The Sea Grill
The Sea Grill
  • Address:
    Rockefeller Center - 19 W.49th Street
    or via the concourse thru any Rockefeller Center entrance
    New York, NY 10020
    Neighborhood:
    Rockefeller Center Midtown
  • Cuisine:
    Seafood
    Price: $31 to $50

The Sea Grill

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.patinagroup.com/restaurant.php?restaurants_id=31
  • Phone: 2123327610x
  • Hours of Operation:
    MONDAY-FRIDAY: 11:30am-3:00pm; 5:00pm-10:00pm
    SATURDAY: 2:00pm-10:00pm
    BAR: Monday-Friday 11:30am-10:00pm and Saturday 2:00pm-10:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Yuhi Fujinaga
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th & 6th Aves
  • Public Transit: B,D,M,F trains at 47-50 Streets Rockefeller Center
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Central Parking Garage (located on 48th St between 5th and 6th Aves, closer to 5th on the South side of the street)Parking.
A word from The Sea Grill
The Sea Grill captures the essence of the sea and the true glamour of New York. Combining both classic and contemporary elements, The Sea Grill offers one of the City’s most creative ocean-inspired menus. From sushi combinations to chowders and from the distinctive seafood bar to savory plancha offerings, The Sea Grill wraps diners in a sublime, sophisticated scene that conveys the depth and comfort of the sea.



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The Sea Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
224 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (132)special occasion (115)scenic view (102)fit for foodies (76)romantic (74)great for lunch (62)neighborhood gem (41)good for groups (31)notable wine list (30)hot spot (28)great for brunch (23)vibrant bar scene (10)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • Just a special evening treat
    PatsyVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The Sea Grill offered oysters on the half shell and wines for $10.00 a glass from 4:30-7:30pm this week. My friend and I took advantage of that and had glasses of Piper-Heidseck(sp?) champagne, the house chardonnay, a dozen oysters. We went on to order fried oysters served with a crunchy succotash. All were delicious and beautifully served.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUR FAV
    JANNYC
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    WE ALWAYS ENJOY EATING AT THE SEA GRILL. GO AT LEAST 4 TIMES A YEAR AS IT IS A BIT EXPENSIVE. NEVER HAD A BAD MEAL, WAITERS AND STAFF ARE VERY FRIENDLY.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rich T
    RichT
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    As usual, awesome meal and awesome service. My wife once again raved about the crab cakes and the crunchy rice with the seafood paella was a new and delectable experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place for a special occasion
    TomK
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We went here for my wife's 50th birthday. Enjoyed a wonderful seafood dinner, service and food were very good.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • seppiVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Always spectacular but these meals were exceptional!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect mid-town spot
    SUWS
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Nice to find a mid-town restaurant (Rockefeller Center) which doesn't give off touristy vibes even though it is located in tourist land. Good food and professional courteous service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    Jerseyjoe
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was mine and my wife's first experience going to The Sea Grill and they did a great job all around. We went for our Anniversary and it was romantic, elegant, and fun at the same time. The food and service were what you would expect of a NYC restaurant at the center of Rockefeller center.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An exceptional experience
    Frank
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We have dined at The Sea Grill a number of times and enjoyed ourselves. But this time was exceptional for the service afforded. We had 5PM reservations for dinner because of a 7PM theater curtain this particular evening; as luck would have it, coming in from NJ we got stuck in the Lincoln Tunnel behind an accident that held us up for almost 2 hours. We called the restaurant to advise of our situation and were told we would be taken care of, come when we could. Well, we finally got to the Sea Grill at 6:10; asked the maitre d if we could be seated, fed and out by 6:45 and he said "of course". And it happened! We had their signature New England Clam Chowder, and crab cakes that were excellent, and off to the theater. Great people!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best crab cakes ever!
    mderenzis
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We sat outside and had a late lunch. Everything was delicious and the crab cakes were amazing. Great place to eat when you go to a taping of the new Meredith Vieira show!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overlooked gem!
    BrownoVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Exquisite service in the heart of rock center! Great food and a genuine NY restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependable
    wiedVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    If you work in the rock center area, and you want to have a client lunch, this is a convenient, good spot. Views out to the ice rink/plaza. Good seafood. It's a nice experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Good Meal at Rockefeller Center!
    Critic4gfoodVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My husband and I had an opportunity to enjoy dinner and take in the scenery at Rockefeller Center. My husband had the sea grill seafood chowder & I had the mixed baby green salad with apples & vinaigrette dressing. The entrees included grilled cod and paella. I had strawberry cheesecake for dessert. Overall, the meal and experience was a good one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Wonderful setting- our dinner was delicious - great presentation - professional wait staff
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OVERPRICED!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I was really disappointed and it is very overpriced to make matters worse . The salad was tasteless and the fish was also bland. Never going back. The bright spot was that the service was excellent.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Flying Visit to the Sea Grill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were in New York for one day only, so on a tight schedule. Booked for an early dinner at 5pm before flying back to London. We Arrived at the restaurant a bit early having spent the day sightseeing and shopping and sat at the bar. Welcoming server who opened our first bottle of wine with some great bar snacks. Moved to the table and had a fantastic dinner accompanied by a second bottle of wine...why not...wine by the bottle was 50% off! Food and service by Kim was awesome, we enjoyed lobster mac and chowder appetisers followed by crab cakes and a shell fish platter. I can't recommend this place highly enough and with the wine offer it represented remarkable value for a restaurant smack in the middle of the Rockefeller centre.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special Dinner
    Birthday
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My son recently took his girlfriend for her birthday dinner at the Sea Grille and they couldn't have made them feel more special. They had the perfect table overlooking Rockefeller Center and even brought a dessert with a candle in it without asking. Wonderful service and great meal
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Fgt91
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Amazing food and service! The food was absolutely delicious and service was great! I definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The cook forgot our food, we waited for over one hour for our main courses, and the food was cold.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An A-1 Eating Experience
    Lainie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This is one of the best restaurants in NYC! The food, service, and ambiance cannot be found anywhere else. I would recommend this to people visiting NYC and for people who live here. Perfect service, amazing food, and the staff is always willing and ready to please. I loved the relaxed feel of the restaurant and felt like we were the only one's there as far as the server being attentive. This is a true New York Gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good
    Nd25
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Overall good experience for restaurant week. Food was fantastic but courses took awhile to come.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Time!
    Svigs
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Went on a recommendation for the last night of restaurant week and it was surprisingly one of the best dinner outing that I have had in a long time. We were a group of 3 and the view was spectacular, the ambiance and energy of the place was electric. Service outstanding, food was outstanding as well. Definitely will come back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • potota
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The red wine on the manual listed as 2009 vintage. When the bottle arrived, it was a 2012 vintage. My husband pointed out and waiter basically said it was a mistake and there is no 2009 vintage. He also kind of implied that even if there was a 2009 vintage, we may not be able to afford.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A special dinning experience.
    Claire
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We loved it. The food was very good and beautifully served. Water glasses were filled without having to ask. The service was excellent and even though it was a cloudy day we enjoyed our outside dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • howie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The place is very modern-chic looking. beautiful view within rockerfeller center. Food was excellently prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ok but service super slow
    HomecookingVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    sometimes when you go to a restaurant during Restaurant Week and they find out you are ordering off pre-fixe menu, they immediately treat you as lower class customer. This was the case at Sea Grill. I have been here many times before and the place was fairly empty so it was very disappointing to wait so long for courses and for our bill.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wonderful evening
    Stelbel
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We loved the starter of mussels, crab cake, prawn/chickpeas main, and strawberry cheesecake dessert. In hindsight, I probably would have passed on the raviolli because I felt the seafood got a little "lost" in the cream sauce. All in all, a fantastic meal, and exceptional service. I would not hesitate to recommend The Sea Grill to our Australian friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place in Rockefeller Center
    CDS1975
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The Sea grill is a great find in Rockefeller centre. It was nice to sit outside in the heart of midtown. The food was excellent. The portions were just a little small, but the flavor and presentation was great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Dinner
    Disappointed8r
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food was overpriced. I think for $35 for a bowl of shrimp they could have served it over rice. And $17 for a tomato salad (which I didn't order) is absurd. Waiter was not good or attentive enough, and his tip reflected such!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JaneVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    If you love seafood, this is a wonderful place to enjoy it
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth it even for rest. Week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Terrible meal for the price. Bread was stale. It took 3times if asking for fresh bread to get some rolls which they took from freezer and warmed up. Fish was dry and tasteless
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ok at best
    SuperRed
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    There was nothing horrifying to report, but nothing noteworthy either. And to be honest, it you are looking for good, fresh seafood, there are quite a few other (better, fresher, cheaper with more variety) elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Small portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food did not meet my expectations. The portions were too small.. My 4 year old would have asked for more. Also the food had no flavor. The presentation was good and they had great service but that's about it..I was expecting way more for the price and location.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food, excellent service
    MC1885
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Was in town for business and ate dinner alone. Weather was beautiful so I chose to eat outside. The restaurant next door is only separated by a hedge so it was very loud due to those diners. Our side was very quiet. Ordered the Restaurant Week special and the food was decent but not superb. Overall I thought it was a good value for $38.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, all things considered!
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I was very impressed with the Sea Grill!I chose to sit outside, and it was an excellent choice! Not too noisy, and a very beautiful view. Though not memorable, the food was excellent. I went for a dinner with a friend as a part of Restaurant Week, so keep in mind that my choices were limited here. I had the sushi for an appetizer, and my friend and I shared the crab cake. The crab itself was fresh and delicious! I've had better crab cakes from less upscale restaurants, however. For my entree, I had the pig confit, which was tender and delicious. And for my desert, I had the strawberry cheesecake, which I enjoyed completely. The only thing to consider is the portions because they were quite small! Still filled me up though, surprisingly!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 5 stars!
    ClassyNYC
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I came for dinner during Restaurant Week and couldn't have been happier :-) it was my first time ever doing RW, and was such a great first time experience. The ambience was so relaxed and posh, and the noise level definitely was not an issue as is often the case in midtown restaurants. The food was cooked to perfection, and definitely flavorful! Portions were a bit small, but that's to be expected. Overall, would definitely come back, at least for a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunchtime Birthday Celebration
    EdHu
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My good friend and his son where coming into NYC from San Diego to see a Yankees game that evening and several hours before the game, my friend Julia and I decided to take our mutual friend out to lunch for his birthday. The food was great, the service was fantastic and we had a great time catching up. The restaurant did a little birthday cake celebration for our friend as well. Highly recommend this great outdoor space to have a nice and relaxing lunch with your friends.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved it!
    newfoodie23
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My sister and I were visiting New York City and we decided to eat here. We tried the prix fixe menu and it was amazing. I can just imagine what some of their other dishes are like. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting New York.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not good for restaurant week
    MannyP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    When the waitresses found out we were there for restaurant week her whole attitude changed. The worst service I ever experienced. Bussers and servers were no better. It wasn't only Mr table, there were two tables next too us who were given the same horrible treatment.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    very reliable and always pleasant experience. A new york institution
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great total experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We went gor Restaurant Week. First, they brought out a tartare that was quite tasty. We each had the bronzini. The fish was cooked perfectly and was some of the best I've had. Waiter was very courteous and went out of his way to make sure our experience was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.