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 1877 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My girl friend and I had a wonderful dinner. Happy hour oysters are fantastic!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything I eat at Crave is super top notch. The food is a special treat, but in a neighborhood, relaxed vibe. I LOVE it!

BZ
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time I've eaten in Crave Fishbar on Second Avenue. I am a seafood (especially shellfish) lover, and nothing makes me happier than to have a dozen oysters at a time, for $1-$1.50 each!

When I got to Crave, I was quite cold and wanted something hot to warm my bones. I am not particularly a soup lover, and the only soup they offered was cream of cauliflower with fried oysters. It didn't sound particularly appetizing to me, as I don't care for creamed soup, and cauliflower is not one of my favorite vegetables. But I ordered it anyway. It was DEEElicious! It wasn't heavily creamy, the cauliflower was roasted, and the fried oysters delicious.

Although our bill came to $94 (tax & tip included) for 2 of us, it included a $35 bottle of delicious white wine. I would recommend Crave anytime, for any occasion. They even have an upstairs for private parties.

DB
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The ambiance here is definitely worth checking out if you are looking for a restaurant with good food and a fun casual atmosphere.

JB
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night spot!

CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Miss the wheatberry side dish with salmon....everything was great though

OT
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The food is spicy!

My children were not able to eat their meals, even though, for children, they truly enjoy spicy food. The fish soup I ordered was very very good, but again, spice level was insane.

I just wish they would have given me a heads up about the spice level.

May I suggest adding a spice meter to your menu, since it seems to be a recurring theme.

JR
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place for oysters and creative appetizers and main dishes. The happy hour is a great deal as well.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service was ok.

RR
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Four of us visited Crave Fish Bar based on others' reviews. The five star reviews were right on target. We had oysters (a GREAT value at happy hour!!!) and mussels for appetizers, both were fresh and tasty. Entrees included scallops (perfectly prepared), whole branzino (de-boned and delicious), and the chicken leg (actually more than a leg and very tender). Nancy, our waiter, did an outstanding job and made us feel like valued guests. An overall wonderful dining experience.

CC
Oklahoma City
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters, Salmon tostadas were excellent. Had an old fashion which was also above par.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best oyster happy hour in midtown

S
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy eating at Crave Fishbar. The food and cocktails are delicious and fairly priced for NY.

MS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in the neighborhood Next is Tacovision

E
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good, super loud restaurant with a cool laid back feel. Barramundi tasted like bacon. Sauce overpowered the light fish. For a fish place they had very few fish options on the entree menu. Lots of raw bar choices

EB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful happy hour with great selection of Oysters- Great Value! Entries are creative and fresh!

SW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I’ve been to both crave locations multiple times since they opened and oyster happy hour used to be $1 each with the best selection in NYC. On my most recent visit noticed they now charge $1.5 for select ones. Also, small and minute detail but, they now also only garnish the oysters with just lemon- no longer include grapefruit or oranges. This won’t stop me from frequenting the restaurant for happy hour unless prices raise again or match the Grand Central Oyster happy hour.

FM
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A pleasant experience as they gave us a booth on the ground floor. Food and Service were very good but noise level can be a bit of an annoyance.

JR
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, service and ambience. A little pricey, but this is NYC!

j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
35 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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 on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
40 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

YR
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

JB
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really tasty, interesting food! Thoughtful, friendly service ‼️

CS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, good value.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One year roomaversary with my roomate lol

ID
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

S
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

TP
New York Area
111 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CL
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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