About Blackfish - Conshohocken

119 Fayette Street
Conshohocken, PA 19428
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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.”

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Monday: CLOSED
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30PM - 10:00PM
Friday: 5:30 - 11:00PM
Saturday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
1st Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 397-0888

Website:
http://www.blackfishrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Charles Roman Catering. (Off site Catering) Please check our website: www.charlesromancatering.com

Parking Details:
Public parking lot located at the corner of 1st Avenue and Fayette St.
Street parking is available everywhere in Conshohocken

Executive Chef:
Charles J. Roman Jr.

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
Blackfish features a chef tasting every Tuesday evening. Each week, a seasonal ingredient is highlighted, offering 4 courses for $49.00 per person.

Please visit blackfishrestaurant.com/events for the upcoming menus, or call 610-397-0888 for more information.

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Promotions

Mother's Day Brunch - 3 courses for $35

Sunday May 8, 2016 from 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM

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Mother's Day Brunch - 3 courses for $35. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid on Sunday May 8, 2016 from 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM.
Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Sunday, May 8, 2016

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Treat your Mom to a special day by bringing her to dine with us at Blackfish! We are serving Brunch from 11-2:30. Dinner is served from 4-9.
Mother's Day Dinner - 4 courses for $45

Sunday May 8, 2016 from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Mother's Day Dinner - 4 courses for $45. Excludes Tax and Tip. Treat your mom right on Mother's Day!. Special valid on Sunday May 8, 2016 from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM.
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Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:15PM - 9:15PM

Wed - Thu 5:30PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 9:30PM

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Private Dining

Blackfish is available for full and partial buyouts.

Blackfish - Conshohocken Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.4

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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food5
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service4
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Consistently Excellent

vip
Dined on April 23, 2016

The Scottish Salmon is always a standout. The beignets are a must.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service3
value5

Food again amazing!!!

vip
Dined on April 21, 2016

We were treated to a wonderful Foie Gras focused menu and everything we put into our mouth was wonderful. The foie gras was among if not the best we ever had. It really is our go to place when we need to have a great meal at a BYOB restaurant.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Excellent service and fabulous food. We ...

Dined on April 21, 2016

Excellent service and fabulous food. We had the foie gras tasting menu - fantastic!!! Have been there several times and plan to revisit again and again. It's pricy but we save it for a special occasion and the food and experience is well worth the money.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Delicious!

Dined on April 12, 2016

Our dinner at Blackfish was a treat, from the snails and raw tuna for appetizers to the blackfish and spaghetti squash for entrée. Our only negative was the lack of parking in the area. We were there on a Tuesday about 6pm and it was very difficult to find a place to park; even the public parking garage was full. Other than that, delicious!

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience4
service5

Really good and innovative food. Friendl ...

Dined on April 8, 2016

Really good and innovative food. Friendly and attentive service. A wonderful evening!

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Reverence for food

Dined on April 7, 2016

loved everything about this restaurant; it was .... just wonderful .... simple, elegant, very inventive approach to fresh and fabulous ingredients; all beautifully presented without being 'tricked up'. The interior is simple, elegant, and suitable ......

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

weekday lobster tasting

Dined on April 5, 2016

Lobster tasting, flavors excellent however portion was was too small for the $ to rate a 5. Service was exceptional.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Always Good

Dined on April 3, 2016

I have been going to Blackfish for years for both lunch and dinner. I have never been disappointed. The menu is always changing and interesting. The atmosphere is welcoming. The staff is knowledgeable and welcoming. Had a wonderful salmon dish. Being a BYOB is always attractive. I can bring what I like to drink.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience3
service5
value5

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vip
Dined on March 27, 2016

FOOD AND SERVICE EXCELLENT STORE FRONT RESTAURANT PLAIN WHITE AND IMMACULENT ALWAYS ENJOY IT WE GO LATER 9:30 SO HAVE NO TROUBLE FINDING PARKINNG

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Awesome food & service! Give it a try & ...

vip
Dined on March 24, 2016

Awesome food & service! Give it a try & u won't be disappointed.

food4
ambience3
service4
value3

Everything as expected for a french restaurant

Dined on March 13, 2016

Presentation of food was exquisite. Server recommended the lamb bolognese, but would pass next time- just so so. No salad at all on menu. Nice that it is BYOB, but still fairly pricey.

food5
ambience5
service4

Very pleased with the quality of the foo ...

Dined on March 11, 2016

Very pleased with the quality of the food. Lovely restaurant. Will be back.

food5
ambience4
service5
value5

An incredible value

vip
Dined on March 5, 2016

As we were eating each course, we would be reminded of names like George Perrier, Lacroix, The Fountain at the old Four Seasons...the best food that Philly has had to offer. Can Blackfish be getting even better?! It was just stupendous. And, for around $50 per person? Are you kidding me??!! DO NOT MISS this little treasure in Conshy. DO NOT.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience3
service2
value3

slipping from its Perch?

vip
Dined on March 5, 2016

although still one of our favorite places I sensed it is slipping from its previous unblemished ranking. seems to have lost its energy. was very surprised that their were no additions to the menu since we always look forward to what is new in the kitchen. maybe this happens regularly but it was the first time this happened to us. still above average but slipping.

food1
ambience4
service4
value1

Blackfish

vip
Dined on March 3, 2016

The portions were small, I thought I was eating food from the Jetsons. The bread, beignets and the olives were delicious. There were 4 of us and we all felt that it was horrible for the price. Usually BYOBs give great portions. We will never go back again

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

One of the Best Restaurants

Dined on March 2, 2016

By far one of the best restaurants in and around philly, must get the snails!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Dinner was amazing, a mixture of flavors ...

Dined on February 28, 2016

Dinner was amazing, a mixture of flavors that were wildly exciting and delightfully complimentary. The staff were really helpful in explaining and describing the unique items on the menu. Loved it and can't wait to go back!

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Everything was presented well and food w ...

vip
Dined on February 27, 2016

Everything was presented well and food was delicious. My only issue was that the menu online was different from the menu in the restaurant. I had my heart set on a dish and when we got there they changed the Arctic Char to salmon. Get the beignets - you won't be disappoint.

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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

A wonderful meal!

Dined on February 26, 2016

We've been to Blackfish before but this meal was truly outstanding. The preparation and presentation were top notch. We will certainly return!

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience2
service2

Tried to take too many tables for V-Day! ...

Dined on February 15, 2016

Tried to take too many tables for V-Day! We're not prepared. Had to wait almost an hour to get table for reservation. Food ok. Octopus over cooked

food5
ambience4
service4
value3

Very High End

Dined on February 14, 2016

Good is terrific, but definitely very refined. A one of a kind experience in the area, and Philadelphia region as a whole.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food4
ambience1
service1
value1

Not very satisfied

Dined on February 14, 2016

The food was good, but that was about it. They had too many tables in a very tight space. I felt like I was dinning with strangers. There was no special ambiance, which was extremely disappointing because it was Valentine's Day. Service was slow and the place was definitely overbooked. There were people waiting every where. We will never be back.

food5
ambience3
service5
value3

Fabulous food

Dined on February 14, 2016

Food was outstanding - wait staff friendly and cheerful - seating a little tight but cozy. Prefix menu had nice choices but was pricey. Dinner for two - BYOB over $200

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience3
service2
value2

Underwhelming

Dined on February 14, 2016

This was my second time here and it was the same as the first... Disappointingly Underwhelming. I have been to a lot of other BYOB restaurants in the Philly area as well as the burbs that have better food at more fair price. For these prices i would expect more of a fine food experience and i have been twice underwhelmed with the flavors and uniqueness offered.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food3
ambience2
service3
value1

Valentine's Disaster

vip
Dined on February 14, 2016

It was Saturday evening of Valentine's Weekend. We had reservations. Upon arrival we were asked to please wait next door at their Tradestone Cafe as they were running 20 minutes late on reservations. Upon arriving next door - we find a completely full restaurant of people waited to be seated next door - it was so packed we had to take stacked chairs to find a place to sit. 45 minutes AFTER our reservation time we were finally seated (after complaining). After being seated in a cramped area next to the serving area and ice bucket - we began our $85 prixe fix menu selections. Overall - the food was good, but not amazing as one would think given the restaurant's reputation and standing. The value was not close to the price paid. Overall - a very disappointing, unorganized, chaotic dinner!

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service3
value3

Worth waiting?

Dined on February 14, 2016

40' wait to be seated for Valentine's reservation. Food was good, not cheap.

food5
ambience4
service3
value4

Great food, fair service.

vip
Dined on February 14, 2016

My wife and I dined at Blackfish on the Saturday evening before Valentine's Day. Arrived on time for our reservation only to be told it would be a 20 minute wait. That turned into a 35 minute wait. That said, the food presentation (not talking about service) was beautiful and the food was delicious. The staff seemed to be a little overwhelmed. We would definitely go back, but probably not on a holiday when lots of people are dining out.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food1
ambience3
service2
value1

Valentine's day poor meal

vip
Dined on February 14, 2016

On Valentine's day we had to wait 30 minutes despite a reservation and then had an unsuspected prix fixe meal for $90. the food was luke warm, the service was rushed and we were disappointed. nothing worse than high priced mediocre food. We have been pleased here before but will not be coming back soon!

food4
ambience5
service5

Beautiful restaurant! Very pricey. Great ...

vip
Dined on February 13, 2016

Beautiful restaurant! Very pricey. Great date night spot.

food5
ambience5
service2

Each course was spectacular.

vip
Dined on February 13, 2016

Each course was spectacular.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Outstanding

Dined on February 13, 2016

Blackfish in Conshohocken deserves to be known as one of the finest dining restaurants in all of the Philadelphia region. From the first course to dessert, all were absolutely stunning. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an absolute excellent experience. Not one complaint, could not have been more impressed!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

We didn't go for the full tasting menu b ...

vip
Dined on February 10, 2016

We didn't go for the full tasting menu but the 2 courses we had were excellent. The cauliflower soup was fantastic and the halibut with spaghetti squash and rice as well as the risotto were too. Next time just need to bring a bottle of wine.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Excellent Food

Dined on February 6, 2016

We really enjoyed ourselves while here. The food was absolutely delicious. It's a bit pricy but totally worth it. It being a BYOB allows you to feel comfortable with the tab. Would definitely recommend to others and I'll be back.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food1
ambience2
service4
value1

This restaurant has gone down hill. The ...

Dined on January 31, 2016

This restaurant has gone down hill. The fish was overcooked and the chicken portion was so small. It looked like the plates were too big for the portion size. Sad, used to love this place. Will not return.

food4
ambience3
service3
value4

Again a great dinner

Dined on January 28, 2016

I have had dinner at Blackfish a couple of times over the last months. At all occasions food has been very good. I have tried from à la carte, to Tuesday night special (very good value) to the 5-course chefs surprise menu. Every time we really enjoyed our dinner. The food is also plated very nice.

Tags: fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions, neighbourhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

new subtleties keep things fresh

vip
Dined on January 17, 2016

Let's get it over with - yes, we love Blackfish & rave in every review. Here's the latest: crudo was scallop & radishes (loved it). The "lightly smoked" bass is really crudo too, a healthy portion with a light, tangy & wonderful "immersion" (citrus? olive oil? pepper? - I didn't take notes). The snails in a mushroom salad are outstanding & different from any snail dish I ever had, & my wife's pâté was its usual smooth and tasty self.....with a fabulous added surprise of a naturally sweet-&-sour cranberry aigre doux, mustard seed & red wine. We never would have paired pâté with sweet-&-sour, but it worked amazingly well & we'll do it at home. We've raved about the stuffed skate before, so I won't bore you. But the salmon special was new and different - fat cuts with a wonderfully thin crispiness outside (quick, hot sear, I assume) in what I think was a carrot purée. The plate was an abstract expressionist's dream so orange that Rothko might have painted it. We ate at 2 Michelin starred restaurants in the last 6 weeks - Blackfish is right up there with them for quality, creativity, dedication, service, and pleasure. It's just plain great!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Amazing restaurant!

Dined on January 16, 2016

My wife and I choose Blackfish for all of our special occasions, and we love it!!! The servers are incredible -warm and knowledgable - and the food is inventive and always delicious!!!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Superb food

Dined on January 9, 2016

We were a party of 4 and all of us (foodies) were impressed from start to finish. With all of the food we were struck by the interesting combination of flavors. The risotto and snails were remarkable. The lamb bolognese was wonderful - one of our party touted it as the "best" they ever had. Our fish entrees and sides memorable. The beignets are a must desert. Kudos to Brendan and the staff. We will be back!!!!

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience3
service3
value3

Great service. Somewhat overpriced. Dine ...

Dined on December 30, 2015

Great service. Somewhat overpriced. Dined w 4 people. The surf and turf was outstanding. The king crab tasting special was terrible. Overall a good place but they try to do too much w some menu items

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Always Meets High Expectations

vip
Dined on December 28, 2015

Year over year, the dining experiences have been consistently excellent and yet this visit somehow seemed even better. The menu classics are still classics for a reason (smoked salmon, beignets). Other newer seasonal selections like the truffled risotto are combining with the classics to take an already outstanding menu up a few notches.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem

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