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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
    Rockefeller Center Midtown
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $31 to $50

The Sea Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.patinagroup.com/restaurant.php?restaurants_id=31
  • Phone: (212) 332-7610
  • 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: Seafood, Contemporary American, Sushi
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "Had a lovely summer lunch at this restaurant, which is conveniently located in Rockefeller Center. Beautiful outdoor seating. Great service and perfectly prepared food. Also, bottles of wine are 1/2 price on Saturdays during the summer."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "For business and tourist people A perfect location."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The Sea Grill is among the top seafood restaurants in NY and is in one the most special settings. The ambiance is also very appealing and low key and the service exceptional. The wonder is that more New Yorkers don't flock here - it is not the tourist spot some may fear. I come here as often as I can."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Bit of rich stodgy dinner crowd but great food and service."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Very relaxing respite from the hustle and bustle of NYC with amazing seafood. Second time dining there over several years and it never disappoints."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We were celebrating a friend's retirement with a dinner and chose the Sea Grill. What a wonderful time we had! Our waitress was delightful, the food was delicious and the whole evening was terrific! The extra touches (tasting spoons with the appetizers and bite-size sweets with dessert)were the icing on the cake! It was truly an evening to remember!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This was my first time at The Sea Grill. The staff was friendly and the food was delicious. I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Our group of 6 from Louisiana attended Vigil Mass at st. Patrick's and then walked across to the Rockefeller for our reservations. Entire Party enjoyed their meal. Crab Cakes were a favorite!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I was in NY for the weekend and was looking for something close to the theater district. This is right in Rockefeller plaza, and we dined outside, which was beautifully set up in Aqua and white. Our waiter was fun and suggested a wonderful wine. We has the lobster pre fixe menu for $55 a person and the lobster pot pie was so delicious and memorable. I will absolutely come back next time I am in town."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The Sea Grill is one of my favorite special occasion restaurants. We dined here before attending the theater for our anniversary. Our waiter could not have been nicer. The fish was fresh and beautifully presented. We were surprised by a special anniversary dessert. We will go back again and again."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "A delightful evening in a private dinning room with excellent service and cuisine."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The food never disappoints. An absolute must is the crab cakes. You won't find them better anywhere."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We were so very pleased with The Sea Griill restaurant after almost a 20 year span of time from our last visit. Everything from ambience, waitstaff and menu were perfection for our dinner experience. Completely changed from what we had remembered. Knowledgable waitstaff, extraordinary chef beautiful interior, and the freshest fish, plated and served without fanfare- just pure simplicity, on a pristeen canvass. We enjoyed and devoured every morsel from start to finish. Do have a meal here today if you can and ASAP also. We can't wait to go back-"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "With sea foam green tones and moderate noise level it is a cool respite among the chaos in Rockefeller Center. But it looks out on the plaza and you feel you're a part of the energy without the assault that goes with it. Lovely location. Food and service we very good. Of course it's all about the seafood. Pricey like all midtown eateries but relative to the others fair value."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Food was very disappointing. Crab cakes had more breadcrumbs than crab, also not warm. Seafood chowder not warm enough, lacked seasoning so was very bland. Spinach looked old and tired. Carmelised Fig dessert tasted old, cold and unappetizing. Only bright spot was attentive server. Will NEVER return. First visit in 10 years. Used to love this place. Tremendously expensive, I felt ripped-off!!! Totally spoiled a 35 th Anniversary celebration of my sister/ husband who were visiting from Scotland."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "I took my sisters to The Sea Grill Friday night, which was a first for them. The restaurant did a terrific job in making it a special evening with its usual attentive service. All of our appetizers and entrees were delicious. One of my sisters only eats vegetables and the entree that was prepared was both beautiful in presentation and perfect for her tastes. The Spicy Tuna roll was a great starter and the Arctic Char was poached to perfection. While the ambiance is probably best with the winter rink activity in the shadow of the Christmas Tree, the restaurant also has a festive feeling with the summer outdoor seating. The prices are not cheap, but the Sea Grill provides a quintessential New York evening for both tourists and residents."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The service was great but the food merely mediocre, typical for a "tourist" location."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Our very important guests were very pleased with everything hence we were also very pleased"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Great hospitality, wonderful service, nice view. The location of the restaurant is perfect!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Enjoyed the lunch and can't wait to go back. Nice place."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Superb in all respects. Sea Grill is among the finest restaurants in the city. Inventive preparations, excellent yet unobtrusive service and magnificent views all combine to create a wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This is our "go to" dinner restaurant when we visit the city. Rockefeller Center is a tourist destination but The Sea Grill doesn't seem like a tourist restaurant. It has a refined graceful ambiance. Although in the Winter months it is fun to be entertained by the skaters. The food is always consistently good as is the service. We have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Our waiter was excellent. He gave us fabulous recommendations for dinner and was very knowledgeable. The Sea Grill is a very nice restaurant, atmosphere was wonderful, service was great. I highly recommend the Sea Grill to all that enjoy seafood. Great choice and it is one of my favorite restaurants."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Service was pleasant. Portobello fries are yummy... Crab cake is worth the trip, alone."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "View, service and food were the very best for our weekend in N Y"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Waiter was very attentive. Turned the shellfish platter into a tower which made my wife happy. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We were a party of 10 in a separate glass enclosed room with a view of the ice skating rink. The service was leisurely and very attentive. The oval table made it easy to converse. Varied menu with an interesting selection and well prepared. Good drinks and wine selection. Overall a very pleasant and welcoming atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "When in New York, do as the tourists do-- watch the ice skaters at Rockefeller Center! We were able to do just that but seated at a table enjoying the Sea Grill's delicious crab cakes, asparagus salad, and key lime pie! No one rushed us through the dinner and we were able to linger over coffee to watch the Zamboni clean the ice. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "The Sea Grill is always a great dining experience any time of the year. The food is excellent and the service is always wonderful. It has a wonderful view and Rockefeller Center is such a special place. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "The Sea Grill located in Rockefeller Center is a fine dining restaurant featuring fish including sushi. It is built around the famous ice skating rink. We ordered the seafood platter as an appetizer for the table and it was fantastic. It included lobster, shrimp, oysters, clams, ceviche and crab. My salmon was cooked to perfection and the service was perfect. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Great food, service, and ambiance! Another successful Easter Brunch with a party of 8. Well done, special thanks to our friendly waiter, Costas!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Easter at the Sea Grill is a lot of fun. The Easter Bunny came in to visit and hand out chocolate eggs. You can see the ice skaters moving on the ice too. The food is wonderful! The prix-fixe had so many good things to eat I couldn’t decide."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Ordered fish fillet that was recommended and it was half cooked, in fact raw inside. Asked for a new one and the server brought me the exact same plate back only reassembled still raw indside. I had a very hard time to keep my appetite. Then the server suggested that I chose the crab cakes instead. I agreed, it was okay. A very disappointing experience. Since I am a frequent visitor to NYC with my family, this is a restaurant we will not return to. No reembursement in the bill, just a lime cake thown at our table with no explanation. Since I paid over 300 dollars for dinner I would expect something else ! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Lovely evening with family. Food was outstanding. Our waitress, Kim, gave us excellent recommendations. And the view...Wow!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I have been to Rockefeller Center many times, on business as well as for leisure and vacation. Always enjoyed the skating but incorrectly assumed that any restaurant on the lower level facing the ice rink would be outrageously expensive with poor food and service. Boy was I wrong. My companion and I had a wonderful dinner with great service. The prices were moderate for NY City and the view of the skaters was a nice touch during dinner. The restaurant decor is understated elegance and the service was attentive without being intrusive. All in all it was a most pleasurable experience before a Broadway show in NY and something I will definitely do again."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We had a great time having lunch at the Sea Grill , Rockefeller Center. The lunch was superb, and the attention to customers very good. We had a great view, great wine, and just didn't want to leave !! Thanks for your interest, we enjoyed reserving through Open Table ! Best Regards!"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Watching the skaters added an extra element to a very good dining experience."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "One of the 3 best seafood kitchens in NYC with Le Bernardin and Aquagrill. But the others don't have the rink.... Seriously flawless food and service."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "On the ice at Rock Center and great food and service what else can you ask for"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "The Sea Grill now filled to capacity deserves the crowds for excellent service, a great view and the broadest variety of fish choices from sushi through the freshest of simply grilled fish. The food is matched with an excellent and broad wine list to match including many excellent by the glass choices."
    Dined on 4/9/2014