The Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House
The Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House

The Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thebrooklyn.com/
  • Phone: 2062247000x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:

    Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm


    Dinner:

    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

    Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm


    Bar and Lounge:

    Sunday: 4:00pm - close

    Monday - Friday: 11:00am - close

    Saturday: 4:00pm - close


    Happy Hour:

    Available in our bar and lounge area only

    Everyday: 4:00pm - 6:00pm


  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Blair King
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Second & University
  • Public Transit: Directly across from the University Street transit tunnel. Allowing easy access to the light rail, free ride bus zone and transit options for the greater Seattle area.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available nightly for $9. Our valet service begins at the following times: Monday to Friday at 5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday at 4:00pm. Street parking is free after 8pm. There are several parking garages in close proximity to the restaurant. The 1201 Third Ave Tower Parking Garage entrance is located on the north side of Seneca street between 3rd and 2nd ave. The Seattle Symphony Hall Parking Garage entrance is located on the east side of 2nd Ave between Union and University.
A word from The Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House
Not all possible reservations are made available online.
If you are unable to make a reservation online,
please call our reservation desk directly .

Dine with us and Celebrate 25 years of award winning food and service.

Join us for the freshest ideas in Northwest Cuisine! Enjoy fresh seafood delivered daily, the largest rotating selection of fresh oysters in the city and a delicious selection signature desserts.

The Brooklyn is centrally-located in downtown Seattle, directly across the street from the Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall and the Seattle Art Museum. We are within easy walking distance of Pike Place Market and Seattle Waterfront.
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The Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House reviews from OpenTable diners
100 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (46)fit for foodies (42)great for lunch (25)neighborhood gem (25)notable wine list (17)good for groups (17)romantic (16)vibrant bar scene (13)hot spot (10)late-night find (7)great for outdoor dining (4)great for brunch (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Good Food. Service not so much.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Ate at Brooklyn's on recommendation from hotel. Overall the food was pretty good. Started with clam chowder which had a nice texture, flavor not a standout. One entree was the halibut which was excellent. Other entree, sirloin. Cooked medium rare, nice flavor but a little tough. No dessert because of service. Service slowly went down hill till it finally just plain sucked. In addition to our table of 2, our waitress had another table of 7 to work. We definitely do not want someone hovering over us while eating but the big table ended up taking all her time. I understand big tip from other party but we are generous tippers for good service/food. Unfortunately, we will not go back nor recommend. The service really killed the meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful presentations, good food!
    djshaferVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Very good place that came highly recommended. The server was well knowledgeable about the menu and wine pairings. We pretty much ordered what he recommended and he was spot on. Very good food. Only hitch was that my husband is allergic to onions and they mentioned that when we sat down (which we were impressed with) but then they served the potatoes that had chives in it even though they said it was onion-free. I ate them instead since he had plenty of food on his plate. They offered to give him something else so handled it wonderfully, but there was no need to change it at that point. They bought us dessert though (plus it was my husband's birthday dinner). Anyway, very good place and worth the splurge since it is a little pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Brooklyn
    PattyVWVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I've dined in this restaurant on all three visits to Seattle and have never been disappointed. Everything on the menu, especially the fish and oysters, is exceptionally fresh and well prepared. My tuna was cooked perfectly and the lobster butter sauce that accompanied my husband's halibut was amazing. It should be offered with other entries. We finished with a farm-made, honey vanilla ice cream that was heaven. The service was excellant and the restaurant has a warm, old English pub feel making for a relaxing dining experience. I hope to get back to Seattle and the Brooklyn again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • POSITIVE DINING EXPERIENCE
    islandgalVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Our party of 5 all rated our experience positive and would return. The crab cakes were the highlight of our meal. Our server was excellent; friendly and made good food/wine recommendations. The Bouillabaisse was full of seafood but the broth was heavy on the butter. Steaks were great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We won't return
    Rarelyeatsout
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My steak was not cooked correctly for how I ordered it Took 20 mins to get a correct cooked one at which time my husband had already finished eating. The desert came with caramel sauce even though I had specifically asked for no caramel sauce & had to wait & get a new one of those. We will not return here again. No kind of compensation was offered for either of the mistakes. We had come to celebrate our anniversary & this experience pretty much ruined it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Martysfood1
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    It was great. I always love going there and the food is really good. Not cheap but worth it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • outstanding meal
    GordlooVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    all 4 people at our table said it was the best meal they ever ate!The food was truly creative and delicious. One item was missing from our dish but was brought over later.Our server was not very friendly at the beginning of the meal but did warm up a bit as the evening progressed.I would return any time I come back to Seattle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food-great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Our waiter was wonderful. EVen though we were in a booth, the restaurant become too loud to have a conversation. We had two older people in our party and it was difficult for them to hear.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best oysters I've ever had!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was amazing, and the service was top notch. If you are looking for a classy seafood establishment in the heart of Seattle, this is the one.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We ate here b/c it was mentioned in an article on the top oyster restaurants in seattle. we kicked off our meal w/ the oyster/white wine pairing and the oyster/beer pairing. The oysters were good but we were disappointed that the 'pairing' was really a selection of wines and beers that didn't really need to be enjoyed in any particular order w/ the oysters and in some cases didn't even go together. The halibut was definitely super fresh but one of the 3 sauces it came with seemed that it was there more for visual plating than anything else. It was a sweet and sour sauce that didn't go with the fish at all. Overall a solid meal, but with some room for improvement to go from solid to outstanding!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    FrequentDiner
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The instantaneous and yet unobtrusive service made this lunch very enjoyable. Excellent attention to detail (special request for substitute items and preparation)! Could not have been nicer.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice enough
    Pursuit227
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    My family of 5 visited on the recommendation of a business traveler. My friend probably set our expectations too high for the food quality. Overall evening went well but got the feeling from the waiter he was not too happy to see a family of 5 versus a group of business men or women. My family consisted of 3 young men ages 19 to 26 plus my wife and me.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    Excellence
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Our server was genuinely engaged in our experience. He was professional and knew what we needed even before we had to ask. Tip top display of excellent service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    wannabe
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I wish I could remember the gentleman's name but he was awesome. Right amount of interruptions, good suggestions, friendly, helpful....
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Classic Restaurant
    LauriinKirkland
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This is a classic restaurant, calling up the days when dining out was an event. The food is fabulous, the service first class, the ambiance sophisticated. Best crab cakes anywhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this place!!!
    206local
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I always love eating at the Brooklyn. The food is always great and the happy hour specials are wonderful. I take my coworkers from out of town I eat here. The service excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food and Service
    meateater
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    great place - we went there as part of our family holiday in Seattle, we got seated in one of the bothes, which the family loved to be in, food was excellent, the steaks absolute top quality, drinks perfect - our waiter gave us great advise on the wines and we rounded it up with some lovely deserts not cheap but defenitely good value for money
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oyster's are awesome
    Trice
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great selection of oyster and they offer nice pairings with beer, wine or vodka. Wish they had more beers on tap and better selection. We loved the baker's dozen, great way to sample a few. Service was a little on the forgetful side but the seafood is prepared with a unique twist. Didn't like the kale with the salmon as the kale lacked flavor but the rest was very good. One of my favorite Seattle stops!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Read reviews on Open Table and Yelp, so decided to come here for dinner. We made some late appetizers at a wine bar, so when we came to dinner we were not very hungry. Started with Oysters, shared the delicious clam chowder soup and ended with the yummy shrimp cocktail. We will come back to eat a full meal next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I had the blackened salmon BLT and while the ingredients were great, I thought the pretzel bun overwhelmed the sandwich with too much bread.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • settle seafood
    Saks
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Attentive service. Menu explained. Food of high standard and good portion size.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great oysters
    notagain
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    my husband loved the raw oysters. Very fresh! I just wonder why the restaurant doesn't serve bread???
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always great
    tce0528
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    went to dinner with my wife and 13 year old son for my birthday dinner. everything we ate we excellent, steak, bread, chowder, all exceptional. service was top notch, easy and attentive. was nice to only deal with our single server, who checked in often. Prices were on the upper end, although you could also easily get a great meal for $20-25/
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pre-Concert Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Our group of two couples enjoyed a nice meal before a concert at Benaroya Hall. The waiter was attentive and kept track of the clock for us. My caprese salad was the best I had ever had. My bouillabaisse was also excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ask for patio seating on a nice day
    Joel
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I had reservations for inside, but it was such a nice day we choose to eat outside. The Chicken Caesar salad and steak salad were both great choices.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Utterly disgusting - nauseating
    NatureboyVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We made a reservation for a Monday night. Although the restaurant was empty, we were seated in a dark corner at the back next to the toilets and kitchens. Clam chowder to start, which was presented with plastic bags of crackers. Not very classy. Had to pay for bread. I then had scallops, which though a little undercooked, were decent, but had far too many ingredients fighting with each other. My wife had chicken, which was 1 of the most vile dishes ever. Roughly 100 different ingredients on the plate, burnt to an unrecognizable state. She was unable to eat more than a few mouthfuls, and I couldn't help her. Despite leaving more than half the meal, the waiter didn't even ask if it was ok. Both of us were nauseated afterwards.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our Favorites
    AliCay
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The Brooklyn has been a favorite date night treat for close to 20 years. Excellent food and knowledgeable staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood and more
    Pacificnorthwestfan
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    If you like oysters, do not miss this restaurant. Even if you do not like oysters, you can find great food and a wide selection of food to enjoy. The presentation of your plate is pleasing. The staff is friendly and efficient. The Brooklyn also has a selection of small plates which are excellent for those with smaller appetites or budgets.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as Always
    Joel
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    You must try the steak salad. The presentation is great but the taste is even better.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Plating changes far from optimal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Been a customer for decades. Ambience is still phenomenal, highly convenient, ingredients fresh and interesting, but the move to haute cuisine plating (tiny portions) at same pricing or higher, did not go over well at our last visit. This was prior to an evening Mariners game after work, we were hungry and wanted something more delicious and more satiating than ballpark food. Unfortunately, the portions were so miniscule that though we'd ordered 5 dishes for 3 people we also ate at the game. This is coming from very petite thin people -- far from gluttons. It was a highly disappointing experience, and though The Brooklyn has long been a favorite we pop into frequently, I am afraid this will no longer be the case.
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  • Outstanding Dinner!
    outoftowners
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Absolutely fabulous dining experience - great food and service! The fresh oysters were the incredible. Check out the Brooklyn!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Messinger
    MessingerVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    6 to a booth is over crowded; tables upfront are very nice, sitting at bar in big facing chairs creates private space for two, the oysters are superb, the waitstaff exceptionally well trained but a bit impatient with customers who are slow to order, the kitchen is very flexible in meeting special dietary needs, the decor is great and gives off the aura of a well-established and expensive club, which is the case.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mike4all- Brooklyn Seafood
    Mike4allVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Outstanding place. Very excellent. Have not been their in 5 years, but nothing has changed. Quality oysters with several varieties to choose from.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I remember from previous.
    StatenIslander
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I was with visitors and locals, all of us saying how The Brooklyn was one of our favorites. But, frankly, the food disappointed. Now, the food was good - just not the outstanding dinner we remember, and really just another dinner. (My friend ordered a wedge salad. I guess the drought has hurt agriculture, because it was the smallest wedge of iceberg any of us had ever seen.)
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always reliable
    fooodie
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    professional staff -- not trendy -- great choice of oysters, which is why we go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I love the ambiance at The Brooklyn. The high back chairs overlooking the food preparation in the kitchen are our favorite way to dine. We had a sampling of oysters as a starter, all of which were great. I had the veal which was perfectly cooked and had a great sauce and my wife had the steak oscar which was big enough that both of us could have shared that as an entree. We had a 2009 Heitz Cabernet which was reasonably priced for an upscale steak house. This is my favorite restaurant in Seattle. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Oysters, Excellent Service
    RobandNancy
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My Husband and I spent our first date at The Brooklyn 16 years ago where we fondly remembered the oysters on the half shell. We decided to spend our anniversary there this year. We can't say enough about how excellent the oysters are. The presentation is excellent and the description of the flavors is right on! The drinks were great, the chowder was excellent and the server was knowledgable and had a great personality. Thanks J.! The only thing we were disappointed in was the seared tuna entree. We've had so much better. It was not paired well, did not have good flavor and was a disappointment. We still love the restaurant, and would recommend the oysters.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something has changed
    Go4goodfoodVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    My wife and I have eaten at and enjoyed The Brooklyn many times for both lunch and dinner but this time we suspect something changed. We were alerted when served store bought presliced bread before lunch. What's this! Seattle is a city with wonderful artisan bakeries that serve both the restaurant and family kitchen trade. Store bought bread.........presliced.......stale........and tasteless. We wondered what other parts of our meal were store bought? That start to our meal left a bad taste in our mouth. We'll give The Brooklyn one more try but if there is a repeat of the bread incident we will not be back. Something changed. Too bad.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just for the Halibu!
    Wildcatsdine
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    I have dined here on many occassions and they never disappoint. Oysters are always the best, and tonite the halibut special was a real hit. Great service and ambience. Excellent dining experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 61 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 737 reviews are from the The Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House reviews archive.
  • Outdoor Dining
    RussT
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Had lunch with my son in your outside dining area. It was very pleasant. The service was better than expected as usually the outside folks in most restaurants do not get fast service. Here, our server was always present, very attentive and frequently checked on us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.