Brunswick & Hunt
Brunswick & Hunt

Brunswick & Hunt

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.brunswickandhunt.com/
  • Phone: (206) 946-1574
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
    Weekend Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Race Jones
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 15th Avenue NW
  • Public Transit: We are close to the transit stop located at the intersection of 15th Avenue and NW 70th Street in Ballard.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Non-metered on street parking.
A word from Brunswick & Hunt
Brunswick & Hunt offers a fresh seasonal approach to Pacific Northwest cuisine in a beautifully crafted intimate setting. A magnificent 1890's Brunswick Bar and impressive early 1900's original northwest landscape painting by RJ Bocense (The Hunt), as well as a completely open exhibition kitchen provide a visual counterpoint to our rustic take on the bounty of the Northwest. A classically inspired cocktail menu, impressive wine offerings (glass and bottle), and house made desserts offered with warmth by a professional staff, invite a leisurely approach to dining. Coming soon! Our new reserve wine list!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Brunswick & Hunt reviews from OpenTable diners
60 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (50)fit for foodies (44)romantic (15)special occasion (15)hot spot (13)good for groups (10)vibrant bar scene (10)notable wine list (5)late-night find (4)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • wonderful cozy restaurant
    mel2VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We had such a great time at the restaurant. The atmosphere is lovely and the food was interesting and great...except for the hamburger. It arrived sitting in a bed of juice so that the bun was totally soggy. The whole thing fell apart when I tried to eat it. They should pay attention to this problem. All the other food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "I can't hear you!"
    RSRSVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Excellent décor and food. Everything just fine except the noise. This was a Friday night, and I might try B & H on a weeknight, but my evening with two friends was definitely marred by the deafening noise level. Not that B & H is unique. I'm finding it more and more difficult to find restaurants where the noise level is moderate. This is very frustrating, as one of my main pleasures in life is to dine out with friends. Some places have enclaves that are less noisy, but I didn't see any place in B&H where we could have escaped the din.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Class
    Neighbor
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Great new place close in but not in the frantic part of Ballard. Good enough for foodies,parents, or the client you'd like to impress. Great wine, but my only disappointment was the dinky martini glasses. Just visually, this place calls for martini glasses as elegant as their wine stems. So, the wine you feel you are getting your money's worth, the martini is a throwback to the mid century 'cocktail' and at the same cost as a comparable 6 oz pour you get elsewhere. So, nuf said about that! The Frites will have everyone stealing from your plate, and the rotating salads are elegant and tasty!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A new find!
    Fuzzbie
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We are pleased to add Brunswick and Hunt to our list of favorites. Don't be fooled by the unassuming exterior and odd location. Once inside, the atmosphere is welcoming, with a cozy pub-like feeling. The seasonal, local food is upscale, with many interesting and creative choices on the menu. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcome to the Neighborhood
    TWolfe
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This place is comfortable, cozy and has really top notch food. Also, it is within walking distance - no crazy Seattle traffic and Ballard parking nightmares. The owner and staff are inviting. I love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find
    Outandabout
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We took a friend for her birthday and it was perfect for what she likes: variety of shared plates, yummy desserts. The pork shank was off the hook and enough to feed two with some sides (she ordered the corn bread skillet....twice!). The ambience was lovely and the service was warm and friendly. This is a good place to drop in for a casual dinner or for a special occasion. Even sitting at the bar would be nice (check out the fabulous wood bar mantel). We shall return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Dinner
    Anita
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We had a fabulous dinner and a great conversation with the owner. I would highly recommend this restaurant to all our friends!! I had the duck, my husband had the sausage and cabbage and my Mother ordered the pork shoulder. Combined with very good wine and topped off with a yummy dessert we left feeling very satisfied and ready to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rich and Satisfying
    LoloEats
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Come hungry and leave with a full belly. The food is rich and luscious, and the cocktails are out of this world. The staff was wonderfully attentive and enthusiastic about the food. They seemed genuinely excited for us to have a good experience. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gorgeous old wood bar; yummy food!
    yummyinthetummy
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This restaurant is stunningly elegant, yet laid-back. The ornate bar, the gorgeous dark green seating, the spotless subway-tiled open kitchen, all combine to put the customer instantly at ease. And even if the atmosphere didn't instantly relax you, the incredible staff will! We were greeted at the door by the owner, Barry, who was so friendly and personable. Our waitress was also delightful. The food was delicious. We started with the cheese plate, tasty but nothing too noteworthy. Next my husband ordered the fried chicken, which is worth the trip to the restaurant. I had the juicy bison burger. We couldn't decide which entrée was better. Highly recommend both dishes! Great for dates, or fancy dinner with friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable
    kenn
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I liked it, good food, helpful service, and reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleasant
    Wdee
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Good food, good service, and a very pleasant evening. Nice to eat in a restaurant where a party of four can converse easily.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    So good! Loved the ambience and neighborhood setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I expected better
    luvinheart
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our group had the heirloom tomato with anchovies and smoked duck for appetizers. We also had the curried mussels and the oxtail with fresh pasta. The smoked duck was good and it was complementary with a neighborhood coupon. The heirloom tomatoes were not ripe and there was scant anchovies. The mussels could have been cooked a minute longer as they were a bit too slimy. Lastly, the oxtail was very good, but not quite up to the quality I expected. It is very close to our house, so we will give it another try.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place
    FishGuy
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Good food, fun atmosphere and fantastic service. Its a great neighbohood spot. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Soon to be our neighborhood haunt
    kuccori
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Brunswick & Hunt just opened a few months ago, so after a busy summer, this was our first opportunity to try it out. We loved everything about it... the beautiful bar and restaurant interior, the delicious food, and the attentive service were all deserving of great praise. We are very pleased that this restaurant is only a 10-minute walk away because we will certainly be back to try new dishes. Even better, the restaurant boasts a reasonable price point - we enjoyed two drinks, two entrees, a shared small plate and a shared dessert - plus a healthy tip...cost $100. Be sure to try out this new neighborhood gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cfc3
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I have not sent food back to the kitchen before, but my meal was so salty that it was Inedible. The wait staff was extremely apologetic and handled it appropriately, but the food is priced highly enough for expectations to be high as well. They did not deliver and I will not be back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice surprise in Ballard
    ppardi
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We had the fried chicken and pork shank and both were phenomenal. But the real standout was the frites. When they came out, they looked like a simple pile of french fries. But one bite in and you learn you have some special. Great place, great service, and amazing food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food!
    GDO1
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    This was our first visit to this restaurant and we were not disappointed. The food was GREAT!! Try the pork shank if it's still on the menu. Unbelievable!! The menu changes frequently so we will have to go back soon to see if they can top our visit. Our only criticism is we thought the music was too loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood spot
    soapstone
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Ballard moving north is great for the Crown Hill neighborhood. This is a fine addition to the already great line up on 70th. The food, service and decor of this small restaurant are fabulous. Struck by the mixed reviews of the fried chicken, I had to order it. The problem is that the chicken is cooked sous vide before frying. The result is delicious, silky smooth and unusual by ordinary chicken cooking standards - its delicious, but not standard stringy chicken. Pork shank was a hit at our table. As was the duck confit. Great roasted carrots. Dessert - an apple crisp and a "cottage cake" with roasted pear were terrific. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great neighborhood spot
    gro1
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We had reservations for 5. They had set up a special table for us. The service was professional and friendly. The food was excellent and all five thought the food was great. Two of us had the chicken and we agreed it was the best in town. We will certainly return for more meals and I heartily recommend Brunswick & Hunt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendly Place
    Foodie13VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I don't recall dining at an establishment where every person who came by our table made us feel welcomed. We ordered a steak and a halibut dish. Both were prepared perfectly and the appropriate amount served. Dessert is a must so save room!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful in every way
    Alikelsea
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    From the warm getting we received at the door to dessert and cognac, the experience was wonderful. The steakwas perfect, tender and cooked as ordered. The vegetable sides were excellent. I will recommend to all my friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rosemary
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Although the staff was gracious and quickly replaced our "blood red, underdone" chicken, it was upsetting to view the underdone entre! We did not paticularly like the honey coating on the chicken either The frites were deicious on the appetizer menu. We are unsure if we would ever return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 2con2
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The Fried Chicken was very undercooked,The Pate was only passable/bland
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Comfort food as delicacy
    DKinSF
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great experience. The food (I had fries with 2 dips to start, the pork cheeks, and the greens salad) were all satisfying in that confirm food way, but had such subtly of flavored I was compelled to savor every bite. My pre-dinner cocktail was perfectly balanced, and the server did an excellent job of pairing my meal with a Washington red. Entire staff was genuinely warm, welcoming, professional, and knowledgeable. I'm glad we came!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed Bag
    suzellaVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Charming neighborhood find. Excellent service. But...dining choices were fairly limited and overpriced and small portions for a neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, service and ambiance
    Food5CriticVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    What a great neighborhood bistro! The ambiance is great - beautiful artwork, comfortable seating. The service is friendly and prompt. The wine is good. The salmon was so fresh and served with a beautiful mushroom. Keep up the good work!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunswick & Hunt
    DonnaVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Very nice new restaurant. The decor was beautiful and waiter was able to answer questions about the bar and paintings that are over 100 years old. The food was outstanding. For being open a very short time, they had it together very nicely. They provide a bar where you can eat and watch the chefs prepare your food which we would like to do next time. I love the beet salad that is prepared in an individual cast iron dish heated with blue cheese crumbles and roasted cashews. Yum! Parking is a bit of a challenge but that was to be expected in a neighborhood restaurant. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not fried chicken
    Charlie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I ordered the fried chicken. Whe it was served it looked beautiful. Unfortunately it was not so on the inside. If you brine AND sous vide chicken the texture gets very mushy and gross as does the skin and the coating cannot stay on the meat. The texture was off putting and I could not get past how red it was as well. The presentation was also bad because they stacked up 2 huge pieces and hid the sides underneath. I had to get an extra plate to move 1 piece off so I could actually eat the sides. The sides were ok. I went home hungry. The service was amazing and the staff was great. Too bad the food did not match.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Crown Hill Gem
    foodisfun
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Tucked away on Crown Hill's hottest street, home to Honore, Delancey, Fat Hen and Essex; Brunswick and Hunt is knocking it out of the park. Centered around a restored Brunswick Bar the restaurant hits the spot for meeting friends, late night dinners, a quick snack or that always challenging, "where should I go alone" question! Once you've been seated, start with any of the Penn Cove items...you won't be disappointed. Add to that a delicious beet carpaccio and the fingerling pomme frittes and you are practically there! For dinner, the scallops are a home run....and the filet is scrumptious! The wine list is just right...let the staff choose! I will definitely be making Brunswick a reqular stop and can't wait to finally have room for dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The steak and brussels sprouts were delicious! The service was amazing. This is a great neighborhood find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
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