Fishtail by David Burke

Fishtail by David Burke

Seafood Restaurant and American Restaurant · Upper East Side
135 E 62nd St (at Lexington Ave), New York, NY 10065, United States
Closed until Noon (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 3:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 3:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • Noon–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • Noon–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Beer, Wine
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Chef David Burke’s Fishtail by David Burke is an innovative seafood restaurant on Manhattan's Upper East Side.


Based on 205 votes

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    James B.
    "The lobster dumplings are a great presentation and flavor!"(3 Tips)
    Judy L.
    "The best angry lobster and don't skip dessert!! Amazing!"(3 Tips)
    Keenan R.
    "Crab cakes and fish tacos are amazing."(7 Tips)
    Rent the Runway
    "The cheesecake lollipop tree is waiting!"(2 Tips)
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  • lobster
  • cheesecake
  • happy hour
  • crab cakes
  • fish
  • burgers
  • oysters
  • mussels
  • cocktails
  • salmon
  • wine
  • good for dates
  • great value
  • pretzels
  • tuna
  • toffee
  • arugula pizza
  • creme brûlée
  • dinner
  • tours
  • Maria T.

    Smoked pastrami Salmon as appetizer, Scottish Salmon and coconut cream brûlée are excellent! Definitely coming back!

    Maria Tuller · February 21, 2015
  • Amanda K.

    Great spot!! Check out the virtual tour before you go! Read more

    Amanda Kelly · February 20, 2015
  • Dane A.

    Everything $$$$

    Dane Aska · February 7, 2015
  • Raul V.

    Average. Had the lobster and not worthy. Service is good but price for value is not there

    Raul Valle · January 3, 2015
  • Paulina

    Oyster shucking here needs work. Lobster dumplings are good.

    Paulina · December 28, 2014
  • Tom M.

    Sit in a booth on lower level and some oysters and fun

    Tom M. · December 27, 2014
  • Chao

    Tuna taco is delicious. Try their happy hour menu.

    Chao · December 26, 2014
  • Holly B.

    Great food, great service. Sit downstairs-good energy. Request Jessica as your server. Get the Angry Tails appetizer & the taco special. Get a glass of Provocateur wine. Even the patrons are friendly.

    Holly Bounds · September 23, 2014
  • Danwen

    Sunday lobster Louie prix fixe. Do it.

    Danwen · August 26, 2014
  • Jeremy J.

    Food was good, not great. And definitely overpriced. Make sure to grab the free peanut brittle on the way out!

    Jeremy Jacobowitz · August 24, 2014
  • Irene H.

    Lobster and seafood are good!

    Irene Hsueh · August 7, 2014
  • Kaity C.

    Could use a bit of better service and flavor in food. Dessert wasnt as expected or as stated in menu.

    Kaity Chan · August 7, 2014
  • amNewYork

    This burger is only available on the Happy Hour menu. Read more

    amNewYork · August 4, 2014
  • JM V.

    Try Lobster menu. Delicious. Nice wine selection too.

    JM Valdivia · May 27, 2014
  • Chris W.

    Hostess stand is towards the back of the lower level.

    Chris Wagner · May 18, 2014
  • Alexander S.

    "Fine dining": toilet is clogged, different price for same beer on different floors.

    Alexander Sulimanov · April 27, 2014
  • Isabel

    Cheesecake lollipop tree!

    Isabel · February 28, 2014
  • Jacob S.

    $45 3 course tasting menu is very legit.

    Jacob Schulman · January 24, 2014
  • john l.

    Great happy hour!

    john luke · January 19, 2014
  • keeley p.

    Stuffed my pockets with peanut brittle

    keeley patterson · December 15, 2013
  • Johnna

    Simply grilled scallops w/lemon caper sauce are perfect, service amazing.

    Johnna · September 18, 2013
  • Kamasil

    You gotta have the lollipops!!!!!

    Kamasil · August 13, 2013
  • Bug E.

    coolest bartender- ever. even sings for you.

    Bug E · June 22, 2013
  • Suzanne C.

    Basically... the only thing good here is the jalepeno cornbread. Food sucked, service sucked, overcharged... Abysmal. Avoid.

    Suzanne Cover · April 18, 2013
  • Emily H.

    Go for dinner.... great toffee at the front hostess stand

    Emily Hunt · March 7, 2013
  • Sara S.

    I don't think you'll ever have a chance to eat bubblegum whipped cream.

    Sara Sabet · February 1, 2013
  • Jenny S.

    $1 oysters/clams $5 burger $5 sangria/beer during 4-7pm happy hour at the bar/lounge area!

    Jenny Soo Hoo · October 29, 2012
  • Jeremy O.

    Try the Petit Fours

    Jeremy Ong · October 21, 2012
  • Thida S.

    Angry Lobster makes me smile

    Thida Soe · October 8, 2012
  • Mariana L.

    Love the pretzel-crusted crabcakes. Don't get your teeth stuck in the brittle on your way out.

    Mariana L · September 27, 2012
  • Rob C.

    The salmon tartar is beautiful.

    Rob Calvin · September 23, 2012
  • Alison W.

    Best spicy tuna ever!

    Alison Wonderland · August 26, 2012
  • Suzanne L.

    Do not order the angry lobster!! It will leave you gasping for air.

    Suzanne Li · August 7, 2012
  • Raul C.

    Ask for the cheesecake... Terrific!

    Raul Cisterna · July 15, 2012
  • Babs H.

    Fish tacos! Sushi. Pretzel-crusted crab cake. Branding. The lollipop tree. And Willamette Valley Pinot

    Babs Harrison · July 7, 2012
  • The Corcoran Group

    Try the The Burger

    The Corcoran Group · June 6, 2012
  • Karlsson's Vodka

    Try the Swedish Mule cocktail - Karlsson's Gold Vodka with ginger beer, bitters, and lime juice!

    Karlsson's Vodka · May 21, 2012
  • Nick S.

    A good lunch deal Read more

    Nick Solares · May 16, 2012
  • The Corcoran Group

    Try the Lobster Dumplings - First Course

    The Corcoran Group · May 3, 2012
  • Natalia

    Tuna burger. Do it.

    Natalia · March 31, 2012
  • Judy L.

    The best angry lobster and don't skip dessert!! Amazing!

    Judy Lewis · February 10, 2012

    This is yet another addition to David Burke’s culinary empire, though the first to focus on seafood. We can’t help but be charmed by the complicated dishes, vivid colors, and wacky art installations. Read more · January 20, 2012
  • Gansevoort Hotel Group M.

    Always trust David Burke!

    Gansevoort Hotel Group Manager · December 28, 2011
  • Amy C.

    Unwrapping more holiday deals: New York City Restaurants serving a second helping. Read more

    Amy Carothers · December 16, 2011
  • StonehengeNYC

    A nice uptown dinner spot with a downtown-ish vibe. Nice place for a girls' night. The fish tacos are good!

    StonehengeNYC · December 14, 2011
  • New York Habitat

    Either dine downstairs in the casual bar area or upstairs in the more refined dining room/outdoor patio. Any of the lobster dishes are phenomenal but we have a soft spot for the lobster bisque.

    New York Habitat · December 9, 2011
  • Amy C.

    New York City Restaurants are cooking up spirited Christmas Menus Read more

    Amy Carothers · December 7, 2011
  • Anthea P.

    D Burkes, serves good priced entrees in lounge after DR closes. Tuna burger, lobster roll,sm salmon & arugula pizza

    Anthea Pena · September 21, 2011
  • James B.

    The lobster dumplings are a great presentation and flavor!

    James Bailey · July 25, 2011
  • Matthew B.

    The Fishtail Paella hands down best dish. A great way to sample a variety of proteins.

    Matthew Bogard · June 17, 2011

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