Blue Fin - New York

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$31 to $50
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Seafood

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Pre/post Theatre
Blue Fin, a modern seafood restaurant located at W New York – Times Square, has reopened after an extensive redesign by Robert McKinley. Known for its oasis-like respite from the buzz of Times Square and top quality seafood and sushi, the new Blue Fin boasts an upscale new look that evokes the feeling of an elegant, nautical getaway. The restaurant will continue to offer fresh, modern seafood and sushi to its devoted clientele of theater-goers, tourists and New York City seafood lovers alike.
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

My girlfriend and I went to eat between the Harry Potter plays. We had 4:15 reservations. Upon arriving told that could only order appetizers until 4:30. We were then barraged by 5 different wait staff telling us they were serving us and that we could order from only part of the menu until 4:30 or 5:00 (guess the staff was as confused as the patrons). Saw group next to us eating a salad that looked good but was told when asked that came from a brunch menu that was no longer available. The appetizers were good. A sever came with some food that was no ours and removed my appetizer plate at some point. I had tuna that was good but a bit overcooked. My guest had shrimp appetizer only. She ordered lobster potato that she did not care for a well.
So overall so confusing with the rotating menus I would avoid from 12 until 6.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Spent the earlier part of the day at a broadway show and had reservations at Blue Fin. We left the show with time to spare before our reservations so spent time at the bar until our time to sit. The food was divine with a creamy ceviche and an even more delicious East/West oyster platter for our appetizers. Ribeye was cooked perfect and the scallops were full of flavor. It was all great.

R
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, great service, beautiful restaurant. The space upstairs is very tight while waiting for our table (waited 15 minutes w/ reservation) along with servers trying to squeeze past at least 20 others waiting. I suggest not sending patrons upstairs until the table is ready. Otherwise fantastic experience.

AW
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere.

JP
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prepare to indulge your taste buds in a myriad of flavors...we are from Southern California - land of amazing restaurants and sushi bars and all we can say is WOW!!!!!! The food is so fresh and delicious and the presentation is awesome. Just be prepared to wait - even with a reservation - this place is in the heart of Times Square and everyone knows about it. Secret?? Sit at the bar for fast service and a quieter space believe it or not - and the bartenders are awesome!!

AL
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great pre- theater place for lunch or brunch. Varied, interesting and reasonable choices. Included cocktail at brunch a nice touch. Server was pleasant and efficient. Terrific atmosphere as well.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Everything was good, especially the unexpected free cocktail thrown in at brunch time. Sadly a couple of wait staff hadn’t made it to work which meant our polite and hardworking lady did her best but was overwhelmed with so many tables. All in all, an oasis for brunch right on Times Square.

OT
New York Area
275 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A pleasant place, with very good food and very nice service. Just wish they'd turn down the music a bit... A big space that generates enough noise on its own. doesn't need the music, too! But we'll be back. Great location for the theater district...

KK
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

When we arrived the hostesses were all arguing. It took a few minutes before we could get their attention to be seated. Food was good, not great. Our server was friendly, but clearly overworked. We had to ask for refills and barely saw him. I wouldn’t go back, but not terrible.

l
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Waiter, there's a hair on my sushi!
We were about to tuck in to our sushi when we noticed a curly hair sitting proud on the sushi. In addition to this;
We had to chase up drinks as starter had arrived by not the drinks. Apparently they were 'still being made'. It was a beer from a can and a glass of wine....not sure what had to be 'made'.
The wine was not cold enough.
Immediately after the 'hair incident' we were asked how our evening was do far - I told the waitress that it was fine until I found a hair sat on my sushi.
We had to chase up fries which we'd ordered with our main course - they arrived at a point in the dinner when I had less than half of my dinner left.
The main course itself was lovely - such a shame about the list of things above.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood was fresh- well-prepared
Service was friendly and prompt.
Will return

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely food, made a special effort for my sister’s birthday.

PJ
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish I could remember the name of our server. He was just right. Excellent breakfast and such a nice experience.

EJ
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant we will return

j
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I would for a pre-theater meal. the table was smaller than a bistro table! the staff didn't seem to communicate with each other too well.

f
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were before Theater.
The ceviche was very tasty.
The sushi was so fresh and delicious.

MO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I go to this restaurant all the time. This time it was very crowded and the service was terrible. I asked for a coffee refill 3 times before calling a manager over.

J
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was really good but the service from our waitress was awful. She took 4 attempts to take our order as she was pre occupied with other customers. We visited the restaurant as it came up as recommended gluten free but most of the mains contained gluten so was disappointing.
We had one drink and the waitress never back to see if we wanted another. Although the quality of the food was good we won’t go back

E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The quality of the food and service has gone down throughout the years.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Location was perfect, food was good, service was fine, nothing was outstanding

SD
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food was bland and tasteless. Four of us ate there and without getting desserts the bill was almost $300!! Do not waste your money on this place. The service was ok but the food took forever to get to our table. Would not recommend!!

TL
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food at an appropriate price. Convenient to Times Square.

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting our daughter during Thanksgiving weekend...

Great atmosphere, decor, and food

HP
Orlando
36 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food at Blue Fin was very good and the service was excellent! It is a great pre-theater restaurant. We were a 2 minute walk from the theater.

KD
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was goo for what it was. Very short menu. But not bad if your in Times Sq.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner before broadway show

R
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The service was terrible which was very surprising. We’ve been there before and never had service anywhere near this poor.

SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service! This was our second time here and we will be back.

WP
New England
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The service was abysmal and downright strange. We will not be back.

E
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

If you're in times square and want good food - not just Bubba Gump - this is a great spot. Much less sushi than I had hoped, but overall really good meal.

l
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We always go to Blue Fin prior to the theatre and always enjoy it. Our lunch was delicious but our waiter didn’t tell us about our complementary Bloody Mary or mimosa until we had finished our meals and the cocktails we had already ordered and finished. When I questioned this, he said he was waiting for us to finish our drinks before saying anything. I couldn’t have another drink prior to our matinee and left feeling dissatisfied we our dining experience.

j
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The service was outstanding but he was only one for a large room. The floor did not seem clean.

CC
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Good pretheater food and drinks but expensive. We had the martini flights for two— best part of our dinner

g
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, food service
Laura, our server was great. Perfect spot for pre theater dinner.

AB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, branzino and rib eye steak. Service great, ambience very good. Makes for an excellent dining experience. My third time at this restaurant. Never disappointed.

A
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We were in a rush and we stopped in at 9:45 at night and we didn’t get off food for one hour I weighed it was great but we were in a rush so I was all upset waiting so long.
The food was delicious

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress. Excellent food. Overpriced drinks

J
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

extremely mediocre and a bit pricey for the dining experience

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go before a show

S
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Service could be improved. This place felt more like a club than a restaurant. They had no soap in the bathroom. I had to call to their attention that they overcharged me for my meal and the waitress tried to explain it away as if it were a tax issue. I had to request the menu to explain that the tax in NY is 8.875%, not 15%. They also charged $30 for a plate priced on their menu for 29 (the salmon). All this makes one wonder if these mistakes are really mistakes or intentional. I will not be returning. Sad, because I worked on Landry’s/Golden Nuggets bond deal for Mr. Tilman Fertitta to buy the Houston Rockets and thought it would be a nice restaurant to try out.

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