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Restaurant of the Week: Bottlehouse

Located in a charming 1905 Craftsman in the Madrona neighborhood of Seattle, Bottlehouse is the coziest wine bar in the city. Bottlehouse highlights a revolving menu of natural wines from the Pacific Northwest and around the world, accompanied by a seasonal rotating menu and a one-of-a-kind cheese and charcuterie program.

Redefining the notion of a wine bar and retail wine shop, owners Henri Schock and Soni Dave-Schock created and opened Bottlehouse Seattle in 2010 as a “wine bar with benefits.” From garden wine parties to curated small-production finds in the shop and bar, the couple has created an intimate environment that is both educational and entertaining. In fact, visit Bottlehouse feels like you are dining in a friend’s home or backyard rather than in a restaurant.

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The food and drink options at Bottlehouse Seattle are plentiful and absolutely delectable. In addition to offering an excellent selection of natural wines, including harder-to-find pét-nats and orange wines, Bottlehouse also has a delicious array of aperitifs and cocktails. These rotate often, but we are loving the current offerings such as the PNW Kir made with Finn River brandy wine, the trendy Negroni Sbagliato and the Fete de Flor Spritzer. There is a selection of local beers and ciders as well as coffee, tea, ginger beer and house shrubs.

In addition to the fabulous drink offerings, Bottlehouse Seattle has phenomenal food. There are plenty of small bites to choose from, like the baguette that comes with three different choices of toppings (house ganache and farm-fresh chevre…yes, please), the Castelvetrano olives and the garlic-herb aioli board paired with seasonal vegetables and an 8-minute egg. The signature cheese and charcuterie boards allow the resident cheesemonger to pick a custom selection of meats and cheeses to pair with your beverage. All of the offerings are seasonal, artisanal and farmstead.

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Larger plates are ever-changing and include a featured cheese, a featured vegetable, a featured meat (we highly recommend the steamed mussels with garlic white wine if they’re currently on the menu), burrata with seasonal accompaniments, a rotating toast and Bottlehouse’s famous truffle mac and cheese.

For those who are creatures of comfort, the sandwiches are impressive and are regular menu staples. Served warm on sourdough, there are four different options to choose from: Parisian, soppressata, brie and the grilled cheese. You really can’t go wrong with any of them!

If you’ve made it this far and still have room for more, then you have to try one of Bottlehouse Seattle’s desserts. There is always a baker’s choice option, as well as a rotating pot de crème (our favorite), housemade chocolate truffles and a dessert cheese board. Pair one of these sweets with one of the many dessert wines that Bottlehouse has to offer.

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For to-go options, Bottlehouse Seattle offers a Monger Box, which is an artisan cheese board on the go. Perfect for picnicking in the summer or dinner parties in the winter, Monger Boxes come in three sizes and feature seasonal cheeses, charcuterie and house-made crackers, alongside seasoned nuts, dried fruit and compote. All boxes come complete with a hand-written note detailing all of the chef-selections.

Bottlehouse is open Sunday to Wednesday from 3 to 10 p.m. and Thursday to Saturday from 3 to 11 p.m., with a daily happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. For more information, visit

1416 34th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122

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