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Bistro San Martin

231 N Olympic Ave, Arlington, WA 98223-1336
360-474-9229
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Ranked #1 of 74 restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $15 - $29
Cuisines: American, European, Seafood, International
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Mary Esther
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I have visited here dozens of times and never had anything less than a superlative meal. You can't get a finer meal if you drive to Seattle, and everything about this place is first rate. Steve and Martin are excellent hosts as well.

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Arlington, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Some of the best food you will have ANYWHERE in the state of Washington. Tucked away on main street in Arlington, WA, it is one of the best experiences you can have. Everything about it is perfect.............honest! Dinner only! Tuesday thru Saturday and don't forget to make a reservation.

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Lynden, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

My sister in law found this place on tripadvisor & it had good reviews. So we checked it out for ourselves. Well, lets just say it was amazing!!! The restaurant was small & cozy feeling with an open kitchen area. It sounds like they get very busy, so i suggest a reservation, we did. We were met at the door... More

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Arlington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten at most of the famous and fantastic restaurants in the NW. Our absolute favorite is the Bistro San Martin for anniversaries, birthdays and other major celebrations. The food is always exquisite and the service exceptional. Highly recommended by my family as a restaurant of choice.

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Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

As always the food was outstanding! And on New Year's Eve the festive atmosphere added to a wonderful meal. The staff is extremely friendly and provides excellent service every time. Without a doubt this is our favorite restaurant, and unbelievable to be in a small rural community.

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Redmond, Washington
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We've taken mom here for her 85th & 86th birthdays. The staff were so attentive to her and made her birthdays very special. In addition to being SO very nice, the food was outstanding. They have a very interesting selection of entrees, all of which sounded wonderful. I would certainly recommend this restaurant. It is worth a trip. Since the... More

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University Place, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Absolutely fabulous wine and food. The staff helped make our little birthday celebration an evening to remember! We did have reservations. Parking was easy...always important! It was our first time there, but we will be back when in the Arlington area.

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Arlington, Washington
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68 reviews 68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

My wife and I showed up on a Friday evening at 6:00p.m. unannounced and no reservations. The place was full of those anticipating the experience of a wonderful meal and many who were relishing the delight and satisfaction of Chef Martin's creations. It was a happy crowd a relaxed crowd leveled with the sounds of contentment and pleasure. We were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

He made his dream reality. I was there on a Tuesday evening unplanned. And was surprised by the food the wine and the service. The staff was like a family with most working there long time. The food and wine can compete with any good European restaurant. And is un- american. Prices are good. Ludo, Netherlands September 2013

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Ladner, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We went to this restaurant in September for a birthday celebration. We were staying in a nearby B&B and were trying the restaurant because of the rave reviews it has received. Even though we went with high expectations, it still managed to exceed them. Every aspect of the meal was delicious (we both had the duck and it was wonderful).... More

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