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Aquagrill

210 Spring St., New York, NY, 10012
at Sixth Ave.
212-274-0505

Avg. Rating

8
Food: 8
Service: 8
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

83% would go back.

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SOHO seafood at its best!

By BarneyG on 1/28/2003

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

It won't just be oysters lovers raving about this exquisite seafood place at the corner of Spring at 6th Ave. Le Bernardin better be careful as Aguagrill seems to get better with each return visit. Try their Sunday lunch/brunch - few can top it.

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208 out of 382 people found this review helpful.

Service

By leighmainieri on 2/28/2003

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

The service was gracious and helpful . They treated people like they were kings & queens. I would go back again not only for the food but service.

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266 out of 511 people found this review helpful.

food is great..service could be better..

By lxguessxl on 3/1/2003

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

I must say..the oysters were absolutely delish!~ the best I've ever had. I reccomend the salmon dish but the apple tart dessert could be worked upon...overall~ the food was great, however the wait staff was a bit slow and unattentive...

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227 out of 493 people found this review helpful.

The best seafood in NYC

By Voldar on 3/2/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Best seafood in NYC or perhaps anywhere. Everything is fresh and well prepared, service is very good. Interesting wine selection. Truly outstanding in every respect.

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302 out of 617 people found this review helpful.

Super Snails

By marieviljoen on 4/10/2003

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

The periwinkle seems an unAmerican thing. You have to dig into it and lick your fingers and..it's a snail. At Aquagrill you get a bowl of them with a lemony aioli. It is one of the nicest things in town. The lobster salad is delicate and perfectly balanced. The vinaigrette is light but has enough kick to cut through the creaminess of the fan of avocado. The citrus segments are perfect counterpoint to the the sweet lobster. The grapefruit dessert is something approaching high art. So seldom do I find a dessert which really appeals to me. I don't go for desserts in general. Yes I like tender creme brulees and light fruit tartlets. But this caramelized grapefruit rind atop pink fruit segments, surrounding paler pink sorbet like a cold cloud...The only off-note is the silly chocolate spiral balanced on the sorbet.It ruins the simplicity. Take it off. Frisbee it across the room. Hopefully you'll hit a waiter. The service is awful. It is simpering, smarmy, sticky.

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290 out of 719 people found this review helpful.

Sublime Soho Seafood Experience

By battousai on 4/20/2003

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I have been to this place many times and it never ceases to amaze me how incredibly inventive and consistent the fare is at this place. The raw bar is second to none in the city where the young and hip vibe reverberates throughout this trendy yet compact establishment. No date will ever go disappointed!

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312 out of 647 people found this review helpful.

Aqua Frills

By MimiWasabi on 6/26/2003

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

For the oyster lovers amongst us, this place has over 20 selections of fresh pearl cultured friends, whom are either local or jet-setted from various oceans. The complimentary appetizer, salmon on a potato chip (in plain english), was delicate little teaser for what's to come, fish in cream with herbs and fried food with vegetable decorations. We opted for some Mesclun salads ($6.50), which came slightly over-dressed in a light vinaigrette. Our water of choice was San Pellegrino, but we were given some second rate sparkling water for $7. It was all they had. After an hour wait, after we finished the salad that is, our mermaid beauties arrived--Tuna in Asian Ginger Glaze ($24.50) and weekly special's Escolar from New Zealand ($23.50). The corn cream sauce was a nice touch to the light flaky white fish. The tuna, however, was a bit dry and over-cooked. The deep fried rice was tasty but a bit greasy. The vegetables that came with it--well, they were ok. We skipped dessert in fear of having to wait for them to mill the flour first.

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302 out of 611 people found this review helpful.

Don't believe the hype

By Marchie2003 on 9/24/2003

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

Complimentary apps were good, but all in all not impressed with the seafood. If you're getting oysters then this is the place to be, other wise, stay home and cook some fish. It'll taste better and cost a heck of a lot less. I've heard so much about this place, that maybe my expectations were too high, but I was not happy with my meal. The appitizer of 1 crab cake was too fishy tasting, not high quality meat. The salad with bits of seafood was rubbery and my main dish was smothered in sauce and still very bland. The bill was outrageous, you think my small party of 4 young ladies, was instead a table of linebackers. The atmosphere is what draws you in. With the doors open, the fresh breeze, and a view of the quite street in the village, you forget how much your paying for low grade cooking. Would not recomend, but maybe go back to see if they were having an "off night".

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364 out of 725 people found this review helpful.

Fine Kettle of Fish

By hungryjacq on 1/12/2004

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

This is a great restaurant to visit any time of year, but if you go in the summer, make sure you sit outside. With the exquisite food, beautiful atmosphere and attentive service you'll be in for a fantastic treat.

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358 out of 710 people found this review helpful.

Go Fish!

By snappyaunt1 on 2/8/2004

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Aquagrill is not for everybody, there is no lobster tank in the front nor fish and chips on the menu. But if you like fish, come. Order anything on the menu and you would be assured of a good meal. The raw fish platter was impressive. The bouillaise was very tasty and full of lots of inhabitants of the sea. The cod was silky. The desserts are terrific too. Be aware reservations are necessary but worth it.

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