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Herb & Bitter Public House, Seattle, WA

Herb & Bitter Public House

4.5
4.5
359 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
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 square foot 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 seasonal plates . We incorporate many 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.
Owner and Entrepreneur: Jesus Escobar

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of operation
    Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (206) 708-6468
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive chef
    Michael Crossley
  • Private party facilities
    Email scotty@herbandbitter.com for inquiries
  • Private party contact
    Maggie DiGiovanni: (206) 929-1922
  • Neighborhood
    Capitol Hill / First Hill
  • Cross street
    Broadway / Republican
  • Parking details
    Pay lots available in garage across the street, or on the corner of Broadway & Mercer.
  • Public transit
    Route 60 and 49, three blocks north of the Capital Hill light rail station
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Communal Table

    Multiple dates available
    Join us at one of our larger communal tables! By booking this reservation, you understand that your party will be seated at the same table, alongside other guests, with a full chair's space between each party.

What 359 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

359 Reviews
  1. Cdnguys

    London

    43 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    43 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    While the menu looks good on paper, it fails on execution. Unfortunately one of the most disappointing meals we've had in Seattle.

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  2. SteveY

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We had our wedding dinner at Herb and Bitter with about 16 of our friends and family. The private area was really nice, and even though it wasn't completely closed off, we still felt like it was a private section for our party. The noise level wasn't an issue at all. The food was AMAZING! The cooking staff did a great job making sure our party was wowed. Thanks again to the cooks! There was some miscommunication between the front of the house and the cooking staff as some of the items we chose for our menu weren't available. The cooks did a great job giving us some other options, but this was frustrating. The drinks were so-so and honestly weren't worth the value paid. The bartenders seemed frustrated with our group and group requests and a good portion of our group were charged more than they anticipated, and weren't given much of an explanation. This put a bit of a damper on our wedding day. However, our server was very nice and accommodating and did a great job. I would visit Herb and Bitter again solely for the food. It was great!

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  3. Rav09

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bar staff were the loveliest! Food tit bits hit the spot (especially the risotto) but it was the interaction with the staff that made the experience that much better!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Above and beyond, food, service and ambiance were fantastic

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  5. EricaM

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    My friend got fish and ”creamy” polenta. The Polenta was a hard mound 5 times the size of the fish. It was bizarre and not good. The other two dishes we got were so-so. The ambiance was nice and the servers were kind. I would consider returning for drinks and appetizers but don’t think I’d go for dinner again.

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  6. DandK

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Cool vibe and building. Drinks were fun. Food was a little sad for the price. Steak was chewy and definitely more rare than the requested medium. The fries, while somehow still relatively crispy on the outside, were weirdly firm on the inside. My girlfriend tried their special, the rockfish and polenta, which was just fine - edible but nothing to be excited about..

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  7. MimiS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Minh our sever was so attentive and lovely and made the experience overall so much more joyous my friend was going through a breakup and Minh so graciously checked on us on the side to make sure they were okay. Ambiance was great food amazing drinks solid :)

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  8. JonD

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Drinks were great. Food was ok. Service was great.

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  9. JimmyY

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great...tried 4 thing on happy hour .all were amazing But the fríes pike, and bruselas sprouts rocked my world!

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  10. BenM

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great spot, food and drinks were fantastic. Would happily go to again.

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  11. MorganM

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oh my God, what a neat space. The music, the decor, and the ambience. The food was amazing and the cocktails were so fun (and delicious)! It's definitely on my list of places to return to. Was a great place to spend my wedding anniversary with my husband.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Thailand

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy Herb and Bitter and their NYE service was very nice. The gentlemen who is usually at the host stand is always so nice and personable, as is the rest of the staff!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was New Year’s eve at 7pm. The place was packed and the kitchen was a bit backed up due to the rush. Despite it being the busiest I’ve ever seen, the staff continued to provide the highest quality service, food and drink. Amazing place and amazing team!

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  14. seattleliz

    Seattle

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for NYE dinner with friends. Fantastic experience. They had a smaller menu which ensured great quality food that came in a timely manner. Exceptional cocktails and even though it was busy the service was phenomenal.

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  15. ht1968

    Seattle

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was really good. The only thing was I got a very different drink from what I ordered. I think the bartender took some creative liberties. But I was able to send it back for something else. We would go back, and would recommend to friends 🙂

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  16. CameronG

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The short braised rib gnocchi was amazing. Unfortunately the service wasn't great, our waitress kept servicing other tables and walking past ours, but I'm sure she was just having an off day. Food was well priced for what you get, cocktails seemed a little overpriced to me for what you get. Overall a great spot for a date night.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and cocktails, huge portions of very good food at a reasonable price. I would highly recommend this place and fully plan to return.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Herb & Bitter to celebrate a friend’s and my birthday. We enjoyed our dinner, ambience and drinks so much, everyone was very happy with what they ordered. The staff was also the kindest at all times and accommodating us since we had more people that we had previously planned for. Will definitely visit again!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The drinks were exquisite, and the ambiance was beautiful. Every dish was a culinary treat. The drinks were expertly crafted, elevating the overall dining experience. The attentive staff added a personal touch, making us feel truly valued. A must-visit for anyone seeking a memorable culinary adventure.

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  20. Scott

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was the best part. Everything else was sub par and given the pricing- one should expect a much better experience. Their service really sucks - super slow.

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  21. RayH

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Not a good night at Herb and Bitter. 20 minutes after arriving our waiter hadn't even acknowledged our existence. We finally flagged them down and got our order in - 40 minutes after arriving still no drinks. Waitress just could not have cared any less. Manager came over to apologize but still took more time to get our drinks. Food was pretty good as it always is, but will have to rethink another visit.

    1 person found this helpful

  22. AnthonyG

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a party of 4 and sat in the atrium. It was a beautiful place with nice lighting. The dinning room is dark and seemed more of an intimate setting. The food was very good! We started with the tuna poké and brussel sprouts. Both were amazing and loved by all 4 of us. Our entrees were equally amazing. I had the buttermilk fired chicken. My fiancée had the risotto. Our friends enjoyed the gnocchi and steak frites. The service was fantastic as well. We showed up 20 minutes early for our reservation. They were able to seat us right away with a smile. Our main server was very knowledgeable of the menu and gave great suggestions. Our empty plates were cleared quickly and our drinks reordered and filled quickly as well. All that came by our table were attentive and extremely polite. We will absolutely be back!

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  23. Brightside

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We made a reservation which required CC info number so they can charge for no show. We left the event we were at 30min early so we can make it to our reservation before the kitchen closed. We were on time for our reservation just to find out they decided to close the kitchen 30min early and at that point pretty much everything else was closed or closing. So we were starving and left the haunted soiree early for nothing. Very frustrating

    1 person found this helpful

  24. Hertz

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Group of 16. Very tasty food and efficient/friendly service.

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  25. RogerY

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been to H&B PH more than 6 times with friends and clients. When making the reservation I specifically said we would be bringing our own wine. I know parties of eight are tough, yet our food server was terrible. we ordered appetizers and our main meal arrived before anything else, in fact some arrived 1/2 through our meal. It was extremely disappointing, and the food server received a $100 tip. When I shared my displeasure, all he did was say I won't charge you for corkage. One of the bottles we brought never was opened the entire experience was unacceptable. As always, the food was exceptional and appreciated. How could the kitchen and food server accept serving the appetizers late and after the main course. BIG screw up. roger

    1 person found this helpful

  26. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Honestly would not go back. The drinks were pretty bad and they didn’t even bother telling us before the kitchen closed even though our reservation was at 9:45, we weren’t sat or paid attention to till 10. Very unhappy and uncomfortable experience

    1 person found this helpful

  27. JessicaAy

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Place to enjoy with friends, the outside patio it's perfect to enjoy conversations with friends.

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  28. MaiK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. Not only delicious, there were plenty of colorful veggies. We would love to come back!

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  29. JFitz

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for making my birthday dinner special, the delicious food, the perfect atmosphere and Martin took great care of us.

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  30. Heatomi

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We made a last minute change for a large party. The patio was beautiful, the service impeccable and the food delivered on delicious! The truffle fries were a great start to the meal. We had 11 people and everyone enjoyed their food. The steak frites was outstanding! I would put the steak up against any steak house. The seared tuna was outstanding. A little more dressing on the salads but that’s a personal preference. Everyone who stopped by the table to drop a dish was pleasant and helpful. Kudos to the management team for outstanding customer service! And kudos to the kitchen staff for damn good food!

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  31. Douggie

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great meal and selection of cocktails & mocktails to welcome some out-of-state friends. The restaurant even clarified that it is 21+ after 9pm, so we could bring our 17-year-old son for dinner as well. Easy public parking across the street too - great for visiting from the Eastside ;-)

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  32. Roggaker1011

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s just a great venue! Staff are all nice the food delicious and decently priced. Wine list could be expanded yet they’re known for their cocktails.

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  33. KommentsbyKate

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our servers were very interested in helping us find the right table for our group and explaining drinks and food. The aperitif flight was very fun and the food was so good. My out-of-town friend was delighted with his trout. The berry crumble was great. A little on the tart side which I like.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious but our martinis, even after being re-made, were almost undrinkable. I’d come back for food but would stick to beer/wine.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to dine. We had the cauliflower which was fantastic. The steak frites and gnocchi also great options. The cocktails are very unique, but we were not huge fans of the drinks we chose.

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  36. A33y

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food quality was terrible; either too salty or unseasoned. Way overpriced.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibes, Cocktails, and the food was delicious.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was odd and not great. The mushroom risotto was actually a saffron risotto with a few mushrooms on top, not great. The steaks were very good, but some of the items served with them were not a great combination. We sent back items and they were very condescending about it, asking if we would like “simpler” food. We have very broad pallets, these were just not on point.

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  39. Alison

    Seattle

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delicious, but has there been a change in chef and concept? We miss the Spanish-forward menu!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and ambiance! You can’t go wrong with herb & bitter public house.

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FAQs

Herb & Bitter Public House does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Herb & Bitter Public House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 708-6468.

Herb & Bitter Public House is rated 4.5 stars by 359 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Herb & Bitter Public House

516 Broadway East, Seattle, WA 98102

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Broadway / Republican
  • Neighborhood
    Capitol Hill / First Hill
  • Hours of operation
    Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Pay lots available in garage across the street, or on the corner of Broadway & Mercer.
  • Public transit
    Route 60 and 49, three blocks north of the Capital Hill light rail station
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive chef
    Michael Crossley
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (206) 708-6468
  • Private party facilities
    Email scotty@herbandbitter.com for inquiries
  • Private party contact
    Maggie DiGiovanni: (206) 929-1922
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