The Best NYC Seafood Restaurants

The Northeast is known to have some of the country’s best seafood, and when you combine that with the acclaimed culinary scene of New York City, you’re in for a real treat. The city is home to some exquisite seafood restaurants, serving a wide variety of seafood and representing countless world cuisines. If you need help deciding where to go first, read on to learn about some of our favorites.

Le Bernardin — Midtown

New York’s premier destination for haute French seafood, La Bernardin offers elevated cuisine in a refined space. Led by Chef Eric Ripert, this elegant eatery is the American offspring of the original Le Bernardin, a Parisian icon that holds three michelin stars. If you want the best of the best, this is where you go.

Marea — Midtown

Take a trip to the Italian coast with Chef Michael White as your guide, at Marea. From the exotic varieties of seafood to the classic Italian and Mediterranean flavors, this inviting restaurant is a celebration of seafood.

Ed’s Lobster Bar — SoHo

If you’re looking for something a bit more casual, try Ed’s Lobster Bar. This New England-style fish shack, with food by Chef Ed McFarland, is a SoHo staple. The lobster roll is the most popular menu item, but you’ll also find a tempting array of other lobster and shellfish dishes to savor.

Pearl Oyster Bar — West Village

Another New England-inspired eatery, Pearl Oyster Bar offers delicious eats in a lively West Village setting. The oysters are fantastic, as are the mussels, scallops, clams, and fish dishes. The ever-popular lobster roll doesn’t disappoint, either.

Esca — Midtown

Specializing in Southern Italian seafood, Esca features a constantly changing menu that highlights the freshest catches of the day. Created by Joseph Bastianich and David Pasternack, this authentic eatery epitomizes the notion that quality seafood and traditional techniques should be the stars of the show.

Estiatorio Milos — Midtown

This spectacular Greek restaurant may be pricey — you’ll pay for your fish by the ounce — but there’s no denying the quality. Glorious seafood, excellent prix-fixe options, and refined decor set this place a cut above the rest.

Is your mouth watering yet? Embark on a nautically inspired culinary tour of the city by sampling each of these exquisite seafood restaurants. If you’re not in New York, then book a stay at Sutton Court — our Midtown East location puts you within walking distance of a few of them.

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