Thank goodness for Google. If it wasn't for Google then I wouldn't have dined at CajunSea, a seafood restaurant and oyster bar next to The Empire State building in NYC. When my mom and her friends needed a new place to dine, Google directed them to CajunSea with visually stunning pictures of beautifully plated food and of course, tons on seafood. And of course I crashed the party and joined them.
CajunSea brings southern cajun food and fresh seafood to New Yorkers and Im glad that they do. When you walk into the spacious restaurant you can either sit at the oyster bar or head farther in the back and sit under the large crab mounted on the wall, just in view of the open kitchen. Its great to watch the chefs in action (my favorite type of scenery of course) but the best scenery in this place? Watching everyone tie on their bibs.. slide on their plastic gloves, and start cracking shells.
I have dined at CajunSea twice and honestly each time gets better than the last. While noshing on crab cakes, lobster mac and cheese and oysters, I cant stray away from the boils with my choice of creamy garlic butter and chorizo. Whether I choose lobster or crab, the seafood is always fresh and perfectly cooked. CajunSea is always a thought in my mind and also one of the best places to get seafood in NYC. I know we are heading into cooler weather but CajunSea will be on my go to list for a long time coming.
** don't forget to order dessert! The orange and mint sorbet and the creme brûlée are a must order for the table!
32 W. 33rd Street
New York, N.Y. 10001