Bistro San Martin

4.9
715 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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TM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Excellent service. Wonderful environment.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual, in every way.

WP
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

i have had dinner at the bistro countless times over the years. ALWAYS OUTSTANDING!!

NEVER DISAPPOINTS!!!!

I
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was good but heavy and expensive. The house red was fantastic. We purchased two glasses, and one had an immense amount of sediment. The waitress, who hadn't been particularly good, then told me that was because it was a good bottle of wine. While good bottles of wine frequently do have sediment, a good pour won't transfer all of it to the last glass poured. A simple "oops, sorry", would have been fine. Telling me that was normal and I should be happy about it wasn't so impressive.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been here before and loved it each time ! The food is excellent! We had the New York Steak with mashed potatoes and veggies. The steak is always just perfect and it comes with a delicious butter . The dessert was superb. I had the special chocolate mousse with raspberries and chocolate sauce and whipped topping.
The people working there are super nice and you feel very cozy with a small candle and fresh picked flowers in a tiny vase on your table .

TC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place sooo much and enjoy our visits each time we come.

KC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for our wedding anniversary and it did not disappoint. I was pleasantly surprised that the owners remembered my name from three years ago. We recommend the scallops!

TH
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit to Bistro San Martin & we were not disappointed! The restaurant is warm & inviting, our service was excellent and the food superb. The menu choices were plentiful & it is obvious the Chef is passionate about the food. We will be back!

LB
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Bistro San Martin for our anniversary dinner and it was excellent! Would highly recommend for a life celebration or for just a lovely dinner with friends.

SY
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A true gem in the north end! We will definitely return, again and again.

NL
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most amazing food! Always delicious no matter what we order. Hands down best food around !! Classy and Romantic place. Highly recommend it. It will NOT disappoint ❤️

SB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was not just a meal but truly an experience! The flavors, presentation and service make this I go to place.

KG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. Take a walk on the Arlington Art Walk then head into the Bistro for a cocktail and dinner. Yum.

LM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been coming here for years. My mother took me for the first time and I have been coming back ever since. The food is Amazing!!!

KM
New England
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this restaurant- we made reservations which worked well. The quality was great- we will definitely east there again!

J
Palm Springs
18 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Bistro San Martin! Close to home, excellent food, fine dining, nice atmosphere, good drinks. Third time here and plan to go back next month. Such a nice restaurant in downtown Arlington!

LG
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food as always! Best meal north of Seattle

RR
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best place in the north end PERIOD! It's very intimate as the chef can see you while he prepares your meal. All dishes we've tried were top shelf. Will go back again and again!

MA
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is THE place I love to take visitors from out of town!!! Casual elegance is how I would describe this wonderful dining experience. Martin is a fantastic chef and Steve is always a gracious host. My favorite place to go out to eat at in the Pacific NW!

AH
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Dinner was excellent and service was very good considering they were very busy. We will go back.

ET
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Very average food. Service was not great. It was very hot inside. Very expensive for what you get. The lamb was cooked perfectly. The beat salad was good. The prawns were over cooked.

If it were half the price it might get a slightly better review from me. Maybe 3 stars from 2. But if you are going to spend $60 per person without drinks you can find infinitely better food almost anywhere else.

CE
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was just perfect. Can't wait to go back.

O
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner celebrating my husbands retirement and my 60th Birthday. We have never had a bad experience at The Bistro. Martinis are awesome.

KS
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate our daughter's graduation and 18th birthday at Bistro San Martin. The food was excellent! The staff is friendly. I did enjoy that the restaurant was quiet enough for us to have a conversation and hear each other. The art on the walls is beautiful and adds to experience. And the owners always make sure that you feel welcome. I look forward to going again!

JK
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated next to the open kitchen. I thought this would make for a loud stressful experience. It was quite the opposite . We were able to carry on a normal conversation, we were celebrating our anniversary. The kitchen staff was like a fine tuned machine,efficient and quiet
The food and wait staff were excellent. We will be back and not just for a special occasion.

JF
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience with outstanding food! Our reservation was a true reservation in that our table was ready when we got there.

m
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious as usual!! So good! Best restaurant in Snohomish county!!

OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always... AWESOME!!

PW
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Entertaining out-of-town guests, we all were happily impressed. From the warm welcome at the door, to the friendly and attentive servers working with the competent and creative kitchen staff we enjoyed wonderful meals and a great evening.

p
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Like many of the other reviews, I cannot say enough about this restaurant. Such a surprise to find this caliber of cuisine in tiny little Arlington. I had the halibut and it was exquisite. My husband had the flat iron steak and said it was tasty and tender. We shared a seafood tostada as an appetizer and it was piled high with fresh crab, shrimp, and clams. For dessert we shared the Panacotta with caramel sauce and almond Roca — Excellent! This was a very special meal for our 49th anniversary and I think we may have to repeat it for our 50th!

JE
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose Bistro San Martin from a friend's recommendation and celebrated our anniversary there.
The restaurant itself is unpretentious and the service is friendly.
The noise level is reasonably low.
The food was excellent. Every choice was cooked to perfection. I had the rack of lamb and my wife had the Maple Farms duck. Both were absolutely delicious. The excellent sauces amplified the taste of the food. The vegetables were perfect. The servings were ample and we even took some home.
The cost was reasonable and affordable and felt we got our money's worth.

We recommend Bistro San Martin highly and will be back

LL
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I read the reviews of your restaurant and we agreed on everything that was said. We were celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary and we were treated to a memorable evening. Our waitress was lovely-she gave us helpful recommendations regarding the menu which we appreciated. Thank-you for an enjoyable evening.
Lawrence & Adele.

JH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always delicious and we feel very welcome and appreciated when we dine here!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our dinner was fantastic and the service very good !!

KC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love Dining here. The food is always amazing. EVERY.SINGLE.TIME.!
They also do an amazing job catering to my dairy allergy.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner, as always!

ET
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always a treat to go to the Bistro San Martin--a destination to look forward to and yearn to return. The service is top notch; welcomed at the door feeling like a friend come to supper. The carpet and layout allows carrying on a conversation without straining to hear or be heard enabling a very relaxing gathering. As always it started with a very fine amuse-bouche, followed by refreshing salad then the entree and finished with a delectable desert all the while complimented with drinks--spirits, water, coffee and a great selection of wine. It is a wonderful place to have a memorable birthday celebration.

SB
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

in the main dinning room it was very noisy. the back room was quieter . The food was wonderful

HO
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was my 2nd time being there and my husband’s first! He loved it, we both thoroughly enjoyed our food! Service was great and very attentive!

JD
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dining experience! Something on the menu for everyone!

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