Blue Seafood Bar & Restaurant

4.6
439 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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christine
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
7 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
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly very attentive staff, food was so delicious!

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vipOzboyus
New York Area
38 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
157 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.

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vipBluebird
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit and I will definitely be back. Bronzino was cooked to perfection, and the grilled vegetables were spectacular. I just had the grilled octopus and said it was wonderful. I order into my apartment frequently, and my only disappointment with this restaurant is that it does not yet deliver.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

If you are looking for a quiet dinner Do Not Go Here. The noise level is deafening. We got the feeling the owner or Maitre’d had zero interest in tourist business. He chit-chatted with his known customers we will never return here.

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vipletotherscook
New York Area
138 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This is a small and charming spot on 9th Ave, great for pre or post theatre or Lincoln Center. We hadn't been there for a year or so and we were a bit disappointed to see they've changed the menu. It now has a broad selection of apps and tapas, and just a few mains-- none of which were the kind of seafood choices (beyond shellfish) that I recall from prior visits. That said, the food is still good and the service very warm and professional.

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CharlotteB
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, we sat at the bar and it was fabulous

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vipNYfoodtoeat
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Pleasant place with excellent menu for drinks and... limited choice for dinner—more seafood than fish per se. excellent salad. Okay pizza

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vipkatellington
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A good spot for the food, ambience and New York City vibe.

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vipKaraN
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Loved the vibe of the restaurant. Food was wonderful. Probably one of the best value meat and cheese boards of any restaurant I have ever been to. Our server was wonderful.

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vipNYCEater
Salt Lake City
24 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

This place is cute and has great food! I don't know what happened this time I came in but they had one server for the entire restaurant on a Sunday during brunch. The very nice busser tried to help but didn't speak a word of English so it was hard to get things after the fact.

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BrendaD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My son and I ate at Blue Seafood Bar for Valentine's Day dinner and truly enjoyed the evening. We had reservations for 7:30pm and were seated just past 7:35pm. The atmosphere did not disappoint and neither did the food. His filet was cooked exactly the way he likes it (medium rare) and my risotto was perfect! I would definitely go there again with friends or even by myself and eat at the bar.

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vipAnthonyO
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Realizing it was Valentine’s Day I understand the pressure to move meals out of the kitchen quickly, but the duck confit was deep fried, making the meat dry and tough. Also, the Fritto Misto was mostly French fries.

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GinaR
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, quaint place! Found it randomly on line. Good choices and range of prices.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The octopus was outstanding...oysters very fresh! Service was slow with only 5 other guests at the time.

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vipDawnNYC
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of best romantic floors for dinner in Hell’s Kitchen. Modern eccentric but inviting and warm atmosphere. Tar tar was fresh and all the seafood pairs well with their signature craft cocktails. Great service.

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RhondaK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Menu was too limited for our needs. Pretty pricey.

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vipVife
Vancouver
33 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent seafood here! I love the appe and mixed grilled seafood, and of course the royal flush oysters too

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vipklew2008
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I searched on Open Table seafood restaurants "upper west side" the Blue Seafood Bar did not come up. I wasn't thrilled with what did come up and many weren't even in the UWS. So I was thrilled to find Blue Seafood Bar when I googled for more choices. My husband and I loved this restaurant. It was exactly what we were looking for before we went to the Opera. The fritto misto was outstanding and my shrimp cocktail was wonderful. Our dinners were just as good and the waiter was attentive and helpful. We couldn't have been happier and we will definitely be back.

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LeonardoC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food and ambiance are fantastic! Service was a bit too loud at the end of the meal, however overall did not affect the experience! Love it here!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious and the ambiance was beautiful. Such a gem. Romantic and cozy.

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vipDavidA
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great tapas. Branzino under salt was very good. Variety of tapas. Prices was a little bit on high side. But worth it.

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aiko
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Happy Hour is a great deal. It was a counter, but the service was very good. Oyster was also delicious. Recommended restaurant.

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ElzanneM
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent seafood, great service and a beautiful ambiance.

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vipNYCLocal
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was New Year's Eve. We chose the tasting menu. Everything was well prepared and delicious. The service was attentive without being rushed. The cocktails before dinner were great. Overall a great experience at a restaurant we have come to know and return to often.

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jjarnot
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing as always

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vipJerseapho
Seattle
49 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years eve

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great corner booth. Romantic. The oysters were fantastic! Would go again.

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 439 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.