Crave Fishbar - Midtown

4.6
1605 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Happy Hour
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Crave Fishbar Midtown is a vibrant, convivial restaurant in Manhattan serving an inspired seafood menu from chef Todd Mitgang. An eclectic mix of reclaimed materials and custom made chairs and tables lend a beachy, rustic feel to the space, which houses a 25-foot-long bar where guests can order from the full dinner menu along with cocktails and wine from a mounted bottle display. Journey up to the 2nd floor and watch an army of shuckers plating raw bar platters. Approachable, sophisticated dishes feature local seafood, crudos, and meat dishes that are thoughtfully prepared with both familiar and exotic ingredients. Crave Fishbar has taken its place as a neighborhood fixture, providing locals and newcomers alike with a elegant, inviting experience.
We were the first NYC restaurant partner of the Monterey Bay Aquarium so that every single item on the menu is sustainable and all of our practices are to better our oceans.

Special Offers

#OysterGram $1 Happy Hour

NYC's best dollar oyster happy hour. Up to 20 oysters offered and cocktail, beer, and wine specials from 5-7pm.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 18 February 2019

Ends: 19 February 2118

Availability: Sun 16:00-19:00
Mon-Sat 17:00-19:00

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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food was overall good. Appetisers and raw stuff excellent. Fell short on the mains. Server attentive. But seats very cramped especially with winter jackets.

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TM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff at Crave Fishbar was a pleasure to work with and the food was incredible! The oysters were so fresh and cocktails were delicious. We had reservations for family style dining- everyone was satisfied and the presentation was gorgeous. The manager Elizabeth was great to work with and very helpful putting together the menu!

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AG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was absolutely amazing. Service was excellent and atmosphere was very nice. Favorite place in NYC

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BH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The restaurant was under an apartment complex? When we got there, we can see the restaurant was filled with people but we weren’t able to enter because the front door was locked. We figured one of the tenants closed the front door and it automatically locked. We had to wait for a customer to exit the building which resulted us being late to our reservation.

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KS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very good ambience and service . However the langoustine appetizer very poor , no real meat on the shells at all so very disappointing . My entree of salmon was delicious and tasty and my husband's lobster curry very good too but we both felt that the rice was overpriced at $7 and probably should have been included with the curry .

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p
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Happy hour is great. Oysters are fresh and delicious. Great value. And we had great service.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Nice service but the Reception put my guests at different tables. Food was great as usual.

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LW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was great, nice & tasty. Service also great. Ambiance, comfortable.

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C
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I go frequently. Comfortable, great food. I’m a regular

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really great find. Good quiet spot before a show.

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OT
5 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was excellent.. food was great!

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GB
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic seafood, great atmosphere and excellent service. Will be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in NYC!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastically prepaprefish, attentive staff, great drinks.

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IS
12 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place with fabulous food and great-value happy hour. Might get a bit noisy, but otherwise great place.

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C
7 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 5

Food and service was awful

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o
15 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, great value and thoughtful service. The menu is short, fresh and fishy - with some nice alternatives for the non-pescatarians. The barramundi was superb.

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HH
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Exactly as we expected, the food was well prepared and delicious. Presentation was simple. Atmosphere was comfortable and staff excellent. Our server was outstanding.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I truly love this place. The happy hour prices are so reasonable I always forget this place is in the Manhattan, 2nd Ave no less! A bottle of prosecco for $30 bucks (good quality) and the bites are so good: Crab rolls, fish and burger sliders and $1 oysters!! The ambiance is perfect! I haven't been here in the summer but they have a second floor balcony and I'm betting it's just amazing! Can't wait to go back!

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S
12 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good place for a business lunch. Great food and quiet enough atmosphere.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food. Great service!

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DL
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great seafood restaurant and oyster bar................................................................ .................................

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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious abs great service. Will be back for the happy hour!

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R
28 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Has I stated in my first review consistency is a key factor in any restaurant I usually order the same thing and everything time something different, is still good but different

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M
6 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a pleasure; our waitress was especially charming, helpful and efficient .

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MD
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Crave Fishbar is a very good restaurant and never fails to deliver a good dining experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

オイスターが安くて新鮮。オイスターショットは美味しい食べ方で気に入った。
サービスも気配りをしつつも、出過ぎず、感じが良い。

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UW
62 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had a delicious dinner. Great service, fresh fish and out group sat upstairs and we appreciated not being rushed Wonderful evening.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Wry delicious fish dishes at reasonable prices for the city. Hard to find creative seafood that doesn’t break the bank, and this restaurant delivers. Have been there twice and will definitely go back.

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KS
12 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food delish. Wine excellent. Apps came and only one out of four people received plates. Needed to ask twice for them. Otherwise, Service, good

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SS
29 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A new favorite restaurant in Manhattan! Really cozy ambience with brick and rustic wood walls. Our waitress was absolutely lovely. We had delicious oysters, ceviche, and calamari – gluten-free! Then we split an entrée and desert. We look forward to dining at Crave next time we’re in NYC.

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D
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to relax and enjoy a great meal. Reasonable price and cool vibe Simply the best in New York City!

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HJ
18 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We both very much enjoyed our appetizers, cauliflower soup and ribs as well as our drinks, white wine and Shapes & Colors (great pepper base to this drink). In addition, my barramundi entrée had great flavor. My wife chose the seafood tower appetizer as her entrée and although some of it was really good, shrimp and oysters, some of it was rather disappointing, crab and other type of oysters. The dessert I had, cookie and ice cream was delectable.

What threw things off a bit was how the tower was delivered. No side bowl or plate for the shells and when one was requested the server, who was not our primary who was excellent, looked at us like it was a strange request. She subsequently returned with a small bread plate that was nowhere near big enough to handle the shells. As for the bread plate, there was apparently bread delivered to other tables but we never received ours. Also, no wet naps or hot towel after dinner for clean up which is a little strange when serving food eaten by hand.

Lastly, the bathroom was very nice but the garbage was overflowing so that was a bit off-putting. Never great when I am the one helping them out with that so others aren't annoyed as well.

So, what I would say is there is definite promise here as it was a nice room, good vibe, our server was very attentive and most of the food was very enjoyable. We would give it another shot if in the area but we won't be rushing back immediately.

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KB
5 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We sat upstairs, where it was a little bit quieter. The food was amazing. We had ceviche as an appetizer, which was nicely flavored. We had the seared Yellowfin Tuna and the squid ink spaghetti. Both were delicious and all the food was finished at the end of the meal. The staff was very friendly, and we were all very pleased with our dinner. I would definitely come back for another meal.

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S
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Consistently delicious food - we always enjoy what we get. You won’t get a bargain or anything unless you go at happy hour, but we always enjoy our time there. Fairly noisy, so not a great place to have a first date - but definitely some of the best food in Midtown East

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W
135 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service was excellent we started with the oysters which were so fresh. Then I had the tuna & my husband had the skate. Both dishes were very good. The service was right on point. We would definitely go back.

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K
11 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Oyster Happy Hour in town!! Food and cocktails delicious!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service was outstanding. I definitely would go back again. Good value for money.

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JK
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is the second time I've been here. And the food is amazing! They have great happy hour deals for a restaurant on 2nd Ave midtown. One dollar oysters and sliders. Bottle of prosecco for 30 dollars and the service is amazing! The manager and staff are kind and very professional. Will continue to go back and bring more friends!

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R
28 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I find my self ordering the same thing but every time is different, I wish they would stick with only one way. Consistency is the name of the game 😊

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