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 Service
Epulo Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
98 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (67)fit for foodies (64)special occasion (47)romantic (33)notable wine list (29)hot spot (21)vibrant bar scene (16)great for outdoor dining (13)kid-friendly (10)late-night find (10)good for groups (9)great for lunch (5)scenic view (5)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Great Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
  • Ambience ruined the meal
    edmonds2
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We like Epulo but had not been for several months. With friends in town, we decided to have an 8 pm dinner. The music was so loud that even our lovely waitress could not hear us and she said she would turn down the music. Still, the music was so loud we could not have a conversation and the meal was really ruined because of this. With so many good bistros in Edmonds, we regret taking our guests to Epulo. We asked the waitress a second time to lower the volume, but the music remained loud.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jude
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Dinner was outstanding as usual. The food and service are A+ and the staff is friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. I like the fact they will take time to chat with us like we are the only ones there. We have been to Epulo Bistro many times, it is our very favorite place to eat in Edmonds!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday place!
    BandC
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We recently had a birthday dinner at Epulo and it was excellent! They even let us bring in our own cake for the celebration, thank you!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Nights
    HK14VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I think they bring in second string chefs on Sunday nights. I would steer clear and only go the other nights of the week.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem in Edmonds!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We live in Issaquah so we don't get out to Edmonds very often. We happened to be staying in town for the weekend on our boat and had a wonderful dining experience at Epulo Bistro. From the perfectly attentive service to the intriguing specials to the outstanding meals that we enjoyed, this was an experience I would not have expected in a town that is pretty far removed from the greater Seattle area. The quality was truly outstanding and we were left extremely impressed and will plan on returning to Edmonds, even if it's just to drive up to have dinner at Epulo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Glad we found this spot
    CGoodVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We were looking for a new diner spot to try and booked here based on previous comments from OT. Located in the quaint village of Edmonds. Everything was better than expected..fresh copper river salmon, Penn Cove mussels.....YUM. Service was pleasant and we enjoyed our experience from start to finish. Capped off by an after dinner stroll in the village. What a fun evening !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything is awesome!!!!
    Pushbutndog
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Copper river salmon was even tastier than normal, which they serve medium- rare so be sure to have it cooked to your preference.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • House Made
    Charcutier
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    House made salami, coppa, rilletes, and must try buratta cheese. Everything we had was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Devine
    TheGeneral
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    This was the first time eating at Epulo and my date and I had a wonderful time; the restaurant was full and vibrant. The food was absolutely outstanding. Our first waiter did not provide ice for our wine in the bucket and he didn't check on us well. He then told us, he was leaving for his dinner break and another waitress came in to finish. They were both extremely nice. I'm guessing, this was due to the high volume of people, but everything else was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super service, inconsistent food
    NWCornerEater
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Our dinner at Epulo was great - especially the service. Our server was attentive, but never hurried us. We did not wait long for any course, which was good - eating later on a Saturday evening with three hungry teenagers. Salads and mussels were especially good - our only disappointment was the three pizzas we ordered - great flavors, but way to heavy on the cheese. If they lighten up with that, pizzas would be excellent as the crust was very good. Our son enjoyed the duck as well, but was left hungry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Date night
    BandC
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The diner and service was excellent! The only item we didn't like at all was the desert, pine but cheese cake not so delicious! We would absolutely go back and just try something different next time though.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wil go again and again and again...
    Jenny
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Easy reservation, great service, food is awesome and it's a gam in Edmonds.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.