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About Epulo Bistro

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!

526 Main Street
Edmonds, WA 98020
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Northwest, Mediterranean, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Monday: closed, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Main Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(425) 678-8680

Website:
http://www.epulobistro.com/

Catering:
Please contact the restaurant for more details.

Parking Details:
Epulo provides a small lot to park your car, in addition to the plentiful FREE street parking in Downtown Edmonds.

Public Transit:
Epulo Bistro is close to Community Transit bus stops, the Sound Transit Sounder train, and the Kingston Ferry

Executive Chef:
Alex Kurtz

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Four Course Prix Fixe Meal for $32.00

Tuesdays from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Specials

Four Course Prix Fixe Meal for $32.00

Tuesdays from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Details

Four Course Prix Fixe Meal for $32.00. Excludes Tax and Tip. Chef's creative choice every Tuesday! Limited availability. Special valid Nov 7, 2017 - Mar 6, 2018 on Tuesdays from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

Epulo Bistro Ratings and Reviews

5
4
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2
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (32)
Good for a Date (30)
Fit for Foodies (26)
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Good for Anniversaries (23)
Special Occasion (23)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Casual (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Cozy (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Romantic (14)
Happy Hour (13)
Fun (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Authentic (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Hot Spot (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Business Meals (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Seasonal (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Tapas (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Healthy (4)
Organic (4)
People Watching (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Quick Bite (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Always a pleasure to revisit epulo! Ever since this cozy bistro opened, we've come here about twice a year for a parental meal out. Sharing plates here is a fun way to sample delicious, creative food. Wood fired items a special signature here. The gnocchi with arrabiato sauce was wonderful on a chilly winter evening, the gnocchi were light, delightfully seared on one side, went beautifully with the spicy arrabiato with studs of kalamata olives. Roasted cauliflower this outing was a tad underdone to me, would prefer the grana padano grated to better coat the florets. Toasted bread with burrata was lovely stuff, could have used some more fennel, a little balsamic would have made it even better.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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·Dined 4 days ago

We shared a superb meal with friends after a play. Epulo is one of our favorite restaurants on the Seattle side of Puget Sound.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful place- great food and great service

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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

Met friends before the theater. Great place to laugh and chat. And eats are always superb. A place to return too. Veal chop was humongous!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Late-night Find
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

The problem that we encountered was that our table was situated next to the kitchen. There was noise aplenty as used dishes and silverware were brought directly next to our table -- often dropped on the floor or thrown into the bin for the dishwasher. This all happened behind me so that it always came as a surprise. After a half hour, I just wanted to get out of the restaurant. Too bad.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

This dinner was done on Valentine's Day, so I expected it to be busy and crowded. That isn't the issue. We did the special occasion chef's dinner. The food was ok, nothing special and a couple of the dishes were just not well planned or executed. The timing of the courses was terrible. We waiting and then got 1 course and then the second a couple of minutes later. Then that happened again. The server was very polite and was very helpful, even offered some free soup.
The holiday might have been the cause for the delays, but the food was not special occasion food for the HIGH price.

Tags: Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

It was Valentines 2018 and crazy busy. They were doing there best to take care of everyone with great attitudes. The atmosphere was perfect, service great no excellent and the food was absolutely delicious. As always, they did not disappoint on theis special night with my Beautiful lady. Thank you Epulo Bistro staff!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Although we were very unhappy about being seated in the bar the night was a success. On Vday the place is very busy & the bar couldn't be avoided because we were a party of 5. They made it right with a nice bottle of wine for free & a heart felt we're sorry.

The food is always great as their special menu's are always a treat. Service is always above the norm. One of our guest even stated "this is the best dinner I've ever had" & that says a lot!

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Great date night! We had our Valentine’s Day Dinner here, and we didn’t regret it!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Great food. Greater service. We will be back. Comfortable seating.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Clams were very tasty but the deep fried calamari and rock shrimp had too much breading which fell off the fish. Wine was good, service was great! We tried 2 different desserts, pumpkin cake and the chocolate decadence type cake with the oreo crust. We thought both were delicious and not overly sweet...

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Went to another restaurant that had a long wait (didn't get reservations) so I went on Open Table and found this bistro that was close. Great food, good atmosphere.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great signature drinks :)

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

There are many excellent restaurants in Edmonds and Epulo is at the top of our list.
We can always rely on an interesting menu, helpful service, and tasty preparation. Saturday was our 30th wedding anniversary and we wanted a special restaurant for the occasion. Epulo did not disappoint. Our waiter was Dustin who made several helpful menu suggestions. Our thanks to him and to everyone who helped make a special evening for a special occasion.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The menu choices give you a good variety to chose from. Salads and veggies are great. Good wine selection

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 7, 2018

We live close but have only been a couple of times. After this experience we plan to put it in the rotation. Looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tapas, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The food was delicious. The braised short ribs were outstanding! So tender and flavorful. And the service was impeccable. Love this place!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Epulo never disappoints. My wife and I love to go and have a quality and relaxing meal

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Good food, friendly staff. Good cocktails. Decent prices.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Fabulous food as always!!! I always take new friends there and they always enjoy it.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Food was great, as always. Heather did a great job taking care of us. Answered questions, was available, but not hovering, and let us take our time.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent food and experience! Would highly recommend!!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Casual, Romantic, Seasonal
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We were SO disappointed after reading all the reviews we looked forward to dining here while on a short visit to Edmonds.
Our waitperson was okay, we ordered and the meal did not arrive for AN HOUR! We never saw her come by at all in that time. When the food came out I was extremely disappointed in my pasta entree and she DID offer to get me something else - but I wasn't going to wait another hour! The pasta was smothered in a very strong and tart tomato red sauce which overshadowed the Guanciale. My husband had the duck entree with potatoes and he said it was good, nothing extraordinary - and the portion was on the small side.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner… Delicious and delightful! Will go again !

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We stumbled upon this restaurant while looking for dining options in Edmonds. We reserved a table for 2 an hour ahead on OpenTable and moved to the front of the line. LOVED the grapefruit martini made with Elderflower Liqueur. We each had a salad and shared a Puttanesca pizza and enjoyed both very much. I want to go back and try some other dishes.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 26, 2018

First timers. Our friends from Sonoma?were very impressed.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Epolu has a limited but creative menu of shared dishes. The Penn Cove mussels were quite good (hot and with plentiful broth). We actually returned the next night and order the mussels again. This time there were barely warm with much less broth. Not sure what the standard is.

The shared veggie plates were also quite good.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great service, food, and drinks - as always at Epulo.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The food was fresh and flavorful.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Had not been in to Epulo for a while but it was as good as I remembered. Our server was awesome and the food and service was excellent !

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The staff at Epulo always takes great care of us. Their service and attention to detail is outstanding. Their food is always delicious and we got a little lesson on where their salami recipes originated from the guy who makes all the house made meats. Delicious!!
We will be back again soon.

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Organic, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Great food and service. Great location. It was just right for a date night.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 16, 2018

We had a wonderful time at Epulo. I will definitely recommend and come again!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 14, 2018

When we arrived at the restaurant, the music was much too loud. This was eventually corrected. Our service was great. The food was bland. We were surprised because we have had great meals in the past. We will probably try again, but it was an off night for sure.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great bar and bartender! Very conversant about his cocktails and very helpful. Great service and food!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great as always! We go often as it is our favorite in Edmonds.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 6, 2018

As usual, this restaurant is a winner. I have visited here with friends and family at least a dozen times and have never been disappointed. Sure they get the odd thing wrong here and there but not enough to stop me going. If ever there is a mistake they are quick to fix it. Food is always over hi-standard (even when the place is busy) and the list of daily specials is always appealing. I do like the small plate options that way you can have a taste of many things rather than just one main course. Service is always excellent. If you are looking for a friendly Night Out in Edmonds you'd have to go a long way to beat this place

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Date night with my wife. We arrived early and no problem in seating us. Food was good - braised ribbs (reminded me of pot roast actually - but good).

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

As always they did not disappoint. The service was wonderful and friendly. The cocktails were perfect and the food was amazing!

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We chose three appetizers, each paired with the right wines. That was excellent and completely filling.

Tags: Happy Hour, Late-night Find
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