Ahoy matey! Dive in to any of Luxury Attaché’s Top 5 Seafood Restaurants in NYC for a seaside vacation-worthy experience.
Chef Michael White masterfully prepares Italian-inspired seafood at this notable Central Park South address resplendent with imperial flare and soaring ceilings. Hand-dipped silver seashells line the walls, emulating the distant oceans from which Marea’s fish are flown-in daily. Each beautiful cut is brought tableside on a glass-covered trolley for inspection, an extra touch to elevate the already-spectacular seafood experience.
2 Pearl Oyster Bar
Real-deal New England comes to the West Village at Pearl Oyster Bar, where the pristine freshness is so unbelievable, we’d swear there’s a hidden dock in the back. Executive Chef Rebecca Charles emulates her childhood summers in Maine at this elegant yet intimate locale complete with lobster rolls, clams and oysters galore. Pearl Oyster Bar shows no sign of slowing down as temperatures climb.
Executive Chef Hung Huynh insists you keep your bib on from appetizer to dessert in his multilevel Meatpacking venue that is one part restaurant one part club and all parts dynamite. Begin with a killer cocktail downstairs before making your way upstairs to test a variety of top-notch sushi rolls, like the Zulu Roll with coconut shrimp and curry aioli or not-your-average pasta dishes. Bring your dancing shoes for an after dinner boogie.
4 The John Dory Oyster Bar
Sample the fine-tuned, uber fresh oyster selection and delve into specialties like anchovy toast or kedgeree, garnished with lime and crispy red onions, at this beloved Midtown oyster bar. With prime real estate off of the Ace Hotel lobby, The John Dory Oyster Bar is the perfect place to snack, sip and people-watch where the decor is as bright as the flavors are fresh. The perfect meal, you ask? We suggest the scallop crudo, oyster pan roast and eccles cake.
Crowds are as ample as the tides are mighty, at this Soho seafood restaurant staple with a raw bar that stands out from the rest. It is a gorgeous feast for the eyes (as well as the belly) and packs a punch, featuring tuna, lobster, octopus, oysters, crab, and everything in between. Fresh off the boat, each catch and clam tastes more succulent and juicy than the last. Carnivores beware, Aquagrill is a seafood perennial, ideal for dates, after-work bites or that perfect celebratory meal.