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: (206) 224-7000
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
The Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House reviews from OpenTable diners
109 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (54)fit for foodies (51)neighborhood gem (26)good for groups (24)great for lunch (24)notable wine list (24)romantic (24)vibrant bar scene (20)hot spot (13)great for outdoor dining (4)late-night find (4)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Not Knowing The Brooklyn is a Mistake
    KeeneObserver
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    This reminds me of one of the finest of Manhattan, New York's, traditional oyster houses. If you are looking for creative dishes to try, this would not be your best choice; but if you want excellent seafood and an array of other recognizable dishes, with great service and a rich environment, this is definitely among the best of Seattle's excellent restaurants. Add terrific bar and wine list. KeeneObserver
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    The small steak platter was very good but definitely overpriced. There was no vegetable or potato . There was no bread since that item was an extra $3.00. . The clam chowder was delicious and so was the key line pie. The total bill was $37.00 not including tip. One can get more for that amount of money elsewhere. I would not return to the Brooklyn simply because it is too expensive.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    First restaurant I have been to that charges for bread!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Aleks
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    My date and I celebrated her birthday there and was not disappointed. Excellent seafood and drinks. The oysters, mussels and scallops were superior. My only recommendation (not criticism) is that the scallop entree could have 1-2 more scallops as 3 was a little light for a main entrée. They were delicious, but I definitely could use a little more. Darnell our server was spot on and was excellent in every way. Friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AlbeVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We chose this restaurant based on its reputation for a great selection of fresh oysters and good martinis. We weren't disappointed at all. The oysters were wonderful and we tried ones we knew and ones we didn't. Our drinks were perfect and our entrees were not only beautifully presented, but delicious, as were our shared desserts. We would recommend this restaurant highly. And our waiter was knowledgeable and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Always reliable!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The Brooklyn is a classic. Always fresh, excellent oyster selections - a sufficient reason to eat there. Salads, steaks and chops are all one might wish for. Seafood is also generally reliable, but this time I was disappointed that what used to be 6 scallops were now 3 and their delicate flavor was overwhelmed by a mixture of duck confit, spinach, and smoky bacon. Too much salt, too little scallop! My three dining companions loved their seared ahi, filet mignon, and ling cod. Chilled martinis and crisp salads before the mains were excellent. As one of my friends said, "Why does this place not advertise? I keep forgetting about it, then find myself here again and wonder why I don't eat here more often?"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    happycouple
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We have eaten at the Brooklyn many times before going to a concert. Very disappointed this time. Menu items seem to be throwing in anything and everything with not much success. Venison appetizer was a blob of meat with sauce on the plate. Lacking any presentation skills! Again my salmon was a big piece, but lacking in finesse. They seem to be trying to be in, with the same greens and hot trendy items in all items. Like to know what happened to the chef??
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  • Was just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The ambiance felt a bit dated and there was an odd odor when we first walked in. With the exception of the crabmeat oscar, the seafood was a disappointment. The steaks looked better. Scallop entree was very small - the desserts (huge) were bigger! Ordered a birthday dessert and was hoping for something a little more than just a candle - perhaps Happy Birthday written on the side of the plate? Overall, it was a nice evening, but I think it's pricey for what it is.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfect for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    My new favorite place for weekday lunch; good selection of really good food in a quiet setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good place!
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We had a good experience. Good was good and service was fast but lacking in a few minor details. Waiter never came by to pour us more wine after opening bottle. He brought the wrong bottle the first time. Nothing for my birthday which they knew about because the waiter mentioned it as we out it on our reservation notes. Not even a candle on out dessert we ordered? Kind if disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CarrieVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Country salads were very nice; entrees of crab cakes and pork were delicious with excellent sides. Prices are reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great food, nicely presented, and unobtrusive but attentive service. Made for a nice evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EdmaVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food was just average for such a long standing well regarded restaurant. There is something wrong when you start a meal and have to pay for four half pieces of stale bread which did not include refills.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had always heard . . . .
    bogly275
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Finally having a hot date with my wife at Benaroya Hall, we stopped by the Brooklyn and it really made the night. Great food, great service, great location, what more could you want. And we haven't even experienced the Happy Hour, which is why we heard about this place to begin with. Congratulations ! You are now on the list of "Can't wait to go back" Thank You.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Another great meal
    JohnM
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    A must stop for us when visiting Seattle. Fantastic food and service that does not let you down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food was good, the oysters were good. Cocktails were good. Everything was good. Price was, you guessed it good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and quiet ambiance
    tan99
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Nice selection of dishes for lunch and a great place for lunch discussion (nice and quiet ambiance).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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  • A must in seattle
    SHELLEYP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Every time my wife and I go to Seattle, The Brooklyn is a must visit for happy hour and/or dinner. In Oct. 2014 we met friends from SoCal at the Brooklynn for dinner. They were so impressed we came back the next night for happy hour and dinner. Excellent oyster bar, great drinks and super Seattle seafood dinners. My favorite restaurant in Seattle. R.L. Porter
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bring your mitts
    cyb3reneVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    so we go to this place (recommended) sitting at the chef's bar. you are kinda stuck with the bartender as your waiter and they are in the other section most of the time, so you kinda get ignored. appetizers come out, had the crab cakes, very tasty our entrees come out and theres quiet a reach from the cook side to the seat. the wait staff helping passes my plate which scorches my hand, never say a word before of after. cook hears us complaining and guy comes back to check on everything and when we say something to him about you should have said something, he said well i had towels in my hand and he reached for it?? WTF? idiot, never the less, we told out waiter what happen, he told manager, surprised they never came by to check on us.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stephanie
    Stephanie
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Great service. Food was so fresh and had lovely layers of flavor. Nice linens and everywhere I looked, it was spotless. Very nice atmosphere. We had a nice quiet table, everyone at the bar looked to be having a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Before a Mariner's game
    GaryH
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My wife and I had an early dinner at The Brooklyn before a recent Mariners game. It was early, so not very busy yet. Service was great, wait staff very friendly and on top of things. Chowder was outstanding and the scallops good but not outstanding. My wife really enjoyed the medallions small plate, which was plenty big for dinner. I think it's our third trip and we'd do it again.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent steakhouse
    AmyG
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Great traditional decor. Great service;cozy booths. If you like oysters & steak, you'll like The Brooklyn.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salad and Steak
    Joel
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This salad is perfect for lunch. Great presentation.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    CyndyB
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Quiet & warm ambiance for this seafood-centric place. Foie gras with scallop was amazing, as were the TEN kinds of oysters with detailed flavor & texture descriptions. Nice fish & salad, luxurious dessert. Gorgeous presentation of each dish. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A true birthday nite out
    robertVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Enjoyed the bar the most Brides halibut came VERY undercooked, so we sent both meals back, as I don't like to eat alone which seemed to cause a slight stir from the wait staff On return all ok Delicious steak Valet parking is a must
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great server
    dickb
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were taking two grandchildren (age 7 and 9) to dinner before attending Seattle Symphony (which is nearby). We knew this restaurant was pricey but thought the kids would love it (and they did). Our server was extremely patient as we worked out our menu selections, she made helpful suggestions about the kids items on the bar menu, and she split several orders without extra charge.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food. Service not so much.
    luv2trav
    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.
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    good for groups
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  • Awsome and Expensive
    5starwaiter
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Being a waiter in my former years at 4 and 5 star restaurants, I was nicely impressed. I feel the prices are a bit to high (160.00 for dinner- 1 salad, 2 entrees, and 4 glasses of wine). But, on the other hand everything came out flawless. I ordered a top sirloin, the steak was perfect, and the toppings were amazing. Every bite was incredible. I could have made the same dish, but I enjoyed it, never the less. My girlfriend ordered the leg of lamb, and it was flawless as well, incredible bite after bite with an amazing glaze/sauce. YES! I was taking a few bites, as it was A LOT of food! Not sure why they HAVE to charge SO much. Will not eat there again due to that. I can get wonderful dinners else where for less, but GREAT food and ambiance!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • 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
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    • 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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    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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  • 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.
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    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food-great service
    WendyVIP
    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
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    • 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.
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    special occasion, hot spot
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    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.
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    great for lunch
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    • 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.
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    special occasion
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    • 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
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    I would recommend this to a friend.