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“What does this place want to be?”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of BlackFinn American Saloon - CLOSED

BlackFinn American Saloon
Price range: US$8 - US$23
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Whether it’s to share an appetizer or quick drink with friends, savor a mouth-watering meal, host a private party, enjoy some cocktails and music in the late-night scene or root for your favorite team on game day, anytime is a great time to visit BlackFinn American Saloon!
Mansfield,tx
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123 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“What does this place want to be?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2012

A bar first, i believe.
Some dishes are very good.
Wait staff will not pester you to death. Actually should show up more often.
I once left a credit card. It took a WEEK to get any response from the management if they had it (they did).
Very lonely in the dinning room,word must be out.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank glkincade
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English first
Arlington, Texas
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“not fresh food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2012

drinks are odd, staff very friendly, its more a night time gig.

Visited October 2011
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Thank Huthcins2011
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Arlington, Texas
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354 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
“Nice Patio Dining”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2012

My wife and i had been here a few times, and decided to try the outdoor patio for dining. We found it very comfortable on a Thursday night. Not too busy, just about right for dining and people watching. Gerald the waiter was pretty prompt and attentive, but the blond at the bar had her back to the guests obviously texting the entire time we were there. Happy hour appetizers ying-yang shrimp and potato skins were awesome, and we shared the lime salmon which was tender and tasty. Happy hour drinks were reasonable and the menu had excellent recommendations, Skinny Margarita, Mojitos, Cosmos, Dirty Martinis. There is a sports bar area with lots of tvs, a huge rectangular bar which was busy, and a more formal dining area as well. One area or another will definitely fit the mood you are in!

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank spunkydad
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Winter Park, Florida
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very bad experience”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

My husband and I were recently in Arlington and decided to have dinner here on a Friday night; from the get-go it was not a good experience. First of all, we waited at least 10 minutes for service before we could order drinks and our main course. When our drinks arrived, my husband had to send his scotch and water back as it was not the scotch he had ordered; our waiter told us that sometimes they 'substitute'!!!! We decided to have a caesar salad and grabbed the waiter to order and it came promptly and was very good. After that, we waited and waited and waited - 30 minutes. Finally managed to find the waiter only to be informed that somehow our main course hadn't been entered in the computer - at that point, we got the bill and left. Also, during the 30 minutes we waited for our food, another couple was seated at a table across from us - they got up and left after 10 minutes as no one even took their drinks order. We will not return to Bluefinn.

Visited February 2012
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Thank Anonymous79
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Bedford, TX
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“There is a reason there is no wait on Friday night !”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

We went to this area, for we didn't know what we wanted to eat - or where. So, when I saw the Blackfinn, I thought it would be a good enough place to eat at. Basically, we simply should have gone somewhere else.

Crispy Calamari (appetizer) was chewy and not really crispy at all.

My wife's entre (fried chicken tenders on salad) came with some type of spicy sauce all over the chicken and the salad. She doesn't like spicy food. They offered to replace it with something else. She got a 'grilled chicken tender' salad. Her comments: Wilted and she has had better ones than this at Target! Her replacement salad didn't come to the table until after I finished my entire dinner.

I had 'fish and chips'. The french fries were about 90-90% cooked; and the large piece of haddock was about the same. We both believed that their oil was too hot, cooking the food too fast.. Makes it look done, when it's not.

We were NEVER asked if the food was good; offered anything to offset both the food quality and the slow service. There couldn't have been more than 16 people in the entire restaurant.

Save your money and eat somewhere else.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank JHAstrello
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