Seattle >Food & Dining > Black Bottle
2600 First Ave, Seattle, WA | Directions 9812147.615578 -122.349603
4:30p.m.-1:30a.m. Monday-Saturday, until midnight on Sunday
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Belltown
This mid-priced lively room serves up a splendid bites and cocktails. Don't miss the hangar steak, the curried cauliflower or the can't be beat blasted broccoli.
This Belltown watering hole is perennially packed, a mixed crowd of folks who appreciated the interesting lineup of wine and craft cocktails, as well as the right-priced plates. Don't miss the blasted broccoli. Cheers!
Love this place! The smoked chicken flat bread is awesome! Blasted broccoli and roasted potatoes are so yummy! Don't miss out!
YUM!! – OMG...the food and drinks are incredible! This is the perfect spot for a date night...or ladies / guys night out. The drinks are a little spendy and it can get crowded (my only complaints), but the food and atmosphere are perfect. The dim lighting and cozy ambiance make for a perfect date setting. They also have a great wine list, and the food / app's are to die for. You must dry the blasted broccoli, curried cauliflower, fried chicken, flat bread, and the roasted veggies! The veggie portions are a bit large, so bring your appetite. You won't be disappointed in the food or service. It's one of my favorite places to eat out w/o the kiddos.
fantastic - great staff warm welcome relaxing environment – I now make this one of my must visit locations multiple times per month. The food was surprisingly good - best tzatziki I HAVE EVER HAD. The staff is very friendly and in a wonderful modest kind of way - with many places out there trying to be "Uber cool: it is great to experience a place that is but does not act like it.
This is a gem ! Go you will not be disappointed
Avoid, unless you like poor service and questionable "food" – This is one of the typically over-rated new age eating spots in Seattle. The first thing that hits you when you walk in are the staff - I was literally pushed out of the way by one while waiting for a host to actually appear. They obviously value themselves and their own personal convenience more than they value a customer's experience.
After being seated, the same "take it or leave it" quality of service continues. Wait staff are largely inattentive while the kitchen is possibly one of the slowest on record. There is also no attempt to coordinate anything that comes out of the kitchen and in our case one person at the table sat for 20 minutes while dishes for others kept coming out.
Then there is the menu. The food is certainly not poisonous. At the same time it is highly unattractive and consists of overly spiced basic elements combined without a flare for what types of taste contrasts would really be interesting. Many dishes are not even close to being enjoyable.
The only time you should visit this restaurant is if you are in the mood for poor, verging on bad, service and at the same time want to threaten your digestive system while proving to your brain how bad torture by taste can really be.
Hopefully certain parts of the Federal Government will not discover the charms of this place - if they ever do, it will bring new meaning to the term "extreme rendition" as they "Black Bottle" people for information
All and all a good time – I recommend the flat breads and of course their well known blasted brocolli...... and the wine pricing is a rarity in an industry where a 400% mark up is common. The place is noisy and crowded most nights so it is not romantic but great people watching and you can't beat that prosciutto and bechemal flatbread...
AWESOME decor...disappointing service – We went there just for the wine and left after a glass. The decor was very cool. It's a place I could spend an afternoon drinking wine in.
However, the server could have cared less about us. No one cared what kind of wine I liked, asked if I'd like to try anything, asked if it was good. She merely brought us the glasses and took our money.
We decided to move down the street to another of Seattle's many wine bars.
Belltown's Clubhouse – Everyone has their go-to spot for a quick drink, great bite and guaranteed good people. For me, that go-to is Black Bottle. Black Bottle has become the clubhouse for the Belltown condo crowd, where it’s guaranteed you’ll run into a neighbor but just as likely to meet a neighborhood newbie. The menu is constant, with small plates that range from flatbreads, seafood, meats, and veggies. After a long work day I tend to crave the fried Spanish olives - which are salty, fried pillows of goodness and a glass of wine. Sitting at the bar, is usually an easy fete, a weekday trip will allow for a table quickly, and you’ll avoid the “scene” that develops during happy hour on the weekends. On sunny days, the outside seating is a hot spot in itself with people spilling out of the chained seating area and making Black Bottle North Belltown’s neighborhood hangout.
Good tapas but noisy – The food is good but this place is usually packed and impossible to hold a conversation in w/o yelling. Also, the outside seating is horrible. There's nothing between you and the street - not even a divider.
My New Favorite Restaurant! – This is one of my new favorite restaurants! Can't say enough about the food (served family style which is great for groups of four or an intimate date), the atmosphere (it's loud, but so urban) and location (great for Belltown pre-funk or all-night dining destination)!
Can't wait to go back! Would go there more often if they accepted the Passport Dining Card.
Dissapointing Glass of Wine – Promptly seated, wine showed up after a slight delay. Bouquet was straight oranges. Not oranges you want to see from your Douro or your Cotes Du Rhone. This was orangina or freshly peeled oranges. Its helps as a bartender, sommelier or just person that pours wine if you don't do your twists for martini's or slice oranges within range of the glassware that you serve wine from. All in all quite dissatisfied by the experience. If you tout yourself on wine service figure the little simple things out.
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