Epulo Bistro
Epulo Bistro

Epulo Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.epulobistro.com/
  • Phone: 4256788680x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Tim Carr
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please contact the restaurant for more details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact the restaurant for more details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Public Transit: Epulo Bistro is close to Community Transit bus stops, the Sound Transit Sounder train, and the Kingston Ferry
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Epulo provides a small lot to park your car, in addition to the plentiful FREE street parking in Downtown Edmonds.
A word from Epulo Bistro
Epulo Bistro serves seasonal Northwest cuisine with a Mediterranean flare and creative seasonal cocktails in a fun and welcoming atmosphere. Located on Main Street in downtown Edmonds, we are just steps away from local boutique shops, the theater and the Kingston Ferry. Epulo is a family owned, upscale bistro that prides itself on combining both modern-creative and traditional cooking practices. and also to sell delicious and remarkable food and drinks. Please join us as we aim to be a giving member of the Edmonds community and use our restaurant to improve the quality of life in the Puget Sound region!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Epulo Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
96 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (65)fit for foodies (65)special occasion (47)romantic (32)notable wine list (30)hot spot (19)vibrant bar scene (13)great for outdoor dining (12)late-night find (11)good for groups (11)kid-friendly (7)scenic view (5)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Disappointed
    lovetodineout
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I have dined with you many times. Always enjoyed myself and have recommended your place to many others. I visited the other evening with a woman who had a "two-for-one" Passport card. The card was not the reason I chose your restaurant, but we went ahead and used it. When our server returned with our check, she informed us there was an automatic 18% tip added to the bill because we used the card. That offended me, a cheap trick. If you take the Passport Card, then honor it with no strings. I did not object to the tip, as would have left at least that much anyway. I left disappointed about my dining experience, a first for Epulu which I have always considered a gem.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • IseeU
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    This is our 3rd visit to Epulo, it still maintains its charming setting, great service and good food. I did mention that it was our niece's birthday when making the reservation and the waitress was kind enough to add a simple candle to our niece's dessert to show us that the restaurant cares. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pasta
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Great place. Tried to email my thanks to the restaurant but couldn't find an email on their website. Wonderful pasta with crab. Would they part with the recipe. Katie
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lucky
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We had a lovely 40th wedding anniversary dinner at Epulo. The meal, from appetizers through dessert, was excellent and we had a special bottle of Amarone to celebrate. Though everything was delicious, I especially loved my husband's asparagus risotto that accompanied his duck breast entree and the roasted cauliflower that is listed as a side, but we enjoyed it as an appetizer with the calamari and shrimp. Our server Jarod paced the meal perfectly and though we were the last diners on a Sunday evening, we were not rushed by the staff. I am excited to return with friends to perhaps make a meal of all the delicious sounding appetizers and sides. Epulo was a great discovery for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but loud
    David
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We really enjoyed the the food served as well as the sherry. But, the noise level is pretty high and it was difficult to carry on a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The entrees were beautifully cooked, but very expensive for the little we got. I didn't like the lentils that were barely cooked and too crunchy. We asked the waitress for at least a little bread to accompany our sparse dinners, and when she said it would be $3 more I politely declined. To her credit, she supplied the bread at no cost but at the end of our meal. No ice in the water when it was served--why? The noise level was incredible and our table was right in the middle of it all. Sorry, I truly was expecting more for this birthday dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dining in Edmonds
    CO206
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    My husband and I visit this place often, as it is one of the top places in Edmonds for dinner (in my opinion). Great food for foodies, ambiance is dim and rich, happy hour specials v. good. Wine list has a great array of choices. Menu changes enough to make it interesting, but they keep the favorites. Service has the propensity to be sluggish and has been on nearly all occasions (-1 star) but is always friendly nonetheless. When Edmonds is the meeting spot with friends I always suggest Epulo along with The Loft, Cheesemonger, & Milltown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    Garlina
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We had short ribs and tomato bisque, the sausage pizza and pepperoni pizza, all of which were very good. My daughter-in-law had the hamburger which she said was excellent. We shared a berry cobbler served hot with a small dish of ice cream, a perfect ending, not too sweet. The servings were appropriate in size. The high straight wooden back of the booth was a bit uncomfortable but the cushions helped on the seat. We were seated quickly, having made reservations for an early hour on a Sunday. The service was reasonably fast, and empty plates were removed quickly. Identified as a dual birthday celebration when I made the reservation, this was not acknowledged while we were there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Excellent food, but high prices. Dinner for 2, with 1 salad, 2 entrees, and 3 glasses of wine over $100.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The noise level was much too loud - which took away from the food & the service which were both very, very good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Epulo has been a favorite for us foodies for years!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extraordinary
    Epulolover1
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    What a wonderful experience! Short ribs a tasty pleasure. The pizza delicious. Ambience splendid. Service with a smile. Met all of my expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant
    OccasionalDiner
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had a wonderful meal and fun drinks. We felt kind of cramped at our table, though. We were sitting at a four-person table that felt like it was in an aisle. A booth would have been better and quieter, I think.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!
    milosmom
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Fabulous food, excellent service, nice folks, a real gem and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    Dave
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    A party of four, we celebrated two wedding anniversaries together at Epulo Bisto. Our server Sara K. was everything a server should be. We brought our own special wines from our cellars and they were handled very well. All food courses were excellent showing skill and artistry in the kitchen. Timing was perfect. Would go back again in a heartbeat. Add the overall appeal of Edmonds and a great experience is almost guaranteed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still good
    tim520
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The menu is very appealing and is appetizing. Small plates are enticing. Plan to linger over your dinrer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Bistro
    Canuksdineout
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We came from Canada on the recommendation of the program "Check Please" and were not disappointed at all - service was lovely and the food was very good indeed! We were served a little taste of smoked salmon mousse on a crisp cracker immediately while we read the menu - very nice touch! My husband and I shared the lamb chop appetizer and it was delicious and I had the chicken dish which was tasty and complimented well by the risotto. My husband had the pork medallions and he was happy with them but was not impressed with the polenta, but I think that might have been a personal preference - he should have had the garlic mashed potatoes! No room for dessert! Would recommend and return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NOISE
    thegem
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I will never go back. So noisy my friend and I had to shout at each other. The food was expensive, which I don't mind, but it should be really good and a big enough portion so that I'm not hungry when I leave
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    Dawnthemom
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We came over from Redmond and it was worth the 40 minute drive. The food was delicious and the service equally good. We'll be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good....
    CovertOperations
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I have never had a bad meal at Epulo Bistro. The food is great and the staff friendly. A great place for a nice meal that doesn't break the bank.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • just okay
    lucuma
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Food was okay, but nothing to write home about. Best thing of the night was the homemade pate on the small plate. I was very difficult to hear anyone at the table because of the acoustics. We liked everything but could not rave about it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great foodie find in Edmonds
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    three of us shared starters and entrees and they were all so delicious, unique ingredients, flavours and presentation. our server was friendly and funny and just added to our experience. not only will we be back but will recommend Epulo to our friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dining experience
    Goody1
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We took some foodie snobs here last week and they raved about the place! Loved it not being a chain restaurant. Great service. Bartenders very knowledgable. Fun evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    glutenfree
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The place was packed and our server was new. She served us clams with pasta even though we ordered it gluten-free and waited nearly 10 minutes to get her attention to take it back to re-do. She also didn't know the wine list and said she'd get the wine steward but came back to tell us he was 'too busy' to talk to us. The black cod special was excellent but the place was noisy and service was really inefficient and slow - it took us 2.5 hours to be served an appetizer, salads and main courses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great to be with friends
    younglifer
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We brought some great out of town friends for dinner and they loved it. We always enjoy our experience and food at Epulo. The special's for the night were GREAT! The waitress's knowledge of beer and wines was off the chart. Fun to sample some new brands.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb dining experience
    SoundFoodie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Everything at Epulo was topnotch - friendly attentive knowledgeable server, divine food and beautifully crafted cocktails. I recommend it highly and plan to come back to try new things. The only thing I would change is the bench seating in the half-booths - not that comfortable, especially for tall people.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We've been to Epulo Bistro three times and have never been disappointed. It has become our "go to" restaurant when we want to enjoy inventive food and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • first time ever!
    Chygal
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We found Epulos on Yelp and decided to try it for our weekly Friday night date night. It was great! Nice menu and varied prices.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I'll be back
    Bobzilla
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The pork medallions, served with peaches over polenta, was a great plate. My wife had Rigatoni Formaggio which was also quite good although every bit as rich as it sounded on the menu description. I loved that they had quality food on the kids menu - that is sadly more unusual than it should be.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful food beautifully prepared
    FinaFoodie
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I always get excited when I see a chef's tasting menu. I'm not sure if Epulo only does this on Tuesdays but I was very happy. I chose the tasting menu with the wine pairing and every single part of every dish was thought out and beautifully executed. The wines chosen played very well with their partners and elevated the dining experience just that much more. That being said, I didn't in any way feel like I was in an overly formal setting (as can be the case with a restaurant that offers a chef's tasting menu). The wait staff was very friendly and they seemed genuinely happy to take care of me. I definitely would recommend this place to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Happy 1st timer
    YYCgirl
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    From Alberta & wanted to try this restaurant while visiting last summer, but unfortunately it was closed (Monday). Made sure to get there this year. I had the halibut, which was amazing. My friend (who is not very adventurous) stuck to the rigatoni & she was raving about how good it was. Nice ambience, not too loud, friendly service. I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We had excellent food and service. We appreciate the small but diverse menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Fantastic
    Erik
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Epulo is our favorite Edmonds restaurant to have a wonderful meal. It is always fantastic with delicious daily specials according to the season. This is the best dining option in Edmonds.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Edmonds fun spot
    pearldiver1
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Saw the bistro reviewed on "Check, please" and thought we would try it. Some of the reviews had seriously complained about the noise level. We were there on a Tuesday night - the noise level was a bit loud but not so bad that you could not have a conversation, We had the Tuesday night 4 course meal & wine tasting offering. The food selections were excellent. Service was attentive but thought it did take a bit of a wait to receive our food for a pre-selected dinner. They do have on the street dining which was nice. It seems to be the place to be seen in Edmonds. We will come back and try some of the other items on the regular menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good but loud
    luv2dinegal
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Very loud thus difficult to have table conversation. Food was good, but servings rather small.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was disappointed use to be much b
    luv2dine2
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We use to love this restaurant, Had to wait with reservation, owner didn't seem to care much, service use to be better, oh well...
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • worth the wait
    dottie
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Wenwaited 45 minutes to be seated for our reservation, then waited another 40 minutes to be asked for our order. arrived at 6;30, finished dessert at 9:15. I would have been fine but we came by ferry . The meal was fabulous, delightful flavors with beautiful presentation. Just be prepared to be in a "slow mode"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    deliciousdiner
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Brought friends for the first time. They were amazed. The quality and flavors are beyond "normal" The menu is the right size for them to concentrate on what they are serving, instead of how many items they are making. The Rigatoni and roasted Cauliflower are sublime. Truffle oil adds to the pasta as did the varieties of mushrooms in it. The scallops were wonderful, too. Tuesday nights 4 course dinner is always a delightful surprise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud and lively
    NY2Edmonds
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The tables are cramped and the noise level is high. The lighting is dimmed to a romantic setting , but the noise and closeness of the tables precludes any whispered sweet nothings. The service is good - attentive, competent staff. The food could be excellent if the chef trusted his ingredients - much too much salt and minced garlic seasoning over what appears to be well prepared food. The salt was unevenly distributed so I assume some was sprinkled on as it left the kitchen. Overall, I won't be returning Epulo anytime soon. I can recommend the restaurant but only if I assume you like a close, loud and lively dining experience. The other proviso I would place is that you advise the chef to go very lightly on the seasoning.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our second time
    redbeacon
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We visited Epulo last year when wd stopped in Edmunds on a trip to Vancouver. We enjoyed the food and decided to return for a second time. Very good food. Great wine choices.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.