“The 100 Best Restaurants in NYC to Dine at Now”

Bao Ong & Emma Orlow, Time Out NY, October 2019

“The Best Room At … Troutbeck”

Sam Dangremond, Town and Country, October 2019

 “The Finch’s Michelin-Starred Chef Gabe McMackin Takes on Troutbeck”

David Graver, Cool Hunting, July 2019

“The Best Places to Eat in NYC Right Now”

Eliza Dumais, Thrillist, October 2018

Where to Eat and Drink in Fort Greene & Clinton Hill"

Alexandra Ilyashov, Eater, lJuly 2018

The Best Dishes Eater Editors Ate This Week"

Patty Diez, Eater, July 2018

13 Under the Radar Chefs You Need to Know in New York"

Priya Krishna, Zagat, January 2018

The Finch, a Michelin-Starred Neighborhood Spot"

Carolyn Kormann, The New Yorker, April 2017

There aren't many spaces in Brooklyn with a vibe this good, and the food is excellent too."

Chris Stang, The Infatuation, March 2015

The sparkling quality of The Finch extends to servers who lovingly describe the food — their way of getting you to embrace the food as much as they do."

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

Clinton Hill restaurant The Finch is giving us some green to add to Bison Grass vodka, including Pear Williams eau de vie, lime and chamomile; sounds relaxing."

Nell Casey, Gothamist, March 2016