South Fin Grill

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504 reviews
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Seafood
Thank you for a wonderful 2019 Season. We will see you again next year!
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South Fin Grill offers delectable seafood with spectacular ocean front views of the Verazano 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.

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Food
3.9
Service
4.1
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3.5
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68% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EM
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

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.

NY
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

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.

JP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

TK
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food. Beautiful view. Fantastic service.

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

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.

SG
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

F
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

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.

E
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

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.

LK
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

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.

TS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

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

VP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

VL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

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

P
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

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!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

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.

SB
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

TZ
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Food was good. I wish there were specials. The menu is a bit limited. Band was nice and staff was excellent.

JM
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful day I had lunch took a walk on the boardwalk then came back for a glass of wine and dinner and the evening music was perfect. great spot!

MG
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

The food wasn’t bad but wasn’t great. It could best be described as MEH. I have the panseared salmon which was loaded with butter and the subject out I could not eat because it was so salty. Overall the ambiance and views make it worthwhile.

DI
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

We were very disappointed in our visit to South Fin Grill. We had seen their instagram and it was beautiful and the food looked great! So we decided to celebrate my fathers 70th birthday there. We are portuguese and usually stick to portuguese restaurants so we wanted something different with a beautiful view. Well we got the view but the service and food was awful. We all decided to get the same thing, the hanger steak. So we ordered 7 hanger steaks, all different temperatures. The waitress was terrible, no personality, she looked like she didnt want to work there, and from what I saw of the other waitresses I was surprised because everyone else had a great energy. So I sat there and watched the kitchen place all of our steaks prepared to be served and they were just sitting there for at least 10 minutes. When she brought them over, she didnt bother to check anyones temperatures and mixed them all up. Now being that it was my fathers celebration, we decided not to complain, we also had my newborn son with us and requesting a redo of all of our meals was out of the question. But as I ate my steak, I become very aggravated, why am I paying $32 for a HORRIBLE steak. It was dry and felt old as well, the salad wasnt fresh and the fries were cold. So I complained to the manager who proceeded to blame me for not speaking up sooner. He offered us all coffees...really? Coffees? Which by the way, when they served us my father's birthday cake, no coffees were offered to order. She decided to offer the coffee once we were completely done with everything. Which normally when you are served dessert, that's when they should ask if you want coffee. We couldve gone to an equally nice restaurant for half the price and amazing food. I'm never the one to complain, but the experience was so bad I just had to do it. I hope no one else experiences it.

NL
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The experience was particularly special because my wheelchair bound mom rarely gets to go out. Our wait person, Alyssa R. was amazing, compassionate and provided very attentive service. My mom loved her meal of lobster Mac and cheese and rice pudding dessert. Our ceviche and salmon was delicious. We will come again.

YM
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The salmon was awesome! My husband had the filet mignon which he said was tasty but overcooked. He asked for medium which should be a little red in the middle but it wasn't red at all, it had a pink center and the rest was brown. My sister had the cod which she said she enjoyed. The cauliflower mash and mashed potatoes were delish but a little too buttery. For appetizers we had the mussels which were so yummy, you would want to drink the white sauce. We also had the calamari which was good, we just wished the calamari was a little bigger. They were pretty tiny. The dipping sauce was delish! I love the red sangria and they have a great wine selection. Wish they had beer on tap. We will definitely be back for more yummy food and drinks =)

G
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

The food wAs delicious. The service staff was great but it was incredibly slow. There was a party in the party room which seemed to consume them. Not sure if they didn’t have enough staff or they are just not good at multitasking. Very disappointing.

d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice reasonably prices...great views from the outside tables...food very good.

DB
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Good food. Scenic view. Long wait for appetizers and served in wrong order. Extra long wait time for drinks and service. No specials presented by the waiter.
Big Plus: received a glass of champagne for celebrating anniversary with the wife.

MG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

The setting is unlike anything on Staten Island. It is beautiful and calming. The lunch menu is limited, but it is a nice place for an outdoor lunch.

CT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Food and drinks excellent. Service was a little slow.

LO
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outside dining area was beautiful. Brunch was excellent.

OT
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Its the view that counts. Food decent, service decent.

AC
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Beautiful view, comfortable environment. Service a bit slow... food very good. Drinks are potent .. little pricey and portions a little short... all in all would go back for a special occasion.

D
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a positive dining experience with a beautiful view!

c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great service and the food is the best. On the beach and a great view of the Verrazzano Bridge.

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Birthday celebration! Manager congratulated us and send over complimentary glass of sparkling wine.

JH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent choice on a hot summer day with ocean views and a lovely brunch which included a drink and fondue for dessert the server and hostess were particularly patient and attentive to my 85 year old dad who has a walker and like to take his time while dining.

E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Experience was awesome definitely going back thank you all again

GM
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

My girlfriends and I had dinner inside The Fin Grill and then we went outside to dance Salsa. The enviornment was pleasant, the food was very tasty, and our young Latina waitress was lovely. She was friendly, and efficient.
It was a fabulous night with good friends, food, music, and 💃

AD
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place. If you are seafood person, it’s a must! Chilean sea bass was my favorite.

N
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service, great ambience! Always enjoy South Fin Grill!

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