Herb & Bitter Public House

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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 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.
Owner and Entrepreneur: Jesus Escobar

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C
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Brussels sprouts were great, not much options for vegetarians

OT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Herb and Bitter has outstanding small plates. Our party of four shared a selection of Starters and most of the the items from the Garden section of the menu as well as one entree. Everything we ordered was delicious. The cocktails were good, but not great, thought their spirits menu is extensive and I wish I could afford to explore the whole list. We will be back.

SF
Seattle
38 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We continue to make Herb & Bitter our 'go to' Happy Hour' gathering place. Appetizer bites, especially the charcuterie and new additions such as the chorizo bahn mi sliders, add to the amazing 'story book' drinks menu and, as always, a whimsy created by the bartender. Service is excellent!

S
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For the second time Herb & Bitter Public House does not disappoint. This time adding food to the mix with drinks for a birthday celebration we were pleasantly surprised. The Broccolini dish was delectable along with the Chicken and Steak entrees we ordered. The wait staff is friendly and the drinks are amazingly concocted for a hint of unpredictability and fun!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Birthday get together. Great drinks, nice apps and fast service.

CP
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Drink was spilled all over us by waitstaff and entres were brought out 10min + apart from one another and shrimp and grits was soupy and under cooked. Cocktail were fantastic though!

JR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Fun place, but they are charging high end seattle restaurant prices but the food isn't commensurate with other high end places. The entrees should be $5-$7 less per entree then I would find this a good place.

OT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great grilled octopus!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Good food. Aloof service.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

We went to Herb & Bitter on New Year’s Eve, and by far the best thing about the experience was the cocktails. Everything else was solid, but not as good as we expected based on other reviews. We’ll definitely go back for drinks at their awesome bar, but probably won’t eat here again.

SM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and everything else about H & B is better than sex.

JP
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Interesting and delicious cocktails with tasty small plates. Definitely recommended.

SF
Seattle
39 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Herb & Bitter is our go to place to meet friends after work. Even on a very busy night, our server was grace under fire. We have the patience as the rewards are incredible drinks beautifully presented. It is so nice to have a server who listens to what your likes/dislikes are and can have their amazing barender come up with amazing 'whimsy' cocktails.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks! Our waiter was funny and attentive!

r
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

good place for a drink but don't go for the food, other than apps.

AA
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The ambiance here is very well done, and we had ample time to enjoy it because we waited nearly an hour before we even got our order taken. The restaurant week menu had a good, varied selection, but some of the items on the small, prix fixe menu were unavailable. The dishes that we did get were quite tasty, I particularly enjoyed the dukkah and pepper jelly halloumi. The drinks are also excellent and quite inventive, although we noted parties around us had trouble getting the drinks they ordered, either because they were out of some of the ingredients or didn't bring them the correct order.

KL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We went for Seattle Resturant week. The ambiance is dark and vintage-y with really cute décor. The drinks are great and the menu was inserted into old children's books which I thought was a cute touch. The charcuterie board (first course) was amazing, but the other two course of our restaurant week menu were terrible under cook pasta with wearied sauce, and shrimp with roasted potatoes odd combo and under cooked.

SF
Seattle
39 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite happy hour gathering place. If you don't know what to order, but have an idea, ask for a whimsy. You will not be disappointed. To compliment your drinks, order their charcuterie plate and supplement with their split pea fritters and fried cauliflower. Herb & Bitter is the best place to enjoy and relax in a cozy and friendly atmosphere.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and great Happy Hour menu. Service was quick and friendly and food and drinks were lovely.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was limited but delicious. The vibe was great.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great craft cocktails and service and food too

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Positive experience all around.. will definitely return!

Thank you Michael for making it a very pleasant evening!

:)

Luke

h
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Creative cocktails, delicious food in a warm inviting atmosphere!

S
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance and quick service.
We will for sure come back again

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

I usually don’t write reviews, but my recent experience at Herb and Bitter compels me to write something. Our group actually had a great time catching up but the food was woeful. 3 of our 8 dishes had to be sent back. The first two dishes were burnt and the 3rd dish had a piece of steel wool INSIDE the lamb slider we ordered. The lamb sliders themselves were dry and the brioche bread was even drier. Considering how much money we ended up spending, this was one of the worst meals I’ve had to pay for in a long time. To be fair, they did drop those 3 meals from our check and added 4 desserts, which was the right gesture, but even the desserts weren’t that great. Overall they need to improve their kitchen immensely. If you’re coming here for food, beware. If you’re coming here only for drinks, the ambiance and selection is fantastic.

SC
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great experience. The. Whimsy (barteners choice based upon your spirit and taste) was up to the usual standard.
Food was really good. Really glad for the Halloumi. Really great addditon - at least since the last time I was there.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Service was okay at best! Food was good... however, missing ingredients.

A
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Really awkward and bad service

CB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience4

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

D
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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 August 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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 August 9, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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 July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

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
39 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

JO
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CR
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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