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branzino

#244 of 3,090 Restaurants in Seattle
#288 of 3,573 Places to Eat in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Belltown
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2429 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121 (Wall Street)
206 728 5181
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Today
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Relaxed fine bistro dining

I think this is a place you have to visit and just go with the flow. These people really care about doing a good job, but there seems to be a bit of Seattle informality in the air. I have to admit I was not thrilled to wait for about 10 minutes to get my cocktail while watching the bartender... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Richard M
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Sedona, AZ
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Sedona, AZ
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I think this is a place you have to visit and just go with the flow. These people really care about doing a good job, but there seems to be a bit of Seattle informality in the air. I have to admit I was not thrilled to wait for about 10 minutes to get my cocktail while watching the bartender... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Our second stop over for the restaurant week is Branzino, This one comes highly recommended by our friends and we found out in person why ? It was a cold rainy day, just the right weather one hearty Italian meal. We were quickly ushered in and shown our tables by our host who also happened to be our waitress. Branzino... More 

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Meridian, Idaho
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

A corporate dinner at Branzino was a night of firsts for me. First time I ate Brussel sprouts I actually iiked and first time I ever ate gnocchi, which I absolutely loved. Also had a lot of wine to drink. This smallish restaurant had a cozy neighborhood feel but the service and food of fine dining. I did not like... More 

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Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

UNIMPRESSED! They were way understaffed as the hostess was also the waitress, bartender, bus person, and you get the picture. Food took too long to arrive and they ran out of their namesake, the Branzino. If your restaurant is named for its best dish, you should never run out. Or at least you should account for enough NOT to run... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Food was great. Service was great and I absolutely love the space it was really cozy and unpretentious. Just good food, attentive service and warm. Thanks!

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Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We went back to Branzino tonight. It retains its comfortable charm and casual elegance. Wines had changed, as expected, but they still had 6 reds and 6 whites by the glass with 6 different varietals represented in each. Our greeting was again friendly and informal and we again got Paige as our server. She is a treat. We also went... More 

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Penn Valley, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A wonderful evening at a small neighborhood restaurant that had a great staff, delicious food and a comfortable setting. It was a plus that we could walk back to our hotel from the restaurant - all downhill. Will love going back.

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Everett, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We went here for dinner last night to celebrate my birthday. We did not have reservations, but they sat us at a table in the bar even though there were tables open in the restaurant the whole time we were there. We are early diners and enjoyed the table until a large, loud group came in. We had a hard... More 

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Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Branzino gets 5 out of 5 because it does, very well, what it sets out to do. It fits into the Belltown scene as a "neighborhood" Italian/seafood restaurant, offering a one page menu [6 starters, 7 small plates, 7 entrees, and 4 pizzas] and a one page wine list [6-7 different varietal of reds by the glass and 5 whites... More 

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Renton, Washington
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411 reviews 411 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We had dinner last night before seeing something at Benaroya Hall. Our waitress Paige was first-rate. The restaurant staff and management are very nice. We got stuck in traffic on I-5 so we were 30 minutes late to our reservation. When we realized we were going to be late, I called was told that it was fine and to come... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2429 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121
    (Wall Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Belltown
  • Neighborhood: Belltown
  • Phone Number: 206 728 5181

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 45
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?