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  • Seafood, American (New), Fish & Chips, Cocktails
  • 135 E 62nd St, New York NY10065 40.764474 -73.967088
  • (Btwn Park & Lexington Ave)
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  • (212) 754-1300
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User Ratings (Based on 37 reviews)

Food 3.6 Value 3.1
Service 3.4 Atmosphere 3.8

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 754-1300
(212) 754-1306
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc Happy Hour Mon-Sat: 3:30pm-7pm Sun: 12pm-7pm
Mon-Thu: 5:30pm-10pm Fri: 5:30pm-11pm Sat: 5:30pm-11pm Sun: 12pm-5pm+5:30pm-9pm
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Group Dining, Open Late, Outdoor Dining, Prix Fixe, Trendy, Happy Hour, Raw Bar, Gluten Free Items, Online Reservations, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special, Take Out, Catering, Private Parties

User Reviews

  • Fishtail

    Posted by fish monger on 07/25/2009

    Smallest portions done average

    We ate here on a Sunday afternoon, not knowing they had a $20 price fix. The price fix menu highlight was by far the scallop appetizer, however it all went downhill from there. The main dish had very little flavor, and the dessert looked like it was tossed onto the plate out of an entemanns box. The service was average (they kept pushing for this back patio empty section), and the whole restaurant looked filled with upper east side's geriatric pescatarian population.

  • Fishtail

    Posted by Anonymous on 06/21/2009

    Absurdly Good $20.09 Sunday Brunch

    We took my Father here for Father's Day and were surprised to find a 3 course $20.09 prix fixe which was amazing. Pretzel crusted crab cake and cheesecake lolipops were big hits. My chopped salad was a little salty but everything else was great. Space is lovely with high ceilings and staff was very friendly and helpful.

  • Fishtail

    Posted by AndIKnowFood on 05/13/2009


    Food was insane. From the bulot to the fish tacos to the arctic char to the orgasmic desserts. Wait staff was great. Loved loved loved it! Fab atmosphere too. Go. Go NOW!

  • Fishtail

    Posted by Omri on 04/27/2009

    Subpar Food

    I went to this restaurant with 2 other friends on a Friday night. We ordered and shared quite a few dishes including the sea snails, king crab, octopus, oysters, prawns, turbot and striped bass. The food was not good at all except for the raw oysters. The snails had absolutely no taste whatsoever, the prawns were cold when they got to the table and the sauce was poor. Both the striped bass and turbot were mediocre at best and the crab was not complimenting. I will say the Octopus was not bad. The service was good as well.

  • Fishtail

    Posted by RobertK on 02/22/2009

    Highly original dishes successfuly done

    After an unhappy experience and critique of my second visit to Fishtail, the general manager contacted me and asked that I give them another try. On Oscar Sunday night, my wife and I decided to do just that and, like our very first time at Fishtails, we had a superb meal. Perhaps it was that we were expected or that it was less crowded than the last time we were there that made the experience so much better, but neither would account for the high quality of the food itself. First we noted that the breadbasket had expanded to include carrots and radishes along with the pretzel croissants and miniature cheese breadsticks. Again the angry mussel appetizer was both delicious and generous, as was the shrimp and Taylor bay scallop cerviche served in its own shell. The monkfish paella was original, full of the flavors of the sea, and rich without being cloying. One might think that Maine lobster carbonara would better be ordered at a local Italian than fish restaurant but Fishtail does a uniquely light carbonara sauce with all the flavors of the bacon, peas, tomato, and hint of dairy without being soupy or cheesy. We were so satiated by the appetizer and main courses that our three sides, shrimp home fries, cauliflower brulee, and wild mushrooms, were hardly given a fair tasting. They will be eaten later this week but it would be unfair to critique them individually. For us, at this point it made no sense to order dessert but the waitress was kind enough to offer us a few pieces of their signature peanut brittle to enjoy with our last sips of wine. I may skip the appetizer and save room for dessert on my next visit. We have guests coming from California soon and I plan to take them to Fishtail.

  • Fishtail

    Posted by Robert K on 02/05/2009

    Fish Bait & Switch

    Fishtails is the popular new place by David Burke despite its hexed location of the late Rouge, Jovia, and Zoe Townhouse. It probably won't be long before Fishtails joins the rank of others if they persist in a bait and switch tactic. I live in the neighborhood so enjoyed a good meal at Fishtails when it first opened and a subsequent good meal soon after when it was still fairly empty. However this week when I showed up with my wife and daughter, we were first ignored by the hostess and the maitre d' and then told they didn't have my reservation and the restaurant was fully booked. I insisted that I had called several days in advance and was certain I made it, even showing him my Blackberry and the phone number I had called . His immediate comment was, oh "perhaps you are at David Burke Townhouse (aka David Burke and Donnatella) a block away." He called over there and said " yes that number is correct but it is our central booking number and you have a reservation at the Townhouse." It was freezing cold, 8pm, and my wife's birthday so we had no choice but walk the block to David Burke Townhouse which was almost totally empty of diners. Now to be honest, we had a good (but not great), quiet meal in a nice almost empty dining room. My law student daughter was most suspicious this was an intentional bait and switch used by David Burke to help fill his used to be busy but now less so Townhouse. Had it been done in a pleasant and apologetic manner, I might have felt less aggrieved, but the staff at Fishtails were first ignoring and then rude. Soon the chic people will have had enough of Fishtails and the locals will have been offended away and perhaps the next incarnation will have good food and a better attitude. I guess David Burke and his crew didn't read Frank Bruni's NY February 4th NY Times article

  • Fishtail

    Posted by honest truth on 02/02/2009

    hanging on by a thread

    I just went to Fishtail and had very mixed feelings about the place. I was made to wait 80 minutes past my reservation and was not even offered a free drink. You would think at $15.00 a drink they have enough of a profit margin to make up for such a huge mistake. Worse off, the manager was rude and unapologetic about the event. The food is ok to very good but should be better at these prices.

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