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Fish Tag

4.2
1387 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, International
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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
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Phone number
(212) 362-7470
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Psilakis
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Catering
FishTag is open to discuss catering for on premise or off premises events.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
79th (Broadway-Amsterdam)
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Parking details
There is a parking garage on 79th and Amsterdam
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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.
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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What 1387 People Are Saying
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4.0
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

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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2.0Dined on April 13, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Wedding celebration dinner

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

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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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We made a reservation to eat here prior to a concert at the Beacon Theater. The service was fast, friendly and efficient. The food was good but certainly not special. The melted pecorino with lemon zest and the smoked tuna appys were very good. My sea bass was cooked perfectly with crispy skin but was perched on a rather bland corn and bell pepper succotash. My girlfriend's branzino was a bit over cooked and served with good but boring roasted brussel sprouts. This is a good spot to hit prior to a concert but it didn't make me want to run back there. They also need to up their wine game. Their by the glass choices were limited and uninteresting.

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2.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Worst experience in a good restaurant ever. Inquiry after 45 minute wait post-ordering yielded neither result nor information. After an hour we were told they were out of octopus but they had no explanation of why we didn’t get the already prepared smoked fish or news sooner. After 80 minutes they confessed that the server had failed to push the button that would forward the order to the kitchen. No explanation of why they didn’t discover this sooner despite our inquiries. Food finally came. They comped drinks, wine and the 3 appetizers they finally produced. Not good enough. We could afford to pay our bill - we wanted our food and done one to pay attention to their house. Enter at your own peril

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Hard to find but nice once we got past curb appeal. Attentive waitress who they sent home (overheard)because they were slow, service good in transition but a little explanation would have been nice.
Worse thing was they ran out of Chardonnay (I don’t understand how that happens) but all in all a nice meal and experience.

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The food was delicious, beautifully prepared bronzino with carmelized Brussel sprouts and a tasty fried cod dish for my dining companion. The service was beyond weird. They were out of Chardonnay by the glass (?) and refused to open a bottle of any other Chardonnay, so I ended up with a glass of an OK Sauv. Blanc, but I wasn't the only diner who was put in this position. They don't serve bread, though on request they give 2 pieces of grilled (very good) bread. No salt or pepper on the table. Our dessert, apple tart, arrived before any forks to eat it and the crust, which I think was filo dough was firm enough it required a knife, which we were only given one of because we were splitting it. If you can put up with feeling the customer is always wrong, the food is very good.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Absolutely the best food I have had in a long time. The first bite of both our meals was a wow. We will go back as frequently as we can. Absolutely flawless service and food.

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Fishtag has been one of my go-to brunch places. But the most recent experience was totally disappointing. Maybe because of lack of servers, when I entered the restaurant, there's no one at the front for 2 minutes. And when we had to change table because of sunlight, we had to move everything by ourselves. There was not one help with anything. I went with the prix fixe brunch, which includes coffee. I waited almost till the end of the meal and was told there was issue with their coffee machine. That's fine things happen. But at least they should make up for that, getting a coffee from the coffee shop next door, offer an option for another drink or just deduct the coffee price from the check. At least do something make the customer feel they tried to compensate.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We had dinner at Fish Tag before a concert at the Beacon Theatre. It was a terrific meal... great menu. Highly recommend the Smoked Trout salad and the Shrimp and potatoes. Great place for a meal before a show.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

We found Fish Tag from other reviews and made a reservation. Seated on time (early actually!) and the food and service were wonderful!!

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Pedestrian menu, though properly prepared with both fish dishes tender and moist.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Quality doesnt justify the ratings on neither opentable or Google

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Always great!

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Amazing food and professional service

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3.0Dined on February 5, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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2.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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!

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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1.0Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Solid neighborhood seafood place. Cozy back room. Odd wasted space between front bar and back room.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Had dinner with friends. Food was delicious, service was solid and place was nice. Good value also. I would definitely come back

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on January 22, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2018

A nice neighborhood place with solid food-- Nice brunch spot

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

I love Fish Tag. The paella is amazing. The drinks are amazing. The appetizers are amazing. The desserts are amazing. I mean...really...amazing.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

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