Fin Seafood Restaurant
Fin Seafood Restaurant

Fin Seafood Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.finseafood.com/
  • Phone: 7575995800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch & Dinner: Everyday 11am - 10pm
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday
    Bar: Till' the Lights Go Out!
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Kenny Sloane
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The “Portside Room” features its own private bar and restroom. Also equipped with a state-of-the-art electric retractable screen, this room is available for private dining for groups of 10 to 40. Whether for a rehearsal dinner or a board room lunch presentation, the Portside Room is versatile as well as accommodating.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager 7575995800x

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Fin Seafood Restaurant
Ever have one of those nights where you can’t decide what you want to eat? No need to look any further. Welcome to Fin Seafood Restaurant-the ultimate destination for Surf as well as Turf. Whether you are having a romantic evening for two or a business dinner for 20, Fin Seafood Restaurant is sure to surpass your highest expectations. Why not join us tonight?
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Fin Seafood Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (40)neighborhood gem (36)fit for foodies (36)notable wine list (28)romantic (25)great for outdoor dining (15)great for lunch (12)great for brunch (10)good for groups (8)hot spot (6)vibrant bar scene (5)scenic view (3)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Wonderful
    ladyjtmb
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The she crab soup is the stuff of dreams. They have an innovative menu which is as delicious as it is vibrant. We will be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food.., great service..
    SporkyMcNapkin
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My daughters' birthday so we took her, and a friend, for dinner. The soups were delicious and well portioned. Substancial salads were very fresh with great combinations of ingrediants. Our waiter enhanced our overall experience. He was knowledgeable and attentive without being overbearing.. We had crab cakes, bison strips, and pork loins with scallops, all well prepared. Not a particularly large menu but it js well represented with plenty of interesting choices. Desserts also creative and homemade.., dont want to give away to much detail but definately worth a visit if you want a great dining experience in NN. A little pricey but still a value and you'll feel good about paying the bill and tipping your waiter...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!
    Siafoodie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Everyone from the host at the front door to the waiter to the management, were attentive and appeared to be truly interested in ensuring that we had a superior dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite restaurant in Newport News
    1Fooddiva
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Must try. Food was outstanding in a very quaint neighborhood overlooking a park. Definite place for foodies of all ages. I have been here two times and had excellent very friendly service on both occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a nice experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our second dining experience at Fin. As with before, the food is fabulous and the service is great. Portion sizes for food was perfect as we didn't feel overly full when we left. The wine and drink list is great and the wait staff is awesome. Highly recommend for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FINtastic!
    pjclark531
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I love this restaurant. The food and service are always superb! I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Meal
    CMLa
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was our second visit to Fin. Our first visit was memorable, this visit was equally memorable. The food is excellent, the wines nicely paired. The service is impeccable, the staff is always attentive and knowledgeable but never overbearing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best fine dining in hampton rds
    brandibqVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Creative menu, mouth-watering specials from local farms, superb service and excellent wine. Must try the fried oysters with fresh pepper polenta, the foie gras is to die for, and the any tuna dish they make is blog worthy. This chef experiments with new flavors and never disappoints. if you want an on point dining experience to celebrate a special occasion, you don't have to drive to the beach - Fin brings it to you. BEST in Hampton Roads, hands down. Thanks for making our anniversary special!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Charley
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This place is to die for, a true neighborhood gem. The Foie Gras and Duck confite......WOW!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for so many reasons!
    happy2share
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    With visiting family members with special dietary needs, Fin Restaurant was the perfect find! The food was superb, innovative, farm to table fresh, with gluten free options...elegant surroundings, outstanding service, great desserts...we will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • off the list
    seriously
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    tepid temp food, 1980s flower dusted plate ( literally covered in some kind of green like parsley), choking on stems from the spinach with every bite of greens, bland salmon, a water glass that stayed empty from the bread through the dirty dish pickup, dishes that sat so long in front of me that i eventually piled them home style on the edge of the table, next to my still empty water glass. too much cost for little flavor, tepid food, poor service, and the general impression that the couple looking for a romantic dinner for their anniversary did not mean squat because of the table of 8 hotties. pretentious attempt to elevated gourmet that may serve well in Newport News but doesn't measure to any meaningful restaurant experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Executive Chef Sloane.. Outstanding
    David
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This was our first visit to "fin". Amazing, the food was prepared absolutely perfect. The presentation of the food was beautiful also. A delicious selection beers and enough wines to fit anybody's taste and budget. Highly recommend fin.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing find
    2Foodies
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I recently moved to Newport News from Maryland. Foodie that I am, I thought I might not be able to find a go to restaurant that I knew very meal would be a great adventure. Imagine my surprise when I when I stepped into Fin. For sure it is a great seafood restaurant, but they do everything, and I do mean everything well. For those of you who love foie gras, get ready to be carried to heaven with their version. The closest I can come in one word is sublime. The staff are great and the atmosphere is mellow. If you have not been there and you live here or are visiting, you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unique, Amazing, Memorable
    brandibqVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Love this place and their ability to impress from beginning to end EVERY time. The menu and plating change based on local produce, fish, and meats - each dish is always creatively designed and perfectly plated to make a memorable and share-worthy experience for even the best of foodies. Well traveled and top-notch taste-buds?? Fin won't disappoint. Ever. We recently attended a Tapas Tuesday and loved every course and pairing. Thank you for an awesome date night Fin crew!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Lunch Deals
    SwimJMU
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I went there for lunch with my boyfriend and it was delicious! I got the pick 3 for $25 and he got the pick 3 for $15, it was a great deal for the amount of food we got, and of course everything tasted fantastically.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    My husband and I went to Fin on a Monday night to celebrate our anniversary. The restaurant grew a bit busy as the night went on, but our excellent service remained the same throughout the night. We tried the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairings. Each course and wine was wonderful. Servings were moderately small, but by dessert we were glad that they were. Each course made us hungry for the next leading up to a delightful "coffee and donuts" dessert. A perfect evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch at Fin
    mgthe1st
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We came on a reservation but they would have had room for a walkin on a weekday. Food is very well prepared and presented. Our waitress was very new but took our food issues seriously. Would recommend them to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Utterly divine!
    Luvgreatfood
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Executive Chef Kenny is a genius. His five course tasting menu was outrageously awesome. Wine pairing was phenomenal. Truly the food was as good as at The Inn at Little Washington. Sunday nights are quiet and are a great time to go. Fridays and Saturday pretty busy. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic, again!!
    YorktownFoodies
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My wife and I love Fin. We are foodies and travel all over Hampton Roads for great food and great wine. The food and the service at Fin are always great. Being from Yorktown, Fin is close enough to pick up some great food to bring home after a long hard day at work. Kudos to the staff and to chef Kenny!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Phenomenal
    Loves2learn
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had the 7 course tasting menu. It was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific tapas experience
    RandB
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Took advantage of Tapas Tuesday and totally enjoyed it. Wine pairings were spot on and complemented three offerings that were creatively presented and did not disappoint. Tuna was prepared to perfection, smoked pork with beans was beautifully paired and made for a perfect coda to the meal. Caution: Desserts are killers and are hard to resist. We've recommended Fin to several friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My wife and I had dinner here for our wedding anniversary. The whole experience was spectacular. The wait staff let us take our cocktails to the bar to watch a work cup match end in penalty kicks, and then started our tasting menu when it was over. The food was exceptional and memorably creative. Wine pairings were phenomenal. Newport News has a real winner in Fin!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CN2MYIZ
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Had the seven course chef's tasting menu with reserve wines. The food and wine were wonderful. The portions are small but by the time you get to the fifth course you are glad they are small. Robert, our server, was very professional and knowledgeble. We also received an amuse bouche of a creamy corn base and later a sorbet made from honeysuckle blossoms both were delicious. A group came in for probably an office get together that had several people who liked to laugh very loud. One even liked to clap her hands while she laughed. This brought down the quality of my experience at Fin. The food and service are superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Datenite
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Love this place! Special treat every time we go! Great signature drinks and meals that change regularly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FratfankVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Very good seafood. Waitstaff knowledgable and very friendly. Wine list had some nice fairly priced bottles. Casual dressy crowd. I have recommended the place to a number of people
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great Ppace to dine for lunch
    Exotic109
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    A nice place for a weekend lunch without the wait. The menu options were great and beyond expectations for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will go back☺
    Saintsfan75
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I really enjoyed the food....the atmosphere was quiet except when one of the patrons was displeased with their meal/price, it was a little awkward with management trying to talk over the customer when she simply wanted the check so she could leave.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Night
    David
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed everything about our anniversary dinner. It was excellent!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Limited selection - Pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Menu selection somewhat limited. Good wine list. Scollop plate was exceptional. Cobia dry, but edible. Found myself looking for the wait-staff on several occasions, even though the restaurant was nearly empty -- need to be more attentive. Had to ask for salt-pepper?? Generally acceptable, but overpriced.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Great food and service just don't go by the menu online.. it is not up to date.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CeCe
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Fresh local food, great menu variety, prepared with attention to detail and not overcooked.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Must
    Angie22
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    When visiting Newport News you must visit Fin Seafood. Beautiful atmosphere, great service. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 380 reviews are from the Fin Seafood Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Special Occasion
    BGGG
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Very nice restaurant with good food and wonderful presentation. Nice wine list, but pricey. Good for special occasions or to impress, but too expensive for a regular dinner spot.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent place
    AJinDCVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I stopped by Fin for dinner with my parents on our way to visit Norfolk. While the food was great, what impressed me the most was a very attentive service from the waiter. He made a lot of efforts in helping us decide on the dishes (appetizer, main and dessert) we should try, as well as a bottle of wine - reasonably priced. We had grilled bison and seared scallops for main, which were both excellent (though the scallop was a little bit salty to our taste buds). If I have a chance to be in the area again, Fin will be my choice to revisit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    Ktaylor113
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Food was absolutely great and restaurant staff was attentive. Somewhat expensive but well worth it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    pasbuffalo
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Our party of four had a wonderful dinner here a few nights ago. Service was impeccable, and all of the food was beautifully presented and tasted delicious. Starters included oysters on the half shell, sweet corn soup with jumbo lump crab meat, and an asparagus soup with lobster meat that was a special of the day. Entrees included seared scallops, flounder and butter poached crab, macadamia nut crusted salmon, and two soft-shell crabs that were a special of the day. Nice wine list, and the server made great recommendations and allowed us to taste before committing to buying a whole glass. A great fine dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not impressed.
    enjoyfinedine
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    The firecracker shrimp appetizer was good. The main course was strange. Black beans and rice just don't go well with crab cakes and the sauce was not appealing to the eyes or taste buds. Dessert was also not very good. S'mores cake had a strange taste to it and the crème brulee we ordered (only those 2 words on the menu) came out as orange dreamsicle flavored. It was foul and I would not have ordered it if I had known it was that flavor. Service was friendly enough but extremely slow - we were there early and the waiter had exactly 1 table - ours - but he was extremely inattentive and we sat around waiting for him a lot.
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  • Outstanding food+excellent service!
    GWWtoo
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    I met a friend at FIN for dinner -- it was centrally located between our two locations, requiring each to drive approximately 25-35 miles. Although a traffic incident on I-64 delayed my arrival by about 5 minutes, the hostess was warm and welcoming. The food was delicious -- the seared scallops couldn't have been prepared any better -- they literally melted in my mouth. The server was attentive without hovering -- our bottle of wine wasn't left on the table; however, each time our wine glasses were almost empty, she "magically" appeared with the bottle, poured and then quietly disappeared. I live an hour+ away from Newport News, but would be more than willing to drive here for another meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Food was outstanding and fresh. Good service, too.
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    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic anniversary dinner
    DebJ
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Wait staff was superb, attentive and knowledgeable. Food was incredible, fresh, high quality, well prepared and well presented.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.