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Bistro San Martin

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231 N Olympic Ave, Arlington, WA 98223-1336
+1 360-474-9229
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Lake Stevens, WA
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bistro San Martin has never disappointed us always go above and beyond in a small quaint friendly environment. Their food is always amazing and their personal touches makes it extra special. Plan ahead because they book up quickly for weekends

Thank Jacqueline K
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323 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We like the Bistro so much we try to eat there every month and create a special occasion to celebrate, since eating there is so special. They have increased the size and always busy, but the food is always outstanding and the service friendly and attentive. The value is outstanding as well considering the quality of the meals. If you... More 

Thank LeonNoel7
Lake Stevens, Washington
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love to eat and eat out often. So when my wife said she wanted to drive North to Arlington for dinner, I was a bit suspect. The menu options are exceptional as is the service. My wife had lobster with risotto and I had rack of lamb. She also got a soup and I had Cesar salad. The salad... More 

Thank 1maxfamily
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 3 weeks ago

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 18 January 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 6 January 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 7 December 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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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 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
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 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 29 September 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 

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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
US$18 - US$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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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?