Crave Fishbar - Midtown

4.6
1747 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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I
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nashville Hot Fish Sandwich was very good. Spicy, but not too spicy. Nice that they serve it with a fresh salad instead of fries.

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

The pekoe crab cocktail was amazing!! Loved it

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DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I always find Crave Fishbar consistently easygoing and reliably delicious. The menu has a nice balance of familiar dishes and some with a nice twist. I wish the host/hostess were more welcoming...they often seem indifferent or distracted. Also some wait staff aren’t very engaging. It’s a shame since those two points would make a huge difference. But it won’t keep me from going back again...I’m still a fan.

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

Went for happy hr and it's a great deal! It use to be dollar oysters but they've raised their prices to $1.50 for all oysters except 2 types which I don't particularly recommend. Even with the raised price it's worth it since it cost a lot more during regular hrs.

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C
Dallas
194 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner at Crave this evening. I loved the salmon and my husband enjoyed the octopus appetizer as his entree. It was a large portion. Our server, Ben was courteous and helpful when we ordered and kept checking in as needed. Great food and wine was good, as well.

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OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Went for happy hour and it took 20-30 mins per order of oysters. Very slow service. Long wait for every item ordered.

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OT
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

All’s pretty much good except that at times we felt that we were being rushed a bit.

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LL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good midrange neighborhood place. Accommodated our seating needs.

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W
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food - fresh oysters and seafood and innovative tastes! The staff were also very attentive and nice. Convenient midtown location.

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JU
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

If you want fresh seafood, It's Nice happy hour oyster! And you can drink good port white wine

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious seafood, including great value oysters. Baramundi was great.

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c
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love going to Crave and their $1/$1.50 oyster happy hour is absolutely fabulous!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Kaylee was a great waitress! She got us out fast for the show we had to go to! Don’t get there before five because they won’t seat you. Otherwise great!

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I
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and amazing food

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MP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent spot for oysters, nicely made drink. Service friendly, ambience pretty, stylish, upscale. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to a friend.

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M
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was good and the service very good. Well worth going and returning to.

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AR
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Baramundi was outstanding. The oysters were fresh and the service great.

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E
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Barramundi was awesome! Curried lobster ok - a bit tough. Service was great

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w
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been here a bunch of times for the oyster happy hour. It's nice that they take reservations for happy hour and the oysters are a great deal. The calamari is probably the most delicious I've ever had, anywhere. The shrimp cocktail is great as well as the fish tacos. I love this place.

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JC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great oyster's great drinks great service I enjoyed it very much.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great seafood! We had oysters and dinner and a few rounds of drinks. The manager Carlos was extremely accommodating when we showed up with 2 extra people for our reservation. Prices are pretty standard for New York but the food lived up to the expectation so definitely worth the $$!

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RH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I'd been wanting to try Crave for quite sometime, as it's been in my neighborhood many more years than I realized!
Highlights were fish tacos & prawns, I didn't care as much for the main course we had, oysters are oysters, as long as they're fresh. We had no dessert & I'd try the Salmon Sashimi Tostada next time, was highly recommended. Our first glass of wine was a gift from my employer & a real treat as I adore Sancerre.
As I am no longer in my '30's or '40's (even '50's) I DO NOT care for a loud atmosphere, the restaurant is way too loud.

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m
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious lobster roll...had a perfect amount of zing!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good happy hour vibes here are excellent

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d
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Excellent food, was seated upstairs, could hardly carry on a conversation. The noise was almost unbearable. Do something with the acoustics perhaps? Seafood was really fresh and well prepared.
Staff was excellent.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great chilled seafood options and attentive service. Delicious cocktails.

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AW
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. We will be back very soon

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Birthday dinnwr

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MF
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was wonderful. A lot of options if you are gluten free. The service was wonderful We sat upstairs and it was lovely.

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E
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fantastic fresh seafood! loved the blue point oysters and the crab sandwich!

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N
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Eaten here twice. Like the happy hour but that’s about it.

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f
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The staff is extremely helpful and caring at all times. Oyster happy hour is like no other!

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DD
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific vibe on a rainy Thursday evening. A little noisy, but did not detract. Food was great. We shared 3 appetizers, the brussel sprouts, and a couple glasses of wine. Service was very good. We’ll be back!

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JH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in the area. Delicious menu and always accompanied by reasonably priced delicious wines by the glass. Service is spot on, attentive but not pushy. Prices are reasonable for the fresh seafood menu.

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s
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had appetizers and they were mostly excellent well flavored . Good value for happy hour

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LJ
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Oysters so good; cauliflower soup A+; kale salad good; fish tacos deceptively spicy!!!!

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JC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of over 6 types of oysters (all delicious), and great menu with lots of yummy and light options. The service was great too! Highly recommend going here. Nice upbeat vibe but not loud and obnoxious :) cute nautical ambiance.

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J
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite place

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour menu. Food is delicious. Even after happy hour!

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j
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

i had the best probably the very best seafood dinner and desert i have ever had. the appetizers were very good as well but the oven roasted barr mundi was the best fish dish i have ever had in my life. for desert the affogato expresso with ice cream was to die for. the service was good because the gm himself was the the one recommending everything. hes a pretty smooth guy and really knows what hes talking about which is a huge thumbs up. the only thing i didnt like was the time between eating when there was way too much time between someone else other than the gm coming to see if we needed anything. i am looking forward to going back for sure!

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