Crave Fishbar - UWS
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Sun 8:30PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Thu 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Fri - Sat 9:15PM - 10:15PM
Dinner with cousins. All the dishes were delicious. Our second server- I wish I knew her name- was great. My tuna with Mexican corn was outstanding.
This is the second time I dined at Crave (upper west side location). I didn't have a good experience after my first visit but kept my mouth shut because I wanted to wait until my second visit to see if the first experience was just an anomaly. Unfortunately, it wasn't. My second visit was even worse than the first one.
On the positive side the service is excellent so if someone from Crave is reading this, please do not take it out on our waitress because she was excellent. However that's where it ends.
The food is just okay and not worth the price. It doesn't take a lot to fill me up but my Salmon piece was so small I literally finished the entire piece I was served in 5 fork fills. It was buried in some other tasteless condiment which I didn't like. My guess is they presented it this way so you couldn't see how small the salmon piece was that they gave you. So I was basically still hungry after my meal which is why we ordered desert which was delicious.
The other bad thing is that I made a reservation so I could sit an actual "normal" table and eat. Instead they sat us in the bar area on high bar stools with our legs dangling (not good for my back) directly adjacent to a very busy staircase - so we had zero privacy and could barely hear eachother speak due to the loud noice and constant sound (and sight) of other diners going up and down the stairs that we were literally right up against. It was a nightmare.
I won't be going back here. There are too many other great restaurants in the area. Crave lost my business and I won't recommend them to anyone.
Great evening! Best oyster shooters! Just great all around!
Loved the restaurant. Our waiter was interesting and informative. The cherry stones were too delicious and helped us pretend it was still summer. Was catching a concert at the Beacon and the timing was perfect. My husbands 60th birthday and his branzino with fennel was his favorite ever. Was advised to go here by a friend who has known the owner since his childhood and we are glad we listened! Only wish we had had time for dessert
I have never had less than a perfect evening there b
They need a cat. I am sure they will fix the problem immediately.
Great food great service - a little pricey but worth it
We've been coming here since Crave opened on the UWS and have never had anything other than a divine experience.
A good seafood place in an area lacking chic dinner spots.
PLEASE STOP to send Latinos and African-American costumers to the back of your empty restaurant. This is extremely disrespectful, specially for a place that has almost no diversity at the client facing positions. The food was below average to mediocre, the service was slow and they couldn't care less about who was inside the restaurant. Horrible experience.
Claims that we seat our restaurant based on race are hurtful & completely unfounded. The back of the space is often seated first because it accommodates larger parties & has booths & low tables, which are the most requested. If we actually did what you claimed (including our staffing), not only would the owners have to come up with the idea, the entire staff including managers would have to be complacent. In the most diverse city in the world, this would be a ludicrous way to run a business.
We love you all.
my favorite thing is happy hour buck a shuck and margaritas where the way they should be just lime juice and a little agave nectar and of coarse tequila.
Things were good once we sat down, but this wasn’t until a half hour after our reservation time and 50 minutes after the first 2 of our party of 4 arrived. They kept blaming it on a party that wouldn’t get up, who knows. They should have comped our bar drinks at that point but we don’t like to make too big of a fuss. Ultimately they brought out an unsolicited comp dessert (which added a star to the review) at the end of the meal. Hard to give a good review to a restaurant that can’t honor reservations and does the bare minimum for service recovery.
Their food is very fresh and delicious. Whenever I have friends and family coming to visit the city I make sure we come here.
The food was delicious! Our waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful.
First time here and I love your place. Nice space inside, very welcoming and accomodating. Nice beer selection. Great happy hour. The portions are a little on the smaller side for me, but tasty. Will be back!
We sat outside on a beautiful afternoon, and just had oysters and wine. The server was great - we let him select the oysters, and they were so delicious. Great happy hour, great location...highly recommend!
Crave Fishbar UWS -- always yummy. If you're seeking a quiet-ish time, Sunday evening at about 8:00pm is probably a good bet.
The food was quite good, and the service was exceptional! Can’t wait to go back.
Absolutely the best place for oysters- most amazing oyster happy hour! Love Crave UWS!!
Had a lovely birthday dinner with my beau. Great happy hour oyster special followed by a tasty meal with dessert!
The menu never changes. The oysters were disappointing this time. Overall still ok.
Great food, lovely service.
Great oysters esp great during the happy hour, though most were $1.50 rather than $1. Recommended muscadet was excellent with the oysters. Steak frites were only fair. Fries could use a lot more work as they were soggy and mushy.
always consistent. always busy. always loud but in a good way. The service is friendly and efficient and our server let us sit for quite a while on a Saturday night. The food is very high quality and the portions are a nice size for reasonable prices. Glad Crave is in our neighborhood.
As usual, the food was stellar and the service was great!
Met my brother for dinner a week after having discovered Crave with a friend. Again took advantage of the Happy Hour oyster special. Repeated the delicious cauliflower soup. Everything we ordered after was beautifully prepared and presented. We sat outside on a very pleasant evening. Crave is an easy walk from my apartment, so I am likely to be there often.
Cava and oysters were outstanding
A notch or two above a neighborhood place with good service and seafood fundamentals in an area known for not having decent places to eat.
Place is charming. Ordered Ice teas and they came in tiny glasses for some reason.
Food was good but not great.
Same with service.
Overall an ok experience but having eaten at Crave downtown a disappointment
Went for my wife’s birthday dinner with a couple of friends and dinner and drinks were fantastic along with our server.
The food was excellent but the service was outstanding! Our son was celebrating his birthday and he loves seafood. Lobster, scallops, oysters are all his favorites. And he’s 6 😜 Crave’s staff couldn’t have been more attentive to him and by doing so, won us over as loyal customers. We will definitely be back!!
Great food, the oysters all different sizes were so good! The ambience was very nice. The staff especially our server Natalie did her thing! I've been there twice and thoroughly enjoyed myself as did my party! The Moscow Mule drinks and Oyster shooters were fantastic!
Great nice outdoor seating
Once happy hour was o we it was lively go after 7 so you miss the packed noisy bar
I love happy hour here. We always have a great time.
The food was good but the server acted like she didn’t care and was annoyed when they brought out the wrong meal
The food was fine, but the service was terrible. Our waitress ignored us and sent us the wrong dishes multiple times—some of the wrong items she sent us contained sesame even though I explicitly told her I was severely allergic. This was a bad dining experience for the price point, and it was not a busy night.
The dam octopus was under cooked! Too chewy!
i eat here often and will continue to return to crave. the happy hour menu is great as is the regular dinner menu. the oysters and all seafood are freshest possible. and they care about sourcing very much.
friendly and professional service as well.