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Cosenza’s Fish Market

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2354 Arthur Ave., The Bronx, NY 10458 40.854467 -73.88813
nr. 186th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-364-8510 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Seafood
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Hours

Mon-Sat, 7:30am-5:30pm; Sun, closed.

Nearby Subway Stops

B, D at Fordham Rd.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Outdoor Dining

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

In the warmer months, Cosenza’s fills two sidewalk carts with ice, stocks them with fresh oysters and clams, and sets out three plastic two-tops curbside to create a makeshift raw bar. The sweet, fleshy bivalves—Delaware Bays or buttery Kumamotos—start at $1 apiece, and make a perfect mid-shopping snack when bouncing between the bakeries, butchers, and pasta-makers of Arthur Avenue. The goods are shucked and served ice-cold, arranged on cheerful bright-blue ceramic plates with chunky wedges of lemon. Feel free to garnish with cocktail and/or hot sauce, but most items impress on their own. Skip the cherrystone clams—they’re unduly chewy—in favor of pert littlenecks that are bright with just a hint of brine. Inside the hushed storefront, Cosenza’s wares are fanned out in an icy rainbow of pinks, silvers, and whites.

Recommended Dishes

Little Neck clams, $10 a dozen

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