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BLT Fish

21 W. 17th St. (Fifth & Sixth Aves.) Send to Phone
212-691-8888 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Seafood offered in both a casual environment and in a more serious dining room in the Flatiron District.
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BLT Fish Restaurant Review

: BLT Fish is actually two restaurants in one. Downstairs is a Fish Shack seating 45 and serving the kind of seafood you'd readily find up and down the New England coast---platters of shellfish and clam chowder, lobster rolls and fried calamari. Upstairs is a more serious seafood dining room with a striking see-through ceiling, suede walls and gray leather banquettes. Start with the kampachi, green olive tapenade and pickled cucumber before moving on to the sea salt-crusted New Zealand pink snapper. Sides include stuffed artichoke gratin or bok choy shoots with garlic chips. The wine list is divided into aromatic and stylistic categories, and there are good bottles under $50. The prices of entrées here are based on the pound. The whole fish average two to three pounds, so ordering one for two people is the only sensible way to go. These may be had with any of a variety of sauces, or simply grilled and graced with olive oil. Desserts, by Shawn Glenn, are scrumptious, including the chocolate Amaretto icebox cake with milk chocolate ice cream. BLT Fish is a serious restaurant, but it's not so serious that you won't have a grand time.

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