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“Average in all”
Review of the fish house - CLOSED

the fish house
Price range: $5 - $50
Cuisines: Grill
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: John Street/Esna Park
Transit: Public transportation stops at our doorstep.
Reviewed May 10, 2013

We were four, each of us had different opinion about his meal, we all had the same opinion about the clam chowder, too much potato, creamy, not as it should be.
I like the variety of fish menu they have.

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Thank HAENGMEM2012
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

First time visit since the Fish House moved from Sheppard Ave to this location. Not sure what kind of hybrid this is. On the one hand it appears to be informal dinning but has the possibility of being more upscale. The food is very well prepared and the menu is tantalizing, servers polite but they tend to be confused as to what tables have ordered what meal. But the atmosphere might as well be Pizza Hut. The tables are well used and could use a refurbishing. It could be a romantic evening place to go to but it falls flat for that. The prices are not cheap so if you are paying a good dollar the atmosphere could be a higher standard but I think they appeal to the casual patron. I was tempted to go to the Mandarin up the street where choice selection, atmosphere would have been the better than the Fish House and the price would have been very competitive.

But if you want a selection of different fish to choose from then visit the place

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Thank scarborough39
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

We went to this joint many years ago, in the middle of Toronto's characterless burbs and it was just about okay - but time has not been kind and the food is really patchy.

Clam chowder was too creamy, too heavy and tasted like it came from a dairy. Salmon lobster oscar ruined what might have been half-decent salmon and the hollandaise if made fresh must have curdled.

The portions are too big, the service pretty grotty and the whole experience dismal.

What they need to do is this...get down to the St. Lawrence market in Toronto's core, choose some great fish from a couple of the counters, cook it simply, in portions which are not meant for monsters.

I would avoid this place like the plague - until they get their act together. But after over 30 years the chance of that happening is nada.

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Thank IanCar
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

This resto really knows what they are doing. Their fish is cooked to perfection. I was a little bit disappointed though with the PEI oysters. They were so small that you couldn't really taste the oyster flavor in it.

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Thank fishlover22
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Kitschy decor, a bit dark, down to earth and OK food. The menu has a choice of only two kinds of oysters. The Malpeques I had were very fresh, however, they did not come with freshly grated horseradish (instead they served the prepared kind, jammed together with sweet cocktail sauce in one little dish) and the sauce "Mignonette" was rather just pure vinegar with no traces of shallots in it. My sister's deep fried halibut still had some raw liquid batter inside. I ordered the most expensive fish on the menu: 9 oz. Chilean sea bass, blackened ($34.95). It was good even though a bit too greasy. The vegetables perfectly cooked (maybe too much of the bell pepper), and the sautéed spinach needed few more seconds of sautéing (it looked more or less like a raw salad). All in all, the menu definitely need more choices for the non-seafood lovers. There are two cuts of steak and that's it. No soups or appetizers except two salads. Sometimes we are accompanied by people who are not keen on seafood. I still recommend thi restaurant.

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1  Thank Stefan9
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