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Bistro San Martin

4.8
4.8
791 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are CLOSED until further notice!

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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This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

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Menu

First Course / Appetizers

  • Oven-Roasted Tomatoes$9.00

    Roma Tomatoes with Yarmuth Farm Cheese, Fresh Herbs, Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Balsamic Infusion

    • Warm Feta Cheese$9.00

      Warm Feta Cheese with Mixed Greek Olives, Infused Olive Oil, Fresh Herbs, Garlic and Lemon Zest

      • Mushroom Puff Pastry$10.00

        Local Mixed Mushrooms Sautéed with Garlic and Fresh Herbs in Brandy Cream Sauce

        • Gnudi Ravioli$10.00

          potato gnocchi with ricotta, parmesan, spinach, garlic, brown butter and tomato cream sauce

          • ½ Dozen Escargots$12.00

            Extra-Large Helix Pomatia Snails Baked with Garlic Butter and Fresh Herbs

            • Mediterranean Calamari$12.00

              hand cut squid sauteed with red peppers, celery, onions, capers, garlic and parsley

              • Dungeness Crab & Jumbo Prawn Cocktail$15.00

                Served with Horseradish Cocktail Sauce in a Martini Glass

                • Seared Jumbo Prawns$16.00

                  Lightly Battered and Seared Jumbo Prawns with Strawberry, Rhubarb and Red Wine Vinaigrette

                  • Dungeness Crab Cakes$16.00

                    Mixed with Bread Crumbs, Dijon Mustard and Mayonnaise, Roasted Red Pepper & Caper Aioli

                    Salads, Soup & More

                    • Soup of The Day

                      • Cup$6.00
                      • Bowl$9.00
                    • Classic Caesar

                      Romaine Hearts, Aged Parmesan and Croutons with Martín's Classic Caesar Dressing

                      • Small$6.00
                      • Large$9.00
                    • Spinach Salad$9.00

                      Baby Spinach with Strawberries, Toasted Almonds, Red Onion and Feta Cheese in House Dressing with Sweet Soy/Molasses Drizzle

                      • Poached Pear Salad$10.00

                        mixed greens with pears poached in red wine, cambozola cheese and toasted hazelnuts

                        • Artisanal Cheese and Seasonal Fruit Selection$12.00

                          Entrees

                          • Tiger Prawn (or Vegetable) Linguini$18.00

                            sauteed with roasted tomatoes, spinach leaves, fresh herbs, garlic, parsley and chili flakes

                            • Oven-Roasted Chicken$24.00

                              Washington Grown Half of Chicken with Granny Smith Apples, Smoked Gouda and Spinach Stuffing, Tarragon Honey Mustard Glaze, Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetable Medley

                              • Oven-Baked Jumbo Prawns$25.00

                                Five (5) Jumbo Prawns Baked in White Wine and Butter with Garlic, Rosemary, Toasted Almonds, Basmati Rice and Seasonal Vegetable Medley

                                • Grilled Flat Iron Steak$27.00

                                  Grilled 10 oz Flat Iron (Top Blade Shoulder Cut) Steak with Local Mixed Mushroom Demi-Glace, Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetable Medley

                                  • Dungeness Crab Cakes$28.00

                                    Three (3) Dungeness Crab Cakes Mixed with Bread Crumbs, Dijon Mustard and Mayonnaise, Touch of Cayenne, Roasted Red Pepper & Caper Aioli, Mashed Potatoes and Vegetable Medley

                                    • Roasted Duck "Maple Leaf Farms"$29.00

                                      All Natural Roasted Half of Duckling with Seasonal Fruit Sauce and Red Wine Reduction, Risotto with Oven-Roasted Tomatoes, Spinach, Parmesan and Seasonal Vegetable Medley

                                      • Choice New York Steak$34.00

                                        Char-Broiled 12 oz New York Strip with Roasted Garlic, Onion and Parsley Compound Butter, Natural Jus, Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetable Medley

                                        • ½ Rack of Lamb$36.00

                                          Australian Lamb with Red Wine Reduction, Whole Grain Mustard Demi-Glace and Fresh Mint Chimichurri (South American Pesto), Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetable Medley

                                          • Filet Mignon$37.00

                                            Char-Broiled 8 oz Choice Beef Tenderloin Wrapped with Bacon, Topped with Roasted Onion and Bleu Cheese Compound Butter, Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetable Medley

                                            • Maine Lobster Tail$39.00

                                              Steamed 8-10 oz Maine Lobster Tail with Butter, White Wine, Garlic, Fresh Herbs, Toasted Almonds, Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetable Medley

                                              Featured Specials

                                              • House Made Desserts

                                                • Beer, Wine & Spirits

                                                  Last updated: April 23, 2019

                                                  What 791 people are saying

                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                  4.8
                                                  4.8 based on all time ratings
                                                  • 4.9Food
                                                  • 4.8Service
                                                  • 4.7Ambience
                                                  • 4.6Value

                                                  NoiseModerate

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                                                  1. CT

                                                    CharlesT

                                                    Seattle

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 15, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    As usual, the service and food were outstanding. We have had dinner at Bistro San Martin several times and the food has always been excellent. The waitstaff is also outstanding, being there when you need them but not hovering around your table.

                                                  2. SD

                                                    SuzanneD

                                                    Seattle

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 15, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    A little spendy, but worth every penny. Will go back many times in the future, highly recommend. A surprising little gem in an out of the way place. Food is fresh, chef is talented!

                                                  3. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on March 8, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    This was our first time to the Bistro San Martin & we were not disappointed! The food was delicious! Our steaks and lobster were cooked perfectly! We will definitely go again!

                                                  4. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Seattle

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 7, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Always very well done service and food is amazing.

                                                  5. MF

                                                    MicheleF

                                                    Seattle

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on March 6, 2020

                                                    overall4food4service1ambience3

                                                    My husband really enjoyed the food but I was very dissatisfied with the service. Wait staff was very snooty.

                                                  6. JG

                                                    JeffG

                                                    Seattle

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on March 1, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    Excellent dinner experience. Food was delicious. Employees are very professional.

                                                  7. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Seattle

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on February 29, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Food and service was excellent although tables were close proximity and noise level was moderate.

                                                  8. DJ

                                                    DavidJ

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on February 26, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We visited this restaurant once again for our anniversary and it was a wonderful and memorable experience! Chef Martin lets the flavors of the food come out on their own with delicate seasoning. Flavors of the food were very rich. All of the food was excellent! We enjoyed how the waitress and staff were not hovering, but there when we needed them. Manager Steven and Chef Martin had an enjoyable conversation with us at the end of the meal while we were enjoying our dessert and port flight.

                                                  9. C

                                                    Ccrab

                                                    Seattle

                                                    11 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    3.0

                                                    11 reviews

                                                    Dined on February 23, 2020

                                                    overall3food5service2ambience3

                                                    Excellent food, menu, and ambiance was very good......However, service was terrible.

                                                  10. J

                                                    Jack

                                                    Seattle

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on February 22, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    We had a wonderful meal for my wife's BD. She had the halibut and I had the lamb chops with spinach salad. The salad was perfect and enjoyed the dressing and the halibut was wonderful as was the lamb. We had the chocolate cake but did not care for the bite from alcohol. And service was pleasant and attentive from the minute we stepped in the door to when we left.

                                                  11. NO

                                                    NancyO

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on February 21, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Always wonderful! Service is fantastic and the food is amazing. We are always greeted warmly and enjoy the ambiance. Our number one go to for ourselves and visitors.

                                                  12. EC

                                                    ErvC

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on February 21, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    If you love French cafe's, really good food and being with people who are enjoying their dinner, then this bistro is for you. It is pricy but so worth it. My wife started with the gnocchi in a tomato bisque sauce that was "lick-the-plate" delicious. I started with the crab and prawn thing. So good. Her flat iron steak and my lamb were cooked to perfection but the star of the dinner was the chocolate dessert which was the dessert special of the evening. For chocolate lovers, it rocked. I enjoyed the wine offerings which were reasonably priced. All in all, we went home talking the praise of San Martin Bistro.

                                                  13. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Seattle

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on February 19, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Chef Martin and Staff are fantastic. Truly fun watching him at his craft.

                                                  14. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Seattle

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on February 16, 2020

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                    Love the Bistro it would have been 5 stars for the

                                                  15. LN

                                                    LisaN

                                                    Seattle

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on February 16, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Wonderful, as usual!

                                                  16. a

                                                    awbfoodie

                                                    Atlanta

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    Dined on February 14, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    My husband and I celebrated Valentine’s Day early at Bistro San Martin. The food was excellent! I could have eaten a whole pot of the seafood bisque alone. I had a wonderful white wine flight chosen by our server, who was very nice and accommodating. This is our favorite restaurant to celebrate special occasions.

                                                  17. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Seattle

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on February 14, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience3

                                                    Food was amazing but very expensive. Bistro San Martin is a small place and it was packed I don’t like being 2 ft away from 3 other tables where every conversation can be heard in the entire place. With that said for 2 people you’re going drop about 170.00 for dinner and drinks and even more for a nice bottle of wine. I will be back though because the food like I said was amazing. If I could say one thing I wish bistro San Martin would spread the tables out a little it’s a restaurant not a sardine can it’s hard to have a nice romantic dinner when you’re right on top of everyone else.

                                                  18. MR

                                                    MichaelR

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on February 14, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Fantastic dining.

                                                  19. K

                                                    Krisa123

                                                    Seattle

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    Dined on February 14, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Another excellent meal at Bistro San Martin! The food is always wonderful, the service is great, Steve is always friendly and has a happy face. Arlington is blessed to have such a wonderful restaurant. There's nothing of this caliber nearby... sad but true. Not sure what we would do if Bistro left!

                                                  20. DK

                                                    DebK

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on February 12, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Fabulous food, staff and atmosphere. The food was cooked to perfection with the most delicious sauces. Looking forward to dining there again

                                                  21. T

                                                    Taradise

                                                    Seattle

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on February 12, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    I loved how you could see chef Martin cooking in the front section of the restaurant. Everything I ordered was absolutely exquisite. We got the crab cakes as a starter and the filet mignon with the lobster, which is the best steak I’ve ever eaten. I will most definitely be back for it again.

                                                  22. K

                                                    Karen

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on February 7, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Always a great meal! We love going to the Bistro!

                                                  23. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Seattle

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on February 6, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Excellent as always, never been disappointed here. The food, service and ambiance is excellent and everyone is so gracious.

                                                  24. RH

                                                    RobinH

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on February 6, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Food was excellent. Great sauces with the entrees. I had the duck which was a full 1/2 duck not the usual small breast served typically. We had the ahi poke appetizer , very tasty and the calamari.....very good, not breaded. came in a red sauce. Filet was cooked perfectly. Passed on desert this time, too full. Have been to this restaurant dozens of times and it never disappoints.

                                                  25. EL

                                                    ELLENH

                                                    Seattle

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on December 22, 2019

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                    We always enjoy the food and the service, but this time it was quite noisy because of a company's Christmas party. The next time I think I will ask if any large parties are in the same room before booking.

                                                  26. MH

                                                    MikeH

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on December 18, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    My wife and I have been to Bistro San Martin twice now and absolutely LOVE everything about it! Food and service is unparalleled. A little pricey, but you get what you pay for, world class cuisine costs a little more. This is THE PLACE for special occasions and when you need a fantastic dining experience. Mike H

                                                  27. SK

                                                    SharonK

                                                    Seattle

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on December 18, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    The service is impeccable, the food excellent. The restaurant itself is warm and inviting. We enjoy it immensely every time we go.

                                                  28. DC

                                                    DebbieC

                                                    Seattle

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 14, 2019

                                                    overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                    We love this restaurant! Would recommend anytime! The food never dissappoints!

                                                  29. LM

                                                    LisaM

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on December 14, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We've been here a total of 5 times and every time it's spectacular. Awesome food and staff-owner is amazing. Lisa and Ken

                                                  30. EC

                                                    EvanC

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on December 13, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The Bistro never disappoints! Steve, Martin, and the rest of the staff are great!

                                                  31. DM

                                                    DandM

                                                    Seattle

                                                    28 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    28 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 11, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We love this hidden gem in Arlington! Everything about this place is wonderful! Can’t wait to celebrate an occasion there again!!

                                                  32. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Seattle

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 8, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    It is always a special treat to visit Bistro San Martin. Martin is an extremely talented chef who continually surprises and delights! Steve in front of the house is warm, welcoming, providing expert guidance and recommendations. The wait staff are wonderful and we always enjoy coming back with friends and family

                                                  33. j

                                                    jamieg

                                                    Seattle

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 5, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    This is our go to restaurant for any special occasion. Always the best meal ever!

                                                  34. DL

                                                    DaveL

                                                    Seattle

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 4, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Bistro San Martin is always our first choice for special occasion dinners. The food preparation is top notch and very tasty. The staff is friendly, well trained and professional. Highly recommended!!!

                                                  35. TH

                                                    ThomasH

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on November 28, 2019

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                    The food was outstanding. The couple that went with us made reservation for next month as well

                                                  36. JO

                                                    JeffO

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on November 24, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Delicious food! The portions weren't over the top like you get at other restaurants. They were just right. I did get really full with desert. Everything was great about our experience and I will be going back when I get another chance and every year with my wife on our anniversary.

                                                  37. MF

                                                    MichelleF

                                                    Seattle

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on November 23, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The Bistro San Martin, was outstanding. I am so impressed. The chef was amazing and his co-owner and wait staff were so friendly. This was my first time here and I have worked in downtown Arlington for Dr. John Dykstra for 10 years. I will definitely go again.

                                                  38. w

                                                    wendy

                                                    Seattle

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    Dined on November 22, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Beautiful food and servers.. Can’t wait to come back..loved our dinner at San Martin Bistro and looking forward to our next visit..lovely food and a fine wine list

                                                  39. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on November 16, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Wonderful food, great service, and the owner was personable and attentive. We had a lovely time

                                                  40. c

                                                    crystal

                                                    Seattle

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined on November 16, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                    Delicious food as always. Best place for all my special occasions. We love the Bistro.

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                                                  Bistro San Martin is rated 4.8 stars by 791 OpenTable diners

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