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Brimmer & Heeltap

4.4
4.4
182 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Continental, Gastro Pub, Northwest

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Sunday, Monday Wednesday, Thursday 5:00pm-11pm Saturday & Sunday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (206) 420-2534

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Mike Whisenhunt

  • Neighborhood

    Ballard

  • Cross street

    6th AVE NW

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    The Metro 44 drops you at our door.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 182 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. T

    Tao1108

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very nice place with good food. Will go back another time. Thanks!
  2. N

    Norm

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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!
  3. NY

    NewYorker

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  4. J

    Jemmh50

    Seattle

    36 reviews

    3.0

    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.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great dining experience. Food excellent. Service excellent. Highly recommend.
  6. Z

    Zoogrrrl

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 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
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious food
  8. SC

    ScottCDM

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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!
  9. T

    Thewitt

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    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!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    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.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    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.
  12. ER

    EnlightenedRogue

    Seattle

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 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.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    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.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  16. B

    Brynnc

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 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
  17. N

    Norm

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  18. O

    Olivia

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    4.0

    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.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  20. y

    yuriinseattle

    Seattle

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 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.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy food. Great service.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2015

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great drinks. Food excellent.
  23. K

    Kari

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    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.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2015

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Quite, cozy and quaint corner restaurant.
  25. PS

    PSterling

    St. Louis

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 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.
  26. FF

    FoodieFamily

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    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!!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    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.
  28. NY

    NewYorkfoodies

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 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.
  29. B

    Buzzy

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  30. t

    travelmarx

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    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!
  31. b

    bravosicilia

    Seattle

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 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.
  32. CN

    CliffNotes

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2015

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Love everything about this place--the ambiance, decor, food, outdoor area. Will definitely come back.
  33. HR

    HighlyRecommended

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  34. F

    Foodiefriend

    Vancouver

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2015

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Kimchi and lamb dishes were great.
  35. T

    Tanyf

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    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!
  36. TF

    TracyForzaglia

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 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.
  37. j

    jmg98118

    Seattle

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 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.
  38. a

    anniebananie

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    5.0

    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!
  39. n

    nancyp

    Seattle

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 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!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    4.0

    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 182 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    6th AVE NW

  • Neighborhood

    Ballard

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Sunday, Monday Wednesday, Thursday 5:00pm-11pm Saturday & Sunday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Continental, Gastro Pub, Northwest

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    The Metro 44 drops you at our door.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mike Whisenhunt

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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