About Sip Restaurant - Issaquah
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.
American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Open 7 days a week
Friday & Saturday 4:00pm-11:00pm
Every Day 4:00-6:00
Every Day 9 - close
$5 House Spirits, $7 featured martinis & wines by the glass, & $3 off ALL small plates
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Live Music every Thursday, 6:00-9:00pm
Monday - Friday 4:00-6:00
Every Day 9 - close
$5 House Spirits, $7 featured martinis & wines by the glass, & $3 off ALL small plates.
Sip catering offers full service off-premise catering to private homes & event sites. Call the restaurant for details 425.369.1181
Near by complimentary street parking, as well as a parking lot, are available
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 Napa 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 www.siprestaurant.com.
Private Party Contact:
Call the restaurant for information & details: 4253691181x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Dine with us on Tuesdays & earn double points on your VIP rewards card!
On Wednesdays & get a bottle of wine ($100 & less) for 1/2 off the listed price!
Ladies Night Thursdays! Listen to live music & ladies enjoy happy hour drink prices all night long!
Sip Restaurant - Issaquah Ratings and Reviews
I have been to Sip several times and alw ...
I have been to Sip several times and always found it good but not exceptional. This time the food - the presentation, the flavors, the textures - was at a different level. In fact it was so much better that I asked if there was a new chef in the kitchen which, it turns out, there is. Sip still isn't a Michelin-star gourmet restaurant but it's now well beyond most neighborhood eateries and while not cheap it's worth it.
My wife and I had a great time there (da ...
My wife and I had a great time there (date night). The décor is nice, not too loud, and a nice location in the highlands. I had the filet and my wife had the lamb shank, both were really good. They also have Irish Death on tap! The service was OK, a little slow, and had to ask our order 2x, the waiter seemed a little tired, but he was very pleasant and by no means was it bad service.
We've eaten at SIPs several times a year ...
We've eaten at SIPs several times a year over the past several years and have rarely been disappointed- until tonight. It was my husband's birthday (I didn't tell the server - no fuss necessary) and normally we won't need to say a word because service is great. Tonight our server was not very attentive (no, the restaurant wasn't full). The food was just ok and we had a challenging time getting our bill.
Bummer- we will give it another try but probably stay at the bar.
We had a reservation, but were still sea ...
We had a reservation, but were still seated at a bar table. The service was poor - took forever to get our meal and barely saw our server. We were never asked if we wanted more drinks after the first round. I could not have the lentils served with the halibut, but "the chef was not doing substitutions at that time" (direct quote from the server) so I had to pay full price for the meal and then pay to have an additional vegetable side. Basically I had fun with my friends despite the restaurant service and policies.
Not long ago Sip was a good place to go ...
Not long ago Sip was a good place to go for a nice meal and great wine selection. 6 of us dined there on Friday, Oct 28th and it was a poor showing by the restaurant.
Our sever was cold at best and mildly rude. She seemed to have little interest in serving a table of six who were ordering multiple bottles of wine.
Next they were out of the wine we'd originally ordered even though it was still available on the iPad their wine list is presented on. But OK, you run out. I get it.
But next they were out of filets! On a Friday night. When there are roughly 6-8 entree options. Additionally this too was met with a sterile apology. Nothing more.
To sum it up, it was an expensive evening with poor results from this establishment. I really want to like Sip. I do! Location is great and they have tons of potential but they really need to get it together.
Been here before a while ago and thought ...
Been here before a while ago and thought it was pretty good. I wasn't too impressed this time around with the food we ordered. It was ok, but not mind blowing. Price was fair for it though. Wine flights are nice and ambiance of place is good for a date!
Great experience here! The food was ver ...
Great experience here! The food was very good but it was the service that will bring us back. Jordan was the best we have had in a long time.
Soups were very good. The risotto was tasty but the New York steak was bland. Wines & cocktails were good.
We had a very pleasant time at Sip. Gre ...
We had a very pleasant time at Sip. Great wine list which we used to hunt for a special bottle for a special occasion. We shared a Paella, appetizer, salad and dessert. Service was great and the manager even moved us to a new table and fired up the fireplace at my wife's request. That's why it's our favorite place to go in the neighborhood.
This place should be a frequented neibor ...
This place should be a frequented neiborhood restaurant. Somewhat upscale, but they get lost between regulars willing to skip cooking and go out for a nearby meal and a restaurant you only want to visit for a special occasion. Let's get it straight... Sip your a neighborhood eatery! You don't have a view, you're not on the water, you're barely quaint, the food is pretty good but not consistent. Charging $20.00 for a corking fee is ridiculous! Not having a reasonable fee to add protein to a salad is again just stupid! You're not an ala carte high end restaurant! If you continue to nickle and dime guests your restaurant will, as it was, continue to be empty on a Saturday night!! Hello...volume is profitable!! Also, your whites by the glass needs improvement! It's been forever and many of us have given up coming here and it shows...
You can do this!
Checked in 10 minutes before my reservat ...
Checked in 10 minutes before my reservation. We sat at the bar waiting for someone to get is a table. The place was pretty empty however the 3 people at the host stand forgot about us. When we finally said something 30 minutes later we were told we could pick any table so we picked a nice little spot by a window. A few minutes later we were told we had to move as that table was reserved. Wine ap on the iPad was usless and crashed twice. Search function did not work and User Interface was not friendly. Basically just a huge list of wines to scroll through. When we asked about wines we were told they should have it but nobody could find it on the wall. For location and price I was expecting a whole lot more.
We eat at Sip on a regular basis and it ...
We eat at Sip on a regular basis and it is a go-to for all our out of town guests. We have always had great service (especially from Marietta!) and have always had great meals. The menu changes regularly and all their food is sourced hyperlocally, including from their own organic garden.
I've gone to Sip on the Issaquah Plateau ...
I've gone to Sip on the Issaquah Plateau a few times, each time hoping it shows more of itself than the time before, but each time disappointing me more than the last. Only reason I continue to go, every now and then, is that it is a Prime Card restaurant, which means I hope to get value for a sit down meal. The service is good - I've never had a problem with service outside of last Valentines Day, which even with an Open Table reservation, I waited an additional 50 minutes for my table. Beyond service, food is trying to be upscale, but not achieving it. I get just as good of quality food at the local Coho. Portions leave you hungry when you are supposed to be done - if you are going to serve that little, go ahead and put it on a relevant sized plate, and even with the Prime Card, there is no value, as I walk away spending more than I should have for what I got. SIP implies it is a place to go for great wine, yet they have been out of what my wife wanted the last two times we were there. Another 6 months will go by before I think of this place again, and I only hope to remember why I don't go here more often.
With a reservation we were seated right ...
With a reservation we were seated right away which was good. The server came by quickly and our drink order was taken. Our drinks came quickly and our food order was taken and the food arrived sooner than we expected. Which was good as we were seeing a movie afterwards.
We were disappointed in the serving size competed to the plate size. The plates were huge compared to the food. The food itself was very good but the plate size made it seem as though I was eating small cheese crackers off of my parents plate.
The 4 of us gathered for a birthday cele ...
The 4 of us gathered for a birthday celebration; we had the paella-for-two, which was the recommended special. It was disappointing--the grain was undercooked so as to be chewy, it was dry and there was not much in way of meat and vegetables. (Three prawns for two people??) The portion was meager. Since this was a birthday celebration, I was especially disappointed. We probably won't return.
The menu has completely changed since th ...
The menu has completely changed since the last visit. There is barely anything vegetarian friendly on the entire menu. What is alarming, was learning that they cook absolutely EVERYTHING in this restaurant in duck fat. This came from our server, who also stated the duck fat is vegan. I was at a loss for words about that statement.
They were out of several wines and all of the sparkling wines on their menu (excuse: too many ladies nights).
Our server was a pleasant fellow, but he did forget the olives I ordered.
Definitely will not go back here.
Overpriced with terrible service. Waited ...
Overpriced with terrible service. Waited 20 minutes for drinks to be delivered and then only after we asked. One of our party did not receive their meal until the rest of us had finished. When we complained to manager, he did not even offer an apology. Second and last trip to Sip.
I've met my girlfriends here many times. ...
I've met my girlfriends here many times. We like the food and the wine and cocktail choices. Our server this time made several mistakes. First he brought a glass of white instead of red to one friend before we ate. After we ate another friend had ordered a "summery" red and he brought her a glass of white Vinho Verde. When she said, "I'm sorry but I was really expecting a red," he said, "But this is delicious," instead of saying, "I misunderstood; what can I get you instead?"
Something was off with Sip this weekend, ...
Something was off with Sip this weekend, unfortunately it happened to be the time where we brought our friends to Sip for the first time to have them try the paelle.
Even before the food, the service was very sub par. Waiters seemed like they were doing everything they can to avoid looking at tables to see who needs attention. We constantly had to get somebodys attention to put our order in, ask something etc. It wasn't a particularly full time as well.
Appetizers were great and to continue we ordered 2 paelle dishes. Ours were really good, everything was cooked perfectly. Our friends however was cooked really unevenly and some of the shrimps, scallops were undercooked which we could tell both from color and texture (they were translucent in some parts and very chewy). Parts of the rice was also burned and stuck to the pan which suggests uneven cooking. I normally don't mind such issues since things can go wrong but this is where Sip lost us. When we finally got a waiter and told her about the dish, we were told that this is how it is supposed to be cooked but they can redo it if our friends preferred a more cooked version. This didn't make any sense since we had another paella on the table that was cooked correctly where things had the proper texture. To make it even worse though, what they brought second time was left overs from original plate reheated in a new smaller pan which obviously didn't taste good at that point and as they were overcooked.
I hope this was just something off with Sip that day as it is a good restaurant to have in the neighborhood and we enjoyed the service and food before many times. But this time they pretty much ensured that our friends would never visit Sip again or recommend it to anyone.
Will not go again. Wish we had walked ou ...
Will not go again. Wish we had walked out when they were out of steak. They have very small main course and to be out of beef was not acceptable. Food we got was ok but pasta was so small of an amount. Prices way too high for the food.
Went to SIP on Mothers Day as my wife was craving one of their food dishes. Neither my wife nor my daughter were able to have that favorite dish as they were out if it by 5:00pm, note that it was early in the evening and there were only a few guests already dining. After ordering the meal we watched the host try to sit three separate families at the table by the fireplace which was evidently too hot for them to tolerate. Unfortunate for the last family that has no other option but to sit there. Surprisingly early after we order dinner the staff delivered a healthy serving to my daughter...and only to my daughter. After several minutes waiting for the rest of our food I asked the wait staff to return it unless the balance of everyone food was on the way. They took back the partial order and said that they would bring back a fresh serving with the rest of the families food. Later we received three of the four servings and this time my daughter was lucky enough to be omitted. Waited several minutes then asked the wait staff to check on her food so we could eat together. They missed it and rushed out a 1/4 sized portion compared to the previous serving that they delivered way too early. We shared our dishes with her to make the best of it and carry on. To conclude the fine service we received our check and I provided my card. When I go to sign the bill I see that they did comp my daughters meal however they also added items to the bill which we did not order nor consume. Instead of dealing with another mistake I just deducted the value of items we did not order from the tip. It is a shame as we like this restaurant however this was not a good showing.
If there was less than one star - they deserve it
All staff and manager(s) are gone-everyone is new. This neighborhood hangout has turned into a nightmare. Waited for our reserved table and the place was half empty. There was no air on, it was hot and patrons were complaining to no avail.
Our server mumbled and was the most unfriendly man they could put in a hospitality job.
Steak was overcooked, last time I checked medium rare doesn't mean brownish gray meat. I rarely have ever sent something back to a kitchen and with my sincerest apologies I did so. The young man that took it to the kitchen was kind about it. The mumbling server came back to the table with the gray steak and proceeded to tell me that the chef said it was fine. Then he argued with me to which I finally took the plate from him and took a bite of which it was like biting a rock and he walked away. We then put our silverware down and left.
Worst birthday dinner ever. We will never go back.
Why pay $38 for a steak you can't eat and be treated rudely in the process?
We have eaten at Sip many times, but this was our first time during Seattle Restaurant Week. It was quite a let down. The food was good, but the service was not. They blamed it on its being Seattle Restaurant Week and that they were short staffed, although there were many empty tables so that didn't really make sense. Restaurant week should be a time for a restaurant to show themselves off to customers who may not have ever dined there, but Sip missed the boat on this. On the 3 for $30 menu, they were out of one of the three choices for dessert. That combined with poor service wouldn't make newcomers make a second visit.
We went to SIP for Restaurant Week and ordered from the special $30 menu as we see Restaurant Week to be an opportunity to check out restaurants we haven't tried yet. Most restaurants put their best foot forward for these menus, so I have never seen it as a discount meal. I sincerely hope that the normal menu is significantly better than the offerings for Restaurant Week. The halibut's flavor was completely overpowered by the not so special tasting barbeque sauce and the pork tenderloin was simply an overcooked, dry boneless porkchop with minimal flavor or sauce. Completely disappointing.
Know that the wine flights are not poured equally. Get the lesser expensive flights and you'll get 3-5oz pours. Get the highest priced one and get 2 oz pours. They really should let you know that going in.
They were understaffed to handle a party of approx. 16 and another 12+ and then to handle the balance of the restaurant. (Which we were) I don't fault the waitstaff as they were trying, but a simple dinner turned into over 3 hours.
My fish was overcooked. The dessert was all of about 2 bites. (Serve it on a smaller plate and you won't feel like you scrapped the edge of the pan.)
I was really hoping to come away with a good experience since I was giving them another chance from the first time my husband I went there. There are so many great places, it will be hard to return here.
Upon entering the restaurant we stood there while 3 people just looked at us and didn't even offer a hello. They were late seating us for our reservation and seated others that had the same reservation time first even though they arrived after us. Food was very underwhelming for the amount they charged. Quiche was undercooked. As we were walking out all of a sudden there was a huge bowl of Dungeness crab which hadn't been there for the entire hour we were there. Any drinks were an additional cost which should be included with the price of the buffet. Water was the only option without paying extra. I like Sip for wine and their regular menu but I will go to other places for Easter brunch in the future. They seemed overwhelmed.
not so much
Sorry. Wanted to love it. Didn't. Food was not that great for what they charged. Service was more than fine. I had a ricotta and beet app. Borderline. Underseasoned and underwhelming. Would have been more flavorful with a boursin or a herbed goat cheese. My entree was seabass. So wierd. They served it with rye crackers. I totally didn't get that at all. Ala Carte with no side dishes at all. It was Friday night. Super busy. So dark inside we had to barrow a flashlight to read the menu. No there are many choices and this wasn't a good one at all. disappointed.
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