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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 5 days ago via mobile

We had a party of 6 for a birthday celebration and it was perfect. We lucked out and got a table in the back room. The service and dinners were excellent. Wine list impressive. Thank you Bistro San Martin for making our night special!

Thank KAtwood21
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We brought my brother and his wife here when they came to visit. We wanted a really nice meal and we were not disappointed! Each of us chose a different meal - duck, chicken, steak & fish and each one was done to perfection. The...More

Thank Kat S
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Quiet little spot in Arlington when you walk on you know your in a quality cuisine place great service amazing menu great service

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 4 February 2018 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 21 January 2018 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 25 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 20 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 10 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 15 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 9 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

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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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