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Finz Salem
Finz Salem

Finz Salem Details

  • 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 (978) 744-8485 x19

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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Beautiful location, amazing food! Already looking forward to going back!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We loved the oysters and Fisherman's Stew. Great service"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "enjoyed the oysters starter ,,,,,, grilled swordfish very good"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We were a party of six meeting for our annual dinner together. The food and service were excellent."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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,"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We have dined here many times over the years and have never had a bad meal. To eat outside on the patio on a warm summer night overlooking the boats is delightful. We brought with us two out of state guests who enjoyed their meals very much. The only complaint was from one of our guests who is a "wine snob", and complained about the bad wine glasses to drink the expensive bottle of wine he ordered from. The rest of us just rolled our eyes, and I told him this is not a fancy place at all, but good, decent seafood food, best in Salem!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Someone needs to pump some money into this place. Used to be one of our favorites but the menus are dirty, the A/C was not working the day we were there (85 degrees) and the food was just ok. Come on Finz upgrade the place or you are going down the chute."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Had their sea bass special. Good but not going to set any standards."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This might look like an average waterfront restaurant. But that's far from the reality. The service was above average. The food quality and inventiveness was outstanding. Of course fish is a must. But the crisp, fresh flavors are really excellent."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Duxbury oysters were excellent (when are they not?) - my friend and I each had the yellowfin tuna entree but oddly enough the cuts of tuna were not similar (one looked less rare than the other) but otherwise a very enjoyable dining experience. The only one thing I would add is that, while we had reservations for a specific time, we were told upon arrival that it would be another half-hour wait, until we said that we did not require outdoor seating. But otherwise, no complaints."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Perfect ending to a perfect day with the girls. It came highly recommended and it didn't disappoint. The staff was very accommodating and friendly. The food was delicious."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great service, we made a reservation for 4 on Friday night. Seated right away, very attentive service. Would go again and recommend to others"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We found the good and service here to be the best. After being seated at an ok table, our waitress immediately offered us a better table near a window that became available shortly after we sat down. That was more than I would have expected without having to ask for a table change. The food was delicious - I only wish that I could have finished or wasn't going to a home so I could take a "doggie bag." I will definitely return when I am visiting the area again and will be sure to recommend to friends."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We sat outside and had apps and drinks. The apps were great, good service and great view"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Situated on Pickering Wharf in Salem Harbor, the view is great. The food was delicious and service perfect. Moderately priced and great menu. A lovely place to dine on a summer evening."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Fresh seafood, & many choices of entrees, as well as tasty cocktails. Nice atmosphere.....my only complaint would be that the parking availability is tricky, especially if you are not from the area."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "This is the second time we have eaten here, and it was fantastic.... Again! All had a wonderful time and Mom was happy as a clam! :)"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Waited at a table for service for awhile until I changed the table and got the attention of a waitress. Got iced tea dumped on us, no napkins were provided waitress seemed embarrassed for herself (it wasn't her fault it was a hot glass with ice it just shattered). No free coffee at end to make amends...pity because the food was FANTASTIC, service was poor."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Had reservations for Father's Day. Got there at 1:00. Got our drink order and put in for appetizers (steamers and hummus plate, great!). Drinks were fine but it took the wait staff 45 mins to tell us that they were "out of steamers". A "fish" establishment and out of steamers?! Placed our dinner order. Still no appetizer on our table (how long does it take to make hummus?), no bread, nothing! Three drinks and an hour later, we got bread and a little after that our hummus plate! All in all, the food was great and the they took the hummus plate of our bill! I would definitely return but the service was a little to be desired."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "It's a nice place with a nice seafood menu. Service was pleasant and prompt. Only had one issue: oysters are $2.50 per oyster; that's a little on the high side but still acceptable. What's not acceptable is that the shucker wasn't properly taught how to shuck oysters. He was a nice young man and was trying but you could see he was laboring with the process. One thing that you absolutely must do when shucking oysters is to release them from the shell prior to serving. This wasn't done and should have been."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Food was mediocre, waiter was mediocre. No bother to mention menu items that were sold out, slow service. Food was mediocre - not what you would expect from a higher end seafood restaurant. This is the second time in several years we've been disappointed - I pushed my husband to give it another shot this past weekedn and now it's permanently blacklisted due to our most recent visit. Manage expectations - announce specials or that there is a specials list and let customers know if you are out of something either on the regular menu or the specials menu."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Food here was acceptably good, but not special. Service seemed a bit slow at times, but overall time in restaurant was within normal. Key Lime pie was outstanding desert."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "My husband and I were going to a 7:00pm show in Salem & looked online for a restaurant in the area, preferably on the water. We couldn't have found a better one right on an inlet. Nestled in the midst of a touristy shopping neighborhood, we found this to be a very attractive selection. The hostesses & waiters were very friendly, professional and diligent in their jobs. I ordered the fish tacos because I have food allergies, I couldn't have the lemon or cilantro that normally accompanies this dish. The waitress was VERY attentive to this & even had the chef put sliced avocado w/o the lemon on my tacos! My husband LOVED his paella. We didn't have time for dessert, but all of the dishes that came out of the kitchen looked appetizing."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Food was delicious and the outdoor dining was perfect. Great weather."
    Dined on 6/7/2014