Spirits Bar and Grill @ Old Alcohol Plant

4.3
50 reviews
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After a full day of exploring the Olympic Peninsula, nothing rewards more than a vibrant plate of locally sourced Northwest Cuisine, a delicious cocktail, craft beer or robust wine. Enjoy our casually sophisticated Spirits Bar & Grill, located in the historic Old Alcohol Plant. Relax on our outdoor patio overlooking Townsend Bay and reminisce about the day's activities. There's no better place to relax than in the quaint ambiance of this historic property. Voted Best Steak in Jefferson County. Patio seating.
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PJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was quite good for all four people, but the service left a lot to be desired. It took 20 minutes from the time we ordered our bottle of wine until it was delivered to the table. Once seated at our table we were ignored for an uncomfortable amount of time. Server was pleasant but apparently had too many tables to serve. It was a shame because the food was surprisingly good.

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KR
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Large portions overlooking the beautiful marina. The sunset was amazing. We'll definitely be back.

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SH
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We went for the music and next time it'll be for the food as well. Get venue for both.

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HH
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Overall good food with excellent service. Felt a bit like a ‘hotel’ restaurant ambiance.

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L
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We arrived at 12:20 on Sunday for brunch only to be told that it ended at 12 and we could only order from an abbreviated menu of which several items were no longer available. Nowhere on the website did we see that Sunday brunch ended at noon. The seafood items were very good ie. calamari and clam chowder but the salads were tasteless, unappetizing and ordinary. The broccoli cheese soup was curdled and full of shitake mushrooms which we did not like. The dessert menu was out of one item but the tiramisu was excellent. We were one of only 3 parties in the restaurant and now you know why that was probably the case. However, the decor, music and view were excellent.

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MM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our time at Spirits Bar & Grill. The Staff were very friendly and provided good service. The appetizers were great and the entrée was very good, but large...……. Thanks!

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SJ
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would highly recommend this restaurant. The building is a unique part of Jefferson County history. The view across the water is great. There is the best art gallery in Port Hadlock. But we are really there for the food. I thought the eggplant parmesan was one of the best, I had ever eaten. And I have eaten a lot of them over the years. Everyone in our party of five, enjoyed their dinners. This was my second meal at the Old Alcohol Plant and I will keep coming back. Oh and they do have a good selection of live music. Stan

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R
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Valentines Day menu. Love the new chef's menu for every day dining.

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JD
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Haven't been up to this place in years. Great location, but a bit chilly in the dining area with the views. The brunch was okay, but rather pricey for what was available. It was great to see & hear Joe Euro playing guitar, though, and that's the main reason we went up there.

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PH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sunday brunch with wonderful live music by Joe Euro. Beautiful setting. Tasty brunch buffet and Mimosas were a hit with our group.

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P
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

good as it gets with music several nights a week. service staff are friendly and know their stuff. reasonably priced for the quality and portions. we have been here several times. great view of the bay and marina.

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JR
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cozy ambiance! excellent service, Thanksgiving brunch was excellent, great to see, this historic place, vibrant again!! Thank You
John Ratchford

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CH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went and stayed the night for a date night on the recommendation of a friend, and it was such a nice experience. The cozy feel of the restaurant was a nice touch. We really enjoyed the views! The food was excellent, and we really enjoyed hearing about the farm to table and locality of the foods used

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P
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

What a great place! Our third visit and we will be back. Brandy is a terrific server.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

For it being a special occasion, 3 our of 7 of our party we’re celebrating birthdays and this was noted in our reservation.

No recognition given by hostess. For the quality of the place, we felt there should have mention.

Our party was the only one for about 1/2 of the time there.

Food was ok, but not quite up to expectation.

Nice ambiance with good water view in a historic venue. Nice soft music by live guitarist.

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G
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the fresh ingredients from the restaurant’s garden. The scallops are perfectly prepared and delicious. We’ve ordered the scallops twice because they are so amazing but look forward to trying the other menu items on future visits. Love the view of the gardens and boats in the marina.

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LG
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of 6 had wonderful Prawn and Steak dinners. The vegetables were grown in the on-site garden. Everything was very nice, the people, food and wonderful view of Port Townsend Bay and Hadlock Marina.

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JJ
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are really love it

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JG
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Responded to change in reservation with no problems . Excellent menu and great place to visit with friends.

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JG
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious Sunday brunch on a beautiful afternoon in summer. Sat on the terrace and enjoyed ourselves very much. Will come again.

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TS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meat and salads and served well. Nice wait staff.

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KW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server Heidi went above and beyond. She made us great drinks and even made our son a Sunday and sang Happy Birthday all by herself.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day, regular breakfast, not the buffet. Everything was excellent except they were out of three items that we would have ordered.

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n
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We had heard the food was hit or miss, so we weren't surprised when the medium-rare ordered ribeye was cooked medium well. The salmon the fellow at the next table had was tough as leather. The fish and chips were good, coleslaw needed something.

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LB
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

I've dined here on a couple occasions. The food is always good. This time, I made a reservation via open table, and stated it was a special occasion for someone celebrating their 85th birthday, and I wanted the best table. When we arrived, no one seemed aware of this, though it didn't really matter because it was practically empty. Still.

Given that it was practically empty, the service was incredibly slow. I ordered a G&T and expected it to be served in a tall narrow glass with a straw, but it was served in an old-fashioned and when I asked about a straw she said they don't have straws because of the plastic. I understand being eco-friendly, but it was very difficult to enjoy an otherwise great G&T without a straw. I don't enjoy ice hitting my face and making it difficult to sip.

Despite these perhaps small issues, I left a handsome tip because that is who I am. The food and drinks (we had champagne, wine and Irish coffees, mine with a splash of Baileys) were all excellent.

One thing I wonder is why none of the local restaurants seem to serve crab. I would like to see that on the menu. Ajax did serve crab on occasion.

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P
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a group of five for St. Patrick's Day and it was great. Notwithstanding a large crowd the service was great and the special food offerings were tasty and in keeping with the holiday. We also enjoyed the Irish whiskey trio and delicious chocolate mousse.

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RA
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleased and surprised. This was our first time here and we were unsure what to expect. Fortunately, it was an excellent overall experience. The view out over the marina and bay was gorgeous. The room itself was light and spacious. Wine list was varied and reasonable with some interesting selections. We settled on a very appealing chardonnay which we enjoyed. I ordered the herb crusted pork loin which was cooked exactly the way I had asked. My wife ordered the prosciutto and fontina stuffed chicken which she loved for the use of herbs as well as the wonderfully flavored rice. The service was excellent. Our server friendly, welcoming and attentive. All in all, this was a really enjoyable dinner and we will certainly be back.

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LF
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view and really good steaks!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good,great service good steak,good cocktails,great pork,love d the wind sculpture outside I could look at it all day.i would defiantly go there again

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second visit for dinner. Great food and service both times ! We had almost decided not to try it again since trying it for breakfast was not good at all and same quality as the dinner. Glad we tried again as the dinner experience was wonderful.

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PT
Seattle
39 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We were at a special Valentine's Day pre-fixe dinner. Service was slow although very friendly and helpful. I ordered a filet medium rare with jumbo prawn on top. The steak was well-done and the prawn was raw. Then came the dessert - creme brulee which was frozen. I am not going to go back again.

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P
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

This venue has seen better days.

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DN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The gravlax was disappointing. While the salmon was cured well, there wasn't much of it. The toasted bread points were extremely dry, hard and brittle. With each bite the toast fragmented uncontrollably sending crumbs all over the table.

The steaks were good sized and well prepared.

The bread pudding was generous and tasty.

The service was almost what was expected, although I was a bit put off by the server's use of
the phrase "you guys," as in "Are you guys ready to order?"

I would much prefer that the word "guys" be banished from all servers' vocabulary. A simple "Are you ready to order?" is much preferable.

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j
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great dinner specials. The filet was tender, juicy, and cooked to perfection with excellent sides of potatoes and asparagus. Salads, Soups, Drinks and Desserts were generous. A sub-par Caesar salad was taken off the bill. The kitchen said the dressing was not up to their norm but was served anyway --to our dismay. Service was not as expected for this class of restaurant. Server stated right away that she had been there almost twelve hours then returned for our order and forgot her pencil. No automatic water or bread refills. Dinner was rushed.
BUT ambiance was great. View was great. Would not let these issues deter us from coming back but service should have been better as it was a slow night for the restaurant.
CHECK OUT THE INTRICATE COPPER GUTTER DRAIN!!!

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P
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We actually had a table for four and our guests from Chicago absolutely raved about it and in comparison to the "Windy City" the prices were reasonable yet the food was great. also several outstanding vegetarian dishes.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would love to know what was on the pork loin. The most wonderful spice...cant place it....

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P
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a marvelous meal with two other couples on New Year's Eve. Food was great and service was terrific despite it being a very busy night. The crab cake salad was a big hit.

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Far too expensive considering the quality of food and service. Poor ambience, pathetic background music.

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P
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a super evening with friends from back east, who raved about the food and ambiance. The service was outstanding and the light guitar music in the background made it a perfect evening. Chef Albert also visited our table. The historic property was all dressed up in its Christmas finery with a beautifully decorated tree in the lobby. I can certainly see why they received FIRST PLACE for their steaks. All three guys really enjoyed them!

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Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

I liked my cod but everyone else was disappointed. Prime ribs were over salted cut and then grilled? We guess to warm the cut up? Salmon and scallops had way to much butter. Good beer and wine selections. Look l Ike great cocktails. Room next to dining room is under construction or storage or something and all the lights are on so that what you get to look at. They even had curtains but they were open so you are looking at junk. Anyway, I guess they reopened recently so they are obviously still fine tuning.

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