Blackfish - Conshohocken

4.7
2497 reviews
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Blackfish, the flagship BYOB of Chef/owner Charles "Chip" Roman, offers seafood-centered, progressive American cuisine with French influences.

Guests can enjoy a daily changing a la carte menu, as well as tasting menus ranging from five-to-seven courses.

Blackfish opened in 2006 and has since been named “Best Restaurant” in Philadelphia Magazine’s 2011 “50 Best Restaurants” issue, calling Blackfish “flat-out fantastic; sophisticated without being overbearingly avant-garde, pretty and fresh without being precious; the perfect restaurant of the moment.”

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CH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service

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RB
Philadelphia
81 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic meal! Great food & service! Very creative. Attention to detail.

BYOB

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RM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our first time and everyone at our table chose the 5-course tasting menu. it was sublime. My only caveat is next time we'll ask for no red meat as clearly fish and seafood is their strength though their fois gras appetizer was excellent.

Overall the ambiance was lovely but the noise level was horrible, strongly suggest putting some type of baffling up.

Can't wait to go back

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c
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Our food was wonderful. But at that level of food & pricing the service was poor. I'm not looking for fancy, just competent. We often had to stop other servers for silverware or to ask a question about the menu. They brought apps with no plates for sharing even though we said we are sharing. The server didnt know what type of ice cream came with a dessert (it was vanilla). The dessert showed up without the ice cream and took a while till it came out. Etc....

It was also quite noisy even for a small byob.

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AM
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely delicious! Did the seven course tasting and every plate was better than the next one. Service was also excellent, would go back again and again!

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Naples
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great, our table got the chefs sampler - was interesting and delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are lucky to have this restaurant in Conshohocken. Blackfish could be in NYC or any major city and would be impossible to get into. Amazing tasting menu that they will personalize for your party

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IW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were a party of 4 who had never been here before. The staff provided full explanations of the food served and how it was prepared. Everything was incredibly delicious, creative and unique. I couldn't recommend this dining EXPERIENCE more. It's a must.

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TW
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tastings are usually excellent, this was one of the best

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R
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I was really disappointed with our meal at Blackfish for New Year’s Eve. First, there was a fixed price 4 course menu that I could have sworn was 85$ per person a week ago and it changed to 95$ the day before (I don’t care much about this but thought I should note). The whole night was disappointing. When we were seated our waitress didn’t come to our table at all for 15 minutes and when approached there was no introduction all that was said was “any questions about the menu” we then chose our courses and most of the food that came out was super underwhelming. Lobster angolatti was dry and the lobster in it was chewy with no flavor. The short ribs were so dry and hard that I could barely get my knife through it and the lemon meringue tart was just mush. I hate to be so negative but I have been to this restaurant before and it was excellent but my partner and I paid way too much money for the meal and experience we received.

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D
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were there New Years Eve. Excellent prix fixe menu with plenty of choices. Food was creative and outstanding

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the 5 course chef tasting! It was amazing. We wanted to lick our plates

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious thoughtful food. Beautifully presented. Loved everything. Dessert ranking of the ones we ordered :1) beignets 2) Colombe coffee creme brûlée 3) warm chocolate cake. BYOB

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JM
Louisville
27 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very enjoyable dinner. We love dining in Pennsylvania, as Maryland has very few BYOBs. We sat in the back room, which was considerably quieter than the front room. Gorgeous presentation and delicious flavors. Waitstaff was attentive, knowledgeable, efficient. :)

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K
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Fish usually good but it was very over cooked and dry this time

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FE
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here several times and it never disappoints. I chose it for my birthday because it always feels like a special meal. The service is stellar, friendly and knowledgeable. The space is classic and serene. And the food is thoughtful and meticulously prepared. One of my favorite BYOBs in the region.

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c
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I didn’t see when I booked the restaurant that it was a BYOB—thank God the food was amazing!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hadn’t been to Blackfish for a while, so when I was asked to choose a restaurant for our BYOB group I was lucky to snag a table for 6 on a Saturday night. I couldn’t be happier. We were greeted and sat right away. We all chose the 5 course tasting menu which was spectacular. I’m pretty sure we had more than 5 courses though! Each course was perfectly cooked. Even the LBF crabcakes were spot on, and I’m a big critic of chefs that duplicate a classic dish! Kudo’s to Chip & team. Everyone thanked me for making such a good choice in reservations.

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AA
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! All 3 courses were exceptional!

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DD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our third trip to Black Fish even more. We have decided that it will be our Anniversary dinner every year! The food is great ! Staff is great! Everything was great!

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s
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience superb service, lovely cozy atmosphere

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M
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality and presentation consistently excellent.

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L
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing! The service was wonderful! We cannot wait to go back. I would highly recommend.

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P
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was good, but not the greatest. There was a lot of confusion with the tasting menu which was a disappointment since that is what we went in for, but since the entire table wasn't doing it (there were food allergies), we couldn't do it.

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Philadelphia
220 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

DINE HERE FREQUENTLY ALWAYS CONSINTENTL VERY GOOD FRIENDLY EFFICIENT SERVICE

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DB
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This fine BYOB restaurant specializes in healthy offerings. Fish, of course, is the main stay. Food is expertly prepared and delicious to the palate. Parking can be difficult at times.

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OC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time here. Our server Veronica was superlative as were our meals. We purchased 2 gift certs while there. One for good friends and one for ourselves for a special occasion.

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a
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great meal and would highly recommend to anyone.

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LB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had not been to Blackfish in about a year and our visit for a Shellfish tasting reminded us of why we love to come back. The selections were awesome and the presentations wonderful.

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S
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at Blackfish are amazing. The warm ambiance, friendly wait staff, and the inviting host made it feel like you were eating at a family members house, only with much better food. Highly recommend the tasting menu. We had the five course option (there is also a seven) and left completely satisfied. Looking forward to another visit .... soon.

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KC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is the 2nd time we have been to Blackfish this year. We went during the fall 2018 restaurant week, and this was a subsequent visit. Prior to 2018, we have been there twice as well. Once for our wedding anniversary, and once with the same friends who accompanied us on 12/1/18.

The food is outstanding & imaginative. Portion sizes are adequate, and not too large. Service was fantastic.

I really liked that the names of the waitstaff were on the menu. That is great recognition for their hard work maintaining the flow and keeping diners happy.

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B
Philadelphia
77 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Wonderful service with great food. Portion sizes seem to be smaller and hence the value.

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SD
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous. Raviolis stuff with pumpkin - yum. Service excellent. Definitely recommend.

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TW
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good, the Escargot was not my idea of great but the other three dishes were fabulous.

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F
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time choosing a chef’s selection from the menu and it was amazing!! Each course appeared small, but left the meal completely full and satisfied. Each course was delicious!

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B
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday dinner with family. Very fun

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was great. Food was outstanding. They knew we were there for our anniversary and wish they would have done something nice to that effect.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been to Blackfish many times over the years. They do a remarkable job of consistently delivering on some long term menu favorites (Scottish salmon) and a constant stream of new items with novel twists. Execution is always spot-on. Have never had a poorly executed dish.

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D
Philadelphia
125 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We hadn’t been for a couple of years, since both of us lost our husbands, but with memories of many great dinners there my friend and I decided it was time for a re-visit. It was a good decision because everything we ordered was delicious. The snails, roasted beet salad, poulard and scallops. Won’t be waiting another two years for the next visit

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