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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
  • "A very pretty place. Service impeccable. The special Cosmo martini one of the best ever. Lobster salad was excellent and the salmon quite good.It is a bit pricey. Mostly couples on a Tuesday night! MSJSL"
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "Amazing food, good service and beautiful place. Amazing food, good service and beautiful place."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Would not go back, food would have been good if it wasn't overpowered by sea salt. Finally asked waiter that no salt be put on our entrees. Had the Halibut, it was over cooked and dry. The cocktails were weak, the wine pours were small."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "We had a very nice time. It was our 1 year anniversary. The food was delicious, the drinks well made. Our server was very attentive"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Very over priced Flavors were unique and well prepared Service was good"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "17 dollars drinks, overcooked lobster, uncooked potato and very salty halibut. That's what we've got. They stuff as many tables as they could which made seating too close and uncomfortable."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Pros: received attention right away with water and cocktail order. Waiter brought a delicious amuse bouche, a fabulous detail that more restaurants should offer. Cons: blackened swordfish was WAY to salty, not flavorful or 'blackened'. Not good value for the money. Very expensive considering mediocre flavor, ambience & overall experience."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The food was excellent. Loved the crab cake, our meal, and the beef steak bacon salad."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "As former Marylanders, we didn't expect to find great crab in Chicago. Wonderful halibut and sole, terrific service and nice atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "First time being at the restaurant we had a great server named Angelo who gave us great service and perfect suggestions. As I saw from the first suggestion that our server wasn't as knowledgable as he was ( the appetizer that was on special wasn't the quality I was expecting ) I ordered same fish I had the first time - but it was not what I had last time ( had no seasoning on it - same with the side wild rise ) I have to say it I was very disappointed - good thing was that my friend had a great fish that he shared with me."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "I order dover sole--it had a large bone and the fish was "fishy". The dinner was very disappointing"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "The Chilean Sea Bass Oscar style was fantastic. This was a professional outing and my out of town co-workers were very impressed. I'd highly recommend Joe Fish as a business dinner location or a nice date. I'd recommend it to anyone."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "We have been to some wonderful places in NY, San Francisco, New Orleans and London. We have never had better crab cakes than those served at Joe Fish. Every dish we ordered was top notch. Wine list had intelligent design. Choices for lesser known regions so that good value could be found. We drank a Muscadet for only $ 40. Perfect for shellfish. Our server, David was knowledgeable and helpful but not obtrusive. He was a true professional who would scan the table from afar to see if I would make eye contact signaling that we wanted him. Otherwise he left us alone to enjoy an excellent meal."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The food was amazing - every dish was perfectly cooked. We couldn't decide who got the best dish of the night!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Went to Joe Fish after a day of shopping. for a late night dinner. Service was oustanding with a friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff. Food was equally great. My daughter ate up the lobster ravioli in a delicious cream sauce and I had a fantastic pan seared Branzino. We shared some sinfully rich white polenta (easily enough to share plus some)"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Service was horribly slow on the weeknight (a Wednesday) we were there. Took a half hour just to bring our drink order--but then it took a long time for them to actually take that drink order. Repeatedly, servers kept removing plates but not bringing food. We'd asked for more bread, given the long wait (basically an hour to get our dinner) and servers not only took away the initial plates but kept trying to take away the plates we'd asked for so we could get a refill on bread while we waited--without ever actually bringing us the bread until, finally, the meal actually showed up. Felt us they were trying to hustle us out without actually bringing our meal."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We were delighted to find Joe Fish not far from our hotel. We walked in and were greeted by a very friendly staff, who continued to be friendly and knowledgable and perfectly attentive throughout the meal. We were pleasantly surprised to see an extensive wine list. We had beefsteak tomatoes, with blue cheese, bacon, onion rings (what's not to like?) and the Branzino, which was a whole fish grilled, and filleted table side. Was cooked perfectly."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "This is by far the best sea food restaurant in Chicago. The fish is so fresh and they have a great selection of oysters. The halibut was fresh and cooked perfectly."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Joe Fish is new to the Chicago restaurant scene. It is located in the former Tratorria space. The food (Dover Sole) was very good, but we were disappointed when we were shown to an undesirable table and told that the several open, more desirable tables were reserved for other patrons. When we insisted on a better table, the greeter relented, but not very graciously. We also found the restaurant to be pricey. We've had better Dover Sole elsewhere for much less than what we paid at Joe Fish."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We stopped by Joe Fish after seeing motown the musical. About 10:30 pm. Staff welcomed us and let us order. Did not rush us snd went out of there way to be friendly. Delicious root beer float with salty caramel ice cream. Yummy biscuit and jelly. There regular bread service really delish. Will come back some time for a bigger meal"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Our experience at Joe Fish was excellent on all fronts; service, food and ambience! It is now our fav seafood restaurant in Chicago!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "I had sea bass which was cooked phenomenally but was $46 with no side. You can easily spend $100 for a meal...albeit a good meal. I also ordered the broccolini/spinach side that was quite good. My neice ordered the lobster risotto which just "ok". They have a good wine list and the bar area is very nice as well. The cocktails were what you would expect, expertly served. Waitstaff was excellent."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Great fish, and coming from Spain the bar was set quiet high. A must to do in Downtown Chicago for dinners."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Our waiter was attentive, not obtrusive. Gave us time to relax and enjoy our brunch. Loved sitting by open windows. Definitely bringing my parents."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We really enjoyed Joe Fish. We had been looking forward to going there since it opened. The food was delicious and we left fat and happy. One thing I will say is that, we noticed our waiter not really caring to pay attention to us. Most likely because it was my girlfriend and I and we were sat next to a larger table ordering more food/drinks than us. We felt sort of put off that he never really asked us if needed anything, if our food came out okay, etc. We finished our appetizers and sat for maybe 15 minutes or so before he asked about taking our entree order. Drinks too a while as well. All things considered, it was a good evening and we would go back. It was just something we noticed and thought it was a little disappointing."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Brunch punch was amazing and so was lobster salad!! Loved our waiter Ahmed!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Inventive menu items. Portions are large as you might expect for a Rosebud place. Tables are tiny and crowded together. Service was very uneven. Gave us a bums rush from the start. Right after they delivered our starters, our entrees were delivered. After telling them we were not in a hurry, they did not bother to hold off, but instead jammed all the plates on our minuscule table. Crazy. Then when we got home we discovered that the items we asked them to wrap were not all there. Seriously, they need to work on a few issues."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We had the Chef Tasting Menu and it was unbelievable! Flavors were amazing and everything was cooked to perfection. Very friendly service. Great wine menu. I highly recommend Joe Fish!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "First off, service was all over the place. Too many folks for one table with little coordination. Also did not appreciate the up sell on the oysters. The main courses were very good as always, but the sides were disappointing which is a shock. In the past some of the sides have been the side, especially the broccoli and spinach one. This time, everything this a little burnt which was again disappointing. This was my 4th eating her in 7 months, so I will go back to see if it was a fluke or the start of a trend."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Excellent selection of seafood and attentive service."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Amazing food and service by Angelo - he was very knowledgable - everything that he suggested was delicious"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "attentive and knowledgeable service and great fish selection."
    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
  • "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
  • "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