Fin Raw Bar + Kitchen

Fin Raw Bar + Kitchen is located in downtown Montclair, NJ where there are TONS of little cafes and restaurants.  We decided to try this place out for the first time one night on a hot summer day when I was in the mood for fish.  The space is absolutely gorgeous!! the light is KILLER (perfect for instagram shots!) and it even has an open kitchen.  The vibe here is pretty chic but laid back at the same time.  I fell in love with the decor the minute I walked in (can we say floor to ceiling giant windows that open to the sidewalk?!).  Um, dinner al fresco next time please!  The waitress that helped us was the sweetest and even suggested a cafe nearby (we didn't have dessert because we wanted to finish ALL our wine, lol) for an after dinner coffee.  We ordered the oyster special (oysters had tuna, sour cream and caviar on top, wasn't really a big fan to be honest) and the tuna tartar (LOVED) for appetizers.  I had the Strozzapreti pasta (shorthand twisted pasta, lobster, crabmeat, shrimp, mint, lemon zest and chili flakes) which was to DIE for.  John had some sort of fish, wood grilled and seasoned with olive oil and herbs (delicious) and it came with escarole and beans.  I can't wait to visit again and try some of their other dishes.  If you are ever in Montclair, NJ, definitely stop by this place! xo

183 Glenridge Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042