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Dockside Bistro

4.7
4.7
1095 Reviews
$31 to $50
Northwest
Dockside Bistro & Wine Bar, established in 2007, focuses on locally sourced produce, seafood and game with the intent to provide a vibrant culinary experience to the diner. Chef Laurie Nguyen brings the culinary traditions of her native Vietnam to bear on traditional Continental and Northwest cuisine to create exciting and unique culinary creations. We take particular pride in featuring daily fresh and ever changing seasonal appetizers and entrees.

In addition to top-shelf mixed drinks, Dockside Bistro also has an extensive list of over 130 different wines from the Pacific Northwest, California, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. As with our locally sourced produce, we take particular pride in hosting established and emerging wineries from the exciting wine scene developing in South Puget Sound.

Please join us for an exceptional dining experience in our warm, waterfront setting.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Northwest, French American, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9.00pm.

  • Phone number

    (360) 956-1928

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Laurie Nguyen

  • Private party facilities

    Dockside Bistro & Wine Bar is available for private parties, featuring unique and specially designed menus to meet the needs of your special event.

  • Private party contact

    Laurie Nguyen: (360) 956-1928

  • Neighborhood

    Olympia

  • Cross street

    Columbia Ave NW

  • Parking details

    Free parking immediately adjacent to the restaurant and boardwalk is available at Percival Landing North

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,095 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. R

    Rose

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    My husband and I have enjoyed and given positive reviews to Dockside Bistro through the years. Many family celebrations and hiking groups have gathered there. Unfortunately, our first visit since COVID was on our anniversary June 21, which left us very disappointed. The beet salad and scallops were wonderful as usual. But the crab and artichoke dip was not what we experienced from the past. It was lacking the creamy texture and any crab and artichokes; just chopped veggies. We expressed our disappointment to Will, our waiter, especially the $20 charge. No explanation; no apologies!
  2. AA

    AndyA

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Interesting options done well. Great views and tasteful interior. Well done overall!
  3. JC

    JeffreyC

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely LOVE Dockside Bistro! The atmosphere, food and service is top notch every time we go! This is the only place we will get an appetizer, main course and desert on every visit! If you haven't been before, you need to add it to your dining out list!!
  4. MD

    MichaelD

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our Anniversary. The night was delightful, pleasant, helpful server. Food was delicious, well presented, fresh. Enjoyed the evening.
  5. K

    Kbolywash

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The halibut special was very good, our waiter Tim did a great job as well!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Very expensive and not sure it was worth the premium price tag. I was surprised to find the entree prices on my check were $3-4 higher than the menu prices. The server was apologetic and surprised, but I think this was a horrible oversight. They fixed it, but how many people don’t notice??
  7. b

    blackfox159

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Last dinner before my wedding!
  8. w

    wolfehunters

    Seattle

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, service and wine list
  9. ST

    SteveT

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Quickly becoming our favorite fine dining spot in downtown Oly. Impeccable service and incredibly well prepared food. The menu has creative takes on traditional cuisine and excellent specialty selections. Comprehensive wine list and scratch cocktail bar. Great view of the harbor from every table in the place. Excellent place for special occasions or just to add an incredible dining experience to the night.
  10. N

    Nella

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. The food was yummy. Our server was terrific and the owner came over to see how we were doing and to chat.
  11. DR

    DougR

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great meal. Super waiter. Fun evening.
  12. GG

    GabeG

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining at Dockside is what eating out on a Saturday night is all about. Wonderful food, great service, looking out the window at the harbor. It is the best place in Olympia for fine dining in my opinion.
  13. NO

    NOVAFoodie

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, fast, friendly, and happy service. Food was excellent, portions were normal sized, and restaurant was clean. We will go again in the future.
  14. JT

    JennTM

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is amazing! They clearly love what they do. We haven't been here since before COVID and were so excited that everything is just a lovely as the last time we were here. They are great with making recommendations and don't rush you. We like to get a both and a bottle of wine and relax as they bring out each course. The seafood martini is unlike any appetizer I've had before. Full of seafood and a creamy vermouth sauce - I dream about it! I can't wait to go back again.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome restaurant! Great, professional service. I enjoyed the entire experience.
  16. O

    Olygirl

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was attentive, food and drink were delicious. We went for an early dinner. The timing could not have been more perfect. Beautiful, sunny view busy resturant but not overcrowded. I higly recommend their delicious food. I am a fan of the filet
  17. NI

    NICOLE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is outstanding! The waiters are very kind and efficient.
  18. O

    Okeedoke

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The finest restaurant in the region! The food is savory, atmosphere elegant, yet not overly pretentious, and the staff attentive and friendly. The best!
  19. AM

    ArtM

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Is it possible that one of the best restaurants in Olympia is actually getting better. The attention to detail is what elevates. When you are having a filet and can't believe how good the veggie medley is you know you are in the right place. Nice new touches in the restaurant as well. Thanks, Lori for another great night.
  20. BL

    BjornL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    An amazing experience and we will be sure to be going back again. Food was perfect - we can't rave enough about the Artichoke Dungeness Crab Dip! The scallops were just right as was the lamb. Highly recommended. The only downside was they were short staffed, but our waiter Tim was still very attentive.
  21. MW

    MaxineW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service. Quiet, intimate atmosphere. Everything was delicious, one of the best steaks I’ve ever had. Already planning on returning soon!
  22. w

    warmspringslocal

    San Francisco

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The service was outstanding. The pistachio crusted halibut was the highlight of our three meals - excellent. The scallops were large and done perfectly. Unfortunately the soups-vide rib eye and accompanying fingerling potatoes arrived cold so had to be sent back for rewarding. Our special needs were well accommodated.
  23. M

    Marissa

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great, food was fantastic, and the view was beautiful.
  24. DG

    DavidG

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening- the biggest challenge was choosing what to order. All of it was exquisite.
  25. S

    Sharilynn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great service! great food! great music, love this place!
  26. MD

    MichaelD

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tim our server was great. I told him he was the best in all the west coast. Knows his stuff and was so friendly!
  27. PN

    PaulN

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food and service!!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Disappointing …kitchen was very slow…and portions were small for the price
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such delicious food and amazing service! Worth every penny.
  30. MC

    MichaelC

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding on all levels. Best experience and amazing meal
  31. C

    Chris

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I love the relaxed feel of this place. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable.
  32. MS

    MargretS

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were so happy to find this wonderful restaurant The service and food is amazing .We’ll be back again soon
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good service. Pleasant atmosphere. Food was good $25 corkage fee is way out of line in this town. Feels like a ripoff.
  34. AA

    AvianAcres

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Seafood cocktail as a starter was very good; scallops were excellent - accompanied by nice mashed potatoes, but definitely could have been plused-up by a green vegetable to enhance meal and presentation. Filet of beef excellent with mashed potatoes, but again, a vegetable would have been a good addition. Chocolate decadence cake with ice cream was excellent. $5 for bread service is ridiculous, as is the $25 corkage fee. We could have taken a $20 corkage fee in stride, but $25 is usuary.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    We had a reservation @745pm. We arrived on time. The closed sign was on the window and the door to the restaurant was locked. We saw some other customers inside at a table but no one came to open the door or let us in for our reservation. Therefore unable to rate properly on many of the eating items. I rated service and experience low because we simply should have not been greeted by a closed sign and a locked door :(
  36. KT

    KathyT

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great location with a nice view. Food was presented beautifully and the restaurant atmosphere was comfortable and relaxed.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great atmosphere. Our server, Tim, was fantastic.
  38. CW

    CarolW

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    I would have appreciated if I had been told that the bok choy would not be on the duck entree.
  39. AM

    ArtM

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fabulous dinner and our server Amanda took our whole experience to a higher level. She will bring joy to your table. Highly recommended for special occasions.
  40. NC

    NoCarb1

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    I am sorry to say that we did not have a good meal. We ordered the Rib Eye steak and it was terrible. No flavor, not hot and with an abundance of gristle. We were very disappointed and my wife only ate about 10 bites before giving up. Their menu is very limited and they offer almost no gluten-free options. Our waiter was charming and the location is really nice. We will not go back for future meals after this experience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Dockside Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (360) 956-1928.

Dockside Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 1095 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Dockside Bistro

501 Columbia St. NW #B Olympia, WA 98501

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Columbia Ave NW

  • Neighborhood

    Olympia

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9.00pm.

  • Cuisines

    Northwest, French American, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Free parking immediately adjacent to the restaurant and boardwalk is available at Percival Landing North

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Laurie Nguyen

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (360) 956-1928

  • Private party facilities

    Dockside Bistro & Wine Bar is available for private parties, featuring unique and specially designed menus to meet the needs of your special event.

  • Private party contact

    Laurie Nguyen: (360) 956-1928

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