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About The Sea Grill

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.

Rockefeller Center - 19 W.49th Street
or via the concourse thru any Rockefeller Center entrance
New York, NY 10020
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Contemporary American, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Dining Room Lunch:
Monday -Friday 11:30am - 3:00pm

Dining Room Dinner:
Monday -Saturday 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Sunday's - Closed

Bar & Lounge:
Our bar and lounge serve continuously throughout the day with a small food menu also available until close each day.

Cross Street:
5th & 6th Aves

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 332-7610

Website:
http://www.patinagroup.com/the-sea-grill

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.

Public Transit:
B,D,M,F trains at 47-50 Streets Rockefeller Center

Executive Chef:
Andy Bennett

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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Treat your beloved to a romantic dinner featuring stunning views of The Rink at Rockefeller Center and Chef Andy Bennett's elegant cuisine. On February 14, The Sea Grill will offer a special three-course Valentine's Day prix-fixe menu for $95 per guest.

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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.

The Sea Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (61)
Special Occasion (55)
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Good for Anniversaries (36)
Good for a Date (36)
Seasonal (35)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Pre/post Theatre (29)
Romantic (27)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Great for Lunch (22)
Business Meals (21)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Notable Wine List (16)
Great for Brunch (12)
Fun (11)
Authentic (10)
Cozy (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Healthy (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Casual (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Waterfront (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

We love The Sea Grill restaurant. The view is amazing. The service is great. Occasionally they could run out of items on the menu. We love the dining experience this place has to offer.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Fabulous dinner by the new chef, beautiful venue with people-watching on the ice skating rink; excellent service always. Not just for tourists!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

All elements of the meal were favorable although a bit pricey. It was a comfortable and pleasant meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

Food is always good and service is quick and courteous. It's nice for business lunch, with great view of the ice rink. Cost is "business expense account" as well.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Terrific destination restaurant with wonderful view of skating ring and much better food and service than needed for such an iconic restaurant. Everything was wonderful and I've been going here for years. I highly recommend it and the $49 prix fixe is an excellent value.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Spectacular view of Christmas tree and rink. Lovely service. Varied choices on menu.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, People Watching, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We had dinner here on Wed 1/3/18. The food was excellent. We had a great table right next to the ice skating rink. Our server Nicole did an excellent job. I would highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

This was my 82 year old mom’s Christmas wish... to see the tree and decorations ...since 26 years ago my dad died and immediately after my grandparents as well and she had been reminiscing how much she enjoyed them and missed those days. I told her that her wish would be her Christmas gift!! She loved the restaurant, said, “I feel so rich!”... I told her she is...view of skaters perfect, loved spaced out tables, enjoyed the food immensely, waiter was a gentleman and professional in every way as well as genuine, ... we followed with a tour of the city and she’s been talking about the evening ever since!! Thank you!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We visit NYC once a year and always choose the Sea Grill for dinner. The excellent service, outstanding food, and exquisite location/ view cannot be beat! It is always a special experience, and we have many happy memories there!

Tags: Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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 (London)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The waiter was excellent . The food was well worth the price.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Very attentive service a little pricy but it is midtown manhatten

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I was a lot let down by New Year’s Eve at the Sea Grill. I was alerted of the Prix Fixe but not that the ice skating (a really imperative part of the dining experience) AND Christmas three would be turned off before my reservation began. I would expect this kind of consideration on an important date like this from as nice a restaurant as they purport to be!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Very good experience overall, for NY's Eve family dinner. Great view on the rink, as requested, overall very good food, and reasonable service, despite the very busy night.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food and service were both outstanding. The atmosphere was wonderful.
Our waiter Nick was absolutely AWESOME!
I'd definitely recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The Sea Grill has the best seat in the house to enjoy the scenic view of the Rockefeller ice skating rink and Christmas tree! Our server was very kind, welcoming, friendly, patient with young children, and highly professional. The food was great from start to finish. It is a special treat to enjoy the view of the Rockefeller Center holiday festivities from this restaurant. We saw two marriage proposals on the ice rink and it was heartwarming when all of the guests in the entire restaurant started clapping each time. Dining at the Sea Grill made it a wonderful and special evening!

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Always love going here especially at holiday time Perfect view of the tree and skaters Great good , great service and very comfortable What more could you ask for !

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We chose Sea Grill for our Holiday week trip to NYC. Our table afforded a fantastic view of the famous Rock Center skating rink. We even saw a marriage proposal. Beyond the great views, we enjoyed choosing from the special pre-fixe menu. Lots of choices for both fish lovers and meat eaters. The food was outstanding, worth the $125 pp tab. Service was good but could have been a bit more attentive (had to request water refills). Overall, no regrets .

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, People Watching, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food and service were amazing! A little higher then we planned on spending because of the price fix, but that is understandable during the crazy busy season. Will be back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

So sad ! Have been coming at least once a year for Over twenty years.

Food was NOT memorable, service a bit too casual given the pricing.

Perhaps it is the after Xmas staffing that contributes to the decline...

Sadly, disappointed

Tags: Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Too cold in dining area. Service was great though. Exceptional waiter.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Staff excellent as always....

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Holiday dinner

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Reliable holiday favorite. The draw is crowd watching at the Rockefeller Center ice rink.

Prix fixe menu for the Holidays was pricy but you know going in that it’s a tourist spot.

Our server was attentive but failed to offer a cocktail menu until we asked. The silver salt and pepper cellars were lovely but useless without a spoon. Water refills were on request.

Food was good - not great. Fresh seafood, classic desserts ; not groundbreaking cuisine, but delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Couldn’t have been a better birthday celebration — service outstanding.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The Sea Grill is always a favorite stop when my family visits NYC! Great food, great atmosphere!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Excellent, excellent, excellent!
The holiday menu was excellent.
The food was excellent.
There was a wait for the wait service to begin; but we politely asked about the server. After which the server was sent and he as EXCELLENT!
The dining experience and view to the Rockefeller Center holiday skaters and the Plaza Christmas tree as the perfect holiday backdrop.
I loved it and will be back next Christmas.
- Pastor Carol

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Retirement

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Everything about the Sea Grill is wonderful. We had lunch there during Christmas Week and had a table near the windows overlooking the Rockefeller Center skating Rink and the Christmas tree. The meals were perfectly cooked - we both had fish - and the service is wonderful. The lunch is priced fixed and is not inexpensive, but it is worth the experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Had a great time for being an Christmas Dinner but the service was slow. Food was great for being a Chef Tasting but a bit pricey for the overall experience. It is NYC so the price tag did fit I guess.

Tags: Seasonal, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was great, staff were friendly. Tables are very close together and squashed and extremely expensive. But overall a nice place for a special occassion dinner.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Was not sat by window as had previously requested. Fillet was flavorless and lobster mealy. Desserts were best part of meal. Load noise level. Server seemed interested in serving us, often going great lengths of time without check ins. No silverware at one course until asked. Port arrived halfway thru dessert course even tho ordered before.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our food was amazing, , the atmosphere with the meal was amazing for Christmas was a perfect setting.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great service, excellent food and great experience

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Delicious food.
Great service .
Christmas lunch fixed menu .
Enjoyed the lobster and oysters . My daughters truffle dish was delicious as well.
Highly recommended to anyone for a special occasion. Great view of iconic ice rink at Rockefeller centre with Christmas skaters.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Excellent food! Great guys very warm and welcoming, they care about details!

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Staff was really nice & hospitable but it was way too pricey for Christmas Eve, ridiculous expensive!

Tags: People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

My husband and I were here last year during the holiday season. We loved it. I thought it might be fun to try it with the kids (21,14) on Christmas Eve. While the ambiance was nice, we were very disappointed with the food. Appetizers were great, but the main courses were terrible. We would never go on a holiday again.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Everything was fine. Until we have them our credit card and it didn’t work. So I had to get to the next atm and get a bunch of money between a long line waiting in a row for the toilet.
But food and service were perfect.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Having dinner at the sea grill on Christmas Eve was the most memorable holiday

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Got lucky to get a reservation for Christmas Eve. There was a price fix menu and all the options were delicious and beautiful presentation. The waiter and staff were on-point. Very knowledgeable, charming, and didn't miss a beat. Water glasses always full. Food arrived for everyone at the same time. And watching the people ice skating made it it extra scenic fun. It was our first time and we loved it. It's expensive, but for the special occasion it was well worth it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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