Farm-to-table dining, one block from the sample gates



Finch’s…for those who find joy in the simple pleasure of eating and drinking well.

Executive Chef, Seth Elgar
Sous Chef, Abel Garcia
Craft Cocktails & Bar Manager, Stella Snyder
Pastry Chef, Brian Inlow

Finch’s Brasserie was launched ten years ago with hard work from a lot of dedicated people. Two of those who were there from Day One and instrumental in our launch and success were our Sous Chef, Seth Elgar, and, of course, my co-founder, Chef Jeff Finch. While we all watched Seth move on to help grow the food culture in our town, Jeff and I continued our work to grow a first class restaurant, cultivate a special clientele, and raise the bar for dining in our community. It is a bittersweet circle that finds us congratulating Chef Jeff as he moves on from Finch’s to the next chapter of his career and to more time with his family, while also welcoming Seth Elgar to the Finch’s family as our new Executive Chef, fresh from his run at No Coast Reserve. Thank you for all of your good work, creativity, and delicious food, Jeff, and welcome, Seth, to the next chapter in the Finch’s story.
~Candace Finch

The American Brasserie menu includes both traditional and regional dishes from the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea as well as local and American favorites. Diners can choose from Pizzettas cooked in the wood-fired oven, pasta dishes, savory entrees and daily specials. The seasonal menu is designed to showcase unique flavor combinations which can be enjoyed with a choice of more than 60 wines and close to 90 artisan beers.

Finch’s is a committed supporter of the Slow Food Movement ( and the local farming community. Located in the heart of the BEAD Arts District, Finch’s is a proud supporter of Bloomington’s local artists, the Indiana University Auditorium, the IU Art Museum, Cardinal Stage Company and the Buskirk Chumley Theater. Ask about our discounts for ticket holders to the above venues.

Located on Kirkwood Avenue, just steps away from the historic Sample Gates.