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“Very, very good. In fact, wonderful.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Aquagrill

Aquagrill
210 Spring Street, New York City, NY 10012 (Manhattan)
212-274-0505
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Ranked #49 of 11,776 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Long Island City, New York
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158 reviews 158 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Very, very good. In fact, wonderful.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Spouse and I had 6:30 reservation for Sunday night. Resto was crowded when we arrived, but we were shown right to our table: a banquette near the back, as we had requested. Food arrived timely, and we never felt rushed, despite resto being fully booked. Tables are close together, and it can seem noisy at times.

The food was wonderful. We split a lobster salad. I had scallops with risotto and snow peas, spouse had monkfish with polenta. We split a dessert of roasted grapefruit with grapefruit sorbet. Everything was well prepared and and presented, and graciously served. To start, we were presented with a flavorful shrimp amuse bouche, and complementary cookies at the end.

While not inexpensive, this meal was less pricey and a better experience than we have had in more expensive seafood restos in mid-town. Good value for money.

Visited February 2013
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Fish, fresh, fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Aquagrill has been on my must visit list for a long time. It did not disappoint. The atmosphere captured the theme of the food with elegant coast decor. The service was welcoming from the beginning to the end of the evening. The food was fresh and well prepared. I was at a table with five other quests and we all enjoyed the creative presentation as well the the delicious combination of favors. We can't wait to return.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mexico City, Mexico
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Innovative indeed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

This is one place you can't miss when you are in the city craving some very good seafood. First and foremost it is a small and secluded place in the middle of Soho, very nicely decorated without any conventional commercial feel. From the moment you walk in, the oyster towers give you a feel of freshness and you immediately want to have as many as you can. The staff is very attentive, our waitress really knew all her stuff by heart and conveys all the wonderful things they sell on the menu. Food is absolutely delicious and all of their creations are completely innovative. Let the waitress choose 12 oysters from different places and I assure you you won't regret it. The lobster and all of their main entrees are absolutely fantastic, well seasoned and leave you wanting a little more. Desserts are to die for, everything is prepared from scratch on the place so it is certainly a great way to close the night. This is a fantastic place to go on a Saturday night and impress your significant other...

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Athens, Greece
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Just Marvellous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Excellent restaurant with great seafood, a very good wine list and some very interesting cocktails. One of the best in New York.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Istanbul, Turkey
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“great seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

one of the best seafoods ever experienced with a great location near SoHo. loved the different varieties of the superb oysters and the lobster sandwich. would also suggest the grilled scallops that were well sized and delicious. cant wait to return in our next trip to NYC.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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