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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.
Posted by Ms. Hill on 12/11/2008
By far the best food on the hill. The place is spotless, the staff friendly, and the food is scrumputious. It might just become the only place I will eat on the hill! Paul is an incredible chef. I first had his food at a wedding he catered and I highly recomend him for your private parties also. I wish i could afford to eat there every night.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/21/2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007 we went to the Flying Fish. We had a 7:30 reservation and were seated immediately. Within a few minutes, a waiter came and told us the specials for the night, then took drink orders. After serviing the drinks, the waiter took our orders - salads and entress. Half an hour later, we were each given a roll. Then we were served another drink. Still no salads. Fifteen minutes later - our entrees arrived - when we complained that we still did not see our salads - the waiter asked us what we wanted him to do. We said that an apology might be nice. We asked for the manager so that we could complain. We ate the dinners - the food was cold - and mediocre at best. We complained - and asked for the bill to be reduced - answer - no - but they did wrap the salads and said that they would not charge us for the salads! (They did charge us for the salads - just didnt realize it at first - just wanted to get out of there. The restaurant was empty at the time - so there was no excuse for this service. Will never return.