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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%
Travellers talk about
“duck” (10 reviews)
“chocolate cake” (10 reviews)
“scallops” (7 reviews)
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American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
231 N Olympic Ave, Arlington, WA 98223-1336
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love The Bistro! I’ve always experienced wonderful service and amazing food. My favorite is scallops when on the special menu. Naughty chocolate cake is to die for. We usually dine at The Bistro for special occasions as it’s too pricey for everyday dining.

Thank Tina W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small restaurant in downtown Arlington, WA. The atmosphere and staff are warm and inviting and the food is to die for. The food presentation is elegant and the sauces really enhance the flavor of each dish. Hats off to the chief! Excellent...More

Thank Koala B
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We try or best as we do not live in the area to visit at least once per year and have done so for many years now aprox. 7 years. Steve and Martin are incredible partners in this fine food establishment. Our last visit there...More

Thank TimBissky
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Treated friends to a birthday dinner. None of us had been here before, so we didn’t know what to expect. What a treat! No wonder why it’s hard to get a reservation. The decor in the main dining area is warm and welcoming. Unfortunately, the...More

Thank Roger E
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This rather small, intimate restaurant provides a wonderful setting for a special occasion dinner or an exceptional dining experience to break the monotony of your run of the mill type of dining choices. The wait staff are friendly and attentive, there is an amazing variety...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We hoped for an exceptional dinning experience and we did have one. The thee of us each had the half rack of lamb. It was beautifully presented , with an exceptional sauce, the accompanying vegetables were perfectly prepared. We shared the beet and cheese salad...More

Thank Irwin A
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

I was shocked to find this restaurant in Arlington. High end food you'd expect in Seattle without the drive. Perfectly prepared Duck or Lamb. Beautiful fish specials. Unexpected starters and a fantastic, well thought out wine list. From the home baked bread to the house...More

1  Thank Susan T
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Taking a class in the area and other students recommended this bistro. Every course exceeded our expectations and the service was excellent! We were full, but couldn't resist the house baked mixed fruit galette. Wish we lived closer.

Thank TucsonGal47
Reviewed 27 August 2017

The Bistro San Martin is fantastic. It is without a doubt the best restaurant in the county. The owners are alway warm & friendly. The food is consistently amazing. Martin is often coming up with new items. We just tried his seafood tostada appetizer. It...More

Thank B2843IYbillk
Reviewed 12 August 2017

always fantastic -- continental with a touch of Latino flair. The wine list and other libations are thoughtful, comprehensive, and creative. All this is delivered by a polished, friendly and attentive staff in a beautifully appointed, candlelit room just bursting with gorgeous artwork. We have...More

Thank Andie B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$18 - US$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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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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