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Crave Fishbar

945 2nd Ave, Between 50th and 51st, New York City, NY 10022-7761
+1 646-895-9585
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster curry” (21 reviews)
“oysters” (77 reviews)
“octopus” (15 reviews)
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Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
945 2nd Ave, Between 50th and 51st, New York City, NY 10022-7761
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a great neighborhood seafood spot, that was perfect for a romantic date night. The restaurant is small, but the food was delicious. Make reservations in advance because it tends to get crowded. Small outdoor spots for during the summer!

Thank Mariel L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Crave Fishbar is primarily for fish, oysters and shell fish lovers. The menu has a wide,varied choice of preparation options backed up by excellent, very tasty cooking. The restaurant has two active bars and is a haven for those who really enjoy oysters. I recommend...More

Thank Lobcod
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had dinner here with my wife and my oldest son (who drove in from NJ) on my weekend trip to NYC for Father's Day. We had made reservations and were seated immediately. The atmosphere was quaint. The wait staff were attentive and well versed in...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Dining alone, so I sat at the bar. Wonderful cocktail, very professional & pleasant bartender, and delicious roasted cauliflower soup with fried oysters. The Brussels sprouts are among the best I've ever had!

Thank katbee33
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in with my brother for lunch after concluding some business in midtown. Got the last 2 seats at the bar. Bartendress was great. Tasted a couple of wines before settling in on a Chardonnay and Riesling. Fish tacos and prawn salads were very good....More

Thank ogerkan
Reviewed 1 week ago

In New York City recently, my wife and I decided to check out Crave Fishbar - both of us experiencing a significant desire for oysters. This, the Crave Fishbar does really, really well. We sat at the bar and watched two staff members shuck oysters...More

Thank nostromo53
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Within 30 minutes of finishing my meal I felt nauseous. Within 1 hour I was vomiting. This went on for hours.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was here with a friend for dinner. The service was attentive and their knowledge about oysters was amazing. I took two entries but the portion of the buttata was really very small compared to the price so I ordered also a main. Overall attention...More

Thank Juliet_Manila
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service and fresh, delicious food. I highly recommend the octopus. The service was excellent - prompt without hovering.

Thank HoosierNana
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We actually were turned on to this place by some restaurant people we met. They bragged about the freshness of the seafood, the vibe of the place, and the happy hour 'buck a shuck' deal. They nailed it on all counts! Great vibe, nice tables,...More

1  Thank MusicalTraveler
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Do you take a large group reservation? We have 14 dining. May we reserv two tables and order off the menu?
6 February 2015|
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Response from Brian O | Property representative |
Thank your for inquiring. For all large party reservations please email, Lizzie Rushing, our events coordinator, (646) 895-9585, whom will be more than happy to check our availability and potentially reserve for your group... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 945 2nd Ave, Between 50th and 51st, New York City, NY 10022-7761
    (50th St)
  • Public Transportation: Lexington Ave and 53st. E,6 Train M15 Bus
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 646-895-9585
  • E-mail
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.
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