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Posted by Gastrognome on 06/07/2012
Mad love for their chock full of lobster chowder and all things that once swam! ...and their fresh, perfectly ripe and generous amount of fruit salad. I agree with the person who said the whitefish tasted like it had sugar in it though, which was disappointing, and I was not as impressed with the knish or the packaged desserts, but that is a small matter as against the tall pedestal they occupy in my estimation.
Posted by anonymous on 11/28/2010
I was a steady and loyal customer for decades ... until I got fed up with paying exorbitant prices to speak with ill-mannered workers who get the delivery orders wrong, If you request to speak with any one there with whom you have a rapport (and no language barrier), you're told they're "busy with a customer" and are not permitted to hold, to wait to speak with them. So, I (along with other regulars) now support the local competition (of which there's aplenty in the immediate vicinity) where the cost is less, the deliveries aren't messed up, and our business seems to be valued!
Posted by SRNYC25 on 10/29/2010
Okay, so the prices ARE a little high, but that's what you pay for a piece of excellent old fashioned NYC appetizing. Love, love, LOVE their smoked salmon (particularly the Irish) and gravlax. GREAT whitefish salad. It's also a good little place to pick up things you randomly need (good quality dijon, capers, lemons, caviar), they pack a surprising amt of inventory in their small space. The only thing I don't LOVE is their lobster and shrimp salads. They're tasty and super fresh, but a bit too sweet for my taste. I know because they stuff me full of samples every time I walk through the door. Love those guys!!
Posted by Ally's Dad on 01/07/2009
Imagine you have found an old Jewish quarter in Hong Kong. Every conceivable Jewish appetizing item is present in a tiny store. The quality of of the salmon, whitefish, sturgeon, along with the best caviar at prices that are high, but fair, is at your choosing. Instead of the old men of Hebraic persuation who were found in the Bronx or the Lower East Side of my youth, two Asian partners have the same demeanor, "schtick" if you will, in offering a customer a taste of this, a nibble of that. You enter wanting to buy 3 bagels (H&H) a little cream cheese and a quarter pound of lox. You leave $125 later with delicacies beyond your imagination. The goods equal Barney Greengrass. Parking is easier on early Sunday morning. The lobster salad makes "Loaves and Fishes" look silly at 1/3 the cost. It is simply the best and is Ally's favorite. The lobster/crab salad sushi is the best party/cocktail appetizer. If you run out of French butter, creme fraiche or rugalach, they have it. As my grandmother Yetta would have said...GO and Enjoy!
Posted by JGil on 03/24/2008
Everyone who dislikes Sable's is misguided by their not so great decor and high prices. However, the food at Sable's is amazing and is worth every penny. The Lobster Salad is to die for, as well as their numerous variations of lox.
Posted by Theo on 12/26/2007
The problem I had at Sable's was their white fish salad. I don't know why they added sugar to it. It really ruined it.
Posted by UES on 12/26/2007
It is worth it...This place is for special occasions but does not fall short. The best whitefish salad, baked salmon salad, sable, lox, pickled herring, lobster salad and crab salad. Be careful - sometimes the prices are listed by the quarter pound! Your bill will quickly add up, especially since when you ask for a quarter pound they will likely scoop you a third. That is the only thing "fishy" about this haven. Even the pastrami is very good - on the level of famous delis. I would just buy the bagels down the street.