Blackfish - Conshohocken
Blackfish - Conshohocken

Blackfish - Conshohocken

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.blackfishrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6103970888x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 11:30-2pm
    Monday: CLOSED
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30PM - 10:00PM
    Friday: 5:30 - 11:00PM
    Saturday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM
    Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Charles J. Roman Jr.
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Charles Roman Catering. (Off site Catering) Please check our website: www.charlesromancatering.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Blackfish is available for buyouts.
  • Private Party Contact: Lisa Bompartito 610-397-0888x
  • Special Events: Blackfish has special chef tasting every Tuesday evening. Each week chef/owner Chip Roman will feature a special seasonal ingredient and create a 4 course tasting menu for $45.00 per person. Please call 610-397-0888 for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public parking lot located at the corner of 1st Avenue and Fayette St.
    Street parking is available everywhere in Conshohocken
A word from Blackfish - Conshohocken
Chef/owner Charles "Chip" Roman describes Blackfish as seafood centered, progressive American cuisine with French influences. It operates Full-Time as a BYOB.

Blackfish was voted Top 10 Restaurant in Philadelphia three years in a row and recently was named #1 Best Place to Eat by Philadelphia Magazine.

Blackfish also received 3 Bells by acclaimed Philadelphia Inquirer restaurant critic, Craig Laban.
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Blackfish - Conshohocken reviews from OpenTable diners
147 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (112)special occasion (90)neighborhood gem (79)romantic (43)good for groups (11)great for lunch (9)hot spot (9)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • First Time
    DoBoVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Restaurant week gave us an opportunity to try this local restaurant. The course selections were imaginative, presented well and very tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amanda
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Great food/service. Small portions. Nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No table cloths now?
    chowchow4
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We are old customers. We were shocked to see Chip no longer has the tables covered with table cloths. We missed the ambiance and but for the exceptional and predictable wonderful food and staff would be less interested in returning. Why change a good thing that was perfection? One suspects the worst, a need to save on the laundry bill?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great night
    Debyumyum
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The chefs selection was delightful. We promise to see you soon again thank you that was a great night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We took a chance and had the Chef's 5 course tasting. It was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another fantastic evening
    TkapVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    All you can say about the food here is that is fantastic. All 4 of us had the 5 course tasting, which means you don't know what your getting. Every course was presented beautifully and tasted amazing. The main course of lamb shank was just spectacular. Desert was a single doughnut that was light as air. We also had a mascarpone that was perfect. All I can say is that this restaurant never fails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Epic wonderful night tasting menu
    DrLydiaGrayVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We sat next to philly's own George Perrier. They made just as much to do about him as with us. Black fish serves wonderfully bright food with the right amount of fuss. Tasting menu leaves you wanting for nothing. W/morsels of joy; an oyster w/ Myer lemon foam, big eye tuna swimming in a ponzuesk broth, garnished with tiny paper thing radishes, hearty lamb shank that melts in your mouth. Their chicken is something to experience. Tender with full chicken flavor. I also enjoyed corn pudding with panko fried poached egg, a cheese plate and several deserts. The fluffy doughnut on a custard that had an "aroma hint" of curry or nutmeg. This is Nyc standard food with reasonable Philly prices. It's not a "cheep joint" but would be big bucks in Nyc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect
    shaynaVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    My husband and I had a perfect meal at Blackfish. The service was excellent, and everything we ordered was delicious (gnudi, risotto, lamb, bouillabaisse, beignets, and even the bread). We highly recommend Blackfish and can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!
    Ace531
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Just saying best meal of my life would be understating it. My first course of the Fluke Crudo was the single best dish I have ever eaten. Thin slices of fluke with daikon, cilantro, radish and orange were mouth watering delicious. Also was served so attractively that I wanted to take a picture of it with my cell phone. I resisted only because I'm unfamiliar with my new cell phone. 2nd and Main courses were also excellent but that first course was outstanding. Service was very good with various waitstaff bringing water, soft drinks, bread and the courses and our main waitress, Jackie, was very efficient and knowledgeable menu. Nothing fancy about the interior. 2 rooms, plain black tables with no tablecloth. Noise level rises as guests sit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • XXXXXXXXXX
    XXXXVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    FOOD IS EXCELLENT AND SERVICE FREINDLY AND EFFICIENT ALWAYS AN ENOYABLE EVENING
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GregVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have dined at Black Fish a number of times and are always delighted with the food, friendly service, and attention ot detail. A real treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chefs Tasting....Amazing!!
    JS1643
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Our blackfish dining experience was nothing short of amazing. The restaurant setting is intimate and simple, and the food and service was phenomenal. My wife and I are foodies and dined to celebrate our anniversary. We ordered the Chef's tasting and it was a culinary indulgence. Every dish was dynamic and delicious. We were asked our flavor preferences and the chef just blew us away. The combination of great service and contemporary seafood focused dishes made us feel like we were the only ones in the restaurant and giddy with anticipation for what would be the next masterpiece dish.... I cant say enough
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Skip it until they learn to cook!
    JustWantaGoodMeal
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Amazingly disappointing. Tables excruciatingly close. Parmesan risotto:great flavor, but too firm and runny,cooked just shy of a good risotto. Beef course:maybe 6oz at at best- barely seasoned, on quinoa that must have been boiled in water-no flavor or whatsoever in either element. Best thing on the plate was the small disk of goat cheese. The signature bouillabaisse: No tuna as described, just 3 3oz pcs salmon and haddock, and a few mussels and clams. Broth was extremely bitter-I assume from the raw cabbage in it (why?) and an overdose of Pernod. I removed the fish and ate it separately so it wouldn't be bitter too, but then it was, again, completely flavorless.Salmon that didn't taste like anything,not even like salmon! Def won't go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lobster101VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Wonderful restaurant. WE had the zucchini soup and rissoto as appetizers....they were both delicious. I had the lamb and my husband the salmon....the best yet. Fabulous beignets....and home made bread. One of the best restaurants we have been to. Our waiter...the best and I'm sorry I don't remember his name....thank you blackfish....for a night to remember.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Surprise
    Smartchickdina
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We booked a 1,000 point reservation on the chance that this restaurant would live up to the recommendation of a friend. It did, and more. The servers were very pleasant and the chef's five course tasting menu was superb. We brought our own wine, which was subject to a $2 corkage. All in all, a very nice time was had.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    anto
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    An excellent restaurant with a number of excellent options on the food menu. We had the oysters which were divine and the salmon also excellent. The service far exceeded the current standards in the area and it was very refreshing to be in a restaurant where everything was done right and to high standards. We finished with the coffe creme brulee which was as fabulous as the first 2 courses. Another positive is the easy parking. The only thing this restaurant needs is a liquor license, but if you're aware you need to bring wine beforehand, you're set for a perfect night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simple, Impeccable and Elegant
    Curmudgeon
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The ambience is clean, calm and pleasant. Could be considered romantic. The food was beautifully prepared and was a flavor explosion. Portions were right-sized. Left you wanting more (as in a return visit) but not stuffed. The broth for the Bouillabaisse was to die for -- wonderful color, rich bouquet and totally flavorful. The Wellfleet oysters with Meyer Lemon froth were wonderful. Good, crusty bread. Service was attentive without being overly fussy. The people take obvious pride in the place. I will go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible food
    Greg
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food was excellent..on par with any of the best restaurants in Philadelphia. One dish was the best I have had in months! My only complaint was that we went to a truffle dinner for $60/person and hardly got any truffles. I would have rather paid more and gotten more truffles. Anyway, incredible restaurant. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    very special place for special occassions to enjoy great food and service... although it is pricey, the menu is interesting, the food is prepared with care and the presentations are near perfect. Since it is BYOB, it helps to keep the overall cost down. The noise level can get high, so being near a loud table can be especially annoying. But as people leave, the noise reduces dramatically (probably the worst on Fri and Sat). Consistently a wonderful experience...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday dinner
    Sylvester
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Equally impressed with my birthday dinner here at Blackfish as we were at my wife's birthday dinner at Mica a month ago. Even better here is that blackfish is a BYOB. The food was truly adventurous and delicious and our server was both knowledgable and attentive. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What's the Rush
    TapasmanVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Beautiful food and space. Unfortunately, it seems that the gods were not with us when they chose our waitress. She decided that she would open the bottle of champagne before asking. It wasn't even chilled yet. The result: half a bottle of very expensive champagne all over the floor...was not happy. And the only thing she had to say was that she didn't 'do it on purpose'. If I am spending that much on a meal. Service HAS to be flawless
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Spot
    Bill
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Turns out that a Friday evening in August is a great time to try Blackfish. Parking was easy, and the restaurant wasn't crowded. Our server was both pleasant and helpful, and our food was very good. My wife loved her appetizer, but was a little disappointed in the skate entrée. I had one of the signature appetizers(smoked salmon) and the lamb. Both of these were outstanding. Best restaurant experience I have had in a long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superbe
    Alain
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Superbe, delicious, excellent, ... ran out of superlatives quickly. The ingredients are of the highest quality, the cooking is perfect, the plate decoration is stylish and tasty at the same time with a lot of refreshing greens/salads touches. I had lunch with a client and was so impressed, I returned for dinner and then lunch again the next day. I especially enjoyed the vegetable gaspachio, the roasted beets salad, the seared tuna, the poached egg with salmon. Next time I am in town, I will try the 5-course dinner and let the Chef improvise. My order arrived very promptly and timing between courses was perfect. My dessert was good (chocolate cake) but I wished a fruit tart or other more elaborate patisserie had been offered. A bientôt
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always wonderful!
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Another great tasting at Blackfish. Again, the food is delicious and beautifully presented. The staff is always friendly, attentive and knowledgable about the food they are presenting. Go when you have the chance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • For Foodies
    JP07
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    If your a foodie I recoomend the we did the chefs tasting no one tasting is the same for every table. You can tell theirs a high quality chef behind the scene the taste and presentation was very! impressive. We dine out quite often ad to a lot of fine restaurants. The only thing negative I could say that the portions are a little on the small side if they could just make them slighty a little bigger would be great!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • still outstanding
    cn71VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    A great meal. Haven't been there in 5 years since leaving Main Line. Food outstanding; skate wing and bouillibaise were delicious. Beignets for dessert were superb. Knowledgable, unpretentious service. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a very good dinner
    rb7512
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I have been at Black Fish 5 or 6 times, and I have always enjoyed it. My only problem this time was that I ordered foie gras: it was not foie gras, it was a cold foie gras, which is not what I call foie gras. I know they do the same in some restaurants in Paris, but it is not right, give them another name. The rest, oysters and chicken were superb, chicken was outstading, tnder.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply the Best
    Rick
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Have dinner here at least once a month. Always the best of the best. Food is always incredible. Somehow the chefs keep the menu fresh and on the cutting edge. They have mastered the crudo! There is no better anywhere. They do everything well, food as well as service is always impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Once again Fantastic
    TkapVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    If you want to stay out of Center City and have great food, Blackfish is it. The prawn tasting was superb. The softshell prawn melted in your mouth. When great ingredients are combined with great cooking, the result is excellence.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very accommodating
    Lynn
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Reservations changes from 4 to 6 and we arrived early. Table was ready and they were happy to make the change. Food was fantastic, and the service superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Class Fine Dining
    DJK1VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The menu is often refreshed with a few outstanding staples such as the Scottish Salmon and the Beignets - a great way to start and end a meal. The service level reflects the sophistication of the best of the best restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too expensive
    live2enjoyVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food is undeniably delicious and well prepared. My main course was a 2x3 inch piece of fish for $28 with not even as much as a starch. Come on people!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seafood done fresh
    Luke
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    If you're in the mood for fresh seafood done up in a not so usual manner, this is the place. My wife's chicken was also excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Been a long time since last visit
    JoetVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My wife and I revisited after several years. In the mean time Blackfish was recognized as a top spot. We were not disappointed. Our chef's tasting was superb. The nudie particularly tasty and the lamb saddle delicious. The staff are excellent, the food first rate. We stayed away too long thinking access was difficult now that they are discovered. Week night access seems possible espespecially in high summer so I am looking forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small portions but delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Surprisingly, we were able to reserve a table at 7pm for four on Saturday afternoon for that evening. We were seated promptly and attended to throughout the evening. We had to ask for bread since none was provided at our table but other tabes were receiving bread. The tuna appetizer was the best tuna we have ever eaten and the portion was adequate. The foie gras was the size of a quarter and the lamb the two men ordered left them yearning for more. The coffee creme brule was shared by all four of us and was yummy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4 for bday dinner
    Evan
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I liked that the menu had options but not too many, 3 courses with locally sourced seasonal ingredients. Our meal started well but not spectacular. But the 2nd and 3rd courses we're some of the best dishes we've had in awhile, especially the ricotta gnudi and risotto from 2nd. The lamb saddle was cooked perfectly, but the best dish of the night was easily the bouillabaisse. It's a signature dish for a reason. The service is attentive but not overbearing and the restaurant has a relaxed feel, but the food is sophisticated. The trip outside the city is well worth it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little too salty
    MisterMaxVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    At dinner two weeks ago the bouillabaisse was excellent - a good mix of seafood, good broth, good rouille (though not garlicky enough for my wife's tastebuds) - but a pinch too salty. This week, the bouillabaisse was again a bit too salty, and the crust of the gray bass (was that the name of the fish?) was also a little too salty, hiding the taste of the fish. Custard desert was luscious!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best suburban BYOB
    TkapVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    After another fantastic meal at Blackfish I have decided that this is the best BYOB in the suburbs. It's the first time I didn't have the tasting menu, as I just wasn't hungry enough. The menu options were varied and all great. My lamb saddle was excellent. My wife had the chicken and our friends the fish. All were great. To start my wife had Foie Gras, that as always was perfection. I had the "naked pasta" and it was so good. Once again we had a fantastic meal!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    GoBurghVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Blackfish exceeded our expectations in every way - food was wonderful, service was fantastic PLUS it's BYOB! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good always
    redwinetodine
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We have been coming to Blackfish since it opened. Consistently good. Staff is friendly and accommodating. BYOB. Great tasting menus. Worth the visit every time. The diners broke out in happy birthday song when they saw a candle come to the table in dessert. It was surprising and wonderful. Tells you about the crowd who dines there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic