had a single issue. It's one of our favorites!

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                    Day Boat
                    1361 Old Northern Blvd, Roslyn, NY

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                    cubanat Nov 10, 2010 02:00 PM

                    agree with menton1! LSF is fine for chain food but shouldn't even be in the discussion. Plates in Larchmont does nicely with fish as does Juniper in Dobbs Ferry. Dayboat was nice and casual...maybe to casual for romance...

                2. chowdom Nov 5, 2010 12:27 PM

                  I love Elia Taverna the pan fried sardines are addictive the whole grilled fish specials are always excellent and the fried dried cod is really good too. My sister and her husband enjoyed an anniversary dinner there recently. That said aesthetically I don't think it has a particularly celabratory feel. I also like Goldfish in Ossining I love to sit upstairs at one of the tables that overlook the open kitchen. I believe they have a piano player on Saturday nights. http://www.goldfishdining.com/ the website is a little cheesy and not reflective of the restaurant.

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                    Marge Nov 6, 2010 03:17 PM

                    Hate to be contrarian, but...we thought the octopus at Elia Taverna was horrible--it was served with salty, slimy skin on it. And although I used to love Goldfish, I went with some friends last Sunday and one's meal was downright inedible (to their credit, they did not charge her for it, but this food should not have come outof the kitchen). I used to love Morgan's but haven't been there since they re-invented themselves, based on numerous poor reviews here. Sorry I'm not being helpful, but I sadly cannot recommend any seafood restaurants in Westchester--I have had excellent seafood dishes at X20 and The Cookery though.

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                      chowdom Nov 6, 2010 03:48 PM

                      I have not had the octopus at Elia so I can't comment. With the exception of the dish that was sent back how was the rest of the food you ordered at Goldfish?

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                        Marge Nov 6, 2010 04:04 PM

                        It was okay. I had the scallops which were served with a balsamic reduction glaze, potato cake and vegetables, the only complaint about my dish was I was only served the bottom stalks of asparagus, wonder what happened to the spear ends?! There were some pretty bad service lapses also, which don't aggravate me too much but one of my friends was pretty upset--for example, the bar television was playing a soft porn movie...also (not their fault I suppose) but the filter on the big fish tank spontaneously broke and the water quickly got gross--what upset my friend was that she witnessed our waiter putting his bare hands in the putrid water then serving us...anyway, I was VERY disappointed because I had eaten there 3 other times and had excellent experiences.

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                          chowdom Nov 6, 2010 04:35 PM

                          Sounds like it was somewhat of a mess and I am really sorry to hear that. I wonder if the owner was there that night she usually runs a tight ship. I hope it was an anomaly. I so would have said something to the waiter in regards to both the fish tank incident (along the lines of "are you kidding me") and the missing asparagus tips.

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                            Marge Nov 7, 2010 04:02 AM

                            My one friend (VERY justifyably) sent back her salad and her main course, my other friend complained about the porn on the tv...didn't see much sense in complaining about the lack of asparagus tips at that point! I agree there was likely no supervision that night, but trust me, the salad and main course served to my friend should never have left the kitchen--that is inexcusable, supervision or not. I am very disappointed, as I said, I enjoyed previous meals there, but don't think I can return at this point.

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                    jhopp217 Nov 5, 2010 09:29 AM

                    Eastchester Fish is a safe bet, but what about a place that isn't strictly a seafood place. Elia's Taverna has lots of choices of seafood. I haven't tried it, but their grilled octopus is apparently amazing. I was just at Morton's and we had the seafood platter and it was incredible, Nice, cold and fresh. Any good Italian or Greek place should have a nice selection of seafood dishes. and of course there are always Sushi places!

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                      raider Nov 5, 2010 10:47 AM

                      the grilled octopus at elia's taverna is excellent. expensive, but they give you a lot to eat.

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                      victoria060 Nov 5, 2010 07:19 AM

                      The Fish Cellar is closed. I do like the Eastchester Fish very much. They only take reservations for 5 or more. You can always wait at the bar and have a drink or start your bottle of wine (if you can get near it). The food is always very good and the service is great. Enjoy

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                      Fish Cellar
                      295 E Main St # 213, Mount Kisco, NY 10549

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                        Sunny1 Nov 6, 2010 09:59 AM

                        What about Morgan's Fishhouse in Rye?

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                          MRS Nov 7, 2010 04:41 AM

                          I know a number of people, including my husband, who have been underwhelmed to down right disappointed in Morgan's since their re-vamp.

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                            Sonnyno Nov 7, 2010 05:23 AM

                            Absolutely agree !! After many good dinners at old Morgan's and some tries at new Morgan's, it's finished, period.

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                              MRS Nov 7, 2010 12:37 PM

                              I wasn't going to get into it, in case people slammed me, but the folks I know said some of the stuff actually smelled off. My husband and his dining partner sent everything bad the day they went.

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                          weedy Dec 23, 2010 09:34 PM

                          IS that confirmed? that Fish Cellar is closed??

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                          Fish Cellar
                          295 E Main St # 213, Mount Kisco, NY 10549

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                            Proud_2_Be_A_CH_Peep Dec 23, 2010 09:39 PM

                            http://chappaqua.patch.com/articles/t...

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