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Crave Fishbar - Midtown

4.7
2082 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2082 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Tangoer
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Emery nice seating. No rush. Oysters and lobster rolls were fresh and delicious.

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Jack
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beast seafood .

TP
vipTrePazzi
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best oyster happy hour in NYC. Good selection of oysters and great cocktails. Attentive service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The Puree of Cauliflower Soup ($12) was not a puree in my judgement, it was not thick, as most purees are, I sent it back. The grilled "Faroe Island Salmon" has a pleasing flavor, served medium rare as requested. It came with faro (a grain) and a broccoli like vegetable, both were pleasing.

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samijake
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Oyster Happy Hour is great!!

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vipTimS
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Inattentive service and my fish tacos were way too spicy and without much flavor. Spicy is ok but make sure there is flavor too.

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vipAlBr
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad to be back to this great seafood place in our neighborhood. Happy to see that the top quality food and excellent service continue. I was sorry to see the amazing baked bread that we were used to is not done any longer -I hope that for now only!
It continues to be the go-to place for oysters and seafood for is us in the area .

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vipFarm2table
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fresh seafood around - great happy hour specials!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were immediately recognized as west side regulars and treated with great warmth, even receiving complimentary champagne because we were celebrating our wedding anniversary. Food was as wonderful as ever. Can't wait for them to come back to Amsterdam Ave. Love this place and the people who run it.

BM
vipBobM
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant and great service. Menu somewhat limited but that may be Covid related. Dishes tended to be on the spicy side which I love but may not be for everyone.

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vipnycfoodie
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for happy hour oyster special. The oysters were delicious and very fresh. The margaritas were also very good. My wife’s favorite are the oyster shooters.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience3

I came for dinner and ate alone. I ordered 1 dozen Blue Point and 2 fish tacos. Tacos we’re so good, I ordered 4 more to go. My server did not care to fill my glass of water, not a single time the entire time I was there. He did not care to check if I needed anything further. The nice bartender did come over and asked me if he could help me. Because I had been done with my food for over 20 mins and was just waiting for my server. After my to go taco order was ready. Clearly the server can see that I am ready to go. I even gathered all my stuff but still the server just looked from a distance. I had to actually ask him nicely if I can have my check so I can leave.

The food was great, I left a $20 tip because I understand times could be hard. If I had tip based on the service I received I would have not tip anything at all.

The food was so delicious, however I believe in receiving good service and due o the poor service I received, I will not be returning.

Thanks again for the delicious fish tacos.

JD
vipJayD
New York Area
151 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Wish there were more food choices on the menu. Menu was 80% drinks. That said, it was good and casual.

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vipAliceW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent service and amazing food!

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vipTrePazzi
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As usual, very good food at reasonable prices. Attentive service.
Great oysters Happy Hour.

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vipsusanjo
New York Area
108 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have not been back to Crave during this entire crazy year but treated a friend to a birthday dinner of oysters and wine at the midtown east location since west side still closed. It was absolutely fabulous - the weather turned chilly be evening so we opted for one of the indoor tables but right at the front near the door. Felt totally safe - almost like being outside- and the oysters are- as always - just amazing. Finished off by sharing a sushi roll that was great! Love this place!!

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ClaireC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter James was so so great! We will be back for sure!

AW
vipAmandaW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here often as it is in our hood. Great food, service and ambiance.

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vipColbycat
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an outstanding restaurant! We’ve been going there Since the day that they opened and we are extremely loyal. When we walk in they make us feel like family. The food is outstanding… Highly recommend!

KK
vipKymK
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Server was excellent and the food was fabulous as always. Never disappoints.

DG
DGeorge
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safe & great food and drinks.

RH
vipRalphH
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food and extra friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and food! Good service!

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IlonaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty and nice service

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jojo
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Needed a respite from seclusion and Crave was a welcome relief. Delicious food, out door dining with well positioned heaters and excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great happy hour deals

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kevins
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was good, overwhelmed on Valentines Day, waited forever for seating and service.

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CamF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Went here for Valentine’s Day, our reservation was for 730, we didn’t get sat until 845 and didn’t order until 935. By the time 930 came around, they ran out of the majority of their specials and didn’t offer anything for the trouble.
Very impressed by the quality of the food, just super unfortunate the service wasn’t ideal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I booked an experience for Valentine’s Day that said champagne caviar and oysters and I got there and not only had to wait an hour but I didn’t get caviar or champagne. I want a refund.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went for valentine dinner, with prefix menu.
Menu had a ton of great options for all 3 courses and was able to add on the sushi which is always delicious!! Service was spot on and the bartender is a true mixologist. Drinks were fantastic!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was for Valentine’s Day dinner. Enjoyed every moment.

DH
DanielH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

crapshoot. made the mistake of going out on valentine’s day...but still. $75 per person, sitting outside in the cold, waiting for the food....would have been worth it if the food was any good. calamari was soggy and tasted like mayo, kale salad was basic at best and dry at worst, fillet mignon was decent but also super basic, and then the sushi platter came....sloppy, backed fish, with crazy toppings that didn’t make sense, a piece of boiled chewy inedible lobster....we didn’t even stay for desert.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Great food. Great waiter. We waited 1.5 hours for our appetizer and at least 2 hours for our entree. The waiter was working so hard and clearly felt terrible but they were clearly understaffed in the kitchen or something went wrong. Food was amazing. Drinks were amazing. Waiter was hard working and kind.

DP
DanP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience2

Food was great however we were sat near the front of the store where there were a ton of people waiting to be seated. I knew they had tables in the back and upstairs, which I wished they placed us there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crave is one of our favorites, never dissapoints. Always top notch food, service and great specials.

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vipcp123
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first night back to indoor dining and Crave was top choice! Always excellent food, service, and ambiance! They have plastic dividers between the tables, but no one was beside us for the majority of the meal.

CD
vipCultivatedDiner22
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spot with absolutely fresh and inventive seafood. Fantastic in every way. Good cocktails and a strong wine list. The kind of restaurant that makes Manhattan special. Oysters, tuna, salmon, barramundi - all of it was superb. Heather was our server and she was patient, helpful and knew the menu cold. The service is always excellent at Crave. A must-go.

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luv2dine
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Comfortable outdoor seating. Tough to get the heat lamps perfect for everyone t but they have it about right.

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Crave Fishbar - Midtown is rated 4.7 stars by 2082 OpenTable diners.

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