The Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House

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Dine with us and Celebrate 30 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.
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WM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Way too costly for at best average food. We've been coming to Seattle for years and remember when eating at The Brooklyn meant something. Now it just means you'll pay way more and get much less. We won't be back.

JG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went here on Saturday for our Valentine's Weekend Diner. Service was unmatched and food was excellent. We shared a crab cack, I wish we had ordered two. Best I have had. I had a NY steak and my wife ordered the Halibut. Steak was solid and the Cod was as taste as good as it looked which was incredible.

C
Portland
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to this place as a last resort for V day dinner. Well to my surprise the food was delicious! Both me and the wife had steak, it was cooked perfectly and the meat was of great quality. I also had calamari which was cut differently but it was nice chunks! Very tasty sauce came with it.

My wife had a crab salad with pears and beats...She enjoyed it! The service was outstanding!!! Waiter was in point with recommendations. I also had a Brooklyn mule...excellent drink....I will be going back!

Only thing that might be annoying is the restaurant is pretty loud during happy hour.

E
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating Valentine’s Day. I definitely recommend it here

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines

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OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Good oysters , but the steak was chewy and the fish and chips were soggy and greasy. Very heavy food.

JS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a superb restaurant. I have been time and again, always with excellent results!

p
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good, service, food and value

OT
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good seafood dishes. Nice for lunch meetings.

SG
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

This is a wonderful slice of old Americana! From the copper pendant lights over the bar seating facing the busy kitchen to the old school menu items. Don't expect high style, modern fusion cuisine. Just a fun outing with good food, service and atmosphere.

CA
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dave was a wonderful waiter. Great table side manner, personable and efficient.

YS
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice overall experience in Feb 2020. I come here almost every year when I attend an annual tech conference in Seattle.

The appetizers and main course were excellent. I had the salmon which was better this year than previous times when it was a little rubbery. This time - perfect! Also, the prawns and side sauce were great. I also kept the side sauce for the main dish. I also had the house salad. There was nothing exceptional about this. It said it had a garlic dressing but I did not taste it. A little more dressing would have been nice and cutting the salad a little finer would make it easier to eat. All others in my party were satisfied with the first two courses.

I also had the dessert - the pistachio tiramisu. I had also had this in previous year but I had forgotten - now I remembered why. I was not impressed with this at all. For a place of this caliber, I expected more. It was dry and had whole pistachios tossed on top. I'm not sure if there was any concept of pistachios incorporated into the tiramisu itself. I could not really see as it was served in a little jar. Serving it on a plate would have ben a finer experience. Portion size was small but I actually appreciate that. Also, a colleague had the key lime pie and he was also not impressed.

Also, the prices were a steep. For this reason and the mediocre dessert, I have 4 our of 5 stars. However, I still highly recommend for the overall experience and main courses.

JH
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been years since we ate at the Brooklyn, but they are still just as good as ever. We think they have the best crab cakes in town, service is great and it was remarkably quiet for a Friday night where we enjoyed being able to have a conversation without lots of background noise.

O
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My burger was amazing. It was very juicy and flavorful. The service was great as well and all at a fair price.

C
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for date night dinner and a show at Benaroya!

N
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. The crab cakes, scallops, salmon and filet mignon were delicious. Great selection of wine.

C
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been years since we had been so this was our first stop on visiting Seattle again. It’s still the same — nothing has changed. Delicious!!!

M
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Started with an excellent Moscow Mule (not their signature version with peach ginger beer and mint, just the standard) and moved on to one of the best wedge salads I’ve ever had. Big wedge of blue cheese, lots of crispy pork belly. Then the NY strip arrived. I had asked for medium, which should have had a red center. This was gray all the way through. They brought me another that was perfect, so I did enjoy the steak. Just took two tries. They handled the situation marvelously, though. And I enjoyed munching on the potato delmonico, grilled asparagus, and glazed carrot while I waited. All were delicious. Finished with an apple crisp. Different from what I expected... almost a granola top, but still enjoyable.

DM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I was happy with everything the only issue is that I called to make sure that they knew it was my husband’s birthday and they assured me that the server would be told.
He was not told and this is the 2nd time I have had that issue.
Our server as amazing.

T
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The Brooklyn is a Seattle institution, offering an always-busy Happy Hour, good selection of well-prepared cocktails, and good food. We often take out-of-town visitors there as it is close to our Symphony Hall and makes an excellent pre or post concert place to visit.

This visit, we had three out of four vote "excellent" on the food. One of our party had the Filet Mignon and was a bit disappointed with the quality of the meat. This is unusual, but we lacked time to send it back for adjustment. We'll be back, especially during prime Pacific Northwest Oyster season. Also have to mention that it is one of the few restaurants these days that doesn't have loud, obnoxious female vocalist music wailing in the background.

S
Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Excellent service, delicious dinner!

MA
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful experience. super delicious. sad they got rid of the lobster ravioli. still the best crab cakes in the city.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Love Brooklyn’s dining ambience. My dad was visiting from out of town, dinner and symphony date. We sat at the counter which is a fun experience, love the high back swivel bar stools. Our server was a very nice person yet limited on personal attention due to serving demands, apologized for delay of service. Food. House salad and wedge salad enjoyable, halibut disappointing, way over done. Top layers of the fish leathery the rest dry, accompanying sauce not edible, way too much salt. Sad. I love halibut, don’t mind paying for quality fish, $40 for a disappointing entree, frustrating. My dad requested pan fried oysters, a little heavy on the chili peppers. We shared a key lime pie. The starters and dessert satisfied expectations, very disappointed with the in between.

F
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful and tastefully appointed. It was a great place to have a quiet conversation with a work colleague. However, the service was not great. Our waiter was nice, but a bit clueless about timing. In general, he seemed new at the profession. The food was correct, but, to my taste, a bit over salted. The salmon I had was very good in quality (fresh) but, as I said, over spiced and a bit too dry. It's too bad, because the location and the interior decor are perfect.

y
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fantastic meal.
Great service.
Management is tremendous...
Will be back again!

NH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the environment and the foos was delicious.

LR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Anniversary

H
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Brooklyn serves fabulous seafood- had a lovely birthday lunch there last week. Great service with just the right amount of attention without hovering or intrusion. Will be a special occasion choice in the future.

SL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

$65 crab Oscar with canned crab. Goat cheese Ravioli appetizers cooked al dente.
Tough chewy meat

SM
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner and service were simply wonderful. We love this restaurant and it is very consistent in every way!

JA
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience1

I had forgotten how noisy this restaurant can be! Plus, there may not have been adequate wait staff. Our food was a bit rushed and our salad plates had not been removed when our entrees were brought out. In addition, we didn’t have the necessary utensils.

M
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great steaks and atmosphere! We came here for a birthday celebration and it was a special evening. Highly recommended!

D
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and overall value. Service for the night was great and our waitress whose name I will have to recall and re do the review was fantastic she had a lot of tables but yet was always around to check our drinks and water etc... She recommended a different cocktail then I was going to order and it was the best and I loved it. The food was top notch and very very tasty!!! Overall good seating and very interesting var seating!! Would love those chairs at my house!!!

RR
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a wonderful experience at Brooklyn. Ate at the counter this time which us always fun. Wedge salad is the best in town. Crab cakes deli ious. No room for dessert.

j
Seattle
218 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always reliable, with a somewhat limited menu but one that still provides plenty of choice among dishes that are both well-conceived and well-prepared. Waitstaff is always personable. Was quite quiet on Christmas Eve afternoon, which made for a cozy experience.

FS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience4

We were disappointed. Staff kept us waiting 20 minutes past our reservation time, told us they had been overwhelmed by the post football game crowd. Once seated they comped an appetizer. We were told that we needed to order soon because the kitchen would be closing soon. Once food was delivered one entree was cold. When asked to remedy the situation the waiter did his best, took the plate back to the kitchen then returned to say that the kitchen was closing and they would make a new plate if I wanted one but it would take 20 minutes to do so. I declined, the waiter comped the entree. However the entire experience was irritating. We felt rushed as staff was clearly cleaning up in preparation for the restaurant closure. Note our reservation was at 7:30, not a time I consider late...we would have gone earlier but we could not get an earlier reservation.
I would think twice about returning here.

S
Seattle
93 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My long time friend and I have been dining at THE BROOKLYN for 18 years before the Seattle Men'' Chorus Holiday Concert... Both dinner and the concert make for A PERFECT EVENING. Our favorite meal: the chowder, the super creative and very delicious Day Boat Scallops, with smokey caramel apple crisp ala mode for dessert... oh YUM. The menu (seen on-line ) is varied and well worth the prices. The service is outstanding... very attentive and knowledgable servers always. It is a wonderful dining experience for ALL ages, including well-behaved children. Make reservations because this Seattle Downtown dining venue is very popular.

W
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Upon arrival the hostess never greeted us nor made eye contact with us and acted like it was a chore to check our reservations. She also failed to acknowledge us upon departure and yet was friendly and smiling to possibly regulars. Oysters were very good. Nice presentation. Crab cake was phenomenal. Service was friendly yet unpolished for price point. She was unknowledgeable about wine questions and told us she was new. We told her we were very hungry upon arrival several times and had to wait over 20 minutes after being seated until she returned to take a drink order.

JC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was very disappointing. My chicken piccata meal was half a plate of soggy lettuce and three “chicken fingers” (smaller than what you’d find in a kids meal) and one and a half purple fingerling potatoes cut up. $25 for one of the mist disappointing lunches ever.

This was a holiday lunch for my team and one lady couldn’t even eat her salad because it was so “soupy”.