Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. New York / Tri-State Area
  4. Staten Island
  5. Staten Island
South Fin Grill, Staten Island, NY

South Fin Grill

3.9
3.9
464 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
South Fin Grill offers delectable seafood with spectacular ocean front views of the Verrazano Bridge and the entrance to New York Harbor. Watch sailboats and cruise ships glide through the harbor. South Fin Grill promises to be the premiere Seafood Restaurant in Staten Island. With breathtaking views and elegant surroundings,
you can have an intimate dinner for two, or throw a wonderful party of up to 125 people.
We have a sushi and a raw bar as well.
NOW ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS FOR PRIVATE HOLIDAY PARTIES, please speak with an event planner.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


Is this your restaurant?
Claim this listing

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 5:00 am–1:00 am Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (718) 447-7679

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Francisco Loor

  • Private party facilities

    South Fin Grill offers a unique combination of delectable seafood, exquisite décor, and breath-taking views.

  • Private party contact

    Event Planner: (888) 678-4584

  • Neighborhood

    Staten Island

  • Cross street

    Sand Lane

  • Parking details

    Free valet parking for South Fin Grill guests.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 464 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Sort by

Filters

  1. MS

    MerryS

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely spot - a hidden gem on the water in Staten Island. We were biking along the water and came across this spot. The food was good, the view spectacular, and the service was perfect. The only drawback was the loud (ish) music.
  2. MM

    MelissaM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view and wonderful staff! Can't wait to go back!
  3. LC

    LauraC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I had the ribeye steak and it was perfect. All of the food was very tasty and presented very nicely. Will definitely be back.
  4. JJ

    JerryJMak

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food was good but not great, with large portions. The service was OK but a little slow (it wasn't crowded). The music was much too loud. Nice view of the boardwalk, beach, and ocean.
  5. JP

    JudithP

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went on a Wednesday night so it was pretty quiet and not to crowded. The waiter was excellent, he was very attentive, informative and very polite. The food was excellent and I’ll definitely be dining here again.
  6. L

    Lulu

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful place to celebrate a birthday
  7. b

    bertl

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food and wonderful atmosphere!
  8. LM

    LisaMarieB

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great ambiance, excellent service and amazingly well prepared dishes, both visually and taste wise
  9. PM

    PatriciaM

    New York Area

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This place has improved. The food and service was great. The only place on Staten Island thats on the beach. Need another beach restaurant
  10. RO

    ROMAN

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    FOOD was great. SERVERS were great. Table was dirty; my shirt got soiled and arm caught sticky stuff; servers came and cleaned up while i had my food. It was Salsa night (which played only 30% of time); BUT people on top of each other on the dance floor; one old lady "bitched" at us for trying to sit on a chair that she left from; no one, absolutely no one wearing masks (Staten Island has the highest COVID cases in the city due to unvaccinated persons.
  11. JJ

    JerryJMak

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice outdoor dining for nice weather. Good food, great service.
  12. LP

    LisaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was overall good food and drinks and good service!! 🤗
  13. IF

    ItalianFoodLover

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Pretty, comfortable, good service, good food.
  14. JM

    JenniferM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    We went for the Fourth of July. They were completely understaffed. The menu was very limited and what did have on the menu was sold out! My mother did not like what was actually available on the menu and they had nothing to accommodate her with. Unfortunately, she did not even have an entree. To make the evening even worse we were informed that the chef quit and we had to wait for another cook to arrive. It was the very worst dining experience of my life. The waiter was a very nice man who worked very hard at trying to do his job for a resturant that could obviously care less about its workers along with its patrons.I would never return to this establishment.
  15. MG

    MarieG

    New York Area

    78 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Have been to South Fin in the past. This time felt the menu was limited and food was not as good. My Bronzino had many bones.
  16. D

    Davb939

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the Branzino it was delish, all the bones we’re removed .
  17. S

    Shelly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated a surprise birthday dinner at South Fin and it was fantastic! The service was top notch and the food/drinks were delicous. We highly recommend South Fin!
  18. MB

    MarshaB

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always liked this restaurant and sitting outdoors. Glad to see it has reopened. Had salads and burgers and they were delicious. Waiting to see what else they add to their menu.
  19. CS

    CatherineS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    South Fin has a new chef. He's excellent. Service was quick. Food was fresh. Very pleased. Thank you.
  20. LD

    LadyD

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    I was very disappointed this time. I had been to the restaurant numerous times pre-COVID...the food, service & ambiance were outstanding. Yesterday,the food choices were limited. I requested a waterfront restaurant which did not happen as the restaurant was catering a private party and the noise level was overpowering given the DJ on the outside deck. If you choose to stay for the music and dancing after dinner, there is a cover charge fee which is not waived if you eat at the restaurant. I won't be returning any time soon
  21. l

    lalinlau

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Food! Grilled Artichokes.. yummy! Service was amazing! Highly recommended
  22. KH

    KarenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food service was outstanding beautiful atmosphere would definitely dine there again!!!!!!!
  23. EM

    ElizabethM

    New York Area

    93 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It might have been a pleasant meal but after I had reserved online, and battled my way through the nor’easter to get to the door, to my dismay and great annoyance, the restaurant was dark and locked.
  24. NY

    NYCFoodGal

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We went for brunch on a Sunday morning. We arrived at 12:15 and the place was completely deserted. They were open though and we were seated promptly. The waitress was very friendly and helpful. The food was good, a bit pricey though. It just felt like we were in a deserted restaurant. Very surprised for a Sunday morning.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2019

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    Service was extremely slow, the restaurant was humid and the music was loud enough to disrupt the flow of conversation during a business dinner. There was also not a private space available for the number of people in our party. The instructions to have appetizers served to the whole table was also not followed and guests needed to order their own which was a waste because some options were not portioned individually. I don’t recommend for a quiet business dinner for anyone party under 30 people.
  26. JP

    JudithP

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service, friendly staff and great food. I would definitely come back.
  27. TK

    TonyK

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2019

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Absolutely the worst meal imaginable. We ordered a seafood tower for $95.00 which was supposed to have fresh jumbo shrimp as well as fresh snapper ceviche in addition to clams, oysters, etc. What we were served were tiny frozen shrimps, being passed off as jumbo shrimps. The ceviche was soggy and not fresh. When confronted about the shrimps the waitress said "Oh, we ran out of shrimp!" Their solution was to give us 6 more tiny frozen shrimp. I had to return my main dish of "fresh" red snapper" ; it wAs awful and overcooked. I must note that the lobster bisque was good. The bathrooms were filthy and the music was blasting with music that was inappropriate for a dining atmosphere. We could not hear ourselves speak and asked for it to be lowered 3 times. Sadly, although the manager "Iman" was on the property, at no time did he come over and address the inferior food and no adjustment was offered on our bill. STAY AWAY FROM THIS RESTAURANT - THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT DOING THE RIGHT THING BY THEIR DISSATIFIED CUSTOMERS.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Beautiful view. Fantastic service.
  29. M

    Maryann

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    South Fin Grill is a great place to spend a summer evening. It is right on the beach, and the view is lovely. It is a little pricey, however. Parking is ample.
  30. NA

    NANCYG

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Outdoor dining is nice. Food was marginal and expensive. Steak and eggs consisted of 4 like cube pieces of steak - steak overdone and eggs over hard although easy was requested. Drink was spilled on my pants. Not intentional but really annoying nonetheless.
  31. SG

    StephanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience Food was Delicious with capital D Service was excellent from busboy to manager Will go back again and again Would recommend to all my friends
  32. F

    Foodvacationer

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We celebrated a birthday outside on the boardwalk patio, 16 of us. They arranged a prefixe meal which makes sense for group this size. The descriptions of the dishes were better than delivered. For appetizers we had family style of each. We had shrimp cocktail, which was just as expected, not a let down but it’s a basic dish. The crispy calamari was good, the choice of 2 dipping sauces was a pleasant offering, the Asian sweet sauce was best. Then there was the burrata over arugula salad. The burrata was a bit tough on the outside and the salad had no dressing, a drizzle of EVOO was all you could see or taste. Also, there was no seasoning, a little salt and cracked pepper would have gone a long way. Last appetizer were the chicken lollipops, glorified chicken wings. I am not a meat eater but was told they were ok. They lingered on the plate so it didn’t appear people were clamoring for them. For entrees, the filet mignon was the biggest hit although it was described with a peppercorn crust which did not appear on any of the servings. I had the olive oil poached cod, it was unevenly cooked, very salty and the faro it was served with bland. I squeezed my lemon garnish on everything to add zest. The shrimp over pappardelle was tasty, the sauce was well flavored and the shrimp cooked just right. I did not get feedback on the salmon or lobster Mac entrees. Their dessert menu is limited. Few had the brownie skillet and said it was rich and delicious. Others had the sorbet, was told it was more sweet than refreshing. As for service, we had to request appetizers that were missing from the table and the last one came out just before entrees. Serving the filet mignon was disorganized, they didn’t know who ordered which degree of cooking (I.e. well, medium). Drinks took awhile to arrive the first time and when reordered. Coffee with dessert, was also a mishap. A few people were forgotten and didn’t get their coffee until dessert was almost done. The staff was friendly though.
  33. E

    Ebony

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2019

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Food was BEAUTIFULLY presented but it was unseasoned and took a very long time. We were rushed and the location was very noisy. Drinks were too sweet and crowd was VERY drunk and noisy. Will not return.
  34. LK

    LisaK

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I was a little disappointed in the menu options at South Fin Grill. For what I would consider a seafood restaurant, I was not impressed with the menu at all. What was more disappointing, is that there were no specials. I had a salad and the poached cod. Food was good, but not outstanding. View was nice, waiter was attentive. I would probably try one more time, but if I have the same experience, not sure I will be back. Lots of other restaurants to choose from on Staten Island that have better food and selection.
  35. TS

    TomSITF

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2019

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Food took forever to get. To add insult to injury restaurant did not even credit me for points on open table!!!
  36. VP

    VivianP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was excellent . Our waitress was friendly and attentive . Later we went to the bar area where everyone was super nice.
  37. VL

    VikkiL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2019

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    I’d recommend but not for food especially not brunch , just for drinks . Service was poor but not because my waitress had a bad attitude or wasn’t trying her best , there simply were to many tables for one person and food took forever. The food was not good at all , I don’t know how you make bacon taste bad but they did. Brunch was horrible
  38. P

    Ponty

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    We were there for brunch. The menu was limited and boring. The food was good. The service, particularly from the Manager Felix was outstanding! He is warm and charming. We would return, just to spend time with him!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2019

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    The waitress didn’t allow us time to talk at leisure; I felt extremely rushed by all the staff. The entree was brought out way before we were near finishing our appetizer. I felt the staff was rushing us out even though there were an ample amount of tables available for other guests. And the air conditioning was on so high I was shivering.
  40. SB

    SueB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time, delicious dinner and our server (Alyssa) was outstanding! Thanks for a wonderful night out.

FAQs

South Fin Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 447-7679.

South Fin Grill is rated 3.9 stars by 464 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


Is this your restaurant?
Claim this listing

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Sand Lane

  • Neighborhood

    Staten Island

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 5:00 am–1:00 am Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free valet parking for South Fin Grill guests.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Francisco Loor

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (718) 447-7679

  • Private party facilities

    South Fin Grill offers a unique combination of delectable seafood, exquisite décor, and breath-taking views.

  • Private party contact

    Event Planner: (888) 678-4584

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo