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About 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.

1212 Second Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak, Northwest

Hours of Operation:


Lunch:

Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm


Dinner:

Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm


Bar and Lounge:

Sunday: 4:00pm - close

Monday - Friday: 11:30am - close

Saturday: 4:00pm - close


Happy Hour:

Available in our bar and lounge area only

Everyday: 4:00pm - 6:00pm


Cross Street:
Second & University

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 224-7000

Website:
http://www.thebrooklyn.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available Friday after 5:00pm and Saturday after 4:00pm.
The Valet service fee is $9.00 cash. 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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Blair King

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine

The Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (47)
Special Occasion (47)
Business Meals (35)
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Pre/post Theatre (29)
Bar Seating (28)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Happy Hour (21)
Romantic (19)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Authentic (17)
Local Ingredients (16)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Casual (14)
Cozy (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Comfort Food (9)
Fun (8)
Seasonal (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
People Watching (5)
Healthy (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Live Sports (2)
Scenic View (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

We booked this restaurant for good seafood. We left disappointed and will not be returning nor will recommend to anyone. The server we had was unhappy and it felt like he was angry for some reason. Food was not great- mediocre! I would have preferred to walk a few blocks to another restaurant.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

The Brooklyn has always been a favorite; ever since it first opened I have been an occasional patron. The food is excellent, the staff mostly is good, though they can get a little high brow as if we should be privileged to be in their presence. LOL I suppose that does come from the Brooklyn’s rep.
The Brooklyn is pricey, though the food quality and preparation is exquisite. And this visit was definitely much better than my last visit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 7, 2018

My favorite place to sit is the chef's bar! Big "13 Coins-esque" bar chairs in front of the grill are the perfect place to watch the kitchen action. The oysters are fabulous as are steaks and fish. I had the lamb shank this last time, and I am still thinking about how great it was! The outside was crisp and flavorful, and the meat practically melted off the bone. My martini was great--they know how to pour them. It is not an inexpensive dinner out, so unfortunately I only go a couple of times a year; I would go once a month if I could afford it!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was good and Eric was an outstanding professional. Typical over-priced Downtown Seattle fare but delivered well.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

This was a remarkably good experience - all around. Our food was fantastic, our waiter was one of the best, and the ambiance was comfortable and classy. The waiter noticed our theatre tickets on the table and made sure we made it out on-time. He had great recommendations and was attentive without being overbearing. This was one of the best Seattle dining experiences we’ve ever had!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

My guest had a scallop small plate for $18. There was one scallop. This was a rip off.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Whenever I come to Seattle from Bellingham, I HAVE to eat at the BROOKLYN....perfect for trips to SAM OR BENAROYA HALL

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Per the suggestion of the front desk clerk at our hotel, when I mentioned I wanted something delicious, he suggested The Brooklyn. So glad he did.
Crab cakes were the best I’ve ever had. Oysters paired with vodka were amazing. Service was above the bar (thanks Rachel). All in all the best meal we had in Seattle.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 3, 2018

This dining experience was a special occasion; however, we dine at The Brooklyn frequently. Always delicious and consistent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Waiter was good but was gone for long periods.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Wonderful meal, excellent service!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great ambiance and the wait staff is super attentive and friendly. Old school charm and very comfortable.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was prepared to specifications, arrived hot and was delicious. Bar tender is not stingy.
Overall, a great dining experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The Brooklyn is an excellent choice whether you're going to Benaroya Hall for the symphony or just out for dinner. The food was delicious, and the service was fantastic! Be sure to order fresh oysters too . We love this restaurant!

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Everything was great felt a little rushed busy night.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We got the same table 136 and the same server and as always the food, service was spectacular. I thoroughly enjoyed the duck, it was exquisitely cooked

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Originally had a table reservation, change our minds and sat at the bar. Nice change, great talking to the staff about local food & wine served. We’ll be back.

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 (千葉)·Dined on December 30, 2017

雰囲気、店員のサービスが良かった。
料理は少し高めだが、味は良い。

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 (London)·Dined on December 27, 2017

A long time favorite that has yet to disappoint. Fantastic steak and seafood, oysters melt in your mouth.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Old school ambiance and excellent food. Consistent each time.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Dinner

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was exceptional and only matched by the service. The ambiance was sophisticated and inviting. Each time I have visited the Brooklyn, the quality of food and service has been consistently excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Thanks to a great and honest waiter. We understand the mix up on the bill. Our waiter contacted us and returned us the over payment. Wonderful evening with family. Good food and drinks, too.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Made a reservation expecting a nice seating location, was placed in the back corner.

Serving size was very small and taste was not to my liking.

Party sitting next to us was very unhappy with their experience also,

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This is our 16th year of dining here before a special concert. The service is outstanding in every way... knowledge of the food preparation and the pacing of the courses. The servers are impressive in that they have been there for years... well treated, we assume. The menu, while somewhat limited in options for each category, really does have something for everyone. It is easily viewed on-line. Overall, it is a wonderful dining experience for lunch or for dinner. Reservations are necessary at busy times (after games and before/after events at Benaroya Hall across the street as well as at lunchtime.) Can't wait to return !!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Disabled Access
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The service was too quick and pushy one night, too slow and inattentive the other.

The crabcake was excellent, one of the best anywhere.

The filet was cooked to order (medium rare) and yet was cold and tough.

The wine list leans too heavily on Washington (local) wines.

I think Capital Grille does a better job (ouch.)

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We had a great time. Excellent service and drinks. The calamari and oysters were spot on. Almost everything was perfect but one dish underwhelmed and the management graciously took it off the bill. Good staff and great attitude. I’ve been going to the Brooklyn for years but this was the first time I had dinner service and it didn’t disappoint.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 18, 2017

The service was poor from the second I walked in. The Steak wasn't that good.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Expensive steakhouse but the $52 filet did come with sides. VERY casual after the game so I wouldn't take a date you were trying to impress.

Tags: Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 18, 2017

The only thing that wasn't to great was the duck was way to rare and so were the steaks. We have eaten there before and it wasn't the case.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food and drinks great little place would be great if they had valet!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

First time at The Brooklyn and had a wonderful time! Service was great, our server was very good and friendly. The food was outstanding (you have to try the Creme Brûlée!), and when I accidentally left my credit card they called me immediately, and held it for me until the next day. Outstanding ambience for a nice intimate dinner. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

3 of us had lunch, one of us was a chef. All of us loved our meals, they were delicious. Drinks were tasty and service by Evan was outstanding. This is my favorite place to eat in downtown Seattle.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

Excellent as always.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Usually I really love coming to the Brooklyn and it pains me that our recent experience fell short of expectations as this is one of my favorite special occasion restaurants.

Our reservation was at 5 pm and one member was late but we ordered everything no later than 5:20 pm and told the server that we had a show at 7 pm. Yes, one of our guests ordered the chicken and we were fine with that as we ordered pretty much right away. Our entrees were served after we said we might have to leave with them boxed at 6:40. So we hurried through our meal (less than 5 minutes) and had to ask for our check as well. The meal was tasty but certainly it should not have taken an hour and twenty minutes to prepare. Secondly our rib eye steak appeared to have been warming for a long while. It was very disappointing to wolf down this dinner in such a hurry.

I am very well aware that it is the holiday season and we were not the only people running up the hill from the Brooklyn to the 5th avenue theater. But this is a very well established restaurant and usually the experience from drinks, food, to service is impeccable. I sincerely hope this was an off night for the staff and the Brooklyn returns to the service I have learned to expect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Everything was great, food, atmosphere, etc. with the exception of our highly distracted, delayed and inattentive waiter. We've never experienced poor wait staff at this restaurant. It must have just been an off night for him.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 10, 2017

This is my second time at the Brooklyn. I was not as impressed as the first. I knew the quality of food and the atmosphere, so the only variable was the service. It's not that the service was bad, it just didn't have that extra pop you expect when shelling out over $300.00 for a meal for two. Our waiter seem unengaged. No smile. No warm chit chat. No personality. When we got to the dessert course, we were served by a new waiter. This guy was great. Too bad we didn't have him from the beginning.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, People Watching
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

My wife and I go here a few times a year and always impressed with the service and the food. One of my favorites in Seattle.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great Beer
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 10, 2017

It has been our yearly tradition to have dinner at The Brooklyn and then see the Holiday Pops concert at Benaroya Hall. I have to say that we were a little disappointed in dinner this year. The prices have gone up and the quality of the food wasn't as good as it has been in the past. Our young son always enjoys the cheeseburger (off the menu - have to ask for it specifically) but this year he didn't like it and was feeling ill after eating. My husband usually enjoys the filet - the steak seemed smaller this year and the price has gone up significantly. My boulubaise was okay - more fish than anything else and very little broth - kind of disappointing. We'll probably be finding another dining spot for next year - sorry.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great for a special occasion such as dinner before the pops concert at Benaroya Hall with our family!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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