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Bistro San Martin

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231 N Olympic Ave, Arlington, WA 98223-1336
+1 360-474-9229
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Seattle, Washington
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at the Bistro is very good but not amazing. The menu is limited and you are definitely going to pay top dollar for what you get. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

Thank KML2015
Arlington, Washington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have enjoyed our anniversary dinners at Bistro San Martin twice now and both times were wonderful. The intimate atmosphere, personalized service, fabulous cuisine and superb wine selections have provided very memorable evenings.

Thank DougLikes2Travel
Everett, Washington
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106 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Heard great things about this place. Waited for a special moment to go with my wife. Crowded (which is good with me) and looked the part to be a wonderful find. Good service, drinks and setting. Ordered duck, and asked it to be done a little under to ensure that it was moist and tender. Was told that the chef... More 

Thank BentTadpole
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We have visited this restaurant twice, and have never been disappointed. It is small and we were always greeted warmly which continued throughout our visit. The menu selections were excellent, cooked to perfection! Although stuffed to the brim, we could not bypass dessert! It is worth the drive north of Seattle!

Thank hulababe0
Level Contributor
35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is on par with the high end restaurants in Seattle. The price is affordable for the quality of food you get. The service was also great. I would recommend saving a drive to Seattle and coming here. If you live in Seattle, make the drive north, you won't be disappointed.

1 Thank pdog72
Seattle, Washington
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

My girlfriend and I had a fabulous dinner here, I had been here on a date last month and raved so much about it we made a reservation and had a prefect meal. I had the fillet mignon ..my go too, and she had the halibut . Everything was cooked to perfection and presented so beautifully . The service is... More 

1 Thank stefani b
Arlington, Washington
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

What can you say that others have not already said about this wonderful restaurant. I was recently there with friends and the food was as good as ever no matter what you choose. The restaurant has expanded since I was last there, they have a second room adjoining the main restaurant for groups and when busy which is the norm... More 

1 Thank Daveoloc
McCall, Idaho, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Heard this place was really good and it lived up to the billing. Wine list is very extensive with a wonderful collection of top Washington wines. The steamers were unique and about the best around. Steaks and chops cooked to perfection. Service was very attentive but not overbearing. Clean place. Small, so reservations recommended. will be going back at some... More 

1 Thank eatfish2014
Belfair, WA
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Dinner was excellent with several selections and a nightly special. Lovely setting with linen tablecloths, flowers, and candles. Service was wonderful and our server was super sweet. Would be great for a date night!

1 Thank tmglg
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Had the chance to eat here several times this summer. It never disappoints. Love their salads and seafood.

1 Thank G3Man

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$18 - $45
American, International, European
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 N Olympic Ave, Arlington, WA 98223-1336
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 360-474-9229
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?