Blackfish - Conshohocken

4.8
2558 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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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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E
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was beautiful and service excellent.

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TW
Miami
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best tastings they have had. Fabulous!!!

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WB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very delicious food, excellent service, overall a great experience. Have already recommended Blackfish to friends.

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MK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nancy and Kip was outstanding.Very attentive and professional. The smoked salmon dish is out of this world!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If you are looking for top quality food that is truly innovative and beautifully presented, an exceptionally well-trained and detailed wait staff, and a chic-but-casual atmosphere, then look no further. Blackfish is an absolute gem; i have not been so impressed by a restaurant in a long time.

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Philadelphia
93 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for an Event Dinner - three courses of Duck - Excellent and a wonderful chocolate dessert !
The Event Dinners are always excellent and reasonably priced.

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J
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is fantastic. One of the best restaurants in Phila.

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D
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Servers were nice, but the kitchen was incredibly slow. We ordered the tasting menu and it took almost one hour for them to bring out the first dish, which was a piece of raw fish. From then on, 15 minutes or so between each course. The food was good, but did not merit the wait.

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JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been here many times. Had a guest from San Francisco so someone who knows restaurants. We both had the duck tasting menu. It was excellent. Servers have been well taught not to clank things when busing. Never noisy, will cobtinue to return.

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L
Philadelphia
111 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The duck tasting meal was outstanding. Both the food and the presentation were great.

Mickey Simon

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OT
Philadelphia
224 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

ALWAYS VERY GOOD RECCOMEND THE CHICKEN AND DUCK ENTRES VERY FRIENDLY SERVICE
BYOB IS ALWAYS NICW

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OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tasting menu!!!

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L
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We did the 3 course option. All of our guests enjoyed their choices and waiters were attentive. The group favorites were:
1st course - Salmon and poached egg
2nd course - Squid ink pasta (definitely try it) and gnocchi; pass on the risotto (it's bland)
3rd course - the Arctic char and the duck

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MT
Atlantic City
32 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner the other night to celebrate a life long friends' birthday… The trio of halibut was absolutely amazing, each course better than the next and it may have been my best meal there ever!

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RA
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Terrific food. Great service- attentive without being intrusive. Handled an order mix up exactly as you'd expect a very good, experienced restaurant staff to do. Love that it's BYOB, allowing diners to bring more expensive favorite wines without driving the bill beyond affordability.

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G
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful but the portions were a bit small
We will definitely return!

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MK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My 3rd time at Blackfish.Had a wonderful time.Food is always incredible! The smoked salmon dish is the best.

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M
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always exceeds our expectations, from the service to the delicious and interesting cuisine.

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ES
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the tasting menu for the table and the food was excellent and the meal wonderfully paced. I can't wait to back again!

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E
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have dined at Blackfish many times over the past several years and it has never been less than Superb in every respect.

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SR
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Blackfish. The food is always wonderful, and the service is so personal.

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J
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect the food was fantastic the service was exemplary it was wonderful

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OT
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it. Food and service are lovely.

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MK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

I often dine alone.sad that i had a bad experience when i went back for the 2nd time.server was not attentive neither were the manager.i felt very neglected.you would expect way more considering the price you pay.

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s
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time to Blackfish and it was amazing! Everything about it!
We will definitely be returning!!!

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MB
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit and surely not the last. Food and service were impeccable! And, every table with a bottle of wine had its own ice bucket. A very nice touch!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding! Food was spectacular and it was an amazing experience.

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n
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

too noisy, too cramped seating, tiny servings not much green to be seen on the menu or the plate

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CS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Blackfish is an outstanding BYOB. The food is phenomenal with so much flavor. Even things I never liked, such as beets were incredible. I've been there several times and never had something I didn't like. The servers are very professional and attentive. I highly recommend!

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MT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice variety of fresh seafood, beautifully plated. Honestly, everything could have used better seasoning.have been coming here for over 20 years. One of the less memorable experiences

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RC
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a former Chef, primarily of French Cuisine, I like to think I have some extra credibility with restaurant reviews. If I limited my review to 2 words it would “GET THERE!”

The servers were very attentive, but never intrusive. All plates were served simultaneously, which is rare nowadays. We received great advice from our primary server as to what to order for our party to share.

The food was excellent- all around. Every single dish, right through dessert.

I have not one negative comment. Get There!

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing meal....our first visit! It's just a bit pricy but I'll go back!

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o
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I love this place. But my chicken was overcooked...as was the bluefish.
the pasta was great and the soup was wonderful
Overall ambiance is great...but they must do something about the noise level. It's horrific. They kindly don't play music (thank god) but they need to install soundproofing.

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n
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is THE BYOB destination in this area. The food is fantastic. Taste & presentation are top-notch. This is the place where you bring that really good bottle of wine that you've been saving.

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PF
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We have been here several times, and the food is fabulous - a true foodie experience. On our most recent visit, however, despite having charming and attentive wait staff, the courses took FOREVER to come out, and then, inexplicably, would show up when we brought the delay to the servers' attention. Hopefully this was just a one-off experience as this is among the best quality food in the western suburbs.

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BR
Philadelphia
106 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Recent Friday night dinner and they had the Lobster Dinner Special still on the menu as they were snowed out on one of the days. For $49 it was really tough to beat. Start to finish every course was great. We’ve all had lobster ravioli that weren’t so swift, but not here as they were handmade with great care and it came thru. Just the right amount of food for everyone and the key lime tart for dessert was outstanding. Has to be top 5 in the burbs in my opinion and we are looking forward to our return!!

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C
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious lobster-tasting menu. All four courses excellent.

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JC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Blackfish and chose it to celebrate our 20th Anniversary. Our experience was wonderful from the service to the ambiance and ultimately the incredible food. Lea was our primary hostess and really set the tone for our evening. She was friendly, professional, knowledgeable and genuinely excited for our first time experience. We chose the 5 course chef menu and thoroughly enjoyed it! The portions were beautifully displayed and delicious.

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LG
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing flavor combinations. Wonderful ingredients. Very inventive preparations and presentation. Love this place!

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D
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a wonderful dinner! Opted for the five course tasting menu and couldn’t have been more pleased. Every course was a winner with twists on some old classics. An amuse bouchée of mushroom soup, Tuna tartar with Yuzu, smoked salmon with soft egg, chocolate pepperdelle with boar ragu, sea scallops ( which I am not usually a fan of but these were delicious), silky creme caramel, and a little filled doughnut with lemon curd. Service was attentive although dinner was slow to come out. Our server noticed what wine we had brought and let the kitchen know so our dinner would be compatible. It was a Saturday night and the place was packed. Noise level high. Will definitely be back!

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