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“Don't bother, there's better value elsewhere”
Review of Fins at Sharky's

Fins at Sharky's
Ranked #30 of 251 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $60
Cuisines: Sushi, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed April 14, 2014

Yes, it has the sea view, but that's really about all. It's expensive, trying to be upmarket and it's not.
Bread served after the appetiser -odd ?
Ambience -very hollow, no atmosphere, felt more like a cafe with basic wood tables and chairs. Some booths absorb the hollowness, but not all.
Food -menu looks good, but everything apears cooked on same grill, so you have same burnt meat and fish taste, whether you order seafood or steak
Service -polite, but felt like you were on a conveyor belt, in, order, eat quick, out, reseat table....
Menu -they only serve what the menu says, if you want to change something, I.e. Fries for veg, then it's a no no, they won't change it, but they will charge you for the veg as an extra as well.
You can get better for your money elsewhere,
Water, a guy walks round with an old open bottle(not opened at your table, could contain anything!), filled from the tap so it appears, no ice in it, and continually asking you about water, which does get irritating, it soon becomes warm in your glass with no ice in it.
This place has the potential to be good, but whilst they keep the ethos of Sharkeys downstairs carried through to upstairs it won't improve. Upmarket prices and dining needs attention to detail, and style, something that is lacking.
Also we noticed that someone was doing what we felt to be a 'stocktake' on the tables and diners, walking past writing on a scrappy piece of paper tables and head counts. Makes you feel most unwelcome and like a bit of an inconvenience to them !
Better value downstairs, and same views

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Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

We started with the Lobster Nachos, great starter for two. Tons of lobster chunks. I highly recommend it. The rainbow roll was standard, a bit pricey but good.

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Reviewed April 12, 2014

Food was very good.
Oysters rocefeller
Prime rib
Lobster chowder
As well as some sushi rolls to start

I believe Lauren was our server. Very personable, great service. Couldn't ask for any better.

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1  Thank Ronald H
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Reviewed April 12, 2014

We have been to Sharkeys every year and wait for hours because they don't take reservations. But this newer addition right next to Sharkeys (park in the same parking lot!) is very much needed. We got a table right away and had a spectacular view right outside and on the ocean front. We were on the second story of the restaurant so we literally overlooked the jetty and the beach. The food is not your average run-of -the-mill pub food like it's neighbor so be prepared to try new things. The presentation of the food is beautiful and the bread appetizer with the 4 small dips to try is awesome; both my husband and I loved it and we are not really bread-eaters! The food is pricier than Sharky's but you are paying for the view, the higher caliber of food, and just being catered to by the wait staff. We didn't see many older people or young families with children at Fins; it seems they tend to go next door for the pub food. This restaurant is a nicer place that we will return to next year. Venice FL needs more places like Fins at Sharky's!

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Thank Ryan282
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Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

Went to Sharkeys during season but wait was too long so we went into Fins with our 2 boys aged 2 and 6. The place is a more expensive alternative but well worth the money for a nice night out

First impression is awesome. Place has sleek and clean lines outside and is stylish and beautiful inside with cool tones. We sat outside with the view of the pier beach and gulf...spectacular as the sun was setting.

While the food was fantastic the service was even better. This is not a place you would typically take small kids but they are more than adept to handle them. Without asking just after we sat down they brought out a bowl of fresh cut fruit for the boys. The bread comes out with 4 diiferent spreads (cinnamon butter, olive spread, roasted red pepper spread and hummus). We had sea bass and crab legs each which were delicious and the burrata appetiser was amazing and a must have.

The only knock and its a small one would be on the crab legs...the serving size seemed a bit small.

This place is a great addition to Sharkeys and Venice. Great to have a spot for a special night with wonderful views, food and service. I will be back. ....often

Thank Patrick B
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