Herb & Bitter Public House

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Gastro Pub
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  • Fun
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Authentic
The decor of Herb & Bitter Public House is a fusion of modern and vintage elements, taking large consideration in using salvaged building materials, antiques and contemporary raw building supplies. A year-round retractable glass conservatory covers the 1000 sqft patio. String lighting illuminates the European café style setting.
The comprehensive spirits program is progressive and centered around Italian Amari. The overall menu concept is diverse and eclectic with a nod to Spanish style cuisine seasonal plates . We also incorporate other Mediterranean cuisines and world flavors into dishes that are house-made with as many local, and sustainable ingredients as possible; taking into consideration dietary needs such as gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan.
Entrepreneur Jesus Escobar of Roccos in Belltown.
What 128 People Are Saying
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Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is always open for us when other places are not. The menu always blows us away—it's our palate, to a t. The cocktails are fresh and inventive. And we will never tire of the elegance of the up lights, the pushed ceiling and the wallpaper!

C
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Really awkward and bad service

CB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

The absolute worst food ever. If it wasn’t drowned in salt if had zero flavour.

D
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We sat on the back patio, and it was lovely. The server was timely and friendly. The cocktails were great - I had the Riff Raff, and it was nicely balanced with a decent kick. We had both the charcuterie and cheese platters and enjoyed both. I wouldn't recommend the mushroom croquettes, though. The flavor was not as vibrant as we expected, and they were really dry. The prices weren't bad for the quality (except for the croquettes), but I wouldn't call it a value. Overall, it was a good experience, and we would try it again.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Group of us were able to sit on back patio- great ambience, great server- wait time for food was minimal. It is not an extensive menu but everything we ordered was very good. I would rather have a place do several exceptional dishes than to offer a lot and have it be mediocre. We had a great time and will certainly be back. A hidden little gem!

l
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Great place, creative menu, a bit expansive for what is set on the plate. Awesome bar and cocktail venue

S
Tahoe
8 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tasty small plates. Nice and prompt service. Good energy to the place. Our large group really enjoyed our first visit here.

M
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The server mastered the mix of being there when we needed her without being too in our face. We got our drinks and food speedily for a Friday night and it was all so delicious!

CC
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing drinks and good apps and food. My only downfall from attending was that the food was just good, not unreal. Went with 4 friends and two got the lamb sliders, one got a steak and I got the shrimp and potatoes. My meal was definitely the best of all three, with that said thought the food would be a little bit better since it's a gastropub. However, I really enjoyed the ambiance and would come back for drinks and apps.

SF
Seattle
35 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

If you have a cocktail, make it a creative one. If you don't know what to order, ask for the Bartender's Whimsy and have one crafted to your liking. Compliment your cocktails with their creative Eats that pair well with any cocktail.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I had a party of 20 ladies and the wait staff was very attentive and courteous to us all.

JO
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A favorite spot of mine to catch-up with friends or family. Always tasty and pleasant.

CR
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were there for a work going away party. Everything was great!

NB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great service. Will absolutely be coming back.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Service was not good. The food and ambiance was nice.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Celebrated my girlfriends birthday in the patio section- they were very accommodative and friendly! Good cocktails and selection of appetizers. Wish they had more veg Mains

SH
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Holy zucchini pancake, Batman! This place is incredible! Went for their brunch (which just started that day). Had zucchini pancakes that were outstanding. The bread pudding was by far the BEST I've ever had (not to sweet, like many are). My son's breakfast sandwich was delectable. And my husband's eggs benedict with pork sausage was superb. We sat outside, but I plan to go back soon just to sit inside and see that impressive bar. Gorgeous!

SN
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the outdoor seating! Our waitress was very attentive and friendly. Excellent tapas as always! Love this place

LT
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great setting, lots of choices for cocktails. Service was a little slow, but overall highly recommend.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love this place.

JG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

When the charcuterie came after thirty minutes it was clearly just a random sampler from the QFC deli aisle. Felt bad, but we bailed on ordering entrees and ate down the street. Too expensive for something we could easily throw together at home.

OT
3 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

The value was terrible. I ordered the New York steak with the plate being 75% empty. Service was slow and could not accommodate 9 individuals, even when the reservation was for 9. We were sat at a table meant for 7.

M
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Might be my favorite restaurant in Seattle. We tried most of the small plates, all excellent. The salmon with roasted tomatoes was insane (and I’m pescatarian, so I’ve had all the fish).

PA
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

thanks for helping make a #21 bday dinner more special.

DR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Super cool atmosphere and great drink selection for both cocktails and craft beer. The food menu was a bit limited, and it was unique for sure. They seemed a bit understaffed which made it tough to get timely service.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was outstanding and so were the cocktails!! Nailed it on a big group too!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a cool spot! Will be back!

GB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The back area is a solarium and a bit cool in the winter. But otherwise we enjoyed it. The Mascarpone donuts were wicked and only $5!

MB
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favorite bar menus in Capital Hill. Drinks and dinner are delightful, and it's not too loud.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great experience and dinner.

B
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I dig the vibe of this place. The food was good enough. Service was excellent. And the drinks were fun!

RR
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Food was pretty bland - even the dishes the server told us would be very flavorful. Kitchen was really backed up - were told it would be at least 15 minutes before they started cooking our meals. When they can out they weren't cold but they weren't hot either. Won't be back.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

The food was not as good as the last few times I have been. Everything was either too salty or too watery and bland.

KV
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Arrived at 4 with my group of 4 and an infant. Sat in the back where we had plenty of room. We enjoyed all the drinks and ate off the happy hour menu. It was very good and we thoroughly enjoyed the music selection. Service was also efficient.

YS
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a cool place! I cane here with a big group of friends and they were very accommodating. I love the plants, the cool menus and the ambiance

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I took my husband here for a pre 40th birthday dinner drink. My husband loves a well made cocktail and this place got great reviews online. It did not disappoint! Both our drinks were great!!!!!!! Very well made and great mixes. The service was great and nice to have such a great first cocktail post delivery of our baby 4 weeks prior. Baby was with us too and 4:30-5:30pm on a Sunday was perfect for having a one month old with us as was nice and quiet at the restaurant.

BB
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

What a wonderful night at Herb & Bitter. The cocktails here are amazing! They can make literally anything you might like. The service was okay but its a little to be expected on NYE. I would absolutely recommend and go back time and time again.

JH
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favorite cocktail bars in Seattle with amazing food to boot.

MI
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

My wife’s BD-dinner was delicious. Took waitress took too many pauses to bring drinks and appetizers. We had to remind her twice. Other than that I was hoping to get a better table not so close to big party room behind us. I ask specifically when I made a reservation. I understand these things happen-overall beautiful people and great place to go and enjoy the evening.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The food was unimpressive with small portion sizing and a lack in presentation. The hostess, who happened to also be our server, had no personality and simply was going through the motions. She was not knowledgeable about the menu at all and simply suggested the first thing we inquired about without offering any reasoning. Not bad, but not great.

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