Reasonably priced seafood
The food was very good for the price and although the service was a bit slow, the meals made up for the wait.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waitress was attentive but not smothering or intrusive. Her recommendations were spot on!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant with a variety
Great restaurant with a variety of dinning options for everyone.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a really nice dining
We had a really nice dining experience, as always, at Finz. We especially like the outdoor dining feature.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the better options in Salem
Located on the wharf, Finz offers a range of seafood options that are well prepared and served. The wait staff was very helpful and paid attention to our concerns about food allergies. We have gone here a couple of times and always had a good experience.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was so glad to have a really nice meal in on my birthday! Also, it's not often that every member of a six-person party loves a meal but this was one of those times. When her food was gone, my wife said this was the first time in her life that she didn't want to stop eating. Great service! Great food! Nice view. The only improvement I could offer would be that it would be nice to have had some dedicated parking.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect spot on a perfect day!
Haven't been to Finz in some time, but wife and I decided to make a visit on a beautiful Sunday. Was seated immediately with a great harbor side deck table (Thanks OT!) and was greeted by our waitress who took our drink order. Started with a delicious appetizer order of mussels (a perfect combination with our Chardonnay). My wife had the fish tacos and I had the shrimp scampi. The tacos were three generous size filled with lightly fried haddock and a fabulous salsa as a perfect topping. My scampi was quite good, but have to admit wish I had ordered the tacos! Will definitely be back.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food, Nice Bar but Pricey
We had lunch here and it was nice. It is located at the Wharf which is a plus. However, the view is more to the back of the wharf, not looking out over the bay. The interior is beautiful, with lovely lighting. They have outside tables but it was too windy for us to sit out there.
We had two drinks each, he a bloody mary, I had 2 margaritas. He had the blackened catfish and I had the shrimp cocktail (8 large shrimp). Hubby said the catfish was excellent but the salad which was on the plate with the fish was not as fresh as it could have been. My shrimp were large, almost to the point of being tough, but good and the accompanying cocktail sauce had a nice blend with a bit of horseradish in it. Our total came to $62, before tip.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food - bumpy service
Overall we had a good meal - not exceptional but uniformly solid with some standouts such as the fried clams. Given the poor selection of harbor view restaurants on the North Shore we would go again. The service was problematic was a negative. Despite having booked, and having spoken to the reservation desk twice on the day of our meal, we had to wait an additional 25 min. when we arrived and we did not get the outside table we had hoped for. The wait staff was friendly and pleasant, but clearly overwhelmed. Basic items such as bread or water took 10-15 min to arrive after we requested them. There is not do doubt that a Sat. meal in August represents peak time, and I suspect it would all go much smoother on a less busy evening.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Good Meal with a Great View
It was a beautiful evening, so we requested an outside table. It couldn't be guarantied, but we only had to wait 10 minutes to get an outside table overlooking the boats. The food was very good: 2 of us had the paella, 1 scallop and 1 salmon. The drinks also were excellent. Our server didn't hurry us as we took quite a while to look at the menu since we were so busy chatting with friends we hadn't seen in a year. All in all a lovely dining experience.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was after Fresh Fish!
On a quick trip to the Northern Boston area, I was looking for a good seafood restaurant (Boston is loaded with them) near Salem/Danvers. A customer recommended FINZ. He hit it on the head. Best swordfish. Served with Polenta and Fried Spinach. Yes really! Perfectly cooked and seasoned. Not dry, but moist and flavorful. My hubby had a Shellfish Stew (not sure of the name), but it was Boullibase. (sp). Absolutely delicious.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ate at Finz on the recommendation of the inn at which we stayed in Salem. My swordfish was excellent but not very warm. My husband had the swordfish special and, although he is not a big seafood fan, he enjoyed it very much. The couple we were with had the fish stew which they declared to be the best they had ever had... and they live in San Francisco. High praise!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
too much sun
Nice lunch we love to sit outside you need to add some umbrellas.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this restaurant, one
Love this restaurant, one of the best in my town! However, as the evening goes on, it can get quite noisy.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Seafood with a Flair
A New England restaurant that serves the best local oysters and still knows how to cook catfish. Yes I said catfish which is almost impossible to find in New England. It was grill to perfection and still moist. Top it off with great fish tacos and it means we have to come back to try several things on the menu we could not get aff.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great find for Dinner
Nice place to eat in Salem. We were visiting family in Gloucester & Beverly and wanted some place that served seafood. We tried to get outdoor seating but they don't reserve this area and we would have had to wait about 25 minutes. We were hungry and decided not to wait. The food was very good. The service was good but could have been better. A pet peeve of mine is waiters and waitresses who say "sure". Two folks had chicken and said it was great. The enchiladas and shrimp pasta were also very good. I had the lobster roll and while it was very tasty; it would have been easier to eat if it hadn't been served on a croissant.
All in all a very pleasant place to eat and drink. If we lived here we would be back.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a seating at a high
We had a seating at a high top table outside. The weather, the view, the food and service were all excellent. A great night out in Salem.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I recently decided to try Finz for lunch. Although we live in the area we had only been once before in the evening several years ago. For some reason, the price and ambience had kept us away. We were pleasantly surprised and enjoyed our lunch very much. My husband had a Fish stew and I had the grilled Salmon and we were not disappointed. We will definitely put Finz Salem back on our list of dining out possibilities.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorite restaurants
I go here frequently! The food is awesome! It's a great place for special occasions.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is consistently good,
The food is consistently good, I have been here many times and never had a bad meal.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
MMMM MMMM Good
Took my mother and her best friend (both visiting from Western Mass. and looking for fresh seafood) as well as my wife and 2 sons (ages 4 and almost 2). Everyone went home happy. They were able to sit the 6 of us outside - which is always a nice view of the boats etc. and the food did not disappoint for either the adults or children. We love Finz. I can't say enough good things about it.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Finz in Salem
Great sea food very fresh yellow fin tuna well worth the video
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the money
You can not go wrong with any meal. The portions of the meals are generous and definitely worth the price.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Each time I go to Finz I always have a good meal and excellent service. Each time I am lured into having one of their daily specials and they (just like the rest of the menu) never disappoint.
They were very accommodating for our group - we had reservations but part of our group did not arrive on time. They were ok with us waiting at the bar for about a half an hour while without making it an issue that we were late. (Our table was ready on time which was fantastic.)
The staff was friendly all around and kudos to the staff of the kitchen on the delicious dinners!
Finz is a place I return to time and time again and will continue to do so.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
we went with limited expectations
we went with limited expectations but were surprised by the quality of the food and of the service. Far Eastern Prawn Appetiser was excellent and the Filet Mignon were cooked very well and were very tasty. Our Server was particularly friendly and helpful, and knowledgeable about wine.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was recommended by the desk clerk at our motel...enjoyed our meal...parking was an issue but we got lucky and found a place close by. We were not familiar with the area, just one of our many stops on our vacation to the Northeast.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good fresh fish...
We have dined here twice with a 2 year space in between times and the food was very good on both occasions. The staff is very professional and the service is good. My only problem is they won't cook fish the way I like it cooked, medium rare swordfish, but in the mind of the management of Finz, they are doing the right thing and I have a hard time arguing with that even though I don't agree, and I have been eating it that way for 40 years at every other restaurant I eat at. Very good, fresh fish here, and you will always get the quality that you pay for.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
About one week ago my husband and I celebrated out 1 year Anniversary. We had made reservations at Finz, neither of us has never been there before. From the moment we walked in it was great, music the scenery everything was great. My husband had a surprise for me and our waitress was excellent at keeping it a secret from me and she brought out the gift at the perfect time. She also was very friendly and kind she took pictures of us and also offered to go outside to take a picture of us in front of finz.
we had a great time, we will defiantly be going back.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great location on the water - excellent lunch and perfect ambiance
9/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice, off the beaten path
Nice, off the beaten path from the congested areas of Salem, and on the water, Finz has a wide
selection of seafood and draft beers. Had the haddock sandwich with fries and slaw; sandwich
was lightly breaded and very good.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Finz: The Art of Fish
Have dined here for dinner but it was our first time for lunch on a recent Sunday. Food was spectacular (as usual). Highly recommend the Crispy Fish Burrito, with its explosion of flavors; and the Haddock Sandwich, and the robust Bloody Marys loaded with horseradish. Fresh fresh fresh fish, prepared with a delicate, experienced and creative hand. All plated and presented like works of art, by servers who are crisp and efficient with just the right amount of friendly. (Note that lunch entree portions are large, so older diners should order accordingly, or plan to take some home.) A 100% experience.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lives up to the expectation
Every staff member we encountered at the restaurant and lounge was gracious and pleasant throughout the evening. We were a large group, out for a special occasion, and we selected a wide variety of dinner choices from the menu; no one was disappointed with their meal. The food was fresh and prepared exactly as ordered. The place can be a bit busy at this time of year, but we did not experience any delays in service or feel rushed. All in all, a really great place for dining.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Appetizers were great!
It was 8:30 Saturday night. The steamers were great. We were told we got the last order.The Mahi Mahi Special sound great but they were all out. I had the seafood stew which I would rate a 3. This had a thick tomatoe base which I didn't like but it was certainly full of seafood. The fried oysters and the shrimp in a sauce appetizer was excellent.
We had a very good experience.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had dinner at Finz on the
We had dinner at Finz on the last night of our honeymoon and everything was FANTASTIC. Food was excellent as well as attentive waitstaff. We will definitely be visiting again next year!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better food this time than
Better food this time than when I've visited in the past. The outdoor deck is fantastic on nice days.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great experience!
Fins is a true gem. We can always count on a fun atmosphere, great food and friendly service!
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Pre-Halloween Fish Delight
Our reservation was for 4;45. The restaurant was getting crowded as we entered. After giving our reservation name, the hostess escorted us to one the best tables, overlooking the pier and beautiful boats tied up there. Our waiter appeared immediately and took our drink orders. The menu was very attractive both in price and variety, with several seafood and salad combinations. If you didn't want to select a more creative entree, at the top of the menu were 5 or 6 standard fish choices that could be prepared any way you like, with an accompanying salad or vegetable. The food came promptly, and piping hot. It was healthy and very delicious. Meanwhile, the restaurant was filling up with lots of families and energetic groups and couples.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best place in Salem.
This is my second visit to Finz and both were wonderful. Our server Shannon was very attentive even though she was very busy. Our meals were outstanding. The seafood was fresh and delicious. My Mom had the scallop dinner and finished every bite, which is rare for her. She kept saying how good the dish was. I had the clambake and it was wonderful. We both left very full & satisfied. If you go to Salem, this is a must to eat at.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great location and friendly service
Great meal, great service and not too expensive. My colleague and I started off with their signature Buffalo Calamari which was very tasty and not too spicy. I had the Fisherman's Stew which had a nice variety of mussels, fish and shrimp. Not too many scallops, though, if any. My colleague had the FINZ Seafood Paella which was similar to the stew, but had quite a bit of fried calamari added along with the shellfish. Great location and prompt service.
10/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Won't be disappointed
I came in 2012 and loved my filet mignon so much that when I came back in 2013 I got it again and loved every second of it. Amazing restaurant and great servers.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I consider myself a foodie. This was an excellent place, many choices, great flavor, great cocktails.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My girlfriend loved it. I'm not a big seafood guy so I got the steak special, it was alright. Really cool place tough and our server was very good.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was one of the few restaurants that appeared to be open for lunch when I made the reservations, so there was little choice. When I arrived, I realized that I had been there before and eaten outside near the harbor. Unfortunately, it was too cold to do so. Even so, we had a nice table by the window. Service was helpful and friendly. Food was good, especially the oysters. Definitely would go again.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Halloween in Salem
Huge crowds in town, restaurant packed but food and service was just as good as it is on a "normal" evening. Our "go to" spot with visiting guests or for a quiet dinner for two. Finz never disappoints.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Halloween in Salem
The town is crazy and all the wait staff was in costume. Very cute. The restaurant was very full and the kitchen was able to handle the load. Food arrived promptly, as ordered and was very good. We enjoyed the dining experience.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband & I made a reservation at Finz on our honeymoon. The lobster ravioli was exceptionally delicious! Very nice place to eat.
10/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Paella was really good and
Paella was really good and the braised short ribs were amazing! The steamers were a fabulous appetizer. The key lime pie was excellent! Really nice place and we will return!
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food's good.
The food at Finz is certainly worth the trip. Getting seated with a reservation is certainly not a problem. Not too sure about walk ins. The service was ok. Wasn't nearly as attentive as I would have liked. The tiny table we were sat at caused a spillage of a $10 glass of wine because there was no room to put anything anywhere. No one offered to refill the wine, so I paid $10 for about 3 sips. The food was excellent. This was the second time I went to Finz, and I think the first time a year ago was better. I was there celebrating my 1st wedding anniversary and asked for a table that was kind of quiet and rather than getting anything even remotely quiet we were sat next to a loud baby shower at what felt like the smallest table in existence.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Mix of Menu Items
Everyone can find something to suit their appetite at Finz.. Fresh seafood and great starters. The fried oysters and the brussels were excellent. and plentiful. Going back soon.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not bad but a little weird
Tomatoes on a Caesar salad? Hardly a problem, but it makes one wonder about the kitchen. After a long wait,
an otherwise good paella comes out with battered calamari in it. Wrong, just wrong. The swordfish was overcooked. Service was attentive and the room is very nice. The price point is decent. Just a pep talk in the kitchen could fix this.
12/13/2013 4:00:00 PM