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.View Private Dining Details
This Easter celebrate the region with local seafood, meat and ingredients at Goldfinch Tavern: indulge in a appetizer buffet, followed by entrees like King Salmon, Fried Chicken & Waffles or Dungeness Crab Cakes, and go back for thirds at the dessert display. $75 per adults; $25 bottomless mimosas
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Amazing!! Ever dish was fantastic and the drinks were unique and very yummy
We visit the Four Seasons often for dinner when we are in Downtown. We usually eat in the lobby to accommodate our special needs daughter, but since we had another couple with us on this occasion, I made reservation to make sure we could be accommodated for her needs. I arrived a few minutes after our party was seated and they had put us in the middle of the room, even though I had requested a corner booth and there were many open. I pointed this out to the hostess and she said that our party of 5 could not be accommodated in their booths. I completely disagree with her excuse and it made the rest of our meal difficult, because that meant myself of my husband had to hole our daughter to keep her from running away.
We ordered 2 appetizers, the hamachi and the soup. The hamachi was delicious and perfect.
The soup was under salted, but that is easily remedied and it was an imaginative take on the leek soups I have had at other places. Three of us ordered the crab spaghetti for dinner and it was not great. It was plain. I added lemon and salt to mine and it made it a lot better. The last person at the table ordered the ravioli and thought it was pretty good.
The donuts and the ash coffee ice cream were a huge hit, and honestly the ice cream was one of the best flavors I have had in a long time. Overall, we will keep coming back, but I was kind of bummed how our needs for our daughter were not accommodated after multiple requests.
While most things went fine for me, my wife had cold soup that was then reheated and brought back warm, overcooked tuna and her place was set without a fork. Each of these events was followed by trying to flag down a server, but they were difficult to track down, so much so I kept reaching for my phone to call the hostess, but manners stopped me. The good news is that any stress around how much of a tip to leave was kindly taken care of as they added 20% anyway. Thoughtful.
I wish restaurants in Seattle do not add automatic gratuity of 20%. Service at Goldfinch Tavern was excellent and I would have tipped 20% anyway. However, gratuity, by definition, should be discretionary. If it needs to be added automatically, it should just be added to the price of the food. It's a frown at the end of a nice meal to be "imposed" gratuity.
Thoroughly enjoyable meal before Hamilton. Service was great. Excellent Pinot Grigio and salmon. Octopus a tiny bit salty. Looking forward to next time
Brunch was ok. Burgers were very good.
Crab cake was mediocre. Space very nice.
Good value for mimosas.
Service is always impeccable, food creative and a very comfortable environment.
We are Vegan and they were able to accommodate very well.
Very nice ambiance. Service was prompt and attentive, but food took quite awhile to arrive. It was more than 20 minutes before we received the bread that we ordered with dinner, for example. The food was fine, but certainly not worthy of the high prices charged. Lots of upselling on the part of waiters, and you may be surprised to find how exorbitant those extra charges can be. Ask for their wine recommendations and you'll get only the most expensive bottles. They seemed somewhat desperate to make a lot of money off of their customers.
I'm sure I have reviewed Goldfinch in the past, but we do continue to enjoy the restaurant when we attend a show nearby. Perfect for the symphony or a matinee show.
Delicious food, friendly staff, really know how to make a birthday feel special!
Overall good experience - Had a mix of happy hour and dinner menu items. The good: Great choices on happy hour menu; great happy hour oysters; great service; great tasting food. The not-so-good: Restaurant is really dark (OK when eating but hard when trying to read the menu); Parking is expensive; and portions are small ($30 black cod was two portions of maybe 2 oz each with no starch included). Would recommend for an upscale happy hour date or a special occasion.
My boyfriend and I went to this restaurant for Valentine's Day and had a great experience! The tables each had one long stemmed red rose, which was a really nice touch! The menu was a 4 course menu specifically for Valentine's Day, which was $95 per person. The first 2 courses were shared appetizers that were pretty substantial and included oysters, bruschetta, pork belly, pasta and some other things. The desserts were also amazing! The main course was pretty good.
The ambience and service at this restaurant are great. It is a high end restaurant that still keeps a casual atmosphere without being sloppy, which is why this is a great restaurant for special occasions but also for a night out to dinner. I want to try their brunch menu next!
We went on Valentine's Day expecting the normal Ethan Stowell experience, but were incredibly disappointed. The food tasted very "assembly line" and posts of the preparation were completely left off (dressings, etc).
Fantastic Valentine's Day dinner. Set menu with wine pairing. Great service, great food.
Appetizers were dry and bland. Valentines meal was overpriced for quality.
Food took a long time to arrive, seemed like our waiter thought we had all the time in the world. 1 dish (wife’s) pasta came out not cooked enough, we sent it back. my burger and fries were excellent but I did not want to eat without my wife , so we talked and my food got cold, waiter did not seem to care and didn’t offer to warm my plate or give my wife something to nibble on while waiting for her dish. It took for ever for her dish to come back out. Waiter was oblivious to our waiting. Ran into asst mgr when leaving and he ask how everything was, I hesitated but told him what our experience was like, he didn’t seem to care, he could have offered to discount our bill, offer us a free appatizer for next time, but nothing. We will not be back.
Excellent seafood, staff was amazing, food very delicious and was everything I expect from Ethan Stowell restaurant.
Food was excellent. The Ct opus appetizer was so wonderful I could have eaten a whole plate of it. The lobster ravioli and scallops were also excellent. The restaurant is a bit dark but nice and views are great from some tables. Service was very good.
Great for special occasions
Great food and service and nice setting
Wonderful wine ludt
Very nice dining experience from the valet to the server. Perfect Sunday evening dining experience.
An amazing experience! Definitely recommend the Trust the Chef option! Was an excellent meal!
Great service and food. Great extension of the Four Seasons brand.
We always love it there and particularly having drinks at the bar.
This was my first visit to Goldfinch Tavern and I enjoyed every aspect of my visit.
Awesome food, attentive but genuinely nice service, paid attention to details sent in OpenTable. Higher price but sooo worth it.
We have eaten frequently at Goldfinch and normally had a very good meal. The dishes this time were poorly prepared. The 2 pasta and risotto dishes were far too salty...drowning out the taste of other ingredients. An additional fish dish was overcooked: promised as medium - rare but more like medium well. I was disappointed that a restaurant which normally serves well prepared meals would under-perform on every one of our main dishes this evening.
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.
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.
Always delicious food, great service, and a stellar view.
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.
Always a favorite for Brunch, food is excellent, room is elegant, reasonable space between the table.
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.
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.
My only complaint is that the food is much too salty.
Beautiful view & restaurant located downtown convient location. Food was not amazing, cocktails were great and staff was friendly.
Great find, great food wonderful view, great service. A gem of a find.....
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.