Fish Tag
Fish Tag

Fish Tag

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fishtagrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2123627470
  • 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.
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Fish Tag reviews from OpenTable diners
157 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (99)neighborhood gem (94)notable wine list (47)romantic (29)special occasion (28)good for groups (25)great for brunch (19)vibrant bar scene (13)late-night find (13)kid-friendly (10)hot spot (9)great for lunch (8)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • doesn't work
    Sjep
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    trying to be clever, or something, the menu is just weird and hard to navigate. The food is uneven. a few delicious dishes, but mostly bland, unsuccessful duds. everything, especially the wine list, is overpriced. Our waitress was remarkably friendly and helpful, the only really nice part of the evening.
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  • Delicious as always!
    MichelleVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Try the bulger salad and trout/kale salads so tasty!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food, terrific service
    cwm21
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The smoked fish plate is a must, wine list is reasonably priced by Manhattan standards, service was spot on.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our favorite place to dine before concerts at the Beacon
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oh yeah
    Easygoer
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Smoked eggplant bruschetta, smoked octopus appetizers, striped bass, Bronzino, all done to perfection. Asked for wine pairing recommendations in flavor ranges: delivered. Our wait staff was knowledgable about the food and wine. Definitely a return visit in order.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent pairings
    AychArrGuyVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner at Fish Tag this past weekend. The venue is great, the vibe is positive and the service is really top-notch. The menu was very interesting and I loved the intelligent way it was designed. Dishes are color-coded (red for appetizers, black for entrees) and the menu progresses from lighter items at the top to heavier, more flavorful items towards the bottom. In the side margins you find recommended drink pairings that correspond to categories of wines & beers on the other side of the menu. Clearly, a lot of thought and care went into the design and structure of this menu - both on paper and in the kitchen - and it really worked for me. Very impressive and very delicious!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Great brunch!
    bcd818VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Really enjoyed dinner here, so decided to check out the brunch. It was wonderful! We had the deluxe brunch, which included the salmon platter. Delicious, even the bread was great. The brunch drinks are outstanding- I loved the marytini on the bloody mary menu. I had the moroccan eggs as my main- totally delicious. This restaurant is a fantastic addition to the neighborhood.
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    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Great restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food was delicious and interesting. Nice, cozy atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great fresh food / customer service
    AlanKVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was on point, very fresh....you cannot go wrong. The menu is set up so you can pair the food with beverages which is very cool. Meghan worked with us and comes HIGHLY recommended! She was extremely professional and everything she had suggested paired nicely. Kudos and thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looking for Dining Value
    carecaVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Hipster style, but food was way too expensive, vs. the quality.
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  • Delicious!
    bcd818VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Had a wonderful meal with friends. The staff were very attentive and helpful- everything they recommended was delicious! The octopus was perfect, the trout and kale salad, the mussels- we didn't have a disappointing bite.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Margaret-Ann
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Outside is dull but inside is charming! Food is outstanding! Wine expensive for what they serve.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Amazing food
    foodophileVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The food is incredible, prices reasonable and service friendly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Very good
    familyVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Interesting room and decor. Innovative menu, knowledgeable and staff and wonderfully prepared fish.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Late Dinner!
    TravelingCAGirlVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was just around the corner from our hotel and had good reviews, so given the hour (8:30pm) we thought it was worth a try. Very glad we decided to dine here. Staff from welcome to bar to busboys were welcoming and prompt. We took staff advice and tried the kale & smoked trout salad as an appetizer -- it was amazing. Had salmon & roast chicken for the entrees. Skin on the salmon was beautifully crisped and fish was well done (as requested). The orange-thyme sauce on the chicken saved it from being a bit dry; roast potatoes were perfect. Sadly, there was no space left to try the signture sundae, though we did see one in passing and it looked great (and huge). Oh, and they have an amazing drink list, too!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DEEEELICIOUS!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Fish Tag was a recommendation by a friend and it was just as she said "YUMMY"! The waiter/host was so knowledgable about the menu and made great suggestions. I highly recommend Fish Tag!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty and hits the spot
    food4everVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Notable eats in the UWS. Food is well-prepared, attractively served, and the wine pairings are delicious and generously poured. Good value and a nice night out....could only be improved by lower noise volume.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • UWS Gem
    HungryKitty
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Fish Tag is Another M.P. Shining Star The Food and Pairings are Impeccably put together. The Service is both Friendly and Competent. Definitely going back again and again !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious.
    Cather123VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The appetizers and entrees here are great, different fresh and delicious. Just look out for staggering prices on wine and dessert. Although they were tasty, a glass of sancerre for $18 and an ice cream sundae for $14 were just ridiculous.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I had moderate expectations coming in but was pleasantly surprised. The wine list is very diverse and the suggested pairings are helpful as well. The portion sizes are good and will fill you up. Try the trout.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    pmcb
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Wonderful flavors, really good service. Highly recommended.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • A lovely meal!
    UWSSansKidsVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We had expert care and wonderful food for an early evening meal last week. Our only recommendation: put some plant life outside the front lowered stoop; it's a busy block and it was not easy to find you, and when we did, the outside of the restaurant didn't look anywhere near as nice as the inside. Thanks for a wonderful meal!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    KW84
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Although we made a reservation due to Restaurant Week, it didn't seem necessary, as there were only, maybe, three other groups dining with us for our 6:45 dinner. The food was excellent and the waiter was knowledgable. I will say that it was slightly disappointing that a bottle of white, that wasn't even as good as some $20 bottles I've had, was $38, the same price as the entire, three course dinner with the deal. Perhaps it's to make up for the Restaurant Week deal. Other than that, it was a pleasant experience and a decent amount of food.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    BonappetitVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    What a fabulous evening. We asked our wonderful server, Megan, to choose appetizers for us. She presented us with six eclectic choices that all complemented one another; we couldn't have been more pleased. The entire staff was terrific. Thank you, thank you! We will return soon. A+++ :)
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, bad space
    ebmudder
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Food and service were very good, but the ceilings are low and a/c registers close to the tables, making for uncomfortable drafts and noise. For a small room (10-12 tables), the hard surfaces and low ceiling made for an unpleasantly loud experience. Lamb chops and mussels were excellent, swordfish w/greek sausage was lacking in flavor. Interesting menu lists food from light to heavy flavors, but mixing appetizers and main courses in one list is confusing. An email sent 24 hrs in advance to the "info" address on the website went unanswered.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Be careful what you order
    BeKe
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Some small plates are very small, some large plates are not that large. Some items are lovely, others, not so much. The pairings suggested seem right on and the way the menu is organized is refreshing. Coffee is way over priced; gotta make a profit, but give me a break $4.50.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mommad4ever
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The resturant week menu was amazing! We had salmon,trout, lamb chops. All of our meals were amazing. Can t wait to return. Di
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    hot spot
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Really enjoyed the selections. Service was lovely. Very attentive.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointment
    Sasha
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    1 star for variety of seafood, 1 star - creativity Space. Its ok that it's kind of a basement, but it is not ok that paint is chipping off the walls, and I don't mean little spots. Where we were sitting the "hole" was a size of my head. Not enough light, small and dim, I cant read the menu, and I am under 30 and have no probs with my vision. Definitely doesn't worse do go for a restaurant week, as you are not getting a deal and many highlights from their selection are not included there. We ordered from regular menu, and entry portions were small and nothing outstanding. Appetizers - good size, but weird combo: scallops, grapes, grapefruit, some greens..Octopus and pumpkin puree? Service: server was good, host attitude + I am annoyed vibe.
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  • restaurant week
    yaya
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    came here with 5 other friends for restaurant week. service is very good, ambience very good. For the food, appetizers not bad, but me and my friend ordered two medium steaks somehow came out as well done, thats so bad! one of my friend ordered a lamb chop, that was amazing good. overall is a good restaurant!
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    good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall, great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We took my aunt, who was visiting from out of town during restaurant week. Our first two courses were absolutely delicious. My aunt and I come from a long line of foodies, and we both enjoyed our dishes. The only complaint we both had was the dessert. Lime tart with fresh strawberries sounded great! I expected a crispy, flaky, delicious tart shell and got something kind of resembled a mediocre prefab pie from a not so great grocery store. Palatable, but not by any means to die for. If it hadn't been for that, I would be all in with the 5 stars. All in all, it was a really great meal, and I don't often order dessert anyway, so I'd definitely go back.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Not impressed
    Samee
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I would have to say I most likely will not go back. I had the stripped bass which was very bland and the prawn bruschetta as a appetizer. There were very few prawns in the appetizer although it was flavorful. My husband had a Greek salad which was ok plus the salmon which also was lacking flavor. We had to request salt and pepper for both courses. Service was ok not very attentive. It was a Thursday evening during restaurant week. Several empty tables. We did not order off of restaurant week menu.
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  • Healthy and Delicious
    austinfoodie
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The food was delicious and very healthy. Impressive and exciting charcuterie menu (including many smoked fishes).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Varied level of goodness
    Janeo
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The bruschetta was superb and the scallops excellent. Corn sop did not deliver, it sounded better than it tasted. The lamb chops and trout were very tasty and the salmon was nothing special although the salsa on the side was really good.
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    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dined During NYC Restaurant Week
    mllrah
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Enjoyed spectacular Chilled Corn Chowder and Bulgar Salad for appetizers, followed by delicious Trout and Salmon entrees. Lemon tart dessert was disappointing but the other aspects of the whole dining experience made up for the lackluster dessert. Outstanding beer and wine menu as well!
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SERIOUS ABOUT FISH
    Pescatora
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    FishTag offers an inventive modern menu of excellent fish and seafood; a great choice of cheeses, antipasti, and salads; and a good wine list, although stronger on whites (I'm a red drinker, even with fish. They could add some Bordeaux.) The waitperson patiently let us try two or three wines before we chose our bottle. Preparation is light-handed and healthy, so the flavor of the fish is undisguised. Portions are, in the words of Goldilocks, "just right," not too big, not too small, though dainty eaters could share an entree. It's a little noisy--a lot of percussive surfaces--but no annoying music. I would go back, and I have.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Well cooked fish dishes and a great smoked octopus. The small bites during happy hour are a perfect palate teaser.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fijiVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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.
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  • Wonderful Food
    Delish
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great find on the Upper West Side. Delicious food and cocktails. We need more restaurants like this in the neighborhood.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SJR1VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.