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JC2 Aug 30, 2011 07:42 AM

Does anyone know of a good place to buy fish near 96th and Lex?

  1. Toot Aug 30, 2011 08:03 AM

    Walk to 86 and go to Fairway.

    Fairway Market
    240 E 86th St, New York, NY 10028

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      Gelaine Aug 30, 2011 02:17 PM

      The best fish is at Dorian's on York Avenue....between 83 and 84th. Very expensive and they do deliver.

      Dorian's Seafood Market
      1580 York Ave, New York, NY 10028

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      1. re: Gelaine
        gutsofsteel Aug 30, 2011 02:37 PM

        The fish department at Citarella's is better than Dorian's.

        1313 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10021

        1. re: gutsofsteel
          Gelaine Aug 30, 2011 08:26 PM

          The fish dept at Citarella is great and about 10 times the size of Dorian's. (She's an alumna of the late great lamented Rosedale.) However all her stuff is top drawer.... can't imagine better crab cakes (even tho I have to take out a loan to buy them -:)

      2. scoopG Aug 30, 2011 05:44 PM

        Holland Court at 1423 Lex -between 92nd and 93rd.

        Holland Court Meat Market
        1423 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128

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        1. re: scoopG
          JungMann Aug 31, 2011 06:40 AM

          Holland Court used to be the only place I knew in walking distance, but it is kind of meh. Fairway, however, usually has something I want in the fishmonger's case nowadays.

          1. re: JungMann
            JC2 Aug 31, 2011 01:33 PM

            I have gone into Holland Court - not impressed. Their fish doesn't look any better than Gourmet Garage, which I notice no one has mentioned.

            Gourmet Garage
            1245 Park Ave, New York, NY 10128

            1. re: JungMann
              scoopG Aug 31, 2011 01:57 PM

              I usually check ahead of time with Evan at Holland Court on what is best. Been shopping there for years, since they were on Madison Avenue.

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            olympusnyc Aug 31, 2011 02:54 PM

            Agata and Valentina at 79th and 1st also has good fish - whole, fillet, and shellfish.

            Agata & Valentina
            1505 1st Ave, New York, NY 10021

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            1. re: olympusnyc
              gutsofsteel Aug 31, 2011 05:47 PM

              Yes, Agata has a really good fish counter.

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