Kingfish Oyster Bar

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Seafood
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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

From the time we sat down to getting our meal it took 2 hours. Service was extremely slow. They did comp our cappuccino and a drink. Swordfish was good as were the pumpkin ravioli.

Would not run back there so quickly.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding from start to finish!! Food was exceptional!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and wonderful service! We would definitely go back!

CR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

First of all, some of the menu items were not available. My friend and I ordered the fried calamari, which was one of the specials and the chicken and crawfish meatballs; both were very disappointing. The batter on the fried calamari lacked flavor and was falling off, and the meatballs were too dry. For our entrée, we both ordered the steak-cooked to order, but not a wow factor, and also, my fries were burnt.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I thought it would be better but overall it was ok.
Server Nib
Nina was good.

B
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Waiter extremely friendly and attentive. Delicious disges

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

This is my 3rd visit. Love the atmosphere and menu. Food is mostly good. Service has been poor and actually annoying all visits which is the only consistent thing about this place.

JA
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for brunch, the grilled octopus was amazing. Also the tuna tartare and mussels. Beautiful atmosphere. Will return !

PN
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for excellent seafood!

j
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Modern, but cozy. Delicious food and great value in the Sunday supper menu
Our waitress Nina was so good and attentive
One of the best features is Nelson, the manager. He just adds a certain something that you cannot teach. Makes you want to keep returning

LD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good though nothing exceptional. The restaurant is very pretty and the dining room is quiet enough to be able to converse with your dinner companions comfortably...something that is becoming harder to find these days!

F
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable dining experience.

H
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank our for making our anniversary special. Everything was perfect!

DL
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Grilled calamari in green goddess dressing and PEI mussels in thai curry sauce was an excellent start to meal. Seared tuna with forbidden rice was great. Overall fun time and there was a great vibe in the restaurant which has a beautiful bar area and raw bar counter.

a
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

I have been there 2x. Both times the service was awful. I always felt good service can make fair food taste better. The service is really bad. The food is ok. The best dish was the Bronzino. The tuna was ok nothing great and not a big portion. I asked for mine to be cooked rare and it came out the same as the other 2 orders at the table which was black and blue. The desserts were terrible. Very disappointed.

A
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Extremely overpriced for the food served. Nothing special that you won't get in a regular restaurant. Almost 3X expensive !!! Never going again.

BB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very inviting as you enter - the staff greets you as if they are welcoming you into their home. The waiter and support staff were attentive but not hovering or annoying. Now, let’s get to the food - beautiful and delicious. All in all a pleasant night out.

MA
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

We tried it again even though the service was slow, our friends hadnt been there. Our reservation was for 7:45-we did not get bread for 30 min and our appetizer came out after hour and 5 min. The waiter just apologized few times. About 9:45 the dinner came out and my friend ordered the fish filleted at table-it was full of bones. I thought the cocktail sauce didn’t taste good with my dinner so didn’t use it after 2 bites. By the time I got home was in bathroom 2 hours. The waiter never said the manager will be out to say they had problem with getting food out and we were not offered a discount or complimentary coffee /dessert. We will not be going back after being there 4 times. I will bet the restaurant will not last more than another few months.

A
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. Service was great. Waiter was able to answer questions about dishes. I can’t wait to go back

M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was basic at a good pre fix price. Clean looks brand new and very comfortable. Will go back again.

RS
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Each time we go to Kingfish it gets better. This visit was a mid-week birthday celebration, everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. Appetizers were Oysters from a varied menu, grilled calamari, watermelon, corn and feta salad, which was a great salad for a hot summer day, and Caesar salad. I had the seared yellowfin tuna with black forbidden rice and bok choy, an outstanding dish. My husband loves their fish and chips. Our sons both had the Porgy, which was the fresh fish of the day, one had it whole, they fileted it tableside for the other, and both daughters in law had salmon dishes, which they loved. If there was a miss, it was that the fresh peach cobbler had peaches that should have been cooked a little more. Good reasonably priced bottle of wine, service was excellent, we never had to look for a server, always people around.

JW
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious...lovely menu, wonderful service by Rich.

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food and service good but portions are very small Had to eat when I got home. Overpriced for what you get

JW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable gorgeous room . Casual with a nice vibe . The grilled oysters were to die for . The Local beets salad was delicious as was the Roasted corn and watermelon salad . The gang and I had the Almond crusted Swordfish , BBQ shrimp pizza , Twin crab cakes , Torgarashi yellowfin tuna . Everything was superb . Presentation was on point . For dessert we had the Flourless chocolate espresso cake , Blueberry crumb , The dessert flight , Creme brulee . the evening was very enjoyable . Service is on point . You will not be disappointed .

TH
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal from start to finish. Will be going back soon!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, service great, would definitely go back! Everyone’s meal was delicious!

HR
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Food was good service was very lacking. The waitress seemed to know nothing about food or drinks.
Not her fault... seems management was way off their game.

H
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was able to accommodate us at the last minute when I booked on Open Table.
The chicken crab meatball were great
The duck wings were superb
The tuna dinner was outstanding
Service was great
Highly recommend

C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. We plan to return. Hidden gem.

WS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderfully prepared food, excellent service and comfortable surroundings made for an outstanding meal.

l
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Everyone in our party ordered a different entree: swordfish, crab cakes, pasta with shrimp, and pasta with veal sausage. All were delicious and satisfying. We'll be back!

NR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food , great service , beautiful restaurant .

BL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

IN A RESTAURANT MEAL I EXPECT VALUE AND QUALITY. I HAD A PRIME TIME SATURDAY NIGHT RESERVATION - 7:15 P.M. THE RESERVATION WAS HONORED AND WE WERE SAT IN A TIMELY FASHION. THE FOOD WAS NOT SPECTACULAR IN QUALITY OR PREPARATION - THE CATFISH I HAD APPEARED TO HAVE BEEN FROZEN DURING THE LAST CENTURY AND THEN REHEATED. HOWEVER, A COCKTAIL I HAD WAS PREPARED VERY WELL AND TASTED VERY GOOD. THERE ARE MANY RESTAURANTS CLOSE TO KINGFISH THAT PUT OUT A MUCH BETTER PRODUCT. I WILL NOT BE GOING BACK.

n
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Terrible service. The waiter acted like this was the last place he wanted to be. The manager just apologized but things never improved.

TM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

My girlfriend and I went here for the first time... we both enjoy the food and I was happy to hear they had Lagunitas on tap... the service was just ok, however, and towards the end of our meal, our waitress was nowhere to be found, only for us to then see her leaving for the night. It took awhile to get our check after and honestly, her tip went out the window. Unless there was a personal matter, which maybe there was, why would a shift end when you still have tables to wait on? We would still go back.

p
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was ok at best!

N
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food

a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Place is a little unusual but service was great

M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Music was odd

W
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

My wife and I were accompanied by our daughter and her husband. This was their first time at Kingfish and they absolutely loved it. I was not so happy as I have been here a few times before. Firstly, I faced the courtyard and the sun was in my eyes. The restaurant needs shades over the windows facing the courtyard. Secondly, the staff tried hard to please but there were not enough of them.

The food was delicious and my request to "hold the salt" was followed to the letter. The wine was perfect. The manager was anxious to please us and tried his best.

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