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Posted by Lorrie Stuart on 04/10/2011
When I mentioned to a few foodie friends that I was going to Aquagrill today, their reaction was uniformly quizzical: "But, that's an OLD restaurant, isn't it?" The restaurant is indeed old by NYC standards (15 yrs. or so), but as my companion noted, old is often good in restaurant speak. The fact that the place was mobbed was indication that this is so. And everything about our experience supported the high ratings it has received. The service was lovely, including the cheery hostess who seated us soon after we arrived, even though we were 20 minutes early. The atmosphere is cozy and -- amazingly, considering the crowd -- quite bearable, noise-wise. The food followed suit. As the title of this review suggested, the poached eggs on my crabmeat Benedict were perfect, almost a miracle these days, especially on a very busy Sunday. I will be back for dinner soon!
Posted by Annemarie on 04/09/2011
Called Friday night, last minute. Got a table right away. My dinner companion was running late, and our table was held for 15mins with no fuss. The place was packed and our table was not in the most desirous spot. But when we looked around for black pepper or to ask when the coffee will be arriving, someone was ready to see to our needs. Thanks for a great meal and evening.
Posted by Food Maven on 03/07/2011
Even after all these years Aquagrill continues to deliver some the the best fish and seafood and great value that this city has to offer. I never never been disappointed in the quality and presentation of the dishes and would only wish they would opent another one closer to my apartment. The oysters are a winner as are the lobster salad, a special of yellowtail wrapped around crabmeat and the octopus. You can always get a great piece of grilled fish as a main but try something more adventurous as they deliver the goods 95% of the time. My only disappointment was the souffles which lacked any real flavor despite its authentic appearance. Keep up the great work guys.
Posted by foodie1108 on 11/13/2010
Everything is fresh and delicious! The prices are very reasonable!
Posted by chris m on 11/11/2010
falafel crusted salmon with lemon coriander sauce was one of the best meals in my 58 years. I got out with my gf for 140 dollars and I would say it is one of the best values in NY!
Posted by mermaid on 11/09/2010
oysters...oysters...oysters... with an ice cold peroni!!! when you tire of this which you won't, their fish entrees are very spectacular
Posted by Eastsider5 on 10/06/2010
I went here last Saturday night with my family and everything was excellent! We started with the two tiered seafood plateau appetizer for the table. Just a word of caution, it says "market price" on the menu, and having recently had a similar dish at a high quality steakhouse, expected it to be in the $50-$75 range. It was actually $100 at Aquagrill which seemed a tad bit too much, but we rarely splurge like this, and besides, everything on it was FANTASTIC and ridiculously fresh: little neck clams, 3 varieties of oysters, muscles, cocktail shrimp, 2 partial lobster tails and endless periwinkles. Needless to say, the rest of the meal was amazing as well. My sister's lobster was awesome, as was the chilean seabass, bronzino and cod the rest of us ordered. Ambiance / atmosphere was very comfortable and service could not have been better. It's definitely on the pricy end though, so will save this place for special occasions!