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The Finch

212 Greene Ave. (Grand Ave.) Send to Phone
Cozy, modern, New American bistro in Brooklyn's Clinton Hill.

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Dinner nightly
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The Finch, Brooklyn, NY

The Finch Restaurant Review

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About the atmosphere: On the first floor of a brownstone on leafy, quiet Greene Avenue, The Finch is an unassumingly pretty restaurant with plenty of space and a casual yet elegant vibe.

Likes: Airy décor and open kitchen; gracious service; maitake mushrooms with smoked ricotta on toast.
Dislikes: None.
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Food & Drinks: From the Carrara marble bar, watch chef-owner Gabe McMackin work his magic with calm precision in the open kitchen while you sip a glass of wine from the old world-dominant list, or a well-calibrated cocktail. The menu celebrates the best ingredients of the season with equal parts simplicity and creativity. Take the fat, juicy, slightly charred maitake mushrooms that share real estate with smoked ricotta on homemade chewy toast. Grass-fed beef tartare is light, with welcome crunch from bright watermelon radish and caraway toasts. Chicken liver mousse is luxuriously rich. For an entrée, Arctic char is flaky under its crispy skin, served with yellow eye beans, bok choy and green garlic. Vegetarian Swiss chard lasagna with Parmesan pine nut and Castelvetrano olive pesto, assembled in paper-thin layers, is so satisfying nobody will miss the meat. For dessert, savor creamy lemon custard with semolina cookies. Local cheeses pair with accompaniments like pickled strawberries and poached rhubarb.
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