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Epulo Bistro
Epulo Bistro

Epulo Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.epulobistro.com
  • Phone: (425) 678-8680
  • 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: Northwest, Mediterranean
  • 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!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I loved my evening at Epulo Bistro. Food was on point: delicate, delicious Italian, with plenty of surprise and variety and nuance. The service was calm/attentive, which is perfect. On a Friday night, I did not find parking a problem and making a reservation was so easy online. I am very fond of quiet restaurants, so I believe most would find Epulo just fine, but I found it moderately vibrant. The atmosphere is dark, golden, glowing, romantic and warm. We sat at a small table, but there are snuggly booths too. It was not at all expensive, plus being very high quality. We had a great time. Crazy huge wine list!! Wow. Certainly on my favorites list; cannot wait to return."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Easy reservation, great service, food is awesome and it's a gam in Edmonds."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Nice little gem tucked away in Edmonds. Food and service was very good. Will be back again."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Just finished a Rick Steves seminar on travel & stopped in for a glass of happy hour wine. Truffle popcorn, roasted vegetable brains ( cauliflower), and some sliced heirloom tomatoes accompanied our generous glass of happy hour. Food was fresh & creative. Wine was fine. Venue was very comfortable with a nice noise level. We enjoyed our later afternoon recharge and will return for a dinner another time. As pescatarians, we found a good selection and prices were reasonable."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Thanks to Epulo Bistro for another fabulous dining experience! As new residents of Edmonds, we wanted to share this wonderful eatery with two other couples from Seattle. We asked for a quieter spot in the restaurant and a perfect table had been reserved for us. The dinner was absolutely amazing.........two bottles of their recommended wine for the evening, six delicious plates to share for the main courses, and dessert that was outstanding. Our friends couldn't stop raving!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We were a group of 5 adults, one child. Our table was very confined in a corner. The waitress was very nice but I would have liked to have had my drink refilled. The lamb chops were displayed beautifully but lacked enough seasoning. Two had pasta and gave them thumbs up. The little donut holes with a caramel sauce was the highlight of the meal. Epulo is on the high side since you pay for everything. Don't expect a comp little basket of bread. I'm not sure why it took so long to get our meals since we were seated before the dinner crowd started. Overall I would give Epulo a low "C"."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Its not expensive 'fine dining' but its good food in a bistro style. Very reasonable pricing including the wines. Very enjoyable"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My wife and I recently moved to Edmonds and after nearly a year we realized that we hadn't yet explored any of the local restaurants. On a 14-month old recommendation from our Realtor we decided to try Epulo; and honestly I am glad we did. The food was contemporary and fun in a pleasantly romantic atmosphere in the heart of the town we fell in love with. Now, unfortunately we chose a Saturday Night - during the Edmonds Art Festival - for our first experience. It was fairly busy to say the least, and it seemed to be overwhelming for the service staff and the kitchen. My wife and I are both professional Chef's, so we were patient and understanding. Make a reservation, seating fills quickly."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Went here for a birthday with great friends. Fantastic food and service. The owner even came over to talk and thank us for celebrating at his restaurant. Great atmosphere as well. This is a new "fav"."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Wonderful little bistro! My husband was so excited about the truffle fries, and I had the short-rib pappardelle pasta, so rich and decadent, perfect for birthday dinner! "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The staff were very friendly and helpful. Loved the atmosphere in the dining room. Food presentation and portion sizes were perfect. The entrée I had was a tad over-salted but the others at the table were pleased with their selections. Would go again. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "My husband and I live in Kitsap County and we have a house on Camano Island. We often take the Kingston-Edmonds ferry for weekend getaways. We have been looking for a place as our "go-to" once we get to the other side for a relaxing dinner before we finish our drive up north. We have been here four times now and we love it. The bar is vibrant and the food is fresh with perfect portion sizes. I also enjoy their wine selection. They have a small outdoor seating area on the sidewalk which I hope we can try on a nice day. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "When the food is the most important thing in choosing an Edmonds restaurant, and when an ocean view is not, Epulo is the only place in town. A favorite of locals and in-the-know out-of-towners, this is a somewhat tucked away spot perfect for that special evening or just for a perfectly prepared and presented dinner. Somewhat noisy, but it is after all a bistro. This is a must-try."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Went there on a recent Saturday night (made reservations the day before) and nearly every table was full. We didn't want to sit next to the door, so they seated us at a small table in the bar. No knock on the restaurant, but at the next table was a loudmouth KC and the Sunshine Band wannabe complete with neck chain and open shirt. We asked to move to an open table a few tables away from Mr. Entertainment and were re-seated quickly and politely with no fuss. We were then able to enjoy an excellent meal (ribeye steak, Skagit Valley chicken entrees). The decor is tasteful, but on that Saturday night, it was loud and quite busy. We'll give it another try on a weeknight."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Was not expecting for everything to be so good but it was. The steak was grilled perfectly and the duck was succulent and not overcooked. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Our waitress and service was impecable and for that reason, we would return. Food was ok..noise level was way too loud for a bistro..the whole restaurant due to the crammed in tables everywhere gives more of a Bar feel vs. a quiet bistro where you would sit with a friend or husband and have a peaceful meal. Too small of a place to bring kids in my opinion and over priced, but overall, a good place to try if you are in Edmonds."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Epulo is staffed by cordial, experienced servers, including those at the front desk. The menu is extensive, interesting and varied with each server able to explain in detail everything featured on it. Portions are not overwhelming but satisfying. The owner is usually on the floor and pitches in with making sure diners are well taken care of."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Epulo's is a great neighborhood spot. I like it for special occasions as well as a fun place to meet friends for drinksand a quick bite. The small plates are great to share. They just added mussels to the spring menu which you must try. For my main entrée I had the halibut which was deliciously prepared over a bed of spinach. Best part for me was that it was cooked with olive oil rather than butter - perfect for my diet plan. The staff is always very friendly and welcoming. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We went to Epulo the first time on a wim about a month and a half ago. It was a little pricey, but we figured what the heck. It was amazing! It quickly became our new special night place to go. We just took my mom in for Mother's Day and she loved it. The food was great and the owner and waitress remembered us from the last time we were in. If you go be sure to try the martini's and the seasonal specials (definitely a highlight). It can get a little loud, but that's part of the atmosphere. I'd rather have the sound of happy people than silence. I can't help but give this place 5 stars. A true find and we didn't have to all the way to Seattle for a great meal."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The perfect place to celebrate our 25th Anniversay. Special from start to finish - the intimate atmosphere, our phenomenally attentive server, and of course, the delicious food that rivals any restaurant in Seattle. We had a wonderful time! We've been to Epulo a dozen times and have NEVER left dissappointed about any detail of our visit - that's key to our coming back...consistancy! We know we'll always get exceptional service and scrumptious food in a beautiful setting (we've even eaten in the bar on a busy Saturday evening with friends from out of town and received service and food just as attentive and delicious as if we were the only party in the restaurant). I can't say enough good things about this gem, except...we'll be back!"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "AMBIENCE WAS VERY NICE, THEY HAD GOOD MUSIC ALTHOUGH SOME FRENCH MUSIC WILL BE BETTER FOR THE TYPE OF FOOD SERVED. SERVER WAS VERY FRIENDLY, PROMPT AND HAD EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Wife and I eat here often and the food is always spectacular. The service can be at slow at times especially Friday and Saturday evenings, but that is expected as Epulo is usually packed. I would recommend reservations as it does begin to fill up around 5-6. If you don't, you could end up for a long wait. Love this place and the staff!! Keep up the great work!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The food and service at Epulo are outstanding. Consistently excellent. The short ribs are a standout. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This is a really nice place. The food is fantastic. There are some less expensive options, but expect to pay about $30 per person. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Our reservations were made a week in advance and all of my requests were made. The specific wine I ordered was on the table near the window. As we sat and enjoyed our wine and talked the power went out on the entire street. We sat there in the dark laughing as the wait staff calmy and politely stated that without power there will be no food. After 15 minutes the lights came back on and the bistro erupted in applause. The food was incredible the wine was perfect and the atmosphere was exceptional. The calamari is the best I've had. 5 gold stars. I'm pretty sure my girlfriend liked it since after the calamari she became my fiancé. Great place for dinner or like us the special occasion. We will be back often. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "My husband, my daughter and I went to Epulo and enjoyed restaurant week special. The presentation was great and the food was delicious. We finished everything including the dessert which hardly ever happens!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Judging from the packed restaurant before 7pm, one can tell this is a favorite and popular restaurant in downtown Edmonds. We enjoyed reacquainted ourselves with Epulo during the last evening of Seattle Restaurant Week. Our three courses were very generous, beautifully plated, and delicious. Next time, we won't wait in three years to revisit. A great restaurant and worth the visit!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Great place and handy for us. Excellent food and atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "My girl friend and I are a frequent dinner. We went for restaurant week. Extremely Disappointed. Portions were extremely small. Even the cauliflower appetizer was smaller than normal. "
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Our dinner was amazing! The lamb was delicious and the salad that came with it was awesome. The duck was scrumptious and the risotto and brussels sprouts were very very good! The little sampler, chicken salad, should definitely be on the menu too!!! It was really GOOD!!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "It's closness to our home is very convenient for mid week dining. Food is great."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Had a wonderful dinner and evening at Epulo and would recommend this restaurant. We had 3 different entrees and they were all delicious. Excellent server and the ambiance was enjoyable."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Six of us arrived to celebrate moms 83rd birthday. Most had never been and didn't know what to expect. Appetizers were amazing - best calamari ever tasted was brother-in-laws response to one. Entrees were fantastic, from pasta dishes to wood-fired pizza and more. Dessert was incredible especially lemon sorbet and home made donuts. Wonderful evening - highly recommend!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "This place is a gem in Edmonds! Great food, service and atmosphere. I will be back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I had a reservation for a large group party, for 8 people. The waitstaff was amazing and very attentive. The food was great. The only caveat was that our reservation was at 8 PM but we weren't sat until 8:20. Though it was due to folks not wanting to leave. And not the restaurants fault."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The modern decor is classy and appealing and people were enjoying lively conversations over their drinks, food and background music. We ordered a salad appetizer and their special martini. Marinated lacinato kale was the salad advertised, but it was curly green kale that showed up on the plate, and despite the apple and pecorino accompanying it, it was not a flavorful item. The same was true of the martini. Our Entrees were a halibut with pesto special and their beef tenderloin menu item. The halibut was perfectly cooked and the sauce that graced the accompanying pasta was delicious. The beef was especially well prepared with a rich demiglace. So the entrees get four stars, but the salad and drink were not so hot. I'll be back though!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "My sister and mother met me there and we had a light dinner. I have food allergies and don't eat meat so there weren't a lot of options. However, they had a gluten free pasta and several, wonderful vegetable dishes. We ordered salads and wine to start and they were fantastic. Next, we had pasta and roasted vegetables. Delicious! If I were a meat eater, this place would be a 5 star. The meat dishes looked amazing and everyone in the place seemed to be really enjoying themselves. This is such a gem for the Edmonds area. Loved it and highly recommend it."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Epulo Bistro is consistently outstanding. Great lively ambiance. Outstanding service. There are a variety of small plates available as well as the outstanding entrees. Have the beef short ribs!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014