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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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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: 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
Good for: Special occasions
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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  • 1
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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
Great food

Nice cozy atmosphere the guys there make you feel welcome. Food is always delicious. Always go there for a special occasion.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Val4leta
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Arlington, Washington
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Arlington, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice cozy atmosphere the guys there make you feel welcome. Food is always delicious. Always go there for a special occasion.

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Thank Val4leta
Arlington, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

If you're looking for a dining experience that will explode your taste buds and leave you looking to the next opportunity to dine at this establishment then the Bistro San Martin is for you. I live in Arlington and diners drive from Seattle to eat at this superb little restaurant! We eat here every chance we can! Don't miss the... More 

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Thank KMeno
Stanwood Washington
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This is a quiet, service minded, chef prepared restaurant that was outstanding. Flat Iron steaks cooked perfectly medium rare, red in the middle. Delicious Dungeness crab cakes properly prepared and baked. Top drawer cocktails, amazing service, quality appetizers and a very welcome nice surprise in our country sleepy Arlington town.

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Thank TheBlueMax
Almelo, The Netherlands
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

We were informed about this great place by the innkeepers of River Rock Inn from Arlington and yessss we liked the food! A very tasteful soup folklore by very tender chicken and fresh vegetables. And.....do not forget the deserts! All freshly prepared. Well done and we definitely go back here.

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Thank Marcenlinda2015
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We have been to Bistro many times and have always had an amazing meal with fantastic service! I tell everyone that this is the best dinner restaurant in Snohomish county, and I own a wine bar/restaurant!!

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1 Thank Kmlghome
Arlington, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The restaurant is well appointed and courteous staff, make the dining experience delightful for a special evening out.

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Thank Chansen1211
Arlington, Washington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We have visited the Bistro San Martin & The food & service Is always great, I specially love the breast of Duck.

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Thank Jerry H
Seattle, Washington
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

A delightful restaurant in a quaint little town. Bistro San Martin is almost always busy, so reservations are suggested. The ambiance is romantic, the food is good and the service is decent. Now, with that said, being a higher end restaurant, in this day in age, you would think there would be a menu change seasonally? annually? sometime? Nope. So,... More 

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We have eaten at Bistro San Martin several times over the last 5 or 6 years, when we get into Washington to visit family. The Bistro never disappoints with its service and its food. The menu is limited, as a bistro should be. The Osso Buco, the steaks, and the fish are all wonderful. Martin is the chef, busy in... More 

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Thank happyretireds
Lake Stevens, Washington
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143 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

We went with a group of friends for dinner and it was our first time going here. I ordered the linguini with prawns which was very tasty, although there were only 3 prawns in the pasta. My husband ordered the chicken and that was good as well- it had a sweet sauce and a stuffing inside. The bread and oil... More 

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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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