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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.
Seattle, WA 98101
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking is $17 when dining in the restaurant.
Westlake Center Station, University Street Station, 4th Avenue
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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