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Bistro San Martin

4.9
455 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Northwest, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(360) 474-9229
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Martín Estrada-Perez
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
E 3rd St
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Parking details
Street parking and public parking lot
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We had a very nice meal at Bistro San Martin on Friay, 6/15/18. Everything we tried was excellent, and the seafood tostadas were definitely a highlight from the appetizer menu. The main dishes were wonderful, the wine list was extensive, and the service was outstanding. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

The food was wonderful, beet salad was a treat. New York strip cooked to perfection.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

We had been planning on visiting for quite a while. We even tried to make reservations last Jan when it was closed for their vacation. So we used a birthday as a good reason to have a wonderful dinner there. Everything was perfect. The service was attentive but allowed us space. The food (halibut) was excellent and plated beautifully. The dessert (mouse cake with fresh fruit) was delicious and not overly sweet.
We love Europe and have eaten in many reataurants there. This is a bit of Europe close to home.
My only suggestion would be the music. American 60s seemed out of character with the atmosphere but it was soft so not a big deal.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Bistro San Martin is one of our favorite places to dine. We moved to Florida 7 years ago, but come back to Washington at least once a year, and always try to schedule a night out to dinner here while we are in town.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Outstanding as always!

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

My wife and I visited Bistro San Martin around 4 months ago. Last week was our Anniversary, and my wife said she would like to go there again to celebrate. We were very happy and satisfied with both the food and the service.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We had such an enjoyable evening. Thanks for the memories!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

This is the place my mother in law always requests to have her special day! We’ve been coming to you for years and are always thrilled with the food and service.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Mushroom puff pastry and roasted beets were very delicious. The four of us polished off the two dish very fast lol. The jumbo scallop entree is one of the best I've had in a long time. Nothing but praises as well for the rack of lamb, Tiger prawn linguine, and roasted chicken.
For dessert we shared the vanilla mousse, a very exquisite way to finish the night. Not our first or last visit to this gem in the heart of downtown Arlington.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

We love this place. Have never been disappointed with the food!

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

The food and service were outstanding. This restaurant is a gem. There is an outdoor eating area - only accommodates two tables - that is very nicely landscaped and would be great to try on a nice day.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

I’m in love with place! Stark and Lobster... oh yeah baby!!! Freaking delish!!!!! Steve is fabulous and everyone else there is Lovely!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We always love to go here! Meals are comparable to fine restaurants in Seattle. We get a fantastic meal right at home and no traffic! Make reservations days or weeks ahead as it is always busy!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Had heard a lot about the Bistro , was told that we needed to try it out , and I am glad that we did. Everything was fantastic including food - service and how helpful Steve was. We will be back again.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Just a wonderful evening and totally enjoyable. Great apps, terrific ambience and superb menu. Just first rate from start to finish!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

We love going out to dinner here. It is one of our favorite and just as good as any fine dinning in Seattle or Bellevue.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

They go OUT of their way to make you feel welcome and well attended to .....

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

This is an excellent restaurant!! The food is as good, or better, as you will find in any major city
restaurant. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Good people and consistently great food.

Best fine dining experience in Snohomish County.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Lucky to have such a wonderful restaurant so close and easily accessible.
Food and service were stellar!

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

This is my all-time favorite restaurant! I always feel like my senses are rewarded with quality food and a rich environment. I have eaten at fine restaurants in many countries and I still come back home to the Bistro San Martin as the best in the highest degree.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

As always a fabulous meal, look forward to our next visit! They take real good care of you!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

As always, wonderful ambiance, superb service, beautiful atmosphere and delicious, delectable food.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

This was our second time here, this time for my wife’s birthday. The experience was top notch, as was the first visit. The staff greeted us upon arrival, seated us earlier than our reservation called for, was extremely courteous and attentive to detail throughout the evening, and even provided a dessert for my wife. Food was excellent, and ambiance was warm and cheerful. We will definitely come back again!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Awesome dining! Steve and Martin Provide the best experience in the Northwest, including Seattle.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Excellent every time we go!!!! Everyone is very friendly....
Drinks are excellent too!!!!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Very simple restaurant and good vibe.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Absolutely will go again - some of the best seafood we’ve ever had - delicious

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

They made our 15 year old daughter feel special on her birthday & accommodated us with our last minute reservation during a booked Friday night. She loved her steak & lobster and the vanilla mouse cake! I loved the grilled halibut & risotto! We’ve never had a bad meal or experience here. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Steve, the coowner, is a gracious host. Martine and his well staff always exceed expectations.
Travis, who was our server, was authentic in saying it was a pleasure to be part of North Snohomish County's perfect celebration destination.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Always enjoy the Bistro! Wonderful food and great people. A bit noisy and crowded this time. It won’t stop me from going back though.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Food was exceptional. I had only been once before and had high expectations for my second visit. Drinks, and meal did not disappoint. This is a very special place handled with personal and great care. I look forward to my next time in this area so I can return.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

As usual everything was On point from the service to the cocktails and the excellent food. Always highly recommended to friends and family.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

The best food, the best service.
Absolutely fantastic!!!!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Really enjoyed the atmosphere, the class and that certain sense that you're exactly right where you're supposed to be the minute you sit down. Owner was there, working alongside staff as any SUCCESSFUL restaurant owner knows is absolutely vital to maintaining the operation's tenured growth. Food was excellent, wine selection excellent, service excellent. Nothing but good things to say.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Our second time to Bistro San Martin and you cannot go wrong on the food, excellent! The staff is friendly and attentive. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Good was out of this world amazing!!! Great atmosphere and the food was the best we’ve ever had!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We love Bistro San Martin and will come back and refer our friends and family to visit.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Our group of 4 came for dinner, our first time here. Very pleased with the ambiance, service and food. We all ordered something different from the menu, and everything was cooked to perfection. The restaurant was comfortable, relaxing and had wonderful service. The food was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We did not feel pressured or rushed, just a really nice evening out. We also ordered desserts, which were wonderfully decadent! We will definitely be coming back.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

My husband and I had a wonderful time. The manager and staff were very friendly. The food was outstanding. We will definitely be coming back.

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