Pinefish

4.2
467 reviews
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Seafood

Pinefish is a Washington Square neighborhood restaurant serving up innovative small plates and good vibrations. The boho-chic interior sets the mood for a unique dining experience that takes you back to the 70’s. Peter Dissin’s exceptional palate and modern vision are the inspiration behind the exceptional wine list, divine sauces and small plate selections at Pinefish.

Every day, including weekends, the Happy Hour at Pinefish is a local favorite for dollar oysters, clams, and steamed shrimp. In addition to the dollar specials, you will love the $4 & $5 small plate offerings paired with $5 wines, $5 martinis, mojitos and craft beers. Happy Hour daily 4:30 - 6:30.

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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Tune in Saturday, April 13th at 7 p.m. to FYI Philly for an Easter Egg special! Every weekend Pinefish serves up Friends with Benedicts. Stop by to check out this eggstravaganza! Reserve Easter Sunday brunch. We've extended brunch to 4 p.m.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What 467 People Are Saying
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Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Felt like we were in the Village. Great opportunity for a great meal, but the service was exceedingly poor (the young woman was simply a rookie, I think, and the acoustics made it so that a party of seven women drowned out the person sitting next to you from a few tables away. Some sound dampening and experienced wait staff would have brought everything up one or two stars. Great food, though!

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d
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, outstanding food (especially for the price) and quiet/relaxing and eclectic ambiance.

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BF
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here many times. Always delicious. We've take many friends here and they all agree!

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RC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

Expensive for the amount of food we got, we left hungry.

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S
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The actual food was good. The sauces left something to be desired. It was only eh.

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SM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific restaurant. Very good fish. Great service. Would recommend w/o reservation!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous meal and excellent sangria.

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HM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the repurposed furniture and silverware definitely eclectic and it was great. we had small plates that were brought out one at a time with perfect. timing. the end of the rainbow cocktail was amazing!!!! service was excellent. my ONLY complaint is that there is only one bathroom as in one toilet for the entire restaurant. Its a fairly small place but a second bathroom is needed.
A great place we will definitely go. back and have already recommended it to others

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Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for a birthday dinner. The food is insanely good. We tried everything on the small plates menu. The scallops and salmon were perfect. You can't go wrong here if you want good seafood.

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SR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the ambiance. The Waiter was excellent and the food was amazing. I would go back and recommend to everyone!

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JJ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Everything was great except the service was very slow. Seemed there were too few servers on handle the volume. Waited a decent time in between ordering items. Also, we were not told what the kitchen was out of until we had sat for a while and the server came to take our orders. It made me have to change my order on the fly which was upsetting as I had my mind made up on a specific item (burger) and could not get it.

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AR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food with friendly service.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for happy hour for my girlfriend’s birthday. The service was great. What really sold us on this place was the ambiance. The food was delicious, especially the oysters. Will definitely make trips back in the near future.

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New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All most delicious - interesting and well prepared - nice to have variety and also smaller portions!

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j
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usial

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KM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner gathering with 7 people in a relaxed environment where we could easily have conversations. We shared a variety of small plates entrees and desserts. Everything from brussels sprouts, roasted octopus, cauliflower, two kinds of fries, whole fresh fish, miso cod, fish stew, Oreo and lime desserts. Can’t even remember everything we ate and drank. We all enjoyed our visit and the delicious meal together.

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RJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great time. Love the ambiance of this place. The food is outstanding!!! The server was a little slow and scattered, but he was nice. We will definitely be back!

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PO
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Happy Hour! Good food!

Tall people, watch out for low-hanging chandeliers!

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JW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great appetizers and dishes - delicious miso cod. Service was exceptional.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tuna was amazing with food gross. The grilled octopus was equally tender and flavorful

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L
Philadelphia
112 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Best happy hour in Philadelphia

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L
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun restaurant, good food, great happy hour menu. We made a meal of happy hour specials that was fun snd satisfying.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Wish the service were faster

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful relaxing delicious inviting delightful and fun

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JA
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good and atmosphere was amazing. I'm definitely coming back!!!

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

Brunch was fantastic and the ambiance is super charming. Service was friendly and the food came out quickly. They have all you can eat pancakes for $11, and they are good fluffy pancakes. I had the crab cake eggs benedict and it was perfection.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was very good. Serivce was lacking - long time between each dish (20 mins) which made it awkward to dine.

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KM
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I would but I would also let them know they have to be specific as to when they want certain foods served together. For example, we received what we considered our side dishes to our entrees way before we were served our entrees. Therefore, we ate the sides before our entrees. We don't know if that is just the way you do things or if there was a problem with our order, etc. Most people do like their sides with their main meal. The food was very good but it was noisy so much so that sometimes we could not hear our waiter....maybe that was the issue with the food service.

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M
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pros: Great artisitcal ambience, food menu, and drinking menu. The food was delisious and it was portioned well (Crab Cake, Garlic Shrimp, Filet Mignon of Tuna, and Hamburger).

Con's: Small menu selection.

Personal Con: Our waitress was a little fast and did not explain the menu. We were new to the restaurant and she wanted to take our full order (soup, appetizer, entree) without explaining to us whats the soup of the day (we had to ask) etc. She was mannerly, but a little contradicting, because she had a dry personality and her facial expression were unprofessional (eye rolling) etc.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

May have been because it was a Sunday night

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Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Average food, we ordered happy hour items that can only be served at happy hour. The mussels and oysters were extremely small even for a dollar. I’ve eaten much larger $1 Happy Hour oysters. The $1 shrimp on the other hand were a nice size well worth $1 the Prosecco was also worth $5. The service was strange somewhat unorganized. This experience would not encourage me to order from the main menu.

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great my only issue was waiting 45 minutes for a our table when we had a reservation

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a very pleasant dining experience .

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KD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The food pretty good. Unfortunately the service was lacking.

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K
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love Pinefish. Quintessential Philly, great ambiance, incredible food and so much fun. A local’s place and one that all seafood lovers should check out.

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RY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had an amazing time at pinefish. It was my first time, along with the six other ladies I brought with me. Food was amazing! Can’t wait to return.

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D
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere
Great food
Staff worked with us to get us out in time for a show

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L
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brussel sprouts and tuna tartare with fois gras were both amazing!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All of the seafood was fresh and delicious

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing happy hour
After we shared small plates as well which were also delicious
Such a pretty place

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