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In Praise of New York Seafood Restaurants
Five of the top New York Seafood Restaurants.

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Travel with Carnet is all about adventure, style, sophistication and having the most amazing gastronomic experiences. Fasten your seat belts!
This December, Carnet takes off again to the bright lights of Manhattan and discovers a cornucopia of seafood delights!

New York is the city for daring epicures. Carnet travelers must visit at least one or all of these exceptional New York seafood restaurants. Holding top rating at a Michelin three-star, is Le Bernardin. Sample the aromatic tastes of thinly pounded yellowfin tuna with foie gras or pan-seared sea bass with sweet and sour grapes—fish so fresh—it melts like butter in your mouth! Provençal-born chef, Eric Ripert, creates a fusion of French haute cuisine with a touch of Japanese and exotic spices. Crudo favorites are fluke sashimi, scallop sliver with blackberry, and Nebraska Wagyu beef with langoustine. Save room for “La Religieuse,” a dessert made of elderflower crème mousseline, with apricot coulis and black currant powder.

Another ethereal and elegant dining experience can be found at Aquavit. Located at 65 East 55th Street between Madison and Park. This Scandinavian-inspired restaurant has an elegant décor with a modern bar and lounge. Lunch serves Scandinavian classics such as Gravlax and Toast Skagen. Dinner offers a four-course prix-fixe or seven-course tasting menu of Nordic selections. Chef Marcus Jernmark’s signatures dishes: sautéed arctic char with pan-roasted chanterelles, venison tartare, and Scandinavian bouillabaisse.

Carnet has a lot to say about our next uptown recommendation, and we promise a memorable Fishtail, from Chef David Burke’s sophisticated Manhattan townhouse eatery.  The oyster bar and lounge has a crudo menu. Upstairs offers a luxurious full-dining experience. Gastronomic favorites: Laughing Bird Shrimp with sea urchin risotto, Monkfish Paella, Calamari Mac and Cheese, Dover Sole, and Maine Lobster Carbonara.  

Moreover, if you love tapas and seafood and crave an intimate European ambiance then the Michelin-starred Jack’s Luxury Oyster Bar is the place! The restaurant is cozy and chic with a nouvelle American-style tapas menu. Favorites include: clams and chorizo, risotto with quail eggs and bacon, scallop crudo, and tile fish. An extensive wine list is served by the glass or bottle; a pairing menu is available.

Topping off seafood dining in New York is Oceana. Be adventurous and try the fluke tartare or the snapper ceviche with blood oranges and chopped pistachios. For an extra special taste—go for the apple risotto. Small bites and artisanal cocktails are available as well as an elaborate raw seafood bar. Chef Ben Pollinger offers a range of sweet and savory sauces, including a curry-leaf vinaigrette, piquillo pepper aioli, whole-grain mustard aioli, and passion fruit mignonette. Bon Appétit!


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