Second time was even more charming!Many thanks to the staff and chef who all contributed to make our lunch an amazing experience! This was our second visit for me and my boyfriend. We are now both fans! The cuisine was superb, the ambience was special, and the folks there were totally gracious and extremely professional!6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time - Nice! - will returnJust moved to Olympia downtown and excited about trying new places. Found this on yelp with very good reviews. Went there on a beautiful warm night. Right by the marina, so nice view of the water, etc.
Food was very good. Fresh small baguette served with olive oil dipping sauce with red peppers, garlic. We had the copper river salmon that was perfectly cooked and served with nettles and morel mushrooms. Wonderful pairing. Guests had halibut and clams and said they were very tasty. I tried the clams. Well prepared with a hint of saffron. We shared the Olympic Mountain Jack Daniels ice cream for dessert. YUM. Can't wait to return as the weather gets even better. You can sit outside, but you can't have alcohol out there.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time patronsWe took our daughter out with 2 of her friends for her 25th birthday. It was a very memorable meal! The menu online seemed limited, but once we arrived, they had additional seasonal specials for appetizers, salads and entrees. The noise level was perfect for conversation; the service was great; our server was knowledgeable, helpful and personable. Everything we tried to wonderful. I think the most memorable thing for me was the dressings and sauces. Since we were all new, we all shared so we could all get a taste. I didn't taste anything I wouldn't order myself. Plan on going back for another special occasion.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMolympias finestThis place is great! My dad and I have spent two memorial day/birthday dinners here and have had unique, quality, perfectly cooked meals here every time.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticWe live in Kirkland and drive to Olympia at any excuse just for lunch at the Dockside. Love the place!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat mothers dayGreat food and a nice atmosphere inside. The outside of the building is a bit run down but inside is very nice.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNice for a get-togetherFood was good, service was great, wine was good. I was surprised that the restaurant wasn't too crowded, not too loud either. The prices are pretty steep, but the food was good for the price. Not the best I've ever had, but I would consider going back there again for a special occasion.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the best restaurantThis is the best restaurant in the Northwest!!! You have got to try it. Its amazing!!!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFinally, a restaurant to savor!The food was incredible! We don't eat out often because we cook better quality dinners at home than most restaurants serve here in Olympia. This gem of a restaurant is now our one exception. All three entrees were superb - elk, filet mignon and scallops. Our dinner was a real treat and it was a joy to experience food prepared so well.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was amazing. OurEverything was amazing. Our server was very knowledgeable about the wine list and showed my girlfriend special attention for her birthday. Will recommend and come again.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe just discovered The DocksideWe just discovered The Dockside Bistro, and we were delighted with the food, service and ambiance.
We are definitely returning.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMI came here with three girlfriendsI came here with three girlfriends to try the restaurant during the inaugural Olympia Restaurant Week. They seated us right away and were incredibly friendly. The staff gave great recommendations on food and wine and were attentive without helicoptering. Each of us was impressed and satisfied with our main course. I loved the halibut dish, which was cooked to a moist and flaky perfection. We will definitely be returning.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Dockside Bistro is anThe Dockside Bistro is an Olympia gem. The menu always features a good selection of local produce which is expertly prepared.
The service is efficient and friendly and the restaurant has a lovely ambiance with views of sunset over the marina.
It's highly recommended as a venue for a special romantic dinner.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of Olympia's bestVery nice restaurant, located on the waterfront and top notch food and service. We'll definitely be back.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGourmet Dining with AmbienceWe chose Dockside Bistro for our Anniversary dinner. Hadn't been in a number of years and was pleasantly surprised to see how upscale it's become. Dark painted walls with vibrant abstract art paintings. Fresh flowers and orchids. For large groups, there's a very nice separate room with banquet sized tables, nice ambience, too. Main dining area pleasant, quiet. Our food was quite satisfying and nicely plated. We loved the toasted potato crisps served with the salad and warm bread with seasoned olive oil. Pistachio crusted halibut with pesto gnocchi was perfect. Key Lime Pie for dessert was quite good, but we had just returned from Key West, Florida where we tried several pies and we were still savoring the memory! Will recommend Dockside.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Restaurant ChoiceWe were here for a girls lunch and really enjoyed it. The server was knowledgable and gave us excellent recommendations on menu and the wine. The lunch menu wasn't large but the food was very good. The service was excellent and they didn't seem to mind that we lingered over dessert, wine and conversation. This was the perfect cozy restaurant for a long lunch on a rainy day; however, we will be returning on a sunny one.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went the appetizer routeWe went the appetizer route because so many
Of them looked appealing. The seafood martini was
Our favorite followed close was the calamari. We
Also had the two soups, crab bisque and the frisque
Artichoke. Both were outstanding. For dessert we
had the bread pudding and ice cream which were
The margaritas were excellent as well as the merlot.
The reason I didn't rate the food as excellent
was because of our total disappointment with
The pork belly and scallop $14 really,for a glob of fat?3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and came here forMy wife and came here for our wedding anniversary and couldn't have been happier. The food was great we both had one of the specials. We were both to full to try a desert but I'm not complaining, I would definently recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice quite romantic dinner.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and location; theGreat food and location; the staff were right on time and went out of their way to make the meal outstanding.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AM