Permanently Closed - Fish Tag

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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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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4.2based on all time ratings
4.2
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4.1
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3.8
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vipJackF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant is now closed, apparently permanently. But they did not inform me, even though I had a reservation; it simply had a sign on the door saying it was closed.

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LinaV
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

To whom it may concern,

VERY upsetting and embarrassing to show up at the restaurant for my reservation and finding out that this restaurant is CLOSED, not for that day but the restaurant was GONE.

It was for my friend’s birthday dinner and I was mortified and embarrassed.
How is this possible that I was not only able to book on OPENTABLE and still got this confirmation?!?!

I expect and would appreciate some explanations, apologies and some kind of compensation.

Best,
Lina Viengkhou

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MichaelP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Don’t get turned off by the lack of front door appeal. Food and service was great. Go for the trout!

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vipLoriS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Very disappointing. While the service was never great the food use to be much better. New menu leaves off the reason we use to go. Pretty sure we waited at least 45 minutes between finishing appetizer and main course - even though we asked about it a few times. No reason to go back...

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vipRobbo
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This restaurant is very good. The food is good and the service also good. the only problem recently has been that it is very hot inside in the summer. I was there last week and the air conditioning was broken and it was a bit like a sauna. Aside from this, I enjoyed it and plan on returning, especially if they fix the air conditioner. Try the tacos - they are delicious.

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vipTheGang
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Food was very good actually. Service friendly but very slow. Place is a bit dated. But fish was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Fans set up everywhere, crap at the bar, no one offered second round of drinks, had to flag down barman as he was waiting tables. Half the menu not available. Restaurant gave feeling it was struggling.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Terrific service and excellent food. A treat for the taste buds.

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EstherC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I wrote a rave review for this favorite restaurant of ours a few years ago, when it opened. We've been here several times, and I regret to say, last Friday was disappointing. About half our meal was not up to snuff, which has never happened before. The Shrimp Catalan was not very good at all. The shrimp was slightly overcooked, and the potatoes were very undercooked. They were not patatas bravas by any stretch-- those are meant to be crispy. And we ordered a cheese at the end that was melted (not what I expected), but the cheese had separated from the oil almost immediately. The octopus was as good as ever, as was the salmon tartar. The prawn toast (bruschetta) was OK- not as good as usual. They used to have a Bacala (smoked cod) bruschetta that was out of this world, but they've yanked it from the menu over a year ago...I hope they bring it back. We'll probably give it another shot, but I'm not sure we can call it our favorite restaurant any longer. Service is always good here, though...

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JanetS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice find for a pre-theater dinner (near the Beacon Theater). Really fresh fish and tasty ingredients. The Octopus was delicious. Cozy atmosphere and excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Took a time for dessert and coffee but was worth it.

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maryannCT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This is the first time I have ever been compelled to write a review. I am not generally hard to please. I was worried when I walked in because at 8 PM on a Thursday night, this restaurant was not at all busy. The experience started with the waiter saying "First let me tell you what we don't have"... A restaurant called FISHTAG and they were out of Tuna, Sea Bass & Bronzino. That eliminated at least 5 menu items as those items were both appetizers and mains. I believe the only fish that remained was a Trout special and Salmon. My son ordered a beer and "surprise" they were out of that one too. If I hadn't been with my son, I would have cut my losses and left as I had a feeling. The rest of the experience was sub-par. The food was not horrible but just acceptable. We didn't bother with dessert because I couldn't wait to get out of there. The service was attentive and friendly, no complaints with the waiter.

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RichardW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Fish restaurant was out of 3 of 5 fish selections....... wha?????

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amw12
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We want there for my daughter's graduation and it was well worth the splurge! the food was amazing and even though everyone loved what they ordered, they also wanted what everyone else had too! If we're ever back in NYC we would go back in a heartbeat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem! Great food, drinks and service! Next time I venture New York, it’s worth a second visit!

LB
vipLaurieB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The good was great the service wonderful Ambiance cool Only problem noise level Had to lean in to hear each other talk Nothing on the walks to absorb the sound
Hard to find and have meaningful conversation

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall2food3service4ambience2

The A/C was broken in the dining room but no one bothered to let us know till we sat down. Was too hot to enjoy the meal...
The was a bad smell throughout the restaurant which didn't add to the lack of ambiance.

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edruart
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Finding a decent fish restaurant in Manhattan that doesn't cost a arm and a leg is difficult. So delighted that I found FishTag. The food is excellently prepared, nicely portioned and presented in a room that's kinda cozy. Have brought friends there and they were delighted as well. Be careful you don't pass it by. The dining room is quite far back past a lovely bar. Give the fish and chips a try. Yummy !

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vipDKone
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Greatly disappointed this time around dining here.
The appetizer, smoked octopus was tender but lacked any type of smoked flavor. The entrees, grilled branzino was just ok. Cooked well but the seasoning was lacking from my first visit here. The fish and chips were good and tasty but could have come with another piece of fish.
The wine on the menu was available, but you were not told until the waiter retuned and stated we are out of it. I thought it may have just been an oversite, but I overheard another table request the same wine by the bottle only to be told it was not available and asked to try another white wine. Bait and switch?
I left disappointed and should have listened to some of the other recent reviews, something here has differently changed.

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vipSteve
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Everything was good until the end. For some inexplicable reason, towards the end of our meal, a party of four was seated right behind us. There was a quiet table of two in front of us and the rest of the room was COMPLETELY empty. A foolish and unnecessary decision. They could have been seated anywhere providing us and them with a modicum of privacy. No longer able to hear our own conversation, we left. And will not return. Too bad. It was otherwise a delightful evening.

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vipAlizaEloise
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Just okay food.

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vipCarynS
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there with my family for my birthday dinner. It couldn’t have been a better night. From the moment we walked in, Dan, the host was amazing. He was friendly, fun and very accommodating. Our waitress was also wonderful. And the food was just outstanding. Everything we had was delicious, from the steak tacos, shrimp tacos, salmon, skirt steak and sable. Overall, an amazing meal with an amazing staff. Definitely recommend

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vipfishface
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming staff, just the right amount of attentiveness, good food, well prepared

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vipAlexandraB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was fantastic. We came in with a stroller, and were really impressed how things were handled. Will be back for sure!

KL
KendraLynn14
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal! From the attentive waiters, the delicious meal, and inviting atmosphere - I would recommend this restaurant to anyone! The food was mouth watering, presented beautifully, and recommendations from the waiters were perfect to your likings and preferences. As a foodie and frequent Food Network follower, this gem did not disappoint!

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vipSbsNYC
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

4 of us met at this convenient restaurant to attend some plays on W 86th Street. We arrived early but were not seated until all 4 of us arrived. Waiter kinda slow in taking orders, and was especially slow bringing one martini along with the glasses of wine to the table. He may have had an off day. I ordered ceviche. Presented on a long white slab-plate. Hmmm. Food not great. Alas.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding celebration dinner

AM
AndiM
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent fish restaurant. Everything perfectly cooked. Simple delicious food that felt elegant. Chef was ok w one substitution-though I got the feeling it was grudgingly. Still. I did get an option to substitute. We all fully enjoyed our meals.

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vipHannahK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Loved the food. A bit noisy but it was great. Wish we had discovered this restaurant sooner.