Goldfinch Tavern at Four Seasons Seattle

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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.

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Seattle
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The salmon rilled on cedar with horseradish creme was delightful!

AB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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 September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered the tasting menu and it was amazing!

J
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

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
277 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
14 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

C
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OR
Raleigh
47 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Good location and decent food. Overpriced as it is inside the four seasons hotel. Reasonable water view partially instructed.

RG
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food served at our table was very good. Only complaint, the pancakes we ordered to take out tasted like bacon--I am vegetarian. They must have been close to bacon being made. Our servers were great. One person took a photo for us. Staff made a Happy birthday plate for my daugher --very nice. We really did like everything. We will come back and recommend to others.

P. S. Great to know we can ask for black napkins. The white napkins and our black clothes were not happy together---shedding.

LB
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service at the Four Seasons is always top-notch. The food was delicious this time around - there was a period in the spring when I avoided the Goldfinch because the food was oddly not as good (in terms of preparation and quality) as what I've come to expect from this place. But I think they've worked it out, because the last few breakfasts at this place have been wonderful and tasty!

I
Seattle
36 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Amazing food Very accommodating to dietary concerns and questions Only complaint is it took forever We had more of a timeline than perhaps was understood It fine but it also made the parking fee double it took so long

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Two attendees got sick after having salmon Caesar.

FD
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Goldfinch has great ambience and service, with a view that's pretty hard to beat. We ducked in for brunch after having been there for dinner and lunch on multiple occasions and will definitely be coming back to try out the brunch buffet. We had the burger and a crab benedict and aside from a mediocre hollandaise, everything was top-notch. It's a bit pricey ($100 for two people after tip) but what isn't in Seattle these days?

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday party

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, our server was lovely and provided a customer dessert to the birthday boy

L
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is gorgeous, and even better if you can sit by the window. You’ll have a great view of the Ferris wheel and the water. The dim lighting is perfect, the food is very good, (expensive, but to be expected since you are dining in a five star hotel), and the service was great!

k
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Salmon was WAY overcooked, Halibut was overcooked, Pasta with clams was super bland.
Apps were very, very good, drinks were great.

BL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal and even better service at Goldfinch Tavern. We had the oysters, crab and beet salad, NY strip, lobster mashers, and donut holes. It was all delicious but my favorite was the lobster mashers. Highly recommend!

ID
Seattle
46 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed drinks and a light dinner before The Rolling Stones concert. The smoked salmon bruschetta was light and flavorful, and the crab and pickled beet salad was delicious. It had a generous portion of crab. We had drinks at HH prices, which was very reasonable. This is a lovely restaurant and you can count on the quality of the food being top notch.

BT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Poor service for a Four Seasons and overpriced

OB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Goldfinch is a lovely cafe with very good food, very good service, lovely ambience and quiet setting for lunch with friends. I never feel rushed and always feel appreciated. It is a regular "go to" cafe for friends looking for an excellent meal in beautiful setting.

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Good pace, very accommodating staff. Wine recommendation, excellent?

OT
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious! Service was wonderful! And the view is spectacular!

AB
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was phenomenal. We chose the Chef’s surprise menu and loved every dish and wine pairing. The service was terrific; prompt and helpful with selections.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants for my 9 year old daughter and her 9 year old friend. They have a great kids menu and activities. Food is always delish and it’s four seasons service- enough said!

DB
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 5

I ordered the roasted chicken and it was soo over cooked that it had that powdery texture. It was a real disappointment as I was taking a big client there for dinner. The clients dinner was good but when I did share a little the client said I should say something but it would have changed the dynamic of the meeting.

D
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 1

We initially were offered a table that accommodated 8 but had a reservation for 6. As a result the choice was to sit spread over a huge table and feel disconnected OR in an alternative table next to an open area where a huge LOUD group was celebrating and frankly were annoying/drunks. The lesser of the two evils- we elected to sit at an appropriate sized table and contend with the volume and inebriation..

Our server Joseph was stellar, the food was great as always just didn't fully enjoy the Goldfinch experience the way knew it could be enjoyed so in the end while we love the place and Joseph the night fell way short of our typical level of satisfaction.

DL
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We had a good time, food and service were okay.
Service is not as attentive as other four seasons. Hotel is pretty small. The retaurant is nice though. We had a good table with a view on the pier.
Great valet parking.

SG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great! We had asked for a waterfront view and wasn’t able to get one at first which we were ok with since it was a last minute reservation. Then the manager came over later after 5 minutes of being sat down who we hadn’t met. He asked us if we wanted to move to a window since they had a table open up. This was such a great service experience and our waiters were all so nice! Food was amazing too!

JK
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting from Philadelphia, PA.
We loved our meal and everything about The Goldfinch Tavern!
Jacob was our server and he couldn’t have been nicer! He was extremely professional, friendly without being overbearing.
Our evening at the Goldfinch Tavern was one of the highlights our trip!

MW
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food. Awesome service. Really enjoyed out dinner. "Trust the Chef" is definitely worth it.

LR
Key West
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food was superior. Lovely water view dining at the Four Seasons.

MR
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The ambiance and $49 buffet/bottomless mimosas are a good deal. Our service was subpar. We had to clarify what we wanted more times that what is necessary, and our server kept forgetting things we had asked for. The food was pretty good otherwise. I would give it another try.

p
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was impeccable. Thank you Frankie. The value...wow! For $49. You get unlimited mimosas and they were not stingy with them. Great buffet, especially the crab appetizer plus one entree.

DW
Tahoe
10 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, outstanding food! Thank you for a wonderful experience.

JT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I took my mother for a special dinner and the food and service was exceptional. All the food was flavoured and cooked perfectly. The service was attentive and never overbearing. We lingered for over 2 hours and never felt rushed. I highly recommend.

PE
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was hosting friends from out of town.
They loved it!

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