Fish Out Of Water And
On The Run
By Luann & Rich./ email@example.com
Fast-food fish would be an unfair
label to give to the fare at Naders Fish on the Run.
You do get your fish fast, but there is much more thought
that goes into it than the phrase fast food communicates.
Nader Gebrin, owner of Bravo! Nader in Huntington village,
has made his way to New York Avenue where he is taking his
expertise in fish to the world of quick fry-ups, speedy service
and take-out. He certainly brings a unique idea to the table,
as who among us hasnt wanted a light lunch or dinner
of salmon, shrimp or tilapia but just didnt feel like
waiting for it or taking out time to sit in a restaurant?
The menu boasts an array of dishes, from soups (including
red Huntington Clam Chowder), salads, small plates (under
the heading Kinda Hungry on the menu) and sandwiches
to heartier meals (Officially Hungry!!!) like
grilled Chilean Sea Bass. Overall, the dishes are delicately
flavored, light and fresh.
The sign outside declares the restaurant the king of fish
and chips, and when it comes to fish on the go we have to
agree. The Fried Flounder Sandwich ($7.95) and Fish &
Chips ($8.95) are crisp, tasty and tummy-warming with all
the goodness that comes with fried fare. It left us hopeful
for dishes like the Fishermans Fried Platter ($12.95)
of scallops, shrimp, calamari and white fish, and the Sweet,
Crispy Fried Clam Strips ($8.95). We loved the Baked Clams
(6 for $7.95), made with whole clams and well seasoned breading
(and not too much of it).
The fresh Tuna Burger ($9.95) brings something different to
your typical lunch sandwich, and were curious about
Naders PO BOY Fried Oyster Sandwich ($8.95) and Lobster
Roll Croissant ($13.95). Cooked shrimp swim in a flavorful
garlic sauce, served with steamed brown rice or whole wheat
pasta, in the light Shrimp and Broccoli ($13.95) dish. The
Stuffed Sole ($13.95, sole with crab meat and herbs) also
caught our eye. Salt & Pepper Fried Calamari ($6.95) with
onions, green peppers and marinara left us wanting for something
more, but we took it to go and suspect its a dish that
should be eaten in-house.
Whats even more intriguing about this place is that,
despite the name, its not all about fish. Also gracing
the menu are chicken quesadillas, slow-cooked BBQ pork ribs,
veggie burgers, skirt steak Ceasar wraps, chicken sandwiches,
Cuban sandwiches, fried chicken, and even chicken parmesan.
And dont worry about the kids. The childrens menu
features chicken fingers, macaroni and cheese, hot dogs and
burgers, and even a tank of live fish for the kids to watch.
We will tell you this, however: If you can spare the time
to order and eat there (and with their quick service, we promise
it wont take that long), its worth doing. Your
meal will probably be better, as is the case with most food
intended to be cooked and served quickly.