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All 74 Arlington Restaurants

Bistro San Martin

231 N Olympic Ave, Arlington, WA 98223-1336
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Ranked #1 of 74 Restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $15 - $29
Tue - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, European, Seafood, International
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We visit the Bistro every month or so and are impressed at the consistent quality and excellent service. Regular menu items are always well prepared and outstanding. Special menu items are also a treat. No matter what we have ordered, we are delighted. If you have ingredients you do not like, skip items with those items. That will insure you... More

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Arlington, WA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

There was a time when I had to tell people where to find Bistro San Martin. Now when I tell people I live in Arlington they say "Oh, that's where the Bistro is." The Bistro is fabulous in every respect. The owners and their staff are top notch. One of few places I recommend without hesitation. The Bistro is fine... More

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I never expected to find this dining experience in Arlington, it's a very small town. The food was wonderful, well prepared, fresh and well composed (pretty) plates. Portions are good, wine list is extensive. Reservations highly recommended. I was taken aback when they greeted us by name at the door (we knew no one in that town, so they must... More

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San Diego, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The town of Arlington WA is not exactly noted for high culture and haute cuisine, which makes the Bistro San Martin stand out. An excellent, sophisticated European-style menu using local produce, fish, game, etc., in a pleasant atmosphere, with competent and attentive service. A good wine list too. Not inexpensive, but well worth the price. I recommend it to anyone... More

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Joliet, Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

If you want to eat like a Rock Star this is the place! Outstanding menu and something for everyone. Delicious Gormet food my wife and I totally enjoyed every course we had. Excellent wines too! Thanks so much for a Great meal! Larry G

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Arlington, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Joined four friends to have a meal in one of our favorite restaurants. It was so good to be back enjoying some of the best food to be had in any location. Chef Martin and Maitre D Steve have made this venue their own in relation to excellent food and service, a great menu and a wonderful atmosphere. This restaurant... More

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Vancouver, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

So glad we came here for dinner :) the service was super great. The waitresses always come check on us to make sure we have everything. The food was beyond expected. Highly recommended to come here! You won't regret it!!! Will def come back again! :)

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Seattle, WA
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Arlington, WA ----Really?????? Yes REALLY! This place is amazing, and word is sure getting out. You see all kinds of high-end cars parked outside this place because - yes - it is just that GOOD! The food is fresh, fantastic and beautifully presented. The drinks are amazing, and the wine list is top notch.

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Bothell, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Martin is the best chef ever. He uses fresh ingredients, many when they are in season. So while there are some things that stay on the menu every time we go that are ALL yummy, you never know what surprise he may have in store for your taste buds! So well worth the drive and just a few minutes east... More

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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

On our way back to Seattle from Vancouver traffic on I-5 was slow and the treo looked long. We decided to get dinner while the traffic worked its way out. This restaurant came up as #1 nearby so we got off the road and settled in for what turned out to be a fabulous meal in a lovely setting. The... More

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