Top 10 Seafood Restaurants In New York City

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New York City sits on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and has a reputation for being one of the most glamorous cities in the world. One of the many draws to the city is the amazing amount of restaurants found here. Renowned chef’s from around the world come to New York to open restaurants and share their culinary genius with foodie lovers and critics alike. Your dining choices can be overwhelming no matter what you are craving. Seafood lovers alone will be amazed by the many restaurants serving up fish, crab, and lobster. To help you, we have put together this list of the top 10 seafood restaurants in New York City. Enjoy!

1. The Boil

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The Boil brings the flavor of New Orleans French Quarter to New York’s Greenwich Village. They fly their crawfish in straight from the boats in Louisiana and let you pick your sauce and spice to create a delicious dish you are sure to love. You can pair your crawfish with other fresh seafood items like lobster and crab. They offer a raw bar and full list of wines and draft beers to complement your meal.

The Boil

Address: 139 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002

Website: The Boil

Opening hours: Monday - Thursday 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Friday 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM, Saturday 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM, Sunday 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Average price for two: 11 - 30 USD

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2. Ed's Lobster Bar

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Just as the name implies, Ed’s Lobster Bar is known for their lobster. One of their more popular dishes is their housemade Lobster Ravioli. They stuff fresh pasta with lobster then smother it in a rich, creamy sauce. Or try their Lobster Pot Pie, lobster, potatoes, carrots, fennel in a cream sauce that is baked in a puff pastry. If you are not a lobster fan, don’t worry as they have other tasty dishes on their menu. They serve brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Ed's Lobster Bar

Address: 222 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

Website: Ed’s Lobster Bar

Opening hours: Monday - Thursday 11:45 AM - 10:30 PM, Firday 11:45 AM - 11:30 PM, Saturday 11:00 AM - 11:30 PM, Sunday 12:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Average price for two: 30 - 60 USD

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3. The Sea Fire Grill

At the Sea Fire Grill, they have perfected the balance of fine cuisine, tasteful decor, and outstanding service to bring you a truly elegant dining experience. They use only locally sourced seafood and prepare it so that the fish is the priority. Some of their more popular dishes are their Jumbo Lump Crabcakes and the lunchtime favorite, the Grilled Swordfish Sandwich. If you want to experience a truly divine dish, order the SFG Surf & Turf, a filet mignon topped with lobster, shrimp, and crab in a red wine sauce.

The Sea Fire Grill

Address: 158 E 48th St, New York, NY 10017

Website: The Sea Fire Grill

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 11:30 AM - 10:30 PM, Saturday & Sunday 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Average price for two: 31 - 60 USD

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4. Ocean Prime

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Located in the heart of Manhattan, Ocean Prime serves up tasty seafood dishes, prime cuts of steaks, and signature cocktails. They have a very large menu but don’t let that intimidate you. Some of the popular dishes are their Lobster Rolls, Lobster Bisque and their Lobster Mashed Potatoes. These start with a base of real, creamy mashed potatoes that are topped with plenty of fresh lobster meat and a buttery sauce. They also serve a variety of steaks, lamb, fish, and chicken. Their dessert menu features a 10-layer carrot cake if you have any room left after dinner.

Ocean Prime

Address: 123 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019

Website: Ocean Prime

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM, Saturday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Sunday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Average price for two: 20 - 60 USD

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New York City Tour Guide

Hiram Jacobs

Hiram Jacobs

I am a licensed New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Tour Guide and a native New Yorker. Over the years, I acquired considerable experience organizing solo tours of the major European and East European capitals of the world, Canada's largest cities and Australia's most popular cities, Washington, DC, Atlanta, New Orleans, and San Francisco. During my international travels, I participated in tours organized by private tour companies to China, Russia, South America, India, the Canadian Rockies, Israel, Japan's major cities; USA: Alaska, Arizona and Utah's scenic national National Parks . I received my Master of Arts in Political Science (Urban Administration) from the State University of New York, College at Brockport, Brockport, New York in 1978. Since my recent retirement from the MTA, New York City Transit Authority, after 39 years of service as an Associate Transit Management Analyst, I hope to share with my fellow Travelers my observations, insights and personal experiences relating to Manhattan’s iconic neighborhoods, landmarks and popular attractions that make New York City such a vibrant and dynamic city to visit. I will strive to make your New York City Experience memorable. Tour Cancellations - Please provide at least 24 hours notice prior to the tour date in order to cancel your booking and to receive a full refund.

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Stephanie Eley

Stephanie Eley

I'm a graduate of ITMI, International Tour Management Institute and 17 years as a licensed Tour Director and Program Director. My expertise began in NYC and Washington, DC where I'm a licensed guide and has expanded to Europe, South America, Cuba and the Western / Southwestern National Parks of the US. I'd love to introduce you for a day or a week to Denver, Colorado and the 4 corners region of the US: Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona! Let's GO!!

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5. Crave Fishbar

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At Crave they pride themselves on serving sustainable seafood in a fun, yet sophisticated setting. They have two locations that serve lunch and dinner. If you stop by for lunch try their Grilled Sea Bass Sandwich or the Crave Seafood Stew. The one dish they are best known for is their Handmade Squid Ink Spaghetti. They top their handmade pasta with chopped shrimp, garlic, and Fresno chilies that have been cooked in a rich, clam broth.

Crave Fishbar

Address: 945 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10022

Website: Crave Fishbar

Opening hours: Monday - Thursday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM, Friday 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM, Saturday 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Sunday 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Average price for two: 31 - 60 USD

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6. Luke's Lobster East Village

Luke’s Lobster started in 2009 and they now have locations across the country. Their menu is not large but you won’t be disappointed. The item they are most famous for is their lobster roll. a quarter pound of fresh lobster mixed with mayonnaise, seasoning and stuffed into a fresh buttered roll. You can also get crab or shrimp, or go for the Luke’s Trio which gives you one of each. Wash it down with one of their homemade lemonades.

Luke's Lobster East Village

Address: 93 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

Website: Luke’s Lobster East Village

Opening hours: Sunday - Thursday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM, Friday & Saturday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Average price for two: 12 - 30 USD

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7. Aquagrill

The Aquagrill is located in downtown SoHo. Their specialty is oysters and they feature 25 varieties every day along with other exotic dishes. Some of their specialty dishes include Bouillabaisse or the Warm Octopus Salad. But true seafood lovers would enjoy their Seafood Plateau, a two-tiered dish with raw and cooked items that include oysters, lobster, periwinkles, clams, shrimps and mussels.


Address: 210 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

Website: Aquagrill

Opening hours: Monday - Thursday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM, Friday 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM, Saturday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM, Sunday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Average price for two: 31 - 60 USD

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8. Pearl Oyster Bar

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Rebecca Charles, the owner of the Pearl Oyster Bar, has reinvented traditional “beach food”. She has used her vast experience of traditional seafood dishes and elevated them into something new. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and their menu is not extensive so they can focus on what they do best. Some of the dishes they are known for are Fried Oyster Roll, Salt Crusted Shrimp, and the New England Clam Chowder.

Pearl Oyster Bar

Address: 18 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014

Website: Pearl Oyster Bar

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Saturday 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Average price for two: 30 - 60 USD

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9. Flex Mussels

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Flex Mussels started as a simple seafood shack on Prince Edward’s Island and is now a modern urban restaurant with two New York locations. Along with the fresh mussels, cooked in a choice of 23 sauces, they have other tasty seafood dishes on their menu. Two of the most popular dishes are their mussel Parma and Fra Diavolo, one served in a parmesan cream sauce and the other in a tomato-based sauce. And while you are there you should save room for some of their famous donuts.

Flex Mussels

Address: 154 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011

Website: Flex Mussels

Opening hours: Monday - Wednesday 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM, Thursday 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Friday 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM, Saturday 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM, Sunday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Average price for two: 25 - 55 USD

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10. Le Bernardin

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Le Bernardin is Michelin three-star rated restaurant run by the renowned French chef, Eric Ripert. Here they believe that the fish should be the star of the dish. The menu is quite extensive but one of the most popular dishes is the Langoustine, seared Langoustine lobster with a Foie gras crouton cooked in a balsamic truffle vinaigrette. Or if you simply can’t make up your mind, you can opt for the four-course Chef’s tasting menu.

Le Bernardin

Address: 155 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019

Website: Le Bernardin

Opening hours: Monday - Thursday 12:00 PM - 10:30 PM, Friday 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Saturday 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Average price for two: 60 USD onwards

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Crab, lobster, shrimp, oh my

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Seafood lovers will be in heaven at any one of these restaurants. We have created this list to include casual to upscale, affordable to indulgent, to give you more choices. Bon Appetit!

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