Upon entering Rumfish Grille, one cannot help but notice the careful attention to detail. There is an abundance of bar seating around the actual bar, around the raw bar, and around the open kitchen. In addition, there are low top tables and large booths, both standard and rounded. This large amount of seating is critical as Rumfish doesn't take reservations. There is a combination of both natural light (which will open up to the outdoor patio that's under construction) and electric light that comes from four different kinds of fixtures that coordinate tastefully (I love the table top lamps on the actual bar and the strung old-fashioned light bulbs across the dining area). Along with bamboo, the interior is a blend of horizontal lines in a variety of textures... stone, wood, and fabric that mesh to create a welcoming and unique atmosphere, especially for the suburbs.
|Bamboo accents that add style without cliché|
|The view from the back of our booth: the actual bar and raw bar|
|The view from the front of our booth: the open kitchen and more bar seating|
- Tuna, Green Beans, Risotto, Ponzu sauce
- Tuna, Grilled Corn, Risotto, Ponzu sauce
- Sea Bass, Grilled Corn, Risotto, Ponzu sauce
- Hanger, Grilled Corn, Mac 'n Cheese, Red Pepper Cream Sauce
|Mac 'n Cheese|
Lastly, it must be noted that Rumfish Grille clearly has good intentions of bringing fresh fish and a fresh vibe to the South Hills. Despite the inconsistencies in overall quality of dining and service, I look forward to their improvements once the dust settles.
(2.5 stars, 2.5/4)