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Finz Salem

4.5
1146 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Waterfront
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood
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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
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Phone number
(978) 744-8485
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Serie Keezer
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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
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Private party contact
Suzie Travers: (978) 744-8485 ext. 19
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Cross street
new derby
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Parking details
Parking lot located on Congress St.
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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.
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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

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Offering brunch buffet from 10am to 2:00pm Dinner menu served from 3:00pm to close.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1146 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Great selection of fresh fish & lobster. One of our grandsons favorite places for shell fish

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Finz specializes in seafood, as the name suggests, and they prepare it very well. We had a very pleasant experience dining there with friends. The service was good, and the environment was quiet enough for casual conversation. Finz is definitely a higher-end restaurant - not overwhelmingly expensive, but not cheap. It's certainly worth it for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The food was absolutely superb! The crab cake appetizer was the best I've ever had - and I order crab cakes everywhere. The fish, shellfish, and sides were worth the trip and I hope to have dinner there again.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We come to Finz's a lot. Always great food. The Tuna is unreal. It's expensive but you really get your money's worth here.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Excellent as always!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Service was prompt and attentive without feeling rushed. The food was unbelievable my Lobster Ravioli was to die for. Crab cake was excellent and my wife's meal was fantastic as well. We will be back soon.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The Hostess forgot about us despite the fact that we had reservations. She asked us to wait 10 minutes for our table to be cleaned and after 35 minutes I had to ask if we could be seated. This was ironic as we received 3 Opentable emails and a call from the restaurant asking us to confirm our reservations. Our waitress was very nice but we were rushed through our meal. I overheard the party sitting next to us say that they felt rushed to order as well. Our food was good but our dinner arrived while we were still eating our appetizer. Definitely not the place to go to enjoy a relaxed dinner and drink.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Finz is a fabulous seafood restaurant located on Pickering Wharf on the Salem waterfront. The seafood is the freshest around. Creative dishes and a great staff!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Our server was very accommodating, pleasant and knowledgeable.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We love coming to Finz! We had our first date there. We are excited to see the new location. This location is super packed space wise and it felt especially cramped this time. Food is always delicious and Crispy Nigiri offered was next level AMAZING! Please bring that to the permanent menu! I wanted more of that!

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Good food. Bad experience. Six of us for 25th Anniversary. We informed the waitress of our problems - first a lovely but blinding sunset thru a full glass door (made worse as it was over the water}. There were shades for the windows but not the door and it was a problem that could be easily be solved but wasn't. The menus are transparent plastic- so no help there. I sat sideways for 45 minutes, Sunset, which should have brought relief, put our table in near darkness - the small pendant over the center of our table was out - it had no bulb. The waitress said she would send a manager to our table but that never happened. We passed the mini candle among us to read the menu. Guessing the restaurant doesn't care about return patrons, treating us like tourists. Still wondering why they asked if it was a special occasion when we made our reservation and acknowledged our response.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The Baked Oysters were delish! Sea Scallop dish was excellent as well! Great service by Juan!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We’ve eaten here many many times in the past and continue to enjoy it each and every time. My wife ordered the grilled shrimp and I had the sea scallops. Both dishes were appetizingly served and absolutely delicious. Service couldn’t have been better and we love the fact that it’s right on the water which is beautiful even in the dead of winter.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The service was great and the food was delicious. Nice variety of seafood prepared in
eclectic ways. After my wife's scallop dish arrived not very hot, (my selection was very hot)
the waitress took it back to reheat. When it came back exactly the same, someone from the
kitchen came out and apologized, took back the dish again and prepared a totally new one, on the house. My wife was very satisfied with the replacement. I'm not sure what went wrong but they were more than accomodating and willing to take responsibility. This doesn't happen very often in our experience, so we were pleased with their priority for customer satisfaction. Nice
ambiance near the water and looking forward to dining there again in their new location.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Excellent service

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Not busy on a stormy night... but great service and food. Paella was outstanding. Table right by the windows to watch the last night of the 'Noreaster come through Salem. Look forward to our next visit to Salem!

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

My fiance and I dined at Finz last weekend as part of a visit to see my daughter in school on a recommendation from an acquaintance. It's in a perfect location - and our food was phenomenal. We got the goat cheese appetizer, the cheese was served warm with garlic and olives along with a nice crostini. It was creamy and delicious.

She got the yellowfin tuna entree, and I ordered the sirloin tips. Not only were both of the entrees' meat selection cooked perfectly, but the sauces that accompanied both were incredibly additive to the plate. The sides, while not as much to write home about, were also well prepared and presented.

I will go out of my way to eat here again, although it is nearly two hours from home. I don't know if I can give a stronger recommendation than that.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Evan is the best waiter!

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Finz was great. The seafood was fresh and fantastically seasoned. Our server was very friendly and fun, and you could tell he loved the food because he gave us very honest reviews. Great calamari and the crab nachos are SO GOOD. Also recommend the paella, mussels, lobster mac and cheese and the halibut.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Finz was a great take on Friday. Busy enough to have atmosphere but certainly not over crowded. The bar and wait staff were polite and efficient. The menu had some great options (tried the seared Haddock with mango salsa) that were a great value.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Very Good Service, Nice Dinner!

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We were definitely pleased with the food but it felt like our table was an afterthought service-wise...perhaps because he had tables near the window and we were near the hostess stand. A manager actually had to ask us if anyone had come by yet.
My martini was served with a lemon wedge instead of olives.I thought that was unusual.When my son asked for a beer he was finally served just a lukewarm can of beer.
My son had to go to the bar to get a chilled glass.
Other than that the food came out timely and was really delicious. We had also visited your sister restaurant Sea level 2x and was very pleased.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We had a beautiful table near a fireplace, very romantic. Our server was friendly and checked with us just the right amount. The noise level was perfect-happy chatter in the background but not loud enough to make it hard to hear our conversation. The seafood was utterly delicious and more than enough.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The food was all very good and our server was fantastic, but we had a reservation for 7:45 and didn't end up getting seated until almost 8:30. They did comp a first round of drinks to make up for the wait, but not until we were already seated.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Came here while on trip to North Shore. Was recommended by Trip Advisor. The oysters and tuna were so outstanding for our first visit, we came back the next night for the blue crab martini appetizer and a salmon poke entree.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My girlfriend and I both ordered the lobster mac and cheese. Finz rendition is more like a lobster vodka creme sauce. The taste was definitely good for a vodka sauce. But both of us only got about a claw and a half of lobster meat. When you're paying 23 bucks for lobster mac and cheese you expect the star of the dish to be cheese creamy lobster goodness, not a negligible amount of lobster in a a red sauce.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The atmosphere was very pleasant, with decor associated to the seaside. Meals were absolutely delicious however wine selection was on the small side, but fairly well priced.
Service was adequate, waiter did seem to be quite busy as it was Valentines Day

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The seafood at Finz is some of the best on the North Shore. Also , atmosphere and service are great. Good beer selection. I love the place.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We had a very delicious dinner and wonderful evening at finz this evening. I ordered the platter raw seafood lobster &. Shrimp and it was a wonderful dish and a great price and then ordered the clambake which was equally delicious and the size of my lobster was wonderful. My husband enjoyed his steak tips and we finished it off with the delicious dessert berries and whip cream and ice cream. Our staff was wonderful I will definitely return again. I do miss the Brussel sprouts! Please bring them back.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We arrived a bit early for our Valentine's Day reservation but had no problem being seated right away. The staff we interacted with were friendly and personable, especially our server. Because of the holiday, we were sort of squished into a 2-top next to a support pillar, with very little room between the adjoining tables. That was disappointing, particularly since there were other better seating options that remained open during our entire meal. Onto the food. We ordered some Chatham and Barnstable oysters and a Caesar salad to begin, and both arrived promptly, and were flavorful. I ordered one of the martinis from their featured bar menu and found it tasty and not skimpy on the alcohol. Too often when I order martinis, they go heavy on the flavorings and lite on the Tito's. At Finz, the proportions in their martinis were just right. My husband ordered the Grilled Swordfish from the regular menu. Our server said it was an excellent choice, and it was. I kept stealing bites from hubby's plate. I ordered the Sole PIcatta which came with sautéed spinach and ricotta mashed potatoes. I wasn't as pleased with my meal. The little amount of sole I got was buried under way too much sauce, with the spinach under that, and the bottom layer was heavy with their signature mashed potatoes. It was all one note, with no texture. I picked through the fish and spinach, and left behind what I would call a double serving of potatoes. It could have easily been called Mashed Potato Picatta. Though it was only $20, it wasn't worth even that. After dinner, we got a few more drinks. Again, drinks were excellent...my Espresso Martini was a good capstone. Kudos to the bartender. We also got the berry shortcake, which we finished. Overall, good service with a a star or two off for my meal.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Food selection was great and overall, quite YUMMY! Derrick our waiter was fabulous. We were there for our standing weekly-date-night, which happens to be on a Tuesday so I suspect that the noise level of 'quiet conversation' is a mid-week thing. Seems that the weekends would be a bit more animated. All in all we LOVED IT! #FinzRocks

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We were getting together with old friends that we haven't seen in several months. We were able to catch up and take our time, and the waitperson was very accommodating. She and the kitchen handled special dietary requests very well. The food was excellent, and we all had a great time.

My only minor quibble was that the draft I wanted was not available. I'm over it :-)

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Delicious meal. YELLOWFIN BLACK AND WHITE SESAME TUNA was outstanding, would order that dish again for sure! SEAFOOD TOMATO-FENNEL STEW was also delicious- lots of seafood and a very tasty tomato based sauce. Server was excellent- very friendly and accommodating. We arrived early (6:15 pm) and the restaurant was full of families with young children so it was a bit noisy. Tables turned over and it was a more adult crowd by about 7:15pm.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

We try to get to Finz 3 times a year. We live about 65 miles south but the trips are always well worth it. The food and ambience is amazing. The Tequila lime enchiladas with shrimp are ridiculous!!!! The OYSTERS are always fresh and nicely sized. We just love Finz , honestly if we lived closer we would be there once a week.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Great setting and great food. Plus Rebecca did a great job waiting on us.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

We found Finz while looking for a halfway stop between our daughter’s university and our hometown. Set on the water in colorful, romantic Salem, Massachusetts, Finz is now our go to stop. The dishes are lovely, especially the seared black and white tuna, and it’s a very nice ambiance. If you’re planning a trip to Salem (for Witch Trials, The House of Seven Gables, or just Fowler a walk, plan dinner at Finz.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Very fresh seafood even on a cold Thursday night in February. Excellent service. Creative seafood dishes that are a refreshing change for the traditional New England fish fry (which is also available.

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

It was relaxing and enjoyable
Waiter was attentive but not intrusive
Great food

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Mouth watering seafood. Lobster ravioli to die for.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Another wonderful evening out at Finz. As is usual the food was fantastic and the service was attentive. The best filet mignon on the North Shore!

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