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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!

1200 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA 98033
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Northwest, American, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Restaurant:
Monday-Sunday 5 PM - 9PM

Bar:
Monday-Sunday 4 PM - 9PM

Happy Hour - Featuring Bar Bites, Wines, Signature Cocktails
Monday-Sunday 4 PM-6 PM

Cross Street:
Lake Washington Blvd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(425) 803-5595

Website:
http://binonthelake.com/

Entertainment:
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.

Parking Details:
Choice of self parking with 1 1/2 hours of validation or valet service is available for a $5.00 charge.

Executive Chef:
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

Additional:
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

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4.2

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.7

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Quiet

73% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Worth the Drive (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Cozy (4)
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Disabled Access (2)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Troy was our waiter and he made the experience. He and all the food and wine were absolutely fabulous!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fun, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 days ago

Our server Sarah was very professional and the food was outstanding. Thank you for the good work.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Great food, and friendly staff. Romantic scenery, and the food was amazing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Casual, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

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!

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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

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!

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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

Fantastic food, flavor and ambiance.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

Service & food were excellent, but way overpriced.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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!

Tags: People Watching, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food tastes good . However the service is really slow and not enough attention to details like bringing bread, water , drink refills. Food

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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

Tags: Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful ! Service couldn’t have been better.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 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.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Kid-friendly
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 30, 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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 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

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 16, 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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Warm and friendly atmosphere with good food and wine. Right on Lake Washington with beautiful views.

Tags: Authentic, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Love Bin for quiet delicious dinner with the lake right there!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We were there for Thanksgiving. I had the turkey dinner which was quite good. A little too salty, but otherwise great. Our server was very personable and took great care of us.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Outstanding service, great food.
And nice touch by the waiter sending a Birthday treat to our hotel room for my wife.
Thank you

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was awful, overpriced and portions were way to small. An embarrassment for a $150 bday meal. I will not be refurning.

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Cozy, Waterfront, Disabled Access, Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food and service was fantastic as always. The wine list is extensive. We got there after it had gotten dark but the view during the day is beautiful

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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