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Sip Restaurant - Issaquah

513 reviews
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$30 and under
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Part cultured wine bar and part neighborhood restaurant, Sip is the kind of place designed to feel as though it’s been here for years. Come to Sip to relax and unwind, to enjoy an unforgettable meal, to savor the perfect glass of wine, and to feel at home.

Sip’s warm atmosphere evokes the feeling of a Napa Valley tasting room with a unique 30 seat bar, an outdoor trellis covered patio with a stone fireplace, and cozy and stylish indoor seating. The diverse menu features an array of tantalizing appetizers, savory entrees, and unforgettable desserts, as well as an elaborate selection of hundreds of extraordinary wines by the bottle and over 50 by the glass.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Mother's Day - 10:00 am - Close

Sunday-Thursday 4:00pm-10:00pm
Friday & Saturday 4:00pm-11:00pm

Happy Hour
Every Day 4:00-6:00
Every Day 9 - close

We are Closed on the Following Holidays:

Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
New Year's Day
Independence day
Superbowl Sunday

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Phone number
(425) 369-1181
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Emran Chowdhury
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Private party facilities
Sip is the perfect location to celebrate a special occasion, host a luncheon, or hold a business function. Our managers are there every step of the way to guarantee the success of your event & to create a memorable & successful experience for you.

Our Rainier Room accommodates up to 40 guests & is the perfect place for a business or social gathering, featuring old world sheer curtains to provide privacy & a drop down screen for audio visual needs.

The Owner's Booth is set aside from the hustle of the main dining room. Enjoy a private & comfortable dining arrangement that seats 8-10 guests, with a drop down television screen.

Our patio offers a cozy outdoor dining space & accommodates 25 people. A large stone fireplace & overhead heat lamps take away the evening chill.

Full Restaurant Buy-Outs available for your large party needs.

Inviting. Relaxing. Alluring. Visit our website at
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Private party contact
Call the restaurant for information & details: (425) 369-1181
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Sip catering offers full service off-premise catering to private homes & event sites. Call the restaurant for details 425.369.1181
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Cross street
Federal Drive
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Parking details
Nearby complimentary street parking and a parking lot are available.
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Live Music every Thursday, 6:00-9:00pm

Happy Hour
Daily 4:00-6:00pm

$5 House Spirits, $7 featured martinis & wines by the glass, & $3 off ALL small plates.
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Special events & promotions
Sunday-Tuesday - Spanish Paella Dish - $28 for two $15 for one person.

Dine with us on Tuesdays for a 10% discount for men and women working in the service industry plus VIP rewards card members earn double points.

Winedown Wednesdays offers 1/2 off all bottles of wine valued at $100 or less.

Live Music and Ladies Night Thursdays! Listen to live music from 6 to 9pm & ladies enjoy happy hour drink prices in the bar all night long!

Every day:

Join us for Happy Hour in the bar from 4 to 6pm.

Sip & a Show - movie tickets to Regal Cinemas are just $8.50 with any Sip purchase.

Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 513 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Enjoyed our dinner experience. I husband had a craft cocktail and I had a wine flight which was quite good. I had the tenderloin And husband had a burger. I was shocked how good the tenderloin was. Not being a steakhouse, I had average expectations. The service was good and we would definitely go back.

3.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Mediocre place overall. Service and ambiance good so keep it up! That is one positive.
On the other hand...My steak was awful, TOO salty and chewy. Husband's ahi tuna was not fresh. Also, more and more people are vegan nowadays. Wouldn't hurt to add a few menu items so you get more customers who don't leave hungry. Not sure if we will ever return....maybe for drinks/happy hour but that is about it... lots of restaurants next door offer better food.

2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The service was very poor and the food was not impressive either. I took my mom for Mothers Day, thinking we could have a nice lunch- mind you, nothing was advertised online or on Open Table about the Mothers day brunch buffet they were having so I originally had the main menu on my mind going into this- so we sat and took a look at the food- cold, poor, overcooked..i was not impressed. We then meet our waitress, who what out of this world! Literally! Something was honestly wrong with her. She acted like she was on some kind of medication..drugs maybe? She was weird and awkward the whole time and soooooo slow!!! We waited about 15 min before we even got our Mimosas and water. Then about another 10 min later, she gives us an order form to order an Omlette- come to find out later the omlettes we ate were $40+ each! Seriously?? It was an absolute joke- and again, this wasn't advertised anywhere and the waitress didn't even bother filling us in on ANYTHING that was going on or what they had to offer. In my opinion, the waitress we had should be fired. She was very unprofessional, awkward and I unfortunately did not tip her well (I usually tip very well- I used to be a waitress)everything was poor quality and its not how I planned Mother's Day would go with my mom. Don't think I will be back here for quite a while. We did not feel welcome in any way.

1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Went for Mother’s Day. Horrible service and cold rubbery food

5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Our gorgeous waitress was very knowledgeable on the foods and wine and was attentive to all our needs. Great steak & wine, tomato soup was delicious and the dessert superb. A little pricey for the 3 glass wine sampler but everything else was excellent.

2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Brunch was soooo disappointing...not as advertised on the website and skimpy. Staff tried hard.

5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Waiting staff was excellent and food was awesome. Overall great experience except for a mystery 3% service charge added onto our bill. There was no explanation of what it was for. There were only two of us so it wasn’t one of those mandatory tips for a large group. I’m not cheap and usually tip well, but that added charge felt a bit sneaky. I tipped based on the pre tax and pre “sneaky 3”

5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Wonderful experience from start to finish. Our waiter was very knowledgeable, polite and attentive. We went with his recommendations and our dinner was delicious. We will definitely be back.

5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

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!

3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

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.

5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

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!

4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

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 😄

4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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.

4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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!

3.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Great atmosphere, good wine. Not impressed with food, menu options are limited.

1.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Very disappointing. Cocktails were good, food was just ok but very expensive. Awkward / uncomfortable service.

4.0Dined on January 5, 2018

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.

3.0Dined on December 20, 2017

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.

5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

5.0Dined on December 6, 2017

Free wine tasting on Wednesdays! Super friendly manager. Nice variety in menu, delicious food.

1.0Dined on December 3, 2017

There is 3% surcharge for which they don’t tell you and it goes to the business owner per waitress.

5.0Dined on November 1, 2017

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!

2.0Dined on October 30, 2017

This was the second time we had

5.0Dined on October 22, 2017

Food and service was fantastic. A rare issaquah gem

3.0Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

4.0Dined on October 15, 2017

Dined here more than once for Seattle Restaurant Week and I actually enjoy it. Good Food, Good Service.

3.0Dined on October 10, 2017

Nice ambiance for a date. The food was good, the portion size a little on the small side.

5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

4.0Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

3.0Dined on September 21, 2017

King Salmon was terrific. Never saw a Tawny Port Flight before, had to partake. Two thumbs up.

3.0Dined on September 9, 2017

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.

5.0Dined on August 4, 2017

Tuna appetizer was over pull date. SIP was kind enough to comp this portion of the meal.

5.0Dined on July 29, 2017

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

4.0Dined on July 15, 2017

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.

3.0Dined on June 24, 2017

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.

5.0Dined on June 16, 2017

Our waitress and the manager were awesome! Thanks for making our night special!!!

2.0Dined on June 14, 2017

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.

4.0Dined on June 13, 2017

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.

5.0Dined on June 10, 2017

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!!!!

3.0Dined on May 26, 2017

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.


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