City Crab & Seafood Company
City Crab & Seafood Company

City Crab & Seafood Company

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.citycrabnyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 529-3800
  • 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: Nick Cataldo
  • 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
308 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (150)fit for foodies (113)great for lunch (100)neighborhood gem (97)special occasion (88)great for brunch (72)vibrant bar scene (60)hot spot (52)kid-friendly (42)romantic (31)late-night find (18)notable wine list (11)great for outdoor dining (4)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Last night at NY
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    we changed 3times our group members, but they were accepted and very friendly m(._.)m
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Escape from Everyday Life
    NYC718
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Service was great. Our servers changed in the middle of us ordering but you would not have known the difference. The busboys also were attentive to our needs. We ordered two separate dishes and they were both very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We keep going back
    dp90
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    This was probably the fourth or fifth time we suggested going there with another couple. The waiter always goes the extra mile to make sure everything is perfect. Will continue to visit when in the city. Also street parking is available and we always find a spot nearby.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never again.
    WoodyVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Went for a business lunch with a colleague. Surly, borderline rude service from the moment we walked in the door. My companion's lunch arrived 10 minutes before mine. Servers was basically AWOL even though less than 10% of the tables were occupied at the peak of the lunch hour. Apparently, we were among the few people that haven't caught on about how unpleasant this place is. We finally got up and tried to find our server after waiting another 10 minutes for the check. Settled for one of the three servers standing in the middle of the restaurant having a nice long chat. Nothing special about the food. Save yourself the aggravation and go elsewhere.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great brunch
    BirthdayVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I used a TravelZoo voucher and I had no problems. Delicious brunch; lobster and asparagus omelette was tasty. Bread basket is also delicious. No problems with unlimited cocktails.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • seafood was very fresh and delicious.
    ChuckVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Service was excellent with the food arriving as expected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice brunch spot
    Arubachic
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    My friend and I enjoyed brunch here last week. The Food and service was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Place
    MaryannVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We live in New York and often go to City Crab for special occasions. Food is great, though they changed the menu since we've been there last and that was a bit disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • In real estate it's location location location...
    roby2000
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    In food it's quality quality quality. Here you get that. Pricey but incredibly fresh. Add the friendly and efficient service and you have a winner. I can only afford City Crab for special occasions but their free birthday entree policy makes it more affordable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Going Downhill
    gitt
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Service was a huge disappointment. We had to chase down our waiter numerous times to ask him for items that he forgot about. Bread, crab crackers, bibs, etc. And then we were overcharged on our bill.
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  • slow service
    saintVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We waited over 30 minutes for the waiter to take our orders. Then the entree came before my salad. Waited again 35 minutes just to get a check
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • my favorite Seafood spot
    Bori62
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Never had a bad experience & I've been here about 8 times in 3 years. The bread is great when they remember to put it on your table. Otherwise just ask for it & enjoy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • martiniVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Great lunch choices, lobster burgers and lobster rolls with crispy fries.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • once city crab - always city crab
    andy
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    we enjoy this restaurant every time we are in manhattan. since years a very nice menu and top quality. unfortunately the nois level is at the limit for a dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • birthday dinner
    jeannieVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The food was great and our waitress was lovely. It was my son's birthday and he enjoys good seafood. Plus the waitress added a candle to his cake and made the evening special for him.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • City Crab never disappoints
    nyracballerVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    When in the mood for seafood this is the place to go. Manager is awesome and the specials are always great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Lunch Spot
    AussieGirl
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Booked this restaurant for a casual business lunch for out of town colleagues. Service was good - not intrusive but was always available to help when needed. Food came quickly but we didn't feel rushed to finish. Food was outstanding - try the lobster rolls. Would highly recommend if you're looking for a casual atmosphere with great food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ALWAYS A WINNER
    merrykn
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Whenever we are in NY we have to eat at City Crab and Seafood. Wether for lunch or dinner it is always a winner and we are never disappointed. We have tried many different dishes and are always pleased.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh Yummy Seafood
    labellasenoraVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I came for lunch with my aunt and as always the serve and food is terrific. I love their scallops, very flavorful and done to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummy
    NAR53VIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Service here is always great. The seafood is also great. My only complaint is that the noise level is OFF THE CHARTS. It would be such a superior experience if a bit less volume.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • awesome seafood
    XNewYorkchef
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    came here for my son's birthday, and the wait staff was phenomenal, and the seafood was everything we thought it would be. Awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I loved this place.
    luv2dine
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    It was my birthday day. I decided to take my twin to a very nice place. So I choice city crab and Seaford. I love seafood overall everything about seafood. I loved my service quick very friendly my waitres. I had a great time on my birthday day I would definitely go again. I am glad I when there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    Familyniteout
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Very noisy. Quieter upstairs. Food very good but pricy. Service awesome. Waiter has been there for ten years. That should say it all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All about the seafood
    foodloverVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I've been coming here for quite some time now. I love how fresh the clams are. This time I tried the Alaskan Snow Crabs with garlic and butter. I couldn't finish it but enjoyed it even more the 2nd time around at home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Seafood
    mrsd
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    City Crab remains one of my favorite NYC restaurants. Great food and great service. They have a really good selection and mix of food on the menu and everything we tries was delish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Happy Hour!
    PixieW
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Fantastic half price on appetizers oysters and spirits Happy Hour! Be classy all while saving money. You can eat like a king or queen for $25 including drinks.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    HarlemShaker
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    2nd visit. 1st time on a Monday evening. 2nd floor was closed. The wait service was fast. Prices were reasonable. Location is good. Margaritas are yummy:) will return again just not on a Monday.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best oysters in NYC
    eatingout
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    They have the freshest, coldest most delicious oysters in NYC. Love their 1/2 price happy hour all day Sunday. Started with oysters and drinks and ended with their delicious filet mignon and fries. What a great way to end a Sunday in the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jims
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    City Crab & Seafood is consistently good. It is a bit pricy, but all seafood restaurants in and around NYC are. The fish is always fresh. The Seafood Gumbo is especially good. I had the Red snapper with Coconut sauce, but the sauce did not have much coconut flavor. The quality of the fish, however was quite good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!!!!
    lovelycrablegs
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We had a wonderful time. I took my 7 year old for the first Crab Legs experience. He had so much fun with the plastic bib and the cracking the crab!!! we will definitely go back, a little pricey but with it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My Birthday Dinner
    thebakeshow
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I come to expect top-notch serviceand delicious foodwhen I visit CC which is why it's my family's favorite restaurant. Unfortunately this past Saturday night the food was not its' usual standards. Specifically my wife's fried shrimp dinner was badly over-cooked. We didn'tmake a big deal of it but we did find it disappointing.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The cocktails were awesome! The food however was good but a little underwhelming; our Calamari appetizer was overcooked, the Shrimp Imperial a little bland. Would still like to give it another try - maybe one of the pots (Lobster Bake or Crab Pot)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    Ladyjc
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This was my first time eating here; it was 8 of us and we had a great time, food was excellent, service was great and the music! I will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing brunch
    SirEatsALot
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Their brunch menu is delicious. Pair it with the loosely-enforced 90-minute all-you-can-drink deal and you've got yourself a nice Saturday afternoon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foreveryoung35
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    It was my 35th birthday and everthing was amazing. My boyfriend loved it so much, he want us to come here for his birthday!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Super Mario
    Heymrd1313
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Our waiter, Mario, was so knowledgable and fun that the whole dining experience was great. Loved the SeaBass special and my husband loved the Imperial Shrimp with Crab filling. the Chocolte Flourless Cake wAs moist and delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed, very.
    bradd
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Disappointing experience. I took my twin 15 year old boys on a special trip to NYC and they love shellfish so we chose this place. It was not better, and maybe even worse than any place you would find in any small town. The calamari wasn't crispy and was feeble in size. I would not even rate it as "Fair". The weren't even sure if they had a 2lb lobster (!) but somehow came up with a 2 1/2 pounder. The server was tired and bored and really not up to lour enthusiasm for an experience. The bill was more than we paid at a world famous, renowned NY steakhouse where the experience was unforgettable and the waiter was awesome. Honestly, a huge waste of time and money.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mediocre and overpriced
    NSAdocNYCVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My friends began with the shrimp cocktail appetizer. That only came with 4 shrimp for $20! Our bill was $180 and we didn't have any alcohol! The one saving grace of the entire experience was our incredible server.
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  • if you like seafood
    sawallisVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Always a winner in my book. And they don't overcook the lobster.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service
    LisaA
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I recently celebrated a friend's birthday and we had a wonderful time. The food was delicious, from appetizers to desserts and our server Lindsey was phenomenal! Looking forward to returning soon. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.