Brimmer & Heeltap

4.4
185 Reviews
$30 and under
Continental

Enjoy Northwest-style cuisine with a touch of international flair at Brimmer & Heeltap. Its bright setting features a chic, contemporary design. Owner Jen Doak with help from Executive Chef Mike Whisenhunt created a neighborhood bistro for guests to enjoy seasonal fare, while having a comfortable spot to converse. Kimchi, steak tartare or English pea hummus with grilled flatbread make for tasty starter choices at Brimmer & Heeltap. Guests can dine on glazed prawns with fermented black beans, duck-fried rice or a broccoli salad with pickled serrano and quinoa as an entrée.

Brimmer & Heeltap features a full bar that offers a variety of drinks, including wine and beer that's on tap. It serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. This restaurant also has an outdoor back patio for guests to enjoy the weather while dining. It welcomes reservations. It hosts events and provides private dining spaces.

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vipTao1108
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice place with good food. Will go back another time. Thanks!

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Norm
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again we had an incredible experience. The food was spectacular as always and the wine list covers whatever you are after. The service was impeccable. The servers knowledge of the wine and food was very thorough. As a picky picky restaurant goer-- this place is a home run!

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NewYorker
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had been meaning to try this place since it opened, and I was so glad I did! The service was wonderful - even down to the server unsolicitedly bringing me wine tastes because she could tell the one I was contemplating didn't seem to fit my flavor profile! Everything was fresh and interesting and as a pescetarian I had plenty to choose from. The small plates were great and enjoyable to share.

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Jemmh50
Seattle
36 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2015
Overall3food3service5ambience4

An exception was the delicious broccoli sprinkled with quinoa, yeast and ? The rest of the meal was just OK. Aquavit cocktail unimaginative. We were hoping to find a place to come back to often. Alas, not to be. Service excellent. Noise level huge. Packed.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great dining experience. Food excellent. Service excellent. Highly recommend.

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Zoogrrrl
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love B&H, and the kitchen never stops surprising us. The special Halloween suckling pig & slaw was OUT OF THIS WORLD

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food

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ScottCDM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were on vacation visiting Seattle to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Based on the reviews of this restaurant that I found online I made a reservation here.

The food was great! We ordered several small dishes so we could try the majority of items on the menu. All of them were excellent.

The staff was very nice and attentive. On my open table reservation I had noted that we were celebrating our anniversary and the staff created a Happy Anniversary card and each staff signed it. Both my wife and I really appreciated it. The next time we are in Seattle we will make sure to eat there again. My wife and I are from Southern California and wish there was a restaurant similar to this!

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Thewitt
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always amazing, and the food is fantastic. I'm quiet literally addicted to the bread, and always order some to take home. Great cocktails as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2015
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The dishes sounded great on paper but fell flat on flavor. The sauces accompanying the dishes were flavorful, but the main components of this dishes were not.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Studio dining room is wonderful, and the food is always interesting and so well prepared - one of our favorites.

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vipEnlightenedRogue
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2015
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Brimmer is a great neighborhood joint. Vibrant bar, excellent food, well prepared, tasty and generously proportioned. The wine list could use a few more choices by the glass. Definitely go to for a casual or late-nite meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such innovative and delicious food! That alone would be reason to come back but the service was truly incredible!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We're consistently wowed by this place! The mellow atmosphere and the sharing-sized portions make this a great place for a cozy meal with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our 15th anniversary at B&H! We had the calamari fried rice, oyster shooters, and (can't believe I loved it so much) the celery salad!! We really liked the portions, as we shared each course. The salmon special was perfectly cooked and the steak was delicious. We finished with the gorgonzola cheesecake. Well made cocktails and divine wine list made this a night to remember! Can't recommend it highly enough.

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Brynnc
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely vibe, amazing food! Everyone working there was very friendly and attentive.
Can't wait to go back

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Norm
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible. Each dish was uniquely special and like nothing we had before. The service was impeccable. The ambience was very special and unique even among Seattle's great restaurant scene. We were there for my son's 21st birthday. Jen Doke, the owner, made our evening absolutely special.

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Olivia
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2015
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Inviting decor and friendly attentive service. Portions are small. Reading the menu it all sounded mouth watering, but sadly did not live up to my expectations. The hot food was only luke warm. Best dish: the prawn cocktail with wasabi sauce.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took my brother here when in town and we both really enjoyed eating here. The place seemed to be better for sharing dishes, such as the delicious bread and grilled zucchini we got. Really good bread, and really good zucchini. The entrees were good too, but that bread was amazing.

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vipyuriinseattle
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the service was excellent, may be a bit slow at times. Wines were good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2015
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great drinks. Food excellent.

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vipKari
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food! The servers were attentive (my water glass was never empty), but also very conscious of not interrupting any conversation that was happening at the table. 10/10 I can't wait to go again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2015
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Quite, cozy and quaint corner restaurant.

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PSterling
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I chose this as the post engagement celebration for my fiancé and I and three friends. They brought us champagne right away and then we enjoyed a 6 course meal that we all split. I would kill for the pork shoulder again. My friend would kill for the squid fried rice. The whole meal was absolutely delicious. I would choose again in a heart beat.

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FoodieFamily
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2015
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We went in with high expectations and the food did not deliver. The meat was tough, the sides were over salted, you can tell that they tried and really worked at an inventive menu but the execution was lacking. We hope it gets better but they need to really put more attention to what they are delivering to the table. The beverage selections were great and we appreciate all the hard work they put into everything. We're rooting for you Brimmer and Heeltap!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2015
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We are out of towners and wanted to try a more local-feel restaurant. The place is pretty tiny, which gave it an intimate feel, but also meant that we had to wait 30~ minutes for our "reserved" table to be ready. The food was really unique, which is a good thing if you're up for trying out-of-the-box dishes. Our dinner consisted of cucumber lime oyster shooters, crusted albacore, braised pork shoulder, and gargonzola cheesecake (which was the highlight of the evening). The major downfall of the experience was the table service, which at points felt like it was non-exitant.

If I was a local, I would most likely return for seconds.

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vipLAFood
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great find out of the downtown Seattle. The dishes were memorable and unique. The pickled oyster shooters really are special. Great cocktail menu. Our staff was very welcoming and friendly.

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Buzzy
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great first visit to Brimmer and Heeltap! We will definitely be back. The food was amazing and the owner was very gracious and accomodating as we tried to find the perfect table for a wonderful meal.

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travelmarx
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It seems each time we come here, unfortunately not often enough, the experience and food is even better than the last. That's so rare! We made a last minute Monday evening reservation, bringing two long-time friends here for their first time. The menu changes seasonally, so most of the dishes we tried were new to us as well - every single one fantastic. Love the balance between east and west, light handed and completely respectful of the ingredients themselves, whether scallops, lamb shoulder, or simply ricotta salata over heirloom tomato. The staff both front and back of house are terrific; knowledgeable, attentive, genuine. Be sure to check out the back patio as well. Highly recommended!

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vipbravosicilia
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the loveliest places to take friends. Has comforting options with a creative flare. Doesn't fit into any particular flavor profile but feels familiar and exotic at the same time.

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vipCliffNotes
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2015
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Love everything about this place--the ambiance, decor, food, outdoor area. Will definitely come back.

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HighlyRecommended
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went out on a Friday night. Our server was great—very knowledgeable, friendly and attentive without being overly attentive. The food was exciting. Everything was tasty, and none of it was exactly like a dish I'd had before. We had steak, lamb, fish, a tomato dish, shepard's pie, and a delicious peanut butter-chocolate desert. The drinks were also outstanding.

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vipFoodiefriend
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2015
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Kimchi and lamb dishes were great.

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Tanyf
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks are wonderful (I recommend the alpine ibex), oyster shooters are awesome (kimchi soju), service impeccable, and everything I've had the past few times I've been have been wonderful! Absolutely want to go back at least once a week!

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vipTWolfe
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the small and larger size choices for the entrees. The combinations of flavors and the overall simplicity of the menu coupled with the absolutely beautiful setting makes this restaurant unmatched in my opinion. I can't wait to see if it feels as cozy in the fall and winter as it has airy and fresh in the summer. Kudos for taking a classic location and making it even better.

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vipjmg98118
Seattle
88 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was welcoming and food was great.
Shrimp Cocktail for an appetizer had a slightly spicy scallion sauce.
Two People had the Salmon and it was very moist and flavorful, one had the off the bone beef short ribs and and the glaze was very good and the beef was tender.
and of course always order the baked to order bread with salt and pepper.

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anniebananie
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2015
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The restaurant is beautifully and eclectically decorated. Very minimalist but still warm and inviting. The wait staff is accommodating, good French wines, great bar drinks ( mine was served with one giant ice cube) and friendly bar service. Food was very good. Not a lot of choices but enough in each category. Pork is their specialty and delicious. Steak tartare very lean and flavorful. Easy parking. Very cheerful and upbeat place!

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nancyp
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2015
Overall4food5service4ambience4

2nd time at the restaurant ... both times food was excellent. We sat in the back garden seating and it was a lot quieter than the main restaurant. service was great. very happy!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2015
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Waitress was great...just had more tables than she could handle. Service was slow because of this.

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Brimmer & Heeltap is rated 4.4 stars by 185 OpenTable diners.

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