Black Bottle (Belltown)
2600 First Ave
Hours: Mon-Sat 4 pm-2 am, Sun 4 pm-midnight
Categories: Bar, Restaurant
Black Bottle in Belltown looks great: high ceilings, clean lines, exposed brick, handsome lightbulbs hanging by long wires like inverted bright ideas over patrons' heads. If architecture firms have cafeterias, they probably look like this—and even though it's Belltown, some women wear glasses, and some guys have product-free hair. People are here to hang out rather than hit on each other relentlessly, and they're here to eat. The menu offers a couple dozen not-so-small, not-very-expensive, pretty-damn-good plates. Get the blasted broccoli—a heaped platter of florets roasted at high heat until singed crisp around the edges but still al dente, salted and peppered without timidity—it's better than broccoli has any right to be. Black Bottle also has good cocktails and a nice selection of "hard-working wines, priced to sell." If you're on the Eastside, there's Black Bottle Postern in Bellevue, too.
Features: Bar/Happy Hour and Late-Night Dining
Cuisine: New American
Serving Hours: Mon-Sat 4:30 pm-1:30 am, Sunday 4:30-midnight.
Price Range: $$
The Stranger's Reviews of Black Bottle
919 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA, 98004
Thurs—Sat 3 pm—2 am, Sun—Wed 3 pm—12 am