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Bistro San Martin

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American, European, Seafood, International
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231 N Olympic Ave, Arlington, WA 98223-1336
360-474-9229
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Special occasions
Reservations

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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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
Most recent review
Might be the best place north of Seattle

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
IzzyBodhi
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Reservations
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67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW 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
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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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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Arlington, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The Bistro is a must experience, bucket list type of dining. I want to be eating the strawberry prawns or the flat iron steak with Martin's sauces in the moment before I die! This fine, intimate restaurant is the jewel of little Arlington and worth every dollar spent.

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Foothill Ranch, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Everything was great, The cocktail, the fish special, the service. My water was never empty, The chief came over to thank me for coming to his restaurant.

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Stanwood, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I've had the privilege of dinning at the Bistro numerous times and I've always come away feeling satisfied with the quality of the food and the service. The restaurant is not big which is great because this adds to it's intimacy and charm. The owner/proprietor and chief and his staff are extremely professional and clearly work hard to provide a... More 

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Stanwood, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is superb dining at it's best. The Bistro rivals many of the best restaurants found in Seattle...in Arlington! Not cheap but by far worth the extra $ for quality and taste. Atmosphere is awesome!

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Seattle, Washington
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134 reviews 134 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This restaurant only gets better. We come here every time we are in Washington. The owners are always ready for a challenge. We have requested some special meals and they have always come through. The place is a must.

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Arlington, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Been to the Bistro a number of times and have never had a bad meal. Great wine selection to pair with any of the fine dishes served. Reservations a must. Excellent choice for a special night out, and watch for the wine pairing meals with local wineries, Awesome.

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Seattle, WA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have eaten here many times and we have never been disappoint. The food is to die for. The service is beyond expectation. They have a quite the wine selection.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 231 N Olympic Ave, Arlington, WA 98223-1336
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 360-474-9229

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 29
  • Cuisine: American, European, Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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