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Fishtail by David Burke

#2,143 of 11,426 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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Upper East Side
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135 East 62nd Street, New York City, NY 10065 (Between Park and Lexington Avenues)
F train to 63rd Street/Lexington Avenue, N, R, 4, 5 & 6 trains to 59th Street/Lexington Avenue.
212.754.1300
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3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: In 2008, The David Burke Group unveiled Fishtail, an innovative seafood...
In 2008, The David Burke Group unveiled Fishtail, an innovative seafood concept located in a beautiful townhouse on Manhattan's Upper East Side. The restaurant seats 130 people in a vibrant bi-level space that features a lively 16-seat bar. Fishtail's menu is replete with fresh fish and shellfish selections - including Salt Roasted Branzino, Blue Fin Tuna and Whole Sea Bream. Many offerings illustrate signature creative spins - highlighting flavor and technique - such as Nori & Mustard Crusted Tuna, Braised Beef Cheek, and Lobster Rigatoni. Fresh-from-the-sea raw bar items round out the menu beautifully for any fish lover. The Sunday special, Lobster Louie, is a three-course lobster dinner for $45. And on Monday through Saturday evenings, Fishtail's seasonal prix-fixe dinner features three courses for $49. Fishtail offers the freshest seafood provided by the company-owned fishing boat out of Brielle, New Jersey and the Hunts Point fish market. With the sustainable seafood movement gaining momentum, the menu reinforces our belief in maintaining the integrity of each item on the plate.
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    Very good
  • 34
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good experience.

I would recommend this restaurant, if you are in the area and are looking for well cooked seafood. I had simply grilled dover sole, which was cooked to perfection. We sat down stars in the bar area, and came early so it was not over crowded or noisy. The service was good. We had a good time a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I would recommend this restaurant, if you are in the area and are looking for well cooked seafood. I had simply grilled dover sole, which was cooked to perfection. We sat down stars in the bar area, and came early so it was not over crowded or noisy. The service was good. We had a good time a lovely meal,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I came here with some friends for Restaurant Week (Jul-Aug2015) and the experience was fantastic. We reserved a table for 5 for 5pm, but happened to be caught up in train delays. Although we arrived half an hour late, the staff were extremely gracious and quickly seated us. The staff are quite attentive and the food is amazing. First you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The food here is great, but the ambiance detracts from it. The dining room when full or near full is impossibly noisy. It was almost impossible to hear the waiter. The bus boy staff could use some training to wait to remove plates until everyone is finished. Grabbing one or two of a party of four is just plain rude.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Came here with my wife for my birthday during restaurant week. Ordered two cocktails at the bar while waiting for the table. One of them was Cosmo. She asked for a strong one. Came with lemon inside and the glass was not full. She sent it back (can't have a citrus anything for now). The replacement was not anything special.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

My friend and i ate there tonight as part of restaurant week. We will come again. We ate upstairs in the restaurant. We came early, 6:30pm and it was quiet. When we were first seated it seemed that they weren't ready for us but after a short wait we had good service. The food was delicious. The lobster dumplings were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Went here last night for NYC restaurant week. Fantastic choice! Everything we tasted was exceptional. They start you off with a popover which was absolutely delicious (maybe not quite as good as the ones at BLT Steak, but close). I had the green gazpacho (melony) with shrimp as an app and it was good sized, yummy and filling. My wife... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We have been eating at Fishtail for several years now, especially during Restaurant Week when you get a choice of three courses for $38.00. The food is always excellent, although the portions of main dishes can be small. The ambiance, in a townhouse on E. 62nd Street, is part of the draw to this lovely restaurant. We loved the appetizers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is one of my favorite restaurant for a night out in New York City! The atmosphere is great, the wait staff is friendly and attentive, and the food was delicious! They set a high bar with the amazing bread that they bring to the table before dinner, but all of the food was just perfect!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The food was superb! Perfectly prepared and well balanced. It's not inexpensive, but decent size and flavorful. My only beef was the wine list which included items which they didn't have. The sommelier was able to provide a good alternative, but that shouldn't have been required.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I visited for dinner with family on a Thursday night. The staff was very patient with my grandmother, which was greatly appreciated, and the food was overall very good. The decor is very cool, but comfortable. Overall, I liked the vibe and would return.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 135 East 62nd Street, New York City, NY 10065
    (Between Park and Lexington Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: F train to 63rd Street/Lexington Avenue, N, R, 4, 5 & 6 trains to 59th Street/Lexington Avenue.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: 212.754.1300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Romantic

Description

In 2008, The David Burke Group unveiled Fishtail, an innovative seafood concept located in a beautiful townhouse on Manhattan's Upper East Side. The restaurant seats 130 people in a vibrant bi-level space that features a lively 16-seat bar. Fishtail's menu is replete with fresh fish and shellfish selections - including Salt Roasted Branzino, Blue Fin Tuna and Whole Sea Bream. Many offerings illustrate signature creative spins - highlighting flavor and technique - such as Nori & Mustard Crusted Tuna, Braised Beef Cheek, and Lobster Rigatoni. Fresh-from-the-sea raw bar items round out the menu beautifully for any fish lover. The Sunday special, Lobster Louie, is a three-course lobster dinner for $45. And on Monday through Saturday evenings, Fishtail's seasonal prix-fixe dinner features three courses for $49. Fishtail offers the freshest seafood provided by the company-owned fishing boat out of Brielle, New Jersey and the Hunts Point fish market. With the sustainable seafood movement gaining momentum, the menu reinforces our belief in maintaining the integrity of each item on the plate.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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