Goldfinch Tavern at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

4.8
1024 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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vipBB22
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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

KB
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!

MK
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.

SM
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!

VB
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
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect my waiter greeted me by name. 😍
Perfect brunch; Salmon Benedict was to die for.
Perfect price; 3 course brunch w unlimited mimosas for that price! Yes! Yes! Yes!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The vegan soup was a mouthful of salt, and we still were charged for it. The rest of the food was beautiful and tasted good. Service was a bit slow and we’d return again if entertaining guests at a waterfront view restaurant.

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vipMarkT1970
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always consistent. Just a side note...am not wild about the new version of salmon on cedar plank. Not sure if it was the sauce or the texture but by itself would not cause me to return. Enjoy goldfinch immensely though.

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AndrewD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and value! Service was really very good and the views were great

KT
vipKelseyT
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible brunch! Great service and bottomless mimosas. We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
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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Heather
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic experience! Everything one needs - delicious food, friendly staff, beautiful view, and a great cocktail program!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
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
2 reviews
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
3 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
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter John was amazing. The best service in seattle

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nurses on vacation from california

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice place I liked how it was calming

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vipOpenTable 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
Seattle
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
2 reviews
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
39 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
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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