Crave Fishbar - Midtown

4.6
1427 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Happy Hour
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm

Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30am-2:30pm



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Phone number
(646) 895-9585
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Todd Mitgang
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Catering
Let us cater your luncheon, dinner, or office meeting. Everything from oyster shucking lessons to clam bakes at your beach home. From NYC to Montauk we got ya covered. Inquire with Elizabeth Rushing from our events department at (646) 895-9585.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
50th St
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Parking details
Lexington and 53 St (E, M) 51 st (6).
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Public transit
Lexington Ave and 53st. E,6 Train M15 Bus
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

We are conveniently located in midtown. Our private room is the ideal setting for your next luncheon or dinner event. Holding 8 to 80 people, we are versatile enough to host your cocktail parties or private dinners.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

All of the dishes were very good but the restaurant is too expensive- especially the appetizer portions which were quite tasty but too small for the price.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful cocktails, rose, and food! Attentive service and fresh ingredients

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great food. Fun vibe. Midtown star

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Nancy was awesome!

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4.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Very nice casual atmosphere that I like.
I had mussels, raw oysters and squid ink pasta, all delicious.
Good selection of wine.
Good service.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Our waiter was so attentive and knew the menu so well. Awesome recommendations. Next time we are back in NYC. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Fantastic fresh seafood and great wine. The service was outstanding and the value excellent.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Great oysters $1@ piece 5-6:45. Barramundi entree outstanding . Fish tacos delicious. Such a terrific find!

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2.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Hostess was very rude.

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1.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Anniversary

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4.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Especially loud. Will not be back. Bring earplugs and Tylenol.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

real cool place to be, good food, very friendly ambiance.

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Awesome seafood. Best oyster selection. Lobster curry to die for. They do often run out of things. At last visit they had no island creek oysters or Pisco left.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Great food

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

This was my first time to Crave. I walk by this place regularly and it is always packed during happy hour... now I know why! The oysters were great, drinks were decently priced, and they did everything they could to fit our oversized group (a couple extra people showed up). We will be back with a smaller group next time!

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4.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Enjoyed the happy hour oysters. It was a great deal at $1 a piece. Other food was tasty as well. It was very crowded on a Friday night so getting the oysters was understandibly slow. You can only order a dozen at a time if 1-2 people. Would go back for happy hour.

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2.0Dined on July 19, 2018

what a giant disappointment. While I have been at this restaurant a half dozen times, usually for their oyster happy hour, we sat in a booth near the bar on the first floor. Something from the ceiling started to drip into our food. we tried to alert the Maitre D and we were told he was busy. By the time someone came by, food was ruined. The server offered to take the items that had been watered off the bill, never did. the main course took so long to come out, we tried to cancel it and was told we cannot. I recommend the bar seating for the oyster happy hour but service is awful and shockingly overpriced. Wont be returning

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Great menu with extensive cocktail list. Excited to go back and try more

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Waitress was great & helpful, but was disappointed that I wasn't able to partake in the Oyster HH as it ends by 6:45pm, not 7pm. I shall get there earlier next time!

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Doller oyster happy hours with a slew of other cocktails, wine and small plates. Love the atmosphere! It's a great restaurant with a lot of charm.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

FANTASTIC! From the time we were greeted, seated, watered, and cocktailed, we felt very cared for and catered to. The entire experience was positive. Our servers Joshua and Ana were incredibly attentive, knowledgable and fun. We shared the yummy kale salad, and I ordered from the raw bar for my main course - my husband ordered from the main menu - yet our orders were perfectly timed. Do yourself a favor and grab a bite here. There is street dining options, indoor options, bar options and on the 2nd floor there is a special and magical outdoor veranda outside and inside there's a raw bar and great seating...good vibes, lighting and music too. - We loved it. - Ingrid and Karl!

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

I went for my friends birthday-party of 3. Ambiance was nice felt like you were in an old nautical saloon. Raw bar and seafood selection okay. I ordered the squid ink spaghetti with the shrimp. I asked if it were possible to add lobster and was not due to the lobsters being already cooked... The food is creative but over compensated with too much spice where you lose the natural flavors! Overall food and cocktails were good. Service not so much(wasn’t busy on a Sunday evening). The waiter was unattractive. I would go back only because I love squid ink pasta. Not for the service.

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Fresh seafood that is prepared well with interesting and tasty flavors

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2.0Dined on July 13, 2018

We were there on a Thursday night. Upon arrival, we saw a couple of empty tables, but were told they were "for reservations only" and were told to wait. While waiting, I made an Open Table reservation on the phone, and once I showed them that, we were shown to a table. To start with, I ordered a glass of wine. Twenty five minutes and a couple of inquiries later, still no wine. The waiter, Jordan, said: "I can show you where it is!" He pointed to the computer: "It's in the system!" Unfortunately I cannot drink computer wine. He then said that everyone else has also been waiting a long time. When I asked for the manager, the wine was immediately delivered. Food (which were good) and check also came slowly. Despite the good food and an apologetic manager, I will not likely come back due to the painfully slow service.

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2.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Food took 1.5 hours to get to us.

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3.0Dined on July 12, 2018

We went for happy hour which had $1 oysters. They require u to finish them before u can order another round. We were only able to order 2 rounds, the 2nd order took a long time to come out. We also had watermelon sangria, French fries, Brussels sprouts n calamari

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4.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Food was excellent and the happy hour oysters were very good value.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Another great dinner at Crave. Happy hour always provides a great deal on oysters and appetizers. Food is excellent and service is very good as well. The outdoor upstairs balcony seating is great on a nice summer day too.

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2.0Dined on July 8, 2018

The food is good and we’ve been here several times. But tonight the service was indifferent at best. They had the air conditioning blasting and the people in our party were literally shivering. After asking our server three times if the air could be turned down a bit my husband asked the manager. They turned the air off for 5 minutes and then cranked it back up again. We also asked for rice to go with the Lobster curry. They forgot about it. We had to wait an extra 15 minutes to get the rice to go with the curry. They didn’t even apologize. Unfortunately, crave demonstrated tonight that they don’t care about losing repeat customers. Interesting business model.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

What a treat! We met friends for a pre-4th of July fireworks dinner. Such a great vibe. Service was excellent and not overbearing. They kept us hydrated and never lacking for beer/wine. So pleasant! Food was great....really fresh and wonderfully prepared. And this foursome is quite the picky bunch! ALready making plans for a return.

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2018

The delicious food was so terrific, we're returning as soon as possible.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

It was really great at Crave Fishbar. Nice ambience, good service and delicious food.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Great oyster happy hour 5-7. Actually get a good choice of high quality oysters, not just whatever they have leftover like most places

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4.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Yes to One dollar oyster happy hour. And great value white wines too. Great calamari. But this time fish tacos disappointing. And shrimp were large but flavorless.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Wait staff was excellent. She helped guide the entire meal. She was knowledgable and fun. This was my second visit and everything was great once again! Food was amazing!

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Family was in town from CA. Crave was the perfect NYC dining experience; creative cooking, friendly community vibes, excellent service. Highly recommended!

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3.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Disturbingly noisy. The oysters and seafood is good but we were four at the table and could not hear ourselves talk. I don't know if I would go back.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Great food. Make sure you ask for Nancy. Nancy is AWSOME!!

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Great food. I really like this place.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

The food and drinks were delicious. The service was great and the server made very good suggestions. Overall, it was a great experience.

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