Finn's Seafood, Chops and Cocktails

4.4
279 reviews
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  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
Set in a beautiful 1882 heritage building overlooking the inner harbour and parliament buildings in the heart of downtown Victoria, Finn's offers award winning food and service, a locally sourced menu, and strong classic cocktails. With a varied menu offering something to suit all tastes Finn's is a great choice for unmatched atmosphere, friendly service, great food and beautiful harbour views.
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VE
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

My husband & I had a disappointing evening at Finn's on Tuesday, Aug. 22nd, 2019. I am not sure if it was a shortage of wait staff or a problem in the kitchen. We arrived for a 7:00 reservation & were seated promptly. However after we placed our dinner order we waited quite a long time for our entree's with no bread or anything except our pre dinner drinks. My steak arrived, but it was several minutes before my server brought a steak knife as I struggled to cut into it with a bread & butter knife. It was excellent, however it was accompanied by "mashed potatoes" that tasted like instant potatoes & a straggly piece of broccoli. My Husband ordered sea food linguine which was very short on sea food which he indicated to the server. He offered us a dessert in lieu of this. I ordered a sorbet which was accompanied by no silverware. In the meantime, another server brought us a bread basket which we refused and was subsequently delivered to the proper table. I was finally offered a fork which the server himself realized that a spoon was in order. All in all, it was disappointing as I had booked Finn's from Ontario due to its excellent reviews. No, I would not go back.

ES
Adelaide
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Steak well seasoned and cooked perfectly. Seafood linguine fresh and full of flavour.

AS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 2

My friend had the burger and ordered with bacon. They forgot it and brought it over
I order the veggie curry bowl. It was rice with veggies, very little of the curry. The veggies were cooked perfectly as was the rice, but I was looking forward to the red curry flavour.
The portions were large, but for the price, it was good, leftovers.
After eating and paying, we noticed a mouse on the rock wall and called over a server. They contacted the manager who apologized for that.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Well done folks, excellent experience.

JP
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening, a beautiful meal and our server was awesome. We will definitely definitely
be back!

IR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Our 20th Anniversary dinner. Great spot on the patio except they had no fuel for their propane deck heaters. Food was good along with the service.

OT
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday 😀

HD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a truly wonderful dinner here our first night in Victoria! The service and atmosphere was lovely and the food was amazing. We had the halibut and the steak, both fabulous dishes, and shared the delicious key lime pie in a mason jar for dessert. Highly recommend!!!

BG
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

We enjoyed our meal and our server..the seating near the harbor was enjoyable.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The waitress was extremely helpful personal and attentive. The meal was just ok nothing mouth watering. The lobster was over cooked and the crab a tad undercooked. The waiter who showed me to my table wanted to stick me in a corner as I was by myself, and the restaurant was not busy so there were lots of tables available. The saving grace was the waitress, she truly was a delight

DK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The food was great, the service was excellent and my margarita was awesome. Even when we were seated close to the speakers the servicer had no problem turning the music down.

1
New York Area
435 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was an outstanding experience..from the outside patio overlooking the harbor.. to the exceptional prawns as an appetizer...halibut as entree...fabulous desserts...and superb martini! Our waiter Kevin was the best!! A truly memorable meal in Victoria.

JB
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We were there for an anniversary diner and it was terrific. The food and drinks were really tasty and the service was the best we have had in a long time. We will definitely be going back again.

AW
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved this restaurant. Great food, with options for the whole family and the staff were very friendly.

MB
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Little pricey but fabulous ambiance and the food is fantastic. Great employees who are very attentive and friendly. I have been twice now and will go again.

VM
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Chowder was delicious , good selection of wines. Service was good and timings were great.

LC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We enjoyed the views from the outdoor patio. It was a cool evening but the overhead heaters and complementary blanket meant we could enjoy the views of Victoria Harbour. The seafood tacos were amazing. Our server was prompt and pleasant. We would definitely return to Finn’s and recommend it to friends and family.
Laurie and Dave

ED
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice food (my mussels were perfectly cooked) , no problem parking even though Victoria was packed and a great location.

m
Las Vegas
44 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

A hyped restaurant on Wharf street by inner harbor of Victoria.

If you are short and sit by windows, you will have to stand up a bit to see the harbor view because the seeable glass is at my chin unless you sit outdoor.

We specified for anniversary when we booked the table but no acknowledgement from the restaurant at all😏.

Fair execution of food; but for the price of seafood linguini - $28.00, one would expect to have fresh pastas but NO😐 & the sauce is quite salty😣.

When I asked for the Parmeggiano Raggiano cheese for my seafood linguini, the waitress said they only have Parmesan cheese! So that tells me this restaurant uses secondary quality of food as much as they can. The worst is that they even had the nerve to charge me $2.00 for the Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top of my linguini 😲😤😤.

See the bill attached.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was awesome. My boyfriend said the seafood chowder was one of the best things he’s ever out in his mouth and is not offended that I say the same thing. Seafood was fresh and service was great

JD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We arrived in Victoria via a cruise ship returning from Alaska. We searched for a seafood place using the OT app and found Finn's. We were very happy we picked this eatery. The view was great, the food was delicious and the service was attentive.

ER
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great experience. Enjoyed our seafood meals, flavorful, nicely prepared and plated. Good price point. The view of the harbor at sunset was beautiful and added alot to our dining experience. I would definitely recommend Finn’s to friends looking to visit Victoria.

IR
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere. I would highly recommend.

RN
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the pleasure to have a wonderful seat with a direct view towards the harbour. Food was great, be it the seafood linguini, the tacos or the wild salmon. Service was also extremely nice. Even if the food is great, we recommend to have a seat with „a view“, which is the ultimate kicker.

OT
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Views from the deck of the harbor are nice. Server was helpful on menu choices and prompt.

PD
Seattle
94 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent, as was the service. We enjoyed dining in the atrium where we could enjoy the view without being chilly. We will definitely return the next time we are in Victoria.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrated my dad’s birthday at Finn’s, we were greeted with warm welcome and birthday wishes. Emma, our server, was super attentive, provided us with excellent service throughout the whole meal. The food was fantastic, everything we had was delicious. They even gave my dad a birthday surprise, a cheesecake with a small sparkler as candle, it was super fun! We had a great time there!

LS
St. Louis
75 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Food was very good. Shrimp tacos, Halibut main dish And seafood linguine was excellent. Raspberry dessert with custard was excellent. Service was very slow. Marguerita was way watered down.... the worst..,. Couldn’t even drink it. Got a martini to replace it and it took 20 minutes. Wait staff was running like crazy but way understaffed. Our waitress was very pleasant but just so overwhelmed & overextended.

SB
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Make reservations this place is busy! We had an excellent meal food and service was great.

E
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My husband had the seafood linguine Alfredo with extra garlic. Outstanding! The greeting & service was excellent. The martinis were a little too watery, but the wine recommended, a B.C chardonnay, suited our dishes perfectly. Overall it was a very enjoyable evening and we would for sure come back!

RD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Pan-fried oysters were spectacular. Service was exceptional -- Lindsay and her assistant, Carlos, who like us was at Finn's for the first time. We both had a variety of seafood (duh!)...pasta and seafood, bowl with rice and seafood. They were excellent. Hope to visit again.

GH
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

We were a little bit disappointed with Finns, the menu was somewhat limited and a little pricey. The crab cakes were mushy, although not without a bit of flavor. I had the seared Ahi which was cooked perfectly, but the accompanying items on the plate were so so, a chickpea paste which was not really good... all in all nothing I would recommend.

TD
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Thanks for a great anniversary dinner!
Appreciated the great service and food!

BS
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful view and excellent food. Just can't beat the location right on the water. We enjoyed our time there very much.

h
Sacramento
26 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Good view of Inner harbor is best feature. Marginal food. Bad wine list. You pay a lot for the view. Inside is dark and dreary.

RC
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Family reunion

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ST
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

In a convenient location. We prebooked which I recommend if you can as it was popular. The menu had a good range of choices, the service was , fresh & tasty food. We only wanted a main course which was not a problem. Good atmosphere with views from the patio tables.

AS
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food. The fresh oysters were the best we had on our entire trip. Friendly service and nice views.

w
London
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely evening at Finn's we ate in the glass terrace which was good as it was very windy outside that evening. Menu has something for everyone we all enjoyed our meals. Service was excellent and we would recommend.

TM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

It was ok. Not able to look out the windows much as there was lots of bird droppings. Waitress said it was hard to keep up with it. It didn't look like there was even an attempt for quite some time. Had crab cakes and some green tasteless aioli. Crab cakes not much flavor and mushy. Garlic pita again under seasoned. Not exactly reasons you could send them back for so just generally did not meet my expectations from the other reviews.

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