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Fish Tag
Fish Tag

Fish Tag Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fishtagrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (212) 362-7470
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, International
  • Executive Chef: Michael Psilakis
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: FishTag is open to discuss catering for on premise or off premises events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 79th (Broadway-Amsterdam)
  • Public Transit: 1 Train to 79th street and Broadway. B & C train to 81st and Central Park West. M79 crosstown bus to 79th and Broadway.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: There is a parking garage on 79th and Amsterdam
A word from Fish Tag
FishTag restaurant is an Upper West Side seafood driven tavern by Chef Michael Psilakis. While the cuisine is easy to enjoy on its own, the menu is designed to pair intelligently with a variety of beers & wines to enhance one's dining experience.  With an extensive wine by the glass and craft beer program, FishTag proves to be an ideal restaurant for family dining, counter seating, date type outings, or just a place to kick back with a unique beverage.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The previous time we were at Fish Tag (easily a year ago, probably more) we really enjoyed everything. Last night, we both had the octopus starter, which was good-sized and tasty. But our entrees disappointed, mine especially. The sea bass portion was large, as was the rapini. But the latter was TOO large (and REALLY bitter) and the tomato confit (presumably an attempt to balance the bitterness) was almost non-existent in comparison. Andrew like his swordfish/sausage entree much better (he at least ate everything, while I left a good bit of both fish and especially rapini). Sorry to say this, but we won't be back. Little occasion to be here anyway, especially now that the Mannes School is closing on 85th."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Great find on the Upper West Side. Delicious food and cocktails. We need more restaurants like this in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "First time here and was pleasantly surprised by the interesting menu with Cheese and Charcuterie selections plus a great beer selection. The menu shows suggested pairings of wine/beer depending on the meal you've selected. We kept it simple with the Roasted Salmon and Grilled Branzino stuffed w/Head Cheese. The portion size on the Branzino was a bit on the small side and it is supposed to come with Brussels Sprouts but basically it came with I'd say 2 Brussels Sprouts sliced up into about 10 pieces. Both were cooked properly to our request but I'd pick something other than the Branzino next time. There was some redemption on the dessert...the Sundae is huge and tasty. Great service, too."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "My friend and I had a very nice meal here, but when the dessert is the highlight, that doesn't bode well for a return visit. I was unimpressed with the Greek salad, much too full of peppers and very little feta cheese. My friend did enjoy his salmon, but my shrimp were too spicy and the portion was too small for the price. We also had to ask for bread. However, the coconut custard dessert was outstanding and the ambiance is lovely."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Nice local place with good, interesting food. Love the roast chicken!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I ate here 2 weeks in a row. The waitress is delightful and very accommodating. I recommended the kale/trout salad to my friend who loved it. This week my Sea Bass did not come out as hot as last week, which was disappointing. My wife had swordfish. The cut of fish was wonderful but, although ordered medium came out undercooked. We probably would not have had a problem with sending things back but didn't feel like getting into it. Nevertheless, I would certainly give this restaurant another try. We did have to ask for the music to be turned down, which was done without any issue."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food was delicious. The two recommendations we got from the staff (kale salad with smoked trout and smoked octopus) were fantastic. I also liked the menu setup and how their were wine/drink pairing suggestions for each item and that you could order anything from 1/2 glass to a bottle of wine. Can't wait to go back again."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Loved this restaurant - every dish was just delicious, and our waiter was totally fun and helpful."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We went to Fish Tag expecting excellent fish and were not disappointed. We were a party of five and so among us we tried nearly every entree and all were very good, but the grilled octopus starter was absolutely fantastic. Better than the same at the most high end restaurants in the City. We will definitley be back. And soon."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Last night was our first try of this gem. The Kale/trout salad is wonderful. The sea bass, a fish I recently had at Le Bernadin, was phenomenal--and much better than a Le Bernadin (for incredibly less money). We tried some wines that were quite good. We went before a performance at Lincoln Center--an easy walk. Our palns: To return soon."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Love the kale salad with smoked trout. Service always knowlegable and friendly. A neighborhood favorite"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This place is a real gem. If you want a luxurious, leisurely, delicious meal, look no further. The menu cycles through seasonally, adding enticing new options. The service is always above excellent. My boyfriend and I visit fairy regularly and Fish Tag is above and beyond one of the best dining experiences in the area."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Noise level was intolerable. Could not hear the person across the table."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Nice find on the upper west. Tucked away downstairs, but plenty of space and great food. Reasonably priced as well."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Really enjoyed dining here. The decor is austere but nicely done. The skylight brought in natural light where other restaurants of this configuration lack windows. The swordfish and octopus were standouts Definitely must order items."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I have been here 4 times, and the food has always been good and the atmosphere pleasant. However, on the most recent visit, the service was beyond atrocious. It was embarrassing because we brought friends, who were appalled at the service. Both the host and the waiter seemed entirely uninterested in serving us in any way, whether it be seating us, refilling our water, taking our drink orders, etc."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The food at this west side restaurant is excellent --it is very Mediterranean and very tasty. Their bacala is exceptional and so are the entrees. The noise level is high and difficult to hear across the table. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "$20 gets you a coffee + brunch item + mimosa or Bloody Mary. Great deal for groups."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food at Fishtag has been much better. The lobster bucattini was more like brussel sprout bucattini...not so great. The fish is fresh and the menu is still interesting with great Mediterranean specialties listed light to heavy with a nice wine list. Also, the noise level is beyond tolerable. Unpleasant to keep asking your companion just across the table "what did you say?""
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great Delicious Creative Food....courteous professional service......inviting lay out.....what more can be said"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "As much as I look forward to the food, I find the service frustrating especially when it's busy. My advice is to leave your New Yorker hat at home and enjoy the cuisine. The wines are good and something new to me is you can actually get a 1/2 glass when you want just a little more. I highly recommend Fish Tag."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "love sitting at the bar here. Food is delicious and different and staff is attentive. have been over 6 timess in the last year and have enjoyed every experience. We need more like this on the upper west side!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food was ok. The service too slow. We wait for 35 min for our fish. I think is too much. But The place is Nice ."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "A wonderful find on the upper West side! We had a concert to attend at Lincoln Center. The chef prepared an out of this world Octopus Grecian Salad as first course and a wonderful Sea Bass bake for the entree... flavors were matched with wonderful wines. We'll be back! A great find! "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "But be sure to order the kale and trout salad and the calamari starter. A little hard to find this restaurant but truly worth it."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Excellent menu and superb food. Salmon well done was the best I have had. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I always have a delicious meal at Fish Tag, and I'll be back again! Get the smoked trout salad! "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Very good seafood dishes with Interesting combinations. Tasty, filling and moderately priced in an area that needs this type of restaurent. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "When the cab let us off, we thought that we might have made an error in the selection. We soon discovered that we did not. Very creative menu. Food was terrific. Service was friendly and helpful with recommendations. This will definitely be on our list for the future. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "My girlfriends and I had a reunion of sorts at Fish Tag. The staff was lovely and the food was delicious. I've already recommended it to friends."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "The food is excellent. Service is friendly and unobtrusive. Great value."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "At first hard to navigate the menu trying to make a meal from the three distinct menus... so did a medley of smoked fish (which was the interesting part of the menu) and cheese, then ordered a couple of other things from the main menu. I've seen complaints about the half glass of wine listing but it allows for trying different wines, you just have to be aware that it will add up. All in all a great addition to the UWS. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "You can't get better dinner for $36 anywhere in NY - appetizer (clams) + main (superb lamb) + dessert. We enjoyed it very much. The wine selection is wide (although I was disappointed that they were out of Sancere). Will definitely come again ! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We went for Mother's Day and ordered off the regular menu and everyone was happy with their meal. Their is not a special children's menu but the wait staff suggested a bowl of buttered noodles for our little girl and she was delighted with them. Small but very good draft beer selection. A great evening!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Fish Tag has an inventive menu well-prepared and nicely served. Extensive wine and beer list moderately priced. We enjoy repeated visits."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "I was in the mood for seafood and wanted to try a new spot nearby, so I chose Fish Tag. The dining room is in the back past the bar, and is a combination of Parisian farmhouse (big marbletop farmhouse table in the center - maybe for wine tastings?) mixed with a little urban loft (industrial lighting). Waiter was very friendly and properly attentive. I had the grilled bass and it was fantastic, including whatever charred veggie it was served over. Boyfriend had the roast chicken and he claimed it to be the best chicken he'd had in years. With a Duvel beer and a glass of Chilean Sauv Blanc, our meal hit the spot! I will be back."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "The menu paired some unique dishes with appropriate wines and brews. Our server, JC, was very helpful in both explaining the choices and offering some suggestions as to how dishes could be changed to accommodate our tastes. The only negative was that out table was along side a wall with peeling paint. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "We had a reservation for 2 @ 6:00, the restaurant wasn't busy yet. Our server seemed irritated with our slow processing if the confusing yet cool menu. He didnt smile, was disengaged, quick to suggest something for us to choose rather randomly. The place became loud & busy around 7:15, & the service continued be marginal. Good was quite good, although had the server taken even the least bit fb interest in our food interstests, we would have ordered more from smoked fish/meats/cheeses menu, which would have landed him a bigger tip based on % of bill. There are so many better places to eat in NYC, I won't go there again."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "My husband and I recently moved from the West Village and were looking for cute cozy spots with great food on the UWS. We found Fish Tag and absolutely love it! We went last night for our 3rd time and took another couple. The food is consistently delicious and very unique. If you love Octopus this is the place ... generous portion and amazing mix. We also love the other apps and the Branzino with cheese head is a must try. Highly recommend going here! "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Menu structured by pairing, so main course and apps are all sorted together. Octopus and kale salad were exceptional. Neat list of wines and beers. Food is very good. Tables are small and restaurant felt stuffy. Otherwise an enjoyable meal without kids."
    Dined on 5/3/2014