Atlantic Grill

(212) 988-9200 | View Website

1341 3rd Ave, New York, NY | Directions   10021

40.770393 -73.960135

Open Hours

Mon-Wed 11:30 am-11 pm, Thurs-Sat 11:30 am-11:30 pm, Sun 10:30 am-10 pm

 
Restaurants, Certified Green Restaurant(R), Sushi  more

More Cuisine: Seafood

Price: $$$$

Tags: Bar Scene, Brunch, Dine At The Bar, Group Dining, Notable Wine List, People Watching

Payment Methods: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Upper East Side, Midtown

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Atlantic Grill

Reviews for Atlantic Grill

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Atlantic Grill is a sleek, well-run, very good New York seafood restaurant, generally underrated, and happens to boast a very effective wood grill.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Wake up! – The rude management and staff made me feel as if I was downtown at a swank hotspot. Well AG you are not.

You are pretty much an overpriced chain restaurant on the UES. We were greeted by a rude hostess that looked like she hated her life, and the manager was giving us dirty looks while we were waiting at the heavily crowded bar. Our server seemed like she stepped off the dumb train, she was not knowledgeable about the fish at all. How hard can it be to know the consistency of a white fish!?

The food was ok and predictable. The white linens on the tables were wrinkled and there was dust or residue on my wine glass. The prices were way too steep for the frozen vacuum packed fish. The only highlight of the meal was a sushi roll.

Will never go back, and I definitely do not recommend this place for families. They are not accommodating!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

UES Classic – Atlantic Grill is one of those restaurants that seems to fit in every category- outdoor seating, special occassions, groups, and so much more. Sitting at the bar you can tell there are a lot of repeat customers that know the bartenders and hosts. To some it may appear a bit more upscale than your token neighborhood haunt, but its the perfect spot to sit outside and sip wine and enjoy sushi or to bring your family for Easter brunch. I came here for just that recently as their brunch is a favorite of mine. They have a nice selection of omelettes, salads, sandwiches and pancakes. While there was a crowd waiting to sit outside, we were happy to dine indoors given our group. The meal including dessert was fantastic. We especially loved the crabcake BLT, chopped salad and chocolate fondue. Unfortunately, our server was no where to be found for most of the meal and forgot to bring our appetizer. Thankfully the food and overall vibe there was enough to let our bad server dampen our mood. Always worth repeat visits.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Worst service ever -- WORST EVER!!! – Have gone to AG over past several years, but the service at dinner tonight was so painfully slow that they've lost me as a customer forever. I should have know we were in for the dinner from hell when our family arrived for an early Sunday dinner at 5 p.m. and the place was relatively empty and it still took more than a half hour to get the waitress's attention and get a menue. Hours later, when the place was full, it took much longer to get the bill and finally escape. Never again!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

3 RATS – last time I went or early dinner with kids I saw 3 rats nibbling in the corner. can you believe it!!!! I used to go each week for sushi and white wine. gone are those days.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great Bar Restaurant for Solo Diners – The bartender, Dan, was exceptional!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Very good Place – Went for restaurant week and it was a very enjoyable experience. Great service, very good food with ample portions. Highly recommend it

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

The Best in the Upper East Side – go to Atlantic Grill twice a week and consisitently amazing. Great service, great food, and great ambience. love it, love it, love it!!!!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best seafood on Upper East Side, Best service arguably in NYC – I cannot rave about the job BOG does with this place. I've eaten at most of their other restaurants and have never been disappointed but Atlantic Grill stands out from the others IMO. I live on the UES and always choose this place for a special occassion or a spontaneous dinner out with someone special when you want to truly be pampered with great food and service.

The service from the host/hostess to the bar staff to the wait staff is nothing short of superb. The food is always consistent, always fresh and the wine list outstanding. The lobster salad with the roasted peaches is amazing in the summer. The sushi, though some non traditional, is very good (try the house special sea bass roll ) As for entrees the sea bass and crab crusted snapper are my faves but the scallops are great too.

Their wine list seems to have a lot of boutique offerings that are high quality or some vintages from producers that you know but that aren't available retail. The markups seem less than most restaurants too from what I can see, about 70-80%, not 125-150% like many, but that market is always changing season to season.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Like they just went fishing in the "Atlantic" – I live on the upper east side and Atlantic Grill is the BEST restaurant in the hood. Be sure to make reservations, otherwise you will find yourself standing in the crowded bar area for quite some time. I've tried close to everything on the menu and recommend the crab cakes, spicy crunchy tuna roll (unreal) and the sea bass. My friends LOVE the chopped salad too. The service is top-notch and really attentive (in a good, not annoying way) Can't wait for the summer, a glass of chard + a few rolls = A fabulous night on the UES

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great food and selection – I've eaten at Blue Water Grill several times, but wanted to try someplace new. Atlantic Grill did not disappoint! The miso chilean sea bass roll was one of the best rolls I've ever had and the nori wrapped big eye tuna was a nice twist on a favorite dish. Everything was delicious! We finished off a great meal by ordering the carrot cake with ginger ice cream, which had amazing flavor. The ginger ice cream was a surprise and delight and like nothing I have ever had. The restaurant had a great vibe and atmosphere and I will definitely be going back.

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