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John Palmer's Bistro 44
John Palmer's Bistro 44

John Palmer's Bistro 44 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.johnpalmers.com/
  • Phone: (440) 350-0793
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: John Palmer DeJoy
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Personalized catering services available to accommodate any party size & event.
  • Private Party Facilities: John Palmer's Bistro 44 offers private space for 20 to 25 guests. A $50 room charge applies.
  • Private Party Contact: Nancy or Michelle (440) 350-0793

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from John Palmer's Bistro 44
John Palmer's Bistro 44 offers contemporary American & Comfort Food cuisine featuring a "scratch kitchen" where all items are made in-house using the freshest products available. John Palmer's Bistro 44 features a cozy environment with a warm fireplace, private room & a comfortable couch lounge.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "We've been dining at John Palmer's since it first opened in Chardon and we've followed it to Bistro 44. Always wonderful food and service. We HIGHLY recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Menu is way too limited. No chicken choices for those who don't eat meat or fish. Too much sauce - smothered the entre. Waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We visit this establishment quite a bit and it is always dependable for a nice evening. There was music and the food was very good"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Great food as always; the Rhode Island oysters were superb; the filet was perfect; good service and reasonable pricing for wine by the glass"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Lobster nachos were amazing! Waitress was very nice, BBQ trio was enormous that my husband ordered and my salmon was perfect!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Wasn't horrible. Food was good, although not prepared the way it was requested. Steak came medium well to well done when ordered medium. Chicken and waffles, waffle was extremely dry. Maybe that is the way the waffle is supposed to be. Just not worth the drive."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Overall this is a fine restaurant. My wife had the Tuna which was done perfectly and with great presentation. My dish was the Trio BBQ. Two of the three meats wrere very dry and overdone. The pulled pork and the sausage were well below parr. Then there was not . Enough BBQ sauce. Tonight it was off the mark. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We've been to John Palmer's a number of times and always find it delightful. Service is always excellent - food is always great. There is a new menu that leans more to steaks (which we've had in the past and are always excellent) however there are some very unique items that we were anxious to try. The foi gras with ice wine jelly appetizer was very, very good - we enjoyed it immensely! I had the gnocchi, veal pasta dish which was perfect - could not have been better. Paired nicely with the DeJoy Wine. My wife ordered the chicken and waffles. This was not good. The waffle was bready and dry - truly uneatable. The chicken was also dry. We did offer this feedback to our waitress to relay to the chef. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Slight delay is being seated, despite empty tables. Could not believe that they were out of oysters on a Saturday night of a holiday weekend-whomever does their ordering is an idiot! They were also out of one dessert. Seriously? Steak was very nice and cooked perfectly, same for the tuna steak. Plate presentation-totally lacking-just toss the food on the plate seems to be their motto."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Food prep is excellent, always to our specifications. Chef is talented. Service is best around. Always an enjoyable evening. Would highly recommend. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "A weekday evening for dinner with friends that haven't been together in a long time - perfect place - perfect evening. The food was wonderful and enough (appetizers) to share. It was hard to choose an entree because of the great selection. The waitress was attentive, helpful and timely. Great time "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Always excellent. The food is prepared as ordered and its quality is perfect. A nice blend of flavors and presentation shows the overall concern for doing things well. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "An evening out without kids and this is the place to be. From the moment you step in until you leave a truly memorable experience. True fine cuisine prepared with the finest ingredients. Service was outstanding. Appetizers are a must try. We had the salmon and cod and it was prepared beautifully! Planning on another trip back soon!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The delicious kobe beef egg rolls got our evening off to a delicious start. Crunchy and savory and not the least bit greasy. Could have made a meal of a couple orders of these! We were eating a bit later so my companion and I chose lighter options. I enjoyed the salad special which included delicious greens, toasted pecans, blue cheese and a lovely vinaigrette. I topped it with grilled salmon that was expertly prepared. My companion chose the Palmer salad - a fave of his - because he loves sundried tomatoes. He also chose grilled salmon to accompany the salad and a vinaigrette. Just enough bread and some wine made for a delicious meal. We also enjoyed the live music by a duo that complemented the ambiance perfectly. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Love John Palmers. Exquisite cuisine. This is our go to place for special occasions or when we feel like splurging on a great meal. The kitchen bar is perfect for a night out with the girls... Enjoying cocktails, chatting with the chef, and watching food being prepared."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We dined at John Palmers Bistro on a Saturday night at 6pm. We were instantly amazed at how a restaurant in a strip mall could be so inviting and classy when we walked through the door. The lighting was low but we were still able to see the menu and each other. The waitress was friendly and helpful and gave us very good service. We settled on the filet mignon with side salad. the salad was the best we've had in a long time. Mine had the tomatoes, feta cheese, pine nuts, and greens. The portions were adequate and left us just enough room for the creme brulee trio for desset with coffee. Very enjoyable and tasty. I'd say a bit decadent. My luxury cosmo maritni was good to the last drop. My husband's wine was very good too."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Enjoyed a terrific meal with good service for a birthday celebration. Prices are steep across the board. Otherwise, would dine there more frequently as we live nearby."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Have never visited this location for dinner, although we live about 10 minutes away. We were very surprised at how amazing the food was. Delicious appetizers and great halibut on special. A little pricey, but you don't mind as much when the dining experience is excellent."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Quickly became a fave of ours. Their chef is amazing & the service is excellent. Our last visit I ordered the salmon, med. rare. It was glazed with Grand Marnier, juicy & flavorful, sitting on a bed of creamy lobster & cilantro orzo with fresh broccoli on the side. My husband ordered the scallops. He said they were very tender & seared to perfection. A black pepper fettuccini with spinach & shallots in a lemon cream sauce were a nice accompaniment. Great wine list, great service, great food. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Our most recent visit was exceptional. We started with the bacon wrapped scallops & a lovely sweet & sour sauce the chef prepared specifically for my husband's taste. Next we indulged in oysters on the half shell, slightly on the smaller side but definitely fresh. I chose the filet mignon, rare, redskins, asparagus & pearl onion merlot reduction. All were done to perfection. My husband decided on the bison which was "fall off the bone" good. It came with homemade polenta & creamy escarole. Just mouth-watering. Our waitress, Barb, never missed a beat. She's knowledgable & makes sure you have a pleasant dining experience. We'll definitely return."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Consistently enjoy my dining experience here every time. Great food, great service!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Lived up in east side for many years, and was always tempted to go. Glad we did! My wife and I both attended culinary school, and I must admit that we were both VERY pleasantly surprised with the quality of food. Well done; we would choose here again!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Had a wonderful experience at this restaurant. We shared the risotto balls and the crab cakes. Both were delicious, although the crab cakes were a little overpriced. Then we both had the Kobe beef, medium rare, and it was incredible. It was half price for wine that night, which was a nice surprise. We definitely will be back."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Spent a wonderful evening here. Great West coast oysters to start, some raw and some cooked on the open flame. Pomme frites next were oh so tasty. Then main courses- fillet and bison short ribs- amazing! Nice red by the glass to wash it down. No room for dessert. Loved sitting at the kitchen bar- like being in a food show with a front row seat. Lots of activity and seeing how to prepare different courses. Yum"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Went out on Sat 2/15. My wife and I got lost and called. The front staff was most helpful in helping us find our way. They had music that night and it was pleasant. Nice but not loud and was very approriate for the evening. My wife had the salmon which was excellent and I had Chicken Kung Pao. Nicely spiced without affecting the taste of the food. The side veggies were nice also. Also to note on the food was the lobster bisque. Had good sized chunks of lobster in it which was a nice surprise as opposed to other restaurants. Bananas Churros was a nice desertw/ the ice cream. Was too much and had to take home to finish it. Very nice evening and will be back again. A nice surprise and find."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "great little gem, the food is ALWAYS excellent and constantly changing. Our waitress was younger and a little ditsy but overall the meal was great."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "For a crowded Valentines Day this place did a great job! The Kobe Sirloin was done just right and very tasty. The Cod my husband had was also delicious and very generous portion. Our server was efficient and friendly. Look forward to going again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We love this restaurant, have never been disappointed with the food. Service can be spotty, but not bad enough to warrant staying away. We went with a group of friends for Valentines, everyone had a great time. There was a musician who played guitar, her music was great- good selection of songs and not too loud."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This was our first time at John Palmer's, we found it very friendly and inviting. We expected a restaurant of this quality to offer freshly ground pepper and sea salt, it offered neither. We had to ask for salt and was handed a salt shaker with regular salt. We gave it a 4 star for the quality of food only because the potato leek soup was very poorly seasoned, It had very little flavor. My husband's steak was perfection and my cod was amazing! I ate every bit of it, which is unusual for me. I gave service 3 stars because our waitress served our food and didn't return to the table for quite awhile leaving us to wait for salt for the asparagus."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "You walk in to the amazing smell of a fireplace, the restaurant has a really cool look to it, the server was awesome and very on top of things! They were incredibly accommodating to all of our requests. Food was excellent! Looking forward to going back!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Server pushed the drinks as we had to remind her we wanted to order. It was 1 hr and 45 minutes from our reservation time before receiving our entrees. It took another hour before we had to ask our server for the check and dessert wasn't offered until that point. Our wives left as we were running late to meet with other friends."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "We had a great time! Food was awesome, the service surprisingly good for new years. They had entertainment and there was dancing. We will go there again for New Years! The food is always consistently good. Love!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Fantastic restaurant. Thank you John and Michelle....."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "The food and the service were both phenomenal. Our server, Annie, was both knowledgeable and helpful. She answered all of our questions promptly and courteously. And best of all, she was pleasant and friendly. We ordered one item directly from the menu and one from the special of the evening and neither disappointed! We haven't been to this restaurant for quite some time and we are anxious to bo back."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We went here for an early dinner and it again did not disappoint. The food was good, it was 1/2 off on the bottles of wine, and the waitress was good also. It was early so there were not many people in the restaurant...so it was quiet and very nice. We would definitely eat here again. My only wish would be that they have a couple of more selections of fish on the menu."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "We like palmers any time,but Friday night was a real treat they had a live music. we had cocktails I had the pork shank with the risotto it was great my wife had the new salmon and cucumber she loved it what a great time ."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "We have never been disappointed at this restaurant, excellent food, ambiance, it is all here."
    Dined on 8/30/2013
  • "I visited John Palmer's for the second time last Friday. The entire experience was excellent and the Bison special was out of this world good. My friend and I will definitely return."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "This neighborhood restaurant has been our favorite for years. We dine out often and can always count on John Palmer's Bistro when entertaining clients, special occasions or a romantic evening. The owners, John and Michelle DeJoy are always present overseeing operations and making diners feels welcome."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "John Palmer's was suggested by a coworker as truly tasty food in a non-pretentious setting. We went early on a Saturday, 6:00 pm reservation. There was a wedding reception occupying 1/2 of the main dining area. Despite managing that crowd, the service was excellent. I had hangar steak which was tender, cooked to perfection and accompanied by a twice-baked potato and nice green beans. The seasoning was excellent. My spouse had salmon which was glazed, moist and excellent. This bistro is a storefront in a shopping center, but the interior is low key, soft and inviting. There is a counter where you can eat and converse with the chef and staff. This looked like a lot of fun. Worth a try next time we go."
    Dined on 10/5/2013