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About Dockside Bistro
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.
Olympia, WA 98501
Northwest, French American, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9.00pm.
Columbia Ave NW
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free parking immediately adjacent to the restaurant and boardwalk is available at Percival Landing North
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
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Dockside Bistro Ratings and Reviews
My daughter and I came to Olympia just for a night away and chose to eat, for the 3rd time, at Dockside. Never have we been disappointed. The food is the best you can get - the service so very professional and accommodating. We had scallops and thought we had died and gone to heaven. I had the Humboldt Fog salad and my daughter had the Caesar Salad and both were unbelievably good. Highly recommend.
We were 6 celebrating 2 friend's birthdays. Everyone had a different dish, and all were very pleased! We do regret leaving a smaller tip than was called for. We miscalculated on the entire bill and only left 1/2 the amount. Our waitress was excellent - very accommodating. Is there a way to make it up? Thank you.
This was our first time here and they completely exceeded our expectations. This was a last minute decision so called in our way to see if there was available seating. We were disappointed when the person who answered the phone said they were “booked solid, all night.” When I checked Open Table it indicated availability within the half hour so we booked it. The restaurant was very busy but a few tables were opening up. The young lady who seated us at a perfect table was remarkably gracious, courteous and very kind. Our server was outstanding answering our questions about menu items without clinging to us. The food and wine selections were phenomenal and presented throughout our meal with true artful professional. We are so impressed and look forward to many more great experiences at Dockside Bistro!
We chose Dockside Bistro to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday. We ordered the Calamari starter, that came with 3 dipping sauces which were excellent. The duck was also very good as well as the scallops. Our waiter, Joshua, was very attentive and we received our drinks and food orders without feeling we had to wait. I chose to leave a 20% tip for our waiter's good service using the suggested amount for a 20% tip (listed on the merchant copy of the receipt). I later discovered that the recommended amount for a 20% tip wasn't accurate When I calculated my actual tip percentage, it turned out to be 21.8%.
Scallops were perfectly prepared as was the steak. Although it wasn't particularly busy and the waiter did a good job, they could have improved service by having an additional server. One of my favorite restaurants in Olympia, night time it's a romantic spot for a date, and love the water view and boats during the day.
This was our first time to Dockside Bistro and we absolutely loved it! We were there celebrate my husband's birthday. He's a real foodie and raved about the food, atmosphere, everything! He had the seafood martini (appetizer) which was delicious! It was served warm in a martini glass and really looked yummy. I thought he might lick the glass! We both had the beet salad which was totally delicious. I had scallops for dinner that were so tender and tasty, and the sauce was to die for. My husband had the duck for dinner that he proclaimed was some of the best duck he'd ever eaten. We go out for dinner quite often so we have lots to compare this meal to. It was, by far, the best meal we have eaten in a very long time. We also appreciated the quiet, cozy atmosphere and our very nice waiter.
My husband and I tried Dockside Bistro for the first time this last weekend. The restaurant was welcoming and very comfortable. The service was good, but our server could have been a tad more attentive when it came to our beverages needing refreshing. The food was exceptional. Everything we had was delicious! Just a note, because it is a finer dining establishment the portions are smaller, so I suggest ordering all three courses.
We will definitely be back to the Dockside Bistro. If you go, you won't be disappointed.
Pretentious to the eye, with nice waterfront views. The food is overpriced and as is usually the case with restaurants that are struggling for the upscale reputation, quite small portions. Service was mediocre, waiter seemed controlled and in interacting with him in a humorous manner he remained quite droll. Won't return for a second round at those prices, one shot was more than enough.
My husband and I came here for our anniversary and I were very pleased. The server was knowledgeable and friendly, the food was exquisite, and I loved that they used fresh and local ingredients. My only issue was the "Basil Martini" that tasted like black licorice. Definitely was not a fan. We will definitely return, just order a different drink.
We celebrated my husband's 60th birthday with a few of our adult (HA!) kids after a great afternoon of golf. I'd really looked for a special place to go--and Dockside exceeded every expectation. The entire menu is a sheer delight! We loved all of the choices, from appetizers, through entrees and then dessert! Going again as soon as we can schedule it!
My spouse and I came here for our date night. The appetizer we ordered along with our meal was not to our liking and our waiter immediately took it off the bill and gave us a complimentary dessert to make up for it. Very good service. We were very satisfied. The elk was great, the bouillabaisse was perfect, and wine list was extensive.
The wait staff were excellent, and the slow pacing of the meal made for a very enjoyable and unhurried meal. Unfortunately the food was only passable. Shrimps were overcooked substantially, elk was dry and hard in one case and medium-well on one side and medium on the other. Salt was rather dominant in the flavors as well.
We may go again, but we'd definitely try different dishes, just to give a fair shake. It could have been an off-night. But we'll probably check out other places first, to be honest.
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