Blue Fin - New York
Blue Fin - New York

Blue Fin - New York

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bluefinnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2129181400
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Monday: 7:00am - 11:00pm
    Tuesday - Thursday: 7:00am - 11:30pm
    Friday - Saturday: 7:00am - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: Located in the W Hotel in the heart of Times Square, Blue Fin is sophisticated and sexy. Three private dining rooms and
    a large second floor are all available for business and social functions. Blue Fin is also available for full and partial buyouts. Accommodates 12-500 guests.

    Contact Special Events at 212-331-0328 or email events@brguestinc.com.

    Or request event information online here: http://www.brguesthospitality.com/event-venues/book-event.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 47th Street
  • Public Transit: N, R & W trains to 49th Street, A, C & E trains to 50th Street, and B, D, F & V trains 47th-50th and 6th Avenue.

    Bus: M10, M20, or M104 to 47th Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Eastway garage 225 West 49th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue). 10% off with validated ticket.
A word from Blue Fin - New York
Set in the sleek W Hotel Times Square setting, Blue Fin oohs and aahs its audience with a prominent raw bar, extensive sushi menu and much more! Unwind at either of Blue Fin's two bars and sip a seasonal cocktail or glass of wine from the 400+ bottle wine list. Up early for a matinee or just on your way to the office? Blue Fin gets the early riser going with smoothies and fresh squeezed juices, in addition to power-packed breakfast offerings featuring farm-fresh ingredients. To create this two-story, 400-seat dining spectacle in the epicenter of the most exciting city in the world, design firm Yabu Pushelberg provided original features as an expansive sparkling wall of highly polished mirror, glowing resin tables, and a floating staircase that leads to live music upstairs.
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Blue Fin - New York reviews from OpenTable diners
567 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (222)good for groups (154)special occasion (149)great for lunch (132)neighborhood gem (120)hot spot (115)vibrant bar scene (101)great for brunch (92)romantic (80)late-night find (67)notable wine list (48)scenic view (33)kid-friendly (24)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Highly Recommend
    msmit035
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This was a great experience and the restaurant was simply fantastic! Food and service was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JimMVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Quieter and better ambiance upstairs. 1000 point table available.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Really really really enjoyable. I'm very picky and every desire was catered too. Awwesome. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We went for dinner after a Broadway show. Although we had reservations for 6p, we were seated at 5p without a problem. It's smack in the center of the theater disctrict. Overall we had a really good experience, good service, good food specially the sushi and good, attentive wait staff. Would definitely recommend and go again!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very NY Happenning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Right in the midst of Time Square and very close to all Broadway shows. Great dinning experience. Fantastic food!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • location is among theaters
    fotooseVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    There are better choices, in quiter smaller venues. I think older people are sreered to mezzanine. NJ food much better.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hyped up place with subpar food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The quality of food could have been way better for the cost. Everything had a burnt taste and the ingredients were not fresh. We are certainly never coming back here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Perfect Spot
    Caro712VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    What a great find in the theater district! We went for lunch before our Matinee and could not have been more pleased. The food was fabulous! The service was very attentive. The upstairs dining room was very pleasant. We will be going back whenever we see another show, which will be often. There were four of us and each one raved about their meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful but crummy cappuccino
    Broadway
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Outstanding food, as always, including kale Caesar, several interesting sushi rolls. Service was prompt, caring, and insightful recommendations. Ended, however, with weak and watery cappuccinos.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch in Times Square
    panda22
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Blue Fin is one of the only great places for non-tourists in times square. We had an amazing lunch and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    2okiefoodies
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was very good and service equally as good. We were going to a show and he made every attempt to get our food out quickly and in sequential order we well. The decor is very nice too. Didn't get upstairs but looked intriguing. Worth a try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ladies Day
    PGCGNOs
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had a ladies day in NYC and had originally made a dinner reservation and mentioned that it was one of our birthdays when asked if it was a special occasion. We were also looking for a place for breakfast or brunch and thought the brunch sounded great. So, we went to brunch and we all had something different and everyone loved their food. Great service and told our waiter we would request him for our dinner. We did not have the same waiter for dinner but were seated nearby. He made a point of coming by and making sure that everything was good. He brought us a bottle of champagne which I'm guessing was because of the birthday girl. What a nice touch! Again, everyone enjoyed the food and the attention given to us. Definitely recommend
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • helene
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    food is always very good. have dined there several times
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed by an old favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We usually go for a great pre-theater at Blue Fin but decided to go for brunch pre-theater. Very quiet with lackluster service and a vegetable omelet with only peas. Will go back but not quickly.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Restaurant in Theater Area
    GaryWGVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The location is great if you are going to the theater ans the food and atmosphere are very good. The service was great and they were very sensitive to our needing to make an 8:00 curtain.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good
    ArnoldVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We go back to this restaurant again and again because there food is good, the service attentive and it is great value. Location in the theatre district doesn't hurt.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • expected more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Expected more from this place. Food was fair and service slow.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Welcoming
    Juanamom
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Daughter & I had reservation after a show. Requested a booth, were told that the booths were for larger parties. We were seated at a small table in the path to and from the kitchen door. The waiter could barely be bothered to wait on our table, after we declined drinks. Water glasses only refilled once during meal. I had looked forward to sharing this restaurant with my daughter, but we were treated horribly. Right after we were seated, the people behind us -- a man/woman couple who walked in without a reservation, were seated in one of the three empty booths. A man/woman are larger than a party of 2 women? I intended to leave the cost of drinks as an additional tip, but after that service, nope. Left 15%. Should have been 0.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MangiaBaby
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    It was a great dining experience, the food was delicious, fresh and prompt, and our server was on point. I cannot wait to go back. The ambiance was first class and spacious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food in Times Square? Yes
    NYCMarine
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    It is tough to think of Times Square having anything nice with Bubba Gump, Italian Gardens, Fridays, etc being where most tourists go. But Blue Fin has a nice short menu that pleases. Even if you don't like fish or sushi, you will find something that is good. Portions are not large, but I have never left there hungry. Service was very good and rapid, which is great if you are heading off to the theatre. Our server the last time was very much on the ball and very patient as my wife could not decide what she wanted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Good place for fish. We had grilled branzino. The portions are not large but they are adequate. The main dish was served with salad not a vegetable as I would have preferred especially after eating a very expensive and similar salad before the entrée. Pretty too. $5 for a cup of tea is pretty steep. Good for a special occasion with friends-not for everyday.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Fantastic food and location at Times Square - perfect for before a show, fast service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great!
    Fishmonger
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I've eaten at Blue Fin several times and have never been disappointed. Each time with a different group and they all rave about the great seafood. Service is attentive without being overbearing and the noise level is unique in that you really do not hear others around you so there is no need to stretch your vocal cords to have a good conversation. I love the decor and the ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JoandMatt
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was excellent!!! Great spot for dinner right before going to a show!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sleeper
    PickyEater
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was some of the best I've ever tasted in my entire life...HANDS DOWN, NO EXAGGERATION.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blue Fin
    alypaly
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Very poor service I had to ask manager to get our food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent in the theater district
    ArnoldVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This restaurant is located well in the heart of the theatre district with good food and fair service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • todinefor
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great place to go for a romatic dinner. Very quiet, modern and tastefully decorated. The Atlantic Cod was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pre-Theater Option
    RM116VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Perfect location for a nice dinner before a Broadway show. Wine list is good, lots of good sushi options and seafood-featured dishes.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friendly, delicious Midtown spot
    FramedCooksVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The Blue Fin, located in the W Hotel, is much more than a typical hotel restaurant. It has a lovely and inventive menu, with a nice choice of seafood (and sushi) as the name suggests, but also many other creative choices - I had a dish of brie, bacon and spinach macaroni and cheese that was terrific and just the right amount. Very nice wine list as well. Breakfast is also great, and includes healthy smoothie choices along with the regular fare. The small bar in front is always hopping, with the ever-entertaining view of Times Square. Friendly and efficient service. We'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious. Fresh Fish
    GEH82
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We really enjoyed the fresh and delicious fish at Blue Fin. It's so hard to find fresh fish or fish not drenched in sauces or gravies to cover not so fresh fish. Blue Fin is the real deal!! Will definitely be back :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK
    derekVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This is fine for pre-theater. Our waiter came by too often to gratuitously see how things were going, an increasingly annoying problem everywhere. Otherwise, menu is creative, place is professional overall.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    daytripper
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Food was fantastic. Great sauces, wonderful tastes. Service was a bit off. I felt like I was handing more plates to the server than she was taking off the table. She kept taking the wrong angles and leaning across the table. But well worth it for the food at a very reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Keeps getting better
    DebbVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    What a variety of choices! It was hard to narrow down to one thing The waitperson also asked if we were going to a show and surprisingly remembered waiting on my husband and me two months ago The experience set the tone for a wonderful afternoon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Blue Fin
    KCazador
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Surprisingly good restaurant associated with a hotel. Great location. Breakfast a little too pricey. Staff willing to please.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Power Lunch
    RoManze
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Great place to impress. The food is excellent and the people-watching is the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    AK47
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    While the décor/ambiance/food were great, the best part was our server, Cat (Kat?). The wine we'd ordered was not available, so she suggested a different one. That was not in stock, either! She brought another selection, which was fine. It was my birthday, and she went out of her way to make up for The Great Wine Debacle by delivering a complimentary order of Tuna Tartare. When I was not interested in any of the desserts offered because I am not a sweets eater, she brought a platter of cheeses and a small plate of cookies, with a candle for me to blow out. Overall, what started out a bit troublesome turned into likely the best birthday dinner I have ever had. I would recommend this place to anyone seeking good food and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Brunch
    judybVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    You cannot find a better weekend brunch in the city, for the quality, presentation, ambiance and affordability!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Blue Fin Dinning experience
    Brian
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Excellent food and service. Very convenient for before theather dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and atmosphere
    lexiandrachelsmom
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We were on a visit to NYC from Chicago where we have many good food choices. Blue Fin fit our expectations. We both had the salmon which was delicious on a bed of sweet corn. We started with the avocado toast which was very good as well.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic