Blue Fin - New York

4.4
6729 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Monday: 7:00am - 11:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 7:00am - 11:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 7:00am - 12:00am
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Phone number
(212) 918-1400
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Cross street
47th Street
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Parking details
Eastway garage 225 West 49th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue). 10% off with validated ticket.
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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
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Special events & promotions
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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Located in the heart of Times Square, Blue Fin is sophisticated and sexy, and offers the freshest sushi, seafood and raw bar. Three private dining rooms and a large second floor are available for business and social functions. Accommodates 12 – 400 guests.

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What 6729 People Are Saying
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GH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!!! Service!! Atmosphere was nice. Bar was nice

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H
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blue Fin is in the center of all of the action in Times Square BUT you don’t feel overwhelmed with the exterior buzz. It’s just right. My party of 4 was seated upstairs where there’s even more ambience and art. We had at least two of the signature dishes including the Chilean Sea Bass which was adored for flavor and succulent and the Halibut with lump crab and gnocchi which together was delicious but the most pronounced flavor in the halibut was butter. It needed seasoning but it was cooked perfectly. Definitely enjoyed this overall dining experience.

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DB
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience at the Blue Fin was beyond our expectations. The food was fabulous! It was our granddaughters 12th birthday and they made it very special for her.

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Naples
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 3

We had a very bad experience with getting our food. Took forever and we even told them we were going to a play. 3 tables in same room delayed and we had to leave before finishing our food. At the price of lobster and filet mignon I was not happy and they did not seem to be concerned.

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GR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, great service. I would go back in a heartbeat.

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R
Philadelphia
79 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I (a man) selected Blue Fin and was with five women for a pre-theater lunch. Everyone was really pleased. The menu was varied enough so that all six of us were happy.
Our server was helpful and we were not rushed.
Great job, Blue Fin !

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F
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We had a great visit. The ambiance was nice and the food was good. Only disappointment was the selection of food seemed to be minimal. What we did order was good however and the service was excellent! I would recommend and go again.

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AB
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I'd recommend this restaurant for AVOIDING. Used to be so much better....

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MR
Birmingham
50 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

My wife, I, and another couple went to Blue Fin for a pre-theater dinner. I and my wife both had halibut with gnocchi. The halibut was cooked perfectly, but we both were a little disappointed in the texture of the gnocchi. We shared a nice bottle of Sauvignon Blanc. For dessert, we split their special, an apple-filled spring roll with caramel sauce and a scoop of homemade ice cream. The spring roll was OK (we both were somewhat disappointed in the crisp crust), but the ice cream was very good. Service was a bit uneven, which was only an issue as we needed to get to the theater, and eventually the manager came by and saw to it that were served more promptly.

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AD
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great bartenders, awesome waiters and service, comfortable atmosphere. We will definitely be back again!

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KS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The waitress was the best part of the experience; very friendly and appropriately attentive. The food was good but not great for the price. The ambiance was likely better in the front of the restaurant; we were in a room in the back.
Service was quick which was nice as we were going to the theater.

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M
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place

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JG
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Blue Fin was the perfect spot in the Theater District. Good service, nice look, good food.

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F
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here quite a few times. The food is good and the ambiance is hip. It’s really convenient for dinner after a Broadway show. The octopus appetizer is delicious. We often get the seafood mezzanine which is fun and plenty for 2. The desserts are very nice as well.

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s
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 5

Service excellent. Food not commensurate w prices even by NYC standards.

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FF
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Blue Fin is my go to place for oysters, and now sushi. Excellent in both offerings this time, though my daughter's bao buns were unedible--the pork belly was super tough and unchewable. The menu could use a freshening, so until then I'll stick to the oysters and sushi.

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JL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We have dinner here many times before a broadway show. It’s a bit noisy but the food is very good. Sushi is delicious and plenty of choices for all different food likes.

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ML
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot!!! We loved it. The lighting and space was awesome, good was great.

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E
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food fresh and good though though Crab Avocado Salad was a great deal of salad and much less crab meat than our last visit. Still very tasty.

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a
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food in nice surroundings. Noise level a bit high but doable

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LL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great, service awesome. Up until dessert when I found a hair on my plate. The Manager refunded desserts and coffee and did the right thing. Could happen anywhere, and yes I would go back.

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d
Houston
45 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blue Fin has been on the top of our list for dining when visiting NYC for MANY years. Consistently good food and great service. On this last visit 9/27 our server was Emily ... just perfect! We always recommend this restaurant to friends who are traveling that way. We shall return!

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k
Milwaukee
30 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Blue Fin was a good restaurant with a great looking menu but, unfortunately, we weren't as hungry enough to enjoy it the way it deserved. We just got appetizers, drinks and dessert. I would recommend to others.

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C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for dinner and upon seating our waiter wished us a happy anniversary, which was a nice attention paid to the reservation. Enjoyed the Arctic Char special and Thai Hot Pot. Friendly staff and delicious seafood.

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FB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great classy and peaceful atmosphere. You would never know you were in the heart of the Broadway bustle. Service was superb, and the food was top notch. Excellent seafood. The caviar service was perfect--we had osssetra--and reasonably priced. Highly recommended.

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t
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The service was poor although the restaurant was poor

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LK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy eating at Blue Fin. Service, quality food and in the heart of Times Square.

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C
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant has a wonderful ambiance. The restaurant is located in a great location on Times Square. The food and atmosphere were great. They had several options. They had a nice wine list. The staff was very attentive and the waiter gave us some recommendations from the menu. Everyone at our table tried a different dish. We truly enjoyed our dinner and dessert. This was our second time going to the restaurant while we were in New York. We will definitely go back again when we are in the New York City area.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place.

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CC
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

Food and service were wonderful. My first time to eat here. I would definitely go back

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J
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent

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CB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I frequent Blue Fin for business lunches and drinks. It is a nice place in an area filled with tourist traps. The upstairs bar is a hidden gem for after work drinks.

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B
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Tried and true restaurant near the theatre district. Excellent fish and great assortment of sushi. Perfect place pre theatre.

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PJ
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service from Maryia and Laura, impeccable sashimi, crispy tater tots, and an all around lovely lunch.

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r
Atlantic City
27 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend and I ate at the Blue Fin after seeing a Broadway show. The restaurant is in the heart of Times Square. We were seated right away at a table on the second floor of the restaurant. The menu includes a variety of cuisines to choose from. They offer sushi rolls, salads, seafood appetizers and entrees. As with most NY restaurants, I found it a little pricy but the quality and flavor of the food was wonderful. We both had the Thai seafood miso soup special which the kitchen split for us. This gave each of us a cup of soup for the appetizer, which was plenty. It was delicious and so fresh with a hint of spicy ness. I had the tuna dish with lo main and shitaki mushrooms. Wonderful flavor and tender fresh fish cooked to perfection. The entrees range from around $30 on up with a few in the high $20 range. I would recommend and will definitely be going back

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really delicious sushi and raw bar

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ME
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Can’t say enough about the halibut with gnocchi and crab. Off the chain!

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CR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The breading on the tuna was too thick. We were seated for 20 minutes before we were given water or asked for drinks etc.

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TB
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blue Fin was a wonderful surprise. Food, service, ambience, and value was exceptional.
I will be returning many times!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and our server, Melissa, was exceptional.

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