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best seafood in south street seaport or other NYC area....??

tonick Jun 18, 2011 02:07 PM

Hey everyone! For fathers day we want to take my dad to NYC to eat some good seafood.. I've been to South Street Seaport before and noticed how beautiful it is there. I want to know what is the best seafood place there for us to eat that also offers non-seafood dishes (mom and I are allergic). I would prefer to go there because of the nice atmosphere, but if there are really amazing seafood restaurants somewhere else in NYC, do tell.

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  1. sgordon Jun 18, 2011 02:40 PM

    The restaurants at the SSS are by and large pretty crappy. Red Lobsters by another name, for the most part.

    Otherwise, how much did you want to spend? Excluding drinks, so food budget only - total, with tax & tip, per person? There's quite a variety here. "Good seafood" could be anything from lobster rolls to Le Bernardin.

    Le Bernardin
    155 W. 51st St., New York, NY 10019

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      tonick Jun 18, 2011 02:44 PM

      I don't really care how much it costs.. it's his special day and he's been wanting to eat really good seafood for a while.. he is not picky.. just really good lol

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        diprey11 Jun 18, 2011 03:18 PM

        In my opinion, the closest decent seafood restaurant is Cantoon Garden @22 Elizabeth. The place is unbelievably cheap for its quality (if you happen to like the Cantonese food) but it's often crowded with locals and there is absolutely no ambiance to speak of. But the quality of seafood is there (of course, not the same league as LB.)

        South China Garden
        22 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013

        1. re: tonick
          kathryn Jun 18, 2011 05:50 PM

          What's his favorite dish? Raw or cooked? Fancy or more "seafood shack"? Does it mean he wants crab legs? Crab cakes? Lobster roll? Scallops? Fish? Oysters? Shrimp? Mussels? Clams?

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        hungry_lola Jun 18, 2011 06:36 PM

        How about Aquagrill on the corner of Spring/6th Ave? I know the seaport area very well and would recommend Bridge Cafe for a special occasion if you would like to stay in the area. It has lots of history.

        210 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

        Bridge Cafe
        279 Water St, New York, NY 10038

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          financialdistrictresident Jun 20, 2011 05:11 AM

          Bridge Cafe had a limited wine list the last time I went. All American wines. If wine is his thing it might not work It does have a lot of history and the atmosphere reflects that . . . American cuisine, not sure how much seafood. Upscale Mark Joseph (steakhouse) has some seafood choices if you have to stay in the Seaport area.

          So where did you end up? How was it?

          MarkJoseph Steakhouse
          261 Water St, New York, NY 10038

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