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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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Snohomish, Washington, USA
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have visited this bistro a number of times over the past few years. The food has always been excellent. Arlington is a small, quaint, unassuming town and a restaurant of this quality was an extremely pleasant surprise. The menu offers a number of great choices and everything we have ordered exceeds our expectations. The higher pricing reflects the quality... More 

Thank snoho98
Mount Vernon, Washington
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

No place is there a better fine dining place in such a small community. First class dining at its best. The owners are amazing with wonderful "table side" manners. Always we are greeted and welcomed. The meat is so tender and flavorful with each plate looking like a food magazine photo. Prices are a little high but realize it's necessary... More 

Thank Anita M
washington, dc
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

Great people who served us fantastic food. Last September, we were a group of 10 and sat a large table in a back room. We were visiting from out of town and were fortunate to have one local with us who pointed us in this direction. First class restaurant professionally run with very nice people. One final note, I left... More 

Thank sinkor
Arlington, Washington
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

This is a wonderful gem in my hometown. The food is exceptional, the service is great and the atmosphere is cozy and well done. It's our favorite place to go for special occasions or get-togethers with family and friends. The Naughty Chocolate Cake is to die for! I also love to order scallops if they are on the menu. If... More 

Thank Tina W
Seattle, Washington
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

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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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

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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110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

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
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44 reviews
19 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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64 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

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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
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
Romantic, Special occasions
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?