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Fish Restaurant & Wine Bar

3.9
3.9
1398 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
"Make Life Fresh!"™

Fresh food and social relaxation are two of life's essentials. Our goal at Fish is to make your life a little fresher.

25 years of seafood experience and a passion for great wine combine to
create Metro West's premier seafood restaurant and wine bar.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 3 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (508) 460-3474

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Christopher Bairos

  • Private party facilities

    Fish Restaurant & Wine Bar is the perfect venue for any of your corporate functions, meetings, and parties. Impress your valuable clients, employees, and co-workers with our beautiful ambiance, exquisite food and outstanding service.Two private area options to suit all your needs.

  • Private party contact

    Ian Nal: (508) 460-3474

  • Neighborhood

    Marlborough

  • Cross street

    Corner of Route 20 & Route 85

  • Parking details

    Free Private/Public parking lot with plenty of parking as well as free garage parking just a few steps from our front door.

  • Public transit

    Located right next to the local bus line stop.

  • Entertainment

    Live Music Friday & Saturday Nights

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,398 people are saying

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

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. a

    anon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding (oysters, rare tuna, and more). Our server was pleasant and attentive without being at all intrusive. We were seated at fair distance from other patrons, which is no small consideration during Covid. The band was very good without being overwhelmingly loud. All in all, it was a great experience.
  2. JB

    JoelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were seated at a window booth, the well placed trellises, disguised the street, the restaurant is very quiet ( minimal traffic noise). The dining room is spacious, yet cozy. The entire staff were very friendly and accommodating, then there is the food. The food is simply spectacular!! The raw bar, like having shellfish straight off the boat. Appetizers that set a very high standard in flavors, presentation, hot, prepared perfectly, tender even. Entrées were simply amazing, we will be back, we have found "our go to " freshest seafood place, close to home!
  3. DN

    DebbieN

    New England

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We really enjoyed our dinner - the food, the service and the comfortable booth. However it was very warm inside.
  4. K

    Karin

    Denver

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Pretty average overall. The seafood sampler platter was not worth the money. Small oysters and clams, not all that good. The gluten free clam chowder was excellent. We also had the jambalaya. Fish was very dry and tasteless. The service was good, but overall not recommended.
  5. D

    Dave

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Celebrating a 35th Anniversary dinner, Never again!!! They should pay me to go. Noisy Bartender could hear him talking throughout the restaurant, Food was mediocre at best, Clam chowder was cold, Smallest Oysters ever seen in my life, Glass of wine price is ridiculous. Wait staff slow and inattentive, not to mention dress code. Fish is now a has been restaurant this was our last visit.
  6. ML

    MillieL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Went there for the $1.00 oysters, 5” later and we would not have had any. We were only able to order 1/2 dozen. I guess due to the red tide, their supply was limited. Portions were very small, but what we got was very good.
  7. JG

    JohnnyG

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    We have been going to Fish for several years and have found food preparation to be very inconsistent...onetime excellent, next time prepared and served very different and not so good. Wait staff always good. I'll be staying away for awhile!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Oysters listed as plump were scrawny and tipped to fit on tray causing liquor to drain out of shell. Never received our second appetizer, lobster tail. Initially explained that it would be served chilled. When I inquired regarding its lack of appearance, 30 minutes after oysters arrived, waitperson said that it might still be cooking. I requested the check. Wouldn’t recommend.
  9. S

    Shelby

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Covid has been hard — would thrive with a patio. The oyster bar used to have a selection of oysters and having eaten here it has never been disappointing. Still has a happy hour oyster fest on Sunday for $1 per oyster. The calamari is amazing and the fish and chips are always my favorite
  10. R

    Richbread

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food from oysters to fried clams to spicy jambalaya. The two of us had a wonderful time.
  11. c

    chuckles

    New England

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I had the baked haddock which was very good. My daughter had the scallops which she said were just average. Overall a good experience.
  12. PF

    PamelaF

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Almost lacerated my arm on a cooper table. Suggested it should be removed from area. Did not comply. Someone could get really hurt. Everything about our visit was terrible. Small tiny oysters. Terrible clam chowder. Bad service. Will never return.
  13. L

    Luv2eat

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    We hadn’t been back to Fish in over two years and thought we would give it a try. We had always enjoyed it in the past. The food was good, but not very much of it. My son and I had the delicious Salmon, but there was very little else with it. There were a few tomatoes, a sprinkle of fingerling potatoes and a little green. There were no rolls. They said they were out of them. We had always looked forward to the Crème Brûlée for dessert. That was gone from the menu. The dessert offering were very limited. Glad we gave it another try, but would not come back.
  14. MH

    MatthewH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    The beer was warm and the air conditioning was off. It’s too bad, because the food was good.
  15. L

    Loveforllife

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Used to go there all the time but it has been downgraded 4 levels. Bad atmosphere, bad service and the place itself looks now like an old Vegas restaurant.
  16. JG

    JodG

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very good dishes and excellent service. However, portions are small for the $$$ prices. We went on a Saturday night and they had live jazz which was great!
  17. JS

    JohnS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience3
    We have gone to Fish the last few years for our anniversary. It has always been very good this year it was terrible and we will not return. The food was good the portions were less than previous years. The worst part was the noise level. There was a table opposite us that had a least ten Gentlemen who were there for dinner. They were extremely loud and it was to the point that we could not have a conversation between us. Fish is not the fine dinning it use to be.
  18. T

    Tremblant14

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Pricy for oysters, service was slow, yet the food tasted amazing.
  19. KM

    KarenM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Fish is the place to go. Phenomenal from the food and staff
  20. RS

    RSalieri95

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had dined here before the COVID pandemic and the food, service and ambience have always been good. We dined on Father's Day which is also my mother-in-law's birthday with 5 other very close family friends. The place is spacious and quiet with good ambience to chat. The food was good but uneven. Appetizers were good including calamari, grilled octopus, charcuterie and cheese board and fried clam bellies. The bluefin tuna, haddock, salmon, grilled shrimp and seafood jambalaya were all good with large portions too. The swordfish was overcooked and the entree' fisherman's platter was over salted so we had to send it back and the replacement was much better. Service was excellent we had a very attentive, friendly server named Murillo. We will back but hope the cooking can be more consistent.
  21. EP

    EricP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server Josh was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu which proved to be very helpful. A Jazz quartet started playing while we were eating to help provide a great overall experience. the eating area at the bar is located near large doors to provide a nice "open air" environment. Would return and recommend to a friend.
  22. JS

    JeanneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Seafood!
  23. v

    vbs1

    New England

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice ambiance and very good food at reasonable price
  24. R

    Rockyajm

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have visited Fish several times - always good. The service is wonderful. Our food was delivered quickly and was hot, well presented and deeeeelicious. We were celebrating Father's Day early in deference to an upcoming trip. This was a great, relaxing and delicious meal.
  25. m

    micjn

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Average good. Slow, inattentive service. Poor acoustics. One and done for us.
  26. KW

    KeithW

    Poconos

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food and Service !
  27. A

    Alikona

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    4 people wanting to enjoy $1 oysters and we were disappointed. Overall even with 2 varieties they were way small: and I mean smaller than a dime for perhaps a third. 2 shells were actually empty and those they replaced. The Cesar salads were great! It was also a gorgeous day and we’ve enjoyed the bar area in the past with the doors wide open. Yesterday everything closed up because the AC was on.
  28. HT

    HeidiT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    We were very excited for our meal and very disappointed. The oysters were tiny. We had pan seared scallops in a lobster ravioli. Each plate had 4 and a half scallops which was odd. It was so excessively buttery that we were both trying to dry the food off first. The ravioli was flavorless. The grits were crunchy? And the flavor was lacking overall. Our waiter was nice though.
  29. GW

    GailW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a date night. The three piece band was really fun.
  30. TG

    ThatGuy

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Ultimately the problem is the quality of the food, it's low. It feels like there is an attempt to mask that with over seasoning. Oysters: very sad looking oysters. Low quality and value Fried clams: salty. I have lived in New England all my life. I have never had a salty fried clams, however it was one of the more edible dishes we had Filet: hard to really call it a filet more than a medallion or scraps. The meat was TOUGH and cooked blue rather than rare. The gentleman next to us had the same thing. Poked at his, complained and basically left. I'm hindsight we should have joined him Scallops and Shrimp casserole that came with the filet: the scallops were rubbery and had a fishy taste, reminiscent of something that's aged out. The shrimp tasted mostly of heavy pepper. Neither very edible Haddock: over seasoned to the point it was literally not edible. Drinks: cocktails were great. The tap beer was disappointing. After getting my first foamy flat beer I was told it was a new keg, I tried each of the other IPAs and every one was the same. More indicative of temperature and or pressure problems then it is a new keg. Unless of course every single beer had a brand new keg at the same time. Not probable but plausible Staff: Friendly and helpful. I paid, tipped and left. Not much point in pushing back during dinner when the problem is the ingredients being used are poor quality i.e garbage in, garbage out. Atmosphere: cool atmosphere Overall: it's a miss. For the price and low quality you may as well head towards the city and get a better value. I hope they do evaluate using higher quality meats and seafoods that negates the need for inedible over seasoning to mask it. Could be a diamond, but right now it's coal level.
  31. JF

    JenniferF

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Visited FISH for the first time on a Sunday night for a dinner with work colleagues. The clam chowder is delicious!
  32. F

    Front9

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and service. Limited white french wine selection. Too much usa.
  33. B

    Bostonian

    New England

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Over and over again, we are never disappointed! Service, food, oysters, seafood, drinks and fun staff. We love sitting at the bar watching TV, chatting it up with the wonderful bartender- just such a cozy treat every time. Thank you!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Overpriced and small portions, disappointed in the raw bar
  35. SR

    SethR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, exceptional food. The crab cakes were so good.
  36. M

    Mariposajt

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We have been Fish customers for years. During Covid, the restaurant took a bit of a dive but recently has recovered. We were there a week ago and everything was excellent. Yesterday’s experience was not as great as my swordfish was dry and rubbery. Perhaps some of this had to do with the Mother’s Day crowd.
  37. l

    lostintheozoneagain

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    We went to Fish to celebrate our anniversary. We probably won't do that again. As others have noted, it's not as good as pre-pandemic. Food was edible, just. My fried clams were encased in a heavy cornmeal batter that made them more like fritters than fried clams. There also weren't that many clams and the flavor of the clams was overwhelmed by the breading. I've had more clams that were better in flavor, breading and quantity at a clam shack in Lancaster for a few dollars more. Scallop main dish had what appeared to be four thick slices of scallop instead of whole sea scallops. The rest of the meal was unremarkable. The best part of our meals were the the bacon truffle french fries. They were served warm, not hot which would have made them great. My wife had a $16 glass of Chardonnay that she didn't want to finish. The $9 Colombard I had was a better value. They seem to have lowered food quality to keep prices down. That's a mistake in my opinion.
  38. T

    Tippy

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very nice restaurant but one of our meals came out very undercooked. Fortunately the server was very apologetic and brought back a corrected meal quickly. And we were comped for one dessert! We will return.
  39. PC

    PatC

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Definitely not as good as prepandemic but the food was good. The service not great and very slow.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food & service. It was our first time to visit. We started with the calamari - perfectly cooked with added peppers & and a sweet/sour sauce. Kids had swordfish & haddock. We had salmon & clams. For dessert, kids has the chocolate cake & cheesecake. Amazing! Will definitely return for quality, fresh seafood.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Fish Restaurant & Wine Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 460-3474.

Fish Restaurant & Wine Bar is rated 3.9 stars by 1398 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Fish Restaurant & Wine Bar

29 South Bolton Street, Marlborough, MA 01752

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Corner of Route 20 & Route 85

  • Neighborhood

    Marlborough

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Free Private/Public parking lot with plenty of parking as well as free garage parking just a few steps from our front door.

  • Public transit

    Located right next to the local bus line stop.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Christopher Bairos

  • Entertainment

    Live Music Friday & Saturday Nights

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (508) 460-3474

  • Private party facilities

    Fish Restaurant & Wine Bar is the perfect venue for any of your corporate functions, meetings, and parties. Impress your valuable clients, employees, and co-workers with our beautiful ambiance, exquisite food and outstanding service.Two private area options to suit all your needs.

  • Private party contact

    Ian Nal: (508) 460-3474

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