1567 Broadway, New York, NY | Directions 1003640.758961 -73.985196
Sun-Mon 7am-11am, 11:30am-12am
Tue-Thu 7am-11am, 11:30am-12:30am
Fri-Sat 7am-11am, 11:30am-1am
Neighborhoods: Theater District - Times Square, Midtown
Great Live Music at the Cozy Bar Upstairs – We ducked in to Blue Fin when it started sleeting after being dragged to Grease! The all glass bar on the street level was packed but the host told us there was seating on the second level. After making our way up a gorgeous wide stairway we found our new favorite Times Square bar! There was a jazz duo in the corner and a great wine selection to help warm us up. Then we found out the full dinner menu was available at the bar and my wife had a bowl of great clam chowder and I had a crab cake that was a little small but perfectly tender and not too greasy. We were so happy to have found the place that we had another glass of wine and stayed until the band packed up and went home.
I never have high hopes in Times Square but this was one of those memorable nights when you stumble upon something that is just perfect. I wonder how much longer until word gets out and the upstairs bar is as crowded as the downstairs.
Hip Seafood – The girls and I tried this place out for Restaurant Week and I must say that I was impressed. The Staff was warm and attentive (the manager was a cutie) and the seafood was really fresh. The decor was impeccable and this all nestled in the lunacy called Times Square, lol. A definate must do for seafood lovers who can appreciate a trendy atmosphere. I enjoyed everything that I ate and I am not a seafood lover and very picky at that. They have an extensive wine selection so if you'd rather not dine there's always the bar. I'd go back, next time preferrably on a date.
I am in love with Lana Trevisan. She is the director of operations, partner of blue fin and b r guest restaurant group. I eat lunch at blue fin 3 times a week in hopes i will see her walk up and down the stairs. She makes the food taste better.
Excellent Seafood! Great Atmosphere! – Blue Fin is a great place for seafood lovers. The decor and atmosphere are very beautiful. They have two great bars if you just want to hang out for a drink. The staff is friendly and attentive. If only two of you are dining, you don?t even need reservations, as the place is huge and they turn tables pretty quickly. The sushi is very fresh at this place, and they put together delicious options. However, the best thing about this place is the fish. They take high quality cuts of fish and prepare it in innovative ways with great ingredients. The specials always change and are always awesome. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who likes fish. The desserts are good, typical of the BRGUEST restaurant group.
Best Salmon Plate – It is a very classy place and the food there is just great! Perfect place for a date. It is a bit pricey but it is worth it!
Fantastic service and atmosphere – I tried out Blue Fin recently, taking advantage of the restaurant week prix fixe deal, and was very impressed. The staff was what impressed me most. I expect a good meal and well-made cocktails at an upscale restaurant, and they delivered. I also sometimes, sadly, expect a little attitude from the staff, but I was pleasantly surprised when the hostess offered to seat me as soon as I arrived, which was a little before our actual reservation, and had no problem when I told her one of our party would be a half hour late. Many places won't seat you until everyone is there. Our waiter was also very good, managing to appear whenever we wanted something, but never hovering. It really is the service that can make or break a restaurant, no matter how good the food is, and Blue Fin is impeccable in service and atmosphere. As far as the food goes, my friends are I thought it was very good, I especially loved the cheesecake desert. The only advice I would give to anyone is if you order soup and you have a preference for hot or cold soup, ask. I had the corn soup with crab as an appatizer and it was very tasty, but I was a little surprised that it was served cold, as I usually just assume most soups are served hot. All in all, we had a very pleasant meal and I would definately return.
sushi stinks, but drinks are great – this is a huge restaurant and a great setting for a lively affair. the drinks were delicious. the sushi however was not very good at all, the rice was gummy and cold and the oysters/clams did not seem that fresh. the desserts were delicious, you have to get the smores. but probably would not return
What a great place it was to bring in 2007! – I still can't bring myself to say the $700 I spent for two was worth it, but once I forget about that (with the help of champagne at the time) it was a wonderful experience. It's not the best position on the Square, but it's the best all things considered.
Server was very friendly and unusually accommodating for New York, food was good, ambiance was good save for a cretin manager going around with a pair of scissors randomly and systematically stabbing balloons starting at 10PM. The look on the guy's face was disturbing - just put the scissors down champ.
A Pleasant Surprise! – When I found out my boss reserved a table for 4 of us at the Blue Fin during our annual kick-off meeting, I immediately went to Citysearch to read reviews. They were all over the board from very bad to very good. I went with low expectations and was pleasantly surprised. Our waiter was friendly and very attentive. Two of us thought the food was 'good', and two of us (including me) thought it was Fantastic! I had the tuna tartare appetizer (fresh, tasty, nice presentation) and the chilean sea bass entree which was out of this world. My boss had the seared tuna entree and was thrilled with it. Our coworkers had the halibut entree and the salmon entree which they liked, but said it was nothing special. Dessert was very good, the cherry-chocolate tasting was really quite a treat with 3 different desserts to sample. The almond pear tart was also very good. We sat in a booth on the ground floor, in the back of the restaurant. It was very comfortable, though a bit noisy. I plan to go back sometime with my husband who is a seafood lover.
Tourist Trap- Poor Seafood, Expensive! – It's so sad that most of the restaurants in times square are so horrible. Guess it's because they constantly have an influx of tourists so they don't need to worry about actually having a decent establishment. Blue Fin's ambiance is quite nice and the waiters are very friendly. That being said their food is nothing more than average. I own a seafood store so am quite picky about the seafood I eat. Not saying the fish was old but was not particularly fresh. The portions are TINY and the price does not match. Think a main course fish entree was about $40-$45 and it was about 6 ounces of fish. Most of the fish were overcooked. Sauces were average. Not worth your visit unless you're a tourist interested in seeing the big city, big lights.
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