BLT Fish Shack
BLT Fish Shack

BLT Fish Shack

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.e2hospitality.com/blt-fish-new-york/
  • Phone: 2126918888x
  • 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

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.
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BLT Fish Shack reviews from OpenTable diners
46 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.4
  • Food3.5
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
68% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (12)great for lunch (11)neighborhood gem (9)good for groups (7)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (4)vibrant bar scene (3)romantic (3)hot spot (3)notable wine list (2)special occasion (1)late-night find (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • the bread with the herb oil
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/21/2012
    the bread with the herb oil stuff is divine. SO GOOD It's a pretty good, cheap, fish shack. Upstairs is unbelievable but sometimes you just don't want such a big 'to-do'
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  • Food I will dream
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/17/2012
    Amazing fish! Had for the first time a try at the pan-seared flounder and it was so flavorful. The cod was even better and boy that garlic bread is to die for! I was a very happy camper. Dessert was okay. I'd come back for the seafood and the garlic bread. Fun and energetic scene. Friendly staff. A must try!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • All great
    LuccioS
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    Great food, great service. A bit expensive for a fish "Shack" count $90pp for a shared starter, entrees and a shared desert plus a $50 bottle of wine. no cocktails but I guess that's downtown.
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    neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Batter on fish, shrimp and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    Batter on fish, shrimp and jalapena poppers was soggy as if they had come out of the microwave ...Shouldve sent everything back and left but was it was lunch-reunion with old friends and we had a lot of catching up to do .. Overpriced wine-- $15 a glass at a fish shack, really!? .. Liked the selection of music but too loud, although volume was eventually lowered .. Lighting was so dim, one friend had to go outside to read the menu ...
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  • It was excellent as always
    lovefish
    Dined on 9/28/2012
    It was excellent as always . Bradley the manager went well beyond his duties, he was all the time making sure everything was right and it was
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  • Used to be better before they
    MookieNYCVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2012
    Used to be better before they sold the restaurant. Recipes are tired, soup not nearly as good as before, raw bar decent but not up to par for the money. Value just isn't there anymore. Maybe good for a few oysters and a beer after work or lunch but that's about it.
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  • As always terrific. Enhanced
    MJP60VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2012
    As always terrific. Enhanced by the fact the manager graciously turned the music down to level I could enjoy the company of an old friend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was delicious, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/11/2012
    The food was delicious, the service was excellent! A great location to get tasty seafood!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Restaurant
    home2cookVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2012
    For a Manhattan restaurant specializing in fish dishes they do a good job. Fish dishes are basic and presented with your choice of three different sauces. Inexpensive compared to other seafood restaurants. We had skate for $15.00.Good choice of clams, oysters and deep-fried dishes.
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  • Do not eat here!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    This was one of the worse dining experiences ever. I ordered the fish tacos and lobster roll. My tacos were drenched in guacamole and sour cream to hide the fact that there were only 2 small pieces of fish underneath it all. The lobster roll was horrible filled with mayo and nothing else. The fries were straight from Costco! My husband ordered the shrimp cocktail and fish, shrimp and chips. We could have gone to Long John Silver and got the same meal for less money. Do not recommend at all. I have been to other BLT restaurants and this by far does not live up to their stellar reputatation.
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  • Seafood lovers delight
    BonApetit787VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    A fish lover's delight. This restaurant had a wide variety of seafood options. It has an amazing raw bar selection. It also has simple healthy fish preparations and some tasty fried options if you are so inclined. The appetizers are just as pricey as the mains so the shack is not for penny pinchers. It is worth the money
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food and service were great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/27/2012
    Food and service were great but as with many New York restaurants. The noise level prevented much conversation.
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  • Found the menu somewhat limited.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    Found the menu somewhat limited. Got the Lobster Roll which I felt to be really overpriced for the size of the sandwich which was the equivalent of 1/2 a lobster roll anyplace else. I love the BLT family of restaurants so was disappointed in my experience here
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  • Great place for a casual,
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    Great place for a casual, relaxed dinner. The food was very good. Outstanding value for the price. Fun place!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unbelievable food and excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    Unbelievable food and excellent service. Will definitely go back and recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love the fish shack
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2012
    We love this restaurant. The food is outstanding, the atmosphere is casual, and the drinks are refreshing and tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The host makes you feel truly
    LMCP
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    The host makes you feel truly welcome from the very beginning. It was the perfect choice for a steamy hot day outside. Food is simple, but well prepared. Wine by the glass is too expensive, so we went for a nice glass of refreshing beer.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good spot, great food, and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2012
    Good spot, great food, and fun. Very noisy though. I've been there a bunch of times and it does seem to get noisier with less service.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The raw seafood tower was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/1/2012
    The raw seafood tower was average at best. The raw seafood towers at Blue Water grill were fresher and a step above. Service was also average. No explanation of the seafood on the tower.
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  • This place is great. It reminds
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/1/2012
    This place is great. It reminds me of being out east on Long Island but you don't even have to leave the city! I would highly recommend it.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • small portions, not very exciting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/23/2012
    small portions, not very exciting food, would not go back nor recommend, especially for the prices.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • $42 for a small lobster is
    nolitianVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2012
    $42 for a small lobster is incredibly overpriced. We were also told that we had to be out of our table in less than an hour when we requested a booth and on top of that, it was the "worst" booth in the house. For a total bill of $150 for 2, a better attitiude from the front of the house is required. We will not be going back.
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    vibrant bar scene
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  • A dissapointment
    54thfoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2012
    Beware! Overated and well under expectations. The french fries were soggy and STUCK TOGETHER as well as cold. The fish was overly battered, cool and no better than a 2nd Avenue Pub. The "fresh" oyster and clam plate was WARM and tasted like it was prepared an hour ago. STAY AWAY from this restaurant unless you are looking for overpriced pub food.....
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  • A regular favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2012
    We love this place and come here at least once a month. The food is excellent, the fish selection broad and the atmosphere is fun and casual. The restaurant is always busy without being obnoxiously crowded and the consistency of the food is outstanding. I get the same thing every time and it has been perfect, every time. There is clearly a very good quality control in the kitchen and this place never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A bit disappointing that a
    GreeneyedgrlVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2012
    A bit disappointing that a fish restaurant would run out of tuna on a Friday night at 8:30.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and selection of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/23/2012
    Good food and selection of fish. Wine prices, especially by the glass, are ludicrous !! It dampened the spirit of a good dinner, so I recommend this restaurant but with hesitation because of this.
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  • BLT fish Shack is great for
    Kris
    Dined on 6/18/2012
    BLT fish Shack is great for a casual meal and very good fish. The noise level is too intense to have any sort of conversation (even on a Monday night at 7:00.) The wines are very limited. The fish was perfectly prepared, fresh and delicious. This is a great spot for a really tasty meal in a very lively atmosphere. Do not go here for a romantic dinner where you want to talk or for any meal where conversation is an important part of the evening. also - delicious Key Lime pie1
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    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, hot spot
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  • Food was outstanding. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2012
    Food was outstanding. Service so so, but manager was a gem and great. A little noisy, but fun.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nothing better than oysters,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/11/2012
    Nothing better than oysters, fish tacos, and great drinks...
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    fit for foodies
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  • Decent = Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/9/2012
    I was disappointed in the food. I thought it could have been better, a lot better. I ordered $78 worth of alaskan king crab = 1.5 lbs. It was ice cold. Not just served on ice but SO COLD. Kind of ruined it. Everything else was very mediocre. Better off many other places. But the service was great!
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  • The Lobster Bisque tasted
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 6/9/2012
    The Lobster Bisque tasted slightly burnt. Ruined the meal for us.
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  • Great happy hour specials!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2012
    Great happy hour specials! $1 Blue point oysters and local beers.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to bring a client!!
    DJBillyNYC
    Dined on 6/1/2012
    Great for lunch. VERY attentive service with a smile.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • No Lobster Rolls??!!
    FrankVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2012
    I went to BLT Fish Shack on a business lunch after raving to my client about their lobster rolls. As soon as we sat down, the waiter informed me they were out of lobster rolls. They had whole lobsters but no rolls. Couldn't someone in the kitchen - like the chef, maybe - whip up some lobster salad and throw it on a hot dog bun? It seemed like a ridiculous thing to be out of at lunch in late May. What I had was fine but a "Fish Shack" should have lobster rolls. It'd be like going to McDonald's and they're out of burgers.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Painful
    rmatVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2012
    Noisy, it was like having dinner with the people next to us. The folks sitting next to us were loud and obnoxious. We ended up texting eachother all night before taking our main course to go which we gave to a homeless person on the walk home. The server was great, she did the best she could. Unless its the private dining I'm out!
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  • Fun, casual spot; excellent raw bar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    Good food in a casual, energetic atmosphere. Oysters were outstanding, my grilled salmon very good, my dining companion's fish and chips fairly ordinary. Bread and fries both excellent. A good choice for raw bar and seafood.
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    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, hot spot
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  • Really good
    njdevil1VIP
    Dined on 4/28/2012
    This was our first visit to BLT Fish Shack and we will be back. The food is terrific and the service excellent. I had the tuna, grilled with spicy salsa, and while I would have liked the salsa a bit more spicy, the dish was excellent. My wife had shrimp and chips which was also excellent. My only knock is on the price of a shrimp cocktail. While it was excellent, $18 for four kind of medium shrimp I thought was really expensive. The entrees, on the other hand seemed very fairly priced. Other than that, excellent meal in a casual atmosphere.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • joescrabshak/mermaidinn crossbreed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/28/2012
    cross between joes crabshack / mermaid inn. music was so loud, it was hard to talk across the table. vip on opentable didn't get any better table. stuck between two tight tables.
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  • Have always wanted to try
    URWhatUEatVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2012
    Have always wanted to try this place and we're glad we did! Service was very good - not pushy and attentive enough. We celebrated our anniversary and were welcomed with 2 glasses of bubblies and then finished off our dinner with another surprise of a dessert! Ordered from the raw bar and the seafood was really fresh and juicy. The cooked salmon and fish tacos were good too! Tip: you can get a little messy with the crustaceans (unless if you have someone extracting the meat for you!) so be prepared....Overall, a very good experience. We will be back!
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    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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  • Wonderful dining experience
    RussellVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2012
    Wonderful dining experience from beginning to end. All of us are foodies who are native New Orleanians...who were pleasantly surprised at the fine quality of the fresh fish/raw bar. We know great seafood==and this was it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic