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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,
Friday and Saturday 6:30am-1am
Breakfast: Daily, 6:30am - 11:00am
Lunch: Daily, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Daily, 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Happy Hour: Daily, 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
Wonderful early dinner, beautiful sunset over the water, impeccable service and delicious food. We were pleasantly surprised by how accommodating the restaurant was for our two children. Kids menu, coloring pages, spill-proof cups. Nonetheless it was a very sophisticated and satisfying dining experience for the adults in our party too. Not an easy balance to strike and it was really well done here.
We ordered the "Trust the Chef" four-course menu, which is a great bargain for $75. Many of the courses are served by the chefs who prepare them. We've done this before but last week's version was the best yet. We had six small plates as the first course, several of which were outstanding (my favorite was the smoked fish). The baked sole as the second course was fantastic - probably the most tender version of sole we've ever had. The rib cap steak for the third course was perfectly prepared, followed by a great and not overly filling dessert. We asked our server to provide wine pairings and he chose very well (and at reasonable prices). This is a great place for pre-concert dining. Service is friendly and efficient. The bar is always packed and the large private room typically has a business or social event. The wine list isn't huge but selection and prices are reasonable by Seattle standards.
Good food. Bad service, as follows: 1) asked for better table - hostess said no, 2) waiter took way too long to take drink order, 3) Bar took way too long to make drinks, 4) waiter took way too long to take food order, 5) waiter abandoned us and another waiter had to take over table because original waiter couldn't keep up, 6) food server slammed down plates and never asked if we needed anything else.
Overall, the level of service was not consistent with other Four Seasons hotels.
Both meals (duck and tenderloin) were not very good at all. The duck was too tough to even cut and had to be sent back. The tenderloin itself was good but the other components to the dish were grainy and not seasoned. Very disappointed in our experience. Our server was wonderful and did all he could but unfortunately at that point the night was a bust.
Enjoyed our meal, but thought the service and friendliness was lacking frequently in the interactions. Wasn't expecting a best friend from the experience, just an occasional smile and always a response when food items were delivered and I said, "Thank you." For sure, the wait staff did not merit the 20% automatic gratuity that is added to the total. We ALWAYS tip...usually overdo it, but frequently leave a 20% when we receive outstanding service. This service was FAR from outstanding. The saving grace was definitely the food from appetizer to dessert. Absolutely DELICIOUS!
My Hisband and I came to the Goldfish as it was highly recommended . As the Food was good the Service was horriable! We waited 15min just to get our wine and and appetizer. By that time we already new what we wanted to eat so we ordered food. Our Food took 35min witch was odd because there was not many people in the restaurant. Some waiter slapped my plate down and said enjoy and walked off. I was not impressed as this was our honeymoon weekend and wanted nothing But the finest restaurant. I was very disappointed and shocked on how we were served.
Service was excellent. Menu was limited not a white fish dinner on the menu weird for a place that has access to halibut and Pacific cod. I had thr tenderloin which was very good but not cooked to desired temp of medium rare. Others had chicken which was very good. Cheese boars was avg. Warm tomato soup was good but needed something to balance the acidity. Beer selections are limited Which is strange since Seattle has a strong micro brewery presence
Nice location for dining downtown Seattle. Appetizers were amazing. Drinks were imaginative. Recommend their Margarita. Halibut entre was a little dry, but overall, experience was great. Waiter worked hard to ensure we liked the wine we ordered by allowing a taste first.
The food was spectacular with very fresh seafood and unique presentations. The chef was creative and thoughtful in his special plating. Each dish had those wonderful additions that add flavor and texture. We both enjoyed the "special complete meal created by the chef". You don't have to make any decisions and the chef knows what ingredients he has that are at their peak of freshness. Our server, Janine, make a wonderful meal even better. I can't wait to go back.
From the moment we arrived until we left 2.5 hours later everyone was great, they were able to accommodate a last minute,extra person to my party without any fuss. Our waitress was very attentive and kept checking on us. Food was amazing, drinks were also amazing, and dessert was well yum. Overall I was truly pleased and will definitely be coming back
Top notch service, some of the best I've had in the Greater Seattle area. However, food was not quite as good as the service. If I could give the food 3.5 I would, but there is not star setting for that, so I gave them 3.0 for food. The ambience and décor is very nice, refined and modern.
Excellent food with friendly, unobtrusive and efficient service.
The beet and crab salad along with the braised octopus are outstanding starters. A perfectly prepared hamburger and a big bowl of clams, both with generous portions of crunchy
fries made for a very delicious dinner. To top it off we enjoyed watching the sun set behind the Olympics.
Goldfinch has become one of our favorites. The food is always perfectly prepared, and they always have something new on their menu that I want to try. This time we were there for lunch after a show at the Art Museum. It was a wonderful afternoon. I had the lobster roll and C had the fennel-crusted halibut.
This restaurant is in the four seasons hotel it is across the street from the Seattle art museum and not far from pikes place market you need a reservation the service is excellent do have the12 oyster appetizer just fantastic 4 each of 3 different local oysters also treat yourself to the fruit compote and little vanilla donut holes small tasty dessert
We had an amazing dinner here with our toddler and baby. They were so welcoming and helpful with the kids. They have a great kids menu, even gabe our daughter some kids cutlery, lots of crayons and Disney princess colouring sheets. She was happy and busy while we had an amazing meal. Presentation was beautiful. Everything was on point as usual at Four Seasons, thank you!
The quality of the food and the overall experience is always excellent. The entire team is highly skilled in giving each and every guest the best experience. I wish they would bring back the pretzels that were on the previous menu (before the remodel). The one thing I do not like is the automatic addition of 20% to the bill. I much prefer to express appreciation for my experience in the amount that matches the experience. I do not like this predetermined for me.
I seldom write an unfavorable review on the theory that if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all. But after lunch at Goldfinch Tavern the other day, I feel compelled to register my dissatisfaction. Let's start by saying, this is a Four Seasons after all, so value-for-the-money is always a contradiction in terms. A bowl of soup with six ounces of broth (really a cup of soup) and small side salad (albeit nicely dressed) for $17 is not a bargain lunch. But, as I said, it's the Four Seasons and the view is lovely, so it is what it is.
But the problem was the service. The waiter was clearly inexperienced in his role. He hovered making chit-chat at the beginning then disappeared for a too-long interval before taking our order. Then he forgot part of the order, never apologized for his oversight, and failed to take the item off the bill.
Meanwhile, two different staff members interrupted our business conversation to ask how we were enjoying our lunch. Besides being insensitive to the fact we were engaged in a conversation (is it not possible for two women to be having a business conversation?), it appears that there are more bosses than workers in the dining room. Maybe Goldfinch could spend its money on one good waiter and omit the good-will ambassadors who are satellites each in their own orbits, oblivious to what the other is doing.
Then there is the matter of the 20% service charge included in the bill. I'm not opposed to a service charge policy, but I wish I had noticed that policy when looking through the menu. Unfortunately for me, when the bill came I failed to notice the modifier "Extra Gratuity" on the gratuity line. My fault that I added another 20% on what was already a ridiculous bill for lunch.
If you feel needy of the prestige of the Four Seasons, go to Goldfinch. Otherwise, there are lots of other places to have a business lunch in downtown Seattle.
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