David Burke Fishtail
Great food but....I really enjoyed dinner. We had amazing crab cakes, a watermelon salad and surf and turf. The food was really amazing only problem is the table set up. We were sitting at a two person table but I might as well have been sitting with the table next to me they were so close. I could hear their entire awkward first date conversation! It became so uncomfortable we stopped talking at my table. Every table that had 3 or more people had enough room. The service was fair but it partly had to do with the fact that the waiter could barley get to the table. He was talking behind us! I thought this table configuration was really absurd considering we spent $100 a person and didn't get dessert!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent serviceFoox was very good but service was excellent. From greater to bus boy. All very friendly.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA no nonsense restaurantGood food, good service, good ambiance. Knowledgeable servers.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat fishThe Arctic Char was clearly the best meal. Just be prepared to share it between 2-4 people. It's a lot fish! Verges are done beautifully with virtually no oil. Bread was delicious.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was amazing. ExcellentThe food was amazing. Excellent fresh fish; friendly, knowledgeable waiter (Antonio). Learned a lot and had a memorable meal.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI was Impressed with everythingI was Impressed with everything from the food to the service. Everything was GREAT!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome FoodWe had a wonderful dining experience. We had a living social deal and it was fantastic6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFreshest fishFish was great; service marvelous; drinks were first rate; but stuffed lobster was overcooked.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, a little slowWent here with a few girlfriends before work. Food was amazing! Shellfish tower was fantastic and a good selection. Only downside was that the food was slow to get to the table.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding MealThis was one of the best meals we have had in a very long time. Everything was delicious, especially the crab cakes, which are crispy on the outside and really tender on the inside -- and the lobster dumplings. That's not to say that everything else wasn't also great, because it was. My steak was cooked perfectly, and the soft shell crabs were outstanding. The waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and made some great recommendations . Dessert -- the cheese cake lollypop tree -- is amazing! We had a Living Social voucher, and in addition to two appetizers, two entrees and two desserts, it also included an incredible cold seafood platter, with lobster, oysters, clams and crabmeat. All in all, a great meal at a great restaurant!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect!Fishtail strives for perfection, and achieves it! The staff is warm, friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. The decor is a comfortable townhouse environment, and the menu and food are simply sublime. My personal favorite was the angry lobster. It just doesn't get any better!!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI'd go back again and again.Great restaurant, great service, great food.
Don't miss the crab cake appetizer, the best I've had anyplace in 40 years.
Other great appetizers-seafood tacos and shellfish tower.
Don't miss dessert for two-DAVID BURKE’S CHEESECAKE LOLLIPOPS
The rest was also excellent. I'll be going back SOOON!!'mmm5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMVery cool New York townhouse!Excellent food. Fish offerings were great. Small menu with good choices - something for everyone. We ordered 3 appetizers and a salad and it was plenty of food. Service was attentive.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAttention Seafood Lovers!For me, this is a fun brunch place. But yesterday, I had dinner there for the first time. Our dinner included a seafood platter with oysters, a whole lobster tail, crabmeat, and shrimp. It was fresh and light and enough for even three people to share. I had crabcakes coated with some crunchy goodness, then filet mignon and lobster dumplings. The dumplings were juicy -- reminiscient of the wonton I grew up eating. The coconut cake and mango sorbet made a perfect pairing for dessert. The staff was attentive and very professional. Overall, I had a great dining experience here.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce they turned the musicOnce they turned the music down it was really terrific. Food was fab. The Honey Badger cocktail was fab. You will love it.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMB'Day DinnerFood & Service good to excellent. Would return & recommend.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWOWWe chose FishTail for my birthday celebration this year and it didn't disappoint! From the warm and friendly service to the exceptional food we are so glad that we found this gem. I will definitely be back!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWhenever we are in NYC weWhenever we are in NYC we try and include this restaurant on our itinerary because it is always a good experience. My husband enjoyed the tuna this time. The salmon was good but I really wished I had ordered the crabcakes. I have gotten them before and they are outstanding. I did not particularly care for the salmon served on penne pasta. I just made a bad decision on my entree for my taste, but the overall experience was good as always.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMNice and SolidGreat Food and good service. Burke delivers excellent seafood. Try the Pretzel Crusted Crabcakes!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an excellent meal.We had an excellent meal. Alas, it was quite noisy, which takes away from the enjoyment of such delicious food.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe LOVED this place so much!We LOVED this place so much! The food was amazing, service great, all around excellent experience. Highly recommended4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMA Seafood Lover's Dream!The food was carefully prepared, fresh, and wonderfully seasoned. Their seafood was some of the best I've had... Crisp shrimp cocktail, incredible "crab cake" and crab salad, scallops seared and perfectly prepared, and tasty sauces to accompany many dishes. Their signature dessert, lollipop cheesecake tree with bubble gum whipped cream, was creamy with crunchy toppings and a fun way to end a perfect meal.The wait staff was attentive and professional. I definitely will return!Reservations are a must and an early reservation will help avoid the crowds!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMStick with the basicsVery nice experience overall - the raw seafood, ambience and service were all terrific - but most of the plates in our four course prix fixe meal felt overly complex and ambitious. The pretzels and dressing crusting the crab cake obscured the light taste of the crab, and the scallops, while fresh, were overly salted in the sauce. The lobster dumpling in the surf and turf did all the work, while the filet was just along for the ride. The butterscotch panna cotta was bullied by a thick layer of curried gelatin, but was magnificent once it was extracted without the goo. We'll go again because the ambience was nice, but will stick with a simpler menu: martinis, a seafood tower and a crisp salad.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner was delicious the townhouseDinner was delicious the townhouse is a beautiful setting...4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMA Perfect Game (Fish!)I'm certain there are better restaurants than David Burke's Fishtail in Manhattan. This past saturday night, my wife and I didn't need one. Served the seafood 4 course pre-fixe for 2, we basked in delight! First course, shellfish on ice; sweet bluepoint oysters, shrimp, and a mound of crabmeat (dungeness?). Second; a "crab cake" wrapped in thin pretzel sticks made to look like a sushi roll in it's mat. As much fun to look at and play with as it was to eat. Mine was fluke crudo; a carpaccio of thinly sliced raw fish, radishes, blood carrots, and herbs. My norwegian blood bubbled delight. Third; Cheryl,s trout transported her back to Rio 1986, broiled and accompanied by lemon butter and capers, she was close to heaven. Why go on?4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find in the cityWent here after finding a great coupon deal and boy what a awesome experience. We ate off a special preset menu so I can't speak to the regular food but the set menu was amazing! We had fluke crudo and Thai shrimp ceviche as starter, followed by really great scallops and a surf and turf door main courses. Of course we had the cheese cake lollipop tree for dessert which is a house special and worth it for the picture alone.
Make sure to get a little bit of peanut brittle for the road.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMTownhouse SeafoodFishtail is one if my favorite. The food is prepared in a tasteful way without over flavoring. The service is impeccable with the service staff and Maitre d' checking numerous times to see if anything was needed. The corn bread at the beginning of the meal gets the pallet ready for the delicious food which follows. The townhouse setting makes it a perfect place for a quite romantic dinner4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWent to Fishtail on one nightWent to Fishtail on one night of our honeymoon while in New York. The staff were very attentive and gave excellent service, advice on the menu and on wine selection. The atmosphere was nice and we had a very nice evening.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was great and theEverything was great and the food was superb. The waiter was very courteous and provided excellent service but it was a very busy night and we waited a long time for the dessert to be served.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite restaurant in NYCThis is the second time we have eaten here and it was just as great as our first time. They really know how to prepare great fresh fish. I had the Trout with a dill sauce and it was amazing. The serving size of my fish was very nice. We will be going back to this restaurant again. Great staff too!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMStick with the fishOver all, a very nice place (we were a party of five). The staff was very, very good. The side dishes (we ordered all but one) read well, but were disappointing in taste. If you stick with the fish, you'll really enjoy your meal. The non-fish entrees were just fair.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMNothing special apart fromNothing special apart from the chocolate lollipop tree. It was nice and I trully enjoyed the dinner but I won't be coming back the second time.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat AtmosphereThe restaurant was lovely, the happy hour special at the bar was great. I had a wonderful time and enjoyed the food and service emmensely3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI love this place. EveryoneI love this place. Everyone is so friendly and the food is great. Cant go wrong!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday Lobster LoverA seafood lover's paradise. The sunday $45 prix fixe is a great deal as there are about 4 lobster entrees on the menu. The cheesecake bubblegum lollipops are overrated.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFISHTAIL'S ROCKS!!!!!!!The staff was friendly and courteous. the environment is warm and friendly...and very clean!!! Holga is an awesome waitress. The chef is very talented, I had an excellent experience!!!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was good but when we gotIt was good but when we got there the hostess couldnt find our reservation.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went there because of aWe went there because of a Groupon deal. We were restricted to the prix fixe menu, but that offered so many wonderful dishes. This is an excellent seafood restaurant . Waiters and staff were friendly and solicitous, almost genuinely happy to see us.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMNot consistantWe were a bit disappointed. Lived the dry roasted mussels last time- they were very spicy , new chef this time and this was not the case. The chorizo crusted cod was delish, the Angry lobster no where near as good as last time.Service, our table- all perfection, but the food did not hold up. We would go back, not for awhile.... Not happy it was not consistent.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love it here. David BurkeWe love it here. David Burke was chatting at the bar. Always a good experience.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great time.....wonderfulHad a great time.....wonderful staff. Didn't make you feel "less than" because you used a coupon. Perfect seats and food was excellent. Will def come back. Loved the raw bar!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFist-class seafoodAn elegant gourmet seafood restaurant equally suitable for groups, families, or romantic dinners.1/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWhether we order the fanciestWhether we order the fanciest lobster dish or simply the french fries, everything is always done and presented in the best possible way. We usually sit in the bar area but consider this a "special occasion" because no matter where we are everything is so much fun, so tasty, well presented and served with style that it is special.1/5/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't miss pick for a great dinnerWonderful food, terrific fish/seafood, attentive service. The prix fixe keeps cost manageable.11/28/2012 12:00:00 AMFabulous food!What an excellent restaurant all around! The food was amazing, beautifully prepared and presented , delicious flavors as well! My Mom and I thoroughly enjoyed all of our selections which included a grilled shrimp Caesar, an appetizer portion of the special pasta for the evening, and a beautiful amuse courtesy of Chef Ed Cotton, clams with duck sausage and shrimp toast. Our main courses were perfect, and the desserts were phenomenal as well. We enjoyed our wait staff, they were very attentive and fielded our questions regarding spicy ness and portion size like pros. We will go back, and we highly recommend!3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food & service,Excellent food & service, very attentive. My 2nd time & would go again. Staff made you feel welcome & comfortable.2/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic experienceIf you like seafood, this is the place to go. We went for restaurant week. One glance at the menu and we knew we'd love the food. And yet we underestimated just how subtle, nuanced and flavorful each item would be. Would give 6 stars on the food if I could. I had read from the other reviews to expect brusque service during restaurant week, so we had braced ourselves for this. But again proved entirely wrong, every single person we interacted with, from the bartender to the host to the waiter and guys who topped up our water etc all offered an impeccable experience. Ambience is nice, modern, low lighting, divided into a few separate rooms aether than a single large room, which helps build a feeling of intimacy. Overall, one of our best city1/31/2013 12:00:00 AM