I met up with my sister for brunch one afternoon before heading to a concert in Central Park. She suggested FISHTAG, a causal seafood restaurant meets wine bar located in the Upper West Side from Chef Michael Psilakis offering a menu of Mediterranean-inspired dishes. We were already fans of his other restaurant, Kefi, so I was excited to try it.
We walked in soon after opening and were seated at a small table along the wall. It’s a modern-industrial space with a long bar near the entrance and tables towards the back.
We started off with a couple classic mimosas.
I ordered the Baked Egg Skillet made with chorizo and tomato confit served with patatas bravas. The thick egg was soft, but cooked all the way through with chunks of tomato and chorizo throughout.
We decided to split an order of the Bourbon French Toast with maple syrup and macerated strawberries. Yum!
My sister ordered the Eggs a al Costa made with two poached eggs, brioche toast, guanciale, wilted spinach, and lobster avgolemono. Guanciale is an Italian cured meat or salami made from pork jowl or cheeks. Avgolemono is a Mediterranean sauce or soup made with egg yolk and lemon juice mixed with broth then heated until thickened. The dish was salty, creamy, and tasty.
The brunch at FISHTAG was delicious. I would definitely come back to enjoy another brunch or try the dinner menu sometime.
222 W 79th Street
New York, NY 10024