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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

86% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (40)
Special Occasion (38)
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Bar Seating (26)
Romantic (26)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Local Ingredients (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Casual (18)
Authentic (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Cozy (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Happy Hour (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Great for Lunch (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Fun (5)
Healthy (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Great Beer (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Sports (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 11, 2017

Delicious food and excellent service! Thank you for delightful lunch!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Great service, great food. Very pricey. I would recommend but know that you'll spend a lot. 4 drinks, 2 salads, 2 entrees, $183 (with tip).

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 4, 2017

This was my second visit. It was even better than the first time. I would recommend this restaurant to friends, family and business associates. The atmosphere is equally appropriate for all of the above.

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 3, 2017

Did a business dinner where some came late. Great attention to good cocktail s and the food was outstanding. Server had great follow up and cheerful disposition.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 3, 2017

The Brooklyn is a great place for oyster lovers and folks who enjoy steak and other seafood. It provides an urban vibe in a relaxed setting. If you just want some oysters, pull up a chair in the oyster bar. For full course dining, the back room provides a comfortable place to dine on solid fare.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour
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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 3, 2017

The Brooklyn was a nice restaurant. We were from out of town but were specifically looking for a place that served fresh local seafood for my gf and steak for myself. We showed up early for our reservation but was seated right away. Host and waiter was excellent, very kind and friendly and on top of everything. Food wise, started with a Caprese Salad and my gf had a sampler of all the raw oysters. Caprese salad was not really what I was expecting, the balsamic glaze that the mozzarella and tomatoes were in was very sweet almost like a syrup but for the most part was not bad. My gf said the oysters were good. Main course my gf had the halibut and I had the ribeye. Her food was delicious whereas I can't say too much about the ribeye. I paid an extra $6 for the sauce that put over the steak which I thought was a little odd. The steak had the char grilled flavor which I love but other than that I did not taste any seasoning and the sauce that was an extra $6 did not add much more flavor. I also thought the meat was a little tough for being ribeye and the piece I had had a lot of solid fat which was almost a third of the steak. I was just disappointed paying $55 for a steak that I did not feel was worth the price. Dessert we had key lime pie, crème brulee and Irish coffee which were all excellent! again the host, server and ambiance were excellent so next time if we stop by for a meal I will stay away from the steak and try the seafood.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 2, 2017

The Brooklyn is great for Benaroya Hall and Seattle Art Museum. Since we were headed to an event, we dined early, but the place soon filled up because of its location. The atmosphere is buzzy but not loud. We had a hard working waiter who was professional enough to comp a beverage when he did not serve it promptly. The menu is varied and tasty. Fresh seafood and steaks (on which I can't comment) come at a price but if you know what you are in for, The Brooklyn delivers.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Decor was slightly retro. The food was sourced locally. Would have preferred Prime Beef, I believe they served choice. Dessert was excellent (ice cream). Very quiet and fairly casual and very comfortable.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Food was mostly very good but steak plates were hot and fish plate was very cool - the waiter rushed us and darted away after we spoke to him & even before we finished speaking. The whole experience would have better with a good waiter.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Fish and chips were delicious. My friend had the club sandwich and could only eat half of it. Waiter was charming.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 30, 2017

The service was excellent. Our waiter explained items on the menu and offered suggestions. We enjoyed our evening.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Our lunch service was exceptional. I would go back again and the blackened salmon sandwich was great!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Service excellent. Sat at chefs table. Wonderful food and presentation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Rachel, our server, was superb. We were greeted just after we were seated, she responded to our questions, her attitude was warm and welcoming, and the timing of the service was perfect. Both meals (halibut, steak) were excellent.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Oysters are great, drink selection is good. Service was good but never asked if we would like a 2nd round of drinks.
For dinner the entrees were overly priced for the quality of the food. The dishes were not cohesive, did not make sense. Sauces did not go with the dish. Presentation was not appetizing. My sides were burned and chewy. I had spinach and it tasted like canned spinach and was black from over cooking it. Others that I dined with also had blackened side dishes that tasted gross. I expected more with the reputation of having the best happy hour. Perhaps that's because people just go there for oysters and drinks.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 23, 2017

My mother (88) and I enjoyed our pre-theater dinner of salad and seafood. Increasingly, it is hard to find a comfortable, fairly quiet restaurant in downtown Seattle. This is one place we can count on for a good selection of scotch and seasonally fresh ingredients.

Tags: People Watching, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 21, 2017

Chef's table is a great place to sit. The server's oyster recommendations were excellent!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Always superior food and service. We are never disappointed when dining at the Brooklyn. It is a Seattle gem.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 18, 2017

We come here frequently for dinner before the Symphony. The food is always very good and the service excellent. They are also good at timing so we have a leisurely dinner but make it to the Symphony in plenty of time. The chef's counter is especially good on a cold and wet night as it is warm and toasty sitting there.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 18, 2017

We have eaten at the Brooklyn several times. They always take good care of us. Their steaks are the best menu item they offer, but I have also liked their crab cakes and chicken. We will come back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Our evening at the restaurant could have been fine, although the food was so so. It was the waiter that ruined it for us. He was a total jerk, wouldn't answer questions and was condescending. I'll find good oysters somewhere else.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 16, 2017

The food is a bit pricey but worth the expense. I enjoyed the salmon. The menus is a bit limited but every offering is delicious. I have visited many times and found the service to be unexcelled. The staff enjoys their work and that is reflected in the service they render. Try the vodka sampler. You get five one half ounce pours and five oysters with caviar for $17.00. It is a great price and comes with a sheet explaining what you are tasting and why.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 15, 2017

The fish was way over cooked. And the service was very strange. The waiter kept touching my menu and touching my arm. Very uncomfortable.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Again a very nice lunch with proper portion sizes and discreet attention. This is my go to place down town, and for drinks after work. Keep up the good work. The healthiest lunch there is the tuna salad.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Our evening started with us arriving about 15 minutes early for our reservation. We were seated right, away even though we were ok to wait until our time. Our waiter was wonderful! He kept outer water full and gave us time to catch up with an old friend, who was visiting from out of town, before taking our order. I ordered the filet mignon med rare and my husband ordered the same except medium. Both were perfect and melt in your mouth delicious! Our friend ordered the Pacific Cod, I failed to get his feedback, however; he ate it all leaving me to believe it was good. The waiter checked to see if we wanted desert or coffee and left us to converse never rushing us to leave. Very enjoyable evening.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Brooklyn has always been one of my favorites in downtown Seattle. Oyster Happy Hour is great, although they limit you to just one selection. Still, great value. Highly recommended.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Amazing flavor about sums it up! Pleasantly delictable!.... Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 8, 2017

Thought we were going to an upscale restaurant. Waitress was not friendly or focused on customer service. Food was ok, seafood was good. Bill was 200 for 2 and I could have scaled back the restaurant and got the same for 125! Not worth the money or the experience, because it was a poor experience!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 5, 2017

A meal at The Brooklyn is ALWAYS an amazing experience. There is not a thing on the menu that isn't fabulous. My only complaint about this particular visit was with the bottle of wine. We ordered a 2102 California pinot noir specifically because of the vintage, but, the bottle was 2013. Was my bad for not noticing on the label, but, the staff should have pointed this out. Thankfully, the 2013 was delicious.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Food was so-so - lobster ravioli was dry, needs salt; tournedos was bland, very little of the port sauce, even for a "small plate" dish.

14 dollars for a prosecco with Chanbord is ridiculous.

This used to be a great place for dinner. Quality has gone down.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 3, 2017

When I want excellent food and service, you can't go wrong with Brooklyn. We love the taste of their Caesar salad and sandwich choices. Their waiters are quite responsive to our needs and very attentive. Lunch at Brooklyn was a great way to top our visit of the P Allen art exhibit at SAM!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Fish was over cooked. No bread provided but I think they charged for it. Food was average. Best part of the meal was Caesar salad which is sad since I spent 220.00 for 2 people.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Our waiter was so nice and attentive!
And the food was great, as always. I recommend the salmon.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 25, 2017

There are many places I do not eat at any longer due to the excessive noise- loud conversations and loud background music. Tables at the Brooklyn were full the night I ate there, but the noise level was such that a quiet conversation was enjoyed as much as the food. Service was spot on-not pushy but attentive. Good recommendation for wine to pair with food. A very relaxing evening.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 25, 2017

The Brooklyn is one of our favorite spots for pre-concert dinner. We like 6:00 reservations for 8:00 concerts at Benaroya. It offers a reliably high quality menu and wine selection. For oyster lovers (not me) it has a lot to choose from. Beware of large portions! My wife and I each ordered the "Oregonzola" salad at $13, which was way more than we needed. One for sharing would have been fine. I ordered the Ribeye Pork entrée and could not finish it. I must add that the menu does have several small plate choices. The food and service are always excellent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 24, 2017

The oysters and the way they are presented is wonderful. Our server made very helpful suggestions, and the food was outstanding.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Cozy, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Great food. Friendly service. My guest was older and often has trouble hearing in restaurants. This was perfect for us.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 23, 2017

My fiance and I came here for his birthday and we were blown away. The food is amazing. The service is excellent. The flight pairings can't be found anywhere else in Seattle. I can't say enough good things about this place.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value
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 (Boise)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Lunch and they could not even find us a piece of bread to enjoy with our lunch salads. My 93 old mother talked them out of a couple of plastic bags of oyster crackers. Brooklyn used to be a favorite but . . . wow.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 22, 2017

I am retired now and do not live in Seattle. However, I used to enjoy having lunch at The Brooklyn on an occasional basis. Co-workers would sometimes have a drinks-after-work get together. Very nice, especially in summer when we could dine/have drinks outdoors. In the two years since I left the Seattle work force, I am happy to report The Brooklyn is still a top place to dine/socialize. Great staff, friendly and attentive waiter, great ambiance. Mixed review on the lobster ravioli. It was very good, but small portion (5 ravioli). The steak sandwich was outstanding. Overall enjoyable experience.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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