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“Delicious!”
Review of Wild Vine Bistro - CLOSED

Wild Vine Bistro
Price range: US$7 - US$34
Cuisines: American, Italian, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 180th St SE
Transit: Community Transit in Snohomish county has a stop on Bothell Everett Hwy and 180th which is right in front of our strip mall. To get there you would take either bus 105 or 106. Also checkout the website commtrans.org for more information.
Description: Wild Vine Bistro in Mill Creek and Bothell on Bothell Everett Hwy and 180th. Live music, hand selected wine list, full bar, two happy hours, late night menu, to-go orders. Great menu prepared by Executive Chef Jason Custer. Fine Dinning with casual vibe in Bothell/ Mill Creek, Fresh Northwest Cuisine with European and Asian influences. Seafood, Steaks and Specializing in hand-made Charcuterie, Pasta and Breads. We have something for everyone's taste and budget!
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Delicious!”
Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

They accommodated our big group and sat us right away. Food was very good!! My husband and I have a new favorite restaurant! The service was excellent! Loved it.

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22 reviews from our community

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English first
Bothell, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
140 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
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“Little hole in the wall delivers a pleasant suprise”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

We didn't expect a small strip mall restaurant tucked away behind a Bartell's drugstore to offer as much as we consistently enjoy at the Wild Vine Bistro. It's bigger and better than it looks. Walk in the door of the its L-shaped dining room and you'll see maybe 8 tables to your right in the short leg of the "L." Stretched out ahead of you in the longer leg is an ample bar and even more tables. Just at your left is a bandstand area and a couple of more tables. The atmosphere is on the dark side as you look into the bar area, and a bit more open and brighter near the entrance. When you drop in of an evening, you'll likely be greeted warmly by owner Laura Bliven, who adds another nice dimension of hospitality to the obvious warmth and appeal of the room.

Laura is responsible for the whole show, which includes booking the usually excellent musicians who populate the bandstand on many evenings. We've particularly enjoyed singer Suzie Bradford of the Side Project who entertains with her guitarist husband Ben, and stand-up bassist Adrian Libertini. Suzie is a big name quality singer and a real surprise to find in a smaller local venue.

Good as the music tends to be, the real enjoyment of the Wild Vine lies in the menu. Generally skewed toward Italian dishes, the menu varies somewhat according to the season. For example, in the spring and summer you'll find a very good risotto primavera that may be made with crisp and delicious baby peapods. In the fall and winter the same risotto dish may be offered with other seasonally appropriate vegetables. All of which tells me that the Wild Vine's chef is concerned about keeping ingredients as fresh and local as possible. The menu ranges from a variety of appetizers (some of which you may find adequate as an entrée on their own) to a very good pasta Bolognese, a couple of seriously tasty burgers, sumptuous macaroni made with white truffle oil, wild salmon, hanger steak, five different salads including a lovely beet salad with goat cheese, and a lot more.

The Wild Vine also offers a substantial and good wine list of nearly 50 different reds and whites, domestic and European by the glass or bottle, as well as others for retail purchase. Many are 90+ rated, but I can't comment on them because I'm frankly in a rut, invariably choosing a truly good Antonio Sanguinetti Chianti (2012 Italy) because I can't imagine I'd enjoy another choice more. So I ain't goin' to. If you like trying a lot of different wines you could go wild at the Wild Vine. The bartender also makes a very good Negroni if you fancy this traditional Italian cocktail that is a little bit like a Manhattan on steroids.

Most of the numerous times we've chosen to dine at the Wild Vine, every dish we've picked has been carefully and properly made. Once in awhile, and it seems even more true recently, something will be a clinker. Such as badly overcooked pasta that's on the far side of gummy. Or a dish we've previously enjoyed that's suddenly made a different way, or with different or inappropriate ingredients. Some things like that make me suspect a change in chefs that wasn't an improvement. That hasn't happened often enough for me to change my rating, and any place can also have an off night. We still find the Wild Vine a very desirable place for an excellent dinner in a intimate and friendly environment where all the other customers seem to be exceptionally happy to be there.

  • Visited April 2014
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San Diego, California
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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“A definite find!”
Reviewed 27 February 2014

Loved this restaurant...very worth a visit. You may experience slightly different quality of food depending on the night, but overall is a great value. Wine list is excellent, menu ample. The bacon-wrapped dates and coffee gelato were highlights...as was the service! Half-off bottles of wine on Mondays, although I think the place is best seen during weekend, music events.

  • Visited February 2014
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“Refreshing and fun... very comfortable.”
Reviewed 3 December 2013 via mobile

Love the music and comedy. The food is homemade and fresh... very yummy food. They make you feel at home and relaxed. Love this place.

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Charleston
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great service”
Reviewed 20 October 2013

The service is exceptional. Solid lunch. Relaxing atmosphere. Give this place a shot, you will not regret it.

  • Visited October 2013
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