The Bottle
The Bottle

The Bottle

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thebottledowntown.com/
  • Phone: 2567045555x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Andy Howery and Chef Chris McDonald
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Clinton Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: The Bottle offers complimentary Valet parking.
A word from The Bottle
The Bottle is a non-smoking restaurant that specializes in preparing entrees classic French techniques using fresh, local ingredients.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
The Bottle reviews from OpenTable diners
80 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (69)fit for foodies (50)romantic (44)notable wine list (35)neighborhood gem (33)good for groups (11)hot spot (10)great for lunch (9)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (5)great for brunch (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Bob
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    A friendly and knowledgeable staff. The chef, Andy Howery, made rounds during our dinner and thanked all for visiting. A very nice touch. Enjoyed our whole dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • special evening in huntsville
    DelighteddebVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Bottle was excellent. Very extensive menu with excellent service. Wonderful intimate evening. Top everything off with great deserts. Worth the cost.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Superb dining experience. Can't wait to return!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceptional
    2FastSkier
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We very much enjoyed our experience at The Bottle. The atmosphere is very pleasant with natural light from the street and very nice decor. We both had fish which was perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. The Waitstaff was attentive and pleasant. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    AlaBamaFoodie
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I took some business colleagues from out of town for dinner and they were impressed. The steaks and fish are incredible! Their 34 oz bone-in Rib Eye (Cowboy steak) is one of the best you will ever have. It is vacuum sealed and cooked in a water bath of 12 hours at 129 degrees then it is seared for 4 minutes. It is so tender and incredible flavor. It is also very large but you can share or take home. Their desserts are very good as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We love The Bottle!
    meglutenfree1
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We always know we will receive a very fine dining experience while at The Bottle. Chef Andy is truly an artist who loves his work and does it with excellence. He is also very adept at accomplishing magic as he adapts the menu towards the needs of the Gluten Free. The staff is always friendly, knowledgeable, non-intrusive and professional. We have also enjoyed the atmosphere, as The Bottle is one of the few restaurants where the patrons can actually have a gourmet meal and not need to shout at their dinner companions in order to be heard over the music or restaurant din.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    lewlew
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We really enjoyed our anniversary supper at The Bottle. It was exactly what we had in mind for a special evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful food and presentation
    Cheers
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Our first visit for a special occasion. We enjoyed the filet and grouper, beautifully prepared, appealing presentation. Attentive service, but not annoying. Quiet atmosphere, great conversation, until a young couple walked in to meet other guest. We finished the evening with the pecan pie and this amazing French press coffee, sorry no Expresso here. A bit pricey, but we'd like to return to try other specialties prepared by the Chef.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kitchen and Service problem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We waited almost 30 minutes for our entrees. They brought my wife's steak out first and told us to get started on this and my dish would be out shortly. Her food was cold and we waited almost 5 more minutes and my dish still did not come out. We complained to our server about the cold food and she took it back to the kitchen. The manager came out and offered to buy us a round of drinks which we appreciated and accepted. Our food them came out together. My salmon was very good and hot but the steak entree was just repackaged and not cooked as ordered. You would think the prices in this restaurant would warrant better service or an explanation for the delays. Bad experience for fine dining.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Employed lots of local produce. Flavorful without an over abundance of salt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First trip, but won't be our last.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The menu is superb & we enjoyed every bite. Wish we had learned about "The Bottle earlier. It will definitely be in our regular restaurant rotation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ever changing delicious menu
    Tennisfreak
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We like that The Bottle changes items on the menu frequently. The food is delicious and very creative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must go!
    John
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great food, superior service. All menu items have been carefully crafted with creative touches.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    This was our first visit, and we thoroughly enjoyed The Bottle. The staff was most attentive and the atmosphere was perfect. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High end dining
    Iveysm
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I took my parents here for their 37th wedding anniversary. I had been wanting to try this place for a while since it is French fusion. I would have liked more classic French options, but the food was very delicious, especially the Bacon Steak Trio (appetizer). The dessert was a little small, but the dinner portions are large so we really did not have much room left anyways! I would highly recommend this place for special occasions, since it is on the pricier side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    timm
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We had an excellent business dinner for 5. We were seated promptly. Salads, wine, and entrees (steaks, fish, and duck) were excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We were first seated in the bar, which was EXTREMELY loud. It was a Friday at 7pm, so a little energy is expected, but there were literally times when we couldn't hear each other talking from across the small table. We requested a move which they accommodated after a small wait, which is understandable. Due to the seat change, there was a slight delay in getting our server (again, understandable), but after that, he was excellent. My wife had the filet and I had the red snapper. Both were ok, but nothing I'd rave about. The tomato salad and fried oysters (appetizers) were excellent. Overall, it wasn't bad, but I'd say you could have a comparable (if not better?) meal at Connors or Bonefish for 30% less.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal!
    honeyboo59
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Interesting variety of items throughout the menu. Everything was delicious, but I was especially surprised by the Heirloom Tomato Fried Okra Salad. Outstanding!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great menu, mediocre execution
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Interesting and varied menu which is a sampling of the American South. Heirloom tomatoes and fried okra and wilted slaw were great. Unfortunately all of the entrees were overcooked. Ordered pork medium and it was well done. Result was that a great cut of pork was tough and dry. The Wahoo, which is a very firm fish to start, was so dry it was hard to cut with a knife. The sauces and sides were really good, so I still have high hopes for the Bottle. The chocolate dessert and the bread pudding were fabulous. Service was very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice for Anniversary
    Jacaranda
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Food and wine was very good. However the bread could have been fresher service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect meal but Lofty Prices
    Alabuckeye
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was restaurant week with a special menu of a peach salad, scallops with asparagus and mushroom confit, and bread pudding with rum sauce and whipped cream. Everything was absolutely delicious. The restaurant week menu was not presented to us. We had to ask for it. Even for a top rated restaurant, menu prices were high for this area. Entrees were mostly low 30's to 40's. Prices were lower on our recent vacation in the Berkshires at comparable restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was over the top good. We had Ribeye, Scallops, Wahu at the table and all were great. The appetizers were great as well. We had the mussels, cheese plate, crab cakes, and the steak trio and all were great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Both the food and service were above board. Surroundings were clean and inviting
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful place
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Loved the experience! Outstanding service, superb food, quiet and comfortable. Perfect for a special occasion or celebration.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Family Favorite
    ginneymc
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    As always, Chef Andy performed beautifully. Being from Miami, I tend to be a 'fish snob', but The Bottle never disappoints. He prepares fish perfectly. My husband loves the Duroc Pork Chop, and there is not much that can beat the heirloom tomato salad with whole pod fried okra. So glad to have this special place in our neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Grouper was great. Thanks for special attention for special event.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Always a treat to dine here. The Chilton County green salad with fresh peaches and sauteed baby shrimp was excellent. I could have made a meal off the peaches alone. Love that they use as much fresh local produce as possible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great special occasion dining
    jfehrenb
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Loved it. Great location, great ambience. Service was excellent. Menu is varied and use of fresh, local produce, etc. is admirable. Chef was also engaging. It was our anniversary, and the waiter made it a special occasion. Wine list looked very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • gdpmgary
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Quality and freshness of ingredients was outstanding...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Meal
    Mel71
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner with friends! Everything was wonderful but we had the best Steak of our lives!! You will not be disappointed!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Buddy
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We truly enjoyed our experience at The Bottle. The food was outstanding and the service exceptional. I brought out of town guest out to dinner and they were very impressed. The chef prepared a special treat for one of our guest. We will be returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Filet in Town, A Must Try
    Foodie35801
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This place has nailed it. The peach and blueberry salad with Belle Cheve was the perfect start to our meal. I had the filet, the best steak anywhere, hands down. The others in my party had the scallops, the grouper and the salmon. All were prepared to perfection. The servers were friendly and efficient, they knew what I needed before I could even know it myself. I highly recommend this place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    BobandMaggie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The Bottle lived up to the up to the hype. Food was excellent. I had the scallops and my wife had the Snapper. My salad, tomatoes with fried I okra was surprisingly great. The service was attentive but not smothering. Great ambience. Was able to have a conversation without raising our voices. Will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Continues to impress
    Dragonmed
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We have eaten here several times over the past 24+ months - collective group settings and private date dinning. Continues to be nice place for seasonal fare and great favor combinations. Thanks for a great date night. JAJ
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, horrible experience
    RGail
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Overpriced. Horrible dining experience: some guy whom the staff knew was there alone & the staff kept catering to him & ignoring us. Unfortuneaty the guy was loud & his conversations with the staff drowned out any conversation at our table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    SawsanSW
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Our waiter was extremely helpful and very professional. Money well spent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Anniversary Dinner
    CEPlusCD
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Return visit to The Bottle to celebrate our 41st anniversary. Food and service were terrific. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food and atmosphere were great. The service was outstanding as one would expect for the prices. I would certainly recommend this restaurant to others, but be prepared to easily spend $100 plus.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Mmmmm
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Excellent food and service. The chef came out and talked to almost every table which is nice to see!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice lunch at the Bottle
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We had lunch at the bottle on Tuesday the 8th of July. We had a very good experience. We chose the gazpacho, peach salad, rainbow trout and beef tian, for dessert it was a banana confection with ice cream. Everything without exception was nicely plated and excellent. The service was very good as well. We would certainly recommend it and will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate