Finz Salem
Finz Salem

Finz Salem

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hipfinz.com/
  • Phone: 9787448485x
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Finz Salem reviews from OpenTable diners
207 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (135)great for outdoor dining (127)special occasion (63)good for groups (58)great for lunch (53)neighborhood gem (52)vibrant bar scene (52)fit for foodies (49)romantic (46)hot spot (33)kid-friendly (27)great for brunch (21)notable wine list (11)late-night find (8)Show More
  • Consistently Great Seafood
    Eastcoastvisitor
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We come to Finz quite a bit when we're in the mood for great seafood. We almost always get the fish tacos or the black and white sesame tuna, both of which are consistently terrific. The menu has a ton a variety, and there are many classic local favorites as well as more unique choices. Finz is a great family restaurant (not necessarily for young kids), can accommodate large groups, has a large bar and bar seating and a fairly substantial covered outdoor dining space. The dining room is nicely done, albeit a bit boring. Given that it's large and open, it can get a bit loud depending on the time when you are there.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful outdoor seating
    BeachwalkerVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Loved sitting outside looking at boas on a warm summer evening. Food, in particular, my grilled salmon, was okay. Just not great.My house salad was nothing to rave about. My husband's paella was delicious as were the fish taco's The cod seemed a bit too soupy. I just expected a bit more . Wouldn't go back to eat inside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • caggy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a reunion at lunch time and although the restaurant was very busy, we were never rushed. Our server was attentive and friendly. He made the experience a very pleasant one.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just ok
    Ehhh
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I expected more. Seemed like our server just didn't care. Never checked back. Not sincere. We were done with apps before we got our drinks, not even water on table. She had 5-6 tables that I could see and she was chatting with her coworkers more than her guests. Not in any rush to return. Food for the most part was ok, chowder was bad.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out2dinner
    ou2dinnerVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We arrived early for our reservation and were seated promptly. Our waitress Francesca was helpful and efficient.The food was tasty and piping hot. Good food and service, we will return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waterfront Dining at Finz
    Kathy
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised to get 7PM reservations on a summer Thursday evening. I was seated immediately. It seemed to be mostly a tourist crowd judging from the conversations around me. The Baked Haddock was delicious as was the Champagne Cosmo. Server was attentive. Looking forward to my next visit.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice place on the waterfront
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This place might be the busiest place in Salem - we were happy that we had a reservation and got a lovely table outside on the waterfront. A small harbor with boats going in and out - the waitress was very busy but pleasant and we enjoyed the lobster roll and salads. Noisy but nice.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lobstah123
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Overall nice, however my Fiance's food came out wrong bc they didnt have linguini but offered to take 3.00 off his meal....um, no he ordered something completely different instead. Just strange the manager would say that if they were the ones who messed up and didnt communicate with one another.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent!!!
    QueenMab
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Food and service is OUTRAGEOUS! I will go again and again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner after golf with the girls.
    DenDines
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    After we play golf, we get together for a nice dinner. We liked it so much the first time, we went back for a second. Usually we get seafood and have a glass of wine. Noise level is low. Food is good. Service great. Would recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finz is a gem!!!
    BrooklynDeb
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    A dear friend recommended Finz for my husband's birthday celebration, and we were wowed! Brian, Finz's manager, graciously changed our reservation time, our waitperson was warm and attentive, and the sumptuous appetizers and entrees were a feast for the eyes and the palate! Our sea scallops with gnocchi and fisherman's stew were loaded with flavor, and the portions were generous. Finz loves creating and serving delicious food and loves its customers. We love this restaurant, and plan to dine here whenever we visit Woburn and Boston.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lovely evening
    Thunder
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Seated in keeping with our reservation, outside as requested with a wonderful waitress who was attentive but not overbearing. She did not RUSH us despite being seated at a desireable table. Food as always was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kat S. Marblehead
    KatMH
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My husband and I have been to Finz several times for lunch and dinner in the passed few months. Our entire dinning experience has been outstanding EVERY TIME!! This is the restaurant you will want to bring you're out of town company to totally impress them! P.S. Congrats to you George,on your recent purchase!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mary1102
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Restaurant was great! Great Service and Great View! Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always a pleasure!
    tvmannVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Thank you for a wonderful evening! everything is always great there!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dinner
    Kaila
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great staff, nice surroundings, I can't wait to go back again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local Favorite
    Songbird
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Enjoyed an outside table overlooking the harbor. Great service and good seafood.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diappointed
    jonlor
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My wife and I had heard a lot about Finz. We ate outdoors which was very nice. Out Severer was excellent and received a good tip. I had a Gin and Tonic and the Tonic had a funny bite to it. (I actually ordered a second one thinking that maybe was me, but the second drink was the same.) I had the Grilled Trout which was a Special and it was terribly dried out. My wife had a Dish with rice and Seafood. She said that the Seafood was good., but the rice was Mushy. We were expecting better and probably won't be back
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    good food , great waitress. Air conditioning too cool.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great dinner and venue for our friends who took the train into Salem from Rockport. We all had a great time. We choose to eat outdoors so it was a little noisy because of ALS event in parking lot next door at Waterfront Suites. But not bad!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Try the blue crab sandwich!
    time2eat
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Went for lunch with a group of 6. We arrived early and were seated immediately. We chose to sit outside which was very nice and our waitress was excellent. Three people in our party chose the blue crab sandwich and they all said it was excellent. The lobster roll was ok as were the seared scallops. This restaurant is in a lovely area where you can take a stroll after your meal and checkout the beautiful harbor. If you're going for lunch I would recommend going a little early. Salem does have a lot of tourist traffic but since we arrived before noon parking was easy by the time we left a few hours later there was not a space to be found.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • on the water
    crazylady
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Gem right on the water! Sat outside on beautiful evening watching boats go by. Raw bar was delicious. The two fish dishes we ordered were prepared perfectly. Too stuffed for dessert! Recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fondoffood14
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Overall, a good meal. Lobster pie was excellent as was the stuffed lobster but both were pricey. Fried shrimp was average. Excellent service. The bar was loud.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful Night at Finz
    RadmooVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Hubby wished to dine out but I said only if outdoors with a view. We headed to Finz and it did not disappoint. Excellent selection of craft brews on tap, reasonably priced. We shared steamers which were perfectly prepared, succulent and not sandy as well as paella. And we were able to score an outside table on the deck overlooking the boats. Our server was lovely as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finz Salem
    ShantiDee
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We totally enjoyed our dinner at Finz in Salem, MA. Food was perfect -- interesting menu with something for everyone. Food was delivered hot and beautifully plated. Our only glitch was with "Open Table." We made the reservation online but when I called the day before to confirm (directly with the restaurant)_ they did not have our reservation! Lucky that I telephoned.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We love Finz... planned to come with another couple but they had to cancel so since our 20 year old daughter was home for the weekend, we kept the reservation and brought her instead. We loved it (as usual) and she thought it was a great place to come with her friends. She had never been. The nautical feel of the place and casual environment makes it so inviting. Great if you were out and about exploring Salem for the day. Food is excellent. Service is great. My daughter loved the look and feel and absolutely loved the food (and dessert). We will be back (soon)!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Finz - not on a Saturday night
    Merry7
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Have been to Finz many times. Saturday nights are a big mistake. Had friends in from Italy. Everyone's food was dry and overlooked - fish, vegtables, "roasted potatoes." Service was rushed and not knowledgable. No offer to fix things. Did not stay for dessert. On the plus side, no place better for raw bar. Will return, but never on a Saturday night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    JB427
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Ate here for the second time. Meal was cooked well and very tasty. Our server Chris was attentive enthusiastic and polite. Would absolutely recommend eating here. We were even able to make our reservation online.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Halibut ever
    CherVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Meals were amazing with Halibut and fisherman stew. Our server Amber was attentive and personable. We've already recommended to friends in 2 states. Thanks for a memorable time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Seafood restaurant
    Nouche
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The food is amazing (try their far east shrimps), very good cocktails too. Only small reproach, the staff was already almost done cleaning and ready to go before we were asked for the dessert menu. Otherwise, great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad
    LFBIV
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had a gift card so we went. Menu looked good. Terrible experience. There is a seperate hostess for indoor and outdoor seating (why?). Our table outside was underneath a light that didn 't work, so we had no lighting. No candles on the table for lighting either. Our waitress was great, the food was ok. We never got our wine bc for 30 minutes they were out of wine glasses. Never heard of this happening before and my wife and I worked in restaurants (far busier than this one) for years. The manager knew about the broken light and no wine glasses yet didn't do anything to fix the situation. Nothing was taken off of the check to rectify these issues. We will not go back. It's just not worth it.
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  • Awesome!
    emberri
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Beautiful location, amazing food! Already looking forward to going back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice atmosphere, okay food
    swampfood
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I had the fish tacos and they were only ok. The fish itself didn't have much flavor (was lightly fried) and the toppings were "meh". The portion size was big. My friend had a lobster roll that she said was good but she got a really big bone in the claw that she almost choked on. The waitress was apologetic and responsive and the manager came over and apologized and comped our appetizer. The apps and drinks were good but overpriced. If I pay $11 for a margarita, it should knock my socks off. This one did not. I would definitely go back because I love the atmosphere, but for their prices I'd expect a little more.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding waitress!
    Teacherjimmy
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We were visiting from the midwest, and took a chance....The shrimp cocktail was a bit pricy, but good for an appetizer...4 JUMBO shrimp - Not quite enough for two people. The swordfish dinner was okay, but not anything really special, although the 22 oz. dark craft beer was pretty good. My wife had a Lemon Drop Martini which tasted nothing like lemon and was warm and strong (alcohol-wise), and the North Atlantic Haddock - IT was blah....The experience was roughly 150.00 worth of "Let's NOT do THAT again!" On the UP side - Our server, Brittney, was VERY pleasant, beautiful, professional, efficient, smiling, and welcoming.
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  • GREAT FOOD; VERY NICE SERVER
    AWESOME
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    FOOD WAS AWESOME; I HAD STEAK TIPS THE BEST I EVER HAD PRICED FAIRLY. THE WINE WAS GREAT. THE SERVER WAS VERY POLITE AND FRIENDLY. AN A+. I WILL GO BACK AGAIN FOR SURE.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We loved the oysters and Fisherman's Stew. Great service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food but Loud
    bevhamdiner
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We were celebrating our anniversary at the place we had our wedding reception. Overall, it was a great time, but we were sat right next to a family with a toddler and 4-year-old. As a proud father of 4, I am certainly a fan of children, but I was hoping for a quieter dining experience. I specified the occasion as well to the staff, so I hoped we would be seated someplace extra special. Instead it was next to loud kids and a fire extinguisher. Pretty much we got the next available. For special occasions like this one, it would be nice to be treated with a little more consideration. We still had a great time. Some restaurants do special occasions very well. Finz treats everyone the same.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alicia
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Have been here many times over the years. It's a real hit or miss - this time a miss. Food tends to be a bit greasy and toooo salty. Menu is not as appealing as it was a couple of years ago. Seems as tho menu trying to be upscale - which restaurant is not. Hostess was great, servers were slow and hurried.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    enjoyed the oysters starter ,,,,,, grilled swordfish very good
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    This is our 3rd time to Finz and as always it was FANTASTIC!!! We went celebrating our anniversary and due to lack of babysitter brought along our 5 year old daughter with us. We sat outside and got a little wet when the rain started, but over all it ended up being just a great night. ( Even the kid behaved WOOHOO!!!) Thank you Finz as always for a wonderful meal. Buffalo Calamari is just the best appetizer. No wonder I have cravings for it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic