When one order's fish in the U.S. 95% of the time it is brought out as a fillet. In Paris this wasn't the case for me, in fact each time I've had the pleasure to be there, my fish always arrives with head, tail, and everything in between. Is filleting fish just not a common practice in restaurants? I realize that it is a way of displaying the freshness of the fish to the customer but how does one ask to have their fish filleted or should I not ask because is it just bad manners? !
I'll apologize in advance for sounding naive.