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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster curry” (21 reviews)
“oysters” (75 reviews)
“octopus” (14 reviews)
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Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
945 2nd Ave, Between 50th and 51st, New York City, NY 10022-7761
Neighbourhood: Midtown
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank MusicalTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for seafood appetizers on a Sunday evening. Who would of thought anyone would have happy hour 7 days a week. Great crab and oyster sliders, raw bar and octopus. Cocktails were very good!

Thank jrogala
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

~$60 + Tip pp Accepts all major credit cards Weekday Dinner with drinks and dessert Minimal wait We were seated just next to the outdoor seating area which was full due to the nice weather. Although we missed the $1 oyster happy hour, we opted...More

Thank Jjm W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our second visit in 2 weeks was on a Monday night. The place was packed! Turns out they have a mussel special on Mondays that the locals adore. Although we did not have a reservation this time we were willing to wait to be seated....More

Thank Judith M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent oysters, freshly schucked, good condiments. Very delicious salads with fish and squid. Friendly and helpful staff.

Thank Nielsjespersen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good; very fresh; great service; lively bar and cozy dining room...what more can I say? Go before 7PM (M-F?) to enjoy their 1/2 price oysters ...

Thank MK330
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun place with great seafood. Oysters inparticular were really good. Service on point and prices reasonable for ny

Thank bsufqi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this place and the food is simply delicious! Starting with the oysters happy hour and ending with one of the great options in the menu. We are becoming regular customers and highly recommend it!

Thank alexia126
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been visiting NY annually for 5 years and this has to be one of the best restaurants I have found. The atmosphere was great, casual but classy and the decor was perfect. We had the crab tostada and calamari appetizers and the tuna and squid...More

Thank Bagel_Anyone
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We decided to do a foodie tour of NY and this place did not disappoint. It was my favorite place of all the restaurants we had eaten at. Food was fresh and I loved the decor of the place. Very "upcycle" with repurposed wood etc....More

Thank Astra B
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you take a large group reservation? We have 14 dining. May we reserv two tables and order off the menu?
7 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
USD 31 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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.