STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Francisco Loor said South Fin Grill is at Stage 1 of reopening on the boardwalk for its 15th season. Gradually the South Beach eatery gets back into the flow after a year of closure due to COVID-19.
Now on the menu are freshly ground sirloin burgers, a five-part spring salad tossed with roasted golden beets and goat cheese plus an appetizer of grilled California artichokes with aioli dipping sauce.
Loor said happy hour will return in about a week.
The restaurant’s management also runs the nearby snack bar and ice cream concession further along the boardwalk.
The hours are 5 p.m. to midnight Wednesday and Thursday, then Friday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. On Saturdays, the restaurant opens at noon until 1 a.m. and on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. The restaurant is dark on Monday and Tuesday.
In the quiet dining rooms of South Fin on Wednesday morning in early June, the chef took some time to talk about the season’s expectations. What fish will be served on the entrees? Will pickup and delivery be a centerpiece of South Fin in 2021? These questions and more are answered by Loor as readers on the scroll chat with the chef.
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Pamela Silvestri is Advance Food Editor. She can be reached at [email protected].
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