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About The Bottle
The Bottle is a non-smoking restaurant that specializes in preparing entrees with classic French techniques using fresh, local ingredients.
***Please contact the restaurant directly if reserving for parties larger than 6.
***If a special or specific table or server request are needed please contact the restaurant directly. Call 256.704.5555
Huntsville, AL 35801
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4pm - 11:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The Bottle offers complimentary Valet parking.
Chef Andy Howery and Chef Chris McDonald
Banquet, Bar Dining, Non-Smoking, Private Room
The Bottle is available for private parties of many sizes. We specialize in providing a dining experience for small intimate dinners or business meetings to larger gatherings and parties.
The Bottle Ratings and Reviews
We were seated immediately. Which was good. My niece was the last to arrive and when she tried to sit down, the table was in such a position that she had a difficult time getting into her seat.
The waiter was not at his best. He was in a rush the entire time and there was no personal interaction with him. He gave some in the party the wrong check and didn't come back so we could correct it.
There were 6 of us at the table. Five either had fish or scallops and one had filet. Everyone agreed their fish, scallops and filet were good. The brussel sprouts were terrible. They were burned and had too much salt.
I am new to Huntsville and want to experience new restaurants. I have heard nothing but good reviews of The Bottle and I have to say we were disappointed.
We always enjoy going to the Bottle. Scott usually takes care of us, but this time he was working a party upstairs. However, much to our surprise, he worked it out so he could take care of us. Thank you Scott! I had the grouper which was delicious and it had perfect side dishes (etouffe, grits, and fried brussels sprouts). Delish! My husband got the lamb and, as usual, it was prepared perfectly. We will be back soon!
The restaurant, food and chef were a huge disappointed. Our server was the best part of our visit, but couldn't make up for the tasteless food. There were four of us dining, we ordered two appetizers, one salad, four different entrees in addition to wine, beer and cocktails. The two appetizers, shrimp and tuna, were good but nothing more impressive than you could get at a nationwide chain. The salad was a tiny wedge of iceberg lettuce, the homemade dressing was good but there was barely enough lettuce for the dressing and other toppings. I had the scallop entree, the scallops themselves were great quality and they were not overcooked, the sear was very light but they were good. The scallops came with a mushroom risotto that was gummy and tasted like wallpaper paste. The men in our group ordered steaks, one filet and one ribeye, they had very little to complain about the meat but the pastry bag piped mashed potatoes had become hard on the outside and lacked salt, pepper, butter, cream or any flavor at all. It's says a lot if you can mess up mashed potatoes. The other person in our party order a fish dish, her main reason for ordering was that it was served with a crawfish étouffée, unfortunately she was unable to find a single piece of crawfish in the étouffée. The beer and wine were expensive but good, the cocktails for $14 could have been better and more inventive. We had originally planned to have dessert, we were celebrating a birthday, but decided at this point to cut our losses. Each couple spent $200 after tip, I have had many nice meals but I have never felt I had gotten so little for the money spent before. Also to claim the menu is French inspired, I find that quite a stretch. I have been to France and have dined at many fine French restaurants, and this restaurant left me confused. The chef did visit our table, I only wish we had been served our entrees before he arrived. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone, very disappointed.
The venue, service and everything else was wonderful. The missing link was the quality of the strip steak. It was nice that there was very little gristle and the meat was flavored nicely but the meat itself was a little tough and chewy for the price paid. My wife's filet was fine. She had to send it back once but the response was fast and correct. There are two many other venues in the Huntsville Area that serve a better piece of meat for a lessor price.
Due to a party down stairs, we were seated upstairs. All the normal Friday night crowd was confined to the small upstairs room. Seating was cramped, as my wife continually elbowed me as she cut her steak. Noise level was loud.
I would recommend asking about seating options prior to making your reservations.
Had reservations for 6 pm, and we were seated upon arrival. Food was wonderful and portions were generous. Our party had grouper, lamb, pork chop, and chicken and all were delicious. Presentation was super and staff was very attentive. Thanks Chef Andy for making an eight year old feel special on her birthday!!
Service was very attentive and the food was excellent. I started with tomato soup followed by a really creative and delicious berry salad. My entree consisted of scallops over risotto and asparagus, all beautifully cooked. There could have been more dessert choices, but the molten cake I had was great.
I took my Wife for our anniversary. Her risotto was crunchy and not completely done. My lamb chops were excellent. Noise carries in the main dining room so it isn't the best place for a quiet dinner. For the money I would have expected perfection with the food.
Though I was dining alone, I thoroughly enjoyed the meal at The Bottle. The wait staff were friendly, informed and attentive but not intrusive. The Pan Seared Georges Bank Scallops were delicious--as fresh tasting as ones we had just-off-the-boat in Nova Scotia--and complemented by the minted pea puree and al dente asparagus. I never waited for service, never felt rushed to leave, even after a second cup of coffee with dessert. A post-dinner concert at Von Braun Center was near enough for a quick shuttle (or an easy half-mile walk).
My mother and I had a 6:15 reservation and arrived a bit early. No offer to wait at the bar for a delightful cocktail, we were escorted to the elevator. I guess they put the "not so in" crowd in the desolate upstairs dining area. All alone. At least we had a window seat so there was something to look at. The atmosphere was dated, dull and quiet, make that silent, unlike the lively first level dining room that was not full. The server was good, the food was good but the ambience left much to be desired. Not to mention the descrimination based on appearance could not have been more obvious. I won't be going back anytime soon if ever.
We arrived early and elected to sit at the bar for a cocktail before dinner. The bar is small, only 6 seats, but the bartender was talented and educated on the inventory. We received a delicious watermelon appetizer from the chef that went well with the Grey Goose we were drinking. We moved onto dinner at 8:30 and had a nice table where we could see the other dinner guest. There was a large group behind us that was rather loud, but oh well. The crab cake appetizer was good, nothing super special. The NY Strip and Salmon on the other hand were amazing! Cooked to order and served hot, we loved both dishes. For dessert we shared the Triple Chocolate Dome which as over the top decadent and delicious. My only complaint was the service; it started out great but faltered at the end. The restaurant had mostly cleared out as my date and I were enjoyed a leisurely dinner (ie eating and talking and taking our time) and at one point we were both out of water and cocktails. We waited and waited and just about the time I was ready to go to the bar myself, she appeared. No apology, no mention of her absence, just "what can I get you next". I get that we were her last table and she was probably tired after a long shift, but at a place like this I expect attentive service no matter what. I will go back for sure, and maybe this was a one of incident, but the food well compensated for the service issues.
First experience here! Bar specialties were great as well as the local beer selection. Chef started every table with a taste of seasoned watermelon. Fresh. Juicy. Flavorful. I think it was garlic salt and pepper.
We had Spicy Confetti Shrimp and Burgandy Escargot to start. Both were great but the escargot was the winner! Our group of 4 tried the classic, wilted slaw and wedge salads. All were enjoyable and fresh! Entrees of grouper, salmon, rack of lamb and duck breast were well prepared. The duck was the winner! So flavorful and the raspberry sauce was very complimentary. Lamb is not my fav, but my husband raved about it! Grouper was a little over done on the outside but it did not lose moist and tender inside. I didn't think the salsa verde particularly added much to the grouper dish - and it did not even have a kick. Service was excellent and was very relaxed and unhurried. Tables are kind of close and the music was a little louder than I expected lending to louder conversations around us. We will go again for business or special occasion.
We love the Bottle. Scott is an amazing server and always goes out of his way to make it an enjoyable experience. My husband and I both got the pasta with cremini mushrooms and lobster. It was so good. Enjoying the leftovers for lunch!
We will continue to be regular diners here because it is one of the best restaurants in Huntsville. We also appreciate the chef bringing out the food and stopping to chat.
The food was fantastic! I had the cucumber tomato lobster gazpacho, the wilted cabbage salad and the scallops. The only thing I wasn't a huge fan of was the risotto. It had a bit of a floral taste that I didn't care for. They also had this watermelon with a curry seasoning (very light flavor) that they served before the entree. I never would have thought to put those two flavors together.
The restaurant is awesome! Food is great. We were there for our anniversary and the could not complain about the service or the food. My one issue is with sitting at a table where the table next to be was constantly bumping their chair into my arm. . .some of the seating leaves little to be desired when trying to enjoy a meal at this price point.
Dined early at 5:30. We were escorted by premium tables and seated in the rear by the kitchen door. Our request for a different table was not accommodated. Premium tables were still unfilled when we finished our meal. The Martini was not made per my instructions. Ordered very dry and it was more dirty than dry. The blue cheese olives were tasty. The wine list was snobby and lacking. Treble and quadruple market prices for a bottle. Ouch! The fried Okra salad was unique and quite good. The salmon was perfectly prepared and proved to be the highlight of the evening. The scallops were tasty but were cool and firm when served. Four scallops left me wanting more. Our server was attentive and pleasant. She provided us a wine taste or two as we were making our wine bottle selection.
All in all it was an enjoyable date night out with my wife. Glad we tried it once.
The Bottle is a great find in downtown Huntsville. The food is fresh, flavorful, and creative. The wait staff is second to none -- attentive, prompt, and delightful. Chefs Chris and Andy put a special touch on simple foods. The okra and heirloom tomato salad is addicting. I can't wait for the menu to change so we can go back and try something new.
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