Blue Seafood Bar & Restaurant

4.7
464 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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vipCarl
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
33 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
43 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
13 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
18 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
14 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
24 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.

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Ladyglamm
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful experience and the food was delicious. The staff were very friendly and professional. The food was made fresh and was brought out to us very quickly. It was a very pleasant dining experience. My mom has requested to visit again in the near future. I am very pleased with this establishment and I would recommend it to all of my family and friends. The restaurant followed all social distancing guidelines, and all staff wore a mask. We were offered indoor and outdoor seating options.

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TYREE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal. My wife was looking for a place with chilled and hot seafood. High quality meals which were large enough portions to fill your appetite. Scotch cocktail was worth the price. This is a great date night spot.

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ValetaW
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was delicious. Highly recommend the grilled octopus.

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Cecily
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dined here for a Mother’s Day overnight trip. We expected to be able to have more seafood options (as this is a seafood restaurant). But, the brunch offerings do not have many seafood options.

After asking for oysters (which were initially unavailable), we were able to order some. I had the fish and chips (which was delicious). We also got the seafood pasta special of the day with a substitute for white sauce instead of the cream. When the dish came out, it had white sauce. When we reached out to our waitress, she expressed that she had forgotten to ask for the white sauce. She was so apologetic that we were completely fine with the sauce. The dish was phenomenal. Because I had the unlimited brunch special, the drinks flowed consistently.

All in all, we enjoyed our meals. I definitely would come back for dinner or Happy Hour if the desire is for seafood. If you just want a cool brunch with a few options, then this one is pretty perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grilled octopus is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly very attentive staff, food was so delicious!

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vipOzboyus
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

food and service were great but the drinks were a bit too expensive.

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Terry
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was excellent. I ordered the tuna and it was a little undercooked. The ambiance is lovely, but unfortunately there was an obnoxious party of six that insisted on yelling at each other. I know the restaurant has very little control over these rude groups, but it did make the experience less than outstanding. Will definitely return and recommend to friends.

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KimQ
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around! Great food, staff and atmosphere. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
9 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dinner here. Started with fresh raw oysters, then decided on appetizers for dinner. The salmon ceviche and oysters Rockefeller was equally amazing. Top notch. Shared bruschetta trio and ended with a very fabulous coffee cream brûlée. Gabriella was our sweet and personable server helping guide us through wine and dinner choices. Other staff were attentive and fun. Please give this unassuming and quaint place a chance. The details in food pairings were inventive and complementary. We will be back.

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BelleV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gabriela was awesome! She made great recommendations and was very warm and inviting. The staff was super attentive, and were very diligent when it came to covering Covid protocol.
The food was delicious and me and my husband will definitely be back for more!

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vipGirllovesherfood
New York Area
159 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love this neighborhood place and service is great. some good wine choices as well and seafood is excellent and portions are really generous.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful experience. We were sitting at our table for an hour and still did not receive all of our appetizers. I asked for a manager and our server said there wasn’t a manager to help. We left without receiving our entrees and second appetizer.

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 4.7 stars by 464 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.