The 10 best seafood restaurants on Long Island

Long Island casts a wide net, but the number of exceptional seafood restaurants is surprisingly small. They're the antidotes to the uniformly gilded fried platters and universally overcooked broiled ones; the perpetual poorly stuffed flounder and the inevitable cement-closed baked clams. Don't get us started about what's criminally called "bouillabaisse." In a major seafooder, freshness is all. Here are Newsday's choices for the 10 best. The favorite: The Plaza Café in Southampton. --JOAN REMINICK / joan.reminick@newsday.com & PETER M. GIANOTTI / peter.gianotti@newsday.com

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