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Mar 15, 2011 10:33 AM

Shad - Lambertville / New Hope

Anyone know a place where they do wonderful shad / roe in this area? We want to miss the festival but still get a taste of the local goods.

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  1. not a fan of shad / roe... it's an acquired taste that I have yet to acquire(!) but you can check Hamilton's Grill Room where we've had it in the past.

    It's not on their online menu yet as it's too early, but worth a call to see if they'll be serving (mid April).

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    1. re: Foody4life

      I hate to say it, because we used to love Hamilton Grill, but the last two times we went it was just plain bad food. Still lovely service, nice place but really slacked off on the food. Even wrote a letter to the management after the second off meal and got no response. Too bad.

      1. re: caitlinhc

        yep, same experience here. we've avoided HGR for quite a while. I was thinking more of who's most likely to serve shad since Jim Hamilton has been a longtime supporter of the fest.

        1. re: Foody4life

          Did you try Metropolitan Seafood? It is in Flemington and they might be able to find you some. They have a new location opening in Lebanon.

          1. re: Spaetzle75

            Metro seafood is WONDERFUL. The owner promises to wear alittle red cocktail dress (he is a BIG guy) if they don't move to Lebanon SOON. But they are now in Clinton, not Flemington... I mix those 2 towns up in my head too..

            1. re: jodell

              Sorry - to be clear, looking for a restaurant, not the raw materials, so to speak!
              But thanks for the seafood tip!

              1. re: jodell

                If the past is any indication of what is to come, I hope I have my camera with me when he dons the little red cocktail dress!

                In December, 2009 the owner of Metropolitan Seafood assured me that the move would take place "by March" (that's March of 2010, not 2011). I pretty well gave up any hope that they would ever move but I see that the building is now sort of complete and there is a sign in the window that they will be moving soon.

                I also noticed that yet another Italian restaurant will be going in next door. This means two new Italian restaurants on Route 22 West between Whitehouse Station and Lebanon. You would think that with two Italian restaurants already in that stretch of highway someone would have been more imaginative.

                1. re: ambrose

                  Metropolitian Seafood is at the Stockton Farm Market on friday 1-7 saturday 9-4 sunday 10-4. On friday they serve fish and chips, shrimp, oysters, steamed fish, bring your wine or beer, there is seating. If you call Metropolitian in Clinton to place a fish order, they will bring it to Stockton

                  1. re: mombaker247

                    When is the shad roe.festival in Lambertville?

                    1. re: scarlet knight

                      This year's ShadFest will be on April 30 and May 1.