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Bistro San Martin

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231 N Olympic Ave, Arlington, WA 98223-1336
+1 360-474-9229
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Snohomish, Washington
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very surprised to find this gem in such a small town about 15 minutes from Marysville & The Outlet Mall. From the outside it does not look like much, however inside it is a nice cozy area. Food was very tasty & appealing and the service was very friendly & charming. I had the wine sampler and was... More 

Thank 2020984
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such an incredible experience Customer service at its best Cocktails and wine list for everyone Hard to decide what to order because everything on menu looked delicious Had to go with the fresh Halibut and it was probably the best I have ever had and a huge portion...can't wait to go back and try another item Don't forget to save... More 

Thank Cheri K
Seattle, Washington
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been to this restaurant four times now and I enjoy it more and more each time. The food is top notch. Period. Not top notch for a small town but this place rivals the high end restaurants of Seattle without a doubt. Steak and lobster was perfect tonight. The staff is great and the decor of the place is... More 

Thank Kelli S
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place the food is so good, i would recommend everyone in your order something different. I ordered the roasted duck it had a apple flavor. One of the best restaurants in Washington expect to spend 50 dollars a person. Bill for 3 was 200 dollars and i will be going back forsure. Ummmmmmmm good.

Thank terrad86
Lake Stevens, WA
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017 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 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

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 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 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
Reviewed 23 February 2017

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
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 12 helpful votes
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 

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?