New York City is famous for its delicious but expensive restaurants. Unfortunately you don’t always get what you pay for. But with these restaurants you are guaranteed that you will get more than you pay for. So whether you are a tourist, or celebrating something or taking your date for a special night then check out this list.
Atlantic Grill (www.brquestrestaurants.com )
1341 3rd Ave, New York 10021
Between 76th & 77th St
This restaurant serves seafood and sushi, and they serve them at their best. The food could not be any better and the service makes the experience even more worth it. The staff are friendly and always do their best to accommodate you. However the atmosphere can be a little commercial but that is the least of problems.
Trata Estiatorio (www.trata.com )
1331 2nd Ave, New York 10021
Between 70th & 71st St
As you might have guessed from the name, this place is Greek. They serve Greek food and seafood. The prix fixe they offer on Friday nights is unbeatable. The service is very good and the atmosphere is very relaxing and you will not be able to stop realizing how clean this restaurant is.
Aquagrill (www.aquagrill.com )
210 Spring St, New York 10012
At 6th Ave
This restaurant only serves seafood so don’t go there expecting anything else. Reservations are recommended because it can get very busy and you can rest assured that with a reservation you will be seated promptly. The attentive waiters are always there whenever you need them and the seafood is always very fresh.
City Hall (www.cityhallnewyork.com )
131 Duane St, New York 10013
Between W Broadway & Church St
This restaurant probably has the nicest interior deco in all of New York City but that’s not all. Even though the service is not overbearing it is good but you will forget about that as soon as you start indulging yourself in the dishes. The salmon/tuna tartar is simply delicious. The atmosphere will make you feel very upscale and the art by Robert Mango is something you will not see in every restaurant.
F.Illi Ponte Ristorante (www.filliponte.com )
What can be the best combination with good seafood? You will find the answer in this restaurant which has great views and is on a waterfront. You can also eat outside or maybe sit at the raw bar. The staff are very good and you could tell that they are trained to do their job and the portions are hearty.
City Crab & Seafood Co. (www.citycrabnyc.com )
235 Park Ave S, New York 10003
At 19th St
If you are looking for a restaurant that serves great seafood and is also kid friendly, then look no more. Besides being kid friendly, this place is open late, has outdoor dining and a raw bar. Reservations are recommended but if you don’t have one the great staff will do their best to seat you as soon as possible.
Docks (www.docksoysterbar.com )
633 3rd Ave, New York 10017
At 40th St
Whether you want lunch, dinner or brunch this place serves it all. Their prix fixe prices are very good. Reservations are highly recommended since it is close to a theater area and most people go and eat pre/post show. The service is good, but if you don’t like being addressed as ‘guys’ then you should not set foot in this restaurant.
Blue Water Grill (www.brquestrestaurants.com )
31 Union Sq W, New York 10003
At 16th St
If you like eat outside and watching people then this is the perfect spot. Sometimes they have live entertainment so check their website before you go to see who is playing on that day. The atmosphere is trendy and has a little bar scene into it. The service is very good and the food is even better.
Avra (www.avrany.com )
141 E 48th St, New York 10017
Btwn 3rd & Lexington Ave
Another Greek restaurant that is consistently good. One dish that you should try here is the wild salmon in the grape leaf. Reservations are a must because this place is always busy, even during the week. But don’t go there thinking that this is a quiet, romantic place because it is not. The atmosphere is like a bar scene and it can get a little loud. The service is good but it could be better but overall this is a great dining experience.
Ocean Grill (www.brquestrestaurants.com )
384 Columbus Ave, New York 10024
Btwn 78th & 79th St
If you decide to go to this restaurant make sure you try and get a table in the first room or outside is even better. It can get a little squishy if you are sitting in the other rooms and you won’t even have room to move your hands to cut into your food. But don’t let the atmosphere lure you away from this place. The service is very friendly and the food is really good and always cooked to perfection.