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george2 May 5, 2010 04:27 PM

As a fan of Little Fish BYOB I was looking forward to Fish, which has a bar. Six of us had the Prix Fix menu and a dozen or so oysters. Good food, reasonable value, well prepared and very nice presentation. The waitress was a doll and I like the atmosphere. Portions were a bit small and two of us left feeling not full, but I thought it was fine.

Except for the wine and liquor. $10 for a 3 oz. pour of average red wine?! Not sure if it was a malbec, but nothing special. The two mixed drinks were also short pours and $10 or $12. I'm fine spending money on bar drinks knowing the markup is huge because that's where the restaurant makes a profit. I paid the bill and a nice tip, but won't be back. Why tick off someone who buys dinner and apps for six by cheaping out on the drinks?

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Little Fish
600 Catharine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

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    JanR RE: george2 May 6, 2010 07:23 AM

    Are you sure they were 3 ounce pours? That would be very small. Both times we've been there, the pours were generous enough. If I got a 3 ounce pour (unless it was part of a flight), I would say something about it.

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      sylviag RE: george2 May 6, 2010 09:29 AM

      I don't recall having a smaller pour. I do remember that I tried a French white wine, and it was very good.
      The place where I thought the wine pour was amazingly small - as was my husband's martini - was at Devon. It felt like about two ounces. It has kept us from returning, even though we enjoy those biscuits.

      1. joluvscards RE: george2 May 6, 2010 10:01 AM

        In our experience the pours were about average... definitely not 3 oz. The wine list is small but quite nice.

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