Any restaurant that has “Fishbar” in its name is off to a good start in my book. Why? Well, seafood is the easiest cuisine for someone on the nobread diet to eat; when in doubt order a seafood tower or ask for a piece of fish simply grilled and you’re all set! I’ve heard a ton about Crave Fishbar over the years as it is located right across the street from New York City favorite, The Smith. This week, I finally made my way into this Midtown East spot and was thoroughly impressed by its cute and cozy ambiance, welcoming staff, and nobread approved menu. Crave is the perfect place to catch up with a friend or take your next date, and you won’t leave disappointed…
In addition to serving naturally gluten free cuisine, gluten free items are noted next to each dish that is nobread approved! My life made even easier! To start, I recommend the rice dusted calamari, octopus, and a seafood tower. It is rare that I can eat fried calamari, so whenever I can I absolutely order it and I suggest you do the same. For mains, my friend and I ordered the grilled organic Scottish salmon and the seared yellowfin tuna. Both hit the spot! Portions are large, the food is incredibly flavorful, and we had nothing but positive things to say about each dish. The lobster curry, yogurt marinated John Dory, and grilled swordfish are also gluten free, and I’ll have to try one of these on my next visit.
This year, Crave Fishbar started serving brunch and I will absolutely be back to check it out. The fish tacos and baked eggs are 100% gluten free, and plenty of the cage-free egg options can be prepared gluten free when you ask for them nobread or notoast. If you go to Crave Fishbar during outdoor dining season, grab a table outside! The seats out front are limited but add another element of “cool” to your cute and casual dining experience. Thank you, Crave Fishbar, for making gluten free dining easy and for serving delicious, nobread approved food!