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Best Seafood in NYC

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Best Seafood in NYC

Hi All,

I am counting down my days to my trip to NYC!

I am a great lover of seafood and I was wondering if you guys could guide me to some good seafood restaurants or cafes. I would ideally want some place near the water where fresh seafood is prepared for lunch or dinner !

Looking forward to your replies !

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1. Re: Best Seafood in NYC

Le Bernardine if you want one of the top, if not the top rated seafood restaurant which has a "few" Michelin stars. Not by the water, though. Very few of those. Esca in Hell's Kitchen. Marea in midtown. Quick lunches: any place that serves Lobster Rolls which could range from the Lobster Man in Chelsea Market, to Luke's Lobster, to Mary's Fish Camp or Pear's (in the Village).

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2. Re: Best Seafood in NYC

Good seafood is not always found near the water. One of the best seafood places - recommended by no less than 3 celebrity chefs - in San Francisco is the Swan Oyster Depot. People line up for blocks to have lunch there & it is nowhere near water. I've been there & the seafood is immaculately fresh & heavenly delicious.

Having stated that - I'd second Le Bernardine but it is a multi star restaurant & therefore not cheap!

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3. Re: Best Seafood in NYC

Thank you for the replies! Really appreciate it.

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4. Re: Best Seafood in NYC

And also,The Oyster Bar,at the Grand Central Terminal,provides exquisite seafood in an

interesting enviroment,as it is I believe,a NYC institution.

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5. Re: Best Seafood in NYC

Everybody us loves Le Bernardin but us. Mary's Fish Crowd, no reservations, terrific, terrific seafood. Expensive but worth it Aquagrill. Luke's is fun but the ones I have been to are small with no seats. And for something totally different Fuleen Chinese seafood restaurant.

yelp.com/biz/fuleen-seafood-restaurant-new-y…

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6. Re: Best Seafood in NYC

Thanks guys. I will be staying near Grand Central so would definitely check out the Oyster Bar!

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7. Re: Best Seafood in NYC

The Oyster Bar is good for oysters and clam chowder (soup) but it's not the best for fish in general.

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8. Re: Best Seafood in NYC

Ah okay! I am not a big oyster fan! More if a prawns and calamari and lobster and grilled fish person! :)

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9. Re: Best Seafood in NYC

Mary's Fish Camp is amazing - wow. Excellent place.

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10. Re: Best Seafood in NYC

Thank you MoreFFmiles. I have added that to my trip! :D Will definitely be going there!