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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

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Allow Chef Joe Ritchie and his culinary team treat your family to a four-course feast! Indulge in holiday favorites like Duck Rillette, King Crab, Wagyu Beef, and decadent desserts like Peppermint Cheesecake or Ginger Verrine! Wine pairings available. Serving 3pm-9pm. Credit card required.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Celebrate with a fabulous feast featuring Moët & Chandon at Goldfinch Tavern! Join for the 1st seating four-course dinner at 5pm for $95++, or indulge in our five-course menu for the 2nd seating at 9pm for $125++. 2nd seating includes a DJ, Champagne toast, & party favors to ring in the New Year!

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

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (23)
Special Occasion (21)
Business Meals (19)
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Good for Anniversaries (19)
Scenic View (18)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Waterfront (16)
Romantic (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Great for Lunch (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Cozy (8)
People Watching (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Seasonal (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Fun (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Authentic (3)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Healthy (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

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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vip
 (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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Good service and good food. Great service from the Servers Janine and David !

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Romantic, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I love taking out of town guests to brunch at the Four Seasons, especially before Seahawks games. From the greeting by Parker to the service by Tom, the experience was wonderful. Tom took great care of us making the experience truly special. Tom thoughtfully brought the oysters to one of my guests after they were not available at the buffet.

The only part of the experience I do not like is the automatic 20% added to every check. I would much prefer tipping according to the service provided.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great ambiance, delicious food especially seafood. Best service ever. We were there to celebrate a birthday and it was perfect.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

The chocolate cake was really something very special. I'm sorry this isn't part of the normal menu, I would buy one to take home!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We visited the Goldfinch Tavern because of restaurant week. This was our first experience at this restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised by the sound view which added to the ambience. The menu was also great - we had a delicious marinated beet salad, crispy duck leg and a chocolate treat for dessert (it was like a candy bar!). There were many good choices on the menu. Everything was so good and delicious. We also had wine. We loved the scenery that went with the fantastic meal. Our server was also very friendly which made the evening just great. We will be back!

We also found reasonable parking at the Russell Garage.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Grabbed a last minute reservation for a business lunch. The service was impeccable throughout, and we were in and out in less than an hour, without making any notion that we were in a rush.

I enjoyed the halibut while my coworker had the crab cakes. Both were excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We had a great time here on our business lunch. We all enjoyed our food, two had the burger and two had the crispy chicken sandwich. The chicken sandwich was extremely greasy, and included really greasy fatty bacon *but it sure was delicious!

The appetizer we ordered was the shining star. MUST GET the Fresh Fig Bruschetta.....it was HEAVENLY!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Waterfront, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 23, 2017

excellent meal enhanced with great Old Fashioned cocktail

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food is ok, but had some misses and was both expensive and generic. The crab pasta was quite heavy in a soup of butter. The hamachi crudo had a slight fishy taste. The vanilla sugar donuts were doughy. Overall we were disappointed with the meal. The service and ambiance were very nice.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Arrived 10 minutes early. Host told us table would be ready in a few minutes. 25 minutes later, after 3 other couples with 7:so reservations had been seated, I asked why we had not yet been seated. "Who are you?" "Oh, I didn't know you were ready." No apology. When we sat, he pretty much threw the menus on the table. That set the tone for the evening.
Waiter was fine, prrofessional. Food was ok but overpriced. Wine list was below average at best for this kind of restaurant and way overpriced. One glass of one wine was $65. The whole bottle is $95 retail.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 21, 2017

OUr salads were interesting and quite fresh and the butternut squash soup was fantastic.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Everything was "just okay". We tried the poke, the albacore salad, squash soup and the crabcakes... All the food was just acceptable, nothing bad, but nothing great.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We went during Seattle Dining Week. We ordered from that menu. And then we were ignored. If they did not add a 20% service charge we would have felt justified in tipping less. During meal, we were never asked if we wanted more wine, or how we were enjoying the meal. Maybe they knew the duck leg was dry and very chewy. Also never asked if we would like coffee with dessert. It was dropped off at table. We felt very unwelcome. It was not up to expectayions for Four Seasons and for Ethan Stowell.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great service! Incredibly attentive service from a professional. My first time at this Ethan Stowell restaurant- superb. Should have known as they promoted my favorite chef in his empire(From MKT).
Salmon was amazing- really represents the best of the PNW for travelers. Glad he took this spot- and look forward to many more visits!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 19, 2017

everything was lovely except for the noise level. Food was terrific.

Tags: Disabled Access, Hot Spot, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Went for Dine Around Seattle $30 3 course dinners. Very nice atmosphere, excellent service, very good food - an excellent value at this restaurant. Nice touch to get a special birthday treat because they overheard us talking about his birthday.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We went for Seattle Restaurant week and were thrilled with everything. Our table was in a great location by a window. Our server was really helpful and very patient. Cocktails were all excellent, so even though I don't recall names, I'm sure any one you would select would be satisfying. Two of us had raw oysters which were super fresh and had a nice, mildly spicy dipping sauce. The beet salad was excellent as well. For entrees we had pork tenderloin, short ribs , and clam and prawn pasta. All were done perfectly and in just the right portions. The desserts were all excellent so you won't go wrong there on what you order. The only real complaint was with the pricing on their wine list. I have many of there Washington wines in my collection and I was shocked at their markups. They could lower their prices a bit and definitely sell more wine. All in all, a really fabulous meal/evening.

Tags: Bar Seating, Waterfront, Fun, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Varied, delicious flavors across all of our Restaurant Week dishes.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 17, 2017

vey attentive staff, good ambience - good menu choices -OK food.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Enjoyed the food and the beautiful view. Excellent service. Never felt hurried. Food was very good as well as the presentation.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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