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
194 reviews since April 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (129)great for outdoor dining (116)special occasion (60)good for groups (54)great for lunch (52)vibrant bar scene (50)neighborhood gem (49)fit for foodies (47)romantic (42)hot spot (30)kid-friendly (25)great for brunch (20)notable wine list (11)late-night find (6)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Finz is a gem!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
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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
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    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
  • Good food
    Foodiemama
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I took my daughter here for her birthday. I got the Baja Tacos and she the Steak Tips Caesar Salad. The only reason I took one star off was because of the size if the tips on the salad. My daughter had to take each one off her plate and cut them into more bite size pieces before she could eat them with the salad. My tacos were awesome however and I would definitely get them again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great but not what I expected
    notwhatIexpected
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We made a reservation at Finz on the recommendation of my good friends from Salem. We arrived at our reservation time to be told that their was no seating outside in the shade and the wait would be another 45 mins. When we returned after 45 minutes, we were seated under a shade only to have the sun blasting at us at that time of the day with children. Big problem. No one gave us menus or took our drink order for almost 30 minutes. The deck had no room to move and can't really accommodate a large group comfortably. The view is just okay for Salem harbor as you look over a small dock of boats in the canal. The food was amazing 2 hours later. Not what I expected or desired for a great outdoor family meal. I will reconsider going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Do not eat here
    Awfulnight
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My wife and I were very excited to eat outdoors on a lovely summer evening. Things started well as we sat and our drinks and appetizers arrived promptly. However our dinner NEVER arrived after 1 hour upon repeated assurances from our waiter that it was "on its way". I can't believe a resturant can simply have such poor service. We left with to go bags (2 hours later from our reservation time) and I will never return. Clearly people come for the view and drinks and overlook the fact the food and service are terrible. If this place were in Boston and not a suburb like Salem it would alienate people like it did for me and close within a year.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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  • Lovely outdoor dining!
    Mickey
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We sat outside on the water with a view of the marina. I like that we could make a reservation and were seated right away. Food was good-especially loved the peanut butter pie!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Surprisingly good for tourist spot
    CaptainLinda
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Given the touristy location, my expectations were subdued - but I was pleasantly surprised. The menu selection was so good that we had a difficult time choosing. And we were all very happy with the quality of our entrees. (Appetizer calamari can be skipped - pub quality.). Service was very friendly. Not a bargain price-wise. Had a wonderful dinner with our teenage son and his girlfriend.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FINZ Seafood is amazing!
    VTCarol
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We had a house salad (large and very fresh) and littlenecks (always beautifully presented and outstanding taste). We then had shrimp-topped haddock, salmon with risotto & balsamic drizzle, and shrimp piccata. The piccata was excellent - the shrimp were well-cooked and plentiful, with the linguini playing an appropriate supporting role. The haddock is a favorite, and was as well-prepared as always. The salmon was stunning - perfectly cooked (done but not overdone), with a moist and delicious risotto and tendrils of strawberry. We finished with butterscotch pudding, key lime pie and a brownie sundae featuring Maine wild blueberry ice cream. I couldn't eat it all, but scooped up every bit of ice cream! Oh - and they take reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, lovely setting
    Rebecca
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Food here is good without being particularly memorable or striking, but a lovely setting in a lovely town and great for a leisurely lunch. Service was inattentive and scattered.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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  • terrible experience
    jack
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This was our first & last time at Finz. The food was average and the service was poor; but we did not have an opportunity to let our server know since he did not check back until we were finished. An umbrella blew a table over a couple feet from us on the patio and the staff opted to repair the broken table by stomping on it right in the dining area. The final straw was when our bill was dropped off with the dinner prices charged for our lunch entrees. Needless to say our experience start to finish was less than enjoyable! We would not recommend spending your time or money at Finz.
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    scenic view
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  • Shoshana did a great job !
    Sybil1
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We were a party of six meeting for our annual dinner together. The food and service were excellent.
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tuna tartare. superb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Fins makes the best tuna tartare I've ever had and I've had it everywhere. Other diners had scallops and the seared tuna. Both loved their meal.My steamers were tough but I loved sitting on the deck and the again,the tuna tartare,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.