Before sushi proved how delightful rolled-up food could be, fish was served folded over and rice woven into a basket. Bring your food basket to collect a mound of creative sushi creations with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $60 worth of sushi, seafood, and drinks at The Original Fish Market Restaurant, one of Pittsburgh’s premiere seafood destinations downtown. This Groupon is not valid on Saturday, and Mother’s Day reservations are based on availability.
The Original Fish Market's delectable dishes are expertly crafted by executive chef Sean Davies and delivered to each table on the back of a seahorse. The sushi, lunch, and constantly changing dinner menus feature fresh fish that’s flown in twice a day, more than 68 wines served by the glass, and a time-machine-cooled raw oyster bar that serves up shells so fresh they don’t even exist yet. Patrons can sample tongue-tantalizing maki and temaki such as a spicy scallop roll ($8) and a tuna roll ($7), as well as heartier dinner fare. Main-course selections such as lobster pasta provençal ($29) and farm-raised Tasmanian sea trout ($24) with toasted orzo salad, tomatoes, and artichoke hearts tame the swelling appetites of any matey. This Groupon is not valid toward the pre-fixe menu.
The Original Fish Market's attentive crew of experienced servers who moonlight as clam shuckers provides first-rate service while watching for giant squids. Things that seem impossible on an empty stomach, such as skydiving straight into space, convincing your boss to trade spouses, and turning a recurring dream into reality by going back to high school and passing that chemistry exam pantsless, slide into the realm of the certain after indulging in The Original Fish Market's sushi. Treat your mother, a significant mother, or your mother’s significant other to a memorable dining experience with today’s Groupon.
Online reviews of The Original Fish Market are mixed when it comes to food and service, but executive chef Sean Davies may pull review averages back up: 70% of Urbanspooners recommend it, Yelpers give it three stars, and Citysearchers and OpenTablers give it 3.5:
- The halibut Hong Kong style was incredibly delicious. It was a good suggestion by the server. My wife had a great glass of wine that complimented the meal which was also a suggestion by our server. The desserts we had were the lava cake and the NY style cheesecake. Both were excellent! – OpenTable.com user who dined on 3/20/10
- Pleasant atmosphere with very good selection of food from appetizers, entrees and sushi. Service was friendly and efficient without being intrusive. – OpenTable.com user who dined on 3/06/10
- The sushi is, of course, excellent. The quality of the fish is wonderful. – DDM, Urbanspoon