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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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.3
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4.2
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OT
Montreal
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

All good but too salty in my opinion

OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Bartender was too busy talking to make our drinks. It was my birthday and little acknowledgment. Too bad. Has good potential

R
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I admit that I was a little nervous given BlueFin’s location right in Times Square, but I was pleasantly surprised. The food was very good, the space is modern, and the service was professional.

a
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The sushi was outstanding. Several in our group liked it better than Nobu!

LK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Granddaughter’s birthday

S
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was most amazing brunch on my birthday and Mrs Mullins made sure we had a great time (we are sisters from another mister same last names) thanks guys New York was awesome and so was Blue Fin

d
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was of good quality. But they were out of things on the menu on a Saturday night!! That was disappointing. Sushi was good but not exquisite. The service was not that great. We waited 20-30 mins just for a glass of wine. I expected a lot more from this restaurant considering the area and the prices. It was an OK place. They also had informed open table that I did not keep my reservation which was not the case.

JB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Took a while to get our drinks. Order was messed up but they did take it off our bill. Kinda crowded seating but food was good.

C
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

First time in New York with my friends. Awesome food selection.

M
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Food was okay, but service was slow. Food took an hour to arrive.

DO
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Probably a bad experience as it was Valentine’s Day although i don’t think we were alone - the couple next to use left even more of their entree than we did and we only had a few bites.

DG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

My waitress said hi and then took 30 minutes to bring water. After she bought the sparkling water to us she then turned around 5 minutes later and poured tap water in my womans cup while there was a bottle of perrier staring her in the face and plenty bubbles coming out my womans cup. We looked at her like she had six heads and she walked away...then popped up with a complimentary bottle. Also took a total of about 40 minutes for our drinks to arrive...she never put them in until my lady reminded her 30 minutes after we ordered them. The instructions Ieft for my anniversary dessert a week in advance and confirmed with the waitress once I got there were completely ignored even when I confirmed 2 times through dinner. Got a steak and no steak knife, bus boy had to bring it since she was gone with the wind. Finally dessert comes and she doesnt bring it out the bus boy does and it's not what I ordered so I sent it back. She comes back with the same dessert 10 minutes later like here ya go and I look at her with a look of dismay saying remember what I ordered with you several times...she goes yeh here it is it's the cake your girlfriend ordered. I said in front of my girlfriend I ordered a chocolate molten cake..a hot one not a cold one and it was supposed to have happy anniversary written on it and a candle...nothing too difficult. She looked stunned and walked away. Next a manager comes out and brings champagne and apologized and says we should have the cake it will be on the house. Literally 30 minutes later the waitress comes back and says so do you want the check and my lady says no we were under the impression that a dessert was coming...I assume my gf still wanted it hoping it would come as I described it for our anniversary and the waitress goes hmmm we have little complimentary mini bites they are like chocolate little muffins. At this poi t I said bring us the cake we were offered by the manager. Manager comes later with cold cake that has a cand

MM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place, chill vibe in the main room by the bar. Food was excellent, we had the lobster for two over fra diavolo and the filet mignon for entrees. Excellent. Would def recommend to a friend and we will be coming back

n
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was excellent but the service was very slow especially for half the tables being empty. We felt very rushed towards the end to catch our show, which you would think the waitstaff would understand.

R
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was outstanding, she was friendly, professional and joy to have around. The food was excellent, it was first trying steak tartare and it was great, the Ora Salmon was tender and tasteful. The chocolate cake with pistachio ice cream made the whole meal complete. We will definitely be back.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate Valentine’s Day and it didn’t disappoint

TT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine service; great seafood selection. Delicious. A favorite in the theatre district.

B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and convenient location for pre-theatre dinner.

2
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience5

After theatre meal. Restaurant not very crowded. We waited at hostess stand downstairs and were told rather rudely we should go to hostess stand upstairs. Beautiful decor and we had a nice table. First greet was reasonably prompt. Cocktail service very slow. Waiter was polite but certainly not friendly. First course Edamame was good. Chilean sea bass, Recommended by waiter, was too salty to eat. Whole bottle of Soy. I never send food back but I did. Lobster Bisque as replacement was good but not exceptional.
Don’t bother.

B
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reconnecting with friends after 40 years! Needed a place that was quiet and away from others. I had made the reservation about two weeks prior but called the day before to iron out specifics. Your staff was wonderful, the food, as always, delicious and the service was excellent.

Thanks so much for making our evening special!

S
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a real bright spot if you need to be right in Times Square. They use to have the corner, ground floor bar but that has been walled off and now belongs to the adjacent Dos Caminos. That means Blue Fin is easy to miss which is too bad because the food and ambiance are fantastic. I've been here several times and the food this last time was better than I remember. For moderately priced seafood and a big menu with many options, I love this place.

NI
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great meal from beginning to end!!! The new bartender (it was her first day) was lovely and made great cocktails and our waiter was super nice and very attentive! We had play tickets and he planned it out so we finished in time with no need to rush. Would def recommend and go back again!

DH
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fresh, high-quality and delicious seafood, imaginative recipes, and outstanding service. Our waiter was the best ever!

FE
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant fine dining in Times Square

M
Atlantic City
54 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great table provided by hostess. Wonderful friendly service. Awesome scallops and rigatoni dishes. Cookies with ice cream was great option for dessert. Would definitely come back.

TB
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent brunch. Great value. Welcoming and attentive service.

BD
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always eat at Blue Fin when in NYC for a show. As always, it did not disappoint. The food was fantastic and the service was amazing. We find the prices to be very reasonable for Times Square. We were celebrating my sons 11th birthday and they brought him two huge homemade chocolate chip cookies, and hitch made his day. We will be back again next time in NYC.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely adored this place!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was phenomenal!!!

JW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Pre theater dinner. Always enjoy dinner there but is always noisy

VM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Fin was a wonderful surprise. The food was good, fresh, and served in a timely fashion as we had a play to see. The staff was professional, attentive and knowledgeable about the menu and able to make GREAT suggestions from the restaurant week menu.

LG
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It is not a bad place considering location. Everything in this area is a tourist trap, and overpriced. So it was decent for being 2 blocks from the theater.

Went for restaurant week. Value for the money was ok. Food was fine, not great but can't say much negative either.

Working in the city i generally try to avoid anything in this area. But if you need to be in this area then it would be a reasonable option

A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I have been to Blue Fin many times as my "go to" restaurant pre-theater. This visit the quality of the food was not up to their regular high level. My tuna tartare appetizer was not well spiced and my sushi was not great.

RF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

NYC restaurant week pre fix was good.

b
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. A real find in Times Square.

DS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Such a convenient spot near the theater district. Great service and ambiance. We were there for restaurant week so value was very good. Great for that City experience without going over the top. Fun decor and fish and meat and sushi so selection is good. Drinks expensive so avoid that. Would go again.

SW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Quality of food during restaurant week was very disappointing. The sushi didn’t even taste fresh, expected more. The service felt disorganized.

PJ
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was in the mood to have sashimi by myself in the bar, and it worked out great. I got seated at a roomy booth across from the sushi station. The sashimi arrived fast, and the waiter was attentive without being overbearing. I appreciated the ease. Thanks for a lovely solo lunch!

G
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was terrific . Seafood stew is amazing , great combination of flavor . We also had the surf and turf which was a nice contrast .

m
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Laura our sever was very attentive. Food we ordered was good.

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