Pinefish

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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 dollar oysters, clams, and steamed shrimp. In addition to the dollar specials, you will love the $4 & $5 small plate offerings paired with $5 wines, $5 martinis, mojitos and craft beers. Happy Hour daily 4:30 - 6:30.

Specials

Happy Hour Every day including Saturday & Sunday

Buck-a-shuck oysters, clams and dollar shrimp. Delicious small plates. $5 French wines, martinis and craft beer. Boho-chic.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 4, 2019

Ends: February 5, 2118

Availability: Daily 4:30PM-6:15PM

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K
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lobster Benedict is a must have! This is now my favorite brunch spot.

SP
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

All agreed,in our party of four, the food was delicious.
My swordfish chop was tender and savory
However, the cocktails, vodka martini and Manhattan, were insipid,watery, and tasteless.
The servers appeared to try hard but were slow and sloppy.
As the food was delicious, we may try another meal and drink beer

C
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was surly; room was ill kept. fried cauliflower - great idea but swimming in oil, rest of the food was salty. Redeeming item was grilled fish - fresh and well prepared
Overall a disappointment and won’t return

j
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance very chic. Food delicious.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brunch was absolutely fantastic! The food was delicious and I think it may be my new go to brunch spot.

KA
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our happy hour $1 oysters and dinner so much went back for breakfast the next day. Best Lobster Rockefeller’s

s
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food okay not great.

a
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience5

I have eaten here quite a few times during and ordered from the Happy Hour menu s well as the regular menu. I usually love roasted brussel sprouts but they use so much minced garlic, that it was overwhelming and made my stomach upset. I recommend asking them to leave off most of the garlic.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Food and service was great. Relaxing brunch

DI
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Too too noisy. Great Brussels sprouts and lobster with mushrooms/cream.....tender and flavorful.

Lobster bisque was too creamy with very little lobster taste. Oysters were of so so quality....came very very late.

j
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always excellent’!!!”

WD
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true neighborhood gem. Bohemian and rustic in feel, this relaxed and easy going restaurant is serious about the quality of their food. It’s just really good. The oysters were fresh and perfectly presented. The steak was well seasoned and the duck fat fries were delicious. The pan seared salmon was fully flavored and so well seasoned. The foie gras disappeared in minutes. And get the blueberry pie. Seriously. It’s great. If you like big, ever present blueberries and a crust that just loves its blueberry partner, then do it. Everyone enjoyed the meal and talked about the next visit. I would recommend they rethink their drink menu. Some interesting choices, but we all reverted to the classics. However, the drinks are passionately flavored as well, so you might love them! Go there. You won’t be disappointed.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Great happy hour menu, but the service was slow.

DA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food was amazing but the service was very, very slow. It was nearly an hour of sitting before we ordered food and the restaurant wasn't that happy. The server didn't seem overly concerned nor did she apologize for the delayed orders. The food and drinks were excellent, everyone in our party agreed. They just need to fix the service time before I can recommend it to a friend.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 8 for a birthday celebration. Our server was amazing and the food was incredible. This definitely a hidden gem in Philadelphia.

RG
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and very tasty food. We enjoyed small plates and our sever brought by he food out from lightest flavor to boldest. The scallops were the highlight but the tuna was a close second. Seating was a bit tight but the vide is great.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place has a great vibe..service was very good..went with group of girls..food was delicious and plentiful..definitely will come back

H
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Felt like I was a customer in the show “restaurant impossible”. The waitress was complaining about the chef in the back. The decor was outdated. Food was mediocre. Tuna was not safe to eat raw even though it was seared, oyster were chewy, and the branzino was not fresh.

WK
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food for Happy Hour! The October Seafood fest was a deal that can’t be beat any where. We loved the service and the atmosphere was relaxed. I love this place!

SK
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The crab cake was delish! As was the chocolate cake and key lime pie. We also had the cauliflower and brussell sprouts which were tasty. Only thing was the cauliflower was a little salty. The lobster bisque had chunks of lobster. My dining mates enjoyed the steamed mussels

l
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience5

We ordered the brussell sprouts and they were way to greasy, the crab cake was too salty. The waitress never refilled our water glasses and they were empty.

J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly bartender....enjoyed the happy hour music.
We would definitely recommend and would definitely return

BK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The crabcake had a very weird chunky tomato sauce that overpowered the crab; the butter sauce for the scallops was broken; the duck fat fries were soggy; the wine was expensive ($12 / barely 5 oz.); I asked for no bacon in the arugula salad, but there were a few bits in it. The place was extremely loud with a rowdy birthday party of 8 in a very small room. The menus had a waxy cloth cover that felt like a sticky tablecloth.

l
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I don't think I can whole-heartedly recommend Pinefish because of some inconveniences. They were out of the beer I ordered and didn't have some menu items. Our server couldn't have been nicer - friendly, attentive, and professional, but she had difficulty charging our credit cards because our table was too far from the router. The atmosphere is cute, casual and neighborhoody. My mussels in coconut sauce were great, my husband and friend really liked their seared tuna salad. My other friend enjoyed his branzino. Two of us thought the steamed clams had WAY too much garlic, and the cauliflower with anchovies was VERY anchovy-ee (two of us couldn't eat it). So, I wouldn't avoid this restaurant, but I probably won't go back.

G
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood gem! Unique, warm decor and delicious food. The server knew the menu and could answer every question. We will definitely return.

s
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Stopped in for brunch and had a wonderful meal. We ordered the Eggs Benedict which I highly recommend. I had the crab cake and my boyfriend had the lobster. Both were amazing, nice portions. Will definitely go back.

BF
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour! Still had room for entrees. Everything was Delicious!

CL
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pinefish came recommended by our hotel and was the perfect choice before seeing Hamilton. The service was excellent and our server could not have been more attentive and friendly. We shared an appetizer of oysters and the large plate Seafood Bucatini and both were wonderful. Of course, dinner would not have been complete without desert and the Key Lime Pie was to die for. Pinefish proved an excellent choice for a wonderful night out!

JA
Poconos
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were there for Brunch. It was excellent. We actually looked at the dinner menu and we will be back there next time we are in Phili.

GB
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Had a good brunch here but dinner was different. Went for dinner tonight. The portion sizes are small even for a seafood place. The waitress was nice but the food didn't come out all at once so it was awkward for us. The Fish said "vegetable medley" as a side and it was a handful of tomatoes and capers. The lobster fixed price was ok but you maybe got 3 ounces.
The cost was expensive for what it was.

M
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Underwhelming and overpriced. Lobster bisque tasted like butternut squash soup with lobster in it.

M
Austin
30 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The reastaurant was a few blocks from the Forrest Theatre where Hamilton is playing, so it was convenient to that. The decor is decidedly "bohemian" , comfortable, but was well worn and casual in a pleasant way. If you are looking for an upscale dining experience this is not for you. The Happy Hour is a great value. Lots of great dishes with nice quantities. The regular menu featured mostly well prepared and creative seafood dishes. Everything was reasonably priced. Our waitress was pleasant and properly attentive. I'm visiting from Austin, but if I lived in downtown Philly, it would be a great "go-to" restaurant and I would be a frequent diner there.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great little restaurant! We had theater tickets and were held up in traffic. The waitress was very helpful and our food arrived quickly. It's a quirky and bohemian atmosphere. Their prices were good for center city Philadelphia, i.e. oysters on the half shell for $1 each and drinks for $5! We'll definitely go back.

j
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

DF
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

we arrived for our 6:30 reservations and the server never came to take any order so when we asked the manager who our server was she looked at the young lady that was in our section and she would not serve us. so the manager became our server. VERY DISRESPECTFUL.

j
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

When I say this place is a hole in the wall I mean a s**t hole!! Service is crap it was so loud you couldn’t hear a word. Food was sub par. Not explained clearly at all neither menu or when ordering. Took them an hr just to get some water.. never again!!!!!!!!! Plus the waitress sat there arguing with me with an attitude bc the kid dropped his burger and they didnt want to replace it. They wanted to charge me and when I asked her to put it to go bc I was tired she started saying well it takes time to cook .. I said ok and she kept arguing like why???? Its not meant for every crowd more of a new age hipster type. Decor looks like everything was picked out of curbside trash.. tables were crap chairs were crap. I have never left such a harsh review but this place was that bad.

j
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Love the vibe of this place. Only two negatives:
1- Even though we were there at Happy Hour, our waitress did not inform us when we asked for a glass of pino grigio, that the wine was NOT part of the $5 happy hour specials, even though we were looking at that menu when we ordered. We never would have ordered two glasses each had we known the cost!
2-food is made to order and great, but every member of our group got this small plate at a different time-there must have been at least 15 minutes since the first plate was served and the last!

S
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this little gem is outstanding. Our waitress, Sophia, was so sweet & extremely attentive. She definitely made us feel welcome. I loved the tasteful & cozy decor & the overall ambience. The food was so well seasoned and tasty. I would highly recommend Pinefish & will be back.

QM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time visiting this restaurant. I went during Restaurant Week.The food was amazing. The owners were very nice. I will definitely be going back. The staff was a little rude in the beginning.

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