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.

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 sweetheart to a 3-course prix fixe menu and a complimentary champagne toast at The Sea Fire Grill. Let us handle the cuisine so you can focus on the romance! $99 per person, excludes tax & gratuity.

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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (68)
Good for a Date (63)
Good for Birthdays (48)
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Good for Anniversaries (46)
Business Meals (45)
Romantic (44)
Fit for Foodies (36)
Notable Wine List (36)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Worth the Drive (20)
Bar Seating (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Healthy (17)
Cozy (16)
Great for Lunch (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Authentic (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Hot Spot (14)
People Watching (14)
Casual (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Fun (9)
Local Ingredients (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Late-night Find (4)
Organic (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Seasonal (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

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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·Dined 2 days ago

Great experience! Very delicious oysters.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

My family of five went to celebrate my sons 24th birthday Friday evening. We all really enjoyed our food, especially the tuna. Would definately return to restaurant and thought the whole dining experience was outstanding.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Just perfect balance (lighting, ambiance, decor, service, food quality,)

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

I live and work outside NYC and eat at Seafire at least 10 times per year. It is my go to place in the city. Whether it's your first time or 50th visit, Managers Lawrence and Alex always treat you like family. Great for those who love steak and for those who prefer fish. Everyone in your party will be pleased at Seafire.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

This is one of my favorite Manhattan restaurants. Great for both seafood and steaks. I never miss an opportunity to go here whenever I am in town. Great food and friendly service....a combination that can't be beat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Some of the best seafood I’ve had in NYC. Halibut and sea bass were excellent. Service was very good and server helpful and knowledgeable.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Superb, as always.

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Service was horrific, we only ordered 2 soups, clam chowder, lobster bisque, $17 apiece!!! They were not good!

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Very average nothing to write home about. Enjoyed much better in NYC

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Fantastic meal, great service. I would make this a must go to when in NYC, loved it.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food, good atmosphere, excellent service. Somewhat pricey.

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 (México)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was for the new year dinner! we need to wait 20 mins but they invited us to the bar where incredible cocktails were prepared. The ambient is cozi en the main room have a chimeney, the waiters are very kind , the service is outstanding for NY, efficient, quick always asking if you need something more, many waiters coming around.
The wine we asked for a Cunë was out of existency , we change to a White wine it was really good.
They gave us hats, , necklace and diademas for the new year, only I miss the down count! if someone could do it It will ne perfect.
The Rockefeller Oyster were delicious ! The chill lobster excelent (only al will put special mayo, or and aioli; not simple mayo and cátsup for a lobster) and a glass of champagne as courtesy
The best creme brulle ever!

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went there for the first time for New Year’s Eve. Really nice restaurant. Noise level can be high tables to close to each other the food really good the Lobster Mac and cheese to die for the tune very good my salmon was very salty and very dry. that was the only bad thing about the food The white fish sauce with the bread. Amazing. This restaurant can be good for business dinners. Birthdays. Special occasions Very fancy. Oooh and if u go there make sure you have money lol. The check can be pretty high

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent i would recommend and will return. I look forward coming back

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Sea Fire Grille is a solid standby. The food is a bit overpriced for what it is (particularly the appetizers), but overall service is stellar and the experience is well worth it. With that being said, it's probably best saved for special occassions. I highly recommend the tartare trio and the blackened Montauk swordfish! If you're looking for a solid side, go with the brussel sprouts with marcona almonds-- they're some of the best in the city. Skip over the beet or bibb salads-- they're small and not worth the money.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New year’s dinner with family. This place is great!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very good and the pictures dose not do it justice

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always a good time and great food! Service is key and this restaurant knows how to deliver that great service to all its customers.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Enjoyed a special dinner in midtown during the holidays. Loved the grilled octopus appetizer and the whole brazino fish. Service was outstanding.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

It was so incredibly good. I love this place, I would recommend to anyone for any occasion. 100% perfect and delicious

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

Pretty restaurant. Tables not on top of each other but still a bit too noisy for my comfort. Food very good.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Went on Christmas Day booked through open table from the UK. Best meal we had in New York during our 4 night stay. Had to wait 10 minutes for our table but had a glass of wine at the bar so no hardship there. Definitely recommend.

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

Such a lovely surprise. Last minute reservation and just the best food and service. The organic salmon was just perfect. 😊

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Absolutely on my list of the best dining thete is in NYC!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Went for lunch of Christmas Day. The restaurant is beautiful and the service is outstanding. Our appetizers were excellent. Main courses were overcooked (rare tuna was nearly well done) and dry. Salmon was almost tasteless. Side dishes were underwhelming. The cheesecake for dessert was quite good. Overall a mixed experience. Given the options in NYC, I probably wouldn't give it a second chance because it was the least satisfying holiday meal we enjoyed at the greatest expense.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food is rushed and you get your bill on your table without even asking for it. Like they want you out ASAP

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our family of four were there on Christmas Eve for the feast of the seven fishes. My husband wanted to order from the regular menu. Each dish that was brought out was flavorful and cooked to perfection. The sauce on the halibut was amazing. I actually caught my son licking his plate.....publicly in this fine restaurant. My eyes popped out and I brought it to his attention we were in public and he said " what, it's a compliment to the chef"!!
The restaurant was packed, but the servers were attentive and we never had to wait. The courses were spaced well so we did not feel rushed. It was a great dinner experience all four of us enjoyed our meal.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

My wife and I were staying at the Lexington and the concierge recommended eating here. From the minute we walked in the service was superb. We’ve travelled all over the world and the sea Fire Grill is up their with the best of them. Made the trip over from Australia worthwhile!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food was consistently excellent across each course. Wait staff was very attentive and relatively quiet ambiance with soft lighting. Overall a terrific evening and dining experience. Only constructive criticism - seating in center of restaurant great for two couples, but tables too close together for two unaffiliated parties of two. Also, temperature in diningroom was at least 75 degrees, which may have been influenced by the unseasonably warm outside (50 degree) temperature.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The food was excellent and fresh. We had the bass and the salmon. Really good. The veggies we're good too.. I have had better seafood, I am from an Island so that goes without saying, but they produce what they promise.
Kids had Mac and cheese and fries. The fries were great.
Service from the time you enter till you leave is good. The waiter could have taken it a bit easier, but overall no complaints.
I will not be rushing back but satisfied overall.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 22, 2017

OMG! By far the best seafood in town. I highly recommend the lobster bisque to start. I had the grilled bass and hubby had halibut. Absolutely delish. The brussel sprouts were awesome! Our waiter, Lenny, was great! All staff was polite.
We will be back. Thank

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Buen pescado y buen servicio, a precios razonables. Acogedor salón comedor con chimenea

Tags: Organic, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Based on reviews we decided to try out the Sea Fire. What a wonderful find. The bar area was intimate. We sat waiting for our family while enjoying a drink and homemade potato chips. We were off to see a broadway show so had no time for appetizers. We had entrees which were all yummy. The service was outstanding; attentive without being disruptive. Very professional. The food is pricey but it’s New York. I look forward to going back again when we have more time to fully enjoy our meals.

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Reception was disorganized and slow. Took people who arrived later first though our party arrived first. Expensive for what it is. But ok. Great waiter. Nice lobster roll.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Excellent food, great service, but management apparently prefers large, loud no-class groups spending the boss' Christmas money over maintaining an air of sophistication. Too bad as I'll bet those drunks won't be back because they can't afford to dine here on their own, and we won't be back even though we can.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I had an amazing time at Sea Fire Grill. Everything was amazing from the hostess, waiters and management.
Thank you!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Food and ambiance was terrific. Service was a little slow. But didn’t alter the experience. Would definitely go back and would recommend.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent experience. The apps, sides, branzino and filet were very good. Service was great. A very nice setting too.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The best place to eat in the city. Service is top-notch and the shrimp cocktail is the best on the planet! Steaks are first rate too!

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