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beanodc Oct 15, 2012 05:37 PM

Brabo, Majestic, or Vermillion. great fish is desirable. I have not been to any of them. Feel free to make another suggestion. TIA

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    beanodc Oct 23, 2012 05:02 PM

    We ended up going to Majestic. We all had fish and everything was delicious. I definitely recommend it.

    1. Smiles2008 Oct 20, 2012 09:57 PM

      How about Virtue? Or even Society Fare on a fish night?

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        KeithW Oct 16, 2012 07:40 AM

        Over a year ago I went to Vermillion. The waiter described one dish as a "deconstructed chowder" -- I laughed out loud even though he was dead serious, but I ordered it anyway. With a glass of white wine it was scrumptious. It was more about the sauce than the fish, though. Sorry I can't remember what type of fish it was -- something tilapia-ish, maybe firmer. For what that's worth...

        1. monkeyrotica Oct 16, 2012 07:26 AM

          Have not had the fish at Brabo, but I've had several different styles at Majestic (whole roasted, fried, grilled) and they've all been excellent. The fish I had at Vermillion was a little too precious; they were trying for some kind of sushi-esque dish with a heavy sauce and it just didn't work for me. Have not been impressed with the fish offerings at Hank's.

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            Milocat1 Oct 16, 2012 06:45 AM

            Hank's Oyster Bar has fish galore (Can't believe I did not think of that in my first comment....) and fabulous oysters of course!

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              eguder Oct 16, 2012 06:13 AM

              I had fish once at Vermillion and it was gross. It was about a year ago so the menu has probably changed, but it was something served fish stick-style. I've had a delicious rockfish at Brabo and a really nice fish stew at Majestic.

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                Milocat1 Oct 16, 2012 05:19 AM

                I like Brabo a great deal but did not have fish there (had a fabulous chicken and potatoes dish). Majestic is nice and currently advertises catfish and whole roasted fish, neither of which I have had. I have had their Chesapeake stew but found it very salty, could have been an off night.

                An unusual suggestion for fish is Fontaine Caffe, a creperie. They have, however, the most amazing roasted whole trout with lemon and thyme. Delicious. It is served with a spinach and tomato salad. Call ahead tho as it is not always on the menu.

                1. tommyskitchen Oct 15, 2012 07:21 PM

                  Vermillion is a bit nicer, but I think the fish is better at Majestic - Can't speak on Brabo. Have you considered Restaurant Eve?

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                    beanodc Oct 16, 2012 02:14 PM

                    I have been there and want to try something new.

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