Summer is upon us! Which to me means lots of Rose and lots of oysters. Being from New England, I’m VERY particular about seafood, I’ll even admit it, I’m somewhat of a seafood snob. So when it came to highlighting seafood restaurants on Venuebook, I took this blog very seriously. Here are my two favorite seafood restaurants on Venuebook.
Crave Fishbar is a vibrant, convivial seafood restaurant located in Midtown Manhattan. Their seasonally-focused menu is comprised of only wild caught, sustainably and responsibly farmed seafood.
Designed with an eclectic mix of salvaged materials and custom made furniture, the space is both rustic and refined. Industrial light fixtures illuminate a sprawling ceiling mural of an octopus outstretched above a butcher’s block bar top. The 1500 square foot OctoRoom includes a live oyster shucking station ideal for your next oyster shucking party.
More bar than restaurant, the John Dory is a casual, seafood-focused spot that recreates the lively feel of turn-of-the-century oyster bars. John Dory is focused on the cocktails and a commitment to sustainable seafood through their menu.
They have a chef’s table perfect for smaller parties and if you group is larger you can rent out the whole venue for an amazing happy hour or cocktail party.
These are two of my favorites but there are tons of great seafood restaurants in NYC. I'd suggest spending your summer sampling the raw bar and wines of all the seafood restaurants. Not into seafood, that’s okay, we have a hundreds of other venues with a variety of cuisines!