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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
Saturday & Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm

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

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

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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Celebrate with your family and enjoy an elegant, traditional Christmas meal with breathtaking views of The Rink at Rockefeller Center and the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. A special three-course menu will be available for $135. Children's menu available for $35 for those under 9 years of age

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Celebrate with your family and enjoy an elegant, traditional Christmas meal with breathtaking views of The Rink at Rockefeller Center and the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. A special three-course menu will be available for $135. Children's menu available for $35 for those under 9 years of age

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Begin your New Year's Eve in style at The Sea Grill with a celebratory meal and spectacular views of The Rink at Rockefeller Center and the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. A special three-course menu will be available for $125. Children's menu available for $35 for those under 9 years of age.

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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

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (38)
Scenic View (33)
Good for a Date (28)
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Good for Anniversaries (26)
People Watching (26)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Business Meals (21)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Romantic (19)
Seasonal (19)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Fun (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Authentic (9)
Healthy (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Cozy (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
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Casual (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
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Afternoon Tea (2)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

For the price isn’t worth it.. there is a lot places with fresher food that there..

I don’t care about the price if the food is great, This restaurant has prepared-food..

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

We do NYC every year for our anniversary and eat in the general area of the Tree and Rockefeller Center. Since it was the holidays they were only doing the Prix Fix menu, which provided a lot of options for just about every palette. Unfortunately, both my husband and I found the Seafood Chowder to be a bit bland a bit overloaded with potatoes and celery. Hy husband had the seared bay scallops which were very tender and flavorful. I enjoyed the jumbo lump crab cakes, which were indeed all crab meat coated in light panko to hold them together. My only complaint with the crab cake was the dijon mustard they sat on, was a bit over powering for the crab, but that was only minor. Our desserts were both very good... the steamed pudding or as I called it molten cake was delicious, as was my husbands cheesecake with blueberry sorbet. He said for now on the blueberry sorbet was a must! Our drinks were also very good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 4 days ago

We came to New York specifically to view the Christmas lights, decorations, and to experience Rockefeller center. Our table view did not disappoint! We were seated promptly upon arrival. The holiday prix fixe menu still had several selections that I had a hard time choosing from. We had the oysters and crab cakes for starters, filet and scallops for main courses, and 4 different desserts. All were excellent. Mistletoe Margarita was great! We did have to ask for bread but other than that had a wonderful time. Our waiter was Chris and he took excellent care of us, including the photo request!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic holiday meal! Service was over the top- even allowed us to control the pace of our meal- despite a busy pre-fix holiday meal. It was also my birthday- received a lovely dessert surprise. Definitely glad we chose!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

Travel to NYC. For an Christmas experience It was wonderful. A tradition we will be keeping.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

The restaurant switched to a price fix menu for Saturday. I get that it's the holiday season, but $125 pp for three course meal was total non-sense. Should have been notified of the menu format beforehand. Also, if you are not seated near the rink - our seat was near the windows looking into the underground subway passage, it makes for an absolutely horrible dining experience. I used to recommend this restaurant for visitors to NYC and for business dinners but I never will again. Utter rip off tactics.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 7 days ago

This was our 2nd visit to the Sea Grill and we were just as impressed as the last time. The food was outstanding We started with 2 different sushi rolls. Both were prepared as well as any sushi location in NYC we’ve visited. For dinner we had the crab cakes (signature dish) and the filet mignon. We finished with the Nutella ganache and the apple tart. Watching people skate on Rockefeller Ice is also a fun way to people watch.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent meal, view and value!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Anniversary !

Fabulous window table . John , our waiter, very attentive with drinks and menu choices !

Done with style!

Seafood delightful, all around !

Wonderful experience in the Christmas Season !

Buck & Zina

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Have to expect it to be crowded and noisy for the Holiday season. Excellent staff - much appreciated!!! Highly suggest if you want to sit & watch the skaters over drinks and a meal 👍🏼

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

This is in Rockefeller Center right by the ice rink. Its food is suberb and the seveice is excellant. And nothing beats watching the people who don't know how to skate, run into the boards.

Tags: Hot Spot, Scenic View, Authentic, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We secured a reservation well in advance for a special occasion, but the occasion went unnoticed by the staff, and we were placed at the back of the dining room. This was disappointing.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I made a lunch reservation a week in advance at the Sea Grill in NYC and asked for a specific table and was told the table was not available when we arrived ...ok that can happen but very disappointing when you reserve so far in advance.

We ordered and had soup as an appetizer, the soup was good.

Then an excessively long wait, close to an hour for the main course which was crab cakes for me and salmon for my date. While it was a busy day they obviously knew it would be a busy day well in advance and should have been staffed to handle the volume, being busy is not an excuse for such a wait. When the food finally arrived the salmon was obviously something that was over cooked dried out and had been left sitting around, the crab cakes I was given were much the same and worse than I would expect at a fast food place. Dreadful. Bad all the way around.

Then I was given the check and when I looked at it closely I saw that I was overcharged nearly 50% over what the actual charge should have been, when I questioned the waiter the response was “oh sorry” I charged you the wrong prices. No kidding Really?

Even when the check was corrected the cost was ridiculous for what was provided. I don’t mind paying top dollar for good food but this was a horrible experience and they could have cared less.

When you look at the other reviews out there for this restaurant you see many excellent reviews, I wonder if all those reviews you see there are legitimate? Given my experience my opinion would be they are suspicious.

After this experience I will likely never go back to this restaurant it was just awful.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Can not beat the ambiance of this upbeat restaurant. The meal met expectations and service was delightful.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Perfect place to see the Rockerfeller Center Ice rink .

The tree and the joy of Christmas is everywhere .

The ambiance is extroadinary

Tags: Fun, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Predictably wonderful. This time it was lunch after the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City. A quick walk, lovely table by the window on the skating rink, delicious food, anticipatory and knowledgeable service, all in all an excellent experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent !! Great view of the skating rink at Rock Center. Great food, great service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Sadly too many tables and people creating an unenjoyable noise level. I requested a table near the glass for a special occasion and instead got a table in the middle and near the very loud bar. Very sad to have spent $800.

Tags: Seasonal
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on December 7, 2017

I expected this to be not-so-good, since it is one the rink at Rockefeller Center, it was the crowded holiday season and it was prix fixe. It was, surprisingly, very good!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Soup not hot . Fish good . Overpriced for what u receive . However , being in same business 40 years ; I understand I’m paying for view ! However , I was not told it was priced fix . Told waiter & told me we could order off regular menu ! Service was great & tipped him 25% Arthur

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Service and food were excellent. The mandated holiday $125 fixed price menu does require you to bring your appetite to enjoy a dinner. Great wine selection too.

Tags: Live Sports, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Gorgeous decor with excellent service. Seafood was well prepared and plated. A lovely restaurant with a spectacular NY view !

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

This is the place to be if you want to see the tree and ice skating at Rockefeller center during the holidays. The food is very good but the over crowded tight restaurant can be annoying if you are not ready for it. During the holiday season the service does suffer with no fault of the service staff but still very professional.

Wine list is average and could be better for a restaurant of this caliber. Try going there after the holidays and you will have a better time. We do go every christmas season as well as during the year and have always enjoyed it so matter the crowds.

Tags: Scenic View, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

It was my fiancé and my first time ever, and all I can say is WOW! We had an amazing experience and it started as soon as we walked in the door..we were greated by two very pleasant hostesses who informed us that our table would be right next to the window so we can see the tree! Unfortunately I do not remember our servers name, but he was so friendly and attentive..we ate from the holiday menu but we were able to add additional item that we were craving! Everything was absolutely delicious. Thank you so much for making our anniversary/birthday dinner a memorable one.

Tags: Scenic View, Fun, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Had the portabella tempura appetizer. Delicious! Wife had sea bass and I had branzino; both excellent . We had reserved thru open table and asked for a window seat. Got it. It was perfect.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Have been to this restaurant before and still loved it.
Very expensive but lovely food, brilliant service and very nice ambiance.
Will be returning when next in New York.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Amazing experience

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

My husband and I would not recommend this restaurant at all. We eat out quiet a bit and have gone to some very nice restaurants. The food was mediocre at best and when we were there it was a set three course menu you had to choose from... for 125 dollars each plus drinks..my husband and I are not desert eaters so the last
Course we didn't even have.. I had the crab cakes for an app.. which consisted of one crab cake, my
Husband had the seafood chowder and for dinner I had the lobster which was a bit tuff my husband had a seafood dish.. no salads no vegetable .. one slice of bread each was brought to the table before dinner and that was it. My husband had two beers and I had a vodka and soda.. needless to say we paid way to much for hardly any food.. almost 400 dollars and service was not great either. It's worth it at all. I would have preferred eating somewhere else and spending the money shopping. To top
It off o was sick when o got
Back to our room. a tourest trap for sure. We should have known better..that's what hurts the most we don't usually.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Dined on Friday December 1 in order to enjoy Rock Center ambiance at Xmas time. Only dinner option during December is $125 prix-fixe for 3 courses. It’s pricey for what you get, but given the holiday season and view of the skating rink it is tolerable. Our appetizers and desserts were both quite good. Spanish Dover sole was outstanding but short ribs were a huge disappointment as they were extremely fatty. Given the price tag for dinner, the short ribs we received were unacceptable. Also, coffee and tea should have been included instead of being extra. All in all, it was an enjoyable evening with a good view of the skating rink. One tip—avoid getting seated near the high top tables by the bar because it gets quite noisy.

Tags: Seasonal, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Absolutely amazing food and exceptional service! Location is fabulous!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

My food came out cold. Hardly any taste..no sides. For 5 of us bill was over $600 and I only had 3 adults with me, 2 children. I booked the reservation a month out and they had tons of seats open to give us a window seat to see the rink but they wouldn’t let us sit there and the entire time no one sat there and we were done. Very disappointed and would never go back.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

In New York for my birthday and treated to dinner at the sea grill Great Food Great atmosphere Great location especially this time of year ❤️

Tags: Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We were lucky getting a dinner reservation in very short time. Absolutely loved this place. Best place for dinner before seeing a play on Broadway.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, People Watching
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

The food was delicious! However, I feel it was too expensive for what you received. Crab cakes with chips as a side. That is tacky in a nice restaurant like yours. And no side included with the scallops, that is unheard of in my part of the country.

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 (London)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great service, food and view of the ice rink. Our Waiter Costa was brilliant

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Pricey but exquisite. Nice location. Right next to the Rink @ Rockefeller center. Very good food. Small size portion (= right size). Friendly, professional staff.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We took my SO's (octogenarian) parents and her youngest sister to the Sea Grill so they could watch the skaters at Rockefeller rink while enjoying a great meal. The service was impeccable; the food was awesome; and--although no one could have planned it--a young man proposed to his intended wife on the rink while we ate. I think she said yes. If not, he loved her enough to kiss her anyway. All together it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that impressed heck out of her mom and dad--not to mention baby sis.
We had been there twice before, so we knew to expect greatness. They delivered in spades.
We brought my SO's service dog. After a few confused moments, the staff were most welcoming. The dog slept under the table, content to know that her handler was in good hands.

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

1st trip to NY for Mark

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I would highly recommend. I was suprised though that when open table asked the occasion and I put 10th anniversary (and we mentioned to our waiter and the person that sat us), all we got was a ‘happy anniversary’ from the staff. At a high end restaurant such as this, I expected more, like at restaurant Daniel, we got our desert with the words ‘happy anniversary’ written on the plate for our one year. I thought that was very odd coming from a restaurant that charges $80 pp for a lunch prix fix.

Tags: Romantic, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Service excellent, view of rink at Rockefeller Centre rink, spectacular. Food is nothing to rave about, $80 price fix lunch so not worth it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal
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