Crave Fishbar - Midtown

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$30 and under
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Seafood
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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#Oystergram Happy Hour

NYC's best oyster happy hour featuring $1 and $1.50 oysters. Up to 20 oysters offered with cocktail, beer and wine specials from 5-7 PM.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 20, 2019

Ends: March 21, 2118

Availability: Sun 4:00PM-6:45PM
Mon-Sat 5:00PM-6:45PM

What 1858 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first experience dining at Crave Fishbar, although I had heard many great things. Dinner was delicious, and the staff, the ambience... wonderful. Yes, I can say despite the noise and busy-ness, it was wonderful. Could easily see going there for dinner at least once a week! Thanks so much everyone at Crave Fishbar!👏

ED
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I’d been to Crave Bar west but this was an order of magnitude better. We had the seared tuna and were blown away by how beautifully it was presented, cooked and seasoned. Happy hour oysters offered a large selection. Definitely returning.

AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charlie was great, and Cristie was wondering. I was happy to now discovered this fantastic restaurant in my neighborhood. I plan to be a frequent visitor.

Sorry I forgot the shackle wine 🙈
Grilled octopus 👍
Calamari 👍
The brass (but it's called something else). I also have the skin. 👌
I can't remember what my fiance got, but it was good as well. 👍
Dessert: can't remember, and was also good. 🙈

c
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crave is probably my most frequently recommended restaurant to people in our neighborhood. The happy hour specials are fantastic, ambiance is great, and service cannot be beat. Consider this a must go!

MR
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This place was hyped up a lot, but fell short. Was an average seafood restaurant.

p
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Oysters were superb especially during happy hour when they were $1 for each oyster and offering all the various types. Service was very attentive while food taste and presentation was perfect. Highly recommend and will be back.

OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service and happy hour pricing is excellent!!

YR
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good is very good. Some dishes excellent. A great neighborhood place

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The smell from the bathroom was awful and forced us to leave the restaurant. We told the manager but she didn’t care and didn’t even acknowledge they had a problem

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is good. Service is not bad, just a bit crispy.

JB
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Really tasty, interesting food! Thoughtful, friendly service ‼️

CS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for fresh oysters and seafood. Definitely try Happy Hour from 5-7pm.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, good value.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

One year roomaversary with my roomate lol

ID
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Surprisingly flavorful! Great ingredients beautifully prepared. Knowledgeable and confident staff. A neighborhood gem.

S
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

まず開店10分前についた。まだ10分あるわよみたいなちょっと感じのわるい案内係のおねぇちゃんに振り切られた。5時丁度に戻ってきたらもう3−4分待たされた。そしてこっちを見向きもしない。

つぎにお食事について。
テーブルが安定してなくてガクガクしてた。誰もいない5時の予約でスタッフたくさんいたのに、サービスがちょっと遅い。スタッフのおすすめの勧め方がどうでもよさそうな感じだった。食事自体は美味しかったけど普通においしいだけだった。ので、ちょっとオトシたかな。

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KM
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great oyster, tasty and fresh clams.
Alex is very nice and attentive. I enjoy my time in CFB.

TP
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best oyster happy hour in NYC. In addition, other delicious dishes and cocktails. Attentive and good ambiance.

j
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is always great there!
The seating was pretty tight. Very pretty space, though!

MG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular food as always. Great service. Love this place!!

CL
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice to sit in the sidewalk under a big awning / shade but second avenue is noisy in the day!

CC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

First off, we were seated well away from the windows, which would've been preferable. Our server was excellent, he was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. However, the oysters lacked flavor and the crab was frozen. While the decor was attractive, I would not come back.

GL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love this place and it's happy hour. The staff is great especially the manager who is top notch. My go to for great food.

CJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Staff were very accommodating, a good variety of food choices and very tasty too plus great value as well. Highly recommended,

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bringing a friend in for oysters

MS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great midtown seafood/oyster bar; service was great...bit overpriced for value, but a place I frequent quite a bit

JB
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service!!

MP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious oyster happy hour for me and husband. My young daughter loved her cavatelli!

AS
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Oyster specials before 7 PM is our main attraction . Do like the rest of the menu as well. Salmon tacos, sliders, pasta all good.

S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, dinner was lovely and well presented. Outdoor seating on terrace was perfect. No question that I’d recommend this as a wonderful destination

OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

The tables were too close together and the level of noise in the restaurant was so loud that I could not fully understand what the waitress was saying, or her from me as it turned out. I ordered the oyster and asked for a green salad and some fries. Unfortunately, somehow I ended up with a crab salad instead, which was far too big, as it was a meal in itself. Quite why the waitress thought I would want two meals is a mystery! After completing my meal I left immediately mainly due to the noise level. Some places have a good atmosphere with the noise this restaurant did not! The food was good which I have marked accordingly.

C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Happy Hour $1 -$1.50 oysters!

FF
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place to eat in NY - especially for oyster happy hour

HF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

Small flies were buzzing.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good time at this place! Staff is friendly, ambiance is perfect and the food is good!

JG
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great selection of oysters, creative dishes. Have the barramundi! Wonderful!

BA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very loud (too loud for introducing your boyfriend to your parents) and fairly pricey, but food and cocktails were delicious.

M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is excellent, but the toilet on the 2nd floor was broken. It depends on a server. Some servers are good, some of them are inconsiderate.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the mussels and steak frites and it was awesome. Steak cooked perfectly at medium rare and service was awesome. Will be going back

KF
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were looking for an alternative to the usual corporate haunts in midtown and came across Crave Fishbar. The restaurant was great. The oysters were fresh. I had the squid ink spaghetti with shrimp which was really well prepared and flavorful. My friend had the scallops and she said it was really nicely done as well.

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