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Serving up a big city twist on New England cuisine, Ed's Lobster Bar is a must try for seafood lovers. The restaurant is small, featuring a long raw bar and a few tables in the back. The decor is contemporary and minimalist, and the ambiance is lively. A popular spot with both locals and tourists alike, the restaurant typically has people queuing up to sample the delicious specials. On the menu are favorites like the must-try lobster roll, lobster ravioli, bucket of steamers and lobster bisque. Expect a wait as the restaurant is quite busy during peak hours. For reservations, call the restaurant.
This exotic seafood palace features yellow walls and wide windows to create an uncluttered and sophisticated ambiance. The staff at Aquagrill is helpful, and the crowd can be vastly trendy. Fresh and plentiful oysters line a long bar inside the dining room. Some entrees have Asian and Mediterranean influences. Mouthwatering oysters, grilled sandwiches stuffed with your favorite filling, roasted and seasoned fishes are crowd-pleasers. The milk chocolate ice cream is a must-try. Indulge your palate!
Blue Ribbon Brasserie is an obligatory stop for food connoisseurs in the city. While the wildly popular restaurant now has several locations, the flagship location will always hold a special place in New Yorkers' hearts, particularly fans of the late-night dining scene. Blue Ribbon Brasserie welcomes diners until the early hours of the morning, creating a warm and welcoming ambience with low lighting and details like velvet upholstery. Sample the best comfort food you've ever eaten, savor remarkably fresh seafood, and enjoy classic mains like the hangar steak with wild mushrooms or roasted duck club. There's something to be said for American dishes done right at Blue Ribbon Brasserie.
A haven of delicious seafood and pretty people, Lure has established itself as a serious seafood restaurant - with a good sense of fun (mini ice-cream sandwiches!). Salmon tartare, sushi, lobster tempura, steamed branzino and beet salad with goat cheese ensure an evening of finely honed dining. And if you want to unwind after work with only drinks, the smart staff will guide you to a top-notch wine list. Reservations are necessary.
Fish occupies a tiny space on a restaurant-filled stretch of Bleecker Street. This restaurant offers a raw bar that dominates much of the interior and is also equipped with a few closely packed tables that seem to be perennially busy. The owner of Fish is a purveyor of seafood, so the restaurant has a reputation for serving especially fresh fare. The menu offers a wide variety of preparations that feature fish, oysters and crustaceans, with dishes that include the catfish sandwich, lobster roll, and lobster shepherd's pie, along with the all-time favorite, fish and chips. However, most patrons gravitate towards Fish for the '"unbelievable in New York City" deal of six blue point oysters, which are offered with a glass of house wine for less than ten dollars.
Neta, which means fresh ingredients of sushi, is a charming little restaurant located in the West Village neighborhood of NYC. True to its name, this Japanese restaurant is renowned for serving an amazing variety of sushi and fresh seafood preparations. Kinuta Maki Ponzu, Akami sashimi salad and Szechuan spiced salmon are some of stand-out dishes on their menu. Locally sourced ingredients, fresh flavors and authentic recipes make all their preparations absolutely scrumptious. Drop by for a hearty meal with friends or family, and taste the true flavors of Japanese cooking at Neta.
Mary's Fish Camp is distinctly West Village. The top-quality seafood on offer includes Maine lobster, Prince Edward Island mussels, New Zealand cockles, Portuguese octopus, Louisiana crab, Florida conch and Montauk skate wing, so it is clear that the kitchen works hard to procure the very best product from all around the world. Presentations are usually simple and revolve around hot frying pans, buttery sauce and crusty bread. House specialties include lobster pot pie, an oyster Po' Boy and everyone's favorite, the lobster roll (which, the menu notes, is in 'limited supply'). Wine and draft beer are available too.
As is perceived by the name, Flex Mussels, this is a restaurant that focuses on serving seafood, especially mussels, in every possible manner. What is more thrilling is the fact that this is available at reasonable prices. White wine, cilantro, lime, parsley and cream are just some condiments that go into making the delicious mussel recipes. Wine and beer are served along side. Other seafood include oysters, calamari and lobsters. Apart from their spectacular raw bar, Flex is also famous for its desserts, especially the house special varieties of donuts.
This takeout shop, located next door to Tea & Sympathy and sharing the same owners, features some of the best fish-and-chips in town. In addition to cod, the store also offers haddock and sole. A Salt & Battery also specializes in 'good old' British fast food, including mushy peas and deep-fried Mars bars. So if you are craving a real working class UK experience in Manhattan, this is definitely the place to come to. Beer is also available to go with the meal.
Located in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan, this classy seafood restaurant is the labor of love for Executive Chef Hung Huynh. Winner of Top Chef Season 3, who churns out some magnificent dishes. Crispy Shrimp flavored with spicy mayo sauce is one of the delicacies served here. Complement the savory dish with a slice of Hit Me Chocolate Cake. Stuffed with roasted white chocolate ice cream and brownies, it’s one of the most hearty desserts served here. A chic and classy ambiance combined with minimal decor, makes this restaurant all the more inviting. The open kitchen allows patrons to see the chef live, and the service is impeccable. If you are looking for delicious seafood, there are few places better then Catch.
A trendy and lively spot usually bustling with avid foodies lining up to steal a taste of scrumptious lobsters whipped up in plenty, The Red Hook Lobster Pound does not disappoint when it comes to serving the crowd favorite dish! The lobsters presented to guests are all fresh and garnished with delectable toppings, and you can sit back and unwind with friends and family as you dig into your meal with gusto. The establishment has been earning rave reviews for its succulent food, with the seasonal menu decked with delights like chowder, crab dip, fish and chips, salads, and crab cakes, along with numerous variations of lobster dishes which will leave you spoiled for choice! Indulge in lime pies, banana mousse pudding and funnel cakes for dessert.
Grand Central Terminal is one of New York's crown jewels, and the Oyster Bar, located in the basement, is certainly one of the high points of Grand Central. Cavernous and loud, this is where New Yorkers come to feast on fresh oysters, clams, lobster and other seafood, as well as indulge in some wine or beer. The restaurant also serves other fish dishes and has a great dessert selection.