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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
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.
Just heard about this place last week as I don't live in the Huntsville area, but about an hour away. My wife and I came here for our anniversary and would absolutely make the trip again and recommend to friends! I thought the pork chop was great, then I tried the rack of lamb that my wife ordered...both were superb! The waiter was knowledgeable, food was appropriate temperature, ambience was just perfect for an anniversary, and the tables had enough room between them so that I didn't feel like I was sitting with strangers. 5 out of 5 stars...you NEED to try this place!
Food was cooked well and tasted delicious too. We ended up a window seat which was perfect. The first table was wobbly and we requested to be moved and they were more than courteous to do so. I like that there wasn't a lot of loud obnoxious music! Just quiet and great food!
We always enjoy The Bottle, but this last visit seemed a little flat. We were quite early in the dinner cycle. No visit from the chef, a very quick check-in by a manager. The steaks were done as we ordered. The broccoli servings ranged from one floret to five over three plates. Potatoes were perfect. The server was professional and helpful. Overall, I think the restaurant has slipped a notch or two since our previous visit.
Excellent as always! Creative menu items, wonderful service, and valet parking. The only negative thing I can ever say about The Bottle is that the valet did not have an umbrella to help us from the car to the door and it poured down rain. Fortunately, that is a very unusual situation. Everything else was great as usual!
I found the environment to be pleasant. I found the food to be decent but overpriced. My scallops were very good. My wife's steak wasn't a very good steak. No flavor! I grill a better steak on my green egg! I expect perfect food when I pay that much for dinner. My wife's mixed drink was too expensive! $28 dollars for 2 drinks. Overall, a little disappointed. $150 bucks for a poor steak and decent scallops (4 of them)!!! Probably could have had a better steak at Logan's, Longhorns, or somewhere like that. The quiet environment was the only nice thing!
Our Waiter was Great. Party of 2, noted in our reservation as an Anniversary Dinner, seated in a cramped space with 4 other tables with multiple tables in another section available. Funny that the patrons of the table next to our's pointed this out to us. The Daily printed menu was wrong but... The Chef Personally came out to tables to apologize and make sure the change was okay. The chef also brought out our meal.
A bit pricey but the portions are good sized.
I would suggest you have a Corporate Account to Dine here.
The bottle is a nice destination for special occasions. It's quiet enough to have a conversation with the people at your table. Service is attentive but we never feel hurried. Okra and heirloom tomato salad is a must. Fish, chicken mushroom pasta, and scallops were very good.
Great server and prompt service. Ambience was quiet, inviting white table cloth. Presentation was first class. Entre venison was exotic, but temp was below optimum. Pork chop was gorgeous to look at, but carried significant hidden fat. Side item veggies excellent. Key Lime tart dessert was truly outstanding. After dinner coffee excellent. Server was consistently attentive and obviously well trained.
This is not our first visit to The Bottle. We keep coming back because it is so great. The chef comes out quite often and takes time to talk to you. I had a question about my meal and he was all too happy to spend some time explaining things to me. Our server, Scott, is simply the best. He always makes it a wonderful experience. We will be back soon!
The service was good and the food came to the table quickly but I was disappointed in the food...... when you spend $49.00 on a steak you expect it to pretty damn good....... it was cooked well but had no flavor...... so much so I only ate half of it. My wife on the other hand enjoyed her steak. The bread pudding was dry and it was a tiny portion...... a really tiny portion considering what it cost. It was our anniversary dinner and I can't see going back for future special occasions.
We celebrated two birthdays, an anniversary & Father's Day at The Bottle last weekend, and thoroughly enjoyed the occasion. As always, Chef Andy stopped by multiple times to check on us. The food was superb, the ambiance excellent, and made our celebration terrific! Highly recommend The Bottle!
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