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Herb & Bitter Public House, Seattle, WA

Herb & Bitter Public House

4.6
4.6
273 Reviews
$30 and under
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 square foot 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 seasonal plates . We incorporate many 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.
Owner and Entrepreneur: Jesus Escobar

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (206) 708-6468

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Executive chef

    Rob Koch

  • Private party facilities

    Email scotty@herbandbitter.com for inquiries

  • Private party contact

    Maggie DiGiovanni: (206) 929-1922

  • Neighborhood

    Capitol Hill / First Hill

  • Cross street

    Broadway / Republican

  • Parking details

    Pay lots available in garage across the street, or on the corner of Broadway & Mercer.

  • Public transit

    Route 60 and 49, three blocks north of the Capital Hill light rail station

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Communal Table

    Multiple dates available
    Join us at one of our larger communal tables! By booking this reservation, you understand that your party will be seated at the same table, alongside other guests, with a full chair's space between each party.

What 273 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Seattle

    Good for Groups

  • Seattle

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. N

    Nick

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Ambiance and decor is pretty outstanding at H&B. The food options were pretty good, presentation is stellar. The staff were helpful and attentive. Pricing puts in a "special occasion" category for us.
  2. SS

    SpencerS

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time at H&B! Great space, delicious food, amazing cocktails, friendly staff. Need I really say more?
  3. k

    kathy

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent cocktails and delicious food options. Great place to have a drink and share a charcuterie platter or other bites.
  4. LF

    LFeld

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Soooo tasty! Great vibes, good amount of food for the price. Overall very pleased!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    The waitress took forever to get our order. Even after ordering our drinks and food together, the drinks didnt come until 30 mins later. Some of the food that came in was very bland and never liked the flavor on any of the items. It was suprisingly quite where we were seated which was almost at the rear end of the restaurant and vibe was very dull.
  6. CH

    CapitolHillSeattle

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a table of 5 in the wonderful atrium and ordered 5 different main dishes, all of which were thoroughly enjoyed!
  7. ML

    MariaL

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was looking for a place to meet friends near a light rail station and stumbled on this spot, in a neighborhood I don't normally spend a lot of time in. Can't wait to go back!! The staff and service are top notch. The atmosphere is AMAZING, the ceiling tiles and interior decor give it a super classy, pre-WWII flavor, and there is a wonderful, covered back patio to enjoy when the weather is nice. The endless list of drink options was astounding (Absinthe? Meletti Annisette, Pisco Sour? and of course all the normal things too). The food was absolutely delish as well, they have meat dishes, but we just got a handful of small vegetarian plates, the green goddess salad, zucchini fritters, roasted yams, and saffron arancini, all so tasty.
  8. FF

    FoodieFrank

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We were very pleasantly surprised by this great little bar with a big atrium in back. Cocktails and healthy menu were highlights. Thoughtful and attentive service. We'll return.
  9. BB

    BrookeB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    It was a bit overpriced for the food being what it was. It came out cold and nobody at our table seemed to like their drinks or meals. It was a cute ambiance and servers were very nice, but there was nothing to write home about.
  10. TG

    TiffaniG

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the ambiance, food, service and company! Will be back again.
  11. DH

    DavidH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Mark, our waiter, was fantastic. He usually bartends, so was very helpful when ordering drinks. Nice place with a laidback atmosphere.
  12. AK

    AKSea

    Cleveland

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not sure how much longer it will be on the menu, but the pea ravioli is amazing! As always, great service and helpful staff. Highly recommend for low key meal and drinks.
  13. k

    kilcannon

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Service was spotty given how busy they were. Definitely not the fault of the person taking care of us, just perhaps a note to be thoughtful of staff to tablw ratio
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were phenomenal, quite literally some of the best I've had in Seattle with an uber relaxing ambiance. Looking forward to my next trip
  15. HB

    HeatherB

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I reserved a large table (15 people) a couple months in advance for a surprise birthday dinner party. Scotty, the manager, was very helpful in helping me understand the space (I had not been there previously) and accommodating the party. The staff was great - attentive and responsive (large tables are difficult and a PITA - I know)! They graciously did split checks and made a gigantic carrot cake and brought it out with candles basically on demand. The drinks were good, the food really, really great and beyond expectations. Everyone commented how much they liked their dinner - AND the carrot cake! All had a great time and said they'd return for certain. The atrium space is pretty special and I'm sure is absolutely wonderful on a warmer day (it was closed for us - too cool). Highly recommend Herb & Bitter across the board.
  16. JS

    JackieS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was delicious. The zucchini fritters and ravioli were particularly memorable. They had a great selection for vegetarians. I would definitely come here again.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was absolutely amazing! Every dish had wonderful and unique flavors. We were all extremely impressed. We eat out a lot and have eaten in many restaurants in Seattle for more money and really enjoyed our dinner. The only downside is the noise level is quite high in the atrium. It was a busy Friday night. Would highly recommend possibly going on a quieter evening and really enjoying the food.
  18. JK

    JonathanK

    Columbus

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food, good service, unique atmosphere… great overall experience. The only exception was the patio got so loud with several large parties, that we couldn’t comfortably have a conversation without yelling. Otherwise, everything was great.
  19. w

    webdoc78

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Kayla was very helpful
  20. DB

    DanB

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second visit to H+B in as many weeks. This eatery has become a favorite for the food and libations when we visit the Emerald City.
  21. LM

    LeslieM

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    My roasted yam was excellent
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    The drinks were solid (but didn’t really stand out compared to other restaurants in the area) and atmosphere/service was great but definitely very loud if you sit in the back atrium so request the main restaurant for a quieter experience. Ordered zucchini fritters which came out totally burnt and then hamachi which we sent back because of a very fishy flavor to it. Overall, not a bad experience but I would try other places before going back here.
  23. DB

    DanB

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This little pub and eatery is tucked away on trendy Broad Street, number 516. It’s worth the drive. It’s cozy, inviting, the staff are very approachable. Amazing Manhattans and Old Fashions. The dirty Martinis are just dirty enough. The food is classic with a signature twist, tasty and well proportioned. Intimate enough for two, verbose enough for the whole crew. Make reservations to avoid disappointment.
  24. C

    Crjensen77

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never disappoints. You won't bet bad food or bad cocktails here - ever.
  25. GS

    GreatService

    Seattle

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Had the rabbit pasta. The rabbit was exceedingly dry and over cooked. The sauce was bland and the pasta was stuck together. The cocktails were good. My husband had the pork medallions which he described as meh.
  26. I

    Ishmael

    Seattle

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Excellent food, variety, flavors, textures, pairing, etc. Really great! Unfortunately service is below average, the waitress is so distracted chatting with everyone that she forgets to get the food from the kitchen. In two instances we saw kitchen staff trying to get her to deliver the plates to the tables. Any, it is a great place for drinks and food but know the service is bad.
  27. C

    Cici

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, drinks, and food were all great! We plan to go back again.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great bartender. Very welcoming staff and food and drinks were great!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Chef was amazing. So kind and fun! We got recommendations from our waiter and the cook, and they did not disappoint! It was a wonderful experience great casual ambiance, all around a good experience and time there. Can get a little loud but to be expected for the large space and concrete flooring, but a good place to get together with friends. We ll definitely come back.
  30. LS

    LemoyneSEA

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food and the ambience were great. The service was just average.
  31. TB

    TomB

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fairly intimate smaller space, engaging staff, creative menu prepared fabulously by the kitchen. Good portion sizes (not too small, not excessive). Good drinks. Located on the quieter end of Broadway. Great for our date!
  32. JD

    JillonD

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place! Great food, personalized service, and plenty of gluten-free options for those of us who are allergic the wheat. Love the atmosphere too!
  33. c

    cyndym

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience1
    The night we came the back room was full of so many people some sort of party or celebration the noise was so loud we couldn’t even enjoy our dinner
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Way too loud. Lovely until the giant love island group showed up. My friend and I could mo longer hear each other without yelling. We wanted to go somewhere else to eat but we had already ordered our meal (which was delicious- we just had to eat in complete silence at a dinner we had planned to spend catching up on life). Huge disappointment. We won’t be back if that’s a risk again.
  35. DP

    DavidP

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great place. Food was very good and the service was excellent. A very comfortable place to eat and catch up with friends.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service for a big birthday group!
  37. JC

    JoshC

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had Valentine's Day Dinner here with my partner, and it was a very pleasant meal. Delicious dishes, and great drink pairings.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Valentine’s Day dinner!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    I made a reservation for valentine dinner through open table. We had to wait 30 minutes to get a table. After greeting with the hostess and mentioning her that we both are vegetarian we were served shrimp by mistake in appetizer. The food was bland and service was poor. The only good thing were drinks and dessert.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    Menu for Valentine’s Day did not meet expectations. Not very flavorful or filling. Wish I had ordered from the normal menu instead

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Herb & Bitter Public House does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Herb & Bitter Public House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 708-6468.

Herb & Bitter Public House is rated 4.6 stars by 273 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 8 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Herb & Bitter Public House

516 Broadway East, Seattle, WA 98102

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Broadway / Republican

  • Neighborhood

    Capitol Hill / First Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Pay lots available in garage across the street, or on the corner of Broadway & Mercer.

  • Public transit

    Route 60 and 49, three blocks north of the Capital Hill light rail station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Executive chef

    Rob Koch

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (206) 708-6468

  • Private party facilities

    Email scotty@herbandbitter.com for inquiries

  • Private party contact

    Maggie DiGiovanni: (206) 929-1922

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