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Blackfish, Conshy ("....not so much")

Enjoy Good Food | Jan 3, 201101:29 PM

I finally made it to Blackfish for lunch in late Fall after reading so many rave reviews. Since Conshohocken is in the vicinity of my local travels, Blackfish was a convenient stop. I'd been dying to try Blackfish and was lucky to find a parking spot right in front of the restaurant! My first impression was the starkness of the dining room (under-decorated and too much hardscape) and the stiffness of the waitstaff. I would have preferred a hint of warmth from the waiters but I settled for impersonal flawless efficiency. My lunch choice was tempura soft shell crab with vegetables. The crab was indeed delicious but sadly, the tempura accounted for half the size of the crab. (You know what I'm saying.....like those jumbo fried shrimp at some restaurants that are three-quarters batter.) I treated myself to coffee and vanilla crème brulee afterwards and felt underwhelmed. I suspect that the same meal in a cozier environment might have really impressed me. Or perhaps I should return and try dinner.....

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