Goldfinch Tavern is located in the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Seattle, in the former space of ART. It goes without saying, the place is beautiful. Check out the view from our table. I'll admit it was maybe a little sweaty with the sun beaming in on me, but the view was so lovely that I did not utter a complaint.
|Are you kidding me? I live here, friends.|
|Cheers to twelve years of martial bliss!|
The Fried Castelvetranos were also on my radar. I don't like chewing around the pit, but I understand this makes it a better olive - and certainly better for frying. I liked it, but felt all right about offering Dear Ben the last few.
... then he tasted the Chef's favorite cut, the Mishima Ranch Wagyu Beef Culotte.
The same spicy pepperiness, with a black currant sauce, tangy wilted greens, and simply fried artichoke hearts. I can't imagine anyone eating the whole portion if you're taking advantage of other parts of this menu, so it's great for sharing. Of course, we chose the fries for our steak-and-fries-tradition, and they really are stand-out. I think the Babe's fries were better, ours could have used just one extra minute in the fryer, but life is still pretty great from where we sit. I don't usually like dill seasoning, so don't be turned off by the "dill fries" in the name. They have a subtle dill flavor, but the crispy outside and soft inside, make it a site to be beholded - errr, tasted.
Goldfinch Tavern embodies the word "tavern." It's not just a place where alcoholic beverages are sold, but a place where people from all walks of life can feel comfortable. Wear your Kate Spade dress or your Levi jeans, and you'll be genuinely welcomed to enjoy the ambiance and fabulous Pacific Northwest fare. I'm hard to please, but this place is special. Way to go, Chef Stowell and Chef Ritchie! Can't wait to continue working my way through the menu while enjoying one of the best views in the city.
*Dined Friday June 26