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

bin on the lake Wine Bar & Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://binonthelake.com/
  • Phone: 4258035595x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Restaurant:
    Monday-Sunday 5 PM - 10PM

    Bar:
    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: Wine Bar, Mediterranean, Northwest
  • 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 425-739-6372x
  • 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!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
bin on the lake Wine Bar & Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
104 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
72% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (81)great for outdoor dining (57)romantic (54)special occasion (50)notable wine list (41)fit for foodies (37)neighborhood gem (25)great for brunch (11)good for groups (7)great for lunch (7)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (3)Show More
  • Disappointed Dining
    Pamela
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    When we arrived, we were shown to a table in the rear of the empty restaurant, with a limited view. We asked for a different table and were then taken to a 4 top next to the window. Then a very loud party of 8 was seated right next to us - their noise level so high we couldn't talk. The waiter was not friendly, but rather sullen and abrupt. When we asked about the salmon, he told us it was farm raised - price was $36! Right now is wild king salmon season in the Northwest - how could any fine restaurant be serving farm raised salmon? We chose something else and waited a very long time to be served. The food, when it arrived, was good. Chicken breast for my husband and flank steak for myself. We will not return to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mri
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    dinner menu was very limited for this level of restaurant and the food was not as good as expected----not worth the premium above the beach cafe
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice but dont write home about it
    Seattle206
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Nice restaurant with a large wine selection but it is nothing too exciting. Great view but for the price I was hoping for more atmosphere and better food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An Average Restaurant
    FrankVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We were a table for four for dinner and several of us were disappointed with the meal. The food was average at above average prices. My chicken dinner was not moist and the accompanying "pudding" was bland. One diners Kobe steak was tough. The service and the environment was good, however there are better options for dinner in the Seattle area. I would not recommend the restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    Kirklandcouple
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Made a res for my wife's birthday. We had a great window table but food was aversge and our waiter didn't have his best performance
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Late night dinner
    Aloha9620
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I took a couple of out of State friends to Bin on the Lake on Saturday night after a round of golf. We had a few cocktails, and enjoyed a wonderful dinner. Each of us tried something different, but I stayed with my usual steak, and a wonderful caprese salad. The tomatoes were fresh and divine. The total experience was wonderful and my guests enjoyed the resturaunt. Thank you Bin on the Lake, we loved it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding food and view
    SAFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great place for wine and gnoshing on wonderful appetizers. Foie gras, charcuterie and Frenchy fries all fantastique!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    They know how to cook fish, always perfectly prepared. Salads and sides make it all come together, we're always delighted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome view of Lake Washington
    Missi1962
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This is the fine dining restaurant attached to the Watermark Hotel in Kirkland, Washington at Carillion Point. The only hotel situated literally right on the lake. Every table has an awesome view! Fine, upscale dining. Very quiet and mellow ambience. Food was good. Wait staff was competent, gracious. You never felt like you were being rushed through your meal. They assume you are settling in to see the awesome sunsets. Great if you are celebrating a special occasion such as an anniversary or birthday (or in our case a girlfriend's annual getaway) where you want the celebration to be adult, small, intimate, quiet and tasteful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful time!
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Great evening! Food, service, ambiance wonderful! My favorite place. Only downside was that for 3 sea scallops the market price was $39. Ouch! But they were delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice but coukd improve
    Axel
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My husband and I spent a beautiful evening on the patio celebrating our anniversary. It was a glorious,evening. The food was good. The daily tapas special was fabulous as well as the beet salad. i had the scallops which were good but way over priced @$39 for three scallops. They also overused pesto which was on the beet salad the scallops and my husbands steak. While it was a nice evening it was,a bit over priced for the food and I was disappointed that they didn't ack our anniversary which I had shared through Open Table. even a congratulations would have been nice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great View, Average Food
    SophisticatedDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We ate on Bin on the Lake on a perfect weather evening -- blue sky, no wind, warm temperature. We sat outside on the deck which is highly recommended in the appropriate weather months. The view of Lake Washington are stunning and we saw the sun set while dining. The food is very average at best. We both had the king salmon and while it was fresh, it wasn't noteworthy. Also, the portions are very small for the price charged. Overall, I'd recommend this restaurant based on the wonderful view but not the food or service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Good food with great service. Accommodated food restrictions and adjusted the chef's tasting menu appropriately.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dissapointed again
    Eatoften
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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
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  • Summer Visit
    BrentK
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very disappointing
    Dinersreview
    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.
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  • Beautiful view with mediocre food
    Happy33
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food, fabulous sunset
    WorldEaterVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really enjoy this place!
    MommaD
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • boosh
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The food was excellent and the waitress was very patient with our long dinner with friends we hadn't seen in years.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bin on the Lake
    Aloha9620
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is Ok
    Brian
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foods are so so.
    Kuishinnbou
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Foods are so so., and little pricey. They needs improvement. But they have a wonderful view!!!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I loved the whole experience! !
    Rachel
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Went there for my birthday and everything was so wonderful. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing meal
    YellowpurseVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Pork chop was tasteless and the flatbread with pears was more like pizza dough with afew thinly sliced pears.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not the same
    diner
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good quality with brisk service
    ray2q
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful view, great service
    Mike98029VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with a friend
    Rose
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gorgeous view; delicious food.
    Jelco49
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view of Lake Washington
    Katie
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eating on the Lake
    Kahuna
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was amazing but.....
    Fooddiva
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We've Bin there
    Karla
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • waterfront view and a great meal
    guitarmom
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the view, food and service
    LynnVVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wine and food.
    Roger
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    The wine was very expensive but salad and food was excellent. We ate outside. Umbrella's need to be adjustable as sun moves down.
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    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently fantastic!
    food4thesoul
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet