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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

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (33)
Good for a Date (27)
Creative Cuisine (24)
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Special Occasion (23)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Cozy (16)
Romantic (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Casual (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Fun (10)
Authentic (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Seasonal (9)
Bar Seating (8)
People Watching (6)
Tapas (6)
Business Meals (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Organic (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Waterfront (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

My wife and I made a last-minute decision to have dinner here on a Friday evening. It was just before 5 when I checked Open Table to see if tables were available. Two people at 7 o'clock. Perfect. We caught up on each other's week at home for a bit then drove the few miles to the restaurant.

We were seated at a small table towards the front of the restaurant. Although this is a cozy neighborhood place, we were far enough away from other tables to have our own conversation. For those of you with hearing aids, there is a fair amount of ambient noise in the restaurant.

For starters we ordered the Fried Calamari and Rock Shrimp Fritti, which we enjoyed. The batter was light and the food nicely fried. My wife had the Braised Beef Short Ribs for her main course and I had the Seared Duck Breast.

She found the short ribs to be acceptable, but nothing memorable. They were a bit over cooked and were lacking of anything special or memorable in terms of flavor.

I found the duck breast to be very tasty, as were the rest of the items that accompanied the main course. The duck was prepared medium rare, which is very much to my liking. Although I'm not a big eater, I found the portion a bit small. I would order this dish again.

My wife had the Chief Cabernet Sauvignon from Mark Ryan. It's very full-bodied and flavorful. I had a glass of Cambria Syrah . It was a perfect pairing for duck.

I would guess that this is our 4th or 5th visit to Epulo over the last few years. We don't go often, but have always enjoyed our meals. My wife's experience with her short ribs was the first time we've had something that we wouldn't order again.

On this particular evening the wait staff seemed to be a little taxed. I ordered a second glass of wine about halfway through dinner and after waiting for more than an appropriate amount of time, had to remind our waitress. When the check came I noticed that she had not charged us for that glass. Overall, it was a good experience. We'll go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Celebrating my wife’s birthday... Excellent cuisine, beautiful presentation, and a welcoming staff; our server Laura was exceptional! Would love to come back soon. Thank you!

- Tom C.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

A nice evening out with friends. A relaxed atmosphere with plenty of time to enjoy friends and food.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We were in Edmonds for an event and someone recommended Epulo as a good place to go for our anniversary. Then it became a bit of a party when someone I work with joined us. Epulo is a perfect place to go to to share some small plates and pizza. The wine selection is amazing and I thought the food was delicious and fairly priced. Our server was very nice and we didn't feel hurried. Kind of a nice European like dining experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Everything was AMAZING! Our server happened to hear me wish my husband a "happy birthday" and brought us a dessert to celebrate. The Brussels sprouts were divine as was the burrata. All so good!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

“Lost” open table reservation, so seated in noisy bar/lounge with bartender type server. Why bother with reservations if they can’t find it?

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Our favorite restraunt in Edmonds. Always top notch food.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great as always..........
Favorite place in Edmonds.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The restaurant has a very nice ambiance, but the noise level is a detriment especially for seniors who may have hearing issues. The food and service were very good.

Tags: Casual, Healthy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Worst Seattle Restaurant Week experience ever! The food was not worth the value. Cheap ingredients--their one "short rib" menu was not short rib at all; it was cheap chuck roast. Dessert was served after a 30 minute wait, which consisted of cold, chewy donuts. Would not recommend at all!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Menu selection, service and food was exceptional besides the duck was undercooked.. stomach was upset later on. Otherwise I will try this place again.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, People Watching, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

My husband and I had a great dinner date here recently. We had stayed away for some time because we had come on Valentines Day and had a pretty bad experience. I am happy to see that was probably just a bad night one-off for them.
I'm so glad we gave Epulo another chance. The food was delicious, the ambiance was perfect and the service was good. It's my favorite local restaurant now and I can't wait to return!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

This is the second year I have taken participants from the Edmonds' WOTS Conference. This year five of the seven of us were from out of state. The sixth person moved to Edmonds in July and said she would like to take her husband to Epulo.

Only two complaints: I ordered roasted Cauliflower that did not come. The server did not check how the food was and I gave up on the order.
Noise level made it a little hard to hear the people at the end of the table. If I take a group next year, I will definitely consider Epulo again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Went for a get together with friends. Really great place, a little on the loud side. Try the sparerib! It's to die for!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 2, 2017

my first experience here...what a great time! amazing seasonal offerings, and friends who are gluten-free had amazing options (they even have GF pasta)! good wine, great food, awesome conversation in this cozy nook!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Romantic, Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Lovely time. We know and love our server Deborah.

Early birthday celebration for me.

Beautiful time. Epulo always tries to meet our requests.🌹

Thank you Epulo!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Vegan, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Healthy, Fun, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Casual, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food was amazing as was the service! Unfortunately it was extremely loud in the restaurant due to Homecoming and a very busy night. Would recommend but would Suggest going during a less busy time if you want to be able to hear your date!!!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

We have been dining at Epulo since they opened in Edmonds some 8 years ago. It has become one of Edmonds' premier restaurants. The food is great and the food and wine menu is original. The wait staff are very friendly and attentive. Even the owner often visits the guests' tables to find out directly how their experience is. I would without hesitation recommend this dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Try the gorgonzola-topped steak and the salad with pumpkin.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Romantic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Been before and again it was a good experience. The home made burrata is really good. Not an elaborate menu (which is nice), so focus on good quality. Good variety of wine and the local IPA from Salish is just great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We had a great dinner with friends here. What a great place!

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 25, 2017

We always have an excellent time at Epulo. The food is very good with a range of interesting menu options. There is a very long wine list, with many excellent wines available at reasonable prices. We think the service is excellent: friendly, capable and happy to please the customers. We were offered a half glass of wine for our refill, which was a lovely option. There had been a slight mixup upon our arrival (nothing serious) and the waiter comped our wine to make up for it. The atmosphere is lively but formal enough to feel special. We consider Epulo a neighborhood gem and it saves us a trip Seattle through traffic.

Tags: Cozy, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Seasonal
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 16, 2017

One of our favorite local places. Great for happy hour, date night and high quality sea + land food. Generally great wait staff, but bartender was a little cranky that night for some reason. We'll be back anyway!

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We enjoyed a birthday dinner at Epulo. The beef short ribs were reliably wonderful. We shared the small plate lamb, too and it was done just right. The "little gem" salad is delicious. Service was just the right level of attentive.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

Food was very good. The service was great. Its in a very nice location close to downtown Edmonds. The house made cheese was delicious. We ordered two pizzas, the dungeness crab, and the chicken with peaches. They were both quite excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant for dinner, and I'm sure they have a wonderful lunch menu.

Tags: Tapas
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Loved the food but service was so poor. Would have loved to have a 2nd drink with our dinner but we never saw our waitress again, she ignored us.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We went to Epulo for our 48th wedding anniversary. They were very sweet to put us at a table that was quieter, near the back. The server was very friendly and attentive even though it was very crowded and busy that night. The food was great! I had the Little Gem salad and their signature short ribs. Both were excellent. My husband had the grilled pork tenderloin. He said it was good, but I was disappointed that they didn't grill the peaches, too; just sliced fresh ones. Otherwise, it was fine. We were surprised with a complimentary dessert for our anniversary, which was a perfect end to a perfect meal. This is a gem of a restaurant in Edmonds and they obviously put a lot of care and thought into everything they do!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 2, 2017

First time there. Main street in Edmonds is quite lively at night. The restaurant had a great atmosphere and the staff were very helpful in giving us a booth. Warm atmosphere and great food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 2, 2017

It was good, but a little overpriced for what we got - especially their "most popular salad". $10 for literally 6-7 leaves of lettuce with a bit of dressing. We may go back. I did like the food, but now I'll know a little of what not to get.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Lovely, rustic-elegant place. Their signature martini drink made with white cranberry is excellent. The short rib and pork tenderloin seems to have the most popularity. Very flavorful and well presented. Would have it again. Flavors were inventive and memorable. Suggest to make reservations - I did it on line from their site. Really enjoyed the ambiance and our waitress. Lots of happy people.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

service was great except for the part where we were asked to be out by 7pm - less than an hour from arrival time from a reservation made at 6pm. To their defense, we asked to move tables because our first table was in the front and uncomfortable due to one chair being in a pathway.

food was okay though. not worth the price IMO. but what do I know?

would not recommend unless you're a retired person living in Edmonds with no ambition to drive outside of the area.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 20, 2017

ePulo has become our go-to place in Edmonds. The food is good and the service is excellent. Recently we had a great experience with Heather, a truly excellent server. My only suggestion for this restaurant is that they serve a green vegetable with entrees. The entrees seem incomplete with only a protein and a starch. Both for balance and to justify the price, a bit of green is warranted.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great place for happy hour as it would be a better value and the appetizers are delicious. A little noisy for me. I would have like to have been able to hear the other people at my table when they spoke in normal tones.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great food, nice atmosphere, friendly staff and guests - highly recommended!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Great food, good atmosphere and wonderful customer service!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Great spot for Happy Hour, both food and drinks. Very friendly staff and fun place with lots of locals. Hope to return.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Epulo NEVER disappoints! Favorites are the roasted cauliflower, lamb chops and the pasta formagio.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Live Music, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Would is one of my Edmonds favorites. I go there when I want to unwind and have a great glass of wine and a good meal with outstanding service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 5, 2017

I am reminded why I don't dine here very often. High prices for mediocre food.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The food was wonderful, we ordered the calamari, the capicolli pizza and the home made burrata. The service was excellent. The draft beer selection is a bit limited, I wish they had a scotch ale and tables for 4 near the windows as they only had tables for 2.

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