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.
The food was wonderful, beet salad was a treat. New York strip cooked to perfection.
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.
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.
Outstanding as always!
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.
We had such an enjoyable evening. Thanks for the memories!
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.
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.
We love this place. Have never been disappointed with the food!
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.
I’m in love with place! Stark and Lobster... oh yeah baby!!! Freaking delish!!!!! Steve is fabulous and everyone else there is Lovely!
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!
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.
Just a wonderful evening and totally enjoyable. Great apps, terrific ambience and superb menu. Just first rate from start to finish!
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.
They go OUT of their way to make you feel welcome and well attended to .....
This is an excellent restaurant!! The food is as good, or better, as you will find in any major city
restaurant. Highly recommend.
Good people and consistently great food.
Best fine dining experience in Snohomish County.
Lucky to have such a wonderful restaurant so close and easily accessible.
Food and service were stellar!
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.
As always a fabulous meal, look forward to our next visit! They take real good care of you!
As always, wonderful ambiance, superb service, beautiful atmosphere and delicious, delectable food.
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!
Awesome dining! Steve and Martin Provide the best experience in the Northwest, including Seattle.
Excellent every time we go!!!! Everyone is very friendly....
Drinks are excellent too!!!!
Very simple restaurant and good vibe.
Absolutely will go again - some of the best seafood we’ve ever had - delicious
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!
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.
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.
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.
As usual everything was On point from the service to the cocktails and the excellent food. Always highly recommended to friends and family.
The best food, the best service.
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.
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!
Good was out of this world amazing!!! Great atmosphere and the food was the best we’ve ever had!
We love Bistro San Martin and will come back and refer our friends and family to visit.
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.
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.