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
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.
Tasting menu treat We thoroughly enjoyed ...
Tasting menu treat
We thoroughly enjoyed the tasting menu, brought to the table by attentive servers as well as a few visits from the chef. Four courses beginning with multiple jewel like appetizers including a geoduck crudo, tuna salad (not your mother's), potatoes augratin, crispy duck leg and a few more. This was followed by a delicious pasta course, a delectable veal chop and and elegant chocolate desert. Portions were just right, left feeling full but not stuffed. Altogether a truly enjoyable culinary experience.
This place was amazing. We got the chef' ...
This place was amazing. We got the chef's tasting menu and it was exquisite. It was the one of the best meals i have ever had and well worth the price. You get to taste so much good food off the menu instead of just a few things.
Went for a birthday date night dinner. L ...
Went for a birthday date night dinner. Lovely service and lighting ambience. It was quiet the night we were there (happened to be Halloween) but I have been told it can get a little loud when the bar and restaurant are full. Regardless, has a sophisticated, upscale vibe, and the place where we were seated had a view of the ferris wheel.
The service was excellent. The Black Manhattan was amazing. We also ordered the Black Cod and the Burger for our main course. Both were excellent choices. The flavors in each were perfectly balanced and they had gluten-free bread available as well. Would absolutely come back again for happy hour or a special occasion.
Frankly we were disappointed with Goldfi ...
Frankly we were disappointed with Goldfinch. The food was just OK but for the price it really wasn't worth it at all. They talk about a great view but seriously if you look out the window you're just overlooking a huge warehouse with "public storage" written on the side of it. Next to that are two big smokestacks for the steam factory-if you like an industrial look I guess this is for you but otherwise you can just see a sliver of ocean and the mountains beyond. In other words a window table is not where you want to be in this restaurant. I got the salmon which was overcooked but actually still quite good. My husband got the crab pasta and our son got the New York strip – neither of which were anything to write home about, especially for the price tag. We eat out all the time and price is not the first criteria, but hate spending money on a meal that just simply isn't worth it. It was almost $200 for three entrées, one glass of wine and one bowl of soup. Also the service was horrible. Our waiter took forever to deliver anything (thus the overcooked salmon). Dirty dishes sat on the table forever – definitely not what you would think for a Four Seasons restaurant. It was my birthday and the waiter brought a birthday cake to the table next to us and totally forgot about mine. Nice touch. To top it off at the end of the meal the waiter informed us that a 20% gratuity is always included on the bill. I used to waitress myself years ago and am therefore always an excellent tipper – but I also don't tip well when I don't get good service and I really resent a restaurant that tells me what I'm going to tip instead of letting my experience reflect the amount . We complained to the manager; he was really nice but totally ineffective. He simply offered to take off the 20% gratuity and then we could add back on what we wanted. Really? Who is going to be that person? Awkward. So we just ended up paying the 20%. We got some cheap chocolates to take-home as a consolation prize.
Very disappointing experience. As a loya ...
Very disappointing experience. As a loyal guest of the Four Seasons brand this restaurant is uncharacteristic of the hotel high standard. The crab salad was full of shells. Inexcusable and lazy. The sautéed mushrooms were gritty from dirt. Management did no express their concern. At least the server , Benjamin was highly skilled and well mannered.
I'm a foodie. I wanted to go to Golfinch ...
I'm a foodie. I wanted to go to Golfinch because this was an Ethan Stowell restaurant. It was our anniversary and we were willing to spend the money. I could not have been more disappointed by the food. The salad dressing ruined our beautiful salad. And my dinner entree (a simple ricotta gnocchi ) could not have been more underwhelming. Clearly the chef never tasted the dish....to say it was flavorless is an understatement. Won't be returning.
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.
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