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minx Nov 25th, 2011 05:03 PM

Oh Dear....
Mu husband has just booked the dining spot for our first night in NYC. It's called the 'City Crab and Seafood Co'...not entirely certain what prompted this reservation.....maybe just a last minute choice but I haven't heard a 'peep' about it on Fodors..I have some concerns....mainly the complimentary Birthday dinner...hmmmm? Would anyone know anything about this place.

Gwendolynn Nov 25th, 2011 05:14 PM

Haven't been there but doesn't sound so bad..... check out

or do a Google and check other restaurant web sites.

SueNYC Nov 25th, 2011 06:06 PM

New Yorkers eat at 20 some odd thousand restaurants every day. Not all of them are mentioned by visitors on Fodors.

happytrailstoyou Nov 25th, 2011 06:15 PM

<i>New Yorkers eat at 20 some odd thousand restaurants every day. Not all of them are mentioned by visitors on Fodors.</i>


Here is what folks have to say at urbanspoon and yelp:


Aduchamp1 Nov 25th, 2011 07:40 PM

City Crab is not very good on a stretch of streets with substandard restaurants.


But the name does remind me of one my neighbors.

nycbrent Nov 25th, 2011 08:53 PM

Speaking as both a citizen of NYC for the past 10 years and a restaurant GM in the city...

I can clearly recommend this spot for out-of-towners. It is reasonably priced for city standards and has a great selection of fresh, quality seafood. The preparations are very standard and straight-forward which should definitely appeal to most visitors to the city. They have a decent wine list as well as a good beer list. Try to take advantage of the happy hour half priced raw bar (at the bar) whenever they are offering it.

And btw, a Duvel, a pot of mussels and a bowl of fries is probably the BEST mid-afternoon snack that one can have in this city... and they have it all...

doug_stallings Nov 26th, 2011 07:12 AM

City Crab is pretty popular and has been around for a long time. I don't think it's anyone's idea of a "great" restaurant, but the company that runs it also owns several popular, decent places to eat all over the city. If you like shellfish, you'll probably be ok, but there are certainly better places.

minx Nov 26th, 2011 07:31 AM

Thankyou everyone...this rather confirms my thoughts.Think we'll search for someplace a little more interesting.

Aduchamp1 Nov 26th, 2011 07:47 AM

There are a few places near City Crab that are good for an occasion:

Tocqueville-expensive for dinner, wonderful prix fixe for lunch

Craftbar-Went during the last Restaurant Week, when many places offer inferior choices, but it was wonderful

Le Zie-Venetian cooking for an adult crowd

Mesa Grill-I am not a fan of Bobby Flay but this place is consistently good.

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