Little Fish

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Seafood
Little Fish was founded in the mid-'90s to the delight of Queen Village foodies and pretty much all Philadelphians who give a hoot about great seafood. Little Fish continues to offer flavors and daring combinations to the recognition of Bon Appétit magazine — 3rd Best New Seafood Restaurant in the USA — and the delight of The New York Times. Little Fish recently swam up stream and reopened in a new location, a stone's throw from its original location where Little Fish continues to earn accolades from national and local press. Most importantly, Little Fish continues to feed old friends and serve new fans
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4.8based on recent ratings
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SD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Five course tasting menu was excellent for adventurous seafood lovers!

N
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally the most unbelievable meal I've had in quite some time!! Cannot wait to go back, everything was BEYOND amazing!! Scallops, oysters, tuna, HALIBUT! Off the charts. Will be back!!

SB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent, but it was freezing inside!

SG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, thoughtful sea food and attentive service.

n
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always consistent. Always great! One of my top 5 in Philly.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious fish and shellfish dishes. Best hamachi, cod and tuna we’ve ever tasted. Service was great too. Will come again.

C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding! Even on Valentines Day with a fixed menu, the food was still amazingly good and we tried everything.

GN
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely date place with excellent, beautifully presented food. Good preparations with restrain that let the ingredients carry the day. Thanks!

C
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Borderline excellent. Food, ambiance, service and location.
A little on the pricey side, though. Other than that, a frequent repeat experience it'll be.
Keep up the good work!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in all of Philly. Never disappoints. Thanks for an awesome Valentine’s evenjng for my wife and I.

A
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The menu and restaurant are small and the food is wonderful. Everyone was overjoyed with there dinner.

4
Philadelphia
184 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in Philadelphia. I live in Phila and dine out every night so I visit a lot of restaurants. This one is consistently THE BEST! I love a lot of other restaurants, but Little Fish never disappoints. I am happy that the Philadelphia critics mostly review the new restaurants, because Little Fish can be too crowded even without the reminders.
The menu changes every week and the results are always good. Someone has an amazing palette and creates interesting and delicious dishes consistently. The sauces are amazing. Save some bread as a mop-up.

m
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Sunday is the best deal in Philadelphia. We usually go during the week. Sunday is truly a pleasant surprise. Chefs dishes are unique. The fish is fresh & perfectly prepared.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fabulous food

OT
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Little Fish is absolutely amazing!! I’ve never had anything like it. Our server Alyssa was so very wonderful and welcoming! I would recommend Little Fish to anyone and everyone!!

KH
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend going on a Sunday for the 5 course tasting. Everything was so fresh and cooked to perfection. New favorite spot

TC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love Little Fish! The great food, superb friendly service, and cozy atmosphere make it a go to place for us. K had the awesome branzino and I had the fantastic tuna. Not only is the fish fresh, but paired with great veggies and or starch in delicious sauces.

JN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. The restaurant's credit card scanner was out and they called ahead of time to make sure we knew it would be cash only. That is the work of a professional organization.

RP
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very fresh fish. Everything was pretty delicious.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was carefully crafted. Respecting fish delicate flavors. I did not know BYOB meant to bring your own bottle so I missed that piece; but that one is on me. We had a great time

D
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Just a little on the expensive side for a BYOB. We loved everything. Huge fan of the small menu.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience from start to finish. I actually don’t eat meat or fish but my fiancé had been wanting to come since we live around the corner. They confirmed over email they could accommodate and did so with flying colors. Amazing creative dishes!

J
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is beyond wonderful. Every bite was fabulous. We tried two apps and split an entree. That was more than enough field for two fo is. However, the menu is all fish. You can not get a salad or side veggie. I would like it better if they added one or both to the menu. It would be helpful in another way. Some of our family and friends are vegetarian and there is nothing for them to order.

T
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was again an one wonderful experience!

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the sunday tasting menu. It was all absolutely delicious! Highly recommend

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A long time Philly favorite of mine.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the 5 course tasting menu that was absolutely stunning. Everything was well prepared and extremely tasty.

KH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. My husband and I wanted a fancier dinner while we were in Philly, and Little Fish did not disappoint. All of the food was extremely fresh, and so tasty. The ambiance was so nice and intimate. It was the perfect place for a nice date night.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly exceptional fish. Light, inventive, flavorful. Wow!

w
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal.

d
Philadelphia
122 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Perfectly made fish. Wonderful pace of meal. Informative but invisible service ( the best). First time back in some time...amazing meal!

HR
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Local gem. Incredible fish superbly prepared and presented.

PD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice little corner restaurant with great fish entree selections.

h
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazingly delicious and beautifully presented. Service was fabulous. The prices are a tad higher than usual, but the fact that it is BYO brings the overall meal price within the same range. Really a delightful place. I highly recommend.

F
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite Anthony Bourdain's warning about fish and Mondays, our fluke, sardines, steamed clams etc were exquisite. The salted caramel ice cream lavished over chocolate cake was a special treat!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Little Fish was an awesome date night spot. The all seafood menu was incredible, including some of the best scallops I’ve ever had. The restaurant is very intimate and very cool. Highly recommend!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tiny cozy dining room, which may be a feature or a bug. We enjoyed that aspect. Food could hardly have been better.

JT
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! I hadn't been to the new location yet, and it is still as great as ever! Everyone in our group was raving about everything they ate! Awesome place!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food. Lovely servers. Very small space. Can’t help but interact with other diners, which in our case was fine. Can’t wait to go back.

AJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for the prix fixe NYE meal and was not disappointed. The menu featured two options per course, as well as oysters for those willing to pay a little extra. Not a fan of oysters (literally one of the only foods each of us doesn't like), my bf and I got the full menu and split everything. Omg. The food was incredible. From some of the best fresh, raw scallops I've ever tasted, to soft and pillowy lobster gnocchi, to even the chimichurri sauce that came with the bread, I was totally blown away. Even my bf, who has super high expectations for fine dining establishments, had absolutely no complaints. Will definitely be coming back here.