1001 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA | Directions 1522240.444319 -79.994010
Neighborhoods: Downtown (Central Business District)
Have a good fish dinner somewhere else – An anniversary dinner gone very bad! What I thought would be a seafood treat from a 'fish market' was worse than Red Lobster or your nearby church lenten dinners.
My husband ordered the seafood variety plate ($25) that came with 3 shrimp, 2 clams, & 1 piece of fish over a big plate of french fries. This was the better of the two dinners & he did not enjoy it!
I had chicken breast w/mashed potatoes & green beans. ($25) I asked where the potatoes were & were told 'under the chicken'. In other words, there was about 1/4 cup of them! The chicken was so thin & tough I did not eat it. The chef really knew how to ruin any kind of food.
I was so surprised at the small amount of food we both got for a $50 nite out.
Neither of us complained, trying not to ruin what was to be a pleasant evening but I am glad to have this forum to warn others to stay away. Go anywhere else for a good fish dinner. Do not be deceived by the restaurant title.
PS: The bright spot was the server-very competent & pleasant.
Such a shame – The food here is pretty good, which is why it's such a shame.
Unfortunately, the staff/service is so terrible, it's not worth it. I've had enough mediocre experiences here, and just had an especially terrible experience tonight -- I'll simply never go back.
They just lost me as a customer over ridiculous failure to validate parking (which would have been fine had it been clear from the beginning -- I would have happily parked elsewhere)... but this place considers validation to be another "discount" or "offer" that cannot be "combined" with another offer. Seriously? I'll spend my money elsewhere.
I HIGHLY recomend The Original Fish Market!!!!!!!!!!!! – The Original Fish Market is one of the greatest late night spots to eat in the Burgh! If you're looking for class, great service, friendly staff and AWESOME food...then this is the place you want to go! My boyfriend and I eat at the fish market at least 2-3 times a month. It is a little pricey, but it is all worth it! One thing we always get is the sushi. It is so fresh and appealing. I've never eaten sushi like it. I love sushi and I've tried so many places but The Original Fish market has the best!! And their fillet mignon just melts in your mouth like butter. They have some of the most biggest king crab legs I have ever eaten. They were so big when i got the meat out of the shell I literally had to cut it with a knife. But great food, great atmosphere, great service. You have to go!
Good sushi, awful service – For a restaurant that charges incredibly high prices for good (not outstanding) sushi and fish, they surely do not know how to treat their customers. The service is awful. It's a shame, because I love the food there, but have had a couple of really poor and upsetting experiences there, enough to make me not want to ever go back.
There's always Umi and Monterey Bay, you fellow sushi and fish lovers out there...
Rudest Treatment Ever Received – My friend and I were, until tonight, frequent customers of the Original Fish Market. We always drive in and use the complimentary valet service, have a wonderful meal, and then get our parking validated and leave. Tonight, when we tried to get our parking validated, we were told that tickets are only validated if we spend $50 or more. (Our meal was $44, but was $54 after tax + tip). We were surprised because no one had ever told us about this rule, nor was it posted by the valet stand or in the restaurant. The Fish Market staff informed us it is the valet's job to inform people of this rule when they park -- however the valet staff adamantly denied this is their job, and refused to go get our car. We went back to the restaurant and pleaded for them to just validate our parking, as we were only $6 shy of $50, and neither of us had enough cash on us to pay the valet the $12 + tip parking fee. The fish market REFUSED to validate the parking, stating "Its our policy" over and over again.
I feel it is inappropriate for the Fish Market to penalize customers for being unaware of a policy that is not posted anywhere in the building. The valet company and the Fish Market clearly have not communicated their parking policy well, and who is blamed? The customer.
We ended up just having them charge a few more dollars to our credit card so that the total came up to $50, and the car was finally retrieved. Needless to say, we will NEVER return to the Fish Market again. I hope they are happy that they have lost 2 excellent customers.
Best Sushi and Seafood in the Burgh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – Stayed at the hotel on buisness and suprised to find that the restaurant off of the lobby is by far the best sushi and seafood I've had in years!
Great fresh simple preparations, very traditional sushi bar with Fresh items, Great staff and very attentive service, wish we had a place like this back home!
Not your typical americanized sushi bar menu, Nice to see a restaurant that has this level of food outside NYC or LA.
Thank you and I WILL be back!!!!!
Awesome Spot for Impecable Seafood
First of all I'd like to say that we stumbled upon this place when we were staying in the burgh after a game.
We had great service for starters, I thought that the waitress was very well versed about the items offered that night. We have been back twice and it has been just as good as the first time if not better.
The Ahi tuna was to die for, fresh great color and flavor, The sushi was the best we've ever had and the Desserts beyond what we could have expected.
Great oysters and a nice wine list. We highly reccomend this place if you want great seafood at fair prices and great service!!!!!
Worst Fish restaurant ever visited – I will have to say that "The Original Fish Market" has to be the worst restaurant that I have ever visited...the unfortunate part about it is that I have to work in the building connected to where it is located...I have attempted to try to re-visit but each time is progressively worse. Upon my last visit the weather had taken a turn for the worse so I stayed in the building, being one of three place to choose (each of them ranking in the poor catagory) I chose "The Original Fish Market" what a mistake that was. I figured that choosing soup and salad I couldn't go wrong...well I was mistaken. I chose the lobster bisque, I was the worst soup I have ever tasted,it had that metalic taste like it had been left all night in the soup jar, and promtly reheated the next day to get rid of, not to mention it was ice cold. When I attempted to inform my waitress it was clear upon her delayed return that she had stepped out to have a cigarette (as she reeked upon return) leaving me fuming over the horrific liquid staring me in the face. For my next course I chose a spinach salad thinking there is no way that you could mess that up...again assuming for the best left me with the worst, not only did the items I asked to be left off come on it anyways, but there was so much dressing (I asked for on the side) drowning the spinach, it might as well have been a soup. That was it for me, I wanted the check....and again the waitress vanished like dew of the grass on a sunny morning. I waited twenty minutes before my frustration drove me to have the manager retrieve my check, a whoping $22 for garbage. If you're in the mood to be irritated and have no appetite, this is the place for you. It doesen't help either that the ambiance is that of a lions den...so if you like a nice atmoshere my recomendation is to stear clear!!!
Not worth it – My wife and I went to the fish market for the first time last friday before a concert. To say that we
were disappoint would be an understatement. The service was below average. The waiter seemed to spend more time at a table where he thought he was going to get a larger tip, this was a mistake on his part. The price of the food was about what I expected but the quality was below average. The dinner my wife got for $23 looked and tasted like they ran to Long John Silvers to get it. I got the trout which was tasty but rather bland. The 3 pieces of squash I got with were the best part of the meal. I even had to order rice as a side for extra money. I will have to say that the dinner was not a total loss. I had the lobster bisque as a starter and it was excellent.
Overall I wouldnt recommend the Fish Market to anyone unless I really didnt like them.
WOW great dining for Pittsburgh – I travel with my job to large cities and I often dine at fine restaurants. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised to find world class dining in Pittsburgh. The menu was quite extensive and amazing to me. I had a hard time choosing an entree and the wine list was the best I have found at any restaurant. The number of wines by the glass was remarkable. The service was above average but not on par with the quality of the food and the atmosphere of the restaurant. Each time a course of my meal arrived I was really impressed, the presentation was great and it didn't end there. The fish was fresh and beautifully prepared, it melted in my mouth and the mashed potatoes oh my goodness, they were fabulous. Every detail in food auality preparation was considered, great bread, quality salad, terrific entree, perfect side dishes, great wine list, incredible desert and coffee. Atomosphere was first class.
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