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What would you say is the best seafood restaurant near Grand Central? Not too fancy.

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  1. What's your budget? Do you want oysters, clams, lobster, crab, etc? Raw or cooked?

      1. How about the Grand Central Oyster Bar? Doesn't get closer than that, and it's far from fancy.

        1. Grand Central Oyster Bar for their raw bar and chowder. The rest of the menu is not remarkable. We recently went for the New Herring Festival which was a nice treat. I don't know how long it goes. Check their web site.
          Otherwise, there is Docks on 3rd Ave which gets good reviews. I have not been there myself.
          For unique,fresh and non fancy check out Wild Edibles also on 3rd Ave.

          1. We like upscale with a comfortable atmosphere. Great food a must. We love seafood but just an interesting restaurant would work.

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            1. re: Alica

              "Not too fancy" and "we like upscale" don't reconcile.

              1. re: Veggo

                That is exactly what I thought!!

                1. re: Veggo

                  Well there's business casual dress so I guess you could have upscale casual restaurants.

                  1. re: Veggo

                    ""Not too fancy" and "we like upscale" don't reconcile."

                    I thought that too, but then I thought of places like Maialino and Gramercy Tavern (not seafood and not near GC, but a good example of what i am getting at) that are upscale in approach but far from fancy.

                    1. re: ttoommyy

                      I can think of a gazillion places these days that are "not too fancy" but "upscale." I can barely think of many that aren't "not too fancy."

                      1. re: c oliver

                        It depends on where you choose to go.

                2. Sakagura. It's not specifically a seafood restaurant, but it has really good seafood. You want an interesting place. Its definitely that.

                  1. LW Oyster just opened on Fifth and 29th I think, which is a bit far from Grand Central but has upscale food (and prices) with a comfortable atmosphere. Everything I had there was quite good, however, the portions were smaller than I'd like with the price.

                    1. Upscale, great food does not have to be formal or fancy. We just like restaurants that have great food but have a comfortable atmosphere. We ended up at Dock's which was just okay but thank you all for your help!

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                      1. re: Alica

                        Just wondering: Why not Wild Edibles?

                        1. re: Motosport

                          I was just about to post this.

                          Didn't partake in the oyster bar, but had a wonderful Branzini and a nice glass of white wine.

                          Certainly not "upscale" but fancy enough where you aren't eating from paper plates and plastic forks.

                        2. re: Alica

                          It's such a shame about "Dock's" -I completely agree that the cuisine there is "just okay" (and even that's almost being too kind) but my goodness -what a space! and such a waste that the food served there doesn't reflect the elegance of the room.

                        3. Kellari Taverna on 44th Street between 5-6 Aves. is a short walk from Grand Central and has excellent seafood.