City Crab & Seafood Company
City Crab & Seafood Company

City Crab & Seafood Company

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.citycrabnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2125293800x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:30pm
    Friday: 11:30am - 11:30pm
    Saturday: 10:00am - 11:30pm
    Sunday: 10:00am - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Joseph Vaina
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We are able to do catering off site.
  • Entertainment: Brunch on Saturday and Sunday from Noon until 4pm.
  • Special Events: Please contact Miles at miles@brandedrestaurants.com to coordinate your private event.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 19th Street
  • Public Transit: N,R,Q,W,6,L trains at Union Square. N,R train to 23rd and Broadway, 6 train to 23rd and Park.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There are parking garages just west of Park Avenue South on 21st street and at Irving Place and 17th Street.
A word from City Crab & Seafood Company
For almost 20 years City Crab and Seafood Company has been serving up New York's freshest seafood and American fare. Located in the heart of New York's Gramercy Park/Flatiron area, City Crab and Seafood Company is the perfect place for a relaxing lunch or dinner.
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City Crab & Seafood Company reviews from OpenTable diners
330 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (136)great for lunch (116)neighborhood gem (110)fit for foodies (110)special occasion (102)great for brunch (66)vibrant bar scene (60)hot spot (45)kid-friendly (42)romantic (38)late-night find (22)notable wine list (14)scenic view (6)great for outdoor dining (6)Show More
  • Always fresh and delicious
    labellasenoraVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I had the Baked Clams Oreganata and Crab Carbonara.....Best lunch ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • go for the happy hour!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Entrees are OK for the price. I've had better at the same price point, but the happy hour is what sets this apart. Great drinks. Half price apps. Life is good!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best happy hour raw bar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    If you like fresh oysters and lobster mac and cheese on a budget, City Crab before 7 pm is your heaven. Celebrate a special occasion at happy hour!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Double Date
    Kay37
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband and I had a double date with his friend and his friends' girlfriend. We had a 8 PM reservation on a Saturday night. The service was excellent. The food was delish and we were in and out in no time. We will definitely go back in the near future!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent experience
    Kellyyip
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I'm glad I had the chance to stop by for lunch since I haven't been back for over ten years. The service was great and the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Excellent food and service!!! First time going to this restaurant it was a great experience. My family and I would definetly go back!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Best4seafood
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This remains one of my favorite restaurants and I try to go their a few x a month
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The restaurant week was extended an extra week and it was great. The shrimp appetizer was delicious; the lobster was perfectly steamed and the fries were very good; the dessert was good. The service was excellent - water glasses kept full and lobster shells were removed before plate was full.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I've been here before and each time the food quality and portions got worse but I couldn't resist restaurant week and gave it a try again. $25 for a lobster meal was amazing! (Not including tips of course) I also got the scallop crudo, which was just delicious. This was during Sunday brunch hour so some of the starters and drinks were half price. We ordered clams and those were fresh.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Steamers
    SeafoodLover
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We were so happy and impressed that Steamers were on the menu. We spend a lot of time in Cape Cod and absolutely love and can never find Steamers!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable as usual
    BetsyVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed the restaurant week dinner. The stuffed lobster was very good as was the key lime pie. We go to city crab frequently and are never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Business Friendly
    AlaskaBear
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Although forewarned about reputed "noisiness", the very good food and outstanding service more than overcame my initial concerns. It was fine for a business dinner. I have already recommended it to others and look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiting time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Didn't have to wait, from the moment we walked into the restaurant until we left.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • janegoldVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    the steamed lobster for lunch was fantastic!! the food here is always good...one of the best seafood restaurants in Manhattan!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nasty waitress
    CeeCee
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had the worst waitress this time which made our dining experience very unpleasant. She was annoying and snotty. I would NEVeER return there to have a meal to be served by her. I work too hard for my salary to be treated poorly by a waitress! First bad experience I ever had at City Crab. They should screen their help better.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    Wess
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food did not disappoint me. It was a great as it was the first. Restaurant week menu was fantastic. Happy to hear that Restaurant Week was extended one more week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long time fan
    dinner4two
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I've been dining here since the mid 90s. When I want to catch up with friends this is my favorite place to do it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok food for pre fix week
    karenVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I always come to the Crab for a pre fix week. A good deal with 1 1 /2 pound lobster for lunch salad & dessert. This time the salad was vwery bitter. The lobster was not bad.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Food came out too fast, felt rushed yet it was not overly busy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual, Decent Food
    HomecookFoodie21
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This restaurant is not high-end or stuffy. It is casual and the food is decent, nothing to write home about. I had a chilled seafood salad for my app which needed more seasoning. My husband had crab croquettes which were delightful. For main course, I had a stuffed main lobster. The stuffing was delicious but the lobster was not cleaned and full of water which took away from the taste of the lobster meat. My husband had swordfish with a corn salad which was tasty but needed more salt. For dessert, I had a vanilla flan which was clearly from taken from a package and my husband had mango sorbet which was clearly made from concentrate, if not taken from a package as well. Service was great, atmosphere was nice.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Went to City Crab on a friend's recommendation and for Restaurant Week. Ordered the seafood salad (just a small portion of mussels), swordfish (tasted greasy and the sauce on the fish was slightly bitter), and the key lime pie (decent). Ordered the berry sangria which turned out very watered down and disappointing. May give the restaurant another try because was told that the crabs were very good but will not recommend to another. Service was great though.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the price
    Jen14
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Came here during restaurant week and despite the limited menu I still think this place is just okay. The food wasn't amazing. The dishes lacked seasoning and creativity, and didn't seem worth it for the price. The best part of the meal was the dessert (vanilla flan) but even then it seemed a bit grainy. The waiters were really friendly and the food came out quickly though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tiny Overpriced Fish
    wilhelm1
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Paid $26 for a tiny cut of salmon. I know times are tough, but you know the portion size is too small when you have to weigh embarrasing yourself at the table to send the morsel back or just take it and deal with it. I have NEVER seen salmon cut into such a small piece. and because of it, I won't be back to City Crab. Shameful!!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Dinner
    Melis7
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I went here during restaurant week with a friend of mine. The food was good. I had a seafood salad for my appetizer (I wish the clams and mussels were out of there shell) but otherwise is was tasty but a bit overcooked. My main course was the halibut and it was delicious! It was cooked perfectly and they actually gave a good portion. Dessert was flan and was tasty. The service wasn't anything to go home crying about! It wasn't over the top. He did he job, got our food out on time and asked if we were good! Afterwards we sat at the bar for a few hours. The place is very noisy. So if you like a quiet, intimate place, do not go here! It is upbeat!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food at a reasonable price!
    LC0212
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I've always had a good experience at City Crab. The prices are reasonable for the quality of food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointing
    sassychef
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We went there during the restaurant week and possibly expected a bit too much (based on our experience with other participating restaurants during previous restaurant weeks). The food was okay but the presentation was horrible. In a way it seemed like fast food camouflaged as fine dining. Service was a bit slow (not servers' fault, too many tables per server) and had to ask for things multiple times. This place is probably best suited to grab an after work beer/drink with your colleagues, and not exactly meant for date night dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome lobster!
    nJoyedining87
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food was great as always. Great ambiance. Service was lacking this time though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food
    mercenyc
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I went here for NYC Restaurant Week and they had an amazing selection of food to chose from. The quality was great and innovative dishes which I like! I also very much enjoyed their cocktails. I will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent lunch
    CeeCee
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Food was super yummy! The food was served in a decent amount of time. Each course was tasty and the desert was a sweet ending.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gone with the wind fabulous!
    LIjanet
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This place did not disappoint with its vast selection of seafood and great service. We partook in the Restaurant Week dinner menu and everything was yummy! Even added the Lil lobster rolls too. My favorite aspect is that none of the desserts had nuts. As a person with that allergy, I really appreciate when restaurants don't punish me with adding it to every dish.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Went to the this restaurant during restaurant week with my girlfriend. The host was quick and friendly at sitting us. Our waitress was extremely attentive, courteous and had a great personality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a great time
    Enjoyed
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Loved everything from the appetizer to the desert, thank you for the low cost opportunity to meet your restaurant. The waitress was good but we had to ask for bread (which had been given to all tables around us) and when I could not finish my lobster; I asked that it be packed to go and she threw the untouched body of the lobster out and only packed the claws. Was disappointing
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Decent
    heyyy
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The food was decent, but the lobster was extra watery, which was sad. There was also some sort of breeze blasting on us
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Daveddie
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    A thoroughly delightful two-story restaurant. Solid menu with lots of crab specialities. The service was attentive. Upstairs is quieter and more fun. We had a good time. easy to recommend.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    Wendy
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    First, poor service: I waited so long for the waitress to take my order. Things are not prepared well. second, i ordered scallops curdo during restaurant week and it's not fresh!!!! Last, entree and dessert are pretty good
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • City Crab & Seafood
    Gr8EatIn
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    City Crab & Seafood at Park Avenue and 19th was a joyous gem to find Sunday afternoon. The Restaurant Week lunch menu had great seafood choices that my wife and I found delicious, with portions fit for a king. You will be quite satiated and will want to return to enjoy City Crab's many menu offerings. In addition, the host and wait staff (especially Shannon) may well be the best in Manhattan. I will and already have recommend this to friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Value!
    KeiL
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Restaurant week here for Sunday lunch is the best deal ever. We had a 1.5lb lobster entree with dessert and appetizer for only $25! A steal. Place was clean and neat. Only problem was that service was a bit slow but since it was Sunday, we didn't stress it too much.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great sea food
    bbgg
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Location on 20 street easy access by walk. Very noisy but teh food is excellent - superb.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • City Crab & Seafood Company
    julesluvs2dine
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Found this restaurant because I saw it was apart of restaurant week; I was eager to try it out. Food was average at best - definitely not worth the price. Moderate portions. Would not recommend to a friend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seafood Heaven
    Seafood814
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I enjoyed everything about this restuarant. The service, ambience, the food especially. I wanted to eat everything on the menu and I probably will in the near future. This will definately be my Go To restuaurant when I'm in the mood for delicious seafood.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate