Best Seafood in New York

There are plenty of fish in the sea, which has naturally translated to a rich and bountiful seafood industry in New York City. They might be caught locally or flown in from the far end of the earth, but as long as you stick with these NYC.com expert picks, you're sure to be in for fresh, delicious aquatic fare.

508
(212) 219-2444
508 Greenwich St.
New York, NY 10013
Formerly Giorgione 508, Anderson Sant'ana DeLima & Jennifer Hill prepare authentic Mediterranean cuisine in this intimate setting.

A Salt & Battery

(212) 691-2713
112 Greenwich Ave
New York, NY 10011+7704
Standing tall alongside Greenwich Avenue's Tea & Sympathy empire, this chippie has a fine selection of fried fishes and other choices.

Aqua Grill

(212) 274-0505
210 Spring St
New York, NY 10012+3601
At the western edge of SoHo, Aquagrill has delighted the moneyed crowd with its delicious seafood, wonderful raw bar and sumptuous lounge since 1996. Aquagrill is open, airy and cheerful in the daytime, changing to a more chic, sophisticated room in the evenings. A popular outdoor terrace seats thirty and is surrounded by bamboo and sea grass. The cocktail lounge and active bar scene are centered around the country's most diverse oyster raw bar.

Rhong-Tiam

154 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002+2221
Once Bia Garden, then Chinito, then Andy 'n' Bao, now the latest outpost of Andy Yang's well-known and oft-relocating Rhong-Tiam.

BLT Fish

(212) 691-8888 Make Reservation
21 West 17th Street
New York, NY 10011
At BLT Fish, Chef Tourondel's passion for fish and shellfish comes to life as he maintains his commitment to an American dining sensibility with a strong French culinary base—although Tourondel has since amicably left the company.

Luke's Lobster
(212) 387-8487
93 E 7th St
New York, NY 10009+5730
Always trust the seafood of a man who owns his own processing company, as owner Luke Holden does. Emboldened by that fact and the connections it necessarily requires, Holden claims to have the ability to bring the freshest lobster possible to new York City, including diabolical lobster rolls that range in price from $6-14.

Estiatorio Milos
(212) 245-7400 Make Reservation
125 W 55th St
New York, NY 10019+5369
Fine cuisine served in stylish Greek tradition.

Fishtail by David Burke
(212) 754-1300 Make Reservation
135 E 62nd Street
New York, NY 10065
David Burke's innovative new seafood restaurant on the Upper West Side mixes all of the talents of the world-renowned chef with a specially brine-worthy menu.