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“Great neighborhood spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Crave Fishbar

Crave Fishbar
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Ranked #570 of 13,551 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Seafood, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: 50th St
Transit: Lexington Ave and 53st. E,6 Train M15 Bus
Description: Crave Fishbar is a vibrant, convivial restaurant in Midtown 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. Approachable, sophisticated dishes feature local seafood, crudos, and meat dishes that are thoughtfully prepared with both familiar and exotic ingredients.At the 2nd floor bar you will find a full raw bar shucking up a large variety of East and West Coast oysters. Outdoor seating on both floors. Crave Fishbar has taken its place as a neighborhood fixture, providing locals and newcomers alike with a elegant, inviting experience.
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“Great neighborhood spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We wandered on early on a Sunday night and sat at the bar. The food was excellent, the staff were friendly and attentive, and the atmosphere was lively and warm. Go!

Visited June 2014
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Houston, Texas
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161 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great food and service. Too loud.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

Food was excellent. Had a selection of fresh oysters that were great. Waiter was very helpful in making selection.

Yellow fin tuna and mussels for main course were both excellent. We sat upstairs. Bring your earplugs!

Visited June 2014
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Lansing, Michigan
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124 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Loved it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

What an amazing happy hour deal ($1 oysters)! Am definitely glad we made reservations. When we arrived there was a line out the door, but we were seated immediately. Our server James was great. Speedy service and lots of recommendations. We usually hit the GC oyster bar but decided to try somewhere new this trip. Glad we did.

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Thank MITripGirl
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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105 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“WOW”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

A gem, off the beaten path, on 2nd Ave. A cozy, intimate well decorated restaurant where the staff is outstanding and the food is several notches above. This place has Oyster Happy Hour! My Tuna was done perfectly and the rice dusted calamari must be tasted. Great Wine, great food, don't pass up the opportunity.

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New York City, New York
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100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Good food pretentious service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

The food at Crave is very good. The fish is fresh and the wine selection quite diverse. The best thing about Crave is M-F from 5-7 pm oysters are $1 each and sparkling wine 1/2 price. The service however is pretentious. Eat at the bar for fun.

  • Visited May 2014
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