Seattle >Food & Dining > The Brooklyn Seafood Steak & Oyster House
1212 Second Ave, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810147.607242 -122.336959
Monday To Thursday From 11:00 AM To 03:00 PM Monday To Thursday From 05:00 PM To 10:00 PM Friday From 11:00 AM To 03:00 PM Friday From 05:00 PM To 10:30 PM Saturday From 04:30 PM To 10:30 PM Sunday From 04:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Central Business District
This old school den of meat and seafood has a roomy bar and patio that hosts a daily happy hour from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. when you can score bivalves for $1.50 and beer, wine and cocktails starting at just $4.
Happy hour is where it's at for oysters - $1.50 each and $6 for frog legs, truffled Mac and cheese and shrimp cocktail. Also a trusted steak house, pick your cut and temperature and sit back for a classic, east coast feel to dining.
The epitome of a classic, old-school steakhouse, The Brooklyn has stood the test of time attracting business folk from the financial district with its martinis, oyster happy hour and big ol' steaks and salmon filets. The Brooklyn wears its checkered floor and copper worn-torn bar as a badge of courage. You owe it to this place to stop by for at least a drink and a shuck.
Consistently Great – I've never been disappointed here. The seafood is always cooked exquisitely and the servers always very knowledgeable and friendly. The way the flavors work together really is heavenly. I've been going here for over 10 years and it remains my favorite. The interior is charming with lovely art deco features. This is a great place to go for a special occasion.
worst hostess in town-PERIOD!!! – I have been living in Seattle for a long time. I used to go to this place and enjoy my dinner. Even though the prices are high, it used to worth it. Has anyone noticed this one particular hostess there?? She is definitely not this restaurants caliber. She is definitely foreign. I have nothing against foreigns but this one is special.. She has a this accent that I can't understand what she says, when you ask her again she gets lauder. She used to dress like as if she is going to a prom at least that part is fixed (well, a little). Here is my thing, the food is expensive, with that much of money, why don't you guys get someone professional on this job, not just anyone.
What happened to the great service? – I love The Brooklyn, and have been going there for years. Many great nights have been spent there with my best friends over drinks and oysters. I have become friends with several of the staff, and the food is always wonderful (best clam chowder!). But tonight was terrible. My cousin just moved into the city, right next door, and so I recommended we go there for some drinks/food. The minute we walked into the bar we felt unwelcome - the waiter practically scowled at us when we sat down. I have never had a server be so rude in all my years. He literally told me to "go hang out somewhere else." I was so embarrassed and flustered, I just wanted to finish my drink and leave. He ID'd us (we are not even close to 21), told my cousin rudely that he could not read her license, and asked us if we were going to be driving. It was insulting and disrespectful. This night will make me think twice about ever going back.
The BEST waiter in Seattle - Roger at the Brooklyn – I challenge you to find a better waiter in the city of Seattle than Roger at the Brooklyn. Ask for him, you will become a regular. He will attend to your every wish and enchant you with his charm and ability to match your desires to the fare - including matching oyster varieties to each person at the table. He will present your food as if he had prepared it for you himself. And he will entertain you with his style. The Brooklyn is fortunate to have him on staff and you will be lucky to have him serve you. He is gracious and generous in every way. It is not often in this world that you find someone who so truly loves his work.
I second the motion that Roger is the best! – Having gone to the Brooklyn for years, I recently brought a friend of mine in to impress. I thought we'd go casual, though and sit in the bar. The bartender seemed to be having an off night and was pretty much ignoring us. I spied Roger, and begged to be seated in his section. He saved our night. He is worth his weight in gold. This place is my stand-by for any mood, any appetite. It looks like a chain, but it's not. I have been dozens of times, for casual lunch, business lunch, casual dinner, fancy dinner, or just happy hour and have never been let down (though I actually agree about the buffalo Osso Bucco--it was so-so.) The venison appetizer I had recently knocked my socks off. My favorite entree is the halibut. Always tender and juicy, perfect preparation. I dream about it. I'm usually too full for dessert.
Why all the fuss? – We sat at the bar for dinner before heading to Benaroya to see Cosby. The oyster shucking kept us entertained but that was it. We split a ceasar salad which arrived on a small plate. The lettuce was all yellow and arranged very sloppily. It did not look appitizing. We ate it but thought twice. I had the salmon which was dry but flavorful and my husband had Osso Bucco - buffalo. It was like a bland roast - very disappointing. We had positive expereinces in the past but were underwhelmed this time. Why return when there are so many great restaurants out there?
Fancy but old school – One of my favorite fancy lunch spots in downtown seattle. Everyone claims to have the best chowder in town, but this is definitely one of my tops. The service is typically great, although i've had a few waiters who wasn't attentive enough. The atmosphere is busy busy busy, but private thanks to high chaired booths and a low humming buzz from all the conversations bouncing off the walls/furniture. This place is definitely swanky, so you know it's pricey, but very much worth it. Every dish I've tried is delicious and nicely presented. Whatever you get, try the chowder!
Great food and fun! Make reservations first! – The service was great, we were seated right away with no wait and the waiter
was very attentive. The Halibut was perfect! We sat in large, comfortable,
leather chairs at a bar and watched our meal being prepared. Very busy place
on Friday! It was so hot on July 21st that I only had lemonade but it was wonderful,
tasted freshly squeezed! We will go again!
Old Seattle-style upscale saloon pulsing with tourists and locals lured by oysters and a ritzy atmosphere. – The Scene
Busy as it is, both food and service can be inconsistent, but the setting rates so high on the agreeable scale, patrons seem not to mind. Dining venues range from a copper bar to a diner counter and six-person booths to white-clothed tables. Everyone drops in at some point: brokers, bankers, tourists, shoppers at lunch, conventioneers and the full spectrum of adult Seattle at dinner.
Northwest salmon is a regular feature, but imports like swordfish from California, marlin and mahi mahi from Hawaii and ahi from the Caribbean are equally worth a taste. Steaks are corn-fed Angus; preparations include the standard (peppercorn-crusted; bordelaise-sauced) and the elaborate (medallions in demi-glaze flavored by wild mushrooms, port, garlic, basil and blue cheese; oyster-stuffed, bacon-wrapped). Anything having to do with oysters or grilled fish is highly recommended.
User review by vietate – Great happy hour, just avoid event nights at Benaroya. Food is great and servers are attentive, however don't expect any sympathy from anyone if you don't have a reservation, especially the pretentious & often rude front desk. Got a large family that you want to take out, look somewhere else, unless you want to eat after 8:30 with grandma! Even if you call ahead, the likelyhood of being able to share the good food with friends is slim to none.
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