bin on the lake Wine Bar & Restaurant
Exceeds ExpectationsThe food and service were the best I have ever had there. Simply delicious. Our server was excellent too. Can't beat the view either!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMPefect for summer diningMy friend took me here for my birthday. It was our first time here and won't be our last. Our waitress was great and had very good knowledge of the menu, especially the last minute changes. The fontina and duck bacon pizza is a must try, and scallops were cooked perfectly. All topped off with their flourless chocolate cake which satisfied this chocoholic.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Evening!We had a wonderful time eating on a Saturday night out on the deck, and the blankets they provided helped keep us extra warm. The service was excellent! Our server, Shelbyrae, was incredibly knowledgeable about the wine and food including the new foods items on the menu, enthusiastic, and we truly had a better dinner and night because of her fantastic service. The food was cooked perfectly, and I very much enjoyed the small bite options that they had, as well as being an extensive menu, without being overwhelming. Overall, a great place for you to enjoy any type of meal, any time of year.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food, wine, viewThe sunny warm June weather brought out a lot of people wanting to dine in the sun, so the wait staff was stretched thin. That's why the service is rated only fair, but at other times we have had much more prompt service at this restaurant. The food was high quality, such as homemade pappardelle with brisket, dungeness spaghetti, or seared salmon. They have far more quality of wines by the glass than most restaurants, with a gas/preservation system. One of our Eastside favorites. Try the maple/pancetta popcorn appetizer!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful!The service was perfect and the food was absolutely delicious and so beautifully displayed on the plate!! Can't wait to go back! Amazing desserts as well!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful service and food.
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I think our servers name was Jessica and she was wonderful. Very knowledgable about the food and the wine.
Will definately go back. Enjoy it much more than the Beach Cafe downstairs.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot!Amazing panoramic views and great food. 6 of us went there for Mother's Day and had a variety of appetizers, entrees and shared a dessert (some of them are a little bizarre). Everyone liked their meals, although my Salmon portion was super tiny. Fortunately, I got to eat some of my sister's steak - which was amazing. The only negative is that it's not as fancy as we expected as far as the ambiance and whatnot - pretty brightly lit and the furniture wasn't great. But it was still a great choice.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingOrdered: Manhattan and Woodford Reserve. NY strip and roasted chicken, flour less chocolate cake with Tawny 10yr port and strawberry cheesecake with white port.
Everything from the ambiance, service, and food was amazing. Highly recommend this gem of a place!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding ServiceThe person that served us went beyond the call of duty to make our meal perfect. I asked for a wine recommendation which she gave but unfortunately I think the bottle it was poured from had gone bad as it did not taste as she had described. We did not mention this to her until she asked towards the end of the meal. I explained why we did not drink much and she apologized and was clearly concerned that we were not satisfied with the wine. When she brought the bill she had taken off the two glasses of wine and I had never asked her to do so. This is the mark of a restaurant that cares and it means we will return.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful night!I had discovered Bin at the Lake through a Travelzoo promotion. I bought and planned a later night dinner (8pm) with a good friend...but one who I wanted to make a positive impression! :-) As the day was warm and beautiful, the sun set at 8:30, what a better environment / setting for a relaxing evening. The wine selection is extensive, the server was informed and helpful on selecting a nice bottle of wine. The food we selected was perfect, light but flavorful. As we closed down the restaurant, I can only say the view, environment, wine, food were excellent. We will return and yes, I got a nice kiss after dinner.... :-)5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFun, Sun and great food and wineGREAT Happy Hour. Half price on the wine and Bar food. The bartender had terrific suggestions for wine and food. The wine is along the wall with electronic dispensers for 1 oz, 3 oz and 6 oz. That's why Happy Hour at half price is a great time to sample yummy wines.
The Brussel sprouts for an appetizer - well, I never thought of the veggies for that, but why not. A nice plateful arrived and were delicious with Bacon, onion , fig and other tastes. Enough to share. So, next the pork shank was recommended - it came with a bed of polenta and kale and had a wonderful sauce with wild oyster mushrooms. The meat was braised, tender and sweet. Yum.
This whole experience was right there at the shore of Lake Washington ? Great Views!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGood RestaurantWe visited Bin on the Lake on a glorious spring afternoon; Lake Washington was sparkling! The seared Ahi was superb with the roasted pepper relish. The wine list is extensive but pricy; I have never seen wine sold in 1 and 3 oz glass sizes.
The entrees were good. We had trout and NY strip. I would have to say that both dishes had too much emphasis on the sauces and that took away some of the enjoyment of the main food. My steak had a vinagrette sauce that tasted great with the meat, but the fries were soggy from too much sauce. Sauces should complement the food, not envelop it! We shared a lemon cheescake for dessert; rich, zesty, and delicious! Prices might suggest white table cloths, but alas there were none. Recommended with caveats!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed delicious food & lake viewWith a 180 degree lake view we were almost breathless when my order of tender and perfectly spiced pork tenderloin was served by a well trained waitress that just seemed to have a tough day.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinnerWent to Bin for the 1st time. Dinner was great, service and ambience great too. Setting was wonderful with view over the lake, I'm planning on trying lunch next ! Overall loved the experience.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a very good experienceWe had a very good experience at Bin on the Lake, in every regard (food, ambiance, service). Both of our entrees, NY strip and roasted salmon were excellent. The only weak part of our order was an appetizer (chard) which was bland. The wine list at this restaurant is extensive and diverse but way overpriced, both for bottle and by the glass orders.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI ordered the salmon, presentedI ordered the salmon, presented on top of a package of israeli couscous wrapped in a collard green. The salmon was cooked and seasoned perfectly, and I would have to say it was the best fish I have eaten in a restaurant.....ever.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe overall experience wasThe overall experience was very enjoyable, relaxed and friendly. We were seated in a perfect spot to accomodate hearing aids. The view was superb, even though the weather was overcast. We will definitely return and our compliments to all.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThoroughly enjoyable evening4 of us thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Food, service, all were just right. They gave us a quiet table at our request. We found the menu very strangely organized, but everyone enjoyed their selections. Onion soup delicious, pork tenderloin cooked to perfections and very tasty. Desserts, well, there are no words adequate!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMreally liked being able toreally liked being able to get the wine samplers. very fun.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent On the Water AmbianceFor special occasions or for just a fun night out...bin on the lake is a great choice! We really had a good time...4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was kind of slow,The service was kind of slow, which was Ok because we had a nice lake view. But I would have liked a bit more attention. The food was good ... Pork dish was very tasty but the risotto was a bit bland. View was GREAT!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWent there for the SeattleWent there for the Seattle Restaurant Week promotion and the food was fantastic. We'll hopefully go back soon to try more items from the menu!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMMore than just a mealBin on the Lake was a very pleasant surprise. Well laid out for maximizing the view of the lake from all the tables and the bar area. I was wanting a special place to celebrate Easter with my girlfriend and I definately found it. The wait staff are very good; attentive without being overbaring, considerate with suggestions for meal and wine. The food was excellent! Eveerything had a fresh taste and the presentation was mouth watering. I really liked the wine selection and that smaller amounts could be ordered allowing us to select several different wines through the meal without having to drink full glasses of each. All in all, we had a very nice experience and will definately keep this restaurant on the list to revisit.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGot it AllGreat waitress, semi-quiet and uncrowded surroundings, good food and good wine list. What else do you need except a good view - oops, they have that too. Ask for a window and enjoy the dinner!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first experience was notOur first experience was not great but WOW oh WOW did they make up for it the second time around. The food was EXCELLENT as was the service. I highly recommend. The prices are high so get ready to pay for what you get! Go here for a beautiful evening on the water!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AM