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Conte's Fish Market, Mt Kisco

menton1 Jun 15, 2011 07:50 AM

This place is supposed to be a retail store with a few informal tables where they serve preparations of their own seafood.

However, a perusal of their menu indicates pricing comparable to upscale seafood restaurants in the city! What gives? $30-40 for an entree in a retail store? How do they get customers to pay this? (China White customers, lol?)

On another seafood note, is Seabreeze on the Rye waterfront shut down? Their website is closed down...

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    wincountrygirl Jun 15, 2011 10:26 AM

    Having been to the fish market, I really can't see eating there. I might want to eat fish, but I don't want to smell a fish store while I'm doing it. I like a bit more from a restaurant experience than just the food - it needs to have a nice atmosphere and good service. I just looked at the menu on line, and those prices are very high. Granted, I'm sure the seafood is terrific, but I'd prefer to buy the fish and cook it at home than to eat in a fish store. At least the Mt Kisco Fish Cellar was not in the store!!

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      menton1 Jun 15, 2011 09:15 PM

      Eating in a store can be fun-- but only if the prices are reasonable!! The non-ambience and minimal expenditure on appearance should lend itself to LOWER prices, not higher prices. Who's patronizing Conte's, anyway?

      P.S. If the fish is very fresh, there should be NO smell, if the fish store you went to had a smell, I recommend you stay away, wincountry.

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        wincountrygirl Jun 16, 2011 03:46 AM

        Contes has excellent fish, just smells like a fish store with all the ambiance of one. I could not eat there.

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          menton1 Jun 16, 2011 12:11 PM

          So who's paying $30-40 for an entree at a fish store?

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            steelydad Jul 28, 2011 10:50 AM

            Agree, the chairs are these mini cafe sized metal chairs that are very flimsy.

            Food good, and byob, but very uncomfortable. However, with Fish Cellar gone, they now have a lot less competition.

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

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              CTeater Jul 29, 2011 05:41 AM

              They never have much trouble filling the place up on the weekends. Tables way too close together.

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      weedy Jul 29, 2011 10:26 AM

      and Fish Cellar was GOOD. Atmosphere aside (because there isn't any), the food at Conte's is just average. It isn't bad, but it's just nothing special. Anyone who cooks fish at all can cook as well as that.

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

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        menton1 Aug 1, 2011 05:02 PM

        Is there anyone that patronizes this place that feels that the prices are justified?

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          swordfish Aug 5, 2011 12:35 PM

          Probably everyone who patronizes the place feels the prices are justified; those who don't, don't go there.

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            menton1 Aug 5, 2011 06:02 PM

            A wonderful deduction; however, with this board I was hoping for a first-hand explanation of the justification...

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              chowdom Aug 5, 2011 06:47 PM

              ugh! http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/799469

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