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Crave Fishbar - Midtown

4.7
2189 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Dec 31, 2021

Join us in one of our 3 covered outdoor dining areas with your own heater over your table. There is no pre-fixe menu but rather seasonal additions along with offering a Sustainable Sushi Omakase Menu for the first time ever which includes 8 pieces of nigiri and 1 hand roll for $69/person.

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vipMarieG
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good,

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Bar was great! Server either had too many tables or didn’t care because he was rather blasé and inattentive. Food was great. Recommend sitting at the bar.

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LarInPhilly
Philadelphia
74 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Music was almost too loud to talk across the table.
Brussel sprouts side was just ok although the server loved it
Fish tacos were ok
Oysters were very good
Cocktails were delicious albeit quite small
Service was good

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ToddT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like food

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vipOlivierD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic cocktails and sushis.
Highly recommend it.

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vipDanielF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Happy Hour is the best. The price of the oysters has gone up, but still is my favorite place to go for happy hour in the city. I had a wonderful bday there.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Crave. They have the best oysters and always go above and beyond. Their pastas are all great, particularly the squid ink spaghetti. Their sliders and fish tacos are yummy too. Definitely recommend- for couples and families!

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Alanf
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is TOP DRAW!!! Service, food , ambiance, etc. could not have been better. We were a party of 6 and everyone was raving and can not wait to return.

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Peng
London
18 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bottomless brunch was 🔥🔥🔥 great food and service all around! Definitely try the barramundi and the squid ink spaghetti.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Superb food, consistently good, with friendly and efficient service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top notch food

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vipRafaelC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Thursday night dinner with friends. Great food in general with a great service, which is hard to find these days. We particularly enjoyed the Eido da Fonte Albarino with our food. We had 2 bottles of this wine that goes down so easily.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Service was very poor. Waitress didn’t bring items ordered, Diet Coke no refills apparently on the Diet Coke (charged twice). Just a struggle to get any service at all.

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vipMarco
New York Area
158 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Ordered the Sea Bass on the recommendation from the young lady who greeted us and poured our water. While we have dined any number of times at crave, never tried the Sea Bass before, what a wonderful experience and suggestion!!!
Thank you!

JR
vipJimR
New York Area
122 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The fusilli with Jonah crab is one of the best pasta dishes I've ever had! Overall great experience including wonderful service from an Argentinian born actor/waiter. Good wine list - full bar.

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GYL48
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limited non- oyster menu is more than compensated by incredible execution.

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JanaK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was thrilled to be back at Crave. We went for the happy hour, which is our favorite. The staff was attentive and friendly. The oysters, as always, were delicious. I also had the best cappuccino I have had in a while. Definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

It was nothing special. This is on a expensive side. Had fish tacos and it was super dry! The Dinasaur salad was good but they charge me extra $10 for three pieces of shrimp, total rip off! Ordered lobster red curry and it was too sweet! I had better Thai red curry before, and we added rice on side which was $8. The bowl so tiny!!!!!! Omg in regular places that would be a big bowl! This is total rip off!

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vipPeterZ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best seafood joints in NYC. Gotta check it out

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great, food was delicious.
I would have preferred if the restaurant had built a platform on the street, we dined outside and the street has a curve into the sidewalk so the table was slanted and our drinks kept sliding.
Otherwise everything was great!

AJ
AlisonJustice
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always fresh, well prepared food. Lots of seafood options.

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vipCheffolez
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Consistently good!

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DessiV
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance, fantastic service

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vipYummy
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great brunch and the quality of the fish is amazing! Great drinks too!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love crave. Been going for years now. The food is great. We always get the calamari dish. It is the best!! They didn’t have the grilled octopus on the menu yesterday and the menu I had changed a little. Still, The homemade pasta with Jonah crabs had the perfect balance of sauce and crab meat. The salmon dish was cooked perfectly. Definitely will be back in a few weeks.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Lobster roll bread was stale.
Martini was warm by the time it got to me.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This place is hidden gems in my neighborhood. Fresh ingredients and nice cocktails.

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vipYumYum
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service, but pretty loud.

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BrownEyes
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Excellent Food, Ambience, Service! Everything we ordered were seasoned properly. We arrived for brunch and stayed till happy hour! In total we had 3 dozen oysters, barramundi, squid ink pasta, fish tacos, mimosas, Bloody Mary, and bourbon oyster shooters! Everything was fresh, well-prepared, and well-presented. Our servers were polite, knowledgeable, ever-present but unobtrusive.

The restaurant's support for sustainable seafood makes it stand above all other seafood restaurants in the city.

They even made good on the special request to have our birthday girl be presented with a birthday candle on warm chocolate cookie with vanilla ice cream! Thank you Carlos!

No doubt about it - THIS is our definite go-to restaurant for brunch, dinner and/or happy hour every time we come to New York City.

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viplifeisfood
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good but service was very slow. Ordered bottomless drinks and barely got 3 drinks in before brunch was done. Also had to go to the bar to ask for our check after waiting for quite a while. Avocado toast was delicious, but overall not a great experience.

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GreatCuisine1
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went during brunch. We had a great time. The food was excellent. The mimosa was really good!!

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KokyLo
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everyone was nice, the manager came to help as well. My favorite dish was the Black spag with shrimp. Super refreshing pasta dish. Highly recommend. We also LOVED how clean the oysters were and how tasty their mignonette was 💕 lobster roll was to die for

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vipCultivatedDiner22
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service EVERY TIME I go here. A real gem, with high-quality food and an excellent wine and cocktail list.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most amazing vibe, food, and staff

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Kuma
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Here is great place!
always We can have fresh oyster!
Service is also great!

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CarolineL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty food and great service! We really e joyed our lunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it all. The tacos, the brunch drink special. The best.

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ScarlettM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience1

We shared the calamari to start. It was delicious and not overly chewy. Unfortunately, it was served with some greens that included cilantro. Yuck! We both had the salmon as our main dish. The fish was expertly prepared and also delicious. I tried the world famous chocolate cookie for dessert. It was way too rich. They only had two choices for dessert. That was disappointing. The restaurant is small and quaint. We sat upstairs thinking it would be quieter. Wrong! They played house music the entire time. I felt like we were in a club. I should have known better... it's a Second Avenue restaurant on a Saturday night.

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MaryD
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oysters are always great and I’m obsessed with the fries.

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KimC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner at Crave. We were there during the early part of Happy Hour so it was relaxed with moderate sound. The Saint Simone Oysters were fresh and tender. Delicious spicy Margaritas and a Lobster Roll topped the night. My friend loved the Barramundi. We are already planning our next visit!

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Crave Fishbar - Midtown is rated 4.7 stars by 2189 OpenTable diners.

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