The Dead Fish
WonderfulGreat restaurant. Good food, wonderful views. BUT, the wait was horrendous. 1-1/4 hours WITH a reservation and finally found a table in the bar. It was chaos at the hostess stand.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMDeliciousFood and service were Great! I would come back again. A girl gave is a tour too, and it was wonderful! rooms filled with pictures and even a lovely party room.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMCrab FeastDining outside with magnificent view, great food, superb service, and the crab feast for 4 is fantastic.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorites!Fabulous view, great food, always excellent service6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect eveningThe weather, view, ambience, waitress, company couldn't have been better and the sunset was outstanding. We love the Dead Fish.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the Crab!Am SF native and have enjoyed crab all my life. The Nonna's whole crab was the best I've ever had.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAmbience Mixed - Food Great!Two couples went on Sunday evening at 6:45PM. We were seated right away although we wanted to sit near the back where the view is, and unfortunately there were no available tables without a long wait, even though we had a reservation. We sat in a nice room in a booth. There was a group with kids in the middle of the room. The noise level was pretty high although by the time we were done with our meal, the noise level had subsided. Some people like the noise. but as an older group the noise level was too high for us. We decided that we would definitely return and choose a time when it isn't so crowded and get a table near the window.. We loved the food and the service.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful, yet again!The Dead Fish is our favorite local restaurant . Today's visit was a birthday celebration, and it did not disappoint. We dined at a table on the patio, in the shade.
As always, I ordered the Bruschetta made with delicious Acme bread, toasted with garlic oil, and then topped with a mixture of tiny tomatoes marinated with Balsamic vinegar and basil. Soooo delicious! Also always my choice are the Mussels. Today they were perfectly cooked and perfectly seasoned. The food would have received 5 stars had it not been for the underwhelming beet salad. The seasonings were ordinary, and even the goat cheese did not enhance the dish. The nicest surprise was the complimentary (delicious) dessert - a birthday treat!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe sat out side and had aWe sat out side and had a beautiful view. The food was good and service was outstanding.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMwhy reserve?Made reservations for 7 pm. Upon check in was told that reservations were 30 min to 1 hr behind schedule. They offered outdoor dining which I wasnt prepared for (sundress and 61 degree temps). But opted for it so we didnt have to sit around. Ended up in a cabana that just opened up. The waiter turned on the heater and it turned out to be a better experience than indoor dining6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place is a gemI feel this restaurant is probably one of the best places to get crab and a juicy piece of prime rib. Will definitely be going back again!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat corkage policy - keepsgreat corkage policy - keeps me coming back on a regular basis6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWill returnThe staff was friendly, and service was excellent. The food was so good, and arrived in a timely manner. We will return.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh Seafood Fun AtmosphereThe view of the Carquinez Bridge was amazing.
My boyfriend and I shared 5 courses: The steamed clams were DE-licious!! A must. The crab cakes were chock full of crab meat, but small. The Caesar salad was just OK. And the crab enchiladas were good. So I would go back and order the steamed clams and the crab cakes and find a couple of other items. Also, we had the lemon tart which was made off site and it was very good...not too sweet...not too tart...just right. Also, the drinks were pretty stiff.
Finally, the server was really nice and good at his job. Checked back on everything but was never obtrusive.
The only down side is that there are a lot of kids. But for the most part, well behaved so it wasn't a problem. Would go back.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMNice window table with view.Nice window table with view. In bar area, a little noisy.Waiter attentive but didn't rush us. Delicious food.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was great restaurant withIt was great restaurant with good food. My date and I really enjoyed dinner and service.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMwon my support backWe wanted to take our friends out for a nice dinner. I was a bit worried because when we had reservations for Valentines Day we were never seated. We sat in the lounge for 2 1/2 hours and finally went home hungry. This time the service and food were exceptional.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find!Visited on several occasions during our stay in nearby Vallejo...this place was such a treat to find! Incredible bruchetta, local wines, and attentive wait staff...not to mention the breathtaking view. Brunch here is also nice--the eggs are excellent! A great place for a quick meal or a more formal occasion. Will definitely recommend.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways OutstandingWe don't get there often as it's 30 - 40 minutes from us and we have a lot of good restaurants within 5 - 15 minutes of us. The drive is always worth it and we always wonder why we don't come more often. The view is great, the service is always outstanding and the food is worth the trip.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had reservations throughWe had reservations through Open Table. We did not get seated until 25 minutes later. We requested a table in the main dining room but finally were seated in the back room by a noisy large group without view. I spoke tonourbserver and she promptly moved us without a fuss. I was very impressed with her! The foodbwas great and the rest of the servers were amazing.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe server was exceptionalThe server was exceptional -- very attentive; made sure that we had everything we wanted and was not a long wait for the food. Always stopped to be sure that everything was OK.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial placeWe have really enjoyed this restrurant each time we have visited it. Their recognition of a birthday we were celebrating was special indeed.
I definately recommend it for food, view and service.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMservice was amazing, veryservice was amazing, very prompt and polite staff. all very hard working and eagar to please. food was good but a bit costly. will come again with hubby but not a large group. Bar / patio had excellent views. Was a treat for a birthday.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to eatHad the prime rib & crab...loved it!!! Had to drive over 30 miles to get there but well worth the drive!!! Would deffinately go back!!!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMA true GemThe food was amazing! Probably the best fish and chips I have ever had. Service was stellar and the views were awesome. I HIGHLY recommend this restaurant to anyone5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMNot only is the view amazing!!!The drinks were generous and reasonably priced. The crab crostini and the crab chowder were to die for as was the seafood stew and prime rib. Driving to or from San Francisci on I 80? Check on Open Table for availability. The restaurant is very spacious and a busy parking lot doesn't tell you how many available tables there are inside.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Crabs!Not your usual crab in the way they cook and season it. Very delicious and heat HOT!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways happy to find a terrificAlways happy to find a terrific resturant to share with friends.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Crab, Great Service.Attentive server, food arrived within fifteen minutes after our order was placed.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMTo be fair, it was Mother'sTo be fair, it was Mother's Day and it was very busy so the service was a little lacking because they were so crazy busy at dinnertime. When she came by she was wonderful, nice, attentive, etc. but it took a long time to get our 2 drinks that we ordered and she never even asked the other 2 at our table if they wanted anything to drink at all. We had to flag her down to order an iced tea for one of them. The food was excellent, though, and we would definitely go back. The sizzling plateof mussels and shrimp, along with a side of perfectly cooked asparagus, was perfect for my meal. My husband had the trout poached in olive oil and it was delicious. The other two at our table really enjoyed their meal as well.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe only problem I had wasThe only problem I had was that I did not eat all my brunch, and asked to have it boxed and take home. The bus boy did not do this and I was not happy.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMStarted my Mother's Day offStarted my Mother's Day off great. It was the first time for my son and husband. All of us really enjoyed the food.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA new fish for meI tried the basa, it was tender, juicy, and mild tasting. It may be my new favorite fish! Also the cocktails were great, as was the bread! I will definitely be returning.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe will be backGreat view, ambiance and service! We'll be back to try their prime rib and whole crabs.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my FavoritesExcellent food at a reasonable price. Seafood is very good, as well as the prime rib. It melts in your mouth. Great for Special occasions and date nights. Amazing view outside and nice heated cabanas.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food/svc & view. Weak drinksWe went on a Saturday night - one day before Mother's Day. With a reservation for 7pm, we had to wait until 7:45pm to get seated, because the restaurant was absolutely packed!! But waiting was a lot of fun because the bar area is great. Lots of tables and bar stools at and around the bar. Every single prepared drink we ordered felt weak due to very large amounts of ice. Mojito didn't have enough sugar. Martini had too much ice. Gin & tonic was weak. Beer ofcourse was great. Once seated, we just loved the outside patio with view of the bridge and delta river. Service was very good - very attentive and prompt. Food was really great - fresh! We had halibut and another fish called Basa. All in all - great restaurant! Will be back!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGood timesI've been here a few times now and just love it.
Great food beautiful view.
Don't miss out if your in the area.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat SeafoodI've been to this place a few times and have never been disappointed. The fish stew s excellent!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMA winner dinnerFor me a bit of a splurge for the average night, but for wife's birthday our 16 yr-old daughter joined us for their terrific roasted crab. Appetizers included the crab chowder and steamed clams and an extra of my passion, calamari, made it a very delightful celebration. Too full to order dessert, but the b-day tribute brought what seemed as a 2-layer mousse of vanilla and chocolate which made her eyes roll back into her head - a good sign. A "thumbs up" from all.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMVery niceEverything about the dinner dining experience, our first at this restaurant, was positive.
The view is great. The wait staff was helpful and observant -- the waiter noticed a birthday card and later brought a slice of very tasty cake with candles and sang "Happy Birthday."
The crab enchilada was delicious, as was the salad.
The only negative: Parking was more difficult than we expected.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall "very good" my wifeOverall "very good" my wife and I enjoyed the evening and although the restaurant was full we got sit right at our reservation time, great views, congratulations
Food was good, but at the same time nothing exceptional; Service at the beginning a bit slow but friendly and helpful; Neighborhood ambiance and noise as expected
We will recommend it , in matter of fact we already have made reservations go with our two sons for Mother's Day brunch5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistantly GoodLove the food and staff. Nice views. No corkage if you like you own wines.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMTop of my list for a romanticTop of my list for a romantic dinner overlooking the beautiful waters of the Carquinez Bay and Bridge. The evening was charged with anticipation of wine and wind down time. The delectable clams in garlic flavored broth. We shared a beet salad...were surprised to see the somewhat unusual yellow beets instead of deep red...sweet...full of fresh flavors...great start! Ordered the combo of mussels, crab and shrimp...perfect for two.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredibly popular scenic spotOur go-to neighborhood destination which offers it all..lovely ambiance, great food, wonderful views of the Carquinez bridges, Strait and sunsets, beautifully trained friendly staff, multiple choices of outdoor eating, comfy bar eating at either small intimate round tables, leather booths or the bar, optional viewing of TV sports events, fireside dining in cool weather, seating for large groups in the main dining rooms, very responsive servers and best of all, free unlimited corkage! The olive oil poached salmon cooked medium rare with roasted asparagus and broccoli and their original preparation of Caesar salad with whole romaine leaves and shaved aged Parmesan, (which you have to ask for), are our favs....5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThird TimeThis is the third time we have been here and brought someone with us for there first time and every time it has been a great experience !!!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMStaff was excellentMy family and I had dinner here for my 18th anniversary and the staff was great. Our server was on point and and checked in often to ensure that we were taken care of.
We'll be back and it won't be in another year.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe did a reservation aheadWe did a reservation ahead of time online and glad that we did. The place was packed. We were able to walk right in and get a booth which was nice. The server was excellent and very attentive. We didn't have to wait for anything.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite Place in East BayGreat menu...great food..great service. One of my favorite places in the East Bay4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe weather was perfect forThe weather was perfect for outdoor seating! All 4 of us enjoyed what we ordered for dinner...each ordering something they hadn't tried before. The service was great...the view...the wine and the food. We'll be back soon!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and soup were outstanding.The food and soup were outstanding. The staff was very friendly and prompt.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AM