Brasa--CLOSED

★★★☆☆
  • 2107 3rd Ave

    Seattle, WA 98121

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I go to Brasa's every NY EVE. It is fun, with a fortune teller and other entertainment. The food and service is A plus

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I go to Brasa's every NY EVE. It is fun, with a fortune teller and other entertainment. The food and service is A plus

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Three of us headed to Brasa last night for dinner. It was raining steadily outside, and initially it was quite lovely to walk into the warm-toned atmosphere and simply get out of the rain. Then, we stood there. For about 3 minutes. Which doesn't seem like a long time, but when one is standing around in the middle of a restaurant dining room and there is no host/ess to be found, it seems like a loooooong time.

We were seated toward the back of the room in a beautiful large booth. Our waiter arrived within a minute to fill our water glasses and drop off menus. When a friend had a question about the presentation of one of the menu items (an appetizer: clams, chorizo, tomato, chickpeas, croutons), he appeared a bit stumped that there were clams on the menu, and then muddled through an explanation of how the dish was prepared. We finally learned that the clams were broth-based, and went forward from there.

We decided to forgo appetizers and salads to ensure adequate room was saved for dessert. I ordered scallops with quinoa in a fennel and citrus sauce, my friends ordered the Portuguese pig (clams, chorizo, bay scented potato, smoked paprika) and mussels (heirloom beans, caramelized sweet onion, crostini). The scallops were properly cooked, but one of the three (yes, only three little scallops arrived on my plate) had a distinctly fishy taste that told me it was past its prime. The quinoa was excellent with an earthy, nutty flavor; well-complemented by the citrus sauce. I was a bit undone at the cost of almost $10 per scallop, but sometimes that happens when dining out and I just know that for the future I don't need to order that particular dish again at Brasa. The mussels were apparently quite good, nothing really stood out that made the taste buds sing. The Portuguese pig was very salty and the salt overshadowed the rest of the ingredients to the point of overwhelming the entire dish.

Onward to dessert! We decided to try the molten chocolate cake with chocolate Chantilly. The cake arrived sharing the plate with what appeared to be a puddle of melted chocolate ice cream (I'll be honest, I was thinking "What's with the goop on the plate?") topped with candied orange peels. I later learned that Chantilly loosely translates into whipped cream, so we had chocolate cake with chocolate whipped cream. The cake was really, really good. As a lover of most things gooey, I sunk right into enjoying the molten loveliness. The Chantilly, well, it tasted like melted chocolate ice cream and actually took away from the overall presentation on the plate. The candied orange peels did not escape scrutiny and came up a bit bitter, as though the peel used was from a not-yet-ripe orange.

Overall, there are so many amazing spots in Seattle for dining that I doubt we'll be back to Brasa. In fact, we're thinking that next week we'll head for Icon Grill instead, where the decor is more interesting and the food is consistently good.

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★★☆☆☆

Three of us headed to Brasa last night for dinner. It was raining steadily outside, and initially it was quite lovely to walk into the warm-toned atmosphere and simply get out of the rain. Then, we stood there. For about 3 minutes. Which doesn't seem like a long time, but when one is standing around in the middle of a restaurant dining room and there is no host/ess to be found, it seems like a loooooong time.

We were seated toward the back of the room in a beautiful large booth. Our waiter arrived within a minute to fill our water glasses and drop off menus. When a friend had a question about the presentation of one of the menu items (an appetizer: clams, chorizo, tomato, chickpeas, croutons), he appeared a bit stumped that there were clams on the menu, and then muddled through an explanation of how the dish was prepared. We finally learned that the clams were broth-based, and went forward from there.

We decided to forgo appetizers and salads to ensure adequate room was saved for dessert. I ordered scallops with quinoa in a fennel and citrus sauce, my friends ordered the Portuguese pig (clams, chorizo, bay scented potato, smoked paprika) and mussels (heirloom beans, caramelized sweet onion, crostini). The scallops were properly cooked, but one of the three (yes, only three little scallops arrived on my plate) had a distinctly fishy taste that told me it was past its prime. The quinoa was excellent with an earthy, nutty flavor; well-complemented by the citrus sauce. I was a bit undone at the cost of almost $10 per scallop, but sometimes that happens when dining out and I just know that for the future I don't need to order that particular dish again at Brasa. The mussels were apparently quite good, nothing really stood out that made the taste buds sing. The Portuguese pig was very salty and the salt overshadowed the rest of the ingredients to the point of overwhelming the entire dish.

Onward to dessert! We decided to try the molten chocolate cake with chocolate Chantilly. The cake arrived sharing the plate with what appeared to be a puddle of melted chocolate ice cream (I'll be honest, I was thinking "What's with the goop on the plate?") topped with candied orange peels. I later learned that Chantilly loosely translates into whipped cream, so we had chocolate cake with chocolate whipped cream. The cake was really, really good. As a lover of most things gooey, I sunk right into enjoying the molten loveliness. The Chantilly, well, it tasted like melted chocolate ice cream and actually took away from the overall presentation on the plate. The candied orange peels did not escape scrutiny and came up a bit bitter, as though the peel used was from a not-yet-ripe orange.

Overall, there are so many amazing spots in Seattle for dining that I doubt we'll be back to Brasa. In fact, we're thinking that next week we'll head for Icon Grill instead, where the decor is more interesting and the food is consistently good.

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Not a great experience at all. After we ordered, we spent 15 - 20 minutes sitting there with no wine, no bread. First plates arrived in about an hour and second plates maybe 45 minutes later. We were sitting at the table for 2 1/2 hours, but not by our choice. The waiter never stopped by to see how we were doing; he just seemed annoyed when we would ask about our food. Anything we got from the waiter we had to ask for (and mostly by stopping him as he ran by). The food was also mediocre. Our first plate was the grilled vegetables, which had too many onions and they were burnt. The papardelle arrived on a cold plate, was overcooked and stuck together, and had a piece of dry hamburger on top that was supposed to pass for sausage. Bla.

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★★☆☆☆

Not a great experience at all. After we ordered, we spent 15 - 20 minutes sitting there with no wine, no bread. First plates arrived in about an hour and second plates maybe 45 minutes later. We were sitting at the table for 2 1/2 hours, but not by our choice. The waiter never stopped by to see how we were doing; he just seemed annoyed when we would ask about our food. Anything we got from the waiter we had to ask for (and mostly by stopping him as he ran by). The food was also mediocre. Our first plate was the grilled vegetables, which had too many onions and they were burnt. The papardelle arrived on a cold plate, was overcooked and stuck together, and had a piece of dry hamburger on top that was supposed to pass for sausage. Bla.

Pros: The water was fine

Cons: bad service, mediocre food, expensive wine list

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I went early on a Friday night with a couple of friends for a nice, relaxing happy hour. The atmosphere was beautiful and the food was not great, but good. We did not feel that we were being pushed out and were allowed instead to stay and enjoy our conversation even after we paid the bill.

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★★★☆☆

I went early on a Friday night with a couple of friends for a nice, relaxing happy hour. The atmosphere was beautiful and the food was not great, but good. We did not feel that we were being pushed out and were allowed instead to stay and enjoy our conversation even after we paid the bill.

Pros: beautiful setting

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I love this place, beautifully appointed, delicious mediterreanean cuisine paired with great wines. Really love the ambiance, and the server, while slow, was very gregarious and knew a lot about what she was doing. Obviously a passionate place.

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★★★★★

I love this place, beautifully appointed, delicious mediterreanean cuisine paired with great wines. Really love the ambiance, and the server, while slow, was very gregarious and knew a lot about what she was doing. Obviously a passionate place.

Pros: Wine, Environs

Cons: Service was a little slow

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Everywhere I am seeing restaurants create new deals. Even on a recent visit to Las Vegas, I was surprised to see high end restaurants creating affordable "tasting menus" or 3 course meal deals so people would venture out from cheap buffets to restaurants like Fix and Bellagio, and Barlotta at the Wynn.
So imagine my surprise (and disappointment) to see a change to one of my favorite happy hour menus. Where is my pizza with fig and ham, my delectable steak frites that I eat only with my fork, and dream about later? Yes you have still given me a steak sandwich and lamb burger, and even kept the price. But I'm longing for more than the dozen items that you now offer, longing for the happy hour that once offered me a plethora of choices to stimulate the taste buds in my palate. It was a place where I could take me foodie friends as well as my less adventurous friends. I'm not saying I won't visit you anymore, I'm not even mad at you, because at least the food you had is still wonderful!

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★★★☆☆

Everywhere I am seeing restaurants create new deals. Even on a recent visit to Las Vegas, I was surprised to see high end restaurants creating affordable "tasting menus" or 3 course meal deals so people would venture out from cheap buffets to restaurants like Fix and Bellagio, and Barlotta at the Wynn.
So imagine my surprise (and disappointment) to see a change to one of my favorite happy hour menus. Where is my pizza with fig and ham, my delectable steak frites that I eat only with my fork, and dream about later? Yes you have still given me a steak sandwich and lamb burger, and even kept the price. But I'm longing for more than the dozen items that you now offer, longing for the happy hour that once offered me a plethora of choices to stimulate the taste buds in my palate. It was a place where I could take me foodie friends as well as my less adventurous friends. I'm not saying I won't visit you anymore, I'm not even mad at you, because at least the food you had is still wonderful!

Pros: Great service and food

Cons: Change in menu

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For about the last ten months or so we've been heading out every third sunday of the month to this great late-night happy hour. There aren't that many places that are open later on a sunday and have a great menu. We always sit in the bar and no a matter who is working the service is always great. The ingredients are always the freshest in Seattle. All organic and fresh from the market even the grapefruit juice is freshly squeezed. This is one of my favorite places in town.

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★★★★★

For about the last ten months or so we've been heading out every third sunday of the month to this great late-night happy hour. There aren't that many places that are open later on a sunday and have a great menu. We always sit in the bar and no a matter who is working the service is always great. The ingredients are always the freshest in Seattle. All organic and fresh from the market even the grapefruit juice is freshly squeezed. This is one of my favorite places in town.

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

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I've been to Brasa several times every since it opened. I was never very impressed (and had one bad experience) and never intended to return. Then a friend took me there for my birthday several years ago and I had one of the best meals ever. Since I hadn't been there in awhile since that visit, I decided it was time to try it again. Unfortunately, the service, which has always been cool and perfunctory, has not improved. On the night we went, the menu was more limited than usual and there was nothing that inspired the senses. No sweetbreads or rabbit or sea urchin, dishes that had made the menu interesting before. To make matters worse, out of a list of six appetizers, they were out of two. That left salads and soups. When we got our salads, mine had ingredients not mentioned on the menu and excluded some that WERE mentioned. Had to send it back. The wait between our salads and the entree was over 30 minutes. My companion's duck breast came almost rare and ice cold and he had to send it back. It seemed as if the entire service staff wanted to be elsewhere. The food, once received, was quite good, but not good enough to make up for the indifferent service and lack of variety on the menu. This restaurant has the potential to be great, but it seems as if they just don't care.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've been to Brasa several times every since it opened. I was never very impressed (and had one bad experience) and never intended to return. Then a friend took me there for my birthday several years ago and I had one of the best meals ever. Since I hadn't been there in awhile since that visit, I decided it was time to try it again. Unfortunately, the service, which has always been cool and perfunctory, has not improved. On the night we went, the menu was more limited than usual and there was nothing that inspired the senses. No sweetbreads or rabbit or sea urchin, dishes that had made the menu interesting before. To make matters worse, out of a list of six appetizers, they were out of two. That left salads and soups. When we got our salads, mine had ingredients not mentioned on the menu and excluded some that WERE mentioned. Had to send it back. The wait between our salads and the entree was over 30 minutes. My companion's duck breast came almost rare and ice cold and he had to send it back. It seemed as if the entire service staff wanted to be elsewhere. The food, once received, was quite good, but not good enough to make up for the indifferent service and lack of variety on the menu. This restaurant has the potential to be great, but it seems as if they just don't care.

Pros: decent food

Cons: perfunctory service, limited menu, running out of items, menu descriptions don't match what you get

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Really bad service. Not only was it pretty slow and our waiter was constantly difficult to find, I had ordered the tenderloin medium rare and it arrived medium well. When I asked for a correction, the waiter took my plate, was gone for 10 minutes and then CAME BACK WITH THE SAME STEAK and explained that I was mistaken and was told "this is our medium rare". So now I had a medium well, and COLD steak.

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★☆☆☆☆

Really bad service. Not only was it pretty slow and our waiter was constantly difficult to find, I had ordered the tenderloin medium rare and it arrived medium well. When I asked for a correction, the waiter took my plate, was gone for 10 minutes and then CAME BACK WITH THE SAME STEAK and explained that I was mistaken and was told "this is our medium rare". So now I had a medium well, and COLD steak.

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I had expected such wonderful things and was sorely disappointed. My husband and I were in Seattle for our 10th anniversary. I was hoping to go somewhere with good paella. I had read good things about this restaurant in local magazines and decided to give it a try. The concierge at our hotel said it was a good choice. Unfortunately they were wrong. The food wasnt bad but it wasnt great either. My husbands scallops were meager. My paella had almost no discernable safron in it and the chorizo was ground up and salty. There was a decent amount on the plate but not overwhelmingly tasty. The worst part though was the service. The ladies at the front were very nice but that's were it ended. Our waitress was awful. She barely spoke the whole time. When we were seated she brought our water and left without a word. It wasnt until she came back a minute later to see if we wanted a drink that I new she was our waitress. We had barely been sat so we asked for another minute to decide on our drink. She sighed and acted as if it was such an imposition to even be there. I had planned on having a cocktail first and a glass of wine to complement the paella. Before I could mention it and without her even asking if we would be wanting wine later, she reached across grabbed the wine glasses and silently walked away. After our food arrived she barely asked how it was, just an afterthought on her way across. When we were finished she took our plates without one word like "did you enjoy it?" Then she wiped down the table while we sat there. She brought dessert menus again silently, just slapping down one in front of us and walking away. We so put off by then we decided to leave and go have dessert and coffee somewhere they actually wanted customers. At the door no one was there so we got our own coats from the check area. I had hoped for 5 star dining but got disappointment instead. I got 10 x better service the night before at a pizza place for 1/2 price.

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★★☆☆☆

I had expected such wonderful things and was sorely disappointed. My husband and I were in Seattle for our 10th anniversary. I was hoping to go somewhere with good paella. I had read good things about this restaurant in local magazines and decided to give it a try. The concierge at our hotel said it was a good choice. Unfortunately they were wrong. The food wasnt bad but it wasnt great either. My husbands scallops were meager. My paella had almost no discernable safron in it and the chorizo was ground up and salty. There was a decent amount on the plate but not overwhelmingly tasty. The worst part though was the service. The ladies at the front were very nice but that's were it ended. Our waitress was awful. She barely spoke the whole time. When we were seated she brought our water and left without a word. It wasnt until she came back a minute later to see if we wanted a drink that I new she was our waitress. We had barely been sat so we asked for another minute to decide on our drink. She sighed and acted as if it was such an imposition to even be there. I had planned on having a cocktail first and a glass of wine to complement the paella. Before I could mention it and without her even asking if we would be wanting wine later, she reached across grabbed the wine glasses and silently walked away. After our food arrived she barely asked how it was, just an afterthought on her way across. When we were finished she took our plates without one word like "did you enjoy it?" Then she wiped down the table while we sat there. She brought dessert menus again silently, just slapping down one in front of us and walking away. We so put off by then we decided to leave and go have dessert and coffee somewhere they actually wanted customers. At the door no one was there so we got our own coats from the check area. I had hoped for 5 star dining but got disappointment instead. I got 10 x better service the night before at a pizza place for 1/2 price.

Pros: cant think of any

Cons: Service!

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6 of us sat at the bar on a Wednesday for Happy Hour.
I wouldn't say the servers were not nice, but they had llittle smile and friendliness.
As our drinks and food were finishing, they picked up all the glasses, dishes, and silverware, without asking if we would have liked anything else. We were left with a totally clean table and although we felt like some more drinks, we were discouraged to order anything else.
When the bill came, 18% tip was already included. I thought it was kind of funny, but did not think much about it and we paid without questioning.
I became more and more upset later.
18 % automatic tip for ZERO service for a group of (only) 6 people at Happy Hour in a bar???
Was it because we were talking in a foreign language? They may have assumed we did not know the tipping system in America???? or is it a normal practice?.... at lease I have never seen such a thing anywhere else in Seattle.

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★★☆☆☆

6 of us sat at the bar on a Wednesday for Happy Hour.
I wouldn't say the servers were not nice, but they had llittle smile and friendliness.
As our drinks and food were finishing, they picked up all the glasses, dishes, and silverware, without asking if we would have liked anything else. We were left with a totally clean table and although we felt like some more drinks, we were discouraged to order anything else.
When the bill came, 18% tip was already included. I thought it was kind of funny, but did not think much about it and we paid without questioning.
I became more and more upset later.
18 % automatic tip for ZERO service for a group of (only) 6 people at Happy Hour in a bar???
Was it because we were talking in a foreign language? They may have assumed we did not know the tipping system in America???? or is it a normal practice?.... at lease I have never seen such a thing anywhere else in Seattle.

Pros: ambience, food is not bad, good happy hour

Cons: too expensive, cold service

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I was leary about going to Brasa after reading the inconsistent reviews about it. It varied anywhere between a one star to a 5-star. What a range! But my fears were unfounded, the food was exceptional! We were there on a Saturday night. It was busy there, we sat in the bar, and ate off the tapas menu. We ordered 5 items, and all were very good. Three of them were outstanding! My husband has chef standard tastes, so again I was nervous, but he loved the squid and the paella. The squid was my husband's favorite. The paella(another reviewer said that the night he went, it was way too salty. Again this made me reluctant to try it.) and the goat cheese, grapes pizza were absolute perfection. The portions were large, so much seafood brimming over in the paella, squid, and fish stew. The service was good, though our water glasses did go dry. But, all in all, Brasa was an outstanding dining experience! We plan to go back as often as we can.

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★★★★★

I was leary about going to Brasa after reading the inconsistent reviews about it. It varied anywhere between a one star to a 5-star. What a range! But my fears were unfounded, the food was exceptional! We were there on a Saturday night. It was busy there, we sat in the bar, and ate off the tapas menu. We ordered 5 items, and all were very good. Three of them were outstanding! My husband has chef standard tastes, so again I was nervous, but he loved the squid and the paella. The squid was my husband's favorite. The paella(another reviewer said that the night he went, it was way too salty. Again this made me reluctant to try it.) and the goat cheese, grapes pizza were absolute perfection. The portions were large, so much seafood brimming over in the paella, squid, and fish stew. The service was good, though our water glasses did go dry. But, all in all, Brasa was an outstanding dining experience! We plan to go back as often as we can.

Pros: food, ambience

Cons: parking

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The food is excellent. I encourage everyone to try there tasting table it is trully amazing!!! It is a culinary adventure! I also love there Lopez Islan Wagyu Rib Eye.

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★★★★☆

The food is excellent. I encourage everyone to try there tasting table it is trully amazing!!! It is a culinary adventure! I also love there Lopez Islan Wagyu Rib Eye.

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We thought Brasa would live up to expectations. Too bad our expectations were high. We went on a recent Wednesday night. The place was not busy but the service was slooow. Once we did get our food, it was apparent that the kitchen staff was not paying attention to quality or efficiency. Fast food that isn't good is one thing. Slow food that isn't good is disgraceful. The only thing good we could say about Brasa is the decor is pleasing.

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★☆☆☆☆

We thought Brasa would live up to expectations. Too bad our expectations were high. We went on a recent Wednesday night. The place was not busy but the service was slooow. Once we did get our food, it was apparent that the kitchen staff was not paying attention to quality or efficiency. Fast food that isn't good is one thing. Slow food that isn't good is disgraceful. The only thing good we could say about Brasa is the decor is pleasing.

Pros: ambience is good

Cons: too bad the food and service aren't

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Brasa has been in the game for a while now. They still amaze. Our cocktails, the "roman holiday" and "sitges" were well balanced and inventive. The food was all delicious, from the melt in your mouth pork belly, perfectly dressed and presented pear salad to the tender and cooked just right duck. Everyone in our party was immensely pleased with their meal. The wine list has washington and oregon choices, but encourages your palate to branch out. The rioja suggested was a perfect complement to the food. The service was graceful, friendly and helpful. "French" service was followed almost to a "t" --leaving just the right amount of room to make everyone feel comfortable. We never felt rushed and though the dining room was very busy, there were only relative lulls in service. Overall, fantastic!

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★★★★★

Brasa has been in the game for a while now. They still amaze. Our cocktails, the "roman holiday" and "sitges" were well balanced and inventive. The food was all delicious, from the melt in your mouth pork belly, perfectly dressed and presented pear salad to the tender and cooked just right duck. Everyone in our party was immensely pleased with their meal. The wine list has washington and oregon choices, but encourages your palate to branch out. The rioja suggested was a perfect complement to the food. The service was graceful, friendly and helpful. "French" service was followed almost to a "t" --leaving just the right amount of room to make everyone feel comfortable. We never felt rushed and though the dining room was very busy, there were only relative lulls in service. Overall, fantastic!

Pros: food, service, awesome space

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The first time I ate at Brasa their signature paella tasted like... salt. A salt lick would have been far less painful on my taste buds. Not to mention, a salt lick would have been FAR cheaper. The second time I ate at Brasa the predominant flavor was... you guessed it, salt. I suppose it's the featured flavor there and for the cost of the meals I would expect them to realize that the function of salt is to enhance the flavors of food, not strangle them with it's dominance. Needless to say, I will not be returning for a third time.

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★☆☆☆☆

The first time I ate at Brasa their signature paella tasted like... salt. A salt lick would have been far less painful on my taste buds. Not to mention, a salt lick would have been FAR cheaper. The second time I ate at Brasa the predominant flavor was... you guessed it, salt. I suppose it's the featured flavor there and for the cost of the meals I would expect them to realize that the function of salt is to enhance the flavors of food, not strangle them with it's dominance. Needless to say, I will not be returning for a third time.

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I ate there with my family on 9/30/07 and the service was awful. We waited over 5 minutes to be asked if we'd like a drink, the waitress never poured our wine after the first time, never asked if we'd like more wine, the bread basket sat empty on the table the entire meal, never asked to refill it, the dirty dishes were not cleared until I asked them to be. The food was good but my meal came out 3 minutes after the others.
It's expensive and not worth it, a poor dining experience.
And the hostess had a long, sour face the entire evening.

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★☆☆☆☆

I ate there with my family on 9/30/07 and the service was awful. We waited over 5 minutes to be asked if we'd like a drink, the waitress never poured our wine after the first time, never asked if we'd like more wine, the bread basket sat empty on the table the entire meal, never asked to refill it, the dirty dishes were not cleared until I asked them to be. The food was good but my meal came out 3 minutes after the others.
It's expensive and not worth it, a poor dining experience.
And the hostess had a long, sour face the entire evening.

Pros: food was good

Cons: poor service and not a friendly place

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We had the best overall dining experience at Brasa. We had a private dining area for 20 and the food, service and ambience exceeded everyones expectations. Every guest loved the restaurant and the food was AMAZING. Very few restaurants can pull off good food, great atmosphere AND impecable service--but Brasa does!! If I could give Brasa more stars, I would!! Cheers!

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★★★★★

We had the best overall dining experience at Brasa. We had a private dining area for 20 and the food, service and ambience exceeded everyones expectations. Every guest loved the restaurant and the food was AMAZING. Very few restaurants can pull off good food, great atmosphere AND impecable service--but Brasa does!! If I could give Brasa more stars, I would!! Cheers!

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Food and service were terrible. Food was literally 2bites for $30 a plate yet the server said it was hearty and generous. The pork in the pork plate was smaller than the half potato in the very salty dish. The duck was like 4strips of meat but the sauce was good. The server did not even bother to check on us until it was time to go. I was still hungry after spending over $80. I feel really stupid. The place is over priced and needless to say i will never return nor will anybody i know. You are better off eating crackers and going to bed

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★☆☆☆☆

Food and service were terrible. Food was literally 2bites for $30 a plate yet the server said it was hearty and generous. The pork in the pork plate was smaller than the half potato in the very salty dish. The duck was like 4strips of meat but the sauce was good. The server did not even bother to check on us until it was time to go. I was still hungry after spending over $80. I feel really stupid. The place is over priced and needless to say i will never return nor will anybody i know. You are better off eating crackers and going to bed

Pros: Nothing worth paying for

Cons: Tiny Portions, Horrible service

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We returned to Brasa after a 2 year hiatus and found that the great atmosphere is still there. Try to sit away from the bar, though, or it may be too noisy to converse with your dinner companions. As for the food, it is still good, but now there is an even greater emphasis on dishes with pork and beef. Even the paella and Portuguese stew come with chorizo sausage in it. There were only two appetizers and two entrees that didn't have meat. Since they change their menu often, it is wise to check on the day you plan on visiting to see what will be available that day, if you are among the growing number of diners who prefer not to eat mammals. Their wine selection has always had good breadth, but they have a very high mark-up. Our bottle of Sancerre, for example, was $49 for a bottle that costs less than $15 retail. Although we are not dessert fans, we were pleased to find that their desserts were modest in size and not overly rich and sweet. We shared a small apple tart that was very tasty and not covered with a big dough ball. Service was a little slow, but every table in the place was full. All in all, we would return if their menu becomes more friendly to non-meat eaters.

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★★★☆☆

We returned to Brasa after a 2 year hiatus and found that the great atmosphere is still there. Try to sit away from the bar, though, or it may be too noisy to converse with your dinner companions. As for the food, it is still good, but now there is an even greater emphasis on dishes with pork and beef. Even the paella and Portuguese stew come with chorizo sausage in it. There were only two appetizers and two entrees that didn't have meat. Since they change their menu often, it is wise to check on the day you plan on visiting to see what will be available that day, if you are among the growing number of diners who prefer not to eat mammals. Their wine selection has always had good breadth, but they have a very high mark-up. Our bottle of Sancerre, for example, was $49 for a bottle that costs less than $15 retail. Although we are not dessert fans, we were pleased to find that their desserts were modest in size and not overly rich and sweet. We shared a small apple tart that was very tasty and not covered with a big dough ball. Service was a little slow, but every table in the place was full. All in all, we would return if their menu becomes more friendly to non-meat eaters.

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What a wonderful place to have dinner with friends. We recently celebrated our friend?s birthday party there and had an amazing time. From the moment we stepped into the restaurant to the time that we left, we were greeted smiles and felt taken care of.

First of all, it?s a beautiful space and the food is so delicious ? using fresh, local ingredients. I love starting with the Yakima asparagus and squid ink risotto, then moving onto the roasted pig, which you can?t find anywhere else in the city ? it?s wrapped in a banana leaf and surrounded by chorizo, clams, potatoes and crispy skin (yum!). Their beef tenderloin is cooked to perfection and paella is always delicious. They have great cocktails and my favorite is the Roman Holiday, made of Moscato, vodka and sour. Their wine list complements their tasty food, with a splendid European selection (very nice, reasonably priced Rioja) and some nice Northwest finds, like Domaine Drouin. Their cheese plates are beautiful and are a perfect way to end your dinner.

When I have guests visiting from out of town, I always recommend Brasa. I have celebrated birthdays, Valentine?s Day, New Year?s Eve, and just a night out at Brasa and have never been disappointed.

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★★★★★

What a wonderful place to have dinner with friends. We recently celebrated our friend?s birthday party there and had an amazing time. From the moment we stepped into the restaurant to the time that we left, we were greeted smiles and felt taken care of.

First of all, it?s a beautiful space and the food is so delicious ? using fresh, local ingredients. I love starting with the Yakima asparagus and squid ink risotto, then moving onto the roasted pig, which you can?t find anywhere else in the city ? it?s wrapped in a banana leaf and surrounded by chorizo, clams, potatoes and crispy skin (yum!). Their beef tenderloin is cooked to perfection and paella is always delicious. They have great cocktails and my favorite is the Roman Holiday, made of Moscato, vodka and sour. Their wine list complements their tasty food, with a splendid European selection (very nice, reasonably priced Rioja) and some nice Northwest finds, like Domaine Drouin. Their cheese plates are beautiful and are a perfect way to end your dinner.

When I have guests visiting from out of town, I always recommend Brasa. I have celebrated birthdays, Valentine?s Day, New Year?s Eve, and just a night out at Brasa and have never been disappointed.

Pros: Delicious food using fresh, local ingredients. Great service.

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Brasa has the best happy hour that lasts until 7 p.m. and includes paella, lamb burgers, and steak! The dining room is great and staff is very courteous and friendly. I love going there for the roasted pig, which is so succulent and delicious. The wine list is extensive and includes very affordable and nice bottles. I keep going back to Brasa because I?m never disappointed.

2
★★★★★

Brasa has the best happy hour that lasts until 7 p.m. and includes paella, lamb burgers, and steak! The dining room is great and staff is very courteous and friendly. I love going there for the roasted pig, which is so succulent and delicious. The wine list is extensive and includes very affordable and nice bottles. I keep going back to Brasa because I?m never disappointed.

Pros: Best happy hour, nice staff, dinner is amazing, especially the roasted pig.

Cons: Dessert menu can be updated, especially the frozen lemon mousse.

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On Sunday, I took a friend to Brasa for his birthday. During the 45min wait for our entrees, the server only checked up on us once, but spent disproportionately large amount of time chatting and laughing with a couple sitting at the end of our table. Our server also failed to keep our drinks refilled-- we had to wait around for the other server to pass by and asked them for more water/wine/beer. This happened three times. Afterwards, when I remarked that one of the dessert dishes seemed weird, he turned to my friend and rolled his eyes (I wasn't aware of this until later) instead of trying to explain the dish. The dessert came, but we received no birthday acknowledgments, of which I had specifically asked for beforehand (nor were any explanations offered). When the bill came, I paid and just as we were getting up, he said "are you guys done yet?" I said yes, assuming that he was asking because he wanted to clean the table up and to collect the bill. He made no motion to do either, and just walked away from us. I had heard such good things about Brasa, and was greatly disappointed to realize that this restaurant had some of the worst service I've ever experienced, as well as mediocre food.

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★★☆☆☆

On Sunday, I took a friend to Brasa for his birthday. During the 45min wait for our entrees, the server only checked up on us once, but spent disproportionately large amount of time chatting and laughing with a couple sitting at the end of our table. Our server also failed to keep our drinks refilled-- we had to wait around for the other server to pass by and asked them for more water/wine/beer. This happened three times. Afterwards, when I remarked that one of the dessert dishes seemed weird, he turned to my friend and rolled his eyes (I wasn't aware of this until later) instead of trying to explain the dish. The dessert came, but we received no birthday acknowledgments, of which I had specifically asked for beforehand (nor were any explanations offered). When the bill came, I paid and just as we were getting up, he said "are you guys done yet?" I said yes, assuming that he was asking because he wanted to clean the table up and to collect the bill. He made no motion to do either, and just walked away from us. I had heard such good things about Brasa, and was greatly disappointed to realize that this restaurant had some of the worst service I've ever experienced, as well as mediocre food.

Pros: wine list, ambience

Cons: patronizing and slow service, ignored special request

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This is the place that sets the highest standard for Paella...truly satisfying ingredients of the highest quality prepared with intelligence and creativity. The atmosphere is relaxing, classy and the service excellent. The pumpkin steamed pudding was a delightful seasonal & sensuous dessert choice. In my opinion, one of Seattle's best restaurants.

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★★★★★

This is the place that sets the highest standard for Paella...truly satisfying ingredients of the highest quality prepared with intelligence and creativity. The atmosphere is relaxing, classy and the service excellent. The pumpkin steamed pudding was a delightful seasonal & sensuous dessert choice. In my opinion, one of Seattle's best restaurants.

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Went on a date recently and the service was impeccible, not too intrusive but available if you needed something. Of course the food was as fabulous as ever. One of my favorite Seattle restaurants.

2
★★★★★

Went on a date recently and the service was impeccible, not too intrusive but available if you needed something. Of course the food was as fabulous as ever. One of my favorite Seattle restaurants.

Pros: perfect service, from the coat check to waiter and the valet on the way out

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This is one of the most amazing restaurants in the Belltown area of Seattle. A restaurant in Belltown doesn't survive unless it serves excellent food with excellent service. Brasa is the bellweather of that statement. The salads, soups, and entrees jump off the plate with amazing flavors and extremely creative concoctions. The service is exceptional, never rushing you but always there. The wine list is one of most creative I have ever seen. A dinner at Brasa is a delight.

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★★★★★

This is one of the most amazing restaurants in the Belltown area of Seattle. A restaurant in Belltown doesn't survive unless it serves excellent food with excellent service. Brasa is the bellweather of that statement. The salads, soups, and entrees jump off the plate with amazing flavors and extremely creative concoctions. The service is exceptional, never rushing you but always there. The wine list is one of most creative I have ever seen. A dinner at Brasa is a delight.

Pros: Food, wine, service, ambience

Cons: parking

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The bar menu is great - they have the best fries in Seattle!! - the lamb burger & steak sandwhich are amazing - and the shoestring fries are worth all the calories!

Cocktails are fabulous too.

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★★★★★

The bar menu is great - they have the best fries in Seattle!! - the lamb burger & steak sandwhich are amazing - and the shoestring fries are worth all the calories!

Cocktails are fabulous too.

Pros: Great bar menu, good cocktails

Cons: hard to get a seat in the bar area

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We went on a Saturday night.
We were seated immediately at a table, but the table was sort of in the corner upstairs and had no view of the restaurant. We started talking amongst ourselves about whether or not we wanted to ask to be moved. Before we could though, our waitress came over right away and asked us if we wanted to get a table on the balcony. Excellent service when you can predict what your customers need!
We started with the cheese for an appetizer, letting our waitress pick out some selections. The cheese was excellent and it was served with fresh figs, grapes, and some jam and crusty bread.
For dinner we had the scallops with bacon and the roasted pig. Both were superb, especially the pork.
The wine selection was quite good and our waiter was able to make excellent suggestions on what to pair with our meals.
The atmosphere was relaxed, and quiet. this is a nice change from some busier restaurants that we have been to lately. The service overall was excellent. Our meal progressed at a nice pace throughout the evening.

It is a little pricey but for what you get its worth it. Ifyou have a Prime card you can get two for one dinners so that helps.

I agree with others on here, if you enjoy dining out then this place is for you.

2
★★★★★

We went on a Saturday night.
We were seated immediately at a table, but the table was sort of in the corner upstairs and had no view of the restaurant. We started talking amongst ourselves about whether or not we wanted to ask to be moved. Before we could though, our waitress came over right away and asked us if we wanted to get a table on the balcony. Excellent service when you can predict what your customers need!
We started with the cheese for an appetizer, letting our waitress pick out some selections. The cheese was excellent and it was served with fresh figs, grapes, and some jam and crusty bread.
For dinner we had the scallops with bacon and the roasted pig. Both were superb, especially the pork.
The wine selection was quite good and our waiter was able to make excellent suggestions on what to pair with our meals.
The atmosphere was relaxed, and quiet. this is a nice change from some busier restaurants that we have been to lately. The service overall was excellent. Our meal progressed at a nice pace throughout the evening.

It is a little pricey but for what you get its worth it. Ifyou have a Prime card you can get two for one dinners so that helps.

I agree with others on here, if you enjoy dining out then this place is for you.

Pros: Food

Cons: Cost

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We went for the happy hour bar menu and it was outstanding. We got to sample many dishes and a dessert for great value. Their excellent happy hour menu cannot be beat. We sat at the bar and the bartender was friendly, well-informed and made the experience all the better. Ambience is great for friends or dates. My palate is still happy after the experience and it didn't hurt the wallet at all! This place is well deserving of its 4 stars and rave reviews!

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★★★★★

We went for the happy hour bar menu and it was outstanding. We got to sample many dishes and a dessert for great value. Their excellent happy hour menu cannot be beat. We sat at the bar and the bartender was friendly, well-informed and made the experience all the better. Ambience is great for friends or dates. My palate is still happy after the experience and it didn't hurt the wallet at all! This place is well deserving of its 4 stars and rave reviews!

Pros: Ambience, Happy hour values, Great drinks

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one of seattles best, crazy about the squid ink risotto. give away happy hour food, great decor gorgeous building consistent high quality flavor and freshness

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★★★★★

one of seattles best, crazy about the squid ink risotto. give away happy hour food, great decor gorgeous building consistent high quality flavor and freshness

Pros: food , decor, service

Cons: NA

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Brasa is a wonderful place for a meal; be it after a show or for a dinner out. The Morrocan curried mussels are to die for, with just the right amount of spice. The Cheese table is equally amazing, and the staff very good at listening to your likes and selecting cheeses that will please - let them! :)

2
★★★★★

Brasa is a wonderful place for a meal; be it after a show or for a dinner out. The Morrocan curried mussels are to die for, with just the right amount of spice. The Cheese table is equally amazing, and the staff very good at listening to your likes and selecting cheeses that will please - let them! :)

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food was excellent. (portugese stew). I wish I would have gotten the fish becuase the fish in the stew was excellent. My husband had the pheasant and loved it. I saw one review that said the pheasant was undercooked -it's supposed to be that way!

Service was non-present. Never got a second round of drinks. had to go into the closet ourselves to retrieve coats because the hostess was not manning post. We were dressed formally to goto a party afterward. You would think we looked like we were celebrating a special occasion and treated better.

Atmoshphere was mediocre. Lighting was romantic, but overall felt cold -maybe due to the service. Bar looked inviting.

Might try the happy hour next time to get excellent food at better prices. It was over $100 for the two of us with only one drink each and a salad starter with no appetizers.

2
★★★★☆

food was excellent. (portugese stew). I wish I would have gotten the fish becuase the fish in the stew was excellent. My husband had the pheasant and loved it. I saw one review that said the pheasant was undercooked -it's supposed to be that way!

Service was non-present. Never got a second round of drinks. had to go into the closet ourselves to retrieve coats because the hostess was not manning post. We were dressed formally to goto a party afterward. You would think we looked like we were celebrating a special occasion and treated better.

Atmoshphere was mediocre. Lighting was romantic, but overall felt cold -maybe due to the service. Bar looked inviting.

Might try the happy hour next time to get excellent food at better prices. It was over $100 for the two of us with only one drink each and a salad starter with no appetizers.

Pros: food

Cons: service, atmosphere

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Went for dinner with my friends for my last night in town. It was delicious food, flavorful and unique. Excellent wine selection. Our server was a treat as well - helpful, cheery & knowledgeable - she really made our dining experience wonderful. Desert menu was just okay, but overall, it was the perfect place to end a great Seattle experience.

2
★★★★★

Went for dinner with my friends for my last night in town. It was delicious food, flavorful and unique. Excellent wine selection. Our server was a treat as well - helpful, cheery & knowledgeable - she really made our dining experience wonderful. Desert menu was just okay, but overall, it was the perfect place to end a great Seattle experience.

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Brasa is for you if you are a TRUE DINER. Brasa however is not the place for you if you are concerned about price, portion size or quick service. Otherwise this is the type of place I go to relax and plan on spending at least 3 hours. The portion sizes make it ideal if you want to enjoy a 5 or 6 courses. I go to Brasa when I am looking to have great conversation with a good friend and a slower paced experience. The food is carefully prepared with the freshest ingredients and great attention to detail. The service can be slow paced but has never been a problem if I had let the server know about my time constraint. Servers can NOT read your mind. So I recommend Brasa if you want a real dining experience, or if you want to impress someone. LOVE THIS PLACE..............

2
★★★★★

Brasa is for you if you are a TRUE DINER. Brasa however is not the place for you if you are concerned about price, portion size or quick service. Otherwise this is the type of place I go to relax and plan on spending at least 3 hours. The portion sizes make it ideal if you want to enjoy a 5 or 6 courses. I go to Brasa when I am looking to have great conversation with a good friend and a slower paced experience. The food is carefully prepared with the freshest ingredients and great attention to detail. The service can be slow paced but has never been a problem if I had let the server know about my time constraint. Servers can NOT read your mind. So I recommend Brasa if you want a real dining experience, or if you want to impress someone. LOVE THIS PLACE..............

Pros: Great Food, Great Happy Hour, Nice Spanish wines

Cons: Only open for dinner

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We dined later in the evening on a weeknight. I loved their drink menu, which included champagne cocktails and a solid list of creative and standard martinis. The wine menu was similarly impressive, and the international list had affordable choices. We chose a low/moderately priced Beaujolais and it was perfect. The cheese course, chosen for us by our server, was delicious, and ample information about the cheeses were provided. The mussels were very good, we had to stop ourselves from drinking the broth! The scallops satisfied a steak connisseur, and the Squid Ink Fettucine I had was full of seafood and the ink fettucine itself was light, unique, and delicious. Our server was pleasant, attentive, unpretentious, and made excellent suggestions. She wrote our wine down for us and recommended after dinner wines. I can't wait to come back to Brasa. By the way, Tamara was robbed on Iron Chef America!

2
★★★★★

We dined later in the evening on a weeknight. I loved their drink menu, which included champagne cocktails and a solid list of creative and standard martinis. The wine menu was similarly impressive, and the international list had affordable choices. We chose a low/moderately priced Beaujolais and it was perfect. The cheese course, chosen for us by our server, was delicious, and ample information about the cheeses were provided. The mussels were very good, we had to stop ourselves from drinking the broth! The scallops satisfied a steak connisseur, and the Squid Ink Fettucine I had was full of seafood and the ink fettucine itself was light, unique, and delicious. Our server was pleasant, attentive, unpretentious, and made excellent suggestions. She wrote our wine down for us and recommended after dinner wines. I can't wait to come back to Brasa. By the way, Tamara was robbed on Iron Chef America!

Pros: Ambience, Service, Entrees

Cons: Spendy

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The restaurant is acclaimed for its food and ambiance. I have been to the restaurant twice and had bad experiences on both ocassions. The food is very pricey and nowhere close to resembling the original. The Portuguese pork/clams was too watery and the Paella was just a few pieces of seafood and a little rice without saffron.
The cheese table is over priced in the bar with just two pieces of cheese and fruit served with regular dinner bread for 9 bucks, absolutely ridiculous.
The wine selection is bad and overpriced too. All entrees lack originality, taste, quality, quantity and are way over priced.
Finally, the waitress passed gas twice at our table.

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★☆☆☆☆

The restaurant is acclaimed for its food and ambiance. I have been to the restaurant twice and had bad experiences on both ocassions. The food is very pricey and nowhere close to resembling the original. The Portuguese pork/clams was too watery and the Paella was just a few pieces of seafood and a little rice without saffron.
The cheese table is over priced in the bar with just two pieces of cheese and fruit served with regular dinner bread for 9 bucks, absolutely ridiculous.
The wine selection is bad and overpriced too. All entrees lack originality, taste, quality, quantity and are way over priced.
Finally, the waitress passed gas twice at our table.

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We started off with good bubbly and a cozy booth. For drinks at the bar and snacks, Brasa is great. Then came the salad (watercress greens were old and woody). The main courses were the paella (super salty) and grilled pheasant. It was served with greens (best part) and bread pudding. I picked out egg shell from that. The bird was not cooked all the way through. I did point this out to our server, I was told the kitchen would be told. To compensate she offered two extra cheeses for dessert (worth $3). I cannot recommend this restaurant for dinner but maybe wine at the bar is more their thing.

1
★★☆☆☆

We started off with good bubbly and a cozy booth. For drinks at the bar and snacks, Brasa is great. Then came the salad (watercress greens were old and woody). The main courses were the paella (super salty) and grilled pheasant. It was served with greens (best part) and bread pudding. I picked out egg shell from that. The bird was not cooked all the way through. I did point this out to our server, I was told the kitchen would be told. To compensate she offered two extra cheeses for dessert (worth $3). I cannot recommend this restaurant for dinner but maybe wine at the bar is more their thing.

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I went to Brasa not knowing what to expect. The hotel concierge recommended it. I was not disappointed! We sat at a romantic seat side by side and dined on excellent food! The Foie Gras was the best I've ever had! The waiter was excellent - not obtrusive but tentative enough. I will definitley be back!

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★★★★☆

I went to Brasa not knowing what to expect. The hotel concierge recommended it. I was not disappointed! We sat at a romantic seat side by side and dined on excellent food! The Foie Gras was the best I've ever had! The waiter was excellent - not obtrusive but tentative enough. I will definitley be back!

Pros: Food, Ambiance, Location

Cons: None

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30 minutes to get drinks(overpriced and just bad). After 45 minutes our order had still not been taken. Our waiter had only 3 tables including us. After an hour of no service we asked for our check. It took another 15 minutes. Waiter said nothing. He didn't think it was strange we weren't eating? On a Friday night there were only 10 tables. This place is depressing and the music is terrible. Too many good restaurants in Seattle to go here.

0
★☆☆☆☆

30 minutes to get drinks(overpriced and just bad). After 45 minutes our order had still not been taken. Our waiter had only 3 tables including us. After an hour of no service we asked for our check. It took another 15 minutes. Waiter said nothing. He didn't think it was strange we weren't eating? On a Friday night there were only 10 tables. This place is depressing and the music is terrible. Too many good restaurants in Seattle to go here.

Cons: service, music

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is what i recall of this romantic setted restaurant. the complimentary breads came with this incredible tasting hummus. and the soup was nice and thick, my mouth was devoured. but still, the main entree, made my heart pound. although i was already filled with the first entrees, i just could not resist. and of course, my boyfriend and i had to order dessert. we had the pear dessert, and it was just mouth-watering. i would have to say, that my boyfriend made an excellent choice in choosing this place to have dinner for valentine's day.

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★★★★☆

is what i recall of this romantic setted restaurant. the complimentary breads came with this incredible tasting hummus. and the soup was nice and thick, my mouth was devoured. but still, the main entree, made my heart pound. although i was already filled with the first entrees, i just could not resist. and of course, my boyfriend and i had to order dessert. we had the pear dessert, and it was just mouth-watering. i would have to say, that my boyfriend made an excellent choice in choosing this place to have dinner for valentine's day.

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My husband and i love to go to brasa for their incredible happy hour. The food is great and really affordable with a fabulous ambience. The service at times can be not great, however Matt always goes above and beyond. Which encourages us to come back again and again

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★★★★★

My husband and i love to go to brasa for their incredible happy hour. The food is great and really affordable with a fabulous ambience. The service at times can be not great, however Matt always goes above and beyond. Which encourages us to come back again and again

Pros: matt, wine, food

Cons: some service staff, busy

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I have been to Brasa several times over the years and I still continue to have the best meals of my life there! The wine list is eclectic and well priced and the service is usually wonderful.

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★★★★★

I have been to Brasa several times over the years and I still continue to have the best meals of my life there! The wine list is eclectic and well priced and the service is usually wonderful.

Pros: Food, Wine, Service

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We have been to Brasa several times in the past, but last week was a huge dissapointment when we went to the bar for happy hour. The well drinks were really watery - and the couple sitting at the next table agreed. They sent their's back. All three of the appetizers we ordered struck out: the mussels were the size of manilla clams (although the broth was good), the meat in the steak sandwich was grizzly and almost unchewable, and the onions rings were a mouthful of grease. It is not worth a return trip.

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★★★☆☆

We have been to Brasa several times in the past, but last week was a huge dissapointment when we went to the bar for happy hour. The well drinks were really watery - and the couple sitting at the next table agreed. They sent their's back. All three of the appetizers we ordered struck out: the mussels were the size of manilla clams (although the broth was good), the meat in the steak sandwich was grizzly and almost unchewable, and the onions rings were a mouthful of grease. It is not worth a return trip.

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I didn't realize that wait staff meant we had to wait! We were pleasantly surprised by the value of the 25 for $25 menu, but not sure if paying full price would be worthwhile. Having said that, the food delicious, the octopus the best and most tender I hav ever had. The Paella was outstanding and desserts quite sublime.

Even though we ate in the bar that was half full, the service was slower than molasses! The waitress, when she graced our table, was pleasant if a little snobbish, but having to stand up and go over to the bar to pay was a little much. and spoilt the evening...

2
★★★★☆

I didn't realize that wait staff meant we had to wait! We were pleasantly surprised by the value of the 25 for $25 menu, but not sure if paying full price would be worthwhile. Having said that, the food delicious, the octopus the best and most tender I hav ever had. The Paella was outstanding and desserts quite sublime.

Even though we ate in the bar that was half full, the service was slower than molasses! The waitress, when she graced our table, was pleasant if a little snobbish, but having to stand up and go over to the bar to pay was a little much. and spoilt the evening...

Pros: Food, fruity martini

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This place is a Seattle gem. Great decor, awesome service, good looking people, but not at all pretentious. One of my new favs.

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★★★★★

This place is a Seattle gem. Great decor, awesome service, good looking people, but not at all pretentious. One of my new favs.

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We recently had our work holiday party at Brasa, and incredible is the only word to describe it! The service was far above and beyond what I've experienced in most restaurants. Everything was perfect and the food was delicious!

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★★★★★

We recently had our work holiday party at Brasa, and incredible is the only word to describe it! The service was far above and beyond what I've experienced in most restaurants. Everything was perfect and the food was delicious!

Pros: Service, Food

Cons: Parking

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The atmosphere, to begin with, was classy, warm, inviting, and sophisticated. We took a seat in the comfy lounge overlooking the restaurant. The waitstaff was absolutely amazing. Our waiter took the time to thoroughly answer any questions we had and suggested some great dishes. When I asked for a drink that wasn't on the menu, the bartender went out of her way to mix the ingredients I remembered plus some extras she thought I might like. Throughout the evening, they checked up on us and also made some interesting conversation without being intrusive. Now the best part: the food. Chimichurri Shrimp is to die for! The cumin-dusted scallops were tender and delicious when paired with different flavors like leeks, potato pancakes, quail egg and bacon. I will definitely return to sample more of the menu.

2
★★★★★

The atmosphere, to begin with, was classy, warm, inviting, and sophisticated. We took a seat in the comfy lounge overlooking the restaurant. The waitstaff was absolutely amazing. Our waiter took the time to thoroughly answer any questions we had and suggested some great dishes. When I asked for a drink that wasn't on the menu, the bartender went out of her way to mix the ingredients I remembered plus some extras she thought I might like. Throughout the evening, they checked up on us and also made some interesting conversation without being intrusive. Now the best part: the food. Chimichurri Shrimp is to die for! The cumin-dusted scallops were tender and delicious when paired with different flavors like leeks, potato pancakes, quail egg and bacon. I will definitely return to sample more of the menu.

Pros: ambience, waitstaff, food

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I can't help but think that had the three of us been men we would have received better service. There's a stereotype that women don't tip well. I wonder if that's because places like Brasa give such crappy service to women? We had to wait for a wine list, ask to have our very empty plates taken away and stand up to get attention to get our bill. It's nice not to be rushed, but it was a 2.5 hour ordeal all together and most of that was spent waiting for the next course. The good wine buzz was ruined by the lack of service. I'm not going back.

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★★☆☆☆

I can't help but think that had the three of us been men we would have received better service. There's a stereotype that women don't tip well. I wonder if that's because places like Brasa give such crappy service to women? We had to wait for a wine list, ask to have our very empty plates taken away and stand up to get attention to get our bill. It's nice not to be rushed, but it was a 2.5 hour ordeal all together and most of that was spent waiting for the next course. The good wine buzz was ruined by the lack of service. I'm not going back.

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We came without reservations, so we ate at the bar, which was a little more than half full. We got our drinks in a timely manner and ordered dinner, and then the waiting began. Good luck getting your water glass refilled--only selected patrons get the honor. No use making eye contact either, that doesn't seem to help. When we finally did get our food, it was disappointing--very small portions, trendy presentation, undercooked. after being served our food we were forgotten about for over 30 minutes and had to stand up to finally get their attention. truly horrible service.

1
★★☆☆☆

We came without reservations, so we ate at the bar, which was a little more than half full. We got our drinks in a timely manner and ordered dinner, and then the waiting began. Good luck getting your water glass refilled--only selected patrons get the honor. No use making eye contact either, that doesn't seem to help. When we finally did get our food, it was disappointing--very small portions, trendy presentation, undercooked. after being served our food we were forgotten about for over 30 minutes and had to stand up to finally get their attention. truly horrible service.

Pros: umm....?

Cons: service, undercooked, trendy

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I've eaten in the bar many times but recently had dinner here with friends. Everyone loved their food but thought the portions were way too small. The food is fantastic and the wine pairings are great. Some of the best mussels in Seattle without a doubt! Our service was good if a bit slow, certainly not snobbish! I've never encountered that here. I'd say don't take a hungry guy unless your doing happy hour bar menu!

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★★★★☆

I've eaten in the bar many times but recently had dinner here with friends. Everyone loved their food but thought the portions were way too small. The food is fantastic and the wine pairings are great. Some of the best mussels in Seattle without a doubt! Our service was good if a bit slow, certainly not snobbish! I've never encountered that here. I'd say don't take a hungry guy unless your doing happy hour bar menu!

Pros: fantastic food, great wine list, cities best mussels

Cons: small portions, medium expensive

 

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