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Fishtail by David Burke

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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 - 10:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very nice

Lovely dining experience. Airy room with high ceilings make it an unusual experience with fun art on the walls Staff are attentive without being overbearing Food was excellent with large portions for both starters - angry lobster and heirloom carrots - as well as mains - tuna and sole for us... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
MaxBethune
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
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New York City, New York
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110 reviews 110 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Lovely dining experience. Airy room with high ceilings make it an unusual experience with fun art on the walls Staff are attentive without being overbearing Food was excellent with large portions for both starters - angry lobster and heirloom carrots - as well as mains - tuna and sole for us Crisp tastes , sauces on the side made each... More 

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Sherman, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Let me preface this that I have eaten at Le Bernardin which is generally considered to be the best fish restaurant in NYC and often, the best restaurant in NYC, If you remove the ambiance and stick strictly to the food (the waitstaff was good, just not equal to $150/plate restaurants), this might be the 2nd best fish restaurant in... More 

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Katonah, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We were staying overnight by Central Park so we thought we'd try a restaurant in the neighborhood. We found the service very friendly and accommodating and the food was good and the portions were large. However, I felt I was paying more for the location and the service than for the food. The average rating is based on the overall... More 

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Congers, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was our third time to this restaurant. Twice we sat in the bar area and once in the dining room. We enjoyed our dinner after a long business meeting in the City. Both areas are nice; but I think I prefer the booths in the bar area as opposed to the smaller dining room tables. The presentation of the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

David Burke was our builder in the UK and very good he was. Thought he had expanded to NY, but no. However his namesake has created a sexy restaurant with inventive seafood and served professionally. We liked it so much we wanted to buy a $20million apartment close by. But no one dropped their wallet. Go, you won't regret. We... More 

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

We were 3 people dining on February 16th, 2015. We were generally disappointed by the food. The service was very good, the cocktails and wine were as well. The appetizers: we had a wonderful pastrami salmon that we would all highly recommend (unique, flavourful), the octopus was literally 2 bites (not great, low value). For dinner, I had scampi which... More 

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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79 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Used Open Table to book a table after a Sunday afternoon Broadway play. Lobster Louie Special price fixe menu on Sunday is a great value at $45 dollars per person for three courses . Apps include a Angry Lobster tails, Lobster dumplings or a Lobster coconut soup. Get the picture? Entrees of whole lobster, surf and turf were prepared to... More 

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Middletown, NJ
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70 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We were here for a birthday, late lunch early dinner. Everything was excellent from the Lobster Louie to Fried Chicken and Prawns. The Dover Sole at $51 was worth every penny! For apps we had the lobster sliders, tasty and the lobster cocktail, delicious. Dessert was comprised of coffee-hazelnut crunch bar, excellent blend of flavors and drunken donuts. I don't... More 

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Sat upstairs in the townhouse, party of four. We were well looked after and enjoyed fabulous food. The charred, spicy lobster to start was beyond fantastic. The char cooked in coconut milk, delicate and tender. All four of us were blown away. THE place for wonderfully prepared seafood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Dined here with my cousin during restaurant week. Although we were a few min late, we were seated promptly. There wasn't anyone waiting to be seated. However, we felt a little rushed & the waitress wasn't as informative as we are accustomed to so the service was just ok. We were served a big flaky croissant textured kind of bread,... More 

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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: Romance, Bar scene, Entertaining clients

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

Questions & Answers

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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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