Joe Fish
Joe Fish

Joe Fish

  • 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 7733259700x
  • Special Events: 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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Joe Fish reviews from OpenTable diners
150 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (61)special occasion (54)hot spot (48)good for groups (29)romantic (27)neighborhood gem (26)notable wine list (25)vibrant bar scene (14)scenic view (6)great for brunch (6)late-night find (4)great for outdoor dining (4)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • Good food, bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed the food at Joe Fish, however we were extremely disappointed in the service. With the exception of the very beginning when someone took our order, we never saw the same man again and each time when we needed something (pepper, another drink, our check) we had to ask a different person each time. Also, our bread plates sat empty the entire night, we saw fresh rolls when we were walking out. We also waited 30+ minutes past our reservation, to learn that we could have sat at the 'oyster bar' the entire time, which we ended up doing anyways. Regardless of this being a Saturday night at 9pm, I would think the service would be better considering it to be a Rosebud restaurant. I would recommend the food, however. The fish was fresh and delicious and our salad was great as well! I'll come back for the food, but maybe next time during the week..
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Expereice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The whole Red Snapper special and Mediterranean Sea Bass were nicely presented and deboned table side. Both were outstanding. The oysters were fresh and sweet and the chopped salad was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, inattentive service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Slow, inattentive service. Waited 10 mins after seating for waiter to come. No drink list until he came. Took 30 mins from seating for us to get first drink. Food was good and came quickly. Manager could not figure out how to use opentable.com gift card, got stuck with big bill on credit card and we only went because we had a gift card.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MJR99999
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    We had a nice dinner, and attentive waiters. Thanks again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great FOOD! Best Fish!
    eats
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Food was hands down the BEST Service was the worst and noise was very loud. I would still recommend it for the food but just expect HORRIBLE service and I mean the worst.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was really salty!
    Slow
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The Risotto was really salty but the fish was very fresh and tasty. I also had some good appz... They seated us almost and hour behind schedule the service was extremely slow. With so many good places to eat in Chicago I don't have to return here :(
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    Bellaone
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    From the moment I walked in the door the service was outstanding the fish was exceptionally cooked to perfection and pretty tasty. I have been there twice this week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • European Service
    exercise2eat
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Experienced brunch last Sunday. Not the usual buffet or typical omelettes, at all. Sophisticated and delicious breakfast dishes, and, of course, excellent service. Can be expensive, but a truly pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great once again!!!!
    KTK1
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants! The oysters are divine! My guests always love it - and I especially enjoy it when it's not too noisy. Our visit last Friday evening was wonderful! Many thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    great selection; quality food; good service; expensive wine list
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice spot, bit pricey
    Foodguy
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Main courses are always tasty (I've dined here twice) sides could use some work (a bit salty with the broccoli and spinach). Service has always been great. Wait staff is very attentive and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    One of the specials - sea bass wrapped in prosciutto was remarkably good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice but overpriced
    MphsrebVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Food and service were very good but the prices were needlessly much higher than comparable nice seafood restaurants. For that reason, I would not return or recommend Joe Fish. It is owned by the Rosebud restaurant group in Chicago.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food AND service
    ronjo
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Food was great and service was impeccable. Nick was our waiter and treated use like locals. Management chatted us up with great stories about Chicago. Really spent the time to feel welcomed and appreciated.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • megatronVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food was good. Restaurant was extremely noisy and uncomfortable Table for 2 was small and couldn't fit the meals we ordered. For the high prices they charge the total experience was not good
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  • Excellent new spot in River North
    Mike
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My wife and I decided on Joe Fish to celebrate a work accomplishment and we were not dissapointed! The service was excellent - friendly staff overall and catering to all of our needs. We had the house bottle of white wine (delicious and reasonably priced), oysters rockefeller were phenominal. My wife doesn't like much seafood and she was raving about how good the oysters rockefeller were. I had the blackened swordfish cooked to perfection and my wife had the hanger steak which was bursting with flavor. It is hard to go back to the same restaurant twice in Chicago with so many options but we will be back in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Dbrull
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I would highly recommend. Everything was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT
    foodlover
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    you have to try this place. great service and employee are so friendly and inviting. The food well is just phenomenal..so many great things to order it is difficult to just point one.... so go with multiple people to can have a bite of everything!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Flavors
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Our food was really good, from salad to dessert. Everything had a great flavor. Our service was amazing by far the best we have seen in a long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and staff.
    SaporiVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This is my second visit to Joe Fish. Staff very good and attentive. Food was superb. Great variety of fresh oysters and and fish. Steaks looked very good as well but the seafood is the bimb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food Great Server
    TrippledVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    From Crab Leg appetizer, to brussel sprout w/bacon and pomegranate seeds, swordfish and salmon entree,;everything was cooked perfectly, delicious with nice sized portions. Our server, David Brickman, was outstanding! Great dinning experience except tables for two are TOO SMALL!Prices are high. Can't wait to go back for special occassion but will go with 3 or more to get a larger table!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Disapointing!
    Leeny59VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We went to Joe Fish on a Saturday evening with a 7:00pm reservation. We had been looking forward to trying Joe Fish since it is a Rosebud restaurant - one of our favorite Italian restaurants in Chicago. The food was average at best and extremely overpriced. I had the scallops and short rib special that the waiter recommended and had to send it back because the short rib was a blob of fat and the scallops were cold. Most of the entrees on the menu are $10 higher than typical. My husband and I travel extensively and do not mind paying for a great dinner but this was far from great! I predict this restaurant will not last a year. There are many, many far better restaurants in Chicago with better food at better prices.
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  • Nice treat!
    FoodVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    It was outstanding. The service was a little spotty but the food was great. Halibut was one of the best I ever had.
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  • bistroVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Excellent food and service. Look forward to returning.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible service; average food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Comedy of mismanagement. At 8:05, told our 8:15 table not quite ready ... a few minutes. 8:35, FOH said 20-30 mins more. Talked to mgr. who said "that's Chicago on a Saturday night" & guests lingering too long. Eventually seated & it took 45 minutes to deliver our COLD shellfish appetizer (4 people). 45 minutes? Problem was not guests lingering. 2.5 hours for 2 courses. Problem was incompetent service/management & though we spent over $500, not even an offer of a comped glass of wine/dessert. Observed same issues at 2 tables next to us. They had also ran out of all but 1 of the breads (by 9pm). What they call bouillabaisse is plainly not -- no rouille, no detectable saffron, lots of tomato. More like a cioppino and an average one at that.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The service was excellent and the highlight of the meal was the delicious bread. The main course was salty and everything was over sauced. I would not go back! Very expensive for the quality.
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  • Good food, large portions
    FXRMac
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was excellent. Service was ok. They were out of the first wine I ordered. Very busy on a Saturday night, staff was moving very quickly about the restaurant and bumped into me several times while I was eating. Very noisy and not very intimate, might be better on a week day when they are not so busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tables went ahead of us
    ChicagoVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I was very unhappy because we saw many people go ahead of us. They didn't even offer us drinks or desert on the house and they offered the table next to us desert on the house. Very disappointed!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!!!!!!
    WisnerEats
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Honestly what an amazing find. The food is great. Our server made us feel at home but was not intrusive on our dinner. Definitely have a pumpernickel roll. We will definitely be eating there again!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pwr1VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Delicious meal and wonderful staff. I was in Chicago on business and dined alone and the staff made me feel very comfortable. The dover sole was outstanding as well as the beefsteak tomatoe salad. No room for dessert but I am sure it is yummy.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You get what you pay for!
    foodie1993
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I live in the area, and I've been to several restaurants in the neighborhood. My father was in town visiting, so we tried Joe Fish. The food was outstanding, and the portions were huge! While the menu prices may seem a little high, I was more than pleasantly surprised with how much food I received for the price. The halibut was definitely a favorite at the table, as was the calamari appetizer special, which was probably the highlight of the meal. While the food and decor was excellent, service was just okay. Having been to several other restaurants in the area, most notably, RPM Italian across the street, where service is superb, our waiter was friendly and nice, but it wasn't outstanding and he seemed to linger a little bit. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood and wine
    liveforwine13VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    A number of top-notch seafood choices, great wine list, excellent service. I highly recommend the prosciutto-crusted sea bass. Can feel a tiny bit cramped with close tables but not too bad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    fishnveggielover
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food was tasty, well prepared, and served professionally. I had bronzino. It was deboned perfectly at the table; it was delicious and was served with a wonderful sauce on the side. It came with broccolini that was cooked just right - firm. My only disappointment was absence of a chocolate dessert on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cross out steak; write in seafood
    WestLoopFoodiesVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Not really our style although the venue is very nice and the management is trying super hard to please. Even though we waited nearly 45 minutes past our reservation time (something that RARELY happens with Open Table), the management appeased us with a fee glass of wine while we waited. However, the fault was that of "diners who stay too long" rather than poor planning by the management. And don't let the name of the establishment fool you - the "fish" in Joe Fish could easily be a steak. To us it was just another "big food" restaurant that serves up giant quantities of salad & main courses focusing more on the quantity than quality. After wine, salad and rolls, we could hardly touch our main course. If you go, go hungry!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great seafood & fun atmosphere
    pickyeaterVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our first visit to Joe Fish but not our last. We were seated right away for our 7:30 reservation and our waiter was friendly and attentive. Our table of 4 started with the calamari and fried feta appetizer and a dozen oysters. Very fresh and flavorful. Our entrees were the branzino (filleted at the table), dover sole, sea bass and the poached lobster salad. Sides included the sautéed mushrooms and the broccolini. Food was delicious and presentation was very appealing. Don't miss the garlic rolls served from a tray that a waiter brings around. I just wish they had offered seconds! For dessert we ordered cherry pie with vanilla gelato. They brought out a quarter of a cherry pie with a generous serving of gelato. Pretty room and great energy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Helping with the rentf....
    RonnoVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Was a bit put out by the prices. Then I learned it was a Rosebud restaurant. The waiter was both attentive and knowledgeable. I got the distinct impression he was working us over to pad the bill. I am not used to that other than my last visit to a Rosebud restaurant. We were loaded up on the entree's that should have been shared. I would expect our waiter to warn us on portion sizes. We were never offered bread although the bread person walked by our talbe 20 times during the course of our meal. The bread plates and butter knife sat empty the entire meal. Having been to Spiaggia 10 days earlier for the same cost per entree I found Joe Fish overpriced and not guest oriented but more server oriented. Great Food but way too much!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KimHoVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We enjoyed our meal. We started with a Bang Bang Biscuit, which we have enjoyed many times at Bang Bang Pie Shop. I had Risotto with Scallops, delicious and a healthy portion. Husband had the Halibut special which came with Pomegranate sauce. Also a large portion. The entrees come with nothing. I do not like that restaurants all do that now. What ever happened with an accompaniment? Dessert we shared Profiteroles. Not good, portion enough for 5 people. One huge profiterole, filled with custard and gelato, covered on chocolate sauce. It was much too soggy. Did not hold up with all that stuff inside. The end result was, good food but I feel it was very over priced for what you get.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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  • Loved it!!!!!
    BizBear
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    One of the top seafood restaurants in Chicago!!!! Have been to alot of them and this is in the top five. Will be around for a long time!!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This restaurant is everything you want when you go out for a nice dinner. The atmosphere, the food, the service!! All superb! We ordered lots of different things to share and it was all just amazing. Calamari, Oysters Rockefeller, Blackened Swordfish, Scallops! And the bisquits are to die for! Great selection of wines and cocktails to top it off!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NO customer service
    sfdrVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Two out of six of us sent our main courses back. One was so over salty you couldn't eat it. The other was sea bass which tasted of iodine. The chef came out and insisted that was was the taste of a miso glaze. Don't know what planet she was from! The manager deftly avoided our table. No apology was ever offered for the fact that two of us never had dinner. Too many other good choices out there to waste your time and money on this one.
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