467 East Lake Drive
Montauk, NY 11954
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Fishbar

Cuisine: Seafood, Cafe, Kid's Menu

Fishbar is a Seafood, Cafe, and Kid's Menu restaurant where most Menuism users came for a romantic date, paid between $10 and $25, and tipped less than 15%.

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  • 5/10/2014

    A Seafood food lover from Chicago, IL tried it.

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NBV

 Port Washington, NY
 

Super disappointed!

My husband and I decided to give Fishbar a try after viewing the video that is posted on their website. The video talks about the fresh tile fish straight off the Tuma charter boats, the upscale fine food and the “hands on” personality of the chef/owner. We were pretty excited to try it since we’re always game for a fine dining experience in Montauk.
The food: For starters we ordered the Grilled Clams and Thai Mussels. The clams were advertised as an assortment of clams. The order consisted of 6 very small ones covered with cheese and they were broiled, not grilled. The menu description did not match the plate received. The Thai Mussels were very tiny and the broth was thick and made with too much tomato puree. This is a favorite of mine in many restaurants I frequent and Fishbar’s rendition is by far the worse. For our entrees we both order her signature dish, Tile Fish, which was mentioned in the video. We were extremely disappointed. Not only were both these orders small but the fish was not fresh. It had a metallic taste and both orders were tough and over cooked. Fishbar advertises tile fish as the Northern version of Grouper. After our food was delivered, no one came over to check if we were happy.
The Service: We were expecting an upscale dining room. It is not. We had to walk by a narrow bar and cross the dining room to get to a hostess area which was unattended. We had to wait to be seated and watched as one waitress moved furniture to accommodate us. Once we were seated, this moving of furniture continued throughout the evening. Very annoying. We ordered a bottle of wine which was good but the waitress took the bottle away. After waiting for quite some time for the waitress to refill our glasses we asked for a ice bucket but she ended up putting the bottle on the table. We didn’t complain since she seemed to be overworked!
We received the check but waited quite some time for someone to take our payment. Finally we wave to the hostess who was sipping wine at the bar ignoring her customers. We then recognized her as the woman in the video, the owner and handed her the bill. She never asked us how everything was. SHOCKING. We feel the website and the video is a PR stunt. The food was terrible and so was the service. This restaurant may be a good place to bring kids for a casual meal and it should be advertised this way. The tables and chairs are lousy and uncomfortable. Yes the view is nice but so are the views at Duryea’s, Dave’s Grill and Harvest on the Pond and the food/service in these restaurants are superior. Fishbar gets 2 thumbs down and is guilty of misrepresentation. Sorry to say, the owner is clueless!!

Pan Seared Tilefish

not fresh, portion too small.

June 4, 2010
 

Wonderful food, great location

A Beautiful restaurant, where you can watch the boats come in. The food is so wonderful, I always order too much because I can't decide what to get, I want it all.

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