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Posted by John on 02/07/2015
I had an unbelievable experience here a few years ago: I stopped by about 3pm because I had missed lunch and was starved: 1. The place was empty, maybe one other diner... But the staff left me waiting at the door for over 15 minutes. 2. When I finally was seated, I asked if I could just get some soup to start since I was starved. They said, sure! 3. 30 minutes later, I was still sitting there with no soup, no bread and in fact no silverware or even water. I got up and slowly walked out-- wondering if any of the staff-- who were in clear eyesight-- would come running over. NOPE! I've wondered about that experience over the years and wasn't surprised to read of similar experiences on this website. So I can not explain How this restaurant is still in business.
Posted by Lisa Frank on 07/21/2014
The nut encrusted rainbow trout was simply wonderful. The beef brisket that I shared was juicy, tender and simply yummy. Mr. Roller was friendly informative and down right terrific. He did however start an obsession with his tasty fiddlehead ferns - see you in the Spring.
Posted by Di on 04/01/2014
I had my first soft shell crabs here, many years ago and I'll never forget them. Charming restaurant, excellent food. It feels more comfy and "at home" now, after a few years. There is serious attention to great food combinations. Presentation and seasonings are right on. Spend an evening lingering over some superb, original dishes by a very good chef. Listen to some outstanding jazz musicians on the weekend (Terry and Paul Klinefelter are here often). Charming, delicious and definitely worth a visit.
Posted by Mary Anderson on 08/10/2013
Excellent seafood and salads. Friendly atmosphere. The bargain menu really is a three course bargain but all other entrees are worth the price. A touch of elegance but not stuffy.Meatloaf is quite good and all kinds of fish delightful.
Posted by Hope Gay on 08/20/2011
I've never been wowed by this place, but I went because few places serve lunch in Chestnut Hill. We walked in and were not greeted at the door for several minutes. Once we were greeted, we waited approximately 10 mins to be seated (the place was practically empty). While waiting, I noticed the paint chipping on the ceiling and the worn carpets and tables. I ordered the crab cake entree, which was inedible. I told the waitress when she came to our table 25 minutes later. She offered to get me something else, but by that time, the others with whom I was dining were almost finished their meals -- which they claim were not great, but they were hungry. I declined and we requested the bill. THEY CHARGED ME FOR THE CRABCAKE WHICH I DIDN''T (or couldn't) EAT!! The waitress said since I didn't accept their offer for another meal, they would not remove the charge from our bill. Outrageous. I'm not going back and will tell others not to frequent that restaurant.
Posted by Stephen M on 04/19/2011
I have been to Flyingfish with friends on multiple occasions, and I have always been let down. I was inquiring about the poor quality of the fish on my plate. He explained that all his fish came pre-cut, so any imperfections were the fault of the local fish market. I find it outrageous that a seafood restaurant does not bone and prepare its own fish.
Posted by Brian on 05/09/2010
Have you ever seen the show Kitchen Nightmares? The one where Gordon Ramsey visits a struggling restaurant in an attempt to turn it around? Well, that is all I could think of when visiting this Chestnut Hill mainstay. It has all the hallmarks of a once good restaurant that seems to have lost it's quality control in all aspects of the operation. The decor is dated, the waitstaff is only slightly attentive, the food is far to expensive for the quality, and the quality of the food is lacking. It seems as though this place had, at some point, been worthy of some buzz. In my view, that has long since past.