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About 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.

222 W. 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, International

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

Cross Street:
79th (Broadway-Amsterdam)

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 362-7470

Website:
http://www.fishtagrestaurant.com/

Catering:
FishTag is open to discuss catering for on premise or off premises events.

Parking Details:
There is a parking garage on 79th and 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.

Executive Chef:
Michael Psilakis

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Details
Fri - Sat 9:45PM - 10:30PM

Fish Tag Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (32)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Good for a Date (21)
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Casual (21)
Cozy (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Healthy (17)
Bar Seating (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Authentic (13)
Special Occasion (12)
Romantic (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Business Meals (5)
Fun (5)
Seasonal (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Tapas (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

everything was wonderful but i strongly suggest the grilled octopus.
best damn thing on the menu

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

the service was excellent and the environment is very inviting.. the food is very good but I think they should have some specials each evening as the menu is limited..

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

I have been there many times. The food is less interesting than in the past and too expensive

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion, Cozy, Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Fish tag was a great experience for us. The Italian wine was good. The four appetizers we had were tasty. They were priced between an appetizer & entree but are substantial. Its a great find & we will go back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The fish spread was the winner. Pretty good food overall. Although trying to slip us a different wine from what we ordered is annoying.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The seafood paella was delicious. Plenty of mussels, shrimp and whitefish. Buttery, saffron goodness!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great place for a date. Good food, wine and ambience for a conversation.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

I was a bit concerned with so many bad reviews but our meal was good. Calamari was tender, could have had a bit more seasoning. Bronzino was very good as well as Clams/pasta. The Ceviche appetizer was good with an excellent presentation. Our waitress and server were both very attentive and knowledgeable.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Only one out of four entrees was really good - appetizers ok - too bad - thought it would be a neighborhood go to!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I'd never heard of Fish Tag, even though I live on the Upper West Side, and now that I've tried it, I will definitely go back. The food was great! I've never eaten the skin of a fish before - never wanted to - but the skin on my fish was so crispy and yummy I ate every bite! Can't remember the dish I had, but it was served with a succotash of corn and green vegetables as well as a pea puree - so light and delicious! Shared an appetizer of gravlax that was first rate, and we also split two desserts. The pumpkin bread pudding was awesome. The apple tart was simply okay. The host - some guy wearing a Batman jacket - was less than charming and welcoming, but our waiter made up for it with his warmth and helpfulness. The decor wasn't fancy but was perfectly fine. If you live on the Upper West Side and you like fish, you should definitely check this place out. If you live in a different neighborhood, the food is definitely worth a subway ride.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Fishtag is almost perfect. The service was great - wait staff helpful but not overbearing. The decor is lovely and the ambience is cozy. There is a wonderful wine and spirits selection. I do wish the menu was slightly more varied and offered a few healthier options. But all in all, it is a great choice for special occasions.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great fish restaurant. Excellent service. Nice atmosphere. Reasonably priced. Highly recommend We will go back very soon.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

An early saturday night, food is great. room is a bit too dark and service a bit too slow. wine list is small and mostly overpriced. Having many cured fishes on menu is unique and very welcomed.

Salmon tartare was bland, fish quality was superb, but needed some seasoning.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

First of all the food was excellent.The mussels in a seafood broth along with chickpeas and fennel was superb.The cod fish and chips was also prepared perfectly.Instead of fries there were I believe were new potatoes(nice and crisp).WE also had 3 shrimp tacos,tuna tartar and a tuna entry which was cooked to the tight temperature,
Service was uneven.While Our starters were delivered in a reasonable time ,they brought our second course while we were finishing the appetizers.I observed the table in front of us and there food was spaced out nicely.I will give the restaurant the benefit of this service blip.However when we were served the mussels we were not given a plate for the shells.
One caveat.The wine prices are marked up an unfair amount.A $14.99 Albarino was priced at $82.This is over a 400% markup.The greek wine from Santarini was also marked up over 400%.
So avoid the wines and order a beer or cocktail which are priced more reasonably.
The manager did comp us on the shrimp Tacos and a small cheese plate.
I would definitely recommend the restaurant for the food and I feel the service would be up to par the next time we go

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I've eaten at this place a few times. It's consistently good and I like the vibe of the restaurant. For some reason, there were a few tables of kids this time, which I've never seen. It may be because I had an early reservation. But the food is really good, especially if you're a fan of fish. I had the shrimp appetizer and the branzino. The wait staff was attentive but not overbearing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Seasonal, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Sorry to say that I would not recommend this restaurant. The people were nice, but the food was disappointing. The skin on my branzino was not seared properly, causing it to be very chewy. The Brussels sprouts were quite burnt and there was about a teaspoon of squash purée. My husband said his tuna was good, not great. His meal caused him to be sick all night. We will not return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great spot for amazing seafood dishes - well prepared and sumptuous dishes. A good combination of tastes and presentation

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Gem of a restaurant! Delicious food, great service. Would definitely come back again and recommend to friends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The restaurant was slightly hard to find for one in our party because the signage was hard to see but other than that our experience was very good and we will certainly return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Very tasty food, and attentive service. Love this find.

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Grilled octopus was as good as what you would get in Greece!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Quality of food has degraded since my last visit. Grilled octopus is no longer grilled. The kale salad is still great. The spice Manhattan we used to live is no more

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Loved the food, atmospher and the service was excellent. Will definitely come back
. One of my favorite restaurant...

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for a Date, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Was seated promptly, food arrived pretty quick and was good. Waiter was attentive, refilled water but didn't hover.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We recently dined and enjoyed both food and drinks. Cocktails were delicious and creative. The grilled octopus appetizer was wonderful as were all of our entrees. My only complaint would be the service - our server was very nice, but seemed to be spread thin. We had to flag down the manager to get served at the beginning of our meal, and then had to continue to attract our server's attention later when we needed additional items, the bill, etc. It's too bad since I had such great expectations for this restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed Fish stag...the waiter was very helpful and attentive and we appreciated not being rushed. Will definitely return. Wonderful tuna entree, incidentally!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Delicious food. Great wines. Mediocre vegan option (veggie plate only). I selected the restaurant for a business meeting because of the great seafood. Many times a vegan shows up and the planner is unaware of her dietary restrictions. The chef of an outstanding restaurant should keep one nice vegan option handy for these types of dining experiences.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Loved the smoked fish appetizer but everything was delicious. We had tickets for a show at the Beacon and even with appetizers got out in one hour with the help of our awesome waiter.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The service was excellent. Our cocktails were creative and excellent. I had the tuna tartare as an appetizer and it was absolutely amazing. It is sold on a bed of herbed ricotta and has homemade garlic chips on top. The texture and flavors were amazing. My husband had the Gravalax and thoroughly enjoyed it.

We both had the Brazino and it was very good.

We got a free dessert as we had checked in to Yelp. I chose the fresh (just ready at 6:30) Baklava and absolutely loved it! My husband tasted it and didn’t. The reason he didn’t love it is because it was not as sweet as a traditional baklava and that’s why I loved it! Fish Tag includes dates in their Baklava and that cuts down on the sweetness. The taste and texture were perfect!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

don't go out often but this was my second visit and is quickly becoming my favorite restaurant.

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Salmon was excellent. Skip the mussels and clams. Server was friendly and attentive.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The food was great. We especially loved the cheese platter. Wine choices were very good and the bartender makes the best drinks ever!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Excellent quality of food and very friendly staff.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 9, 2017

This was my first time at FishTag restaurant and I will without a doubt be returning. The food was excellent and the portions were very nice. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Fun, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The A/C was not working and we were sweating the whole meal. Food was great though.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great place for a date or great dinning. Nice bar and attentive staff, bartender and GM.
Will return again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Cozy
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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 5, 2017

First time but not our last. Everything was very good. Server was
Pleasant and competent. Salad and gravlax were excellent as was the sea bass,branzino and paella.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We visited prior to seeing an event at the Beacon theater. There was parking on the street at 6 PM. And we were able to eat dinner and walk to the venue very quickly. Despite the fast turnaround on food, or fish dinners and appetizers were perfectly prepared. I don't know how they did it so quickly, but I'm not complaining! We will definitely go again.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Food excellent. Ambiance superb. However, service was not speedy . Good that we were not in a hurry. And the temperature was warm, the dining room stuffy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Visiting the city for a few days and decided to try this restaurant because of where we were in the city that evening. It was a wonderful discovery. Food was excellent staff was really friendly. Totally enjoyed the experience

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