Bistro San Martin

4.9
467 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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BZ
5.0Dined 7 days ago

Fantastic food and service. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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NS
5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

I've been coming here since my Prom in 2011. We were treated so well then and had such a wonderful experience that I had to come back for my birthday dinners.

Since then, my family has made it a tradition to come here for my birthdays (as a gift to me, but also a gift to themselves). Every year the food has been fantastic, especially the daily specials, and the atomosphere has been perfect.

I would certainly recommend this restaurant for any sort of celebration or special occasion.

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R
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Wonderful experience from start to finish! We had been looking forward to trying this hidden gem for awhile. It was worth the drive and we look forward to returning soon.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

I can not wait to go back again this place is Amazing..

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OT
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Really good food, attention to detail in a casual atmosphere

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OT
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Excellent. First time here.

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JF
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Absolutely amazing food as always! We are never disappointed when we eat here.

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m
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Our favorite restaurant of all time!! Beginning to end, every bite of our salads, entree and dessert was delicious! The service is exceptional, the food excellent quality and preparation!!

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RH
4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Have eaten here many times. Food was excellent as always. We usually get great service here also but on this occasion it could have been better. Felt like we were forgotten about a couple of times. It appeared the wait staff were also pouring the wine and making cocktails. Might be worth having an actual bartender so that wait staff can focus on tables.

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SH
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Exceptional chef & sous chefs. Best scallops I have ever tasted and I have been a few places in the world.

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LD
5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

It was our 40th wedding anniversary, and we needed a special place to have dinner. Sam Martin was everything I had hoped for. The food was as good as I have ever eaten. A bit $ but well worth it! Crab cakes were small and few (on the appetizer menu) , but ooh so good. My stake was done to perfection. We will go to San Martin again!
--Larry D.

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W
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

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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W
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Bistro San Martin is a real gem. Even though it is a 45 minute drive for us in traffic it is worth every minute of the trip. From being greeted by Steve when you enter and being mad to feel like an old friend, to the wonderful wine list and craft cocktails, to Martin's amazing kitchen you will not be sorry once you make the trip. they always have a great selection of locally sourced and fresh seafood, wonderful meat and pasta dishes and at least one or two vegetarian offerings.
Do yourself a favor and put this restaurant on your "must visit" list.

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RB
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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w
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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RM
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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SG
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Outstanding as always!

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TK
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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JH
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

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

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D
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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OT
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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AD
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

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

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S
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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L
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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LW
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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RD
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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SR
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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LM
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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TC
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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KC
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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RY
5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Good people and consistently great food.

Best fine dining experience in Snohomish County.

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HM
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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KL
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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CS
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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D
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

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

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CB
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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JA
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

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

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CB
5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

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

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OT
5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Very simple restaurant and good vibe.

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RJ
5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

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

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