Special Report

Best Seafood Restaurants in America

Source: Courtesy of Mancow M. via Yelp

> Location: Las Vegas, NV

With views of Wynn’s Lake of Dreams, this chic Vegas restaurant offers sustainably wild-harvested fish and seafood from around the world, including Hawaiian mahi-mahi, Ligurian octopus, and Mediterranean pink rock lobsters. Bring a date and enjoy a lake light show and other live entertainment alongside the best seafood in Vegas.

Source: Courtesy of Le Bernardin Prive via Facebook

Le Bernardin
> Location: New York City

With more James Beard awards than any other New York City restaurant, as well as three Michelin stars, Le Bernardin has upheld a tradition of excellence for over 20 years. Combining French culinary techniques with global influences (think thin-sliced yellowfin tuna layered with foie gras or baked striped bass with baby leek mousseline), the kitchen offers multiple seafood-based tasting menus and a wine list curated by one of New York’s top sommeliers, Aldo Sohm.

Source: Courtesy of Caviar Russe (New York) via Facebook

Caviar Russe
> Location: New York City

Choose between a sophisticated lounge for some small plates or brunch, or an opulent dining room at this multi-level caviar purveyor that specializes in hand-selected osetra caviar. A three-course tasting menu runs $175 a person, while the six-course menu is $475 and features not only delectable seafood but wagyu beef, foie gras, and rabbit tortellini.

Grand Central Oyster Bar
> Location: New York City

With its stunning self-supporting tilework arch ceilings, this Manhattan institution – which dates its origins back to 1913 offers a daily-changing menu of about two dozen oyster varieties from both coasts as well as shellfish stews and pan-roasts, Maine lobster from a live tank, and a substantial choice of fresh seafood prepared both simply (grilled mahi-mahi) and more elaborate (baked Chatham monkfish filet stuffed with artichoke and spinach over garlic mashed potatoes).

Source: Courtesy of Lure Fishbar via Facebook

Lure Fishbar
> Location: New York City

This Nolita bar and restaurant is decked out to look like the inside of a luxury yacht, complete with sparkling wooden walls and porthole windows. Serving lunch, dinner, and brunch, this popular upscale hangout has an extensive raw bar and sushi menu in addition to pastas, tacos, whole grilled fish, lobster rolls, steaks, caviar, and king crab.

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