About Crave Fishbar - Midtown
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 are the only 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.
New York, NY 10022
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Wine Bar
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Lexington and 53 St (E, M) 51 st (6).
Lexington Ave and 53st. E,6 Train M15 Bus
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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.
Crave Fishbar - Midtown Ratings and Reviews
Fabulous oysters with the perfect Riesling to start! The shrimp diavolo was over salted for both of our tastes, but that aside, the meal was perfection. I’d highly recommend both the tuna and the squid ink pasta entries. A toll house cookie and ice cream shouldn’t disappoint, and didn’t: a nice simple end to a great meal. Happy hour pricing on oysters cannot be beat. And the service was the perfect blend of highly attentive and unobtrusive. We’ll be back.
Oysters were delicious. I wanted to love this place, because I'm very supportive of sustainable seafood practices. However, our dinner meals were just okay. Nothing special. It was also extremely loud. You had to yell to be heard by your table mates. Service was mediocre at best with a snobby hostess. Go for happy hour oysters then go somewhere else for dinner.
I have been to Crave many times. It is a reliable place for good oysters. The Raw Bar has a nice selection. The Cauliflower Soup was excellent
It, along with the Kale Salad, made for a terrific meal. It was a bit noisy on this night... usually easier to hear. That was the only downside.
Cozy, comfortable, rustic-romantic atmosphere, friendly service, and very good seafood - we really enjoyed our Friday evening dinner, which started while “#Oystergram Happy Hour” was still going - great variety available & all just $1 each. They have limits on how many oysters various group sizes can order at once; tables of 1 or 2 can order up to a dozen at a time. The 2 of us had 2 dozen total; very well-shucked, clean & ready to slurp! After oysters we had appetizers (spicy prawns & grilled octopus - both excellent) and entrees of poached cod (terrific) & lobster curry with side of griddled rice. Taste of lobster dish was great but lobster was a bit over cooked (tough). Rice very good. Spicy chocolate sorbet for dessert was deeply rich, zippy, & delicious. Place was quite busy but ambiance is relaxed & we never felt rushed. Would happily return.
First time dining at Crave Fishbar. The food, cocktails, service and ambiance all great. Would have liked a few additional items like smoked mussels with the whale raw bar platter to provide a little more value at a reasonable cost. Overall, great experience.
My Boyfriend and I are BIG oyster lovers. We been just about everywhere for oysters. We highly recommend this spot because it's super cute and cozy. They have a great oyster menu and a super yummy green sauce that we never had before. The sauce blended really well with the oysters. It gave it a perfect kick in taste. You want some Great oysters and drinks .. this is the spot! Casual and chic !
This was a restaurant that was recommended to me from a customer here in DC. I had reservations prior to this for another place, but he insisted on Crave as being well above board. I didn't realize that he was low-balling it!
Crave was that place that left my girlfriend and I with a smile on our faces until our flight left LGA. I had the spicy squid ink pasta with shrimp and she had a tuna plate.
The spice was a home run! It was a shade under too much. The waitress had to take the bowl away from me before I started slirping out of the bowl. My girlfriend was simply in Heaven with her dish, in how simple and how fresh it was with a corn relish with just a hint of spice.
Good God, I can't wait to get back there!
We snuck in a reservation for 7:45 p.m. but traffic was better than we thought and we got there early. The hostess was able to get us a seat upstairs on the balcony which was absolutely gorgeous and quiet from all the noise inside. It was a little four table Oasis.
Our waiter was fabulous and very helpful with the menu. My wife ordered the 8 oysters and he got her two of each from different regions.
My only beef was that my filet although very tender had a little bit of the bitter grill char on the outside but overall with the vegetables it was very good.
Overall it was a great experience for dining out our second night in New York City.
We went here to celebrate some good news. We had been here before and knew that the food was great. The staff could not have been kinder. Our waitress was wonderful and the sommelier helped us pick out something we liked. The manager even came over and spoke with us. We had a awesome meal and our hearts were full. We are so glad that we picked Crave to celebrate. It is a special place and a blessing. In addition, it has awesome seafood and a nice variety of choices for those that have to eat gluten free.
I love this place. It's my go-to spot for happy hour or just dining out. The oyster happy hour is awesome (they have a great selection). The outside seating is great (especially if you can get it on the balcony on the second floor) and the food never disappoints.
I was disappointed in the food. It was average, at best, and under-seasoned. The lobster salad was a few pieces of lobster, unchopped, and a huge bowl of lettuce with some avocado at the bottom. Nearless tasteless. There are too many great restaurants in NYC for me to recommend this one after my experience.
We had a girls night out, starting with their Happy Hour oysters sampler and cocktails followed by dinner. The oysters were fresh and a bargain at $1 each. Our other favorites were the handmade squid ink and shrimp pasta - light, fresh and tasty, and the coconut creme brûlée. The miso glazed seabass was ok; the fish was fresh but the miso glaze was extremely salty so we scraped it off. Our server was excellent, water continuously refilled and we didn't feel rushed. Ambience was casual and relaxing and you can talk and be heard.
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