Cameron's American Bistro
Cameron's American Bistro

Cameron's American Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cameronsamericanbistro.com/
  • Phone: 6148853663x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner

    Monday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm

    Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jeff Lindemeyer
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Enjoy the original Cameron Mitchell Restaurant all to yourself by booking a private dining event today. Cameron’s American Bistro is closed during lunch hours & is therefore available for private parties seven days a week between the hours of 11: 00 am & 3:00pm. This restaurant may accommodate up to 90 guests & custom banquet menu options are offered to help plan your event.
  • Private Party Contact: Kelli Gordon 614-885-3663x

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Cameron's American Bistro
Celebrate the grand reopening of our new Cameron’s American Bistro. Twenty years after opening in 1993, we've revised, renovated and revisited our original restaurant with a whole new take on the American Bistro. You’ll find a new menu with familiar favorites, and some brand new one’s as well as a wine list expanded in both choice and geography. There’s also a fresh new look from the bar to the dining room to the exterior. We look forward to having you as our guest soon.
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Cameron's American Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
177 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (126)neighborhood gem (93)fit for foodies (80)romantic (69)notable wine list (31)hot spot (14)vibrant bar scene (12)good for groups (11)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (2)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • One of our favorites
    CaAMillerVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Eat here often. Love the new decor. The chef is great and the food is consistently excellent with exceptional specials. Drinks are unique and fun. Service is always the best with friendly servers. Very welcoming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Walleye In Town
    AprilVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is my go to restaurant for Walleye and Shrimp & Grits - the latter is a dish I would never have ordered in my life but the waiter recommended it one night when Walleye was out of season. I wish they would open up on the East side of town. They go out of their way to accomodate gluten-free.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday, September 13.
    Kadie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I had the walleye too much breading and it didn't need the sauce. A light sauté would have been enough. My dinner came almost cold, the potatoes were not creamy, firm and somewhat cold. I love walleye, this was not my favorite by far. We like all Cameron's restaurants and will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cameron Mitchell never disappoints
    HappyHazleys
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Each year my husband and I celebrate our wedding anniversary at on of the Cameron Mitchell restaurants. We were not sure if Cameron's American Bistro would be a good choice for a romantic evening, but in keeping with tradition we went. The atmosphere was great! The lighting, noise level and seating were perfect for our special evening. The servers were great to work with and knowledgeable. The menu was flexible which was perfect since I'm also expecting and have been very picky about food. Speaking of food, wow! We were blown away by everything that we ordered. We look forward returning.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, as always.
    BlancheVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This restaurant is one of our favorites in C-Bus for special occasions or just an evening out. The food and service are consistently very good. They have added to the ambiance with the remodeling they did earlier in the year. Parking can be a little tricky but that's true about most good restaurants. I would recommend this CM Restaurant to anyone seeking a good meal at fair prices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cameron's - very eager to go back
    OHdiner
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was great and the service excellent. It was smaller than I expected and a little noisier, but not so much so that it impacted our experience. I would consider taking children (they do offer a kid's menu) but would do so earlier in the evening. I would also go back just to sit at the bar, have dinner and watch the game.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good choice
    Swanky
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    In town for Buckeye game and looking for a good meal. I was a little surprised at the location and the size when we arrived.......... However, once we were seated, I knew we were in for a good meal. The food was what you would expect from a name like "American Bistro". Both my wife and I were pleased with our meals and the service level.. I had the salmon and my wife the fillet. I am glad we took the opportunity to stop by. It is a nice value for the meal, you will be pleased you gave it an opportunity. If lived in town, we'd certainly go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • special occasion
    Birthday
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Enjoyed the food, the service. This is one of our goto places when we want to celebrate a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    lroach65
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Great ambiance and service. i felt the food was average at best and overpriced. My husband and i have been to several Cameron Mitchell restaurants and we've always had a great experience. Cameron's American Bistro was surprisingly disappointing. We won't be going back.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Casual yet upscale dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This establishment meets perfectly what one would expect from the title American Bistro. It is casual yet the atmosphere, decor, and greeting staff are first class. Service was very friendly yet impeccable. The food was excellent, very nicely presented, done correctly, and greater in volume than the term bistro might suggest. Well done. Cameron Mitchell's original location still stands tall after many years and carries his flag well.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Truth
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was my first time dining at Cameron's American Bistro, and I had a very good time. The service was really friendly and we were seated within 10 minutes of our arrival. I would recommend eating here to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary dinner
    Youngoldies
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Celebrated 50th wedding anniversary with excellent food and freebie desserts
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food was very good...fish was overcooked for two of the diners in our party...
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Impressions
    RestaurantCritic
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    First impressions can make or break you. While this saying is true in all aspects of life, it is especially notable in the restaurant industry. My boyfriend and I opted to try Cameron's for date night. Due to the late nature of the reservations, we opted to arrive early and have a drink at the bar. We were informed it would be a few minutes before we could be seated while multiple groups came in after us and were seated immediately. At this point our reservation was 15min ago. The hostess was not apologetic and informed us would be another 15min before we could be seated. After informing the GM that we would be leaving to dine elsewhere after finishing our drinks, a table magically appeared. The food and service once seated were okay.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a great place to come back to!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We just moved back from Texas after an 11 year absence from Columbus. This was one of our favorite restaurants then and it was as good and enjoyable as we remembered!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a classic
    Jen10
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We are spoiled to have Cameron's in our neighborhood! The food is always wonderful and consistent. They have standbys on the menu that are always great, but they change up the other items periodically to keep you coming back. You can't go wrong with an evening out at Cameron's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Renovation!
    BellyBien
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    It had been at least 10 years since my last visit to Camerons and I was expecting the an aged version of the original restaurant. Not so! Everything is brand new - the tables, booths, lighting, flooring... and very well done. It's a central meeting location for family members so we will not wait 10 years to revisit. My salad was so flavorful - I can't wait to go back and have it again. Fried chicken was very tasty too. It was my mother's 79th birthday and our server couldn't believe we were too full to even take a free dessert to go - couldn't think about ever eating again! Should have taken her up on it though, the desserts sounded amazing...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    morgen
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Always go to Cameron's for birthday dinners. Never have had a bad meal. Lamb was wonderful and red snapper was excellent. Will be back soon. Would never hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anyone. The staff are always friendly and service superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chef
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We enjoyed the food. Our waitress Rachel was very good. She kept track of us but didn't hover. We got a reservation very quickly thank you. Please ask the chef to change the menu now and then. I used to go to the bar on Thursdays quite often the menu doesn't seem a lot different.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amberisma
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The pork chop and clams dish was delicious. Sunday was 1/2 off bottles of wine as well, which was a night little surprise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice evening out!
    JARM
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food was delicious, service exceptional. The only problem was the noise level. Restaurant was completely full, but extremely noisy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing anniversary
    LoveJ2E
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was wonderful and the service made us feel special on our special day. It was a bit chilly in the bar area, though.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • American Bistro
    teejay43235
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    It was good, but not terrific, wow factor. We prefer Cap City, Marcellas is EXCELLENT, and Martini's over this location. Server was excellent, very friendly, highly recommending items which was appreciated, and was celebrating our 37 anniversary. She provided a rose, a free desert, not expecting and was a nice, unexpected touch as we normally don't say we are celebrating anything. Selections, in our opinion was good, but limited if not wanting steaks, beef; seafood rather pricey. It was a good experience but prefer the menus at Cap City, Marcellas and Martinis overall.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Excellent service and food. We had 3 in party and each had a different menu item and we could share reviews between each of us. Thanks
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Improved restaurant
    Emelia
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The recent remodeling has improved the atmosphere and flow of the restaurant. Some of the tables are too close together to make conversation private. The food is very good, but the menu is standard.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious but noisy
    JayneVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Only one complaint-the fabulous shrimp bisque is no longer a staple on the menu. That and the roasted garlic are the main attractions for me.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Sophisticated and charming
    Tomtff
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Nice place, very nice. Has a warm energy around the whole meal
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food but Cramped Booth!
    Diningduo
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Love Cameron's. We had not been in awhile. Really loud in the dining area and we requested a booth and it was so tight our chests were in our food! We are not huge people either. There needs to be a comfortable space between table and diner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spooned Corn Bread
    AnitamdVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Even if it isn't the side that comes with your meal, ask for it on the side! My husband says it is as addictive as crack!!! The Walleye is always perfectly prepared and 2 of us had the Salmon special which was delicious paired with green beans and roasted potatoes
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Attractive redo, high quality menu
    Haveforkwilltravel
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The newly redone Cameron's is much more attractive than it was, and the booths are more comfortable! It's quieter than before, if last Friday was any indication. I had heard a new chef was doing the old entrees differently and not as well, but four of us had a very good meal that included the old favorite walleye, which my friend who ordered it said was delicious. The salmon special was truly scrumptious. The person who ordered scallops wasn't quite as happy with their flavor, but that was the only complaint. Cameron's is a standout among Columbus restaurants, and we all agreed we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful evening!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Our first time back since the restaurant was remodeled; very fresh looking and comfortable. The food and service were outstanding!! We were celebrating my mother's birthday and they made her feel very special. We have always loved this restaurant; will be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time diner.
    Claremontsand
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I loved the food. Each entre had some interesting item that caught my interest and made the selection difficult. The staff was pleasant and service very good. The Bistro vegetable plate, and the Shrimp and Grits were the 2 dishes that my friend and I ordered. Andouille sausage mixed with the shrimp were a tasty combination. The sweet corn ravioli on the vegetable platter were exceptionally delicious. I will be returning to try some of the other entres.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For an enjoyable evening
    mpmenjoys
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This is a gem of a restaurant. I have been here over many years and have never left disappointed or hungry. Wonderful deep menu that offers something for everyone. The chef also helped me on my last visit because of special diet needs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Wonderful food, and the carrot cake was ridiculously good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful food
    JayneVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food was great, the service superb, but still noisy. The noise level is high but the food is worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary dinner
    Falsoon
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    AB is one of my wife's favorite dining places. (I was tempted to call it an "eatery" but it is more upscale than that, and deserves a classier name.) We choose to have our 37th wedding anniversary dinner there, and it was everything that we expected. The Teriyaki Salmon was excellent, although I thought the sauce a bit heavy for the fish. I never had oysters served as they were in the Oyster Bingo, and they were a treat. Our server was especially helpful and professional. He checked with us frequently and promptly, but not so much that he hovered over our conversation. We also appreciate that AB participants in the MidOhio Food Bank restaurant week. I would recommend AB for a romantic ambience with out-of-the-ordinary dining experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CynCyn
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We have been going to Cameron's for years and it seems to get better and better. Restaurant Week took us there and we will definately return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall OK
    rucn2020VIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We've been here and at other Cameron's places. We enjoy it, but there's always a 'surprise.' Either it's very loud so you can't talk or overpriced sandwiches. At this visit the server recommended the 'house Cameron wine' so we each ended up getting a couple of glasses (two white, two red). When the bill came I was absoultely shocked that the wine was $19/glass - I feel the server had an obligation to inform us of that when we ordered. If that doesn't bother you, ignore this review - as the rest of the experience was fine. Not sure if we'll be back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable Evening
    ItalianTed
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We were greeted promptly by staff upon our arrival. The Cameron's Walleye was excellent and we also enjoyed the frutti di marre (served with homemade pasta). The creme brulee was fabulous. Definitely will return for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent meal
    Osufan
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We were a group of 5 and enjoyed our meals very much. The new renovation is beautiful and has helped the noise level immensely. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.