Chris Stang, The Infatuation, March 2015
Stan Sanger, New York Daily News, April 2015
"...if you’re willing to expand your definition of salad to “a usually incongruous mixture” (via Merriam-Webster), you’ll find that most of the items at the Clinton Hill eatery fabulously fit the bill."
Sarah Zorn, Brooklyn Magazine, August 2015
"Among the restaurants that earned stars in this year’s Michelin guide, there was one big surprise among the expected heavyweights. Gabe McMackin’s the Finch, a Clinton Hill restaurant that quietly opened ten months ago, was awarded a single star, a major get for the ambitious neighborhood spot that had so far flown pretty far under the radar."
Chris Crowley, Grub Street, October 2015
"Jonathan Wu of Fung Tu... likes the simple steak at the Finch, his neighborhood joint in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. 'I like that the cut is not one of the big three (filet, rib-eye, or sirloin),' he explains. 'It shows some creativity to choose a cut like flatiron, from the shoulder. Also, for me, the portion is perfect at six or seven ounces.'"
Tejal Rao, Bloomberg News, November 2015
"Hidden away on the ground level of an updated brownstone, the Finch is a romantic New American spot. The airy, open space, which seats 74 and is bisected by an expansive white-marble bar, offers seating areas both bustling (up front and overlooking Greene Street) and intimate (out of sight in the back)"
Lauren Leibowitz, New York Magazine, December 2015
"...Brooklyn has only recently begun to register on Michelin’s radar, so a local spot getting starred in its very first year is practically unheard of. But evidently, the guides were as won over as we were by Gabe McMackin’s highly imaginative salads, followed by unexpectedly user-friendly mains..."
Sarah Zorn, Brooklyn Magazine, December 2015
Nell Casey, Gothamist, March 2016