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Bramling Cross

4.5
4.5
211 Reviews
$31 to $50
Northwest

A gastropub showcasing locally-brewed beers alongside great, affordable pub fare.

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Menu

Small Plates

  • Warm Macrina Baguette$5.00

    Butter, nicoise olives

    • Marinated Castelvetrano Olives$6.00

      Fennel and citrus zest

      • Deviled Eggs$10.00

        Smoked salmon, crispy onions, salmon roe, smoked paprika

        • Beef Tartare$16.00

          Cornichons, capers, champagne aioli, rye toast

          • Housemade Pretzels$9.00

            Gruyere sauce, beer mustard

            • Baby Gem Salad$12.00

              Hazelnuts, dried cherries, champagne dressing, goat cheese

              • Whole Grain Bowl$14.00

                Wild Mushrooms, fresh herbs

                • The Wedge$10.00

                  Point Reyes blue cheese, bacon, egg, tomato, buttermilk dressing

                  • Prawn Ceviche$15.00

                    Fried chickpeas, lime aioli

                    • Crab Fritters$16.00

                      Preserved lemon hollandaise, watercress

                      • Caramelized Cauliflower$13.00

                        Golden Raisins, yogurt, hazelnuts, dukkah spice

                        • Fried Brussels Sprouts$11.00

                          Twice cooked pork belly, garlic caramel

                          • Dynamite Chicken Wings$12.00

                            Pickled Cauliflower

                            • Broiled Oysters$16.00

                              Garlic, bread crumbs, lemon

                              From The Wood Fire Grill

                              • Bramling Burger$16.00

                                "Pickle" Fries

                                • Grilled Prawns$18.00

                                  Salsa verde, shaved fennel

                                  • Grilled Squid$16.00

                                    Charred serranos, shaved radish

                                    • Grilled King Salmon$22.00

                                      Citrus butter, watercress

                                      • Pork Loin$22.00

                                        Red-eye gravy

                                        • Pork Belly$18.00

                                          Sweet pickled cabbage slaw

                                          • Mad Hatcher Chicken$24.00

                                            Chantrelles

                                            • Smoked Beef Cheek$23.00

                                              Sweet onion jam

                                              • Hanger Steak$25.00

                                                Blue cheese, horseradish

                                                • NY Steak$32.00

                                                  House A1, fried shallots

                                                  Sides

                                                  • Grilled Green Beans$10.00

                                                    Calabrian chili, taggiasca olive relish

                                                    • "Pickle" Fries$7.00

                                                      Pickle aioli, fresh dill

                                                      • Bacon Braised Collard Greens$8.00

                                                        • Anson Mills Country White Grits$8.00

                                                          • Baby Beets$9.00

                                                            Horseradish cream, caraway seeds

                                                            • Roasted Root Vegetables$9.00

                                                              Sage, butter

                                                              Dynamite Chicken

                                                              • Mad Hatcher Fried Chicken$20.00

                                                                Biscuit with Honey and Butter

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                                                                What 211 people are saying

                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                4.5
                                                                4.5 based on all time ratings
                                                                • 4.4Food
                                                                • 4.4Service
                                                                • 4.4Ambience
                                                                • 4.0Value

                                                                NoiseModerate

                                                                89% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                                1. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Seattle

                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                  Dined on January 6, 2018

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  We had a great meal! Appetizers were phenomenal as was dinner and their craft cocktails. The service staff was well educated on what paired well, was able to give recommendations and also kept us up on what specials they had going. Will definitely be back!

                                                                2. DB

                                                                  DavidB

                                                                  Seattle

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on January 2, 2018

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Awesome place. Everything we had tasted amazing! A little on the pricey side, but definitely worth it for a "fancy" meal/outing.

                                                                3. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Seattle

                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                  Dined on December 31, 2017

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Excellent food as always, great accommodation for NYE for an early night with two little kids. Thanks guys!!

                                                                4. B

                                                                  Bexx

                                                                  Seattle

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  Dined on December 30, 2017

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Bramling Cross has a great happy hour menu. We feasted on about 8-10 small plates between four people and we were all satisfied at the end. Their best deal has to be the oysters on happy hour, and they had a Devil Egg app that was divine! This was my second time here, but first time for happy hour and I will be back again. I would say the best happy hour in Ballard because of good prices and lots of options. Also great cocktails and good atmosphere, and attentive service.

                                                                5. NB

                                                                  NicoleB

                                                                  Seattle

                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                  Dined on December 29, 2017

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  We love this place! Try the Wedge Salad! We also had the Dynamite Chicken and Greens! Yum!

                                                                6. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Seattle

                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                  Dined on December 26, 2017

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Fantastic happy hour; exceptional service

                                                                7. M

                                                                  Mwinter

                                                                  Seattle

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on December 19, 2017

                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                  We went to Bramling Cross for our small office dinner. The menu looked delicious as did the wine, beer and cocktails. And, Happy Hour goes until 7pm which is great! We had a vegetarian and a vegan in our group, and just as a heads up, most all of the menu items are made with some sort of meat product or are fried in the same fryer as meat products (I should have paid better attention to the menu ahead of time when making the reservation). That said, our server went above and beyond to accommodate the dietary restrictions of our party, and made them feel very comfortable despite having specific dietary needs. The food was very delicious and overall we had a wonderful experience! I would go again and highly recommend it! That said, if you are vegan or vegetarian, you will find the menu options to be very limited.

                                                                8. M

                                                                  Marti

                                                                  Seattle

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  Dined on December 12, 2017

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  We went here to celebrate our Birthdays and the food and service was outstanding.

                                                                9. L

                                                                  Lisa

                                                                  Seattle

                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                  Dined on December 8, 2017

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Terrific all around

                                                                10. m

                                                                  mosaics

                                                                  Seattle

                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                  2.0

                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                  Dined on November 20, 2017

                                                                  overall2food1service2ambience1

                                                                  Food was mediocre. Service was “Seattle snotty”. I guess because gratuity was figured in they did not care about service. Ethan’s flavors were all the same. Very disappointed!

                                                                11. TT

                                                                  TomT

                                                                  Seattle

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  Dined on November 18, 2017

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                  All around great dining experience. We arrived before our reservation but were seated right away and enjoyed an hours long dinner sharing small plates.

                                                                12. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Seattle

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on November 17, 2017

                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                  Good food and great happy hour deals! We found this place on Yelp and were pleasantly surprised. Cauliflower was my favorite!

                                                                13. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Seattle

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  3.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on November 16, 2017

                                                                  overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                  I’ve been there a few times and the menu is always different. This last time was probably the weakest menu I’ve had there. However, the cauliflower was AMAZING. I was also really looking forward to dessert and the waiter brought us our check before offering anything. When I asked he said they were out of everything :(

                                                                14. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on November 12, 2017

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  We had a reservation for 6:30 on a Saturday. My best friend was visiting from Vancouver B.C., so my husband and I️ wanted to take her to a nice dinner. Got there on time and was shocked to find out it was happy hour until 7. Well, let me tell you that we had 6 dishes and 6 drinks for $140. And it was all stellar. Kusshi oysters, steak tar tar, pretzels... perfectly executed and delicious. Highly recommend!

                                                                15. r

                                                                  ronw

                                                                  Hawaii

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on November 2, 2017

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  The food and service was great. We loved the cauliflower soup was delicious!

                                                                16. JI

                                                                  JessInSeattle

                                                                  Portland

                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                  Dined on October 30, 2017

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  This was our first trip to Bramling Cross and we were so impressed! The Restaurant Week menu was delicious and our service was excellent. We will definitely be back!

                                                                17. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Seattle

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on October 27, 2017

                                                                  overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                  The happy hour menu goes until 7 pm, offers many of their menu items, and all draught beers discounted. Date night with my wife was great there.

                                                                18. SF

                                                                  SeattleFoodie

                                                                  Seattle

                                                                  19 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  4.0

                                                                  19 reviews

                                                                  Dined on October 26, 2017

                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                  Really great service. It happened to be restaurant week, so it was a good value. Odd thing was they ran out of small spoons, so we used these huge spoons for our deserts.

                                                                19. C

                                                                  Cheryl

                                                                  Seattle

                                                                  13 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  13 reviews

                                                                  Dined on October 24, 2017

                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                  Brambling Cross is a great place to eat. We happened to be there for Seattle Restaurant Week and felt lucky to get in. Instead of choosing one of the appetizers, we got to try all four which seemed generous. Our waiter was extremely nice and they timed everything very well.

                                                                20. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Seattle

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on October 24, 2017

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Celebrated our anniversary with dinner on a Tuesday night. The service was amazing--we were led to a table with a hand written 'happy anniversary' note. If that wasn't enough it was followed by two complimentary glasses of rose champagne. We ended up ordering off of the restaurant week menu and LOVED every item. Our server was fantastic--letting us know his favorites and the relative size of the dishes. Could not have had a better experience and will definitely be back!!

                                                                21. BP

                                                                  BruceP

                                                                  Seattle

                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                  Dined on October 21, 2017

                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                  Very good happy hour burger and small menu. Very good selection of beer and wine's for happy hour. Parking as always I difficulty in Ballard

                                                                22. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  Seattle

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on October 18, 2017

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  Had a party of 6 for restaurant week. The waitress was great with the group and accommodating for food allergies. The food was outstanding and the cocktails were original and tasty. It is a little echo-y, but a great overall experience.

                                                                23. J

                                                                  Jones

                                                                  Seattle

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on September 30, 2017

                                                                  overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                  We have been before and it was better the first time around. Food was a little overcooked, particularly the fried chicken and wings. Cauliflower was delicious. I would definitely recommend that dish. Overall I thought it was overpriced for what we got.

                                                                24. I

                                                                  Iheartvino

                                                                  Seattle

                                                                  12 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  12 reviews

                                                                  Dined on September 22, 2017

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  We love the Brambling Cross. Always have a delicious meal and excellent service!

                                                                25. M

                                                                  Mashugabeast

                                                                  Chicago

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  4.0

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  Dined on September 15, 2017

                                                                  overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                  We were rushed since we were the last ones there

                                                                26. a

                                                                  airvly

                                                                  Seattle

                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                  Dined on September 15, 2017

                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                  Really good fried chicken, not noisy or crowded. My teenage grandson had enough to eat, which is not easy. Dessert chocolate cookie was mind boggling good.

                                                                27. 2

                                                                  206eater

                                                                  Seattle

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on September 8, 2017

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  I was here on a Friday night with friends and had a large reservation that I had to modify - the hostess was SO kind and made adjustments that fit our needs. The drinks and food were amazing! Such a variety for whatever you're feeling. Our burger came out not the way we asked and the waitress kindly took it back to fix and it offered us dessert on the house. There's already a 20% tip place on the meal but f I had the option to tip extra I would have - this was an amazing experience :)z

                                                                28. A

                                                                  Artist

                                                                  Seattle

                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                  3.0

                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                  Dined on September 2, 2017

                                                                  overall3food5service5ambience1

                                                                  Much too noisy like so many restaurants. They did turn down the music which was very nice and considerate, but turned it up again an hour later. The overall noise level turned the 4 of us off to possibly going again.

                                                                29. a

                                                                  aconsul73

                                                                  Seattle

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  Dined on August 29, 2017

                                                                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                  Very solid gastropub. Monday night ambiance was pretty low key. Pickle fries are not fried pickles but fries with a clever combination of dill and seasonings. Cauliflower appetizer was very good. The minimally seasoned Dynamite fried chicken was very good but not exciting - makes me miss Kingfish Cafe. The accompanying sides were quite good - enjoyed the grits and biscuit especially.

                                                                30. TC

                                                                  TheCassinator

                                                                  Seattle

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  2.0

                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                  Dined on August 23, 2017

                                                                  overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                                  Not as good as other Ethan Stowell restaurants. I'd recommend Staple and Fancy over this one if you're in Ballard.

                                                                31. WV

                                                                  WVfoodgirl

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  24 reviews

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  24 reviews

                                                                  Dined on August 20, 2017

                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                  We had the amazingly delicious deviled eggs, followed by a small order of dynamite chicken and the Bramling Burger with pickled fries. The food was outstanding but only bettered by the wonderful servers, Conor and Caitlin. Couldn't have been better!

                                                                32. DM

                                                                  DMLJ

                                                                  Seattle

                                                                  30 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  4.0

                                                                  30 reviews

                                                                  Dined on August 16, 2017

                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                  I would highly recommend the pickled french fries. So good. Good service and fast.

                                                                33. BC

                                                                  BrandonC

                                                                  Seattle

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  1.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on August 10, 2017

                                                                  overall1food3service1ambience4

                                                                  Really poor service. Food was ok when it came. Chicken was given to the wrong table and we waited 25 mins after everyone else had been served. Not to mention the waiter brought out the biscuit (additional charge) without the chicken....

                                                                34. DS

                                                                  DowntownShell

                                                                  Seattle

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  4.0

                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                  Dined on August 5, 2017

                                                                  overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                  I went with a group of 4 on a Saturday evening. Our reservation was a bit later in the evening and it seemed the restaurant was slowing down but yet there was a real problem with the timing. I'm a fan of Ethan Stowell restaurants, however, this was a disappointment as the food was either extremely overcooked or very undercooked. The shortribs were dry, the hamburger buns burnt, the hushpuppies burned like a hockey puck, and one of the hamburgers blue raw on the inside. Space and ambiance is nice as was the drink menu. With so many good options in Ballard, it will likely be some time before I give this one another try.

                                                                35. M

                                                                  Mshbnyehud

                                                                  Dallas

                                                                  172 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  4.0

                                                                  172 reviews

                                                                  Dined on August 5, 2017

                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                  Split several dishes and thoroughly enjoyed them all, plus the specialty drinks and Latin music playing in the background. Very hip, cool place with an open kitchen. Hamburgers are really good.

                                                                36. C

                                                                  Catev

                                                                  Seattle

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  4.0

                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                  Dined on August 3, 2017

                                                                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                  Only issue was no AC on a terribly hot day, so the restaurant was super warm.

                                                                37. J

                                                                  Jv123

                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                  Dined on July 29, 2017

                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                  We got a lot of dishes and shared them. Memorable were the steak tartar, Seattle hot wings (oysters), and the fried chicken--really juicy and crunchy, The chocolate chip pan dessert was also awesome. Great place for a fun meal.

                                                                38. OT

                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                  New York Area

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  5.0

                                                                  1 review

                                                                  Dined on July 27, 2017

                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                  Excellent happy hour. Do NOT miss out on the oysters. Incredible - the "Bloody Mary" ice was to die for. Really tasty cocktails. My husband and I ate the fried chicken for dinner. Best I've ever had. I will admit, my friend and I both said we felt too old for this place...something we never feel...we're 50, but are young 50. If you're lacking confidence or are shy, and are older than 26, I might reconsider this spot. The wait staff ignored me for 20 mins. Too busy? Nope...just didn't see us as cool enough to wait on? And at our table a couple of the waitresses were awkward...like they were only used to talking to people under 30. Regardless, food was de-Lish. I'll go back. Kind of fun making the waitresses realize that over 40 can still be cool.

                                                                39. s

                                                                  sssss

                                                                  Seattle

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  4.0

                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                  Dined on July 25, 2017

                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                  Another great Ethan Stowell restaurant with comfort-type pub food with a twist. The pickle fries are worth trying - I don't know how he got that amazing vinegary taste with such crisp fries. The pea shoot salad was craveable - perfectly dressed, perfect combo of crisp and soft and leafy. Music is great but a little loud.

                                                                40. MD

                                                                  MattsonD

                                                                  Cincinnati

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  vip
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                  Dined on July 24, 2017

                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                  A great evening with family was topped off by our dinning experience at Bramling Crossing. The service was engaging and knowledgable, ambiance was very comfortable. Delicious flavors in the meals-

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