The Flying Fisherman
Perfect place for a relaxing brunch. Because there were two of us, the host sat us in an area that was child-free, which was so thoughtful. Our server was lovely and didn't rush us through. The food was delicious. We had the avocado toast and the eggs were done perfectly and the candied bacon? Well what can I say, yum. My friend had the fish sandwich on ciabatta, and she loved it. All in all it couldn't have been a nicer way to pass a Saturday brunch. Will definitely go back.
Solid menu, very friendly staff and a spacious interior make this a nice addition to the West Side.
Overpriced, but the service is excelent and some plates like octopus or the sprawns worth every penny.
Fra diavolo wasn’t spicy at all. Cocktails were good.
The service, while friendly, was slow and sloppy. Everyone got oysters which were just plain bad. A couple of entrees were great, a couple were mediocre. Deserts just ok. Coffee awful. Should be SO MUCH BETTER!
Nice, airy place with fair prices for mainly good food. Great oysters and chip, too!
Bronzino was good but crab cakes were not lump crab meat. Not great.
Unfortunately, not good. I live in the neighborhood and was hoping to have a good experience. The food was terrible. The prices are high. The portions are small. The staff was ok. They saw I did not eat my meal and were apologetic and offered something else but we were so underwhelmed with both dishes. I had the crusted chicken which was a sloppy mess. One that Gordon Ramsey would have thrown on the floor. My wife had the Branzino which was small and dry with bones. We had octopus as an app. Which again, small portion but was ok (8 out of 10). We will have to wait a few months before we try again - maybe.
The food is so mediocre. There’s no reason to eat here when there are so many good restaurants nearby. The bar is nice. Also the staff was inattentive. I had to flag someone down in an almost empty restaurant every time I needed something.
This was our third visit in support of this new neighbor addition. Since the opening, and our prior visits, this restaurant has had more than enough time to hit its stride. The appetizers continue to be the restaurant’s strong suit. Sadly, the entrees were, at best, mediocre. The paella was less than remarkable, “gooey”, overly salted, with each type of seafood indistinguishable from the other. Bronzino, though well prepared, was not taste-worthy. From the standpoint of service, communication among the servers continues to be challenged. Entrees were served erratically and quickly without the servers noticing the pile of used plates from the appetizers still in place. Securing the end of meal check has its own set of frustrations. All of the aforementioned distracted us from the noise level which had been our issue from the prior visits. I think we’ll move on to other more pleasing alternatives.
Friendly neighborhood place. Good food, great service, nice local atmosphere. Great choice for regular outing with friends and/or family. A nice place to go. Prices are reasonable.
I'd like to see this restaurant succeed because it is in my neighborhood but the food is underwhelming. I like this place better when it was AG Kitchen & Bar.
We will go back. Food like potatoes smashed tended to be fried. Everything tasty but too tasty. Waiter was amazing. Noisy crowd.
The staff (including the manager) is very attentive to make sure customers are happy. This is a terrific restaurant to have in the hood. Fun, lively evening. We will be back.
Great food, relaxed but attentive service. Dessert was so-so but the fish and food generally was excellent. 100% will be back!
We had a 7:15 reservation and the place was empty. It started filling up after 8:30. Our plates and glasses were whisked away after only one hour and the check was presented. The waiter did not ask if we wanted another drink, desert or coffee.
This is the third time I have dined at this very convenient neighborhood restaurant, sadly my last due to the poor presentation and taste of the food.
That said the wait person was extremely personable but sadly this did not make up for the quality of the menu items. Noise was also a problem on the second visit.
This slice of the. Upper west Side has long needed a reasonably priced seafood specialist. For starters, try the tasty crabfilled.baby squash or the rillettes. The lobster roll is two thick chunks of brioche stuffed wi a mixture of meat moistened by crime fraiche. Accompanied by just-fried chips.. if you see cioppino,
Great seafood. Great drinks
Hardly anyone in the restaurant at 5pm. Service was especially slow! One server only working the floor. We had an event to attend at 6:30pm and told the server when we arrived... just made the program...
Really how long does it take to shuck 6 oysters?
Nice neighborhood restaurant. Friendly service. Food served hot and waitstaff attentive. Perhaps water glasses filled too often.
Laid-back, easygoing seafood restaurant, a welcome surprise on the Upper West Side. Tops are the lobster roll with crime fraiche, the crabmeat-stuffed baby squash an any of the gently fried foods.
A Fish restaurant and no lobster rolls at 1pm? Had fish and chips instead, loaded with salt. Not good for the Upper West Side. Also, prices are quite high!
An OK seafood/fish restaurant on the UWS with nothing special. Hostess welcome is perfunctory, Service is good but perhaps slightly inattentive. Ambiance is neat but hard-surfaced and tends to be loud. Salad starters were OK but not memorable. Roast cod was OK, seafood paella special was NOT a paella but rather a creamy, soupy risotto with clams, mussels, and a langoustine ...... disappointing. Wine list is decent and affordable. Pricing is good.
We are repeat customers and love the food and would definitely come here again. Simply wonderful food.
First class seafood restaurant. Very welcome in the neighborhood.
We were in NYC for a vacation, and loved this restaurant so much we went back the next night. The food is excellent.
We were there for brunch. The food was average and the bill was very high. Not worth it. Bring AG Kitchen back!
This is a great neighborhood restaurant. The food was very good, loved the house made chips. Good value and very accommodating, friendly service. I'll be back!
Service was good but food was bland and tasteless. Not what i expected for the price we had to pay.
We enjoyed the Flying Fisherman, but it was really too loud on a Friday evening fully to give satisfaction. Also, having TVs in the restaurant (albeit over the bar) and reflected in mirrors was distracting and a significant detraction from what could have been a better ambience. It's a restaurant, not a bar, and the TVs are a minus, not a plus. No one would go there for the TV.
This was our first visit and we will go back. However, they need to learn how to pace the meal and to bring things in the proper order.
Always an incredible experience. Wonderful, friendly place. Freshest fish.
Food was average but overloaded with salt. Seating was too close together. Service was good.
It was very good. Not a 10 out of 10, but a solid 8 out of 10. There are other seafood restaurants in the city that I think are WAY better, but they are all much farther away (downtown). But for a local place on the UWS, this is a very good spot. Food was very good, drinks were very good. The wait staff was GREAT.
This place is terrific what it does — and that’s modest, not grand. The oysters are super. The place is clean and airy. The prices are fair. There is a popular happy hour that is a little noisy. It’s a dream choice for those who can enjoy a weekday lunch.
Great neighborhood venue! Caring and attentive staff and delicious food!
Very happy to find this seafood restaurant in our neighborhood on the UWS. Three of us dined. All were very pleased with our meals (appetizers and entrees). I also greatly appreciate NY restaurants with reasonable corkage fees, $20 in this case. The owner of the restaurant was very welcoming. We will definitely return.