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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
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (33)
Good for a Date (31)
Fit for Foodies (26)
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Creative Cuisine (25)
Special Occasion (23)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Cozy (19)
Romantic (18)
Bar Seating (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Fun (13)
Casual (13)
Authentic (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Seasonal (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Business Meals (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Tapas (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Great Beer (5)
People Watching (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Healthy (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Organic (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 11, 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 10, 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 7, 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 6, 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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always great choices and flavorful food.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Delicious food, well prepared and served. Excellent wine list from bargain to specialty wines. This is a quality restaurant.
We shall return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great server, great food, great drinks. The noise level was fine for us to have a business meeting over dinner. Though I found a rock in my good, I felt this was a good sign that the ingredients were as authentic and real as advertised. They still comped my meal which I didn't even ask for or want! It was delicious.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 20, 2017

OMG the OMG cocktail was the best. All four of us had exceptional meals including delicious blood orange ice cream!

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Out standing I would highly recommend this wonderful place.
Creative and Great food
Creative drinks
Awesome staff

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Good food, I really enjoyed the burrata. We were only disappointed by the service, we didn’t have the proper silverware and couldn’t find the waitress anywhere, and then she brought us the silverware 15 min later, then rushed us out by clearing the table and taking the silverware away before I was finished...frustrating. We typically have no issue there, it may be a one off.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We love the food and wine at epulo, especially the truffle oil, arugula, and prosciutto pizza! It was slightly disappointing that the bartender got very behind on drink orders. It took 15 minutes or more for my drink to arrive. The waitress was polite to check in and tell us the drinks were backed up. Also, our salad arrived before our wine arrived, so the timing of our drinks were off all evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Our favorite Edmonds restaurant. The food is consistently wonderful. Must try the lamp chops...the best ever in my opinion. The short rib is amazing as well and if you ask nicely they will toss it with pappardelle...over the top delicious! Debra is amazing! Can’t really say enough good things:)

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants with consistently the best food we have had at any Edmonds restaurant. It is also a nice 1 mile walk from our house so we can walk off the dessert. They changed the menu since our last visit. I was hoping to get the halibut on a bed of lentils my husband had had. That dish was outstanding, the lentils the best I have had anywhere and fish perfectly done. Their vegetables are wonderful. I always order the roasted cauliflower or the brussel sprouts. My friends split the cod dish and liked it very much. The calimari/shrimp delicious, tender, lightly battered with a yummy slightly spicey sauce. My husband had the kale salad which was a bit dry, but, he gave it a 4/5 and the chicken which he gave a 3/5. He kept sneaking in and stealing my calimari/shrimp. We skipped dessert this time but, if you ever get a chance to try their maple nut ice cream, it is to die for!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Always a great experience!
Highly recommend Epulo for every occasion.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Everything was sooo tasty ! We had the calamari/shrimp appetizer along with the brussel sprouts. We had the gruyere rigatoni to share, the braised short ribs, and the lingcod. I would order everything again. Service was a tad slow at times but afterall, we were there on a Saturday night and the place was packed. Great people watching to pass the time. Window tables looked attractive and booth seating looked comfy. Our first time there and would highly recommend making a reservation if planning to go on weekend. Wait staff were curteous and apologetic for wait times eventhough we were totally understanding. Definately planning to return.

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We went to Epulo on Saturday evening prior to a show. I ordered the Caesar salad with grilled chicken. With the first bite, I knew something was wrong with the chicken. Our waitress took the plate away immediately. I changed my order to a steak. It's difficult for any restaurant to overcome this situation, but Epulo did a great job. I was given a complimentary glass of wine and also received a percentage off of my steak.
What a great job they did! Definitely coming back!

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

We love having Debra as our service coordinator and the food was exquisite. Great place for a date!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Food was fantastic! We were able to have a nice conversation in a friendly and welcoming environment. Overall, I thought it was a good value. We will most certainly go again!

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We love Epulo! The service was fantastic and the food was delicious! Cocktails were creative and good!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 6, 2017

What an all-around nice meal. The room was very warm and comfortable, yet sophisticated. The food was very good, and the lamb chops were excellent! The service was professional —friendly, helpful but nonintrusive. Can’t wait to return!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Epulo is a reliable and popular local restaurant for good food, drinks and service. We eat there often and usually enjoy it very much.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I have been there 2 times.Both times service was top and so was the food. Great find and happy hour is great deal. Kinda spendee but worth it.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Romantic, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great Beer, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent evening out! Very good service and atmosphere. The food is nicely presented.

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Very poor service, will not come back again.
Very poor service, will not come back again.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

We've been to Epulo about four times, all for special occasions, since it's a little on the pricey side. But the food is EXCELLENT, and the wine list is extensive, with hand-crafted cocktails included. Cozy, up-scale atmosphere, with wonderful service. Great for dates, anniversaries, family in from out-of-town you'd like to impress, or just a nice meal out once in a while. And downtown Edmonds so charming, especially during the holidays. Highly recommended!

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We visit Epulo often and are never disappointed. It's an Edmonds gem. Love their cocktails and the menu is always changing. This time we had the Duck and the Ribeye. Loved both! Great Service too!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food is always amazing and the service is always just right.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Staff was very accommodating of setting up our table and alllowing us more room. Great cocktails and food very good. Will go again!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 20, 2017

We went for their 8th anniversary. As always a wonderful meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Great food and very romantic/cozy place for the dinner.
However the service wasn't as expected. Used plates were left on the table and not being cleaned up before a next meal arrives. a but messy. would recommend to put more attention what is in use on the table and would could be taken away....
But in general good place.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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