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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p
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Goldfinch. Great food, great service, and a lovely room. One of the best restaurants in Seattle.

CB
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really one of our favorites . Great wait staff food and great view .

P
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food. Enjoyed everything but the Octopus. Too overcooked and flavor was lost in all the other ingredients. Great ambiance. Service was as expected.

LF
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service in a delightful setting to celebrate life over good food. Thank you!

DH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Goldfinch Tavern were very friendly, professional, and caring. They made us feel special. The food that we sampled was delicious and tastefully presented. We will return again!

SH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! This is the 3rd Ethan Stowell restaurant we have been to and he never disappoints. I highly recommended the crab & beet salad. It’s fresh & light and the taste combinations are very complimentary.

OT
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. One of the best Sunday Brunches we’ve had. Highly recommend it!

CM
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really lovely spot. Food was very interesting and delicious. We did the ‘trust the chef’ menu and highly recommend. It was a great experience.

OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Drinks were overpriced for what you got but the food tasted good and was more fairly priced.

E
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

This is a lovely spot with great views, excellent food and nice ambiance. It is on the pricey side - $7 for peach ice tea. They add a 20% service charge to all checks. So a lunchtime salmon sandwich, ice tea and the service charge will set you back $35.
I didn't notice if the service charge was on the menu. I have to say that were I tipping the gentleman who waited on our party of four women, I would not have tipped 20%. Our food took a long time to arrive at our table, and ten minutes after everyone had finished their meals, our plates were still sitting there before us. No one came to clear or to ask about dessert/coffee. The waiter was very nice, but they were not busy; I noticed him chatting with another server while we sat there with our dirty plates.

FJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

We went for brunch to end an amazing weekend in Seattle. Four of us ordered the eggs Benedict. The eggs appeared fine on outside, but we discovered the inside of eggs were almost fully hard boiled. Not one egg out of eight had a runny yolk. Our server didn’t come by for 10-15min. We let them know about the issue so the chef could fix it before other diners ordered. We were charged half price for two plates and full price for the others because of how much each person ate! Sincerely regret not ordering the lemon ricotta pancakes. Our friend ordered them and they were the best thing out of our group of 7.

CR
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch and great service to celebrate our 1-year anniversary

OT
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trust the chef! An amazing dining experience featuring 9 dishes. This changes daily, so you never know what you're gonna get, but I highly recommend trying this! It was superb!

TR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chose Goldfinch after I saw it mentioned on MSN that they have an excellent plant based menu. It did not disappoint.

Service was outstanding. Food was top notch. We started with the hummus bruschetta, which was very good. My vegan GF ordered the tempeh dish as an entree which was a nice portion and very tasty.

For my entree, I ordered the sweet potato and quinoa patty, and while it was delicious, I found the portion to be underwhelming as the dish did not come with a significant amount of vegetables.

Despite this, we would return. I would probably make sure to order more than the one small appetizer we shared...or go get a burger at Dick's afterwards. :-)

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We got married

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We had a guest that has a dairy allergy; she ordered a vegan dessert - and they accidentally brought her the wrong order leading to an allergic reaction. They were apologetic, but it still doesn’t forgive the oversight.

c
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another awesome brunch at Goldfinch! Kelly gave exceptional service, the food was delicious as always, we just love this place.

C
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such good food for breakfast here. The service, the view, and the environment were perfect and lovely. We saw them setting up for Sunday Brunch and that looked amazing!

H
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

6 pm preconcert reservation. We each had a glass of Prosecco, then shared an appetizer, a side, a main and dessert. The cheese and apple toasts appetizer were so perfectly proportioned we were wondering if we should have saved them for dessert. Our main of scallops and vegetables was both beautiful and tasty. It's hard to cook scallops just right. Goldfinch did. We had a side of roasted mushrooms that perfectly complemented the main. Dessert was a cdrme blue--again, nothing too fancy but perfectly executed. Service was pleasant and unobtrusive. It wasn't cheap, but it was well worth the price.

OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food is delicious but the buffet is very limited compared to other Four Seasons locations. Love the bottomless mimosas and the service is always excellent.

s
Seattle
160 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The "Trust the Chef" tasting menu is a great value! Last week's highlights were two fantastic seafood appetizers, perfectly cooked duck breast, and a whimsical and delicious dessert. The staff is great and the room is beautiful.

MB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I surprised my wife with a Birthday Dinner and because she's recovering from surgery on her foot, I was limited on what I could do for her (I originally was going to surprised her with a trip to Hawaii) and after seeing this place on YouTube, I thought we'd give it a try.

We both appreciated being greeted by the Valet of which was very courteous and welcoming as they gave me the ticket and took care of us. We have a very nice view of the water and was nice being that the sun was setting as we were getting settled in.

Being our first time here it was a bit tricky on what we wanted, but decided to go with some familiar dishes for simplicity. She had the BEET & DUNGENESS CRAB SALAD for starters, and CEDAR PLANK KING SALMON for the entree. I went with the PRIME NY STRIP* 15 OZ with the GOLDFINCH LOBSTER MASHERS on the side (and out of curiosity). She LOVED the salad and was pleasantly surprised by the combination of the two, and enjoyed every bite. The lobster mashers came out and we both gave it a try, aaaand it was just okay. It wasn't bad, but I don't the taste/textures came together like it should have. The potatoes alone didn't have much flavor/taste to them, so the lobster compensated for it. Onto the Salmon/Steak. She liked the salmon, said it had a really great taste, a little undercooked, but she was okay with that. For my steak, I did ask for it to be Well Done, and it ALMOST was, but it did have pink in both the middle and on the side, so that makes it Medium-Well. I did let the server to let the cook/chef know, and usually I do send backs, but I wanted it to be a pleasant evening, so I just let it slide (as the A-1 helped). I did explain that I spent many years in the Army as a cook, so do know what it takes to cook a steak.

Outside of that, they made her a nice cheesecake dessert, which she loved so that brought it home. They also comp'd the Valet, and that made it even better. We'll definitely be back again to try out the buffet.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my husband birthday by grabbing brunch here. We’ll be back for sure!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing seafood salad!

BA
Seattle
51 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice variety, and do not miss the lobster mashies (almost a meal in itself)

DD
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Expensive, food was just ok, small portions. Service was bad but 20% tip was already included...so kind of defeats the purpose. Poor beer selection on tap (no ipas)

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great time at the Goldfinch Tavern. The room is warm and inviting, the food and service are fantastic.

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so great and very attentive. The food was excellent, as always.
We live the drinks, food, ambiance and service. I have recommended it to numerous friends when they come to town.
It’s a PNW staple for us.

S
Philadelphia
219 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG!!! This is the best brunch anywhere, ever, period (and that includes the Four Seasons, Maui) ! All of the appetizers and desserts are incredibly flavorful, fresh, creative and gorgeously presented. The entrees were equally amazing! This feast is presented by the most polite, cheerful, competent waitstaff on the planet (and this was New Year's Day, so you know some of them were hurtin' too)!! This was a, truly, outstanding dining experience comprised of amazingly high quality foods overseen by caring, efficient and, incredibly nice people! I thought this was the first 5 Star I've ever given until I looked at my review from my last trip to Goldfinch! Nicely done All!!!

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

It was a very nice restaurant. The food was overpriced and mediocre at best. For $110 a head tiny bite sized appetizers to share did not meet my expectations. I think the best thing that I tasted was the duck course. It was cooked to perfection. Our service started off good then tapered off. We even had to pour our own bottle of champagne. At one point our server even apologized for not pouring our champagne. He seemed to be putting more effort into serving his other tables. Overall, I give this experience a 2.5 out of 5. Wouldn’t recommend spending $488 for this experience. Champagne was $125 bottle and their was a 20% ($77) service fee and $44 tax on top of that.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience2

760 bucks for dinner please drive though....

SR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was awesome. Made for a great Monday morning post game date!

p
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Chef’s Tasting dinner. Everything, from the plentiful appetizers to the main course to the delicious desert was above par. Will definitely do this again. Had been to the Goldfinch numerous times for the weekend brunch but our first dinner there. A must do in Seattle!

BR
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a lovely lunch with a dear friend who I have not seen in many years.
Neither of us had been to the goldfinch before and it was so lovely and delicious.
We had a table by the window with a wonderful view .
Our server could not have been nicer or accommodating.
I cannot wait to spend more than three hours in Seattle and to spend more time at the goldfinch .
Thankyou so much!
with warm regards from Canada,
Brent Rock

JY
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious! Service was great and attentive. The drinks took pretty long considering it wasn’t that busy but the drinks did turn out amazing. Only thing I’d change was the lighting at the dining tables... extremely bright lighting that kills the ambience. Luckily the front gave us another table with bench seating that didn’t have this giant light in our faces. Overall very happy with our experience.

NK
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my go-to place for special occasions. The food is always high quality and prepared perfectly. I also can't say enough good things about the service - very accommodating and professional.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for Christmas Eve dinner and it was fantastic. The food was delicious, service amazing despite being very busy, and the hotel was lovely for the holidays.

FW
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Mediocre food for the price. Clam chowder was very fishy tasting, crab cakes were very fishy tasting. Sauces were good. Burger was just average. Service was poor. After taking our orders we never saw our server again. Had to ask another server to get the bill. Not worth the inflated Four Seasons prices. "View" was rooftops and constant industrial steam covering the window.

M
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food has lost quality over the last couple of years. It’s also not the most friendly reception.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

I ordered a steak salad and was served salmon. Took over an hour for meal. Staff need more training. Wine bottles left out on server station to expedite pours, but not good for whites.

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