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Crave Fishbar - Midtown

4.7
2121 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
What 2121 people are saying
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4.6
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRenee
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!!! Such a fabulous staff! And of course 🦪

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vipRalphH
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and extra friendly service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place, good food. Everyone in our party really liked what they ordered.

BD
vipBusinessDiner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Service was good but slow and some of the items were below par.

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vipChristinaS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved their Happy Hour Oyster!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Main dishes are excellent. Price is ok for what it is, not outstanding but at-market. Appetizers leave something to be desired. Great and attentive service, decent drinks selection. Would definitely go again.

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Sabatini
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to spot. Love the happy hour menu, oysters etc. So many good things to eat. Great service.

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sugarbaby
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Fresh oysters and able to pick and choose

Service was lacking as no one came to pour the wine and got the order wrong with the oysters

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vipCfood
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very satisfied
Excellent service and ambiance
Good wine list

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tims
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The good:
Oven roasted Baramundi: perfect blend of taste from miso and honey. The crunch from quinoa seeds adds texture to already wonderful dish. Asparagus is prepared al dente, beautiful plating.
Rice dusted Calamari: very well executed appetizer, light, not oily deep fried. The miso shines but not overpowering the overall dish. The bean sproud is a nice touch to the dish. The mint leaves added another dimension. I just wished there were some toasted bay leaves, seaweeds, and a sprinkle of toasted green onions.
The so-so:
Lobster curry: the curry sauce on its own is very authentic, well done. But putting lobster in that sauce hides the wonderful natural taste of the lobster. The curry just overpowers the lobster, in my opinion.
The bad:
Watermelon Sangria: This is not sangria, I don't know what it is. Taste is off, the watermelon is not the best quality for something that demands $15 a pop.

Overall:
Polite personnels from start to end. Knowledgable waiter and good ambiance.

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vipJasonSales
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great energy, no attitude, very welcoming. Hostest was easy to communicate with when I arrived early for my reservation.

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Sabatini
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our go-to-spot.

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vipFlintG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

One of our go-to restaurants when in Manhattan. Always friendly and knowledgeable service paired with consistently good food and drinks

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vipBoazL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place for oysters, seafood and good vibes

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CityKD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff and delicious food. Service was fast and well-paced.

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vipPete
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is fabulous! They have the most creative way with seafood. We had Tuna and Faroe Salmon on this visit. Wonderful! I do miss octopus dish .. hope they bring it back. Be sure to get oysters when you go!

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vipmonicac
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best oyster happy hour in the city! Such a wonderful choice and excellent service!!

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Hataithip
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

I ordered Handmade Squid Ink Spaghetti it was very tasty and oysters on happy hours 4-6 PM. the price so cheap. I will come back again.

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Christina
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous,, we had oysters , the scallops sushi roll and seared tuna .. SO so good!! Highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Inventive take on classic seafood dishes, very flavorful and good portions. Absolutely delicious, with good service and helpful suggestions.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very delicious dinner. Service was impeccable able. Highly recommend outdoor balcony seating.

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vipGabrielL
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The whole fish which made me decide to come back was missing in the menu

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vipFoodie123
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and service at Crave, my go to for oysters and tasty cocktails.

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Tangoer
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Emery nice seating. No rush. Oysters and lobster rolls were fresh and delicious.

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Jack
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good!

ME
vipMandE
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Have been here before but was disappointed this time around. The scallop sushi and the calamari were quite good, but the rest was not very good at all, and the menu was quite disappointing. Also, although we were the only ones in the upstairs dining room, it was difficult to attract server’s attention. Won’t go back.

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

Beast seafood .

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vipTrePazzi
New York Area
130 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best oyster happy hour in NYC. Good selection of oysters and great cocktails. Attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A bit pricy for what you get. The service was the besttttt but overall the food was just okay for us.

It’s worth try at happy hour for sure !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The Puree of Cauliflower Soup ($12) was not a puree in my judgement, it was not thick, as most purees are, I sent it back. The grilled "Faroe Island Salmon" has a pleasing flavor, served medium rare as requested. It came with faro (a grain) and a broccoli like vegetable, both were pleasing.

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samijake
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Oyster Happy Hour is great!!

TS
vipTimS
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Inattentive service and my fish tacos were way too spicy and without much flavor. Spicy is ok but make sure there is flavor too.

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vipAlBr
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad to be back to this great seafood place in our neighborhood. Happy to see that the top quality food and excellent service continue. I was sorry to see the amazing baked bread that we were used to is not done any longer -I hope that for now only!
It continues to be the go-to place for oysters and seafood for is us in the area .

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vipFarm2table
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fresh seafood around - great happy hour specials!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were immediately recognized as west side regulars and treated with great warmth, even receiving complimentary champagne because we were celebrating our wedding anniversary. Food was as wonderful as ever. Can't wait for them to come back to Amsterdam Ave. Love this place and the people who run it.

BM
vipBobM
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant and great service. Menu somewhat limited but that may be Covid related. Dishes tended to be on the spicy side which I love but may not be for everyone.

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vipnycfoodie
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for happy hour oyster special. The oysters were delicious and very fresh. The margaritas were also very good. My wife’s favorite are the oyster shooters.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience3

I came for dinner and ate alone. I ordered 1 dozen Blue Point and 2 fish tacos. Tacos we’re so good, I ordered 4 more to go. My server did not care to fill my glass of water, not a single time the entire time I was there. He did not care to check if I needed anything further. The nice bartender did come over and asked me if he could help me. Because I had been done with my food for over 20 mins and was just waiting for my server. After my to go taco order was ready. Clearly the server can see that I am ready to go. I even gathered all my stuff but still the server just looked from a distance. I had to actually ask him nicely if I can have my check so I can leave.

The food was great, I left a $20 tip because I understand times could be hard. If I had tip based on the service I received I would have not tip anything at all.

The food was so delicious, however I believe in receiving good service and due o the poor service I received, I will not be returning.

Thanks again for the delicious fish tacos.

JD
vipJayD
New York Area
152 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Wish there were more food choices on the menu. Menu was 80% drinks. That said, it was good and casual.

AW
vipAliceW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent service and amazing food!

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Crave Fishbar - Midtown is rated 4.7 stars by 2121 OpenTable diners.

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