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Blue Seafood Bar & Restaurant, New York, NY

Blue Seafood Bar & Restaurant

4.8
4.8
588 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 and is first come, first served!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:45 pm Lunch Thu, Fri 11:30 am–3:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:45 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:15 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 757-7511

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Andrea Giacomoni

  • Catering

    Catering: Please contact us for catering inquiries at 9thaveblue@gmail.com Private Dining: The entire space can be reserved for private events and parties. The seating capacity is 45, standing room for up to 70 guests. Blue Seafood Bar works hand-in-hand with our customers to provide a variety of menu options to that satisfy any budget and at any given time. For more information please contact us at 9thaveblue@gmail.com

  • Private party facilities

    The entire space can be reserved for private events and parties. The seating capacity is 50, standing room for up to 70 guests. Blue Seafood Bar- Restaurant works hand-in-hand with our customers to provide a variety of menu options that satisfy any budget for your next Private Event.

  • Private party contact

    Sylvia or Dorian: (212) 757-7511

  • Neighborhood

    Hell's Kitchen

  • Cross street

    56th Street

  • Parking details

    Street parking after 7pm or discounts offered through validation at parking lot on 56th near 9th Ave.

  • Public transit

    Subway (A,C,B,D,1,2) to Columbus Circle - 2 blocks away

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 588 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Service

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and amazing service!!! Unique combination of bar, tappas and traditional offerings. The sake tasting is great.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined here last year and again enjoyed the delicious specials of perfectly prepared fish. Staff were very friendly and helpful.
  3. JC

    JeffCurran

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were spectacular
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Spanish octopus App was AMAZING!! Great experience all around. Our server was perfect
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Come here for a late dinner, very fast service and friendly. The seafood was good.
  6. CJ

    ChrisJ

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant evening. Rodrigo was a wonderful server and the food was delicious and delivered swiftly and was beautifully presented. You will not leave hungry
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated early. Service was outstanding (Thank you especially to Gabrielle). Food was fantastic and fresh—grilled octopus was a highlight. Not one thing to complain about.
  8. DC

    DeniseC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Everything came out in a timely manner. Did not feel rushed. Great atmosphere!
  9. AB

    AndreeaB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and a great experience here as always. The staff was very kind and took the time to explain things.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    un resto cosy avec des produits de la mer de très bonne qualité, un service agréable à un prix raisonnable pour new york, à faire!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we have eaten here quite a few times over the years. Blue is a perfect name because of the Long Island Bluepoint oysters and also for being a terrific restaurant. Great raw scallops too.
  12. CS

    CameronS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best. Customer service…Food…Cocktails as well. My favorite restaurant in Hells Kitchen hands down!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just excellent! Def a must go
  14. LM

    LorraineM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seafood was amazing!!
  15. j

    johno

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the grilled octopus it was excellent. Our server Gabriella was exceptional. Highly recommended
  16. DW

    DavidW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. The only down side was the tables were too small to hold all of the great food. I would absolutely go back.
  17. G

    Gheeman

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything at Blue was better than expected. The food was cooked to perfection. The seafood is fresh and the taste is beyond. The service was impeccable and made our time at the restaurant much nicer. Every detail was fulfilled without even asking. I never even touched the wine bottle and my glass was never empty. Great ambiance the lighting and space seemed so cozy.
  18. P

    Peggy

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We loved the food, service and vibe so much! We will be back! Peggy Cavanagh Ann Arbor, MI
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. But the SERVICE is the icing on the cake. Consistent attention to detail. Never had to ask for refills or change of silverware. They were all on up of everything. AMAZING.
  20. RP

    RichardP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good food, good service, but so noisy. Cacophonous. Even the waitress, who was really nice, had to speak up. Won’t go back there again because of this.
  21. o

    out2dine

    New England

    113 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very wonderful dinner at Blue Seafood Bar & Restaurant. The restaurant is small and atmosphere was intimate. Cocktails were very good-lemon drop martini and bourbon mixed drink. The lamb chops and lobster thermidor were excellent. Kudos to the chef! Our server gave us great service. I’d definitely recommend that you try Blue Seafood Bar.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience! The food was prepared to perfection. So good! If you visit New York City, add this restaurant to your must dine list!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superior service, very accommodating to my peers special request with her dinner, outstanding service. Not loud. Beautiful decor
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente y el servicio extraordinario
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, no complaints what so ever
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Not quite everyday dining - after a day recovering from the marathon that’s gone down in infamy we wanted a relaxed dinner focused on seafood, and Blue was absolutely perfect. We’ll be back!
  27. T

    Tango

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time and we will def go back!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My waitress was Awesome from the time we sat down. Top Notch Food was very fresh flavorful of all tastes, sooooooooo good I can take the cooks home. I had a wonderful time down to The deserts was perfect
  29. L

    Laurie

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Name is misleading as there is not much seafood which is what we wanted!!! Small tables and very close to others… too close
  30. F

    Foodiegirl24

    New York Area

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were visiting from California. We have been to Blue before and we enjoyed it. We ordered a bunch of tapas to share and some drinks. Everything was delicious and our server Gabriella was lovely. We shared two desserts as well. This is a fun place to have a great meal!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    EXCEPTIONAL early dining (5:30pm) experience. Food was exceptional as well as service (Gabriela). Seafood special on ink squid pasta exceeded expectations.
  32. BC

    BryanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    enjoyed the menu options and the Manhattan cocktail
  33. C

    Carmenuu

    New York Area

    157 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    157 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    It’s a very nice place, service was very good, a little empty. Food is Mediterranean, presentation was excellent. A little big the bruschetta bread. Good wine
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Rude server, had to ask for the check several times. Excellent food though, small plates
  35. G

    Greg

    New England

    29 reviews

    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Loud, crowded and salty food too. I will not go back. Too many other choices in the neighborhood.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great and the seafood was fresh! Would highly recommend
  37. KS

    KatS

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy, hip cafe. Great seafood and Spanish tapas. Service is very friendly and efficient. Felt like I was in Europe with the wine list and charming ambiance. Highly recommend for a quick bite or full dinner.
  38. SU

    SuperUdon

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Oysters were excellent- very fresh and clean. One of us had special of the day ink pasta w variety of seafood and half lobster which was very good. Another one of us had clams w fettuccini which was disappointing because the pasta was cold, and the overall dish was too dry and tasteless. It made us feel very bad that for the price we paid for this clams w pasta , it was so disappointing - I could have done better at home (and that’s pretty sad to say). We should have said something but missed the timing to have someone come over to speak with about our food. Hopefully this was a one off situation since other comments seem positive.
  39. FG

    FayeG

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was very good as always. The server forgot to serve my wine, very hard to have a conversation without repeating yourself because of noise level.
  40. EF

    EricaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oh my goodness. Every time I come to Blue Seafood B&R, the food is spectacular both in taste and in presentation. In addition, Gabriella is the most perfect hostess/server - her service is prima - even down to asking guests how much foam they would like in their glass before she pours a beer. A delight! I look forward to returning when I have another important get-together. Sincerely, Erica Feidner

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 4.8 stars by 588 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Blue Seafood Bar & Restaurant

856 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

Additional information

  • Cross street

    56th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Hell's Kitchen

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:45 pm Lunch Thu, Fri 11:30 am–3:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:45 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:15 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking after 7pm or discounts offered through validation at parking lot on 56th near 9th Ave.

  • Public transit

    Subway (A,C,B,D,1,2) to Columbus Circle - 2 blocks away

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andrea Giacomoni

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 757-7511

  • Catering

    Catering: Please contact us for catering inquiries at 9thaveblue@gmail.com Private Dining: The entire space can be reserved for private events and parties. The seating capacity is 45, standing room for up to 70 guests. Blue Seafood Bar works hand-in-hand with our customers to provide a variety of menu options to that satisfy any budget and at any given time. For more information please contact us at 9thaveblue@gmail.com

  • Private party facilities

    The entire space can be reserved for private events and parties. The seating capacity is 50, standing room for up to 70 guests. Blue Seafood Bar- Restaurant works hand-in-hand with our customers to provide a variety of menu options that satisfy any budget for your next Private Event.

  • Private party contact

    Sylvia or Dorian: (212) 757-7511

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