About Sea Fire Grill



Offering seasonally focused, contemporary American seafood, where only the finest and freshest seafood is highlighted. Guests will be enchanted by the superb selection of raw bar favorites and delicious appetizers which include East & West Coast Oysters, Chilled Lobster, and expertly seasoned Yellowfin Tuna Tartare. Entrée selections are sure to delight, with succulent Alaskan King Crab Legs, elegant Herb Basted Black Bass and the menu wouldn't be complete without the addition of SFG's Surf & Turf - tender filet mignon and buttery steamed lobster.

158 East 48th Street
New York, NY 10017
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 10:45pm

Cross Street:
Lexington and Third

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(212) 935-3785

Website:
http://www.theseafiregrill.com/

Catering:
For all catering inquiries, please contact info@theseafiregrill.com.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Allow The Sea Fire Grill’s expertise in cuisine and service to ensure your event is sophisticated, memorable, and flawless. Ideal for intimate dinners, corporate functions, or celebratory affairs, The Sea Fire Grill offers a myriad of dining spaces ideally suited for parties of varying sizes from 10 - 150. Chef’s offerings of seasonally focused prix-fixe menus and the sommelier selections of wines will certainly impress your guests.

The Board Room: With crystal lighting, walnut details, and gorgeous contemporary artwork, this private dining room exudes sophistication. With seating for up to 20 guests, The Board Room is ideal for exclusive business dinners or lively celebrations.
The Wine Cellar: Offering a behind the scenes tour of the heart of The Sea Fire Grill, the Wine Cellar is a hidden gem within the kitchen. Flanked by a floor to ceiling wine showcase this elite space is fully a/v equipped and seats up to 35 guests.

Private Dining

The Sea Fire Grill offers approachable contemporary American seafood where consistency in execution and highlighting the fish itself is priority. The restaurant focus is the clean and honest presentation of the highest quality locally sourced seafood.

Sea Fire Grill Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (54)
Good for a Date (52)
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Romantic (38)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Notable Wine List (24)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Worth the Drive (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Cozy (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Healthy (10)
Authentic (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Hot Spot (9)
People Watching (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Casual (7)
Fun (6)
Local Ingredients (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

It’s expensive with small portions buut the food tastes great

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 (Wilmington)·Dined 2 days ago

This restaurant was underwhelming. The food was great but the service failed to deliver. My wife and I enioy sitting at the bar to eat but I don’t recommend it here. The bar seems to be for drinking only while waiting on your table. As I said the food was excellent. The octopus could have had a bit more seasoning but was good and the crab cake was excellent. The wine list caters to the high end with very few reasonably priced options for robust reds. Food prices are also on the high side with salads pushing $20 and all entrees running 30 to 50.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

This was our fifth time here. We always enjoy the quality and freshness of the food. The staff is very courteous, and knowledgeable of the menu.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent quality seafood in a lovely setting. Service is very professional and waiter was knowledgable about the menu. We were seated in a timely manner. We were four people and each of us had a different entree, tuna, halibut, grouper special and a lobster. Everyone enjoyed their selections which were beautifully presented and delicious. This was our second time at Sea Fire Grill and we will definitely return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Birthday for my son.It was a busy Saturday night but I didn’t feel rushed.The waiter and Host were very nice.The food was exceptional and the waiter helped guide us
Based on our preferences.We will definitely be back.I did have to discretely ask the Host to bring a special dessert for my sons B Day with a candle and he acknowledged after I spoke to him that he did see that on the reservation but he never mentioned it until I mentioned it.No big deal.It is very pricey but worth it for the right occasion

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Made me sick... Great meal with great service... they lose a star by making me sick... spent a decent chunk of change on romantic dinner and have spent the whole rest of the evening in the bathroom... surf and turf is killing me

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The first girl that greeted us (Anna) was amazing, her attention to detail and her politeness goes beyond this earth! Our server Lenny was also amazing as he explained every dished perfectly and added some humor in there as well! Love this place!

Tags: Scenic View, Spicy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

The food and service was excellent. The staff was very friendly and really made an effort to make our dining experience special.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Sea fire grill had a romantic, cozy ambiance. Our server was very attentive considering the time we had to get to our show. The food was also just amazing. I would highly recommend this for a date night.

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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

To their credit: the service was very good and attentive. Comfortable dining room. Nice vibe.
To their detriment: WAY TOO SALTY! I got the seared yellowfin. He got the blackened swordfish. Mine was seared perfectly, but was swimming in a bowl of soy sauce and not much else. So salty it was inedible. His swordfish was also cooked just right, but then overseasoned with a blackening seasoning that was, also, mostly salt.
The manager was extremely gracious, and staff was apologetic. But the food was beyond redemption, and at the end of the day, dining out is really about the FOOD, isn't it?

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Great evening!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Went for Valentine’s Day with my wife we both ordered the surf n turf & our 🥩 didn’t come out as ordered. Both 🥩 came out warm not well done as asked for took steaks back but bought us back same steak not a new 1. Ari our waiter was awesome 👏 he made sure everything thing was alright he wasn’t hovering

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful and good value. Just a little aggravating to wait 40 min. for our table, though it was Valentine's Day and busier than usual.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

It was a little tight for Valentine's day. I could easily stick my fork on my neighbors plate

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Special Valentine's Day Pre Fixe menu. 1 1/4lb Lobster was fantastic.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

This was hands down one of the best restaurant experiences I have ever had. The staff was exceptional, caring to our every need and really going the extra mile to provide great service ESPECIALLY one of the managers by the name of Scott. Not to mention the food was fantastic! I will definitely be dining here again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Me and my wife came here for Valentine’s Day. The place is beautiful and the food was great! I would definitely recommend coming to this place for dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food, courteous & professional service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was very good, a little salty though and we had an appt, yet we had to wait half hour. But great place

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food and service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Very good food, but so noisy you could not have a meaningful discussion.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent every time- been there 6-7 x
Food is always great.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was fabulous. A delicious selection of starters. The entree portions were large and the menu offers a good variety of pasta, fish and red meat options. The atmosphere is cozy but spacious enough for a medium sized group at one table not to be cramped. The service and staff were A+--Attentive and friendly. Would highly recommend it for a nice evening out.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Service, food and quality all 100 percent! Fresh fish !

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Excellent seafood that is extremely fresh and well prepared. Presentation and portions are excellent. The Managers make a point of greeting and thanking you. Just a tad too loud for my taste but not enough to prevent me from returning again and again.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Lovely dinner; staff went out of their way to make us comfortable and celebrate our birthday.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The only thing that detracted from a higher rating was the table. Bad enough, we asked for a 'romantic table' if possible - there are many corners in the restaurant, with nice banquettes, where we could dine side-by-side. Instead, we got THE WORST table possible - it was tiny. THe bread basket could barely fit on the table when that is all we had on the table! Once food came, the basket had to go because there was no space. Our 2 dishes barely fit on the table and, since we were not drinking alcohol, the wine glasses were removed from the table, so you would think we would have plenty of room!

The food was delicious, the service kind, attentive. But the table literally spoiled the evening, especially when we saw other, larger tables, available. It was also disappointing that no one asked if we were celebrating anything - most high end restaurants want to learn more about their clientele. It was our 11 year anniversary, and these days that IS something worth celebrating!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing service, amazing food!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I am so tired of going to restaurants where you need to shout to make yourself heard to your dining companion. Granted, we were sitting in the bar, and it may have been quieter further back in the dining area.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Menu is from a different era. Waiter argued with diner about cooking fish until it was not raw. Unable to place the order we wanted. They forgot to put a candle in dessert we ordered JUST because it was a special occasion, despite alerting them at reservation, then again upon entering. Really not acceptable at these prices.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Very nice manager. Appreciated dessert & coffee on the house due to a waiter accidentally dropping ketchup that stained my suit pants. Nice gesture and will compensate for my dry cleaning bill.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 29, 2018

This restaurant is conveniently located near the Lexington, Eastside NY Marriott and InterContinental hotels and offers wonder fresh fish preparations (and presentations), thoughtful service and a truly excellent wine list.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Fresh fish and big portions. Get the swordfish! Delicious!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Sea fire Grill was absolutely amazing! I would highly recommend it!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This restaurant provides a truly wonderful experience. The service is beyond top notch and the diversity of the menu provides something for everyone. Try the broccoli hash browns, they were outstanding.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Best business lunch in midtown! I bring my clients here every other week. Alex and Anna always take greatcare of me. Salmon burger is delicious.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Food was excellent. Had out of town guests and they were very pleased. Service was friendly, timely, not overbearing, Great restaurant for seafood or traditional meat/potato kind of meal

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Greeted warmly, bar service awesome, drinks were fabulous, table (for 2) roomy, service impeccable, food outstanding. Really great evening. Will definitely go again

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

My 40th Birthday dinner was fantastic from start to finish. We ordered the Truffle Barrata, Steak Tartar w/Caviar, Hamachi Crudo, Oysters Rockefeller, and Lobster Bisque to start. The bisque was probably the best i’ve ever had and I have tried many a variation. Very well balanced flavor and texture. The Porterhouse we ordered was cooked perfectly medium rare and the Branzino was exceptional. And our desserts ended a perfect meal. Passion Fruit Panna Cotta with Chocolate Ganache was the star closing dish. Thanks for a phenomenal and unforgettable meal.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Everything is to our expectations- delicious food, good service. I made a small request, the restaurant acknowledged it that ended our dinner with a nice surprise. Will come back soon.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food
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