The Flying Fisherman Has Closed

  Last modified on January 22nd, 2020

One of our readers (Ian Evans) just informed us that the interior at The Flying Fisherman has been boarded up, and they have unfortunately closed. Located at 269 Columbus Avenue (between 72nd and 73rd Streets), the seafood restaurant just opened in September of 2018.

We got an additional tip from a reader (thanks Steph!) who called the restaurant and was told they’re planning on opening a replacement by the end of the week. That sounds pretty optimistic! But the new spot will apparently have a “California vibe and lots of clean food”.


The Flying Fisherman was owned by The Restaurant Group; another one of their restaurants, Zen Taco, closed its Upper West Side restaurant in November of 2018 (after being open for just about a year). The Restaurant Group also owns Good Enough To Eat.

The Flying Fisherman had been a welcome addition to the neighborhood, given our lack of seafood options.

However, we were recently graced with the opening of The Boilery. And Boulevard Seafood Company opened last November.

For those of you who want to start planning your next seafood dinner …

Fish fans can also find quite a few Columbus Circle restaurants with plentiful seafood options. And you can of course head to the new Upper West Side Popeyes for some popcorn shrimp, Cajun fish and po’ boys!

We’ve reached out to The Restaurant Group for comment. We’ll provide you with an update as soon as we have one.

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