Crave Fishbar - UWS

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Seafood
At Crave Fishbar, we source and serve locally caught seafood in a sophisticated yet fun environment. We are a sustainable, eco-conscious restaurant, using seasonal, organic when possible, ingredients that reflect our commitment to the environment and, especially, marine life. Our relationships with Long Island fishermen have been nurtured and supported through our sister restaurant, in Montauk, NY and we were the first NYC partner with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, a national leader in ocean sustainability and charter members of the James Beard Foundation's Smart Catch Program.We are the home of #oystergram happy hour where we offer $1 oysters along with a selection of 16-18 bivavles from east and west coast from 5-7 weekdays and 4-6pm on weekends. Join us for our weekend brunch from 11:30-3:30 with our take on breakfast classics and heartier lunch items. And why not add our bottomless #drinklikeafish option where for you can enjoy select beer, wine, and cocktails for $18 for 90 minutes

Specials

#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 on weekdays and 4-6 on weekends.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 1, 2019

Ends: November 2, 2118

Availability: Sun 4:00PM-5:45PM
Mon-Fri 5:00PM-6:45PM
Sat 4:00PM-5:45PM

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Sun 8:30PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Thu 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Fri - Sat 9:15PM - 10:15PM

What 1309 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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m
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love CFB it's always delicious and enjoyable. Service is terrific. I was there on Sunday for dinner with some friends who also love the restaurant, for the oysters of course but also for the cauliflower soup. The soup it's a staple of CFB and we were very disappointed when it didn't see it in the menu and the waiter told us that is was removed, replaced by another one. We tasted the new one, I think it was zucchini or butternut. It was ok, nothing memorable, it would never compare with the cauliflower soup. Please bring back! Thanks.

LS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for a Sunday dinner (didn't realize their awesome $40 Sunday dinner deal with $35 bottles of wine) with a group of 5. We even added a friend and they brought a 6th chair with no fuss. The service and food were great. I was so pleasantly surprised and will definitely come back again!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Service started well, ended poorly. Really impacted our overall experience when waitress acted like she wanted to get rid of us.

GL
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best oysters fresh and sweet.
Best grilled bronzino

PB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This really was a delight from the first cocktail and appetizer to the dessert! Crave far surpassed our expectations from start to finish! This will be a regular visit on our annual trip to NYC.

DA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food was OK...Calamari..was undercooked...Fish I ordered was cooked as per my instructions...(though bland)..However when I declined the vegetable that was served standard with that menu item..no attempt to offer a substitute was made...Desserts were very good...(Best tasting decaffeinated coffee I ever had...)..
What made this a great experience was the staff...from the young lady ..(Melissa?)..who allowed us to switch from a table to a booth..who remembered our anniversary To Taylor..(?).. our server who bent over backward...
This was a great example of staff making up for the food shortcomings

c
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived at 6 and was told about both the regular and the happy hour menu. Lovely to have both to choose from with a friend.

c
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great!

AS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This is a really wonderful place to grab brunch, the interior is so pretty, everyone has enough space between tables and it's not too loud. Food is yummy and fresh, came very quickly, drinks took a while but I think they were a little understaffed - servers were very friendly and apologetic.

LB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, and amazing service
our favorite new place to go

p
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food is consistently delicious that is why we keep returning again and again.

SD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here is RIDICULOUSLY GOOD. I particularly love the miso-glazed Barramundi. And I love that they have so gluten-free options app, entrée, and dessert options--especially the chocolate peanut butter cake with honey ice cream. At many places, if you're GF, you get offered gelato. But there are MANY options here. :)
Additionally, it feels good to support a B-Corp, which is a designation that is very hard to earn and means the restaurant is doing business in a sustainable, eco, environmentally friendly, socially conscious way. From how they fish to how they source to how they treat their staff to the fact that their straws are made from corn...thoughtful and careful and kind.
I'm at a point where I feel like every dollar I spend is a vote I cast for the kind of world I want to see and it feels good to support such a good business, in addition to enjoying such a DELICIOUS menu.
HIGHLY recommend.

VY
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was awesome, I really wanted an entree with fried oysters, she made it happen!!!

CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oysters are delicious! The service was also excellent.

RL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excelente food and ambience We’ll ve va k echen un new York

S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the happy hour!

KE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional and we got truly personal service from Emily, our server, and from Kerry, the manager. Both were very attentive and accommodating. Highly recommended!

LC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food, which if I'm not mistaken is what we really go to a restaurant for, was very good but the noise level was terribly intrusive even for a Friday night.
I know you can't really do anything much about one table but there was a large party that was unapologetic about their insane amount of revelry. After being asked several times to tone it down they, apparently, were not in caring mood about the feelings or the enjoyment of any of the other tables in the room.
So having got that off my chest it was otherwise a reasonable evening out but it could've been so much better.

NC
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great server- cheerful and helpful. Salmon tostadas- delicious and fresh; sea bass crudo- mushy, gluey and heavily flavored with sundried tomato paste-simply terrible, especially for a seafood restaurant; tuna tartare-gluey fish, pasted to bowl- tasted only of seasonings; kale salad- fantastic; Brussels sprouts- dry, overcooked, flavorless; squid ink spaghetti- unbelievably delicious. Summary- if you order carefully, will eat very well. Bad items are truly awful.

CG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time and could actually hear each other. Our server was fun and attentive. The food was fantastic and we like the new menu options recently added.

L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Service was both professional and friendly. Really enjoyed the evening. Will definitely be coming back!

m
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place, food always good. Deal on oysters and drinks can’t be beat!

JL
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great Service. Great Oysters! We've been going there for years.

F
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar - bartender was AMAZING- great food an drink recommendations and he got our food out to us quickly - dishes are creative and delicious ! I cannot wait to go back- was a delicious pre movie meal
Plus he’s handsome - definitely sit at the bar

ST
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for the oyster happy hour. Great selection on the oysters and the wine! Lovely service, and the salmon tostados were out of this world. I also appreciate the gluten free calamari.

l
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Happy Hour "Oystergram" is a terrific experience. Unlike other oyster-deal-destinations, Crave offers you their entire roster of 15-20 West and East Coast oysters to mix and match. The Happy Hour cocktails are creative and delicious, our favorite being the Bloody Mary with a jumbo shrimp resting on top. French fries are to die for and go perfectly with a few dozen oysters. The service can get a bit slow, but that's because the oysters are shucked fresh, one by one, and the noise level is typical of pretty much any New York City restaurant designed by and for millennials. Make reservations for Happy Hour a week in advance because the slots fill up.

L
New York Area
127 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific tasting food and excellent service. Will return soon!

MH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our host and server was simply magnificent. One of the best in many a years.

BB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the service was friendly. I will definitely return to try other dishes.

OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our waiter was a zombie & disappeared halfway through our meal. No one asked if we wanted more drinks.

C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Shared a couple of appetizers plus. For me, the food was okay but overpriced. My main complaint concerns our waiter who was barely helpful, offered little guidance when asked, and was particularly dour. Surprising how much that affected my dining experience.

LT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. We had someone who is gluten free and there were many many options for her. She also said it was the best calamari she ever had. What a great time with delicious food!

C
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Overall, it was good. As a birthday dinner, we sprung for a fairly expensive meal. The food was inventive and delicious. The pricing was too high for the service and food. If time and money are no issue, try it.

AS
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of our favorite places on the UWS. Never disappointed with Crave Fishbar

ZG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was excellent! The oysters and fish were really fresh and delicious.

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Crave to celebrate my husband’s birthday. It was our first visit and if was great! We had oysters, tuna, lobster in curry and the food was excellent. Service was fantastic. My only minor complaint was that Open Table asks for the reason for visiting when you make the reservation. I put down that it was for a birthday but there was no acknowledgement from the restaurant about it. But, this is certainly a place we will visit again!!

CB
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great oyster happy hour, one dollar oysters. Very nice pasta and salmon toast.

JB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Happy Hour oysters are the best in NYC! Their small plates are perfect to go with HH drinks. Dinner here uses the freshest fish & the options are great!

MR
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine here somewhat regularly - either alone or with out of town guests. The service is always excellent and we've never been disappointed with our meal. The Oyster happy hour is an exceptional value. A neighborhood favorite and a place we're sure to visit numerous times in the year ahead.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I never leave a bad review! This isn’t a bad review per say but there were some issues with the kitchen. My crab claws came out and were either not completely thawed out or had freezer burn, couldn’t eat them. Service and management was great, took it off the bill and also comp’d us dessert. I had asked for everything to be packed up and for one of the dishes to leave off the smoked salmon garnish... and the next day when I went to eat it, they packed the garnish, and left out the actual dish. Bizarre. Just an off night I guess. Really cute place, half of our food was really good and the other half just okay besides the crab claws that we couldn’t eat obviously. Reasonably priced also.

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