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Apr 5, 2007 12:20 PM

Butterfish in West Chester

I JUST noticed this place on Rt. 52 just outside West Chester Boro. Has anyone been here yet? Did you eat in or take out? Your thoughts?

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  1. I've heard 3rd hand from people who have been there and they give it high marks. White tablecloths and candlelight...BYO (I think). Located on Route 52 in the teeny shopping center where the short-lived Backroads Country Market used to be. (There's a Happy Harry's there, also.) However I have not been there and would love to hear directly from someone who actually has!

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    1. re: pylisfjohnson

      The brunch and lunch menu look alot like the Classic Diner in Frazer (which is a good thing). The dinner menu looks really interesting too.

    2. Thanks for the link, JTN. The Butterfish menu does look yummy. I'll report back as soon as I've actually eaten there. BTW, did you know that Classic Diner is owned by Frank Farrell, brother to Nick Farrell of Sovana Bistro fame in Unionville? Too bad Classic Diner isn't open for dinner, too!

      1. I have been to Butterfish and thought it was great. The menu was original (lots of smoked fish appetizers), the food was delicious, and the service was excellent. If you are not a seafood lover, I saw a beautiful rack of lamb go by and one of the specials was a steak.I have reservations this weekend.

        1. Smoked fish selection is awesome! I liked dining there, although the staff seemed to still be training. Here are some thoughts from a take out point of view...

          1. Ate lunch here and was very impressed although the service was a little slow and the room quite noisy. The Texas style brisket sandwich was good, served with cole slaw and an excellent small salad with fresh strawberries, orange slice and pineapple. The smoked trout sandwich was very good, and the salad with smoked salmon excellent (served with asparagus cooked exactly right.) They smoke their fish on the premises and it is very good. It is a BYOB. Highly recommended!

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            1. re: carl555

              My wife and I went in the summer and liked it very much. Definitely liked the smoked fish. Did not try the eponymous butterfish, however. Good value.