A Taste of Seafood

59 E. 125th St.
New York, NY 10035
Critics' Pick
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  • Sun 1pm-6pm, Mon-Thu 7am-9pm, Fri-Sat 7am-10pm
  • $
  • Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch, Snack Food
  • No Alcohol
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
This palace of fried seafood leapfrogged over 125th Street recently into glamorous new digs. Thankfully, the fried whiting sandwich is as good as ever: three crisp, lightly breaded fillets deposited on white or whole wheat; squirt on the sauce from the phalanx of bottles on the counter. Hint: The tartar and the Tabasco make a lovely pair. At the new location, catfish plays a bigger role, and there are a couple of whole fried fish available, including porgy and pink snapper. A good number of the fish are local and sustainable, and there"s a upstairs dining room that can accommodate just about any size crowd. Note: Chicken wings are particularly large and luscious.

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