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AQUAGRILL features NYCs best raw bar and delicious fish and seafood preparations using only the freshest and finest ingredients. Exotic and creative daily specials, 25 different types of oysters featured daily at the NYC's Best Raw Bar, Wine Spectator’s Grand Award Wine List and Zagat’s Number One Brunch (2017) served Saturday’s and Sundays. Please check our daily specials posted on our website for today's special selections and Aquagrill's full list of oysters available today.
$25 - $100
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Seafood, Healthy, Eastern European, Armenian, Dining bars
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

Great ambiance, service menu selection and the fresh succulent oysters are the best ate 1 dozen! Had the salmon with a delicious sauce almost like a bisque excellent. Will return and would recommend!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 4, 2020

Great food, service, location and ambiance. Raw bar and drinks were excellent! Staff was extremely attentive. I will definitely be dining with them again!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 21, 2020

We ate here on a Saturday evening before going to a show. We were seated quickly. I had a "full size" Manhattan which was about 6oz of liquor. Very well done. I did the Mediterranean Sea Bass which was outstanding, perfectly prepared. My wife had...fish also which was perfect. If you like shellfish and raw bar items, this is an excellent place with a lot of offerings, however, the fresh fish options are wide and can be prepared a number of different ways. We found the wait staff excellent and attentive. Value was appropriate for NYC and a fine dining experience.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

My husband and I love Aquagrill! He always tries one of the specials and I have to have the yellowfin tuna. The tuna is sushi grade so I order it black and blue. It comes with delicious vegetables and crispy thick rice cakes that are...amazing. The dish has a peanut sauce that I look forward to because it’s excellent. Before dinner the wait staff brings you a small appetizer on the house. The bread is constantly fresh and delicious. They serve 3 kinds every time. The drinks and wine are delicious! It’s such a great place for dinner but be sure you have a reservation.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 12, 2020

After a busy day of shopping and Rocketting in NYC, I wanted to take the wife and daughter for a good meal. TA said Aquagrill so off we went (thanks Lyft). We had no reservation but the maitre'd gladly found us a table. The service...was terrific - as was the bread. The fish and their accompanying sauces were as good as we have ever had. High praise given we have GW Fins here in New Orleans. This is a can't miss dinner. Enjoy.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed January 12, 2020

crowded, noicy, smelly, and undercooked fish. Mushroomsauce does appearantly not go with cod. And the price for this experience? Overpriced and overrated.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 4, 2020 via mobile

My daughter's and their husbands took me there during my Xmas visit all I can say is wow. I have not had oysters in a very long time, I live in Florida. They started by ordering platters of oysters which we all devored ,I ordered...cod in a mushroom reduction which was delicious radelberger beer on tap. It was expensive but they are well off and treating their old dad. When in NYC go it's the best.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 26, 2019

Found a long hair in the shrimp mushroom soup. (See picture) Very disgusting. Worst part was they didn't even offer to make it right or comp it!! Saw it on my check later and had to fight to have it removed. Sad.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 26, 2019 via mobile

Always our first stop when we get in to town. Love the huge variety of oysters...east coast and west coast, and the ability to build a plate based on the recommendations of the very knowledgeable and tenured staff. Ate on the ‘patio’ in December, which...was a little quieter than the main part of the restaurant. Plastic windows and space heaters made the area cozy. Outstanding black cod with a truffle sauce and mushroom risotto for our main. Excellent meal; highly recommend. Reservations helpful to assure you can get in.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 22, 2019 via mobile

Hidden gem. Great seafood and definitely a local restaurant. Their scones and muffins are amazing and you cannot stop eating them. Service was also great.

Date of visit: December 2019
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  • Yes, AQUAGRILL offers takeout services.

  • Yes, AQUAGRILL offers delivery services.

  • AQUAGRILL is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4