Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

 Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

We were looking for a seafood restaurant Midtown and decided to go to Blue Fin, the restaurant of the posh W Hotel in Times Square. I admit that we were not sure what to expect as many restaurants in that area care more about foot traffic than returning satisfied customers. And you know what? I was pleasantly surprised! 

 Lower dining room at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

Lower dining room at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

 Bar area at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

Bar area at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

 Sushi bar at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

Sushi bar at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

 Dining room at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

Dining room at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

The place is quite big with the main dinner my room being upstairs. The best moment to avoid the noise is definitely after 7:30pm as people start leaving to go to shows and the first time we went there, we arrived in a packed dining room that emptied fairly quickly, giving my ears some well deserved relief. 

Food wise, it is all about seafood, including sushi, but, if you prefer meat, they have a couple of dishes that could do it. 

Here are some of the things we tried there:

Junmai Nigori sake- Tozai "snow" Maiden: delicious, I love the color of it that comes from the fact that it is unfiltered. 

 Junmai Nigori Sake at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

Junmai Nigori Sake at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

 Junmai Nigori Sake at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

Junmai Nigori Sake at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

Szechuan Sour, made with Langley No 8 Gin, yuzu, and kefir lime leaf, Szechuan peppercorn (quite refreshing with a nice citrus flavor):

 Szechuan sour cocktail at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

Szechuan sour cocktail at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

 Szechuan Sour cocktail at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

Szechuan Sour cocktail at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

Dressed sushi: eel with pineapple and kojujang. 

 Dressed sushi with eel, pineapple and kojujang at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

Dressed sushi with eel, pineapple and kojujang at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

East coast and West coast oysters: if I recall, the East cost were Blue Point from Long Island, NY and the West coast were Royal Mayagi from Washington State. They tasted very fresh and I love fact that you can try two kinds, tasting the difference in flavor and texture.

 West Coast, East Coast oysters at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

West Coast, East Coast oysters at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

 Royal Myagi oysters from Washington State at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

Royal Myagi oysters from Washington State at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

 Blue Point oysters at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

Blue Point oysters at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

White sesame big eye tuna with sake oakwood shiitake, bok choy, black rice and a ponzu emulsion. Delicious, the most surprising part was the black rice.

 White sesame big eye tuna at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

White sesame big eye tuna at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

 White sesame big eye tuna at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

White sesame big eye tuna at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

Halibut a la plancha served with jumbo lump crab meat, lemon herb gnocchi and roasted squash. That dish was sublime: I thought that maybe with the gnocchi it would be heavy, but it was not the case. And the fish was so good: flakey and moist, cooked to perfection.

 Halibut a la plancha at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

Halibut a la plancha at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

 Halibut a la plancha at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

Halibut a la plancha at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

Glazed Chilean sea bass with sesame roasted eggplant, crispy rice and lemongrass soy. This was another sublime dish. Again, the fish was perfectly cooked and the crispy rice was delicious.

 Glazed chilean sea bass at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

Glazed chilean sea bass at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

 Glazed chilean sea bass at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

Glazed chilean sea bass at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

One dish however that was just ok for me, after all of these very good one was the simply grilled Montauk calamari that could have had more flavors. It was served with a cauliflower chopped salad.

 Simply grilled calamari at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

Simply grilled calamari at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

 Simply grilled calamari at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

Simply grilled calamari at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

Dessert was not and after thought at Blue Fin! We tried their creme brûlée with shortbread cookies.

 Creme brûlée at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

Creme brûlée at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

 Creme brûlée at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

Creme brûlée at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

But also their chocolate raspberry molten cake that was to die for.

 Chocolate raspberry molten cake at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

Chocolate raspberry molten cake at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

 Chocolate raspberry molten cake at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

Chocolate raspberry molten cake at Blue Fin at The W Hotel in Times Square

Each time we went to Blue Fin, we had delicious food. That may be surprising for the location but it is true: it is one of my favorite seafood places in the city!

Enjoy (I did)!

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Blue Fin at The W Hotel - 1567 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

 
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