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Fri, 7/3
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$18 - $45
CUISINES
American, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Menu

FIRST COURSE / APPETIZERS‏
Oven-Roasted Tomatoes
Roma Tomatoes with Fresh Herbs, Goat Cheese, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Infusion
$7.50
Warm Feta Cheese
Warm Feta Cheese with Mixed Greek Olives, Infused Olive Oil, Fresh Herbs, Garlic and Lemon Zest
$8.50
Mushroom Puff Pastry
Local Mixed Mushrooms Sautéed with Garlic and Fresh Herbs in Brandy Cream Sauce
$9.50
Gnudi Ravioli
Potato Gnocchi with Ricotta, Parmesan, Spinach, Garlic, Brown Butter and Tomato Cream Sauce
$9.50
½ Dozen Escargots
Helix Snails Baked with Garlic Butter and Fresh Herbs
$10.50
Mediterranean Calamari
Hand Cut Squid Sautéed with Red Peppers, Celery, Onions, Capers, Garlic and Parsley
$10.50
Dungeness Crab and Jumbo Prawn Cocktail
Served with Horseradish Cocktail Sauce in a Martini Glass
$12.50
Dungeness Crab Cakes
Mixed with Bread Crumbs, Dijon Mustard and Mayonnaise, Roasted Red Pepper and Caper Aioli
$14.50
SALADS, SOUP & MORE
Classic Caesar
Romaine Hearts, Aged Parmesan and Croutons with Martín’s Classic Caesar Dressing
$8.50
Spinach Salad
Baby Spinach with Strawberries, Toasted Almonds, Red Onion and Feta Cheese in House Dressing with Sweet Soy/Molasses Drizzle
$8.50
Poached Pear Salad
Mixed Greens with Pears Poached in Red Wine, Cambozola Cheese and Toasted Hazelnuts
$9.50
Artisanal Cheese and Seasonal Fruit Selection
$9.50
Soup of the Day
Cup $5.00
Bowl $6.50
Split Plate Charge
Salad $1.50
Entrée $3.00
Grilled Prawns $+7.50
Extra Crab Cake $+7.50
Add Maine Lobster Tail
6 oz $19.50
10 oz $34.50
ENTRÉES‏
Tiger Prawn (or Vegetable) Linguini
Sautéed with Roasted Tomatoes, Spinach Leaves, Fresh Herbs, Garlic, Parsley and Chili Flakes
$17.50
Oven-Roasted Chicken
Washington Grown Half of Chicken with Granny Smith Apples, Smoked Gouda and Spinach Stuffing, Tarragon Honey Mustard Glaze, Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetable Medley
$23.50
Oven-Baked Jumbo Prawns
Five (5) Jumbo Prawns Baked in White Wine and Butter with Garlic, Rosemary, Toasted Almonds, Basmati Rice and Seasonal Vegetable Medley
$24.50
Dungeness Crab Cakes
Three (3) Dungeness Crab Cakes Mixed with Bread Crumbs, Dijon Mustard and Mayonnaise, Touch of Cayenne, Roasted Red Pepper and Caper Aioli, Mashed Potatoes and Vegetable Medley
$25.50
Grilled Flat Iron Steak
Grilled 10 oz Flat Iron (Top Blade Shoulder Cut) Steak with Local Mixed Mushroom Demi-Glace, Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetable Medley
$26.50
Roasted Duck “Maple Leaf Farms”
All Natural Roasted Half of Duckling with a Seasonal Fruit Sauce and Red Wine Reduction, Israeli Couscous with Toasted Almonds, Parsley, Green Onions and Seasonal Vegetable Medley
$28.50
Choice New York Steak
Char-Broiled 12 oz New York Strip with Roasted Garlic, Onion and Parsley Compound Butter, Natural Jus, Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetable Medley
$29.50
Filet Mignon
Char-Broiled 8 oz Choice Beef Tenderloin Wrapped with Bacon, Topped with Roasted Onion and Bleu Cheese Compound Butter, Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetable Medley
$34.50
Steak and Lobster
Grilled 10 oz Flat Iron (Top Blade Shoulder Cut) Steak with Local Mixed Mushroom Demi-Glace, Steamed 6 oz Maine Lobster Tail with Butter, White Wine, Garlic, Rosemary and Toasted Almonds, Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetable Medley
$43.50
DESSERT MENU
All Desserts Are Made In-House By Chef Martín
Lemon Crème Brulee
$7.50
Panna Cotta with Honey-Caramel and Almond Roca
$7.50
Vanilla Mousse Cake with Fresh Fruit and Almonds
$7.50
Naughty Chocolate Cake (Touch of Cayenne)
$7.50
Artisanal Cheese and Seasonal Fruit Selection
$9.50
Dish of Ice Cream or Fresh Fruit Sorbet
$5.00
Dessert Wine Flight
Three 2 oz glass pours
$12.50
By the champagne glass
Silvan Ridge SS Early Muscat, Oregon
$7.50
BEER, WINE & SPIRITS‏
Red Blends
By the bottle
Red Varietals and Old World Blends
’09 Rioja VEGA, Rioja, Spain
$28.00
’09 Rodano Poggialupi Toscana, Italy
$32.00
’00 Gran Oristan Gran Reserva, La Mancha, Spain
$34.00
’10 Saint Cosme Côtes du Rhône, France
$36.00
’10 Jaja by Maison Bleue, GSM, Yakima Valley
$45.00
’09 Domaine Grand Veneur, Clos de Sixte, Lirac
$45.00
’09 Domaine La Bastide Blanche, Bandol, France
$46.00
FRESH SHEETS
Also Available as an Entree
Heirloom Tomato Salad
Sliced Heirloom Tomatoes with Fresh Mozzarella, Basil, Red Onion, Olive Oil and Balsamic Reduction
$9.50
Steamed Manila Clams
Steamed Clams‏ with Tomato Cream Sauce and Chimichurri (South American Pesto)
$11.50
Seared Jumbo Prawns
Lightly Battered and Seared Jumbo Prawns Strawberry, Rhubarb and Red Wine Vinaigrette
$12.50
Yam with Curry and Coconut Milk
Pork Tenderloin
Grilled Tenderloin with Red Wine Reduction, Cinnamon, Anise and Blueberry Demi-Glace Served with Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetable Medley
$24.50
Chilean Sea Bass
Pan-Seared Fresh Chilean Sea Bass with Orange Beurre Blanc and Apricot Compote Served with Tomato and Edamame Risotto with Parmesan and Seasonal Vegetable Medley
$26.50
Choice New York Steak
Char-Broiled 12 oz NY Strip with Roasted Garlic, Onion and Parsley Compound Butter Served with Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetable Medley
$29.50
Three 2.5 Oz Glass Pours
Mionetto Prosecco Sparkling Brut, Italy ’07 Domaine Faillenc Ste Marie Rosé, France ’06 Aventino Tempranillo, Ribera del Duero
$9.50
Asian Salad Rolls
Fresh Salad Rolls with Prawns, Mango, Jicama, Carrots, Cilantro, Mint and Asian Chili Sauce
$9.50
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Reviewed February 16, 2020

We were given a gift certificate to this restaurant as a Christmas gift. We went out to their web site to get a little more information but it didn't have a lot of information there other that the menu items. Last night, we decided to...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 2, 2020

I love when we have a chance to go to the Bistro. It is always a treat. We love their mushroom pastry appetizer. My husband loves the bacon wrapped steak and my favorite dish is the ruhbard prawns, made into an entree with risotto. My...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed January 22, 2020

hard to believe this little gem is in tiny Arlington. The food is what you would expect to find at a Michelin 5 star restaurant. All food is prepared on site- no pre-packaged pre-prepared franken food. You can even watch the chef working the kitchen....More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 29, 2019 via mobile

Bistro is without a doubt the best food in Arlington if not Washington. Everything is cooked to perfection and Steve makes every visit memorable. One of the nicest people you will ever meet.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed December 1, 2019 via mobile

The four of us really enjoyed our time last night at the Bistro. We had salads, main courses and of course, dessert. The portions were perfect. Everything was great! Our waitress did an amazing job.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed August 28, 2019

We have stopped at this restaurant whenever we are in the area over the last 15 years or so and it is so reliable! Our latest stop involved a couple of glasses of wine to go with our meal which started with a shared appetizer...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2019

Everything is delicious! Our favorite is the seared jumbo prawns and the lemon creme brûlée is a must try! The staff is friendly and always remembers us!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 13, 2019 via mobile

Bistro San Martin is truly a special place with expertly prepared dishes in a warm and cozy environment. What a gem hidden in little downtown Arlington. We celebrated my birthday here and the entire experience was absolutely perfect. The Bistro has mastered the balance of...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 3, 2019 via mobile

This masterful accomplishment in a small Pacific Northwest town about an hour north of Seattle has for years been a hallmark of classic French cuisine. With an excellent wait staff, a varied and value priced wine list and the masterful output by Chef Martin aided...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

Why drive to Seattle when we have the best meal in our backyard and treated more like good friends. The Bistro in Arlington is one of those special places. We go for romantic dinners, bring friends, send friends and come away each time ready to...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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