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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,
Friday and Saturday 6:30am-1am
Breakfast: Daily, 6:30am - 11:00am

Lunch: Daily, 11:00am - 2:00pm

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

Happy Hour: Daily, 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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Hang up your aprons and enjoy all the holiday favorites this year at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle! Allow Chef Joe Ritchie and his culinary team to impress your guests with a 3-course feast in Goldfinch Tavern or indulge at our Thanksgiving Buffet located on the 2nd floor of the Hotel. Reserve now!

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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Romantic (13)
Waterfront (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Great for Brunch (12)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
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Afternoon Coffee (5)
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Cozy (3)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Pre Symphony meal.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We looove it here. We usually go after and exhibit at the SAM. We went for Seattle restaurant week this time which was a great value. Dumb thing we did is try to go prior to show tickets at the Paramount. We times it way too close and don't think we conveyed it enough to the server. We needed up leaving our car at the restaurant and taking a cab it was too close. Food was wonderful. Only BIg complaint besides the lack of respect for time is when out plates were being cleared the staff dropped a plate and fork. Then he left !!! He eventually brought a napkin after someone else cleared the plates. Sadly my husbands shirt it's a goner. The sauce of the pasta wouldn't wash out I wish I saw how mad it was maybe could have asked for something else to help clean hit oh well. Just was frustrating.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Wonderful early dinner, beautiful sunset over the water, impeccable service and delicious food. We were pleasantly surprised by how accommodating the restaurant was for our two children. Kids menu, coloring pages, spill-proof cups. Nonetheless it was a very sophisticated and satisfying dining experience for the adults in our party too. Not an easy balance to strike and it was really well done here.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Business Meals, Kid-friendly
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had a wonderful evening at goldfinch tavern. Our meal was amazing and delicious and our server, Ryan was superb. We'll be back for sure.

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Hot Spot, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Amazing experience with "Trust the Chef" tasting menu. Warm, attentive service. Can't recommend it more. Picture shows the wonderful first course plates.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tapas, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We ordered the "Trust the Chef" four-course menu, which is a great bargain for $75. Many of the courses are served by the chefs who prepare them. We've done this before but last week's version was the best yet. We had six small plates as the first course, several of which were outstanding (my favorite was the smoked fish). The baked sole as the second course was fantastic - probably the most tender version of sole we've ever had. The rib cap steak for the third course was perfectly prepared, followed by a great and not overly filling dessert. We asked our server to provide wine pairings and he chose very well (and at reasonable prices). This is a great place for pre-concert dining. Service is friendly and efficient. The bar is always packed and the large private room typically has a business or social event. The wine list isn't huge but selection and prices are reasonable by Seattle standards.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Good food. Bad service, as follows: 1) asked for better table - hostess said no, 2) waiter took way too long to take drink order, 3) Bar took way too long to make drinks, 4) waiter took way too long to take food order, 5) waiter abandoned us and another waiter had to take over table because original waiter couldn't keep up, 6) food server slammed down plates and never asked if we needed anything else.

Overall, the level of service was not consistent with other Four Seasons hotels.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Both meals (duck and tenderloin) were not very good at all. The duck was too tough to even cut and had to be sent back. The tenderloin itself was good but the other components to the dish were grainy and not seasoned. Very disappointed in our experience. Our server was wonderful and did all he could but unfortunately at that point the night was a bust.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Goldfinch has become a favorite meeting place for a group of friends. The Food is excellent, service is excellent. I should warn you that even with validation from the restaurant, parking is now $17 (up from $12).

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Excellent location in lobby of Four Seasons. Menu is pretty standard for Seattle selections. Very pricey for portion size and overall atmosphere.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Excellent waiter

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 18, 2017

We were there for a lovely lunch with out of town guests. View, service and seafood stew were wonderful. The ambiance was very relaxing.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Enjoyed our meal, but thought the service and friendliness was lacking frequently in the interactions. Wasn't expecting a best friend from the experience, just an occasional smile and always a response when food items were delivered and I said, "Thank you." For sure, the wait staff did not merit the 20% automatic gratuity that is added to the total. We ALWAYS tip...usually overdo it, but frequently leave a 20% when we receive outstanding service. This service was FAR from outstanding. The saving grace was definitely the food from appetizer to dessert. Absolutely DELICIOUS!

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