Yesterday Alex and I finally checked out the Poco Wine Room, a beautiful little restaurant/wine/cocktail house in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. We’ve been meaning to go there for ages, but it’s tough to hit all those must-visit places when you live somewhere so rich in bars and restaurants.
When we walked in from a typically-rainy Seattle evening, Poco Wine Room felt cozy and intimate. There were several people at the bar so we headed to a table in the loft-like upstairs. It was lit by candles and small lights and felt like somewhere I could get used to visiting.
We ordered a few small plates including an amazing caponata that I highly recommend. The food items on their online menu are slightly different from what was there in person, but it gives you a good idea of the type of food available. Four appetizer-sized plates were enough for dinner for the two of us and everything was very good.
And here’s the fun part: The wine.
I ordered a Carmel Coast Chardonnay, $11.00 for a glass. It was the first time I’ve had a nice glass of wine out since I started this blog project and I noticed a huge uptick in my confidence when it came to both ordering and tasting. I really liked the tasting notes on the menu. They were clear and really gave me a good idea of what I was ordering. Alex got a beer, but we both tasted the Chardonnay and were impressed. It had notes of tropical fruits but wasn’t too sweet. I definitely could have gone for another glass, but alas it was a Wednesday and we had things to do.
Overall, we had a great time. The food was good, the wine was great and the atmosphere was perfect for a rainy night. The staff were also fantastic. Poco Wine Room is the perfect place to have a snack and a great glass of wine. It’s fairly quiet despite being relatively close quarters and perfect for a romantic evening or an intimate chat with a friend.
Here’s a Plus: Happy Hour
If you know me, you know I live for happy hours. Poco Wine Room has HH daily until 6:30 pm. They also have late-night happy hour from 10 pm to midnight Sunday- Thursday.
- Happy hour Specials: $2 off glass, $8 off bottle in addition to happy hour food menu
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