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General Info
A modern seafood restaurant, where Broadway energy meets quiet sophistication.
BBB Rating
A+
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Hours

Regular Hours

M 7am-11pm, Tu-Th 7am-11:30pm, F-Sa 7am-midnight, Su 7am-11pm (Sunset Menu: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM daily)

Brands
troy,atlantic,ocean,rubyfoos
Payment method
all major credit cards
Price Range
$$$
Neighborhoods
Theater District, Midtown Manhattan
Categories
Sushi Bars, Seafood Restaurants, American Restaurants, Japanese Restaurants, Asian Restaurants, Caterers, Restaurants
Other Information

Cuisines: Seafood

Price Range : Above Average

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FitMOMA

05/14/2012

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Overall
great fish, very pricey and small selection.

I am from LA and I LOVE LOVE LOVE sushi. As a result, I know sushi. This place did have good fish (the the best I have ever had) and the ambiance was decent. The place was filled with tourists. The menu was really limited. they don't have many specialty rolls, or specialty sashimi. The food was also very expensive. I would not go back.

elsiehester

12/12/2011

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Overall
A Day to Remember

It was our wedding anniversary. My husband loves eating seafood. I want to make it a memorable day for the both of us. So we went to this restaurant without having second thoughts.
I ordered the best food for the both of us. One of it was the Lobster/Shrimp bisque. It was very tasty. My husband enjoyed eating all the food that we ordered.
So I guess my husband had a really great time during that day and I know we will never forget this day ever.. The place was so perfect for our celebration. We will never forget those moments. And of course the staff and the restaurant itself.

jujubeans

02/08/2010

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Overall
There's better elsewhere

Arrived around 10:30 on a Wednesday night after late flight . We were exhausted and couldn't be bothered to put on coats, gloves, etc to brave the weather. This was inside the hotel. The place was pretty much empty, not surprising as it was mid-week and January.

Yet, per the host, the only table available was the one immediately adjacent to another couple. By immediately adjacent, I mean so close I could smell the guy's aftershave. It was a first date; we know because we heard every word. They were adorable.

We were surrounded by empty tables. There was no reason for us to be jammed together. The place was empty. But, when we requested one of those many empty tables, the host claimed they were all reserved by after-theater diners. I had to refrain from asking which version of reality he was logged into. Again, it was a Wednesday night in January and, oh, right, we're in the midst of a recession.

It took over 20 minutes for a waitress to take our order, another 30 before our entrees arrived. The rolls were rock hard and could have served as lacrosse balls. They'd clearly been over-microwaved but were lukewarm. The butter was frozen.

Entrees, when they finally arrived, were decent but nothing special. Service was distracted and haphazard.

As for the after-theater rush - that consisted of three guys who came in at 11 for drinks.

It's New York, there are hundreds of great restaurants, many within 1 block. Don't bother with this one.

prnaylor

04/04/2009

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Overall
yum

Great Cobb salad at lunch. Excellent seafood. Cool that's it kinda part of the W Hotel. Great, unique atmosphere.

sixnohit

03/08/2009

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YUMMMMMMMM!!!!

My friends and I went to Blue Fin after seeing a show. We ended up showing up a half hour earlier than our reservation. We were seated immediately. We started off with a selection of sushi rolls. Those were gone in no time. I had the Lobster/Shrimp bisque. I really wanted to order another one as it was so good. Instead of having lumps of lobster and shrimp on top, there was a little salad...almost like a seafood salad. The mixture of the celery and green onions added a little extra flavor to the bisque. Only thing that I would have asked for would have been a little topping of creme fraiche. I had the Sauteed hailbut with lemon herb gnocchi, mushrooms and lump crab. I'm not a fan of gnocchi so I only ate a couple of them. The halibut was so light and flaky. Everything was cooked perfectly. For dessert I had the Upside Down Chocolate Souffle cake. OH MY GOD!!!! It was chocolate goodness. There was a nice size scoop of ice cream along side the cake. We were so full that I wanted to get a room at the W and just sleep off the food coma that I was in. The only reason I won't give 5 stars is because of the placement of the downstairs bathroom. It's right near the kitchen and server area. It's a unisex bathroom which isn't a big deal but there's only one. There's no good place to stand if there's a line. I would have gone upstairs but my foot was in an air cast and stairs are not the best for me. Other than that, I'd go back to Blue Fin again. The food was excellent.

valeriepeters

01/15/2009

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Overall
Beware of unpublished specials

chose this restaurant because of its location and online menu, but when ordering, was told that there was a foie gras special as an appetizer. unless you are familiar with this barbaric practice of expanding and extracting goose liver through torture and suffering, no reason to think this is an issue. if you aren't familiar with it, please educate yourself and insist that restaurants ban this item from their selections. i would never have selected blue fin had they listed this option on their online menu (which may be why they keep it a secret). blue fin - if you're listening - please do the right thing so that i can come back in good conscience and enjoy other items on your menu. otherwise, portions were small but tasty, prices are steep, and service was excellent. if you're a local, sit upstairs away from the hordes of tourists in TS.

JSHarris77

09/30/2008

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Overall
The best place for SUSHI

I ate at a lot of sushi places and this place has the best yellow tail. It melts in your mouth you dont even need teeth to chew it. All of their sushi is good you cant go wrong. I ate here many times and i've never been dissapointed. If there was a 6th star this place would get it for sure.

Osado

07/25/2008

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Overall
Fresh Seafood, Touristy Spot

I went here last night with my friend for Summer Restaurant Week. Ironically I did not order from the Restaurant Week menu as there was nothing interesting to choose from. So I ordered the tuna crusted with sesame seeds, cooked medium rare. The tuna itself was delicious, prepared just the way I like it, however I was dispointed with so little sides (came with white rice and vegetables). Interesting enough this place does have one of the freshest seafood I've ever had. (I also ordered the spicy tuna roll, very yummy). The ambiance was great too although it's a tourist's spot since it's in Times Square, so the noise was loud. I recommend going there later than 8pm to avoid the broadway show crowd.

Powerfulrobot

02/24/2008

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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.

renee_james

01/31/2008

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Overall
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.

jonkelly1

01/07/2008

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Overall
blue fin

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.

nyurebel1980

12/04/2007

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Overall
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.

irenecordahi

08/17/2007

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Overall
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!

Victoria F

07/20/2007

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Overall
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.

happiness1234

07/12/2007

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Overall
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

mannysteiner

06/22/2007

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Overall
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.

djacobs61

01/11/2007

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Overall
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.

nyckrissy

12/22/2006

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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.

ainslie

11/19/2006

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Beautiful restaurant interior and above average food quality

This is a very good restaurant. Great location in Times Square. Everything we ordered was rated good to excellent. The service was really special. I was with a large group and they did a nice job covering the tables on a timely basis. I had the Big Eye Tuna entree and it was beautifully prepared. The place is pricey but after all you are in New York. Price value is good.
I returned in Nov 2007. Still a great place. Sea Bass was amazing!

someonemystical

09/26/2006

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Overall
Great Martini - But VERY expensive

Lets begin with the customer service. We had to wait long periods of time between sightings of our waitor, and when he did wait on us, it seemed like forever before he would bring back whatever it was we requested. Thank goodness we weren't on a schedule, because we were stuck there for over 3 hours waiting on the waitor to wait on us!
The sushi was horrible. They bring out 5 small pieces and charge a small fortune for sushi that is barely edible. I spat my first piece back into my napkin and didn't finish the remaining.
The atmoshphere was pleasant and the martinis were good, but too expensive.
My husband and I ordered two martinis each and one order of salmon sushi and our bill came to $110.00. I was not impressed.

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