The Sea Grill

4.5
3497 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
Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Dining Room Dinner
Daily 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

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 ($140). 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 ($140). A special children's menu is available for those under 9 ($35).

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

What 3497 People Are Saying
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KS
Omaha
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful meal. The staff is very attentive and you can't ask for a better setting!

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RT
Atlantic City
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Our family has been dining at the Sea Grill for many years at Christmastime. We always order seafood and it is always cooked to perfection and delicious. This time only I ordered seafood and my wife , my son and my daughter ordered filet mignon. My scallops over black truffle mash potatoes were absolutely incredible. My children’s steak was cooked perfectly however my wife’s steak that she ordered medium , was overcooked.
My son requested a second serving of bread. When the bread server returned he did not have multi grain bread on the tray and said he would have to go to the kitchen and he would return. The bread server never came back.
And finally dessert which was fantastic!
My wife and I are not complainers and did not want to make a big deal out of the small issues that we encountered during our meal. The bottom line is the Sea Grill is a wonderful restaurant and it will continue to dine there whenever we can!!

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LM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful evening, and table, overlooking the ice skating rink! Great for the Holidays! Food was amazing, service was fantastic, great cocktails.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night
First time to NYC

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome ambience, impeccable service, great view of the tree, attention to detail and superb food. Love it

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OG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really great

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A
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Nicole was outstanding, Her knowledge about the menu and drinks was just amazing. Will definitely be back

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

great location and food

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KC
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A traditional dinner while visiting NYC at Christmas time.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice location, service and view. The scene keeps you entertained.

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RB
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The place of course is magical as it is surrounded by the Rockefeller ice skating. Menu looks and is delicious. However, service is terrible and means. The reservation service , just because I used OpenTable to book, treat me so rude and actually asked if I knew how much it would cost for a closed menu there. Even with the Opentable booking they just said “ go there and wait”. Than gave me a terrible table and it was a very special occasion for my family. They put us just at the door in the e entrance and there was other seats available. They said that this is the one for an app. After it, no one was really serving us and waiter treated us really mean.

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

Anniversary

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

My plan was to bring family who were not from NY who wanted to experience a NYC Christmas. I requested a table by the window, near the tree and by the skating rink. All 3 requests were honored. I could not have asked for a better NYC dining experience. Food was excellent, although expensive, but expected, given the location. Service was also excellent. Ambience, setting, all were on par.

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The service was not as attentive as prior visits.

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OC
Atlantic City
16 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, great service, friendly servers, great view. This was an all around wonderful experience. My husband and I have been there before, but we had an out of town guest with us to share the experience. She was impressed, also. Thank you

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OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous fourth Christmas family celebration at Sea Grill! It gets better every year, even with three young children and a little rain. Can’t wait to do it again!

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KS
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a gem. The food and service were top notch and the view of Rockafeller Center ice rink was amazing.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was not able to use my $50 certificate bc ofvyour technician difficulties. Please advise. The voucher was sent to you 1 week in advance.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was incredible! I can’t say enough about how special the day was:)

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

It has become a Tradition for us to meet in New York beginning of December and dine at the Sea Grill!

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Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was exactly what I wanted and met every expectation! I was in NYC with two of my daughters for their 16 birthdays....we ate here with a perfect view of the famous NY Christmas Tree and Rockefeller skaters!

The food (and wine *I* had) was incredible. I highly recommend the bay scallops!!! Our desserts were equally amazing! We shared Cheesecake, Key Lime Pie, and a hot Apple Torte with ice cream. But the cherry on top of this experience was our waiter, Ava!! He was spectacular... really going out of his way to make sure my girls had a wonderful dinner to remember! For me, it’s all about the memories!

Thanks Ava and Sea Grill for everything!!

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

The atmosphere was outstanding however the food we ordered was overdone and chewey lobster and really fishy red snapper. The drinks were outstanding and our waitress was great. We did approach management discretely to minimize the effect in the restaurant but the manger had the waitress follow up with us not her herself. We sat there uncomfortably for about 15-20 minutes not knowing what was going on. Finally the waitress did tell us we had to only pay for the drinks and appetizers. Not the best experience inside ring it would have cost almost $400.

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d
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was attentive and we were not rushed. That is remarkable on a very busy Christmas season.
Dinner probably wasn’t worth $125 but was good

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RM
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must see around the Holidays! With the ice skating rink and Christmas Tree in Rockefeller Plaza, the great service... Its a must in NYC.

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KJ
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, excellent service and priceless view of the Rock Center skating rink and Christmas tree!

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AM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We have a tradition of going into the city to see the Christmas tree and having dinner at the Sea Grill. Food and service is always good even though the noise level can be high. A mixed crowd of business and regular dinners.

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R
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, The view of the Rockefeller Ice Skating rink was really fun and enjoyable. You sit looking up at the enormous Christmas Tree. The setting was great. But during the Christmas rush they only do a fixed price menu for $125 per person. But even at that, without a reservation, it is a two hour wait for a table. Obviously, people think it is worth it!

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D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food at a unique New York City location. We had a butternut squash soup that was dairy free. It was delicious. Sushi was good as well and the service was excellent. It was also great fun that we were sitting rinkside as the folks from Rockefeller Center were getting ready for the tree-lighting, scheduled for the next day. Fun!

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H
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

From moment we arrived we felt welcome.
Service was superb but not obsequious.
We all had different entrees and all were excellent. My filet was prepared to perfection.
Our children were able to skate while we dined.
A genuinely memorable evening.

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C
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

The service was slow, the food was a little bit salty and greasy. Love the view

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NY
New York Area
236 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sea Grill is a favorite for good reason. The poached lobster salad was delicious as was the key lime pie. There is good selection of wines.

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V
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Thanksgiving

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PA
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We had a reservation we were in time but we had to wait more than 30’ for the table.....

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DW
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent thanks giving meal. Food, service and atmosphere.

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CC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely thanksgiving experience!!!
Will definitely recommend

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LI
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner for Thanksgiving. The prix-fixe menu offered enough options, including the traditional Heritage turkey entree. We chose to have the seafood chowder, the linguine with truffle oil and mushrooms and the crab cake. All the appetizers were expertly prepared and as is the reputation, the seafood was fresh and fabulous. The dinner entrees were plated beautifully and delicious. We chose the surf and turf, which was short ribs and shrimp, the sea scallops entree and the filet mignon entree. My spinach that accompanied the short ribs were a bit bitter but other than that, the entree was excellent. Every one enjoyed the filet mignon entree and the crab cakes were full of crab and delicious. The desserts were extraordinary. We had the key lime pie which was not to be missed. The warm chocolate soufflé cake was rich and perfectly bittersweet. The apple tart was fine but the puree on which the tart was served was spectacular, like an apple sauce reduction. Finally, the cheesecake was rich and smooth and the blueberry sorbet was creamy and bursting with flavor. We chose the Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon and it was a wonderful complement to the red meat dishes. It was a great splurge and we enjoyed our family meal.

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OT
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Sea Grill has it all - food, service and location. The restaurant is well managed and the bartenders and servers are all fantastic.

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DS
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was good, though $95 for main course was way overpriced. The decor was neat but tired and in need of a refresh. My table wobbled, making things a little challenging. My server was attentive without being overbearing. I have had similar experiences elsewhere. In all, you are paying to eat at the Rockefeller Center.

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V
Memphis
29 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

This restaurant was a mixed review for us. The food was really good; however, the service took away from the experience. The setting was perfect place to dining and watch the skaters to get in the holiday spirit. We took a friend for her 29 birthday and requested them do something special for her birthday which they forgot to do so a bit disappointed. It was a holiday week so understand, the we’re busy and possibly understaffed but forgetting a birthday when reminded by phone, in reservation and upon arrival strikes a dull note note. Getting beverages required flagging down staff and then reminding of your order. The front greeting staff need education about how to be warm and inviting. The food over all was really good. Three people got the fixed menu and all thought delicious. My husband’s filet came out medium done and requested medium rare but that was quickly corrected faster than expected. He thought it was delicious afterwards. The bond roll was absolutely fabulous and I actually got two instead of entree. Our guest loved her key lime pie. Everyone else thought the chocolate dessert rich creamy and delightful. Overall good a solid restaurant with great view of skating area but the service does need work. It would be great if the front desk staff smiled and appeared that they are happy you are a patron.

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SG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant, great view of the ice rink (as requested) pleasant server, she was holiday staff, very helpful. The food was lovely. A little pricey $350 with tip for three people but we all had three courses, just two glasses of wine for the table though. Food was delicious. I recommend.

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