Food Quality: 3 Stars
Service: 2 1/2 Stars
Decor: 3 Stars
Overall Rating: 3 Stars
Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class
Attractive decor with scenic ocean front views from nearly every table
Uses fresh local ingredients and locally caught seafood
Noise Level: Moderate - High
Dress: Upscale casual
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy good seafood with an ocean view and upscale, trendy ambiance.
Not Recommended For: Budget conscious diners who prefer simple food, lower prices and a casual setting.
Recommended dishes: When available,"Chef D's" Dancing Shrimp with onion and pinko crusted wild Pacific shrimp pirouette on a lobster and blue crab cake; and The Grilled Block Island Swordfish with Grecian extra virgin olive oil, lemon, fresh herbs, roasted Mediterranean vegetables, Greek yogurt-cucumber sauce.
Liquor: Full Service Bar, extensive wine list, specialty cocktails.
FIN restaurant is located in the Tropicana Hotel and features a 150 seat ocean front dining room with a great ocean front view of the boardwalk and ocean from nearly all seats in the restaurant.
In the warmer summer months there is outside dining with a scenic view of the beach & ocean.
The interior decor is adorned with soft tones of pale ocean blue to give off a nautical theme and atmosphere.
The kitchen is under the direction of Chef Demetrios Haronis, a Wildwood native and graduate of the Academy of Culinary Arts in Mays Landing, NJ, who honed his culinary skills at many of the popular south Jersey Shore restaurants including The Lobster House, The Two Mile Inn & Crab House, and the Longport Inn.
Chef Haronis offers a seasonally changing menu that covers a variety of selections from contemporary to traditional servings. The ingredients include locally grown produce and fresh caught seafood from New Jersey farms and fishermen.
The seafood and sushi menus, are well prepared, though on a par with the majority of many other excellent seafood restaurants in Atlantic city.
The Bar at FIN serves a variety chefs platters, fresh shucked oysters, specialty rolls, cold seafood appetizers, and multi-tiered shellfish towers.
There is also a glass-enclosed Captain's Table with private dining for up to 10 people.
(updated: September, 2016)
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