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Blackfish - Conshohocken
Blackfish - Conshohocken

Blackfish - Conshohocken Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.blackfishrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (610) 397-0888
  • 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: American, Contemporary American, Seafood
  • 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) 397-0888
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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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Diner Reviews
  • "Blackfish offered a special tasting menu last night based on rose fish (aka ocean perch, redfish, Norway haddock, red perch, red bream - we looked it up because we didn't know). So we put ourselves in the chef's hands & enjoyed 3 absolutely wonderful courses of fish after an amuse-bouche of goat cheese with radish & lemon. As crudo, it was both fascinating & delicious, with a light "dressing" of coconut milk & mint oil that was so good I sopped it up with bread & left a clean plate. Then it came poached with corn & enoki mushrooms in dashi. The "big one" was roasted with potato, tomato confit & olives in red wine. A bit of light banana cake w/ coriander topped it off (why no fish in my dessert???). There's only 1 word for this - WOW!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Personally I would like to see a slightly extended menu as well as slightly larger portions. Food,service and ambiance were extremely good."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We've now been there 3 times and will continue to go. We're foodies, and the food is just perfect for us."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Blackfish and we were very pleased. We definitely will return and will recommend to our friends."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I had heard Blackfish was good but I didn't expect to feel so impressed-- it's just naturally hard to impress me. We decided upon the 5 course chef tasting. Raw tuna, smoked salmon, veal, scallops and a dessert (which were really two different desserts- one given after the other). We had told the waitress we were open to anything and enjoyed each surprise course. The food was not only outstanding, it was artistic in its creation and presentation. Well done!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I had never been to Blackfish for lunch, and I was pleasantly surprised that it was very affordable. We usually save this restaurant for special occasions, as it is expensive. But you couldn't beat the lunch prices! The food was beautifully presented, and the servers were outstanding."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Another wonderful evening @ Blackfish! This evening's menu was very seafood heavy some of our group needed at least one meat option."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great find. Small but excellent menu. Knowledgeable staff who was very attentive. I would try to 5 or 7 course tasting menu next time."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food here is sublime. We selected the tasting menu and all four in our party were delighted. The selections were so inventive and the flavors were so amazing -- wonderful contrasts and combinations. The freshest oysters I have ever tasted."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "the food is very good, service good, uncomfortable cluttered seating and very loud. Overall, for the price (overpriced) would not return"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We had thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Blackfish so came back with friends. We chose the $70 chef's sampling menu. Although the service and atmosphere were wonderful, the food was disappointing. The portions were extremely small and several of the dishes were quite average. The blue crab salad was mushy and tasted canned. It had 3-4 teaspoon sized dollops of crab with a tablespoon of diced tomato and pinch of small greens. For such a small serving, it should have been free of shell, but was not. My husband was unhappy with the duck; I thought it was fine. No vegetables were served. I prefer smaller servings, but left hungry and dissatisfied. I want to love this restaurant, but was let down."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "On many visits, the food and service has always been exceptional."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Same top quality experience, different meal every time! Cold pea soup with prosciutto and goat cheese - amazing! Tuna crudo with chili oil and citrus - outta sight! Chicken (yes, chicken) - so good it's actually real food (just kidding -sort of...)! The risotto's sublime, the off-menu arugula salad's crisp and delicious, and the beignets make Cafe Du Monde's seem mass produced. Caring and professional service in a subtle, understated and sophisticated setting complete a world class package - this is mighty close to being as good as it gets!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We ordered the 5 course tasting meal. All 5 courses were exquisite!! The food and sauce combinations were inventive and the presentation was beautiful. We went to the restaurant because a friend gave us a gift card and we're so glad that he introduced us to this gem of a restaurant."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I had heard great things about Blackfish and decided to give it a try late on a Friday night. Did not disappoint! Impeccable service, incredible food."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "after many years of hearing such good things, we finally broke down, left the Main Line and Downtown dining scene for a night, to visit Conshohocken. we were stupid to not have come before!! the reputation is well earned. the meal was truly excellent and the service on the mark. each dish was special, and, while the portions were fine, you wanted to taste more, and were sorry to have your plate empty. we will be back."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Our first visit will not be our last. Loved the excellent food and outstanding service. Highly recommend to anyone who appreciates quality over quantity and doesn't mind paying for it. The place is small so I wouldn't expect to get seated without a reservation and please note it is a BYOB."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "If you want large portions or tons of room to spread out and have private conversations, this may not be the place for you. But if you want well-considered, well-executed contemporary menu options and don't mind being fairly close to other diners (we do want them to squeeze in tables to profit and stay in business, right?), then check the menu and give Blackfish a try. My fiancée and I loved the tuna crudo and smoked salmon (how'd they get that egg in there?) first courses, as well as beef bavette and sea bass main courses. Great service. BYO."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I had been to blackfish 3 times before and did not think it was anything special. I am not sure why I decided to try it again-possibly because people I respect like it. But this time it was very good. The service was excellent and we were seated right away, which is always a plus. Each course was very good. The only complaint I have is that I enjoy a salad before dinner and there wasn't one on the menu. When I asked about that, they told me that they do have a salad but it isn't on the menu. I ordered it and it was very good, but why not put it on the menu when you tell your patrons that here is nothing that isn't on the menu. A small thing, but it bothered me. I would go back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "excellent service - loved our server - delicious food would have preferred to sit in front of restaurant rather than back room"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I wish we could go more often. This restaurant is a gem of a BYOB. The food is always first rate. It is one of the few restaurants in which my wife and I consistently order one of the two tasting menu options as many of the offerings in the tasting menu are not on the regular menu. We have never felt like there was too much food as we have with the tasting menu of other restaurants. Our evening was nicely paced. We have always been pleased with the waitstaff -- they have been consistently friendly and helpful. Bring a nice wine to complement the food."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "After a long, difficult day with neither breakfast nor lunch, we needed an "early bird" dinner at 5:45 before crashing for the night. While unwinding with a glass of sherry, we ordered appetizers. Even before they arrived, we felt as relaxed as if we'd napped first and arrived at 9 - a wonderful amuse bouche with tiny cubes of a delicious ricotta was enough to reboot us. The bean soup was both terrific and different (I think) from the soup of the same name I had there last time (lightly curried?). We both had yellowfin crudo, which was as delicious as it was pretty. Then we each had a different fish and loved them both. Dessert was a surprise - they'd made a bit of fennel ice cream that day and offered to let us have some - wow!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Blackfish is truly outstanding. The food is creative, beautifully presented and jumping with flavor!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The food was outstanding, all prepared exceedingly well - interesting. The service, although everyone is warm and friendly could use a little improvement. The servers need to listen! We all (4) ordered appetizers but asked for the risotto for the table come out first - not only did it not happen but all appetizers were served & THEN the risotto was placed on the table, about 3 minutes later. The servers who served both appetizers & entrees put the wrong dish down in from of each of us both times!!! As they were announcing what they were serving and placing it & we said "no, that goes to her/him, they still placed it in front of the wrong person! All in all, the food is so fabulous here we had a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Delectible! The host, he is soo kind! And our server, as well! Great choices! White bean soup is the BEST I have ever had in my life!! :-) The Tile fish is even better than the salmon… but everything here is fabulous! :-) "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Very good meal all the way around, especially the short rib ravioli. Very attentive wait staff and portions for dinner fish were just enough to fill you up but not make you feel overstuffed. Only downside of dinner was the table, which is tough to complain about, since they all look challenging. My wife was backed up to the wait station and I was in the aisle to get to the back room. All that being said, we would gladly go back. Parking on a Friday night is a bit challenging as well. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Blackfish is always good but, this past Saturday was over the top !!! Thank-you"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We sampled all the starters and each was better than the last! The pastas and main courses were equally delicious and they put together a lovely birthday dessert. We will be back."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Blackfish has been a consistent top spot for years. It's sophisticated & elegant in an understated, tasteful way. The fabulous food is deceptively simple in presentation but very labor intensive, and everything is outstanding. My white bean soup was truly amazing - thick, rich and complex - somebody worked very hard on it. The crudo was so carefully sliced I suspect a micrometer was used, then artfully plated, and absolutely great. For primi, I had cavatelli w/rabbit, peas & cauliflower & my wife had risotto - sooooo fine! My skate wing & my wife's bouillabaisse were both terrific. This meal did justice to the great wines we brought - everything about it was quite simply wonderful. A culinary fairy tale? Not at all - it's that good!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The food is consitently outstanding. The summer addition of cold carrot soup is enough to return several times."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Recently visited this gem of a restaurant in the heart of Manayunk, and once again it proved why it receives so many accolades. This is the perfect BYOB for a special occasion or when special guests come to town."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "This dinner never disappoints. Food is always tasty, perfect flavor profiles, and service is always impeccable!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dining experience at Blackfish. They use fresh and interesting ingredients for a truly memorable meal. Will definitely return!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "As always, our meal was magnificent and Harold provided exquisite service along with the rest of the staff. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Had a fantastic dinner--highly recommend the tasting menu. Highlights were foie gras, crudo and beignets. We ordered 7 courses but were served more than 10!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "One of the finest meals I have eaten in Philadelphia. Inspired cuisine. We had the 5 course prix-fixe. Chef was very accommodating regarding food preferences. Every dish was beautifully presented and perfectly prepared. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "The combination fish and vegetables with uncommon spices is just great and the flavour and taste of the 2 courses are just outstanding"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I thoroughly enjoyed this place. Went for anniversary and took advantage of the chefs selections. It was a great experience to try foods prepared differently. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Celebrated a friends 50th birthday. Seafood fresh and creative.... Always a wonderful experience. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014