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Best of New York Food 2004

Best Seafood

  • Pearl Oyster Bar

    18 Cornelia Street, 212-691-8211

    "Dollar for dollar, this is the best seafood joint in NYC—probably on the east coast. A real chef who has spun simple beach food into gold! Do not miss the cod sandwich at lunch, the mussels in cream sauce, Caesar salad, fried osyters, crab cake and lobster roll, any time."
    — CityGirl3, West Village.

    "The food at Pearl is amazing. The lobster roll is mayonnaise-y and delicious with just a hint of lemon on a toasted, buttered bun. The scallops melt in your mouth. I've never had better seafood, anywhere!"
    —Renee, Brooklyn.

  • RM

    33 E. 60th Street, 212-319-3800

    "It takes true talent to make seafood interesting, creative, and fun. If you are sick of the usual, run, don't walk to RM. Each meal I have had has been different from the last, and that each dish Rick Moonen creates has been with a lot of thought. The halibut is the best in the city; the lobster ravioli sublime."
    —truffeluvr, Upper East Side.

From the 2004 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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