Blue Fin - New York

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Blue Fin, a modern seafood restaurant located at W New York – Times Square, has reopened after an extensive redesign by Robert McKinley. Known for its oasis-like respite from the buzz of Times Square and top quality seafood and sushi, the new Blue Fin boasts an upscale new look that evokes the feeling of an elegant, nautical getaway. The restaurant will continue to offer fresh, modern seafood and sushi to its devoted clientele of theater-goers, tourists and New York City seafood lovers alike.
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MM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for restaurant week. Always wanted to try it. Good was amazing. Server was among the warmest and lovely I’ve ever had. I think her name was Laura or Lauren

MD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was awesome always great food presented creatively.

BS
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, atmosphere and service. We had no idea the restaurant would be this good. It is in the heart of Times Square, right across from the TKTS line. We hoped it wouldn't be a a tourist trap. It was not. Some of the best seafood we have ever had. And, it was Restaurant Week, so it was a great value. The Spicy Salmon Tartare was to die for. Service was also excellent. The decor was great. We would go again and would recommend it. It is part of the Landry Restaurant Group which owns other excellent restaurants. You can use your rewards membership to get points. An added bonus. Great location if you are staying in Midtown/Theater District.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was beyond perfect, we had a great Sunday out! Thanks Blue Fin! Our waitress, Laura, was just so wonderful. We will definitely be back again.

R
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Horrible food!

GW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went Sat 01/25 for my girlfriends birthday before a show. It was outstanding. We thoroughly enjoyed the sushi and the Halibut was incredible. Highly recommend.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I was disappointed in the food here. I had the Tai Seafood Bowl and honesty for the price it’s just not worth it. My husband chose the burger. I know this is a seafood restaurant however, how can you go wrong with a burger right??? The only good thing was the service. Well overall disappointing and unfortunately will not return.

e
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

unfortunately the service was poor; not good at all.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Too expensive for cafeteria quality food

B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve come here 3 years in a row during restaurant week. EVERYTHING is top notch-The service, the ambience and most importantly the food. Very family friendly.

Y
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I went for restaurant week. the food was amazing however the dessert, a chocolate panacea was not what I expected. The waitress was very slow.

A
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The portion size for appetizer was deceivingly small. Steak was awesome and the choclate desert was the best I had in long time.

Service was okay, I ordered Sushi and there no chopsticks or Sushi cutlery.

Bathroom was not clean.

t
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Fin made our pre-"frozen"show a wonderful experience. Service was impeccable. We love the food: looks nice and tastes better(we had the restaurant week menu and I strongly recommend the tomato soup, steak and shrimp, and the cod.) Decoration is nice and elegant.

C
Miami
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pre-theater, seafood extravaganza, great service, bit pricey but value is definitely there, in Times Square so perfect location for a superb stage night out.

K
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Attended for restaurant week. Service was lax. Food was relatively expensive for hit and miss dishes (sushi was very average, white fish & salmon were good). Times Square location is underwhelming.

B
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My best friend and I came here for restaurant week and had a great time! Our waitress, Kendra, was very nice and super attentive. The food was excellent and so was the wine! Definitely recommend and look forward to coming here again.

n
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I like Blue Fin before theater, preferably downstairs where it is quiet and intimate. The downside is that drinks come from the busy, nosy upstairs, and the food other than sushi, may also. That said, service is on the slow side, though waitstaff is pleasant.
The food is decent although overpriced for sushi rolls that are no better than any local Japanese. Edamame, for example, is $12-much less at most Japanese restaurants but a greater quantity here, so it’s a good idea to share dishes. Going prior to a show is perfect for a couple small plates but with glasses of wine for two, you’ll be spending over $100.

RR
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Big fin was a great dining experience. The food was well prepared and the portions were ample. Also, our server Kendra was very knowledgeable, friendly and professional.

C
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

This is an expensive restaurant and usually good food. Today my salmon appetizer was served with a hard piece of clear plastic mixed in. The lights are dim so it’s hard to see what your eating BEWARE!
This is just unacceptable. No one could explain how it got there. Not very appetizing after that incident.

NK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had dinner from the Restaurant Week menu and everything tasted delicious. The salmon tartare, the surf and turf, carrot cake and chocolate/caramel tart were very good and the plate presentation was attractive. The $42 dinner is a good value but the wines by the glass at $14 and $16 are expensive. Service was very professional but there is no need for the waiter to come by every few minutes to ask if everything is alright. That's annoying. Great location for pre-theater dinner. We will go back.

RS
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Creative Asian menu and decor. You forget you're sitting in the middle of Times Square.
Terrific service.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a terrific time, and loved our food, and the wonderful service!

IS
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was fresh and delicious. The seafood rigatoni was a bit over done, but the lemon meringue tart was scrumptious.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Beautiful decor, delicious food, great prices!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re Landry members and found this restaurant was in the area we stayed. We had breakfast and it was beautiful inside and the food was delicious. Nice portions. Top notch service. We’ll definitely visit Blue Fin again. I would try their dinner meal.

OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fresh, excellent fish in the Chirashi! Cooked Halibut was also just right. We had both dishes split to share, and the kitchen obliged very nicely and even presented the Chirashi as 'first plate' and then followed appropriately with the cooked Halibut. Dessert was the Lemon Merangue tart, very tart, very tasty! The prices are NY high, but at least we feel we got what we paid for! And no rush/pressure to clear out before curtain. We'll try this place again, perhaps without a show to rush off to see.

SP
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Table for 7 was a little tight and the restaurant was noisy but we enjoyed it overall

w
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Interesting sushi rolls. Great for an appetizer. We had the drunken tuna. and rainbow roll. The salmon was cooked perfectly as was the sea bass. Fresh and delicious. For extra sides we had the Brussel sprouts and tarot tots. Bother were yum. Drinks were just okay, but very overpriced. On the whole a great pre theatre spot.

D
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for an early (5pm) dinner pre-Broadway show, and could not have been more pleased. Plenty of good menu choices, great cocktails, pretty surroundings, very good service, could actually hear conversation across the table, not rushed.

g
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always delicious food well served. I am only able to eat soup and I love the lobster bisque.

NY
New York Area
223 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Haven’t been here and years..still nice choices on the menu..
Great if you’re in the theatre district..

AA
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The fish that we have it was frozen and it’s not cook enough

d
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Quick bite before a show. Great service!!

RB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite restaurant in New York- always enjoy for any meal

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot to hit before a show. Highly recommend this TSQ staple!

r
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is superb! Beautiful atmosphere. Convenient to shows!

T
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday dinner with my daughter. She chose the Blue Fin and I was pleasantly surprised on how much I enjoyed it! Maggie our waitress was exceptional! Anthony who greeted us was very friendly!
The Bartendar (didn’t catch his name) was unimpressive. I was happy we sat. His cosmos are not his strong point. He wasn’t very friendly or helpful.
The food was delicious! We had several appetizers, oysters, edamame and California rolls. For our entrees we had the scallops with short rib dumplings (amazing) and the Halibut with lobster gnocchi with rock shrimp, corn and cauliflower so yummy! The homemade ice-cream and chocolate molten cake was mouthwatering!
I recommend this restaurant! Did I mention we were going to the theater and got there at 5 and were out by 6:30 never feeling rushed!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Convenient location for pre-theatre meal. Service is good and friendly and food is consistent.

C
New York Area
528 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had not been to Blue Fin in years but were going to a show nearby and decided to dine there. We weren't really expecting much, as in the past we had been unimpressed and found it pricey. We were very pleasantly surprised to find that the menu was interesting, the food was very fresh, well prepared and nicely presented. We sat at a comfortable round table. Our waitress was pleasant and efficient. I will not hesitate to go back.

BM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

I have been eating here for years. Use to be my favorite theater restaurant. It has gradually decline in food and the place is getting sad looking

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