The 20 Best Seafood Restaurants in New York City Right Now

Which seafood restaurant in New York is the best?

Are you looking for the best seafood restaurants in New York? Then you’ve come to the right place – you can chase me with oysters (I’ve tried them 10 times), but I really like everything else. I’m in New York super-frequently with my best buddy Tino and he loves oysters, so it came that we really tried a lot.

Which spots we have grown fond of, where you get the best seafood from fish to crabs, lobster and oysters, I now tell you here. There are also some spots that belong to several categories, for example my beloved Grand Banks, Pilot, the Brooklyn Crab or Italian restaurants, where there was sensational octopus etc..

And to see at a glance which seafood restaurant is near you, you can find all the spots in New York on the map.

By the way: you’ll find many more New York City spots in our Loving New York travel guides!

My Favorite Seafood Restaurants in New York

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    Brooklyn Crab

    Sea Food Restaurant in Red Hook
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    Brooklyn Crab is a real insider spot, which you can reach within 20 minutes from Manhattan on the IKEA Ferry. The seafood is sensational, you can sit indoors or outdoors and if you stay long enough you can enjoy the sunset over the Statue of Liberty.

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    Drift In

    Sea Food Restaurant in West Village
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    The Drift In is one of my latest new discoveries in New York: it’s located right on the Hudson River promenade in the West Village. They serve oysters and the best lobster roll in town – no wonder, the team behind the Drift In is the same as at my beloved PILOT Brooklyn and GRAND BANKs. Just great!

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    Grand Banks

    Sea Food Restaurant in Tribeca
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    Water, a great view of Manhattan and a great atmosphere – the location is simply the best. You are sitting on a historic ship called F/V Sherman Zwicker on the Hudson River and can enjoy New York from the water when the weather is fine. The place also serves great drinks and seafood.

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    Pier A Harbor House

    Sea Food Restaurant in The Battery
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    The Pier A Harbor House extends over two levels and also offers a large outdoor area. The restaurant area has been completely restored and shines in new splendor. On the second floor you will also find the cocktail bar. Here you will find seafood dishes, sandwiches and tacos on the menu. Prices range from about $15 to $25 and cocktails cost about $12 to $15. Happy Hour is from Monday to Friday from 15.00 to 19.00.

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    Pilot Brooklyn

    Sea Food Restaurant in Dumbo
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    As you know, we love the two-master “Grand Banks” at Piers 25 in Manhattan. The same operators now have a counterpart, the Pilot Brooklyn, at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Enjoy a sensational view of Manhattan with a drink in hand – or enjoy smaller (but delicious) seafood dishes!

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I'm a true New York fan! Not only have I visited the city over 25 times but also have I spent several months here at a time. On my blog I show you the best and most beautiful spots of the city, so that you have a really good time! You can also find lots of insider tips in our New York travel guide. Also check out my hotel finder for New York!

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