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About Goldfinch Tavern at Four Seasons Seattle

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.

99 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Northwest, Seafood, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Open Sunday through Thursday 6:30am-12:00am, until 1:00am Friday and Saturday.
Breakfast: Daily, 6:30am - 11:00am
Weekend Brunch: 9:00am - 2:00pm

Lunch: Weekdays 11:00am - 2:00pm

Dinner: Daily, 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Happy Hour: Sunday through Thursday, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Cross Street:
First Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 749-7070

Website:
http://goldfinchtavern.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking is $17 when dining in the restaurant.

Public Transit:
Westlake Center Station, University Street Station, 4th Avenue

Executive Chef:
Joe Ritchie

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Welcoming all love birds! Celebrate Valentine's Day at Goldfinch Tavern with a Four Course Feast by Chef Joe Ritchie: $95++ per person, $45++ wine pairing (plus tax and service charge)

Private Dining

Let Goldfinch Tavern make your next celebration or meeting unforgettable in one of our two private dining rooms. Either room can accommodate up to 16 guests for intimate gatherings or 25 guests for a standing reception. Valet parking, coat check and AV are available for all events.

Goldfinch Tavern at Four Seasons Seattle Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (22)
Scenic View (20)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
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Fit for Foodies (17)
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Business Meals (15)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Cozy (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Seasonal (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Fun (6)
People Watching (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Casual (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Authentic (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Healthy (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Organic (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Brunch menu. Eggs Benedict with crab was perfectly balanced, but needed an in-house bread Or brioche. Burger was cooked to correct temp. Service was on point, managed every request. Great overall experience.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Best brunch of my life!! Went for my birthday with friends and it was amazing. Bottomless mimosas, amazing brunch buffet spread with an entree plus they brought out a personal birthday dessert! Tom was our server and he was so nice, took our photo and did not let any of our beverages run dry. I will be back for another/every special occasion.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Always delicious food, great service, and a stellar view.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 14, 2018

As I ordered a house salad and then the tuna for dinner, the man who took our order (our waiter changed after that, and our second waiter was excellent) asked me if I wanted bacon and avocado on my salad. I said sure. I've never been asked such a question before for a dinner salad, and just figured they were items that he was offering. When the bill came, my little first course dinner salad had turned into a $23 salad. I was so surprised and somewhat upset. I felt he had been very incorrect in (1) asking the question in the first place and (2) not indicating there was a huge extra charge. I didn't want to complain in the moment because I was with my very sensitive teenage daughter. I've gone to Goldfinch several times and had positive experiences, but this was so negative, that I doubt I'll return for dinner.

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 (London)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Always a favorite for Brunch, food is excellent, room is elegant, reasonable space between the table.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Very attentive thoughtful service. Food wasn’t as good as one would hope. Restaurant was busy, Friday evening, kind of loud. My duck was delicious, friend’s lobster ravioli was flavorless. Her dessert, chocolate cake, was dry with a schmear of ice cream. Server promptly took offending cake away, brought a scoop of ice cram immediately.
Location is great, so nice to have valet parking.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We tried Goldfinch because we had enjoyed the former Arts cafe when visiting SAM. The new version makes sense. Not inexpensive but high quality as one would expect. One nasty surprise was the $17 charge for "validated" valet parking. It's a pity they abandoned the former policy (4 hours free), at least for museum visitors, and their disclosure was non-existent ("yes, we validate").
The 20% service charge is understandable, but with that plus no break on parking, Goldfinch becomes a no-go for museum-goers like us.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My only complaint is that the food is much too salty.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Beautiful view & restaurant located downtown convient location. Food was not amazing, cocktails were great and staff was friendly.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great find, great food wonderful view, great service. A gem of a find.....

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Went for happy hour after visiting Seattle Art Museum. Oysters were tasty and a good value. Also Ordered crab cakes with A wedge salad, and a BLT sandwich. Both were a disappointment. The sandwich was a sloppily made bread bomb with two slices of bacon, a piece of butter lettuce and a 1/2 cup of mayo. The crab cake was OK but the salad was minuscule and virtually undressed. With two drinks and parking, paid $100 and walked out wanting to go out to dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

So...I have a high service expectation for anything that is associated with Four Seasons.. This experience was not great. I came here with my staff for a holiday lunch. The restaurant was not terribly busy. Service was slow. It took a while for our orders to get taken and a long time for a food... and when the food arrived it was cold -- I ordered the cod -.. It was probably a great dish warm... But the oil had started to set....It clearly had been sitting there a while. I looked around for our waitress but she was nowhere in sight. She never stopped by to ask about our food - I would have told her then -- -and we had to refill our champagne glasses. She showed up promptly with the check and stated that the gratuity had been included -- again not a problem but it made me wonder if that was the reason the service was so poor. For a $70 per person lunch I was disappointed and will not be back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 27, 2017

A little expensive for the price, the milkshakes were small

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Scenic View, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent again- this place gets it. They are both attentive as well as mindful of the ambiance being comfortable and relaxed. Our waitress (Janine) was very good, we got to GFT frequently and the wait staff is exceptional.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We got married at 4-Seasons and continue to come to Goldfinch for special occasions. We had the pastry chef create a cake for our pregnancy - gender reveal. It the cake was absolutely beautiful!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Food and service was good. Only problem is my $19 cocktail was served in a dirty glass and it took a while to get it replaced.

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Fantastic appetizers. The wait staff recommended the burger which was very good. I think the bun could've been improved, a bit dry and bulky. I was told the mushroom pasta was very good and will be back to try it (6 types of mushrooms). I'd definitely come back here for a business lunch, prices were around $18-25 per plate.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 19, 2017

I'd eaten at the Finch several years ago and was impressed with the food and service. It didn't disappoint this time either. My pork chop was to die for and my colleague inhaled the braised sort rib. My butternut squash soup was just the perfect touch to warm me up. And the chocolate cake is delish.

My only complaint was the place wasn't populated at all and it was quite chilly. We asked to have the temp raised but they were unable to. That needs to be fixed for these cold winter nights.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food was delicious but portions were small. Still hungry so I asked for bread
and was told I'd be charged for it. Waited and waited and when it finally came, they
graciously removed the charge and gave us free desserts which were delicious but also
on the small side. The noise level made it almost impossible to converse--partly due to pre-Seahawks game fans. We'll try it again on a non-game day.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 17, 2017

It was noisy, overpriced, too casual for the price and the food wasn't that good. There were no specials on a Saturday night, and the moderately price wine by the glass was very limited.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Love it here and the food it’s exceptional It’s alway so hard to order because there is so many amazing options

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Quiet holiday dinner with my parents. Sublime.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Perfect for a birthday celebration for Mom. They were very accommodating for my 2 year old too which made it enjoyable for all.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The wine (alas, I don't remember as I didn't order), cheese plate, and homemade ice cream were amazing. So was the service. Unfortunately, my king crab and scallop entree was rather lukewarm and a bit undercooked for my taste. My husband's steak was good, but at $52 it should have been fantastic. So, while I think we'll be back, it will probably be for dessert, drinks, or the enticing burger (that neither of us tried), but not a full set of entrees. The ambiance was perfect for a date.

Tags: Waterfront, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had the Sunday Brunch - pricey, but so wonderful and bottomless mimosas! Service is fabulous!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Attentive service and great comfort food.

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

It was my sister's birthday, and she has only lived in Seattle a year, so it was our first fine dining experience together in the city. The meal was enjoyable, the service was prompt and the courses all came out in good timing. For a Four Seasons however, I thought our server had a lack of finesse in her approach to her steps of service, but the support staff were wonderful and the host made us feel very welcome off that bat, which is always nice. The food was delicious, but everyone at the table all found that it was too salty across the board. We will be back, though, Goldfinch. It was a beautiful space to dine in, and overall, we had a great time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Delicious food and lots of wine choices. Service is expedient. Dim lighting and cozy modern decor make the restaurant feel like a special occasion. Cost is a little pricier. No dress code noted but most patrons seem to dress up for a night on the town.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Ate here Friday after Thanksgiving. Had a reservation for 5:45, should be ahead of the busiest times for dinner but the service was beyond disappointing. We waited over 20 minutes before our drinks were delivered. Drinks! Not food but drinks and then they came in twos., my husband myself got our before my son and his fiancee. No excuse for this. Food was slow to come too but we were warned that the chicken and duck would both take a half hour. The food itself was delicious but service was what was left in our minds once we left. This is an expensive restaurant.... oh, just remembered, my son ordered the old fashioned that was on the drink menu for $19 and we had to send it back. It was heavy on the bitters and was really undrinkable. We are one and done on this place.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Ryan was great! I called to see about squeezing in a reservation at a time that wasn't available on the website. He took care of me and my party of five which happened to be a reunion of childhood friends. And he sounded pleased to find the table that hadn't existed and that we chose the Goldfinch to celebrate. The dining experience was terrific. Elegant but not fussy. We had a terrific time catching up and the food and service were delightful. I will go back and I'll recommend to my friends. Thanks!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We selected Goldfinch Tavern for dinner on our wedding anniversary. The staff were all incredibly friendly, despite it being very busy on a Saturday evening. Our table was ready well in advance of our reservation, which is wonderful because the bar was standing room only. Our server was very kind and made sure to welcome us and congratulating us on our anniversary. The meal itself was delightful. Well presented, beautifully executed and exactly what we were looking for. We were presented a beautiful plate of complimentary petit fours that had "Happy Anniversary" written in chocolate, which was a very nice touch.

I'd definitely recommend for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Outstanding food, we"trusted the chef" and each course was very good. The service was great and the atmosphere is dark and chic. Great date spot.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Pre Symphony meal.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Goldfinch has many great things going for it, a well trained staff, comfortable atmosphere, food worthy of sending a photo back home and the opportunity to trust the chef with an entree that includes a multi plate appetizer, a pasta dish, then a beautiful steak dish and then a small but welcoming dessert.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Slow service
Took forever to even be greeted
Drink order was so delayed
Food came before our wine
The price of food was high but we wouldn't have cared if the service wasn't so painfully slow. Because the service was slow it made spending that much money pretty disappointing

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Please don't ever take the Lobster Ravioli off the menu! Heavenly. A light but exceptionally tasty dish, it's the stuff of dreams.

Love the service, could do with it being a little less noisy, but excellent service, attention to detail, and great menu.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was good however, when we got there around 15 minutes before our reservation with at least half of the restaurant empty, we were told it’ll be couple more minutes. After it passed our reservation time we went back to check if they’re ready and the hostess said she completely forgot about us. What a great start to a meal. Our waiter was sufficient but that’s about it. Quite a let down to be honest

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great food, service and location.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We love the "Trust the Chef" menu at Goldfinch Tavern. We typically dine here before performances at the Seattle Symphony, Last week's version included a phenomenal oyster, several great first course items (mostly fish and vegetable selections), an amazing steak with a superb sauce, and a great dessert. For $75, this is a great value. Service, as always, is friendly and efficient.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The food was very good but literally too one hour from the time we ordered it. And to top it off, we were comped dessert! Like we had time to wait for that on top of how long the food took. Was very annoyed.

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