Goldfinch Tavern at Four Seasons Seattle

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874 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Northwest
Approachable sophisticated Pacific Northwest cuisine, simply prepared using the finest regional ingredients and served in a dining room with maritime-inspired design and sweeping views of Elliott Bay.

Ethan Stowell and Four Seasons Hotel Seattle are thrilled to announce the name of their new restaurant collaboration: Goldfinch Tavern. Named for the state bird of Washington, the American goldfinch.

The upscale tavern pays homage to the city’s pioneer days, when taverns catered to lumberjacks and sailors alike, providing a place for travelers and locals to both socialize and conduct business, all while enjoying drinks and food.

Special Offers

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us for Christmas Eve dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel. We are offering a 3-course dinner for $95/person.

Tuesday, 24 December, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Come celebrate Christmas at the Four Seasons hotel! We are offering a 4-course dinner for $135/person. Credit cards are required to book reservations.

Wednesday, 25 December, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate New Years Eve with us at the Four Seasons Hotel. This years 5-course dinner is $110/person. Seatings are at 5pm and 9pm.

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

What 874 People Are Saying
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S
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

This review is about happy hour. I was thrilled that we could reserve a table anywhere in the restaurant, because I know it to be always busy. Our server was excellent--beyond gracious. The food was delicious, as is always the case at Ethan Stowell restaurants. Plenty of options for "pescatarians" like my friend and me. We had the happy hour wine, and it was great. In fact, I bought several bottles at a local wine shop the next day!

JJ
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service from our waiter Ryan. Food was excellent with a good selection. Very low key and quiet.

Z
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

Wow, were we surprised by being charged for $12 for avocado added to a split order of a crab Benedict. The Benedict was $24 which was reasonable, but adding $12 for about six slices of avocado was outrageous. I also prefer to determine the tip appropriate for the level of service which was good I might add. The automatic 20% doesn’t allow one that opportunity.
Won’t return, or if we do, we will inquire about the cost of additional food items.

KH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

I have eaten at Goldfinch Tavern many times and have always enjoyed both my food and the ambiance. Unfortunately, during this visit, our order was delayed and very slow to come out of the kitchen...apparently a ticket mix up that contributed to the delay. Our server was apologetic and offered us a free glass of wine, but my father, our host, was disappointed with the service.

S
Philadelphia
204 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First, let me say a word about the service. We did not order the buffet, we ordered from the menu and were attended to by no less than 5 competent, courteous, friendly individuals. The food was wonderful. The three egg omelette with smoked salmon was outstanding! And I often eat omelets with smoked salmon. Yes, it was expensive, but it was an outstanding breakfast from start to finish!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner I really enjoyed the food

SA
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and service as always. Leo was great and the rest of the staff never disappoints.

R
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Love the brunch deal. Outstanding service by Leo. Great desserts!

PT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance and wonderful food and service. Pity that the view from our window was 1-800-Storage, rather than the lovely waterfront, but overall we had a great experience.

s
Seattle
156 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always order the "Trust the Chef" tasting menu. This week's featured great oysters, several excellent appetizers, really good risotto with beets and apple, a great small piece of steak, and a superb dessert. Service is always friendly and efficient.

J
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a fantastic dinner. The salads and pastas were amazing!

a
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

very convenient location to Seattle Art Museum exhibits

LF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

I had heard good things but we were not overly impressed. The font on the menu was so small and the lighting so dim that we all needed to turn on our phone flashlights to make our selections. My main complaint was that the food was not very special considering the prices. The hamachi crudo starter was under-seasoned - it was basically 5 small slices of hamachi on a plate with a smear of some creamy sauce. Desperately needed salt/acid. My cedar plank salmon entree was $55(!!) and was just average and a little overcooked. The vegetables that accompanied it were minuscule and included a piece of roasted lemon that in the very dim lighting looked just like the pieces of squash it was sitting next to and I popped the whole thing in my mouth by mistake. Desserts were fine but not memorable - the caramel apple dessert was the standout. Our server was great, but the wait between courses was very long. Bread costs extra and we didn't remember to order any - I know that's a common trend now, but when entrees are $45-55 I would think they could throw in some bread and butter. The wine list was fine- not overly long but I found some good Washington and Oregon selections. Overall it felt like a hotel restaurant and not worth the prices.

BC
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Birthday celebration. Ordered 2 orders pasta with mussels (not on menu), cooked al dente, requested recook. Returned to table still al dente. to table, basically inedible. Asked if new chef, apparently, yes! The art of cooking pasta unfortunately was not on the menu for this birthday celebration. Salads fresh, wine excellent. Wait staff attentive.

A
Seattle
39 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience4

This was not our first trip to Goldfinch Tavern, but may well be our last one. We've enjoyed several meals there and just might return based on those experiences versus the most recent one. To begin the evening cocktail service was slow. Wine came right away, but those who had cocktails had to wait awhile for them. Before we ordered our food we informed the waiter that we had a 7:00 curtain and needed to leave by 6:45. He acknowledged this and said no problem. This was at approximately 5:20, so plenty of time to order and be served. We ordered our starters/salads and our main courses at this time. After a bit of a wait the first courses arrived. Not a long wait, but a little longer than one would have thought. First course came and was cleared by about 6:00. About 6:15 we began to wonder where the main courses were and asked our server to check our orders since two tables that had arrived after us already had their main courses. He returned and said they were coming shortly. At about 6:25 I went to the host desk to see what was taking so long. There was no host, only a waiter from another section. I told him we were running out of time an wanted to speak to a host or manager. He said he would send someone to our table right away. Our waiter came and we told him we were running out of time to reasonably eat in time to make our performance. He said our meals were being plated and would be right out. At 6:45 still no food so we stood to leave at which point a manager type and a waiter came out of the kitchen plates in hand. When they saw us putting on our coats they immediately turned around and returned to the kitchen. The person whom I think was a manager came up to us and apologized. He then offered to comp our beverages and first courses, which was gracious. Our main complaints are that tables that arrived after us had been served, eaten and even left by then. Our waiter never came to the table with an update or gave a reason for the delay. It was very frustrating

JL
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience.

p
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience. Steaks, usually fabulous were a tad tough, but overall a wonderful time.

DW
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant is centrally located in Seattle and easy to get to. The staff is very accommodating and friendly. The food was delicious, all 4 of us were very happy with everything we ordered. The only comment I heard was for the price, the amount of food you get, was not very much.

SV
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

My order was incorrect twice— the first time being the completely wrong item. Waitstaff seemed blatantly unaffected by issues and did not check in after the initial error. Other diners in our party were also appalled at the behavior as this was supposed to be a nice farewell dinner. Have already recommended to friends in the area to skip this restaurant. Overall I was really excited to try and and extremely disappointed with the results.

S
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

Everything was very good, except for the cost that was twice what i would expect for similar dining. This is a poace for well-off travelers, not for locals.

AM
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

Super slow, inattentive service. Had to beg to have our order taken (40 minutes after being seated -first sign of our waiter) - and then told the "kitchen was busy".

k
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Service fantastic. Appetizer of bruschetta with goat cheese wonderful. Dinner of seafood pasta with ink squid pasta dried out overcooked & had very little seafood

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food was excellent.

VW
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waiter Benjamin was awesome!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service, and value for chef’s menu. First time here and was such a great experience.

J
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Anniversary brunch

DC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday lunch for me and my husband. Perfect.

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always my favorite in Seattle.

GM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

To celebrate our anniversary, we were looking for a place that had great food, great service and where we could hear each other talk without shouting. Goldfinch Tavern exceeded all our expectations. It's a bit expensive but that was not a surprise (it is in a Four Seasons, after all). We got what we wanted.

TB
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always great service and food to match.

OT
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Good, but deeply saddened by the loss of the Tomahawk steak off the menu. It has been a few years since we have been here. I remember a steak of mythical proportions: perfectly medium rare on the inside through and through (presumably sous vide) and then a thin layer of perfectly seared and seasoned exterior. We returned hoping to experience this steak again, but instead received regular steaks which here still pretty good but not what we were expecting. They also got our main dishes mixed up. There was a confusion of whose dish was whose, which shouldn’t happen at this level of dining. My steak was supposed to be medium with figs and potatoes, and my friend’s steak medium rare with asparagus instead of potatoes. My steak ended up being more rare than my friend’s, but about medium doneness, as I had asked. But my friend’s steak was more medium-well. I wonder if our steaks got switched, though we identified our dishes based on the vegetables that were on the plate. They were gracious enough to take my friend’s steak back and provide a new one.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The salmon rilled on cedar with horseradish creme was delightful!

AB
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

It was quite nice. We were welcoming a new employee and took out to lunch. Food and drink were divine!

OT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ordered the tasting menu and it was amazing!

J
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience1

Noise level made the dining experience poor. Scallops were good, but not in any way special and for the price should have been. The scallops at my retirement home (Mirabella) are better.

w
Miami
287 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I am always out in Seattle for business every three months. stay at the Four Seasons and always have friday night at the Goldfinch Tavern. food and service are outstanding and I highly recommend it.

JS
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent. Our waiter, Edna, provided awesome service. It was one of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had.

BR
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to eat and take in the view of Elliott Bay. The view is even better now that the viaduct has been taken down. A lot quieter than a lot of other places by Pike Place. It is a little on the expensive side, but after all, it is Seattle and the Four Seasons...

P
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yes, the service and food were great. Our server Edna was awesome

C
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional cocktails started us off . Starters and salads were perfectly sized with thoughtful combinations of tastes . Entrees were all amazing .

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