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Urgent NYC Seafood Help Needed

ejs1492 Sep 27, 2008 09:32 AM

Can someone recommend a restaurant with great seafood in Manhattan for dinner tonight? Would prefer something upscale, burt where wife and I would feel comfortable wearing jeans (nice, of course)

Any part of Manhattan is fine with us.....price isn't an issue

Tried to get into Balthazar but they were booked,....

Thanks much.
EJS.

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    Nikitenka Sep 29, 2008 10:43 AM

    Ocean grill has always been a favorite. Very nice seafood at reasonable prices, great service, nice atmosphere.
    We were really disappointed with Oceana - very expensive and no where near worth it.
    Also Blue Water Grill in union square. It's owned by the same group as Ocean's Grill and in my opinion isn't as good but the location's better and it's an oK alternative.

    1. ejs1492 Sep 28, 2008 12:32 PM

      We ended up at Ocean Grill on the UWS and really enjoyed it. I had the blackened merluza ($28) and we shared the Seafood Castle. ($75) We're in town from Scottsdale, AZ, and thought that this was a trememdous value. We would have paid close to double that for a comparable meal in Scottsdale.

      Thanks for the recommendation.

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        ShinjukuAce Sep 28, 2008 09:46 AM

        Ocean Grill on the UWS.

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          speech23x Sep 27, 2008 01:18 PM

          Avra Estatiatoro Its greek and amazing...48th between 3 and lex

          1. misnatalie Sep 27, 2008 12:47 PM

            According to open table Oceana has reservations. . Also Fresh in tribeca.

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              KTinNYC Sep 27, 2008 10:51 AM

              Tides if you can get in. Not many seats but it is really great.

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                LAMP Sep 27, 2008 10:13 AM

                Aquagrill is great if you can get reservations.

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                  vin71 Sep 27, 2008 09:34 AM

                  Ocean on the UWS (79th?? & Columbus) has the phenomenal seafood and great raw bar.

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