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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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Now accepting Reservations, full menu a available and chefs specials available

Finz Salem Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Great for Lunch (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Fun (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
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Authentic (9)
Business Meals (9)
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Notable Wine List (5)
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 (New England)·Dined on August 29, 2015

We did go on a Saturday night so that was probably part of the problem but they had run out of both of the dishes I wanted to order. Although we had reservations, you can reserve outside sitting. The wait for outside was 45 minutes so we decided to eat inside.

The clam chowder was only that by name. There were barely any clams in the cup, mostly potatoes and celery. My husband swordfish was very good. He loved it. My fish tacos had nice fresh fish but the overall taste just wasn't there. I get better fish tacos at Margaritas.

And I should say the parking situation in Salem is just as bad as trying to get street parking in Boston.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on August 29, 2015

First time visit and will be back. We ate outside in the back overlooking the boats docked there for a really nice place to eat. Everyone enjoyed their dishes- I had the fisherman's stew which was excellent, others had Salmon, Steak tips and swordfish. Chicken wing appetizer was really good also. Nice place to walk around afterwards also, so overall a very nice evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on August 28, 2015

Went to Finz for a late lunch / early dinner. Sat on the deck overlooking the boats. Great fried oyster app, tuna entree was very good, the seafood stew was good but a little overcooked. service was very good - our waitress was very pleasant and attentive. We will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on August 25, 2015

Our top priority was a great raw bar to choose from, and we were not disappointed. The oysters and littlenecks were locally harvested and to die for. Only disappointment was the limited sauce to accompany the shellfish. Just horseradish with a little cocktail sauce on top (not the other way). A mignon or similar selection would have elevated the experience. Super attentive waitstaff. Entrees were all outstanding. We had a wonderful meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2015

Great Restaurant!
Fresh Delicious Fish - great atmosphere
Great Friendly Service
Beautiful setting and view
Highly recommend
Casual enough to relax - prefect

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 24, 2015

I heard about Finz from one of my daughters so I tried it with one of my other daughters before she returned to college. I ordered the grilled striped bass and it was served with roasted potatoes ,green beans and carrots, a and a small serving of green salad. It was the best food I have had in a restaurant for a long time. In fact I returned on my birthday less then a week later with 2 of my daughter and 2 of my grand daughters and again had an excellent experience. My spouse has been on a business trip to India and I can hardly wait o bring him to Finz

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2015

Great food and good location.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 22, 2015

Food was excellent. Service was extremely slow. Over 10 minutes waiting for drinks, 15 minutes for appetizer (oysters).

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on August 22, 2015

First of all the service was PAINFULLY slow, and we were dining with a toddler which requires a server that doesn't drag out every single thing. I was constantly having to flag down our server and ask for things, or find out where our drinks or food were. It's not even like it was that busy of a night.

Secondly the entire reason we had booked this restaurant was because it looked like it was on the "harbor" but really for the outdoor seating you're just looking at a small marina on the side. The view isn't great at all, and the sun sets directly into your eyes. The view from the other restaurants on the wharf is MUCH better.

The special of the day Halibut with grilled pineapple was VERY good. The spicy shrimp appetizer was also delicious. The lobster mac & cheese was ok, the cheese flavors were a little more subtle than I typically like. The New England Haddock was very overcooked though and the sherry sauce just didn't compliment it correctly.

They do have a great beer list though.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2015

My son ordered the steamed lobster and I tasted some... I have to say it was absolutely the best lobster I ever tasted in my entire life.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 16, 2015

The preparation of the food was inconsistent. Two meals were great, two good and two were fair. Both fish dinners were over cooked. The lobster ravioli was amazing. It wasn't that crowded but it took twenty minutes to get drinks. I would still give it another try.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 16, 2015

we had 4 separate seafood dishes and all were excellent. Paella, lobster ravioli, special (striped bass), and sole were all terrific. Fresh and perfectly cooked. you won't be disappointed. Lemon curd dessert was excellent but not really like a typical curd; more like a lemon mousse. Nice wine selection.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on August 15, 2015

Finz was unable to process my
Open Table reward on my phone
Very disappointing.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 15, 2015

Fantastic view of the water with excellent service And great bar! Love this place!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on August 14, 2015

The Finz we knew and loved had disappeared at a recent visit. The food was ok - fried oysters overlooked & tasteless. Too many families with young children - on a Saturday night. What was once a special restaurant with great food, service... Is sadly now ho hum.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2015

The best of the best! Fresh seafood, incredible wine, the staff very professional and knowledgeable. Gets better and better every time we go.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2015

We were here for dinner on Aug 12. Our server was Dana. She provided minimal service with no smile the entire night. We did not feel welcomed. Food was okay nice environment.

There's better choice in the area. Would not come back.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on August 8, 2015

Overall...Very Good. Crabtini as an appetizer was outstanding! Drinks were generously poured. Lobster Mac and Cheese was disappointing. :( Service from the bartender was average for a busy place, so a little slack cut there. However, wiping the bar down before new people sit should not have needed a request. Would recommend this place and would go there again. The hostess was very helpful and followed up on a question for a local that she did not know the answer to off the top of her head. Outstanding. Wish I got her name.

Tags: Hot Spot, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on August 4, 2015

We were celebrating our 42nd anniversary and wanted to have an outside peferrably waterfront venue and remembered Finz in Salem, so I checked to see if it was on Open Table. It was and I booked , and was hoping for outside seating.........we lucked out and got a dockside table. All was nice and quiet, and we had a great server in Brittney. She was attentive but not pushy, she even helped by taking a pic for us. Meal was great, ample and tasteful.......followed up with some key lime pie. Another successful Open Table reservation, TY

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 2, 2015

Enjoyable and pleasant first experience. Pricier side of restaurant spectrum in the area but seafood options were delicious.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 1, 2015

We were 7 people including 2 teenagers and dietary problems such as gluten and dairy free.
They had a gluten free menu and asked if anyone had allergies. all the dishes were fabulous
and served beautifully. We tasted and shared each others orders and really got a sampling of
the flavors. We stayed with seafood/fish but there were meat, poultry and vegetarian options, too.
Desserts were sinful and we shared 3 among 7 people. Great choice of wines, too.

We chose to sit inside, but the waterside tables looked onto beautiful historic schooners, yachts and other boats.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2015

Fine for casual seafood dining, but not very creative. Their Fish and Chips are the benchmark our kids use to compare to other restaurants.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 24, 2015

If you want fresh fish - can't go wrong here! Service was good, yes noise level is high but not uncomfortable. Goto restaurant for very good food!

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 23, 2015

This is the perfect spot for dinner on the deck on a summer evening. Service was great and food was very good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 22, 2015

My friend and I wanted lobster rolls so placing our order was so easy! And the lobster rolls were really delicious! We sat indoor because it was a very hot day, but from our seats next to the window, the view of the harbor was lovely. All in all, we had a great lunch by the water and the lobster was incredibly fresh!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 19, 2015

lighting was not adequate for seniors at 1.30 in the afternoon too dark...disappointing for a new england restaurant not too have whole fried clams...farm raised shrimp from vietnam and farmed oysters...uncomfortable seating for a group of seven people...we spent $ 207 dollars and it just was not worth it for lunch

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 (New England)·Dined on July 17, 2015

I've been here many times never a bad meal always at least average to good and very energetic spot lots of good drinks the food is nothing exceptional but certainly great for the Waterfront

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 (New England)·Dined on July 9, 2015

Always a great meal here never disappointed. Seafood is always fresh and cooked perfectly drinks are creative and service is always pleasant and efficient.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 7, 2015

I can usually tell how a restaurant will be based on the calamari appetizer. it was great, and so was Finz. We asked our waitress for recommendations, all of which were delicious. Go!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2015

We had a reservation and were seated promptly. We ordered quickly and the first appetizers came. Unfortunately, the wine that they promoted on special, they forgot to chill. They speed chilled to to a moderate coolness, but not to where it should have been. It didn't arrive until between our appetizers and main course. The main dishes were excellent, both in quality and presentation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 2, 2015

The place is already loud - why make it worse with music that is too loud? I

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 (London)·Dined on June 29, 2015

An extensive menu in a very nice looking restaurant. The service and presentation is first rate.
Excellent coffee and deserts.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 27, 2015

We had a delicious meal and our waitress was wonderful. The shrimp enchiladas entree was great, and the tuna tartar appetizer was a perfect start after a busy summer day outdoors. Our waitress was very gracious throughout the meal.

Only issue was the noise. Yes, being busy is a good thing, but it was a little bit difficult being able to hear our conversation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 19, 2015

Consistently, the best seafood restaurant on the North Shore.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on June 19, 2015

We were craving seafood and got our fill with this seafood dilight. We had oyster, steamed clams and lobsters, my was baked stuffed hers was boiled. We sat on the outside pation on a perfect New England eve. Service was wonderful. Thanks Heather.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2015

Finz is our favorite restaurant in Salem. Whenever we drive to the North Shore to meet friends, we meet them at Finz. We also love to take folks there from out of town. Why? Because they have the best fish at reasonable prices that you can enjoy from their harborview deck. Finz also offers more than seafood. They also have a gluten free menu if you have a sensitivity to gluten. Their chicken ceasar salad has more chicken on it than any I have ever eaten! Their Baja fish tacos are also very yummy as is their Paella. My husband said it was the best paella he has ever eaten and he eats it wherever we go. That includes Spain... When in Salem, check out Finz. You won't be disappointed!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on June 16, 2015

Food and service were very good...eating outside on the water was delightful! Chocolate lava cake was really good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 14, 2015

Dinner was excellent. The service was great. The only issue was the noise level- 2 large groups near us were very loud. But I would go again

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 (New England)·Dined on June 13, 2015

There were 6 people in our party. We shared Far East Shrimp, Calamari, and oysters. All were very good. The waitress did not rush us and was attentive to our needs. Main course was excellent.

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 (Naples)·Dined on June 13, 2015

Food was very good and the fish was fresh and prepared perfectly. Our server Jen was prompt and attentive.

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