Our 10 Best Fish Dishes

Our 10 Best Fish Dishes
Seattle Weekly

Today, in honor of Good Friday and Passover, we bring you a list of the 10 best fin fish dishes in the city.

We've left shellfish and cephalopods for another day, and tried to choose plates in which fish star, rather than play in the ensemble--so you won't find your favorite assam laksa, fish pasta, fish tacos, or even that delicious bluefish pate from Fort Defiance. Instead, we've highlighted the fish itself: cured, grilled, fried, and braised.

We tried to keep this list to relatively sustainable fish that you can eat without guilt. That means no Atlantic cod, salmon or halibut, no bluefin tuna, eel, shark, swordfish, or monkfish. But it's not all bad news--as this list shows, you can gorge on silvery sardines, delicate trout, meaty local black sea bass, and mackerel. (Check out Seafood Watch if you're curious.)

Russ and Daughters' new catch Holland herring--as good as the best sushi
Russ and Daughters' new catch Holland herring--as good as the best sushi

10. Grilled whole rainbow trout at The Standard Grill, 848 Washington Street, 212-645-4100

9. Grilled whole trout at Back Forty, 190 Avenue B, 212-388-1990

8. Robata-grilled mackerel at Qoo Robata Bar, 367 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-384-9493

7. Grilled sardines at Yiasou, 2003 Emmons Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-332-6064

6. New catch Holland herring at Russ and Daughters, 179 East Houston Street, 212-475-4880



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