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Any ideas on the best seafood restaurant (or the best place to buy fresh seafood to cook) in Astoria?

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  1. Alexis Marnel wrote on :

    I was in Astoria today! fish market – Astoria Fishery 22-78 31st St. They get fresh (and I mean FRESH) deliveries every Monday and Thursday. Mediterranean Sea Bass they sell is always supreme. If u wld like some recipes, let me know. I’ll be happy to share 🙂

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  2. Jyl Ferris wrote on :

    I don’t know Astoria that well but there are some great Greek restaurants that serve great fresh fish. When you go to a market the whole fish is easiest to tell if it’s fresh. The eyes should be clear, the skin not slimy. You can have them cut filets for you if you don’t want to cook it whole. I usually ask for it to be butterflied (deboned) leaving head and tail on. I have several videos on cooking fish at http://www.cookingforbachelors.tv.

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  3. Robin Roth wrote on :

    hi, Sara. Last fall I went with a small group to Psari — and I was not at all sorry! We shared a few selections because the portions were quite generous. The comfortable atmosphere and good service added to a very enjoyable dining experience. 32-10 36th Avenue, Astoria %u2022 718.786.6015

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  4. Alexis Marnel wrote on :

    Being Greek, I recommend Elias Fish Taverna. Greek tradition is you are allowed to ask to pick yr own fish- clear eyes and pink gills is the way 2 choose!

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  5. Alexis Marnel wrote on :

    Restaurant: Elias Fish Taverna. @ greek restaurants u can ask to see the fish and pick yr own. clear eyes and pink gills is what u look 4. any greek fish monger in Astoria is good, just as long as u know how 2 buy it. there is one I have gone too..will double check the address & reply again 🙂

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    • Sara Wald wrote on :

      Good tip about asking to see the fish.
      Let me know if you think of the name of the fish monger you go to.

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  6. Alexis Marnel wrote on :

    Restaurant: Elias Fish Taverna. @ greek restaurants u can ask to see the fish and pick yr own. clear eyes and pink gills is what u look 4. any greek fish monger in Astoria is good, just as long as u know how 2 buy it. there is one I have gone too..will double check the address & reply again 🙂

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  7. Alexis Marnel wrote on :

    Elias fish taverna in AStoria – wonderfully fresh fish. Re: fish markets..the greek owned ones are sprinkled all over astoria- just make sure the eyes are clear and the gills are pink. Greek restaurants let you pick your own fish as they do in Greece. there is one fish market I have bought from, I just need to look up the specific address..

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  8. eleanore wells wrote on :

    Sorry, I don’t know a heckuva lot about Astoria. The Astor Room in the old Kaufman Studios has some really good seafood dishes, though is not specifically a seafood restaurant.

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  9. Cathy Paul wrote on :

    There are many seafood restaurants in Astoria, I know where to buy Greek Food, and there many places with Greek style fish by the grill, not sure which is best, but there is a place Telly’s Taverna, that Greek friends like

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    • Sara Wald wrote on :

      Oh wow thanks Cathy. I’m going to try Telly’s. I’ve passed by it but never been. Great recommendation

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  10. Marcia Robinson wrote on :

    I can only tell you about Wild Edibles which is located on 3rd Ave. & about 36-37th St. They’re also located in Grand Central Terminal, entering on Lexington Ave. They’re in the food mall. Sorry but I’m not familiar with Astoria. Norma’s right about Chinatown.

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  11. norma torres wrote on :

    hd green is right. You can also come to New York’s China Town….

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    • Marcia Robinson wrote on :

      There used to be so many more places to buy fresh fish/seafood in Chinatown but not too many more left. Was there in jury duty 2-3 weeks ago.

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    • Sara Wald wrote on :

      Norma have you ever bought fish at Berry Farm? I’m curious…I can’t believe I never knew about this place!

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    • Sara Wald wrote on :

      Norma have you ever bought fish at Berry Farm? I’m curious…I can’t believe I never knew about this place!

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    • norma torres wrote on :

      I have..I stay away from places like wild edibles…sooo expensive. I have shopped in Astoria. I know a few restaurant owners that shop in astoria. I live in the West Village and I shop for fish at the corner of Grand and Christie in China Town…I love it there

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  12. E.D. Green wrote on :

    Where to buy:
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/berry-fresh-farm-astoria

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    • Sara Wald wrote on :

      Wow this is an amazing find – my boyfriend lives in the 40s on Ditmars so I can’t believe I never realized this was here. I’ll have to check it out!

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  13. E.D. Green wrote on :

    Take your pick from this page:
    http://www.yelp.com/c/astoria-ny/seafood
    Enjoy.

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    • Sara Wald wrote on :

      Thanks for this. I’ve been dying to try Taverna Kyclades but it is always super packed!

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