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Feb 24, 2012 08:44 AM

Fish and chips in midtwon east

It's lent friday and I am looking for a restaurant or an Irish pub that has good fish and chips forl lunch.
Great fries are plus. I am at Park and 53rd st.

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  1. There are a number of Pubs" on 3rd Ave.

    1. I've been looking too. Sure there is Maggie's and Connoly's but neither are anything that will satisfy your craving. I feel your pain.

      Hope I'm proven wrong w a suggestion.

      150 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017

      Maggie's Place
      21 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017

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      1. re: bigB123

        Blarney Stone, 44th and 3d.

        Blarney Stone
        710 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017

      2. Too late for lunch today, obviously. But I used to live in that neighborhood and there are more/better options over on 2nd ave. Of the lot, Manchester Pub had the best food, IMO. But again, I haven't spent much time there in the last three years, so I may be out of date. Press Box was good too, but a little spendier with no commensurate increase in quality.

        Manchester Pub
        920 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10017

        The Press Box
        932 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10017

        1. Just slightly south of midtown east, along 3rd near 37th, is Wild Edibles, the restaurant with the seafood fish store. I like the fresh cod fish and chips that they serve. Decent appropriate wines and good beer lists, too.

          Wild Edibles
          535 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

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          1. re: RCC

            Accept it's more than 15 blocks down from where i am....=(
            I ended up going to Manchester pub on 2nd ave with a coworker and we both ordered fish and chips. Cod fish was nicely fried with moist meat but I think the cook forgot to salt the fish but overall, it was pretty good. Their fries were just way too greasy.
            On the way, I saw at least 5-6 Irish pubs on 2nd ave so I might try a different one every Friday until Easter.

            Manchester Pub
            920 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10017

            1. re: Monica

              On a nice day 15 blocks, North or South, is a short walk in Manhattan.

              1. re: Motosport

                It's not that I mind the walk. It's just that I get about an hour for lunch.