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Posted by From NYC & Extremely Satisfied on 04/30/2006
To begin with, I am from NYC and love restaurants. My boyfriend chose this place for our anniversary. It was an amazing surprise. I have been to several of Steve Hanson's restaurants and have had a great night at all of them Steve Hanson's food and environment at all of his restaurants make it seem like you are at an event. He has not forgotten a single detail. The oysters were spectacular, the sushi appetizer special was just a party on the tongue; he big eye tuna was an amazing blending of flavors and the dorade will make you eat more than your stomach can hold. On top of all of this, the bar offers creative, fantastic drinks. Blue Fin is totally worth the expense; and how can you go wrong with a great live jazz band as your background music :)
Posted by Catherine on 03/19/2006
Blue Fin is elegant with an open & modern feel. The service was superb and so were the desserts! The food was without a doubt delicious, but nothing extraordinary in comparison to other NYC restaurants of the same caliber. A group of us split the s'mores cake and a trio of creme brulee. I would go back for the dessert in a heartbeat!
Posted by Unhappy diner on 03/14/2006
Very nice atmosphere, but the food was average at best.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/29/2005
Not surprising - a lot of the best reviews are from out of towners. This place is not representative of the food NYC has to offer. It is overpriced and no matter how "fancy" the food looks, it's mediocre at best. The fish was not fresh, the lobster in my soup was fishy and tough. The service was nothing special and the whole experience seemed pretentious.
Posted by Trump on 11/05/2005
When in New York I either go to Ruby Foo's or Bluefin. Ruby Foo's is good asian, but Bluefin--hea hea, is my favorite. From the bread opening to the main course. If you order anything other then the Halibut you should be beaten! Don't order beef, this is a seafood resturant. The Halibut is the best seafood meal I have ever had. It will cost you more than your first car did, but it is worth it.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/19/2005
I had dinner with my friend at blue fin last night, and I was really disappointed. Maybe my expectation were too high. I don't know, but the only thing I can say was good was the soup, but what can go wrong with soup? The service was fine, kind of friendly. I would not recommend it... with all the choices out there... nope. oh, and way to pricey for what is worth.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/22/2005
Had dinner with friends here last weekend. Service was good and we loved the ambience. But the food was average at best. Started with oysters that were very fishy and did not taste right. Also had sushi rolls and sashimi that were not impressive either. Pretty disappointing..