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Crave Fishbar - UWS

4.6
4.6
1765 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 58 times today
Experiences are available.

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

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 horseradish and beet mignonette. Expect a candlelit room and a DJ curated VDAY playlist. Highlights from the menu: Seared Scallops with puttanesca sauce and castlefranco radicchio, Wagyu Filet with smoked paprika orzo, and Roasted Halibut with paprika spiced lion's mane mushrooms. Let our award winning raw bar entice you with caviar topped oysters or a raw bar platter created for 2 people. Finish it off with desserts from Milk Bar. 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!

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What 1,765 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. BB

    BobbiB

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have long loved this restaurant. They don't disappoint.
  2. J

    Jennifer10014

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The yellowtail tuna was so delicious - a must if you go there!
  3. J

    Jaclyn

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely and accommodating staff. From the host, to the manager, to the server everyone took great care of us. Also, the food is delicious. Great happy hour. Will definitely be back.
  4. FD

    FoodDoctor

    New York Area

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So happy that Crave survived Covid. It's one of my fave UWS restaurants - fresh, delicious food, crafted cocktails and super kind service. I'll be back
  5. A

    Awesome

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yum. Oyster Happy hour.
  6. UW

    UWSder

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service and very relaxed atmosphere!
  7. MI

    MattI

    New York Area

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We are frequent diners at Crave Fishbar. We had not been there in several months. It was a little surprising how pricey some of the entres had become. Though this is happening everywhere. It was also a bit chilly sitting in the front room when the outside door kept opening. All in all, we like the food, and the sides we had (roasted brussel sprouts and garlic rice) we liked so much we took the leftovers home. So, we will definitely be back soon.
  8. B

    Bird

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best fish and menu on the upper west side. Never disappoints.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our experience here! Excellent food. Excellent service. Excellent drinks. Just excellent overall! Will be back and often 👍🏻
  10. l

    larryg

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Chaotic. Dirty and woefully inefficient. The manager did his best to apologize but ultimately it was a disaster. Good luck if you go.
  11. DC

    DonaldC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Inside noisy and uncomfortable. Outside cold. Food was good!
  12. LI

    LIbirder

    New York Area

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We hadn't been to Crave Fishbar for quite awhile and decided to have dinner there before an 8:00pm curtain. It was a bit noisy, but not overwhelmingly so. I cannot figure out why restaurants keep the music playing when the restaurant fills up - all that could be heard of the music was the thump of the bass! We kept dinner simple as we wanted to be at the theatre with time to spare. I had a delicious spicy romaine salad with pomegranate seeds and salmon and my husband had seared tuna with sides of mashed fingerling potatoes and corn that he declared to be "excellent." Our waitress was very nice and very attentive. We will definitely be back for a more leisurely dinner!
  13. SS

    ScottS

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food as always! I’m a oyster fan! Combined with happy hour I’m a happy camper!
  14. SA

    SteveA

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This continues to be an awesome place with great attitude —- and those oysters during happy hour!!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall1food4service4ambience4
    Everything was great but sadly , at the end, my family went to the bar after a great dinner and there were cockroaches running all over the bar. What was a great night ending up very disappointing and disgusting. They clearly need to fix that immediately.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Your waiters should be more knowledgeable about sustainability standards and sourcing given the marketing off the restauraunt as 100% sustainable. Maine Lobster has recently had a change in status and yet was a featured item on the NYE menu!
  17. BV

    BenjaminV

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the great variety of oysters at happy hour. The service was good.
  18. C

    Crunch12

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Oysters and Cava were a perfect start to New Year’s Eve. Happy Hour prices certainly higher than pre-Covid but still great value.
  19. PZ

    PatriciaZ

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food not especially tastey and way over priced ; service and noise level acceptable.
  20. JS

    JoshuaS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I hate leaving a less than stellar review, but the menu is questionable. As a fish bar they should just focus on classic preparations and be the best at that. When I go somewhere like this, if I want a lobster roll, I just expect a typical lobster roll that is high quality. For whatever reason the chef has decided to experiment, so if you get a lobster roll here it will be an avocado lobster roll. It is t bad per se, but it isn’t spectacular and unless it’s going to be so good that that is all anyone is going to talk about (which it isn’t) then you should just keep it to expectations. I also had the salmon and again the preparation to plate it on top of heaps of hummus was not only a poor choice, but odd. Salmon ours well with a lot of things like vegetables, potatoes, but a huge amount of hummus isn’t one of those things. I’m sorry, I feel bad leaving this, but for management, I’d really suggest simplifying the menu to more traditional preparations and just doing those really well, that’s what people are coming for.
  21. CM

    CalumM

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Early dinner following day in Central Park and Natural History Museum - warm welcome and although relatively quiet, ambiance was good and very relaxed. Service was excellent and friendly, food from selection of starters, mains and desserts were superb, well worth the visit
  22. AN

    AmyNYC

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    consistently lovely dining experience at a fav local place. attentive staff, varied menu, & top quality seafood as expected. great bar to socialise and/or eat solo. no awful muzak to distract or invade on meaningful conversation.
  23. KC

    KCereza

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy, fun, and delicious! Unique and fun flavors, tasty fresh fish. Personable service from the whole staff.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Our go to fish restaurant!
  25. C

    Canon

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A great selection of east and west coast oysters. The fish was fresh and well prepared. The service was excellent and the hostess was gracious and accommodating.
  26. RJ

    RotkerJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    The food was not good.. I would not return or recommend this place.
  27. GJ

    GaryJ

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very relaxing atmosphere. We were a little early for our reservation and luckily they were able to seat us. We never felt rushed, as many NYC restaurants typically do. Food and service were great. Highly recommended.
  28. RO

    ROBINL

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One if my favorite neighborhood eats! Never disappoints!
  29. d

    dharrisg

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Crave Fishbar is a consistently excellent seafood restaurant. Their barramundi is one of my favorite meals on the Upper West Side.
  30. JG

    JeffreyG

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was fantastic, service was wonderful and it was a great dining experience. A little expensive, but the food was hot, fresh, creative and totally yummy. A get dining experience overall.
  31. NY

    NYCPuma

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall great food and service. They immediately paid attention to us and were very attentive. Food was also great along with the drinks
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service!
  33. B

    Barb

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have been eating here for quite a time. The staff is like family. They always aim to please. Love, love, love it!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Thé oysters were amazing. Jeremy is THE oyster connaisseur. We had a nice time and would definitely go back!
  35. k

    kristiv

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food is always good at Crave. Also, love the Happy hour oysters! Great place to meet a friend at the bar for Happy hour as their service is outstanding and the ambience is always festive.
  36. F

    Fittermd

    London

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Service and food were amazing. Great lighting.
  37. e

    elanas

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place, best Oyster happy hour and a divine Old Fashioned cocktail. Love the decor!
  38. EP

    EdP1

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    not very much offered on menu , but food was very good dishes. Desserts not very exciting
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, perfect oysters!
  40. YK

    YvonneK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, service and ambience! Will be back for sure!

Safety precautions

  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Crave Fishbar - UWS is rated 4.6 stars by 1765 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 58 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

  • 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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