Pickled Fish is found in Long Beach, WA at the Adrift Hotel. This eatery offers up far more than what most people expect from a hotel restaurant. You can enjoy live music, a great setting and location that looks out onto the water. Of course, you will love the options on the menu, too.
Pickled Fish has some plates to share, such as the deviled eggs, hummus, Thai Brussels sprouts, smoked salmon and the hand-cut fries. For the main course at Pickled Fish, you could try one of the wood-fired pizzas, crab cakes, flat iron steaks, tomato braised short ribs or the mac n' cheese.
I have mainly had positive experiences with Pickled Fish, this last visit was disappointing. It was my husband's birthday and I made a reservation for 5:30 pm and checked in around 5:20 pm. The hostess said she would seat us in 5 minutes. After 25 minutes past and she proceeded to seat another couple who hadn't even made a reservation, I interjected and she sat us at the table that had been open the entire time we waiting for seating. It took quite sometime to receive our water and drink order.
The crab cakes were doughy the quality was off. We did enjoy the experience our waiter was nice and the bartender awesome. We did enjoy the Brussel Sprout Caesar salad and my partner said the Scallop dish was perfect.
Kudos to the kitchen staff for putting together an excellent meal. All of our food was excellent. Unfortunately our service was not up to par. We had to ask to place our orders after waiting 20 minutes for our server. This was unfortunate timing, as it was our 18th anniversary. I have had friends tell me that they had good service previously. Maybe our server was new, or just having a bad day. The restaurant was not very busy there were only six other tables. I don't think we will be returning.
Pickled Fish brings some variety and creativity to Long Beach. Part of the menu, especially the appetizers, are somewhat unique. Most of the entrees, however, are fairly traditional, a burger, crab cakes, fish and chips. In other words, things you can get anywhere. I had the Elk sliders and the brussel sprout Caesar, both of which were good, though not fantastic. My sweet potato fries arrived burnt to a crisp the first time. The second go around, they were better, but very starchy and not up to par. The salad was very good. I had the charcuterie plate the next day and the meats and cheeses were excellent. Service was spotty. In summary, there is no place else in Long Beach or the neighboring towns where you will get a better meal (and certainly not better drinks). Pickled Fish is worth checking out if you are in the area.
we were seated in a high traffic area with a view of the parking lot. waited way to long to receive drinks that we order and our food. I was brought the wrong appetizer and my friends pork was underdone left disappointed with food and service and still hungry. it was our one year anniversary so I was hoping for more from a place with prices so high will spend next year someplace else. sad because I live so close had I received better service I may have been a more frequent visitor. our server was nice just not as attentive as I would have liked.
Made reservations for one for Friday night, 8pm. Seated facing the ocean, or rather a window completely black with only my reflection. "Table" was more like a shelf attached to window ledge - great for drinks and watching daytime beach but not for an expensive evening meal. Food was fine, interesting and refreshing cocktail. Previous visit was stellar - nice little table, even service was better. Don't think I'll go again.
This was a wonderful restaurant, that was relatively inexpensive for the quality that was in the area. The service was sparse but it was a Sunday night. There is WONDERFUL food we had two 14 inch pizza for 40 bucks, with amazing views of the ocean on the fourth floor of a hotel.
Looks like a trendy place that could be cool to hang out at. The service was good, but the food was bland, and received cold. The salmon was dry and overcooked and the pilaf was a mushy under seasoned mess. The view is pretty amazing, so if you want to check it out, just get a beer.
The food at the pickled fish was fairly good. The service was slow as a snail. My partner and I both work in service in Portland, and the wait staff seems generally lost. We went in for dinner and brunch. Dinner service was pretty slammed, so we thought we would get it a second chance. Brunch was even worse. Our food took quite a while considering there were only 3 other tables. When it did come out the wait staff was too busy chatting to bring it out still hot. The pickled fish plate had an astounding amount of fish that was overly pickled in flavor. It tasted like a real waste of quality fish.
The clams were solid. The bread was grilled the last time we ate there, but apparently they are no longer doing that. Overall, I am really disappointed that the pickled fish has taken quite the dip since the first time I ate there.
If you happen to be in an interracial couple, or a person of color prepare to be gazed at by a sea of white faces that stare and say nothing. (That does seem to be the typical in the NW though)
We were visiting Long Beach for a special occasion and Pickled Fish was a highlight! My only negative comment is that they were out of the first 3 things tried to order (at 7:30 on a Saturday - they said I picked popular items and it had been busy.) The food we did have has wonderful and the service was attentive and not pushy. Will go back and recommend to friends!