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About Fish Restaurant + Bar

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245 Bedford Street
Stamford, CT 06901
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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

Cross Street:
Forest Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(203) 724-9300

Website:
http://www.fishstamford.com/

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

Executive Chef:
Biagio Riccio

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Fish Restaurant + Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (9)
Good for a Date (9)
Healthy (9)
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Fit for Foodies (6)
Business Meals (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Fun (2)
Romantic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Authentic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Dinner was good. Service was poor. Dessert was ordered because of the combination of flavors ice cream and empenada. Strange ice cream flavor was substituted when questioned was told it was all they had. Dessert should have been gratis. During coffee, the waiter left the check on the table, we had not asked for it.
Last time we were there, waitress was scatter brained and couldn’t even produce a decent cappuccino. This time, a male was ill informed.
Try Better guys... you’re losing me.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great food and cool, classy atmosphere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We went to FISH for a casual surprise birthday. The food was very good. Lots of healthy choices. Service was attentive. The only downside to the meal was that our table was closest to the kitchen and they never closed the swinging kitchen doors so my husband sat facing the kitchen and all the activity throughout the entire meal which took away from our experience. I would recommend not sitting at that table.

Tags: Casual, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was good, but nothing outstanding. Service was adequate. On the noisy side and tables are close.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Food is always good and consistent but the cappuccino is always awful! Come on folks COFFEE!!! Why can’t it be done right? ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food was very good, as was the service but I would think twice before going there again because of the disturbing noise level which hindered every attempt to conduct a conversation during the meal.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Disabled Access, Casual
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always a great meal. Freshest and best seafood in Ct.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Always enjoy my meals there, the best fish dinners and appetizers too

Tags: Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We ate here prior to a show at the Palace Theater. We opted for 2 appetizers for our dinners but there was a nice selection of fish choices, both in terms of types of seafood and prep styles.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great and fresh fish. Can be a little pricey. Friendly waiter.

Tags: Healthy, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This is the third time that cappuccinos came out cold, flat and not well executed. Maybe the staff needs to hire a barista or give everyone a lesson. Three different occasions all bad cappuccinos.
Meal was great otherwise 👍👍👍👍

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

I've been to Fish several times, and never had a bad meal. The brussels sprout salad is my favorite app! We sat outside for the first time. The ONLY reason I didn't give 5 start for ambiance is that there were 2 women smoking right next to the seating area. Technically they were in an allowable space, but it was really gross eating while these women smoked 2 cigarettes - one right after the other. Other than that, we had a great meal & great service.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Every time we have gone "FISHING" we are quite happy! The food has always been excellent (both seafood and non-seafood) as is the service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2017

I eat scallops with steamed vegetables. It was very delicious and the waitress was so helpful.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Happy Hour, Healthy, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Great food and recommendation from our server to try the octapus. It was great

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Service was as always, excellent. It was restaurant week so the meals were smaller than usual due to the price however what we had was good.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Restaurant week menu was very weak and dessert was not included which is typically standard for the special dining menus. Overall it was a good experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Fish consistently delivers a varied menu of deliciously prepared food. We especially thought the mussels were in a sauce that were as good as it gets!

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Great seafood with options for prep and sides. A little pricy but worth it. Noisy but not overwhelming

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Terrific fish and chips and tasty salad. Nice menu all around

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2017

As usual excellent food,service and ambience

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

The food was great and the ambiance lovely on a cool summer evening. Our server, Ashley, was terrific! She knew the menu really well and made very thoughtful suggestions. We will definitely return!

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Food was good. Sat near the bar. Noise level was intense, making my dinner conversation impossible. Black biting flies but me all over my hands and feet. Spent the rest of dinner scratching. Flies really need to be arrested, we were inside!
Our waitress was annoying and kept interrupting us. She removed plates we were still eating from. Poured water into my club soda glass twice.
Food is usually good, but this last experience isnt easily forgettable. Sorry.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

The format is wonderful. You pick the fish, the sauce and the side and they prepare to order. I had blackened salmon, which was an excellent piece of fish cooked perfectly on a bed of mashed potatoes with a tomato olive tapenade. It was excellent. If you like fish, this is a wonderful place. I believe the name ("restaurant + bar") understates the quality of the food and service. I will return to this restaurant. The beet salad was very good (although too large a portion for one), but the fish is the centerpiece and rightly so.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Great food. Fish grilled perfectly. Outstanding oysters. Basil lemon martini was exceptional.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

The restaurant is very good. They have a cool decor and the waitstaff is very attentive. The gnocchi appetizer is amazing! My wife had the Branzino and I had the Tuna. Both dishes were great! They cooked the fish to perfection. Definitely give this place a try!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Very good seafood place. The ingredients were fresh and good quality. I ordered Spanish octopus and jumbo crab cake appetizers and the sea bass main course ( crab cake and sea bass were specially good). While the "Naked Fish" with do-it-your option of preparation style & choice of sauces was interesting and may appeal to many, it would be good if the chef also offered every night a few 'Chef's Choice' seafood main preparations prepared the way the Chef recommends. Wine list is basic but decently priced. I would have appreciated if a 'real French' champagne had been offered by the glass . The waitress and receptionist, both young women, were very efficient and helpful.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Been to Fish many times, and this time we went for a low key family birthday dinner because it's one of our favorite spots in Stamford. They serve such terrific food and provide a fun, contemporary, open air vibe/ambiance! While I've ordered most of the items on the menu, I tend to order many appetizers as my whole meal - some of my favorites are the harvest salad, swordfish lettuce wraps, lobster grilled cheese, calamari and tuna carpaccio flat bread. Really can't go wrong with any order and could not speak more highly of the food! Downsides are that the services is pretty slow and it's a bit loud, but we're usually so happy to be there that we don't notice.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

First time dining there. Had swordfish and Brussels sprouts. Food was very good! Attentive waiter, although a bit too attentive. Both of us thought we were being rushed to turn over the table so they could have another seating for the night. Otherwise would recommend and will go again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 11, 2017

This meal was completely inconsistent. I ordered a cocktail, liked it, ordered another one a few minutes later, and was served a completely different drink (and not just the flavor -- even the COLOR was completely different the second time around). My fish was cooked very nicely; my husband's was way over. His side was lovely; mine was blah. And many times I had to crane my neck around looking for our server. (At one point, I just walked up to the bar rather than waiting for her to come by the table.) Anyway -- it was just kind of a weird dinner all around. I definitely don't need to go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Awesome service and delicious food

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 5, 2017

I keep telling my wife, I really want to go to F.I.S.H. She tells me you have already been there. I say I don't believe her. I took a group of 5 there and the second I walked in the place looked familiar. I looked over the menu and was thrilled to see bronzino, even though it was misspelled because I love a good bronzino. I decided to have it. The longer I sat there the more familiar the place looked. I recognized the table I sat at when it was just my wife and I. I remembered having the bronzino and hating it. I recalled the overall experience as not good. Maybe it was them, maybe it was me, I wasn't sure. Since we were already seated I decided to give it another go but this time with the salmon. Glad I did. Everything was excellent from the fresh shrimp and oyster platter and pork belly lollipop apps to everyone's main course. Our server Jose had an enthusiastic smile and was attentive without being on top of us. The markdown for value comes from the 3 dollar sauce options for the fish. 1.5 oz isn't worth it. Luckily I know the fish stands on its own. A great place, happy to have it back in the rotation.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 5, 2017

The FISH was delish! It always is. Never tire of the menu....it's always fun to mix and match a new taste treat. Ambiance is lovely, tables far enough to be intimate although close. Happy to be here!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

This was our third time at this restaurant, but this time it was a disappointment.
Calamari was good, although portion seemed small; shrimp cocktail was very rubbery - and it's honestly the first time I was served such poor quality shrimp cocktail ever.
The bread was stale and reheated, my husband's sangria just meh.
Fish and chips was good, my blackened shrimp salad very bland. All in all, would not recommend. The bill came down to $92 before tip, definitely overpriced for the quality of the food we were served!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

I visited Fish on 7/1/17 for dinner. I started with a cocktail at the bar, no issues, a pretty good cocktail and then sat down for dinner.

We started with a tuna flatbread which was delicious and my main was scallops with french fries and haricots vert. The main was very good as well.

I ordered a Five Graces Pinot Gris which has always been good. The wine list needs some additional wines.

Overall, I would give Fish Restaurant a Good. Bon appetit!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Great service - wonderful menu- just what I was looking for- NAKED FISH! Fresh and delicious! Can't wait to go back. Even my husband said it was worth the drive! Great job! We don't have one decent fish house in upper Fairfield county 😕So you will absolutely see us again👍

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Casual, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 27, 2017

The food was great and our waiter was quite nice, but the service overall was very slow. It took nearly an hour for us to get our food; patrons that came in after us were served before our table. While there were more people there than I expected on a Tuesday evening, not every table was occupied, so I'm not sure what the hold up was in the kitchen. We were trying to make a movie and we had to tell the waiter twice that we were on a time crunch. It wasn't his fault at all, and he did stop by to assure us after our first query about the food that it would be out momentarily. This isn't the first time I've experienced slow service at FISH, but it never mattered previously because I wasn't trying to get somewhere after dinner. I'd definitely go to FISH again, but only if I don't have plans for later in the evening.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

A very good meal. The fish was extremely fresh, portion sizes were generous and the service was very attentive

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great place! Excellent food! Fresh fish always, with great choices of sauces , mussels are to die for!! Love it!!
Great service as well. Very attentive, thanks Dom!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great restaurant - everything was very fresh & perfectly cooked. 5*

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion
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