Fish Restaurant (Fish) is a restaurant in Naples, FL, located in The Village on Venetian Bay (commonly known as Venetian Village.) Fish has been open for almost six years. As the discerning reader may surmise, Fish serves primarily seafood.
The restaurant, aesthetically, is one of the better ones in Naples due to its views of Venetian Bay. Who knows, you may even spot a dolphin as you’re dining by the water.
My dining companion and I recently went to Fish and ordered off their Lunch menu. The first thing ordered was the warm artichoke salad, which we split.
The salad was excellent; simple but a very nice meld of flavors and textures. Radicchio was topped with artichokes, shaved parmesan cheese and a balsamic/olive oil vinaigrette.
The bitterness and crunch of the radicchio was perfectly tempered by accompanying cheese and vinaigrette. All of this was made even better with the addition of the grilled artichokes. The portion split between us was more than adequate for a starter. Highly recommended.
My dining companion ordered the grouper BLT. This was a BLT sandwich on brioche bread served with about a three-ounce slice of grilled grouper and dressed with in house made tartar sauce. It was good and the fish was a nice complement to that classic BLT flavor profile. In house made potato chips sealed the deal. It’s always nice to see this on your plate as a garnish.
I ordered the lobster flatbread. This was flatbread topped with artichokes, garlic, mozzarella, parmesan cheese, Italian plum tomatoes and lobster.
The flatbread was perfectly cooked and had a nice texture and flavor. There was about a two to three-ounce portion of lobster on this dish. One of the criticisms I have of using shellfish on dishes like this is that their rather delicate flavor, especially lobster and crab, can easily be lost in the dish. Despite this, the lobster flavor did come through on the flatbread and the dish was good.
Sean, our server, was excellent. Great menu suggestions were made while ordering, our water glasses were never left empty and our finished plates removed in a timely manner.
I had been to Fish before but had never blogged about it. On my visits, I found the service to be excellent, the food consistently good and the view while dining one of the better in the area. What more could one ask for on a sunny day in mid-March in Naples, FL?