AQUAGRILL

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Seafood
AQUAGRILL serves soul-satisfying fish and seafood delicacies highlighting the freshest and finest ingredients paired with an award winning wine list. When New Yorkers crave Oysters they go to Aquagrill, NYC's Best Raw Bar, featuring 25 different types of oysters daily. In 1996 Jennifer and Jeremy Marshall created one of N.Y.C.'s finest seafood restaurants. This marriage of great food and fine wine comes together at 6th Avenue & Spring Street in SoHo. Celebrating our 24th year, we're stronger than ever thanks to our amazing, loyal guests. Think of us for lunch, brunch or dinner when planning for Pre-Theater, Celebrations and any SoHo adventure. Eat Oysters - Love Longer
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JP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Had to ask for bread 3 times and only got it at end of meal

K
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood was very fresh. Clams and oysters were cold and delicious! Very lively place.

NY
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Would go back again for sure.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant with very fresh seafood and great variety of fresh oysters!

C
Columbus
36 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great fish and service.

WL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aquagrill is one of our favorite restaurants. We have been coming here since the inception and the food gets better and better. Everything is cooked to perfection, and the accompaniments to the fish are always inventive and delicious.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as always.

4
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Valentine’s Day — service was terrible
Special v-day menu was 150 plus beverages and service. For that amount they should have had their act together.
I have had positive experiences at this restaurant many times in the past, but this was a great disappointment.

JJ
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still fantastic after 20 years, or more. Succulent sensations from the sea perfectly prepared and served. A treat at all times.

f
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delectable food with outstanding service. This place is great for everyday dining or a special occasion!

SE
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

25th Birthday celebration for our son. Outstanding food and accommodating service. Our favorite restaurant in NYC! Never disappoints!

JC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

I’m a frequent guest but my last experience was one of the worst. Waitstaff was not knowledgeable about wines and oysters, host did not recognize loyalty and request for a prime table and service was very slow.

g
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best!!! Been going here for over 15 years and have never had a bad meal!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aquagrill is hands down our favorite restaurant in NYC. We make reservations every time we’re in the city. The staff always recognizes us and treats us like family. The food is out if this world and the service is amazing. Ask for Jose, he’s the best!

c
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, particularly raw bar. Great selection of oysters as well as fresh clams. Cherrystones were excellent!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

The food and service was great but somehow a coat check lady demanded us to pay $3 because there were three coats. I never had such experience at a restaurant on this level and hope the restaurant takes the right action.

HF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is about the best restaurant in NYC. It is consistently superior on all counts.

F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As always the food was delicious; perfectly cooked. The service was also excellent, staff are competent and friendly. I notified staff that this was a birthday brunch and they brought over an on the house delicious desert and candle. Whether at a table or the bar, Aquagrill is totally reliable in always being a satisfying and fun experience. Once brought a relative that needed some food accommodations and the modifications were pleasantly executed.
Recommend with confidence!

JS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I’ve been going to the Aquagrill for over ten years - but has never been to brunch. We had the French Toast and the Omelette - both were very good. We also had a delicious fruit plate on the side. The Aquagrill never disappoints.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming here for over a decade and the team never disappoints!! Every meal better than the last and a great price point for a once in a lifetime meal.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really excellent experience. Food was great as was our server. Nice evening all around.

BD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Gluten Free options, delicious food, wonderful service!

B
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent, from the bread to the Cod appetizer to the fantastic Bronzino. Service top notch. Nice wine list. Relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommend! One of the best.

h
London
22 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always terrific, always reliable. Wonderful food, wonderful service. Couldn't be better!

AM
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food to celebrate a friend’s birthday!!!

MS
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best oysters. Great fish.

VF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent fish place! Food creative but elegant. Very different preparations, yet enjoyable. Has lasted the test of time.

G
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous meal this evening at AQUAGRILL. This is a restaurant that never disappoints. Some of the best seafood in nyc and an incredible oyster selection. Will be returning often

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartender was great. Charlie? Great service. Great food too

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Fun spot where oysters and booze are front and center. I went to lunch there got the cod cake sandwich. I prefer my food minimally spiced to let the main ingredient shine through but this sandwich was dominated by the pepper relish, etc.

m
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Large annoying table of drunk “bros” ruined the ambience

s
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome great food and large portions
Really enjoyable

G
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Service overall is excellent. Our waitress was awful. Got many things wrong and worse yet, didn't seem to care

g
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We Had Dinner with 9 friends; food was good, service was normal.
But for some reason (I can't figure out yet); the meal , Saki, and and desert was not very satisfying. Perhaps, I will give Aquagrill a second try.

y
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We always visit Aquagrill when we go to NYC (which is about once a year). It never disappoints. The seafood is consistently fresh and well prepared. I had the bouillabaisse (again!) because it is so amazing. My husband had the mushroom truffled cod which he too said was superb. As an appetizer we always have oysters which are among the freshest around. In addition, we absolutely love the "little extras", like the assorted homemade breads they bring to you at the start of the meal (including a stick of cornbread!), the little amuse bouche between courses, and the gorgeous tiny homemade cookies at the end. Their wait staff is very professional and courteous without being pretentious. Desserts are also delicious. We particularly love the Coconut Panna Cotta.
We only have 2 small negatives. 1. Timing seemed a bit rushed on this visit. We would have liked a bit more time between the oysters and the mains. This is a higher end restaurant. No one likes to be rushed when eating a nice meal. 2. The lighting (and perhaps the seat arrangement) in the back part of the restaurant has always bothered me a bit. When we have been seated at the front, everything seems a bit more intimate. For some reason, when we have been seated closer to the back (as was the case this time), the lighting doesn't seem as intimate and I also feel "removed" from the whole vibe of the place. We now have eaten in both parts and definitely prefer the front end of the restaurant.

SG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great experience, but we were sitting in the back and it was way too hot. We were all sweating! Nevertheless , I would highly recommend and we will be back for sure.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a fantastic brunch. The service was on point, and the food was delicious. My guest and I ordered the lobster rolls.

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we ordered was delicious. I can't say enough good things about our experience - from check-in, to the wine, to the delicious warm bread, the freshness of the oyster choices, the crab claws - everything was PERFECT! We were celebrating my son's 32nd birthday and it was a nice touch to receive a candle on his dessert! So glad we had this experience. We will definitely be back. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

EC
New York Area
122 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best fish you could ask for cooked and served to perfection! From the raw clam to the desserts, a truly delicious meal.

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