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Jamestown FiSH - Permanently Closed

4.4
4.4
704 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

Jamestown FiSH features a contemporary seafood menu in the Main Dining Room and has an extensive wine list with over 650 selections from around the world.
The PATIO features a more casual menu and Pizza from our Woodstone Oven.

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Menu

Cold Starters

  • Local Oysters$17.00

    Raw R.I. oysters with yuzu granité, trout roe, and lemon zest

    • White Asparagus & Prosciutto$16.00

      Bordeaux asparagus, local Daniele prosciutto with caperberries and herb crema

      • Yellowfin Tuna Ceviche$16.00

        East coast - served with lime, pickled rhubarb, sorrel

        • Arugula Salad$12.00

          Arugula salad and pickled beets dressed with Banyuls vinegar, hazelnuts, and shaved Beemster cheese

          • Hamachi$16.00

            Raw Japanese hamachi dressed w/ yuzu, chile oil, togarashi, black sesame and horseradish crema

            Hot Starters

            • Rhode Island Clam Chowder$11.00

              Local Whitewater mussels, W&C clams, pancetta, english peas, green garbanzos and saffron nage

              • Lobster Salad$18.00

                Warm local lobster, purple artichokes, fennel, tarragon, blueberries, and mâche

                • Lamb Ragu$14.00

                  Curried Québécois lamb shoulder over saffron polenta with a poached egg

                  • Grilled Calamari$12.00

                    Charred spring onion vinaigrette, endive, arugula and pignoli

                    • Tagliatelle & Clams$13.00

                      Housemade tajarin tossed, w/ local clams, roasted garlic, tomato and lobster butter

                      Main Courses

                      • Swordfish$28.00

                        Chouriço, roasted shallot, favas, arugula, gooseberries, and spring garlic soubise

                        • Black Sea Bass$29.00

                          Roasted east coast bass with English peas, garbanzos, favas, white asparagus, pea shoots and champagne vinaigrette

                          • Halibut$32.00

                            East coast halibut poached in smoked butter - with preserved wild mushrooms, celeriac and black truffle

                            • Dover Sole$48.00

                              Served with red cabbage, sunchoke, cauliflower and beurre blanc

                              • Scallops$30.00

                                Jumbo George's Bank scallops with red peas, butter braised baby carrots, and salsify pureé

                                • Ribeye$36.00

                                  Grilled, grassfed ribeye with sweet potato pureé, marble potatoes, grilled chicory and spring vegetable salad

                                  • Wagyu Burger$20.00

                                    Housemade with wagyu beef, braised pork belly, fried egg & wedge fries w/ cheddar or gorgonzola

                                    Desserts

                                    $10

                                    • Bread Pudding

                                      • Cheesecake

                                        • Chocolate Torta

                                          • Banana Cream

                                            • Tiramisu

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                                              What 704 people are saying

                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                              4.4
                                              4.4 based on all time ratings
                                              • 4.4Food
                                              • 4.5Service
                                              • 4.4Ambience
                                              • 4.0Value

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                                                ingridc

                                                New England

                                                4 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on November 25, 2018

                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                Last day of the season so they were out of many things on the menu. Was disappointed when some items were not on my plate and the server didn’t tell me about it in advance.

                                              2. GA

                                                GARYF

                                                1 review

                                                1.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on November 24, 2018

                                                overall1food1service3ambience4

                                                well the selection was very small. waitress was very nice. atmosphere was nice. the app's were fair. the rice pilaf not good either my wife's southern veggies not good the Spanish fish we had was the worse fish we ever had. besides how many bone's in it. we were very disappointed in all we stop on way home to pick up a sandwich I heard so many good things about it but I wish I could say the same.

                                              3. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Washington DC

                                                1 review

                                                vip
                                                1.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on November 11, 2018

                                                overall1food1service2ambience4

                                                Six of us had an 8p reservation on Saturday of restaurant week. We very much enjoyed the company of our friends and the ambience, but that was the end of the good. Our appetizers were fair; the wings, ceasar, calamari, and crudo. Fair. The local oysters treated with granita and roe were overpowered and barely recognizable as oysters to the taste. The mains, terrible. Monktail preparation was odd and flavorless, sablefish was atrociously a hard-crusted shell hiding a whole fish worth of bones and 3 bites of fish, scallops -flavorless and went unfinished, and tenderloin sliced thin like roast beef overpowered by peppercorn sauce. Desserts, generally unremarkable. We enjoyed the blueberry ice cream and banana cream something or another. We did not complain while there, but we should have. Two of six in our party had previous good experience at Fish. We’re not sure what happened this night.

                                              4. JP

                                                JohnP

                                                San Francisco

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on November 10, 2018

                                                overall5food4service3ambience5

                                                Nice local shellfish options Delicious Calamari Tremendous dessert

                                              5. MM

                                                MelissaM

                                                New England

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on November 9, 2018

                                                overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                The food is was fresh and well prepared. The service was great!

                                              6. DH

                                                DougH

                                                New England

                                                16 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                16 reviews

                                                Dined on October 26, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Always great. Love the fish but this night we had the tenderloin and venison (go figure). Both were really good. Winter special entree and appetizer for $35 - can't beat it.

                                              7. s

                                                sborsher

                                                San Francisco

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on October 25, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                I can only speak to their Thursday night/wine tasting. I had been looking for an excuse to try this restaurant, and, after I got on their mailing list,it came in the form of this event. The menu was small and the special was a reasonably priced appetizer/entree combination. The other attraction was a tasting of some Italian wines need from a select vineyard. The food was superb, and their own wine selection is excellent. Try the Barbaresco, and the coconut carrot bisque, if offered. The bisque could be a meal in itself, so pace yourself. I barely finished my braised lamb.

                                              8. JM

                                                JohnM

                                                New England

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on October 20, 2018

                                                overall4food3service4ambience3

                                                We chose to come back to Fish based on previous experiences when the food was very good. This time we were disappointed. The fall menu maybe attractive price wise ($35 for one appetizer and main course). I must say the coconut and carrot bisque we had for appetizer was very good and interesting but for the main course you choose a “protein” (as we were told) and then you pick a sauce and a side to go with it. When I go out to dinner in a good restaurant I expect the chef to come up with his own creations based on ingredients that he carefully chooses and mixes to create a unique dish. The chef at Fish is very capable and should do away with “assemble your own dinner” kind of menu. I would rather pay more for an exceptional dinner. I chose the collard greens for side dish and they were unpleasant, served whole with some onions and vinegar. Service was attentive although twice the waiters tried to pour tap water over sparkling. The whole experience made us question if we would go back.

                                              9. CM

                                                CathyM

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on October 20, 2018

                                                overall4food5service2ambience4

                                                Service was very inattentive. They might have been short staffed. I kept seeing the chef walking around, not helping staff much. I not sure if he was owner or not.

                                              10. MB

                                                MBCruisin

                                                New England

                                                10 reviews

                                                vip
                                                1.0

                                                10 reviews

                                                Dined on October 20, 2018

                                                overall1food2service1ambience3

                                                They were short staff this evening. I understand things happen. If it was just my husband and I, As we are locals, it would not have been a big deal. We had out of town guests and we chose FISH as it has always been wonderful. Not this night. Just unfortunate.

                                              11. CC

                                                CharlesC

                                                Chicago

                                                12 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                12 reviews

                                                Dined on October 13, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                it was well done. Food was tasty and a good value. Wine was perfect and reasonable. We will continue to support the restaurant. A gem in Jamestown, RI.

                                              12. K

                                                Kgray

                                                New York Area

                                                6 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on October 13, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The setting is lovely and the staff is refreshingly well trained and responsive. The food was exceptional and the little extras you receive with the meal is special touch.

                                              13. PB

                                                PaulB

                                                New England

                                                2 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on October 12, 2018

                                                overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                First foray into Jamestown. Waitress needed to check back with kitchen several times to respond to fairly basic questions about ingredients, but she handled a complaint about an overdone hamburger with grace. Halibut special and tenderloin dishes were excellent. "Crepe cake" dessert was a delicious surprise.

                                              14. DD

                                                DD44

                                                New England

                                                6 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on October 4, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We love the Vintage Thursdays events that pick a wine theme and offer a pairing menu at a reduced cost. Every week is a new adventure.

                                              15. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New England

                                                14 reviews

                                                vip
                                                2.0

                                                14 reviews

                                                Dined on September 29, 2018

                                                overall2food1service3ambience3

                                                Very disappointing meal for my birthday! I have been eating the linguine and clams dish since the restaurant opened. It was swimming in olive oil and lacking any clam flavor. There was a time I would drive 1.5 hours for this meal, unfortunately that will not be the case anymore.

                                              16. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Atlantic City

                                                13 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                13 reviews

                                                Dined on September 16, 2018

                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                We really enjoyed our evening. Great wait staff and fun outdoor dining!

                                              17. MK

                                                MikeK

                                                Detroit

                                                2 reviews

                                                2.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on September 16, 2018

                                                overall2food1service2ambience4

                                                Well, FISH I have had good meals before, this meal was really awfull...the waitress new nothing about the wine offerings, the menu seemed very narrow. We had the lobster risotto which was over cooked and just difficult to eat...perhaps we got the pinch hitting chef I had talked up the restaurant, but the execution was weak at best The place has great venues and offerings, but this was a bad deal...they threw a desert in..really??

                                              18. KM

                                                KimberlyMarino

                                                New England

                                                152 reviews

                                                vip
                                                2.0

                                                152 reviews

                                                Dined on September 15, 2018

                                                overall2food2service2ambience4

                                                Nothing like it use to be! What happened? Service was awful, food was mediocre at best... my linguine and clams tasted like low tide. It was awful. I’m so bummed, it was one of our favorite places!

                                              19. T

                                                Tom1000

                                                New York Area

                                                40 reviews

                                                vip
                                                3.0

                                                40 reviews

                                                Dined on September 15, 2018

                                                overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                I had the Monkfish and the dish was underwhelming. It was very rubbery which exhibited that it had been overcooked. Cooking fresh fish requires skill and attention to cooking temperature which for whatever reason eluded the Jamestown Fish chef on my entree.

                                              20. BV

                                                BebaV

                                                1 review

                                                1.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on September 5, 2018

                                                overall1food1service3ambience3

                                                I ordered arugula salad, which was served all wilted, it looked like it was preppered with dressing and sitting in the fridge for 2 days. My husband ordered squid salad, again, old and prepared very poor. I tried squid, you could not chew it, hard and dry. Very disappointing. Waiter picked up our plates, not asked ones how the food was, or apologized when he saw food on the plate as he picked it up. We were scared to try another local restaurant, so we ended up going to Newport every night to have great dinner and amazing service.

                                              21. KM

                                                KathleenM

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on August 31, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We ate indoors. Food was absolutely amazing. We had the tasting meal and the chef picked really special meals. Plus he gave extra little courses. The wine pairing was stellar! Loved the unusual picks of sake sherry and a dessert wine. Of course usual white and red also. The staff were very attentive. Overall just fantastic! We highly recommend. Try the lobster salad, watermelon soup, oysters and scallops ceviche.

                                              22. d

                                                dermgoddess

                                                New England

                                                42 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                42 reviews

                                                Dined on August 31, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                While the menu is somewhat limited, the food is well prepared and always delicious. I highly recommend the tempura whole fish of the day

                                              23. BS

                                                BarbaraS

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                2.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on August 30, 2018

                                                overall2food2service1ambience2

                                                Overpriced and pretentious , no bread and when we asked for bread after our food had come, waitress said ok - 15 minutes later we asked again and she said it would be 10 minutes because bread was baking — we said in 10 minutes the food would be gone - bread came and it was not hot, which means it could not have been baking - we had no drinks yet the bill was high and the food mediocre - outdoor menu mostly fried foods

                                              24. BT

                                                BrendaT

                                                New England

                                                11 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                11 reviews

                                                Dined on August 25, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Fabulous everything! From the oysters to monk fish to the wine and then dessert. The service was attentive without being overwhelming. Lovely place for a delicious evening!

                                              25. LL

                                                LadyLC

                                                New England

                                                16 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                16 reviews

                                                Dined on August 25, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Jamestown Fish is always outstanding but our visit this weekend was even better than ever. From the moment you walk in the door, you get outstanding service although it was really chilly due to the air conditioning. Take a sweater. My husband started with the lobster bisque and for me the tuna poke. Dinner for him was the Monkfish and we both remarked it tasted like lobster. Prepared with creamed street corn and summer squash. Squid ink pasta with clams for me. Dessert was pistachio cake him and fig tart for me. The food was clearly gourmet level with tastes and combinations I had never had before. Wine selection is top notch and I really enjoyed my Priorat wine from Spain. Both servers were really good taking time to listen and advise.

                                              26. JW

                                                JWXD

                                                New England

                                                4 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on August 25, 2018

                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                Everything was wonderful, the A/C is a little cold, but they so have metal trays to block the vents. My wife and mother had the salmon and both agreed it was a little odd. However the sides were excellent. Wine list is very expansive and their sommeliere was excellent

                                              27. MB

                                                MBCruisin

                                                New England

                                                10 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                10 reviews

                                                Dined on August 23, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Food fabulous, service impeccable!

                                              28. M

                                                Mangione

                                                New England

                                                12 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                12 reviews

                                                Dined on August 17, 2018

                                                overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                Small but well-rounded menu, some unusual ingredients in preparation of dishes, very helpful wait staff but room when full is noisy.

                                              29. LF

                                                LorraineF

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on August 16, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Fabulous food and great wine list. Very nice atmosphere. Attentive service.

                                              30. SM

                                                SusanM

                                                New England

                                                5 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on August 15, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We took friends/clients for a special dinner . It was our first time. Although it was very expensive, we felt that the food and service were outstanding.

                                              31. MB

                                                MalloryB

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on August 12, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We are local and visited Fish for the first time on my husband's birthday. The food was incredible and our server Josh was both both friendly and knowledgeable. We ate inside downstairs but would recommend checking out the incredible view at the upstairs bar. There is also a lovely patio section with its own menu and bar. We'll definitely be back!!

                                              32. LM

                                                LynnM

                                                New York Area

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on August 11, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Don’t walk; run to enjoy this special restaurant. Then relax for an unexpected culinary experience.

                                              33. RG

                                                RossG

                                                Washington DC

                                                7 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                7 reviews

                                                Dined on August 10, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                I visited Jamestown Fish as a solo diner, and the experience was delightful. The staff welcomed me warmly as a solo and engaged with me enthusiastically to discuss the chef's 5-course men, my preferences, and pairings from the by-the-glass menu. The food was delicious; each seafood dish I had was balanced with flavors, saltiness, and sweetness. The scallop and watermelon dish was particularly filling and rich with flavor. Service was knowledgable, friendly, and a perfect complement to the journey of the meal. I loved where they took me!

                                              34. G

                                                Goldie

                                                New England

                                                18 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                18 reviews

                                                Dined on August 8, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                One of the best in Rhode Island Lobster Bisque is sensational

                                              35. B

                                                Bostonia

                                                New England

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on August 5, 2018

                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                Unexpected surprise in Jamestown- nice atmosphere, very good food, skilled bartender. Would definitely return, looking forward to spending some time on the patio the next time I’m there.

                                              36. JP

                                                JohnP

                                                Washington DC

                                                7 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                7 reviews

                                                Dined on August 4, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Creative cuisine served very well by a fine staff. The wine list is excellent and the beer list is very extensive. A wonderful restaurant.

                                              37. TC

                                                TCLG

                                                New England

                                                81 reviews

                                                vip
                                                2.0

                                                81 reviews

                                                Dined on August 4, 2018

                                                overall2food3service1ambience4

                                                We were very surprised to be disappointed with this dining experience and I rarely write negative reviews. Waiter(Joshua?) was not up to the task. He was not able to cleanly introduce and describe the small but interesting menu, and instead, seemed defensive and uncomfortable with our basic questions. As such, it was an oddly uncomfortable ordering experience. No alternatives for lower carb dietary request and generally no description of accompaniments were provided. Seemingly, he was focused painfully on irrelevant ‘stuff’. The sea scallops were super quality but an inadequate sear and the light serving size missed our expectations. The chilled corn/squash flower(didn’t seem to be there), grilled watermelon salsa-like side looked beautiful on the dish but lacked flavor. The rest of the service was great, pleasant and capable. Burger and fries for my niece were great. Ribeye steak was cooked appropriately and to-order but was sliced incorrectly leaving it tougher than if carved appropriately. Simple stuff. Jeepers. Flavor-able and attractive sauces for both the steak and salmon entrees and the mushrooms were spectacular. Nice, attractive, crisp/clean setting. Somewhat noisy as windows and hard surfaces bounce all diners’ conversations everywhere. Sorry for the tough review. Not sure we’ll return.

                                              38. CS

                                                CraigS

                                                London

                                                7 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                7 reviews

                                                Dined on August 4, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Service and ambiance is consistently excellent. Somalier helped with great wine selections and the food was delicious.

                                              39. JB

                                                JimB

                                                New York Area

                                                5 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on August 4, 2018

                                                overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                Overall, a good experience, but not great. Service at times was very attentive and then might disappear. Very accommodating though. Took a while to get cocktails, but nicely done and good menu. The wine list is outstanding and the Sommelier very helpful. Apps were good...Tuna Poke and Lobster Bisque. None of the entrees were outstanding though the Monkfish stood out for one in our party. The Scallops, Lobster Risotto and Clams & Black Linguini were just ok. I would go back, but probably go to the outside deck area with the lighter fare.

                                              40. SC

                                                SusanC

                                                New England

                                                2 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on August 4, 2018

                                                overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                We had the tasting menu and thought it was wonderful however overpriced. Although the food and wine were wonderful we would not do again due to the price of $170.00 per person.

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                                              Jamestown FiSH - Permanently Closed is rated 4.4 stars by 704 OpenTable diners

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