The Brooklyn Seattle, Washington

by DanicasDaily on February 8, 2014

Hi all!  Our dinner was so incredibly good last night I just had to come back and tell you all about it before we head out for today’s Adventures in Seattle.  We decided to check with the hotel to see where they recommended that was close because we knew we were going to be walking in the freezing cold.  They recommended The Brooklyn giving rave reviews as their favorite restaurant in Seattle.  I have to admit, I also checked Yelp really quick too just to make sure and it had 4 stars out of 5 based on a lot of reviews with some pretty amazing pictures.


We had a choice to sit at a table or sit where we could watch all the chef’s cook.  Um, I totally will take watching the chef’s anytime over a table.


He totally love the high chairs you get to sit in.


Before I dive into all the deliciousness we ate, I have to say I am not even going to try to figure out how to count this meal ~ I decided to just go with it, enjoy and remember the fact I did really great all day (80% of the day) on the other meals I had. And this meal is once in a lifetime since we do not live here!

We started with the sour dough bread that comes with Fleur de salt and this amazing combination of flavored oils (herb oil, garlic oil, spicy oil and butter).


I savored one slice and decided I NEEDED another.  It was so good I could seriously make a meal out of it….you really can taste all the herbs, garlic, spice with hints on flakey salt on warm, crunchy, soft sour dough….YUM!.


He started with the Clam Chowder – I love that they serve it in a coffee cup.


I had the country salad sans stinky cheese.  I am really glad the waiter convinced me to just let them toss my dressing with it and since the salad chef was right in front of us, he let me say when to stop for how much dressing.

Gathered greens, pickled citrus supreme, candied hazelnuts, roasted beets, shaved fennel, crispy apple strips (that look like bacon!) with a raspberry vinaigrette.


For those following Simple Start/Simply Filling, you could’ve had the salad without nuts, cheese and had the dressing on the side.  You could also order a nice Filet Mignon with a veggie side to all it Simply Filling.

As soon as I saw the Jidori Chicken on the Farm Menu, I was sold on what I was ordering.

Brick pressed and oven roasted chicken with a chanterelle mushroom crust served with a bacon wrapped traviso, ricotta cheese mashed potatoes, atlas globe brussels sprouts and a sprinkle of majool dates with marcona almonds then topped with a chicken au jus.


WOW! This might be the best thing I’ve ever eaten in my life. There were so many flavors and textures ~ let me see if I can begin to describe them all.

The chicken came in two layers and had this rich, crunchy mushroom crust. The au jus tasted just like a tasty wine, mushroom sauce and paired so well with the decadent red potato, mashed potatoes.  I honestly think I’ll start using ricotta in my mashed potatoes going forward.

It really was the perfect bite to get a little chicken, a little potato and a little sauce.


As I worked my way around the plate, I was so excited when I saw brussels sprouts ~ I wasn’t sure what atlas globes were so when I moved my greens, I knew I made the right choice.

Oh and that Bacon Wrapped Traviso left me speechless.  The bacon was crispy and topped with brown sugar while the traviso was perfectly charred so you go this smoky, crunchy taste.  I loved having a bite of it, then, having a marcona almond and a bite of a majool ate.


I couldn’t finish all of this, but, I did my best savoring about 2/3’s of it and definitely stuffing myself versus stopping when satisfied.  You know, sometimes, you just gotta do it Open-mouthed smile


Any guesses what The Husband ordered? Yep, steak of course! This sans the onion rings and potatoes would be “Simply Filling Like”

Filet Mignon toped with truffled sweet onion rings, a portabellini mushroom, carrots, bacon wrapped asparagus finished with a bordelaise sauce.


They ran out of the Yukon gold scallop potatoes so he ended up with the ricotta red mashed potatoes like I had topped with two fried carrot strips.


It’s a good thing we ended up getting in all those steps yesterday after this amazing meal.


Thank you all for the ideas of what to do here in Seattle.  I think we will be adding Ballard Locks to our list this weekend for sure.  Oh and I’ve gone back and fixed my “Pike’s vs. Pike” for all you Seattlelites ‘’Winking smile  We will be back in July for our Alaska Cruise so maybe we can all have a get together then for those who live here and want to meet up!

For now….I am off to get ready to start our day heading over to BainBridge, the Seattle Aquarium and maybe the space needle if the skies clear up.

Catch up with you all later!

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Carbzilla February 8, 2014 at 9:29 am

Haha – you’re the best for correcting. Would love to see you in July. We’ve been dying to do that cruise but just haven’t found the time.

I know everyone lives Hitchcock on Bainbridge, but not sure they serve lunch,

We’ll have to try The Brooklyn. We’ve never been there, and now I’m sitting here in my jammies drooling. I’m pretty sure whatever’s for breakfast won’t quite meet the challenge. Have fun!


Nancy A. February 8, 2014 at 10:47 am

Danica…. I think they DO make FF ricotta…


Sarah February 8, 2014 at 4:35 pm

I am loving these posts from Seattle! This post totally made me drool… the food scene in Seattle is fun and incredible. I grew up just a few minutes south of Seattle and it is fun to see the touristy things through someone else’s eyes! I currently live a couple hours away in Yakima WA but love visiting my family on that side of the mountains several times a year. I LOVE Bainbridge – we spent the night there after our wedding and have been back several times. It is so beautiful and I had the best meals of my life at The Four Swallows:
I keep wanting to visit Beecher’s so thanks for the review. It will be on my list of things to do in the near future! And the Aquarium is one of my favorite places to visit too…


Lora February 9, 2014 at 7:59 am

If the snow is changing your plans can I suggest the NW flower and garden show at the convention center for an indoor beautiful floral extravaganza.


Cindy R. February 9, 2014 at 8:41 am

Hope you are enjoying the time and the unexpected snow. You’ll enjoy the peacefulness as many aren’t driving around w/all our hills. Have a safe trip home. The Northwest/Seattle and surrounding cities truly are beautiful and you have had a chance to experience a bit of it. (This is from a So. Cal. “transplant” living here since may 1990.) :)


Sandie Thompson Yuengling February 9, 2014 at 9:09 am

LOVE the Brooklyn – also our favorite Seattle restaurant. I’m glad you’re enjoying your Seattle visit. The Pacific Northwest is truly a special place. I live on Whidbey Island and feel so blessed to live in such a beautiful part of the country. You need to come back in the summer!


Tracie February 9, 2014 at 11:17 am

I totally get not counting a meal. An occasional event is meant to be enjoyed and not counted. My problem is that when I do that, I have a very hard time getting back on track the next day. Do you have that problem? If so, how do you handle it?


Diane Milliken February 9, 2014 at 1:02 pm

Danica, All I can say in WOW, WOW, WOW on your dish at this restaurant. I am always amazed how chefs put the most unexpected ingredients together and VOILA! Have a great time on your trip….am also jealous that you are going to Alaska this summer…..


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