New Yorkers have come to expect the best from their city's restaurants: the best steak, the best tacos, the best pancakes. The city's seafood is no different, and locals will travel to great lengths searching for the perfect plate.
Luckily, hungry pescavores don't have to go too far to stumble upon a seafood gem in the Big Apple - regardless of where you find yourself when the hunger strikes, there's a good chance fresh fish is nearby.
When you're looking to impress (or when you've got your hands on the company card), there's none better than Eric Ripert's Le Bernardin, widely heralded as the best seafood - and often the best restaurant - in New York. The accolades reflect Ripert's attention-to-detail and obsession with quality - two factors that shine through on every plate.
Prefer a twist of culture with your meal? Give the Mediterranean a go with Italian-focused Marea, or the Greek powerhouse Estiatorio Milos - both high-end joints that will wow even the most discerning palates.
For more budget conscious diners, casual eateries like Luke's Lobster in the East Village turn out top-notch noshes like buttered lobster rolls, piled high with meat and best eaten in the throes of summer.
Below, we do the deep sea diving for you, plucking the top ten seafood restaurants out from the net and delivering them directly to your desktop.
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