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About Little Fish
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. Chef Chadd Jenkins purchased the long-established BYOB in September 2011 which he had been overseeing as the Chef de Cuisine since 2008. Convention says that when you purchase a successful business you maintain it. 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 every day.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm-Close
Sunday: 5:30pm and 8:00pm Seatings
$31 to $50
Little Fish Ratings and Reviews
Food was excellent! My husband and I ordered the rock shrimp and the mackerel for 1st entry. Rock shrimp was great however, we were surprised that the mackerel were not cooked and the servers never mentioned it when they described the menu. However for what it is, the mackerel was fresh just not our style. Main entry was excellent!!!
The place was very crowded and loud. The table next to us was extremely loud and was hurting my eardrums. Without that loudness, I think the place would have been perfect for our date.
Besides those negative aspects, the food overall was delicious. Definitely coming back.
My husband’s red snapper was oustanding. I loved my hamachi appetizer but was a bit underwhelmed my the scallops. They were perfectly cooked but the sauce seemed a bit dull. The dessert of baked apples with ice cream was excellent. Friendly service and expertly prepared food made for a perfect dining experience.
I live thousands of miles away and hadn't been to Little Fish in five years. It's a little less basic and a little less edgy. I don't know if that affected out entrees but both my husband and I love our oysters and our first plates and thought our main courses were either bland and uninviting or too much food without being exciting. We still plan to go to Little Fish again, but next time order more oysters and more first courses without getting mains.
We loved every bite of our meal at Little Fish. We arrived early in the evening, so there were vacant seats when we first walked in, but the room never felt crowded even after every seat was filled later in our meal. Move this place to the top of your list!
Was given a gift certificate two years ago as a Christmas present. Since I am not in the city on a regular basis I had an extremely hard time getting a reservation. Finally was able to and the owner would not honor it. The restaurant changed hands last year. I was extremely disappointed on how it was handled. Will not be back.
We went for the Sunday prix fixe menu. We got there 15-min late, but they were very accommodating. All the seafood dishes were delicious. The major letdown was with the dessert - a lemon sponge cake that was dry, and coffee (for $3.50 extra!!) that was weak and watery. It's like they put all their effort into the entrees and just gave up on the dessert.
One of the best meals my husband and I have had in a very long time. This restaurant was magical; the food, the service and the ambiance far exceeded out expectations. Thank you to everyone at Little Fish for a wonderful experience. We will highly recommend this restaurant to all.
Little Fish was delicious. We did the Sunday pre fixe menu. There are about 10 tables and you are served 5-6 courses. Every course was delicious! The chefs did such a great job with textures and flavors! They even made foods I usually don’t like, like kale and mashed potato taste delicious! All of the staff was awesome! It is a very small, intimate place. Don’t expect the restaurant to look extravagant, but the food is the main attraction.
I have been meaning to try Little Fish for some time, and after dining there, am kick I myself for not going sooner. Everything was amazing! The ambiance, the service and most importantly, the food. We started with the lobster bites, which provided a wonderfully delicious start to our meal. We then followed up with the tuna (raw preparation) and octopus (prepared like nashville hot chicken), which were different, but equally delightful. We then had the salmon and black cod, which were prepared in a way to showcase their freshness and taste. Although we weren’t jazzed about the dessert offering, we just know to concentrate our future Little Fish meals on what they do best - seafood. We look forward to returning, again and again and again ...
When we arrived, we realized that we had been there before. We remembered the prior visit as very ordinary. This time, we were very impressed. While the menu is very small, and tends toward spicy foods, the choices we made were outstanding. We shared the scallops appetizer, which was a dish of melt in your mouth scallops with roasted beets and a beet sauce. It was delicious. For out entrees, we each chose the pan roasted halibut, which was also delicious. It was served over fingerling potatoes and greens. The dessert, only one option, was a rosemary and olive cake with almonds and a lemon sorbet. The perfect ending to a wonderful meal. Our servers were very attentive without being intrusive. We are planning to return in the future.
I have never had a bad dish at this resturant. They had me liking spicy dishes that I would NEVER taste. I would recommend sampling everything everyone orders - ITS JUST THAT GOOD!
The complexity of tastes was simply a parade of flavor going across your tongue with everything you ate. Amazing!
I went with a friend for the Sunday prix-fixe dinner at this quaint BYOB restaurant. It required reservation a month in advance. The menu was not known ahead of time. So each course was surprise. While it was amazing to watched the 3 chefs worked in the relatively small kitchen to prepare 20+ portions, it was equally amazing to see the few waiters moved around the small dining area to serve and explain each course. The presentation and the flavors of the food were good. The portion was just right. I was especially surprised by how accommodating they are to modify the courses according to the diners' dietary restrictions. Little Fish, big flavors!
Sorry to say we were disappointed. The selection of side dishes for vegetables or salad was non-existent. There was only one choice for dessert. The fish, halibut, was a nice thick piece, fully filleted but was over sauced. The'vegetables' that supposedly accompanied the fish were more like garnishes and were soaking in the sauce. It was not a dining experience that I wish to repeat.
Little Fish used to be one of my favorites,but I had been a bit underwhelmed on my last visit so hadn't eaten there in a while. This time they rebounded back into the top tier of my favorite Philly restaurants. Not only was each course outstanding, but serving sizes seem to have doubled from what I remember receiving before. Everything was so delicious and each course had a unique twist on flavors and ingredients. Service was spot-on, friendly and professional, courses were well-timed. Prices may seem a bit high by Philly standards, but BYOB and quality of what you get makes it a great value. If you like seafood, you will love Little Fish.
We dined on Sunday and experienced an amazing tasting menu at this BYOB. Every dish was unique in flavor profile and presentation combining surprising tastes and textures. They seamlessly accommodated my no meat diet. We enjoyed the service, the noise level was very loud, my only complaint.
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