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Aquagrill Lunch Review

DoctortedNYC Jul 10, 2007 04:12 PM

Aquagrill seems to pack them in morning, noon and night. The casual neighborhood feel, solid food, good service and easy on the wallet prices explain why.
Nothing overly ambitious, just fresh seafood simply prepared make for a fun and satisfying dining experience

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  1. 280 Ninth RE: DoctortedNYC Jul 15, 2007 07:44 PM

    Yup, my experience, too....and good, efficient, friendly service. A nice, under-the-radar kind of place.

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      slep RE: 280 Ninth Jul 23, 2007 11:17 AM

      I had an outstanding dinner at Aquagrill a few days ago. Incredible Toro Tartare, bonito sashimi, a selection of incredibly fresh and delicious oysters, Loup de Mer and White Salmon. Everything wowed the table. It's probably the best seafood-focused restaurant I've ever been to.

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        DoctortedNYC RE: slep Jul 25, 2007 03:19 PM


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      haleyjen RE: DoctortedNYC Jul 26, 2007 07:20 AM

      It's probably my dad' favorite (tie between that, Gotham, and San Domenico). I love the tuna with jasmine ricecakes, and they have an amazing swordfish special at times.

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        rebeccadahling RE: DoctortedNYC Jul 26, 2007 10:29 AM

        their seafood tower is out of this world!!!! I second the taro tar tar as well.

        And such wonderful service!

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          OliThor RE: DoctortedNYC Aug 11, 2007 06:18 PM

          My dinner report:

          Pros: Very fresh fish and well conceived main courses. Tried the truffle crusted cod and Bouillabaisse. Reasonable prices.

          Cons: Wine list pricing a bit on the higher side. Sorbet dessert was a complete failure.

          Overall strongly recommended, but stick to the seafood !

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            joc1234 RE: OliThor Aug 31, 2007 01:23 PM

            I'm a big fan of Aquagrill, so this may have a little bias, but the wine prices are extremely reasonable. Jennifer Marshall will not compromise on quality, so there are higher priced bottles on the list than may be found on another list of comparable size, but the markup is well under the usual 200 to 250 percent (or higher) found at other restaurants.

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              rebeccadahling RE: joc1234 Nov 3, 2007 09:03 AM

              also, you can find lovely affordable wine on the list. (we got a 30 dollar bottle of white that was outstanding the last time we were there)

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