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 $15 when dining in the restaurant.
Westlake Center Station, University Street Station, 4th Avenue
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, 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
Great food and service! I went with a f ...
Great food and service! I went with a friend pre-symphony and Michelle, our waitress, was super. We shared the pork which was moist and tender, scallops perfectly cooked, carrots beautifully prepared, the bruschetta which was delicious with sour cherry and goat cheese and had the pistachio ice cream (made in house) and the lemon budino for dessert. I'd highly recommend it all. The only thing we didn't care for was a red cabbage accompaniment which was over-salted. Considering how good everything else was, it's a small complaint. We'd go back.
I have not had a good pork chop in ages ...
I have not had a good pork chop in ages and this one was magnificent!! The delicata squash was a little late getting to the table but it was good . The service was excellent.
The view of the Ferris wheel at night is lovely !
Family lunch, 3 families, 2 eniors, 2 li ...
Family lunch, 3 families, 2 eniors, 2 little kids. The most wonderful and magical 4 hours. Like being in Italy. Food was great, pace was as fast as we needed to keep food on the table and slow enough for everyone to relax and join in the conversation. The table was perfect for 6 adults to convers and 2 little ones to do activities and feel included. Service was great, friendly accommodating yet gave us our space. Thank you for this gift!
Service was great and food was almost re ...
Service was great and food was almost really fine. The pumpkin soup needed more pimpkin--to dilute, but still enjoyable. Ambience is welcoming though it's the holidays and people come feeling good before they walk in. Been here several times and always glag we came.
Our server was the worst service person ...
Our server was the worst service person I have ever had at a Four Seasons property. Slow and unresponsive, timed things terribly, and was smug when asked to address things. He brought us the wrong bill also. Not sure I would go back.
This luncheon was an annual Christmas l ...
This luncheon was an annual Christmas luncheon with my daughter in law. For this even I always take great care to choose a special place. We were both so excited to be dining at the Goldfinch Tavern. Wow, what a disappointing visit!
It took 10 - 15 minutes after being seated before the server came to give us some water. He poured the water and left - no offer to for us to order a drink, etc. After about another 15 minutes we called him over and asked him if we could order a cocktail. He brought the cocktail after a long wait and did not return.
Finally we flagged him down AGAIN to ask if we could order our luncheon. We ordered and it came in a timely manner. We noticed that someone (who appeared to be a Manager) delivering bread to some tables but we were never offered the option.
Considering this was a $250 lunch with cocktails and wine it was a terrible experience. I really expected more from this restaurant, hotel and E Stowell! And ..... we arrived at 11:30 AM when there were only about 6 tables full....so being overcrowded was no excuse!
Service and ambiance where great. Did th ...
Service and ambiance where great. Did the trust the chef for 75 per person. Some of the dishes I really liked others not so much. Not the chefs fault just preferences. A little pricey but thats what i was looking for. Overall I would definitely recommend.
Plates are very small which make the val ...
Plates are very small which make the value for money pretty mediocre. In addition, our server was not very good. She was nice but incredibly "green"... spilled water across the table a few times, dropped a platter of server ware onto the floor and was unfamiliar with the specials list... which almost led to two of our dinner party members getting the wrong meals. For the Four Seasons... perhaps I had higher expectations.
Not a good holiday experience as they st ...
Not a good holiday experience as they stuck our table for 5-- reserved four weeks in advance-- on the edge of the restaurant/bar area, and the bar was crowded and overrun and we could not hear each other nor were we served our drinks and even water for at least 30 minutes. The hostess said she would see if she could move us to a booth, but NEVER got back to us even to apologize that she could not. So, poorly handled (poor training?), poor special touch, not the experience these long-time Seattle residents would expect at the Four Seasons for a special holiday meal.
This was my first time to Goldfinch and ...
This was my first time to Goldfinch and I had high expectations since it's the restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel. Ambiance was good, service was excellent, but I wasn't really happy with my meal. What I ordered was a chicken club sandwich and I expected sliced chicken, cheese and bacon. What I got was a deep fried chicken patty sitting on melted cheese in artisan bread. I know it's labeled a "tavern," but a deep fried chicken patty? Every time I took a bite, my hands were covered in grease. What I liked about my lunch experience was the choice of wines.
I've heard many good things about this r ...
I've heard many good things about this restaurant and was excited to try it for a nice dinner out prior to a show downtown. The ambiance was very comfortable and the staff was friendly and attentive. The drinks and appitizers were very good and promising, but my partner and I were very disappointed with our meal. The lobster pasta was extermely plain, there wasn't a sauce to the dish. It seemed like it was just a few pieces of lobster was tossed with unsauced pasta. Not horrible, but not as appetizing as one would hope. I ordered the waygu ribeye which I was very excited about and I have to say, my favorite part was the side of grilled green beans which I subbed instead of the brussell sprouts. The meat was actually well cooked, exactly how I would expect medium rare to be served, however, the steak itself was lacking flavor. I would equate it to a steak I could get at a chain restaurant (think Applebee's). We did discuss our disappointment with our waitress and she was very understanding, but did not enquire too far, and no corrective action was really offered. I did appreciate the great service and atmosphere, but I do not think that we will be dining here again as did not have the experience we expected to have at the price point we paid. Maybe our expectations were too high with all the rave reviews we had read and been told, but I really have to say the restaurant missed the mark on the most important part of the restaurant experience, the food.
Beautiful location, probably no bad tabl ...
Beautiful location, probably no bad tables. No wait for our 6:15 Saturday reservation.
Lovely cocktail, wine and dinner menu, with something for everyone. My husband enjoyed the pumpkin soup followed by the mussels. My choices were both off the daily special menu. The sautéed shaved Brussels sprouts were nicely seasoned but in an overly filling quantity of butter, and my pasta with shaved black truffle was disappointingly flavorless. The server would likely have offered a substitute but I had lost my appetite.
Will certainly try again as great location menu & atmosphere for out of town visitors.
We were at Goldfinch for lunch. The al ...
We were at Goldfinch for lunch. The albacore tuna salad had two very small pieces of tuna and for the price of $21 was very meager. Not even a piece of bread or cracker to accompany it. The crab cakes were quite tasty but also quite small with a tiny portion of slaw . Our waiter was excellent
My friend and I had a leisurely lunch se ...
My friend and I had a leisurely lunch seated by the window. She's hard of hearing and the quiet restaurant was welcome.
We had a gracious helpful server. He split the pumpkin soup for us. The crab and beet salad was delicious and flavorful.
Overall it was an enjoyable experience.
Don't let the "Tavern" in the name fool ...
Don't let the "Tavern" in the name fool you - this is fine dining. We had the 4-course tasting menu and were blown away by the appetizers (5 in all!) This restaurant is in the same space as the Four Season's old restaurant, it's been updated in the interior, and with a new menu and chef.
poor service. booth on east side was lik ...
poor service. booth on east side was like a racetrack, service people running back and forth constantly. restaurant managers were fawning over some customers while others were ignored.
food did not match the menu descriptions. I ordered what I thought would be sliced salmon and it turned out to be a cheap salmon pate which they sell at qfc for $3.99.
Would never recommend or go back. the Brooklyn, wild ginger and schuckers are within a few blocks, so forget about the goldfinch.
Wow, the staff at Goldfinch was all so k ...
Wow, the staff at Goldfinch was all so kind. We had a larger group (seven), separate checks and all the things that can cause visible iritation for the servers and hosts, but they were so gracious and helpful and treated us respectfully despite our smaller tabs.
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