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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
Nobody Does It Better!

The Bistro is such a gem here in the little town of Arlington. I have been there many times and have never been disappointed. The owners are two of the nicest people you will meet. If we have a special occasion this is the first place I choose to go.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Vicki O
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Arlington, Washington
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Arlington, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Bistro is such a gem here in the little town of Arlington. I have been there many times and have never been disappointed. The owners are two of the nicest people you will meet. If we have a special occasion this is the first place I choose to go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The Bistro has been my favorite local restaurant for years now.Wonderful menu,usually including choices of seafood ,steak, among other dishes. Always prepared to perfection by Martin. Owners and staff make you feel very relaxed and welcome.If you have had a hard time getting in, due to their popularity.You will be happy to know they have now expanded and have more... More 

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Arlington, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I've never been disappointed - service is excellent, food is to die for, and atmosphere is quaint and cozy....highly recommend it!

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Darrington, Washington
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is located right in the heart of the small town of Arlington,WA. It is friendly, small town fine dining at it's best. The menu is diverse, with a great wine selection. The owners visit their guests; it is so welcoming! It really is an exceptional restaurant; you needn't go all the way into Seattle.

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Arlington, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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58 reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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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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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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