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The Country's 10 Best (and Worst!) Sustainable Fish Restos

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Nobu in New York.
Nobu in New York.
Photo by Steve Smith

A new website by the name of Fish2Fork has taken it upon itself to be the watchdog for American and British restaurants' willingness to serve sustainable seafood. It bills itself as "the first attempt we know of to rate restaurants that serve fish not only for the quality of their food but also for the effect they are having on the seas and on marine life." Thing is, the project is still very much in its infancy and only a limited number of restaurants are rated so far, leading SF critic Michael Bauer to call it "a great effort, but a modest beginning." That said, it's worth taking a look at the best ratings and the worst offenders.

1. Nobu, New York
2. Bar Masa, New York
3. 15 East, New York
4. Uchi Restaurant 8, Austin
5. Mori Sushi, Los Angeles
6. The Hump, Santa Monica
7. Yellowtail, Las Vegas
8. Sushi Roku, Las Vegas
9. Aqua, San Francisco
10. McCormick & Schmick's, Boston

1. Bamboo Sushi, Portland (OR)
2. Ray's Boathouse, Seattle
3. Blue Ridge, Washington DC
4. Sea Rocket Bistro, San Diego
5. Oliveto, Oakland
6. Starfish Brasserie, Bethlehem (PA)
7. Yankee Pier, Lafayette (CA)
8. Old Fisherman's Grotto, Monterey (CA)
9. Tataki, San Francisco
10. Hank's Oyster Bar, Washington DC

· Fish2Fork [Official Site]