Seabird

4.3
77 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date

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About

Seabird is in the happening West Village home of good food and service, great decor, plenty of ambience and be welcomed by Elizabeth your hostess.

Styled like bistro meets beach club, here you can throw back some beers, sip sangria or a glass of wine and enjoy “the fresh taste of sea”, swallow oysters and enjoy our other fabulous dishes.

Seabird combines great mediterranean cooking to bring customers an elevated twist on American comfort food.

Seabird is where New York returns to the beach.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Comfort Food, American
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Hours of operation
Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Thursday 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday & Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday 11 am - 10 pm
Daily Brunch: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Phone number
(212) 414-9500
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Corner of Washington Place
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine
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4.3based on all time ratings
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4.3
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4.1
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly staff with a relaxed environment. Good selection of comfort food. BEST lobster roll in the city!!!

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OT
18 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Seabird and are never disappointed. I loved their gnocchi w shrimp entree and was looking forward to reordering it. The server informed me that it was not on the menu and I was disappointed. The gnocchi was so lite and airy n the shrimp perfectly paired.
The server was so engaging and friendly, he suggested I tried the shrimp n truffle. I hesitated but I m glad I took his recommendation. These little bundles of delicate pastry dough were filled w shrimp n sautéed w portobello mushrooms n then topped off with truffle oil, just the correct amount!!! Fantastic.
My husband loves the hangar steak entree and perfectly cooked to his liking.
We meet the owner while there and she was so friendly and a very interesting woman. We even met the chef and complemented him on his cooking. It's just a warm friendly place with great food.We look forward to our next visit.

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F
10 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Place is cute but it was winter and it was freezing in there ! Waiter was great . Food was good. They didn’t have everything on menu . Tables were small not very comfortable .

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K
115 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Fresh made pasta was delicious. Loved the rustic decor and the staff was helpful. I will return because there were a number of dishes on the menu that I would like to try.

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4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

We booked at Seabird for a lunch prior to a movie on a Sunday afternoon. From the outside, Seabird looked quite charming but once you entered, I would describe the setting as "diner"ish. I ordered the fish sandwich and fried calamari. Both dishes were way overcooked and it seems as if they were refried. My wife had eggs/bacon/hash and my daughter had the French toast with ice cream. Typical fare that no restaurant should mess up. They were okay with their meal. I would recommend that you order the basics from this place and only if you have to go.

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O
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely just lovely. Dinner with dear friend - perfect setting

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RA
28 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I fell in love with this place. I shall return and people should go

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made reservation, Open Table confirmed, I showed up and restaurant was closed.
Walked by the next day to see them still unopened with a sign on the window reading closed for 2 days and their holiday operating hours....if the restaurant is going to use a service like OpenTable for their customers the least they could do is keep its operating hours updated.

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1 review
Dined on October 31, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Great food. Didn’t take account of our booking request and when we requested a table move as they put us in the door draft we were pretty much ignored despite there being 3 other tables available the entire time we were in the restaurant.

Service not great but food was very nice.

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28 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

amazing cesaer (sp?) salad

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1 review
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was really good. Portions was a little less than what we wanted. However, the taste was spot on. Atmosphere was great. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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M
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food is good but any special request is far from welcomed (and in fact doesn't seem to be heard at all).
The tables outside are cute so it can be a nice casual spot with friends.

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FR
42 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Second time there. Food is really good. Batterers awesome. Waitress not so much. Unfriendly, Curt, and sort of rushing us. Restaurant was empty besides us so not sure what her hurry was. We had fun anyway, and the food was very good.

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LS
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My Friends and I get together every year to celebrate our birthdays and I chose Seabird as the place this year. Our waitress was Nadja and she was fantastic. She was patient with us in ordering our food, she made great suggestions and she was very friendly. The music that the bartender was playing was off the chain it made you want to dance. I ordered the Fried Calamari and the salmon poke for the table. Delicious! Our main courses consisted of Fish taco, healthy caesar salad, fish burger and I got the branzino with shishito pepper. OUTSTANDING!!!!!!
This place is a great find and you will not be disappointed. They even surprised us with dessert and champagne for the three of us on the house. I will definitely come back!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Lots of fried fish = not so fresh fish!

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RB
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Food was weak. Grilled Calamari was undercooked. Salmon tacos were in a deep fried shell, which wasn't specified on the menu or by the staff, and not what we wanted.

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OT
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was amazing as always! This is my second time here dining and I love the atmosphere... getting a glass of wine or coffee in the outdoor seating :)

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific find in the village for casual dining. Excellent seafood and more. Friendly and efficient service. Great place to meet up with friends.

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g
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Our issue with our meal was not the taste of the food, it was how long it took to get to us. Our lunch took at least an hour to arrive at our table. After about 30 minutes we finally inquired as to where our food was and it was only then that our waitress told us that there was just one chef working today and it still took another 30 minutes. The food itself was delicious and our waitress offered us free drinks and a free dessert but truthfully we were so hungry that all we wanted was food. Truthfully we would have preferred an appetizer. The music was also very loud and we asked for it to be turned down a bit. The bartender would only turn it down a little bit even though we were directly below the speaker and it was the middle of the day on a Monday. Despite a yummy experience, I would be hesitant to return.

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OT
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great!

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2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is awesome. I got here a few times a week for lunch, and their Caesar salad with either steak or salmon is as good as it gets.

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AB
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Mussels seemed tasty. Fish taco not great. Burger good. Ceviche good -spicy! Sangria watery (ice melted)? Server tooo attentive (kept asking for orders) then nowhere to be found when bill was needed.

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R
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Everything we ordered was fine but the tuna tacos were fantastic. Seemed a bit overpriced, but would go back.

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Really good food and attentive service! I'll definitely go again.

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1 review
Dined on July 4, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

great service (almost to a fault). Food was mediocre at best. Clam and mussel pot had 5 total clams and not many mussels. Oysters we're good, but they're oysters...

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r
18 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was very good. It was what I expected. But the service was not as good as the food. Our server was very kind and polite but seemed overwhelmed and didn't check up on us. But mostly I asked for the fried calamari appetizer to come BEFORE our meals. As in, as an appetizer. Instead by the time the calamari showed up we were almost done with our entrees. It was a pretty disappointing service. But the food was good. So I still would recommend Seabird. Everyone enjoyed their food despite the service.

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17 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Appetizers are a little pricey. Clam chowder was just fair and too watery. Branzino and tuna tacos were good. Overall nothing noteworthy.

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OT
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just around the corner from the hustle of Christopher St I found a gorgeous seaside restaurant with super friendly down to earth staff and fresh seafood dishes.

The interior is expertly crafted. The open kitchen's artisanal tile against the reclaimed wood is perfect and you can practically feel the oceanside breeze against your face.

Jonny was such a dear with our order, great recommendations and clearly knowledgeable about the dishes. Everything was so crisp and fresh! Have to try the muscle pots or the lobster roll for a quick grab. Coming back for a day at the raw bar!

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1 review
Dined on June 14, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

To be honest, the food left me with a stomach ache. I ate calamari and the fish sandwich, both of which tasted like they were previously frozen and not fresh at all. Disappointed!

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g
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

My only complaint was that there was no full bar. We wanted cocktails before dinner. We left the restaurant to go next door for a drink. Seabird rescheduled our reservation and we came back and had a lovely dinner.

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2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Disappointed that the steak was unavailable.
However, their salmon poke and octopus were delicious. And the oysters were great too, very fresh!
And service was on point too, though we were the only ones on a Sunday night.
Additionally, the complimentary prosecco was a nice touch.
Would definitely come back again to try their steak.

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L
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good. We did the bottomless brunch for my sister's bday. Would def come again. Also liked how they sat us right by the windows so it felt like we were outside. Great service too. Joanne was really nice

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R
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Seabird, have been multiple times for lunch and dinner and never disappointed. Service is attentive and the food is great. love the design of the space, have been on both a date and with friends

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1 review
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious. Fresh, light and tasty. Shrimp dumping scampi was awesome, loved the fish burger. Wait staff and owners were super friendly and welcoming!
Would definitely recommend.

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BS
13 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great lunch place and the food is great. Third time there and I love it. She loved it. It's all good.

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GF
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVED IT! CHEF BAHR DOES NOT DISAPPOINT- THE FOOD WAS ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE, THE SERVICE WAS ATTENTIVE AND THE AMBIANCE WAS JUST PERFECT. HIS RESTAURANTS ARE BOTH AMAZING MY FIANCE AND I ALWAYS LEAVE FEELING SATISFIED- CAN'T WAIT TO COME BACK!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a small pleasant place with a charming atmosphere. The service was excellent - and unobtrusive. Great place for a talk with friends who appreciate good food. Prices were reasonable. Strongly recommend.

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OT
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, good food, but tiny portions.

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1 review
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

This was a great little discovery when exploring the city not long ago, and we've been back several times since. Everything we've ever tried has been delicious, and we're certain (although we've never asked) that it's a family-owned place, because they take a real interest in your evening, and we've had delightful conversations with several of the staff. who have all been there since we started eating at Seabird.

Hints: 1) Appetizers are cheaper if you sit at the bar, 2) the fries are spectacular, and 3) both their red and white sangrias are delicious and refreshing for summer.

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119 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good but very small portions. I found most dishes need more heat/ flavoring. Very nice server.

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