Blue Fin - New York

4.3
6855 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
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Richmond
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was a mixed bag. My king crab and corn chowder was excellent. My wife’s clam chowder was just ok. My fish over figs was a great combination of flavors, but the fish was not cooked properly. It was nice and firm except in the thicker parts where it was mushy. The sorbet and ice creams we had were excellent. My wife’s peppermint ice cream was outstanding. My pineapple-lime sorbet was very good and refreshing.

There are too many good restaurants in NYC for me to consider returning.

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OT
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful breakfast. Pricey but worth it. A keeper.

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great spot for a good meal. In the center of time square. My friend had the Sushi and loved it. My Filter was over cooked but good besides that oversight. The mushrooms I got instead of the creamed spinach was amazing.

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s
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely brunch before theater--- good and close to theaters. Nice addition to the area.

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JB
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived in NYC on Saturday morning and were looking for a brunch spot. This was one of the only places that had a last minute booking availability. It's a gem tucked in Timesquare and I'm so glad we found it. The food was SO GOOD! It seems a little pricey at first but brunch includes a "brunch bread" tray and a choice of a brunch cocktail. The mimosa was delicious! Service was great. We will definitely keep this on our must visit list when we are in town in the future!

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RR
New England
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a good visit. We were seated promptly and our server was friendly. The portions of the two appetizers we selected were generous. The scallops and halibut were both tasty as were the chocolate chip cookies for dessert. The only drawback I would say was that the restaurant was very loud and at times it was difficult to carry on a conversation across the table.

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MS
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was horrendous. Very very slow. Ran out of drinks multiple times, food was slow to come out and not all that good. Server didn’t know the menu, at all. For the prices you pay, service should be spot on. It’s not. Food should be cooked to the appropriate temperature as well. Arctic char was way over cooked.

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U
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing location. Fun environment. The food was above average and unique. Fun for a group dinner. We are looking forward to a return visit!

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s
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful dinner at Blue Fin. The service was prompt and attentive, and the food was amazing. I had the lobster bisque, and it was probably the best that I have ever had. The sushi was amazing as well. Highly recommend the Times Square roll or Californication roll. Will be back!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Waiter not seen very often. We ordered two salads dressing on the side and no croutons. Both salads cane with dressing and croutons. When pointed out to waiter he said he would make it up to us. We ordered dessert and a cappuccino. Cappuccino came 10 minutes after dessert. We sent it back. There was no accommodation / price adjustment for wrong orders. We will not be returning to blue fin. Will share experience with others.

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JP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fresh delicious fish with beautiful presentation! We stay in Times Square at Xmas every year and somehow missed this one! We will be returning again next year and can't wait!!

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LL
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fast friendly service, delicious food! Had brussel sprout salad, scallops and halibut. Little loud but nice atmosphere, fun with friends or crowd. Very welcoming.

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r
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seafood tower was delicious. Excellent food , craft cocktails and service in a perfect location

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KL
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The sushi was awesome! We tried them all!!

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

A Times Square Tourist trap , expensive and mediocre food .

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Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty food- Had a few big Shrimp - A few pieces of sushi roll- and the Halibut-
Drinks are plentiful and the waiter was on top of things.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 1

The only good thing about our dinner was our excellent waitress. I haven’t been to Blue Fin for several years, but it used to be a go-to place for an upscale experience in Times Square - there aren’t many such options. The food and ambiance was a departure from the past. This felt like an average dining experience at above average prices with an Olive Garden atmosphere. I live and work in New York. This wasn’t sticker shock, it was quality shock. My Chilean sea bass was less than a half inch thick and was served with what I think was some kind of miso carmelized eggplant. To call it an unfortunate execution is an understatement. My husband’s halibut with gnocchi was similarly uninspiring. My cocktail was thick and sweet. Our gracious waitress quickly replaced it with a glass of wine. The molton chocolate cake was hard in the center. Having already returned my cocktail, I didn’t want to be too fussy.

I would not recommend Blue Fin to anyone.

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T
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites. The food and the service are always great.

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e
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

another excellent meal, combined with attentive but not excessive service, made for a fine dining experience.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 3

My wife and I had an 11:15 pm reservation after the broadway show. When I confirmed with the restaurant I asked if we were going to be rushed because they close at 12. I was assured that we would be able to enjoy our dinner. When our order was taken, the server kept looking at her watch. Then after our appetizers were delivered, she came over at 11:40 and said last call for food (still hadn’t order our sushi yet) We order and food was there in 4 minutes. The check was delivered while we were eating. I was very disappointed. This shouldn’t matter but our dinner was $400 and they couldn’t get us out of there fast enough.

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

The Blue Fin is one of the best restaurants in the theatre distict. I highly recommend it!

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l
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Only went to grab a bite before theatre- food average to not very good, used to be much better & would not return

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NY
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Blue Fin is (or was) our “go-to” restaurant for pre-theater dining before shows in the area. That night, however, the service was abominable. We arrived shortly before 6:15 for a 6:15 reservation (our 8:00 show was just down the block on 47 St). We were seated in a room usually used only for private parties and were the second group to be seated in a room with 5 tables. No one else was seated for about 10-15 minutes, but we were the last to get our waiter’s attention. This despite continuously reminding the waiter (one waiter assigned to the room) and others that we had theater tickets.

Ultimately not served appetizers until about 7:15, rushed to finish and then served entrees after 7:30 with just enough time to finish, coax the check from someone other than the waiter and leave barely in time to rush to the theater arriving just at 8. Ruined the evening. May need to find a better pre-theater choice.

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D
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great location if you're going to the theatre. Highly varied and interesting menu covering all possible types of fish/seafood . We were promptly greeted at a bustling front desk and immediately escorted to the restaurant. However, we had a relatively isolated table were it was quiet enough to chat. Food was excellent, albeit expensive, but a nice place for a special event.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent!!!

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J
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meals were excellent. The waiter was amazing and very prompt with taking our order, serving drinks etc. Drinks were properly mixed. Overall this was the best meal of the weekend.

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n
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

A tale of 2 restaurants! My wife and I had lunch there in early November and everything was very good with exceptional service. Today we had brunch there and while the food was very good the service was fair at best. If today had been our first experience, it also would have been our last as there was no excuse for fair service except a poorly trained or disgruntled server

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LP
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Sushi was great and all other food from brunch was excellent. Would like to see more brunch offerings

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F
Atlantic City
58 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Food was pretty good except for one of the oysters which was bad. Service was deplorable. At these prices, everything should be spot on.

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M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

I had a reservation for 7 pm via open table for pre-theater. I waited 25 min to be seated which just left time for raw appetizers.

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MM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Absolutely the worst service! We told the waiter we needed to make a show, so we had an hour. Drinks took forever. Appetizers came out after 45 mins. We were finally able to flag him down and reminded him about the timing and he could not have cared less. We ended up having to cancel our entrees because we ran out of time.

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J
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service

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EN
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lobster bisque was the best I’ve ever had!! Sushi, raw oysters and trio of tartares were all amazing. Our waiter, Chas, was friendly, attentive, and helpful—he was incredible!!

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RB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

love this place - marvelous seafood and raw bar - and the cheese plate is super

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E
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We were looking for a good seafood meal in the theater district And this fit the bill. A little too close to times square and a little too noisy for our taste but the grilled Bronzino we had was delicious and the waitress very friendly and attentive.

The music was too loud and really poor selections. I see no reason to inflict more Christmas music on us while we are dining when we have to hear it in every other locale.

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DP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was a business trip with 7 diners and we had a good table fit, service was prompt and courteous, food was very good with a selection to fit a variety of likes. Good location at Times Square and an approximately priced menu for NYC. Atmosphere was moderate noise level and update interior.
A good all around choice.

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K
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food. Enjoyed our dinner from start to finish. Server was wonderful made the experience that much better. Beautiful restaurant. In the heart of Time Square.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Donovsn was cordial, attentive, and most capable.

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CT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The food was not great. I had "roasted scallops" as my main course and they were very greasy/oily. I also had a salad with beets and the beets tasted like jarred spiced apples...weird.

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IR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came from 🇨🇦 for a conference. Found this restaurant from the net. Nice, cozy setting. Delicious food. Highly recommend it!

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