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NYC - Newbie Desperately Seeking Best Crabcakes

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CarolinOK Jun 23, 2011 08:44 AM

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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    sushiman Jun 23, 2011 09:43 AM

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

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    Palm
    837 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10017

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      Simon Jun 23, 2011 10:28 AM

      Red Cat -- appetizer, lunchtime only

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

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        Bkeats Jun 23, 2011 10:33 AM

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

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

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          RCC Jun 23, 2011 10:34 AM

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

          1. sgordon Jun 23, 2011 11:29 AM

            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.

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

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              Roadpony Jun 23, 2011 01:15 PM

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

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

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              theminx Jun 23, 2011 11:41 AM

              Just curious, but why are you looking for crab cakes in NY? They're more a Maryland specialty.

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                CarolinOK Jun 23, 2011 12:00 PM

                I love good crabcakes and they are hard to find in my area. What with NYC being such a culinary melting pot and so much activity on this board, I figured someone has found crabcakes they love there. My Bronx-born Italian boyfriend thinks we're coming just for the italian food!

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                  nmprisons Jun 23, 2011 12:45 PM

                  As someone who was born and raised in Baltimore, I haven't found anything in this City that comes even close. That said, if you aren't interested in true MD style lump crabcakes, you could do worse than Del Friscos.

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

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                comiendosiempre Jun 23, 2011 07:47 PM

                Likely the best crab cakes I've had were at Milos. Just excellent, but pricey. Not that formal of a restaurant but yes, expensive. The Sea Grill at Rock Center used to have a great crab cake too.
                Good luck in your search.

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                Milos
                125 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

                Sea Grill
                19 W. 49th Street, New York, NY 10020

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                  UES Mayor Jun 24, 2011 04:06 AM

                  Believe or not the Indian restaurant in Tribeca called Tamarind makes a great crabcake!

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                  Tamarind
                  99 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013

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