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“Nice change from southern food”
Review of Fish

Fish
Ranked #109 of 938 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$45
Cuisines: French, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between John & Ann Streets
Description: A warm contemporary and inviting space, Fish resides in a beautifully renovated, 1837 Charleston home in the heart of the Upper King Design District. Our seasonal menu reimagines classic French cuisine with delicate Asian touches and unrivaled presentation, showcasing the freshest local and sustainable ingredients. Featuring straight-off-the-boat seafood and locally harvested produce, Fish's vibrant fare spans farm-raised meats, innovative dim sum, artisan cocktails and boutique wines. Small and large plates feature light fare, family-style bites and hearty entrees, alongside vegan and gluten-free selections. Enjoy handcrafted cocktails at the lively bar - a local favorite for happy hour Tuesday - Friday & Sunday 4:30 - 8:00 pm.
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Fish is a bit of a step away from the Lowcountry food we'd been getting our fill on. It's a restaurant that feels a little fancy and pub-style at the same time. Local ingredients that have a French approach with the caress of Asian flavours. A marriage of styles that felt like the perfect way to round off our Charleston experience.

A freshly corked bottle of vino and a couple of tasty dishes was all this pair needed. A pink, rosy fan of roasted Long Island duck breast (24) with asparagus, mushrooms and mac & cheese "spring roll". The spring roll was more akin to a filo tart, which is fine, as it was freakin' delicious. Loved the addition of fresh blueberries.

Equally delicious were the 72-hour short ribs (29); cooked sous vide with no bones in sight. A bordelaise sauce added richness, a tomato, fennel & goat cheese "pie" posed as the vegetable component and the most stupendous bacon fries tried to steal the limelight. These little beauties were like long tater tots, just mixed with bacon.

A peach tatin cake (6) was up for sharing; spongy and dense almost like French toast, tangled with fried strips of pastry, hazelnut brown butter ice cream and a blackberry saké sabayon. We may have been in the south, but it was nice to cap things off with something that wasn't "the norm".

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Reviewed 28 April 2014

Great selection of fish, with beautiful presentations. The only drawback, not the fault of the restaurant, was that some super-loud people at an adjoining table spoiled an otherwise very enjoyable meal.

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Thank BernieDan
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

I hosted a dinner on the 2nd floor of fish for about 30 people. The staff was amazing and the food was impressive. I have eaten at fish several times, but this was my first private event. I will definitely use them again.

Thank rrwr
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

Don't ask about meat. The name of this place is FISH. The guy at the table next to us asked about meat. We almost LOL. The salads were nice with unusual but delicious dressings. I had flounder--more than I could eat. I added a small piece to my husband's bouillabaisse. He got extra bread to sop up the broth. He said it was either extra bread or lick the plate clean.

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Thank SueGtoo
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Reviewed 1 April 2014 via mobile

Loved this restaurant! It was recommended by the Concierge at our hotel & was spot on. Fresh fish was expected. The dim sum appetizers were off the chart!

Thank May Y
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