We were celebrating a very special birthday and the Sip did not disappoint with respect to recognizing the occasion with a delightful dessert. Our server - Marietta - made the occasion special, with her nice, quiet manner, knowledge of the cuisine and friendly manner. She remained attentive throughout the evening and made us feel extra special. The menu selections were pleasing to our palate and the wine selections exceptional. We will return!
The food was excellent but the service was surprisingly poor seeing that the restaurant didn't seem particularly busy.
Initially we were directed to the wrong table (a different party), despite having a reservation for 2 that was clearly visible on the screen.
Once sat down and presented with our menus we were then ignored (not even a glass of water) for at least 15 minutes until we stopped a waiter and asked for service. Little or no apology was offered.
The service was then better and the food and wine were excellent, however one of my wife's glasses of wine smelled and tasted horrible and so needed to be replaced. They did that happily.
We love Sip! Fantastic and fresh food, great service and they take excellent care of their regulars. From wine after work to family meals and celebrations, Sip is the best!
Food was delicious but a bit pricey. Had a few items off the menu and they were really good! Some of the appetizers were a bit small - 2 pieces of focaccia bread for $4. Other than that, outstanding food and service! Will still go again 😄
Soups were excellent, as was the wine selection. Diner was on the very good end of the scale, but not excellent. Welcome to Issaquah Highlands, where they are very proud of their wines...all are priced high.
Atmosphere was great for Valentines Day! We had expected live music. They have done that in the past.
Food was pretty good, but portions a bit small. Wedding cake dessert was fabulous!
Great atmosphere, good wine. Not impressed with food, menu options are limited.
Very disappointing. Cocktails were good, food was just ok but very expensive. Awkward / uncomfortable service.
Pleasantly surprised! Lived here 2 years and never wanted to go in as I moved from Napa and thought it wouldn't measure up. It was a great dinner and experience.
We were placed right next to the wine tasting table. Lots of traffic, noise. Iwe would have been much happier sitting at a table in the bar.
I reserved a table for two for my boyfriend's birthday, and this dinner did not disappoint! It was incredibly romantic, and they even sat us next to the fireplace. I could tell our server was very pleased to be waiting on a young couple on a special night out, and she gave us very honest recommendations that made the evening that much more special. The ambience was very cozy and private. I would definitely recommend this place as a treat for someone special.
Free wine tasting on Wednesdays! Super friendly manager. Nice variety in menu, delicious food.
There is 3% surcharge for which they don’t tell you and it goes to the business owner per waitress.
My friend and I visit Sip about once a month as a middle meeting ground for staying in touch with one another. We especially like going on Wednesdays since it's half-price bottled wine night and with Sip's impressive wine selection, it's always an adventure to try a new wine. Service is always attentive but unobtrusive, and the owner/manager usually stops by to chat briefly. With each visit, it feels more and more like the place where 'everybody knows your name' :-).
The only downside to this last visit was our dessert, which was a pear-apple cobbler topped with vanilla ice cream. The cobbler itself was really more like a piece of pie and its crust was as hard & tasteless as cardboard. The filling was good, but scarce...thank goodness for the generous & delicious scoop of ice cream that topped it.
I emphasize this was an anomalous occurrence in all the time I've patronized this restaurant, so please take the info into account accordingly.
Looking forward to our next visit, which will be our holiday get-together. See you there!
This was the second time we had
Food and service was fantastic. A rare issaquah gem
This is a restaurant that could be super good, but it misses on a few key points. When we got our final bill, we noticed that there was a 3% surcharge added to the total. What?? When asked, the waitress said the owner does that instead of raising the price of meals. I find that sneaky and deceptive and have never seen that at a restaurant before. Probably most people don't even notice it, which is I'm sure what he's hoping for. Really not cool. Just be transparent and put the real prices on your menu, bud. There is an extensive wine list but no one could manage to find the type of wine we were looking for on their digital wine list. The sommelier seemed lost. Very very talkative but not much knowledge of wines offered there or how to find them. She spent way too long at our table being not helpful. The one she finally recommended for a hundred bucks was a disappointment. On the positive side, the place has a nice atmosphere and the food is quite good. We had a great manhattan at the bar before dinner and the bartenders were amicable and skilled at their craft, if it can be called that. The fireplace is nice and we will go back and eat at the bar next time.
Dined here more than once for Seattle Restaurant Week and I actually enjoy it. Good Food, Good Service.
Nice ambiance for a date. The food was good, the portion size a little on the small side.
Loved the ambiance and menu. Always try to make a trip to Sip when in Fall City. Wonderful neighborhood restaurant. Always interesting to see what is featured on their menu.
Simply put - Sip provided fine service and a fine meal and my family and I will return to Sip for many more fine meals in the future.
King Salmon was terrific. Never saw a Tawny Port Flight before, had to partake. Two thumbs up.
This place is in the neighborhood and is normally pretty reliable. For whatever reason our Monday evening visit was a bit discombobulated. The mixed drinks were made wrong and needed to be replaced and the wait staff was harried and quite probably understaffed. The food was pretty good as usual, perhaps just an off night. We've been there many times and usually have a great time, so I'm sure we'll be back.
Tuna appetizer was over pull date. SIP was kind enough to comp this portion of the meal.
We had a great time, our waitress alexia was excellent .. she knew about every item on the menu it seemed like.. great night food was great and didn't break the bank . we will go back for sure
We really like Sip. This time we sat outside. It was a very nice evening. The salads were great. My Tagliatelle was perfect and I asked for it not to be spicy. My wife loved the crab cakes. The server was very pleasant and professional. The wine list is great. We needed a carafe to let the 2010 Reninger Merlot to breathe. But it opened uo nicely. My only disappointment was the size if the creme brulee. It barely filled the bowl. Otherwise we will go back.
The service and atmospheric were great. Exceptional wine options that are a great value. Noise level has improved since first opening. The downside was the food. The Cesar Salad was dry. The romane had not been trained at the base and was browning.
The steak Cabobs were tough to chew. The steamed clams were either overlooked or not fresh. The sliders lacked inspiration and had no pop! The truffle popcorn was the best we have ever had. Great wine options and value.
Our waitress and the manager were awesome! Thanks for making our night special!!!
I haven't been to Sip in two years, despite the fact I live in the area. After this visit, I remember why. The food is usually good, though a little expensive. The service is absolutely horrible. Example: Someone from the bar came over with an iPad containing the wine list, and told me the wine I'd ordered was not available. Instead of suggesting something else, he just looked at me, put the iPad down on the table, and walked away!
Our server made all of us feel uncomfortable. She would walk up to the table, stand behind me and say nothing.
I also very much dislike the 3% surcharge added to the bill. I wouldn't go back, if just for that reason. All this charge does is result in people leaving less tips for the server.
Can't recommend Sip. Decent food, but bad service. Just not worth the money. I won't go back.
Good wine, friendly staff, but 18 minute wait for your wine order by glass to arrive is too much. Considering the place was half empty and it was Tuesday evening. Also, food was good and wine was excellent and restaurant interior is way-way better than usual American diner like standards.
Just wish drinks services was faster and not when we finished our cheese appetizer platter. it was my wife's birthday after all and we were anxious to raise a toast in her honor.
Love this place
Always a great meal with great service- ask for Marietta
The sablefish special with the red wine poached egg was so good!!!!
We have been to sip several times over the last few years and the last couple of times, the food hasn't wowed us. We prefer the menus of a couple of years ago that highlighted fresh, flavorful, in season produce. This time, service was not attentive, either. Wine was great, however.
This was for a Mother's Day brunch which is not their typical thing. I think it was good but it was clear that this not what they usually do.
I love this place. Great food and atmosphere. Highly recommended. * * * * *
We always have really enjoyed Sip but the service tends to be very slow. We waited an hour for our meals last night, with kids, and it wasn't particularly crowded. We really like the ambiance but I wouldn't hurry back with kids again.
This rating is just for the Easter brunch. I had been here before and was always pleased until Easter brunch. The food was average. The price did not include complimentary mimosas or champagne for this special occasion., as experienced at other restaurants. I did not get my money's worth at this brunch. I wouldn't recommend for this event, but for dinner.
Urban restaurant in the suburbs! Great value! Friendly servers!
The food was delicious. The service was lacking. I booked a dinner reservation, upon arriving at the restaurant I was informed they were no longer serving dinner. Please keep in mind this was my wedding anniversary dinner. They had run out of several items on the small plate menu. They had run out of several desert items, we were informed they did have ice cream and donuts. Then we attempted to order donuts, we were informed the guests at the table next to us had ordered the last one.
We then attempted to order pistachio ice cream. Which was gritty and not tasty, I requested to switch it to vanilla. Which had been a option, after several minutes the server returns to say "they couldn't find it I guess we're out".
Then to top it off, I realize after leaving I was charged the full price for "small plate" items, when small plate items were on Happy Hour special at $3 off. The server never mentioned Happy Hour special or whether you needed or not to be seated in the bar. But the restaurant was only serving small plates at that point. Furthermore, I asked the server if they had a happy hour, she didn't know when it started or ended. She then returned with a nonsense answer. So needless to say this wasn't the finest dining experience we've had.
I went to Sip for my 10 year anniversary dinner. No one asked if we were celebrating anything, the server had zero personality and almost all of the entrees had pork in them which I don't eat. I also recall that we used to get bread/crackers and homemade butter in the past but I guess that is no longer part of the experience.
Great dinner prior to attending the Issaquah Theatre 🎭