Finn's Seafood, Chops and Cocktails

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Set in a beautiful 1882 heritage building overlooking the inner harbour and parliament buildings in the heart of downtown Victoria, Finn's offers award winning food and service, a locally sourced menu, and strong classic cocktails. With a varied menu offering something to suit all tastes Finn's is a great choice for unmatched atmosphere, friendly service, great food and beautiful harbour views.
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Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice experience. But it did feel like we were sitting in a hallway and not part of an actual room. Service was good. Not overly attentive but very friendly and great conversationalist. Steaks were very good!! Kudos to the chef. Only disappointment was house salad being only a bunch of greens with some fennel on top. That’s not a salad. A bit pricey but it was a special occasion. I would go again and be prepared for the price.

JD
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. The lobster tail was sooooo amazing! We are definitely coming here again!

AK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere right on the water. Their new paella is very good. Our server was very polite. We will be visiting again!

P
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great restaurant, much better than the old one in the same location.

J
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and amazing food. Will be back on our next trip to Victoria.

C
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such delicious food, especially the seafood linguini!!! Amazing and fast service, great ambiance.

WH
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Over priced beverages.Beer $7 a glass,not a pint.Wine also on the high side.
Otherwise very good

JJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Yes and no. I'd be realistic in my recommendations.

KB
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful dining area, very friendly staff, accommodating. Food was excellent and variety of wine and beer was good.

CE
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the restaurant. We had a waitress training another and they both did a fantastic job

EB
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We so enjoyed our evening at Finn’s. Waitress was thoughtful, friendly and unobtrusive.
Highly recommend Finn’s

JH
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I really enjoyed my dining experience at Finn’s. The pork chop was delicious and the presentation amazing as well. Service was very good and I would highly recommend Finn’s for your next dining experience.

BS
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent food and service. Thank you! Repeat visits will be a must

AR
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We had a reserved table at 8:30 pm, there were not many people in the place, the waitress from 9 pm did not appear and when at 9:30 pm she appeared and we asked her for dessert she told us that the kitchen was closed. When sitting at the table you should have let us know and not leave us with dinner in half.

S
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Worst value for money for seafood in Victoria. I don’t know what it is about this location but every restaurant that has ever been here has been a giant awful tourist trap. I had second thoughts about going and I should’ve listened to my instinct. Lots of better places around town.

ES
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific meal, service, and ambiance!

E
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our server Breanna! Also all of the food was cooked to perfection; most restaurants cannot manage to cook fish perfectly. Thanks for a great meal!

PN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Anniversary dinner. Got a nice table with a great view. Don’t miss Finn’s if you are in Victoria

AL
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We celebrated our 1 year anniversary here from out of town and we had a great experience. We reserved a few hours in advance and got the perfect table for two - secluded and with a view. Our server was so nice and considerate. The food was good - I got the seafood pasta; I wasn’t overly impressed with the dish but the wine was great and the appetizers were as expected (pretty good). Would recommend :)

D
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

A great restaurant with good food. Service was not great we were given dirty glasses and a plate and when we brought it to the attention of our server she was not pleased.

G
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view, great service, food was great

J
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. A good location for any occasion.

BS
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service, food and one of the best views of the Victoria Harbour that can be found. Always at hit with my guests! Thank you !

JF
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was generally good. We had the halibut and the salmon. The salmon was over cooked and a little dry, but the halibut was excellent. Potions were on the smaller side.

UA
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and a great evening. Food was fine

LB
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner and wonderful overall experience. We started with a tasty mojito. Not the best we’ve ever had, but very good. The crab cakes for an appetizer were delicious and we enjoyed the bread (which they charge $2.50 for!!). The New York steak and crab legs were amazing, and the halibut was well prepared (although a little on the small side for the price). Still, it was well prepared and the risotto was delicious. We passed on dessert because we were pretty full from dinner. Overall, a great 40th anniversary dinner with the beautiful harbor view, delicious dinner and attentive service.

BC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food . Enjoyed our evening. Appetizers and all of our meals were delicious. Our servers were very attentive and friendly . Thank you

SM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful service and an amazing view. Meal was perfectly prepared.

AO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific meal and service as we celebrated our anniversary. Both salmon and Halibut choices were excellent, and left room for a delicious sweet

AJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Anniversary

MB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The view was wonderful and the food was delicious. We found the pesto risotto a little heavy on the pesto side but the halibut was perfect.

P
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were out in the evening after two days in town on business. Great way to finish up

OT
Mönchengladbach
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best pork I Ever had

S
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Finn's for our anniversary dinner and it was fabulous. I thought it might be a bit loud, but they seated us in a quieter section with a really nice table next to the window overlooking the harbor. The food was incredible. I had Alaskan king crab, which was cooked perfectly, and my husband had the Wild Salmon burger, which he said was delicious. We will definitely stop by again next time we are in Victoria. Thanks Finn's!

KC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food AND the atmosphere at Finn's. We dined there on a cool September evening outside, when it was warm and cozy inside. The mussel's were excellent and the halibut special, that my daughter and I both enjoyed, was wonderful. We hope to be back one day!

CM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All 4 of us were quite happy with our dining experience. We were wanting a window table which we did get, however the window table was actually a window looking out to a closed in balcony area and a table beside our window on the other side. We could see the view beyond the people but it felt odd looking out at view as we were looking straight out at the couple eating their dinner. However, all was good because the ambiance with brick/stone walls, high ceilings, decor etc was quite lovely with a rustic feel so we didn’t mind missing the view after all. The food was delicious. My husband and I had the Bowls, his vegetable and mine clams/mussels/ prawns/ calamari with a bit of shredded carrots. Both had the delicious Thai curry sauce with a perfect amount of rice. We requested extra sauce and they happily accommodated us. One suggestion would be to add an extra bowl with veggies like in the vegetable bowl and prawns like in the Haida bowl and for us that would have created a perfect combo bowl:). The staff were amazing! Very attentive, accommodating and friendly. I would definitely come back to Finns.

M
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary! We requested a window seat and received it. Lovely view of the inner harbor and exceptional service from the servers. Thank you
for the nice memories of celebrating our 31st Anniversary! We will be returning on our next visit to Victoria.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, very good service

CJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice , friendly staff.
Just a bit cold sitting in the enclosed area looking out.

MB
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server went out of his way to ensure hour gluten free requests were completed.

Very attentive without being annoying

Simply fabulous !!