Epulo Bistro

4.7
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1511 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Northwest
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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.6
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OT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Epulo!! We dine here all the time and are NEVER disappointed!! The best truffle popcorn in town!

TS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a first class experience.

EH
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, ambience and service is first class. We love this restaurant. It is one of our all time favorites.

CC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another delicious meal at this comfortable downtown Edmonds restaurant. Great window seat watching the world walk by while enjoying really good food, creative cocktails and excellent service.

t
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant dinner—great food and gracious service.

JM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Reservations are mandatory; the customer base is very loyal. For good reason -- the food is fantastic. Always crowded, but never a disappointment.

C
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service!! You must try the cauliflower appetizer and the prosciutto and arugula pizza...delicious!!

BH
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very attentive and cheerful. Forrest has always been very professional. We enjoy the entire staff!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

$150 was way too much for the food received. Lamb chops so tough you could hardly cut it off the bone. Short ribs OK, but not great, grandma made better and fed the entire family for what these cost. Best item served was the Brussels sprouts - too bad the appetizer out-shined the main course!

KE
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Epulo is always amazing!

VW
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We normally go to Epulo’s fabulous happy hour but we were hosting an out of town family member and opted for the full dining experience. It was wonderful! Service was exceptional and our food was excellent. Highly recommend the brussel sprouts small plate, pork osso buco and braised short ribs. We had an incredible Pinot as well.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive staff, amazing food. Kids loved it. Wife in heaven.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was amazingly delicious. The only problem was you couldn’t have any type of conversation. It was also difficult to order your food because the table behind you was yelling so loudly the server had issues hearing.

TM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've eaten here many times and we love the food, the employees, the ambiance, it's the best place in the north end.

TD
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great restaurant. One of our favorites. Easy to get too, no fighting "city" traffic. Food and service is always fantastic.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food but a bit loud

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We’ve been here before, but this night was a bit different. A dinner date with good friends we haven’t seen in a while. I mentioned we were in no rush, wanting to have a nice leisurely dinner. Our waitress was pushy and asked us several times if we were ready to order. I mentioned after the second time we’d let her know. She clearly wanted to turn our table over quickly. She brought a drink with a large crack in it. This was to noticeable to miss and she was seemed “annoyed” when we brought this to her attention. Appetizers, salads, entrees, desserts, and drinks - our tab was nearly $400. One of our party was still eating his entree when she was forcing dessert on us.

The food was decent, with the exception of the room temperature gf/df lemon coconut cream dessert. Unfortunately we will not be returning anytime soon as good service is as important as what is being served.

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service outstanding as usual

ML
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A little loud. Delightful waitress. Busy place. Good food and special winter cosmopolitan a winner.

d
Seattle
43 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were outstanding. The restaurant was very busy. We always enjoy our experience at Epulo.

ES
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very attentive and friendly. The food is fantastic. Really good quality and delicious yet not overly pretentious. It’s honestly one of my favorite restaurants of all time.

B
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Overall Epulo Bistro provided a warm atmosphere and good food, but my guest did not feel her food was worth the amount that was paid for it. Personally, I thought my food was good, but I wasn't blown away. Having said this, I would still go back and maybe just try something else.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our waitress Heather was amazing! Actually, everytime we go there, the staff is kind and has the best customer service. The food was delicious. We are so glad we live in Edmonds and have this restaurant as our neighbors. :) has

K
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent, food and beverage service was very attentive. The lounge is on the noisy side, and table seating is cramped.

TR
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. Our meal was fantastic. My steak was cooked exactly how I like it...nice crust on the outside and rare on the inside...yum.

BR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Prices were too high for what was provided and the presentation was lacking. Staff was efficient and responsive. Food taste was okay.

d
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We had a reservation asked for a booth. Was told all 7 were reserved for 3 or more. So no! So then wanted to stick is in the corner. Again requested a larger table. She said she would make an exception. When we left 3 of the 7 booths never got used. Ridiculous. They didn’t even have them reserved. Policy I guess
Won’t go back

MO
Seattle
43 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening at Epulo celebrating a couple of birthdays. Our server was sweet and attentive. I had an injury requiring eating (one and) left handed, and she had the shells removed by the kitchen from my delicious pasta with clams. The sides here are amazing, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, delish! Save some room for desserts, Theo's truffle cake rich and decadent.

EP
Seattle
37 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fun and tasty spot!

GT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was lovely! We have visited before and always had a great experience. Only one factor contributed to the 4 star rating instead of five - the Pork Osso Bucco was an unusually small serving?
It was a bit disappointing that our out-of-town guest of honor ordered this dish.
We will return, however!

DP
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

They don't have many good options for vegetarians, and we had to look up lots of Italian words like capicola to avoid the dishes containing meat. They need to code dishes with a V for vegetarian. Also, we sat at a little table squeezed in next to the entrance, and my husband's chair was largely sticking out in the entrance way. Not very relaxing.

BH
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Forest was very attentive and did the little things that make it work for us

LS
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Epulo is always a treat. Friendly, engaging, professional staff. Food typically excellent.

M
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service. There's really nothing we didn't enjoy about our experience. Definitely recommend them.

CL
Seattle
44 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience2

The pasta dish with pasta pockets made in-house, stuffed with mushrooms, was excellent and loaded with foresty, winterly flavors. The consistency of the pasta was perfect. A dish with store-bought pasta was quite good and still better than what one gets in many other venues. A supposedly shareable appetizer was a joke, because what one shared was mostly bland toast. The single, small ball of burrata on that plate had been sitting under the heat lamp or had otherwise been traumatized, because it had the texture of a dead toad. Espresso was very good.
Service was fast and friendly, occasionally a bit distracted, but only mildly so.
On a Saturday night, it was extremely busy here and some people got very loud.
Not good: This place packs them in very, very closely, including a couple of tables in the tight corridor on the way to the restrooms. I'd be ashamed to seat people there. Make a reservation, come on a weekday, or else be prepared to embrace your fellow humans.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Epulo! Always pair first pick in Edmonds. Great staff, food and ambience.

DC
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Food was fabulous - service was awesome ! Love this place

MM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Epulo is a great go to on any night of the week. Have always had consistently good food and service. Appreciate that we were able to make a rather last minute reservation on a busy friday night. Walked right in to our table... YAY!

DS
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome and the food was excellent!

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