Goldfinch Tavern at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

4.7
1071 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
What 1071 people are saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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C3rain
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch on our way to SAM.
The service really made our visit! Truly friendly and attentive without being intrusive.
The food was well-prepared, with a great balance of flavors and imagination in the dishes created in house: the appetizers and desserts soared.
We each had a brunch standard, lemon ricotta pancakes and a crab Benedict and they were good, but not as complex or served with as much flair as the appetizers, salads and desserts. It wasn’t too much of a contrast but the entrees were notably less inspired. Still delicious, however.

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BruzzerMG
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch and a fabulous experience. Thank you!!!

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vipSusan
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Disappointing. Waited over 20 minutes for drinks--they weren't that busy, the bar staff was just chatting. My French 75 had no flavor. Some food items were delivered cold. The bread was fantastic, so there's that.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great servers, ambience and food

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vipSuzanneR
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Great place

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SienO
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Our reservation was at two …we assumed that we can order from the brunch menu but we were told brunch is served only until 1:45… it was disappointing.

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Franny
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michelle was amazing, she recommended some delicious dishes and drinks, we had a great table and the service from her and other staff members was awesome.

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vipBillK
Seattle
64 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food in a great location. Ambiance is nice especially if you have a oeek outside. Emma, our server, was excellent!

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vipip1105
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect lunch with a view. Near Pike St Market but tucked away just past hotel lobby. Passed on the full brunch option. We vote this the best burger in recent memory.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another incredible experience at Goldfinch Tavern. Both times we have gone the service has been exceptional. The food this time was from the menu and also did not disappoint. It’s a little pricy but considering the location plus quality of food and service it’s well worth it. Special shout out to the bar tender who both times we have been there has made incredible cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazingly fresh and delicious. The plating and presentation was that of a 5 Star restaurant. Cocktails are seasonal and creative. We had amazing service as well from the wait staff to the bar tender and hostess. We will certainly be back soon and try their brunch menu next. My only critique (if you can call it that), is that the restaurant is open to the hotel lobby which makes the ambiance less than desired. The view of the sound makes up for it in my opinion but if I could change one thing; it would be a more private feel from the lobby.

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Nelson
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Remains one of our favorite restaurants. The menu is not huge, but covers any food urge you might be having. Drinks well thought out and crafted and good sized. They were happy to construct a cheese plate for dessert that was not on the menu. Our waitress greeted us by name and our car was waiting at the door when it was time to go. You gotta love the Four Seasons!

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vipseattleDiner
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Bummed they no longer carry a prix fix tasting menu. Come on this is the four seasons!

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TwoLions
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due to the pandemic, we had to cancel an existing reservation at the restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. It was disappointing but nothing we could have controlled. So, we were looking forward to celebrate an overdue anniversary (missed twice) here. We were seated and put at ease right away. We had the best waitress! Our drink and food orders were prompt, appealing and delicious. Wine recommendations, when asked, complimented the meal chosen. For our anniversary, they concluded our meal by sending out the lightest lemon mousse with berries dessert. It was artfully plated so there was some hesitancy to spoil the arrangement but after the first bite, that dessert had no chance of surviving. Great to be able to eat at Goldfinch Tavern again. Next time, we’re bringing the whole family.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!

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BoB3000
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great but options are limited and slighly overpriced. Great view, drinks and service. Half of the resturant is open to the hotel lobby which is not ideal when paying $50+ for an entree.

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vipZakH
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster Benedict , nuff said

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Bosco
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous dinner at Goldfinch Tavern recently. The food was excellent and the service was attentive, helpful and prompt. This is a great spot for special occasions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

If you go before 5pm it is terrible. Menu is very small and has no options.

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JohnnyA
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looking for bottomless brunch… it’s worth it for the experience!

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Philip
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic burger. Wonderful service.

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BeauM
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. The oysters were incredible. As was the pasta dishes and halibut. Pricey for sure, but worth it!

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BrentF
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Not a foodie place and not the food you’d expect from a five star dine

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vipBiztravelfoodie
Seattle
122 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always enjoyed Goldfinch but limited menu selections and new very expensive entree prices may make us reconsider future visits. If you’re on expense account no problem, but $50 cocktails, $50 diver scallops $70 steak are not for the faint hearted. However Food prepared well.
Might be a COVID recovery plan but my guess will chase away lots of local repeaters and hope for free spending travelers. Always like going before Beneroya event. Too bad.

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vipGraceS
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was supreme! My spouse mentioned that my favorite wine was the other wine on the list, but it was fathers day so he got what he wanted. To my surprise he brought me a glass of my favorite, to drink along with the bottle we had purchased. He was very attentive and took very good care of us and made us feel so welcome. Johnny really made the evening special.

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JeudielP
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and good cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, and our server was very nice!

BC
vipBenjaminC
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
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 on June 13, 2021
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 on June 13, 2021
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
8 reviews