Blue Seafood Bar

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423 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood

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Pre/post Theatre
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Fine Seafood & Fish Restaurant inspired by Mediterranean & European food culture from the same areas. Our bar menu includes local and imported craft beers, cocktails and boutique Pan-Mediterranean wines in a beautiful intimate setting. Our focus is on the fresh, wild and organically cultivated fish & seafood. The menu encompasses a selection of small plates, crudo, quality cured meats (like Jamon Iberico & Pata Negra) and extends to Brick-oven pizza, Baked whole fish in Sea Salt, artisanal cheeses and an oyster bar consisting of both east and west coast oysters.

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Fresh Oysters for Happy Hour

Happy Hour Specials: Oysters( 6pcs. min), $8Cocktails, $7gl Wine, $4Craft Beer, $4gl of sparkling with Bar Food including personal pizzas. ONLY BAR area and High Top TBLS! No Reservations.

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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBluebird
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time visit and I will definitely be back. Bronzino was cooked to perfection, and the grilled vegetables were spectacular. I just had the grilled octopus and said it was wonderful. I order into my apartment frequently, and my only disappointment with this restaurant is that it does not yet deliver.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

If you are looking for a quiet dinner Do Not Go Here. The noise level is deafening. We got the feeling the owner or Maitre’d had zero interest in tourist business. He chit-chatted with his known customers we will never return here.

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vipletotherscook
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

This is a small and charming spot on 9th Ave, great for pre or post theatre or Lincoln Center. We hadn't been there for a year or so and we were a bit disappointed to see they've changed the menu. It now has a broad selection of apps and tapas, and just a few mains-- none of which were the kind of seafood choices (beyond shellfish) that I recall from prior visits. That said, the food is still good and the service very warm and professional.

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CharlotteB
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal, we sat at the bar and it was fabulous

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vipNYfoodtoeat
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Pleasant place with excellent menu for drinks and... limited choice for dinner—more seafood than fish per se. excellent salad. Okay pizza

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vipkatellington
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A good spot for the food, ambience and New York City vibe.

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KaraN
New England
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Loved the vibe of the restaurant. Food was wonderful. Probably one of the best value meat and cheese boards of any restaurant I have ever been to. Our server was wonderful.

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vipNYCEater
Salt Lake City
19 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

This place is cute and has great food! I don't know what happened this time I came in but they had one server for the entire restaurant on a Sunday during brunch. The very nice busser tried to help but didn't speak a word of English so it was hard to get things after the fact.

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BrendaD
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

My son and I ate at Blue Seafood Bar for Valentine's Day dinner and truly enjoyed the evening. We had reservations for 7:30pm and were seated just past 7:35pm. The atmosphere did not disappoint and neither did the food. His filet was cooked exactly the way he likes it (medium rare) and my risotto was perfect! I would definitely go there again with friends or even by myself and eat at the bar.

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vipAnthonyO
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Realizing it was Valentine’s Day I understand the pressure to move meals out of the kitchen quickly, but the duck confit was deep fried, making the meat dry and tough. Also, the Fritto Misto was mostly French fries.

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GinaR
Miami
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great, quaint place! Found it randomly on line. Good choices and range of prices.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

The octopus was outstanding...oysters very fresh! Service was slow with only 5 other guests at the time.

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RhondaK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Menu was too limited for our needs. Pretty pricey.

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vipVife
Vancouver
33 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent seafood here! I love the appe and mixed grilled seafood, and of course the royal flush oysters too

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vipklew2008
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

When I searched on Open Table seafood restaurants "upper west side" the Blue Seafood Bar did not come up. I wasn't thrilled with what did come up and many weren't even in the UWS. So I was thrilled to find Blue Seafood Bar when I googled for more choices. My husband and I loved this restaurant. It was exactly what we were looking for before we went to the Opera. The fritto misto was outstanding and my shrimp cocktail was wonderful. Our dinners were just as good and the waiter was attentive and helpful. We couldn't have been happier and we will definitely be back.

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LeonardoC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Food and ambiance are fantastic! Service was a bit too loud at the end of the meal, however overall did not affect the experience! Love it here!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious and the ambiance was beautiful. Such a gem. Romantic and cozy.

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vipDavidA
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great tapas. Branzino under salt was very good. Variety of tapas. Prices was a little bit on high side. But worth it.

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aiko
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Happy Hour is a great deal. It was a counter, but the service was very good. Oyster was also delicious. Recommended restaurant.

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ElzanneM
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent seafood, great service and a beautiful ambiance.

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vipNYCLocal
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was New Year's Eve. We chose the tasting menu. Everything was well prepared and delicious. The service was attentive without being rushed. The cocktails before dinner were great. Overall a great experience at a restaurant we have come to know and return to often.

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jjarnot
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing as always

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vipJerseapho
Seattle
44 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New Years eve

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great corner booth. Romantic. The oysters were fantastic! Would go again.

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TonyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall1Food3Service3Ambience2

I got norovirus while having dinner and had to run grab a taxi and get home and have been in bed for 2 days

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great experience. Great service and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Wonderful atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Highly recommended!

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vipClew
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a great gathering spot. The food, beverages, and service were exceptional.

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vipJimP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Really nice looking bar and dining area. This is a classy place offering innovative dishes of good food at reasonable prices. Great date or couples dining spot.

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viparond
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Food is definitely decent but overpriced for certain

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JenniferE
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waiter was excellent,great demeanour, and welcoming. The food was fresh, well prepared, and enjoyable. We really enjoyed the decor, and the music was very complimentary to the experience. Well done!

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vipnhlakegirl
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very loud. Large portions. Enjoyed the Mixed Grilled Seafood for 2.

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SandraP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a great place to have lunch. They offer a Prix Fixe for lunch which has great options to choose from and it is also affordable. The house wine is delightful. So happy that I gave this place a try.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for an afternoon brunch. The food was fantastic and if you combine it with the bottomless drinks, it is a great value! Would highly recommend!

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vipDeborah
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went with a handful of friends to celebrate a birthday. We ordered a handful of dishes to share, everything was delicious, including the seasonal drinks.

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LindaJ
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We arrived early for our reservation, but were quickly seated. Our waiter was very attentive and was quick with refills. Thank you very much.

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nanl
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The fish dishes were wonder and fresh. Waiter paid attention but did not hover.

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Christa
New York Area
8 reviews