Bait and Hook
Bait and Hook

Bait and Hook

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.baitandhooknyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 260-8015
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday – Thursday: 12:00pm -11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 12:00pm-11:00pm


  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 14th St
  • Public Transit: Take the N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6, or L to Union Square, or the L to the 1st Ave & 14th St stop.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Bait and Hook
Bait & Hook is a comfort food-based restaurant that offers a laid-back, relaxed atmosphere where seafood is the star. Diners can enjoy a reasonably priced meal without compromising high-end, quality cuisine and service. Bait & Hook provides the perfect destination for a quick bite,affordable date or a group gathering, with something on the menu to please everyone in your party as it includes non-seafood items as well as vegetarian options.
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Bait and Hook reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.8
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (7)neighborhood gem (7)great for outdoor dining (6)hot spot (6)great for lunch (5)fit for foodies (4)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • This place was fun!
    Partyplannerme
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We ordered the Baja fish taco, the shrimp and grits and the warm blue crab dip and they were all a hit! I'd definitely go back with friends and or coworkers and even my family. The scene was really warm and cozy but also a great fun bar scene. Seems like a neighborhood favorite and I could definitely see why. It was a great time with awesome food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food good; noise unbearable
    Foodiesearchingfordignity
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I had the cod which was excellent. And the house wine was quite decent and reasonably priced. Perhaps it would be good for lunch--we went at 6:20 on a Friday evening. Even before it became crowded they played music extremely loud. It may be best to go when one can sit outside and just have to put up with street noise. The waitress was as accommodating as she could be, given the situation.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service Great value
    scottyVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The staff was very friendly and attentive… The lobster rolls were fantastic with above average portions for the price point. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meh
    kaitmcrheaVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    food was okay. more of a bar than a restaurant. nothing special
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dollar Oysters !
    catattackVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Best place for dollar oysters, hands down (: We had some nice huge oysters mixed in with their more average-sized brethren. Only issue was that our server seemed super-stoned, which made it really hard to get his attention to have our water filled/take additional orders, etc. Otherwise, definitely enjoyed all the happy hour specials and will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • explorer
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Great place for a drink and seafood. The happy hour oysters were very good and so were the spicy calamari. Great place to sit outside, generally quiet. A great dinning option in that neighborhood that's good and not very expensive without being trashy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bait And Crook?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The ambiance in this place is more like a sports bar, than a full service seafood restaurant. There were 4 or 5 servers all sitting around doing nothing because there were only 5 other diners when I walked in. They sat me at the bar because I was alone. The bartender was great. He was very attentive until it got crowded at the bar only, which I can't blame him for. I had the New England Clam Chowder and the Lobster Mac And Cheese. The chowder was an interesting take of this dish with bacon and a few others in it. It was very runny, and not creamy, but really good. The lobster Mac was awful. The lobster was poorly cooked, and the Mac and cheese was a joke. They should learn how to make mac and cheese from Saritas Mac And Cheese (S'mac).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 8 reviews are from the Bait and Hook reviews archive.
  • lina
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I will be going back..The food was outstanding. We had mussles. And for entrepreneurs the salmon. ..I'm so going back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Limited menu selection. Great food and excellent services.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place. order the crab dip
    LisaB
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The crab dip is great. The drinks weren't my favorite and the music was pretty loud (so maybe not great for a 1st date) but the food was great and so was the service. Great place if you'd like an affordable lobster roll in Manhattan!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HANG UP
    tropicalVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    MY ONLY HANG UP IS THE WEB MENU DIDNT QUITE MATCH THE ACTUAL MENU ALOT OF THINGS ARE NO LONGER ON THE MENU AND I WAS DISAPPOINTED SEEING AS I PRE PICKED WHAT I WAS HAVING, BASED ON THE ONLINE MENU.. IN ANY CASE WHAT I DID HAVE WAS DELICIOUS. THE PARMESAN GRITS ARE DELISH!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bar with food
    qginVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The fish on the limited menu is good, but they exist as a bar not as a restaurant. It's bar food with a lean to the sea.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Read a few negative reviews on yelp, but some good ones on opentable so we decided to try it. Decor is pub like and the fish is some of the freshest I've ever had. Calamari Kung pow was out of this world and my salmon was cooked to perfection and had a great glaze. The cod was very good too, but when we go back it will be for the salmon and calamari. Waitstaff was extremely friendly too. Will be
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant not open
    closedVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    made a reservation and showed up at 12pm for brunch. the doors were locked! knocked for 15minutes but no one showed up
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Fish and Chips
    BrionVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    This is a low key neighborhood place, with nicely prepared fish and chips. The quality of the fish was very good and it was nicely fried without being too greasy. The beer selection is also good, with some regional and local brews on tap. The wait staff were friendly and personable. When it's not crowded, the atmosphere is pretty relaxed. There are monitors to catch a game and a large bar area, so I imagine during big game days it may be less accessible. But generally I get the impression it's not too crowded and a rather easy and accessible place to go for a good bite to eat when not in the mood to dress up.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.