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A local favorite for 15 years, Atlantic Grill serves some of the freshest, locally caught grilled fish & sushi around and pairs it with signature service in a relaxed environment on the Upper East Side. Find us on Third Avenue at 77th Street.

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Upper Manhattan, Upper East Side

Grill Atlantic

Atlantic Grill Upper East Side

Bar & Grills, Asian Restaurants, Caterers, Seafood Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Cuisines: Asian, Caterers, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Seafood, Bar & Grills

Alcohol: Yes, Full Bar, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes


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Provided by Citysearch - 
Wake up!

The rude management and staff made me feel as if I was downtown at a swank hotspot. Well AG you are not.
You are pretty much an overpriced chain restaurant on the UES. We were greeted by a rude hostess that looked like she hated her life, and the manager was giving us dirty looks while we were waiting at the heavily crowded bar. Our server seemed like she stepped off the dumb train, she was not knowledgeable about the fish at all. How hard can it be to know the consistency of a white fish!?
The food was ok and predictable. The white linens on the tables were wrinkled and there was dust or residue on my wine glass. The prices were way too steep for the frozen vacuum packed fish. The only highlight of the meal was a sushi roll.
Will never go back, and I definitely do not recommend this place for families. They are not accommodating!



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UES Classic

Atlantic Grill is one of those restaurants that seems to fit in every category- outdoor seating, special occassions, groups, and so much more. Sitting at the bar you can tell there are a lot of repeat customers that know the bartenders and hosts. To some it may appear a bit more upscale than your token neighborhood haunt, but its the perfect spot to sit outside and sip wine and enjoy sushi or to bring your family for Easter brunch. I came here for just that recently as their brunch is a favorite of mine. They have a nice selection of omelettes, salads, sandwiches and pancakes. While there was a crowd waiting to sit outside, we were happy to dine indoors given our group. The meal including dessert was fantastic. We especially loved the crabcake BLT, chopped salad and chocolate fondue. Unfortunately, our server was no where to be found for most of the meal and forgot to bring our appetizer. Thankfully the food and overall vibe there was enough to let our bad server dampen our mood. Always worth repeat visits.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Worst service ever -- WORST EVER!!!

Have gone to AG over past several years, but the service at dinner tonight was so painfully slow that they've lost me as a customer forever. I should have know we were in for the dinner from hell when our family arrived for an early Sunday dinner at 5 p.m. and the place was relatively empty and it still took more than a half hour to get the waitress's attention and get a menue. Hours later, when the place was full, it took much longer to get the bill and finally escape. Never again!



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last time I went or early dinner with kids I saw 3 rats nibbling in the corner. can you believe it!!!! I used to go each week for sushi and white wine. gone are those days.



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Great Bar Restaurant for Solo Diners

The bartender, Dan, was exceptional!



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Very good Place

Went for restaurant week and it was a very enjoyable experience. Great service, very good food with ample portions. Highly recommend it



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The Best in the Upper East Side

go to Atlantic Grill twice a week and consisitently amazing. Great service, great food, and great ambience. love it, love it, love it!!!!



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Best seafood on Upper East Side, Best service arguably in NYC

I cannot rave about the job BOG does with this place. I've eaten at most of their other restaurants and have never been disappointed but Atlantic Grill stands out from the others IMO. I live on the UES and always choose this place for a special occassion or a spontaneous dinner out with someone special when you want to truly be pampered with great food and service.

The service from the host/hostess to the bar staff to the wait staff is nothing short of superb. The food is always consistent, always fresh and the wine list outstanding. The lobster salad with the roasted peaches is amazing in the summer. The sushi, though some non traditional, is very good (try the house special sea bass roll ) As for entrees the sea bass and crab crusted snapper are my faves but the scallops are great too.

Their wine list seems to have a lot of boutique offerings that are high quality or some vintages from producers that you know but that aren't available retail. The markups seem less than most restaurants too from what I can see, about 70-80%, not 125-150% like many, but that market is always changing season to season.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Like they just went fishing in the ""Atlantic""

I live on the upper east side and Atlantic Grill is the BEST restaurant in the hood. Be sure to make reservations, otherwise you will find yourself standing in the crowded bar area for quite some time. I've tried close to everything on the menu and recommend the crab cakes, spicy crunchy tuna roll (unreal) and the sea bass. My friends LOVE the chopped salad too. The service is top-notch and really attentive (in a good, not annoying way) Can't wait for the summer, a glass of chard + a few rolls = A fabulous night on the UES



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great food and selection

I've eaten at Blue Water Grill several times, but wanted to try someplace new. Atlantic Grill did not disappoint! The miso chilean sea bass roll was one of the best rolls I've ever had and the nori wrapped big eye tuna was a nice twist on a favorite dish. Everything was delicious! We finished off a great meal by ordering the carrot cake with ginger ice cream, which had amazing flavor. The ginger ice cream was a surprise and delight and like nothing I have ever had. The restaurant had a great vibe and atmosphere and I will definitely be going back.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great...across the board

Normally I don't write reviews, but for whatever reason the majority of CitySearch critics are unbelievably picky and negative that you can easily get turned off by Le Bernardin and Per Se's write-ups. Having said that, Atlantic Grill was perfect. From the atmosphere (felt like we were in Florida near a marina) to the food (my mahi mahi was insane)...perfect.

And definitely go with the banana dessert tower to close out your night.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great Sushi

It's not their mainstay, but I had their sushi and was very pleased. The fish was very tender and fresh. Service was very good.



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Excellent! I was impressed!

Delicious food, great service, and a really great atmosphere. Have a glass of wine at the bar first! The seafood is fresh and delicious. Highly recommended!



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Outstanding crab cakes, excellent service!

My husband and I visited Atlantic Grill for lunch on his birthday and we had a wonderful experience. I called at 11:45a and got reservations for noon. By 1:00 the place was packed so I was very thankful. Our server was excellent and the food was wonderful. We had crab cakes for an appetizer. My husband had the salmon burger and I had the ahi tuna salad, which was a very generous portion. We will definitely return on our next trip to NYC.



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Salmon Burger & Outdoor seating - who could ask for anything more!?!

I went to Atlantic Grill with a friend on Memorial Day for late lunch and we had a lovely time! Prompt service and a great little table in the outdoor seating area! Our kind waitress Jacqulin was very helpful & kept our waters & bread basket full on a very warm holiday. Great outdoor atmosphere & very clean bathrooms inside! The sweet potato chips were a lovely addition to the salmon burger! And the ice cream flavors were so creative when it came time for dessert! Reasonable pricing & friendly service will for sure bring me back to Atlantic Grill - but then again, all the BRGuest resturaunts have really impressed me! Thanks for a great meal!



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Great selection and consistant

Most enjoyable... great taste..... well prepared and presented meal. Walked out saying will be back... does not always happen that way.



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Great Brunch and Service!

Went here for a friend's bday brunch. Service was excellent from start to finish. They allowed us to do a prix fixe menu, which included a seasonal fruit plate, entree, dessert, and one beverage of your choice (mimosa, bloody mary, etc.). The food was excellent, our server Brenda was excellent, the mgmt was accomodating. I can't say too many good things. One of the best meal experiences I've had in NY in a long time! Will plan on coming back here despite the fact that I live nowhere near this place and parking is hard on the weekends...



Provided by Citysearch - 
Nice enough

I went here with my family, who unlike moi, aren't the most cooth of people. However annoying I am sure they are, they don't deserve an eye roll from the jerky waiter after asking for dressing on the side.
The food was alright, nothing to write home about, but the atmosphere itself was nice, very bright and sunny and a good place to take a client for lunch. Just beware the waiters, for if you aren't uber-chic, you will definitely get some attitude!



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great seafood

I ate here with my wife and two of her friends. Our food and service was amazing. Keep up the good work guys. Try the oysters!!! Yummy...



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Very busy, long wait, average food presentation and taste

We visited Altantic Grill during resturant week. Having read the reviews we were expecting something special. We were very disappointed. We had booked the table in advance, but had to wait 45mins to be seated. Having ate out at several different resturants during resturant week we felt the resturant week menu here was the poorest we had seen, very little choice. I had the fish offering which had a very poor flavour and texture. My wife had the ribs which were quite fatty. For dessert I had the chocholate tart with ice cream, again poor flavour. My impression is that the resturant sacraficed quality for quantity during the resturant week promotion.

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