I booked my birthday at Ventana, mostly for the location and because I was a big fan of Chef Joseph Conrad from now defunct Qube. I book a table for 8 people, they called the day beforeto confirm and as events happen I ended up with 12 for the evening. They were happy and accommodating.
The decor is very Belltown, with white chairs, doors that could double as windows (hence Ventana, Spanish for window) and great lighting. For a table of 12 ladies we had an adorable waiter.
The food was amazing, we all seemed to want the brussel sprouts they were so good! I also had the Korean BBQ beef shortribs He paired it with some great wine and the cocktail orders were perfect. When we were done, they brought out a birthday surprise, and were kind enough to have the order already split.
Ventana was the start to a great night. I've been back since for a drink and I have to tell you that the bloody boar is THE BEST bloody mary ever. Bacon vodka, chorizo salt, a piece of bacon as a stir stick, Yum!
It's a great place, the staff is very attentive and on point, the food is great and the location couldn't get better.
Pros: Great menu, great vibe
Cons: Needs to be a lot more full!