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Dec 29, 2011 09:40 PM

I need grilled sardines

Of course I would like to know who has the best grilled sardines in Manhattan. But I would also like to know what restaurants have grilled sardines on its regular menu. In Madeira, I have had the best grilled sardines, and Portugal second. In NYC i had some at Cyclades (sp) in queens, and at Gigino , as a special in Manhattan. I can't seem to find any place that has them. I don't care what type of restaurant , I just want them. HELP

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  1. You might check Casa Mono's menu.

    Casa Mono
    52 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

    1. Kellari Taverna on 44th Street

      Kellari Taverna
      19 W. 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

      1. A Menupages find-a-food search shows 17 options (two in Brooklyn).

        1. Blue Ribbon Brasserie (also Blue Ribbon Bakery, where mysteriously they're 25 cents more), 508 Gastropub, Kefi, Alcala, and though I haven't been yet I noticed them when I was perusing the menu for Mas (La Grillade) - also, for something a little different, Maharlika does them Filipino-style.

          Casa Mono only has them fried, as I recall.

          ...and if you want to head out to the 718, Convivium Osteria (a cozy little Portuguese/Mediterranean place in Park Slope) has great ones, and great food in general.

          (Counting down until the Chowhound Team deletes this entry for daring mention an outer borough restaurant in the Manhattan board, even though it might be closer to you than some Manhattan places depending where you're starting from... 3... 2... 1...)

          Casa Mono
          52 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

          342 East 46th St., New York, NY 10017

          Blue Ribbon Brasserie
          97 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012

          Blue Ribbon Bakery
          33 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

          505 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024

          508 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013

          111 First Ave, New York, NY 10003

          Mas (La Grillade)
          28 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014

          1. Well, you just missed my go to place in Bklyn, La Mancha, which had them on the menu all the time and they were as close to perfect as you can get. But Jose closed down last week. Oh well.

            In Manhattan, Uncle Nick's on 9th Ave off W.50th St has a great grill and they do sardines well. Actually, I like them more than most on CH, as long as you stick to salads, cheeses and simply grilled fish. Waaay better than Kyclades these days (or Elias Corner for that matter) and not in Queens.

            Uncle Nick's
            747 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

            4 Replies
            1. re: Steve R

              Thanks to all. I did have sardines at Casa Mono and i think they were fried (but good), Maharlika has fried Bangus ( milkfish) ,i have never had grilled sardine in a Filipino restaurant, fried sardines I have had in the Phillipines. Uncle Nick's sounds interesting, so does the places mentioned in the slope.

              Casa Mono
              52 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

              1. re: foodwhisperer

                On the Maharlika menu is "Grilled Sardines negros-occidental style marinade"

                1. re: sgordon

                  Thanks Sgordon, i'll definitely check it out, i'm there alot.

                  1. re: sgordon

                    just FYI Maharlika no longer serves grilled sardines.
                    They do have an awesome escabeche though as a special.