Kingfish Oyster Bar

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232 reviews
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Kingfish Oyster Bar & Restaurant is located in The Vanderbilt. We are an upscale, fine dining establishment, committed to sourcing local ingredients. Warm, professional hospitality along paired with incredible cuisine, crafted by Long Island Chef & Restaurateur Tom Schaudel makes Kingfish Oyster Bar & Restaurant a unique culinary experience.
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w
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ... as always
The restaurant is beautiful ...food is great

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BK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you enjoy sea food and fine wines, this place is a must. Punctually seared at 7pm, great service and suggestions. Will go back many more times.

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DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

First, the atmosphere is nice and the staff was attentive and pleasant. My wife and I ordered the Monk fish special and the swordfish. Both dishes were bland. I do not believe that it is worth the high cost. The appetizers were better the the main dishes.

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B
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Went to celebrate our friends birthday. Food was wonderful. Totally enjoyable. However the waitstaff was not very attentive. They need to put more emphasis on that aspect of the dining experience as it detracts from the quality of the meal. Also they were out of stock on the two bottles of wine we ordered and had to settle for alternatives that were more expensive and not our first choices.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thought everything was wonderful. Staff very friendly and attentive. Food was really good and enjoyable. Definitely will be going again

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R
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service attentive. We had a surf and turf special that was filling and generous as well as perfectly cooked.

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ER
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on a Wednesday night, so that might have been why the noise level was minimal. The service was great, everyone was very personable & accommodating. They didn't hover but didn't forget about us. The food was great. Fresh. Flavorful, but not too complex. Wednesdays is half price bottles on wine which worked out great for us. Plan on going back - maybe try Sunday brunch! Thank you Kingfish for a great night!

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K
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time visiting Kingfish and we cannot wait to go back. Food is delicious and served in a warm luxurious environment. If you get Rich as your server the night will be complete.

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CO
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had lunch with my husband and parents, and was very nice and quiet. Will come back for dinner!

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BP
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Don’t know if it was a problem with servers or kitchen but it took 2;15 minutes to complete dinner

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BY
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a quiet dinner w another couple on a Sunday night. We arrived at 5pm and our reservation was fir 5:15 but they took us right away. Dinner was delicious as were the oysters. There were other couples that came in after us but no noise no rush we enjoyed three course fixed meal and were one of the last patrons leaving at 8 pm. Great total experience!

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OT
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought friends here who hadn’t come here yet. They loved it just like we did. Excellent food, and service. Love this place.

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JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of this restaurant – contemporary with open space . I definitely would return to try more dishes. I'm Tom Schaudel fan. My friend & I had prefix lunch, it was perfect. Salad dressing was superb - lettuce were crisp. We both had duck tacos, it's touch spiced. We finished of our meal with a combination of gelato & mango sherbet Service was well-timed and friendly.

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MA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the Hostess greeting to the busboy to the Waiter to the Food everything was FLAWLESS

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TR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were there to celebrate a birthday. The fish was delicious, we had 3 different entrees and each was excellent.

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F
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Located in the Vanderbilt residence this is a beautiful property. The food was superb. This is a bit on the pricey side but for a date night or travel it’s wonderful not to be in an overcrowded noisy place.
I will say one negative.; The maitre d’ was rather harsh with her busboy when a bottle of olive oil then another glass were broken after he was rearranging the tables. Accidents happen and her attitude toward him was very unnecessary and he deserves an apology. I can’t imagine his embarrassment in the first place. He handled the situation gracefully and she should have been more understanding; the only comments from other guest were about her attitude and not the accident itself.

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HB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Surprisingly delightful restaurant, nice design and ambiance with an attractive menu. We began at the bar with a Beet-Agrita (spicy but great). The four of us had some nice appetizers although I would say the fire-grilled Oysters in mayo/sarracchi was too heavy with the sauce not allowing the oyster to come through. I had the Cod and enjoyed it very much. There are a few other items I would try next time.

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RN
New York Area
192 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!! Gorgeous room. Very fresh fish. Seafood tower was amazing!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 2ambience 4

The bar and bar keep were very good! Friendly and hospitality was gracious!
Waiter was a nice man!
I had to ask 4 different people to bring bread and butter to the table which I finally received at the end of dinner!
My dinner was veal chop which was small over cooked and very fatty!
Not pleased

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i
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The food was good. My two friends had steak, the other salmon, which all three enjoyed. I had your killer burger, which was very good! So both the food and service was good. What spoiled our dinner was the noise level in the room. At these prices I expect to have a relaxing dinner, but that's not possible in a room with a hard ceiling, hard floor and a hard table. all of which amplifies sound. We'll probably come back for lunch (we assume it won't be crowded) but not for dinner.

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both the atmosphere and food were amazing! We ordered the queen as an app and it was delicious

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EL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

i will be going back to this restaurant for another look, taste and feel. my first meal (the black bass) was wonderfully composed but came to table room temperature, not hot. i arrived for an early dinner with a friend on a saturday night. few diners in the room at the time so WHY was it necessary for new arrivals to be seated directly next to us when so many other options were available? even a one table separation would have provided much needed space for intimate conversation.

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BC
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went on a Friday night with 2 friends to celebrate 2 birthdays. We found the food (amazing oysters), service, and ambiance to be outstanding. Not only will I recommend Kingfish but I will likely be back soon.

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r
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered the Saturday night special Surf and Turf. Delicious lobster tails and steak precisely as ordered - Service superb

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BK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, attentive service in a beautiful setting.. definitively will come back..

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S
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The tortellini was so small it was appetizer size, although good. The frittata was not what I expected, a few dices of potato and some slivers of onion and spinach leaves on top of the eggs is not what I am used to for in a frittata. The other two servings were good.

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JC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had been waiting to try this new spot and was not disappointed one bit. The restaurant is really beautiful and the food was incredible. Service was 👌🏻! The brunch menu was full of options... I would very highly recommend it!!!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. A bit pricy but i dont mind spending if food and service are great

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Service from beginning to end. Food was very good. Will come again.

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CR
Denver
68 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

The food was good--I had lamb special which was very tasty and the lamb was very tender. My husband had salmon grilled which was also very good and the couple we dined with both had the bronzino which was also good. None of the meals were outstanding but there was nothing bad about them either. The service on the other had was POOR. We ordered our drinks and we had to remind the busboy to check into what happened to them it took so long. I ordered a Kir Royal and it came out warm and flat. They did bring me another one which was better (after the long wait and then getting a warm drink they could have comped one of the drinks--but they didn't). For dessert I ordered the warm mango tart which came with ice cream. I had to call over our waiter as neither of the 2 waiters that introduced themselves to us ever came to check on any portion of the meal--to tell him that the "warm mngo tart" was not warm--the ice cream was not even melting.

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L
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The service was great. We sat at the bar and our bartender Klint was fabulous. The food was not great and the prices are high

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RS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner at Kingfish Oyster Bar. Searched for Seafood restaurant on the Open Table App, and Kingfish Oyster Bar popped up.
Was unaware of it before that, but in 30 minutes we were there and being seated by Sunday, the hostess. Service by our waitstaff team was personable and efficient.
For Cocktails: she enjoyed a Penthouse G&T ( hendricks gin · pimms · tonic · lime · prosecco )
I had a Sapphire Martini with olives. They were both refreshing.
We wanted a Dozen Oysters to share and we left the selection up to our waiter.
Two each of the six varieties, including Wellfleet and Rasberry Point oysters allowed us both to experience the differences. Presentation was elegant on the large bed of ice. Nice touch was the large bowls that we each received to place the shells in, this kept the ice unsullied by sad looking empty shells.

For the main course I had the Sesame Crusted Yellowfin Tuna, she had the Cod "Fish & Chips".
We were very happy with our selections.

For Desert, we each had a Gelato, mine was The Triple Chocolate, her's the Honey Gelato

All in all a perfect evening.

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w
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good. Staff was very attentive and took care of all our needs. Would definitely go again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience............however, menus on website not updated ......we had our heart set out to eat octopus.......and even though the menu is decorated with the tentacles of an Octopus ........there was no octopus on the menu ......reason given was that they only serve during summer ??????

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CM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a fantastic dinner with my girlfriends here. We wanted a booth & Michelle was very accommodating at the front door. Our waitress' were very knowledgeable & one had a cute accent, I enjoyed the pace of service. Not too rushed, yet not waiting for what seems like forever. The food was delicious from start to finish. I had the Cod entree and it was not only fresh, but cooked to perfection. Don't pass on dessert, we had a sampler that was top notch and the fig cake. I also learned that they offer a 3 course dinner on Sunday nights for $35. We had a great experience and can't wait to come back and try more of the menu. Bravo Kingfish

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LD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was very good. Service was just okay- our sides came out late and we had to ask for water several times. But overall was very good

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c
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Beautiful setting and ambiance but overpriced for what you get.

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SF
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Meatballs too tough and not enough sauce.
Salmon cooked with too much salt.
Flourless cake should have been less cold. It was close to frozen.
Bread could have been fresher
Private booths next large party table???
Upscale restaurant with rap music????

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LP
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am very big on customer service as I am in the hair industry & know how hard it is to please everyone ! I left really so special & on top of it the food was amazing ! I recommended to evetyonr I saw so far & can not wait to go back!

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LI
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Previous visit was excellent. Unfortunately, this evening the service was rather poor. There were not enough staff members for the number of guests. Although the servers did their best, the service was not as expected. Hopefully, this was an isolated incident.

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