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Joe Fish
Joe Fish

Joe Fish Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rosebudrestaurants.com
  • Phone: (312) 832-7700
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Friday & Saturday: 4:00 pm - 1:00 am

    Sunday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Brunch Served Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Chef Joe Farina
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Rosebud Catering & Events brings the rich flavors of Rosebud traditions beyond the familiar atmosphere of our restaurants to parties and events throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. We guarantee to bring the same quality and excitement of the "Rosebud experience" to every guest at your event whether it be a birthday celebration or a corporate meeting. Sample menus and current pricing are available by fax or e-mail. Contact Rosebud Catering & Events at 773-325-9700 for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: A private dining space seating up to 30 guests will be avavilable for those looking for intimate wine dinners to larger social gatherings and events.
  • Private Party Contact: Phyllis DeGeorge (773) 325-9700
  • Special Events & Promotions: Celebrate your special events with any of our Rosebud restaurants! We promise to make a most memorable event! Visit our website for more information www.rosebudrestaurants.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Illinois
  • Public Transit: The Grand stop on the Red Line is .1 mile to the North East, on the corner of Grand Avenue and State Street.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking is available on Dearborn Street. The cost is $14 for the first three hours and $18 after three hours. Street parking is also available, but is often difficult.
A word from Joe Fish
Veteran Chef, Joe Farina and his talented team have designed a menu focused on fresh seafood flown in daily and prepared simply and tastefully, in the spirit of Italian and Mediterranean cooking. The menu showcases Farina's long-held seafood partners from coast to coast, all under one roof.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "Amazing food and service by Angelo - he was very knowledgable - everything that he suggested was delicious"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "great service, great food, classic restaurant with an updated vibe"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "This is a great neighborhood restaurant with charm, great food and service. We enjoyed very much."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Good food and rather large portions. Enough leftovers for lunch for two the next day."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "A friend had recommended Joe Fish to my wife and I, but it turned out to be a big disappointment. Yes, the free small appetizer was a nice touch. The mussels were very large, but had little taste. Many of the prices are those of an expensive steak house, and I try not to frequent those kinds of places. Rarely does the food match the exorbitant pricing. Joe Fish charges $6.000 for an American cup of coffee. They should be ashamed."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Still a little rough around the edges. The appetizers are so big they are wasteful (we had the burrata cheese and the Brussels sprouts), both were enough for a side dish for four. The wine list wasn't so great and although they gave us several samples to try we settled on a white that was just ok. My friends fish was dry, but my salmon was great. They have a lot of staff available but they mostly felt like they were hurrying us. In general they were trying really hard but somehow missed the mark."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Love Joe Fish. Have had same server (Ahmad?) both times we went and he is excellent. Very professional and polished. We have had a loved the burrata and prosciutto dish, scallop appetizer, octopus salad (still great as a leftover dish the next day), salmon entrée, and branzino entrée. Will be back soon."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "My time at Joe Fish last Friday was unbelievable...seriously one of the best meals I have ever had! I went to Joe Fish with group of 6 for a special weekend and everything was perfect. The atmosphere is breathtaking, service amazing and food delicious. We did not have one bad appetizer, drink or entree. I highly recommend the crab cakes, shrimp cocktail and mussels to start. The Hibiscus Mule and Basil Margarita are so tasty. All the entrees we had were amazing, but the lamb and sea bass were the favorites. I cannot wait to visit!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Ordered the risotto and the rice was undercooked but the taste was interesting and the service was very attentive. My husband had soft shell crab which were delicious and cooked perfectly .. The waiter was especially friendly and attentive and the food came out quickly."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "New restaurants can be a hit-or-miss experience, but Joe Fish was wonderful. The service was friendly, professional, and attentive, but not pushy and we never felt rushed even as the room began to fill. The food was fantastic. From the appetizers to dessert, every dish was as good as we imagined it would be."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We dined here for the first time this week. Very disappointed in the service and quality of the food, given the price. There was confusion with the timing of our order, and our appetizers and main course each arrived cold on the plate. The manager seemed to be aware that there were issues going on with our order, but none were proactively addressed by him. I thought the menu and the location showed great promise, but will not go back anytime soon."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "From start to finish Joe Fish had us covered. Very flavor forward menu and the summer sangria???? Order two carafes!!!! I recommend the grilled octopus salad, mussels and halibut!! My only regret was that we didn't save room for dessert. They looked so good. But we will be back. This is a foodie's spot."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We were a party of 2 and sat at the wall of shared bench with very small tables for 2. The tables were so small the servers had a hard time fitting our dishes on the table. Also, the tables were so closely packed in together that I really felt like I was dining with the people next to us. The girl seated next to me spoke so loudly my husband could not wait to leave. I would return but never sit at those tables for two. It spoiled the experience."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Food was outstanding and the service was even better. This place opened up a few months ago in River North and is just another gem to add to the restaurant scene there. The atmosphere was great in the restaurant and I've already started to recommend to others!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I haven't missed on an open table pick yet and once again they deliver! The food here was quite tasty. Yes, a bit pricy but you get what you pay for. For those prices I expected excellent service and that's precisely what I received. Fairly loud, but I could still have a conversation across the table without yelling. This is a special occasion, out of town company kind of spot. At least for my budget it is lol"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Very interesting options for excellent fish. The Mediterranean branzino was really excellent, oysters were good, specials were varied and attractive. The decor is quite nice but the noise level makes conversation a bit challenging. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Miso glazed sea bass, special salmon of the night, and dover sole all fabulous. Cheeseburger...fair!! Don't go there for cheeseburgers! Garlic shrimp appetizer, crab cake, cauliflower appetizer and beefsteak tomato and blue cheese salad all outstanding. Brussel sprouts were cooked perfectly and charred, but had way too many capers on them. Made the dish too tangy/tart to eat. Risotto was cooked perfectly. Cookie plate had 4 monster-sized cookies on them.... wasn't my favorite choice of cookies, but tasted good. Rolls brought tableside and served...nice touch and good choices. Pricey, but we all thought it was worth it. And we ordered way too much food!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We had a party of 4. Food was fantastic, we were VERY rushed though. Cleared plates before everyone was finished, took my bread plate with bread on it that I had wanted just SUPER rushed. Disappointing because the food was so good. It was not an inexpensive meal we should have been able to enjoy it at a reasonable pace."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "If you want outstanding food and service..go to Joe's, not Joe Fish. From the first moment we sat down we knew things would not be good. Our over energetic waiter began by asking us where we lived (none of his business) and said he was sure we were from the suburbs (wrong). I ordered Branzino...asked if it was filleted and he told me what a fabulous job he does. My husband and friends got their food many minutes before I got mine because the waiter had no idea how to filet the fish. At one point I looked over and saw him press the back of a spoon onto the flesh of the fish ensuring that the bones were compressed into the fish. The presentation was a mess and the fish was full of bones. He never brought a dessert menu as we requested."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Joe Fish was awesome! service, food everything. My crab cake was as big as a burger! I'd go again in a heartbeat ;)"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Outstanding seafood. This is not your typical Rosebud. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Yes, it is pricey but the food is worth it. Watermelon salad-wonderful, caprese salad-wonderful. Sea bass, swordfish, sole all wonderful. Not so wonderful was the service. Waiter disappeared for long stretches of time. We frequently poured our own wine and waited a long time between courses."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I was disappointed when they closed Rosebud Trattoria. But Rosebud has out done itself. Great Food, Awesome Service, Great Setting, Perfect location. My new favorite Chicago Spot!!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Food, decor, and service were fine but the prices were excessively high. I doubt I would go back."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Pleasantly surprised at this new Chicago fish house. Kumamoto oysters were spectacular. Service very attentive with huge staff. Entrees were both good but accompanying veggie was not so tasty. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I have been here twice and the food is wonderful. The restaurant is not too large and you can easily have conversations. I will definitely go back. I had Nick as a waiter both times and he was attentive without being intrusive. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Service was mediocre. Our waiter was unfriendly, cold, and given the ridiculously loud noise, was very difficult to hear. It was quite obvious he didn't want to be there any more than we did. On top of all that, the food was average. Although the halibut dish was very good, the swordfish special was awful. The swordfish was not cooked evenly. Parts were raw and parts were overcooked and tough. I would not go back after this experience."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "we made our second reservation immediately after dining there the first time. there are too many wonderful dishes not to go back again. the lobster salad is a generous serving of all lobster; the swordfish special was most delicious swordfish ever; burrata/tomato salad is a feast, etc. the open walls allow the feeling of outdoor dining. only negative is that it is such a scene that the tables are packed in like sardines. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Went to Joe Fish to try out for a friend's birthday dinner and expectations were high, especially since it was so highly recommended in the Reader. While our server was fantastic, the food was underwhelming. We ordered appetizers only and the portions were huge but the flavors - not so much. Burrata was bland - could have used a little salt, a little balsamic, a little flavor. The tomatoes that came with it were terrific. The shrimp with polenta were just okay - this was highly recommended by our server but missed the mark. Crab cake is enormous and tasty, but skip the sauce that comes with it. Brussels sprouts were my favorite. Yes, brussels sprouts. So if you are curious about dining here, go. But you have been warned."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "This place is fine...just fine. Fine; however, does not justify the incredibly high prices that Joe Fish charges for seafood. I'm a food guy and I have no problem spending a lot of money on fine dining and I do this quite frequently, but Joe Fish is an average seafood restaurant that is trying to price itself into a fine dining seafood restaurant. The food is good, but not good enough to justify the price of admission. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I recomend this place. The food (fish) was great, and the service very attentive. I will be back"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Beautiful room and bar area. A wall of glass lets the street scene in-fun to watch. Menu was very appealing-lots of great choices. A party of four ordered way too much food so we could sample many things. Great addition to an already hot area of town. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • " Great food with prices to match. Nicely redecorated space...more open then in the previous restaurant.The previous space had noise level that was too high as did Joe Fish initially. After asking the waiter the music was reduced to a more comfortable level. All together a very nice food with great service and very good food, if a bit pricey."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Very good food, a bit pricey but worth it. I would highly recommend this place and look forward to trying their brunch."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Joe's has a warm comfy feel in the bar which though small is a place you can settle in and watch a sports event on television while drinking really good wine. Floor to season windows also makes for good people watching . The food in the restaurant is quite good with an Italian flair . The Chilean sea bass is one of the best and the halibut my mother had was to die for . The restaurant really excels with the veggies , we had incredible Brussel sprouts and the best brocoli /spinach combo ever . However , next time I will ditch the spinach and just go the brocoli which was perfectly crunchy . The wine list was quite good , especially the Sancerre we ordered . The restaurant decor still feels unsettled. Some "seasoning" needed. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Great energetic, hip atmosphere. Nice balanced menu (gf doesn't eat seafood!) I had 2 of every oyster-get the lucky limes! Portions are huge-her chicken dish had 2 huge breasts-but she loved it-piled w/arugula, heirloom tomatoes. Professional service-very knowledgable about the product. Visited twice in one week! Get the side of corn-out of this world!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Excellent food and service! The only complaint is the espresso was terrible! The manager said they use the machine with the capsules. Overall A! $$$"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Our 2nd visit. Every dish has been flavorful & well-prepared. Beautiful, newly renovated space. Service is very good. Portions are large. Appetizers can easily be shared and you will probably have part of your entree left over to take home. While very good overall, there were a couple of misses. There was a lag between our starters and entrees. Rack of lamb came out bloody rare, not medium. (To their credit, the waiter started to carve the rack, saw it was not at the right temperature, sent it back, and got it perfect.) Very noisy. Every table was full, so the noise of conversation was high. The music, was more appropriate for a club than for the 40-60 year old customers here, and very loud even over the din of conversation. We will go back"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This new restaurant has success written all over it. The cosmos were as good as you can get anywhere. Great attentive service and a very broad menu delighted us. I had Arctic char that was just fabulous. My wife nada nice Halibut and both of us enjoyed the broccoli-sautéed spinach. The sun shades have yet to be installed; some early diners will find the sun glare a distraction from an otherwise very satisfying experience."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Nice addition to River North by Rosebud. 6:30 reservations on a Friday. When we walked in, we were led past a a bunch of four tops to a tiny two top against the wall. My first statement to my wife was the food better be good. Great selection and variety on the menu. It was one of the first times I saw yellow tail snapper outside of Florida. I had a tasty bouillabaisse, wife had the halibut. Nice wine selection, not terribly overpriced. However, there was hardly room on the table for the bottle. By the time we left, the place was packed and the bar area was loaded. The food was good enough to overlook the over crowded room and small tables. I would definitely go back, but next time try a week day,or wait till the initial hype dies down. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014