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Salem: Finz

Pickering Wharf , Phone: 978 744 8485

Reviewed by: rkorchid from NH, review #3742

When: 2011

Excellent restaurant serving fresh seafood for lunch and dinner in historic Salem.

Directions: At the far end of the Pickering Wharf loop off Derby Street in Salem.

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We had two delicious meals at this excellent seafood restaurant during our recent June visit to Salem. Finz bills itself as a hip seafood restaurant. It is a large, attractive room with water views. there is also a popular bar area with a raw bar and a fireplace.

Our first lunch was on a cold, wet day and we needed something warm. The appetizer of fried oysters we shared fit the bill nicely. These were fresh and crisply fried and served in a paper bag with a tasty aioli.

We followed this with an order of crisp calamari (this was also an appetizer) and a haddock basket. This fish and chips dish was two nicely fried pieces of haddock and a mound of delicious french fries. The fries were not dry and crisp, but softer and nicely seasoned. It was accompanied by a rich, creamy tartar sauce.

With a glass of wine and a bottle of IPA the bill was $55.

We returned for dinner two days later. We indulged in their seafood sampler. This is a tower of iced oysters (6), clams (6), huge shrimp (5), and a half lobster. Accompanied by a zippy horseradish sauce and the same rich tartar sauce, it was a filling dinner for two.

With a $32 bottle of Prosecco, dinner was $82 for the two of us.

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