Bistro San Martin
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.
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
Seared Jumbo Prawns
Lightly Battered and Seared Jumbo Prawns with Strawberry, Rhubarb and Red Wine Vinaigrette
Poached Pear Salad
mixed greens with pears poached in red wine, cambozola cheese and toasted hazelnuts
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.
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!
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!
Always very well done service and food is amazing.
My husband really enjoyed the food but I was very dissatisfied with the service. Wait staff was very snooty.
Excellent dinner experience. Food was delicious. Employees are very professional.
Food and service was excellent although tables were close proximity and noise level was moderate.
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.
Excellent food, menu, and ambiance was very good......However, service was terrible.
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.
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.
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.
Chef Martin and Staff are fantastic. Truly fun watching him at his craft.
Love the Bistro it would have been 5 stars for the
Wonderful, as usual!
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.
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.
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!
Fabulous food, staff and atmosphere. The food was cooked to perfection with the most delicious sauces. Looking forward to dining there again
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.
Always a great meal! We love going to the Bistro!
Excellent as always, never been disappointed here. The food, service and ambiance is excellent and everyone is so gracious.
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.
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.
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.
The service is impeccable, the food excellent. The restaurant itself is warm and inviting. We enjoy it immensely every time we go.
We love this restaurant! Would recommend anytime!
The food never dissappoints!
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
The Bistro never disappoints! Steve, Martin, and the rest of the staff are great!
We love this hidden gem in Arlington! Everything about this place is wonderful! Can’t wait to celebrate an occasion there again!!
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
This is our go to restaurant for any special occasion. Always the best meal ever!
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.
The food was outstanding. The couple that went with us made reservation for next month as well
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.
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.
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
Delicious food as always. Best place for all my special occasions. We love the Bistro.
Wonderful food, great service, and the owner was personable and attentive. We had a lovely time
Bistro San Martin is rated 4.9 stars by 791 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.