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“Best restaurant on Marco.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fin Bistro

Fin Bistro
317 North Collier Boulevard, Marco Island, FL 34145
239-970-6064
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Ranked #1 of 103 Restaurants in Marco Island
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Chicago
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Best restaurant on Marco.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We'd been wanting to visit Fin Bistro for a while now and finally went there last week. It's a real pleasure to go to a place that gets everything right!

The Good:

* It's a fairly intimate and classy, without being the least bit stuffy.

* The staff is extremely friendly, extremely knowledgeable on the food and wine, and very attentive.

* The wine list is extensive enough to please most people, without being overwhelming. And the wine prices are reasonable.

* The food is amazing! Everything that we ordered was perfectly cooked, perfectly seasoned and the flavor perfectly balanced. It really takes exceptional talent to produce meals this well. We started with the sauteed calamari - tender and flavorful with a sauce that complemented the squid without overpowering it and a side of crispy bread that was perfect for sopping up leftover sauce. I had the swordfish - absolutely spot on, and accompanied by an apple and fennel salad that was out of this world. So simple, yet so perfect. My wife ordered the Cobia - she said it was probably the best fish she had ever eaten.

The Bad:

* None, really. Except perhaps that it's so good that sometimes it's hard to get reservations. Of course, you can always drop in without a reservation and try to snag a seat at the bar. They have full dinner service at the bar.

I'll say it again. The best restaurant on Marco. Go there.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Naples, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Extraordinary experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

From the moment I made a reservation until I left this charming restaurant, everything was absolutely perfect. The staff members were friendly and professional, the food was superb, the owner stopped by the table briefly to welcome us and the location was convenient. We plan to return again and again. It was the equivalent of dining at the Ritz Carlton!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Canada
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great Food, great service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Artful presentation and very fresh ingredients. We had the swordfish and the scallops both great choices.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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“Excellent meal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Super fresh seafood in a cozy atmosphere. Fin Bistro is now one of my favorite Marco restaurants - can't believe I didn't find it sooner :)

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Really, really good. Go. Enjoy.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Really good meal. Ate the first week of July. Place was packed, so I ate at an outside table, even though it was pretty hot. Owner and wait staff couldn't be happier to serve me there. Started with the Yellowtail Avocado Crudo - fabulous. Then the Key West Swordfish - again fabulous. Finished with the Bread Pudding. Should I use the same word a third time? Glass of sauvignon blanc to wash it all down. Waiter checked on me frequently and was really interested in how I liked everything. This place is worth what it takes to get in. I'll be back.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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