Fins Bistro

Fins Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.finsbistro.com/
  • Phone: (425) 392-0109
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm.
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm. Weekend Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: ZUL MEGJI
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dogwood
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Fins Bistro
Issaquah's neighborhood seafood bistro. Specializing in a wide variety of exotic fish and shellfish from our local waters and beyond. We also offer a variety of Steaks, Pasta and Salads. Specializing in Pre Theatre dining, Full Bar and extensive Wine list. Brunch on the weekends. Casual theatrical ambiance and Patio dining.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Fins Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (26)special occasion (17)romantic (16)fit for foodies (14)great for outdoor dining (12)great for lunch (9)great for brunch (8)notable wine list (7)good for groups (4)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Date Night Hit
    Robert1
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Between the awesome service, extraordinary food and great drink specials,you can't go wrong with FInns. A small unassuming place that will exceed your expectations. Make sure to get a reservation on weekends and expect to be pampered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time Will Return
    OpenFoodie
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Went to Fins Bistro with some friends and we were all delighted with our meals. I had the Asian Chicken salad and it was delightful and the ginger sesame dressing was yummy. The service was very friendly and they happily accommodated my substitution request. Looks like an ideal place for a pre-Village Theater performance dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappointing
    Rich
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We always enjoy our time at Fins. The staff is always friendly from the time you enter the door until you leave. The food is great and the prices reasonable. If you are planning on going, be sure to make reservations as Fins is popular and fills up quickly - especially when the Issaquah Village Theatre next door is putting on a production.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just awesome!
    Marthena
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great menu choices, price point was reasonable, friendly & professional staff, and everything was so good. We had oysters on half shelf, poke, clam chowder, northwest trio, and sable fish. Every dish was delicious. I can't say the same for other restaurants, this was the perfect 5 star.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch before afternoon play
    Bill
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Good place to eat before going to a play Village Theater. They did make a mistake by not omitting calimari (allergic to) in a seafood dish but corrected with replacing it with another dish. The creme sauce on the macadamia nut halibut was a bit sweet for me, but still good. Will return and try another dish- very good service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Bill
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great find! I'll be back. I had a New York Strip steak and it was really good. Two in our party had Halibut they loved. Another had scallops and ate every morsel. Then we had dessert. Wow!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice neighborhood restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Lovely little place to grab a breakfast (sit outside if the weather is right)...or a romantic dinner that is close to home (Issaquah)...good service that is not over bearing and good food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wanted to give a five
    thedw
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Everything was great except that the salmon and the halibut cheeks were cook just a little to long. If they had been cooked more towards medium rare the meal would have been perfect. Maybe look inot some differnt background music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This restaurant is excellent. The staff are accommodating and cheerful. The food is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Excellent
    Sunnygirl
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    My husband and I enjoy this restaurant very much. It is friendly and the food is delicious. I had the yellow scallop and fish curry and it was the best I have ever had. Their butternut risotto was wonderful and you can't beat their Louie. Linens and candles by night and fresh and fun by day. The staff is excellent and I would highly suggest this restaurant. Their specials are always something to try!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a joy
    jdhiner
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We always enjoy Fin's and are never disappointed. Servers are knowledgeable, unobtrusive, and very competent. Varied menu. Excellent bar and healthy drinks.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Meal
    moosieme
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We went for the crab cakes and the world's best creme brule, but my spouse was sidetracked by the scallops. Soooo good. Yummy sourdough bread. Service was attentive. We ate everything in sight. Good wine advice. Ambiance would typically be excellent, but on 90 degree day, the A/C was struggling to keep the room cool. I would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 117 reviews are from the Fins Bistro reviews archive.
  • Issaquah surprise
    sharonk
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Was happily surprised by Fin's prior to theater this weekend. Menu was broad, environment was very lovely for a pre-theater lunch. Bread offered prior to meal and on my sandwich were not noteworthy, but crème brulee dessert certainly was. I will return again for the great ambiance, service, convenience, and menu offerings.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful pre-play dining
    B4PlayDining
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    We had 4:30pm reservations (would have liked a 5:00 or 5:30 pm but not available) for dinner prior to attending the Issaquah Playhouse production of 'Funny Girl'. I had the NW Trio (halibut cheek, crab cake, and salmon) and substituted the white rice with the squash risotto and so glad I did; my meal was absolutely 'melt in your mouth'. My husband had the bacon wrapped scallops with the risotto, and he 'cleaned his plate' as well. When I made my OpenTable reservation, I made mention that I couldn't have any seeds nor nuts, because of having diverticulitis, and was impressed that, not only had they picked up on that remark from my reservation, but how attentive they were to my food requirements. Great Job, Fin Bistro!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great pre-theatre venue.
    PreTheatreDiner
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My daughter and I went to Fin's for the first time for a pre-theater dinner. The food was wonderful - we both had a dish that was recommended by our server and she didn't steer us incorrectly. Our server was one of the best I've ever encountered - she didn't "hover" (which both my daughter and I despise), but was available any time we needed her to be. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unremarkable
    hellion
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I did not find their brunch menu memorable. My husband found the 3 egg om letter a bit lacking in size.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch or Lunch?
    ThatBooVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    You can have both at Fins Bistro, even if you arrive at 10:30 am. At least that's what you would be led to believe by the menu, which included their lunch specials. But don't expect fries with your sandwich at that hour - the deep fryer hasn't even been turned on at that time. Which was ok because my wife really didn't want them, but did want the portobello mushroom sandwich on the lunch menu and was granted her wish. I got the Eggs Neptune, which featured Copper River Salmon that Fin's smokes on premise under an excellent hollandaise and a just right poached egg. The salmon is moist and flavorful, a balance not easy to find.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lackluster
    Hungry
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Disappointed with this visit. Bistro was not busy, but it took a long time for server to bring beverages. I ordered iced tea, and found it to be a flavored variety, though that was not stated, so it was returned. It took a very long time for a food to arrive. I witnessed other tables being offered a bread basket, but we not offered such, though our meal took a very long time to arrive. The onion soup was very sweet, not as savory as expected, certainly not worth the $3 up charge to the side for a sandwich.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love Fins!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Fins Bistro is a great place in Issaquah. Food is always consistent I have been dining here for years! Staff is always incredible. If you haven't tried it. Definitely a must in Issaquah
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Skypilot
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We've always had wonderful experiences at Fins. It was a wonderful choice for Mothers' Day. I'd highly recommend this.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    My wife's favorite reaturant. Great food and great service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • seafood Lovers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Excellent food and awesome service. The owners are charming people
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Innovative Brunch Menu
    SeattleCareer
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Fins Bistro had some of the basic brunch items, but we enjoyed their variations. Crab Cakes Benedict, Huevos Rancheros and Trout and Eggs were our choices and they were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch Options
    FrankVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    The service at Fin's was very nice. The brunch was good but nothing special. I have been to Fin's several times for dinner and would return. However I believe there are better options for brunch including Wildfin on Gilman and Jacks on Front street.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food
    Tucker2VIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Great restaurant to grab dinner before a show. the food is consistently good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was wonderful, even
    Paddy
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Service was wonderful, even on a busy theatre night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best place on the eastside!!!
    Marc
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Fins is the best place for excellent food & outstanding staff. Everyone is very warm and friendly. The name Fins may lead you to think its all about sea food however that would be incorrect. Some of my personal favorites are not from the sea. If you are looking for great food with reasonable prices this is the place for you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Pooris
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    Everything is very well prepared, very fresh, the seafood is excellent, and the service is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special NYE Dinner 2013
    Mimi1955
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We had a delightful evening and savored the entire experience. A warm and inviting venue with fresh flowers and Glassybabys on each table. Service from Sara was attentive, friendly and impeccable. We ordered the Filet Oscar (hubby) and NW Trio which included salmon, crabcake and halibut cheeks. The filet could be cut with a fork it was so tender and big claws of Dungeness crab topped it in a light bernaise sauce. The salmon was perfect and the halibut cheeks were like lobster. So Good! We finished with a NY cheesecake topped with fresh berries and whipped cream. Zul, the owner, stopped by to wish us Happy New Year and ask about how we were enjoying the meal. Very thoughtful and professional gesture - he really cares. Wonderful celebration!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best places in Issaquah
    JoseMa
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    We like eating here, the food and the drinks are exceptional. Service is good, even when the owner is not around, which is not very often. Recommended for their fish, great variety at good price.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a delight
    FinsFans
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    This is a true gem in Issaquah. We go here often and it is ALWAYS great. They really know what they're doing here, the food is always cooked beautifully and the waitstaff are really on top of things. They treat us like family - they remember the things my children have told them in the past and we "pick up where we left off" with each visit. You can't beat Fins for a lovely dinner before a show at the Village Theater, which is adjoining the restaurant. All in all we highly recommend this place for a high quality yet affordable dinner in a relaxed small-town atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great seafood dishes on the
    PhillyRich
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    Great seafood dishes on the menu, signature dish is the crusted macadamia nut halibut w/ the Tai peanut sauce. Sarah gave us great table service all night long. A very nice wine list too!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our server was fantastic.
    gallasch
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    Our server was fantastic. He was informative, friendly, accommodating, and knew exactly when and how to approach our table. We tried his reccomendations and they were fantastic. We loved our first visit and will definitely be back. thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • so-so but great location
    debmoover
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    Fins shares a wall with the Issaquah Village Theatre. 1/2 hour before show time the wall opens to the theatre lobby,making this an ideal spot for dinner and the show. The food is heavily laden with butter and the fish that I have had there on 2 different occasions was not very good. On my recent visit, I ordered the salmon. It came warm at best and not cook through even though I do like my salmon rare, this was just not cooked long enough and had probably sat out for a while as well. I think that the fish had been frozen. The sides of green beans and rice were also luke warm. All was covered with rich buttery sauce. Kitchen remade for me. However, our server was nice and friendly and the desert was good for some sugar before the show.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great business lunch
    Piratemlm
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    Couldn't have aqsked for a better venue for a quiet business lunch. Service and food was perfect and they didn't rush us at all. Great value for your business dollar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went to lunch with some coworkers
    Rick
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    Went to lunch with some coworkers to celebrate two birthdays. Great food, service and atmosphere. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was great, food was
    Steve
    Dined on 9/5/2013
    Service was great, food was wonderful...they are happy to adjust menu items to fit any needs. Very friendly atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always excellent food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    I have eaten at Fins many times. Every time the food was excellent, the wait staff great and very good choices for wine by the glass.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVED IT!
    Kris66
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    My parents were here from out of town, so they requested a seafood place. We had not been here yet, so we took a chance and made a reservation here. Everyone loved their food choices and the server was great to recommend wine to go with each meal. Great desert menu as well! I wouldn't recommend bringing children here. We sat outside on a nice warm evening and enjoyed the street happenings.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice for a quick brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    This was our second time going to Fin's Bistro and this time we went for brunch. It is a small bistro in Issaquah downtown and has a cute outdoor seating on Front street. The food was good, the egg's benedicts were cooked correctly. The service was a bit lacking though, it took me 3 tries to get a refill for my coffee when it wasn't really busy at the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate