Goldfinch Tavern at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

4.8
1041 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Goldfinch Tavern is a collaboration between Ethan Stowell and Four Seasons Hotel Seattle. 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBenjaminC
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had the bistec and the flavor was excellent temperature spot on… but the cut was quite tough. The octopus was a bit chewy.. but the rest was amazing!

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StephenieS
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were amazing. The service was top-notch. The ambiance was nice, but I wish the view were better. If so, it would be perfect.

My fiancé took one look at the menu and balked. I enjoy fine dining, but it’s not his preference. However, everything that we ate was delicious. After we left, he was really excited and started talking about when we could return.

We had delicious bruschetta for an appetizer. It was creamy, rich, sweet, and tart. Our second appetizer was a crudo. It was citrusy and fresh. For dinner, we had scallops, which were delicious and cooked properly. The only improvement I would recommend for them is if they were seared a little more. We also had the salmon, which was perfectly cooked. For our sides, we had the lobster mashed potatoes. They were very smooth and creamy and the salt was just right. The asparagus side was crisp-tender and seasoned well. For dessert, we had the chocolate cake and cheesecake. The cake was dense and moist, and very chocolaty. The crust on the cheesecake was salty and balanced. The cheesecake was creamy and delicious. The decorations were delicate and beautiful.

The bill for 2 drinks, 2 appetizers, 2 main courses, and 2 desserts was around $250, including the service fee. (Standard 20% for Ethan Stowell restaurants)

We would definitely go back.

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SeanA
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ben and Tom were OUTSTANDING as usual. The food is always great along with the atmosphere!

One of the best brunch spots in Seattle !!

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foodlover7
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, nice ambiance. Perfect for a date night.

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Anatole
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Terrible food. Felt like a hotel restaurant at a mediocre hotel low range hotel, not the Four Seasons. Grilled Octopus was practically I grilled and no flavor. New York steak was cold, no sear on the outside, chewy and flavorless. And 70 dollars. Lobster mash potatoes tasted like it was a pre made mix garnished with overcooked rubbery chunks of lobster.

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SarahH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

My burger was great. The crab cake was tiny. The lemon ricotta pancakes were a touch rubbery. Service was great to start then our server just forgot about us towards the end. Forgot our last round of drinks, went and chatted with another table and we sat for 30 minutes waiting for our check. It wasn't like the restaurant was busy by that time, she just decided to stop waiting on us.

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vipStephK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best brunch we have maybe ever had. We had An amazing server and the chef was so incredibly kind, she made me a short bread dessert from Scratch that was gluten free so I could enjoy the dessert brunch trio with my fiancé! We loved our time there a d will be back next time we are in town! So many gluten free and plant based food options! Highly recommend!

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camit
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Outstanding service foods were over seasoned and salty

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DianaR
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love my visits to Seattle and especially Goldfinch Tavern. The staff are very attentive and Tom
one of Goldfinch servers gives unmatched service. He makes my experience so much fun! Thank you Tom.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They let us move to a window table when it became available and gave us a free dessert for our anniversary. Fantastic experience!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was amazing and our server Joseph made our visit phenomenal!

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vipKWilliams
Seattle
36 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The entire staff from valet to servers were absolutely fantastic and very attentive. Can’t say enough. The food was top shelf and excellent. Bartender had a great attention to detail. With all that said, I felt the prices were a bit higher than comparable restaurants, so while I may go again, it will not be a “go to” place for me.

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AluK
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love the food and the service. The view of water is so beautiful too.

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vipFour
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration, food delicious!

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ElizabethA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner here was great! The view of the water was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant!

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vipPattiF
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed excellent food and outstanding service by our server, Johnny. We also appreciated that the manager came over to introduce herself and check on us. It was the perfect place to catch up with our close friend whom we had not seen in a year & a half!

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vipBB22
Seattle
35 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday lunch! I wished some of the brunch items were available on the lunch menu but we enjoyed our food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic experience at Goldfinch Tavern! The most amazing fresh local food, always creatively put together and gorgeously plated. Service is outstanding and the views are to die for!

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vipChrisZ
Seattle
79 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience5

Great looking food but for the price I needed more: the octopus, although with tasty sauce, was poorly cooked/prepared; the bread was still cold; lobster mashed potatoes were out of this world and the drinks and service were excellent. For over $100 pp I expected better…

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MichaelS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service at sky high prices. The seafood special was fresh and the sauce was perfect.

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LisaF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect location for a Mother's Day brunch! The service and food was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day Brunch was splendid!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service. A bit on n the spendy side though

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vipKimB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother's Day! Service was wonderful and I have missed brunch sorely this past year. The menu was excellent and they were able to accommodate my son's nut allergy easily. The bottomless mimosas were lovely!

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MiladK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Review based on dinner for two and drinks. Service and atmosphere was good, however the food lacks quality, especially for the high prices that they have. The rigatoni was salty and sub par. Hamachi crudo and grilled octopus were mediocre and drinks were nothing that special. I’d save my money next time and go to the Pink Door.

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dang
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was a real gentleman. Very friendly upbeat and patient and accommodating.

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SusanM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience for my good friend’s birthday

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vipIlovehawaii
Seattle
47 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Service was still just incredibly slow this time it helped that I let them know that we had a time crunch. We just were never really checked on yet again this time. As a for instance it took several tries to get one refill of the nice tea and coffee. The food was exceptional this time. We didn’t choose to do the course brunch and I’m glad we didn’t I think it would have taken longer and I made the mistake last time - never got a refill of bottomless mimosas and we had to finally get dessert to go it took so long. It’s a great deal to get the course brunch in theory though. Great options

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing menu and extraordinary service!

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VictoriaB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was extraordinary as was the food. We'll go back for every special occasion.

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vipMonique
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Yummy per usual 💛

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vipDarin206
Seattle
39 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

It was a very nice evening- I / we love the setting and feel of the restaurant having said that we are not afraid of spending for a meal (we dine out at fine dining places across the city and country BUT the cost of much of this menu is crazy. Tiny piece of halibut with some broth and three clams in the seafood/fish special god only knows what that cost. I saw the total and it overshadowed the sights, tastes and great people working there and that's the problem with GFT.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review