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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: 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
The Best Steak!

It seems that people around here love to eat at the Bistro San Martin for their anniversary. We dined with another couple who had the same anniversary date on that evening. There were at least three other couples doing the same thing that night! I kept hearing about the steak. So many people... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Annabelle B
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Arlington, Washington
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Arlington, Washington
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It seems that people around here love to eat at the Bistro San Martin for their anniversary. We dined with another couple who had the same anniversary date on that evening. There were at least three other couples doing the same thing that night! I kept hearing about the steak. So many people told us that it was the best... More 

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Sammamish
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Bistro San Martin is as good (or better!) than the best restaurants in Seattle! It's warm and inviting and has a fun, creative vibe the second you walk in and are welcomed by gracious host, Steve. The service is attentive and helpful - and the food is fabulous! The wine list showcases the best of WA/NW wines. We enjoyed the... More 

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pennsylvania
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52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

An exceptional restaurant in a relatively out of the way town. it would be safe to say this is the finest restaurant north of Seattle, and that's a leap of faith for Seattle as i actually havent eaten a better meal there. The roast tomatoes, the duck, the steak. all superb.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Chef Martin is amazing, everything he creates is outstanding. The flavors of every dish along with the presentation is 5 star. If you really want a special evening, get dressed up and plan on staying for a couple hours

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Seattle, Washington
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Great Restaurant!! This place is crazy good! Each of our four meals were excellent. We started with a roasted tomato appetizer topped with local goat cheese and olive oil and balsamic that melted in you mouth. The atmosphere is very charming and the owners are cooking and seating you. The service is very good and the pricing more than appropriate.... More 

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Marysville, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?