The Blue Fish Restaurant
Great food, too noisy!
NiceGreat food, too noisy!
Nice wait staff but difficult to hear...
Management needs to consult with "sound technician" to reduce noise!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner With FriendsBlue Fish is the perfect place for dinner with friends. One of their rooms is quiet despite an energetic happy hour at the bar just outside the room's door. The special, horseradish crusted sea bass was cooked to perfection. The wine list never disappoints.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed it.Enjoyed brunch there with a large group of 10 people but it was super noisy at noon. The acoustics in the place are lacking for some reason and it gets really loud in the back room. But other than that, things were great! Good food and the cold bar ahead of your meal that's serve yourself is a nice touch. Also bottomless drinks are only $5.00 additional to an entree.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently good food & serviceWe had a great time at Blue Fish this past Saturday night celebrating my husband & I's anniversary with some friends. Our server was Charlotte and she was absolutely one of the best servers we've ever experienced anywhere. Outstanding service from lots of people working there from keeping our water glasses full to explaining the menu, to taking pictures for us when we were finished with our meal. I ordered grouper and it tasted so fresh & cooked perfectly. My husband ordered the lamb chops and he said they were outstanding. During the whole meal you could hear everyone saying "Ummmmm, ummmm. That's when you know it's really really good. Every time we have been to Blue Fish the food & service has been excellent.
Can't wait to go back !6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAs a multi visitor to theAs a multi visitor to the Avondale gem, I was very disappointed to find blue paper on the dining tables in lieu of a table cloth. Not a good move.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat nightThe happy hour lived up to its name. The truffle fries are a must try. The oysters on the half shell were awsome. Ask for Ruthie at the bar. She is the best. Great place for date night.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMNeighborhood DiamondWe love this restaurant, the service is always top notch, the food is outstanding and it is close to our home. The offerings of smaller portions fits our way of life and nothing to take home. The staff seems so elated, including the chef that we elected to dine at their restaurant. One of the best secrets in Jacksonville.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMChef Richard continues to delightus with his imaginative specials while still offering our old favorites. The oyster trifecta and lobster mixed grill were superb.
However, I am disappointed that the lovely white tablecloths have been replaced by pieces of blue paper. This detracts from the otherwise classy ambience. I hope chef will reconsider this decision. I have so admired him for maintaining high standards in a time when they're declining all around us.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Value in town.Went to Blue Fish for Mother's Day Brunch. Was an outstanding experience in every way. The food and service were superb. I strongly recommend it for all occasions. Will be back soon.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOrder the Lobster Bisque!!!!Our waiter, Tyler, was attentive without being obtrusive, which we truly appreciate. We have been to The Blue Fish several times and LOVE the Lobster Bisque which is absolutely FABULOUS!! We continue to return and we are completely satisfied each time we go.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMay 10, 2013The food was great and the service good as well. One disappointing issue of four guest three ordered trigger fish yet you were out. When informed we chose another fish. As that order was being placed the waiter once again returned stating you now only had one order of the potatoes we ordered left. I have not experienced this before at the Blue Fish. Oddly enough as we were leaving the Seafoood delivery truck was blocking our departure.
Regards,5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Sunday brunch of my lifeThe Sunday brunch is INCREDIBLE! My grandmother and i came thinking it was just going to be their isual linch menu (which is also very good). We were pleasantly surprised to find Subday brinch on. You start with a complimentary mimosa or Bloody Mary. Then comes the cold bar, included with every item on the menu. For brunch I had Lee's Bad A*$ Breakfast which was amazing. You simply must try this place for brunch!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA great meal as always. JustA great meal as always. Just a tad too loud for us this time due to the Derby.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely Food but Way too NoisyThis is my third time for The Blue Fish and I love the decor. My husband, who had never been before, took an instant dislike to it because the noise was deafening. Having the bar and the restaurant in such close proximity just does not work for anyone who wishes to have a conversation. The service was impeccable and the food was excellent. I would recommend that the restaurant serve the smaller portions on larger plates. There is plenty of food on the smaller portions, almost too much, but the presentation is less than optimal. Too much food on too small a plate.
For young people out for a good time, heaven!!!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AM30 th AnniversaryBlue Fish is one of Jacksonville`s Best Restaurants. The seafood is Stunning. Ambiance is great. It is the best place in town for special occasions. Very eclectic, up beat & delicious. Both our entrees & appetizers were Fabulous. The Thai Mussels & the orange zest/panko sea bass was the best dinner I`ve ever had. It was our 30th Anniversary. It was the best!!!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWE went there for my birthdayWE went there for my birthday brunch. Everyone at the table raved about the food. i am sure that my friends will be taking their friends back to the restuarent.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had made reservations andWe had made reservations and noted that it was for my wife's birthday. When we arrived, the table had been decorated with confetti, ribbon curls and special wine glasses. The service was excellent, and the food was very very good. Our kids really enjoyed the table decorations, since it made Mommy's birthday even more special.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food. Crowded withVery good food. Crowded with high noise level except for outdoor and patio area (where we ate). Vibrant crowd enjoying themselves.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBest server in the place.Best server in the place. BRAD keeps drinks coming we never had to ask for refills although brunch was a little slow overall great brunch4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMLobster Bisque is Excellent!We have enjoyed several meals at The Blue Fish where we are always treated well. We always share a bowl of Lobster Bisque (it is really excellent) but for me this was the best part of my meal on this trip. My spouse's grouper was excellent but I had the small plate Filet Mignon, which I found not quite up to par. It was prepared perfectly but was a bit chewy for this cut of meat.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI w ent To this restaurantI w
ent To this restaurant for my prom dinner,and we had a great time. The food was great and the service was too!!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed our recent birthdayWe enjoyed our recent birthday celebration at The Blue Fish Restaurant. We ordered oysters on the half shell, steamed shrimp, escargot and pecan crusted mahi. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Only let down was not having a complimentary birthday dessert that is usually offered at most restaurants of that caliber. We would return and recommend to a friend.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service. Though thereGreat service. Though there were a lot of customers, didn't have that crowded feeling. Very accommodating. Food was very good.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMy only negative about BluefishMy only negative about Bluefish is the noise level. If you want a quiet setting where you can actually hear the person you are with, this would not be a good choice. If you are tired of listening to your significant other and you want EXCELLENT food try the Bluefish.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service wereThe food and service were excellent. It is in a nice main street location.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMA great spot in the AvondaleA great spot in the Avondale section of Jacksonville. Excellent sea food menu with an abundant choice of appetizers. Street, indoor and courtyard dining to suit you needs. Busy happy hour crowd and a little noisy but quickly calms down. Definitely worth a try!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe visited this restaurantWe visited this restaurant after a friend recommended it to us. Very nice bar and happy hour with reduced price drinks & appetizers. There was a courtyard area for dining, although we ate inside since it was raining. Service was great and the food was delicious. I had the shrimp & scallop mac & cheese and it was the best I've ever eaten. Shrimp & scallops were large and very fresh. I ordered the light plate since we had a fish dip appetizer during happy hour and it was plenty to eat. My husband had a fried fish entree which he said was very good. We will return next time we are in the area.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe fish was very fresh andThe fish was very fresh and excellently prepared. It is a wonderful menu with lots to choose from. The server was very knowledgeable and friendly. We will definitely be back.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGood foodWe were first time visitors to the Blue Fish. The restaurant is lovely and offers patio dining which is really nice on a nice evening. There is very limited parking but someone is standing in the parking lot to direct you to a spot. Not sure what they do if the lots are filled but the attendant DID NOT look like an attendant. We appetizers were good. We both liked the crab fingers but the eggplant was a favorite. Scallops and shrimp over white mac and cheese was really good. Shrimp and scallops seasoned very well. The mac and cheese was bland but very good after adding salt and pepper. There was a party upstairs that was VERY VERY loud so if you are looking for a romantic and quiet dinner, this is not the place-at least when a party is book4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat choice for any occasionQuite a treat in the popular Avondale restaurant scene. This was my third visit, by far the best, will definitely be back soon. The "Ultimate Blackened Grill" entree was delightful, highly recommended. Service was prompt, attentive and unobtrusive - perfect. Though the ambient background sound level bordered on cacophony early on, it became much more subdued as the bar crowd thinned and was less obtrusive overall than other dining spots in the area. Do yourself a favor - go try it soon, you'll be happy you did.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMDining room quite noisy whenDining room quite noisy when the front is closed but not as bad on a nice evening when the front is opened up to the street. Nice outdoor seating in front and in the courtyard.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Shrimp & Grits in the South!I'm a huge fan of shrimp & grits and have had that dish all over Charleston and Savannah. Blue Fish shrimp & grits are definitely better than any I've had in Savannah or Charleston. Worth the calories!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSplit PersonalityInteresting place, good food. They seemed to be inbetween two identities--a restaurant with imaginative food, and a baby boomer-age "meat market". We were there at 6 on a Tuesday to celebrate my birthday, and the bar was very busy. It was a little noisy so we sat in the outdoor area in back, which was OK. Having totally perfect 70-degree weather with a bluebird sky definitely helped. The food was good; we were a little surprised, though, that they allowed smoking. That was a bit of a turnoff, especially for my wife. It is what it is, tho. Again, nice food, and service that started of sloooow but caught up soon enough. I'm not sure we'd go back, though, esp. at $140 for a party of four with no alcohol consumed.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother wonderful meal!Prime rib at a fish restaurant! Absolutely delicious, with the freshest vegetables. Charlotte our waitress is a mind reader and didn't overlook one thing. What a wonderful, relaxing, unrushed evening. Chef Richard cares about his customers and always stops by to check how things are. ( other restaurants should model this.). And of course Frank- always is the icing on the cake!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place is consistentlyThis place is consistently good. Reasonably priced dinners and wine list.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food! EverythingAmazing food! Everything exceptional on the menu! Brunch is lovely!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMI am never disappointed withI am never disappointed with Blue Fish. The food is always delish, the service is always amazing!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for Easter Brunch.We went for Easter Brunch. What a deal. The food was amazing. The price was very reasonable for all the food we were served.
They were ready to seat us as soon as we arrived. We got there 10 minutes before our reservation.
They provided my daughter with a special vegan meal at a very resonable price.
We will make sure we make this a must on our dining list.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat selection and greatGreat selection and great food. i enjoyed the specialty oysters, but my favorite and i will go back for more is just a dozen steamed gulf oysters, they are served on the half shell and the oysters are cut before served so all you do is pick them up with a fork and enjoy. Served with melted butter, horseradish, cocktail sauce, hot sauce and crackers. ususally you have to ask for all this at other places. At 15 dollars a dozen so worth it!!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBest restaurant in AvondaleAlways the best seafood. Good service and pricing is appropriate for the dinner. One of our favorites.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMMy Favorite RestaurantGreat food, service and atmosphere ! What more can you ask for.2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMMissing Spectacular @ Blue FishUsually Blue Fish's food is spectacular. But I had flounder for lunch and it was a bit overcooked or mushy. Strange for Blue Fish. I'm a huge mac & cheese fan, so I had a small cup of that on the side, but it was definitely not worth the calories. Maybe it's just because I prefer mac & cheese baked with a nice browned top. This was pasta in cheese sauce. I'm still going to Blue Fish for lunches and dinners, but hope the food is back up to spectacular next time.2/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome RestaurantAwesome food and service. Everything prepared just as requested. Highly recommend the Chicken Piccata. ( yes, it's not just fish!). Great atmosphere with friendly servers who make you feel at home.12/8/2012 12:00:00 AM