Pinefish

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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 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.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 4, 2019

Ends: February 5, 2118

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

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BF
Philadelphia
66 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

CL
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
18 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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

M
Austin
28 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

BH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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
16 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great

DF
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

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
17 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

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
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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
23 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

B
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at Pinefish during restaurant week. The restaurant is decorated in unmatched pieces and unique chandeliers and lights. The food was really good. We are planning on going back to try out their entrees on their every day menu. The drinks were delicious too

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our “girls’ night out” at Pinefish was divine. We loved the ambiance, eclectic, comfortable and classy. Restaurant week menu left nothing to be desired. Surf and turf was delicious and cooked perfectly to order. Crab cakes with shrimp and scallop mousse was amazing. Even the drinks were the perfect compliments. We all agreed, we would visit again!

K
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Tried this place for center City restaurant week and it was delicious!

EJ
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Philly Dining evening. Solid tastes and great prices

SF
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

I would recommend the food, but the service was awful! Even though it is restaurant week I know it might be a bit more busy than a regular day, it doesn’t give the server the right to not be attentive. In fact it wasn’t as busy when we first got there. Our food was missing things even tho it clearly states on their website menu that it comes with the dish when we asked the server she seemed to be very annoyed or irritated by us, we asked for bread it took her 10min to come back with it. The service just terrible, I have wanted to try this restaurant for months now and thought this would be a good opportunity, we just didn’t feel like we were welcomed!

ND
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was delicious but the service suck......#Period

NB
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

The food was very disappointing, the crab cakes tasted like mush and the side of Brussel sprouts I ordered was extremely bitter. There was also a huge ceiling leak a few feet from our table. The restaurant just put a bucket there to catch the water but didn’t say anything to us or the other guests.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Restuarant week.

Y
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed my visit to Pinefish. I went during Restaurant Week for dinner. I found the menu options to be good and the food was really delicious. I would definitely try them out again.

TH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

I don’t like the fact that they didn’t have tables to accommodate a large party. We sat on a couch, pillows, and our table was a huge chest. When we asked for water we were handed the stack of glasses and they sat the pitcher of water on the table. We really wanted to leave but we didn’t want to be rude. The food was not bad. We enjoyed that. The server was very nice and helpful.

S
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This was my 2nd time here. The first time could not have been more pleasant. This time was a disaster. It's restaurant week, so I called ahead to see if the main menu would be available as opposed to fish with corn which was basically every entree for restaurant week. I was told yes the regular menu would be available. When we arrive, the hostess asked if we are there for restaurant week, we said no. She said ok, I'll give you both menus. We sit down, I repeatedly am poked in the back by a broken chair. Our waitress shows up and helps me exchange it. (It should have been taken off the floor). We never got water, she asks what we want to drink, however we never got a drink menu. She goes to find one, and returns saying no more are available, she'll have to steal one from somewhere else. Ok, so we decide from the regular menu what we want. As we begin ordering she states that most of the menu is not available, it's just restaurant week items. Then she says let me check to see what's available. At this point we leave. Why give us the other menu, why tell me over the phone that it's available? Also, all servers should be told what's available from the menu at the beginning of the shift. That's just basics. I would hope that this was an abnormality, but this visit was horrible.

DP
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

It was nice, but nothing too special. I went more for the ambiance but even that just seemed a little regular.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for happy hour on a Saturday night. All the times we ordered was sooo good!! We will definitely be back!

IP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good restaurant. Excellent surf and turf. I’m returning customer. I experiened the Restaurant week there, which was good!

IC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time here and i loved everything about the restaurant and the food was excellent!!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

It wasn't bad but nothing special. I can cook better seafood at home.

T
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the servers were attentive and accommodating. Portions were perfect.

OT
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

I fell in the bathroom when I came out and told the bartender she oh okay thank you. Nobody came over to ask if I was okay. I was fine but my pants were soaked and I could have been a different kind of person and caused a scene. I had clams on the half shell and they didn’t take them off the shell. My filet had fat running through it and the lobster was over cooked. Would have went back if the would have reacted differently to my fall. The food issues could have been because they were so busy. 😕

KT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Food , service and ambiance were excellent only draw back was as good as the food was the portions were VERY small!

JM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for the oysters and they were phenomenal

M
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Where do I start? I waited 20 minutes before requesting someone to wait on me. Note: the restaurant was not crowded. The waiter comes and tells me it’s either the restaurant week menu or happy hour, which was not explained when I was seated. Needless to say I left. Now let’s get to the decor. The restaurant looks thrown together. I equate it to a hole in the wall restaurant. I can’t believe the high ratings for this place.

JS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Food was cooked to perfection. No kidding. Uber friendly and efficient staff. It’s now one of our small number of go-to places for dining out in the city.

JM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very good good went for restaurant week, portions were a little smaller than expected.

JS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great pick for restaurant week but we would go back on a normal day too. Cozy and laid back. Blueberry pie was excellent!!

CS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This was my first time at this restaurant. I went with my family to celebrate my sister's birthday and it was excellent. I would definitely come back again.

A
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Host was pretty rude, while experience was underwhelming . Won’t return

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. We did restaurant week and some happy hour appetizers. The food was fantastic and our server was very kind and down to earth. Very very fresh seafood and interesting flavor profiles. Overall 8/10

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