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FISH PUBLIC

FISH PUBLIC is the newest neighborhood restaurant concept from Tracy Borkum and Urban Kitchen Group, located in the heart of Kensington in the previous Kensington Grill location. The seafood section of menu features distinct regional fare from the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. A healthy selection of oysters are available at the open oyster bar/kitchen. These delicate molluscs are available with chef’s whim mignonettes, as well as house prepared accouterments. For non-seafood lovers, guests will not be disappointed with Mary’s fried chicken, beef short ribs or FP burger. ‘Guppy’ menu showcases a fun selection of kids’ classics. Not to be missed are the simple and scrumptiously sweet delights such as seasonally baked pie, banana split and warm chocolate brownie.
Craft cocktails, draft and bottled beer and beautiful wines have been hand selected to pair well with each offering available on the menu.

29 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
(29 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 29 reviews
5 stars
(8)
4 stars
(13)
3 stars
(6)
2 stars
(1)
1 star
(1)
Food 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Service 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4 / 5
Noise Level
3.1 / 3
Energetic
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • neighborhood gem(19)
  • fit for foodies(13)
  • good for groups(9)
  • great for outdoor dining(7)
  • special occasion(7)
  • kid-friendly(6)
FISH PUBLIC Reviews List
Review 1 for FISH PUBLIC
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 6/17/2012
 2011
Dined on 6/17/2012
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 6/17/2012
 2011
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Review 2 for FISH PUBLIC
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 6/06/2014
 2015
Dined on 6/06/2014
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/06/2014
 2015
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Review 3 for FISH PUBLIC
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Consistently Outstanding

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I guess we've eaten at the Fishery three times now. Each time the food was very, very good. That includes the preparation, of course, but also the variety of seafood on the menu including seasonal items you might not find elsewhere, such as the huge black prawns that have only been available one time when we were there. Service is friendly, prompt and attentive. Tables are a bit too close so the noise level is elevated. But you'll definitely impress your date. Prices are $$$ on a scale of $ to $$$$."
Dined on 12/18/2014
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 4 for FISH PUBLIC
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

So sorry that this restaurant has closed.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Certainly hope that Tracy will open another one of her wonderful restaurants in this space! We especially loved the Kensington Grill."
Dined on 12/30/2014
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 5 for FISH PUBLIC
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Charged full price during 1/2 off deal

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Disappointed that waitress tells is that Friday's are 1/2 off fish and chips and we ordered 2 at 6:38 PM and 7 PM then get bill that the deal was only during happy hour ending at 6:30 PM. We were never told of happy hour specials. The manager later made adjustments to my first order but not my second. He did not seem to care or question the waitress why she misinformed us. Left disappointed."
Dined on 12/26/2014
 2011
Special Features: kid-friendly
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Review 6 for FISH PUBLIC
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OK

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Mahi Mahi, was over cooked! Sushi rolls were very fresh as was the house fish.-"
Dined on 12/18/2014
 2008
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 7 for FISH PUBLIC
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Awesome Fish Tacos and Mahi Mahi!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This place is a real gem. The food was awesome, service great and ambiance fantastic. Second time there...brought the kids home from college...they loved it. Can't wait to go back :o)"
Dined on 12/18/2014
 2010
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 8 for FISH PUBLIC
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

All good, except seating

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2005
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Staff super friendly and attentive. Social hour specials great - good quality fish n' chips at half price! However, hate the close seating with people almost on top of you. Also, one side of table faces wall and other side has bench and back cushion which is uncomfortable after a while. Seating was deal-breaker for me."
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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Review 9 for FISH PUBLIC
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Amazing Place

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"We were visiting San Diego and we went there to celebrate my Hubby's birthday dinner. We went with some friends and and enjoyed a great dinner. Food was amazing and fulfilling and our server was amazing, very attentive and helpful. We definitely go back to this place when visiting San Diego again."
Dined on 12/06/2014
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 10 for FISH PUBLIC
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Rainy night out

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Very disappointed in dinner of crab mac and cheese. We both had it because it sounded great for a rainy night-but pasta and sauce overwhelmed any cheese or crab. Service was excellent and ambience nice with holiday décor. Liked openness of restaurant. . Would try again and order something else."
Dined on 12/03/2014
 2010
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Review 11 for FISH PUBLIC
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

$ 1 oyster on Sunday HH

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We had oysters, they were good and fresh. We also tried to trout sushi roll, which was awesome!
White wine selection was good and desserts too. I recommend this place!
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Dined on 11/30/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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Ratings-Only Reviews for FISH PUBLIC
Based on the average of (18) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
14 out of 16 recommend this product
Food 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Service 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Ambiance 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Noise Level
3.3 / 3
Energetic