Crave Fishbar - Midtown

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$30 and under
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Seafood
Top tags:
  • Happy Hour
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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 Happy Hour

NYC's best oyster happy hour featuring $1 and $1.50 oysters. Up to 20 oysters offered with cocktail, beer and wine specials from 5-7 PM.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 20 March 2019

Ends: 21 March 2118

Availability: Sun 16:00-18:45
Mon-Sat 17:00-18:45

What 1841 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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S
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

まず開店10分前についた。まだ10分あるわよみたいなちょっと感じのわるい案内係のおねぇちゃんに振り切られた。5時丁度に戻ってきたらもう3−4分待たされた。そしてこっちを見向きもしない。

つぎにお食事について。
テーブルが安定してなくてガクガクしてた。誰もいない5時の予約でスタッフたくさんいたのに、サービスがちょっと遅い。スタッフのおすすめの勧め方がどうでもよさそうな感じだった。食事自体は美味しかったけど普通においしいだけだった。ので、ちょっとオトシたかな。

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KM
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great oyster, tasty and fresh clams.
Alex is very nice and attentive. I enjoy my time in CFB.

TP
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Best oyster happy hour in NYC. In addition, other delicious dishes and cocktails. Attentive and good ambiance.

j
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food is always great there!
The seating was pretty tight. Very pretty space, though!

MG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Spectacular food as always. Great service. Love this place!!

CL
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice to sit in the sidewalk under a big awning / shade but second avenue is noisy in the day!

CC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

First off, we were seated well away from the windows, which would've been preferable. Our server was excellent, he was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. However, the oysters lacked flavor and the crab was frozen. While the decor was attractive, I would not come back.

GL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I love this place and it's happy hour. The staff is great especially the manager who is top notch. My go to for great food.

CJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Staff were very accommodating, a good variety of food choices and very tasty too plus great value as well. Highly recommended,

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bringing a friend in for oysters

MS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great midtown seafood/oyster bar; service was great...bit overpriced for value, but a place I frequent quite a bit

JB
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and service!!

MP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious oyster happy hour for me and husband. My young daughter loved her cavatelli!

AS
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Oyster specials before 7 PM is our main attraction . Do like the rest of the menu as well. Salmon tacos, sliders, pasta all good.

S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, dinner was lovely and well presented. Outdoor seating on terrace was perfect. No question that I’d recommend this as a wonderful destination

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 1

The tables were too close together and the level of noise in the restaurant was so loud that I could not fully understand what the waitress was saying, or her from me as it turned out. I ordered the oyster and asked for a green salad and some fries. Unfortunately, somehow I ended up with a crab salad instead, which was far too big, as it was a meal in itself. Quite why the waitress thought I would want two meals is a mystery! After completing my meal I left immediately mainly due to the noise level. Some places have a good atmosphere with the noise this restaurant did not! The food was good which I have marked accordingly.

C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent Happy Hour $1 -$1.50 oysters!

FF
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favorite place to eat in NY - especially for oyster happy hour

HF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Small flies were buzzing.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a good time at this place! Staff is friendly, ambiance is perfect and the food is good!

JG
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great selection of oysters, creative dishes. Have the barramundi! Wonderful!

BA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very loud (too loud for introducing your boyfriend to your parents) and fairly pricey, but food and cocktails were delicious.

M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food is excellent, but the toilet on the 2nd floor was broken. It depends on a server. Some servers are good, some of them are inconsiderate.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had the mussels and steak frites and it was awesome. Steak cooked perfectly at medium rare and service was awesome. Will be going back

KF
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We were looking for an alternative to the usual corporate haunts in midtown and came across Crave Fishbar. The restaurant was great. The oysters were fresh. I had the squid ink spaghetti with shrimp which was really well prepared and flavorful. My friend had the scallops and she said it was really nicely done as well.

TL
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love this restaurant for its best biggest delish freshest west coast oysters for only a dollar fifty! Always amazing expirience

JT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 1

Decent food, well prepared, if a bit pricey and uninspired. However, the music was terrible and unreasonably loud, the service was poor, and the blasting AC made it uncomfortably cold. We couldn't wait to get out of there.

PG
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely! Vibe was great. Booth comfortably fits 6 people. Fun bar. Service was excellent. Had the scallops, they were fabulous. The Moscow Mule was delicious and nice and cold in its copper cup.

a
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic! Great Staff! We will definitely be back for another seafood feast.

R
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went on a Monday at 06:15pm for the Oysters happy hour. The restaurant was not too crowdy, the music was quiet and most of all the oysters were really good ! We've also ordered the mussels and it was good also ! The staff was nice and discreet !
Good place for an after work happy hour !

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Booked 2 PM. But kitchen closed at 2:30, so it just didn’t really work.

LA
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The salmon tartare is incredible, the oysters are delightful, and the carrot cake w/ fig ice cream is delectable.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything we ate was fantastic especially the dinosaur salad.

LW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

awesome happy hour oysters!!! Everything was delicious.

NW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

My only complaint was the bourbon mule drink I ordered tasted like only soda. It was expensive $14 I wish I had sent it back

MD
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, unique menu, charming place, great service

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OT
Salt Lake City
159 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 1

We met old friends at Crave Fishbar for lunch. This joint gets rave reviews. Why? It is nothing special. Our greeting was mirthless, she escorted us upstairs with neither a smile or comment. Our server was very pleasant, but was not very helpful with the menu. My lobster Caesar Salad was tasteless, and there was nothing Caesar about it. Fish sandwiches were bland, uninteresting and soggy.

My assumption is the the reviews for Crave Fishbar are composed by people who know little about food and enjoy the two bars at this restaurant. In addition, the decor is more Long John Silver than Le Bernardin. I picked Crave Fishbar based on the reviews. Now, I'm embarrassed.

M
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was nice to sit outside upstairs. No noise and perfect climate!

YC
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great deal during happy hour , $1 oysters and the small bites menu is delicious . I’m never disappointed at this place one of my favorite places to go for seafood and their Bloody Mary is on point !!

M
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Way too loud. Cannot hear anything. Not a good place for a date even though the food and drinks are excellent. The UWS location is better.

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