Boulevard Seafood Company

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62 reviews
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Seafood
Boulevard Seafood Company is a contemporary American Seafood restaurant located on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

Our fish is purchased on daily trips to the Fulton Fish Market, with our Chef selecting a broad array of both fin fish and shellfish.

Our gracious and spacious Dining Room, Bar, and Sidewalk Cafe are designed after the Pasadena, CA. Arts & Crafts masterpiece, the Gamble House.

We serve an extensive menu of contemporary seafood and American bistro food for Lunch, Brunch, and Dinner. Our bar offers an exciting craft cocktail list, twelve draft lines, and wines by the bottle and glass.

Boulevard Seafood Company is open every day of the year, except Christmas Day.
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E
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely superb food! Rare in a low-key neighborhood place.

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PT
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This was my third visit to Boulevard Seafood. As on the other two occasions, I went there for a quiet dinner with a close friend. Because we ate relatively early, the restaurant was fairly quiet throughout our time there. Once again, both my friend and I enjoyed all of our food (both starters and entrees), the wine we drank, and the pleasant atmosphere enhanced by the handsome decor. As on our previous visits, the service was friendly, courteous, and attentive. I expect to return again soon.

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OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really excellent food and for Manhattan very good prices. Enough room so you don't feel cramped. Very enjoyable evening with as I mentioned truly terrific food.

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LL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

The food is quite good but the service is truly lacking. We never seemed to see the same person twice. Our waiter took our drink and food order and then we didn’t see him again until
We got our bill. Our bread came after our meal and we had to ask for it. No one came to see if we needed anything or how our meal
Was it if
We cared for anther drink. Wait staff is truly disorganized and lacking food training. They were also disheveled with sloppy T-shirts. On. Too bad as the food is quite good. Hope they get better organization and training as they are not a good representation of this restaurant and they are a true hindrance.

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NC
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food is excellent, although pasta could use more salt. Scallops are especially good.
The problem is the service. Despite the appearance that servers are rushing around and very nice, it is impossible to get their attention. Waters go unfilled, silverware is not replaced while entrees get cold after delivery. Waits between courses are excessive, as is the wait for the bill to be delivered and retrieved. Had to ask hostess for requests several times. Managers and owners: you are ruining what could be an excellent new neighborhood restaurant. Please hire more staff before negative reviews undermine your restaurant!

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WK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was fresh and prepared creatively. The service was poor at best, with the exception of some Henry’s carry overs.

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EE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I would recommend but not until the music is turned off. Will come back in the summer when I can sit outside and not have to listen to the music. How about some quiet places - turn off a few speakers. Food is only fair, need more simple entrees - and how about allowing for half an entree.

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NY
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Happy that the new people kept the old environment. New menu is wonderful for fish lovers (me). Not so great for vegetarian husband. Food was lovely. Drinks were good. Service noticeably slow. But again happy that the feel hasn’t changed. Welcome to the neighborhood!

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EE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 3

Ambience is fine, but the music is awful and there should be a quiet area. The food is only fair. Hope it improves as have enjoyed it since it was Henry's.

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n
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Our server was very pleasant, the food excellent, but the service through no fault of hers was extremely slow. It must have been an issue with the bar and the kitchen.

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g
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was delicious but the wait service left much to be desired. Though the waiter does not have to fawn over the customers, a pleasant greeting and a smile would make guests feel welcome instead of a bother.

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CC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

Went for Sunday brunch and found the food very good, but the wait for it was an hour long. The waiter, Cillian, was very attentive and kept coming out to tell us it was almost here. We would give 5 stars to Cillian. However, the kitchen just didn't produce our order (not his fault). Then the manager came and said they were overwhelmed with so many customers, their computer system had a glitch, and, to top it off, they ran out of coffee cups (they had offered to bring us coffee as we waited so long, but the coffee didn't come for half an hour either). Strangely, they charged us for the coffees, charged us for everything we had. It would have been a nice gesture if the manager had "comped" some of the meal. We told the manager this after we had already paid and although he offered to take off something at that point, we had already settled, so it wasn't worth our time. Hopefully they will iron out these problems as they "grow into" this new business.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great seafood - much better than expected for the upper west side. I’ll definitely go back. Great neighborhood spot.

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IL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I used to go to Henry's regularly, for all the years since it was opened, and had my first dinner at Boulevard prior to the Holiday. I was happy to see the space was kept the same. Te food was very good, the music level lowered, and it was a good and a pleasant experience. I returned with a friend this last Saturday, and the dining room was bombarded with loud disco music. I asked a few times to have the music turned down, and was told by the manager it was "Happy Hour". It stayed loud. I looked around the dining room and it was just a few tables of people the age of my guest and I. The music was very annoying and irritating with its loud beats right above our heads, not welcomed with what was supposed to be a quiet early enjoyable meal with good conversations. My guest and I almost walked out. Why insist on imposing this on their dining patrons?

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T
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, with small and large plate options. Still has the welcoming Henry's vibe.

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D
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

This restaurant took over from Henry's and seems to me to still be finding its footing. I did not care for the food so much (on my one visit so far) but the service was good (which is important to me), the wine was good (which is important to me) and the spacing of the tables makes it very comfortable (which is important to me). I plan to return.

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r
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Late dinner on New Year’s Eve.
The food was good, some inventive combinations, but the service was poor, inattentive.
The wine is grossly overpriced with $56 for an average Pinot noir.
The music was too loud, and very boring.

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NB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm quite pleased with my experience at Boulevard Seafood. They replace Henry's, a long-time favorite restaurant of ours, and manage to keep in place all the things I like about Henry's with a new, very pleasing, seafood menu. Food is well-seasoned and interesting and I adore the spaciousness of the place - something one doesn't often encounter at Manhattan eateries.

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I
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was absolutely extraordinary, just as it was the other time I ate here. My husband said the last time he ate this well was at one of Daniel Boulud's restaurants.

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New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were so happy to see that boulevard seafood was keeping up the ambiance and service we had come to expect from Henry’s. My husband and I found it a little more noisy than Henry’s but that might have just been one night! Definitely a place to frequent often.

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K
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We went for Xmas Eve. Firstly, the woman at the podium was coughing so hard, covering her mouth and then using the same hand to hand our menus to a waiter. Then we had to wait to be seated, despite having a reservation. The food was just okay- the crab cake appetizers were the best, but not ‘jumbo’. No bread and butter, water glasses not refilled when empty. Entrees had skimpy sides. Sigh! Too expensive for the meal.

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DA
New England
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was really good and the ambiance was not too loud so we could visit with each other. We'll be back.

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B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food, and the kitchen was able to deal with my inability to eat garlic. It is a large restaurant and the tables aren't close together, so you don't feel sandwiched in. There is music but you can still have a conversation. A comfortable place to dine for a special occasion or just a casual get-together.

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R
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Formerly "Henry's", Boulevard Seafood has keep the ambience, chef and many of the waiters. It is still a wonderful neighborhood place to go with friends and visitors. I wish they had even 1 vegetarian entree for those of us who don't eat fish or meat (risotto without fish, perhaps?). Otherwise, we have good choices in the sides and small plates.

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FE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Omg, the food was sooooo delicious and very affordable. This chef clearly knows what he’s doing. (The wine could be better, but it was still good.) I had the scallops main dish—divine! And the waitstaff couldn’t have been kinder and attentive. I will definitely be back.

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BJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I find the music is played too loud and which gets in the way of conversation.

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I
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I was eager to see what Scott would do in this new location on the site of the old Henry’s. I had the bass with shrimp hash and mustard sauce; it was superb, and I will order it again. My friend had the scallops. They were enormous and delicious but at first arrived underdone and had to be cooked s little more. I may try to return on New Year’s Eve.

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L
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our second visit now and previously long-time Henry patrons. Service excellent both times; friendly, competent and aware. The small plates are substantial...bigger than most appetizers which also explains higher costs. Some leftovers from Henry (duck spring rolls, kale salad), are very welcome and still delicious. On the mains, they’re fish and chips is exceptional. Great tartness and crunch yet light and tasty. The tacos are a nice addition but skip the cod here; rather lackluster. The seafood risotto was excellent with a well balanced layer of seafood flavors. Have yet to try dessert or the happy hour but we’ll be back and hopefully Boulevard is here to stay. Welcome to the ‘hood!

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c
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the predecessor, Henry's. Boulevard's ambiance is just as wonderfully spacious (OK, like the posters more than the fish art); food is mostly terrific. One main dish and a few small plates or even only small plates make a great meal. Three out of 4 of our main dishes were excellent - the only one we didn't love was sushi/taco. Waitstaff lovely and attentive.

Please don't come so often we can't get in!!!!!!!!!!

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EG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is very good. Some of the same menu items as Henry’s. Service is friendly but a little slow at times (but food was delicious and hot). They were great at addressing food allergy issues. I think they are still settling in to the new management. Would go there again.

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ML
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Terrific food and waitress. Frustrating to have to wait for a table, even after making a reservation. Our reservation was for 7. Two of us arrived at 6:50 but were told to wait until the other two arrived. When they they did, at 7:03, we were told that the table was being set up. By 7:15, we were told that we were still waiting because now they needed to get us menus. I don’t understand that. I think we sat down shortly thereafter. We enjoyed talking with the bartender as we waited for our table. Our waitiress was terrific and the food was also. I appreciate that the new owners kept the staff from Henry’s.

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PT
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was my second meal at Boulevard Seafood. I dined with the same friend as on the first occasion and we both enjoyed our return visit as much as we had our first. It was a Friday evening and rather noisier than our first time, but we enjoyed our food, the pleasant ambiance, and the abundant opportunities for people watching. My friend is a connoisseur of oysters. She ordered a half dozen and pronounced them exceptionally good. I had the shrimp corn chowder for a first course and the linguine with clams as an entree. Both were excellent and wonderfully seasoned in a distinctly spicy, but not overwhelming, fashion. Our waiter was efficient, friendly, and blessed with a sense of humor. We were very happy with the meal and look forward to returning soon.

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ML
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

They don't know how to make a fried oyster, very stingy on the alcohol in mxed drinks, got my order wrong and did not try to compensate me in any way. Won't go again.

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LS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really nice neighborhood restaurant. Fish selections are excellent. All around, very good and a welcome addition to the area which has too few restaurants!

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G
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very glad you're back up and running. Food very good, interesting new menu, service ok though it took three requests to get coffee. We'll be back!

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WD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our first dinner at Boulevard Seafood Company. The halibut, cod, and tuna burger were excellent. We plan to return.

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f
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is a very welcome addition to the neighborhood. Everything was great. Just one glitch when our waiter forgot to bring one of our appetizers but they made everything right immediately and we very much enjoyed ourselves and our meals. Oysters were plump and ice cold, seared halibut preparation was totally yummy and my husband loved his mussels in a spicy coconut broth. We also love the fact that the room is spacious and tables are not on top of one another. This will be a great place for bigger gatherings of friends and family, too. We’ll definitely return!!

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BK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great addition to our upper westside neighborhaood. We needed a good fish restaurant with a reasonable prince point and we got one.

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OT
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Would really like to see the new Henry's do well but overall, sorely lacking in many areas. My halibut was dry and overdone (+ $32!) despite having asked the waiter to have the chef cook it medium rare. Service poor - barely saw our waiter.

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CA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I'm happy that the new version of Henry's seems as fine as its predecessor - the food is excellent and the comfortable, neighborhood atmosphere has stayed intact. I will continue to frequent it as I did when it was Henry's.

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