Bistro San Martin

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$31 to $50
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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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CharlesT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 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.

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SuzanneD
1 review
Dined on March 14, 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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 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!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always very well done service and food is amazing.

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MicheleF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience3

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

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JeffG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DavidJ
1 review
Dined on February 25, 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.

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vipCcrab
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

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

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Jack
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 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.

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NancyO
1 review
Dined on February 20, 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.

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ErvC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the Bistro it would have been 5 stars for the

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LisaN
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, as usual!

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awbfoodie
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 13, 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.

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MichaelR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining.

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Krisa123
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 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!

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DebK
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Taradise
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 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.

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Karen
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RobinH
1 review
Dined on February 5, 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.

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ELLENH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 21, 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.

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MikeH
1 review
Dined on December 17, 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

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SharonK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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DebbieC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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

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LisaM
1 review
Dined on December 13, 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

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EvanC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DandM
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on December 7, 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

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jamieg
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DaveL
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 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!!!

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ThomasH
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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JeffO
1 review
Dined on November 23, 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.

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MichelleF
1 review
Dined on November 22, 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.

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wendy
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 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

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crystal
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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