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About Bin on the Lake
At bin on the lake, cuisine is never an afterthought. We believe that something extraordinary happens when food and spirits are skillfully paired, amplifying the unique flavors of each. bin on the lake's cuisine highlights locally-sourced ingredients that capture bright, seasonal tastes of the Northwest. Known for our exceptional wine list, we have over 40 wines by the glass in 1, 3 and 6 oz. pours, in addition to refreshing signature cocktail offerings. Best of all, bin on the lake is a relaxed and stylish wine bar that serves Happy Hour from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Located at the heart of Carillon Point on the shores of Lake Washington, our passion for serving good food and great wine is matched only by the view!
Kirkland, WA 98033
Northwest, American, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Sunday 5 PM - 9PM
Monday-Sunday 4 PM - 9PM
Happy Hour - Featuring Bar Bites, Wines, Signature Cocktails
Monday-Sunday 4 PM-6 PM
Lake Washington Blvd.
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Our beautiful “semi-private event space” has a stunning view of Lake Washington. We offer custom prefix menu options for parties of 13-40 guests beautifully paired with wines.
Choice of self parking with 1 1/2 hours of validation or valet service is available for a $5.00 charge.
Chef Matt Steffen
Private Party Facilities:
Bin on the Lake is a warm and welcoming restaurant and bar located on the shores of Lake Washington. With views of Lake Washington and the Olympic Mountains, Bin on the Lake offers Northwestern cuisine with Mediterranean influence in a lively, social atmosphere.
Our dining room is versatile and able to accommodate groups of varying sizes. The a la carte dinner menu is available for groups of up to 16 people. Prix Fixe menu packages are also available for groups of 16-30.
The semi-private dining space is divided into 3 sections. Rows of sheer curtains can be drawn to provide a more intimate dining space for groups.
Menu packets can be viewed at www.binonthelake.com/menus
Private Party Contact:
Todd Leggett: (425) 739-6372
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Bin on the Lake Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Scallops had a fishy taste to them, soup was lukewarm, and my steak was a tad overcooked. We had a passport card for an entree discount, but still wasn't worth it in my opinion. Can't take advantage of the view at night either, so perhaps a day-visit is more appropriate.
What a great happy hour including the oysters and wine. Our waiter was very helpful with our wine selection; found a new favorite. Dinner was excellent for all 3 of us. I really appreciated having a vegetarian option that did not involve pasta - their cauliflower steak was outstanding. Wonderful view and atmosphere.
The service throughout the meal was excellent. Very nice décor and beautiful view.
Great place for an intimate meal. We had the scallops and the salmon as main dishes. Both were done to perfection. We had the BOTL Caesar and the Tomato Salad to start. A bit too much dressing on the Caesar but otherwise good. Tomato salad was good but not excellent. Overall a great evening out for our anniversary.
The food was well prepared, with good variety. And the service was excellent. The sole reason for the less than stellar rating is the price. We expected it to be reasonably high priced. But with a substantial "administration" charge I have not encountered anywhere else, a bit overpriced glasses of wine, etc., the price was excessive, even for a very good meal.
The food and service was good, beautiful setting at Carillon Point. My biggest objection was the 4% surcharge added to the bill to help offset management costs. None of the 4% goes to the servers. Management should cover their costs in their pricing, not in a surcharge. Perception is everything.
It’s restaurant week and decided it was the perfect time to try Bin on the Lake. We got seated and pretty much knew what we wanted. For some reason the bartender(?) was our waiter. We ordered drinks and they came. However, three other tables were seated after us and were ALL helped and had their orders taken before us. We were ignored and waited at least 25 mins trying to get his attention to get our orders in.
Besides taking really long to take our orders, the food was tasty. The view of the water is really nice. Not sure if we would come back.
Exceptional as always. This was our third time eating at Bin, always for a special occasion. This time our anniversary coincided with restaurant week. What a wonde ful 3 course meal we had and our server was outstanding. In my opinion one of the best dining spots on the eastside. Not at all pretentious. Bon Apetite!
We were very excited to try the food, but unfortunately the food was not to our liking. We have had various sirloins but we were not a fan of this one.
The service was wonderful and our waitress asked us many times if there's something else she could do for us, as she saw that we barely ate our food.
The place is beautiful with an amazing view of the lake and the docks.
"FALLING SHORT" Cooked well but with an overdone "fall" flavor profile. To the point that some recipes didn't compliment the key ingredient. Presentation was nothing to write home about. Location is great on the water, but overall disappointingly average experience and not worth the price.
If you dine at this restaurant watch your bill carefully! Not only do they charge the automatic 20% tip (didn’t expect this since we were not in Seattle) but put on a $12.50 surcharge. When asked about the surcharge, our waiter said the hotel (Woodmark) puts the charge on for employee cost of living (or some such nonsense as that). He quickly offered to take it off. The final insult was when we got home and looked at the receipt we had been charged $88 for a bottle of wine that was listed on the wine list at be $72. My husband is still waiting for a call back from the manager.
First day of Seattle Restaurant Week, but I guess no one told the restaurant! We had family in from out of town and wanted to treat them to a nice meal with a nice view. The views are great! But the food and service were underwhelming. 3/9 options for restaurant week were unavailable.. which I could understand if we had dinner reservations for the last hour of the last night of restaurant, but it was day 1. The food that was served was fine, but I do not feel like it was worth the visit.
The ambiance and service was stellar. The views are phenomenal. The food was honestly just 'okay'. I was a little disappointed with my steak, it was a bit cold and the sauce was not appealing. The starter salad was delicious. My guests ordered the filet and salmon and were satisfied but not over the top experience that one would think the price demands.
Took my mom there for her birthday, we got there right in time of the sunset we took gorgeous pictures, the view was amazing. We were seated by the window with a view. We had a wonderful waitress that had recommended a great wine to go with the fish dish. The food was delicious! We will definitely come back and recommended to all of our friends and family
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