Fin & Fino
The gist: Tiki-inspired cocktails and an impressive raw bar make Fin & Fino, nestled between The Mint Museum and the Knight Theater, a must. Expect quality seafood, a standout oyster selection, and one of the best wine and cocktail programs in the city.
The food: The star of the Fin & Fino is, as expected, the seafood. Fish and shellfish are delivered daily and are all sustainably caught or raised. The raw bar features an impressive lineup of oyster varieties, but if you really want to go all-in, order the Penthouse, a large tower featuring 16 oysters, 16 NC shrimp, 16 mussels, snow crab cluster, a six-ounce lobster, and shrimp salad. If you’re tired from all that is 2020 and don’t want to think about deciding what to order, The Treatment is for you. Your server will create a personalized menu tour for you for $59 (this includes a $5 charitable donation to the nonprofit of your choice).
The cost: Oysters start at $3 each and the average entrée is about $17. Cocktails are all $15 and wines start at $5 for a three-ounce pour.
How to order: The restaurant is currently open for dine-in and reservations can be made on OpenTable and takeout orders can be made on Snappy Eats.