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The Brooklyn Restaurant Review: Upholstered booths and dark wood furnishings give The Brooklyn a classy men’s club vibe. Located in a 19th-century building, this spot often bustles with guests enjoying expense account meals or post-office happy hours, so it may take some time to be seated if you arrive without a reservation. While waiting, consider sidling up to the bar or counter where you’ll have a view of oysters being shucked (reportedly 400 dozen each week) and drinks being poured. Try the tasting samplers that pair various oysters with wines or draft beers. Menu favorites include venison with roasted wild boar bacon and potato gnocchi, Prime sirloin with Dungeness crab, and a slow-braised leg of lamb. Desserts are forgettable, but if you must indulge in something sweet, the warm chocolate cake is a decent option. The Brooklyn also has a loyal clientele of well-heeled concert-goers who attend symphony performances at nearby Benaroya Hall.