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“GREAT FOOD BUT BOY IS IT NOISY”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of AQUAGRILL

AQUAGRILL
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Ranked #69 of 13,559 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: SoHo
Description: AQUAGRILL features inspired 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 (Zagat 2017) and an Award Winning Wine List (Wine Spectator 2016) and Number One Brunch (Zagat 2016) served on the Saturday and Sunday. Please check our daily specials posted on our website for today's special selections and Aquagrill's full list of oysters available today.
Palm Springs, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“GREAT FOOD BUT BOY IS IT NOISY”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

We were visiting a friend in NYC and my partner (Husband) took me here for my birthday. We made a reservation, and preferred to stay inside. We live in Palm Springs, and for us it was a bit chilly. The service was great, the food very good, but it was so noisy and crowded that it took a lot of the enjoyment out of the dinner. We would recommend it, however, based on the quality of food and the service.

  • Visited October 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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“Seafood Heaven!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

Aquagrill has everything I look for in a dining experience. Fresh, delicious food, great ambience and a first rate waitstaff. We were seated in the enclosed patio which was preferable because it's much quieter than their main dining room. Our waitress was a lovely, knowledgable woman who was attentive without being intrusive. I had The freshest Little Neck clams to start and the roasted Chilian Seabass as my main. My husband had a divine crab cake to start and grilled salmon as his main. We ordered the Finnish Hash potatoes and sautéed spinach sides. One of the things I liked is that one can order their fish simply grilled or roasted or prepared in a more complex chef's creation. I love having that choice. I thought their prices were fair for what they delivered and will go back to Aquagrill whenever I'm in NY. Reservations a must as they are always busy. A nice touch was our conversation with their female Brazilian Manager who came by to make sure all was well. A lovely and charming woman who was also knowledgeable about the wines. Terrific value for the money and really excellent food.

Visited October 2013
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Austin, Texas
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“I found my thrill at Aqualgrill”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

Recommended by friends, we sought out this bustling seafood spot in Soho. We were in love as we stood on the sidewalk. From the greeting to the tip, everything exceeded expectations: drinks, food, service, ambience. Before you order something as mundane as a martini or merlot, try a "jalapeno quencher" invented by one of the bartenders. Pomegranate and lime juice, Pom liquer and vodka. Wow, wow wow! We'll go back for that cocktail alone! But the food shone, as well. The mustardy sauce with the crab claws set the tone for the rest of our meal that included Dungeness crab cakes, grilled tuna and bronzino and crispy jasmine rice cakes that were so good, we ordered an additional serving.

  • Visited October 2013
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Rochester, Minnesota
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“Terrific meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

This is a terrific seafood restaurant. Although they are known for their oysters, none in our party had any that night. From the looks of the other tables however; it's a must try. Very busy, tables are very crowded but they really make up for it in quality of the food. We all had a great meal, portions were substantial and we left feeling like we had a great meal.

  • Visited October 2013
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ny
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“Does not disappoint!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

We have been here several times and have been happy each time. It is busy and a bit noisy but worth it. The food is great and the service is very good. Definitely need a reservation.

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