Blue Fin

Restaurants , Seafood Midtown West
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Blue Fin
Photograph: Zenith Richards
Blue Fin
This noisy, singles-friendly, packed-to-the-gills bar, just steps from the TKTS booth, has probably been the scene of more than a few hookups. A school of fish is suspended overhead, and a staircase floats up to the dining area, decorated with backlit faux-tortoiseshell panels and mod white chairs. Chef Paul Sale cranks out crowd-pleasers such as sesame-crusted bigeye tuna with ginger-soy vinaigrette and pan-seared halibut with green and white asparagus in a vanilla-flavored brown butter. The crab-cake appetizer, with an accompanying mixed-green salad, is the perfect way to start reeling in your own catch of the night.
Venue name: Blue Fin
Contact:
Address: W Times Square Hotel, 1567 Broadway
New York
10036-15
Cross street: at 47th St
Opening hours: Sun, Mon 7–11am, 11:30am–4pm, 5pm–midnight; Tue–Thu 7–11am, 11:30am–4pm, 5pm–12:30am; Fri, Sat 7–11am, 11:30am–4pm, 5pm–1am
Transport: Subway: N, R to 49th St
Price: Average main course: $25. AmEx, DC, MC, V
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Pat M

I recently had lunch at longtime Times Square mainstay. It's no secret that the neighborhood can be pretty baron for good lunch options, but I wasn't overly impressed. It certainly wasn't a bad meal by any means, but it wasn't terrific. I opted for the Blue Fin Salad full of jumbo lump crab meat, which I must say was not skimpy. Even with grapefruit and chunks of avocado, I thought it was on the bland side. The atmosphere was nothing too special but it was fine enough for a business lunch. Overall, I'd probably try to find something a little better but in Times Square options are limited.