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“Go for the oysters”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of AQUAGRILL

AQUAGRILL
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Ranked #70 of 13,548 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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.
sydney australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Go for the oysters”
Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Perhaps the widest selection of oysters - West Coast and East - in New York. All very well looked after and presented.
On a recent visit on a Tuesday night we found the place crowded and noisy. I don't resent other people having a good time, but that scene is not for me.
The other dishes we tried were OK, but no more.
Next visit we will sit at the bar for oysters and a glass of wine. Heaven.

Visited March 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“I dont' know….”
Reviewed March 29, 2014

…..if I would come back here again. TA rating system is either average or very good. This is somewhere in-between, and maybe closer to average. If you were just having oysters for sure, other seafood selections were as I have described. The restaurant is crowded in, and your bubble will be small.

Visited March 2014
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Exceptional Seafood but Atmosphere Could Be Better”
Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We decided to go to come here for dinner and were seated quickly in the covered outdoor area alongside the sidewalk. It provides a great view of the people walking by and is as close as being outside as you can get. We ordered two dozen oysters of various kinds to start and they did not disappoint. All the seafood we ate was very fresh and delicious. The waiter seemed to be seasoned and provided good recommendations. My only reservation is the atmosphere. It's a bit musky and had an ammonia (or mildew) smell especially inside. It may be time for a bit of TLC on the interior. Otherwise a solid choice.

Visited March 2014
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“Good food, but not a relaxing meal”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

We made a reservation on the same day. 6:45 was the best fit for a Sunday evening reservation for 8. We arrived on time and the place was full and noisy. Our table was out on the covered terrace. Tables are a little close together.
The food was good, although perhaps a little disappointing given the ranking that this has in Manhattan. There were many specials, and there was certainly diversity. Service was good and reasonably prompt. Two chowders, two specials, a water, a coffee, a grappa and a bottle of Badol Rose brought a bill of $175 for two. By Manhattan standards not bad.
The tables are close together though and the combination of small children running around the table as their parents let them roam combined with a very loud and profane Commercial Real Estate guy (you know the sort, talking loudly to his female companions about how much money he makes) make it less than a romantic and relaxing evening.
Perhaps this needs a revisit on a non-weekend evening. It all felt a little hectic, crowded and lacking that personal touch. And with luck that Commercial Real Estate guy will be somewhere else writing his dinner off as a business expense.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Wonderful food and service!”
Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

Aquagrill is amazing! The waitress was very helpful and attentive. The "warm shrimp cocktail" was delicious, and the roasted Chilean Sea Bass was even better. Loved it, and we plan on returning!

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