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Fish Restaurant & Wine Bar

3.6
3.6
1420 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

7:00 PM


Booked 6 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 1,420 people are saying

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3.6
3.6 based on recent ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It s really too bad but this place went from nice to a disaster. I’ve dined here over the years and loved it. I also understand that places are struggling with staff so I do have a lot of sympathy for restaurants and understand service is slower then it use to be. Service was terrible to the point of waiting 45 minutes to be served a drink. Food was terrible. The menu is a tiny fraction of what it use to be. It’s unfortunate that things have gone downhill.
  2. D

    Dinnerpatron

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    7:30 reservation, not really busy, and the special was already sold out. We ordered the tuna and the scallops. Tuna was pretty good, and the rhubarb quinoa (I think) that came with it was also okay. Four small bay scallops came with lobster ravioli. Seems like they should name the dish "Ravioli with a bit of scallops," especially considering that the ravioli was better than the scallops. The place doesn't seem quite as shiny as I remember pre-COVID-19. Service was okay. The waiter fired the main courses before we finished salads, forgot the side of broccoli we ordered, and was anxious to pick up the check before we left. The recommended wine was good. Solid B- for the price.
  3. R

    Raw3

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Food was the worst. McDonald’s is much better place to eat at. This was the first time I actually spit out food and sent back…
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Worst dining experience in a long time!! Our tuna was cooked completely wrong. Waiter couldn’t even understand what I was asking. Husband ordered captain and Coke and was given something that was definitely not that. The waiter confirmed it came from the captain Morgan bottle so the restaurant must be refilling their bottles with crap. The bathrooms were dirty and while we were eating an employee decided to take a smoke break and propped the door open. The whole please reeked of smoke! Disgusting. Will never go back again and not sure this place will be in business much longer
  5. CF

    CarstenF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Dishes taste great - but portion could be bigger - not the right cost/value-ratios…
  6. P

    Ptcakes

    New England

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We arrived at 5:40 for our 6 pm reservation. The dining room had 3 occupied tables. We were told we would be seated at 6…. So we stood and waited. But we were quite perplexed why we were not shown a table and given water until the appointed time. Once seated the service was attentive but not overwhelming. The food is very good, especially the pan seared scallops, and lobster ravioli. We will go back, but not arrive early.
  7. MJ

    MelJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was great. Service was a little slow -- staffing issues which are not uncommon these days.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    They were out of everything and appeared to be using things up. Used to love going but has gone down hill.
  9. T

    Tony

    New England

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The menu has shrunk considerably since our last visit in May. They served "HoJo" style breaded clam strips the waiter insisted were "Ipswich clam". We arrived for a 5:45 reservation and waiter insisted we were too late for the $1 oysters when took our appetizer order. The hostess/greeter has also vanished replaced by a "wait to be seated" sheet of paper.
  10. D

    Dindins

    New England

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    It’s been a while and maybe this was just an “off” Sunday but my sense is that Covid and supply chain issues have really hurt this once superb restaurant . The menu has been severely honed down yet nothing seemed all that fresh. Service was really, really good as were cocktails ). But the place needs sprucing up and the food needs more living care. I really want this place to return to its glory days and all the staff were si attentive that I’ll give them another try.
  11. S

    Steph

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Our server was very good, however for a seafood restaurant, they were out of much of the shell fish (oysters, lobster, lobster ravioli). Our meals were small and the preparations attempted to be creative, but did not quite make it. Disappointed.
  12. SC

    StaceyC

    New England

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lovely restaurant, nice big circular booth. Food was very good. Only critique is for the first time in a very long time I smelled cigarette smoke while I was eating and it turned out they have a lovely big door that opens to let fresh air in but sadly if staff or guests are smoking out front the smoke also comes in. I am sure there is a way around this especially if it is staff on break. But otherwise very lovely restaurant and would recommend.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great. I highly recommend this place!
  14. PV

    PeterV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Enjoyed our dining experience and our waiter was great and very responsive.
  15. M

    Music

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    This restaurant has gone downhill. We haven't been since before COVID, but the restaurant has changed. We were there on a Saturday night and they only had Tito's Vodka - all other brands were out. The place was dirty (dead bugs on the window sills and not toilet paper in the bathroom stalls). The food was expensive and very small portions. The service was average and there was not a manager or chef to speak with on a Saturday night. Overall, will not be going back.
  16. BG

    BillG

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Restaurant was empty on a Friday night . I sat at the bar with my wife . one other couple at the bar , and it was impossible to get the bartenders attention . I ordered a Gray Goose Martini , with olives , and rocks on the side . I got the drink , it had Spanish salad olives , and the bartender thru my rocks out . Never again .
  17. AH

    AllyssaH

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    This was advertised as fine dining and obviously not. There was no raw bar menu. The food was decent but not excellent. Service was poor.
  18. S

    Steffi

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    A long time customer and I was sad to have been disappointed in the food for the first time; smaller portions, no bread, my favorite dish was undercooked and fatty. Quality was definitely poor. Great jazz band and atmosphere so I hope they rebound!
  19. MM

    MichaelM

    Minneapolis

    18 reviews

    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    When the live jazz combo is the highlight of your experience at a restaurant, well… Sorry, but the food was a C- at best. The presentation of the food was a D given what it could have been and should have been. C’mon, you’re workin’ with scallops, shrimp, fresh fish, and clams! Service though gracious was very slow and inattentive. We expected much more but we’re sadly underwhelmed. Don’t think we would give this one another chance.
  20. ML

    MikeL

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent food, wine & service. Always a great dining experience.
  21. BS

    BigSauce

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We enjoyed our meal quite a bit. Food was great, service was great. It was a very hot/humid day and the restaurant has nice big accordion doors in the bar that were open. We were sitting in the dining room, and it was quite warm in the dining room. It didn't feel like there air conditioning was on. Other than the temperature in the dining room, the meal was wonderful as was the service.
  22. LG

    LiviaG

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual - the surprises never end at Fish Wine and Bar. While parking we could hear the soft tones of jazz wafting through the evening and upon arrival saw it was a live jazz band (who were absolutely GREAT) and kept the atmosphere at an upbeat, yet peaceful tone throughout the evening. Haloumi cheese on the beautifully arranged cheese charcuterie, the tune, jambalaya, lobster ravioli and salmon - delectable. One of my favorite desserts - churros topped with cinnamon and sugar - lovely surprise. As always - the greeting was warm, kind and funny - Jess and her staff are an outstanding example of a true service - the discreet and ongoing "check-in" to assure water glasses were always full, food wast to our liking, was anything else needed or required? All with a sincere desire to make us as comfortable and happy as possible. Now that we are over with Covid - the restaurant appears to be getting a facelift - beautiful creamy colored banquette seating has brightened the whole seating area up - I can't wait to see what is coming in the next few months!! As always - it was a 5 star evening - what a treat to have such a fabulous restaurant right here in our city!! Thank you to all at Fish Wine and Bar!!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience4
    Food was subpar, service was very slow.
  24. p

    pask53

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful meal to celebrate our anniversary. He had baked haddock and I had the fish casserole, which way yummy. The waiter was friendly but not obtrusive. We will definitely return.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food and service
  26. LR

    LeeR

    New England

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Fish ….has unfortunately lost its edge….. PEI Mussels sautéed in something similar to clam chowder vs a nice wine/garlic broth.
  27. GH

    GaryH

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The baked haddock with the Ritz cracker was what I had and the Salmom was what my wife had. I would highly recomend both
  28. C

    Charlie

    New England

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience5
    They have a great menu, however we expected cold beer, did not get it and when request was made to give us cold beer we got it yet we got charged for the warm beer also. They had a great deal on Osters $1 each, enjoyed it but we ordered their 3+3 Osters+ Gambo shrimp we got the same small Osters+ smaller than medium shrimps for $24... The manager, without gave us assurance that that those are Gambo shrimps, as if we have never eaten in quality restaurant before or we are stupid for say it is not what we ordered ... We never got the charge out... Later I discovered that we were being charged for an appetizer that we ordered but never got... We gave the embarrassed server cash tip... The manager attempted to take... Clearly he is crook and it a sham that a good people working there and the sheff who created super nice menu, were not getting a professional manager
  29. F

    Fotia

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience3
    The ambience of the restaurant was nice. Although there was a live band but we were seated at a table toward the back of the restaurant so the noise level was not bad. The waiter started off nice and friendly. We ordered the surf & turf which was supposed to be a filet of steak and lazy style lobster. When we got the entrée, there were only four small thin slices of cut steak and a tail and two claws of the lobster. It totally did not fit the description on the menu nor the price of the dish. To spend close to $50 for something not at expectation was not a great feeling. Also, the waiter never came by once to check up on us even though the restaurant was not busy on a Saturday night. He only stopped by when we were all done and ready for our check. Food at this place was good if you don't order the surf & turf. Service was poor considering it was not busy.
  30. GC

    GeorgeC

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were both very good. The service was excellent. And the prices were reasonable.
  31. a

    anon

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    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.
  32. JB

    JoelB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    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!
  33. DN

    DebbieN

    New England

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

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

    Karin

    Denver

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    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.
  35. D

    Dave

    New England

    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.
  36. ML

    MillieL

    New England

    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.
  37. 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!
  38. 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.
  39. 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
  40. R

    Richbread

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 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.

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 3.6 stars by 1420 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 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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