Where to go to make the best Seafood Platter?
I need to prepare a beautiful seafood platter for 12-15 dinner guests...where should I go to purchase fresh seafood?
Shrimp or Prawns
Littleneck Clams, Mussels, or Cocktail Claws
Poached or Smoked Salmon
Citarella has been famous for their top quality fish and seafood for years. I would probably have them prepare the platter. Whole Foods can also do that, and Zabar's as well.
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I would go to Citarella -- have put my own together from there in the past. Not a fan of the seafod at Whole Foods, and I believe it is correct that Zabar's doesn't sell fresh seafood, though Eli's on the UES does -- for a price.
Edit -- also not a huge fan of the seafood at Fairway -- nothing wrong with it, but I always go next door to Citarella instead.
Dorian's is my favorite fishmonger in the city -- expensive, but they do deliver.
Dorian's Seafood Market
1580 York Ave, New York, NY 10028
The Lobster Place in Chelsea Mkt is probably a very good bet. Great seafood, wide choice and good prices. You may also want to see if they, or another fish monger, could make you such a platter. It may save you a lot of time and effort. Though I imagine you don't want those oysters opened too far in advance. Good luck.
The Lobster Place
75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011