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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.

945 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10022
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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



Cross Street:
50th St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(646) 895-9585

Website:
http://www.cravefishbar.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Lexington and 53 St (E, M) 51 st (6).

Public Transit:
Lexington Ave and 53st. E,6 Train M15 Bus

Executive Chef:
Todd Mitgang

Additional:
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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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.

Crave Fishbar - Midtown Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.4

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95% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 19 hours ago

Nice atmosphere. Great fresh fish. Grilled octopus was awesome!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful, creative, fresh and delicious seafood. Had a daily farm-fresh app with Japanese eggplant and crab that was unusual and memorable. Oysters were fresh and delectable. Halibut was awesome. The service was outstanding. I will definitely be back!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Casual, Healthy, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Great fresh food!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Best oysters happy hour in NYC

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Ahhhmazing! Anna Les is the best! Everyone was kind and had great suggestions. A must hit place!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Just super pricy for the amount of food you recieve.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food is amazing and the service is always outstanding. Happy hour is a great deal!

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Tapas, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Happy hour oysters are tbe best in nyc. Lot of choices for $1 each!

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Casual, Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Order the lobster curry. Order w/o the lobster to save $ but you need to order the side of rice - super spicy so the rice helps. Soooo yummy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

I went to Crave Fish Bar with a friend for weekday lunch. The food was good but a bit pricey . The atmosphere is good and the staff is very kind. I d definitely go there again

Tags: Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The $1 oyster happy hour is the best. They have a nice selection of East Coast and some west coast oysters. Fresh and tasty and the horseradish is freshly grated. The sliders are delicious and the lobster curry to die for.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Comfort Food, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Our server was great. The dinner and dessert were great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic, Cozy, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Lunch prix fixe is a great value. And all the food is delicious. Happy to go there, for any reason.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Wonderful seafood creatively prepared and done just right in a casual but elegant setting

Tags: Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The dining experience was excellent on all fronts. Great oyster happy hour! Highly recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

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 !

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Spicy, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Scenic View, People Watching, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Oyster Happy Hour is one of the best in the city! Make a reservation in advance so you are sure to get a seat! Oyster pickle backs! and happy hour cocktails! Adds up fast but high quality oysters always!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 23, 2017

This was a place my wife & I were looking forward to checking out and it did not disappoint. Seek it out if you can!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Healthy
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Very good experience on Saturday night dinner.
Quick and kind service.
Tastefull fisch food

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Healthy, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great place loved the Oysters and most pleasant staff

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Love the happy hour oysters for $1. They don't skimp and presentation is beautiful and fresh.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Weird thing. The restaurant seemed to have exactly one salt grinder. Not a huge critique, I know, but having a server at a fairly expensive restaurant come up to you twice in a meal and take the salt and have to ask for it back is just bizarre.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was excellent from appetizers to incredible desserts. Recipes were unique and well executed. Will come back

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great seafood! Definite must-try if you're in the neighborhood!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Really noisy! Food ok, service slow. Pricey for what you get

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Had a wonderful time with my wife for our anniversary, the staff is amazing and so helpful the Chef and food are amazing definitely will be heading back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Lunch was delicious. Service was ok but they forgot to leave off aioli on a sandwich and prepare the other one without bread. No big deal but it just took a couple of extra minutes. Thankfully food is worth the wait.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The two fish options we had were creatively done. Definitely worth the walk cross-town. Oysters for happy hour was their bait! We'll be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Great Happy Hour. Excellent price and selection of Oysters,

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Such a great happy hour deal in Midtown! Dollar oysters, east and west coast, and wonderful drinks and small plates.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Love this place! The fish is cooked perfectly! I got to sit outside which was great and the service was fabulous!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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