Good, but not worth the money. My fiance and I tried Fish the other night, straying from our usual BYOB picks. While the food was decent, the entire experience was nothing to rave about. With 2 drinks, 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, and 1 dessert, our bill was $130 before tip. Nothing was overly memorable, except that my mango margarita tasted exactly like my fiance's grapefruit martini, and both were served sans straw or decorative/edible garnish. For $9 a pop, I want a drink with some effort. The space is small (converted rowhouse) and seating is tight, which is more in line with the city's casual BYOBs, but the pricing is right up there with a Steven Starr--minus the atmosphere, attitude, and glitz that you know you are paying with him. Good food, not worth the money. We would have been better off at Mercato or Melagrano, where we would at least have been in good spirits from the $12 bottle of wine we brought.
Citysearch Editorial Review. This upscale seafood bistro makes several groups of people very happy: loyalists of owner Mike Stollenwerk who love his Little Fish but would prefer to order a glass of wine rather than bring their own; sentimentalists who lovingly remember Astral Plane, which occupied the building for about three decades; neighborhood residents who appreciate a welcoming destination restaurant in a rowhouse within quick walking distance of their own; seafood lovers who like the modern, upbeat atmosphere. Everything here is fresh, sustainable (Alaskan Inuit tribes hunt the fish) and made in-house (including ice cream and ginger ale), including the fresh-squeezed modern and classic cocktails. During late night happy hour, the curtain is withdrawn between the bar and the dining room, allowing for the social drinking crowd to take over the eating space.
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