Crave Fishbar - Midtown

4.6
1695 reviews
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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

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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was good, very interesting menu. The service was very friendly, attentive and professional. I thought it was a little pricey even for NYC.

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MG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Our dinner was delicious! The calamari appetizer was nice and light — not greasy. I ordered the olive oil poached cod with mushroom broth - it was great. Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves seafood.

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

Best fish restaurant in the city with excellent service.

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

loved our waiter and the entire evening. My Good Life drink was weak but tasty. Too much ice! Glass was small too!

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PR
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

very good food; great lunch menu

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service. Had lunch of squid ink pasta and barramundi entrees. Excellent fish, perfectly cooked. Delish seasoning. The pasta dish was disappointing, not enough pasta, too much onion. The calamari appetizer was great, crispy and fresh. Our waitress recommended a good wine for fish. Will return to try other dishes, like grilled octopus, which is only available for dinner, booo!
Great lighting and my favorite music playing.
Highly recommend.

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HI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent oysters ribs and blood orange margaritas.

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DB
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Charming nouveau fish joint with a hip vibe and creative food and drinks. Oysters were a deal and happy hour is indeed happy. The upstairs terrace dining was very cool. We’ll be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came for happy hour and had some small plates the salmon ceviche tostadas (amazing) and oysters and many a drink. So good!!

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m
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really high quality food creatively prepared!

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BZ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I L.O.V.E. oysters, so at $1.50 each for Happy Hour, I was very, very happy. The pear drink I had was delicious. Sorry, I don't remember what the alcohol or other ingredients were, but delicious!

Service was good, but by 6:30 the place was full and very, very noisy. My friend and I couldn't have a conversation. One of the reasons, I suppose, is that it is very small. But I WILL go there again for the delicious oysters!

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G
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly, quiet, good ambiance. Did not expect happy hour oysters to be 50% more costly than the expected $1 per.

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PB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous!!!
We’ll be back... bringing friends next time..

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Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a pleasure. Great service, wonderful raw bar and excellent menu. We were very happy to have found Crave Fishbar!

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JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite NYC restaurant!

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EV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the oysters and the cocktails at this place. Everyone enjoyed the food and it was very reasonable - especially for NYC.

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O
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING!!!!! BEST CALAMARI EVER! Had been eating out so frequently I hadn’t had a meal that blew my mind in so long. Ate here and I’m still talking about the meal a week later.

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VC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible, the service was very good as well

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BF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food quality far exceeded expectations; service was upbeat and attentive. Highly recommend for lunch

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A
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

friendly and flexible.

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MK
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and loved the oyster varieties. Went for happy hour and would definitely go again!

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b
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were outstanding and the happy hour specials are not to be missed.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family visiting

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A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best place for seafood on the east side

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, incredible service. Ate all the oysters we could and the calamari was so delicious. Kids gobbled up salmon and calvatelli and the French fries sent me back to the days of summers at the boardwalk. Great wines, beers and overall A++!

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AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is excellent - well prepared and innovative. Very friendly.

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AF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We requested a quiet table for a business meeting - and reserved early, at noon - and got exactly that. The service was friendly and not intrusive or buddy-buddy. Now that it's warmer out, we'll want to reserve a seat on the second floor balcony. This is a really unpretentious place for a no-tie-necessary meeting. Sandwiches were creative and exciting. Fresh fish. Surprise flavors. A bit messy, but aren't most sandwiches ? Good fries and delish roasted brussels.

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CS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was good. Sat in the upstairs level. Incredibly noisy! They need to invest in some sort of acoustical panels! Could barely hear myself think.

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N
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great after hours!

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E
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, casual and comfortable, good service. We enjoyed it, would come back.

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OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Order the calamari!!

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

Excellent food. The happy hour special with oysters is one of the best deals in town!

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k
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect happy hour! 1 and 1.50 dollar oysters. This is our go-to place for fresh seafood in NYC.

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent happy hour for oyster

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MF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall it was great, atmosphere, ambiance and decor where perfect. Getting seated was a little annoying, had a reservation and had to wait to be seated (by an overwhelmed hostess) as she attended to other people that arrived after us. Others without reservations were sent ahead of us to “see if you can find an open spot” while we waited to be shown our table.

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BM
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was of excellent quality and prepared with the most amazing flavors. Staff was very knowledgeable about the offerings. Prices were good given the excellent quality of the food and happy hour helped. Will definitely go again

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AZ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Each time that I go, my friend and I enjoy the food. She orders the fish taco each time. The lunch time prix fixe is a very good value.

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JH
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Been there several times, always a great experience, good food, drink and service!!! West side location is also terrific!!!

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JC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was great. The staff was very attentive and accommodating. We closed the place and they were extremely gracious as they had stopped serving dinner.

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