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Fish & Chips

My 11-year-old daughter has decided that she loves fish and chips, based on one out-of-town experience. I'd appreciate recommendations for a good place in Manhattan.

I'm not overly picky and not looking for a gourmet experience -- but I would rather avoid the local tavern where of course they have F&C on the menu, but what you get is something bought in Costco, taken from the freezer and tossed into long-over-used oil.

I had the F&C at Le Caprice at the Pierre not long ago, and it really was exceptional -- good fish, lightly battered, cleanly fried. Had the F&C at Landmark Tavern more recently, a really excellent block of fish but too heavily battered. Crunchy, and you could taste the oil.

Any thoughts? We're pretty flexible all around, but I'd like it to be a good experience for her.

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Landmark Tavern
626 11th Ave, New York, NY 10036

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  1. I really like A Salt & Battery in the West Village. It's solely a fish and chips shop.

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    A Salt & Battery
    112 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10014

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    1. re: loratliff

      I came to say the same thing loratliff did - the fish and chips at AS&B are really really good . . .well, the fish is, im not a fan of the extra-wide traditional cut of chips - if i wanted a baked potato id order a baked potato, give me shoestrings or give me death! (or salad). this is more a personal preference thing than a commentary on the objective quality of their offerings.

    2. My favorite F&C in the city is Mollys. Yes its a pub but the F&C are fantastic.

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      Molly's
      287 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10010

      1. Although NOT in Manhattan, The Chip Shop in Park Slope, Brooklyn is a good palce to get fish and chips done right. It's a British-owned and run establishment and in my opinion, their fish and chips are MUCH better than A Salt & Battery. I also love their malt vinegar and tartar sauce they serve as well.

        The Chip Shop also serves up fantastic deep-fried candy bars.

        http://chipshopnyc.com/

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        1. re: SpaceFood

          +1 - best fish & chips in NYC is not in Manhattan

        2. The fish and chips we had at Ed's Chowder House were excellent.

          Ed's Chowder House photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

          http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

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          Ed's Chowder House
          44 W 63rd St, New York, NY 10023

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          1. re: RGR

            I had a sudden craving for fish & chips tonight, searched through chowhound and found your comment. Since it's YOUR comment, I thought I had to give it a try and made a reservation at Ed's Chowder House. Their fish & chips were really awsome! Not only that, the half-shell lobster was also great. Thanks very much RGR! :)

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            Ed's Chowder House
            44 W 63rd St, New York, NY 10023

          2. The chef at Kingswood is British and I really enjoyed the fish & chips entree there a couple weeks ago. The dish is composed of a large piece of fresh, moist fish inside thick, well-seasoned, ridiculously crunchy batter, sitting on top of perfectly crispy salty fries.

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            Kingswood
            121 West 10th Street, New York, NY 10011