Herb & Bitter Public House
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.
Amazing food and drinks! Our waiter was funny and attentive!
good place for a drink but don't go for the food, other than apps.
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.
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.
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.
Great ambiance and great Happy Hour menu. Service was quick and friendly and food and drinks were lovely.
The menu was limited but delicious. The vibe was great.
Great craft cocktails and service and food too
Positive experience all around.. will definitely return!
Thank you Michael for making it a very pleasant evening!
We love this place. Creative cocktails, delicious food in a warm inviting atmosphere!
Loved the ambiance and quick service.
We will for sure come back again
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.
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.
Service was okay at best! Food was good... however, missing ingredients.
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!
Really awkward and bad service
The absolute worst food ever. If it wasn’t drowned in salt if had zero flavour.
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.
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!
Great place, creative menu, a bit expansive for what is set on the plate. Awesome bar and cocktail venue
Tasty small plates. Nice and prompt service. Good energy to the place. Our large group really enjoyed our first visit here.
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!
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.
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.
I had a party of 20 ladies and the wait staff was very attentive and courteous to us all.
A favorite spot of mine to catch-up with friends or family. Always tasty and pleasant.
We were there for a work going away party. Everything was great!
Great food and great service. Will absolutely be coming back.
Service was not good. The food and ambiance was nice.
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
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!
Love the outdoor seating! Our waitress was very attentive and friendly. Excellent tapas as always! Love this place
Great setting, lots of choices for cocktails. Service was a little slow, but overall highly recommend.
I love this place.
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.
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.
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).
thanks for helping make a #21 bday dinner more special.
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.
Service was outstanding and so were the cocktails!! Nailed it on a big group too!