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The Finch

4.6
4.6
196 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

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.

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Menu

Beverages

  • Fever Tree Sodas$4.00

    • Ithaca Root Beer$4.00

      • Saratoga Water$7.00

        Cocktails

        • Brooklyn$12.00

          Rye, Dolin Dry, China-China Amer, Maraschino

          • The Bergamonster$12.00

            Earl Grey Vodka, Green Tea Syrup, Lemon

            • Rhubarb G&T$12.00

              Rhubarb, Gin, Tonic

              • Italian Taillight$13.00

                Contratto Bitter, Amaro Sfumato, Rhubarb, Bubbles

                • Leaves of Grass$14.00

                  Bison Grass Vodka, Chamomile, Pear Brandy, Cider

                  • The Wizard's Dream$14.00

                    Mezcal, Gin, Amaro Meletti, Branca Menta

                    • Queen of Hearts$14.00

                      Gin, Pamplemousse, Dolin Blanc, Lemon

                      Draft Beer

                      • Kirin Ichiban$7.00

                        • Pipeworks Lizard King$7.00

                          • Speakeasy Big Daddy IPA$8.00

                            Bottled Beer

                            • Augustiner Bräu Edelstoff Helles Lager$8.00

                              • Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye IPA$7.00

                                • Jever Pilsner$7.00

                                  • Lagunitas Censored Copper Ale$7.00

                                    • Petrus Aged Pale Ale$9.00

                                      • Martens Witte 16.9oz$8.00

                                        • Saranac Pale Ale$6.00

                                          • Sam Smith's Nut Brown Ale$8.00

                                            • Sam Smith's Oatmeal Stout$8.00

                                              • Schlenkerla Rauchbier 16.9oz$12.00

                                                • St. Feuillien Saison$9.00

                                                  • Tripel Karmeliet$10.00

                                                    • Vanderghinste Oud Bruin$9.00

                                                      • Weihenstaphaner Dunkel Hefeweizen 16.9oz$10.00

                                                        • Xingu Black$7.00

                                                          Cider

                                                          • Petritegi Sidra Natural - Basque Country, Spain 750mL$8.00

                                                            • Wölffer Estate Dry Rosé Cider - North Fork, Long Island NY 12oz$8.00

                                                              • Bonny Doon ¿Querry? - Central Coast, California 750mL$30.00

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                                                                What 196 people are saying

                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                4.6
                                                                4.6 based on all time ratings
                                                                • 4.5Food
                                                                • 4.5Service
                                                                • 4.5Ambience
                                                                • 4.1Value

                                                                NoiseModerate

                                                                93% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                                1. BS

                                                                  BSkillz

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  Dined on August 26, 2018

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Excellent as always. Best meal in Brooklyn!

                                                                2. CC

                                                                  ClaudioC

                                                                  Miami

                                                                  19 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  19 reviews

                                                                  Dined on August 26, 2018

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Cozy and lovely, homey.

                                                                3. T

                                                                  Tiger

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  28 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  28 reviews

                                                                  Dined on August 1, 2018

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                  Another spectacular dinner at Finch. I always have the chicken liver pate, which is the best I've ever had. My friends had the Blue fish special (not blue plate... ), and also the squid ink linguini with clams. Raves from them both. If you go, do NOT miss the Japanese sweet potatoes. You'll thank me big time. Our waiter, Angela, is simply wonderful and the chef de cuisine, John, is just a genius. Back soon.

                                                                4. MM

                                                                  MakiM

                                                                  Montreal

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  2.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on July 27, 2018

                                                                  overall2food4service2ambience2

                                                                  This restaurant is good and getting too popular. I suggest not to go there for weekend because it gets too busy and you won't get good service for the price you pay. I wish they play better music. Food is great!

                                                                5. PS

                                                                  PhilipS

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on July 21, 2018

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Sensational! We especially enjoyed the sweet potatoes, Swiss chard lasagna, smoked cod, and chocolate cake.

                                                                6. TD

                                                                  TommyD

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  Dined on July 18, 2018

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                  Such a lovely night!

                                                                7. D

                                                                  Demandingbutfair

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  22 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  22 reviews

                                                                  Dined on July 8, 2018

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Great experience! Highly recommended!

                                                                8. MC

                                                                  MarilynC

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  3.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on July 6, 2018

                                                                  overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                  I have been to the Finch several times and have always been pleased. For me it is not for every day dining Because the cuisine is intricate and quite delicious. The staff is friendly the sommelier is exceptional Because I don’t live that close our use it for a special visitors and special occasions. If I am going out with a friend we love sitting at the bar the marble top bar

                                                                9. FC

                                                                  FiloC

                                                                  Houston

                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                  Dined on July 2, 2018

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Great food. Great wine list. Great staff and ambiance

                                                                10. r

                                                                  racy

                                                                  Charlotte

                                                                  12 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  12 reviews

                                                                  Dined on June 25, 2018

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                  Wonderful and inventive foods, reasonably priced wine list with a good selection. Great, attentive service.

                                                                11. d

                                                                  dhenwood

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  46 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  46 reviews

                                                                  Dined on June 15, 2018

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Not my first time here—it’s less than a block away from where I live. But always first-rate in every respect. Attractive place, friendly service, and marvelous food and wine. Not cheap but very very good.

                                                                12. TT

                                                                  TomT

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                  Dined on June 13, 2018

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Lovely ambience, innovative menu, warm service.

                                                                13. G

                                                                  G108

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on June 7, 2018

                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                  Pretty good. Seems like they put the same sauce on all the dishes though. 4 different dishes and 3 had the same sauce. Nice menu, but all tastes very similar, so not a lot of variety. Great service.

                                                                14. a

                                                                  arthurs

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on June 3, 2018

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Kay makes us feel like family every time we are there! Arthur

                                                                15. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  New England

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  vip
                                                                  2.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on June 3, 2018

                                                                  overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                                  Small portion given the price. The food is ok but not great

                                                                16. NB

                                                                  NicolasB

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  4.0

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 9, 2018

                                                                  overall4food2service4ambience3

                                                                  The food was not very whaoo.

                                                                17. T

                                                                  Tiger

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  27 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  27 reviews

                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2018

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                  If you are searching for extraordinary food, impeccable service, creativity and mind expanding ingredients (yes there are mushrooms but only legal ones), then The Finch is for you. Gabe, the chef is inspired and inspirational. Truly a thrilling experience from start to finish. And the Tokai... divine.

                                                                18. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Cleveland

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on May 6, 2018

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Amazing!!!!

                                                                19. CC

                                                                  CliffordC

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on May 1, 2018

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  We thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience - the staff, the ambiance and most definitely the food.

                                                                20. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on April 22, 2018

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Loved it. Fantastic food. Will come again

                                                                21. SS

                                                                  SavvySomm

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  Dined on April 21, 2018

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Chef Gabe is not only an amazing chef but an attentive host and the entire experience was amazing!

                                                                22. l

                                                                  lisawitz

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  Dined on April 17, 2018

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Everything was so excellent we ordered a few items twice! We are going to be regulars.

                                                                23. c

                                                                  chrispbacon

                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                  Dined on April 15, 2018

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  The Finch takes seasonality farther than most farm-to-table restaurants, with some obscure veggies that you won't find on other menus. For starters, we tore through the Japanese yams and Little Gem lettuce, while we could have skipped the bread. For mains, the buckwheat cavatelli was an intense burst of flavor, and the Swiss chard lasagna had a fantastic texture. The chocolate cake, for dessert, with rosemary and pine nuts worked wonderfully, but the cut is so small, you only get a few bites. The price is steep, but The Finch is a good pick for a special night out.

                                                                24. JJ

                                                                  JenniferJ

                                                                  Austin

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  Dined on April 15, 2018

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Wonderful! Will be back!!

                                                                25. d

                                                                  dhenwood

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  46 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  46 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 24, 2018

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                  As always, first-rate, original food that tastes great and looks beautiful. All served with friendly attention.

                                                                26. RM

                                                                  RachelM

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 17, 2018

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  We had a fabulous evening. The food was amazing.

                                                                27. BK

                                                                  BKDREW

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  Dined on March 10, 2018

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  The Finch always delivers. Food is always beautifully prepared and delicious. Pro-tip: ask to sit at the back counter and watch the sous chef prepare all the plates. It’s like a ballet!

                                                                28. MM

                                                                  MMBrooklyn

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on February 25, 2018

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                  The cauliflower soup and arancini are out of this world. The service was great-- low key and attentive. As a vegetarian I was wowed with all of the options.

                                                                29. EC

                                                                  ElleC

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  169 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  3.0

                                                                  169 reviews

                                                                  Dined on February 24, 2018

                                                                  overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                  Pleasant atmosphere w/ open kitchen situated between front & back dining room, which seemed to have more ambiance, but the hostess/server insisted the front room was “more hip”. Starters were good...nice smoked trout and Japanese yams. However, mains were fine, but not stand-out...buckwheat cavatelli lacked flavor and the duck (which was highly recommended) was very small (almost appetizer portion)and quite chewy/not tender. Had a good mezcal cocktail. All was good/fine, but not Michelin-star.

                                                                30. EE

                                                                  ElExigente

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  3.0

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  Dined on February 23, 2018

                                                                  overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                  While the food is skillfully prepared and tastes good, the presentation is somewhat precious, albeit artistic, and the value is questionable when the duck main course is $36 and is basically one half of a duck breast with a few small elements of vegetable. The most egregious sense of rip off were in the 2, desserts: a miniscule 2 inch square of chocolate "cake" plated with a 1/4 size cut in it which is angled and one wonders why, other than to make it look bigger on its plate, is this device adopted. The other dessert that was even more disappointing was the lemon souffle type thing that had the consistency of deflated egg whites. We had two other issues; one with the wine list which was very overpriced and the delivery of the bill which was presented without our asking for it and without a question as to whether we wanted to order coffee or anything else. Basically this is a restaurant where style prevails over substance.

                                                                31. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on February 18, 2018

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Attentive, friendly and personalized service complements a modern-meets-rustic vibe inside this hip space that's great for date night. Lots of "what is that?" fresh and natural ingredients pepper unique dishes that you've probably never seen elsewhere. On the pricier side for some of the serving sizes, but definitely comes with the territory of a menu with so many colorful and creative eats. Recommended.

                                                                32. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  4.0

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  Dined on February 17, 2018

                                                                  overall4food3service5ambience3

                                                                  A cozy & warm hideout on a snowy night with straightforward and tasty food options.

                                                                33. t

                                                                  thomasb

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on February 12, 2018

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  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.

                                                                34. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on February 10, 2018

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                  Fantastic service; amazing cocktails and attention to detail

                                                                35. SW

                                                                  SWMNYC

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                  Dined on February 9, 2018

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                36. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on February 7, 2018

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                37. I

                                                                  Ingrid

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on January 26, 2018

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                  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!

                                                                38. L

                                                                  Linda

                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                  19 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  19 reviews

                                                                  Dined on January 24, 2018

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Great food, inventive chef, terrific desserts. Highly recommended

                                                                39. F

                                                                  Fran

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  24 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  24 reviews

                                                                  Dined on December 27, 2017

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  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.

                                                                40. IO

                                                                  IanO

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on December 21, 2017

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                  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

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