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Service was slow. And not very attentive. Restaurant is small so not sure why they couldn't check on us and we had to keep asking for everything. Brought some food and then a long while after brought the rest. One dish was wrong and our other guest sat without her food for 15 mins while we ate. They said sorry but didn't offer her a drink or coffee for the inconvenience. It's a nice place but they need more staff and maybe she should train them better.
We found Fish Tag from other reviews and made a reservation. Seated on time (early actually!) and the food and service were wonderful!!
Pedestrian menu, though properly prepared with both fish dishes tender and moist.
Happily surprised. First time there. Unique menu of appetizers and main courses. Food was delicious. Service was friendly. Only regret - no chocolate based desserts for a true chocoholic. Plan on going back. No reason to go if you don't enjoy fish
I highly recommend this restaurant for anyone that likes seafood with a creative touch. The kale and smoke trout salad was the best I have eaten.
Quality doesnt justify the ratings on neither opentable or Google
The restaurant is not that big and I recommend making a reservation. We were a group of six that went to dinner before a show. The server was very attentive and friendly as was the host who seated our party. The food was very good. We all ordered a different dish and tasted each other's dishes and they were all good. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
Food was generally good, but not great - some dishes better than others. Probably not fair to rate a restaurant for a Valentine's Day dinner, as it was packed & everybody seemed to be doing the best they could. Smoked octopus was very good. Tuna steaks were very good. FIsh & chips just okay. Desert tart just okay. Biggest problem was wait time - we had to wait 15 minutes past our reservation time to be seated, and there was a very long wait between courses. Noise level moderated by smart audio design, so even though loud, very comfortable having a conversation.
We went before a show at the beacon that happened to be on Valentine's Day. I've been here several times before and always had a great experience Granted not the best night to be at a restaurant but for such a quality place that's owned by a food network judge I would have expected some level of service. We had an early reservation due to the show at 6:15. Waitress took our order, was very nice , but we never saw her again. Runners bought us our food and after they cleared the apps they ever replaced our silver ware. They bring our entrees and but no silverware Took forever to track someone down to get us a fork and knife. Out drinks were empty by then, no one asked us if we wanted another set of drinks. No one came by and asked us how are meal was. On a positive note , the bronzino was perfect. Back to the service , No one ever cleared our dishes after the entrees were done no one even asked us if we wanted coffee or desert. After a lengthy wait we were able to track someone down to bring us our check. I'm 55 years old and eat out regularly and for the first time ever I did not leave a tip. I wrote on the tip line " we were invisible ". All of this being said I've been to Fishtag several times in the last and had a good experiences the previous times I went
Main complaint was that the room is getting shabby. Table and place settings not so great.
Not an especially good choice for restaurant week as it’s really not cheaper than the à la carte menu also of the two desserts one was not available. The food was very good, the mussels loved and the chicken superlative. The service was great. All in all a fine time.
Amazing food and professional service
All in all a very uneventful dining experience. Went there during restaurant week and the first thing we are told is that one of the desserts is not available. Appetizers and entrees were good but nothing special that I’d want to have again. Waiter forgot to bring second round of drinks.
Food tasted great and we love this place but I came home with a stomach ache. Not sure if it’s the food or something else.
In a nice UWS nook (where Kefi and 777 once we’re) in 79th Street, this restaurant was friendly but disorganized, the service remarkably slow despite a less than full house. Dinner for three was entirely bland, and overpriced to boot. A disappointment.
The meal was delicious. It got noisy as the evening wore on — more crowded, more drinking, but the room seemed absorb some of the noise. Did not impact good conversation with a good meal. We’ll be back!
Excellent find for a Saturday brunch. Reasonably priced large portions of excellently prepared dishes. The server was attentive and nice. The restaurant was conducive to private conversation. I would definitely go again.
I ordered grilled octopus and branzino, two favorite dishes. They were inedible.
In addition, the room was monstrously crowded and extremely noisy. I was very
sorry to have chosen this restaurant.
Solid neighborhood seafood place. Cozy back room. Odd wasted space between front bar and back room.
Everything about the restaurant is good except the manager on that night. For the second time he was offensive to more than one person at our table.
Had dinner with friends. Food was delicious, service was solid and place was nice. Good value also. I would definitely come back
We always enjoy Fishtag. This time we ordered smoked tuna, which was sensational: bright-tasting and fresh. The grilled calamari salad was also very fresh-tasting, with crunchy vegetables to offset the texture of the squid. One of us had the fish and chips - nice piece of cod absolutely smother by huge chips and - surprisingly - arugula. We'll return. We always do.
Food was good but not superb. Tzatziki was bland. They were out of a lot of foods and teas we wanted. Staff was good and congenial.
Wine list for bottles very limited. Ordered something more expensive than I would have pr ferrd because there was no range between $50 and $75. Value otherwise excellent for food but this lowered my value rating above.
A nice neighborhood place with solid food-- Nice brunch spot
Overall it was very good, a few points of feedback on the food but would definitely go back or recommend. This was one of an increasingly few restaurants where the seating was set up so that you are not sitting right next to or on top of someone else. I am willing to pay a premium on the prices to have some sort of privacy, so this was a big plus for me on a date. Secondly, if I go out to eat or certainly if I spend a decent amount on a meal in the city I want it to be something that would be hard for me to recreate on my own or if your having a night out see something that comes out with a bit of a wow factor and gets you excited. I definitely got that just looking over the menu options, but also visibly was excited to dig into the smoked sable fish appetizer as soon as it hit the table, very enjoyable flavors too. The paella exciting as the sablefish when it hit the table, but it did taste great. The portion on the paella and what you ended up getting with the sablefish appetizer, along with the branzino entrée portion was deserving of 4 stars on value.
The critique I have is on overall taste/flavor for certain dishes. I was missing something on the branzino and the catalan shrimp appetizer, both me and my date agreed the branzino was probably the worst thing we tried. I thought it was just bland myself. Sort of a charred flavor on the outside more so than just a grilled flavor, I usually look forward to grilled fish skin taste but this was sort of a dry/bland to me. Maybe it just did not marry well in my mouth with all the other things I tried that were perhaps stronger, I'm not sure. I felt the same way about the shrimp, nothing really said wow, just larger shrimp I wouldn't reorder unlike the sable or the paella. But overall, very good meal and the environment for the date was perfect. I think if all the entrees had the same sort of wow factor as the sablefish appetizer, this could definitely be one the best or my favorites in the city.
I love Fish Tag. The paella is amazing. The drinks are amazing. The appetizers are amazing. The desserts are amazing. I mean...really...amazing.
My wife and I consider ourselves foodies. We enjoy most food, but when food is particularly good, we have “moments”. We had several “moments” enjoying the food at Fish Tag. Wow! We booked an open table 15 minutes prior, because of reviews and it was the last table for a couple hours. Did not disappoint. With all the restaurants in NYC, we usually never eat at the same restaurant twice... with rare exceptions. We’re committed to make Fish Tag one of those exceptions. So good. We’ll be back.
We had a group of 9 with three generations from 30 to 80. The staff was organized and attentive, even when we swapped seats. The smoked fish was fabulous and the wine was reasonably priced.
Great time for a get together pre- wedding.
excellent food and service. only objections is the noise level is a bit too loud. Will definitely be back!
Affordable and diverse brunch menu options: from smoked fish, to various egg recipes, to a pretty good lamb burger. Food is quite tasty without being mind-blowing - felt pretty good value for money. Inattentive and slow service in a nearly empty restaurant undermined the experience
Fish taco were great, but everything was just way too slow.
Delicious food, relaxing ambience and quiet.
Unfortunately the place was uncomfortably cold which distracted from our enjoyment.
We use to use this restaurant as our go to. We hadn’t been in a year so on this special occasion ,of my birthday, we went back and it was again spectacular. We will be back and we won’t hopefully wait a year.
Creative, artistic, fresh, and fun! Fishtag is a hidden gem in a wonderful upper West side residential neighborhood! Can’t wait to return!
The food was very good. Im not quite sure why I didn’t give it five stars. Something just didn’t feel 100% right. Perhaps we felt felt rushed and neglected at the same time.
The fish and chips lacked seasoning and the fries weren’t plated in an aioli that we just didn’t care for so we were stuck eating tainted fries.
On the positive side, the octopus appetizer was to die for.
The branzino was also very well cooked. I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to eat the skin since it wasn’t really cooked to a crisp but wasn’t super easy to remove either.
I would come back if I lived in the neighborhood.
I will be back whenever I travel to NY
Great food. Friendly service. Try this place
Host first tried to seat 4 of us at at big round table situated next to a huge long table where a party for about 16 people was taking place. We could never have held any semblance of a conversation at that table. When we balked he suggested one other open table for 4 in the back (which was where he should have put us to begin with). If that first table had been the only table available, he should have suggested we wait at the bar for a decent table. The service was blah. No one on staff seemed at all cordial or solicitous. Maybe someone close had died that day? We had to ask for water every time our glasses were empty and the wait for refills was forever. The food was good! So that’s a big plus. Only glitch there was our friend asked waiter about the shrimp dish and waiter said it had 5 shrimp. Dish arrived with only 3 shrimp. Friend unhappy but too pleasant to complain. So I’m doing it for him here. Overall I’d say Fishtag has very good chef who could use some upbeat and charming support at the front of the house.