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Crave Fishbar - UWS, New York, NY
Crave Fishbar - UWS, New York, NY
Crave Fishbar - UWS, New York, NY
Crave Fishbar - UWS, New York, NY
Crave Fishbar - UWS, New York, NY

Crave Fishbar - UWS

4.7
4.7
2022 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Crave Fishbar—NYC’s first 100% sustainable seafood restaurant—is home to the #Oystergram Happy Hour, NYC’s best oyster happy hour deal. At Midtown East and the Upper West Side, we serve creative seafood in an upscale neighborhood setting, complete with warm hospitality.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Sushi, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Saturday - Sunday Brunch 11:30am-3:30pm Dinner: Sunday 4pm-9:30pm Monday - Thursday 5pm-10pm Friday 5pm-11pm Saturday 4pm-11pm
  • Phone number
    (646) 494-2750
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef Todd Mitgang
  • Catering
    Offering catered events from 10-200 people. Ranging from an oyster shucking event to 200 person weddings we can build the event to match your needs and budget.
  • Private party facilities
    Offering a semi-private room for 50 seated or 75 for a cocktail party. Let our events coordinator help you plan every step of the way. Full multimedia capabilities. Full buyout of the restaurant for 100 seated and 150 for cocktail party. Arrange a walk-thru of the space today!
  • Private party contact
    Lizzie Rushing: (646) 895-9585 ext. 106
  • Neighborhood
    Upper West Side
  • Cross street
    between 80 and 81st
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    1 to 86th Street<br />B, C to 81st Street Museum of Natural Histroy
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • Celebrate Love @ Crave Fishbar for Valentine's Day

    $85.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Celebrate love with us on Valentine's Day! Chef Todd Mitgang has curated a decadent 4 ($85) or (optional) 5 course menu starting with an amuse bouche of a Fisher's Island Oyster topped with creme fraiche & kaluga caviar. Expect a candlelit room and a DJ curated VDAY playlist. Highlights from the menu: Grilled Red Snapper with roasted Beets, toasted farro, warm goat cheese puree, toasted macadamia or Kona Kampachi Nigiri with mezcal nikkiri and sunchoke chip. Let our award winning raw bar entice you special raw bar platters created for 2 people. Finish it off with desserts from Magnolia Bakery. Full menu at www.cravefishbar.com

Offers

  • Drink Like a Fish Bottomless Brunch

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 11:30 AM - 3:15 PM,Sat - 11:30 AM - 3:15 PM
    Join us for our bustling Drink Like a Fish weekend brunch! For $19 choose between our award winning 16 ingredient bloody mary, mimosa, or pilsner draft. If cocktails are your thing for an extra $5 add our fan favorite Big Ben cocktail, Moscow Mule, and house Margarita. And who doesn't love oysters at brunch so select from a dozen varieties of oysters from our acclaimed raw bar or choose the shucker's choice for only $1.50. Dive into our brunchy items like our crab and gruyere omelette or our loaded breakfast sandwich. Or try our Maine lobster roll, fried fish sandy, or chirashi sushi bowl. Finish brunch off with our famous homemade chocolate chip cookie and if you are feeling crazy hang late until our #oystergram happy hour begins at 4pm!

    Drink Like a Fish Bottomless Brunch Photo

What 2,022 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manhattan

    Seafood

2,022 Reviews
  1. Yummers

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fish was fresh and of good quality . I ordered the lobster roll, and was surprised by the amount of mayonnaise. Wound not order again. The magnolia banana pudding was served in the to go bakery container.

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  2. PVProf

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really enjoyed the oysters ($2 each during happy hour) so much that I had 2 dozen! I also enjoyed the Crave Burger and a glass of white wine. The staff was friendly and efficient, with good recommendations.

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  3. slle

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The service in the past has always been very good but unfortunately this time we had a server who forget about us and only delivered our main course when we called her attention to it after waiting an inordinate length of time

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  4. LydiaB

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time to Crave Fishbar and I thought it was very good. I had the Penicillin cocktail which was delicious as was the calamari starter. My friend had the steak which he said was excellent and I had the grilled dorade which was good but not outstanding. It is a fish with not a lot of meat so I found it a bit meager for the price. It was well seasoned. It was my friend's birthday so they brought out a cookie with a candle which was on the house-very nice. Overall, it was a very good meal. I just wouldn't order the dorade again.

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  5. PaulG

    New York City

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    best happy hour in town oyster selection fantastic

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  6. Bird

    New York City

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best happy hour in the city. Super delicious oysters. The daily special appetizers also great. And always a friendly welcome and great service.

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  7. mom2di

    New York City

    41 reviews

    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of our favorites in the neighborhood. Always delicious food.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great oysters and happy hour cocktails. Def worth it

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  9. KelliR

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best oysters around! Awesome menu and wonderful service. Definitely my favorite restaurant on the UWS!

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  10. FredS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a great time at this spot! A UWS staple worth going to. Great food, and overall experience.

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  11. StephanieC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not only incredible food, but very attentive to food allergies

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  12. tbdb

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love fish and oysters, very warm welcome, we had a lovely dinner!

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  13. FredJones

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place! Always good, great staff, and lovely space!

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  14. Barry

    New York City

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our meal at Crave Fishbar. The fish was super-fresh and nicely prepared. (The cocktails were excellent too.) Our servers were knowledgeable, friendly and at the right level of speed (not too fast, not too slow). The atmosphere of the restaurant, especially in the back, was upbeat but calm. (None of the usual New York scene of sitting very close to other diners.) We will be back!

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  15. chaps

    New York City

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite restaurant remains consistent for both food and service.

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  16. RafaeleR

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time! We will be returning soon.

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  17. kathryns

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    ...amazingly delicious menu and perfect complementary cocktails! was a little chilly when door would open but otherwise awesome :)

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  18. reginam

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great selection of fresh fish-wonderful service. Casual and cozy.

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  19. ALNYC

    New York City

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Crave Fishbar UWS is always a pleasure. The food is very good, the staff are ALL personable & attentive, and the ambience is thoroughly civilized. Sometimes the noise reaches energetic levels, but generally it's moderate or -- if you go early -- relatively quiet.

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  20. danl

    New York City

    33 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really want to like it but- 1. there was a dog with a diner sitting at the table next to us with a water bowl, inside. And they have outdoor seating with heaters. The host saw it and was shocked, but didnt do anything - health code violation? We told the manager - nothing happened 2. crab claws werent cooked right - meat stuck to the inside of the claw 3. Brussel sprouts were realllllly oily 4. servicing sizes very small for the price 5. wine selection was nice 6. Salmon salty 6. service very good.

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  21. Esq54

    New York City

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a favorite. Our server was fantastic. We had a large party.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and exceptional service! Will return next time in NYC!

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  23. JohnW

    St. Louis

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant! Great, friendly staff, food is excellent. Calamari appetizer to share, entrees were the seared tuna and the thai lobster curry. All with unique, delicious spicing, generous portions. Others at the table had the cauliflower soup and lobster roll; salmon tostada appetizer and the Strip Steak. Everyone left happy and full. Highly recommend!

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  24. JBSallentown

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Vibrant restaurant with attentive servers and very good seafood-based menu. Oyster offerings during happy hour are very nice.

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  25. Eatwell7

    Sydney

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Waitstaff were good and interested in the food, wine and us as customers. Good buzzy atmosphere. Interesting range of fish from all over the world.

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  26. ConnieK

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    All the fish are good. If want steak, it is outstanding

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  27. Eloise

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is excellent. Our waitress was terrific. It just took a bit of time to get our drinks, and some horseradish that was suggested was never brought to us. It was very busy, to be sure. It was very noisy, and that definitely took away from the experience. We would definitely return, but at a less crowded time.

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  28. LOVE2DINE

    New York City

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice variety of starters and entrees. Delicious and beautifully presented. Service was not rushed, would allowed for a delightful evening with friends.

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  29. bigskyrad

    Cleveland

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a return visit for a simple reason. The food is amazing. But also, we love the relaxed atmosphere. It is likely that when we visit NYC and stay at our favorite hotel, The Lucerne, one of our dinners will often be at this restaurant.

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  30. shrumpy

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love going to Crave. It is our favorite seafood restaurant. The food is always super fresh, and tasty. The service is always top notch!

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  31. RonH

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I've been to the Crave Fishbar - UWS twice and have been thoroughly impressed each time. They were participating in Restaurant Week specials, and we ordered from that special menu but were not disappointed. The lobster curry tasted so delicious that I thought I was at a Thai restaurant. I would highly recommend it.

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  32. Stephanie

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was marvelous, the service far less so. Our waitress disappeared for the longest time before taking our order; we had to go look for her. And service continued to be very slow afterward. When the appetizers arrived, instead of plating 2 fish tacos for each of the three of us who had ordered them, two people got three tacos each, the third person got nothing. When we brought this to the to the manager's (?) attention, however, she remedied the issue immediately. Also on the plus side: We were there for Restaurant Week, and, contrary to many Restaurant Week menus, this one offered an impressive and very tasty selection, with generous portions. Bottom line: we'll go back for the food, but will cross our fingers that the service is better.

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  33. zrodrigueznyc

    New York City

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The reliably good (and sustainable) seafood, plus their welcoming and attentive staff keep me going back. Better than the Mermaid Inn!

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  34. notmsn

    New York City

    75 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It's really hard to get a drink without a lime in it. Can ask different ways but since swapping to 'no garnish' from 'no lime' my success rate has gone from 50% to 95% but not here. Oysters were good as always. Calamari was ok but prepared slightly differently than usual. A little hit and miss tonight. Service was friendly but had gaps, especially since there was a shift change during our meal. This place used to be bulletproof and while it's improved on post-covid performance it's still not what it used to be. Good for oysters and beer. Presume happy hour is still good but menu items are not super consistent anymore.

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  35. ChrisToro

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I ate Oysters & Octopus for the first time last night…It was quite a magical experience…the Lobster Roll was incredible too! The Crave Fishbar in the Upper West Side is a really nice spot. The staff & ambience was great, I highly recommend it 🦪🐙🦞

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So far so great very consistent in quality and service I will be back

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Crave is the best brunch restaurant in the neighborhood! Their bloody mary is the top of the top! The foods are amazing! The service is top notch! Love this place so much.

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  38. AlexMcDuff

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great service! Had a wonderful time here, I discovered this place through a pulsd voucher and they were so accommodating, I would come back here again. :)

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  39. elanas

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    always have a fabulous meal at Crave. The service and bartender are off the charts. Highly recommend.

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  40. ManuelaZ

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Ideal place for a drink, food, and conversation! The waitress was fantastic, the food was very good, and the drinks were good too.

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Safety precautions

  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Crave Fishbar - UWS is rated 4.7 stars by 2022 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Crave Fishbar - UWS

428 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10024

Additional information

  • Cross street
    between 80 and 81st
  • Neighborhood
    Upper West Side
  • Hours of operation
    Saturday - Sunday Brunch 11:30am-3:30pm Dinner: Sunday 4pm-9:30pm Monday - Thursday 5pm-10pm Friday 5pm-11pm Saturday 4pm-11pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Sushi, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    1 to 86th StreetB, C to 81st Street Museum of Natural Histroy
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Todd Mitgang
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (646) 494-2750
  • Catering
    Offering catered events from 10-200 people. Ranging from an oyster shucking event to 200 person weddings we can build the event to match your needs and budget.
  • Private party facilities
    Offering a semi-private room for 50 seated or 75 for a cocktail party. Let our events coordinator help you plan every step of the way. Full multimedia capabilities. Full buyout of the restaurant for 100 seated and 150 for cocktail party. Arrange a walk-thru of the space today!
  • Private party contact
    Lizzie Rushing: (646) 895-9585 ext. 106
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