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Bin on the Lake

1109 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Waterfront (18)
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Northwest, American, Wine Bar
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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
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Phone number
(425) 803-5595
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Matt Steffen
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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
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Private party contact
Todd Leggett: (425) 739-6372
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Cross street
Lake Washington Blvd.
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Parking details
Choice of self parking with 1 1/2 hours of validation or valet service is available for a $5.00 charge.
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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.
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
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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
Dined 5 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
Dined 5 days ago

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.

Guest123 (Seattle)
Dined 5 days ago

We love the restaurant. Everything we ordered were great. We would go back; although they forgot we were there to celebrate a birthday.

vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

vipBebe (Phoenix)
Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
Dined on December 26, 2017

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.

viploveofdining2 (Seattle)
Dined on December 26, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

vipJulie (Seattle)
Dined on December 17, 2017

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.