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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

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (40)
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Bar Seating (25)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
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Good for Anniversaries (20)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Local Ingredients (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Happy Hour (16)
Authentic (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Casual (13)
Cozy (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Great for Lunch (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Comfort Food (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
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People Watching (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Great Beer (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Seasonal (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Sports (2)
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

A classic in Seattle! Knowledgeable and friendly staff. It has been 20 years since our last visit and the place was as beautiful inside as we remembered. A little slow due to being Sunday night, but the food was great and the local oysters very fresh. Staff was quite helpful and helped us by arranging a taxi for our return trip to an area hotel. The wine list focused on Washington wines and prices were quite reasonable.
Another wonderful experience at The Brooklyn.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fun, Business Meals, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We eat here often before Seattle Symphony performances and really do enjoy the venue and the food. Our last visit was not as good as others, the filet wasn't cooked properly to order but the waiter 'made it good'. It seems to be getting more gourmet though, which we don't care for; i.e. there were supposed to be carrots and asparagus...where???? To me it was more for garni than part of the meal. Disappointing. They have also done away with ice cream and sorbet...booooo. Who wants another 1000 calories after a big meal? The salad, small bites and meats are still good, we will continue to recommend the restaurant and continue to eat here prior to the symphony. Would just like to see more veges on the entrée and maybe a selection of something 'comfort' food.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent service and our seafood was delicious! Enjoyed the fresh oysters sampler and the sauv blanc.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Very disappointing signature salmon dish for a “fish restaurant”. Sautéed and smoked salmon was flavorful but dry as a biscuit. The server graciously took it back. The prawn tapas looked beautiful and had a nice presentation with bacon wrapped around the base, BUT, the prawns were flavorless. I suspect they were defrosted in a tub of water.
The lamb shank in the other hand, may have been one of the best lamb shanks I’ve ever sampled. Wonderful fall off the bone super flavorful with a crust.
The ambience is festive and comfortable. The cocktail and wine lists are memorable.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Server was terrific. Oysters and Mussels very fresh. Steaks were super

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 9, 2017

My husband and I have enjoyed The Brooklyn as long as we have lived in Seattle. The service, ambiance and food as always very good. The wine list is exceptional and the craft cocktails are some of the best.

What irked me this visit was a charge of $4.50 for bread for a dinner tab of $150.00. It was offensive.

Tags: People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

I was expecting a melt-in-your-mouth type of steak and was surprised that it wasn't. The scalloped potato was so dry I wasn't even able to eat it. The asparagus was great. I basically spent $50 on steak that wasn't worth the price. My husband and I had pizza later that night.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I always have the Oysters...sampler is great. If you do the sampler a small plate and the Oysters make a good meal. If you don't have the full sampler, then an entree is appropriate. Great service in the alcove next to the bar.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Didn’t meet expectations, outside looks cool , inside very tired and dated. Lighting was bad , which showed how tired it is. Waiter was not authentic and scripted.

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·Dined on October 3, 2017

Very disappointed. Menu items did not excite and our entrees were boring. Good wine list but otherwise would not recommend. Too many other great restaurants in Seattle.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Sat by kitchen so able to watch meals being prepared. Made for interesting and enjoyable meal. Great oysters and dinners.

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·Dined on October 2, 2017

One of the filets (med ) had a bad taste, almost rancid. They did take it off the bill. The rest of the food was alright. Not quite as good as we have had before at the Brooklyn and tonight's meal was definitely not worth the price of the meal. The oysters and crab cakes were good. The other two steaks were ok. Again, was like eating at a mediocre meal at a high price.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

We booked the reservation through Open Table. We arrived about 30 mins early to get a drink at the bar, but they offered to go ahead and seat us. Once seated, we were quickly attended to by one of the best waiters I have ever had. He was attentive, professional, personable, and efficient. The whole meal from start to finish was A+. It was a great night!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

You will spend hundreds of dollars and watch the show afterwards in total double vision. Sorry, Shawn Colvin

Tags: People Watching, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Convenient spot with good food for dining before performances at Benaroya.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

From the time we entered the restaurant the attention and service was impeccable. Our waiter, Eric, was most knowledgeable, courteous, and professional. I The drinks and wine selection were great and substantial. Better pour then many of the restaurants in the area. The menu selections were most impressive. The rack of lamb was superb as well as two different steak selections.So, we had a wonderful night. We will be back. It's on our list as one of the best restaurants in Seattle. Thank you.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The food is absolutely amazing! The steak and tuna were delicious.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Very good food and menu. Had 2 salads and 2 small plates. Was easily sufficient except maybe for a big appetite

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Clam chowder with truffle oil, tasted weird, with after-taste.
Bone-in 16-oz ribeye steak au poivre, rare, quite good, a bit thin.
Lobster ravioli, tasted frozen and reheated, tough.
Crab cakes okay.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 24, 2017

This is a “professional” restaurant, not a restaurant attempting to be professional, but one that truly is. The food is excellent. The noise level makes room for talking—we stayed for close to two hours enjoying wonderful food and good conversation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 21, 2017

My husband and I have loved The Brooklyn for years. But this was not 'our' Brooklyn. What happened? It was so noisy we had to nearly shout at each other to be heard (and it was a very small table). The food was not good - nothing like it used to be. Somehow the prices went up, but the taste and quality went WAY WAY down. I had the duck - which was flabby, tasteless and VERY rare. Normally I like rare, but it had an off-taste, like raw blood. I choked down as much as I could, but left half on my plate - not easy to do at those prices. The duck came with a spoonful of completely tasteless cous cous - not even salt on it. Two half-spears of asparagus that looked like it was heated in a microwave, and two 1/2 inch pieces of mushy carrots. Two, half inch pieces. That's it. It was one of the worst restaurant meals that I've ever had. My husband had the lamb, which was better. But, again, it was accompanied by few, plain sides that he said didn't have much taste. Nothing on the plates was yummy, creamy or hearty. It was all dry pieces of things. We also had the prawn appetizer. Store-bought thin slices of cucumber, smoked prawns and candied prosciutto. The only thing that had flavor was the prawns. Those were good. The rest was bland. How do you make bland prosciutto? Somehow they did. Our server was a scowling, unhappy, grumpy woman. She clearly wanted to be elsewhere. We were not rude. And we didn't ask for special things. We smiled and showed her we were happy to be there. But she didn't play along. She was just not nice. And she didn't care to hide it. I was so disappointed. Even more so when the bill came. $150 for bland, tasteless food in a dining room so noisy we had to shout to be heard. Our (former) favorite restaurant is now bottom of our list. I don't know what happened to The Brooklyn, but it isn't good.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Live Sports
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Had friends visiting from Georgia. We all had a wonderful dinner, excellent service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Romantic, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 14, 2017

When we asked the 3 hotel staff at the front desk about The Brooklyn they, in absolute, complete unison sighed out "Wonderful!". Well, duh, I took that as a clue and you should too!

Great service, excellent location near Pioneer Square, and super fresh menu (we did all seafood). We started with the oyster sampler; they almost melted in your mouth and sea sweet. We shared small plates - you just can't go wrong at this place.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Excellent service - our waiter knew we needed to be at the symphony at 7:30PM, and got us out on time, with no rush at any point. Waiter was friendly and helpful. Food was excellent, with outstanding choices. Prices were reasonably moderate for Seattle. I would recommend this restaurant for either everyday dining or for special occasions. Had a wonderful time.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Healthy, Seasonal, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Seated at bar facing the chef and all his assistants. Great to watch all the action.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 11, 2017

We shared an excellent crab cake as an appetizer. We had the salmon and the seafood bouillabaisse--both were excellent as well. Highly recommended!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Brooklyn was for our group of 5 a very pleasant surprise with its wide selection of fresh oysters and interesting seafood menu of quality. They also offer steaks and one or two dishes for vegetarians, but it was the seafood which grabbed our attention. Halibut was fresh and well prepared. The Brooklyn crab cake is one of the best of that genre we have experienced. All in all, a very nice place to dine. Service was excellent.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

Great place for a birthday dinner celebration. We went all out with cocktails, a couple dozen oysters and steak oscar style! Everything was delicious.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

The only issue is "energetic" means fricking loud! It was too loud at times to even have a conversation.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Wonderful, as usual. Spend a little more and experience the best, freshest seafood overseen by Seattle experts!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 6, 2017

I have eaten @The Brooklyn before. Great food, and excellent service. I had the steak salad, and it did not disappoint.

Tags: Disabled Access, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Decent restaurant, but made an 8:30 reservation and were told at 8:40 that the kitchen would be closing in 10 minutes. Not the type of long, relaxing meal we expected at 30+/ plate.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

The oysters were great!! Service was excellent from Nick.

The main course dinner was disappointing. My wife ordered the Steak Oscar and was overcooked and lacked the flavor that is expected for the most expensive steak on the menu, very disappointing. I ordered the lamb shank, again over cooked, dry and just not the quality that was expected. Maybe the kitchen was having an off night, but overall disappointing.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Our server was excellent. He was very attentive and was part of a great evening.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Food was average, fish and chips. Clam chowder was good. Service good, but slow, restaurant was not that busy.
Place has not changed since it opened.
Seattle has way too many other venues, would not return.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on August 27, 2017

What an incredible meal! Could be the best meal I've ever had! Oysters! Fresh and tasty! Salad! Fresh and delicious with lots of blue cheese! Steak! So tender you could cut it with your fork! Almost melted in my mouth! Incredible flavor! The service from Kevin was wonderful! Can't wait to visit Seattle again!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Best clam chowder tasted and great crab cake (split among friends). Would recommend halibut.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

I went here with my friend after work one day and we did the Oyster tasting, that was amazing. I took my wife here for our regular date night and they loved it! I'm easy to please with burgers, my wife had the Oyster Sampler and was very impressed by the freshness!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Very bad bored service, had to wait long time for little questions. Filet Mignon was burned, fish very dry. Not recommendable

Tags: Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Good food, but air conditioning was set too high. Request that it be turned down a bit, but to no avail.
We dined at 8:30
Freezing doesn't lend for the best dining experience
But I would return

Tags: Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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