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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
always excellent! we live nearby and go frequently
Food was very good as well as the service. Unfortunately it was quite empty due to cancellations from the coronavirus. We felt badly for the staff.
A very delicious meal. Well paced and attentive service. Expensive but high quality ingredients presented in a special way.
We were recommended to try the Dover Sole, by our Uncle. It was phenomenal!! We split the fish. It was an expensive meal but we expected that and don’t splurge like this very often. We also had oysters, king crab, tuna tartar and the cauliflower. We loved everything!! The only thing that I wouldn’t get again was the king crab, for the price you barely get a leg of crabmeat. We look forward to going back there. We went for a late lunch, perfect time to go there, service was amazing!!!
Simply great food, great service, and all-around great experience. I would not expect anything less from Vernick. The food was so well prepared and delicious. Thank you!
Outstanding by every measure. Totally enjoyable. I look forward to visiting again.
Fabulous dinner. I think we ate all the cold small plates! The oysters were terrific and presented so well. The halibut ceviche was the best I have ever eaten. The bread and flavored butter was delicious. Apple tart for dessert was wonderful too!
Always a great meal and excellent service!
Perfect, as always!
Server had difficulty answering basic questions about style of service in a way that surprised us--we asked if ordering a variety of small plates to share as at Vernick Food and Drink was how Vernick Fish worked and he didn't answer directly nor even seem to understand what we were asking. But the food came plated in a way where it was very clearly designed for sharing.
The food was uneven, also. All the Pristinely Raw selections we ordered were absolutely terrific. The rest varied significantly, some to the point of being unmemorable.
Wedding anniversary - servers were very attentive. Bartenders were terrific. Manager was hands-on as well.
Not many options for brunch
A beautiful space where the food is the star. Perfectly executed seafood. We loved every bite. Also, the cocktails are fantastic.
Great dinner at Vernick Fish. Food, service, and atmosphere were all excellent. Loved the variety and styles of seafood, definitely offered some very unique dishes.
Was a great restaurant, food was good, service was spectacular
What a wonderful restaurant.Everthing was perfect.Cannot wait to return.
All around great food, interesting and inventive menu, comfortable environment and topnotch service from a friendly and well informed team who clearly love what they do and have a passion for food. I would definitely go back.
Wonderful seafood restaurant for a special occasion.
Beautiful restaurant, perfect service, absolutely delicious meal. Our every need was attended to, cannot wait to return.
Food was fantastic. Everything else was sub-par. My friend has celiac and is gluten free. Our server originally said most everything can be prepared gluten-free. We ordered drinks, crudos, and entrees. Our server came back 3 separate times to relay that our selections couldn’t be prepared GF. There was not one entree that could be GF. She ended up getting a piece of steamed fish and rice. After saying she really was looking forward to one dish because of the mushrooms, the server (our 2nd for some reason), said they do a small side of trumpet mushrooms. The bill comes, nothing is adjusted, and shockingly there was a charge for the side of mushrooms. We would have left before ordering had we known the menu would be so limiting. My GF-friend has eaten at Vernick Fish for lunch atleast 3 times and had zero trouble. Again, my non-GF food was great. I expect MUCH more on the service side when prices are slightly higher than most seafood restaurants in Philly and it’s location in a service-first Mecca of Four Seasons. Tons of medium and higher-end restaurants have plenty of options for GF. We were stunned that Vernick Fish has such a hard time. The bill was slightly reduced after we asked for it to be. Go elsewhere if you want excellent service or are GF.
Amazing! Enough said.
Fabulous! Food and drinks were innovative and delicious - from beginning to end.
My basic issue with restaurants is where we are seated
We were four
When we were to be seated there were many options
Instead of asking if we had a preference
We were to be seated in the black in an isolated area separated by a glass wall
When we asked for the other options the hostess had to go back and get permission
Otherwise all was satisfactory
Very corporate and sterile. Food is fine, but so I’d 100 other restaurants in Philly. Service was ok, distant not friendly. Great place if you’re on an expense account and don’t care about money or atmosphere
This is definitely a new favorite restaurant. The food was amazing and the menu was so interesting! Wish they had a chef's special so that we didn't have to make decisions, too many great choices. The food came out a little fast and we felt a little rushed. The overall price is high but in my opinion worth it. I will be back many times, can't wait to try the rest of the menu!
Meal was superb and interesting. Wait staff provided plenty of breathing room to peruse the menu and visit. Ambiance was uplifting.
If you love fish I wish we had room to sample more. I love oysters, and their selection is outstanding, but I decided not to blow my appetite that, although I did try two of the most-recommended varieties (and they were great!). Our waitperson was a fount of good advice on what to order - the most outstanding dish (IMHO) was a square of smoked salmon, topped with a panko-encrusted poached quail's egg - you have to put it in your mouth in one "go" and then crunch down. It's heaven. The dish comes with 3 of these, but we're glad we added the 4th. The ceviche was out-of-this-world; also the smoked trout rillettes with sourdough bread. We ate about as much as we could manage, and left a tiny bit of room for the shared dessert of chocolate ganache cake. Surprisingly for such a great variety and quantity of totally amazing food, including a glass of wine apiece, the dinner came to under $100 each. I know that's not a cheap meal, but we had budgeted more than that, considering the praise we'd heard about the excellence of the experience. By the way, we chose counter seating, and watch the food being prepared -- lots of fun; but if you want a more intimate experience, there are normal tables.
Very good! Love the place our server was excellent. Desserts need a bit of work did not impress me as much as the food. Will go back!
Fabulous food, great service
I always enjoy dining at Vernick Fish when I am in Philadelphia. Great food and good people watching.
We eat out a great deal in Center City and around the world. This was truly an exceptional meal.
Excellent and creative food in a perfect setting. Service friendly and knowledgeable
Well exacted food: clean, bright, and flavorful.
Great wine list with great prices (especially for PA).
Everything about Vernick Fish was outstanding. The food was cooked exactly as requested, uniquely seasoned with complimentary sides, the server could not have been better with pacing our meal, anticipating our needs, and providing the best service possible. The overall experience could not have been better. We cannot wait to return.
The quality of the seafood is outstanding. The chef must put a lot of effort into sourcing the freshest ingredients. The food is delicious! And the service was excellent!
One of our new favorites in Philadelphia. Food is delicious, drinks are well-crafted and service is wonderful (especially Corinne!). We already have reservations for our next dinner at Vernick Fish.
It was fantastic !
You may not be at the top of the building (but DEFINITELY go to the JG Sky High Bar before or after dinner), but everything about this place was perfect. Service was excellent and warm and friendly and even if you’re not a big fish person, there are excellent options for you, too (Excellent Pork Milanese). Oysters were so delicious, as was my Dorade. And the Tartares! Spicy Tuna was sooo good. We’ll definitely be back!
Great food and great service!
We had a group of 8 for dinner. The meals were excellent, the atmosphere great, and it was a wonderful evening!!
Vernick Fish offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 419-5055.
Vernick Fish is rated 4.7 stars by 676 OpenTable diners.
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