There’s a New Bird in Town: Goldfinch Tavern at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

American Goldfinch Martini
American Goldfinch Martini

American Goldfinch Martini at Goldfinch Tavern, Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

After months (and months) of construction, and months (and months) of wondering what it would be like, the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle and Ethan Stowell have now opened the Goldfinch Tavern. Named for Washington’s state bird, the Goldfinch Tavern offers simply prepared Pacific Northwest cuisine made with premium local ingredients. Open for break, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, and daily happy hour, the restaurant has floor-to-ceiling windows framing great views of Elliott Bay, the Seattle Great Wheel and the Olympic Mountains.

While I haven’t sampled the menu yet, a quick look at the dinner menu reveals a nice selection of seafood and beef, served in a shared, family-style manner. If you’re not the sharing type, order in courses, and keep all the delicious choices to yourself. Appetizers are priced from $4, entrees from $17, and sides are $8.

The wine and cocktails list are have a decidedly Northwest focus that augment the traditional classics. Fresh ingredients are sourced locally, juices are fresh pressed daily and garnishes are prepared with each order. In honor of Martini Day, June 19th, The Goldfinch Tavern shares this recipe for the American Goldfinch Martini (their take on the classic Vesper Martini). While precise measures are confidential, try playing with the reciped until you get it right. Or head to the Goldfinch Tavern and watch it being made.

The American Goldfinch is made with: Capitol Vodka, Citizen Gin, Cocchi Americano, and Sibona Camomilla. Garnish with an expressed lemon peel.

Photo and recipe courtesy of the Goldfinch Tavern and Four Seasons Hotel Seattle. 


American Goldfinch: Goldfinch Tavern at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
Recipe type: Cocktails
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Serves: 1
The American Goldfinsh Martini, a variation on the classic Vesper Martini, was created at the Goldfinch Tavern at the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle.
  • Capitol Vodka
  • Citizen Gin
  • Cocchi Americano
  • Sibona Camomilla
  1. Mix ingredients and shake.
  2. Pour into martini class and garnished with an expressed lemon peel.

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Mary Jo Manzanares is a traveler, travel blogger, and podcaster. In addition to her blog, Traveling with MJ, she hosts the Where Else to Go podcast, and is the founder and the editor-in-chief of The Traveler’s Way, an online travel magazine. Her travel ethos is value luxury - luxury for real people - and her goal is to help travelers know when to splurge and when to save. Mary Jo has been a speaker at various industry events around the world. When she’s not traveling, Mary Jo likes lingering over a cup of coffee, wandering in a museum, sipping wine at a cafe, and sharing it all with friends and readers. Her most recent travels were to Stockholm, a Baltic cruise, and Universal Orlando Resort.

2 Responses to “There’s a New Bird in Town: Goldfinch Tavern at Four Seasons Hotel Seattle”

  1. July 3, 2015 at 9:57 pm #

    Dangit, I stayed at the Four Seasons last visit and this was open. looks dreamy! I’m thinking of going back for Thanksgiving so will have to plan accordingly =)

    • July 4, 2015 at 9:58 am #

      Four Seasons Seattle is one of my favorite stops when I’m at the Pike Place Market. I’ll be hitting up Goldfinch Tavern later this summer.

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