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Crave Fishbar - Midtown

1285 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Happy Hour (28)
  • Casual (25)
  • Neighborhood Gem (22)
Crave Fishbar Midtown is a vibrant, convivial restaurant in Manhattan serving an inspired seafood menu from chef Todd Mitgang. An eclectic mix of reclaimed materials and custom made chairs and tables lend a beachy, rustic feel to the space, which houses a 25-foot-long bar where guests can order from the full dinner menu along with cocktails and wine from a mounted bottle display. Journey up to the 2nd floor and watch an army of shuckers plating raw bar platters. Approachable, sophisticated dishes feature local seafood, crudos, and meat dishes that are thoughtfully prepared with both familiar and exotic ingredients. Crave Fishbar has taken its place as a neighborhood fixture, providing locals and newcomers alike with a elegant, inviting experience.
We were the first NYC restaurant partner of the Monterey Bay Aquarium so that every single item on the menu is sustainable and all of our practices are to better our oceans.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Seafood, Oyster Bar, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm

Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30am-2:30pm

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Phone number
(646) 895-9585
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Todd Mitgang
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Let us cater your luncheon, dinner, or office meeting. Everything from oyster shucking lessons to clam bakes at your beach home. From NYC to Montauk we got ya covered. Inquire with Elizabeth Rushing from our events department at (646) 895-9585.
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Cross street
50th St
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Parking details
Lexington and 53 St (E, M) 51 st (6).
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Public transit
Lexington Ave and 53st. E,6 Train M15 Bus
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

We are conveniently located in midtown. Our private room is the ideal setting for your next luncheon or dinner event. Holding 8 to 80 people, we are versatile enough to host your cocktail parties or private dinners.

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What 1285 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0  Dined 2 days ago

went here for a valentine's day meal and was not disappointed, the oysters and all of the seafood was fresh and delicious, creative combos I'd not seen before! would recommend for a date night/special occasion.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Oysters were ice cold and a delicious way to start our meal! Everything was cooked to perfection, salmon, tuna, and chicken! Everyone enjoyed and it was all responsibly priced

vipMary (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Had a fabulous dinner on Friday night for my daughter’s birthday. We started with oysters which were some of the best I’ve eaten. Had the Lobster Curry which was absolutely delicious. Our server was attentive and kind. Offered a special dessert for my daughter’s birthday. Will definitely go back!

preml (New York Area)
1.0  Dined 5 days ago

Food was too buttery, all the dressing and sauce were over power the seafood. Expected to eat a nice lobster dish, not with pasta and tomato sauce which again over powder a good taste the labster.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

This was our 2nd time here. They had a set menu for Valentine’s Day. The appetizer course was delicious, but our main plate (barramundi) was quite bland. We will be back for the happy hour when they serve fresh oysters for a buck a piece.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

All was wonderful

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Always great during happy hour. Tons of selections and all for a dollar

vipBryanJB (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Good seafood. It seemed to be a popular place with locals. I was happy with my meal

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We were celebrating a birthday and the staff was great to help surprise and the food is always phenomenal

scherzo (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

A lovely setting for an informal work lunch. The cauliflower soup was rich and creamy and the fish sandwich was best of breed. Friendly and helpful service

vipmagazineman (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Very refreshing to experience great food that is affordable in the City. Cauliflower Ouster Soup is a must try, but Calamari, Crayfish Sandwich, Burrata Salad, everything was fresh and delicious.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Great oyster bar happy hour selection included both east and west coast oysters. The fish tacos we're also delish!

OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Great place, service, food and specials. Happy hour $1 oysters are awesome!! Will definitely be going back!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

It was my first time dining here and I met my friends for dinner. We were seated at a table upstairs, which was lovely. We arrived in time for happy hour and took advantage of the oysters and drink specials. Our appetizers and fish entrees were all cooked perfectly with a beautiful presentation and nice portion of fish, vegetables and toppings. I highly recommend and will be back again!

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

As first time guests, we were very pleased overall. Good food and service combined with a very pleasant staff always makes for an enjoyable experience. Booths were a little tight, although the host offered us a roomier table, but it was too near the door- not good for a damp, blustery day in Manhattan. Menu was limited, but choices were excellent. Everyone enjoyed.

peter0924 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Excellent range of superbly fresh oysters. Very well presented, on crushed ice with lemon wedges, and a variety of condiments on a plate. Narrower selection than the Oyster Bar in GCT, and minus its depressing atmosphere. Crave Fishbar is unpretentious and straightforward Following the oysters, two of us had delicious Thai lobster curry with equally delicious rice. So-so squid ink spaghettini reported by the third person in our group. When discussing wine selection, our server suggested we speak to Charlie, the manager, who asked smart questions e.g. if we were oyster purists (meaning lemon only) or liked them spiced, and recommended accordingly. Similarly, he suggested a wine which paired well with our lobster curries in particular. At end of meal, we all asked for fresh mint tea. We got warm cups of hot water with tea bags. The nearest they could get to that was exchanging the bags for some fresh leaves in a small bowl. That ought to be an easy fix.

AlexandraL (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We went to Crave Fish Bar as we had heard about their happy hour between 5-8. The oysters were amazing for the price. Great happy house with $1.00 Oysters.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

consistently good experience with the food leading the way

Meredith (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

I have come to Crave a few times. It has been on my list of favorite places to go to. They have an amazing $1 Oyster HH, Mussel Mondays, service and ambiance. Each time I have been here, the service has been top notch as well. It makes all the difference in the world. You can be in an amazing restaurant with amazing food, but if service is terrible, it affects the entire experience. I really appreciate the great servers you have. Everything is amazing! Top recommended choice.

Wellesleymom65 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Crave was a terrific foodie experience. Our fish was amazing. The Brussels sprouts are not to be missed. The space is tight in the front, as there was an event that no one told us about. The decor was retro chic, and had a very cool vibe. Service was good. My biggest issue was that we asked them to move the two two-tops together next to us so we could move away from the entrance (we had made a special occasion reservation) and the hostess told me that that was reserved for two parties... Not true. A very attractive group of three people from Spain showed up and they moved the tables together for them not 20 minutes after we arrived. We were a party of 4 with my teenaged daughter and my parents, so apparently we weren't cool enough to rate the two-top combination. So, for that I am docking them a few points for being cliquey. And it is too bad as the food is exceptional, a bit overpriced compared to other restaurants, but happy they are sustaining our oceans.