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
260 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (136)great for outdoor dining (128)scenic view (127)fit for foodies (103)romantic (94)great for lunch (67)neighborhood gem (52)good for groups (46)notable wine list (40)hot spot (36)great for brunch (19)late-night find (12)vibrant bar scene (11)kid-friendly (7)Show More
  • Very disappointed with the service
    DelphiVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    I went to have lunch with clients three days in a roll this week. The waitress who served our table today was VERY disappointing. She forgot our order & instructions three times during the 2-hour meal with not much apology. She's also quite rude while talking to us, rough and condescending - her facial expression sold her out.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot
    TmannaVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We celebrated our 25th anniversary here and we're glad we did. From the minute we walked in to our last sip of coffee, staff did a great a job on service, the food, wine and making it a great night to remember. If it was not for a annoyingly loud, narcissistic lawyer who sat next to us (I know that because that's all she talked about for 2 hours in this, loud annoying voice you can imagine) it would have been perfect. The food had a great presentation, taste and didn't break the bank. We sat by the window overlooking the rink at Rockefeller Center. Amazing view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We totaly enjoyed ourselves! The food was terrific the service exceptional.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome experience
    CDPJVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    This restaurant is eye-level with the skating rink at Rockefeller Center. Beautiful view out the windows. Excellent food and very attentive staff. I was dining by myself and they put me right next to the window in the center of the room ... BEST seat in the house! Wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really superb
    Chemmac
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This was a first time visit for both of us, I had received an e-mail mentioning it was the restaurant's 30th anniversary. Our table was right by the large window expanse to the Rockefeller Center rink, giving both appreciation for the really accomplished skaters and sympathetic amusement for the beginners of all ages - and one evidently accepted theatrical marriage proposal in the center of the rink! However; the dinner was truly fine. The cost? We went for a $49 anniversary special, but ended up indulging ourselves, with cocktails, wine, and oysters, ending up with over $200 for two including a well-deserved tip. The only minor irritation was a busboy grabbing my plate after I'd finished the main course while my lady was still eating.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is New York
    tymelyronVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Sitting right by the window adjacent to the skating rink is one of the best views in the city. Luckily the food matches the scenery, great chowder, crab cakes and key lime pie. A special three course anniversary menu makes it a good value. Service was friendly and professional. All in all, a fun time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We celebrated a birthday here, not having been to this restaurant in over 20 years. We were very warmly greeted and given a table with a nice view of the (Rockefeller Center) skating rink. I had a flavorful paella which included the most tender mussels I think I've ever had. My spouse had the pink snapper and it was excellent and mild as described by the waiter. The service was excellent in every respect. Not much more to be said.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistant
    John
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I have eaten here many times and have never had a bad meal or experience. Food is top notch and service is excellent. I will continue to come here.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious dinner
    Deliciousdinner
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I had the salmon, others enjoyed the anniversary dinner. Food was delicious, service was superb..definitely a highlight of our trip to NYC. Only wish it wasn't raining and we could watch people skate while we ate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average at best
    AwesomeScottVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Had the usually great chowder, it was watery and bland. the usually great crab cakes were not up the the normal style. Service was all over the place, we had to keep asking for things and it took so long. Not worth what it used to be.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sea Grill
    Chuck61VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was fantastic. We have been to over 200 different restaurants in NYC; our waiter "Kosta" was one of (if not the best) ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Iconic View, Great Food and Service
    geekguy1VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Sea Grill has become a standard for special our celebrations, and for good reasons: the food is generally excellent, the service superior, and the view is one of the best in NY.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best NY Vibe - GREAT Sea Food
    MikeZ
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    If you want a special experience in the heart of NY, you must check this out. Great food and service, the view - especially at Christmas - is perfect. Seafood is always amazing. Don't miss the Crab Cakes. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I feel sorry for the staff
    NYCJ
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Food prices startling. My wife never seasons her food but used near-industrial quantities of salt and pepper to eat the wild mushroom soup ($15 for about 10 oz.) Rice in paella ($39) either not cooked or reheated several times, almost impossible to chew. Sushi ($37) laughably small, pieces a third of the size served in any NYC neighborhood joint. Service generally attentive. Server did disappear for about a quarter of an hour when we wanted to order our food but otherwise always nearby. Did not ask whether we were satisfied with our meal but, given the quality of food kitchen sends out, probably long ago realized what answer to that question would be.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jamrock
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food was good and our server Callie was awesome. The view was good and it was a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great find under your nose.
    drjoe71
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I am a native NYer and for many years I've seen the Sea Grill at Rock Center and assumed is was strictly tourist. What a surprise! It was NY. Great food and ambiance with a most attentive staff. It is a true NY gem and for me a "find" after more years than I care to admit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Seafood
    phillyfoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Somewhat surly service, room is packed with regulars and wanabes (we were the latter, and made to feel that way), and the overall feeling is that you may be in a processing versus dining establishment. That said, the food was genuinely excellent, impressing three foodies who covet fresh and well prepared fish. The sides and desserts were memorable as well.
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  • Fantastic Seafood at Rock Center
    BeachEsqVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The Sea Grill continues to be a fantastic seafood restaurant at Rockefeller Center, on the south side of the skating rink. The food is perfectly prepared. The service is attentive and professional. It is perfect for a romantic dinner or a business dinner. Looking forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Business lunch perfection
    justright
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The food is outstanding and perfectly prepared. The waitstaff know the diners need to discuss business topics and are unobtrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    3 peoples spent $272.79 was reasenable meales good service recieved
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful experience
    TaraandJason
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We visited The Sea Grill for dinner on the night of our engagement. Upon being seated, we were presented with champagne and a tasting of skate fish appetizer, compliments of the Chef. We were also given a plate of dessert samplings after dinner. Our waitress was friendly and very attentive without being overbearing. Our dinner and bottle of champagne were spectacular. The ambiance was surprisingly relaxing and romantic considering that we were in the middle of a bustling area. We would recommend The Sea Grill to anyone who enjoys top-notch, personalized, and friendly service, food, and drink.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it. The food was amazing!
    LGfoodie
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The service was great as well. The ambiance was great whether the dinner was supposed to be romantic or if you were dining with a friend. I came to visit this restaraunt with a friend and our waiter suggested the best food ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, poor service
    Improvise4
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    It started with the seating. 2 women arrive with reservation and cannot get a table by the window even though we saw plenty open. The waiter never came over so we flagged someone down and asked for our waiter. He apologizes and asks for our beverage order and goes away.... He arrives after quite a wait with our champagne and hurriedly takes our order. We ask for bread with the order - never saw it. After he delivered the food ( which was astonishly delicious) he disappeared again. Once again we had to flag someone down for the check. For a restaurant of this caliber and prices - we expected more. Next time we will opt for take out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Extremely delightful.
    JenLD
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We were in NYC on vacation and were fortunate to dine here before the Broadway show we were on our way to. The decor is lovely and soothing with marine-inspired colors. Wine and a cocktail, bread, soup, entrees and dessert were all delicious. A highlight for me was the cheesecake with strawberries. Though I can't eat dairy, a bite or two of this scrumptious dessert was well worth it. The view of the ice rink and flags around Rockefeller Center was very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Can't wait to go back!
    iheartnyc
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The Sea Grill is a beautiful restaurant with delicious food and the BEST service. Everything was fabulous, except the homemade chips (stay away from those and focus on the fish). Definitely try the chocolate pudding with homemade pistachio ice cream. It's worth the splurge!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine fish
    jr2204VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The fish is fine at The Sea Grill: fresh, tasty, nicely prepared. Not overwhelmingly innovative, but pleasing and flavorful. Excellent wines (including good choices by the glass) and alert service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sea Grill is worth it
    EliotNYC
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Sea Grill is a modern space with a great atmosphere. Very good food and reasonable prices for Manhattan. Drinks are not potent, but service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 17th Birthday
    aerobe
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My son picked this restaurant to celebrate his 17th birthday. We ate outside with a nice view of the area .Our waiter Costa (I think) was very knowledgeable about the menu as well as knowing interesting information about Rockefeller Center . He suggested the heirloom tomato salad, that was wonderful. Everything was delicious! Steak , seafood, sushi. We usually visit at Christmas time for a view of the tree,but it was great fun to sit outside this time. All the staff were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The service was great. I stopped at the raw oyster bar before watching a broadway show and it was quite tasty. I will definitely be back to try an entree.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    FrequentDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We visit the Sea Grill from time to time, even though it's considered a tourist spot. In the summer we like to sit outside. This time, we brought out of town guests. The seafood is fresh and beautifully presented. Order the fried portobellow and chips as side dishes to share. They are out of this world.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chill
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Great for business lunch or dinner with guests/client that are new to New York.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sea Grill
    JoeMac1960
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Excellent seafood. The oysters were delicious. Sushi & sashimi plate was very good
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time...
    almin1204VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    It was my first time at The Sea Grill. I have always been little skeptic going as I thought it would have been touristy. Instead, it was a GREAT and PLEASANT surprise as food was fantastic and service was excellent, I will definitely go back very soon! Also, incredible view of the Rockefeller Center statue and rink/ground. 5 Stars!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect mid-town spot
    SUWSVIP
    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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.