Upon entering the restaurant, one is met with the slightest smell of fish and a warm, lively atmosphere. The reddish wood decor is complemented by the blues and greens of multiple fish tanks and taking in the scene acts as a kind of course that precedes the menu.
The menu is comprised of mouth-watering meals containing fresh fish that is flown in twice a day to be prepared by superb chefs. While seafood dominates the menu, there are a variety of main courses that eschew fish for those whose mood calls for something else.
The restaurant has an abundance of seating and is only somewhat crowded. Should it be at capacity, it would make for a less-than-private meal, but my own experience with The Original Fish Market was an excellent one. Light-hearted expressions of those around me suggested that my experience was not the only good one.
Located in downtown Pittsburgh, one would think that parking could be a problem. Parking, though, is provided and free, so long as you spend $50 or more in the restaurant (which is almost a guarantee if you are paying for more than one plate). It is accessible and serves excellent food with great service. Next time you are looking for a place to eat in Pittsburgh, give The Original Fish Market serious consideration.