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J Bistro Downtown
J Bistro Downtown

J Bistro Downtown Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jbistrodowntown.com/
  • Email: JBistrodwtn@gmail.com
  • Phone: (419) 502-2280
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Jesse Harris
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: We have a great musical line-up on Friday & Saturday evenings beginning at 6:00pm. Local guitarists,Keyboard players & vocalists. 6pm-9pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Columbus Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is free public parking in a covered garage across Market Street, free on street parking and a free public parking lot on the west side of the building.
A word from J Bistro Downtown
J Bistro Downtown is a contemporary restaurant located in the beautiful Manhattan on Market building. The décor is sophisticated and warmly elegant. The vibe is just plain fun with delicious food to match.

We source local when we can and we feature sustainable produce from the iconic Chef’s Garden, in Huron Ohio. Our menu is fresh and vibrant with great artisanal cheese, a variety of fresh pasta dishes, seafood, crisp flatbread pizzas and man-sized steaks, chops and signature dishes. We buy in small amounts to insure the freshest possible ingredients. The menu is contemporary American food with a twist.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "and we will definitely be back again soon! Upon walking in, the ambiance reminded me of an upscale restaurant in New York City. The service from our waitress Sarah was amazing, she was very tentative without being bothersome to our lunch "date". I had the Deviled Eggs Deconstructed to start and I'm still dreaming about the taste of them. The slice of smoked bacon to put on top is the perfect touch. Next I had Chorizo pizza which was on flat bread. Simply put it was one of the best pizzas that I've ever had. My wife had the Butternut Squash soup to start and then the Fish tacos, which she really liked both of them. I tried a bite of a taco and it was amazing! Thanks for the great experience and we look forward to seeing you again!"
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Our first visit to jbistro was a few months ago when we were invited as guests with a group of friends. It was a memorable dinner so my husband and I came back for another wonderful evening just the two of us on a date night! We ordered the brussels sprouts that we are now IN LOVE! with and we shared a wedge salad which was also delicious. For entrées we had the sea bass which our server explained was the restaurants signature dish and the pork chop. The sea bass was out of this world and my husband seemed to enjoy his chop. Our server was attentive throughout our whole meal and all of the staff were friendly. It was a weekend evening and they had only a couple tables in the dining room. What a shame! We will be back for sure though!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time here on Saturday when my partner and I celebrated our two year anniversary. There were only a few tables that were taken, so we were seated promptly and our waitress was always there when we needed anything. We started off with the brussel sprouts (HIGHLY recommend), and then she and I tried the lamb shank and the scallops, respectively. We were not super excited about the dessert selection (though their offerings did sound delicious!) so we went around the corner to find something else, but everything was wonderful. We'd love to come back when we're in the area again. Well done, Sandusky."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Food and service consistently excellent as always!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "A little pricey for small servings. $24 for three. Small scallops. Tasty but I thought at least one or two more would have been more typical. $3 for bread service. First time we've ever paid for bread at a restaurant. server never even asked if we wanted more. Service was attentive, friendly. Again just ok."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated Valentine's at J'Bistro....it was perfect!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was our third time to J. Bistro. We always opt for one of the high-top tables for two in the bar area. Each time the experience has been the same. The staff is friendly and efficient, and the food is very good. Portion sizes are just about right for us. Some people not experienced in fine dining may consider them a bit on the small side, but that's how we like it. The menu is very simple but well planned, with not so many choices as to confuse. The wine list is a little lean, but you'll find something nice to pair with your entree. Our last visit the noise level was low to moderate, but on a busy night it could be considered "energetic'.....never really loud. J. Bistro is the best restaurant in Sandusky. We'll be back for certain!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We were in on a quiet evening in January but our server sarah made us feel warm and comfortable so my husband and I were able to enjoy a relaxing romantic evening together. The food and cocktails were amazing as always! We recommend this restaurant to all of our friends and anyone just stopping through the area. Its an experience not to be missed!"
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "We highly recommend the Brussels sprouts appetizer to share and The sea bass entrée is outstanding. The service and atmosphere are the best!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The food, service, and ambiance were all exceptional. I can't say enough about this restaurant. It was all just perfect."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "We were so glad to be able to take family to J Bistro as a surprise when they came to town! They were very impressed and pleased! Not only with the food and atmosphere but also by the ambiance provided by the guitarist."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "The menu is worded in a confusing manner so it's difficult to get a feel of how the dish will taste. For example, the steak comes with pickled onions which is probably good but doesn't sound appetizing. Most descriptions are just series of words seperated by "/", no actual description of how it was prepared or presented. We ended up ordering the hamburger and pasta as "safe" choices because most other descriptions made it difficult to visualize how the dish would tasts. Food was good but probably won't return due to the confusing menu. Maybe the regulars are used to this but this first time visitor suggests they come up with a less confusing menu."
    Dined on 11/4/2013
  • "We had a quiet dinner to celebrate our anniversary. The food was excellent, the service perfect, and the whole experience what I've learned to expect from J. Bistro."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "The wine, the service, the food, couldn't have been better! Would highly recommend it to all."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "J Bistro is a nice combination of perfect decor, excellent service, outstanding pianist and of course wonderful food!"
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "I'm from the area and its nice to have such wonderful restaurants like this one at our exposure! Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable! The food was amazing! Brussels sprouts and Sea bass were out of this world! It was a very busy night & staff was very attentive & everything about the experience was spot on!"
    Dined on 10/15/2013