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About Fins Bistro

Issaquah's neighborhood seafood bistro. Specializing in a wide variety of exotic fish and shellfish from our local waters and beyond. We also offer a variety of Steaks, Pasta and Salads. Specializing in Pre Theatre dining, Full Bar and extensive Wine list. Brunch on the weekends. Casual theatrical ambiance and Patio dining.

301 Front Street North
Issaquah, WA 98027
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm.
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm. Weekend Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm.

Cross Street:
Dogwood

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(425) 392-0109

Website:
http://www.finsbistro.com/

Executive Chef:
ZUL MEGJI

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Fins Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
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Pre/post Theatre (9)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Romantic (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Cozy (7)
Casual (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Business Meals (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (3)
Healthy (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Authentic (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Cute little restaurant! The hostess was very pleasant and welcoming and we were seated right away. Our server was also very friendly. We ordered appetizers, soup, and our meals. Appetizer (calamari) was good. Took a bit longer for soup to come out. Clam Chowder and Crab Bisque were both really tasty! Our meals were slow to come. Took almost 45 minutes after we ordered. Thankfully we had the appetizer and soup. We had 1 seafood alfredo, which was good and had plenty of seafood, 1 halibut, which was also really good, and 2 NW trios (salmon, halibut cheek, & crab cake). One of the NW Trio looked and tasted great. The other was room temperature at best and looked thrown together. The bread for the table was soft and delicious. The serving sizes were good and we were too full for desert. The room filled up while we were there but never seemed loud. All staff were friendly and readily available for refills. I would recommend this restaurant to others and would come here again myself.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always the perfect place.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food and atmosphere. We really enjoyed the seafood and especially the cioppino.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

horrible service took 30 minutes to order
food cold
no recognition of a celebration
no wonder they offer groupons

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 5, 2017

I have dined at Fins for evening dinner several times and have never been disappointed. So I wanted to try lunch today. No disappointment here either. Very enjoyable lunch combo!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Everything was prepared perfectly and presented with care. Enjoyed my meal and dining experience very much.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This was our first experience at the restaurant and I was excited because it was the first time we chose a place based on an Open Table recommendation. I had the special of the day which was potato wrapped sea bass and my husband had the northwest trio. Both were amazing! Our server was friendly and upbeat and the overall attention everyone paid to us as diners really elevated our experience. My only criticism might be the overly dense creme brûlée but it was still very flavorful. We will definitely be back!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Fins is a real favorite of ours. We are season ticket holders to Village Theatre and always dine at Fins afterwards. The service is warm and friendly and the food is always very good. They offer creative cocktails with theme names corresponding to each featured play and offer "sippy cups" so you can enjoy your drink while watching.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Had a lovely lunch after touring the salmon runs....Food was pretty good. Some of the best oysters locally. The only criticism would be the espresso - needs to be top notch in this area! Will try it again some time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Always a great experience - Food, drinks and atmosphere!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Friendly service, great food and accommodating with a special request.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Amazingly deliceous food cooked to perfection. Friendly knowledgable staff for wine pairing. Our guests and myself felt well cared for.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 4, 2017

They didn't have any air conditioning when we went so we were uncomfortable. Most were eating outside. The waitress we had was extremely busy so our service wasn't very good. My dish was wonderful but my husband had the halibut and it was over cooked. Won't be back for awhile and only on a cool day.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We love this place, but last visit the food was not up to the usual standard. I expect fresh seafood when dining at a place which prides themselves on it, so no soggy mussels please.
We will try it again soon, it may have been a once off thing, lets hope so as we like coming here.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Both my husband and I ordered the sampler plate with salmon, halibut and crab cakes. It was fabulous! Owners and all the people working at the restaurant were so welcoming. Best date night out w/o kids.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Everything was frickin amazing! Amazing I say! Truly!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

This is the second time I have been here in less than a month. The first was by myself for a quaint lunch outside. This time was for a special birthday dinner with my date. I highly recommend this place and plan to come back soon. Great service, good location, and incredible food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great menu and service as usual. Love the halibut cheeks. Soups are fabulous. Try the best salad, too!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 12, 2017

One of the best meals I've had in a very long time. A friend and I enjoyed the whole evening from start to finish.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 10, 2017

The crab bisque was exceptional. I had the duroc pork and it was delicious. My husband had his favorite peppercorn NY strip. The bread pudding was delicious. My only complaint is how I always eat too much because it all tastes so good! The owner always comes by our table to personally thank us for coming and make sure we're happy. Fins Bistro is our go to restaurant for an elegant meal that is affordable and friendly.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We went there because the menu looked great. Reality matched the menu. The food was excellent and so was the service. We'll be back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 5, 2017

I love Fins. It is the only restaurant I use when in Issaqush.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 2, 2017

I've been wanting to dine here for a long time and it did not disappoint! Very good menu with lots of items to choose from. A tad bit on the expensive side ($18 for a tuna sandwich & cup of chowder) but very tasty. Highly recommended.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Best fish restaurant in Issaquah. Great food, fantastic wine selection.

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

We have been there twice this week. Lunch was great and it was very quiet with nice background music. Nice menu and I wanted to try everything. Then we took a friend to brunch on Sunday. OMG! I had the crab cake eggs benedict.....The eggs were perfect, crab cake was perfect, the sauce was perfect. Enough said. We will be going back. We have already made plans to meet friends for dinner there.
What a shame about the old cedar tree out front which has to be taken down as it has lived out it's long life and has become a falling hazard.

Tags: Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Tapas, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Had a remarkably poor experience. The bacon arrived nearly raw. When I sent it back, they brought me the same bacon that had been dropped in the deep fryer and burnt. The third time I finally got properly cooked bacon. The eggs were also on the over easy side instead of over medium. I didn't bother sending them back. If I hadn't been with 2 other friends, I might have just left. When the bill came and I tried to pay for my portion, the waitress actually got mad that she had to split it out. Needless to say, I didn't leave a tip. This used to be a favorite brunch spot, but not sure I'll be back after today's experience.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Fin's Bistro is our favorite local restaurant. It is both casual and white tablecloth. It is not a chain and does not have a theme. It is simply a great small restaurant that one can go to time and time again for a great meal.

The servers are all knowledgeable and gracious. The menu interesting and varied. The wine list is very good. The food preparation and presentation excellent. The owners treat everyone as a guest in their home.

During the summer we love to sit outside and have some sort of fish dish. In the winter I love the lamb shank with a great red wine.

The restaurant is in the same building at the Village Theater, so on theater nights it will be completely full of theater goers until 8PM. Go other nights or after 8PM and you will have a very enjoyable meal.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Great Ahi Tuna salad (seriously delicious), and tasty chef's dessert of an apple tart. We will return!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 18, 2017

We returned to this restaurant because of the convenience for travel and seafood options. Likely we will return for another luncheon meeting in Fall 2017.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Good service and food. Restaurant not really big so good for couples or group up to 4-5 people.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Fins has been our favorite restaurant in Issaquah for many years. The menu is varied enough to take care of most food preferences, with specials available when we want to try something new. Fins is intimate for date nights, but we've been comfortable there with small and larger groups, too. Of course, it's also a wonderful choice if you're going next door for a show. The owners are very personable, greeting diners when they arrive and visiting the table to be sure everything goes well during the meal. Though Front Street traffic can be a bit loud when busy, it's a treat to be able to eat outside in the summer and see the hills and people paragliding off in the distance.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Had the cod gremolata. The cod was well prepared but the rice and the steamed vegetables were very plain. The waitress stated that the sides were the same for all fish dishes. Too bad, as they really drag down the seafood.

I'm the service side, bread was not refilled and waitress seemed unfamiliar with the preparations.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 27, 2017

This was recommended by my husband who eats at Fins on business. I was on a girl's trip and we had a great experience and I would definitely recommend Fins to anyone.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 27, 2017

I've been here a couple times and each time was dramatically different. I had positive experiences at the beginning but my last visit left me unwilling to return. I had a reservation so my guest & I were seated promptly. Unfortunately after getting our drink orders in, we were left alone for 25 minutes!!!!! If we hadn't already ordered drinks, we would of walked out. When we finally got attention from another server, our server that was ignoring us rudely came over & brushed her out of the way. We had already completely ordered with the first server & the second server made us reorder!?!! The food was delicious as normal, but then it took us another 20 minutes to get the check when we were finished.

I know I appear much younger than I am, but I am a frequent diner whose money is just as good as anyone else's! 2 hours & $88 dollars later we were finally able to leave with a sour taste in our mouth. For that price tag I expect exceptional service. I was treating my friend who was in town & it went awfully.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Wonderful restaurant. I are there for brunch and everything was fantastic. Had the smoked salmon benedict; very delicious!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Flavors of the food missed the mark, very bland when expecting more, wine prices too high for the quality of the list. Server tried to hard and lacked sincere personal approach, lastly...slooooow service throughout

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on June 10, 2017

I dine at Fins often and have become accustomed to their excellent service. I normally order the same thing for dinner (Halibut Cheeks are fantastic). This time I tried the Northwest Trio (crab cake, salmon, halibut cheek) and it was great. The beet/goat cheese salad is wonderful. Nice selection of wines by the glass.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Excellent meal, friendly staff & relaxed atmosphere. Good to be able to chat without competing with background music.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 7, 2017

I was double charged on my credit card. I let them know and have heard nothing from them. If the cost was $40, I'd not be so mad but the charge was over $100 so the total charges to my credit card were over $200. Sorry, I cannot recommend this restaurant if they cannot resolve issues like this.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Steelhead was perfectly cooked with lovely fresh broccolini. Shrimp and scallop with pasta was excellent. Relaxing atmosphere. Young waiter who was great! Looking forward to next visit and a warm day to sit on the patio for linch

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