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All 75 Arlington Restaurants

Bistro San Martin

231 N Olympic Ave, Arlington, WA 98223-1336
360-474-9229
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Ranked #1 of 75 Restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $15 - $29
Hours:
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
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
San Diego, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Visited here for a friends birthday and that enabled us to sample a variety of different appetizers. The calamari was great, not fried which was different but allowed to really taste the flavor. The black bean and bacon soup was my favorite. The spinach salad dressing was excellent, though the salad was basic. The gnudi ravioli was great. I ordered... More

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Mill Creek, Washington, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This was our second visit to Bistro San Martin--and it won't be our last! We are tired of fighting traffic to get Seattle area restaurants and Bistro is a wonderful option. Beginning with a warm, friendly greeting at the door to the final sip of freshly brewed coffee while we savored the hand-crafted dessert, the experience couldn't have been better.... More

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Naknek, Alaska
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

My wife and I have been here many times and the food and service has always exceeded expectations. No need to head downtown Seattle or any of the nice places east of Lake Washington when you have this jewel in your back yard. Small and intimate, probably not the best choice for your large groups unless you can afford to... More

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