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.
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
Food wasn't that great, but good. The at ...
Food wasn't that great, but good. The atmosphere is that of a nice hotel, , which is where you are, but if you are expecting a separate restrurant experience it is not there. Service is polite but I have never been in a restrurant where so much time was spent on ensuring an exact pore for the wine. It was silly just pore the wine. It was as if they were worried to give you one extra bit. It wasn't one server but three, my partner and I ordered different wines at different times. I think happy hour at the bar is the better experience.
The portion for the main dish was very s ...
The portion for the main dish was very small and did not have a lot of flavor. I was not sure I was really eating lamb. There were just a couple of small slices of meat on a tiny portion of grits. Perhaps the meal would have been better if we were not taking advantage of a special "3 courses for $32" meal but it was still disappointing.
We went for Restaurant Week so our porti ...
We went for Restaurant Week so our portions seemed a bit smaller. The food all had very lovely presentation and the choices were fantastic. The actual food itself wasn't anything amazing though. Tasty but not spectacular. The restaurant itself has great ambiance and the service is very good. It took a long time to receive our entrees which was due to Restaurant Week.
Food was ok - solid concept, but executi ...
Food was ok - solid concept, but execution fell a little short (Tavolàta Belltown had better quality). Ambiance was great - cozy, views, fireplace. Service was fairly attentive, but when I mentioned they forgot my drink on the bill, they never thanked me for catching the error and although they corrected my credit card statement for the missing drink, they didn't provide a revised itemized receipt. OK price for Restaurant Week, but overpriced for dinner. Won't return for dinner, but will return to try happy hour with friends.
It's always nice to experience 5-star tr ...
It's always nice to experience 5-star treatment from everyone you encounter while enjoying date night with your spouse. From the valet to the hostess to the sever and server assistants to the chef.....impeccable service throughout. Great value with HH and the view of the Great Wheel and the ferries.
I was in Seattle for a conference during ...
I was in Seattle for a conference during Restaurant Week and booked a reservation for Goldfinch after browsing a half dozen different RW menus. It was a perfect dinner out and, of course, really nice that the occassion lowered the cost- but I would have paid the full price happily.
The service was outstanding- everyone was gracious, friendly, and everything you would hope for in any service-related business. I arrived early and expected to wait patiently for my reservation time- I only hoped I could do it sitting with a glass of wine, but they were able to seat me within minutes of even receiving my wine.
The food was excellent and nicely portioned. The only recommendation I would have had was to increase the amount of peppers with the lamb to ensure there were enough for each component- peppers, lamb, grits- to be in every bite. Really- that's the ONLY improvement and it's so minor it really is a "first world problem."
And I'm still talking about the panna cotta. Everything was excellent, but that was divine.
I went here on a double date for Restaur ...
I went here on a double date for Restaurant Week. The ambiance was warm and inviting, a little fancy but fun and relaxed. The service was pretty on-point. Dishes were served effortlessly and we weren't bothered with too many interruptions, questions, etc. We didn't feel rushed or hurried in any way.The food was well-prepared, beautifully plated, and delicious. Since it was Restaurant Week, the portions were a bit small. I went with the Black Cod which was served with a few tablespoons of farro and mushrooms. Nothing else on the plate besides a citrus sauce. A bit too light for a main meal but buttery and succulent nonetheless. The crab bisque was pungent and comforting. The panna cotta was generously portioned and memorable. I would recommend this place to anyone staying downtown.
Had dinner, group of 5 during restaurant ...
Had dinner, group of 5 during restaurant week. Service was absolutely terrible. We had to flag down other staff several times in order to order more drinks and at the end of the night to get our check. In fact our server only returned to our table once after taking our order. The restaurant charges an automatic 20% service charge which normally I would not be opposed too. However, our service was so terrible I felt that this amount was unreasonable.
The food was delicious, I especially enjoyed the beef carpaccio. I will not return due to the terrible service we received.
We enjoyed our 3-course dinner at Goldfi ...
We enjoyed our 3-course dinner at Goldfinch Tavern. A nice place with a good vibe! We went there for our Anniversary and its closeness to the Seattle Art Museum where we attended an art opening. I had crab bisque, black cod, and an amazingly creamy panna cotta with fresh blackberries for my meal and my husband had grilled oysters, lamb, and a chocolate dessert. All yummy!
Service was horrible. One big (random) s ...
Service was horrible. One big (random) salad came out first, the first round of drinks took 25 minutes to get. Appetizers came out after the main entrees. One entre and one appetizer were forgotten and never came out. No one asked if we wanted more drinks... We had one round.
Grreat hamburger and Fries! Why oh why ...
Grreat hamburger and Fries! Why oh why must the 4 Seasons get $5 for a glass of Coke. It always peaks me. It's the same product you can buy anywhere! It's that little annoyance that makes me think twice about recommending it to my clients.
I had the pleasure to dine there with my ...
I had the pleasure to dine there with my boyfriend and we both fell in love with the food. Great drinks and a great selection of meals. Our absolute favorite, which we kept coming back for, was their Smoked Salmon Appetizer. Great place for a romantic night out.
Two different friends recommended Goldfi ...
Two different friends recommended Goldfinch Tavern to us, all foodies. They also raved about the service and the view, neither of which were anything special at all. We were actually disappointed with the service, which did not seem to be at Four Seasons level. Our favorite thing was how quiet the restaurant was, but for the cost vs what we received, we won't be dining again at the Goldfinch Tavern.
Loved the atmosphere, the service, the t ...
Loved the atmosphere, the service, the tasting menu. It' was reasonable cost for a tasting menu. We had a great server and the view was nice. Liked the location. Parking was too expensive at 15 though so park elsewhere.
This was a business luncheon with a visi ...
This was a business luncheon with a visitor to Seattle from Australia. We acquired a window seat with a view of Elliott Bay and Seattle Harbor. It afforded a beautiful view and relaxed atmosphere. The food and service were both excellent.
A very nice location with good ambiance. ...
A very nice location with good ambiance. Since the renovation, some of our favorites are gone from the bar menu. We miss the pretzels with that awesome mustard and black sea salt! We also were taken back by the mandatory 20% gratuity for a party of 2. We always tip generously for service and do not appreciate being mandated what to tip. The servers are always professional and make the experience the best.
Amazing food! We tried several appetize ...
Amazing food! We tried several appetizers and loved the artisan cheeses, the tomato soup, hamachi crudo, and the salads. My wife's pork chop was so tender it practically melted in our mouths, and the corn on the side was absolutely delicious. Wonderful, friendly service, too.
I get together for lunch monthly with a ...
I get together for lunch monthly with a couple of friends. Goldfinch was a perfect place for our lunch. It was quiet enough at 1:30 that we could talk with each other. The food was very good. The menu is rather short, but there are good options, most made with local ingredients. Service was attentive.
We had the Trust the Chef course and it ...
We had the Trust the Chef course and it was wonderful! Very delicious and creative menu. The first course was very generous and there were many variety of beautiful dishes. Our favorite was the octopus ceviche with home made crackers. The entree was duck and it was the best roasted duck we have ever had! The service was excellent and flawless. They have a wonderful cocktails and also really nice original non-alcoholic cocktails like Purple Rain :) The dessert was the perfect amount too. We had a very wonderful evening! Thank you Goldfinch Tavern!
Our Dining experience was great. The foo ...
Our Dining experience was great. The food was very enjoyable and the service was terrific. It's a little too dark in the restaurant but the food makes up for it. I have already recommended this restaurant to several people. Thank you!
Always enjoy the Goldfinch -- fine food, ...
Always enjoy the Goldfinch -- fine food, attentive service and cool decor. An Ethan Stowell win! My only complaint is I thought the crab cakes for lunch were a bit steep -- $25. Served with cole slaw, but nothing else.
We were very pleased in that our last vi ...
We were very pleased in that our last visit was one that fell short for the reasons explained. David and his team were spot on this go-around (like every other visit excluding the one we had some issues) and even went out of his way to make an in-person stop to our table. At times you wonder the reaction to negative feedback and sharing a poor experience and in this case David was very concerned and invested in ensuring they exceeded our expectations with every visit and they they appreciated the straight-forward feedback.
We went along to the Goldfinch Tavern on ...
We went along to the Goldfinch Tavern on our last night in Seattle. The food was excellent, we had the 'Trust the Chef' option which gave us a range of food to try. The service was outstanding with all staff very friendly and helpful and our specific waiter (Patrick) really making the meal an enjoyable event.
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