New York is a city famed for its rich gastronomical delights, so it’s no surprise that it’s an absolute cornucopia of amazing seafood eateries. We look at the best seafood in NYC.
A name synonymous with fine fare, Le Bernadin is an inarguable icon. Born in Paris and hitting NYC in the mid-1980s, the restaurant has maintained a four-star rating from the New York Times since its establishment, as well as adopting no less than three Michelin stars in 2005. Dishes such as the merluza and lobster are impeccable, and the exquisite Le Bernadin Tasting is a decadent must.
This elegant eatery is renowned for its seafood fare – and not just in NYC. The Sea Fire Grill offers the best in contemporary American seafood and artistic plating. In addition to the dining rooms with roaring fireplaces and deep, walnut wine racks, this venue also features a sleek and chic bar offering a selection of premium cocktails, wine, sake, and beer. Menu favourites include East and West Coast Oysters, Chilled Lobster, Alaskan King Crab Legs, and the delectable Seafood Sampler.
Featuring dishes prepared using both modern and traditional Greek methods, Estiatorio Milos offers some of the best seafood in NYC, not to mention Miami, London, Athens, and Montreal. The venue itself is also impressive – think: a crisp palette of neutrals, rich wood finishes and splashes of eclecticism via lighting fixtures and sculptural art.
Flagship of the prestigious Livanos Restaurant Group and situated at the apex of the city’s buzz, Oceana adopts a pure and casual ethos when it comes to food. Chefs combine innovative food compositions and bold flavours, making this venue a must for those who enjoy their seafood. The juxtaposition of the classic, Americana-luxe dining room and the relaxed bar-cafe provides the best of both worlds.
A star of the Manhattan food scene, AQUAGRILL has been a seafood favourite for nearly twenty years. The award-winning, marble-topped raw bar serving a bevy of oysters is a key favourite amongst patrons, as is the Bouillabaisse and the European Osetra Caviar. The relaxed chic surrounds make a visit to AQUAGRILL an essential when exploring NYC.
Combining fresh ingredients with refined Italian gastronomical techniques, it’s no surprise that Marea has a mass of top-rate reviews under its belt, as well as two Michelin stars. The restaurant’s menu offers a delectable selection of oysters, crudo, and seafood-based pastas, as well as an extensive wine list featuring 750 selections of mostly European whites. The classically elegant surrounds and opulent touches make Marea an NYC imperative.