Crave Fishbar - UWS

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1332 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
At Crave Fishbar, we source and serve locally caught seafood in a sophisticated yet fun environment. We are a sustainable, eco-conscious restaurant, using seasonal, organic when possible, ingredients that reflect our commitment to the environment and, especially, marine life. Our relationships with Long Island fishermen have been nurtured and supported through our sister restaurant, in Montauk, NY and we were the first NYC partner with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, a national leader in ocean sustainability and charter members of the James Beard Foundation's Smart Catch Program.We are the home of #oystergram happy hour where we offer $1 oysters along with a selection of 16-18 bivavles from east and west coast from 5-7 weekdays and 4-6pm on weekends. Join us for our weekend brunch from 11:30-3:30 with our take on breakfast classics and heartier lunch items. And why not add our bottomless #drinklikeafish option where for you can enjoy select beer, wine, and cocktails for $18 for 90 minutes

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PhyllisUWS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always. Great food and service. Good luck bbn to all over the next few months.

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vipLarryW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience4

Everything was great with our meal. Unfortunately I don't think the restaurant was up to par protecting against Covid-19 as other restaurants. Servers were not wearing gloves. I didn't see extra attention being paid to cleaning around the restaurant.

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vipJoanne
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you sit upstairs it's quiet. If you sit in the bar area you compete with the music coming over the loudspeakers. Your choice. The Happy Hour oyster selection is outstanding.

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vipeater
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Love hastily hiour!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing fresh seafood raw and cooked!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Birthday celebration

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vipMicarl
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Service was very nice but obviously busy with other tables. Never poured our wine, we had to. We didn’t order dessert because it took too long to ask us. We love Crave but give waiters less tables unless they can manage more.

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vipNYCFOODIE
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food , our waiter with British accent , was knowledgeable, attentive and personable .

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Lila
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Their signature soup tasted bland, was fine after I added tons of salt, but nothing special. Branzino was over flavored with some sauce that completely overwhelmed fish. Brussels sprouts, same thing, this chorizo sauce I think that was really overpowering. Everyone else’s dishes were mediocre, nothing special. Table had the lamb burger, pasta dish, salmon on lentils, and no one said they loved their dish. My drink was good, the November Rain, but not good enough to go back. Chocolate chip cookie was great. Really expensive to not love anything that was dished out. Too bad, because the place is nice, and concept of sustainable food, farming, etc. is great, but missing the mark with flavors. Sorry...

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vipIzzy
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for brunch, the Bloody Mary was absolutely fantastic. It’s a very family atmosphere with great food that’s great quality. The service was impeccable and the oysters, omg so good. Came for brunch can’t wait to come back for dinner. This place is great stuff!

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vipLDS10
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Enjoyed the visit, had been wanting to try it.
Rather surprised there were no clams on menu and mussels only on Monday.
Very busy early on (Less expensive drinks), rather quiet for a Saturday after 7:30.
Definitely an oyster lovers place to go!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent Happy Hour! Love this spot!

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vipdisappointed
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

They only had one waiter for an entire floor of the restaurant. The waiter did his best, but everything took a very long time to get, in addition to inattentiveness due to lack of staff.
The manager was awful, and did nothing to help the situation, but blame us for complaining.
Very poor way to manage a restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall1Food4Service5Ambience1

Horrible experience. Screaming and uncontrolled children next to us ruined every part of the evening. A complete disaster to $250.00 (including a generous gratuity even with the disaster). Food was actually wonderful but no gesture or effort at all to help.

We had ordered and entre just prior to deciding we couldn’t take it any more. I told them to keep it - they made us take it and pay for it.

Pathetic and the worst.

John

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ideal for fish lovers.
Cocktails are great, seasonal and original.
Portions are plenty for European standards and quality is always there
Perfect for a romantic dinner with champagne and oysters

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Addy22
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Killer happy hour. Seafood and drinks

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

First time for brunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Homely, cozy vibes. Nice set up. Breakfast tacos were v good. Bottomless brunch is a good deal but service can be delayed during peak times. Fried fish is to die for. Hosts were the best and the booths in the back are super cute and comfy.

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CharlotteM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The langoustine special was delicious but the lobster curry was way too salty and lacked flavor. The calamari appetizer was also so so and needed lemon desperately.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food (lobster curry & whole branzino) and great staff

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viptraveler270
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

James, our waiter, made our experience at Crave a fun time. Very patient in explaining the raw bar choices and the beers. We've eaten there many times and they are always consistent in their excellent service and food.

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vipnycmomma
New York Area
117 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Best happy hour ever. Brussel sprouts are awesome also!

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vipmarisac
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love CFB it's always delicious and enjoyable. Service is terrific. I was there on Sunday for dinner with some friends who also love the restaurant, for the oysters of course but also for the cauliflower soup. The soup it's a staple of CFB and we were very disappointed when it didn't see it in the menu and the waiter told us that is was removed, replaced by another one. We tasted the new one, I think it was zucchini or butternut. It was ok, nothing memorable, it would never compare with the cauliflower soup. Please bring back! Thanks.

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LeslieS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came for a Sunday dinner (didn't realize their awesome $40 Sunday dinner deal with $35 bottles of wine) with a group of 5. We even added a friend and they brought a 6th chair with no fuss. The service and food were great. I was so pleasantly surprised and will definitely come back again!

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susan
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always wonderful seafood and the $1 oysters are terrific

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

Service started well, ended poorly. Really impacted our overall experience when waitress acted like she wanted to get rid of us.

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vipGabrielL
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Best oysters fresh and sweet.
Best grilled bronzino

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PatriciaB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This really was a delight from the first cocktail and appetizer to the dessert! Crave far surpassed our expectations from start to finish! This will be a regular visit on our annual trip to NYC.

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DARRYLT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The food was OK...Calamari..was undercooked...Fish I ordered was cooked as per my instructions...(though bland)..However when I declined the vegetable that was served standard with that menu item..no attempt to offer a substitute was made...Desserts were very good...(Best tasting decaffeinated coffee I ever had...)..
What made this a great experience was the staff...from the young lady ..(Melissa?)..who allowed us to switch from a table to a booth..who remembered our anniversary To Taylor..(?).. our server who bent over backward...
This was a great example of staff making up for the food shortcomings

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vipchaps
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Arrived at 6 and was told about both the regular and the happy hour menu. Lovely to have both to choose from with a friend.

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cmcg999
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great!

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vipAlexaS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

This is a really wonderful place to grab brunch, the interior is so pretty, everyone has enough space between tables and it's not too loud. Food is yummy and fresh, came very quickly, drinks took a while but I think they were a little understaffed - servers were very friendly and apologetic.

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vipLianaB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great food, and amazing service
our favorite new place to go

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vippicky
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

The food is consistently delicious that is why we keep returning again and again.

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SaraD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food here is RIDICULOUSLY GOOD. I particularly love the miso-glazed Barramundi. And I love that they have so gluten-free options app, entrée, and dessert options--especially the chocolate peanut butter cake with honey ice cream. At many places, if you're GF, you get offered gelato. But there are MANY options here. :)
Additionally, it feels good to support a B-Corp, which is a designation that is very hard to earn and means the restaurant is doing business in a sustainable, eco, environmentally friendly, socially conscious way. From how they fish to how they source to how they treat their staff to the fact that their straws are made from corn...thoughtful and careful and kind.
I'm at a point where I feel like every dollar I spend is a vote I cast for the kind of world I want to see and it feels good to support such a good business, in addition to enjoying such a DELICIOUS menu.
HIGHLY recommend.

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vipVisitorYorktownVA
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waitress was awesome, I really wanted an entree with fried oysters, she made it happen!!!

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CraigC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The oysters are delicious! The service was also excellent.

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RoxanaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excelente food and ambience We’ll ve va k echen un new York

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vipjaneS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the happy hour!

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vipKEVINM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was exceptional and we got truly personal service from Emily, our server, and from Kerry, the manager. Both were very attentive and accommodating. Highly recommended!

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