Great little restaurant
Great restaurant, nice tucked away location. They also really tried to be helpful for gluten free patrons.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Hidden Treasure Not To Be Missed
First, ask for Thomas! He was a wonderful server. He didn't miss a beat. He offered wise suggestions and we had a fabulous meal. We celebrated a friend's birthday that evening and the restaurant provided the perfect venue. Farm fresh ingredients selected and prepared daily. Try the French Toast for dessert. Believe me! It's quickly becoming their signature dessert.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food in an intimate
Great food in an intimate quiet setting. Also appreciated the live jazz guitarist in the background.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went the extra mile to please
The staff were excellent in particular, and genuinely happy to secretly deal with a birthday cake I had brought for my guest and brought it out, candle lit, at just the right moment. A real pleasure to interact with them. ANd the food was great too!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food, service, unpretentious,
great food, service, unpretentious, easy vibe. Hitting on all cylinders. Great job.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hidden gem in La Jolla
This place is tucked a way off Girard avenue in La Jolla and is easy to miss, but is work seeking out.
We had the fish soup, salmon and special of the day sea bass. The food was quite good and the service staff was very attentive and did a great job. I would recommend it.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was really delicious.
The food was really delicious. The appetizers were a little small for the price. Entrees were great. Salads and desserts are very creative. Wine list is extensive. Service was outstanding.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely Mothers Day brunch.
We are visiting La Jolla and decided to try something new. Food was delicious. Tinkling fountain and live music. I'm glad we were seated in the patio/entry area or the music might have been too loud. Or maybe that was the large group trying to talk over the music. At any rate, we really enjoyed ourselves and the food was delicious.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
lunch with friends
For a special time with friends in the perfect atmosphere for sharing and laughing, Cinch's is perfect! We had a lovely, liesurely, delicious lunch.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Avoid dining indoors
I have been coming to this restaurant for 30 years back when it was Cafe Lautrec, then Cafe Lavande and most recently Finch's. Finch's has been quite successful in bringing old clientele back, including me. It has been a favorite lunch destination for me for some time. This was the first time I dined there with five others. We were all very satisfied with our food. Service was attentive. Wine list had a good selection of favorite wines. The only criticism I have relates to the unpleasant unpleasant mildew odor that wafts at you when you eat indoors. They have to do something about this.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Finch's has all a Bistro should have: excellent food, nice wine choices, quiet and romantic setting. We found the seafood to be excellent, especially the bass special. Our server seemed to be the host too so he was something less than fully attentive. That being said, it was a really pleasant evening and I would love to return.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
La Jolla Pleasant Surprise
Dinner before a Warwick's book event. Finch's only a couple blocks away; well hidden entry off Girard (had to ask to find it; name is small, visible from only one direction) SURPRISE--it's a find! The exterior is little more than an alley with a tiny courtyard lovely with greenery, umbrellas, & heat lamps. Inside is quite romantic with tiny lights everywhere. Shared the appetizer sampler-- loved the sope & soup shooter. Hubby had the moist, fall-apart short ribs on top of truly the best polenta I have ever tasted! I had the pistachio crusted salmon-perfect & loved the inclusion of salad/ lentils. Not a French toast fan BUT French Toast dessert with nutella-yum! Great service; happy hr wine discount...love in La Jolla:)
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is hard to find. It is tucked back off the street. It worth looking for.
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
always love going there
I love Finch's but would like to make a few suggestions. Our waiter rushed us a bit with taking our order, then removing our bread plates- we hadn't had any yet- then bringing our food. Then- and I really dislike when this happens- he began clearing the table when some of us were still eating. A real no no in my opinion.
The food was delicious as always but I must say the cobbler wasn't very good. The topping a bit too doughy.
Keep on doing the great job that you do- we love it there
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
More than a Bistro
Excellent food with some wonderful atypical menu items coupled with good service & lovely, quiet ambience. Most pleasant surprise.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Finch's Always Delivers
We've never had a bad meal at Finch's and we eat there a lot. The food is truly delicious and the owner really cares about good food and good service. It's a hands on operation. It's the place where we always want to bring our friends.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Dining Experience
It's a little place, tucked away on Girard and a friend recommended it. The place is very small, so we were lucky that we went during mid-week because I think it would be tough to get a table on the weekend.
The menu is varied and simple. The dishes were of generous portions and well-prepared.
The service was extremely attentive and the pace at which the food was served was good.
I would highly recommend the chocolate-filled French toast for dessert and place the order with your server at the right time as it will take about 15 minutes for them to prepare it.
I'm not used to plunking down a C-note for dinner for two (but that's probably just me), so for special occasions, I wouldn't hesitate coming back again.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great time. The music
We had a great time. The music was fantastic and unobtrusive; we could enjoy the music and have a pleasant conversation without having to yell at each other. My steak was cooked perfectly.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Finch's is great!!! Amazing food..terrific service. Its small and perfect@
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The ambiance is superb with multiple small dining rooms and an outside patio. There is music on the weekends which heightens the atmosphere. We had incredible service with no one rushing us. The food was outstanding. I can't say enough wonderful things about it.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
It just gets better and better
We eat here all the time and have brought guests and it's always been perfect.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great little romantic find. Had a wonderful intimate evening of incredible small plates, good wine, great service on a heated open area. Subtle live music in background- noticeable but never too loud or invasive. Just a lovely evening!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a treat
Fine dining, service and wine. You can't go wrong choosing Finch's Bistro & Wine Bar
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM