Finz Salem
Finz Salem

Finz Salem

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hipfinz.com/
  • Phone: (978) 744-8485
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Serie Keezer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Overlooking the active Salem waterfront, our 2nd floor function room offers 1,400 square feet of flexible space perfect for any formal or informal social occasion or business event. 6ft windows overlook the Pickering Wharf Marina, and the Pickering Wharf Merchants Row provide beautiful natural lighting to compliment our lofted ceilings, natural hewn beams, and warm beige tones. While the room is beautiful on its own, there is plenty of opportunity to express your own creative style and our experienced event staff is available to assist you with your planning and vision. The function room is handicapped accessible and offers private restrooms and bar. Seating for 30 -110 and cocktail reception style for 125.
  • Private Party Contact: Matt Dorman 9787448485x19

Getting there

  • Cross Street: new derby
  • Public Transit: Train service: Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail Line from Boston"s North Station; Bus service: Bus Route 450; Salem Depot - Boston Via Highland & Western Ave; Bus Route 455/459; Salem Depot - Haymarket or Downtown Crossing Via Loring Ave.,Central Sq.,Lynn & Western Ave.;Bus Route 451; North Beverly - Salem Depot Via Cabot St. or Sohier Rd.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking lot located on Congress St.
A word from Finz Salem
Innovative and inspired menus, a raw bar serving fresh seasonal oysters, our carefully chosen wine list all lead to an extraordinary dining experience. The menu at FINZ emphasizes seasonal, fresh seafood creative preparations. Our raw bar serves the freshest local oysters, clams, Chilled lobster, Colossal Crab and shrimp and is available until closing.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Finz Salem reviews from OpenTable diners
161 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (99)scenic view (95)fit for foodies (61)good for groups (53)special occasion (50)neighborhood gem (40)great for lunch (39)romantic (38)vibrant bar scene (33)hot spot (30)kid-friendly (23)great for brunch (17)late-night find (13)notable wine list (5)Show More
  • MissMarie
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    My boyfriend and I dined here because it was one of the restaurants participating in restaurant week in Salem, it was my first time at Finz but he had come a few times before. He ordered from the restaurant week menu and I ordered from the regular menu but we were both very impressed and thrilled with our meals! Our server was great, he really knew the menu and always seemed enthusiastic to be working! We will definitely be back in the spring/summer when it gets warm out so we can enjoy the outdoor seating on the water!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • O.K.
    Disappointed
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    It was O.K. but not all that it was built up to be. The food was good, not spectacular. Our Waitress was very good. But it was very loud.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best restaurant in Salem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I have been going here for over 10 years and not once have I had a bad experience. The staff are always great and the food is delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    very good menu selection; food presentation ( lobster & tuna dinner ) beautiful presentation. Quality very good, service very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful surprise !
    Robert
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I made reservations using Open Table a couple of weeks early. When I and my group arrived they could not find my reservation. The problem turned out to be a spelling error of my name by the restaurant. However, the restaurant was wonderful and gave us a table for 4 overlooking the water and appoligized for there error. I cant say enough about there service. food and treatment. This is an excellant restaurant and I cant say enough good things about it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Food was wonderful and the service was as well even though it was a busy night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Halloween Special Dinner
    Beckettmom
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Despite the crowd, the restaurant was efficient and the food was amazing. The favorite dish was the swordfish, with the paella and lobster ravioli tied for second place. The pumpkin guacamole with cinnamon flavored chips was yummy! We were too full for dessert! The waitstaff were dressed for the festivities. It was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AMAZING FOOD!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    My haddock with crab mashed potatoes, shaved brussels sprouts with caramelized onions, parmesan cheese, bacon butter and sweet potato hay was the best dish I have ever been served in a restaurant. Beautiful presentation, too. Bonus points for the kitchen's willingness to sub in haddock for swordfish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food + service+ view= FABULOUS
    HBfoodiesVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We come from California every year to experience Salem during the October Season and every year we make reservations at Finz and are always delighted with the fresh Seafood, great employees and New England harbor view. This is a restaurant to make sure you try when in Salem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Halloween Visit
    Santa
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We go to Salem every year and we always have dinner at Finz. The service and food were great! No compliants here! Can't wait to go again. Will be going for the Seafood Paella....looked fabulous!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anyone with an allergy beware
    Yummymummy
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I was really excited to eat here - but sadly they really could not accommodate my allergy to shrimp. I had a chicken sandwich and I still had an allergic reaction. And there was very little on the menu I could eat. I will never eat here again.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I came for the seafood but ended up ordering the filet mignon. It was outstanding and probably one of the best, if not the best, steaks I have ever ordered. I ordered the filet well done and it was still moist and tender. My husband ordered the salmon and it was outstanding as well. Just melted in the mouth. Would definitely recommend Finz.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    restaurant was extremely crowded. The food was overpriced, and average. Service wa good.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great outdoor dining.
    Beverly
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Lovely marina for outdoor dining. Fish was terrific. All the Halloween revelers were fun to watch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sweet Salem Spot
    CinCinVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great ambiance on the outdoor deck...just right for a fall lunch on the water's edge. Super salads, swordfish, and wood-fire grilled scallops. The calamari wasn't quite as crispy as it should have been, but it was still tasty and tender. Our waitress was sweet and smiled throughout out visit, so Salem, just before Halloween, ended up being bewitching!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hank
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Finz is open late for dinner, which made it ideal for us as we needed to find a seafood restaurant that served after 9 pm on a week night. The staff is friendly and the restaurant clean and quiet. The food was good although I would have preferred a little less more nicely presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We never got seated
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Arrived very early and asked to be seated. They said it would be a very short wait and we took bar seats and had a pager. Our actual res time came and went, and we never got seated. By then, we'd opted for better food; 62 Wharf was about to open and we had a fantastic meal there. Bar staff were actually very lovely. Maybe next time we can eat there!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Seafood, Moderately Priced
    Chrisjkop
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great Seafood, Moderately Priced. We had reservations at 8pm, arrived promptly and was seated immediately for six.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding meal!
    KimM
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My girlfriend and I enjoyed a fabulous meal at Finz. We started with the fried oysters. Wished we could have fit a second order in our bellies. They were lightly fried to perfection and we loved the spicy mayo sauce that came with it! For our meals she had the paella and I had the clams linguine. Both were cooked perfectly. The flavor of the paella was incredible! It was a busy place, including the bar. If you're going on a weekend night (especially in October), reservations are a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our group had an enjoyable dining experience. The food was delicious and cooked to perfection. Service was exceptional and friendly. Finnz was highly recommended by friends and we were not disappointed. Thank you for helping make our evening a memorable one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Must Visit Restaurant
    UpstateGal
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    As an annual visitor of many years to Salem, Finz has become the one restaurant we simply must dine at when in the city. The fried oysters are the best! We ordered several starters - the Mediterranean Hummus Plate, the baked goat cheese and, of course, the fried oysters. Each was fresh, delicious and abundant. The pan seared scallops over a farm salad provided perfectly seasoned & cooked scallops over fresh greens and goat cheese. Simply perfect for my late lunch/early dinner. Our waiter was friendly, prompt and very attentive. Once again I enjoyed the Old Fashioned seasonal cocktail - even more delicious than it was last year! Others in my group raved about their lobster mac and cheese. We can't wait to return to Finz!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Food & View!
    CBair
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Salem is a must for me every October for Halloween & so is Finz! The food is fresh & flavorful. The portions are more than enough for any appetite size. Wonderful view of the water and excellent food make this a gem of a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I absolutely loved dining here! The food was delicious and oysters fresh. Will return!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yuck
    OuttodineVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Service was horrible and food wasn't much better. We ate here on Saturday and waitress only came to table to take drink order and food order. While the shrimp and calamari were very good the main dishes were not. I would not recommend this restaurant nor will be visiting again..
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LuckyUs
    LuckyUs
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Nice view. Excellent service. Bar was hopping! Our table had a view over the water. Bar staff are engaging, but not intrusive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food well served
    RpchirlinVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    A very nice menu, great service, nice setting but one problem is parking in Salem in October is a problem
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lobster
    Kate
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I think the restaurant markets itself for foodies, but I don't really agree. The table setting was basic as was the ambiance. We started with oysters which were very fresh and tasty. The steamed lobster was also very good, but it was served on top of a salad that became drowned in water. If you're looking for no-frills shellfish (which I was), you probably won't be disappointed, but don't expect sophisticated preparations.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finz for Great Food and needs
    JoeBoston
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Finz is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is excellent, great variety, very consistent in quality and taste, and never has disappointed us. One thing new to us is a need for a Gluten free menu and Finz has an awesome two page menu. We have never seen any other restaurant cater to these special needs before. We just went for a birthday and I requested, via the notes in Open Table, for a special Gluten and Sugar free desert for by special lady. The chef was very accommodating and did create a unique desert that she could eat. The service is also excellent. I highly recommend Finz to anyone and for any food preference.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dinner Date Night!
    GreatDateDinner
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We had a great night at FINZ, it was my FIRST CHOICE for my first night in Salem. We were only there 2 nights, I've been to FINZ in the past, and wanted to make sure I would have the opportunity for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is consistent
    lizpost
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food is consistent.. sometimes the table selection could be better but you get what you get.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great outdoor dining
    Steve
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great place to eat outside and enjoy a water view.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An excellent meal
    finegael
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I'm always pleased to find a restaurant that serves wine in half bottles, so I was pleasantly surprised to see that Finz did. That was just the beginning of a very pleasant meal. I had the gnocchi and scallops which were excellent, hubby had the cod which he also said was excellent. The portion sizes were just the right amount. Nothing to dislike here. We had made reservations, and upon arrival to the restaurant was seated promptly. That too is a plus!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal
    lilyQ
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We had a great meal outside. Watched the boats and birds in the marina parked below outside deck. Beautiful sunset.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lobster Rolls!
    Barb
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We really enjoyed lunch on the outside deck overlooking the marina. It wasn't crowded when we arrived, and our server was great. She gave us recommendations, and the oysters on the half she'll she suggested were plump and delicious. The lobster rolls were fantastic. We both had a great time and would definitely suggest Finz to others.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ctm47
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I like this spot, nice night, parked in the garage across the street .75 cents.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Katie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Finz is a great spot if you are looking for great seafood and a beautiful view. It is in a bustling area with lots of shops and close to all the attractions in Salem. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unforgettable food
    Cowboydoc
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Parking is a pain and the place was loud, but service superb and the food (3# stuffed lobster) was perfect. Our waitress was as nice as could be and we had a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner
    Ehands
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Finz never disappoints - great menu, fantastic seafood. Anything you order you can be sure it will be delicious. Try the black mule drink, it's a sweet twist on a Moscow mule, served in a copper cup.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • another excellent meal at FINZ
    irish35
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    As usual, the food was absolutely incredible. I don't mind traveling 45 minutes from haverhill to Salem for this excellent meal. Finz is now our #1 favorite spot for seafood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We literally enjoyed everything from the goat cheese appetizer to the salad and entree. Everything was delicious, food came out hot and we never felt rushed...but we also didn't need to wait long. Making a reservation on OpenTable was simple! When we walked in our table was ready!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic