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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
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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

We had a very nice lunch- the service was great, and the food was very good lunch fare- a cup of soup and a Caesar salad with scallops or salmon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We always find fish to be reliable and excellent. There are not many restaurants in this area that are as good as fish. The quality of ingredients and menu variety are wonderful. The waitstaff is professional and the ambience is conducive to a relaxing dinner

Tags: Cozy, Live Music, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were a table of eight. Each dish ordered was exceptional. Clam chowder and fish chowder very good.
Fried Ipswich clams had the lightest batter and were not greasy. Roasted octopus in a paprika sauce was unique.
Cioppino was full of many types of fish in a vibrant sauce.
Worth the visit.

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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Our celebration lunch was great. We ordered the Lobster BLT, Caesar Salad with Diver Scallops, and the fried oysters. The wine list has a good selection of Chardonnay, we chose the Chablis.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We are regulars at Fish. We went on a Monday night and found the restaurant not up to it's usual standards. The food was okay but not outstanding. I had requested a table with 4 chairs. There were none available. In stead we got a round booth with chairs. It was oKay but a little too big for visiting comfortably with people with hearing difficulties.
The biggest disappointment was the rule about side substitutions. This restaurant has been known for it's substitute friendly policy. Now we were told that it is either "as is" or all new sides. We are not sure if that is a policy change or just a new server interpreting the rules.

Because of our good history with this restaurant, we will consider this experience an aberration and try it again soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

the evening was very disappointing,
the waiter was very nice, but we waited over an hour for our dinner to be severed.
the haddock and sword fish were both over cooked and dry, the salmon and chowder
were good. However I did request a piece of birthday cake and we did receive that, which was very nice.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The food is great. Environment is dark and quiet.
Good place for date, business diner and anniversary.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Seafood and drinks are superb. I make it a point to visit when in the area.
However, it is not a concert venue. At 7 pm I desire a place where I can converse with my friends and not have to yell over the band until hoarse. Each visit I request the music be turned down with no results.
Sadly this is my last visit as a result.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Fantastic; wonderful seafood dishes, fresh oysters, excellent wine list with lovely champagne options. Always greeted and served by warm friendly staff. Great bar area with fireplace. I believe they have live jazz on select weekends.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The food was good although the menu was somewhat limited.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

1st time... we would rate it fair. The cioppino was overpriced and underwhelming. The mussels were very good but the cobbler dessert was mushy and had too much cinnamon. The bar looked promising until the band started and the noise level was very high even at the tables 50 feet away. The overall best grade goes to the pleasant waitress.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Every dish was delicious and fresh. Service was prompt. The setting was good. Price was reasonable. I will definitely come back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food is outstanding and at a decent price. Our server Teresa was excellent. Especially liked that the sound level was low enough to have normal conversation.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We dined on a Saturday night, and there was a live jazz band in the bar area. The food was interesting and well prepared. The tuna tartare was yummy. The new large shrimp dish with Cajun curry, veggies and polenta was delicious. Great ambience, terrific service and tasty food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

This is my "go to" neighborhood restaurant . Excellent, fresh seafood prepared perfectly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Enjoyed service, food and date with my husband. It was very cold when we arrived but, informed server and he corrected temperature right away

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Caesar salad was fresh, but the dressing didn't taste much like those I'm used to. I had never had white anchovies before, and I much prefer the others. The swordfish was good, especially the sauce. Three others in my party all enjoyed their food, as well.

Soap dispenser in Men's Room was empty.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had not been back in years and decided to make a last minute reservation for our family of 6. There was live music which was a nice surprise. Service was excellent and the food too. Will definitely come back soon.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The food, ambience and service were all good as usual but I found that the food portions were
a lot smaller than last year. Diver scallops were a bit overcooked.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Delicious food and friendly waitress. We will be back soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Good experience. One in our party had fish that was very dry. Everything else very good

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I have been to Fish a few times. The food is good, but it is an hour from my house. So, I only go for special occasions. When I reserved the table online for my birthday celebration, I requested seating in the bar due to the open-air aspect and live music. A representative called from Fish earlier that day to inform me of potential parking issues that evening. During that conversation, I confirmed the bar seating request. However, when we arrived, we were told that there was no bar seating available because they gave the tables to walk-ins. Potential diners should be aware that Fish will prioritize walk-in diners over those with reservations. We like the open-air atmosphere at the bar at Fish, so this was disappointing. When we expressed our disappointment, we were offered a table for two, even though we were a party of four, which was just silly. We can save the drive and get delicious seafood closer to home or go to Allora about a mile away from Fish for a beautiful outdoor dining experience instead.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Friendly atmosphere. Very attractive room. Recommend the petite filet and lobster. It is a little pricy but the food and service are
great

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 2, 2017

White table clothes and comfortable surroundings added to the experience. Cherry stone clams and chowder were excellent. Fried clams were render and tasty.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Loved the ambience and service..can you bring back the fried goat cheese appetizer?

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

I loved my oysters here and also sliders. The staff was very friendly and I thought the atmosphere inside was very nice! I wish I could have stayed longer!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Naples)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We were celebrating the 70th birthday of twin brothers, my husband and brother-in-law. There were eleven of us in our party and we asked for two checks. We were seated next to the kitchen. It was very noisy. Waitress mixed up our orders. She put incorrect charges on both bills. She made more mistakes when she tried to fix her billing errors after she tried to convince us that the errors really didn't make a difference. She seemed to disappear frequently. Three members of our party ordered the oysters which they liked. The food was tasty, nicely prepared and in good portions. Would not go there again. Food did not outweigh the sloppy and poor service.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great restaurant in a suburban location. Sophisticated menu. I had the salmon which was tender and flavorful. Great live music in the background. Ambiance contemporary.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Excellent service. Great food especially tuna tartare and creme brûlée. Well worth the trip out

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Organic, Healthy, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Large choice of fresh fish and seafood offered. Fresh oysters on the half shell are spectacular for the variety offered from New England waters. Service was excellent as was the food presentation. Our family's favorite go-to restaurant for great seafood at reasonable prices.

Tags: Healthy, Live Music, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Have been to Fish Restaurant a number of times with various size groups. have always been satisfied in the past when at lest one person ordered the Paella. Not this time. We both ordered the Paella (after a shrimp cocktail and Octopus appetizers), and the Cos-cos in the red sauce was as good as usual, but what happened to the Fish? We each got 6 mussels, 2 thin slices of scallop and a Tiny shrimp each. There was no squid, octopus or white fish to be found in the Paella. Again, it was very tasty, but it was missing half the promised fish. At the price of mussels and squid, can't understand the lack of even some or more of this to offset what was missing!
It was not a Paella dinner.
Could that be why the restaurant was half empty onSaturday night?

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great dining experience! I loved hearing jazz music on Saturday night as we ate our fabulous seafood and drank the delicious wine! Cannot wait to visit again soon!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

A bit pricy (but who isn't). Food was delicious and presented well. Service was quick and attentive. Decor was modern and clean. Wonderful place and worth the drive.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Sat too close to the kitchen, the open kitchen is way too noisy !

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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Over all very good not Great. Felt rushed almost like wanted us in and out. Example waiter came asked for bread. Said sure but took our bread plates and butter knives. Had to ask for them again.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

The food was delicious. The portions could have been a little larger but the quality of the food was very good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on July 27, 2017

The food and ambience were just ok...not bad, just not notable. Service was good. There are plenty of other restaurants in this price range that we would prefer to return to before we would return to this one.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Love this place Definitely going there again!!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 21, 2017

There was only one wait staff on duty when we arrived at 1:30; the waiter also acted as bartender. He was very pleasant, but through no fault of his own service was very slow.
We thought the prices were high for the overall quality of the food. One of us had the baked stuffed lobster @ $39 (?) and felt the quality did not live up to the price. The oysters, while a wide selection, were pricey at $3.00 each, we are used to $2.50 as a normal price - therefore we passed on the oysters.

Lastly, while the restaurant was clean and big, it felt more like it was a diner in a former life.

All told no regrets in going there, but would not go back.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 20, 2017

service and food was good. Parking was at a premium.
I would recommend it to friends

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual
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