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The 5 Best Seafood Restaurants In New York City

October 18, 2011 1:20 PM

(file photo credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

(file photo credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Who says you need to travel up the coast or to a tropical destination for great seafood?  Zagat recently released their survey results for the best food and restaurants that New York has to offer—whether you’re looking for fine dining or a food truck! Check out which venues Zagat is serving for the top five picks in New York seafood.
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Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin (credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for City Harvest)

Le Bernardin

155 W. 51st St.
New York, NY

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Le Bernardin is no stranger to high ratings; in addition to being one of this year’s Zagat’s picks, the swanky Midtown venue has also been awarded three Michelin stars, four stars from The New York Times and was once voted one of the best restaurants in the world. The restaurant is led by chef Eric Ripert and offers a variety of seafood options such as as lobster, calamari and escolar—with an option of a prix-fixe menu. Although it was picked as a top seafood restaurant, Le Bernardin is also known for their Kobe beef and dessert menus.

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240 Central Park South
New York, NY

Marea means “tide” in Italian, so it’s no surprise that the chefs at Marea manage bring together delicious, fresh seafood and authentic Italian cuisine to create a one-of-a-kind menu, meal and experience.

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Estiatorio Milos

125 W. 55th St.
New York, NY

Milos’ original Estiatorio, which is Greek for restaurant, was originally in Athens, so if you’re looking for authentic, Greek seafood—look no further than Milos! To make the experience feel even more real, you can even go to the “fish market” and pick out your own fresh fish. The best of this Mediterranean menu can be enjoyed either a la carte or with a prix-fixe menu.

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210 Spring St.
New York, NY

Aquagrill Oyster Bar has already made a splash with Zagat—last year they were named New York City’s best raw bar. To maintain the title, Aquagrill boasts serving the most extensive raw oyster selection in New York City. Even if you’re not craving oysters tonight, Aquagrill has a full menu of the finest seafood and an equally impressive wine list.

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Pearl Oyster Bar

18 Cornelia St. #2
New York, NY

When Pearl first opened in the late 90s, lobster rolls had not yet made their way down to the eastern coast to Manhattan. The owners were inspired to bring lobster rolls and other New England favorites to New York, and have since perfected their classic seafood menu. If you’re craving seafood but looking for a more casual, wallet-friendly option, look no further than Pearl Oyster Bar.

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