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bin on the lake Wine Bar & Restaurant
bin on the lake Wine Bar & Restaurant

bin on the lake Wine Bar & Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://binonthelake.com
  • Phone: (425) 803-5595
  • Hours of Operation: Restaurant:
    Monday-Sunday 5 PM - 10PM

    Monday-Sunday 4 PM - 10PM

    Happy Hour - Featuring Bar Bites, Wines, Signature Cocktails
    Monday-Sunday 4 PM-6 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
  • Executive Chef: Chef Dylan Giordan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: bin on the lake is a warm and welcoming restaurant and bar located on the shores of Lake Washington. With views of Lake Washington and the Olympic Mountains, bin on the lake offers Northwestern cuisine with Mediterranean influence in a lively, social atmosphere.

    Our dining room is versatile and able to accommodate groups of varying sizes. The a la carte dinner menu is available for groups of up to 16 people. Prix Fixe menu packages are also available for groups of 16-30.

    The semi-private dining space is divided into 3 sections. Rows of sheer curtains can be drawn to provide a more intimate dining space for groups.

    Menu packets can be viewed at www.binonthelake.com/menus
  • Private Party Contact: Claire Hansen (425) 739-6372
  • Entertainment: Our beautiful “semi-private event space” has a stunning view of Lake Washington. We offer custom prefix menu options for parties of 13-40 guests beautifully paired with wines.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lake Washington Blvd.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Choice of self parking with 1 1/2 hours of validation or valet service is available for a $5.00 charge.
A word from bin on the lake Wine Bar & Restaurant
bin on the lake’s cuisine highlights locally-sourced ingredients that capture the bright, seasonal tastes of the Northwest with a Mediterranean influence. Known for our exceptional wine list, we have over 40 wines by the glass in 1, 3, and 6 oz. pours in addition to unique signature cocktail offerings. Chef Dylan Giordan has developed “A study of…” program designed to explore each element of food. This inspired exploration program further enhances your culinary experience. Comfortably designed to offer exceptional water views from every angle and a coveted outdoor patio, bin on the lake serves approachable cuisine in a relaxed, yet stylish setting. Located at the heart of Carillon Point, our passion for serving good food and great wine is matched only by the view!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "Good food with great service. Accommodated food restrictions and adjusted the chef's tasting menu appropriately."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Not worth the time to write much. menu was not up to date with actual offerings or as described. Waiter tried to over sell at each order level. Special was Scallops, and were good, but the peave here was he did not disclose the price when describing. Assumed it would be inline with rest of the menu and was not $40 for 4 medium scallops. That is just rude. table service was sloppy and sporadic. I returned my skirt steak as it was the toughest piece of beef I've ever had. last time I'll go there ever again"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "This was our 5th or 6th visit to Bin and they are still as good as the first time. The menus changes often, yet the food is always outstanding! We had clams as a starter and we scored a little extra saffron broth, so our waiter asked if we would like to have spoons for it. Good call on his part - the broth was wonderful, even soaked up with bread. The staff is on top of everything without being over-bearing or pretentious. The views of the lake are outstanding, especially if your are eating out on the patio. We will continue to go back and back."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We chose this for our guests who wanted seafood on the water. The online menu (same as posted outside the restaurant) had good choices. The menus that were brought to us had limited choices. The waitress explained it was the first day for the new menu and apparently the site & front of the restaurant had not been changed out. We waited a long time for our wine, then a longer time for the appetizers. After a longer while, we were brought a complimentary appetizer of their truffle popcorn because there had been a "communication error" and our entrees were delayed. The food that came was OK except for the steamed clams which had not been cleaned well enough and contained sand in each bite. Overall...very disappointing-will not go back."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We went here to celebrate on a beautiful Seattle evening. The outdoor seating was amazing. Sadly our overall experience was not up to par with the price of the bill. My cocktail took a good twenty minutes to arrive. We were not in a hurry so no big deal. We followed with an app. And on to dinner. After taking recommendations from the server we got swordfish and steak. Both dishes were slightly undercooked and accompanied but slightly underwhelming sides. The steak's presentation was awful. We wanted to love this place but there was no attention to detail. No coffee was offered with dessert, butter that was served with bread was still frozen. Details that a fine dining establishment should address."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "They were very busy, but the food was still excellent. The kids meal was prepared with the same care as the adult meals - with beautiful baby carrots to entice even the most vegetable-reluctant. But the sunset on the lake and perfect temperature made the whole event memorable. Thanks for a great evening."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I go to 'bin' several times a year, usually in the summer months. I love this place for the view (outdoor dining too), great food and good service. This visit I ordered the salmon special. Salmon was good but had been pre-salted way too much. Overall the meal was good - but this was the first time I've been there when the food wasn't great. I will go back since all my other meals have been fabulous."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the waitress was very patient with our long dinner with friends we hadn't seen in years."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Just revisited an old haunt. Lovely day after a quiet weekend, my wife just had to have some lake views. Enjoyed a great perfectly prepared flank steak and some nice wine. This is the only resturaunt I know in Seattle, where you can just order a 6 oz glass of fine wine that would otherwise be $100/bottle. Had a nice Northstar Merlot..........exquisite. The marina view is outstanding, the service was excellent, what's not to like? You should give them a try if you haven't been there."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Having read about Woodmark Hotel rated as one of the better hotels in the NW...we decided to try out this restaurant since it was at the same spot. Although, the view was great...the food and the service was just average. The pricing for the food and service did not match the quality that we were expecting for a restaurant claiming to be on the higher end. Service was also mediocre. Typically, a higher-end romantic restaurant will talk about their food before they serve it, clean up your table prior to serving the next dish and be more attentive to your guests - this was not the case at Bin on the Lake. Speaking of the food, one can get better food somewhere else. I guess the best way to utilize this restaurant is happy hour or drinks."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great food! The kitchen knows how to prepare fish. We've been there twice for their halibut, perfectly cooked, served with creative and delicious sides."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Foods are so so., and little pricey. They needs improvement. But they have a wonderful view!!!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Went there for my birthday and everything was so wonderful. Thank you!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Pork chop was tasteless and the flatbread with pears was more like pizza dough with afew thinly sliced pears."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I have been to Bin on the Lake two times and each time was wonderful. This time was different. The carrot Ginger soup looked and tasted like purred carrots, something like a baby would eat. My asparagus and pork belly risotto had NO flavor. I looked for salt and pepper on the table and there wasn't any and the waiter never came back after the meal was served to check on us. The flank steak was good and the pork chop with soft polenta was very good. The view is beautiful, but the inside feels more like a coffee shop that a romantic restaurant. The bar was very pretty."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We had a four person dinner here and found the food to be good to great but not outstanding. Service is very attentive and quick to provide whatever you need. They don't coddle you, but are efficient. I'd recommend it for team dinners or a nice night out."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Four of us were all so pleased with out dinners. We tried the halibut and steelhead and the kitchen cooked them perfectly--moist and flavorful. Presentation was creative and gorgeous. Sides were delish, can hardly wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We had a table outside with a gorgeous view of the sunset on Lake Washington so any food would have been just fine. However, the service matched the view and the food was outstanding. The menu provides many options that would meet any dining parties demands. The wine list provided a wide range of options to accommodate every taste and budget. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The restaurant was very accommodating when we had to change to time. We were seated in a great patio location to enjoy the view. We shared oysters to start, followed by grilled asparagus wrapped with prosciutto, and scallops for our main course. All was delicious, especially the scallops, which were tender, served with a greens and a sweet sauce. The service was excellent, attentive while giving my dinner guest and I time for conversation. The view a Carillon Point is exceptional, especially on a bright summer evening. I would highly recommend Bin on the Lake to friends, family and business colleagues. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "My husband and I really enjoyed our wonderful dinner at Bin last weekend. The prices are very reasonable for both wine and food--especially considering the high quality of the food."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We had a great time on our first visit on a spring Friday evening. The view of Lake Washington was as enjoyable as the food. Why only 3-stars, then? Service. Our waitress was extremely snooty with an "I-am-too-busy-for-you" attitude. Every time she talked to us, she always walked half a step past our table then turned back to talk to us. Never once did she stand right by our table. It's a shame, because everything else was wonderful and great at this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The bin is a great place to celebrate an anniversary or other special occasion. The view of Lake Washington is unsurpassed. The food is great and the wine list is extensive. The service is also great. We will definitely return to this fine restaurant."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Outside seating amazing. Food amazing. Friendly server. The timing of the dinner was an issue for me. Hadn't finished my salad when steak dinner arrived. Was nearly done with my dinner when my wine arrived. The waiter should have checked on me before meal came out to see if I needed a beverage for dinner. Also I would have liked more time between meals. For a $200 dinner I would expected better."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Not our first time to dine with Bin. The amazing view of the lake, specially during summer is beautiful plus Bin's awesome menu makes dining there unforgettable. My family love the Kobe top sirloin, the seared scallops, the long valley flank steak and surprisingly we were wowed by their loaded French Fries. FYI not your ordinary French Fries.. another reason for a visit soon. Bin has great wine list that really complements their menu. I ordered the seared scallops (I always do) and the wine director paired my food with a good Riesling and it was wonderful. Complements to the wine director. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We love dining outside, watching the boats around the marina, while enjoying a unique and tasty meal and great meal. Prices are on the high side, with most wines in the $100 range, but there were some for $30. Its not a great place for a screaming kid, but you do have easy access to the pier and paths and places for them to run off energy."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Truly enjoy this great restaurant. Obviously the views cannot be beat. 84 wines by the glass - AMAZING!!! It's fun to try new wines without having to buy a whole bottle. Great menu that changes seasonally and features local produce and creative compositions."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "The wine was very expensive but salad and food was excellent. We ate outside. Umbrella's need to be adjustable as sun moves down."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "My wife and I have been coming to this place since it was Yarrow Bay Grill. We've always loved the atmosphere and view. After the change to bin on the Lake several years ago, it has maintained and even upgraded the experience!! It is a level of food, service, and atmosphere that should be enjoyed often. Our server Nathan was wonderful, and made some fine recommendations on wines to complement our meal. I would ALWAYS recommend this place to anyone looking for a special night out!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "The food and service were top notch and the view of Lake Washington is fantastic. The wine list is extensive; but, overpriced."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "The good was very good and the wine was excellent. We enjoyed the view and the service was better than we expected. We had seen some negative comments on service and were happy not to encounter any issues. I would go back again. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The food was excellent but on the expensive side. Same holds true for the wine at $12.00 per glass. View of Lake Washington and sunset was wonderful as we expected. I don't think we will go back anytime soon."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "I was looking for a Mother's Day alternative to Anthony's boring brunch. Bin on the Lake has a great dining area, is quiet, and has a great view. The fruit plate was meager and flavorless and my smoked salmon scramble was only ok. It was described as "a play on bagels and lox." The salmon was gently smoked and the eggs were cooked well, but it was a bland plate overall. While the service was great, the food wasn't anything special. The fruit plate really bothered me. I've had plenty of boring brunches at nice restaurants, so I can forgive a lot. Not a plate that I paid for and tasted like nothing. Maybe the quality slips during "brunch holidays" and their regular menu is better. I probably won't be back to find out."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We have been here two times now. On Saturday, after making a dinner reservation 5 weeks ago for a nice window table, we were put in the back of the dining room once again. There were 3 nice booths right by the window with "Reserved" signs. When I asked the waitress who those were for, her reply was "for VIP's"!!! I thought, who am I, chopped liver. That turned me off completely. The entire time we were there, 1 of out 3 booths were still empty and we could have been seated there."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Absolutely love the creative menu and the amazing number of wines by the glass. Might be more than any other restaurant in the area. Sold by 3oz, 6oz, or bottle, you can create your own tasting menu of wines!!!! Food is wonderful and it's a great place to sit and relax. Reservations a must on sunny days!"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "The restaurant has a great view of the lake. The sun was a little bright reflecting off the lake and showed all the spiders and their cobwebs in the window. Arriving after sunset might have been a better option. The table did not sit squarely on the floor and was adjusted with a wedge. We had the Kobe beef which was very tasty but not as I remember it from our previous visit when I seemed to be able to cut it with my fork. We split their Bread Salad which I recommend. The complementary bread was served at room temperature. We both felt that it would have been a nice touch to serve it warm. We arrived at 5 PM for happy hour. I would recommend to watch for the time the sun sets to enjoy the beautiful view even more."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "We love this place for our special occasion hangouts as a couple or with friends. Food and service is always so wonderful. We have recommended this place to many place. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We had an anniversary dinner here and the food was good, not outstanding. Everything took a bit longer than I would have expected though she was very friendly and courteous. Nice view of Lake washington from most tables...."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We had a delightful dining experience on a quiet Monday evening. Beautiful lake view, great service and delicious food. We enjoyed the lamb shank and the Kobe on mash after some flavoursome fries. Our waiter was informative and obviously enjoys his work and his restaurant."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Looking for a brunch spot with a view, not too noisy for seniors, great food, great service? bin on the lake fits the bill. Even with some children at nearby tables it was quiet. Staff was very attentive to fill drinks and food came promptly. Only drawback is the brunch is limited to Easter and Mother's Day; otherwise, bin on the lake is open evenings."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Awesome view of Lake Washington, a perfect setting at sunset. Hostess was nowhere to be found when we got there, and when she did appear, she was cold. Other staff was very nice though and our waitress, who was almost complete with her sommelier certification, helped us find a great new, not crazy expensive wine to pair with dinner. She was knowledgeable and personable. The food was really good. I had lamb shank and my wife had the most delicious scallops. The menu here is a little confusing in that it doesn't list items as apps, mains, etc like every other restaurant."
    Dined on 4/19/2014