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Jun 23, 2011 08:44 AM

NYC - Newbie Desperately Seeking Best Crabcakes

Planning an October trip to Manhattan. Any advice on where to find the best crabcakes? Would prefer a more casual restaurant near Manhattan or the Bronx. Thanks!

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  1. The Palm Restaurant makes insanely good ones. You get two the size of a softball.

    837 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10017

    1. Red Cat -- appetizer, lunchtime only

      Red Cat
      227 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011

      1. Del Frisco's does a great crabcake. No breadcrumbs, just crab with their cajun sauce.

        Del Frisco's
        1221 6th Ave, New York, NY 10020

        1. I've a small sample size, but liked the Mortons (46th and 5th) version.

          1. Hate to say it, because it's a Bobby Flay restaurant - but the crabcakes at Bar Americain were fantastic last time I had them. Generous serving, as well, for an appetizer.

            Bar Americain
            152 W. 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019

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            1. re: sgordon

              Bar Americain's seafood appetizers are really good! The seafood trio was amazing last time I was there!

              Bar Americain
              152 W. 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019