Pinefish

4.4
1034 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

Pinefish is a Washington Square neighborhood restaurant serving up innovative small plates and good vibrations. The boho-chic interior sets the mood for a unique dining experience that takes you back to the 70’s. Peter Dissin’s exceptional palate and modern vision are the inspiration behind the exceptional wine list, divine sauces and small plate selections at Pinefish.

Every day, including weekends, the Happy Hour at Pinefish is a local favorite for $1.50 oysters, clams, and steamed shrimp. In addition to the specials, you will love the small plate offerings paired with $6 wines, $6 martinis, and craft beers. Happy Hour daily 4:00-6:00.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1034 people are saying
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vipMaryA
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambience and service

JB
JBTR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attended with girlfriends during restaurant week. The menu selection was far better than other restaurants. Tina our server was awesome!

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MonicaR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing! Like a soul amazing!!! I gave 4 stars because of the space. It wasn’t very socially distant. However, they did require to see vaccination cards. I would’ve given 5 stars but the space was really a problem for me.

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vipMary
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m sorry that restaurant week is over. We had the best meal ever. I also enjoyed the happy hour red wine. We will return.

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jeannette
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is larger than it looks from the outside. It was a great place for date night. The staff is warm & friendly. The food was delicious.

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vipChandraC
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Small quaint space. Food and service was outstanding. A little chilly in the dining room to my liking, but I will certainly return. Great music selections too boote!

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MegsH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried this place out for restaurant week. The atmosphere was nice and pretty quiet. We had the salmon and short rib and both were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Myself and my lady went there for her birthday. The food was phenomenal but ambience left a little to desire. Overall the experience was good. I would definitely revisit.

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vipDanS
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were fantastic. We started our meal with oysters. They were excellent. I had the surf and turf the steak was cooked perfectly. My wife had the salmon special she loved it. we both had the Key Lime Pie and it's one of the best Key Lime pies we've ever had. This was our second visit and we will be back again

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BryanClark
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice intimate restaurant. Good music and staff. Love the ambience as well. The food was good. Def recommend the surf and turf. The only issue I had was the steak being cooked medium well when I asked for medium but It could’ve been an honest mistake and it was also late in the evening near closing time. Otherwise great visit and I plan to come back.

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foodietreez
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My friend and I went to Pinefish for restaurant week and it was the first city restaurant outing I've been to since becoming pescatarian. I ordered the Bronzino fish I believe and it was a bit burnt but tasty, nonetheless. My friend ordered the short ribs which came with mashed potatoes and she said the ribs were kind of heavy/greasy but the mashed potatoes were perfect. We both had the clam chowder which was delicious and creamy as well. One thing I will say is that the tables were too close together. My party was about a foot from the party to our left and right. It was impossible to have private conversations as we could hear theirs and I'm pretty sure vice versa.

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DebS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our dinner during restaurant week! Would definitely return.

TB
TonjaB
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music and just enough folks the atmosphere and staff were amazing

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vipKristinN
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great service and super friendly staff. The surf and turf was very good. The shrimp and grits were swimming in butter, too much butter. Nice, limited wine selection.

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FeliciaZ
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food and drinks. Our waitress was very nice!

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vipLeEcho
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went during restaurant week. The entree was amazing. Just wish they had other options for salad dressing. Overall great experience!

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Bsegs
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Cool little restaurant in the tuck. My wife and I decided to try for restaurant week. We were not disappointed at all. The beef short rib in sinfully delicious. Paired with the Knobb Creek Rye Iced Tea I was on a cloud . Great spot I would definitely recommend

JN
JamilaN
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing time! The food was great, the owner/staff was a pleasure. I will definitely be back soon.

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ThomasK
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rarely do you go to a place where you can say all of the food is excellent. This was one of those places.

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PhatFoodieNJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed our evening at PineFish. Nice ambience, great customer service, tasty food. I would not recommend the chocolate cake.

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StephanyeW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great food! Will definitely be returning.

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vipTRAVELBUG
Philadelphia
90 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for the first time for restaurant week. It was wonderful. The short rib to die for and our wait person Celeste was very accommodating. What a great little find and gem on Pine Street.

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vipTanyaB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was a family Sunday fun day brunch and everything was great as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was great! Service was good. Very comfortable atmosphere. However, the bathroom was HORRIFIC and in today’s environment that is unacceptable!!!!!!!!!!

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AlanH
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal at Pinefish. We ate on NYE and while it is sometimes difficult to judge a restaurant on such a busy night, the entire experience was excellent. The decor is very cool with a warm eclectic feel. The service and pace of the meal was perfect. The drinks were especially good and they were very accommodating of our food allergies. The only disappointment was that there were too many great looking entree options and we could only sample three. We will definitely be returning.

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Deadwood2637
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was extremely poor. Ordered a special dish that was served with things omitted or changed without telling us

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vipLauraB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The food was great!
The service left much to be desired.
I’m sure our server was busy, as I think she was the only one but we arrived at 5:30 and didn’t leave until 7:45. We asked for water when we arrived and didn’t get it until almost 7:30pm. Food was good but delayed and they were out of a lot of food and drink items.
Hopefully things will improve after Covid!

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TonyaK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I Love this quaint restaurant. The Food is delicious and the service is excellent

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StanZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very enjoyable experience. We enjoyed all the food and drinks, and received great suggestions from our server. The restaurant is very reasonably priced for the high quality of the food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were in town for the weekend for a quick getaway. We wanted to t try a new brunch spot. Found Pinefish on IG and we were bit disappointed. Honestly, we were a little skeptical once we were seated because no one else was in there but, after our meals, we were both very pleased. I had the Lobster Benedict and he had the Smoked Salmon omelette. Both came with potatoes cooked in duck fat. OMG, simply marvelous. I can’t say enough. It’s definitely a go-to spot when we return to Philly

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ALANG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Have been here multiple times and love the ambiance and food. Appreciate that you needed to show proof of vaccination.

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Pirate
Grand Rapids
28 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The Pinefish is a very interesting little neighborhood eatery. From the outside, it does not appear as almost fine dining in a casual environment. The cocktail menu is very interesting, and the owner was nearby making great conversation on drinks and food selection. I had the sword fish "pork chop" cut. Very good. The menu is varied, service is very good. This is a small setting, and if you don't like tables placed close together it might be a draw back. The ambiance is very eclectic and kooky. Its nice spot on 12th and Pine .

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vipveggilover
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good. Nice to eat outside. Traffic noise was a bit loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly service with great tasting food.

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vipBetsyH
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place. I selected the restaurant because require proof of vaccination. But it was a great dining experience. The food was delicious, service was great, and the atmosphere had a nice vibe. We felt like part of the family!

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vipRayC
Baltimore
68 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic from stepping foot in the door to saying farewell. Had reservation but dropped in early (too cold to keep window shopping in Center City), was greeted warmly by host. Service is well-paced, was checked on regularly but not overbearing. Food is delightful and well-portioned (the bucatini with clams is overly generous but delicious - be prepared to be overstuffed if you eat the whole thing!). Also got a mix of apps - all were nicely done and came out hot (in family style - as they are ready). They do put 20% auto-tip (which I support); that practice is clearly stated on the website, the printed menu, AND pointed out clearly by our waiter when the bill was presented. We added another 10% - was well worth it.

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ExperiencedinHospitality
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience3

They add 20% for service (even for a table of two) to your check without your permission, disregarding any input you may have about your service experience.

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MK101
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was tasty! Just wish portions were a little bigger! Bang bang shrimp is life !!!

KC
vipKateC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and value. The staff always seems a little all over the place though.

JN
JoyceN
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved that proof of vaccination was required. We enjoyed happy hour values followed by a fantastic dinner.

FAQs

Pinefish offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 519-2850.

Pinefish is rated 4.4 stars by 1034 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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