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    Post #1 - December 9th, 2018, 11:32 am
    Post #1 - December 9th, 2018, 11:32 am Post #1 - December 9th, 2018, 11:32 am
    As noted in the LTH Events page - the BFM Wheeling branch has finally opened.

    BFM in Des Plaines get a whole lotta LTH Love here - viewtopic.php?f=14&t=37017&start=180

    The Des Plaines location started out a fish market that eventually morphed into a restaurant. In contrast, Wheeling is an actual restaurant that happens to have a fish market. The Wheeling location is huge and was formerly Pete Miller's Steak & Seafood.

    The menu in Wheeling appears to be identical to Des Plaines. It's also printed on both sides of an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of paper. Louie was in the house when I had lunch there on Friday. Plenty of friendly servers and staff roaming the dining rooms. There's a large bar area with TVs. The restaurant was not overly crowded. The obligatory garlic bread was served before my fish and chips arrived. My server indicated that they're doing a brisk dinner business, especially over the weekend. Spiffy bathrooms too.

    It's a great relief to finally have a decent seafood restaurant near my home. I miss the good ol' days when Shrimp Walk (RIP) and Shaw's in Deerfield were in my local dining rotation. As you-know-who says - Boston Fish Market Wheeling - count me a fan!

    Boston Fish Market
    412 N Milwaukee Ave.
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (847) 243-3700
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  • Post #2 - December 9th, 2018, 12:12 pm
    Post #2 - December 9th, 2018, 12:12 pm Post #2 - December 9th, 2018, 12:12 pm
    Thanks, Dave, for starting a new thread. I'm excited to try this place out. Hopefully, soon . . .

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  • Post #3 - December 9th, 2018, 3:39 pm
    Post #3 - December 9th, 2018, 3:39 pm Post #3 - December 9th, 2018, 3:39 pm
    As much as I love the Des Plaines location, I'm going to wait a bit before I go to Wheeling. Reliable family members who have already visited claim that the food is excellent, whereas, the front-of-the-house is a horror show... FWIW, The general consensus amongst Yelpers (i know...) echo the same sentiment.
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  • Post #4 - January 31st, 2019, 4:49 pm
    Post #4 - January 31st, 2019, 4:49 pm Post #4 - January 31st, 2019, 4:49 pm
    cito wrote:As much as I love the Des Plaines location, I'm going to wait a bit before I go to Wheeling. Reliable family members who have already visited claim that the food is excellent, whereas, the front-of-the-house is a horror show...
    Lunch today. Service impeccable, tip-top, we simply had to look in the direction of our server and he was on-the-spot with lemon, water refill, hot sauce, a smile. Food, two of us split calamari salad (huge, tasty) halibut Vesuvio (delicious, huge) and a bowl of clam chowder (tasty)

    New Wheeling restaurant is huge, big bar, two fresh fish counters, open kitchen, multiple dining options from high-tops by the fish counter, reminiscent of the original location, a casual dining room, bar and a more formal seating area. The place is huge, the menu is huge, the theme seems to be huge done well.

    I bough fresh fish from the huge* gleaming fresh selection to make for dinner.

    If I had to nitpick: there are no lunch specials if one went solo it would either be an expensive lunch with leftovers or sandwich.

    Boston Fish Market, Count me a Fan!

    *I seem to be stuck on the word huge this afternoon. :)
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  • Post #5 - February 2nd, 2019, 12:01 pm
    Post #5 - February 2nd, 2019, 12:01 pm Post #5 - February 2nd, 2019, 12:01 pm
    This is good news indeed. Thanks for the update.
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  • Post #6 - February 2nd, 2019, 4:25 pm
    Post #6 - February 2nd, 2019, 4:25 pm Post #6 - February 2nd, 2019, 4:25 pm
    G Wiv wrote:
    cito wrote:
    If I had to nitpick: there are no lunch specials if one went solo it would either be an expensive lunch with leftovers or sandwich.

    Boston Fish Market, Count me a Fan!

    *I seem to be stuck on the word huge this afternoon. :)


    Gary, the LTH North Lunch we had at the new Boston Fish Market a couple months back included a Zuppa di Pesce for $52.99, pricey but I swear it could have easily fed 4-6 hungry people all by itself. The dish was close to two feet long, just overflowing with all kinds of shellfish and seafood. And Cathy took home the broth at the end to serve with pasta.

    Most expensive item on the menu but the best value as well. So yes, BFM is best with a group.
  • Post #7 - April 13th, 2019, 8:41 am
    Post #7 - April 13th, 2019, 8:41 am Post #7 - April 13th, 2019, 8:41 am
    The Wheeling location is still chugging along nicely. FOH is running smoothly. First come first served and you won't get seated until your full party has arrived.

    I took some BFM newbies over there on Thursday night. No wait for a table at 6:30. Louie was all spiffed up in a sport coat and slacks and the menu is now plasticized.

    No need to rehash about the food. All good.
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #8 - May 29th, 2019, 10:52 am
    Post #8 - May 29th, 2019, 10:52 am Post #8 - May 29th, 2019, 10:52 am
    Tried this for the first time over the weekend. got there 5:30 on Friday and got a table outside right away. Had the blue crab claw appetizer, it was really good. Unfortunately, that was the highlight of the meal. I tried the Hallibut Oscar, it was pretty gross. Not sure why I tried it, but never again. Wife had the fish and chips and the grouper lacked any crispiness. Fish was high quality, but they did a lousy job frying it.

    I'd go back and give it another try and get some different things, but first impression was not good.
  • Post #9 - November 18th, 2019, 2:36 pm
    Post #9 - November 18th, 2019, 2:36 pm Post #9 - November 18th, 2019, 2:36 pm
    Been to Wheeling for lunch 5,6, 7, times since it's opened. Went today.
    New to me is a NEW lunch menu. New menu insert. I highly suggest to check it out if you are a BFM fan. HIGHLY.

    Went with 3 other office mates who are the sames ones I go there with normally. All three said it was a borderline bargain.

    One had the steak/shrimp combo

    One went with chowder and oysters (regular lunch menu - he's a creature of habit, HOWEVER, he admitted that next time, he'd be ordering off the new menu when he saw our plates)

    One had a fried cod plate.

    Yours truly had the 8-10oz grilled orange roughy, rice, grilled veggie plate (13.99.) A STEAL, imo. We were debating the entire ride back to the office if that's now easily once a week. For the quality, it's way up there for those prices.
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  • Post #10 - April 20th, 2020, 11:16 am
    Post #10 - April 20th, 2020, 11:16 am Post #10 - April 20th, 2020, 11:16 am
    Anyone know what their current status is? A friend's been picking fish up there regularly to cook at home but arrived to find them closed today, even though signs taped to the doors indicated that they'd arrived during hours when they were supposed to be open. A phone call just rang and rang without an answer or going to voicemail. Google seems to think they're open but it seems their information might not be up to date.

    Thanks,

    =R=
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    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #11 - April 20th, 2020, 11:35 am
    Post #11 - April 20th, 2020, 11:35 am Post #11 - April 20th, 2020, 11:35 am
    ronnie_suburban wrote:Anyone know what their current status is? A friend's been picking fish up there regularly to cook at home but arrived to find them closed today, even though signs taped to the doors indicated that they'd arrived during hours when they were supposed to be open. A phone call just rang and rang without an answer or going to voicemail. Google seems to think they're open but it seems their information might not be up to date.

    Thanks,

    =R=

    Could be due to today being Greek Easter Monday, though odd no sign to that effect.
  • Post #12 - April 20th, 2020, 11:51 am
    Post #12 - April 20th, 2020, 11:51 am Post #12 - April 20th, 2020, 11:51 am
    alessio20 wrote:
    ronnie_suburban wrote:Anyone know what their current status is? A friend's been picking fish up there regularly to cook at home but arrived to find them closed today, even though signs taped to the doors indicated that they'd arrived during hours when they were supposed to be open. A phone call just rang and rang without an answer or going to voicemail. Google seems to think they're open but it seems their information might not be up to date.

    Could be due to today being Greek Easter Monday, though odd no sign to that effect.

    That does make sense. I'd bet you're probably right. I guess we'll see in the next few days.

    Thanks,

    =R=
    By protecting others, you save yourself. If you only think of yourself, you'll only destroy yourself. --Kambei Shimada

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #13 - April 20th, 2020, 1:06 pm
    Post #13 - April 20th, 2020, 1:06 pm Post #13 - April 20th, 2020, 1:06 pm
    I just called the Des Plaines location. Wheeling is closed today and will reopen tomorrow. Ron, you owe me a quarter. :D
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #14 - April 20th, 2020, 1:12 pm
    Post #14 - April 20th, 2020, 1:12 pm Post #14 - April 20th, 2020, 1:12 pm
    Dave148 wrote:I just called the Des Plaines location. Wheeling is closed today and will reopen tomorrow. Ron, you owe me a quarter. :D

    LOL, thanks!

    =R=
    By protecting others, you save yourself. If you only think of yourself, you'll only destroy yourself. --Kambei Shimada

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #15 - April 20th, 2020, 2:10 pm
    Post #15 - April 20th, 2020, 2:10 pm Post #15 - April 20th, 2020, 2:10 pm
    Dave148 wrote:I just called the Des Plaines location. Wheeling is closed today and will reopen tomorrow. Ron, you owe me a quarter. :D


    Your profit margin on that call is obscene. You know, we know you didn’t use a pay phone.
  • Post #16 - April 20th, 2020, 2:29 pm
    Post #16 - April 20th, 2020, 2:29 pm Post #16 - April 20th, 2020, 2:29 pm
    Profiteering during a pandemic! :shock:
  • Post #17 - April 20th, 2020, 2:32 pm
    Post #17 - April 20th, 2020, 2:32 pm Post #17 - April 20th, 2020, 2:32 pm
    scottsol wrote:
    Dave148 wrote:I just called the Des Plaines location. Wheeling is closed today and will reopen tomorrow. Ron, you owe me a quarter. :D
    Your profit margin on that call is obscene. You know, we know you didn’t use a pay phone.
    Assuming it took 1 minute total to get the number and complete the call, it's only $15/hour. Time is money.
  • Post #18 - April 20th, 2020, 3:13 pm
    Post #18 - April 20th, 2020, 3:13 pm Post #18 - April 20th, 2020, 3:13 pm
    bweiny wrote:
    scottsol wrote:
    Dave148 wrote:I just called the Des Plaines location. Wheeling is closed today and will reopen tomorrow. Ron, you owe me a quarter. :D
    Your profit margin on that call is obscene. You know, we know you didn’t use a pay phone.
    Assuming it took 1 minute total to get the number and complete the call, it's only $15/hour. Time is money.


    As you have never before charged us for the time taken to post here, I find your argument specious. Particularly as you billed us in dollars, not utils.
  • Post #19 - April 20th, 2020, 3:17 pm
    Post #19 - April 20th, 2020, 3:17 pm Post #19 - April 20th, 2020, 3:17 pm
    scottsol wrote:
    Dave148 wrote:I just called the Des Plaines location. Wheeling is closed today and will reopen tomorrow. Ron, you owe me a quarter. :D


    Your profit margin on that call is obscene. You know, we know you didn’t use a pay phone.


    Last I checked, payphones were charging $0.50. That was years ago, though. Now, it would be a challenge to even find a payphone to check the going rate.
  • Post #20 - April 20th, 2020, 3:50 pm
    Post #20 - April 20th, 2020, 3:50 pm Post #20 - April 20th, 2020, 3:50 pm
    scottsol wrote:As you have never before charged us for the time taken to post here, I find your argument specious. Particularly as you billed us in dollars, not utils.
    I didn't suggest he include the time it took to post as part of the total. Posting here is like billing. You don't bill for the time spent billing.
  • Post #21 - April 20th, 2020, 4:39 pm
    Post #21 - April 20th, 2020, 4:39 pm Post #21 - April 20th, 2020, 4:39 pm
    scottsol wrote:Particularly as you billed us in dollars, not

    ...bitcoin.
  • Post #22 - April 22nd, 2020, 12:15 pm
    Post #22 - April 22nd, 2020, 12:15 pm Post #22 - April 22nd, 2020, 12:15 pm
    Based on this silliness I have asked my good friend King Donald to withdraw government support for LTH.
  • Post #23 - April 22nd, 2020, 12:18 pm
    Post #23 - April 22nd, 2020, 12:18 pm Post #23 - April 22nd, 2020, 12:18 pm
    gastro gnome wrote:
    scottsol wrote:
    Dave148 wrote:I just called the Des Plaines location. Wheeling is closed today and will reopen tomorrow. Ron, you owe me a quarter. :D


    Your profit margin on that call is obscene. You know, we know you didn’t use a pay phone.



    Last I checked, payphones were charging $0.50. That was years ago, though. Now, it would be a challenge to even find a payphone to check the going rate.


    There are no pay phones anymore, so the call in question did not incur any pay phone charges. In any case, in almost all cases today the incremental cost of a call is zero.
  • Post #24 - April 22nd, 2020, 1:11 pm
    Post #24 - April 22nd, 2020, 1:11 pm Post #24 - April 22nd, 2020, 1:11 pm
    scottsol wrote:There are no pay phones anymore, so the call in question did not incur any pay phone charges. In any case, in almost all cases today the incremental cost of a call is zero.

    "I remember pay phones, and phones with dials on them!"
    "I don't, but I remember when all phones were connected to the wall with wires!"
    "I don't, but I remember when people worried about how much they would be charged for each call on their cell phone!"
    "Seriously?"
  • Post #25 - May 31st, 2021, 9:21 pm
    Post #25 - May 31st, 2021, 9:21 pm Post #25 - May 31st, 2021, 9:21 pm
    seebee wrote:Been to Wheeling for lunch 5,6, 7, times since it's opened. Went today.
    New to me is a NEW lunch menu. New menu insert. I highly suggest to check it out if you are a BFM fan. HIGHLY.

    Went with 3 other office mates who are the sames ones I go there with normally. All three said it was a borderline bargain.

    One had the steak/shrimp combo

    One went with chowder and oysters (regular lunch menu - he's a creature of habit, HOWEVER, he admitted that next time, he'd be ordering off the new menu when he saw our plates)

    One had a fried cod plate.

    Yours truly had the 8-10oz grilled orange roughy, rice, grilled veggie plate (13.99.) A STEAL, imo. We were debating the entire ride back to the office if that's now easily once a week. For the quality, it's way up there for those prices.

    Hi,

    Has anyone been to Boston Fish Market recently?

    I looked through their website and did not see any lunch specials.

    Thanks!

    Regards,
    CAthy2
    Cathy2

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  • Post #26 - June 1st, 2021, 12:08 pm
    Post #26 - June 1st, 2021, 12:08 pm Post #26 - June 1st, 2021, 12:08 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:Has anyone been to Boston Fish Market recently?

    I looked through their website and did not see any lunch specials.

    Thanks!
    The only Yelp! photos of the lunch menu are from 12-24 months ago, so it may have been a casualty of virus-related/necessitated changes. Hopefully not the case since the offerings were appealing.
  • Post #27 - June 1st, 2021, 4:47 pm
    Post #27 - June 1st, 2021, 4:47 pm Post #27 - June 1st, 2021, 4:47 pm
    Their FB page is still posting updates; last one was a Memorial Day reminder that they were open. And yes, Memorial Day 2021.

    FYI
    Dave
  • Post #28 - June 2nd, 2021, 8:20 am
    Post #28 - June 2nd, 2021, 8:20 am Post #28 - June 2nd, 2021, 8:20 am
    I drove past there the other day, there's a big banner out front saying they're open for inside dining.

    But they have a very nice patio too.
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  • Post #29 - June 4th, 2021, 12:41 pm
    Post #29 - June 4th, 2021, 12:41 pm Post #29 - June 4th, 2021, 12:41 pm
    Hi,

    The lunch menu seebee liked pre-Covid has not returned.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
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