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Fin Raw Bar and Kitchen

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183 Glenridge Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-3526
+1 973-744-0068
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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new jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

Was there on a Saturday night for dinner with friends. Nice atmosphere but was disappointed with hospitality . I asked to substitute Brussels sprouts for potatoes and was told by the chef. I then asked can I pay an upgrade charge or please bring it to me as a side and was told no again. I just felt it was... More 

Thank nicola28
Montclair, New Jersey
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 13, 2017

This has to be my favorite place to eat, especially on a nice warm day when the front glass doors are open. The food is always perfect and they now have a liquor license so no more toting bottles. The servers are knowledgable and friendly, and usually very attentive. On busier nights it can be a little difficult to get... More 

Thank Marnie G
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

Tables for two are so small and close to each other. You are touching elbows with the person next to you and cannot have a private conversation. Food was good...nothing great! Atmosphere is nice but so loud can barely hear anything...not my idea of a nice relaxing night out!

Thank Liz H
Livingston, New Jersey
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300 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Fin was a delightful place to be on a quiet Thursday night in January. The restaurant now has a liquor license so that's a plus. I had the special branzino that was delicious but had bones, bones, bones and I had the Brussels sprout salad as a starter. Was good. I have had several very good meals here. Would go... More 

Thank AmyC723
new york
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90 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed November 29, 2016

Have known Jerry the owner way before he was a restauranteur. He started with Salute down the corner from Fin but for me this is consistently the best restaurant in Montclair. A close second/third Is De Novo and a nice relaxed meal at Corso 98.We probably eat here once a month and the experience has never been less than good... More 

Thank reillyelmo
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

We have visited Fin several times. The food is always good. Nice atmosphere and consistently good food. As a seafood fan I feel the menu is a bit blah however I always have a good meal.

Thank TAPAU313
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2016

What a fun night I had Dinner with my my 80 year old day. The head hostess is awesome, I think her name is Francesca, she was completely in charge and helpful. The place was packed and it has amazing seafood. My Dad had raw oysters, fresh and absolutely well cleaned. I had a Lobster Sliders...Fantastic appetizer. We had the... More 

Thank Spooly1
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 13, 2016

Fresh clams were very tasty but the same cannot be said for the mussels. These lacked flavor and did not taste like PIE that was advertised. Also several did not open along with a soggy topping that was described as crispy potatoes. It was very difficult to find any swordfish in the swordfish taco appy. Grilled cod was good but... More 

Thank Patricia A
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Love Fin!! The seafood is awesome. The 7 spice tuna and the oysters are the best. Service and atmosphere is great too. Can't wait go again.

Thank Djcardella
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Nice raw bar options. Dinner was excellent. Salmon was cooked just to my liking - medium rare. Can bring wine but they now have a bar also. A must in Montclair.

Thank Mbreviews11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 183 Glenridge Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-3526
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Montclair
  • Phone Number: +1 973-744-0068

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?