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About 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 it's available until closing.

76 Wharf St
Salem, MA 01970
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm,
Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
new derby

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(978) 744-8485

Website:
http://www.hipfinz.com/

Parking Details:
Parking lot located on Congress St.

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.

Executive Chef:
Serie Keezer

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 light

Private Party Contact:
Suzie Travers: (978) 744-8485 ext. 19

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Finz Salem Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

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Creative Cuisine (23)
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Neighborhood Gem (17)
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Despite booking, wait time was 20 minutes. However, we did get the window table we requested and it gave us time to try the drinks at the bar. Their pickle Bloody Mary was awesome!!! Loved it! We ordered the tuna tostada and calamari for starters. Both were delicious. For main we ordered the seafood ciopinno and the sole. They were good but we were so full from starters and drinks that left most of the food on the plates. We took the chocolate strawberry creme brûlée which was ok nothing special. Not recommended.
Service was great and attentive and all together other than the wait time was a good experience. Will definitely recommend/come back.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 13, 2016

The food and the service were excellent. The lobster Mac and cheese is a destination entree.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on February 12, 2016

Raw bar is reliably great at Finz. Entrees less so. They occasionally overcook fish and experiment with sides that are as likely to be a hit as a miss. Also, depending on who is in the kitchen, you can get a grossly oversalted meal. But we go back for the convenience of good local raw bar and very good service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on February 5, 2016

First time dining at Finz and in Salem. It was quiet but the service and food was spectacular. We wouldn't have changed a thing. Fresh and delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on January 17, 2016

This is a fantastic restaurant with great food and awesome service for a reasonable price. It has a very friendly atmosphere in a nice neighborhood, and the harbor views are a nice addition.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on January 16, 2016

patriot's burger very good view is amazing in the summer. drinks were great

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on January 8, 2016

Over $100 for 6 Oysters, 2 entrees, and coffee. NO drinks at all. My scallops were WAY overcooked, there were only like 6 off them, some kind of deep fried vegetable strings on top were tasteless and so hard they were inedible, and the service was pretty slow. NOT a good dining experience at all.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 8, 2016

Finz as always has great food and service. Hopefully soon they update the decor and it will be a true gem of salem...

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find
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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2016

My wife, daughter and I were in Salem for the New Year and heard about Finz watching a food review program on NECN, TV Diner. We booked our reservation on OpenTable. We can't say enough about the service and the food. It was "off the chain!" good. My 8 year old daughter enjoyed her fish and chips; my wife enjoyed her crab bisque and Alaskan King Crab Leg and I had the Cod with the parmesan mashed potatoes and spinach. Everything was nice and hot and brought to the table quickly. Our server was fantastic!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2016

Went there on New Year's Day with my husband for lunch. Had high hopes after seeing the menu online & also the waterfront location. The restaurant is cozy - we sat at a table in the bar area next to the fireplace. Very nice views of the water. Looks like a great spot in the Summer for their outdoor seating. The food is very average at best & definitely had hopes for better given the prices. I ordered the chicken sandwhich with side salad and coleslaw. I asked for no cheese on the sandwhich & dressing in the side - my order came with cheese on the sandwhich & dressing on the salad. The plate was taken back into the kitchen to redo & returned just a few minutes later (literally) without cheese - same chicken just peeled the cheese off?? The chicken breast was thin, dry and not top quality. It was comparable to a pre-cooked frozen chicken breast you'd find in the grocery store. My husband's BLT was mainly thick bread/pita and poorly put together - basically some long thin slices of bacon & other items with a piece of pita folded over it all. The chowder is average - not great & not bad. There are better choices for this price point.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2015

Took my mom and our family there for her 75th birthday. Everyone's food was very good. The staff made a mistake on one of the entrees and the waiter had the correct meal made, and took the entree off the bill. Overall, a nice place for a good meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2015

excellent food and great staff. Nice ambiance, beautiful location. We would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone! We will return again in the future.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2015

Great food. I've dined here a few time. This was the 1st time for my girlfriend. It was her b-day and she loved it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2015

with a group of older women, it would have been nicer if we had tables and chairs, instead of sitting on the back of the bench. which is difficult for us to move into and out of.
wait staff was terrific. little clams were fantastic.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on December 5, 2015

We go to Finz once a year when we are in Salem. Always good, and always fun.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 27, 2015

The end of November...we got to sit out side!
We always get the stoli wasabi oysters ~delish.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 21, 2015

We had a 7:30 reservation, but when we got there we were told it would be about 15 min. before we could be seated. In fact we went back to inquire about our seats after waiting for 30 min. We were finally seated a few minutes later. The hostess did say"sorry" as we were being seated, but it wasn't very genuine. Our waiter was nice and efficient although several drinks that we ordered from the cocktail menu weren't available. Fortunately the food was very good. We were there for a special occasion and it did turn out to be a nice time, but it got off to a disappointing start.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 21, 2015

Friendly and efficient service in a pleasant setting. Well made drinks and good food, reasonably priced.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2015

Delicious food. Great service!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2015

Had a wonderful meal, this restaurant has consistently delivered interesting and excellent meals. Went for a special occasion and it was a great evening.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 14, 2015

Beautiful restaurant with amazing food! This was in walking distance from our rental. It was quiet and very nice. The tuna was amazing and the stuffed lobster to die for!! Casual dress made this an even better find!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2015

This was restaurant week in Salem and the menu was great. Highly resulted the cornbread crested sole- the butter artichoke sauce was great with the crunchy exterior of the fish. The app of cranberry stuffed oysters was a true surprise and not overpowering. Overall great experience.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 7, 2015

Made an 8:15 reservation at 8 and when we arrived at 8:20 they had not even seated the 8 PM reservations. After 35 minutes we ate a very mediocre meal at the bar. There was never any apology for the unhonored reservation or any sort of accommodation. We won't be going back.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2015

My wife and I were looking forward to a great seafood dinner at Fins on Saturday night. We've eaten here many times and I've often brought business clients here for dinner. However, this night would have been a perfect dining experience - if, and only if, we were hearing impaired. It started off innocently enough with the reservation for 2 via Opentable. We arrived on time, but our table wasn't quite ready, so we went over to the bar area and ordered drinks. No problem. Just as the drinks came up, the waitress led us to our table - the one abutting the white post toward the back of the room. Had I known that there was about to be a decibel level contest among the surrounding larger groups, we would have hightailed it back to the bar and waited for a table in that section. There must have been a temporary lull because it wasn't too bad until after we ordered our meal. Our server was fine but, besides having to handle our nearby tables, she was also pulled in to helping serve the B'day party of 20 nearby. Another party of 8 ~20 somethings were seated to our left and a threesome of elderly ladies were to our right. Just as our meals arrived, each of these groups kept taking turns out-yelling each other just trying to hear their own conversations. I guess there was no sign or notice on the menu asking patrons to use "indoor voices only". I had ordered the cioppino and my wife ordered the halibut. The noise was so bad, that I could't finish my meal - I didn't even finish my glass of wine. We just needed to get out of room - turned loudspeaker and get back home.

Since the outdoor dining season is over, I would strongly recommend that Fins invest in some sound-absorbing ceiling and wall tiles - or passing out noise-cancelling earphones to diners. Next time, I'm holding out for a table in the bar just so that I can have a pleasant conversation and enjoy the meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2015

We went to celebrate my sister's birthday and were all more than satisfied with our choices (Paella, Shrimp Enchiladas & Filet). The Espresso Martini was also delish!!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 31, 2015

Even on Halloween night the food and service were outstanding as usual! In all the chaos the hostess remained calm and gracious ! I was very impressed ! We always try to eat there whenever we are in the area! Please give a special thankyou to your hostess !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on October 31, 2015

This was our first dining experience, and of course we dined on Halloween evening with a party of three. Myself having a gluten allergy, I was thrilled to discover that Finz has an entire gluten free menu available. Being Halloween night it was obviously very busy, however, the staff was wonderful, pleasant and efficient. Our food (gluten and non-gluten) was good quality and quite delicious. I would happily recommend Finz to a friend! We will absolutely be returning on a not-so-busy night! Thanks Finz!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2015

We had a party of 6. We had to wait for a few minutes for our reservation due to a the party before us taking a bit longer. The wait was less than 5 minutes & as it was Halloween weekend & it is Salem. Other than the small wait the rest of our dinner & drinks were nothing less than spectacular! I had fillet Mignon with a garlic butter beyond excellent! Our waiter was witty, funny, accommodating & very efficient. I eaten at Finz a few times before and it never disappoints and this time was no different. They have a very nice menu it is geared towards seafood however, I am not a fan of sea food they do have some very good alternatives.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 30, 2015

Food and service were great! One of the wines was below standard but the staff quickly resolved the issue!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2015

The food was excellent. The staff were friendly courteous and responsive. Not to mention, dressed in costume on Oct 30th. Highly recommend and will definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2015

Service was excellent and the entire staff were great! Would definitely recommend you try it!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2015

I hate being rushed with my plates, oysters plate was hardly finished, they were bringing the next service. They served a service without removing the previous plates.

That's rushing clients, a restaurant that claims "exquisites" shall not "process" clients as in a shop factory. It must "attend" to their service.

The bill was also rushed on the table, even before asking if we wanted a nitecap! All that time there were several empty tables, it cant be because you had too many clients.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 27, 2015

When the weather is nice, it's a fun and relaxing atmosphere - outside. Have a drink and take in the pleasant surroundings and have the fish and chips. In the off season, the place is clean, folks are polite and the food is mediocre, at best.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2015

Thank you for a great time! I would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Salem!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2015

We go to Finz every time we are in Salem. It has great food, servers and a wonderful view of the harbor from any seat in the place. After we had lunch there, we hit it for drinks at night and met some nice folks at the bar. (the bartender was a little unapproachable - it was difficult to get her attention even though the bar was pretty empty) They even have a fireplace for those cold days. Some things are not on the menu but they make it - I asked for a fried scallop plate and they made it, but it's not on the menu... and it was delicious! So ask about a classic seafood dish and they should be able to make it for you!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on October 16, 2015

I had the grilled swordfish with bacon and vegetable quesadilla...it was very very good. My boyfriend had the pan fried Dover Sole special and as well that was very good. Have never had a bad meal or service here.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2015

I have had better- lobster roll was not so hot. Crab claws small. Oysters were good.
Service was slow.
Busy time of year so i assume that is why.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on October 11, 2015

The swordfish stew was to spicey for your average person. I sent it back. The apple salad had so much sweet dressing you could not eat it. The children's chicken was over fried & so dry!. The citrus salad was awful.. Full of oranges only. For the price the Tuna was not a good grade of fish.. May have been old. The waitress was very nice( can't kill the messenger!). Won't go back.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 10, 2015

WE loved the chowder, thai shrimp, lobster roll and the oysters. GREAT seafood all around. Service was SPOT on. We will go back. Salem staple.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 10, 2015

My family and I enjoyed our dinner. The waterfront location is wonderful. The food was fantastic. And we had great service. Some of the other patrons were a little rowdy but it was a Saturday night. Overall we had a wonderful time. It was definitely worth the price!

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