Mary’s Fish Camp

By grace.g.yang ยท September 28, 2009
Under: Dinner,My Life,West Village

I’m a HUGE fan of Pearl Oyster Bar and usually don’t go to other restaurants for lobster rolls (longtime readers will remember my absolutely terrible experience at Ed’s Lobster Bar). I’d been to Mary’s a couple times before writing this post and thought it was pretty good, but didn’t like certain things about the lobster roll (specifically, the CELERY they put in the roll). I decided to go back to Mary’s Fish Camp another chance, especially because some magazines think Mary’s lobster rolls are the best in New York (and when Lou went to Pearl Oyster Bar, he thought the lobster was rubbery and overcooked).

We started our meal with oysters:


The oysters were small, but very fresh and the sherry vinaigrette was my favorite sauce. We actually ordered another half dozen because they were so good!

I ordered the lobster roll, even though there were a lot of other really good options (I almost ordered the fried cod sandwich, but at the last minute decided against it):


The lobster roll seemed a lot smaller than Pearl’s, but the lobster was really tender (more tender than Pearl’s), and the only thing I didn’t like was the celery (I didn’t like it the first time and I still don’t like it). The fries were really good when they were hot, but as soon as they were lukewarm, they were soggy and inedible.

Lou ordered the Summer Flounder Tacos with Pico De Gallo and Chipotle Aioli:


The fish tacos were probably the best dish of the night; the chipotle aioli was like crack sauce (Calexico Cart claims they have crack sauce for their burritos, but they should probably be taking notes from Mary’s because their sauce is so much better!) The flounder was lightly fried and absolutely amazing!

Lou’s mom ordered Pan Roasted Golden Tile Filet with Italian Farro and Lime Yogurt Vinaigrette:


The tile fish was light and buttery and paired well with the lime yogurt vinaigrette (and I think it almost had a curry taste to it).

The meal was really enjoyable and has made me reconsider going to other places for lobster rolls. Well, maybe I’ll go to Mary’s Fish Camp for their fish tacos and continue to go to Pearl Oyster Bar for their lobster rolls!

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