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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options
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945 2nd Ave, Between 50th and 51st, New York City, NY 10022-7761
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Like so many popular restaurants it was very crowded and very noisy (at first). One thing that we have learned from many years being lucky enough to visit NY is that it's best to book a later time (see review for Farmer and the the...More

Thank ABroach
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visiting NYC, we liked menu & reviews, so we made a res. for later that eve. Upon our return, we found the table we were promised - occupied. The host said, "I'm sorry, but one of the guests could not walk upstairs." He had another...More

Thank beachruler
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Calamari and the grilled market fish was amazing! But the raw bar was not as good as I had hoped, especially since Cave's reviews have generally been positive. We ordered the shark platter - it had oysters, clams, shrimp cocktails, and jonah crab claws. The...More

Thank nebula456
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place for oyster happy hour in midtown east. Lovely space - downstairs and upstairs, and a nice range of east and west coast oysters to choose from - and everything they serve is carefully sourced and sustainable (extra star for that)....More

Thank Ange516
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The is definitely a little gem that you need to check out, fresh fish served with creative delicious sides, service is very good. The restaurant is a bit on the small size, but good things come in small packages. Cave Fishbar is nicely decorated has...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit. The food and service was great. The room is long a somewhat narrow, but has a good atmosphere. The spicy shrimp bun was excellent.

Thank Deryck60
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks 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 21 June 2017

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 21 June 2017

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
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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
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, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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