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- General Info:
- AQUAGRILL features inspired fish and seafood preparations using only the freshest and finest ingredients. Exotic and creative daily specials, 25 different types of oysters featured daily at the NYC's Best Raw Bar (Zagat 2016) and an Award Winning Wine List (Wine Spectator 2015) and Number oNe Brunch (Zagat 2016) on the weekend. Please check our daily specials posted on our website for today's special selections and Aquagrill's full list of oysters available today.
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- SoHo, Downtown Manhattan
Aqua Grill Inc
- Seafood Restaurants, Bar & Grills, American Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, French Restaurants, Restaurants
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Cuisines: American, French, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, European, Seafood, Continental, Bar & Grills
07/17/2011Provided by Citysearch -
My next table had Ed Koch eating what looked like macaroni and cheese....and raw onions. I did not know this was on the menu. I come for the fish. Ed did not mind when a couple tourists in the restaurant came over to him and asked him for a photo with them. My lunch was a fish sandwich. Fresh but I have had better because the sauce on it was not as good as the fish itself, if that makes any sense. The service is spotty depending on how busy they are and they are usually really crowded. It is a good restaurant nevertheless. Aquagrill is usually an enjoyable place to eat and there are lots of fresh fish selections. One of the pricier restaurants in Soho.
08/18/2010Provided by Citysearch -
by pure accident we ended up having dinner at this restaurant and it was one of the best restarurant experiences i've ever had. Everything was perfect. Very sweet hostess,nice table with great view, attentive and professional service, promp manager and that FOOD. Food was unbelievable. i usually dont eat fish cuz I think it has tasteless and sticky meat howeverafter reading the menu I decided to give it a try.Alaskan salmon and snapper were work of art. worth every penny.
12/21/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I dined at Aquagrill recently and had an amazing experience. We came early for our reservation and were able to snag a seat at the bar and eat 24 perfect oysters. We had the bartender choose the oysters and let me tell you they were all so delicious, super fresh, and expertly shucked. At the table we ate
American cavier, spicy tuna tartar (wonderful), and crispy octopus (absolute perfection) to start. We split the special entree with the bay scallops, lobster and gnocci. The gnocci were light as air - and everything was expertly prepared. The food was incredible from the bread to the amuse to the panna cotta for dessert. The staff was so friendly and kind. The pace of the meal was also excellent - we weren't rushed, but were never waiting for something either. The staff really made us feel welcomed and we couldn't help but feel a little like we were guests in their homes. The only 'bad' part about our experience was the wait for the single stall bathrooms. Will be back often - fantastic experience.
07/09/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I was in last Sunday for brunch and not only did the Maitre D' lose my reservation but while I was eating I found a clump of dirt in my salad then I saw something run across the dining room. The bathroom was a diasator! Needless to say I will never eat there again. FISH is a better restaurant and it is in the area. YUCK!!!!
05/29/2009Provided by Citysearch -
The ambiance and decor inside is very appealing. Slightly congested dining area but comfy NY elbow dunting norm. Strong and tasty G and T opener followed by very delish Oysters (they have various types from all over, while they tasted rather similar, gooey seawater with nice little perky sauce, washed down with a cheeky sauvingnon blanc, everyone's happy).
Crab cake app was a bit of a fishy fried doughball, over cooked. The other chaps seemed happy with their apps. The three of us had the salmon, scallops and the halibut special, the two fish dishes were great but muggins here had the scallops, not the freshest and the sauce was really bad - not sure if the cook dropped the salt shaker or some of the capers fell in there but i was struggling to force it down - eventually sharing with my buddies that it was pretty damn poor. They had a bite and concurred.
When we mentioned it the lady was great, got rid, took it off the check and brought out another salmon - which was sublime. Brought two platters of shared deserts - little stuff but very kind.
My friend is a regular which would explain the great service and make up calls. Not complaining (sorta). I'll be back - HAVE THE SALMON - its crazy! Halibut Special my other pal order was also first class.
Overall, well done.
11/12/2008Provided by Citysearch -
If you like oysters, this is the place. They carried something crazy like 30 varieties the night we went - some were local, some flown in from overseas. We tried 8 or 9 kinds. All were very fresh and tasty. Everything else we ordered was also expertly prepared (although less memorable than the oysters).
I really liked the unpretentious but professional atmosphere of the restaurant.
10/23/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I went with my sister tonight to aquagrill (a thursday night). Initially, the maitre'd was very odd and talked to us about Johnny depp sitting with us, as a joke we presume, but we really have no idea what he was talking about. He continued this ""joke"" throughout the course of our dinner. Upon sitting, we had great service and enjoyed the oysters and florida stone crab legs immensely.
However, our bouillabaisse was sub par and lacked the saffron described in the menu. Moreover, we ordered the red drum fish, and they assured us that although there was only one left they would give it to us; after ordering, they said they had made a mistake but could put the similar barramundi in the same sauce; we agreed. When they served the fish, we realized they served the barramundi in the turbot sauce, not the red drum fish sauce, and the waiter realized and quickly apologized. He offered to change it, but we decided to forgive because it was already so late in the evening.
After declining the dessert menu, we assumed that the restaurant would at least take off our champagne apertif as redemption for their mistake as well as for our forgiveness. However, they offered us a pumpkin dessert (clearly a leftover at 11:30 in the evening) and particularly unwanting as one of us is allergic to pumpkin. We politely declined the dessert but thanked them for their generosity and beautiful presentation (stretching the truth a little).
after that display, we expected a little compensation for our efforts as well as their failing lack of effort, and yet, nothing was removed from the bill. We left a 20% tip and our comments about the evening.
overall, despite our experience, the food was not as good as we expected, and in these economic times, not worth your dime. good luck if you try it, but your best bet is getting some drinks and oysters at the bar. At least, that's all we'll ever do in the future.
10/04/2008Provided by Citysearch -
The food here is fantastic! The freshest seafood and so generous with the portions. We had the Seafood Plateau and it was a huge bucket. We also ordered the oysters that were so fresh and yummy. We had Warm Octopus Salad it was perfect..
Love places like this where the focus is on the quality of the food and not the decor. Very unpretentious, service is great, prices are excellent and you can't beat the freshness of the seafood. Definitely a fan and a returning customer!