Goldfinch Tavern at Four Seasons Seattle

4.7
686 reviews
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Northwest, Seafood, Contemporary American
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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: Sunday through Thursday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday through Saturday, 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Happy Hour: Sunday through Thursday, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
(excluding holidays and special promotions)
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Phone number
(206) 749-7070
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Joe Ritchie
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Catering
Please contact Andrea Ikata for Catering inquiries: (206) 749-4502
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
First Ave
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Parking details
Valet parking is $17 when dining in the restaurant.
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Public transit
Westlake Center Station, University Street Station, 4th Avenue
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, 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.

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Seattle
104 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

My meal was perfect-pumpkin soup and the beet & crab salad (delicate, fresh, light tarragon dressing).

My friend had the crab roll, and struggled to cut the toasted baguette. They re-made it without toasting the bread and cut it into three sections, which was very much appreciated. However the bread was still tough-I cut it for her and it was tough even with a steak knife.

Service was attentive and gracious.

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BK
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I wanted to find a cute place for my family's annual Christmas outing. The Goldfinch at Seattle's Four Seasons did not disappoint. The ambiance was beautiful, and there is also a beautiful view of the waterfront.

Everything we ordered was delicious . We tried nearly all of the appetizers: crab and beet salad, Hamachi Crudo, Salmon Crudo, Oysters, Mushroom Pasta (which I believe is actually on the "snack" menu) , and the Octopus.

We also enjoyed the live band playing Christmas music! It made us feel very warm, fuzzy, and Christmassy.

We did show up early (about 10 to 5pm) which we were really glad we did. It got quite a bit busier around 6-7pm.

Additionally, the restrooms are spectacular. You must make a stop there as well.

Overall, I think we might make the Goldfinch restaurant part of our Christmas tradition.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kurtis and Chris at the bar where awesome mixologists, and the Chef’s Tasting menu was to die for, especially the mushroom pasta!!!!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and wonderful food. We will be back!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday for our aunt who was celebrating her 92nd. Perfect for all ages.

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TS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, fast seating, great service but to pay $17.00 to park is ridiculous I think. I know it is the city but why not include parking for a meal that is going to cost very close to if not well over $100.00 for breakfast items. I do think all in all it is a solid bet and I recommend for date night for sure. Black coffee was great tasting also.

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MQ
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The team at Goldfinch are top notch. You would expect as much being attached to the Four Seasons but the restaurant stands alone from many other Seattle establishments. The cocktails are amazing from the bar, my wife and I both love Manhattans and they had a seasonal one on the menu that we really liked. We decided to to the tasting menu offered by the chef and its awesome. We have been here before and ordered off the menu, no matter which way you go it will be a great meal. The tasting menu is served in four real courses and a small taste to start. The plates are not large, it is a tasting menu, but by the end you are full and you have eaten your fair share of amazing food. If you have the choice and the funds, they do pair wines with each course that is a great way to enhance the experience. Aside from the food the restaurant can be a little on the noisy side but its not enough to put us off. The view from the whole west side of the dining room is over Elliot Bay and the Seattle waterfront, with West Seattle in the distance and the Seattle Wheel adding some color to the experience. I highly recommend Goldfinch Tavern for any and all Seattle Dining, avoid the touristy places and try this place, you wont be disappointed!

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Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Our server, Emma, was horrible. Inattentive, late, not worth the 20%.

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Miami
245 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always first class service is tops and the food and wine are truly excellent

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place to eat before the Symphony. The wait staff expertly accommodated our time line to have a drink, a quick dinner and be on our way in time for 7 pm Symphony.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and seasonal, the service was wonderful!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was great.
It took an hour to get our food which seemed like a lot of time for 2 burgers and an omelette.

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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were there on 11/24 630 reservation, sat by window. Ordered the tasting menu. I wish I got the name of our server (and team members names). So wonderful, thank you! We have been speaking your praises since!

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KH
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Had the pumpkin soup which was flavourful but not overly rich and the Brussels sprouts. Great for a business lunch.

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s
Seattle
133 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dine at Goldfinch Tavern about once a month and always have the "Trust the Chef" special. For $75, this is a great value. There are four courses, with the first being 5 or 6 small plates that typically feature fish and vegetables. This fall, the spot prawns, scallops, and crab have been especially good in many creative preparations. Last week, one of the dishes was brandade, which combines reconstituted salt cod and potato. We've always been afraid to try it but this was phenomenally good! The second course is a pasta, the third is a main, and the fourth is dessert. Last week's main was a game hen that was perfectly cooked. Desserts have been really good this year, including a seasonal focus (pumpkin last week). Service is always friendly and efficient.

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F
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crab role was excellent as for the fryers. Service was outstanding attentive prompt and courteous and not over done.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One big reason for me to go dinning at the Goldfinch Tavern is that it has a very quiet atmosphere.

You can actually have a conversation with your table companions without having to „yell“ at each other to overcome the background noise. Something that is way too common at other restaurants.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ethan Stowell has succeeded again in hiring the best kitchen and wait staff! Our waitress was friendly, knowledgable about the menu, ready to give recommendations, and attentive! The pork chop and figs dish was delicious, as were the Brussels sprouts. The dishes that my friend ordered, the pumpkin soup and a crab/ beet salad were also fabulous. Everything was great-and I will be back to try more!

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W
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A lovely ambiance with scenic views. The perfect spot for appetizers and drinks prior to the theater.

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F
Minneapolis
34 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Goldfinch is a must when we are in Seattle at least once. Service impeccable, room tastefully decorated with a view of the harbor, imaginative food beautifully presented. It's a bit pricy but the food is certainly worth the price. Can't say that about the wine, which is extremely overpriced by the glass and a ridiculously small pour at that. It's the only negative thing about the restaurant.

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NJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Pricey.
Lots of other places better.
Nothing apecial..no tavern feel so not sure why that word is part of the
Name.

It was not bad...just OK.

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f
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful brunch. This is my third time eating at Goldfinch.

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CJ
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So happy with Goldfinch! The service was excellent, the hamachi was flawless, and the pork chop was perfectly cooked. We will be coming back for sure!

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved my experience with the tasting menu. I went for my birthday and felt very well treated. The food was wonderful and so was the staff and chefs.

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F
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great chefs tasting menu

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The buffet brunch is amazing and a great value.

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EP
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy Goldfinch Tavern for lunch, but this was my first time having Sunday brunch. A great spot -- spot-on service, diverse menu and love the decor.

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BS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely one of the best dining experiences we've had, which includes our server, Edna. We will return, and we will request Edna.

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D
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

David (Manager) is excellent and his staff amazing.

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SB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I thought the food was good, but not fantastic. I was disappointed by the wine list. For example, all of the champagnes were from big houses, no grower champagne.

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SM
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I are regulars because we always enjoy the dining experience. The food, especially the seafood, is creative, well prepared and beautifully presented. The restaurant is located off the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel, overlooking the Seattle Ferris wheel and the waterfront. The wait staff is exceedingly well trained, friendly, and accommodating. In addition, a very good guitarist plays in the evenings. All in all, one of our favorite Seattle restaurants.

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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

The restaurant is too casual for a Four Seasons venue. Its pricing and service level suggest an exclusive experience but its patrons often wear t-shirts and shorts thus diminishing from the overall experience.

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SB
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered the Chef menu and loved every minute and bite!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place, great food and waite staff was FABULOUS!

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A group of us went for Saturday brunch - the meal was delicious and great value. Come hungry and thirsty if you are up for trying the brunch special!

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bottomless mimosas was the play here. Service was top notch and there wasn’t a moment when I didn’t have a full mimosa in front of me. 10/10 will be back.

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JL
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and overall excellent quality (food, ambiance, views).

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EG
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We hosted a business dinner there with clients from out of town... it was an amazing dinner and we were able to showcase our beautiful city. Waiter was absolutely amazing!!!

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DC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 1

Our table was so noisy that we could not hear each other speak. (There were 5 of us.). Very disappointing. Service was very good though.

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C
Seattle
51 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Good was excellent, service was slow but otherwise attentive, the prices however were ridiculously high.

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