The Sea Grill

4.6
3442 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
The Sea Grill at Rockefeller Center is an iconic seafood restaurant in Midtown NYC serving the freshest fish for lunch, dinner and elegant private events.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary American, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Dining Room Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Dining Room Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(212) 332-7610
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Andy Bennett
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Cross street
5th & 6th Aves
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Parking details
Central Parking Garage (located on 48th St between 5th and 6th Aves, closer to 6th on the North side of the street)Parking.
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Public transit
B,D,M,F trains at 47-50 Streets Rockefeller Center
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The Sea Grill can keep it simple, or take it over the top. From a seated lunch to a stunning dinner buffet or cocktail party with a red-carpet entrance and dancing for 2000, we can provide custom-designed menus that can reflect any cuisine or theme with special entertainment and decor.

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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate Thanksgiving with stunning views of the world's most famous ice skating rink and the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree while you enjoy Chef Andy Bennett's elegant, traditional three-course prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu ($95). A special children's menu is available for those under 9 ($35).

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate Christmas with stunning views of the world's most famous ice skating rink and the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree while you enjoy Chef Andy Bennett's elegant, traditional three-course prix-fixe Christmas menu ($135). A special children's menu is available for those under 9 ($35).

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate Christmas with stunning views of the world's most famous ice skating rink and the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree while you enjoy Chef Andy Bennett's elegant, traditional three-course prix-fixe Christmas menu ($135). A special children's menu is available for those under 9 ($35).

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

What 3442 People Are Saying
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Philadelphia
109 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Returned after many times hete. Must have new chef because food not as tasty as before. Very disappointed no flavor to food.

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g
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We keep going back to the Sea Grill not just because of how much we like everything about it (service, ambience, view, good wine list, and certainly the food) but because if anything it seems to get better each year. Everything was excellent and made for a wonderful birthday celebration.

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Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location at Rockefeller plaza lower level with views of the famous gold Prometheus statue and ice skating rink (in season). Outdoor dining available in season. It is the perfect combination of great ambience, service and food, all outstanding, highest marks! I entertained visiting friends from Germany, asked for a window-view table overlooking the plaza, the host and staff couldn't have been more accommodating, superior service.

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MZ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The finest NY dining experience in the heart of the city. Great food, service, location.

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h
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant , especially at Christmas time when you can see the tree and the skaters . The food and service is always on point . Every time we bring someone new with us they always rave about the expirence .

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NY
New York Area
228 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a favorite restaurant due to consistently good food and service. This lunch was enjoyable with the great seafood chowder followed by a wonderful sashimi main course. The tasty lemon pie rounded out a great meal.

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l
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My waitress was wonderful. She explain the all menu to us. I was celebrating my birthday with my husband. The waitress name was Kim. Amazing!!

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SJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a vegetarian, I usually cannot dine at The Sea Grill which is understandable. It was a nice treat to have several seasonal vegeatarian options this time. Would love to see vegan options as well.

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JD
Las Vegas
28 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely a must go to for food and or drink. Amazing food, great atmosphere and extraordinary service. We highly recommend for all occasions.

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E
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

$16 for a 6 piece salmon roll? Cmon...it was good, not that good

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CP
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my birthday. It was a beautiful evening, food and service was excellent. The Sea Grill food and service is always consistent. This restaurant is not only for tourists, I’m a native New Yorker and always love dining here.

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OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The booth was suggested to us rather than a table but it was too big and the upholstery was ripped open making it very uncomfortable to sit on. Inexcusable in a first class restUrant

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H
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last week of the garden seating. We sat outside, looking at the street and skate rind. My guest was very happy with the food, ambiance and services. We chose the Lobster menu. The food was delicious!

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service!

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San Francisco
90 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Sushi is incredible- cant wait to go back but will make sure there is not an event on the rink because the music from the event is very loud. Also will try to go before 915 next time - it was a little rushed.

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JB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Unexpected corporate event on the Plaza meant seating outside was not possible. And noise from loud party music and voices affected inside too. A shame.

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FG
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant food and attentive service. Reasonably priced for the location, with a view of Rock Center skating rink. Creative, very fresh fish and sushi. Highly recommend.

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JJ
Pittsburgh
127 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great in every way

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OT
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Need more no sea items, very limited

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

I am a frequent patron. However this is the second time that it took an hour for a crab cake to arrive. Embarrassing because I was with a client - who kept asking me if they were catching them. In that hour no one came to check up. When I was finally able to catch someone he said that they switched tables around among waiters. Not exactly what I expect from a restaurant of this caliber

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Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

The food was fine, but the service was disappointing. At 545pm on a Saturday in August, well less than 1/2 the tables were filled and there appeared to be many personnel working calmly. Everyone of us had the lobster prix fixe 3 course special with no changes or particular requests. The server could not describe the ingredients or preparation of one of the entrees. Several times, wrong food items were served. Drinks were mixed up with another table, and our table entrees were mixed up among our guests. The dessert course was delayed for 30 minutes after the entrees were eaten, making our group anxious we would be late for the theater. To their credit, the manager refunded for the drinks, but overall our group was unimpressed despite the beautiful Rockefeller Plaza setting. I doubt we’ll ever return.

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r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food I. The middle of Rockerfella Center which made the view and scenery wonderfully New York. Great service and tasty deserts.

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d
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic lunch on 8/22. Service and food were exceptional! The location is so great and we were able to eat outside (which made the lunch even nicer!) We visit NYC once or twice a year and have eaten at the Sea Grill for each of the last 10 years. Each time we enjoy it so much that we go back again the next time!!

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J
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will be back that's for sure........Great ambiance, service, we were able to hear ourselves speak and the food was delicious.....Thank you

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WG
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for the paella dinner. We dine here frequently, especially in the summer when we can sit outside. The food and service were excellent. We’ll be back.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience seated in the private room. The food was delicious and the service was superb.

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JG
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had the restaurant week dinner menu offerings. The food was uneven: the appetizers (sushi and shrimp) were good, the entries were average (grilled fish with vegetables) and the dessert was mixed (one was good, the other was not).

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M
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

ロックフェラーセンターの地下にある、とても雰囲気の良いお店です。サーブは丁寧ですし、シーフードはとても美味しいです。この日はクラムチャウダーとクラブケーキを食べました。トップオブロックの時間を予約して、その時間に合わせて食事をするのがおススメです。

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E
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great NYC classic restaurant in Rockefeller Center. Just love this place and have been many times. Food and service are excellent and view seasonal--skaters in winter and Tree at Christmas, summer outdoor diners--always fun. Think it is one of few NYC classics that retains high standards and continaully attracts both tourists and native New Yorkers. Be sure to make reservations well in advance. One of our favorite restaurants and we live here!

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DJ
New England
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magnificent meal in all aspects. All food was top quality.

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MK
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was very tasty, indeed. The Restaurant week menu was good with very generous portions. That’s the only two good things, this restaurant has to offer. If only the service was too match it. Friday night dinner and it seemed as there was the only waitress for the entire restaurant. It took forever for the food to come. As we received deserts, no one even bothered to ask us if we want some coffee or tea. Finally, after 15 minutes, I got attention of someone and was able to order cappuccino, when I almost finished my desert. Another very unpleasant thing was when we were seated at the table. As we arrived, the restaurant was pretty much empty, still we were seated literally within an inch of another party, why?? Then, when I asked to move us somewhere else, we ended up at the very corner table, with the window facing a corner and a dirty napkin at the table. It was just unacceptable! When I asked for a nice table at the window, I was told it’s a table for 4 people and they would not seat 2 people there, and all those 4 people are arriving within the next 15 minutes. My party consisted of 2 people. Long and behold, 30 minutes later, they’ve seated 2!!! people at that same table. Again, why?? Why I was refused the table, when I asked for it and they lied straight to my face??! Disappointing experience and mediocre customer service! Will NOT be back! Restaurant just lost its appeal and great customer service it used to have before.

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W
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Restaurant week choices definately sufficed. Had the pouched shrimp salad and Cod baba ghanoush. I highly recommend. They have a key lime pie second to none.

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NY
New York Area
229 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The seafood was wonderful - a red snapper in my case. The venue is very attractive. Service was quick and helpful.

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MP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There are few experiences as special as dining in a elegant restaurant such as The Sea Grill, which is tucked into Rockefeller Plaza, virtually at the golden feet of the Prometheus statue, while surrounded by stunning Art Deco edifices. This is one of the "classic" New York fine dining establishments, which should be experienced at least once. Fish (at least mine, red snapper filet) was done to grilled perfection, on a bed of deep-green spinach. Do try a glass (or two, or a bottle) of the Viognier, which is straight out of Long Island. Who knew? With its refreshing flavor and flawless graham cracker crust, Sea Grill's signature key lime cheesecake puts all others to shame. Then there was Costas, our server. He knows everything about the menu, and probably about every other restaurants' menus, for that matter. Costas is patient, personable, and, most importantly, wants YOU to be happy. The Sea Grill is not for everyday dining, but there should be one day in your lifetime when you dine there. It will be memorable.

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BP
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We went during the summer when the bar is set up where the ice skating rink is.....that’s where you want to be in the summer.
We stayed anyway.....we were seated and no one came by for over 10 minutes. Once we finally ordered our lunch the food took forever and they weren’t even busy. The meal was pretty good, but the level of attention from the waiter was poor.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Great food and great service!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing and food was delicious.

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New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

While the setting and food were quite appealing, a private party in the adjacent bar area made for an intolerable noise level and conversation was impossible. I am accustomed to noisy Manhattan restaurants but this reached a new level of an intolerable dining experience.

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AR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was very accommodating, really went out of her way to makes changes to the meal as required and made sure we were happy with our meals. She was very pleasant and nice.

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VV
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice evening ... Always a nice dining location for midtown NYC ...Perfect bar area and intimate seating ...staff exceeds excellence

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