2019 Best Seafood Restaurants in New York Area

Best Fresh Fish & Shellfish in New York

The best seafood is fresh, and prepared in such a way as to accent the natural flavors of the sea without overwhelming them. Some, like raw bar oysters and clams, need nothing more than a sharp knife and skilled hand to unleash the briny seasonings of the sea.

Presented in alphabetical order, here are the top seafood restaurants in New York.

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Aldea

Portuguese, Seafood, Small Plates
Aldea
14/20
It takes a village: Aldea brings avant-garde Portuguese cuisine to Manhattan. See More

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Aquagrill
15/20
Sample seared sea scallops at this SoHo seafood restaurant that also serves specialties like grilled salmon and crab polenta. See More
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Avra Madison Estiatorio
13/20
Pick your own fish at TAO Group’s second Greek restaurant-club. See More

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Catch

Seafood, Asian, American
Catch
14/20
Dining, drinking and clubbing come together at this Meatpacking District seafood spot. See More

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The Clam
13/20
Clam and seafood themed-restaurant from the folks who brought you Market Table. See More

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Crave Fishbar
13/20
Creative seafood and a popular oyster happy hour on the Upper West Side. See More

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Ed's Lobster Bar
13/20
A NoLIta seafood shack (via Cape Cod). See More
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Esca
16/20
A Southern Italian seafood eatery from chef David Pasternack. See More
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Estiatorio Milos
15/20
Seafood so fresh, the menu depends on the chef's “catch” at the fish market. See More

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Flex Mussels
13/20
Taste the mussels from Brussels --- and Jamaica, and Thailand --- at this shellfish mecca. See More

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