Don't have them seat you up front near the bar. You'll be ignored most of the time because your hidden and hopefully they won't have the bartender also be you server. Once any business happens at the bar, you'll be forgotten. Good luck! Although the food was very good and we'll prepared, kudos to the chef and cooks!
I love it. My waitress made the whole night special. She was fun , laughs I spent 137 dollars an gave her a 50 tip
Bar tender never did wait on us as we waited their for our table.
It was great. The staff made our first experience great. Thank you!
beautiful venue on the water. Great martini and bread to start the meal! The salmon and seafood risotto was verrrryyy disappointing. The "seafood" risotto had 3 large prawns (which were decent) but that is all the seafood seen. The risotto was just meh... The salmon wasn't very good. The highlight of that dish was the sweet red beets..
Tried to make up for the dinner by ordering the delicious "sounding" dessert.. apple/pear crumble.. I am a small woman and the dessert came in a small cast iron skillet that was smaller than the palm of my hand.. but insult to injury.. the flavor was terrible.. cut up fruit with granola and brown sugar on top? it wasn't even gooey from the sugar of the fruit at the bottom..
Unfortunately a very unpleasant $100 dinner where the highlight was a martini and the free bread with the pesto and tomato dips..
Service and view were great but food was sub par. Don’t think it is worth the price.
Troy was our waiter and he made the experience. He and all the food and wine were absolutely fabulous!
Our server Sarah was very professional and the food was outstanding. Thank you for the good work.
Great food, and friendly staff. Romantic scenery, and the food was amazing.
We had a delayed Valentines dinner at Bin on the Lake. the wine list is impressive and my old fashioned cocktail was quite good. The ambiance is simple but classy, with most tables getting a nice view of the lake. The food was tasty and yet, somewhat health. We both enjoyed our selections. The service was exactly what we like, with our server being friendly but not obtrusive. I have a hearing problem and appreciated the quiet atmosphere.I recommend this restaurant and will return.
Really disappointing :( First, we had to wait almost 10 minutes as there was no one at the host stand and not until a server came over did we get any attention or seated.
I will say, view is very nice.
The food was a big let down. We ordered cheese and 2 were ok, on was limp and looked like it had been sitting out all day. Butter lettuce salad was good but nothing special, still was the best thing we ate. I ordered cod. It came with a succotash that looked like British breakfast beans and tasted similar - very one note and like tomato paste. Cod was ok but had no seasoning. Husband had the chicken that was stuffed with brown mush (i think it was supposed to be sauage?) and tasted like a wet paper bag. For $150 I would have expected much more. Will not be back.
The occasion was our celebration of Valentine's Day. I was served a nice Porter. My wife chose a wine to begin. We split a butter lettuce with figs salad; very nicely and amply dressed I ordered the Seafood Risotto which was very good, the scampi was well flavored and the risotto was perfectly cooked. My wife had the Scallops. She had a side of fingerling potatos and baby carrots which were nicely flavord but slightly underdone. Compliments and concerns were sent to the chef. Our dinner was purchased wirh a GROUPON. Unfortunately the voucher was printed with no voucher code due to inadvertent redeeming before printing the voucher. The Server and management was very accomodating and honored the purchase receipt. I'm very unhappy with GROUPON because the purchaser has no way of rcovering the Voucher Code at this time, and no way of contacting them on a person to person phone call. The Service Provider should be the only party able to indicate a redemption of the purchase.
Very pleased to have found the perfect setting to celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary. Food, wines, service & ambiance was unforgettable. Bin on the Lake is now on our short list for any event we want to be special!
Service was very slow despite the restaurant not appearing to be particularly busy. Steaks were fine, nothing compared to a proper steak restaurant and mine was more of a medium-well rather than the medium-rare I’d ordered. No bread basket or anything. A forgettable experience which was disappointing given that it was a special occasion.
Food was delicious, came fast and when the waiter deemed our wait for our second glass of wine was too ling he comped us the wine! Classy!
Lovely dinner, steak and salmon were both amazing, portions might be a bit small but worked for us. Its a little pricey, but probably worth it. We really enjoyed the view and the food. Will eat there again.
Fantastic food, flavor and ambiance.
Service & food were excellent, but way overpriced.
Experience started bad with the host. Server was good but food was average at best. Scallops dish was disappointing. Scallops would have been good but buried them in mediocre sides.
It was our anniversary dinner. The staff was very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. The atmosphere was great. We were seated right on time. And since we were staying at the hotel, it was within walking distance. I highly recommended.
We had a wonderful date! The food was delicious, and obviously ultra-fresh. Service was friendly, and our meals came out very fast. Try the salted chocolate truffle cake - it’s UNBELIEVABLE.
Dan was awesome. Troy was not. Troy can’t be a bar tender and a waiter. Dan came to save the evening and was excellent. work on customer service with reservation confirmation call. Very unprofessional. Hats off to the chef. Food was excellent.
We sat at the bar and had a pre-dinner drink before being seated. The bartender was very kind and went above and beyond service-wise. At dinner, very gracious Server who was attentive but let us sit and catch up undisturbed. Overall, great night on the water at Bin! Never disappoints!
Food tastes good . However the service is really slow and not enough attention to details like bringing bread, water , drink refills. Food
We arrived on time for a 7:00pm reservation and were seated right away, however the drinks did not arrive until 7:24. It was our anniversary and the hostess wished us a Happy Anniversary and so did the waiter initially but not as we left, nor was anything special that I could see done for us. My wife ordered "The Duo" and had to send her filet back as it was crusted over and poorly cooked. About 10 minutes later a new filet was delivered however the potatoes that she had saved were cold. I would have thought that a new serving of potatoes would also have been delivered, but no it was just the steak. The waiter did offer to buy one desert for our trouble which was appreciated however certainly did not make up for the delays and initial cooking. I would not recommend Bin on the Lake, the prices are high not matching the food and the service.
Very nice place. The service was excellent. Jason, went out of his way to contact me, regarding a reservation that I had made online. The view was awesome. The wine list is fantastic. The food portions weren't huge, but that really didn't matter to me. Everything was very nice.
Food was overpriced and not that good. Wine was way overpriced. I could go to any fancy restaurant in Seattle for those prices and have a much better meal, Would not visit again.
We love the restaurant. Everything we ordered were great. We would go back; although they forgot we were there to celebrate a birthday.
Wonderful ! Service couldn’t have been better.
Salmon and steak were over cooked and dry. Scallops were under cooked and had no dear. $240 including tip for 3 and 1 glass of wine is outrageous given lack of quality in the food offered. Several other great restaurants even on the Eastside. This one keeps getting worse.
We bought a groupon $30 for $60 coupon. With the coupon the food cost seemed cheap initially, but the portions were really small so it’s more on the expensive side even with a coupon. My kids ordered steak from the kids menu and it was $26 each for about 2 oz. and we ordered the duo which was $60 for two people.
The ambience is great since it’s right on the lake Washington from Kirkland.
Beautiful view , a very lovely menu offering steak and seafood . The presentation of the food is a masterpiece. I just ate at the bar if this was 5 star there I'm sure it's just as fantastic at a table. From the moment I checked in with the hostess to being serve to leaving I felt so welcomed and very comfortable especially Dining alone.
We ordered the Sea Crust Prime Rib Special, and it was amazing. It melted in our mouths, and the whole dish and sides were flavorful. Our waitress was amazing. She was attentive and enthusiastic, and she gave us the best service.
One of the best restaurants in the area food is always delicious service is always outstanding. They also have one of the best happy hours in the area
I have gone to Bin on the Lake in the past and been very happy with it. I was not pleased this time with our Christmas Eve Dinner and thought a $100 for an average main course, salad and glass and a half of wine was a poor value.
The Caeser salad came with a sweet dressing which was most odd. I sent the salad back and the waiter did go downstairs and get a more traditional Caeser dressing and some anchovies. This was nice. However, he served the salad with the dressing on the side in a plastic to go container. For $100 dinner, I don't want to have to mix and dress my own salad from a to go container.
The fish served was a cod which was good and fresh, but the relish with it was heavy with bacon/salt pork. When people order fish, they are often not meat eaters, so why overpower a nice delicate fish with pork or bacon. I basically had a dish that tasted like bacon and I wanted fish. Bad choice.
The potatoes served with the fish were gummy like they had been over whipped or sitting too long or both. Not light and fluffy. I realize they were mixed with cauliflower, but they were still odd looking. Kind of a tan color which one wouldn't expect from a mix of cauliflower and potatoes.
The service was okay, but not stellar. For a location and level of restaurant this is, you would expect top notch service. Our waiter was no more polished than you would find at a lesser restaurant. The wine was good, but we always notice the wine prices are among the highest in Kirkland.
The setting is lovely which is probably the reason for the inflated prices. I will go again for happy hour, but probably skip dinner for the near future.
Beautiful setting with a lovely view of the water. Too bad the food was mediocre at best. Stale focaccia, over cooked chicken, nondescript sauces. Very disappointing.
Warm and friendly atmosphere with good food and wine. Right on Lake Washington with beautiful views.
Love Bin for quiet delicious dinner with the lake right there!
I have sat outside at Bin on the Lake during the summer and it was a gorgeous setting with a nice ambience and great service. Unfortunately, I came here for a very special evening and found the restaurant to be casual, loud, with no ambiance. My date wore a suit for the first time in probably five years for the occasion and after drinks we decided to leave. Maybe that's the style they're going for and that's fine, I know the food is still excellent, but we were hoping for something more... a final note- our server was very nice but was wearing a black polo shirt.. I recommend that if they want to be viewed as a fine dining establishment associated with an elegant hotel (Woodmark), the dress code for the servers should be re-evaluated. There are so few elegant restaurants in the area, it would be great to see Bin rise to the top.
The service was very slow despite having tons of staff available and only having a few tables filled. The brussel sprouts in the roasted vegetables were dry and rancid tasting. Outside view was beautiful. Noise comprised of babies crying and routy loud women.