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Bistro San Martin

231 N Olympic Ave, Arlington, WA 98223-1336
+1 360-474-9229
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  • Excellent93%
  • Very good5%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“duck” (12 reviews)
“chocolate cake” (10 reviews)
“scallops” (8 reviews)
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
231 N Olympic Ave, Arlington, WA 98223-1336
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the food, atmosphere and service. Well worth the price and time to drive to Arlington. The entrees were delicious and dessert divine!

Thank Janet C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A destination restaurant, so expect prices to reflect that. This was my second trip. Exceptional food and service. Can't remember what we ordered the first time -- although I remember that my mom had the seafood bisque and it was wonderful. This time had calameri...More

Thank Teresa W
Reviewed August 16, 2018

You would never know you're sitting in Arlington WA. This restaurant "takes you away"! Exceptional service. Outstanding food and drinks. Chef Martin truly knows how to create amazing dishes. You will love any dish you order. Be ready for a "small bite" of no charge...More

Thank Melanie S
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Our second attempt to dine at Arlington’s finest restaurant (closed Sunday/Monday). Small venue, open kitchen, excellent seating arrangement (no communal table), full linen service, fine wine list, daily specials, warm reception by Steve and service by the staff with excellent prepared and presented food by...More

Thank Ted M
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Classic French but with friendly service, The duck is the best! Good variety and a reasonable wine list

Thank Milt S
Reviewed July 22, 2018

If you can get into this fine restaurant, you will experience some of the finest dishes you have ever had! This is a labor of love Martin creates each and every time he steps into the kitchen. The surprise is, it is in Arlington, Wa....More

Thank Dog55scot
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

We had joined some friends at The Bistro San Martin for a dinner to celebrate a friends birthday. With reservations in place, highly recommended it is always a full house, We were greeted as we walked in to the restaurant. The fragrances wafting throughout the...More

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

We go to the Bistro as often as possible, 7 to 10 times a year, and have never been disappointed!! No matter what we have ordered, it has been excellent!! We take our friends there when they visit and family members on special occasions. We...More

Thank LeonNoel7
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

My friend bought a farm in Darlington. Part of the reason to choose this area instead of the other areas is this restaurant. The food, the mood, the service are all of A class. The price is not low. Yet, compare to the same level...More

Thank Bonnie L
Reviewed June 14, 2018

Mom, my sister in law and I decided we needed a girls night out. So we headed to Arlington and just happen to pick Bistro San Martin. Turns out my sister in law knew the owner and chef. We shared a bottle of wine and...More

Thank tlynnsevern
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$18 - $45
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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
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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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