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Bistro on Lincoln Park
Bistro on Lincoln Park
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Bistro on Lincoln Park Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.bistroonlincolnpark.com
  • Phone: (216) 862-2969
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm; Closed Sunday And Monday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Cory Hess
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wine
  • Catering: Private room hold up to 50ppl
  • Special Events & Promotions: Monthly Wine Dinners, Farmers Market Dinners

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kenilworth
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Plenty of self parking on street. No meters.
A word from Bistro on Lincoln Park
Bistro on Lincoln Park is a modern American bistro set in historic storefront buildings overlooking Tremont’s Lincoln Park. Chef Cory Hess melts classic American fare with modern techniques to present fine dining and wine experiences. Chef Cory's seasonal menu delivers an excellent dining experience using fresh ingredients and passionate preparation in the Bistro’s kitchen. The Bistro’s menu features a classic steak and frites, seasonal fish, unique salads, pasta, and homemade ice creams. In the American spirit, the Bistro has a comprehensive and well-priced wine list to compliment the cuisine. The wine selection ranges from a “20 for $20” wine list featuring international wines at $20 per bottle to distinct wines. The Bistro is a warm and inviting environment that is just minutes from downtown Cleveland. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food did not meet our expectations. We realize it was a new menu, but I ordered the signature trout mac and cheese, which was heavily smoked, but not terribly flavorful otherwise. The beet appetizer was good. The gnocchi were tough. Not a place I'd return, unfortunately."
    Dined on 6/8/2012
  • "This wasn't my first time at Bistro, so I knew - or thought I knew - what to expect. We arrived early for dinner so we sat at the bar. The bar manager steered us to delicious drinks that were on the new menu. Friendly guy. The waiter, when we were seated, was another story. He let us know he was very busy throughout dinner, when we'd "bug" him for things like more water. The short ribs are still good, though they weren't fork-tender like normal. Polenta is always great. They were debuting a new menu, which had some good choices."
    Dined on 6/8/2012
  • "We were surprised to find the Bistro menu had changed quite a bit and to a lower price point. The quality of the food and the service were not up to expectation. The service, while adequate, was a little uneven and too informal for our liking. Cheese plate had three different cheeses; ricotta salata, smoked cheedar and a blue cheese. All were all good, but the accompanying flatbread/cracker was in short supply and the honey was provided in a small metal cup that was impossible to pour from without getting it all over. Pork Tenderloin was cooked properly & very good, but the polenta was made w/white grits and too much cheese. The COLD berry/tomato salad was put on top of the warm pork? Veal breast was oversmoked and tasted like bacon"
    Dined on 6/8/2012
  • "The updated atmosphere is very welcoming. Our table tried the duck which was just yummy, the pork tenderloin, - delicious and the short ribs - the star of the show! The salads and desserts were outstanding. I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/7/2012
  • "By far one of the top five meals I've ever had, and ridiculously inexpensive for the privilege. I had the Killbuck Valley mushroom and toast appetizer (delicious!) followed by a truly fabulous duck confit pot pie, while hubby had the absolutely-to-die-for foie gras brulee and an outstanding pork belly and veal "city chicken," all followed by a strawberry sorbet that tasted just picked. With things like meatloaf, mac and cheese and tuna noodle casserole on the menu, and in such a light, bright, relaxed atmosphere, this is comfort food taken to its highest level."
    Dined on 6/2/2012
  • "Clean and open feeling. Interesting menu. The "city chicken" as batter fried and had a lot of fat in it. The meat wasn't trimmed well. I would not order this entree again."
    Dined on 6/2/2012
  • "Excellent location, perfect menu, beautiful place!"
    Dined on 6/1/2012
  • "Our waiter border on hostil which was not very pleasant."
    Dined on 5/31/2012
  • "We have dined here in the past and enjoyed it but not recently. Last night's dinner was very disappointing. The small menu was uninspired, heavy on comfort food entrees (tuna casserole, mac & cheese, short ribs). Only one fish on offer -- the ubiquitous salmon filet. All dishes sounded boringly ordinary. My husband ordered the mushroom soup which arrived only warm. I ordered the cold pea soup; it was room temperature. When our dinners arrived everything on the plate was merely tepid. We sent them back for reheating. We both had the short ribs -- mediocre. Our server was pleasant, but not very attentive considering that the restaurant was pretty empty. Maybe he was the reason the entrees weren't hot?"
    Dined on 5/31/2012
  • "It is a nice place. I had city chicken. It was good, but not as good as I would expect from this type of place. My girlfriend had a salad and pea soup, she thought it was fantastic. They have lots of seafood on the menu. I would go back."
    Dined on 5/26/2012
  • "New menu, so no specials were offered. Which was fine except that the menu selections were heavy comfort food. We had a mushroom appetizer that was fabulous and delicious short ribs for our entree, also delicious, but heavy for a summer meal/"
    Dined on 5/26/2012
  • "The meat was tender enough to cut with a fork; the pork belly was unctuous; the horseradish peas were a culinary delight and I think the rolls were made in house. We WILL be back and soon. Deciding what to eat was the really hard part of a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 5/24/2012
  • "I was surprised what good food reviews this restaurant has received. The menu was very heavy and limited, surprising for this time of year. The table next to us had food that was cold in the center, leading me to believe that it is all microwaved. It was quite expensive for what it was as well."
    Dined on 5/23/2012
  • "Very nice and was receptive to dietary restrictions. We enjoyed our dinner and would recommend it!"
    Dined on 5/19/2012
  • "It had been a while since we had been to the Bistro and the menu was a little more limited than we had remembered. But our meals were very good and the service and atmosphere was excellent."
    Dined on 5/12/2012
  • "Bistro at Lincoln-Park holds its own against other restaurants in the tremont area for we believe a better price,(You will not have to order a side with the meal salads were extra but entrees were furnished with them, Desserts beside a few signatures they had homemade -ice cream - Salted-carmel-(yum)"
    Dined on 5/5/2012
  • "Love the citrus salad - different, fresh. Love the 20 for $20 wines by the bottle choices - very nice selections"
    Dined on 5/5/2012
  • "TThe food is terrific & the servers are friendly and attentive. Make sure you save room for dessert. You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 5/4/2012
  • "The music was much too loud and did not seem appropriate choice for the atmosphere which was very nice and upscale."
    Dined on 5/4/2012
  • "There are scores of restaurants in the area whose staff works hard to ensure a pleasant experience. This is not one of them. The staff seems to regard customers as a major inconvenience. I thought our first unpleasant experience here was an anomaly so we tried a second visit. Our last."
    Dined on 4/28/2012
  • "We got the short rib. It was like the food was made up put on a plate and when you ordered it the put it in a microwave."
    Dined on 4/24/2012
  • "It was one of the few places in Tremont that we could get in with short notice on a Saturday night. We were skeptical but it turned out to be a outstanding choice. There were four of us and we all ordered different meals. Each of us was extremely pleased. I had the short ribs which were delicious. They accommodated my wife's request for special preparation of her salmon. It was a wonderful evening. We highly recommend it."
    Dined on 4/21/2012
  • "The chef never ceases to amaze. He is always willing to make changes to the dishes on the menu. The desserts are not to be missed. The wait staff is always pleasant and ready to cater to your every need."
    Dined on 4/20/2012
  • "Great food and we had wonderful service, waiter knowledgeable about my gluten free needs"
    Dined on 4/17/2012
  • "Food was great but I wasn't a fan of the overall new menu"
    Dined on 4/14/2012
  • "The chef is always willing to accomodate any special dietary requests."
    Dined on 4/13/2012
  • "Although I've lived in the area for a little over 2 years, this was the first opportunity I've had to dine at Bistro, and it was awesome! They even read the special notes and remembered that we were celebrating a birthday in the dining party! Awesome. Great meal, awesome service, totally worth the dollar!"
    Dined on 4/13/2012
  • "The food is always great, the service outstanding and you can't beat the 20 for $20 wine list. That's why we return again and again."
    Dined on 4/10/2012
  • "The food is terrific. The chef is very willing to accomodate any special dietary requests."
    Dined on 3/30/2012
  • "refreshingly good ,comfort food. We highly recommend the tuna casserole and short ribs. The salads were fresh and unique, dessert was amazing. We settled for the homemade chocolate and salted caramel icecream. The restuarant and staff were charming.very nice!"
    Dined on 3/16/2012
  • "The food was delicious and portions were generous. I had enough left for lunch the next day. Terrific and reasonable wine list with several bottles for $20.00."
    Dined on 3/13/2012
  • "I love Bistro on Lincoln Park. Their food is always great, it's a cute place inside, and when the weather is nice, the little patio out front is a great place to eat. They have a very nice wine list. The menu changes often, and I've never been disappointed with anything I've eaten here. My only wish is that they would offer a couple of slightly healthier options. (I mean, I had pork belly with mac n cheese, which was phenomenal, but I think I ate my week's worth of fat content in a single sitting!)"
    Dined on 3/10/2012
  • "This is a lovely little restaurant right on the Square with a nice view of the sunset. The service was casual, unobstrusive and pleasant. I had the special, Smoked Short Rib with Killbuck Valley Savory Bread Pudding - it sounded delicious. When the plate was brought out I was surprised at how black the meat was, very unappetizing looking. The meat was very tender as a result of the sous vide (slow cooking in a water bath)but not juicy. I didn't really like it and the Mushroom Bread Pudding was so rich I couldn't eat it - had what looked like cream cheese in it. If I had to do it over, I would definitely order something else. We had a good time anyways."
    Dined on 3/10/2012
  • "We have always enjoyed the atmosphere at Bistro on Lincoln Park."
    Dined on 3/9/2012
  • "Do not miss the fish specials that Cory is whipping up on Friday nights. The Sea Bass was outstanding and the catfish bread pudding was not something we would think to order but we were very glad we did. The combination of flavors was fantastic."
    Dined on 3/2/2012
  • "WIfe and I had an early reservation on a Saturday and had the place to ourselves. Service outstanding and since it was our first time there extra time was spent by our server to review the menu and specials. We did the $20 bottle wine deal and I had the short ribs and wife had the signatiure Chicken and sweet potato dumplings. Both very good and plenty to eat. We will be going back!"
    Dined on 2/25/2012
  • "Our first visit. We loved the eclectic layout of the place, two old houses that have been linked and converted - a very cozy feel, with a view of Lincoln Park. We were impressed with the small but robust craft beer selections. They do a great job of riffing on comfort food. The meatloaf was incredibly light, with an intriguing spiced catchup. The fries were adequate, lightly seasoned. The Chicken & Dumplings was amazing - three different preps for the chicken (confit, poached, fried); the sweet potato dumplings were FABULOUS - I could make a whole meal of those! Also went w/ seafood special du jour, nicely prepared on a creamy pancetta & served w/ a garlicky spinach side that nicely offset the mild whitefish. We will be back to this gem!"
    Dined on 2/18/2012
  • "20 for 20 was a great idea. (20 bottles of wine for $20) Food was inventive and great"
    Dined on 2/17/2012
  • "The crab cake special was outstanding and the desserts were terrific."
    Dined on 2/17/2012
  • "Far exceeded our expectations! We made a last minute reservation on Valentine's Day and assumed any restaurant we could still get into must not be that great. Boy, were we wrong! The short ribs with polenta were absolutely delectable. My husband had the chicken entree and said it was moist and delicious. We had sides of pureed cauliflower and lightly glazed carrots that were excellent. Our salads contained fresh and tasty greens and our desserts were very good too. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2012