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Best Summer Seafood Specials in NYC

July 19, 2017 - by Chelsey Grasso
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Something about summer just screams seafood. Maybe it’s the fresh salty air we catch at the beach or maybe it’s the simple pleasure of a light sushi lunch in the sweltering heat. Either way, if you’re in New York City, you’re going to find an abundance of fresh seafood all around town during the summer. From happy hours to bargains you can’t beat, these five establishments will give you the taste you crave at prices that are right.

Best of NYC Seafood Deals: David Burke Kitchen (Soho)

Summertime is in full swing at David Burke Kitchen, and you don’t want to miss it. Brunch, lunch, or dinnerthis restaurant has it all, and the menu is packed with goodies from piña colada pancakes to pan roasted fillet of halibut. On top of that, every Sunday there’s a clam boil in the garden for $35 a person; Tuesdays are lobster night for the same price (choose one appetizer and one entrée from the themed list), and weekday happy hours see drinks all for $10 or less. You can enjoy it all in the spectacular al fresco garden. 23 Grand St., 212-201-9119, 

Best of NYC Seafood Deals: The Mermaid Inn (East Village)

The Mermaid Inn might just be the queen of oyster service in New York. The special here is $1 East Coast oysters from 5pm to 7pm every single day. That’s not saying you can’t check it out any other timeThe Mermaid has so many oyster options from both coasts that they created the Oysterpedia, an app to help you decide which kind is best for you. Additional location in the Upper West Side. 96 Second Ave., 212-674-5870, 

Best of NYC Seafood Deals: Tfor (West Village)

The T stands for tartate, which is a signature menu item at this restaurant inspired by the Mediterranean sea. Carpaccio, bruschetta, and crustaceans are just some of your options when dining here. Everyday from 5pm to 7pm is gourmet happy hour, when you can get three cocktail shots and three signature tartare plates for $25. On the weekends, you can start your day off right with a $30 brunch that includes one cocktail, one cold dish, one hot dish, and dessert. 14 Bedford St., 212-675-9080,

Best of NYC Seafood Deals: CajunSea & Oyster Bar (Midtown West)

CajunSea is here to add a little bit of spice to your life in the form of flavorful and zesty seafood with offers that can’t be beat. Weekdays from 11:30am to 3pm, the lunch special is being served up with every item under $11. That includes dishes like gumbo, wraps, salads, and a catfish basket. The happy hour menu takes over from 5pm to 8pm with a $1 oyster option, $12 pairings of oysters and wine or Cajun appetizers and beer, and other discounted drinks. 32 W. 33rd St., 212-564-7333,

Best of NYC Seafood Deals: Lure Fishbar (SoHo)

You’re in for a treat no matter when you dine at Lure, so let it do its namesake to you. Pair a $10 happy hour cocktail with oysters, clams, shrimp, or a platter of all three plus crab claws that’s just $35 and big enough to share. There’s also a Dim Sum Sunday Brunch special that starts at 11:30 in the morning and offers shrimp and other seafood for prices all $13 and under. Brunch, lunch, late lunch, dinner, or dessert, Lure has it all plus a raw bar and sushi bar! 142 Mercer St., 212-431-7676,

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