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Crave Fishbar - UWS

4.6
4.6
1644 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 59 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

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!

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What 1,644 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. w

    wrgl

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined today

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Had my favorite dish again, the lobster curry with crunchy rice and a side of roasted asparagus with pistachios. Heaven! Service was perfection too, but noise level a little high for us. We chose to sit inside in the front where it wasn’t too crowded and ventilation was excellent but got noise from bar and reception. Still, a wonderful dining experience to celebrate my birthday.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Crave fish-bar never disappoints best oyster happy hour ever!!!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and the waitstaff was incredible. They were very knowledgeable and spot on with their recommendations. We will definitely go back!
  4. NW

    NoraW

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Crave has always been a favorite, the oysters and the fish tacos as always were delicious, the octopus was overcooked, over seasoned with mustard seeds and the portion smaller than usual.
  5. E

    Evergreen

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Crave upper west side is a special neighborhood restaurant. The professional, friendly and helpful staff are stellar. It is always a pleasant experience as the staff all seem happy and want to be helpful and attentive. The happy hour is a great value and all the offerings are delicious. Even when not happy hour menu, the food is outstanding. They are careful about how they source their fish and it tastes that way. All so flavorful. The simple raw bar items - oysters, shrimp, clams - are so fresh and served in aesthetically pleasing manner. The crab cocktail is great. The cooked fish wonderful as are side dishes. I have been dining at Crave UWS since they opened and will continue to return regularly. Hope this is helpful!
  6. T

    Thegdstuff

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wonderful service and pleasant ambiance
  7. TF

    ThomasFR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Friendly and warm. Attentive service. We will be back!
  8. NC

    NewCavendish

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Excellent oysters and very good fish dishes. Slight reservations from the fact that our first wine choice was (a) not understood by the waiter, and (b) not available anyway. The muzak level is enough to make conversation difficult
  9. PG

    PaulG

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    best happy hour in NYC. great selection of oysters, caring service and wonderful seafood dishes
  10. N

    Nazo

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Service was great! Oysters were very fresh, otherwise the rest of our dinner was truly nothing spectacular.
  11. D

    Dillon

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Drink deal for brunch was good but the food was terrible. Fried fish sandwich tasted like gasoline, paid extra for soggy fries. Also so many flies and mosquitos inside. Server was very nice though. All in all could get the same brunch drink deal at a place with better food.
  12. J

    Jbaz

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Jacqueline was knowledgeable, kind and checked in on us the perfect amount. The oysters from the daily special were delicious and we loved our entrees and cocktails. Will definitely be back!
  13. LD

    LittleDoga

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service was very friendly and efficient. Both appetizers - shrimp cocktail and fried calamari were delicious. The entrees were tasty and fresh.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good fun time with family and friends
  15. k

    kenwhysee

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice spot for a quiet dinner. Good fresh seafood, nice service
  16. JN

    JeffN

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date and I both loved the seared tuna. Staff was warm, gracious, and professional. Fun atmosphere. Only minor drawback was it was a little loud. Good place for a date or a family outing.
  17. b

    bonnie

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    My husband had the lobster roll and it was inedible, filled with badly seasoned avocado and, hard to find any lobster for $38!! REALLY??? I had the fish sandwich which was less than mediocre. If you want a real lobster roll, go next door to Lobster Luke’s!!!
  18. CK

    ClaireK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A very busy night, hard to get waiter attention, but service by manager? made up the difference. Very thoughtful interaction, with good suggestions and very good seafood, especially the oysters.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service made the meal!
  20. MC

    MauroC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great service and food. Quite noisy space and a bit pricy, otherwise it will be complete 5.
  21. s

    susanjo

    New York Area

    129 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always so happy to get to Oyster happy hour at Crave!! Absolutely the best!!!
  22. S

    Steaklover

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was attentive. Oysters were excellent. Roasted barramundi was perfectly cooked. Cavatelli was very good and an excellent choice for non-fish eaters.
  23. D

    Denis

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service every time I go. Highly recommend.
  24. CL

    CathyL

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mussels in white wine sauce were out of this world.
  25. BD

    BDubs

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was very good and staff were fantastic. Unfortunately, our octopus was very overcooked, leaving it inedible - upon sending it back, the waiter noted it was not the first one sent back and that they had a new chef working that night. They gladly replaced the dish and did so quite quickly. Everything else was good, although I prefer the lobster rolls at Luke's and Mermaid just a little further up Amsterdam...
  26. RO

    ROBINL

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always a great happy hour! One of my favorite go to places to bring friends
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    The raw clams were outstanding. Overall, menu a bit limited as in, lots of oddball specialty items but not much just plain fish. The noise level was literally unbearable due to NY Sat night (though there early, 6pm) and the usual lack of any noise reduction in the decor… but it was so loud as to be impossible to really speak and almost physically painful. Quite hard to get attention of servers. They were all very nice when they came, but understandably rushed. We opted to leave before dessert (though we had already arranged a birthday dessert with them) due to horrific noise and wait for service. Despite the food being very good, would not bother repeating the experience for reasons mentioned.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. The menu had wonderful choices so innovative fresh and delicious. The staff was fun, friendly and professional.
  30. EH

    ElissaH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious fish! And lovely service. Will definitely be back.
  31. M

    Mala

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great place for fresh seafood. Good wine value on Sunday night too.
  32. IR

    IRB1

    Chicago

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oysters and clams were delicious. Service so very pleasant
  33. E

    Esq54

    New York Area

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good. Shucker’s Choice is always a great deal.
  34. MG

    MarthaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely time at brunch -- the bottomless mimosas were very generous, and the food was delicious! Our server was fun and attentive, overall chill atmosphere.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Crave is one of my favorite seafood spots in the city - the ambience is great and the staff are friendly and very knowledgeable. And the food! - Amazing. Love their lobster roll. I definitely recommend
  36. MK

    MK123

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant staff was really friendly. Food was great. Will come back again.
  37. JN

    JackNYC

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfectly shucked oysters. The best north of Grand Central.
  38. CW

    ChrisW

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Two primary issues: 1. The food was only so-so. Each dish seemed to be "trying a bit too hard" and had competing flavors. We did like the warm crab sushi roll, however. 2. They took a 945 booking, but then closed up on us at 10pm, leaving us to huff down our food in 20 minutes. Not a pleasant experience.
  39. A

    Alan

    San Francisco

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great unpretentious fish house with excellent seafood and reasonable prices. Nice decor and layout. A neighborhood favorite!
  40. RB

    RobertB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Menu was unclear as to what we were ordering. Result was higher cost.

Safety precautions

  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Crave Fishbar - UWS is rated 4.6 stars by 1644 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 59 times today
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

  • 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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