Hungry fishermen are known to bend down by the waterside to let minnows, eager to escape life in a small pond, leap into their open mouths. Dine on a fish that made it to the big city with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of fresh seafood and prepared dishes at Dorian's Seafood Market, a boutique fishery located on the Upper East Side. This Groupon is valid for walk-in, curbside pick-up, or free delivery ($5 fee applies south of 60th Street and north of 96th Street).
Dorian's Seafood Market supplies an oceanic array of fresh and prepared seafood. Though prices at Dorian's vary with the fluctuating tides of the market, past specials have included wild striped bass from Montauk ($24/pound) and local or wild bluefish ($5/pound). Chef Pedro and his staff can help patrons make wise fish selections before filleting them on site, ensuring the hands of customers can lead long lives full of lotion gloves and being blown on by the warm breath of babies.
In addition to fresh catches, Dorian's serves ready-to-taste prepared foods. For soup slurping without adding more heat to the summer index, pan in a river of gazpacho for delicious taste nuggets ($6/pint). Eschew birthday doldrums by adding lit candles to two sautéed crab cakes ($18), with a side of cucumber salad or coleslaw to mimic celebratory confetti. Dorian's offers curbside pick-up, so call ahead and ride up on the back of a chiseled man-vehicle.
Valid for delivery; delivery fee of $5.00 applies south of 60th Street and north of 96th Street.
- Rosedale Fish Market, a fixture on the Upper East Side for decades, closed ... Now Dorian Mecir, a former manager, has opened Dorian's Seafood Market, 1580 York Avenue (83rd Street). Like Rosedale, it is home to pristine salmon, swordfish, gray sole and shellfish. – Florence Fabricant, The New York Times
- Their fresh whole and fileted fish are top quality and can be cut to your specifications. They offer a full selection of shellfish (shrimp, lobster, crab, scallops, oysters, clams and mussels) plus smoked fish and caviar. If they don't have what you're looking for, they'll gladly work with you on a special order. – The City Cook