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May 5, 2010 04:27 PM

Fish in Philly Lombard St.

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?

Little Fish
600 Catharine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

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  1. 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.

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