One of if not the most perfectly cooked lobsters I’ve ever had
We try and go there once every few months. Always exceptional--in an area that has too few decent restaurants.
Great food and sevice! Would recommend to anyone.----------=-
Service by Christine was amazing. She is an artist at her craft! Food very tasty too.
I have been eating here for years. The food is absolutely amazing. The service is outstanding and very accommodating. Definitely worth the drive from just about anywhere for the experience. I highly recommend the Giant Scallops!!!!
From the moment we walked in and were greeted by the manager our experience was wonderful. There were 3 in our party and we each opted for salad instead of appetizers. They were delicious! Then our meals arrived and were superb! We tried a couple desserts to share and again were blown away by this small town Bistro. We will definitely go back.
The food was awesome. Fine dining in Arlington...who knew. Very attentive staff. Love it here and we will be back
Always great food, clever, creative dishes. Terrific owner, chef abd superb waitstaff
Service was attentive, without being overwhelming. Was set to order the chicken, however the Center cut Pork Chop (on special) was wonderful. What a nice surprise. Definitely will come back soon.
The appetizers were great, as well as our entrees. We had Baked Tiger Prawns and the Prawn Linguini. My only complaint, if you will, was only one type Riesling by the glass, and the pastry on my dessert was tough. The last time I had a similar dessert there it was so light and tasty. It was an apple dish with pastry. The service was awesome.
Went to San Martin for a birthday. Had heard that the food was really good and it was. Was expensive but you do get a Adequate amount of food for your dollar. Would go again if someone else was paying.
Excellent wine list!
Rave!!!! Went for date night at Bistro San Martin last night in Arlington and it did not disappoint! I had roast duck, drizzled in cherry sauce and the best risotto 👌🏼 Hubs had crab cakes, smashed potatoes and we started with escargot. Local WA wine and great manhattan martinis made with pendleton whiskey 👌🏼service was great. In terms of price, definitely splurged a little but great to support an amazing restaurant in our home town!
This was our fourth meal at Bistro San Martin and it did NOT disappoint. We were celebrating three of the four attendees retirements. What a treat. It seemed like every taste was punctuated by multiple OOOs and AHHs. It is always worth the drive from Seattle AND now TWO more have placed this restaurant at the top of their list.
Bistro San Martin never disappoints.
Belated Valentines dinner...
The atmosphere was warm, quaint, friendly and relaxing.
The staff is very attentive but not overwhelmingly so.
From the appetizers to the last sip of wine, truly extraordinary.
It’s the type of place where everyone makes it a priority to know your name.
They take pride in making sure your experience is a great one.
What a gem of a bistro! I chose items from the specials menu and was not disappointed! I shall return regularly - even though the drive is 50 minutes from home.
Nothing beats the bistro! It’s our first choice for. Special occasion or just a night out. The food is always perfect and Steve , Martin & staff go above and beyond
I love this place every time I go. I'll pay for good food and service. They also have some really nice wines. I've never had anything I don't like here. I absolutely love the atmosphere also.
After reading all the impressive reviews, and realizing this place was only 15 minutes from home. I decided to take my wife there for her birthday. It was a special occasion as this is the first time I've been home for her birthday in 15 years. I can say that we have discovered a gem, and will be making this a new regular date night restaurant. The food was out of this world, the strawberry prawns, and mushroom puff pastry are a must! Can't wait to explore this chefs menu even more as we frequent this fine bistro. Our service was perfect. Thanks for,the secret sauce:)
We had a really great time and I really liked the food presentation , very classy and artistic. Best Lobster I have ever had! It was Cooked perfectly. The staff was so accommodating and nice . We were surprised when we noticed our daughter and her husband were dining there as well. The Bistro owner and staff graciously moved tables so we could dine together and fixed our meals to arrive at the same time. What service!
This was our third time at the restaurant, and we were disappointed how much it changed since we were last there. It has expanded into another shop space for more seating, but they didn't expand the kitchen to accommodate for the more food orders that are coming in. It took an hour until we got our appetizer and another hour until we got our entree due to how busy it was. We also couldn't get seated until 30 minutes after we showed up on time for our reservations. I was thinking that it being the Saturday after Valentine's day that was the reason for the busy night but it was more due to the increase of tables the staff now have to serve. The food was all amazing though!!!
wow what a fantastic place.....a true gem ! Great food, great ambience, great wine list. And they don't overprice their wines like all the other restaurants !!!! From the appetizer to the main meal, the service and food was splendid. Friendly, happy server ! GO to this hidden gem today for a fabulous meal !
Always have a wonderful meal at Bistro San Martin in Arlington. The steaks are always delicious and the lobster is perfectly cooked. The owners and staff are very nice and helpful. The place is small so there's not a lot of tables or room, but thats the reason to make a reservation! Love this place!
Steve and Martin and their excellent staff never disappoint! I had the succulent rack of lamb, seared to perfection and my husband had the large seared scoliosis in the onion butte blanc. Delicious with wonderful, friendly service that is second to none! Plan ahead and ask for an early reservation as Bistro San Martin is a gem!
We had reservations for four and we were seated right away. Service was excelllent the whole evening, from beverages to our every wants and needs. First course we ordered between prawns and escargot for the four of us. We then had lobster bisque, but had to send it back because not warm enough. The soup was delicious once heated properly. Each of us ordered a different entree; however, each was served with mashed potato and vegetables which were only luke warm. We didn't send them back because we were getting full and didn't need anymore food, but it was a little disconcerting. Our entrées were perfect. Again, the service was spot on.
Always a most enjoyable experience. Food is great and service is awesome.
Just amazing! Food was great, and the service was amazing! Would go there again for every meal if it was possible
Excellent food and service. I would highly recommend this restaurant if your goal is to impress your date and create an unforgettable, wonderful evening.
We LOVE this gem in the heart of Arlington. The service is outstanding, the chef is wonderful, and the ambiance is cozy and quiet even with a full house. The food is artful and delicious! Reservations are required, however they might be able to take a walk in.
We have been enjoying The Bistro's tasty cuisine and great service for many years now. It's our favorite place to celebrate a birthday or our anniversary. We usually have the always perfect flat iron steak, but this Valentines day we splurged and shared the filet mignon and lobster. So delicious!
Excellent food and service, my go to place for special events!
We went for an early valentines celebration because it is our favorite place in the world. We loved it as much as always and the owners are the kindest people you will meet.
Everything was wonderful!
Bistro San Martin is an excellent restaurant! The food is as good as you will find any where,
Easy five (5) stars!
By far one of our favorite places. The food is amazing, the venue has a beautiful collection of artwork (I'm into it) and Steve the owner always makes the rounds to every table to make sure everything is to your liking. They book out fast so plan accordingly. We love it!!!
The food was absolutely delicious! My man had the seared jumbo prawns for an appetizer and it was hit of the night. My guy is a picky eater and doesn't like fancy presentations. This was a fancy presentation and he looked a bit scared. Once he tried a bite (I was worried he wouldn't), his eyes lit up and he insisted I try it. It was amazing! The best dish of the night. My clam/muscle appetizer was wonderful, as were our entrees, jumbo bay scallops for me, and a NY Choice steak for him. Too much food to try dessert....hopefully next time!
The food was amazing! Diver sea scallops were like butter and the filet mignon was delicious
Excellent as always! Upscale dining on the main street of Arlington! We are so fortunate to have this lovely restaurant in our rural area. It's worth the drive from however far you may come!
Food was not as good as the first time we were there. Service was not up to par.
Tables were very close.
Had a complimentary b-day cake. Nice touch.