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Any fish resto better than GW Fins? How kosher friendly?

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VivreManger Dec 31, 2012 11:21 PM

Note fish not shell-fish. I am particularly interested in local fish, not available up north.

My dining companions eat no shell-fish and pork. Fins' sample menu lists a number of standard fish (salmon, sword fish, tuna, etc.) without seafood stuffing and sauces, though most local fish is usually crab- lobster- oyster- shrimp accompanied. How flexible might the kitchen be in preparing seafood-free fish?

Do they prepare whole fish or is everything filleted?

Does anyone know how representative the sample menu on-line is?. My DCS do eat beef, chicken, and other non-porcine meats, but it seems a pity to order chicken in a fish resto.

What fish is now in season locally?

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

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  1. noradeirdre RE: VivreManger Jan 1, 2013 06:32 AM

    I would imagine that any place would be happy to adjust the dish to remove crab, oysters, etc if you told them.

    Other places to consider: Rio Mar? Pretty any quality restaurant in town will have local fish on the menu (thinking specifically places like MiLa, Luke, Commander's, Coquette, etc.)

    Catfish, Drum, Trout, Bream are all good bets. I would recommend asking when making the reservation and upon arrival. The locovore movement is pretty well established here in the chef community.

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    1. re: noradeirdre
      Bill Hunt RE: noradeirdre Jan 2, 2013 08:47 PM

      As my wife cannot do bi-valves (no oysters, scallops, clams or mussels), we always call G W Fins, to remind them. They have always graciously accommodated her.

      Hunt

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