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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.
In 1986, sibling owners Maguy and Gilbert Le Coze opened Le Bernardin in New York after finding phenomenal success with their flagship restaurant in Paris, established in 1972. The duo won numerous accolades at the helm of this culinary destination, and it has continued to thrive under Chef Éric Ripert, named executive chef in 1994. Seafood has been the inspiration behind the menu at Le Bernardin since its conception. The tasting menu takes diners through courses filled with delicacies like Osetra caviar, Dungeness crab, Lobster Tail, and Black Bass. Patrons can also enjoy delectable small plates and handcrafted cocktails from the lounge if they wish to do so.
Exceptional service and exquisite cuisine are the hallmarks of the Sea Fire Grill. With a raw bar offering chilled lobster, clams, oysters and shrimp, alongside a menu rife with seafood delicacies like basted Atlantic halibut, yellowfin tuna tartare and Alaskan king crab legs, this restaurant is truly a haven for seafood lovers. Chef Ted Pryor sources his crustaceans and other seafood from the remotest locations, such as Nova Scotia and Hawaii, so freshness is not compromised upon. Refined yet approachable, every dish is a masterpiece in and of itself. The dining area is sleek, modern and elegant, with intimate lighting, wooden wine shelves and a lovely fireplace that infuses the air with warmth and comfort.
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.
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.
Serving Italian seafood creations to delighted patrons, Marea has already earned two coveted Michelin stars for their polished menu of authentic Italian coastal offerings. The chic interior is perfect for business or romance, and private dining rooms can be readily arranged. Chef Michael White's deft Mediterranean touch pairs globally sourced ingredients like sea urchin, lobster, oysters, marlin, scallops and octopus with rich sauces, fragrant herbs and bright, citrus flavors. Studying the menu alone will whet your appetite. If not, a glass of wine from their thoughtfully selected wine list will surely do the trick.
The Mermaid Inn is aptly named, for it leads one into the world of oysters, fishes and shells that come alive with a burst of flavor. Offering a vast variety of fishes, The Mermaid Inn is an expert in cooking the tender meat in such a way that it leaves an impression on the diner. Starting with clams and oysters, one can proceed to trout, catfish and skate. Every Sunday one can partake of some lobsters. A haven for the fish fanatic, The Mermaid Inn is a must visit to experience the various varieties of seafood.
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.
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.
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.
Opened in February of 2000, Avra Estiatorio is an entry into a grand Ionian home. From the limestone floors to the stonewashed walls and the massive French doors, one is overwhelmed by its luxurious yet homely decor. Come by to get an exquisite taste of the raw bar featuring littleneck clams, Malpeque oysters and so on. Be sure to taste the house specialties, as you wouldn't want to miss out on something special. A two-course Pre-Theater Menu is also on offer. This restaurant also gives you the liberty to create your own party menus, making it an ideal place for intimate celebrations.
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.