Review: The Fish

The Fish could use a touch of poison to spice up its menu

Instead of litigation we get Muscovy duck, a beautiful display of fanned almond crepes cut into shark's teeth, strips of grenadine-poached pear as red as taillights and slices of duck breast arranged to accentuate the layered symmetry. It is sordid. The crepe shingles are hard, cold and stale. The pears can't help but remind you of past fruitcakes rejuvenated with douses of brandy to keep them relevant for another year. The duck...well, the duck is gray and hard and chewy as beef jerky.

Bass sarabachi is much better. Pan-roasted striped bass in a sake-soy reduction is moist and hearty, layered with strips of fennel and rice cake boosted by pungent sake-soy.

The Fish has a wine room too, a futuristic cubicle with glass wine cabinets you'd bet were bulletproof. This temperature-controlled transparency starts from just above the waist and stretches all the way to the ceiling. It's furnished with a long table and red leather chairs. "You can reserve it if you want," says a manager.

The Fish's sushi offerings suffer from a lack of seriousness.
Tom Jenkins
The Fish's sushi offerings suffer from a lack of seriousness.

Location Info

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The Fish

3636 Mckinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204-1422

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Uptown & Oak Lawn

The Fish

3636 Mckinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204-1422

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Uptown & Oak Lawn

Details

Giant clam $25
Japanese mackerel $25
Sushi $4-$9
Bubba Gump Shrimp roll $13
Chicken teriyaki $11
Miso silver cod $13
Sautťed scallops $13
Beef rolls $12
Bass sabarashi $19
Muscovy duck $26

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Maybe what the Fish needs is a good dose of fugu, prepared with just enough poison to tingle the tongue and lips. That would be some kiss of death, just the kind that could awaken this fish.

636 McKinney Ave. in West Village, 214-522-0071. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday, 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 5 p.m.-midnight Thursday and Friday, noon-midnight Saturday, 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Sunday. $$$

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