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Fishtail by David Burke

#2,156 of 11,297 Restaurants in New York City
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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, fun bar

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We asked for an upstairs table when we reserved for a Saturday night at 7:30 and were shown to a table next to the large windows looking out on 62nd Street. Tables are very close together and the noise level rises as more tables filled in during the course of the evening, despite the high ceilings. Tips: We recommend dining... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Fishtail by David Burke

Address: 135 East 62nd Street, New York City, NY 10065
Phone Number: 212.754.1300
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Seafood

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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, Entertaining clients, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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