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Prima Bistro

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201 1/2 1st St, Langley, Whidbey Island, WA 98260-8801
+1 360-221-4060
11:30 - 21:00
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We read the reviews and thought this looked like a good place to eat lunch on our first visit to Whidbey Island. We were extremely disappointed! We had a party of 4 four and half of us had a decent meal the other half, terrible! One in our party had the Reuben which he said was good, the other had... More 

Thank sleeper188
primabistro, Owner at Prima Bistro, responded to this review

We are so sorry you were disappointed with your meal. Our customer's satisfaction is our number 1 goal, and we wish you had given us the opportunity to make you happy. There is nothing we can do if you do not express your discontent to your server. Our policy is to, no questions asked, refire a dish or get something... More 

Seattle, Washington
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

View of bay can't be beat. Food is Latin and very good. Pork tostada was not as good as the tamale pie but still tasty. IPA's we're canned from Firestone.

Thank SMan46
primabistro, Owner at Prima Bistro, responded to this review

I believe this review is intended for Portico Latin Bistro. More 

Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great find in Langley for a romantic and delicious dinner. The clams with house-made chorizo was full of spectacular flavor and the lamb burger was also yummy. Would give the food five stars but the service was slow and a little inattentive. Still, well worth it if only for those clams!

Thank terriandmike
primabistro, Owner at Prima Bistro, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your meals! We apologize that your experience wasn't a full 5 stars and we hope you'll come again so we can knock your socks off! Thanks much and hope to see you again. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thursday evening on a cool winter night and the place is jammed with people some baby and a puppy... Warm atmosphere including saxophonist. The main dishes on the menu were varied yet small dishes had more fish options so we had calamari fritti, prawns and oysters all just done right. Good choice of wines and cheeses. The crowning was Meyer... More 

Thank ross086
primabistro, Owner at Prima Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for the positive review and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Gustine, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Service was perfect to accommodate our party of 10. Orders were all delivered for lunch in a timely manner. I along with our friends appreciated "small plates"as a choice. I had truffled wild prawns- - delicious. I tried my husband's grilled lamb chops which seemed to melt in my mouth.

Thank Karly51
Langley, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We have had great meals here and not so great. What is strange is they have been on the same item at different times and tgey weren't complex recipes. Ambiance is very nice, great location. The outdoor seating is nice when available, otherwise go for a seat on the street side. We have been seated snd forgotten when seated back... More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

The place to dine in the summer is out on their deck in the winter any table will do. Outstanding food with a Italian and Mediterranean flair. Reservations are a must no matter when you visit.

Thank Jon D
Centennial, Colorado
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149 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Top of my list when visiting Langley. Customer focused staff and fantastic food. Their 3-5pm Happy Hour is great with their terrific apps at discounted prices. Unique cocktails and great wine list. For dinner the steak frites are amazing. Homemade desserts as well as homemade ice cream. Bob took good care of me this trip. A sister restaurant will be... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We have been coming to this location for many years, but now the cuisine is literally over the top amazing! All of the people we deal with are completely about the customer's happy quotient....and then there's the food!!!! I can honestly say I have always had an amazing meal in this establishment - customer service was another benefit. Their attitude... More 

Thank cellostravelin
Seattle, Washington
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

No matter when we visit Langley, Prima is always on the list for dynamite original dishes and always well executed meals. As a francophile I'm always up for good French faves and the Croque Madame rivals any I've had in Paris. Keep it on your short list, along with the always strongly brewed Happy Hippie coffee from Mukilteo Roasters.

Thank Chris J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, European, International, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 1/2 1st St, Langley, Whidbey Island, WA 98260-8801
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Whidbey Island  >  Langley
  • Phone Number: +1 360-221-4060

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?