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Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House
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$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
1212 2nd Ave
phone: (206) 224-7000
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 5 | $$$
A: The Brooklyn is a great seafood house. I have heard the steaks are great as well. I think the best in Seattle. I have been here a few times now with my wife and never let down. Cozy feel, not stuffy.
Q: Food and beer are quality stuff
S: Our server was nice and prompt.
S: As for the beer selection..it was average. I had Fremont Harvest Ale and it was very good. They could have waaay more beer for the location. Nut they do tend to carry a few local handles and NW stuff mainly rotates though.
10-30-2010 11:29:34 |
More by barleywinefiend
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
This was the second stop on my recent short visit to Seattle and I'm really glad we checked this place out. The building that its housed in is called the Brooklyn building and that is where the name comes from. I'm not sure if it has anything to do with the borough in NYC but it was one of Seattle's first skyscrapers and one of the few building left that was built before the great fire. It is considered a historic landmark.
You walk in and it kind of has that vintage americana feel to it with a center circular bar surrounded by high tops. Very clean and well maintained looking, you kind of get the feeling it might be slightly expensive. It is but it really wasnt too out of line unless you were going 100 % all out dining here.
They have a ton of different kinds of oysters daily and I got to try many I had never even heard of before. The best part was that the oysters are offered in pairings with the beers with some attempt at matchng the flavors up. I thought this was fantastic and the pairings werent all bullseyes but a couple were. They also offer oyster pairings with wine and I believe scotch and bourbon as well. Just a great way to try some different things and the drinks are done in smaller sampler glasses so it gives you a little better value.
The beer selection was great and plenty of local brews from WA state and OR that arent available to me back at home are offered on draught. The beers all tasted nice and fresh and they werent overly expensive. The oysters on the other hand, if they're not part of a sampler or by the dozen are about $3 a piece which seems pretty steep to me but when I went to the fish mkt I saw that these NW oysters are just expensive no matter what.
The service was about as good as you could hope for--friendly, attentive and not overbearing. One other thing that I should mention is that if you dont sit in the bar area, they have this really long bar that is designed for dining more so than drinking and it has these really cool looking high backed chairs. I might try to sit in one of them the next time I get to this place.
Overall, a really cool place that is perfect for trying out some oysters along with some nice craft beers to go with them. I hope to get back here real soon.
10-17-2010 14:51:08 |
More by rousee
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Not sure if I wanted seafood or steak, I figured I try this place out. When walking in there is a large square bar that seats about 25-30. There were several styles of oysters sitting on ice behind the bar. I grabbed one of the last stools at the bar since. It was quite crowded for mid-week lunch.
There were 10 beers on tap, ranging from Bud Lite, Bass, and Redhook, through some easy to get micros like Fat Tire and Anchor Steam. But the local micros peaked my interest - Full Sail Pilsner, Pikes 5X stout, Mac & Jack's Porter, and Snoqualmie Haystack Hefe. The beers I had were of good quality and pretty fresh.
The food was quite good, from the clam chowder to the salmon sandwich. Service was quick, prompt and knowledgable.
There is a room off the bar area that has some cool stools overlooking a visible grill area. Plenty of booths and a general darker ambiance in that area. The brighter bar area was my preference.
Defintely a place to stop for some upscale food and there are some nice local beer selections to round out the meal.
07-30-2008 11:15:23 |
More by Gavage
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
I was just looking for a place to eat after a long flight and this was just a few blocks from my hotel. This ended up being a very good thing. Decor is old NY style steakhouse which I guess I am used to as I am from there. Normally I would not be one to go to a place named for where I live yet is 3000 miles away. however I knew this place had what I wanted, Pacific NW oysters. The oysters were fantastic. i had a sampler of 13 for $24 which is not bad. The sampler had some really unique tasting bivalves and makes for a good deal. The shucker even through me an extra of my favourite.
Beer wise they had 8(or6?) beers on tap. The menu gave a good description and even listed the brewer which I thought was a cool touch. Most of the beers were local Washington beers and I had a delcious Elysian Dragonstooth Stout which went well with the fresh briney mollusks.
Well worth it for oyster lovers who want a good local beer located right downtown.
01-30-2008 01:49:24 |
More by sleazo
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
This is one of my favorite restaurants we sat at the counter where you can watch them prepare your food. The service was extremely good they took really good car of us.the food was very good great seafood you must try the calamari. every thing was fresh and a little expensive. The beer list was small but good I liked the sampler.
09-24-2003 07:56:03 |
More by Kwak
Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House in Seattle, WA