Astoria Seafood is fun, unique, and very busy. It’s a fish market/restaurant where you pick what you want and specify how you’d like it cooked. There’s a big selection of fish and shellfish, and you’ll wind up paying less than you do at a traditional restaurant. It’s also BYOB, although you might have to drink your wine out of a small plastic cup.
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"NO MENUS. JUST FISH" is pretty much everything you need to know about this Astoria restaurant.
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Cull & Pistol
Cull & Pistol is our new favorite destination in Chelsea Market. Say what you will about the crowds, but this is as good as workday eating probably gets.
Mermaid Oyster Bar
We love the Mermaid restaurants, but an oyster bar? I guess fifteen or so varieties qualify you, but we were hoping for a deeper raw bar and a little more excitement. Where's the oyster inspiration?
Aquagrill is a West Village raw bar classic. If you're not prepared to eat a dozen oysters on your own, you're not prepared to eat here.
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Milkflower is a neighborhood Italian place in Astoria where you can grab a Swiss chard caesar and a pizza with clams (called the Wu Tang Clam).
Pye Boat Noodle
At Pye Boat Noodle, there’s a bottle of fish sauce on every table. This is for the boat noodles, which you should definitely order.
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