Newly opened seafood destination, Crave Fishbar, appeals to the Midtown masses. Brian Owens and chef Todd Mitgang are the faces behind the new restaurant, offering up to 60 seats to patrons. The original Crave Ceviche bar, which was located across the street from the new space, was sadly destroyed in a crane accident in '08, but that didn't deter the owners. The new space is located within a 19th century townhouse and offers up some favorite dishes off the old menu, including plancha grilled yucca with lime butter and toasted nori, along with a brand new menu of edible delights.
The restaurant is decorated with some salvaged materials from the original space, along with custom chairs and tables, giving the joint a rustic, beachy vibe. The bar is an astounding 25-footer, serving up wine and cocktails to pair with their dishes. There is also a private room, which displays an octopus mural along with a bolted butcher's block bar that serves raw seafood and tipples. Crave is now open daily for dinner, with lunch soon to follow.
Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 5:30-10pm; Thursday-Saturday, 5:30-11:30pm; Sunday, 3:30-9pm