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Smoked fish in Western Nassau

Shayna Madel | Sep 5, 2007 10:28 AM

My mom lives in Roslyn Heights, one exit west on either the LIE or the Northern State. We have always gotten smoked fish from Andel's on Roslyn Road, in the strip of stores between the LIE and Temple Beth Shalom. 99% of the time, the fish is phenomenal. Over the years, for convenience, Mom has moved toward platters rather than buying by the pound, for convenience. The platters are beautiful. The help is courteous when the orders are placed and Mom has learned the technique of how to navigate that horror of a line that actually starts forming at 7 a.m the day before break fast. But here's the thing...the last few years, I have seen the catering price list they send to Mom each year and it is obscene. I know smoked fish is expensive, but when a place on Long Island (I'll give you in a wealthy area, but it's still not Manhattan) is charging easily 1/3 more than either Russ & Daughters or Barney Greengrass does (examples - platters $24/pp as against $18.00/pp; sable $48/pound as against $32/pound; sturgeon $62/pound as against $44/pound, herring fillets in cream sauce with onion, $6/fillet as against $3/fillet), I have to wonder. Is there somewhere else with top quality fish that is not the rip-off that Andel's is? Or does anyone know how the Manhattan places I mentioned compare with Andel's?

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