Black Bottle

★★★★☆
  • 2600 First Ave

    Seattle, WA 98121

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  • 206-441-1500

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Love this place! The smoked chicken flat bread is awesome! Blasted broccoli and roasted potatoes are so yummy! Don't miss out!

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★★★★★

Love this place! The smoked chicken flat bread is awesome! Blasted broccoli and roasted potatoes are so yummy! Don't miss out!

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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

3
★★★★★

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

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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

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★★★★★

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

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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

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★★★★★

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

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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

3
★★★★★

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

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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.

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★★☆☆☆

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.

Pros: The decor is very cool...doesn't try too hard

Cons: No personalized service

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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.

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★★★★☆

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.

Pros: food, ambiance, people

Cons: Gets crowded very quickly

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This is a great date spot. The building looks really old and classic from the outside, but inside is pretty modern. The wine is great, and the atmosphere is perfect for just sitting and talking the night away.

4
★★★★☆

This is a great date spot. The building looks really old and classic from the outside, but inside is pretty modern. The wine is great, and the atmosphere is perfect for just sitting and talking the night away.

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My friends and I had a nice low-key dinner here a few months ago. We split a bottle of red wine and shared a few of their dishes. We had the flat bread, potatoes and cauliflower, and the ceviche mahi mahi. We enjoyed all of it but our favorite was potatoes.

We had to wait a long time for our friend to arrive and occupied one of their bigger tables, but the server was nothing but nice.

The price is pretty reasonable. It's about what you would expect for a dinner in the Belltown.

4
★★★★☆

My friends and I had a nice low-key dinner here a few months ago. We split a bottle of red wine and shared a few of their dishes. We had the flat bread, potatoes and cauliflower, and the ceviche mahi mahi. We enjoyed all of it but our favorite was potatoes.

We had to wait a long time for our friend to arrive and occupied one of their bigger tables, but the server was nothing but nice.

The price is pretty reasonable. It's about what you would expect for a dinner in the Belltown.

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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.

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★★★☆☆

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.

Pros: Yummy food

Cons: Noisy, crowded, outdoor seating bad

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

Pros: Value: Family Style Dining

Cons: Parking: Always an issue in Belltown

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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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★★☆☆☆

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.

Pros: Reasonable Price

Cons: Inability to Serve Wine properly

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As a someone that lives in Manhattan and eats out ALL the time, I must say that I do agree with some reviews when they say Black Bottle could literally be a restaurant in NY. I can imagine BB being located on Prince and Elizabeth in Soho. A thumbs up to the understated trendy atmosphere and the sweet/attentive hostess. The hanger steak with daikon was one of my favorites as well as the mussels. However, I found our unkempt/undressed waitress to be very rude and pretentious for no apparent reason (maybe it was the 20% automatic gratuity for parties over 6 that made her lazy). Whatever the case may be, she put a damper on our evening with her attitude. The only other thing, aside from our moody waitress, was that it was VERY loud in the restaurant and could not hear much of what anyone was saying at the table. I guess that could be a good sign that people were having a great time as well. Just a personal preference thing, I guess. I give BB 3 stars because I've experienced better in Seattle-better service/better food.

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★★★☆☆

As a someone that lives in Manhattan and eats out ALL the time, I must say that I do agree with some reviews when they say Black Bottle could literally be a restaurant in NY. I can imagine BB being located on Prince and Elizabeth in Soho. A thumbs up to the understated trendy atmosphere and the sweet/attentive hostess. The hanger steak with daikon was one of my favorites as well as the mussels. However, I found our unkempt/undressed waitress to be very rude and pretentious for no apparent reason (maybe it was the 20% automatic gratuity for parties over 6 that made her lazy). Whatever the case may be, she put a damper on our evening with her attitude. The only other thing, aside from our moody waitress, was that it was VERY loud in the restaurant and could not hear much of what anyone was saying at the table. I guess that could be a good sign that people were having a great time as well. Just a personal preference thing, I guess. I give BB 3 stars because I've experienced better in Seattle-better service/better food.

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After hearing good things about this little Belltown gem I felt it was time to see it for myself. I went with three friends and we were all impressed. The wine list has a nice selection. The food was really good. A couple of us had the lamb skewers served with pita slices and very generous sides of hummus, Tsatsiki & an unusual but very tasty lentil spread . We also had a wonderful plate of roasted seasonal vegetables & steamed clams served with a fabulous dense bread perfect for dipping. We ended our evening sharing a piece of chocolate cake between four of us. The servings are generous. The prices are shockingly reasonable. The setting is warm yet urban and sophisticated. All the employees were sincerely friendly and helpful without being overpowering. I really wish Black Bottle was in my neighborhood. Its the kind of place you want to go back to again and again. And we will.

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★★★★★

After hearing good things about this little Belltown gem I felt it was time to see it for myself. I went with three friends and we were all impressed. The wine list has a nice selection. The food was really good. A couple of us had the lamb skewers served with pita slices and very generous sides of hummus, Tsatsiki & an unusual but very tasty lentil spread . We also had a wonderful plate of roasted seasonal vegetables & steamed clams served with a fabulous dense bread perfect for dipping. We ended our evening sharing a piece of chocolate cake between four of us. The servings are generous. The prices are shockingly reasonable. The setting is warm yet urban and sophisticated. All the employees were sincerely friendly and helpful without being overpowering. I really wish Black Bottle was in my neighborhood. Its the kind of place you want to go back to again and again. And we will.

Pros: Food, Service, Wine, People, Setting, Reasonable prices

Cons: Parking is scarce. Pay lot is next door.

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This place is great for parties of eight to ten people. We ordered lots of small plates, and they have plenty of options for our vegan friends. Good wine, friendly service, and great location in Belltown.

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★★★★★

This place is great for parties of eight to ten people. We ordered lots of small plates, and they have plenty of options for our vegan friends. Good wine, friendly service, and great location in Belltown.

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Twelve of us had a fabulous dinner here on a Friday night. Should definitely make reservations, as the place fills up. We arrived about 8:30pm, and it was packed. They gave us a long table in the back, and we got started right away with drinks. The waitstaff was very attentive and friendly, and everything seemed to come in a reasonable amount of time. The ambience was cool--urban, hip crowd, minimalist, brick walls. My favorite thing was the menu, though :) Everything was an appetizer, so we all ordered a couple of things, and it seemed like plates just kept arriving one after another, each one with something tasty and interesting. Everything was about $8-$13, and was generously portioned. A really fun way to eat, because you get to try so many things on the menu. My favorites were the octopus with cilantro pesto, the artichoke hearts with goat cheese and proscuitto, the hanger steak with daikon shiso, and the caramelized onion tart. The cocktails were well-poured, and they had a great wine list to choose from. After all we ate and drank, even with the 18% gratuity automatically added on, it came out to $40pp, which I thought was a crazy good bargain! I will definitely return.

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★★★★★

Twelve of us had a fabulous dinner here on a Friday night. Should definitely make reservations, as the place fills up. We arrived about 8:30pm, and it was packed. They gave us a long table in the back, and we got started right away with drinks. The waitstaff was very attentive and friendly, and everything seemed to come in a reasonable amount of time. The ambience was cool--urban, hip crowd, minimalist, brick walls. My favorite thing was the menu, though :) Everything was an appetizer, so we all ordered a couple of things, and it seemed like plates just kept arriving one after another, each one with something tasty and interesting. Everything was about $8-$13, and was generously portioned. A really fun way to eat, because you get to try so many things on the menu. My favorites were the octopus with cilantro pesto, the artichoke hearts with goat cheese and proscuitto, the hanger steak with daikon shiso, and the caramelized onion tart. The cocktails were well-poured, and they had a great wine list to choose from. After all we ate and drank, even with the 18% gratuity automatically added on, it came out to $40pp, which I thought was a crazy good bargain! I will definitely return.

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We live at the edge of Belltown and when my roommate turned 21, we decided to make a rule that we had to try somewhere new anytime we wanted to go out to dinner. The first time we went to Black Bottle, the food was great...they make a slammin flat bread. But the wine list was amazing. Great wines from all over the world, including the often ignored South America.

I think the highlight of our first visit was our waitress, Laura, who was extremely attentive and knew the wine list down pat. She was able to describe the flavors and tones behind the wines and found a few that my roommate and I just loved. She has since never forgotten who we are, even waving when we walk by with the dogs.

All in all, we find it hard to stick to our pact and instead prefer to go back to Black Bottle over and over again.

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★★★★★

We live at the edge of Belltown and when my roommate turned 21, we decided to make a rule that we had to try somewhere new anytime we wanted to go out to dinner. The first time we went to Black Bottle, the food was great...they make a slammin flat bread. But the wine list was amazing. Great wines from all over the world, including the often ignored South America.

I think the highlight of our first visit was our waitress, Laura, who was extremely attentive and knew the wine list down pat. She was able to describe the flavors and tones behind the wines and found a few that my roommate and I just loved. She has since never forgotten who we are, even waving when we walk by with the dogs.

All in all, we find it hard to stick to our pact and instead prefer to go back to Black Bottle over and over again.

Pros: Amazing Wine List, Great Ambience, Friendly Service

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I love the food at Black Bottle (my fave is the laab gai) and the drinks are not too bad. The atmosphere is kind of mode chic, classic brick walls, generally a more well established mid-30's crowd after 5 and 6pm. I am 22 and still love to go. But the bad service is finally making it so that not even the delicious curried potatoes or my beloved laab gai can get me to go in. The waitress's mains-well be smacking gum, and slamming the food on the table with how rude they are. Last time I went I ordered a Martini, and when the waitress came by to pour the rest of the liquid from the mini shaker they give you into my glass under her breath she said, "o well that went quick didn't it"? Then she swiped my credit card twice without informing me. Please black bottle, get new servers and waitresses. That experience was actually e step up from the last time I went.

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★★☆☆☆

I love the food at Black Bottle (my fave is the laab gai) and the drinks are not too bad. The atmosphere is kind of mode chic, classic brick walls, generally a more well established mid-30's crowd after 5 and 6pm. I am 22 and still love to go. But the bad service is finally making it so that not even the delicious curried potatoes or my beloved laab gai can get me to go in. The waitress's mains-well be smacking gum, and slamming the food on the table with how rude they are. Last time I went I ordered a Martini, and when the waitress came by to pour the rest of the liquid from the mini shaker they give you into my glass under her breath she said, "o well that went quick didn't it"? Then she swiped my credit card twice without informing me. Please black bottle, get new servers and waitresses. That experience was actually e step up from the last time I went.

Pros: Unique but tasty dishes, and reasonable prices. Feels high-class.

Cons: Bad service, and sometimes t he guys are too old.

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Let me first say that I don't like going to Belltown all that much. I live in West Seattle, work downtown, and usually head across the bridge as soon as humanly possible.
Black Bottle has changed all that. I go there as much as I can. Like once a week for the past two months. Whatever they put in that Broccoli...it's like heaven. It's amazing. The wine is also good, though I would suggest just buying a bottle if you go with friends, to save money on your eventual bill in the long run.
Can be pretty crowded, so best to always make reservations. The service is simple, the ambience is lovely and understated, and you don't have a pushy uptight server in your face when you really want to spend time with your friends and family. Great place to take your friends for afterwork drinks and light dinner.

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★★★★★

Let me first say that I don't like going to Belltown all that much. I live in West Seattle, work downtown, and usually head across the bridge as soon as humanly possible.
Black Bottle has changed all that. I go there as much as I can. Like once a week for the past two months. Whatever they put in that Broccoli...it's like heaven. It's amazing. The wine is also good, though I would suggest just buying a bottle if you go with friends, to save money on your eventual bill in the long run.
Can be pretty crowded, so best to always make reservations. The service is simple, the ambience is lovely and understated, and you don't have a pushy uptight server in your face when you really want to spend time with your friends and family. Great place to take your friends for afterwork drinks and light dinner.

Pros: Good Food, Good place for group dinner, Great wine & ambience

Cons: Lack of parking, Can be very crowded and tables are too close together

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I go here for the flatbreads and amazing butterbean and Portabello Mushroom salad. The wines are reasonably priced and the people watching is great. It is busy but don't forget there is a back room that often is a little less congested for larger parties or groups that want a bit more elbow room.

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★★★★☆

I go here for the flatbreads and amazing butterbean and Portabello Mushroom salad. The wines are reasonably priced and the people watching is great. It is busy but don't forget there is a back room that often is a little less congested for larger parties or groups that want a bit more elbow room.

Pros: Great food, People Watching

Cons: Service can be a little slow in busy times.

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I had dinner with two of my friends here a few weeks ago. The place is pretty modern and chic without overdoing it or getting pretenious. The usual snotty Belltown waitress was my only qualm, but she was definitely bearable. The food was great (first timer with pork belly - delicious) and the drinks were too. I was so pleased to see my martini glass come with a full-refill sidecar!! I think this is a great place to bring friends, family or a date.

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★★★★☆

I had dinner with two of my friends here a few weeks ago. The place is pretty modern and chic without overdoing it or getting pretenious. The usual snotty Belltown waitress was my only qualm, but she was definitely bearable. The food was great (first timer with pork belly - delicious) and the drinks were too. I was so pleased to see my martini glass come with a full-refill sidecar!! I think this is a great place to bring friends, family or a date.

Pros: Tapas like food and drinks were perfectly filling and delicious

Cons: It's in Belltown - not my favorite place to try to park on a weekend

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I think I would have enjoyed the Black Bottle had I been let in. I was vacationing in Seattle with the family, saw on Citysearch how wonderful this place supposedly is, and ended up being misled by everything I had read -- I thought this place was supposed to be a restaurant. Turns out it is a "lounge", and as such does not admit minors. We were kicked out by a surly little so-and-so because there was a 14-year-old in our party. And this was after enduring long rides on Seattle's substandard bus system to get there. I was under the impression that if you were a "restaurant", then you should serve just about anyone who can pay the bill. Not the case with the Black Bottle. It sounds like the tapas here are good -- but you have to be 21 or over to enjoy them! That simply shouldn't be.

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★☆☆☆☆

I think I would have enjoyed the Black Bottle had I been let in. I was vacationing in Seattle with the family, saw on Citysearch how wonderful this place supposedly is, and ended up being misled by everything I had read -- I thought this place was supposed to be a restaurant. Turns out it is a "lounge", and as such does not admit minors. We were kicked out by a surly little so-and-so because there was a 14-year-old in our party. And this was after enduring long rides on Seattle's substandard bus system to get there. I was under the impression that if you were a "restaurant", then you should serve just about anyone who can pay the bill. Not the case with the Black Bottle. It sounds like the tapas here are good -- but you have to be 21 or over to enjoy them! That simply shouldn't be.

Pros: Pretty looking place

Cons: Not a restaurant, evidently

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Last week my husband and I went to Black Bottle with 20 of our friends. The folks at BB were fantastic from start to finish. Friendly and patient when I called a few different times to change reservation numbers, really great about a big table of people, the food was fantastic (the flat bread is one of my favorite things to eat in the world, seriously), wine was great and cheap. All of us drinking and eating until we were stuffed still left us only paying $40 per person. At the end the waitress, who's name unfortunately I didn't get but who is a petite pretty brunette with a cute accent was sweet enough to tell us we were a really good, nice group. It was a perfect experience. We already loved Black Bottle, but now it is the top of our list. Don't miss it!

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★★★★★

Last week my husband and I went to Black Bottle with 20 of our friends. The folks at BB were fantastic from start to finish. Friendly and patient when I called a few different times to change reservation numbers, really great about a big table of people, the food was fantastic (the flat bread is one of my favorite things to eat in the world, seriously), wine was great and cheap. All of us drinking and eating until we were stuffed still left us only paying $40 per person. At the end the waitress, who's name unfortunately I didn't get but who is a petite pretty brunette with a cute accent was sweet enough to tell us we were a really good, nice group. It was a perfect experience. We already loved Black Bottle, but now it is the top of our list. Don't miss it!

Pros: Great service, awesome food, really reasonable prices

Cons: I don't live in Belltown so I can't eat there every night!

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My girlfriend and I live in Portland and were in Seattle for the weekend, we love wine and tapas so we thought we would give Black Bottle a whirl. When we arrived it seemed very busy, the front room was full to the brim but we found a spot in the dark back room. I say dark because I don't mean dim I mean dark. Each table was lit by candle light but the rest of the room was virtually dark--perhaps a little too much ambiance but no worries. We ordered some wine and a couple of food items: the halibut, pork and kimchi, and prochuitto flat bread. I thought the dishes were a fair size considering the trend in tapas for tiny plates that cost a lot. The fish was fantasti, my girlfriend is still dreaming of the pork and kimchi today, and the flat bread was just the right mix of prochuitto and cheese. I also have to mention our server was happy and helpful.

When in Seattle you should check it out but you have to save a seat for us.

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★★★★★

My girlfriend and I live in Portland and were in Seattle for the weekend, we love wine and tapas so we thought we would give Black Bottle a whirl. When we arrived it seemed very busy, the front room was full to the brim but we found a spot in the dark back room. I say dark because I don't mean dim I mean dark. Each table was lit by candle light but the rest of the room was virtually dark--perhaps a little too much ambiance but no worries. We ordered some wine and a couple of food items: the halibut, pork and kimchi, and prochuitto flat bread. I thought the dishes were a fair size considering the trend in tapas for tiny plates that cost a lot. The fish was fantasti, my girlfriend is still dreaming of the pork and kimchi today, and the flat bread was just the right mix of prochuitto and cheese. I also have to mention our server was happy and helpful.

When in Seattle you should check it out but you have to save a seat for us.

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I used to come here at least once each week...now I live in Manhattan surrounded by incredible restaurants but I still crave Black Bottle flatbreads! If you love sharing, like me, then this is the perfect spot. Great ambience, great crowd, really good wines. Always a first stop when I am back in Seattle.

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★★★★★

I used to come here at least once each week...now I live in Manhattan surrounded by incredible restaurants but I still crave Black Bottle flatbreads! If you love sharing, like me, then this is the perfect spot. Great ambience, great crowd, really good wines. Always a first stop when I am back in Seattle.

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I was drawn to Black Bottle as I drove by late one night last year. The huge windows expose a dimly lit yet alive environment. When I got the opportunity to try it, I fell in love even more. Black Bottle is my favorite place in Seattle. Every time I have a visitor from out of town or meet a Seattlelite that hasnt been, I never hesitate to bring someone here. They consistently play great music, have great service and serve great food. The interior is simple. The lighting is warm, with dim overhead lights and long candles that adorn each table and the bartop. However, the highlight for me here is a particular bartender that was also mentioned in a previous review, Aimen (though I'm not sure if thats how you spell it). Extraordinary bars, in my opinion, are made by great bartenders. On just about any given night, you will find Aimen with a grin, behind the bar chatting with everyone sitting in front of him. He makes an awesome martini and is very knowledgeable about wine and also about other great, lesser known spots to check out in the city. The roasted chicken and sundried cherry flatbread is my favorite, but the beef is also cooked to perfection. Their desserts are on point as well. I would skip the banana flambe and go for the peach and blueberry tart baked to order served with warmed cream. Do yourself a favor and check this place out!

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★★★☆☆

I was drawn to Black Bottle as I drove by late one night last year. The huge windows expose a dimly lit yet alive environment. When I got the opportunity to try it, I fell in love even more. Black Bottle is my favorite place in Seattle. Every time I have a visitor from out of town or meet a Seattlelite that hasnt been, I never hesitate to bring someone here. They consistently play great music, have great service and serve great food. The interior is simple. The lighting is warm, with dim overhead lights and long candles that adorn each table and the bartop. However, the highlight for me here is a particular bartender that was also mentioned in a previous review, Aimen (though I'm not sure if thats how you spell it). Extraordinary bars, in my opinion, are made by great bartenders. On just about any given night, you will find Aimen with a grin, behind the bar chatting with everyone sitting in front of him. He makes an awesome martini and is very knowledgeable about wine and also about other great, lesser known spots to check out in the city. The roasted chicken and sundried cherry flatbread is my favorite, but the beef is also cooked to perfection. Their desserts are on point as well. I would skip the banana flambe and go for the peach and blueberry tart baked to order served with warmed cream. Do yourself a favor and check this place out!

Pros: great prices too!

Cons: belltown parking

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We enjoyed our meal and thought the food was good. We were suprised that the server lit our bananas foster with his bic cigarette lighter rather then a torch. The service was very informal.

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★★☆☆☆

We enjoyed our meal and thought the food was good. We were suprised that the server lit our bananas foster with his bic cigarette lighter rather then a torch. The service was very informal.

Pros: wine

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Almost no matter what you like to eat, or what your budget, this palce will suit your needs. I haven't adored everything, but food is solid and consistent. Best if you know what to order. Nice wine list with good values. Great atmosphere, all of which make it hard to get in sometimes. Menu options are diverse enough that most groups can find something for everyone, and it's definitely a sharing kinda place.

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★★★★☆

Almost no matter what you like to eat, or what your budget, this palce will suit your needs. I haven't adored everything, but food is solid and consistent. Best if you know what to order. Nice wine list with good values. Great atmosphere, all of which make it hard to get in sometimes. Menu options are diverse enough that most groups can find something for everyone, and it's definitely a sharing kinda place.

Pros: great menu options, pricing

Cons: too good so too busy

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I came upon Black Bottle by sheer luck and stopped in to see what the downtown Seattle Wine bar had to offer. I am not from Seattle and travel frequently across the United States and have seen many different establishments in many different locations. Overall I really enjoyed the experience of Black Bottle which was happening for a late Tuesday night.

As I entered the bar...it was a contemporary layout offering a little bit of unique flavor with a couple pieces of artwork. The stablishment is open and has large windows to let the street lights dimly illuminate the bar which uses candles on the tables for lighting. The back of the bar is lined with wine bottles which are not in closed refrigerators just stacked on a shelf. The bar also offers mixed drinks too for those who do not appreciate the nectar of the gods. If you are hungry and want to eat an appetizer the bar does offer ecclectic menu which looked very good. (I did not eat)

The wine selection was a bit simple since most of the bottles were moderately priced for the economic taster. The wine selection extends across many different countries - Italy, France, Austrailia, Chile, New Zealand, and Argentina. I was a bit dissappointed that they did not offer more Washington state local wines which offer a lot of character...In fact there was more wine represented from California and Oregon than Washington State.

If you do decide to stop into the Black Bottle be sure to head up to the bar and start a discussion with Aimen, the bartender. Aimen definitely kept me interested in staying by offering different wines, discussing philosophy, offering excellent customer service and being a great host.

I would definitely head back...but hopefully they expand their wine selection and place more art on those bare white walls. Stop in and have a drink!

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★★★★☆

I came upon Black Bottle by sheer luck and stopped in to see what the downtown Seattle Wine bar had to offer. I am not from Seattle and travel frequently across the United States and have seen many different establishments in many different locations. Overall I really enjoyed the experience of Black Bottle which was happening for a late Tuesday night.

As I entered the bar...it was a contemporary layout offering a little bit of unique flavor with a couple pieces of artwork. The stablishment is open and has large windows to let the street lights dimly illuminate the bar which uses candles on the tables for lighting. The back of the bar is lined with wine bottles which are not in closed refrigerators just stacked on a shelf. The bar also offers mixed drinks too for those who do not appreciate the nectar of the gods. If you are hungry and want to eat an appetizer the bar does offer ecclectic menu which looked very good. (I did not eat)

The wine selection was a bit simple since most of the bottles were moderately priced for the economic taster. The wine selection extends across many different countries - Italy, France, Austrailia, Chile, New Zealand, and Argentina. I was a bit dissappointed that they did not offer more Washington state local wines which offer a lot of character...In fact there was more wine represented from California and Oregon than Washington State.

If you do decide to stop into the Black Bottle be sure to head up to the bar and start a discussion with Aimen, the bartender. Aimen definitely kept me interested in staying by offering different wines, discussing philosophy, offering excellent customer service and being a great host.

I would definitely head back...but hopefully they expand their wine selection and place more art on those bare white walls. Stop in and have a drink!

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This was the perfect place for a reunion of friends. I tagged along with one of my best friends who was meeting up with two of her old high school friends and I loved this place! We were seated promptly and the atmosphere and ambiance was perfect: Dimly lit, but still light enough to see your food. The waitress was very attentive and they have a great selection of wines and a full bar. I stuck with my regular gin and tonic, but everyone else ordered wine and were very satisfied. We also got a delectable pear sorbet with candied lavender appetizer and it was exquisite and extremely affordable--not to mention all four of us ate it--so the portion size is great too. I will defnitely be coming back to this bar in the future.

2
★★★★★

This was the perfect place for a reunion of friends. I tagged along with one of my best friends who was meeting up with two of her old high school friends and I loved this place! We were seated promptly and the atmosphere and ambiance was perfect: Dimly lit, but still light enough to see your food. The waitress was very attentive and they have a great selection of wines and a full bar. I stuck with my regular gin and tonic, but everyone else ordered wine and were very satisfied. We also got a delectable pear sorbet with candied lavender appetizer and it was exquisite and extremely affordable--not to mention all four of us ate it--so the portion size is great too. I will defnitely be coming back to this bar in the future.

Pros: Great appetizers, ambiance and service

Cons: none

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We've been many places in the US and we eat out a lot and this restaurant certainly ranks in my top 3 favorite restaurants. The food is really yummy (you get great value for money). We thought the restaurant was tapas style, however the portions are larger than the average tapas sizes we've had in other restaurants, which is also a plus. It is a young, trendy restaurant yet it has a very warm feel to it. I just simply loved everything about it and I even tried to convince the owner to open a restaurant in San Francisco. If he ever opens a restaurant here, we'll become regulars!!

2
★★★★★

We've been many places in the US and we eat out a lot and this restaurant certainly ranks in my top 3 favorite restaurants. The food is really yummy (you get great value for money). We thought the restaurant was tapas style, however the portions are larger than the average tapas sizes we've had in other restaurants, which is also a plus. It is a young, trendy restaurant yet it has a very warm feel to it. I just simply loved everything about it and I even tried to convince the owner to open a restaurant in San Francisco. If he ever opens a restaurant here, we'll become regulars!!

Pros: yummy food, excellent service, friendly staff

Cons: you might have to wait a little while in the weekend 'cause it can be busy.

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This place is in the tradition of Lark and Crow - high quality, small plate cuisine. But unlike Lark and Crow, this place is very affordable. And the wine bottles are reasonably priced as well. I have good memories of the laab gai and the mussels. Street parking in belltown is reasonable after 6pm.

3
★★★☆☆

This place is in the tradition of Lark and Crow - high quality, small plate cuisine. But unlike Lark and Crow, this place is very affordable. And the wine bottles are reasonably priced as well. I have good memories of the laab gai and the mussels. Street parking in belltown is reasonable after 6pm.

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This resturant is incredible. It's a great place to share a bottle of wine and sample the great tapas! We started off with the Seven Spice Shrimp. Before we even ordered I saw the waitress carry this dish to another table and it looked amazing and it tasted even more amazing! We then had proscuiutto and bechamel flatbread which was really tasty. After having these two dishes we ordered two more to sample and had the hanger steak which the waitress recommened and the steak was done perfectly, a little pink inside with a nice searing on the outside. And we finished up the entree with a cracked olive salad/hot coppa/soprasatta, which was good but not fantastic. We finished up the night with a banana flambe! This was perfect and was accompanied by two scoops of vanilla ice cream. I highly recommend this resturant. We got to sample so many things and enjoyed everything without the feeling of being rushed. GREAT!

2
★★★★★

This resturant is incredible. It's a great place to share a bottle of wine and sample the great tapas! We started off with the Seven Spice Shrimp. Before we even ordered I saw the waitress carry this dish to another table and it looked amazing and it tasted even more amazing! We then had proscuiutto and bechamel flatbread which was really tasty. After having these two dishes we ordered two more to sample and had the hanger steak which the waitress recommened and the steak was done perfectly, a little pink inside with a nice searing on the outside. And we finished up the entree with a cracked olive salad/hot coppa/soprasatta, which was good but not fantastic. We finished up the night with a banana flambe! This was perfect and was accompanied by two scoops of vanilla ice cream. I highly recommend this resturant. We got to sample so many things and enjoyed everything without the feeling of being rushed. GREAT!

Pros: Great food, great atmosphere

Cons: A little dark inside but that's the atmosphere and since it is in Belltown parking is another issue.

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This place is probably one of the better places in the city that I have been to in a while. Service is knowledgeable, friendly and fast and the dishes are simple, inexpensive and delicious. Come at night when the glow of the candlelight takes over and the illuminating effect entices the palate and warms the heart. The flatbread with prosciutto and béchamel is simply irresistible.

2
★★★★★

This place is probably one of the better places in the city that I have been to in a while. Service is knowledgeable, friendly and fast and the dishes are simple, inexpensive and delicious. Come at night when the glow of the candlelight takes over and the illuminating effect entices the palate and warms the heart. The flatbread with prosciutto and béchamel is simply irresistible.

Pros: $8 plates, fantastic service, great wines

Cons: crowds on weekends

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Just want to encourage all Seattlites to check out Black Bottle. Consistently good and knowledgable service and the food is to die for! Try the artichoke salad!

2
★★★★★

Just want to encourage all Seattlites to check out Black Bottle. Consistently good and knowledgable service and the food is to die for! Try the artichoke salad!

Pros: wine, food, service

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Love this place. The sardines are especially yummy, they're fileted with a balsamic vinaigrette sauce with carmelized onions and bell peppers. You have to taste it to believe how good it is. The flatbread pizzas are worth a try. Definitely try the risotto cakes ... the mussels ... mmm! The atmosphere is cool. Doesn't feel like you're in Seattle, a very modern industrial look. The best feature is the wine cellar that is hidden behind one large sliding steel door (now converted into seating) $8 tapa dishes. Whoever is the owner knows a lot about food and wine because all the food we ordered went really well with the wine we ordered. And we've been here five times in three weeks!

2
★★★★★

Love this place. The sardines are especially yummy, they're fileted with a balsamic vinaigrette sauce with carmelized onions and bell peppers. You have to taste it to believe how good it is. The flatbread pizzas are worth a try. Definitely try the risotto cakes ... the mussels ... mmm! The atmosphere is cool. Doesn't feel like you're in Seattle, a very modern industrial look. The best feature is the wine cellar that is hidden behind one large sliding steel door (now converted into seating) $8 tapa dishes. Whoever is the owner knows a lot about food and wine because all the food we ordered went really well with the wine we ordered. And we've been here five times in three weeks!

Pros: good food for value, great ambiance

Cons: gets crowded, no reservations accepted

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I try to check out a new place every time I go out, but I can't stop going back to Black Bottle. Everytime is absolutely fabulous. The first time I went with one friend, we ordered 5 appetizers thinking they would be the size of appetizers in most restaurants around here. We were shocked when we saw how large the portions were, and assumed we would take half home. Everything was so tasty, we polished off the whole table of food! I definitely recommend the flatbreads, especially the chicken and sun-dried cherry. Service was good, but a little slow. There is no waiting area, so it is really uncomfortable to wait for a table because you feel like you are hovering over someone, and in the way of the waitstaff.

Bartender makes a mean drink, and good suggestions on wine.

2
★★★★★

I try to check out a new place every time I go out, but I can't stop going back to Black Bottle. Everytime is absolutely fabulous. The first time I went with one friend, we ordered 5 appetizers thinking they would be the size of appetizers in most restaurants around here. We were shocked when we saw how large the portions were, and assumed we would take half home. Everything was so tasty, we polished off the whole table of food! I definitely recommend the flatbreads, especially the chicken and sun-dried cherry. Service was good, but a little slow. There is no waiting area, so it is really uncomfortable to wait for a table because you feel like you are hovering over someone, and in the way of the waitstaff.

Bartender makes a mean drink, and good suggestions on wine.

Pros: Outstanding tapas menu

Cons: no waiting area, you have to stand over someone's table or in the a

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AS a portlander coming to visit Seattle I was blown away. The drinks were huge and rather tastey. Our server, London, was superb, nice and very knowledgeable about the wines. Try the portabello mushroom and the hanger steak, absolutely delecious! My favorite was the flatbread with prosciutto and bechamel, I'm craving it now! I know that I will return to this place again and again on my visits up here. Beware the weekend rush! Get there early!

2
★★★★★

AS a portlander coming to visit Seattle I was blown away. The drinks were huge and rather tastey. Our server, London, was superb, nice and very knowledgeable about the wines. Try the portabello mushroom and the hanger steak, absolutely delecious! My favorite was the flatbread with prosciutto and bechamel, I'm craving it now! I know that I will return to this place again and again on my visits up here. Beware the weekend rush! Get there early!

Pros: Great Service, Huge Drinks, Excellent food

Cons: noise, longish wait

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Food portions are larger than traditional tapas. Taste is pretty good, but not great (ate about 1/2 the menu items). Variety is what lends to a pleasant eating experience. Not too many tapas places in Seattle so this is a good bet. Chocolate dessert was a bit chewy and not moist. Arrive before 6:30 on a weekend nt or you'll have to wait a long time to get seated. Gets very busy and noisy. All savory dishes are $8 and desserts are $7. Drinks tend to be pretty inexpensive for Belltown

2
★★★★☆

Food portions are larger than traditional tapas. Taste is pretty good, but not great (ate about 1/2 the menu items). Variety is what lends to a pleasant eating experience. Not too many tapas places in Seattle so this is a good bet. Chocolate dessert was a bit chewy and not moist. Arrive before 6:30 on a weekend nt or you'll have to wait a long time to get seated. Gets very busy and noisy. All savory dishes are $8 and desserts are $7. Drinks tend to be pretty inexpensive for Belltown

Pros: Variety, Good value

Cons: Noisy

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Black Bottle is fabulous. I usually find Belltown restaurants to all be the same, they try to hard. Black Bottle is what all of those other restaurants are trying to be. The food is delicious; I've tried about 10 dishes and they are all wonderful. It's stressful just deciding what to eat because everything is so good. The wines are good and reasonably priced. I love Black Bottle. Be prepared though, it's not like a regular restaurant; your food doesn't come out all at one time and portions aren't huge.

2
★★★★★

Black Bottle is fabulous. I usually find Belltown restaurants to all be the same, they try to hard. Black Bottle is what all of those other restaurants are trying to be. The food is delicious; I've tried about 10 dishes and they are all wonderful. It's stressful just deciding what to eat because everything is so good. The wines are good and reasonably priced. I love Black Bottle. Be prepared though, it's not like a regular restaurant; your food doesn't come out all at one time and portions aren't huge.

Pros: Amazing food

Cons: No waiting area

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A few very nicely prepared sharing dishes, matched up with some hard-to-find wines, makes Black Bottle work. I was won over by a couple of delicious fresh sardines, some smoky portabella mushrooms, and a sublime slice of beef. It's difficult to tell the staff from the diners, but once we identified each other, the service was fine. The ambiance in the dining room/bar is dark industrial chic at night, while reminding me of a little parisian bistro at lunch. The high ceilings could use some dense baffles to dampen the ear-splitting noise that builds as the bridge and tunnel crowd moves in late in the evening.

2
★★★★☆

A few very nicely prepared sharing dishes, matched up with some hard-to-find wines, makes Black Bottle work. I was won over by a couple of delicious fresh sardines, some smoky portabella mushrooms, and a sublime slice of beef. It's difficult to tell the staff from the diners, but once we identified each other, the service was fine. The ambiance in the dining room/bar is dark industrial chic at night, while reminding me of a little parisian bistro at lunch. The high ceilings could use some dense baffles to dampen the ear-splitting noise that builds as the bridge and tunnel crowd moves in late in the evening.

Pros: tasty dishes, great wines, hip ambience

Cons: noise, noise, noise

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Great place overall! Cozy neighborhood place, but definitely upscale and cool.
Be sure to ask Leilani for her great "lemon and lime" margarita; Nobel-prize worthy!

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★★★★★

Great place overall! Cozy neighborhood place, but definitely upscale and cool.
Be sure to ask Leilani for her great "lemon and lime" margarita; Nobel-prize worthy!

Pros: food, drinks, look and feel

Cons: loud when crowded, world

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