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“Busy but tasty” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Aquagrill

Aquagrill
210 Spring Street, New York City, NY 10012 (Manhattan)
212-274-0505
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Ranked #53 of 11,765 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
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Busy but tasty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We were able to secure an early evening reservation and the place was already packed. Our server had several tables get seated at once so our service throughout the evening was somewhat inattentive and slow. The tables are very close together and it is very noisy. The wine and beer lists are just ok. The food, however, was great. The highlights were the salmon tartare, oysters, and the tuna. It would be fun to return and sit at the oyster bar. If we were to return to the dining room, would request one of the corner tables in the back to the left, and bring our own wine if they offer a corkage fee.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Fresh Fish in NYC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

We went here on a busy Friday night. This is a small restaurant so it can get a little noisy. I choose this restaurant based on reviews, price point and it is a 2 star Michelin restaurant.

Our server Tedd was excellent- attentive and personable. He is Very knowledgeable about the menu and provided great recommendations for their daily oyster menu (they had like 15-20 options at $2-$3/each).

The sea bass ($29)was the highlight of our meal, which was cooked perfectly and had a flaky buttery texture. Our bill for an appetizer, 6 oysters, 2 entrees, dessert, 3 cocktails and a bottle of wine was $180. You could easily have a nice meal here for under $100. Excellent value for the quality food here. Nice extras too like an amuse bouche, 3 types of bread and a selection of little pastries.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Superb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Visited Aquagrill for lunch as it was near our hotel and we found it to be a lovely place with a great ambience. It was very busy but the service was friendly and efficient. The waiter was very enthusiastic about the food and made recommendations which we appreciated. The food was absolutely superb – my partner had the sea bass and said it was the best fish he had ever tasted and my salmon was excellent too. We also tried the desserts and were equally impressed. We really did have a fantastic lunch here and highly recommend it and if in NYC again we would return without hesitation.

  • Visited June 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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“Good fish!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

I was recommended to come hear by a New York friend who reckons it has the best fish in New York. This is a brasserie type restaurant of the kind you might find in France. I liked it and while I've eaten equally well in other cities, the fish was fresh and cooked exactly as I asked. Service was New York style, but we didn't feel rushed and overall it was a good experience.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Dinner+lunch=Great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We've had dinner last year in Aquagrill and we comming back to New York this year and wow.... food still same amazing!!! Would deffenetly recommend and will comming back!!!!

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