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BLT Fish Shack
BLT Fish Shack

BLT Fish Shack Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.e2hospitality.com/blt-fish-new-york/
  • Email: info@bltfish.com
  • Phone: (212) 691-8888
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Luke Venner
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Second level is for private events. The room is self contained; there are 2 restrooms, banquet kitchen, bar and separate sound system. 15-65 people for a sit down and up to 125 for cocktail and hors d'oeurves.
  • Private Party Contact: Alissa Cros (212) 675-8156

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th and 6th Avenues
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Parking lots nearby
A word from BLT Fish Shack
Visit the BLT Fish Shack and relax like a true sailor. A raw bar boasts ten varieties of shellfish including periwinkles, clams and oysters while other specialties include a luscious clam chowder and Shack staples like crispy Fish and Chips. And don"t miss our stellar lobster roll, which will transport you straight to the seashore.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I've been to BLT Fish Shack more times than I can count. It's never amazing but always good. I don't know if they had an off night or they're on the way down but the service was abominable (after over an hour-no apology for the wait/update/check-in by staff- of desperately distracting a starving four year old, the food finally came and my fish was raw inside). The food was less than satisfactory all around- the raw bar dishes were tasty but such small portions it was absurd and the cooked food wasn't good but I was forced to eat it because I was starving after the raw bar. Won't soon be going back."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Food was delicious all the seafood was very fresh. Loved the oysters, shrimp cocktail and key lime pie."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We happened to be in the neighborhood on a Sunday and decided to check out BLT Fish for something simple. They have a pretty extensive list of wines, but the waiter, who seemed more like a kitchen guy had a harder time pronouncing them than we did. He also wasn't able to properly explain the entree I ordered, so when it arrived, it was tasty, but nothing like he said. The food was okay, but nothing special. Unless you want a plain piece of sauteed fish, they serve mostly lunch fare. And I assume in that neighborhood, that's when they do the best business business lunch and post-work cocktails. Going early on a Sunday evening, probably isn't going to reveal their A game."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The seafood at BLT Fish Shack is hit-or-miss -- more often hit but not consistently. The restaurant has a sort of raffish charm, and prices are moderate. Don't expect anything special and you should have a good time."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "My wife and I were in the mood for good seafood and nice decor. BLT Fish Shack executed on both accounts. All the food (from the oysters, to the brussel sprouts with bacon to the salmon) was perfectly cooked and super delicious. The shack had the feel of a mom & pop restaurant in Cape Cod with a NYC twist. I would most definitely go back to dine again."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "So noisy on a Friday I could not enjoy the meal. Music much too loud. More importantly there was a ridiculously long wait between the appetizers and the main course...roughly about an hour. Much Much too long. Food was good but my portion was so small it hardly filled me up. This place isn't a bargain so if you are going to pay a premium price you deserve better service from the kitchen. We took part of our entrée home and the waiter threw in a piece of Key Lime pie, which was very nice of him."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Went for lunch during the week, so it was pretty quiet. Food was very good, as was service. Looks like it's probably better for dinner. Decor is lively."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "dined at this restaurant for lunch. the dining room was next to empty and they sat un in a section where we were the only table. the server came to the table only once to take our order and never returned. my friend ordered a lobster roll and it was inedible. the lobster was swimming in mayonnaise and looked so unappetizing. i ordered the steamed mussels. the broth was very sandy. we used to come often to this restaurant but it seems the food has gone downhill. beware!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "For reasonably priced, fresh seafood, BLT FISH SHACK is an unpretentious, quality restaurant where you can find all sorts of favorites -- from a BLT with tuna, delicious lobster bisque and clam chowder, either Manhattan or New England, scrumptious and cleanly fried calamari, and mussels, as well as simple broiled fish. For its location -- 17th between 5th and 6th -- it is reasonably priced and without attitude. The only downside is the service, whcih can be slow, especially if the place suddenly becomes crowded. Still, given how many restaurants in this area have their nose in the air, I wouldn't let that prevent me from returning again and again."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Great food and atmosphere! I will be back on my next trip!"
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "kitchen is still excellent, fresh, and quick turnaround. but the young woman who waited on us shouldn't be a waiter anywhere, much less at a BLT establishment. Perky doesn't make up for forgetting the drink order, screwing up the food order, and then being generally AWOL for the rest of the meal."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "The service was below average, especially when the restaurant was not even half full. Do not order the peel and eat shrimp for an appetizer as they were bland and served warm."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Menu was diverse. I chose fish tacos that they offered to grill instead of fry. The fish was cod, and was pretty flavorful. It came with three amply filled and tasty soft flour tacos. Service slightly too pushy to order more sides. One 'no thank you' from a customer usually means the menu was completely reviewed, and choices are to be respected as final. All-in-all a very pleasant restaurant experience. We ate downstairs."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Like an oceanside fish shack in menu as well as decor, BLT Fish Shack lives up to its ambitions. By no means is it a transporting culinary experience, but as a basic fish--and-chips-or-lobster-roll emporium, the joint will serve nicely."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "I continue to enjoy the vibe at BLT Fish Shack. I love a good dive and this high end one is fun and there are no specific complaints except the food was a bore. Too bad."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "We've been going to this restaurant for years. The food is great. The staff is lovely. If you like oysters then that's the place to go!"
    Dined on 11/11/2013
  • "Casual seafood restaurant with very good dishes that tries with a good deal of success to recreate the ambience of an oceanside fish shack. Not haute but satisfying."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "Like the name says, it's lunch or dinner in an ersatz fish shack. The food is similar to what you might find at a casual fish house in Maine. Nothing fancy, nothing precious, just good straightforward seafood."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "BLT Fish Shack is as good as it needs to be. The food and service aren't pretentious, yet the seafood is fresh and tastes are reminiscent of seacoast lobster pounds. Don't expect haute cuisine and you're likely to find your meal wholly satisfactory."
    Dined on 9/1/2013
  • "If you visit a fish shack, you don't expect pretension -- you won't find it at BLT Fish Shack. Still, the restaurant's food is good, and its service is unfussy. BLT Fish Shack does a good job of presenting a plain, ultra-casual seafood meal."
    Dined on 8/3/2013