Goldfinch Tavern at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

4.8
997 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.

For outdoor dining, please contact the hotel at (206) 749-7070 for reservations at our Chef's Cabana. Chef's Cabana is our heated outdoor dining area, open nightly from 4:30pm - 8:30pm. Reservations are required.

Goldfinch Tavern is also available to-go at https://www.exploretock.com/goldfinchtavern.
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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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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had great good,inattentive servers, a lots Le located by the bar & entrance to the bathroom which felt like a hallway.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our two year anniversary, and I have a feeling this will be my go to for my birthday later this month. It was absolutely amazing! The staff was lovely and attentive. The food was a fair portion and the smoked onion potatoes were amazing!

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Twigs1sttimers
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was professional and friendly. Food was excellent. Ambiance is perfect with view out the windows to the west and the Olympics.
Menu selection appropriate and not overwhelming.

LF
vipLucyF
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect! Place, food and service. Cocktails are amazing and so is the food. Service was excellent.

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vipJpburns
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Old Fashions, exquisite salmon tartar; divine beet / hamachi salad; sumptuous crab cocktail; scrumptious ricotta pancakes.

KS
vipKimS
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter John was amazing. The best service in seattle

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nurses on vacation from california

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice place I liked how it was calming

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Celebrating my sisters bday at the four seasons, we thought was going to be a top notch experience, we started out pretty bad but service between Bryan the waiter and Chris the bartender exceeded our expectations. Pretty disappointing the oysters advertised were not available but overall it was very special :) my sister owns T’juana tacos! Amazing follow the. On Instagram best ever!

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StephenK
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was excellent all around, food environment, and cocktails. Highly recommend.

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vipKiki
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views and ambiance, perfect for a special occasion/nice date night! I am vegan and they were super accommodating with a plant based menu. I got the cauliflower risotto and it was incredible.

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vipDarin206
Seattle
37 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Annoyed...We have had a very solid profile with Goldfinch Tavern, known the staff including manager and key players for years. We made a 6:45 reservation using the app and then called to see if we could come in at 6:15 which they accommodated. We arrived and were grated by a hosted- quite nice but new as I had never seen her in the 5 years we have been coming. She said "great nice to have you in, we have a window table for you...then said no we don't it but have nice table" I said, wait you offered a window seat, now you're asking it away?? She said we have large parties coming so- sorry, I asked if David the manager was in- she said "no, unfortunately we had to let him go due to the pandemic..." Huh? first of all, you're the hostess- "you didn't let him go and likely had no input on that and I'm thinking this could have been articulated way differently. PLUS- you just played with us by offering what is a better table and then telling us "psych..just joking" but here's another table (less disagreeable). Well, we enjoyed a typically wonderful meal but watched as two window tables sat unused for much of the night, THEN watched a young couple get seated in the window table (right in our view) have a drink-DIDNT eat and then left. What the hell? We dine out a ton- I explained to a waiter we know at Goldfinch what transpired and he wasn't surprised by the "hostess" and he actually explained that he saw our names Open Table Profile) on the reservation but then it disappeared- likely affected by me calling in to change the time? Why would my profile not simply follow the change in time- Bottom-Line, the handling of our table (games with not getting a window seat combined with what I would say is horrific messaging about DK the former Goldfinch manager) left us questioning the professionalism at this location. Chris our server was exceptional as are the entire service team- the hostess needs a heck of a lot more seasoning and was just way too flippant for our taste.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

Thank you

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Nana4jb
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first in restaurant dining experience in a year.

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vipEpulo04032021
Seattle
46 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and exceptional service from our waiter; we will be sure to visit again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very salty. Not as good as I’ve had in the past.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food and environment was impeccable. Thank you!

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KatC
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic Day! We enjoyed the 3 Course Brunch for our Anniversary and loved it. Delicious food, from Fresh Oysters to Dessert..delicious. Emma, our server, was fantastic and helped make our experience a joy. Our only distraction from a great brunch was the music. A bit too much ‘POP’ for the vibe. We will be back again and again. Glad to be a local and enjoy this great establishment!

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vipjimw
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The house burger at Goldfinch Tavern is possibly the best burger being served in the Pacific Northwest -- or all of America, right now, for all I know.
As a former professional restaurant critic for the third largest newspaper in North America with an unlimited budget to dine in any restaurant in the world, my claim has perhaps more gravitas than that of a local, passionate, amateur food sleuth.
I have had the Goldfinch Tavern house burger four times and only once did it disappoint. The three other times, it ranked among the most memorable burgers that I have ever had, right up there with the one served to me by Antoine Magnin, owner and chef of Louis L'Ami, in Paris, and the burger prepared from scratch for me by Pierre Franey, chef and food writer for the NYT, who served it to me in my test kitchen. (Both Antoine and Pierre have long departed this plane of existence -- but the memory of their burgers burns on brightly!)
Do NOT pass go, do NOT collect $200... until you have enjoyed the Goldfinch Tavern house burger!

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vipJpburns
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall2food5service4ambience5

- Goldfinch is taking social distancing in stride, with 4 and 2 top tables and booths generously spaced. No more communal buffet for brunch, though.

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vipTerriC
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

They try to push a three course prix fixe brunch with bottomless mimosas, which is fine if that is what you wanted. The a la carte pricing was not on the contact free menu, and I had to ask my server to check prices for me. The process left me feeling that not wanting three courses made me less of a customer.

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vipImogenCaroline
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A regular stand by of mine for a reason. Incredibly relaxing and tasteful ambiance with excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome waiter, awesome food. great experience.

LF
vipLucyF
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience overall, well organized, delicious foods and cocktails.

KM
KristinaM
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing service, incredible food, and bottomless mimosas just kept coming. Brunch is a great deal!

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CCJackson
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I had the three- course brunch special with bottomless mimosas... Which was an amazing deal but also a bad idea because I had one too many mimosas. For those who can control their mimosa intake though... this is a fantastic brunch special. Four seasons is an amazing hotel and so I expected no less from a restaurant associated with it. The service was great and the reason why I didn’t give five stars is because the desert was okay and sort of a let down. The meal comes with three types of deserts which was a bit much for an already large meal. I think if they only focused on one type of dessert it would’ve been of better quality. The peanut butter crème brûlée tasted good but was a little too rich and I wasn’t a fan of the texture. The caramelized sugar was too burnt and overtook the other flavors. The chocolate type of cookie was okay but a bit dry. Same with the lemon desert, which I thought was the best of the three. It was overall a pretty great meal despite the desserts and since the entrees were so delicious, I’d be happy to come back.

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Madi
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good protocols for Covid. Well spaced tables. QR code menu. Excellent food and service. Only negative is valet parking during this time. Didn’t like having a stranger in the car. Although they kept windows down to make sure car was aired well.

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erink
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful galantines brunch with friends! The 3 course brunch at Goldfinch is hard to beat!

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vipELM1
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Server not thrilled to be there, bread loaf unimpressive, prices outlandish ($32 for a glass of wine?). But the cheese platter was nice and the chicken entree was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There for Valentine’s Day dinner and it was really good. The food and drinks where good

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vipIlovehawaii
Seattle
46 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience4

So happy to see them open again Had brunch with 2 of my favorite dishes. Felt safe with 25% capacity and we are both happy to comply with masks on as much as possible. Service was sadly disappointing. I know servers want and should keep distance but I never felt checked on had to ask twice for things took quite sometime to even get water ... I know these are crazy times but it was just very disappointing for the level of service we come to expect there. Even valet was more attentive .

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ChrisK
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great as was the service. However, when making an 8:00 AM reservation, it would be nice to know that the kitchen doesn't open/serve until 9:00 AM.

DG
DiningGuest12
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Temperature check and masks required upon entry. Was seated very quickly and the service was excellent. The halibut was fantastic and the drinks were on point. 10/10 would come again.

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Raaf
New England
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We enjoyed our anniversary brunch there with feta service and delicious food. We felt safe even with indoor Covid dining.

KP
vipKenP
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday Brunch with a view!! Felt very safe - temperature checks as you enter lobby. Hand sanitizer at every table. Well distanced tables. Plan on a designated driver if you choose the bottomless mimosas!

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TimM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my husband’s favorite restaurant, and an easy choice for our wedding evening dinner. Despite the safety precautions and slightly limited menu, we had an amazing meal. Highly recommend for both lunch and dinner.

NH
NikHD
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We did the $55 bottomless mimosa's , for 2 ppl our bill was $145 because there is a service fee. SO OKAY.... Lets focus on the food. It is a 3 course situation but they halved the portion sizes. The flavor was ok. nothing exciting. I had the chowder, and benedict, hollandaise sauce was a little on the runny/ watery side. The chowder was chowder, not much in the way of flavor, it just was. The desserts were cute very creative since it was halloween. Overall the mimosa was the best part and i dont know maybe thats what ppl want to pay for , but it was not worth money. Won't be going back.

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Shour2275
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food1service4ambience3

Overall- service was great! View by window not so. View of the public storage logo building. Food was awful. Mash potatoes were extremely salty. Chicken dish was overly dry.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

We were excited to try GoldFinch based on the community feedback, but we were very underwhelmed. We had brunch with bottomless mimosas. I had the burger and my friend had the pancakes

LM
LeMay
1 review