Catch of The Day: Montclair’s Fin Opens


Attention seafood fans — Fin, the sister restaurant to Salute located in the former Mei’s Cafe space on Glenridge Ave., is now open.

Owner Gerry Cerrigone promised a wall of shaved ice heaped with fresh fish and it’s here, along with an elegant decor that evokes Cape Cod, starting with a dock-like entry way that leads you into the space — featuring driftwood beams and shingled facade “walls” with windows — and ending with menu items like lobster roll sliders.

Oyster lovers can find their favorite oyster or sample several: Naked Cowboys (New York, $2 a piece), or Saint Simone (New Brunswick, Canada); Quanset Point (Rhode Island); Fairfield Point (Connecticut); Quilcene Bay (Washington State); Fanny Bay (British Columbia); Kumamoto (Washington State) or Beau Soliel (Maine) for $2.25 a piece.

Customers can select daily caught fresh whole fish and have it cleaned and cooked to order. Last night, diners were tearing into plates of Little Neck clams (6 for $8). The whole (1 lb.) lobster is $18. Friends raved about the 7 Spiced Big Eye Tuna (soba noodles, stir fried vegetables, sweet soy & scallion vinaigrette, $23) and for meat lovers the Steak Frites (wood grilled center cut rib eye, frites, $22)

A gluten-free menu is available; seafood is hand-selected at Hunts Point Market. Fin is BYOB. Fin, 183 Glenridge Ave., Montclair, 973-744-0068


  1. Entre Deux Mers, Albarino, Sancerre, Assyrtiko from Greece, or [and?] Chassagne Montrachet. Any wine that goes great with BUTTAH will do. 🙂

  2. im pretty sure its 18 a lb, not 18 for a pound. I think legally, they can only start catching lobsters at 1 1/4

  3. I went there last night for dinner with friends and loved it. Wood charred octopus, fried calamari, spring rolls, lobster and shrimp… Everything we tried was very good.

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