A group of us get together once a year or so and we always seem to return to Epulos. It has an eclectic menu, suitable for vegetarians as well carnivores or those in between. Service is always good, but there is a bit of noise. I would suggest sitting in one of the booths. The bar is very handsome and also has an energetic feel. I definitely would suggest reservations. Parking can be a little tough, but you can usually find sport within a block or so.
5/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh and creative specials menu
From the warm welcome, to the service, to the fresh menu selections, to the execution of the meal, we are finding Epulo Bistro to be our go to place for a great experience! Thanks, Kelli & Bill Loughrin
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service. Busy and a bit noisy as expected in a bistro.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Epulo is one of our favorite
Epulo is one of our favorite restaurants! The service is wonderful and the food is delicious.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was the first time we have had a large party there. Usually there are anywhere from two to four of us.
This time the only issue was that it was a bit noisy, but it was Saturday night and very busy.
The waitress we had this time was not quite as attentive as the others we have had in the past, but she was good.
I will go back again for sure.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not quite "hidden" gem
Epulo Bistro is so delicious! The staff was incredibly friendly, it's not so busy that you're bumping into other customers, the ambience is one that can be catered to what you are feeling. I went to dinner with my mom, so it was a great casual yummy experience, but I can see if I were to go with my fiancée - a completely different vibe. I enjoy places that have the "multi-functional" feel to them so you don't limit them to one type of dining experience. I've already mentioned this fabulous little place to multiple people, and can't wait to go back!
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cozy, Inviting, and Yummy!
Decorations of the restaurant added an authentic/modern feel, the food is so well proportioned that splitting 2 starters and 4 entrees were enough to feed 5 mouths :) we had the lamb chops starter was my absolute favorite! And the rigatoni dish had a delightful taste of balanced cream and a few tiny chunks of what I thought was ham/bacon sprinkled over. Our linguini pesto pasta was also perfectly presented and it tasted as if it was very well crafted. Staff is super friendly and very patient! The place may look too modern for your tastes but I guarantee the food will change your mind.
Definitely gonna come back to this place, and it also makes me a proud resident of Edmonds to have such a fine restaurant in the neighborhood!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Epulo is a great neighborhood restaurant. Their menu is varied and imaginative, with a good wine selection too. The waitstaff is always polite and attentive. Fair prices as well. Thank you.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was amazing, the atmosphere was great too. I look forward to going back. My husband & I went for our 10 th anniversary. My only complaint is that it is loud.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food and wine
Always enjoy meals especially since they can accommodate gluten free needs.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food and freindly staff.
The food and drinks are always good and the staff is very friendly. I have Celiac's and they have always been helpful and I have never had a problem. They have gluten free dishes, with pasta. Their margaritas on the rocks are spot on and refreshing.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
took a team of managers form Boeing for a recognition dinner and it was fabulous. Those doughnuts are lethal.... We'll be back.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu offers a variety of tasty, delicately seasoned foods, and varies often. Imaginative combinations. Lots of pleasant surprises!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinner and amazing staff!
Overall dinner was fantastic and the staff was incredible. We had the fresh catch of the day and I ate every bite! Super delicious. We are absolutely going again!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was incredible, service was great. I would recomend Epulo to anyone for any occasion. Prices were a bargin to how well the food was prepared and made. 5 stars, two thumbs up, 100%. Amazing.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Girls' night out
Three women friends dining out for good food and catching up. There is a nice selection of menu items to either do shared plates or your own entrees. we shared a pizza, some apps, and one of us had the scallop special which was outstanding. Everything is presented in a lovely way. Our service was excellent; friendly, professional, and responsive. It was a busy night but we felt well taken care of. We will definitely return and next time I will have the special!
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
We really like this restaurant because it consistently delivers with a comfortable setting, very warm service, good wine, and good food. So many restaurants confuse "loud and chaotic" with "vibrant", but Epulo is nicely vibrant where conversations are never strained by background noise. Walking around Edmonds on a clear night is a bonus as well.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tight dining quarters
When we arrived we were seated in between 2 other couples. There was probably less than 2 feet between our tables. Just felt like we were in their personal space. Would recommend having one less table on the long wall of seating so there is more space between.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food here is fresh, inventive, and absolutely delicious. We had the jumbo scallops and a friend had the short ribs. Both were perfection! The cheese and bread appetizer was so good...highly recommend Epulo.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best place in Edmonds
Good food - great service - could use just a little bit more variety. Short ribs outstanding
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Little spot in Edmonds
We have been to Epulo several times, and enjoyed our meal every time. My only concern is that the booths are made of wood, with no cushions; this is very hard for me to tolerate for very long. I have leg and back problems.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous for foodies.
My partner and I travel a lot and are self professed foodies. We are used to excellent restaurants in our own city (abroad) but after spending a fair amount of time in this area visiting family, we have not found many establishments we would eat at again. Epulo is the absolute exception, it is exquisite food, a decadent menu and wonderful service. It is absolutely our favourite place in the greater Edmonds area.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner was good all around, with a very knowledgeable waiter, who was just right for our group All of the food dishes were good to excellent, with small and large plates offered. The restaurant was busy, but that also meant a bit loud. It had been a while since dining here, but we would definitely come back. Wine prices are moderate for most choices. We were at the restaurant family visiting, so were at our table for 2 plus hours, with no push from the wait staff to go. Nicer looking Edmonds place.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great, relaxing dinner
My husband and I went to Epulo Bistro for my birthday dinner this weekend. Both the food and service were fantastic, we didn't feel rushed at all, and look forward to going back on another date night, or perhaps with friends!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hot happening place in Edmonds
Edmonds is the new hot happening place and Epulo is at the heart of the action. Great fodd, service and bar Deimos in a lively atmosphere. Edmonds use to be called "dead man" for it's nightlife but, no more. Check it out.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Over the top classy Italian
Our first visit was due to being in the area. The food was so outstanding, we came back. Our server from the first night remembered us and our drink order! This also was the first time we tried burrata cheese! WOW! Entrees are fantastic and there is a good selection to choose from. Wine list is fantastic! Another first for trying Darby Wine and it was spectacular!
They are definitely NOT in our neighborhood but is well worth the half hour drive!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome waitress, treated
Awesome waitress, treated my mom like a queen on her birthday
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just moved to Edmonds and saw the reviews for this restaurant. My friend and I had a terrific meal there - loved the small plates! There aren't a lot of items on the menu, but we wanted to try all of them. We dined on all small plates and loved the variety. The wonderful people we sat next to shared one of their small plates with us, so we shared back. I see complaints about the proximity of the tables, but that is what a bistro is - this is European-style dining. The exchange we had with our neighbors made our evening even that more enjoyable. Service was a little slow, but it was a bustling Friday night and we were not in any hurry.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner out after a day at the spa
After spending the day relaxing at a nearby spa, my friends and I were ready for a nice, relaxing meal and we were not disappointed.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the evening....
We chose to introduce friends and they loved it. The food was superb and ambiance good....we had a very nice time and recommend it highly!
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always good food bordering on the edgy sometimes--great flavors--always too noisy for a table of four to have a conversation.
That is the most distracting aspect of the restaurant.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best I can say is we will return! Great food and great workers, including the owner.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorites in Edmonds
Have been here several times, and I am never disappointed in the service, the food, or the specialty drinks. It is just a happy place to have dinner.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great experience
I came with an 8 year old and we both enjoyed the meal. The service was excellent.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food, excellent service
Epulo Bistro lives up to all the positive reviews. Excellent food, outstanding service, comfortable ambience. A perfect bistro. We sat in a booth, could carry on our conversation without too much external noise, even though there was a Seahawks game on in the bar. Our food was delicious, from the appetizers of grilled cauliflower, braised brussel sprouts and lovely fried oysters (billed as small plates, but with generous portions for sharing) to our entree of the braised short ribs. The short ribs were perfect - tender, deliciously sauced. This was my first visit to Epulo and I'd definitely drive back to Edmonds just to eat here again.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service are great, but the noise level is more than energetic--it is way too loud to carry on a conversation at your table without shouting. Many measures are available to reduce this very annoying distraction from the food.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Date night winner
We chose Epulo Bistro based on other ratings we saw online, and were not disappointed. We enjoyed everything, from appetizers (fire roasted cauli and polenta fries) to entrees (beef tenderloin and shrimp & crab carbonara) to dessert (house made ice cream and zeppole). The wine list had good variety, both in varietals and price points. It was busy, and fairly loud, but not terribly so - the service quality and speed didn't seem to suffer any. It was a little spendy but not so much that we wouldn't go back...just not too often. Only thing close to a complaint is the beef tenderloin, ordered medium rare, came to the table closer to rare. Not a good fit for kids.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are frequently dining at Epulo, and every single time we had a wonderful experience. The staff is friendly, the food is excellent and it became one of our favorite spots. Is close to where we live and kid-friendly. Our kids love it too.
It's a great place! I'll recommend it to everybody (I actually do!).
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love this restaurant! I have never had a bad meal or experience here. We hesitate coming here because it is a little pricey, but then we always snap back and know that we can go here with confidence knowing it is 100% worth what we pay for the overall dining experience.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best in Edmonds
Fantastic service, servers know all about the menu and drinks. I have a dairy allergy and they have always been accommodating in the best ways. The chef has a great Tuesday tasting for those on a budget as well.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hard to get a table!
This local restaurant offers delicious unique food items in an upbeat atmosphere. The service is personable (family run) yet professional.
On weekends, it is hopping, so you may only get a table during the week!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've been here three times now, and have loved it every time. Great, energetic vibe and yummy food. Braised short ribs rock, but really, you cant't make a bad choice here. Staff is friendly and accommodating. Good selection of tasty wines. Happy Hour menu is excellent. And make room for dessert - those mini donuts are worth a diet detour!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another good dinner
We have been to Epulo several times. It has come into its own since opening.
My wife and I weren't impressed when they opened after Shellcreek closed.
However they have become an Edmonds stable now.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I went to Epulo for my birthday dinner. Everything was wonderful, especially our friendly waitress/the staff!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wish it was in our neighborhood !!!
First visit to celebrate friend's retirement ,followed by concert at ECA. Very busy , but promptly seated ( reservations a must ) . Great service by staff , obviously used to preconcert diners . Shared delicious pizza ( figs, gorgonzola and caramelized onions) as an appetizer with our guests. Loved the small plate selections : kale salad , lamb chops , flatbread with tapenade . Main entree of Rigatoni was a big hit . Great wine selection , both by glass and bottle . Desserts not to be missed : the beignet-style mini "doughnuts" . Meal was perfectly paced, in time for us to enjoy and still not be concerned about making it to the Lyle Lovett / John Hiatt concert. Totally enjoyable evening . Great energy and atmosphere.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great place to meet friends, colleagues, or that special person for a bite and dine. Absolutely a favorite.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Restaurant in Edmonds
Soups and salads are amazing, great cocktails and excellent small plates and entrees. This time, I had a potato/shrimp chowder and the rigatoni and cheese. The latter is a fantastic new take on the old comfort-food classic.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Happy, upbeat atmosphere, amazing polenta fries, nice selection of wines and microbrews, and the Brussels sprouts were wonderful!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner a Epulo
The food was delicious. The service was very good. It does get noisy, but we were okay at a table where we sat close enough to hear each other. However, it does get wearing after a while to have to talk loud to be heard. I don't know what the answer to the noise is, but I would both recommend the restaurant and return for another meal.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was amazing!
Every dish we order was great - rigatoni, short ribs, scallops, chicken breast. We shared bites all around. We want to return to take advantage of happy hour prices and so many other things to try on the small plate menu!
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM