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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

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (46)
Special Occasion (43)
Pre/post Theatre (34)
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Good for Anniversaries (34)
Business Meals (33)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Bar Seating (29)
Romantic (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Local Ingredients (18)
Great for Lunch (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Happy Hour (16)
Authentic (15)
Casual (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Cozy (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Seasonal (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Healthy (5)
People Watching (5)
Fun (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great Beer (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

The atmosphere was comfortable. The wine list was great, we had a red from Trust Vineyards in Walla Walla. The bread with olive oil was tasty. Our meals, cod and steak, were delicious. We will be back!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Portland)·Dined 4 days ago

Whenever we visit Seattle, we make sure to make a reservation go have dinner here! We love this restaurant. The atmosphere is wonderful and a great place to celebrate a special occasion the st and melt in your mouth. Don't forget to save room for dessert, it is amazing, too!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent crabcake. Scallop was very good, though I prefer one without the seasoning. Salads were ok.

Tags: Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

the oysters were perfect!! the Ahi tuna should be on the happy hour menu, not as a main course item. Super let down by that. The salmon, beautiful presentation, quality-fantastic, well done!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful food & great service! We were in a bit of a hurry to catch a show and our waiter made sure we ordered the appropriate dishes and we had a delicious meal with plenty of time to spare.
Always a favorite, we will be returning to The Brooklyn again soon.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

No better steaks and oysters in Seattle... and the cod was simply amazing. We weren't rushed for our Valentines dinner despite having a premium table. The Brooklyn is a classic part of Seattle dining and always great for a date night.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Disappointing service from our waiter. He wasn’t fully present—not aware, inexperienced, slow——-not the caliber that the Brooklyn deserves to have repping their place.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 13, 2018

I enjoyed my duck dinner. The menu is varied and service was great.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 13, 2018

We stopped in for a lovely meal on our way to a show at the 5th Avenue Theater. Our server was lovely, and suggested the scallop appetizer, which was incredible. It was the perfect stop on our special night!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 13, 2018

In my last review, I was very disappointed in the service we received that night. I am quite happy to report a much nicer experience in this go around. But I will mention that the waiter asked us up front about attending a show and made a strong point of emphasizing an early order. We had a lovely experience at an old favorite.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Always great service and great food, for any occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Our experience was wonderful overall. Truly my only disappointment was a small part of my meal. We both ordered the filet minon. The steak was perfect and so were the potatoes. However my carrot and the onion ring must've been just for looks because they were hard as a rock. If your chef wants a bit of feedback I'd say take those off the dish. 😬 Thank you for a great evening and amazing service!!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Went to the Brooklyn for dinner after the Symphony since it is across the street from Benaroya Hall. The décor is charming, with French posters on the wall. It was like going back in time to a bar / restaurant in old Chicago. The steaks were impeccably prepared and wonderful. The oysters were amazingly fresh, some of the best we've ever had. However, the cod was a little overdone and the salmon still a bit on the raw side. So I would recommend mostly the oysters and steak. It is a bit pricey, even with sharing plates over $60/person. I imagine it would be a good place for executives to take in a business lunch / dinner and not a particularly affordable family outing.

Tags: Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We loved the restaurant--we had the option of being seated at a table or at the bar to watch the chefs cook. We chose the table which was very cozy and a bit quieter. The food and the service were great!

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had the privilege to dine at the Brooklyn for our early Valentine's Day weekend. Wow! is all I can say. The food the excellent, the service was superior, the ambiance was just what we wanted, romantic and quiet. Highly recommended!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 9, 2018

John was our waiter. He was AWESOME! With hi great presence, service, and conversations, he made us feel welcomed and well cared for. His smile and knowledge of the menu were professional and added to the atmosphere of the place!!! Thanks John for a wonderful dining experience!!

Jon and Isabelle

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Authentic, Cozy, Healthy, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Loved the quiet ambiance in our booth....we could easily HEAR each other which is a problem in many other restaurants. Excellent professional service, great cuisine, lovely, rich old ambiance. THANK YOU!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Great job!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Great lunch with a good friend whose retirement/birthday we celebrated. Nice ambience, wonderful service, excellent shared club sandwich (very ample for 2) --
Thanks!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We often eat at this restaurant before attending a symphony concert. Although a little on the high side for pricing the food is always good and creative. We have always found the service to be attentive without being obtrusive.
As with most downtown restaurants the wine prices are very high when purchasing by the glass.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The food was excellent and the portions were perfect size!! Our waiter was attentive, but not hovering!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 30, 2018

We were disappointed with the food. One dish was quite salty and the results to give it back and make another dish was about the same. The restaurant has grown old and does not have the atmosphere like in the past.
New restaurants are popping up in Seattle allowing the chefs to be very creative with their food. Brooklyn could use a remodel and face lift of the menu.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We went before the Symphony on a Saturday night. The food was fantastic, and our waiter was amazing! Can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We have dined at the Brooklyn a number of times. We like their small plate offerings as well as the full dinners. Staff are particularly attentive and work hard to make everyone happy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Drinks were very good and generous. Had filet mignon and for the price they were only ok. Service was quite good and the atmosphere is very attractive.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Almost zero attentiveness. We were asked to order in first contact with server, someone else cleared the plates after 15 minutes of everyone finishing their meal. He was good about dropping off and picking up the check though.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Excellent Service & delicious food! My party arrived 20 minutes late, but the host staff sat me anyway at our reserved table while I waited for them to arrive. Water glasses were always full and frequent checks were made throughout the dining experience to see if recommended food & wine suggested were to our liking.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 22, 2018

From Sea to farm the Brooklyn has always out done themselves. The seamless hustle and bustle of the kitchen and oyster bar makes this a special place to dine in Seattle . The service and Attention to detail is second to none. A true gem of the downtown Food scene.
Cheers!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 22, 2018

The service was fantastic. Drinks were good. Wine list is pretty limited. More Washington wine options would be nice. The meal was ok for the price. I ordered the rib steak and it was thin and the char marks were heavy. The side sauce was amazing. The food was just ok. Not worth the price.

Tags: Bar Seating, Late-night Find
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Good food. Servers were great. We enjoyed the special day.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Exceptional service! Our waiter and hostess were very friendly and accommodating. They helped to make our first date a memorable one!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Should have ordered a steak. Salmon was the worst I’ve ever tasted. Didn’t finish half of it. Yet everything else was excellent.

Cannot win them all. Next time.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on January 16, 2018

The reviews are very misleading. This place is an over priced sports bar. They have multiple TV’s displaying sporting events.

We went for the seafood and oysters. The oyster selection was fantastic and they were excellent... except for the 1 of 3 condiments was cocktail sauce. The other two were chef prepared. Them being advertised as a seafood restaurant, we were really hoping to have some sort of crab dish.... unfortunately all they had was crab cakes. West coast crab cakes. If you have spent time along the east coast, you know what I mean. 10% crab meat and 90% breading. We were disappointed. The staff was professional yet not very friendly or even willing to engage us in short conversation.

I ordered the lamb leg which was excellent. The oysters were excellent. Everything else was fair. For $175 per person, we were disappointed. I’m sure others enjoy that place, but we wouldn’t recommend it.... except for the oysters. Go for the oysters and a football game. Maybe they will have chicken wings next time.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 14, 2018

My friend and I were on a girls weekend away we wanted a nice dinner so decided to try this we arrived shortly after 8 and were told 3 times that we had to have our orders in by 9 which we found very rude and rushed. (We had made a reservation online so why have that time if you didn't want people there). The food came and my steak was well over cooked the server didn't seem to care... the new steak came out and the outside was burnt while the inside was pretty raw still (they were in a rush to get out so i can understand not taking the time to make the steak perfectly). At that point I was over the whole meal and just stopped eating it. I am pretty upset considering this was a 60 dollar meal and it was a terrible experience. For that price the meal should have been one of the best I've had and it wasn't. I could get a better steak for much much less. Disappointed and would not recommend this place

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Best meal ever!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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 6, 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 5, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 5, 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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