Our restaurant is a joint venture of friends Scott Blackwood and Gabe Sawhney, with help and support from their friends and families. A love of traveling and entertaining, plus a passion for amazing food and drinks inspired their vision.
Our Executive Chef, Colleen O’Hare, brought the vision to life with her award-winning expertise in global flavors and Southern US traditions and techniques.
The Bottle Tree sits in a midcentury ranch which was formerly home to the mayor of Belmont. It features dining room, temperature-controlled wine cellar with private dining, and a beautiful back patio space.
Bottle trees can be found in regions across the South, reflecting light through prisms of blue and green glass. Legend holds that they capture troubled spirits who dissipate in the sun, leaving nothing but good behind. At The Bottle Tree restaurant, you’ll find time-honored Southern selections with global flavors that are becoming part of the new American palate. It is our passion to respect and further these traditions, taking something familiar and enlivening it, or taking something unknown and giving it an enjoyable context. In this way, we ensure you experience nothing but good and leave us in the highest of spirits.