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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

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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (22)
Good for a Date (20)
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Good for Anniversaries (18)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Business Meals (15)
Romantic (15)
Waterfront (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Cozy (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Seasonal (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Casual (6)
People Watching (5)
Healthy (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Authentic (4)
Fun (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

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).

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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic Valentine's Day dinner. Set menu with wine pairing. Great service, great food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Appetizers were dry and bland. Valentines meal was overpriced for quality.

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·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent seafood, staff was amazing, food very delicious and was everything I expect from Ethan Stowell restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 12, 2018

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great for special occasions

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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food and service and nice setting
Wonderful wine ludt

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Very nice dining experience from the valet to the server. Perfect Sunday evening dining experience.

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on February 4, 2018

An amazing experience! Definitely recommend the Trust the Chef option! Was an excellent meal!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Wedding anniversary

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great service and food. Great extension of the Four Seasons brand.

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We always love it there and particularly having drinks at the bar.

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·Dined on February 1, 2018

This was my first visit to Goldfinch Tavern and I enjoyed every aspect of my visit.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Awesome food, attentive but genuinely nice service, paid attention to details sent in OpenTable. Higher price but sooo worth it.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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 on January 20, 2018

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 on January 18, 2018

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 13, 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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 (New York Area)·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 11, 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 30, 2017

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

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 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 29, 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 28, 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 26, 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 23, 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 18, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 16, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Quiet holiday dinner with my parents. Sublime.

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 (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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