Epulo Bistro

4.6
1298 reviews
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Epulo Bistro serves seasonal Northwest cuisine with a Mediterranean flare and creative seasonal cocktails in a fun and welcoming atmosphere. Located on Main Street in downtown Edmonds, we are just steps away from local boutique shops, the theater and the Kingston Ferry. Epulo is a family owned, upscale bistro that prides itself on combining both modern-creative and traditional cooking practices. and also to sell delicious and remarkable food and drinks. Please join us as we aim to be a giving member of the Edmonds community and use our restaurant to improve the quality of life in the Puget Sound region!
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BH
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wait staff and great food. Would recommend the happy hour for a drink and lite food. Dinner has a great menu fro small dishes to a full meal.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming here for the fabulous, interesting menu every Valentines Day. The menu is prepared with care and the small restaurant bustles with quiet energy.

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JR
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit was Valentines Day. Fantastic experience, food was delicious, service was impeccable. Will return again. Highly recommended.

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HC
Dallas
374 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. The services provided by the professional management and staff are the main reasons that we keep coming back. The old world elegance is a rare thing, and we value their focus to make sure that everything about the dining experience is excellent. I highly recomend this restaurant.

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AS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great suggestions from the server, food was prompt and she was able to accommodate my dairy free request.

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TF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our section was extremely crowded which made it a bit less relaxing than usual.

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k
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Epulo does not disappoint! The food, the service, the wine, and the atmosphere are all fabulous. I highly recommend it!

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w
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food is amazing! If they are really busy, you may have to wait a while but it's worth it.

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JM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, had a great meal and great service.

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c
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

It was so noisy my friend and I had a hard time hearing each other. It finally started to clear out and quiet down about 7. Great service. I didn't care for what I ordered and they insisted I be satisfied and brought a substitute dish. salad was interesting and very small for the price. Entrée just ordinary for the price. Very disappointed. Companion loved her dinner.

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ND
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Epulo has excellent food and excellent service and good value for price. It is a very attractive small restaurant. The only negative is that it is VERY noisy; tables close together and low ceilings and frankly we had to lean way in and almost shout to hear one another. If you don't want to converse during dinner, I would highly recommend, but especially if you have either older people who are hearing challenged at all, or a large partly where you would like to speak with all at the table, do not go here.

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JB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently fantastic! Great food and even better service.

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KB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Mostly good, but sit away from the windows during the winter- very drafty, and the cold impacted the experience. I would’ve asked to be reseated, but it appeared to be the only option. Food was very good.

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R
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent and the service was great. The only drawback was the noise level. Many people jammed into a small space. However, it was a Friday night in downtown Edmonds. We will definitely go back!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great birthday dinner! Than you!

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JJ
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In my experience, this place is always good. My only complaint is, when it's a busy night, it's really noisy. But the food is fantastic and a great value.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere great service great food first time there loved it!

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MH
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Epulo for everything from a casual lunch to dinner and wine out with family and friends. This is truly a neighborhood foodies gem. The octopus, brussel sprouts (with bacon) and our favorite dinner, the beef shortrib was FABULOUS!

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KR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Have eaten at Epulo several times and alway leave saying that it's way too loud in the restaurant. It certainly takes away from the experience.

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G
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Interesting, very well-prepared food options. For example, there are "normal" pasta and pizza offerings and also those with unusual toppings (but not far-out or contrived). Above all, their roasted cauliflower appetizer elevates that dish that goes way beyond any other treatment I've had or made myself. There is great attention to detail in everything we tried (the pork chop dinner, a pasta dish), which extends to the side dishes. As for dessert, the banana pudding was also perfection. The one downside to the restaurant ... which for some, is actually a plus .... is that it is ear-splittingly noisy when crowded. Hence I gave it a "3" for ambience and hope that my return visit will not be on a weekend. But some may find it "energetic" rather than conversation-busting.:)

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PS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Epulo! We love the food, wine list and Debra at our favorite table!

Every time we have been there we try something new and every time it’s delicious. Atmosphere is nice, staff is incredibly nice and friendly and always helpful. We have our date nights there and more, we just love it!

Our last visit we shared an unbelievable Tomahawk ribeye and it was amazing with the garlic patatoe mash and broccolini! Paired with a really nice Epulo house Cabernet!

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

Found restaurant on line and it had very good reviews so I booked. Went on New Year's Eve and also to celebrate our anniversary. Was seated right away and greeted by our wait person who was very friendly and charming. Ordered drinks (me martini) one of the best ever, wife ordered a beer. asked a couple of questions about the menu and ordered. We both ordered the filet that was cooked to perfection, accompanied with mashed potatoes then ordered a Brussel sprout dish that was very good. I don't usually order anything unusual but took a chance on the salad that had shaved beets lettuce & nuts. the Best.
I will definitely go back and have already told several friends about this Bistro. I will probably go back again soon to try some of the more casual meals that they serve. For the Special Occasion meal this place is at the top of the list!!! Hope you get to enjoy!

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J
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Regular customers, but this was our second new years in a row at the restaurant. The food was great, the cocktails were well done and tasty. The restaurant was full and the noise level was still moderate. Service was great despite it being so busy. The only recommendation I would make is a few more items on the menu for non meat eaters.

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OT
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good! I know that I can bring out of town guests here and never be disappointed. Great food and great service. Get a reservation, especially on weekends, they are popular.

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WM
Seattle
45 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food on this particular trip was just excellent: wagyu beef was perfect. They also had an incredible beet greens in an awesome sauce. Never had that before, but wouldn't hesitate to eat it again! I do wish they provided ice with water without asking, but that's a small nit pick!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. We will come back. Thank you

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AB
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The accustics not so good. If you maybe add some sound trapping insulatuon on the walls/cealing would be perfect. There is nothing better than good good and a good conversation, but if you can’t hear each other it’s a tough one.

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DD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Nice but we were put at table by the kitchen.

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SM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was Awesome...the service was slow which delayed our night at the Edmonds Center for the Arts for a performance. To all Wait Staff everywhere....after you leave the table with everyone’s order.....ENTER IT IN THE ORDERING SYSTEM TO GET THE FOOD GOING!!!!!!!!....DESPITE THE PARTY SHARING THEIR AFTER DINNER PLANS!!!
One would think that management knows that even if you put on an apron and take a section to wait on. Thanks Debra......👍🏾😉

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g
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous!! Debra and the entire staff are so attentive and friendly. Must try the tagliatelle!! Delicious!

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NM
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was a first visit after always going to Cafe Paris for our holiday dinner. So happy to have found such a great new place. We all thought the food was delicious the service spot on and very reasonably priced. Thank you for a great evening.

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SS
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was enjoyable all around. Our request for a quiet booth which was accommodated. The server was extremely efficient, friendly and professional. When one of our entrees was not hot enough after a couple of bites, it was replaced with one perfectly done, not just a warm up. The cocktails were excellent and the wine list very good.

I always look forward to returning to this very well run restaurant. Bravo to the entire team.

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BH
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Retirement dinner with colleagues

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GH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Such a lovely restaurant. It was my birthday and we were given a prime table, great service and an all around worthy experience. Highly recommended.

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SB
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was entertaining clients and friends and we had a wonderful meal, very good service. Love the ambiance of the restaurant. It is definitely a favorite whether you are out for a casual eating experience or a special celebration, it elevates any event.

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DM
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The ambience was energetic, louder than I had anticipated. But we were also next to a table of 10-12 30-somethings and they were quiet "present".

The service was exceptional! Food was hot when it arrived.

Unique dishes. I had the chicken thigh -- and I think I could have kept eating. It was very good. An excellent wine was recommended and will probably become a fave or mine.

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A
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Like so many restaurants now, it was extremely noisy. Our only complaint. Enjoyed everything else about the restaurant, including the pillows on the seats in the booth - Excellent idea!

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JJ
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We have always enjoyed our date nights at Epulo that we go to for special occasions. Our disappointment this time was the noise level. We arrived at 6:00 and were promptly seated near the bar on a Friday. (Yes, I did request a quiet table, if possible). The food was excellent, but we could barely carry on a conversation. We'll think of other options the next time we go out for a birthday or anniversary dinner.

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LT
Seattle
124 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our meals at E Pu Lo this past week. the restaurant has wonderful atmosphere and the food is great. The guys have enjoyed the short ribs here both times. I love the salad choices and the yummy vegetable preparations.

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Kent
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Purchased a very nice bottle of red to have with dinner, it was ice cold and did not warm up prior to our meal ending. Dissapointing wine storage/temperature control for a restaurant of this quality.

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