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Sip Restaurant - Issaquah
Sip Restaurant - Issaquah

Sip Restaurant - Issaquah Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.siprestaurant.com
  • Email: btavenner@siprestaurant.com
  • Phone: (425) 369-1181
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: 7 days a week
    Served 4:00pm - 10:00pm

    Happy Hour
    Monday - Friday 4:00-6:00
    Every Day 9 - close

    $5 House Spirits, $7 featured martinis & wines by the glass, & $3 off ALL small plates
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American, Unspecified
  • Executive Chef: Christopher Brown
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Sip catering offers full service off-premise catering to private homes & event sites. Call the restaurant for details 425.369.1181
  • Private Party Facilities: Sip is the perfect location to celebrate a special occasion, host a luncheon, or hold a business function. Our managers are there every step of the way to guarantee the success of your event & to create a memorable & successful experience for you.

    Our Napa room accommodates up to 40 guests & is the perfect place for a business or social gathering, featuring old world sheer curtains to provide privacy & a drop down screen for audio visual needs.
    The Owner's Booth is set aside from the hustle of the main dining room. Enjoy a private & comfortable dining arrangement that seats 8-10 guests, with a drop down television screen.
    Our patio offers a cozy outdoor dining space & accommodates 25 people. A large stone fireplace & overhead heat lamps take away the evening chill.
    Full Restaurant Buy-Outs available for your large party needs.

    Inviting. Relaxing. Alluring. Visit our website at www.siprestaurant.com.
  • Private Party Contact: Call the restaurant for information & details (425) 369-1181
  • Entertainment: Live Music every Thursday, 6:00-9:00pm

    Happy Hour
    Monday - Friday 4:00-6:00
    Every Day 9 - close

    $5 House Spirits, $7 featured martinis & wines by the glass, & $3 off ALL small plates.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Dine with us on Tuesdays & earn double points on your VIP rewards card!

    On Wednesdays & get a bottle of wine ($100 & less) for 1/2 off the listed price!

    Ladies Night Thursdays! Listen to live music & ladies enjoy happy hour drink prices all night long!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Federal Drive
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Near by complimentary street parking, as well as a parking lot, are available
A word from Sip Restaurant - Issaquah
Part cultured wine bar and part neighborhood restaurant, Sip is the kind of place designed to feel as though it’s been here for years. Come to Sip to relax and unwind, to enjoy an unforgettable meal, to savor the perfect glass of wine, and to feel at home.

Sip’s warm atmosphere evokes the feeling of a Napa Valley tasting room with a unique 30 seat bar, an outdoor trellis covered patio with a stone fireplace, and cozy and stylish indoor seating. The diverse menu features an array of tantalizing appetizers, savory entrees, and unforgettable desserts, as well as an elaborate selection of hundreds of extraordinary wines by the bottle and over 50 by the glass.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "Great 3-course special menu. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Sip covered all the bases for a great evening. The wine flights are fun and the food is delicious and beautifully presented. The bar was hopping and the singer was great."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "This place was quite slow even with the restaurant empty. Food has been better in the past but I will come again."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Food was ok, service was good. No big wow. I expected better tasting food for the price."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Been to Sip a number of times. Nice bar and appetizer menu. 5 stars for the truffle fries with Parmesan cheese. Shrimp and grits are great. However, I am always left wanting when it comes to the entree - from a somewhat bland paella to undercooked rack of lamb. Stick to a cocktail, fries and then head someplace if you're still hungry."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food was fabulous and our server outstanding. Our only negative experience was a phone call I received from the restaurant 24 hours before our reservation trying to push us into their VIP club membership. I am glad I didn't cancel my reservation at that point (which I almost did)."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Have eaten at Sip a number of times and never been disappointed. Great appetizers. Enjoy doing the wine flight series to compare different wines."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "It took 3 hours to be served. We got endless apologies and excuses for our poor service. When the entrees finally arrived one steak was supposed to be well done and it was close to rare. It was sent back and the rest of us finished our meals long before the well done steak arrived. We've eaten there several times before and always had great service. We also watched diners all around us being seated, served and finished while our entrees were still mysteriously missing. I believe the waitress was just simply not competent. She was very pleasant and knew a lot about wine, but could not seem to get her act together otherwise."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Food was good. Leilani was a great server. I would recommend highly."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "7:00 res. delayed til 7:30, table was bare b/c we didn't pay for full rose bouquet or sprinkling of rose petals. These were extra charges to the pre-fixed menu of $80 each. Server was pleasant. Restaurant was not ready for the evening's business. One bite (seriously, one bite) appetizer was very good, our soup and salad were not brought out. The main dishes were good, but very small portions. "Molten lava cake" was a 2" heart shaped brownie (good, but NOT a molten lava cake). I've had $200 dinners. This was not one of them. I hope they can pull it together because it is a cute restaurant, they just tried to hard to maximize their profits this Valentine's Day. When we left, our appetizer, dinner and dessert dishes were still on our table."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband surprised me with dinner on Valentines day at 5PM. I was very excited as we were looking forward to a juicy steak and great wine. It's a beautiful restaurant. When we arrived,the hostess proceeds to place us at the kitchen entrance when there were many tables available near the fireplace and locations away from the kitchen. She was put out when I asked to have a table away from the door, so she moved us "to the only other table available" (there, were many) by the other kitchen entrance. The food was a price fixe menu and (included weird beet items) although $96pp, no steak (?!). Lamb, greasy fish or risotto. It was as if we had happened upon a bad catered event. Total bummer."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The menu was way too limited. I understand having a few choices on a busy night, but the ones' they chose weren't very good. I am a beef eater and had little or no beef choices. Was hoping regular choices on their regular menu would be available, like steak or scallops. The portions were very small and WAY overpriced. We tipped according to what the menu SHOULD have cost. Will NEVER choose SIP again on a special occasion. They are worth going to with a prime card discount, but not any other time."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our 2nd (final) foray to a Sip event night such i,e. Valentines, New Years. We did both and walked away with the same poor results of long wait and surprise, fixed menu. Sip draws a great local crowd of patrons to its large open bar and great wine list. However, after trying both New Years and Valentines, this is not the place to try for "event" nights... Sip over-books the tables, such that reservations were 50 - 60+ minutes late in seating. Also, Sip is not upfront when you make the reservation in informing these event nights are fixed menu. Warning: if you do not like the fixed "event" menu at a table, and choose to enjoy the bar menu, they will be extremely reluctant to let you eat at a table, they will ask you to move to the bar!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great food...friendly service...pleasing atmosphere. A bit on the expensive side for a neighborhood place...but always worth the price."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Excellent Food! Excellent Service! Excellent Atmosphere!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Sip is a wonderfully unique place. The decor is beautiful and inviting and the service is just right. The food, although a bit pricey, is always great."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I don't think I'll be going back anytime soon. The presentation of the food looked... ok. We ordered the lobster bisque and it was reasonably good. But the seared scallops was a flop for us. We ordered two dishes and both were consistently miserable. We also ordered the pasta with shredded duck confit. Although it was slightly better than the seared scallops. In summary, the quality of the food is nowhere near the price one has to pay for. However, the ambience of the restaurant was quite nice, and the service was decent."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "As a long time customer of Sip, we decided to reserve the New Year's offering for the prix-fix dinner/wine pairing. We reserved an early seating (4:00) since we had later plans. We were seated, shown the special menu, and then waited for about 10 minutes for a server, who then told us the New Years menu was not available until 5:00! Long story, but we ended up ordering from the regular dinner menu, the ribeye was so thin and tough, the 32.00 price tag was laughable, my Ancho Filet, was so covered in garlic that it was inedible, so for 150.00, we got no New Years, and VERY substandard food. With so many options in Issaquah now, Sip may have some corrections to make!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We took our teenaged children to dinner at SIP before seeing a show at the Village Theatre. We have very different food tastes and so were impressed with the variety on the menu. The scallops were absolutely outstanding. The short rib was really good as well. We all agreed that the truffle popcorn delivered to us before dinner was really good as well. Our only disappointment was the speed of dinner. Even with an early reservation (5:00 p.m.) and being one of only three tables in the restaurant, dinner took nearly 45 minutes after ordering to be delivered. This pushed us really late to get to the theatre. However, we will return when we have a bit more time to dine."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "This was my first time at Sips. The drink, food and wine menu was substantial. We ordered from all three and everything was very good. SIPS had a nice ambiance for a romantic Christmas eve date. The waiter was courteous and engaging but didn't know the menu as well and seemed inexperienced about the wine list. However, he was quick to offer a tasting before purchasing by the glass. That was much appreciated. I would absolutely go back to this restaurant again!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Wonderful dinner, very fun place to go for Christmas Eve. Our dinner was excellent and the Crème Brule flight was delicious. Very nice wine selection and our waitress was very attentive and nice."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Wine list is exceptional, service was great, food was just okay. Not much selection for the vegetarian in our group. Loved the vibe at SIP though."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "A busy, bustling bar & restaurant; noise level is high but tolerable when seated at the tables. Definitely need a reservation on Friday or Sat nights. We got seated on time but were ignored by the wait staff for nearly 30 min! Finally the manager was alerted and brought us our wine and a complementary starter. Food was good, but service was definitely a turn-off. Will think twice before returning."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Sip is one of my all time favorite restaurants, so the bar is always very high. I went the other night and they had an off night. Service was slow and the filet was not up to its usually high standards. I will go back as I think it was just an off night all around."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Good wine bar in the highlands. Decent wine list, but sommelier seemed inexperienced when asked for recommendations. Food was excellent, service could have been a little more attentive but still was fine. Liked it, will return..."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Tired. So much is happening on the plateau. Menu prices have gone up. Food is predictable and tired."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "This was a really nice dining experience. I went w 4 of my friends for a birthday dinner and the service was great. I didn't really like the duck ramen dish but I would definitely come back and try something else ."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "Service was very good and we weren't rushed between courses. It was a very relaxed comfortable dinner. The Ancho Filet was amazing! This was the best meal we;ve had in a long time."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Three of us...ages 91, 62, 68. Like everything about the restaurant. The noise level was too high for my elderly mother...but we run into that at most restaurants. Great food...sea bass, salmon, lamb ragau as I recall. This is our favorite place in Issaquah when we visit my mother. Generally a younger scene...which is fine."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Seattle Restuarant Week brought us in as well as the good things we had heard from family & friends. The food & service was perfect. The winey list was off the chart!"
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "Went knowing Sip was participating in Seattle Restaurant Week. OMG! All 3 courses were amazing, our bottle of wine was crisp and we loved it (good to last drop!). Have wanted to go there since it opened, and so glad we finally went. Staff was friendly, quickly responded to our need to get to movie on time, and prompt with refilling water glasses (never had to ask for it). Thoroughly enjoyed our meal that night."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "We have been here dozens of times. While to food was very good, the portions for our selections from the restaurant week were very small. I'm all for quality over quantity this was a little extreme. I had a meatball and polenta baptizer and it had one meatball the size of a quarter in it. I had the Tiger Shrimp entree and it had ONE larger (maybe at best an xl shrimp). The flourless chocolate cake was very good and the portion was right for high calorie dessert. My wife had salad which was fine and here duck entree was delecious and was borderline small. We will continue to frequent here since its good and oh so convenient. This also seemed to be the first time I was charged a $20 corkage fee? OK with me - but just a heads up."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "The ambiance gives you the impression that only 1st daters would come here, It's dark, the bar is huge, there are expensive wine bottles lining the walls. And yes, the regular menu prices are only worthy of 1st dates. However, once you sit down and take a look around you see families and even kids. I went for Restaurant Week with 2 friends and my 2 year old daughter. We had an early dinner, but no one gave me the stink eye for bringing my small child. The staff was quick to make sure my daughter had an appetizer and some bread before the rest of us even ordered our meal. I appreciated that. In the past, I've always made it for the 9pm happy hour, the Ice Cream sandwich is to DIE for....trust me, I'm a pregnant woman I know GOOD STUFF!"
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "We arrived a few minutes before our reservation time and were seated immediately. Then 10 minutes elapsed and we still had not been greeted/acknowledged by a server, although many were walking by regularly. I approached the hostess to let her know and she apologized and sent the server right over. We each ordered an appetizer and entree. After 20 more minutes, our appetizers had not yet arrived. The manager brought out our entrees. When we told him we had ordered apps and never got them, he apologized. The server came back with apologies asking if we still wanted the appetizers. We declined but said we would be interested in dessert instead. The restaurant comp'd our desserts with more apologies."
    Dined on 10/12/2013