Blue Fin - New York

4.3
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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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DC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nothing special about the food. Service was good. For the high price I will choose another restaurant next time.

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RM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

My fish was spoiled! They were very gracious, but I can't eat bad food.

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DP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blue Fin is great! The fact that it is in Times Square should not deter you. It’s not touristy. The food was delicious as were the drinks. We were there for our friend’s birthday and we loved it!

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p
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall was good, really depends on what you ordered. A bit pricy, but good location and atmosphere.

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DL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Greatest waiter ever!!

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GF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

LoOove it here!!!! The food is reliably excellent, and the menu offers a nice variety of selections. The decor is wonderful, and the noise level is manageable. Their specialty is sushi, and it is consistently the best sushi I have ever had anywhere. We will be back, for sure!!

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R
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Always good from pre-theater lunch. Great choices from lobster salad to sushi to regular entrees. The service is good and they are mindful of the theater starting times

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, lovely light seafood dishes

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S
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

We have eaten here numerous times, often before the theater. We told the server we had a 7:00 curtain - but got our entrée 45 minutes after ordering it, had to gulp it down and run to the theater.

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G
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the food and service. Solid choice.

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GE
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service had difficulty keeping up with pace. Ordered a second drink and did not get.

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g
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

My wife and daughter joined me for pre-theater dinner this week at Blue Fin. My wife and I had eaten there before, having a good experience each time. This time was a disaster. We were seated at 5:15 and told the waiter we needed to be out by 6:45 to catch the show. He told us everyone in there needed to be out by 6:45. He didn't seem in any hurry to take our orders, which happened around 6:30. We did not receive our appetizers until 7:00. Our entrees didn't arrive until 6:37, and only after much complaining to him and to the hostess. While we were just the second table seated in our section, we were about the last ones served and our waiter could only say that it wasn't his fault. We had 10 minutes to inhale the food, pay the check and get out the door. The salmon was just ok; nothing special. My wife doesn't believe she was served the sea bass she ordered. The food is very expensive, as are the wines by the glass, which were fine, but nothing special. And while our entrees were comped by the manager, the entire experience left a bad taste in our mouths. We won't be returning as there are better, more reasonably priced, choices.

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B
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Lovely place, but the food wasn't as good as the last time I went. The crab meat that came with the halibut tasted odd; I didn't eat it all.

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DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 1

I was disappointed in the ambiance. I thought it would be darker and more romantic. There were many half moon booths which I felt did not receive the cool vibe of BYC. The apps were amazing and the bronzing was fine. Tuna tar tar was incredible.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was not good. The girl was not dedicated and concern about the question of us

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TJ
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Centrally located in Times Square within a 5 minute walk to most theaters. The staff saw that we were in a hurry for a show and made sure to help us have a wonderful meal and experience within our time constraints.

The lobster bisque was amazing!

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K
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Nice table. Unfortunately the waitress was apparently overwhelmed. Took 1/2 hr to get a glass of wine. An hour to get any food as she had forgotten to put in the appetizer order. Main course was good and she said “dessert on the house”. We each ordered dessert ( from HER) and when the bill came she said only one was on the house. We informed her we would not have each ordered one had she told us prior. Consequently her manager comped the second dessert. This is a pre theater dinner location and they should be used to 5-730 crowd. The entrees were nicely done. Too bad about the service!

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s
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service and exquisite food provided the right choice for our anniversary lunch. Great wine recommendation and the best calamari ever! A delightful meal overall. Photo captures view at the window from our table.

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SK
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it!. Food was outstanding, service was wonderful. Beautiful atmosphere. Will go again

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BN
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Although the food was passable, we were less than impressed by the service in the restaurant, and found the menu items equally unexciting. We ordered a trio of tuna, salmon and whitefish appetizers, and then asked our waiter to identify which one was which, but he had no idea and did not seem too interested in solving the mystery. The bill was impressively high (almost $300 for wine and four appetizers). There are other seafood restaurants nearby that we'll visit again, but would likely pass on this one.

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KL
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a fabulous dinner here with my husband and two daughters, one who was celebrating graduation from college!! It’s a wonderful atmosphere and menu!! Highly recommend to anyone looking for great seafood and/or sushi!

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KC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Tha food was decent. Not great but ok. The price value ratio was not good

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C
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We have dined here for many years & have always enjoyed our food. The costs are typical “manhattan “ range and there are no bargains but it is in a convenient location & the sea food fresh!
Our waitress , Olga, was delightful, not intrusive but always available to serve us.

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C
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Tired. Uninspired menu, space & especially the staff.

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JT
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Hadn't been in awhile. Food was good, but overpriced, even for NYC

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Z
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It's been years since my last time here and it was better than I remembered it. The drinks, dinner (halibut in a light citrusy butter sauce with little clouds of seafood gnocci, cauliflower, sweet corn and shrimp) and dessert (lemon meringue tart, molten lava cake) were fabulous. Looking forward to our next visit.

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B
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious pre-theater dinner. Our server Brian was amazing and very knowledgeable about all the dishes. Everything we ordered was wonderful. No complaints!

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W
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food as usual. Pricey but worth it.

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l
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We eat at blue fin frequently when going to Broadway and I’m happy to say that this meal was one of the best we have had there. Appetizers sushi mains and cocktails were all delicious. I think it’s one of the best bets in the Times Square area.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved our waiter. Celebrating our anniversary before a show, he was attentive of time and even surprised us with champagne on the house. Food was good.

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IN
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful restaurant for celebrations, pre-theater or just to have a good meal. Every dish we ordered was excellent -- delicious and fresh. The atmosphere is classy, modern and aquatic. The menu provides a terrific selection. The staff was welcoming and very helpful. Hadn't been there in a long time. Next time will be much sooner.

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JP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The bar did not have cold beer. My fiancé’s glass of rose wasn’t very good.

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l
New York Area
136 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I found the menu less appealing than previously. Very few fish varieties and they were all very complex. Plain fish could be had but with very poor choice of sides.

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M
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've seen this restaurant every time I've been in Times Square. I typically ignore anything right on the square, thinking it's just another run of the mill spot taking advantage of the location. Was I wrong! This place is fantastic. Everything about it was fantastic. The menu is unique. The food was fantastic. The service was superb. We'll be back.

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DH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very good. Going to a show and we were out on time.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was afraid this was a tourist trap but it wasn’t. The food was great, as was the service.

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ER
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The sushi and chopped salad were wonderful, unfortunately, the halibut was dry and very disappointing.

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AF
Columbus
29 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have dietary restrictions and called ahead to make arrangements. They did a terrific job creating a delicious lunch for me that was not on the menu and still followed my dietary restrictions (I am vegan and cannot eat oil of any kind). I have been there 3 times in the past 4 months and just recommended the Blue Fin to friends visiting NYC next week. I LOVE this place and highly recommend!

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was AMAZING.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious branzino. Great, attentive service

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