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Fatty Crab

158 reviews
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$31 to $50
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The Fatty Crab is a popular Asian Fusion and Thai restaurant located in New York City's well-known Meat Packing District. It is situated close to public transit and is only mere blocks from the Hudson River and Penn Station.

The Fatty Crab is a sleek and modern restaurant that offers both indoor and outdoor seating. The interior is styled with brick accent walls, contemporary artwork, dim lighting, long harvest style tables, an oversized bar and a combination of booth and table style seating. Outside, guests are invited to enjoy their meals on the quaint, roadside patio.

The Fatty Crab offers an impressive menu, with dishes made with only fresh and seasonal ingredients. Menu items include quail egg shooters, short rib rending, green curry mussels and watermelon and pork.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Asian, Thai, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:30pm
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:30pm
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Phone number
(212) 352-3592
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Zakary Pelaccio
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Cross street
Gansevoort & Horatio
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Public transit
The nearest subway stops are the 8th Avenue stop on the L or the 14th Street stop on the ACE. Both are located at the station at 8th Avenue and 14th Street
Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
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4.1  based on all time ratings
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HannahL (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on July 23, 2016

I went to late dinner with a friend. We had both been to Fatty Crab before and remembered having good experiences. At the door, we noticed they now have a "B" sanitation grade, but thought to try anyway. We came into the restaurant and were immediately told that they were "out of a lot of things" because they "weren't supposed to be open" that night. We decided we were okay with that and ordered drinks and dinner. While we ate, we one of about 3 tables seated inside, with one group sitting outside. The restaurant suddenly started playing music very out and had a boisterous group at the bar. Our waiter came back several times asking if we wanted more drinks, though we responded "no" every time. It felt as though we were being rushed to leave. I think perhaps we should have just left and perhaps they should've closed as originally planned. Our food was good and I enjoyed my cocktail, but the service left a very bad taste in my mouth.

BuffaloKid (New England)
5.0  Dined on July 23, 2016

Best restaurant in the city. Shame tonight was its last night open.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 20, 2016

Interesting and innovative cuisine.....nice place to hang out and love the flavors that are asian but very special.

DhaveS (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on July 15, 2016

Poor service, Overpriced and average food. Slow food delivery and patronized by waiter.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 14, 2016

I had been to this restaurant in the past and the food was amazing, the food was really not that good this time around.

RachelH (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 6, 2016

Love our waiter. The staff is so fabulous and easy going. We love Fatty Crab.

RachelS (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 28, 2016

Absolutely delicious. We had the steamed pork and veggie buns, soft shell crab with the chili sauce, Brussel sprouts and coconut rice. Everything was divine!! I went back again the very next day with another friend. Lol. Our waiter was also excellent and provides great suggestions.

OpenTable Diner (Montreal)
2.0  Dined on June 24, 2016

Terrible! Food is extremly expensive and we did not eat enough. Very nosy and bad service. Never going again

TimL (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on June 23, 2016

I don't get to travel to New York that often but when I do I always try to make time to visit. If you want a relaxed evening with great food with your friends then this is the place to go. Unless you have a strong preference for what you eat, let your host make some recommendations for you after guiding them on your taste preferences. Everything is to share to order a few different dishes and just tuck in.

Yes, it would be nice if the outside tables weren't so close to the road but you'll be too busy chatting and eating to really bother you.

Great service.

Would highly recommend.

amandal (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on June 13, 2016

Nothing on the menu was available and everything was an issue

vipTobyK (New England)
3.0  Dined on June 12, 2016

Unusual Asian food but small neighborhood restaurant. Shared dishes that come when hot so too much came at once.

vipjlonyc (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on June 11, 2016

Overrated. Food was ok but fatty (not fatty in a good way like pirogie belly, just fatty) and way more spicy than o like (I like spicy!). But it was ok.

vipWhistleforit (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 10, 2016

As ever, this buzzy Meatpacking joint lived up to expectations. Great food, including a delicious soft shelled crab and a side of amazing Brussel sprouts. Yum! Noisy, packed and vibrant. Great fun.

OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on June 3, 2016

The small bites and the appetizers are unbelievable - next time I'll tripple up on the appetizers and forego the mains, although the duck was awesome. The Panchito (a tequila shot, a sangrita shot, and a Tecate beer rimmed with kalamansi juice and chilli salt) is just great - so refreshing!

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 3, 2016

A local favorite! Get the soft shell crab and mussels while still in season. Both awesome. Grab a seat outside if you can.