Special Report

Best Seafood Restaurants in America

Source: Courtesy of Marea via Facebook

Marea
> Location: New York City

This Michelin-starred, award-winning restaurant on Central Park South is packed with financiers and the corporate elite. Serving elegant Italian fare since 2009, Marea is famous for its crudo and antipasto, as well as its house-made pastas including fusilli with bone marrow and octopus and squid ink lobster ravioli.

Source: Courtesy of ZZ's Clam Bar (New York) via Facebook

ZZ’s Clam Bar
> Location: New York City

An intimate and trendy Michelin-starred hotspot in Greenwich Village, this reservations-only raw bar has only four tables and a small counter, but serves some of the best cocktails and crudo around – if price is no object. Trout roe toast, caviar, and a selection of oysters and clams on the half shell highlight the succinct menu.

Jake’s Famous Crawfish
> Location: Portland, OR

A landmark restaurant for well over a century, Jake’s Famous Crawfish features fresh seafood flown in daily, a bustling happy hour, and a classic fish house menu that includes some Cajun-style dishes. Customers love the crawfish étouffée, parmesan-crusted steelhead, seafood fettuccine, and crab-and-shrimp-stuffed salmon.

Source: Courtesy of Vernick Fish via Facebook

Vernick Fish
> Location: Philadelphia, PA

Located in Logan Square at the Four Seasons Hotel, this high-end oyster bar by James Beard award-winning chef Greg Vernick serves ingredient-driven fare with a focus on seasonal vegetables, global flavors, and of course the freshest seafood from around the world. Craft cocktails accompany a selection of raw bar offerings, inventive small plates, and fish-centric entrees like mushroom-crusted fluke with morels, peas, and spring onion butter.

Source: Courtesy of Matunuck Oyster Bar via Facebook

Matunuck Oyster Bar
> Location: South Kingston, RI

This waterfront farm-to-table restaurant features a huge open-air patio and raw bar fare sourced from an on-site shellfish pond. Traditional New England style seafood is served alongside jambalaya and po’boys, and some novel twists like passion fruit oysters with cucumber and salmon roe – and the customer favorite, lobster pizza on naan bread with mascarpone, arugula, and prosciutto.

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