Amid endless concrete and exhaust-darkened air, it’s easy to forget that New York’s a coastal city. But if you go far enough in any direction, the briny breeze and algae-y aroma will remind you. While the Hudson River might not be the best place to find the catch of the day (actually, what’s the market price for a three-tailed lobster monster?), we’ve got plenty of restaurants that source their seafood from a little further out to sea. So why not let them do the fishing for you?
Whether you’re craving a no-frills fish taco, need to find a fancy spot for date night, or just feel like doing an Opposite Jaws (that’s when you eat the shark, instead of the other way around), These are the thirteen best seafood restaurants and dishes in New York City right now.