Seattle: Black Bottle Postern

With its high ceilings, expansive windows, and mix of wooden and concrete decor, Black Bottle Postern has a hip, yet cozy atmosphere that compliments it’s from-scratch philosophy on food. The menu is comprised of a bevy of shareable plates that range in inspiration, from the Asian-style crispy fried chicken to the Italian inspired arugula, tomato, and basil pesto flatbread. Prices of shareable plates are more than reasonable and the options are plentiful, so feel free to order two to three plates per person and share amongst everyone in your group. We personally love the dry rub house-smoked wild boar ribs, which actually fall off the bone, the butter lettuce pomegranate goat cheese salad, which is light and refreshing, and the spicy fennel sausage flatbread with dandelion greens and fresh mozzarella, which packs the right amount of spicy punch. Dinner isn’t complete without drinks, and luckily, Black Bottle has an amazing list of house-infused cocktails and local beers. We thouroughly enjoy the spiced sangria—the perfect fall drink! It pairs very well with the spicier dishes on the menu, which we are quite partial to. 

We recommend stopping by for a casual dinner and evening drinks with a few of your favorite dining-out friends. Being able to share plates and sample a little bit of everything becomes a fun, culinary bonding experience. If you love to go out on Fridays or Saturdays, we recommend getting a reservation because this restaurant is quite popular. Personally, our favorite day to go is Sunday. The atomosphere is a little more calm, and there’s a great band that plays for a few hours—the perfect accompaniment to delicious food and drinks. We honestly can’t think of a better place to have a relaxing dinner in Seattle!