Herb & Bitter Public House

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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 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.
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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great craft cocktails and service and food too

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Positive experience all around.. will definitely return!

Thank you Michael for making it a very pleasant evening!

:)

Luke

h
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

S
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

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
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

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

A
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 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 September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Really awkward and bad service

CB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 23, 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 August 22, 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 August 18, 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 August 9, 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 July 27, 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 July 26, 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 July 26, 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 July 26, 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 July 20, 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 July 8, 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 June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

NB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 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 May 12, 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 May 11, 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 May 7, 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 May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place.

JG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 19, 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 April 12, 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 March 26, 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 March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

DR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 16, 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 March 3, 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 February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a cool spot! Will be back!

GB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 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 February 23, 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 February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great experience and dinner.

B
1 review
Dined on February 2, 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 January 26, 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.

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