Crave Fishbar - UWS

4.7
1392 Reviews
$31 to $50
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

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4.5
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4.5
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4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCarol
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite thing about this restaurant is that not only is the food delicious, it is also FUN! Really creative dishes - I like to order a bunch of things and share them with my dinner companion - more varieties of deliciousness

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JeffD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don't ever come here...it's a secret! This place is fantastic. So glad they're open again on the UWS. Staff is phenomenal, food is outstanding. The oysters are some of the best I've had.

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vipRLida
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to return to Crave Fishbar -- better than ever!

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vipthepamrusso
New York Area
122 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Calamari was stellar. Barramundi was cooked perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall good food but service was slow and shrimp cocktail seemed undercooked. Barramundi was a standout.

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vipTomK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good vibe. Expensive for what you get but...

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AmieD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Great happy hour deals, but service was suspiciously slow. 30 +mins wait time for a dozen oysters. It took a lot less time for me to receive the same dish a few weeks ago at peak dinner time when the restaurant was a lot busier and the oysters were $1 more per oyster. I suspect they’re trying to limit the number of oysters anyone can order during happy hour.

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MerylK
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite go to in the city - wonderful drinks & dishes! The Oyster Bar is incredible! Crave Fishbar never disappoints!

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vipAlmaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff, and amazing food. I definitely recommend this UWS restaurant ❤️❤️❤️

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MichaelB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the squid ink spaghetti and my buddy had the lobster curry. Both dishes were amazing. The service was friendly and as accommodating as you could ask for. Crave Fishbar is consistently a great choice.

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vipMicarl
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a neighborhood go to place. The staff is delightful and appreciative to see us return. These folks both management and staff are in sync and fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was amazing.

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vipTruewords
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All amazing oysters. Thanks so much as always tasty and ice cold beers. Live close and we are regulars!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cute place with impeccable food. That was the best seafood I’ve had in a long time and will 1000% be back soon. Don’t leave without trying their calamari!

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joan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience2

The squid ink dish was not as good as previous years, lacking enough seasoning and the sauce was too watery. The restaurant is way too noisy for conversation to be comfortable. I was disappointed this first time back.

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vipMattI
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great oysters and seafood. The tuna tostadas are excellent! So glad they are back option the UWS!

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Bree
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch. Good oyster special. Nice cocktails. Always reliably good overall!

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CecilleG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff, willing to assist in any way to make us feel comfortable. Food was excellent from presentation, taste/flavors/textures to value. Very creative dishes which captivated the visuals and the palette. Highly recommend this casual spot for a pleasant, tasty meal with friends. Great ambience.

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vipOpenTable
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Noise level in this restaurant is intolerable and uncomfortable

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vipPR123
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent dinner. So very glad to have the restaurant back open.

Very loud, a bit too much for us senior citizens, but we’ll be back.

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vipEnjoy
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We popped in for some oysters, showed our Billion Oyster Project card also, then the manager thoughtfully came by to thank us for our support of the Billion Oyster Project (which are oysters that are never served in restaurants but have been implemented to clean NYC harbor so that actual sea life has returned to it). We got our usual Blue Points but also what our server recommended and those were actually even better. The staff was attentive and lovely, and the food and Champagne were great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience4

Great location. Good ambience but there was a huge con. Went w a friend for Happy Hour as we were craving oysters. We arrived about 25 min before it ended. Going in we both knew one of us wanted a dozen and a half oysters and the other wanted a dozen. This was going to be our main purchase so we were VERY frustrated to find out you could only receive a dozen at a time. The waitress Indicated she could not put in a new order until the initial dozen arrived at the table. With the window fast closing & a busy restaurant, the stress we experienced waiting for that first order and then having to wait two more times before the remaining order could go through was ridiculous. To top it off, the oysters were pretty sandy. it was not the best dining experience. Sadly won’t be going back.

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vipchaps
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The oysters and littlenecks were served well after the entree. Expected better serve since I was the first and only customer.

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vipBird
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints, great food and service!

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vipNoelW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was perfect.

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ChristineB
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was super fresh and flavorful! Watermelon margarita was spot on!

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Alex
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our weekly treat of fresh oysters, crispy fish tacos, tuna tostadas, and burger sliders (if you get there during happy hour),… love this place

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At long last Crave UWS has reopened, and even better than its pre-Covid gestalt

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vipAndrea
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone enjoyed their dish - from the fish tacos to the barramundi. Cocktails and drinks also excellent. Service wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way.

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vipMaryR
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy the UWS location reopened. Always good food and service.

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vipArbie
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great to see this place open again. Always reliable and always good vibe.

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ErnieH
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Decent food but overpriced for just decent food. Extremely loud room. Poor service, you’ll need binoculars to find your server.

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vipTimN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Awesome food, especially the oysters and oyster shooters. But our server happened to be absent and rude. The rest of the staff was very nice and a busser even connected with my young son and got him "special" ice cream. Would love to come back, just not in that server's section.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly staff and delicious food, gets busy so a little noisier than most restaurants

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vipBird
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by Emily. Excellent food!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - love the GF options!!!!

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nyfoodie
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is always great glad they reopened recently.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall it was really good. Food was delicious. The waitstaff was very attentive and nice. The only thing that was disappointing was I specifically booked a reservation for an outdoor table but when we got there the hostess said the outdoor seating was first come first served even if I made a reservation online for it.

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viplextravels
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Been to UES location which was very good but the same lobster roll at the UWS location was not so good - chewy lobster, scanty filling mostly bread and two pieces of lobster shell in my roll

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Crave Fishbar - UWS is rated 4.7 stars by 1392 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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