Crave Fishbar - Midtown
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.
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30am-2:30pm
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.View Private Dining Details
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!
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.
Fresh seafood that is prepared well with interesting and tasty flavors
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.
Food took 1.5 hours to get to us.
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
Food was excellent and the happy hour oysters were very good value.
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.
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.
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.
The delicious food was so terrific, we're returning as soon as possible.
It was really great at Crave Fishbar. Nice ambience, good service and delicious food.
Great oyster happy hour 5-7. Actually get a good choice of high quality oysters, not just whatever they have leftover like most places
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.
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!
Family was in town from CA. Crave was the perfect NYC dining experience; creative cooking, friendly community vibes, excellent service. Highly recommended!
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.
Great food. Make sure you ask for Nancy. Nancy is AWSOME!!
Great food. I really like this place.
The food and drinks were delicious. The service was great and the server made very good suggestions. Overall, it was a great experience.
Order the cauliflower soup!
We have eaten in the Crave on the Upper East Side and thought we would try this one. Food quality was also excellent and service was outstanding (Justin)
You can't go wrong with Happy Hour at Crave Fishbar - Midtown with the $1 Oysters and drink specials. This is a staple stop every time we visit NYC.
Very accommodating to special food allergies!! Enjoyable
Great food with reasonable price. Especially oysters.
Fantastic food at a great value
Well crafted and surprising seafood dishes
Very enjoyable meal in a comfortable setting.
Celebrating my daughter’s birthday. She has several food allergies but Crave made it easy to pick from the main menu and they offer a variety of delicious dishes that are GF.
I was on a Father’s Day lunch with my dad and both of us really enjoyed ourselves. The oysters were incredible and the presentation of the food was just stunning
The front desk hostess wouldn’t seat us outside even though there were tables available. She later gave preference to another party for the table we wanted.
Stopped in for a late bite and had a delicious meal beginning with a spicy michelada like only Crave can make!
Food was creative and very good. A great place for fish. Excellent choices of wines by the glass. I had the crab tostada appetizer and the roasted John Dory. Both perfectly prepared. The main distraction is the high noise level. Not a place for a conversation.
Fun place. Excellent raw bar. Service was friendly and quick. Really delicious cocktails.
Had the market fish. Dinner was overcooked and tough I could not cut the fish.
I have not given Crave Fishbar a good rating on this occasion. I have been to the restaurant numerous times and always had a great meal. Four of us went to the restaurant on Monday evening, Monday night is advertised as Monday Mussel night, we chose our starters and mussels for main course and was informed by the waitress that they had run out of mussels- this was at 7.30pm. So we all chose a different main course. The oysters we ordered came out but no sign of the 2 starters of octopus we had also ordered, the waitress then bought out the main courses and when we said we hadn’t had the octopus she said ‘ my fault I forgot to put that order in.’ We asked twice for some bread to start with and that didn’t materialize either. Very unimpressed as we like to take our friends to Crave when they come over on holiday to us, and just felt very let down on this occasion. Hopefully we will return soon and put it down to a one off bad night!
Crave is HIGHLY recommended!!! We absolutely loved everything we ate and drank. I would definitely order the crab tostadas and lobster curry again-still thinking about it a couple of days later-YUM! The ambiance was perfect and service was amazing.
Visiting NYC. Great service and wonderful food and drink. Cute neighborhood.
They have a very unique menu and excellent execution of it. Their seafood is very fresh and prepared perfectly. The venue is quaint and nice, but slightly loud. Service was very good.
My partner and I were visiting from Chicago and found Crave through a Google search, and we were not disappointed! Both Caitlin and Nancy took great care of us out on the patio tonight. They were both incredibly knowledgeable about the menu and curated a great experience for us. We got the Shark Platter off the raw menu to start, which was fantastic, and the Barramundi and Seared Tuna for dinner. Absolutely to die for! We both loved our alcoholic beverages too! Dessert was the milk and honey cake and a glass each of the Tawny Port. What a great find! If we find ourselves back in NYC, we will definitely try to come back.
Very happy I made a reservation at Crave! Delicious appetizers and entrees, good wine, and fun atmosphere!