Seattle >Food & Dining > Amber
2214 1st Ave, Seattle, WA | Directions 9812147.613060 -122.345696
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Belltown
hangout for immature, drunk, ostentatious people – The hostess had absolutely no class and had no business running the door. It took us sooo long to be seated and there were so many empty tables. The waitress was slow and overworked. It probably wasn't her fault that we had crappy service...the management should have ad more people working on a Friday night.
The food and decor was good, but the service SUCKED.
The WORST SERVICE! – BULLSH*T service anyone???
What a night of dumb bullsh*t service.
First at amber, dinner party for 3 birthdays, at least 25+ guests at the table. They had one waitress for the entire party, she had a sh*tty attitude and even worse service. I arrived at 7:15 and had to wait 20 minutes to order cocktails then another 30 minutes to get my first one. Ordering food and drinks, delivery, refills on water etc? Everything took forever! We were there till 845 and I only was able to order two drinks.
Naturally I?m irritated, I ask for my check and she refuses to separate my bill from the other 25+ people at the party. So I spot the manager and launch my complaint very politely. He asks me when I arrived and I informed him that I arrived after the initial group showed up and he had the audacity to try and justify and excuse the poor service because I showed up to the party 45 minutes after it started. Several others in the group inform him of sh*t service from the moment it the party started and he continued to defend his bullsh*t waitress.
We take off from amber, head to bell town billiards. Hung out for a bit, had a couple drinks and then headed to level 5. got more crappy treatment at level five so we went to venom, the rest of our party met us, we celebrated birthdays and home comings and we ended up spending nearly 1k on drinks and having a great time.
What a shame about amber and level 5. Both of these venues set a standard for service and both failed to live up to it. I won't be planning any events at either of these venues any time soon.
Good Server, Great Food, and Awesome Drinks! Highly Recommended! – Me and about 15 other girls were here on Saturday for a bachelorette party and we had the BEST time! Our server was friendly and prompt and the food was wonderful! I love coming here because the atmosphere is great and you just want to have a good time when you're there! Not to mention the drinks were fabulous! I always have a good time so I highly recommend it!
Nope. Missed the mark by a long shot – Went there early Monday evening for cocktails and dinner. When we got there, we were the only ones at the bar with about 8 people at tables. At no point during our evening were there more than 20 in the entire bar. The bartender was very friendly and engaged us right off the bat. That was great. But we had to flag him down for everything after that first round. Started with happy hour apps. The prawn cocktail tasted like nothing. The steak bites were overcooked and chewy. Umm... come get our plates? And while you're there, ask if we want another drink. Flag him down again. Another round and dinner menus please? A barback brought out my meal but not hers. A couple minutes later I had to tell the bartender we'd like to eat together. He said "Who served you only one plate? I'll talk to him!" There are only 6 of us at the bar. Why didn't you notice? The crab cakes weren't bad. But the ribs matched the prawns. Bland. I don't even think they added any spice to the meal. And no salt nearby. I found the pepper mill myself. We hadn't touched our plates in 10 minutes and I had some leftovers. I asked for a box. He gave the request to the barback. But he forgets. 3 times!! OK. The place looks great and the bartender was nice and friendly. Just slow on the draw. The cocktail server was gorgeous and seemed to be doing a great job. The barback stunk (maybe he was even a later shift bartender?). I can understand slow service on busy nights, but this clearly wasn't. So just fix a few little things: 1) The bartender is in control of the bar even if he deligates some duties. 2) Watch the customers at the bar to see if everything is right. 3)Offer everything you have to everyone seated at the bar, every time! ... another round? dinner menus? are you done? Do you need me to box anything? 4)The menu looks great but falls FAR short of tasty. Could've been an off night so I'll give it another shot. These are easy fixes.
Good Drinks – I would say this place is what it is = a meat market with decent food and drinks. Why would you be going there for anything else anyway? I thought the place was a cool establishment with good drinks. I didn't have the food but the menu looked good. I would recommend this place to others.
"Place to be seen" scene – This place is a fun place to meet people. It's got a pretty relaxed atmosphere. You can definitely expect your weekends to be packed and you'll be waiting for drinks while you're inside, and it can be a hassle if you want to get your drinks quick, but that's what happens at busy places. The service is friendly and while there is a long list of drinks, they are definitely a lot of the "froo-froo" sweet drinks. This place brings to mind Joey's, in a way, in that it's more about one of those places to be than the stiff-drink locales. It's a fun place, but it wouldn't really be one of the first places I'd recommend to someone.
I can't say I've ever been that impressed... – Amber seems to be more of a place to be seen. And by that, I mean you should be expecting to be seen by a lot of business-types who want to keep networking long after work is over. I went there for about the 6th time last night, and still could not find a reason to rave about the place. Most conversations I've had with friends from out of town that I've brought there have said something to the effect that it seems very stuffy and pretentious. I'm all about having a good time and enjoying yourself but it seems like this place attracts a lot of men that aren't very good at either: a) talking to women, or b) talking about things other than work. It may be your speed, and the drinks aren't too shabby...so give it a try and prove me wrong.
A Northwest theme and more than 90 specialty cocktails at this Belltown hot spot. – In Short
This multilevel lounge has an overarching Pacific Northwest decorating scheme--logs protrude from the center of the rectangular bar and the upstairs sports lounge features polished tree-stump tables along with plush leather chairs. Cozy booths in back are accentuated by trendy wire chandeliers glowing amber. The multipage cocktail menu includes drinks such as the Blood Orange martini, mandarin vodka mixed with crushed blood oranges and lemon-lime soda, garnished with an orange sugar rim.
Amazing Drinks! – I went on a rainy Wednesday night and had the best time relaxing in front of one of their fireplaces, the inside was glowing and so inviting! The drink menu was like a book- and the waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful. This place is great on weeknights for a quiet, relaxed date.
Best Mojito – Althought the line was really long, went there on a saturday night and waited. Ordered a Mojito and it was truly amazing, not too much mint and not too much sugar! Finding a Mojito that is just right is hard if you arent in Cuba so i was very satisfied!
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