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Fish Restaurant + Bar

4.5
4.5
838 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Welcome to Fish Restaurant + Bar, featuring the freshest catch available and one of the best happy hours around. We look forward to see you!

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm Friday -Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Phone number

    (203) 724-9300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Biagio Riccio

  • Neighborhood

    Stamford

  • Cross street

    Forest Street

  • Parking details

    Street parking in front. Parking lot and garage in rear.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 838 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Connecticut

    Seafood

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  1. MB

    MikeB

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu has a great variety, the food was incredible, the service was outstanding. Can’t wait to go back!
  2. E

    Ea1952

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The simply blackened halibut and codfish were delicious and well prepared.
  3. e

    elainew

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Caesar, was great! Anticipated want we needed, another fork, a clean plate, without having to ask. Food is always delicious
  4. i

    insmama

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Nice interior, enjoyed sitting outside – despite the in obnoxious motorcycles and drag racers that continuously zoomed by… Food was mediocre and unfortunately visibly affected by shrinkflation (we don’t fault the restaurant for this - it’s happening everywhere). The fish was fine and neat to choose your method of preparation- would’ve appreciated a bit more guidance/knowledge from the waiter. Overall a nice experience but not really for foodies
  5. d

    dgalef

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exactly what we wanted: good seafood and salads in a casual venue with good service.
  6. JG

    JeffG

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Hadn’t been in a few years. Food was ok but prefer other seafood places. Service was sub-par
  7. EW

    EdwardW

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Fish restaurant has incredible food at very reasonable prices, excellent hosts and servers, and a great large outdoor seating area in perhaps the most bustling street in Stamford. There are however two areas of improvement that would make it a 5 star place. 1. We had a surreal experience of the busser getting us the order from the table behind us and insisting that he "thought" this is what we ordered. We actually had to reinforce the fact that we knew what we ordered before he relented and took the order back, and the server then took over and delivered it to the right table 2. While the vast majority of the crowd was well-heeled and well-behaved, it is perhaps inevitable that a town like Stamford will also have people who do not quite belong in such an ambiance. There was a table of 5 loud and clearly drunk men (the type of beta males in small towns who live close enough to big cities to try and emulate their warped view of what alpha males are like), who spread out into the aisles blocking servers from moving and creating a hazard in case there was need for evacuation, and getting progressively more drunk and more sloppy with time. While the manager clearly instructed the server to cut them off and ask them to not block the aisle, she continued to take their drink orders and did not do anything about how they were sitting. This is something the manager should have directly handled, by asking the group to either comply or leave, but he left it to a petite latina female server who the white male boors just talked over, intitimidated and dismissed. We will likely not be back until the restaurant can ensure a universally decent ambiance.
  8. LE

    LizE

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    My friends and I had lunch at FISH and we had an excellent experience all round! Our waitress could not have been more kind, friendly and patient. She was superb. And the menu options were fantastic. We all said that it's rare we see a menu where we want to try almost everything on the menu. Our food was delicious, as well. We all said we will absolutely be coming back here!
  9. d

    davect

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is our local go-to restaurant - consistently excellent food, reasonable prices and lots of outdoor seating when we want it. The service is excellent as well.
  10. S

    Sharon

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    We have been to FISH before and have always had a good meal. The menu has sufficient options and the food is prepared well. Unfortunately, last night the service was quite slow. Perhaps they were short-staffed but out waitress had to service tables inside and outside and seemed to disappear. Also, entrees were brought out at different times so we had to wait (and the food get cold) while we waited for everyone in our party to get their food.
  11. n

    nydiner

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    first visit and we will return. Service was excellent, and food was very, very good!
  12. MM

    MaryM

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very helpful and nice staff. Salmon was fresh and well done as ordered.
  13. VP

    VirginiaP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh and delicious!
  14. AM

    AnneMarieD

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Food was not tasty, seafood linguine was over cooked, poor and slow service. Shrimp tempura appetizer was great.
  15. S

    Sally

    New York Area

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Waitress was exceptional? Very attentive. When I asked to take home most of my entree, wait staff took from table but tossed it out. Waitress had kitchen make a 1/2 order for me to take home. I was on special restaurant week menu which came with dessert. My companion was not and did not have dessert. Waitress brought dessert for him at no charge.
  16. J

    Jody

    New York Area

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit. We had four different starters and three different entrees. All were excellent.
  17. KC

    KimC

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Halibut was outstanding with the mango chutney and the sea bass with lemon caper sauce was fabulous. Our waiter was kind and knowledgeable. Can’t wait to go back
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and very attentive staff. We’ll definitely be back!
  19. G

    Gracie14e

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our only issue was we would have ordered dessert or an after dinner drink but we’re told that the kitchen and bar were already closed. (Our reservation was 8pm)
  20. CG

    CGoldstone

    New York Area

    130 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gustavo is the best thing that happened to that restaurant since it’s new ownership. Bravo Gustavo!
  21. L

    Larry

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fish was excellent. We ate outdoors--very nice. Indoors looks small, so beware of noise.
  22. CF

    ChrisF

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Stuffed shrimp was very good as was the bouillabaisse. Burger was OK, and cocktails very good. Bread pudding needs help.
  23. D

    David

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The staff was lovely, the food was delicious. Would definitely go back.
  24. a

    andrewg

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and loved the vibe. Also a nice menu
  25. L

    Lauralu

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Overall a good to very good restaurant. Room was loud but it was prime time on Saturday night. Service was very friendly and pretty efficient (second round of drinks took a minute) as well. Food was very good--we had clams on the half shell, grilled octopus for starters and blackened branzino and paella as main courses. Chocolate-pecan torte for dessert. I would definitely return--a solid 4 stars--very good!
  26. B

    Boadicea

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Blackened cod entree was terrible. But seafood linguine entree and calamari appetizer were good.
  27. SM

    ScottM

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our GO TO place in Stamford. Food is always very good and the service staff always friendly and efficient!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Outstanding food and service every time, chef’s specials are superb. Owner and staff is terrific.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Did not like the tap water.
  30. BG

    BarryG

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Disappointing given the reviews. Fried Calamari lacked that nutty taste; was bland Shrimp Porcini Pappardelle was also bland; the shrimp overcooked and rubbery; the pappardelle had an off-putting brown color The waiter forgot one of our appetizers The desert platter: each tasted store bought and from ice box; they don't have a pastry chef. The noise: so painful we had to leave before our group wanted to break up.
  31. P

    Peter

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    There was little to no air conditioning in the entire restaurant. The air quality inside was stifling, to say the least.
  32. CW

    CarlW

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails, wine and menu but, best of all, the wonderful “Naked Fish” option of designing your own entree.
  33. CH

    ChristieH

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good dining experience, however, the pasta was bland.
  34. l

    luv2dine

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Great time! Our waitress Daniela was wonderful. Will definitely be back.
  35. t

    tonyd

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    As always Wonderful food good service and a lively crowd also very good wine list
  36. WC

    WiseCritic

    New York Area

    70 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    First time at this restaurant. Four of us thought the food and service were good. A few more entres we’d like to try so we will be back.
  37. D

    Daywithmom

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. Portions were big and the prices were right.
  38. CG

    CGoldstone

    New York Area

    130 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great!
  39. k

    katherinec

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Waiter got most of the order wrong We had oysters that were delicious but one shell literally had no oyster in it!?!
  40. L

    Larry

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The scallops were delicious and the choice of flavorings outstanding.

FAQs

Fish Restaurant + Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 724-9300.

Fish Restaurant + Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 838 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Fish Restaurant + Bar

245 Bedford Street, Stamford, CT 06901

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Forest Street

  • Neighborhood

    Stamford

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm Friday -Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking in front. Parking lot and garage in rear.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Biagio Riccio

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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