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The Sea Grill

19 W 49th St (Rockefeller Center), (Fifth & Sixth Aves.), New York City, NY 10020 (Manhattan)
212-332-7610
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Ranked #2,245 of 11,374 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: 5th & 6th Aves
Transit: B,D,M,F trains at 47-50 Streets Rockefeller Center
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New York City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Even for April and some laggards on the Rcokefeller Center ice rink, The Sea Grill delivers on its promise of a room with a view and some succulent food to match that. A surprising tight menu--especially for the more opulent menus of most mid-town NYC restaurants--doesn't take away from fresh, light even if a bit pricey seafood. I had the... More

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Quintessential NYC restaurant. Had a nice prize fixe menu but surprised it didn't include dessert. Ordered shrimp salad. Nice presentation and sizable portion. Wasn't sure avocado was there until found it at bottom of plate emulsified with the dressing. Wonderful view of ice rink so enjoyable view and seafood menu is extensive.

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Ronkonkoma, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Celebrated my birthday here with my husband, and had some concerns that the location might trump the food. Not the case! The dinner was excellent - the Sea Grill roll, calamari, trout and striped bass were outstanding! Combine the food with the view of the ice rink at Rockefeller Plaza and it was a special time.

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New York City, New York
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145 reviews 145 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Location is great, on ice skating rink In Rockefeller Center. Food is good but seriously over priced

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Greenwich CT
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96 reviews 96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Restaurant week and a great opportunity for us to return. Everything was wonderful. Had the beet salad, monkfish and panna cota. Probably everything was made more special with the table by the window of the ice rink. One exciting event, a proposal on ice with just the couple and a set of parents on ice. True, magical NYC experience. Highly... More

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Olathe, Kansas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

My 23-year-old daughter recently moved to NY, so when we decided to visit for Christmas she made several restaurant reservations. She chose the Sea Grill for our first evening, and what an experience it was! To say Rockefeller Center is magical at Christmas would be an understatement. The awe-inspiring tree and bustling crowd surrounding the skating rink literally announces the... More

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Cornwall
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

This was our second trip to New York and we decided we simply had to repeat the trip to the top of the Rockefeller Centre at night, a marvellous experience. We also decided to push the boat out and have a really nice meal, more expensive than usual, and were certainly not disappointed in the setting, the service or most... More

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New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

A few years back before I retired, the Sea Grill was my go to restaurant to entertain clients. Consistently good service and excellent food, with the plus of great people watching. Last week for a Mother and Daughter lunch we went to the Sea Grill. Reservations placed a week ahead and asked for a window table. Arrived and were shown... More

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Harrison, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Good seafood, large restaurant in the basement of Rockefeller Center. Can be crowded and noisy, but a very good place. A bit pricey though.

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Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

First the good - the food was good and there was a fireplace which made a lovely setting for Christmas dinner. Cons - simply put the service was atrocious!! We had to do some pretty hard work to even get a menu when we arrived (note tables around us were having a hard time getting any service as well). There... More

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