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About Blackfish - Conshohocken

Blackfish, the flagship BYOB of Chef/owner Charles "Chip" Roman, offers seafood-centered, progressive American cuisine with French influences.

Guests can enjoy a daily changing a la carte menu, as well as tasting menus ranging from five-to-seven courses.

Blackfish opened in 2006 and has since been named “Best Restaurant” in Philadelphia Magazine’s 2011 “50 Best Restaurants” issue, calling Blackfish “flat-out fantastic; sophisticated without being overbearingly avant-garde, pretty and fresh without being precious; the perfect restaurant of the moment.”

119 Fayette Street
Conshohocken, PA 19428
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Sunday: CLOSED
Monday: CLOSED
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30PM - 10:00PM
Friday: 5:30 - 11:00PM
Saturday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM

Cross Street:
1st Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 397-0888

Website:
http://www.blackfishrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Charles Roman Catering. (Off site Catering) Please check our website: www.charlesromancatering.com

Parking Details:
Public parking lot located at the corner of 1st Avenue and Fayette St.
Street parking is available everywhere in Conshohocken

Executive Chef:
Charles J. Roman Jr.

Additional:
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Blackfish features a chef tasting every Tuesday & Wednesday evening. Each week, a seasonal ingredient is highlighted, offering 4 courses for $49.00 per person.

Please visit blackfishrestaurant.com/events for the upcoming menus, or call 610-397-0888 for more information.

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Blackfish - Conshohocken Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (34)
Special Occasion (34)
Good for a Date (32)
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Creative Cuisine (32)
Tasting Menu (31)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Local Ingredients (19)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Romantic (15)
Authentic (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Cozy (11)
Seasonal (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Organic (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Fun (5)
Business Meals (4)
Casual (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Healthy (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Comfort Food (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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 (Birmingham)·Dined 2 days ago

Every couple has a favorite restaurant. This is ours!!! NEVER a bad experience with any aspect. Food is ALWAYS amazingly AMAZING! Service is impeccable. I can't wait for our next visit. You should go!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food in cozy yet sophisticated atmosphere. Had a fabulous dinner. Our friends were raving about it still next day. Love BYOB.

Thank you

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·Dined 5 days ago

This tasting was fabulous, one of the best I have eaten at Blackfish

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Dining at Blackfish was a totally mixed experience. Rarely have we been to a restaurant where the food was superb and the service was awful. We entered the restaurant and were asked about 5 different times our names and time of reservation. We were seated at a table with no silverware and a plate of olives. When I asked for silverware to eat the olives, the waitress seemed very put upon by the request. When we started to eat the olives, we realized that there were previously eaten pits in the olive oil! I had to ask for bread, and an ice bucket. The only redeeming quality for the evening was the terrific food. We really felt that a restaurant of your caliber, serving food so wonderfully prepared should have people working who do not ruin the experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Been to this restaurant multiple times over the years and it’s always been a top recommendation to friends and family. This is the only bad experience and the service was horrible. I think there was one waiter for the entire restaurant and it took 30 minutes just to take our order. First two courses came out timely and were very good. The third course was dry and luke warm. I assumed it sat for awhile before the lone waiter could make time to deliver the food. An apology or recognition of the poor service would have been the least they could have done

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Lobster dinner is Very tasty and an excellent value.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 28, 2017

I ate at the Blackfish for the first time last week. My son, daughter-in-law and I had dinner and it was perfect. They both had the lobster tasting menu which included a soup, lobster ravioli and lobster tail. I had a 3 course Ala carte meal starting with a appetizer of smoked salmon which was delicious, ravioli w/ fresh ricotta in a butter sage sauce and then NY Strip Steak with mashed potatoes & broccoli. The quality of the steak was just okay, it wasn't very tender and it had a lot of grizzle. But overall the meal & service was excellent. I'll definitely be going back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We tried the tasting menu for the first time: it was fabulous!! The chef was able to accommodate a vegetarian, a pescatarian and 2 meat eaters. Each course was delicious, especially the smoked salmon with poached egg. It was a treat!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Was a little sceptic about the drive to Conshocken but definitely well worth the trip. The service was excellent. We tried the tasting menu and were not disappointed. Presentation, taste, portion size, everything was just right. Space was a premium but it really didn’t matter to us. Overall a great experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Delicious food. Great service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We had a wonderful evening. The tuna tasting was amazing and the staff welcoming and attentive!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We have been here many times and it is always terrific. Food is fresh, seasonal, tasty and presented artfully. Service was superb. Love the fact it is a BYOB- the food definitely deserves your best wines

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

We always enjoy our meals at Blackfish. We have been going for years and you can't find a better BYOB. We usually order the special menu or the chef's choice and it never disappoints. The ingredients are fresh and prepared to perfection. The menu varies regularly to entice you in going back!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This is our second time at Blackfish. Both times we got the tasting menu, which was fabulous. You can choose a 5 course or 7 course. We opted for the 7 course and loved everything. And we got a few extra little bonus bites. One of the best things about the evening was the service. We had a fabulous waiter, who truly made our evening. It's a nice bonus that it is BYOB. They decanted both of our bottles of red wine. Highly recommend Blackfish. Can't wait to go back. Items on the menu looked fabulous too. Might go a la carte next time!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Service was great, food was very good, cost of food and depth of food selection was not what we would have expected. Beautiful warm Friday night at 7:30 and the place was half full tell's me I'm not the only one who might feel this way.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

It's astounding that Blackfish has been around for over 11 years, yet I'd never been before, nor had I even heard of it. Hard to believe a restaurant this good could fly under my radar for so long. I will write this in the hopes others find this gem much more quickly than I did.

A few nit-picking items so we can get to the food. Blackfish is beautiful in an understated way. We sat at a four-top in the front of the restaurant, and I found myself feeling badly for two couples across the aisle who were at separate tables for two, but may as well have been eating together. It's noisy, but safely this side of annoying.

We arrived on time for an 8:15 reservation, and it took the waitstaff quite a while to find us. Once they did, the service was solid.

Now to the food, the real star here. The four of us decided to order a first course individually, share two second courses, and each order a third course (entree). Solid strategy, as the food portions for most items are on the smaller side. Highlights for the first course included the charred beet salad and the smoked salmon. Kusshi oysters offered an interesting presentation, but were a bit salty for my taste, and one of the five could have been cleaned better.

Three of us wanted to try the dayboat scallops, so we got two orders, and the lobster ravioli. The scallops were fabulous, the ravioli above average.

I have never, ever ordered chicken in a restaurant. Life is too short, I say. But I am thankful I decided to make an exception here. The Green Circle Farms Poulard was sensational, and perfectly accompanied by delicious chanterelle mushrooms, pureeed parsnips and delicata squash. It also didn't hurt that the portion was a bit larger than some of the other entrees.

Our group also enjoyed the strip steak and the mahi mahi with a slightly sweet and delicious madras curry.

Thanks to the portion sizes, we had room for beignets and creme caramel, both excellent. We'll leave the cheese plate for our next visit.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had the tasting menu which was absolutely delicious. It was a lot of fun for our group to be surprised by each course!!! We can decide on which item was our favorite.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Groups, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We had the 5 course tasting menu. Everything was amazingly tasty! Everyone enjoyed including the picky eaters!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Everything was fantastic. The scallop appetizer was superb. We definitely will be back. Met friends from Center City and they said the same.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Organic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excelant food and service. A bit loud because it is totally full. Would definite;y go back. Still taste the blue crab tostado.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

First time back in months but disappointed. Server was not sharp; we ordered 3 courses each (menu set up with 1st, 2nd and 3rd) and both received the first together. However, her second course came but mine did not! When asked the server said that both of her's were from the first course area so the server was going to wait till my wife finished to bring my "second" course!!! How silly. I was supposed to sit and watch my wife eat then she would sit and watch me eat?! But the worst part was that all the food was lukewarm at best. Not hot, not cold but not quite right. Did it sit too long before the server picked it up? My wife's foie gras was cold in the middle of the center, not good! When my wife pointed this out they took it away and brought her another serving; still cold in the middle!!! They did take my second course off the bill for the faux paux with the service but are they too busy to get the food out at the right temperature? It was a Saturday evening but still the food should be served cooked through

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Blackfish has become our go to restaurant for all our celebrations. We love the decor, ambiance, service and of course the food. It is a creative new american way of serving some pretty awesome dishes. Thank you

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We dined at Blackfish to celebrate my husband’s birthday with friends. Every moment of the meal was exceptional from the courses in the tasting menu to the impeccable service. Highly recommend!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Organic, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Authentic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 11, 2017

An exquisite dining experience. From the quaint cape-cod living room style decor to the byob, Blackfish will not disappoint even the most sophisticated diner. Tucked inconspicuously along a charming row of restaurants and shops, this remarkable restaurant offers unique dishes with a southwestern European flair. The meal was timed perfectly. One of us ordered the venison 4-course and the other ate the beet salad, scallops, and pappardelle with lamb bolognese. We shared a bottle of Torino Amarone, which perfectly paired with all but the scallops. Every course of the venison was expertly and creatively prepared. The beet salad was divine, although the figs were a tad unripe. The scallops were wonderfully seared and bathed in a light broth. The pappardelle was a smidge oversalted, but delicious nonetheless. The molten not-too-sweet and slightly crunchy chocolate cake with pumpkin ice cream satisfied our sweet tooth. Service was well-balanced and unobtrusively there when needed.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We enjoyed a b-day dinner with our parents here on Friday night. We were seated promptly and everyone was super friendly and welcoming. We are always happy to byob and our bottle was opened promptly and the glassware was very nice. We all thought the style, comfort, vibe and decor were very nice. The menu was small, but had ample choices to appeal to everyone's taste. A tasty amuse bouche of tomato soup was served and the homemade bread was a highlight! The salmon appetizer, the beet salad and the tilefish entree were favorites. My hungry husband thought the portions were small, but everyone else thought they were fine. I would say skip the chocolate desert, but the hazelnut ice cream was phenomenal! I will definitely go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 3, 2017

one of the most consistently excellent restaurants in the area. this night was a shellfish tasting and every course was perfect. great byob.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was outstanding! Service was great. Had chefs five course tasting

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

30th birthday

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was perfectly cooked. Great portions that aren't overwhelming. They come and pour the wine sauce at the table, very decadent!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Coming here during Restaurant Week for a friends get together is a four year tradition. Always love the menu, we had great service and BYOB option is always a plus!

Tags: Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Went for Restaurant week, loved the options and each dish had so much flavor! Well thought out pairings, and unique items like pickled garlic in the tomato salad.
Salmon and Short Rib were phenomenal.

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·Dined on September 20, 2017

The food was delicious but the portions were very small, our server was great. We don't know if we would spend the money on a regular priced meal here. We went during restaurant week so the menu was $35 for 3 courses.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 20, 2017

When I made the reservation, I was unaware that the menu would be limited. As usual, the food was spectacular. I've never left Blackfish disappointed. Lovely experience and always a tremendous value for the fine dining they provide.

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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Great service

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Wow! What a fantastic place. My spouse and I were there on a Saturday night - you definitely need a reservation here! Although it was very busy, we still had a nice private table for 2. We decided to try the Tasting Menu, since we had read many good reviews about it. We did the 5-course instead of the 7, but the Chef actually added an extra appetizer and second dessert, so it turned out to be 7 courses. I cannot eat any dairy and they were very accommodating and the Chef altered our dinner to eliminate all dairy from the meal. The food was AMAZING starting with the oysters and raw tuna appetizers. The best dish was the smoked salmon wrapped around a poached egg! It was to die for. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire meal. One of the best things about this restaurant is that it is a BYOB - which is always a plus for me.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

I have had Blackfish on my list of need-to-go places for a long time, and I will say, my experience was worth the wait! Our 5-course chef's tasting menu was spectacular, but the restaurant treated us to an amuse bouche of their famous oysters and a second (free) course of dessert! It was phenomenal!

Not seen below the was amazing flan with a caramel sauce, which was provided as a surprise and with no extra charge!!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Food was delicious and service was great. Worth the money for a special night out.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 14, 2017

The lobster tasting menu was amazing! Creative, beautiful and delicious

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Our 2nd visit to Blackfish. We went on a Thursday night for the lobster tasting dinner. The restaurant was packed with people waiting outside at 8:30 when we left. The food was delicious and quite reasonably priced at $49 for a four course meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 12, 2017

We both got the featured four course lobster special dinner. It was wonderful!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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