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Bistro San Martin

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American, Seafood, International, European
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231 N Olympic Ave, Arlington, WA 98223
+1 360-474-9229
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Our fine dining menu is best described as World Inspired Regional Cuisine...
Our fine dining menu is best described as World Inspired Regional Cuisine consisting of fresh and local seasonal products. In addition to high-quality meats and poultry, we also offer sustainable seafood, amazing soups and irresistible desserts. Vegetarian and gluten-free entrees are created upon request.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Best kept secret in old downtown Arlington!

Fabulous restaurant! Gourmet meals, quaint and romantic! If you'd like to try something different for dining, this is a MUST! Call for reservations though.. Once you've experienced this place, you'll definately go back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
penny1950304
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Marysville, Washington
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
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Marysville, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fabulous restaurant! Gourmet meals, quaint and romantic! If you'd like to try something different for dining, this is a MUST! Call for reservations though.. Once you've experienced this place, you'll definately go back!

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121 reviews 121 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is a real treat in Arlington and earns a shiny 5 stars! It's cute and quaint right on Main Street with plenty of free parking. The service is fabulous, the wine list is filled with quality selections served in proper stems. Now the FOOD is over the top ~ appetizers include: calamari that was cooked in a tasty red... More 

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Granite Falls, Washington
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Never a bad meal, everything is always fabulous! Service, atmosphere, and food are all excellent. Each time we eat here we spend around 50$ per person, and it is worth it. Not a large place with a lot of seating, so reservations recommended. I also wouldn't bring small children or a large crowd. It is on the main strip in... More 

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Macedon, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Visited the Bistro San Martin on a business trip and enjoyed one of the best meals I have ever had. The place is small but very quaint. We had reservations and were seated immediately. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive (water was never empty). We ordered drinks and an appetizer but also received a complimentary appetizer on the... More 

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Camano Island, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We had the mushroom pastry and escargot for appetizers, both were superb. For dinner we had planned on saving room for desert, which was smart. We have New York steak and it was good, however the chocolate cake was awesome and shared by the 4 of us. We all agreed it was rich and moist, with a hint of pepper?... More 

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Lynnwood, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Once you get out of town the drive is not bad and you see country and what Washington is all about....good food in small towns. We went with friends who have been here many times and we finally met up with them. We had to try all the courses and all were good. Even the cocktails! We had the duck... More 

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Arlington, Washington
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

If you love gourmet food, you will want to put this on your list of "go to places"! You will probably want to dress up a bit, so you don't feel out of place, but they're wonderful people who serve up class as well as some of the bests food I've ever tasted.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

Have been 3 or 4 times and never disappointed. Classic French Cuisine, great wait staff, wine list is well thought out make sure you save room for desserts.

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Camano Island, Washington
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We were here to celebrate a special anniversary, and dining here really made it special! It's a small place, in a small town, but don't be fooled by that. The food and service are top-notch. The atmosphere is cozy and intimate, although a large and boisterous group, on a previous visit, made it less comfortable for us. On this occasion,... More 

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Everett, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Kind of a surprise to have a restaurant like this in such small town America, Special occasions for us, too pricey for everyday but worth it when the time calls for it.

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Additional Information about Bistro San Martin

Address: 231 N Olympic Ave, Arlington, WA 98223
Phone Number: +1 360-474-9229
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Arlington
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 18 - 45
Cuisine: American, Seafood, International, European

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 231 N Olympic Ave, Arlington, WA 98223
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 360-474-9229

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 45
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, International, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

Our fine dining menu is best described as World Inspired Regional Cuisine consisting of fresh and local seasonal products. In addition to high-quality meats and poultry, we also offer sustainable seafood, amazing soups and irresistible desserts. Vegetarian and gluten-free entrees are created upon request.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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