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“New Location Same Great Food”
Review of Fin Bistro

Fin Bistro
Ranked #6 of 125 Restaurants in Marco Island
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Fin Bistro is a place where locals and vacationers alike can come to enjoy a delicious selection of freshly caught seafood. As a family-owned business, we’re proud to serve our favorite recipes to guests, cooking with our own special flair and designing beautiful dishes customers love. From our shrimp dishes and fish specials to our live music and drink selection, our food and entertainment offer something for everyone in the family. We look forward to seeing new and returning faces back at our restaurant soon!
Reviewed November 14, 2017 via mobile

This was our first time to the new location, which was previously Ohana. We opted for drinks to start which included the Fin margarita, but had them substitute Cabo Wabo for the tequila. The pirate punch was also ordered. Flavorful and not overpowering. A plate of red pepper garlic oil, mango olive oil and butter proceeded the bread. We both ordered appetizers, which included the crab cakes and lobsta roll. The crab cake was mostly crab with very little filler and browned nicely. The accompanying sauce was great; however, a little more would have been nice. The lobsta roll was divided into 3 slightly larger that bite size portions. Plenty of lobster and a great sauce as well as the bun lent a slight sweetness to the appetizer. We added the Bibb and beet salads for the 2nd course. The Bibb was dressed with a slightly acidic dressing, which cut through the goat cheese perfectly. The beet salad had large golden beet slices and a nice balsamic vinaigrette with goat cheese and walnut and mixed greens. The entrees were black grouper and the swordfish. The grouper was sautéed and served over a combination of gnocchi and other vegetables. We weren’t expecting a cream sauce as this wasn’t necessary. The swordfish was fantastic. It was accompanied by a lovely sauce and a bacon wrapped potato pancake. Dessert was the bread pudding. They are known for this and if you try it, you will not have to ask why. Fin is known as the upscale seafood restaurant on Marco and deservedly so,

Thank ChaseyK
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Kathy O, Owner at Fin Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2017

We're happy to hear we proved ourselves to you! It's wonderful to hear everything from the drinks to the crab cakes to the swordfish and bread pudding impressed you. We appreciate your feedback on the sauce that accompanies the crab cakes and will look into it. Thanks for the support, and we hope to see you for an even better visit!

All the best,
Kathy and Brian O'Brien, Owners

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Reviewed November 13, 2017

We have eaten here the last few years when we come to Marco Island. They moved to a bigger location this year, and we miss the quaint atmosphere but still a good place to eat. The food may have been a tinge better the last few years than this year. Not sure why. We had a 7 p.m. reservation and we were not seated until about 7:25. Our waiter realized that he forgot to bring bread to our table and asked us if we wanted bread AFTER we had started eating our dinner. Ordered red snapper and black grouper and both were very good. My grouper should have had some sauce poured on top of it, instead of just sitting on the sauce, as the top was a bit dry. Even though we are not giving it five stars because of the above, the food was good and we would still return even though there were some glitches this time.

Thank onelnsbt
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Kathy O, Owner at Fin Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2017

It's great that you enjoyed the red snapper and black grouper. We're sorry to hear about those missteps and assure you that it's unlike us even at our new location. We hope to see you again soon to prove it. Thanks for all the support, and we look forward to next time.

All the best,
Kathy and Brian O'Brien, Owners

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Reviewed November 13, 2017

This restaurant is very busy, so go early or make a reservation. Their seafood is terrific -- fresh and perfectly cooked. We walked from The Surf Club a few blocks away, had a very leisurely (early) dinner and were back on the beach to watch the sunset. A fantastic meal and a perfect evening on Marco Island!

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Kathy O, Owner at Fin Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2017

Thank you for the support! We're happy to hear we were a part of your perfect night on Marco. Hope to see you again soon!

Best,
Kathy and Brian O'Brien, Owners

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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Best seafood on Marco. Creative chef, versatile wine list, just outstanding. Carribean Lobster, chooser, fabulous and best coconut shrimp ever!

Thank brimme
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Kathy O, Owner at Fin Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2017

Thanks for the honor of saying we're the best! Hope to see you for some more coconut shrimp soon.

Best,
Kathy and Brian O'Brien, Owners

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Reviewed November 7, 2017

We visited Fin Bistro for dinner first, our date night during vacation. What a treat!! Our server Brian was personable, professional and took great care of us for the evening. The entire team was on point - drinks refilled, dishes removed, we never lacked for anything. The food was amazing!! Fresh seafood that's beautifully prepared with thoughtful side dishes - all packed with flavor. We visited again for lunch and were not disappointed with our server Dean or the seafood entrees. Brian's recommendation to save room for dessert was especially appreciated and we loved the sweet potato sopapilla. I'm not sure how this place isn't always packed for lunch and dinner but we'll enjoy this secret for now. Start to finish, each and every staff member, this is a restaurant worth visiting - more than once!

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Kathy O, Owner at Fin Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2017

Tracy, return visits are probably the best compliments we could get, so thanks for that! It's awesome to hear we consistently impressed with everything from the service to the seafood to the sopapilla. We appreciate the support and look forward to the next time you make it our way!

Best,
Kathy and Brian O'Brien, Owners

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