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Alica Jul 9, 2013 10:25 AM

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

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    kathryn Jul 9, 2013 10:26 AM

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

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      MrGrumpy Jul 9, 2013 10:27 AM

      Millesime

      1. linguafood Jul 9, 2013 10:27 AM

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

        1. Motosport Jul 9, 2013 10:36 AM

          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.

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            Alica Jul 9, 2013 03:10 PM

            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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              Veggo Jul 9, 2013 03:13 PM

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

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                Motosport Jul 10, 2013 04:50 AM

                That is exactly what I thought!!

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                  Bkeats Jul 10, 2013 11:52 AM

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

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                    ttoommyy Jul 12, 2013 08:45 AM

                    ""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
                      c oliver Jul 12, 2013 11:41 AM

                      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."

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                        Veggo Jul 12, 2013 11:51 AM

                        It depends on where you choose to go.

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                  Bkeats Jul 10, 2013 06:53 AM

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

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                    jmarya Jul 10, 2013 07:08 AM

                    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.

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                      Alica Jul 11, 2013 05:22 AM

                      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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                        Motosport Jul 11, 2013 07:53 AM

                        Just wondering: Why not Wild Edibles?

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                          ipsedixit Jul 12, 2013 08:14 AM

                          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
                          Phil Ogelos Jul 12, 2013 03:07 PM

                          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.

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                          City Kid Jul 12, 2013 06:31 AM

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

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