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Von's 1000 Spirits Gusto Bistro

4.5
4.5
40 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Enjoy creatively prepared American fare at Von's 1000Spirits Gusto Bistro. This charming spot features various flags draped across the ceiling and an open kitchen where patrons can watch the chefs at work. Owner Merrisa Firnstahl-Claridge and Executive Chef Jason Amador delight in offering delicious food with friendly service in a comfortable atmosphere. Patrons can choose from entrées like salmon cakes with pickled vegetables, homemade meatballs with pasta or a hoisin-glazed prime rib burger at Von's 1000Spirits Gusto Bistro. Sourdough pizza with a choice of toppings, salads, hearty sandwiches and vegetarian dishes also make for fulfilling meals. Von's 1000Spirits Gusto Bistro is featured in publications such as The Seattle Times and The Stranger. It has happy hour with a sizable bar that serves cocktails as well as housemade vodka, gin and tequila. This bistro hosts private events for parties as well.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am Mon, Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (206) 621-8667

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jason Amador

  • Private party facilities

    HOST YOUR PARTY ATVon's 1000 SpiritsVON'S hosts private parties, meetings, banquets, social events, receptions from 15 up to 100 people. For more information please contact our Events Director, Jenny Heston at (206) 817-8500 or JENNY@VONS1000SPIRITS.COM.

  • Private party contact

    Jenny Heston: (206) 621-8667

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    University

  • Parking details

    There are several public lots in the area. You can park on the garage at Western and Seneca in Harbor Steps. Take the elevator up to level 6 and we are across the pedestrian bridge.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 40 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Lively

  • Seattle

    Good for business meals

  • Seattle

    Lively

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  1. LW

    LoriW

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Von's is a great casual restaurant with yummy food and fun vibe! Highly recommend if you'd like a relaxed, unpretentious atmosphere with delicious food and creative drinks.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    The host was extremely rude and off putting - when we arrived, after finding out what name the reservation was under she noted that it was a table for 4. When we asked if there was a way to add in one seat as we actually had 5, she curtly responded in an annoyed tone and noted that was not possible, and that we could sit at the bar facing the window. Despite the fact that there was another long row of high top seating that was available with the exception of one seat and that the dining area was completely cleared out by 1 pm (and therefore it would have been entirely possible to add a seat), the host did not ask or try to accommodate whatsoever. Even if the restaurant wasn’t able to accommodate the tone and the response could have been much kinder and friendlier. The bartender that served us was excellent (very warm, friendly, and accommodating) so the service score is only rated based on the experience with the host. The service with the host left a bad taste with our entire party so it is unlikely we will return despite the food being good and the bartender’s service being excellent.
  3. C

    Cubanlil63

    Seattle

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great pizza and burgers at our table. Our incredible waitress, Olga, made sure we got our food quickly so we could enjoy it and make the Symphony start time. It was much appreciated!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I liked it a lot. Amazing service, good food. Happy Hour Meatballs were so good!
  5. T

    Terisu10

    Orlando

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First, I’m commending our server, Julia. She’s a real gem. Food was delicious, service was exceptionally good, atmosphere was festive for our family get together. After lunch, we sat and visited without anyone rushing us out. Menu is creative and drinks were on point. Delicious Bloody Mary for me! Try the lusty lady meatballs. Yum!! Oh, and their homemade sour dough pasta is amazing.
  6. MB

    MikeB

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Von's was perfect (again) for drinks and appetizers before the Seahawks game last night. Our server was excellent as was the food and drinks. Thank you to everyone at Von's!
  7. RS

    RichardS

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Von's is our favorite happy hour place. Very good food and drinks on happy hour menu at reasonable prices.
  8. GH

    GailH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Loved the ambiance here. Everyone was enjoying the food and drink. Cozy, but not too cramped. Make a reservation though. It’s a busy place. Good happy hour offering.
  9. WA

    WAtoWI

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Reviewed on July 11, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    Busy, always great service and food. Get the 'Cotton Candy' drink - so fun to watch it being poured!
  10. c

    carinaeletoile

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2015

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Definitely busy! Definitely a fun place to take a tourist. Parking can be difficult, but if you use a valet service like Luxe, it will not be an issue. Booked reservation for friends coming into town and visiting. There was enough of a variety on the menu (and one that didn't make it overwhelming) so that even our pickiest of eaters had something to eat...until he was met with celery salt on the fries. I have to agree with him - that's icky. Server was friendly and kept our soft drinks topped up - always a good thing. Special pricing, which is $5 off, for those who can produce a WA state drivers license. I would definitely come back.
  11. KK

    KitKat

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2015

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    There's a lot of stuff going on in this eatery with a full-size American flag covering the bar area's ceiling, a gimmicky spinning wheel in the back, and walls inundated with picture frames. The eats: -- Creamy Bacon, Duxelle Sourdough Scala Pasta: WINNER. I never had sourdough pasta before, and I can assure you now, it'll ruin all other types of box pastas out there. These little pasta bites were cooked perfectly (I hate al dente) and had a toothsome chew. The creamy sauce accompanying the pasta was also wonderful. This dish was also topped with an egg in which I could've done with or without. --Prosciutto, Fig, and Baby Arugla Sourdough Pizza: Not bad, but it was more of a flat bread with toppings on it. Nothing strikingly amazing. --20 Ingredient Curry Pizza: Well this little guy had a plethora of ingredients thrown onto him. Also another flat bread-like item with too much going on. The flavors were battling each other to be front runner with no one winning. I wouldn't personally get this again. Overall, the bulk of the stars go towards the sourdough pasta and not to be missed. The pizzas, on the other hand, were mediocre.
  12. b

    bruncherinseattle

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    DInner here was great for my husband's birthday. The classic hamburg and the flatbread pizzas are our favorites. One tip - ask to sit in the front dining room where the main bar and drink wheel are located. The back room doesn't have nearly the same ambiance.
  13. SR

    SteveR

    Seattle

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Met some friends from out of the area. It was very easy to find and they loved the atmosphere. The wheel of fortune spins and it selects a special drink from the bar. Food, beer and ambiance very easy to enjoy!
  14. VS

    VinnieS

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2015

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great menu for a quick lunch downtown. Prices were reasonable and the service from ordering to receiving it on our table was extremely impressive. The burger was just how described in the menu (juicy!) and the presentation was great. I love the outdoor seating area option for sunny days.
  15. k

    kcus

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    It was good food and the waiter was good and very nice.
  16. b

    bwill

    Seattle

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Always a fun time, I just wish they had more gluten-free offerings. :)
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2015

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The guys at the front were typical snobby hipster types, which I guys set to mood for the restaurant but they coul have been a little more welcoming. Our server, I can't remember his name... Just that he was allergic to fish... Was super awesome! He was around whenever we needed him and split out plates for us without us even having to ask, which was a nice great service touch! The raspberry balsamic cocktail was to die for! And the homemade pasta is absolutely amazing! We will be back!
  18. h

    hungryalbertan

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2015

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    had a great time lot of fun great drinks staff was fantastic!!!
  19. k

    kcus

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We had a pleasant lunch. Food was delivered in a timely manner and our waiter was really nice and efficient. Food was great and we had a nice birthday lunch. Would be nice if you gave dessert to the person celebrating their birthday. Just a little recommendation.
  20. G

    Gizmo

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2015

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Von's Gusto Bistro 1000 Spirits is a great place to eat within walking distance of the Seattle-Bremerton/Bainbridge ferry terminal. Love the Edison bulb chandeliers, the décor, and the restaurant as a whole! There was no wait, especially for the bar, on a Saturday night, and the food and drinks were fast. Our waitress kept the drinks, food, and water flowing, the presentation of the food was great, and the drinks were stellar. My only criticism was that the food was VERY rich. I suppose it's my fault for not knowing what lardons are, but the inclusion of them into the smoked salmon chowder was over-the-top for richness and I had a stomach ache for the rest of the night because of it. The pizza was wonderful, with enough to take home and enjoy!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2015

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    My husband had the Vodka Mussels and it is now his new favorite way to have them. You are left with a wonderfully rich delicious tomato soup.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2015

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great place for drinks and good food. They were super busy so service was slow but the waitress was very apologetic over it. Was a little upset that they made us wait until our entire party was there to seat us, we could have easily had at least a round drinks while waiting for our last two people.
  23. s

    simp

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2015

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I loved the cozy ambiance of this place. My husband and I will definitely return to try one of the pizzas and a burger. We each had a sourdough pasta dish - the husband had the spicy Italian meatballs with sourdough scala pasta which was tasty, and I had the devilish sausage & perlina pasta which was quite delicious. Neither dish was very spicy, but the flavors were excellent. Cocktails are reasonably priced in comparison to the rest of Seattle restaurants, and they are very good at Von's. They seem to know which flavors and liqueurs mix well together, and they don't skimp on the amount of liquor! I will be trying one of their spun sugar cocktails next time which looked fun and delicious! Service was a little slow at first but turned around and became more attentive throughout the rest of the dinner. I highly recommend!
  24. n

    nightmoi

    Seattle

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2015

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This is my second time at the new Von's. Loving Manhattans, I was sorry to see the old place go. Although the menu is limited, the food is delicious and generous. I actually ended up having three meals out of the salmon pasta. Drinks are great. The place is lively and fun. Convenient to SAM and Benaroya Hall.
  25. O

    Oldcoug

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2015

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Party of 3, chose to sit in bar...happy crowd..The food and drink wa great and our waiter...fantastic!
  26. AK

    AmyliaK

    Seattle

    93 reviews

    3.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2015

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This place is convenient for an early dinner before shows at Benaroya Hall. We hit the Happy Hour in full swing so it was noisy, filled with downtown office workers in large groups. This was a Tuesday. There is a good selection of fried fish and chips, sourdough pasta, pizza, salads and burgers. The bar wall displays a myriad of liquor bottles beautifully lit. We don't drink cocktails so I can't comment on the quality. Two of us split a cod and chips, and an interesting pizza topped with smoky bacon, apple and dried cranberries. They did not skimp on the thick-cut chunks of bacon. The chips (fries) were great too! The portions are large so three slices of pizza went home in a box.
  27. PJ

    PatJo

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The Salmon, Duxelles and Asiago Cream Sauce with Sourdough Homemade Tromba Pasta was so delicious. Definitely would have that again!
  28. MP

    MalPal

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Von's is right around the corner from the office, and has fallen into the "tried and true" category. It has a diverse menu, fresh ingredients, and not to mention so FAST! I love the cocktail wheel and the local discount. Also, some of the best pizza/pasta/burgers that you can find in this city. Most definitely will be back again and again.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2015

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    We can here for dinner on a Saturday night. our waitress was not the friendliest or the bar tender later in the night. The food was okay but not great the sourdough pasta was interesting but not anything to rave about. the $5 martini is probably the best deal in town.
  30. D

    happyDiner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very noisy, but the food was great and the list of spirits was impressive. The location is perfect if you're heading to/from Benaroya.
  31. p

    pnbdiners

    Houston

    85 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2015

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We were only in town for one night, and Von's was perfect for our one dinner out. There were a lot of families when we arrived at 7, and by 9 it had turned into more of a bar atmosphere with the music turned up and livelier chatter. The cocktails were great. We would recommend the Gimlet and The International (comes with a cool table trick). The food was just as great. The salmon and duxelles pasta was great, and our favorite was the perlina pasta with sausage and broccoli - SO GOOD. Our waitress was great - let us take our time while we chatted.
  32. j

    jalapeno

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2014

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Food was very bland and relatively expensive for what you get. Cool looking place, but not the best service and the food really needs some work - bland and uninteresting.
  33. E

    Erika

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow- what a neat restaurant! Awesome views, very hip interior. The food was incredible! I had the pasta with mushroom and lardons, honestly some of the best pasta I've had in my life. They have a big wheel that they spin every now and again to determine what the happy hour special is- that was very fun! Great cocktails. And our waitress, Jaime was very fun and a great server. I've always driven by this place wondering about it, but now I'll be bringing out-of-town guests here for sure!!
  34. H

    Hkirv

    Calgary

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great night out here - food was excellent and the cocktails are unique and delicious. There was such a huge variety of drinks we wanted to try them all! Fun atmosphere and great location. Will return next time I am in Seattle!
  35. BG

    BeeGee

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2014

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We dined with our friends prior to the Seattle Pops concert. My first impression, when we walked into the noisy bar crowded with hipsters, was "we don't need to come here again." There is a small dining area in the back of the restaurant, which was somewhat quieter, so we were able to talk to our friends. The food was fantastic, with a wide variety of choices available. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the menu and provided good service. I've changed my mind -- we will be back. It seems like Von's Gusto Bistro would be a nice quiet venue for lunch, which we will try sometime as well.
  36. V

    Vissidarte

    Seattle

    374 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    374 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Wonderfully improved re-location! The service is absolutely lovely with welcoming, happy hostesses, servers and management. The variety and quality of food is impressive! This is a place 2 return again and again, prefect for pre- or post concerts, too!
  37. j

    jdee

    Seattle

    241 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    241 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2014

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Did not try the hamburgers, which they emphasize, and did not sample the huge wall of liquors. Without those two elements, what remained was generally lackluster in preparation and rather pricey. It was adequate, but it is probably best to stick with what they claim to do well.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2014

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food and drinks were very nice, and great service. Unfortunately, it was too loud for my parents in their 70s (mind you, they didn't complain but it was quite loud). But I'll be back! PS -- It was odd to have to use a password for the restroom and the staff does not warn you...it was word of mouth from the person leaving!
  39. CA

    CAVA

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Von's has a great menu for casual dining and the food is delicious. The sour dough pasta and salmon is wonderful. The service is friendly and prompt. We will definitely be back.
  40. M

    Michael

    Atlanta

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    If you are looking for a good food and good drink, this is your place in Seattle. We absolutely love the menu and selection of the drinks... Must to do list if you are in seattle

FAQs

Von's 1000 Spirits Gusto Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 621-8667.

Von's 1000 Spirits Gusto Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 40 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 28 times today
Google Map for Von's 1000 Spirits Gusto Bistro

1225 1St Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    University

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am Mon, Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There are several public lots in the area. You can park on the garage at Western and Seneca in Harbor Steps. Take the elevator up to level 6 and we are across the pedestrian bridge.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jason Amador

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (206) 621-8667

  • Private party facilities

    HOST YOUR PARTY ATVon's 1000 SpiritsVON'S hosts private parties, meetings, banquets, social events, receptions from 15 up to 100 people. For more information please contact our Events Director, Jenny Heston at (206) 817-8500 or JENNY@VONS1000SPIRITS.COM.

  • Private party contact

    Jenny Heston: (206) 621-8667

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