The Finch New American Grill in Grand Prairie Lives Up to Its Buzz

The Finch Greek salad
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After hearing so much positive buzz about the new American Grill, The Finch, that opened in Grand Prairie last fall, my husband and I were eager to visit this trendy restaurant. On our recent lunch visit, we found the bright and open ambiance of The Finch especially welcoming. Our table offered a great view of Epic Central’s delightful water displays. With the arrival of patio weather, The Finch is an ideal place to enjoy a leisurely lunch or happy hour by the water. We noticed several groups enjoying their lunch on the patio.

To make your visit even better, The Finch is featuring an inviting new drinks and happy hour menu. Their Happy Hour menu includes Mini Martini Singles (offered all day for only $5). The minis are available in Cosmopolitan, Appletini, Classic Martini, or Lemon Drop flavors. During our lunch we noticed several diners taking advantage of a limited time special offer of a mini martini with purchase or lunch entrée for only $0.75. Mini Martini Flights of three were offered all day for $12.

Featured Mocktails

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The mocktails included Grapefruit Basil Cooler –( $6) Simple syrup, sprite, grapefruit, grapefruit peel and basil garnish; Cucumber Lime Spritz –($6) Cucumber, simple syrup, lime, soda water, cucumber and lime wheel garnish; and Strawberry Lemonade – ($6) Strawberry puree, simple syrup, lemon, lemon and strawberry garnish. I tried the Blackberry Lavender Splash–($6) Lemonade, blackberries, lemongrass, lavender, that was very tart and refreshing.

The Finch French onion soup
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I ordered a Greek salad (romaine & butter lettuce, feta, diced cucumbers & tomatoes, Kalamata olives, pickled red onion, herb vinaigrette, and garlic croutons ($14.45)—very fresh and perfectly-seasoned. My husband rather reluctantly ordered the French onion soup (after complaining about it being the only soup on the menu) but he loved The Finch chef’s take on this classic. It features melted Swiss & Havarti, toasted baguette, and chives-$9.45).

The Finch shrimp scampi
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My entrée was white wine shrimp scampi, with large shrimp served with fresh linguini, white wine garlic butter, heirloom tomatoes, parsley, and Pecorino cheese ($19.45). This dish was so good I’ll definitely want to order it again. Staying true to form, my meat and potatoes loving spouse ordered the CFS, with jalapeño sausage gravy, and butter whipped mashed potatoes ($19.95).

crispy brussels sprouts
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We shared a side of Crispy Aioli Brussels ($8.45), and a dessert of Butterscotch Pecan Bread Pudding (butterscotch, brioche, hot bourbon caramel, toffee pecans, fresh berries, vanilla ice cream ($13).

The Finch’s Updated Menus

New options for all-day dining include house pastas, like the Cajun Chicken pasta ($15.99) with Gemelli, spicy Alfredo, roasted garlic, basil, parmesan confetti focaccia toast points. Specialty cuts include a Filet Mignon ($24.99) served with grilled broccolini, whipped potatoes, tobacco onions, and demi-glaze. Handheld classics like the Smash Burger ($13.99) with double patty, American cheese, house sauce, LTOP, and battered fries were also featured.

The Finch water view
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The Finch also features a new Kids’ Brunch Menu, only available during weekend brunch service. It includes such tasty new options as French Toast–$7) with powdered sugar and syrup; Breakfast Tacos ($7), Flour Tortilla, Bacon, Scrambled Eggs, White Cheddar; and Kid’s Breakfast – ($7) Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, and Seasonal Fruit.

The Finch American Grill in Grand Prairie features fine food, great service, and a lovely ambiance, so now we know what all the buzz was about! Located at 2955 South State Highway 161 in Grand Prairie’s Epic Center (469-480-6603). Hours Mon-Thurs: 11am-10pm; Fri: 11am-11pm; Sat: 10am-11pm, and Sun: 10am-10pm.

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Jo Ann Holt
Jo Ann Holt is an award-winning journalist with 40+ years of experience as a writer and editor. She loves live performances, from country music concerts to Broadway musicals to community theatre productions. Holt also enjoys art and cultural festivals, and good food and wine. She’s toured Amsterdam, London, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, and various cities in Mexico but looks forward to visiting even more countries. She has traveled by boat, plane, and train, but especially likes taking long road trips across the U.S. with her husband, retired history professor Durhl Caussey. They enjoy meeting friendly people, learning about different cultures, and visiting historic sites wherever they go.

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