As this is my last week living in Seattle, I’ve been out trying a lot of places that I’ve always meant to go. Most restaurants I visited this week were delicious, but none stood out like Black Bottle did. Located on 1st and Vine, Black Bottle is situated in the trendy Belltown area of the city, but without the artificial scene and without the high prices.
The first thing I noticed about the restaruant/bar was the high ceilings and the candle lighting. Definitely sets a very romantic, easy going mood right off the bat. I wandered into the back room and sat down at a table. At my right, a party of 8 were clearly greatly enjoying their food and drinks. Black Bottle offers your standard cocktails and a fantastic wine menu. I ordered a drink: Louis Bouillot Grande Reserve Brut, which was so good if you enjoy a sweet sparkling wine. The food was completely out of this world. Even though Black Bottle refers to all its plates as apptizers, they are generously portioned and a table of 2 could split 3 plates for a filling meal. I would give you recommendations, but as I’ve heard and seen, everything on the menu is recommended. At only $8 a plate, it’s definately worth going back to again and again to try everything.
If anyone comes to Seattle, I would point you to Black Bottle first. Afterwards you may not want to try any other restaurant. Visit blackbottleseattle.com or for pictures of some of the plates: www.seattlest.com/archives/2005/08/12/relish_black_bottle.php
If there’s one thing I may enjoy even more than shopping (shocking!), it may be dining out.