Blue Seafood Bar & Restaurant

4.6
478 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Please check out our social media pages for more information and specials about delivery and takeout.

Fine Seafood & Fish Restaurant inspired by Mediterranean & European food culture from the same areas. Our bar menu includes local and imported craft beers, cocktails and boutique Pan-Mediterranean wines in a beautiful intimate setting. Our focus is on the fresh, wild and organically cultivated fish & seafood. The menu encompasses a selection of small plates, crudo, quality cured meats (like Jamon Iberico & Pata Negra) and extends to Brick-oven pizza, Baked whole fish in Sea Salt, artisanal cheeses and an oyster bar consisting of both east and west coast oysters.

Outdoor dining available now for small or large groups!
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Cliff
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food is amazing! Service was good, but not particularly attentive.

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bobcat14
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food and service. Seating is a little tight but worth it.

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vipRJR10036
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Exceptional food and service in a very noisy space.

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YigalB
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A nice establishment, prices are adequate and service is superb. The dishes could have been better but the food is tasty

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vipLaredo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I love this restaurant and staff but the menu prices have increased significantly and so I probably won’t go as often as I did in the past and will be careful when ordering to avoid certain dishes that are very expensive.

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vipJannieMay
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pre-concert dinner with excellent service in a noisy environment. The food was good but not special although I would dine there again. The location is excellent for theater or jazz venues.

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vipJayK
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really tasty pizza. Empty inside, not sure why as it was good!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Efficient and knowledgeable waitress

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vipVixpix
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, What a sleeper! We booked this resto for brunch because of its proximity to Lincoln Center. We arrived with low expectations, but were blown away.

We started with a half dozen east coast oysters on the half-shell. The presentation was picture-perfect, and they were delicious.

My spouse ordered the smoked salmon with scrambled eggs, avocado, and feta, paired with an IPA. He said it was perfect. I sampled that salmon and soon sneaked some more. Yummy!

My tuna tartare was lovely, as was the crispness of the Sancerre I chose to go with it.

Erin, our server, was delightful. We chose to dine outdoors, because it was a perfect day; but the indoor seating looks cozy.

We look forward to returning!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was good. I went for the fish and chips which were hot and popping! My husband had the lobster bisque pasta (called something fancy) which he thoroughly enjoyed just wish the portion was larger for the price. He also enjoyed his old fashion which was super smooth! My son did the seafood pizza and was happy to see his favorites like mussels and clams. We did wait at the hostess stand for awhile before being acknowledged but once we sat down the service was cool. Overall great little spot to stumble on while visiting NYC.

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FrankD
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Waitress was outstanding. Food very good. Tables indoor are small. Best dining with a small group.

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ArielP
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so delightful. She couldn't have been nicer and really added to the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Great place for a business dinner.

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DinniGordo
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our table shared the chef's platter of raw bar items--beautiful to look at as well as delightful on the tongue. Moving on, the seafood was fresh and the coffee strong. A perfect brunch.

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vipCarl
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food is out of this world! Creative, with no gimmicks. Good portions and very good presentation.

We had dinner outdoors which was a little distracted by the delivery bikes whizzing by. There is a bike lane that separates the outdoor dining from the sidewalk which the restaurant can do nothing about. Indoor dining may be the better way to go.

Blue Seafood is foodie excellent. We will be back.

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PatrickK
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and service, Excellent seafood appetizers

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Morgan
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh seafood at a reasonable price in an elegant unassuming setting.

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vipBudSailing
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Bartender Silas is excellent and engaging. Good food. Delicious fish and great drinks. What’s not to love here?

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BernadetteG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town for several events and our hotel recommended this restaurant. Fabulous seafood, the wait staff was attentive and the food was excellent. A member of our party had a food allergy and they took care to make sure that there was no cross-contamination and that special care was taken with all food preparation. Will definitely keep this place on my must-go-back list the next time I'm in the city.

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NazS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was absolutely amazing. She really made sure we had eveything we needed and made sure to check up on us. She was very accommodating and professional. This kind of service is why I would come back to Blue Seafood Bar. The food was also great. I went for brunch with my wife and we did not feel there was a limited at all in the menu.

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vipNYCFAN
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places. Food and staff are excellent. Of course we love the oyster happy hour but a must-have is the grilled octopus. Definitely one of the best preparations in NYC. We'll be back soon.

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vipOzboyus
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

It’s getting a little expensive

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VickiB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Ordered the special which included lobster and it was extremely chewy.

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vipCharlesS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had just dropped our daughter off at Fordham University Lincoln Center and we were taking her to dinner. We picked Blue because it was a very nice menu and it had nice outdoor seating. We were greeted by our server Gabriella. What a breath of fresh air she was. She was very accommodating from the get-go. She was upbeat, very knowledgeable about the menu, and very attentive. The food and the service was phenomenal. I ordered the East Coast oysters and they were some of the freshest I’ve ever had, and I was a chef at a seafood restaurant that specialized in oysters. We sat outside and had a great experience and this will be our go to restaurant during my daughters years at Fordham Lincoln Center.

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vipCharlesC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gabriel was awesome waitress She’s the best!!

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RandyJaye
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff, excellent food, unbelievable service. 10/10 would definitely be coming back here. Best west coast oysters in nyc.

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vipGaryK
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service! Outdoor seating! Delicious oysters!

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vipelpicurious
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual!

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vipCharlesC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gabriel was awesome waitres

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Medic
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good seafood specially great smaller Tapas like dishes. Good service although we set outside due to Covid concerns. Next to us there was a table with a group of 5 very very loud and drunk guests that made the dinner significant less pleasant. Despite multiple complaints - they were not approached by the staff. Pity.

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pumi
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing here-- the duck in particular was great. and our waitress from Brazil could not have been better-- efficient, engaging but non-intrusive. Blue is such a find...!

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vipjpcdinner
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our third visit. The food is very good. The stuffed calamari appetizer was terrific, large enough for two. The portions are generous. Only drawback is that the bistro tables are small.

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AidaS
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Gabriella was such a delight! Best seafood restaurant in the city!

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vipNYCFoodie
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gabby our server is outstanding. She made us feel welcome and provided great recommendations for what we could order since we haven’t been to the restaurant before. My friend and I enjoyed our evening tremendously and look forward to going back again. Thank you Gabby!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic! He recommended some great choices for appetizers and entrees. He selected a delicious Pinot noir for me and the food was incredible. We loved the ambiance of the restaurant- very cozy. The pizzas were so good, and our kids enjoyed it as well. All around a 5 star evening! We can’t wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dishes were amazing and presentation lovely. Wait was attentive and timely

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Martini421
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food; nice outdoor space - even in the rain! Great service. Highly recommend.

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vipFoodieInVA
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening with great service, wine, and food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Went for brunch and sat outside. Wait staff took forever to take our order. We thought they forgot about us. Food was subpar. Long wait for service. Diners next to us had their dog laying down next to our table, which was a bit annoying.

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christine
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time sitting outside at Blue. We ordered a salad, which was fresh and tasty. We also had fish, some cocktails/wine, and oysters. It was a lovely evening. Staff was accommodating and friendly. Would return in a heartbeat.

FAQs

Blue Seafood Bar & Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 757-7511.

Blue Seafood Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 478 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.