Goldfinch Tavern at Four Seasons Seattle

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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.

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AngieB
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a lot of business meetings here. Both the staff and food are top notch. This would also be a great location for a date night or celebration as the views are phenomenal.

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vipEmmetW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Kurtis the bartender was personable, polite and made excellent drinks!

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vipjimm
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

You would expect near excellence at a four seasons restaurant. Sadly way below expectations. Omelet was tough, most everything was cold and people next complained about their eggs Benedict. An overall bad experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emma was very, very knowledgeable of the menu and recommended a great drink (Purple Rain) and dishes. Everyone was very accommodating to the two allergies we had at our table and we all had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an incredible evening and can't thank the staff and the restaurant enough! I want someway to give 4.8 stars. While the food was amazing the main dish I ordered was not what I got. While it was still amazing I didn't want to make a mention of it there because we were having a great time and your team was so very polite and nice. Amazing all around otherwise.

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NickT
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, view and ambiance. Really accommodating to my sons food allergies

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DZimmy
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service and an outstanding chefs dinner selection made our celebratory meal a truly special occasion. Thank you to each of the chefs for our fantastic wedding dinner!

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vipFitfoodie
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a perfect evening - excellent food, excellent service and lovely ambiance

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pauljosephbrown
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CharlieB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipPhilbert
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
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.

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LindaF
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DanielH
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!

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StephanieH
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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vipChrisM
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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missE
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.

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FoodieJTK
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.

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vipCameronR
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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TyReed
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. :-)

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We got married

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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vipcrazy4corndogs
Houston
4 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.

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vipCath
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!

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Happyfoodie
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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vipseattle2
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.

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MrBlack
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing seafood salad!

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vipBainbridgeAndy
Seattle
52 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DanD
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)

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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vipStephen
Philadelphia
221 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!!!

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience2

760 bucks for dinner please drive though....

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SaraR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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