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About The Finch

The Finch is a hospitality-driven seasonal American restaurant in a newly renovated 120 year-old brownstone in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. We are excited about modern and traditional food and drink, committed to excellent service, and passionate about sharing space and time with our guests.

reservations@thefinchnyc.com

212 Greene Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American, Vegetarian / Vegan

Hours of Operation:
Dinner
Mon–Thu 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

Cross Street:
Cambridge & Grand Avenues

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(718) 218-4444

Website:
http://www.thefinchnyc.com/

Catering:
Off-site catering is available.

Public Transit:
G Train to Clinton/Washington or Classon subway stops
C Train to Clinton/Washington subway stop
B52 Bus to Greene & Grand Aves

Executive Chef:
Gabe McMackin

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
reservations@thefinchnyc.com

The Finch Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (10)
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Good for Anniversaries (5)
Good for a Date (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Romantic (4)
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Bar Seating (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
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Organic (3)
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·Dined 7 days ago

Great service and modern but homey food. So delicious in every way clearly meticulous With everything in the restaurant. Everything made fresh; My girlfriend has A lot of allergies, they were extremely understanding and helpful with the menu. This is A must for anyone on A date or any kind of occasion A little pricey, so this is for A special night out.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Fantastic service; amazing cocktails and attention to detail

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We loved everything again, not first timers.
The food the attitude and the kindness shown to my young granddaughter!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Our meal was delicious and the wait staff could not have been more warm and hospitable. Everything you want a neighborhood restaurant to be.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

we had a a great meal with friends here! the food was delicious and the environment was friendly and inviting. looking forward to our next visit!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great food, inventive chef, terrific desserts. Highly recommended

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Healthy, Quick Bite, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

This is a wonderful restaurant. Delicious, friendly, fresh, unpretentious. Service was great. Options were available for the vegans and gluten free among us. I wish there were more places like this. Enjoyed by the 3 generations that were in our group.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Seasonal, Tapas, Special Occasion, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

I've been to the finch a couple of times, and it's been awesome. The menu is always surprising and different, but amazing. The finch is worth a trip always

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 20, 2017

So this is also my review on Yelp :)Where...oh where to begin!!!! From the moment I walked in the front door the entire staff made me feel like I was secretly a Michelin reviewer!!! I began with a gorgeous pinot noir from Burgundy....and seven, lavishly decadent, but simply presented courses followed. I then started a conversation with a staff member who I realized is the owner...Gabe began to tell me the lovely back story to the name of his restaurant. To anyone who wants an exceptional culinary experience, the Finch delights and thrills while making you feel like you are in the kitchen of your dreams!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

This is a restaurant where the chef thinks about the food and the staff are both professional and welcoming. This is the second time I have been there, the first time with my husband and the second with my grown daughter. They agree with me that this is an excellent restaurant well worth returning to.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The Finch could really be a gem and live up to its Michelin rating but some urgent changes would need to be made. First the good: very friendly service, nice clean room and a menu with some standout dishes (the duck breast is particularly good). BUT the bad currently gets in the way of the enjoyable experience: first and foremost, the tinny acoustics (unlike most restaurants in the area, the room is all sleek hard surfaces) means whatever music they play reverberates off every surface. We have been twice in the last 2 weeks and tried sitting opposite ends of the restaurant. In both cases however, we could not escape their 80s-pop-playlist. Clearly someone on the staff thinks this is cute or ironic. It would be fine in bar or club. But to be subjected to tinny pop music reverberating off every surface in the midst of a Brooklyn townhouse w a Michelin rating just feels wrong — and very annoying. Jazz, classical, folk, blues, we could think of a lot of music that would suite the setting but it needs to be mellower. Aside from the noise, the other two problems are less glaring: a very overpriced wine list (beer list is good) and a too narrow selection of appetizers. Fix these things and this place will be a keeper.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food, great service!

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Fantastic restaurant with a very creative menu, well executed dishes, and incredible cocktails. Absolutely worth checking out if you are in Brooklyn.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Wonderful dinner at The Finch. Delicious, innovative food and comfortable, cozy and beautiful atmosphere. Service was wonderful! Would love to come back as often as possible.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Enjoyed the excellent food and great service (just the right balance of friendly & professional). It was a bit noisy in the front (where we ate), so next time we will ask to sit in the back room, which seemed to be quieter. But then, finding a quieter restaurant is much too rare in NYC.
We will definitely be back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Fourth time back. Always very pleased with the food and the service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Very creative cooking; vibrant flavors; absolutely delicious food with a definite Brooklyn vibe

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Food was nothing short of delicious. The ingredients were spotlighted in creative ways. Staff was also super attentive and friendly.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Absolutely wonderful

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

The food was excellent, the cocktails were delicious. Good for vegetarians. We were a bit disappointed with the dessert options.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Great food , very impressive . Ordered multiple dishes - everything was delicious . Very friendly and accommodative staff .

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Excellent food and service. Chicken and the scallops were my favorite

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2017

The Finch has absolutely delicious food, with creative ingredients and combinations (skeptical about swiss chard lasagna? You won't be after trying it here). Our service was attentive and friendly. My only objection is that the tables are placed *really* close together: not the best setup for quiet conversation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 5, 2017

The food and service was amazing. The waitress was very nice and provided the right amount of attention. We chose a vegetarian route and all the recommendations were fantastic. The Swiss chard lasagna and strawberry burrada dish are must haves. Great presentation as well

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Lovely space, friendly service and delicious food and drink. Excellent vegetarian options but meat and seafood as well. Each dish was gorgeous to look at and the food matched the presentation; but there was nothing stuffy or pretentious about anything--just delicious. Definitely will return. Added bonus: lots of parking on the street early evening all around the restaurant!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Healthy, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Blissfull food creative cuisine wonderful season ingredients

Tags: Organic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on June 16, 2017

The freshest flavors I've enjoyed in quite a long time. Service was spectacular and the entire staff was friendly. Live in Michigan but would easily return to dine here again. DELICIOUS

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Wonderful evening!

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Went with a friend for dinner. From the moment we walked into the restaurant we both had a great feeling . We were definitely in the right place. The ambience, service, food and the peacefulness all contributed to a great experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Healthy, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Always soooo good. Creative, perfectly executed, delicious combinations. A real neighborhood gem.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Attentive staff and delicious food! The owner/chef greets you from the open kitchen as you walk back to your table - very nice touch!
Dishes are prepared with detail and are superb..... The Japanese yams and roasted cauliflower are among the fabulous appetizers. We ended with the squid ink tagliatelle and sea scallops paired with a wine selection that was suggested by our friendly and knowledgeable waitress....
All in all, a must!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 17, 2017

My husband told the waiter he had a severe food allergy and his dinner arrived with a plate full of the allergen. Had to send back and wait for a new dish while I ate alone.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

What a disappointing experience this was. My mom had picked The Finch for an early Mothers Day dinner based on its Michelin star rating and other great reviews. The cocktails were okay, certainly nowhere as good as many other restaurants and cocktails bars in the area. Some of the small plates were decent, though none were exceptional. My father ordered the lamb as his main and its was severely undercooked, bright pink and very obvious to all of us as the table. The waitress hardly apologized and seemed overwhelmed dealing with a customer complaint. She said she would bring a new lamb dish though all of us had finished our meals 20 minutes later with no sign of my dads entree. After he cancelled his order because he was sick of waiting , it still appeared 5 minutes later from a different waitress who was also equally ill equipped to deal with a customer compliant. Of course they did not charge us for the dish though a restaurant of this "caliber" should understand how to manage customer issues and all around the food was not deserving of a Michelin 1 star rating.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2017

The food is outstanding. The menu changes frequently and the one you can find online may not be up to date. The chicken liver mousse entree is good but I felt the flavor didn't mix well with the vegetables. The bread with butter, honey and radish on the other hand is perfectly balanced. As for the duck, the meat is kept on the rare side (which I like) and the sauce is amazing!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Quite possibly one of the best meals I've ever eaten. The food was interesting, delicious, and refined without being pretentious and unapproachable. The staff was incredible. It felt as though we were the only table there, but the whole restaurant was filled. Extremely attentive without hovering.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 25, 2017

We came for my son's 21st birthday dinner and it was perfect. The food was interesting and so fresh and beautifully prepared. There were great choices for vegetarians and carnivores and an excellent wine list with several moderately priced wines.
It really was a perfect dinner and I would definitely come back.

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot, Casual, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2017

The food was decent. Nothing spectacular. Bread and butter — 13$?? Almost absurd. Still unclear to me why they got a Michelin star. Not worth the trip from Manhattan

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

fantastic food. outstanding service.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Having read the New Yorker Table for Two in my D.C. Home, I immediately reserved a table for an upcoming NYC trip to celebrate a birthday with my 3 now-new Yorker adult children and bot what a great decision! Absolutely friendliest and yet professional staff. Drinks and wine list very pleasing and the 3 appetizers were the perfect size. Our entrees from the scallops to the pork dish to the fish were perefectly seasoned and portioned. We split 3 desserts between the 6 of us and flavors were amazing! I cannot say enough about this gem of a gastronomic delight- the Michelin star in year 1 is well deserved!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Seasonal, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 28, 2017

I was expecting so much more. Plates were presented beautifully but the food was just so-so. Our group shared a large number of dishes and many of them were bland.

Our waiter wasn't very informed nor confident either, every other word out of his mouth was ummmmm. I expect more with a Michelin star, and that extends to the staff.

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