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  3. Distance: 1.69mi
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About Fish Restaurant & Wine Bar

"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.

29 South Bolton Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Open Monday - Thursday
Dining Room: 11:30am - 10:00pm
Bar: 11:30am - Close
Friday and Saturday
Dining Room: 11:30am - 11:00pm
Bar: 11:30am - Close
Sunday
Dining Room: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Bar: 12:00pm - Close

Cross Street:
Corner of Route 20 & Route 85

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(508) 460-3474

Website:
http://www.eatatfish.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music Friday & Saturday Nights

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.

Executive Chef:
Sasha St. Germain

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Fish Restaurant & Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (28)
Good for a Date (22)
Creative Cuisine (17)
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Good for Anniversaries (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Notable Wine List (11)
Casual (11)
Healthy (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Business Meals (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Live Music (9)
Romantic (8)
Cozy (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Fun (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Authentic (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great Beer (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Organic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
People Watching (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Waitress was not very helpful.
If we are going to pay $10 for a glass of wine; we would like to
be "sold" on how good it is.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Couple of disappointments! Waited a long time for my oysters to come out. It wasn’t busy 5:45 on Saturday night. Bread served was stale. Got Sangria which was very good but served in small glasses which for $10 is a poor value. Both entrees were very delicious but once again portions left a lot to be desired. It’s a shame that small details are missed. Otherwise this would be an exceptional restaurant!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

The service, food, and wine were outstanding. Kim and Lili were the best. Jessica has put together a great team. We will be back again and again.

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was excellent, servers were helpful and knowledgeable about the menu options. This is a great place for an event or gathering

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful food and ambiance. We did our valentines date and the decorations were really cute.

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

We went for Valentine's Day and had a reservation at 7:30. The service was great overall. We have been to other restaurants where Valentines Day has been a nightmare, but they have their act together at Fish.

They offered a $65 per person prix fixe menu since it was a special occasion. The food was good, but not spectacular. I had scallop ceviche (best dish of the night), seafood "paella" with couscous, and lemon mousse for dessert. My fiance had fried mozzarella, lobster ravioli, and a berry cobbler. The seafood dishes were great, wasn't a big fan of my dessert though. Also the portion on the fried mozzarella was too big - my fiancee got "cheesed out" and I had to finish it.

Overall it was a positive experience, but I didn't think the meal was a good value. When the total bill comes to over $200 for 2 people, I really expect to be wowed. I would definitely go back for a regular date night meal when you don't have to deal with the valentine's day upcharge.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentines dinner started out with good appetizers but the entrees were not good. Lobster ravioli were cold. Out of the only dessert that looked good and the ones we got were terrible.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine's Day and we figured it might be busy and a little slow, but even accounting for that...inattentive service. My cocktail featured a thin slice of lime that looked like it was cut days before....brown down the edges. The shrimp on the Raw Bar Sampler were excellent as was the cocktail sauce.
Ordered from Prix Fix menu...the mozzarella app was big flat burgers of fried cheese and oily. Sauce was good. My filet mignon was ordered medium-rare and came out grey and overcooked with almost no pink...but worse, it had been cut in half horizontally and cooked like two burgers then dropped on top of mashed potatoes with gravy. Badly executed.
The lemon mousse dessert should have been a highlight, but had almost no flavor...no lemon flavor...and was like eating curing wallpaper paste. Disgusting. Had to sit with it for 10 minutes before I finally got up and demanded a manager.
Told the manager how disappointed we were. She argued that she watched the bartender slice the limes that morning. [That morning? Who slices fruit 10 hours in advance??]. She then unapologetic-ally snatched up the bill and returned it with a $54 credit with no explanation and walked away.
The only real positive was how very nice and engaging the bartender was....she was apologetic and encouraged us to try them again in the future for $1 oysters.
The final straw was when my date awoke in the night and was violently ill and in the bathroom literally for hours.
No way I'd go back there, ever.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Caveat, first visit being Valentine’s Day. Of course, very busy and not best sample. We waited about 10 minutes for our table, not outrageous given that we had 7:00 reservations. Service was timely, even with a full house, however, there were a few glitches. Twice offered bread, yet, it never appeared. We ordered a bottle of wine, (all wine prices seemed a bit high, but not outrageous) however, the server was working with a worn out corkscrew and she was clearly not practiced in removing a cork.
The food was fine. The menu was prix fixed and limited due to the day.
We will return on a quieter evening to give them a fair shot at a higher rating and a chance to outshine Legal Seafood.

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

We went for a Valentine’s dinner and was surprised to see that it was a limited menu and at a very high price of $65 per person. Think it’s great to offer a special but should offer other options. None of the options were anything we not great... wanted to get up and leave but was too embarrassed to do so. The meal was 200.00 with top and having one drink and as a result of being forced into it I will likely not go anytime soon..

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine's Day. It was a very expensive price fixe menu, $65 a person without wine. Entree choices were limited and frankly nothing appealed to us. Filet was overlooked, and accompaniments on the halibut were not great. Disappointing since we have always had great experiences here. Will go again, but not for this.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Oysters were amazing. Seated in the bar/lounge area..Music was very loud.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I had heard a lot about Fish. I live close to the City of Boston and my wife and I went to a movie at the Regal cinema In Marlborough. The movie ended at 9 and we had a reservation for 9:15 pm. It was a Saturday night.

We enjoyed Fish immensely. There was a live Jazz band. It was noisy and the band and thd singer was not particularly spectacular. But the ambience , the food and the service ? All great. We had a drink called “ purple velvet”( I think) The calamari as an appetizer and the haddock filet ( fantastic) and the fish and chips as entrees.

I would recommend this place for dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Fantastic food and cocktails- just the best! This was a Saturday night- 2/3/18- live music was so loud we couldn't hear ourselves talk. Several tables complained, wait staff reported this to the manager but no relief. Still an amazing meal, I'd surely come back again- just so loud it was disturbing. I really wish the manager had listened to the waitstaff. We did not complain - it was other tables. We were seated directly behind the front desk so that's how we heard it all.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This was our 3rd visit to Fish in the past 2 years. Each time has gotten better In terms of the food. When we were there in the summer months we enjoyed the open air dining. This visit was even better than before related to the food. I chose the shrimp with grits and it was a delicious twist on the traditional prearation. I also loved the presentation and tastes of the Caesar salad! The only real drawbacks were the location of our table (directly in front of the kitchen) and the live music. The kitchen noises were persistent and loud and the music was also loud and not so enjoyable when you are trying to have a conversation at the table. It would have been nice for the band to turn down the volume until the dining hours were over. The place is small so it felt like we were in a vortex of bangs and clangs from the kitchen coupled with a private serenade from the band. Despite all of that, the food was exquisite. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to return for a quieter meal. I’ll be sure to ask NOT to be seated by the kitchen! Either put up a sound barrier or create bar seating to face the kitchen and watch the staff do their thing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

It’s a comfortable spot and the Jazz was nice. The food wasn’t inspired, especially the veggies with the haddock - huge chunky asparagus plus other non tender veggies. Haddock was fairly good—perhaps a little dry. Not much seasoning/flavor. White tablecloth on the table consisted of two or three pieces of stiff paper. Overall, pretty average.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Our 3rd visit. Very good. The couple beside us was drunk, loud and boisterous (not being kind to one another) which sullied the experience. The waitress (there was only two for the whole place) tried to quiet them.... LOVED the fried clams and oysters, as ever. We had a good time.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We were super excited to try Fish! I’ve heard great things about your restaurant and food. My husband and I don’t get out much so it was a much awaited date night! When we walked in 15 minutes ahead of our reservation, we were seated right away. Taylor our server greeted us soon afterward and we put in a martini order. She returned 5-10 minutes later saying the bar had run out of martini glasses and she would get them to us as soon as she could. We placed an order for 10 oysters and even after finishing those, we still didn’t have our drinks.

We then asked for an order of mussels. We were told that the kitchen was reserving the remaining mussels for the cioppino dish. We asked if we could place a half order versus ordering a third entree for the two of us. We were told we couldn’t. That was fine. Our drinks finally arrive and our martinis are in stemless wine glasses with ice. Not exactly what we ordered.

We placed our meal order and I have to say when that came out we were very pleasantly surprised. My tuna and my husbands halibut special were great.

It would have been nice had we been offered bread during our long drink wait. We watched all the other patrons around us dine and drink merrily.

Overall, the food was great. Taylor did the best she could, but I really wish there had been a little more finesse in our dining experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great oyster selection, meals and drinks well prepared. We like the intimate setting for jazz on Saturday nights.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was absolutely fabulous! I had the Diver Scallops and they were prepared with delicious cremini mushrooms and pancetta. Delicious! Everyone at our table loved their meal and the service was outstanding.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We went on our "date" night to Fish and were very impressed with the food, wine list and service. As wine geeks, we were happy to see an eclectic selection of wines. One of us also started with a cocktail that needed a little explaining and our waitress, Emily, did a great job passing the request to the bartender who made a great Boulevardier. Our apps. and entrees were all excellent, as was dessert. We'd highly recommend.

Tags: Organic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Felt the food was disappointing. Perhaps I am spoiled going closer to the city.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was amazing and service was on point! Highly recommend for any occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was very average, which was disappointing for the Boston area.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Very comfortable place. Great service and good selection of food and drinks.
Sound level was good, so able to talk with friends in a volume tone of voice.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Delicious lazy lobster and loved the crab cakes. Friendly staff and quick service. Loved it and will be back!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent meal, great service, live music on Saturday night. Highly recommended!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

First time to the restaurant and will certainly be back - had a fantastic meal!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We met friends here for a party of 4, reserved on open table, and requested a table in the bar area at 6pm. We were seated immediately, ordered some drinks and appetizers. Our table was perfect. There was a jazz band. We all ordered something different-one having even a seafood allergy. All dinners were great. One dessert, crem brûlée. All was perfect!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great dinner. The service was fantastic. I will recommend the Fish Restaurant and Wine Bar to friends and family

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Service was slow and unapologetic. Food quality and presentation was fair at best. I would not recommend.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Our waitress was top notch! She gave us as much time as we needed to have cocktails and poured our wine with dinner. She filled waters and checked on our food likeness, but was never in the way. The food was excellent. Three of us had the cod which was beautifully prepared and presented.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The food, service and décor were all excellent. We celebrated my sister's birthday, everyone loved their meal and the staff was wonderful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent place if you love Oysters! Who can beat local New England Oysters for a $1 a piece. Great selection wonderful descriptions on the menu for the flavor of the raw oysters. Great low key place. Had the octopus it was amazing. The lobster BLT perfect not too much Mayo. The clam chowder had a wonderful smoky flavor. Overall a favorite of mine ! So grateful to a local friend who told me to give it a try!!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Everything was excellent! From the oysters, to the wine, the entrees, excellent! We had a few servers, which is why I rated it a 4. We sat at a high top in the bar area, (so my husband could watch the football game). The oysters were served on ice and the server described where each oyster was from. I had the swordfish, which was cooked to perfection with a butternut squash purée and asparagus. Everything was served hot. My husband had the encrusted Tuna which was barely cooked (exactly the way it was supposed to be). He thoroughly enjoyed it! The funny thing was...we just started weight Watchers that morning, and the points were extremely low! We will definitely return!
Thank you for the excellent service and food!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Best Seafood restaurant in Worcester. Upscale atmosphere

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Romantic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was phenomenal... music/entertainment in the background made the dinner that much more special.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food is great! The only problem this time I was seated under an air vent and it was FREEZING! I was told the air is at 72 degrees nothing they could do but it did not make my meal very enjoyable. We did come with a few kids but I also felt like the waiter was annoyed with us. Live music and food is great but this time not as pleased as I have been eating here.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great menu on New Year's Eve. Everything we had was delicious. I've been here many times and never disappointed.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Enjoyed a New Years Eve dinner on a rather busy night. The food and service were both great. This was our first time eating there and will certainly be back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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