Overall we enjoyed our experience.
Overall we enjoyed our experience. It is definitely a specialty dining establishment, celebration or occasional option. It can be very expensive. There were 4 in our party and almost everyone order something different off the menu. Most items were very flavorful with great presentation. The Chilean Seabass which was deemed a house specialty was rather bland and the accompaniments a bit boring. We did say something to the server who gave the feedback to the chef. She mentioned that no one had ever said that before....maybe just an off night. We will definitely be back, but will order something else. The atmosphere was trendy, warm and very inviting. The musician was a great dining feature.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Atmosphere, food and service
Atmosphere, food and service were outstanding. With that said, we thought it was pretty pricy. $14 for a small salad and $35 for the entree is pretty high! Also, the music was perfect.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Special Sat evening dinner
Great evening made extra special with "Silver and Strings". Although it was a busy night with some delays in service, we didn't mind due to the wonderful sounds of Silver and Strings. The food was the outstanding and original. I will be recommending it to others for special occasions. Thank You.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant is attractive,
The restaurant is attractive, the food is great and the service couldn't be better! The atmosphere is like what you would find in a larger city, not typical Sandusky, OH. I would highly recommend it and will go back again!!
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent service and very
Excellent service and very professional atmosphere.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Suprise in Sandusky!!
If you offer it, they will come! This restaurant is doing so much right, it's hard to believe it's in Sandusky. The menu has been exceptionally well thought out and creative. My mother and I celebrated Mothers' Day with perfectly prepared lamb and beet pasta. Both were obviously prepared with careful consideration to flavor, texture and presentation. The staff was welcoming and we enjoyed the overall sense of humor and fun. I highly recommend this little gem - high quality, well prepared food and friendly atmosphere is always a good value!!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome food and service
J Bistro was awesome... our server Wayne was GREAT!! The food is delicious but there is not a lot of it. I had the scallops and there were 2, thankfully we had 2 appetizers and split a salad and my husband ordered a pasta dish so he was a little more satisfied.
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
I visited J Bistro with reservations for 6 that turned into 7 guests with no complaints from the staff.
The service team was attentive and yet remained in the background during our meal. We never felt rushed.
The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The ambience (along with discreet dinner music) was in
Line with an upscale restaurant from Santa Monica, California. Our entire party enjoyed the experience.
We will definitely return!
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another great dining experience!
We've dined at J. Bistro several times, and all events were good. We have fine food, fine wine and fine service again. The only thing I would change would be the acoustics; just a little nosiy.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful experience! Food was amazing, I had lamb and my husband had steak and it was spectacular!!!
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The baby beet salad was absolutely amazing and the seared diver scallops with a buttered curried sauce was light and delicious. The specialty drink menu on the chalkboard was fantastic and I tried a signature martini with Saint Germain and it was perfect. We were only one of two tables occupied so it was wonderful for us, but it appeared that at dinner it would not be the case. Delightful find.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service and great atmosphere! The Chilean Sea Bass is excellent and for starters try the Maple Drizzled Brussels Sprouts! YUM!!! I have never had a disappointing meal at J. Bistro...highly recommend!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Dinner! The staff was
Great Dinner! The staff was excellent and the food was spectacular.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Check this place out!
I can't say enough good. We had a wonderful time that capped off a great night. To top it all off, what could have been a disaster was averted by genuine, honest people. We completely forgot our credit card at the restaurant. The staff found us in town over two hours later to return it. What more can i say?
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything we had was wonderfully delicious! Presentation and service was great! We definitely will add this quaint place to our list of restaurants to visit.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a surprise! The food
What a surprise! The food was inventive and delicious. We highly recommend J. Bistro. The beet salad was like no other and the special sea bass was tasty. The banana cake was a perfect ending.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time and it will NOT
First time and it will NOT be the last. Great on all levels.
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Planned to be in the area
Planned to be in the area and researched on Open Table. We were there on a very early Sunday evening 5:00. The town was quiet and naturally so was the restaurant. None the less the place is drop dead gorgeous and the food and service were fantastic. We live about 90 minutes away but I would make the drive just to dine there again!
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent friendly service!
Excellent friendly service! I recommend the filet which had a great flavor
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great music, nice
Great food, great music, nice ambiance; will definitely go back again!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, excellent service,
Great food, excellent service, wide wine selection, perfect for a special occasion or just a casual meal with friends, family, or colleagues.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding Wait Staff
Our wait staff was Wayne, Excellent! Cannot say enough about service, attention and great food.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to entertain!
I took a client here for dinner and he was impressed. All of our dinners were fabulous! I The smoked potato soup was very flavorful. Rest of table had the Sarah's Lettuce Wedge and said they were excellent. For main dish I had the Filet and it was seasoned just right and cooked perfectly to my liking. Rest of table got the Chef's special Salmon and everyone enjoyed it. The service was attentive, but not bothersome. Next time I am in town, I will definitely make it a point to come back.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's gorgeous inside and there are few tables outside. The menu is limited and everything is fairly expensive. I had the beet salad and the scallops. The beet salad was exceptional with added flavors of fennel and pistatio crushed on the side. There were 3 large scallops on my dinner plate that sat on top corn risotto, which would have been fine, but there was also a blueberry sauce that added too much sweetness & it was hard to separate. The salmon was farm raised (should have been organic for the price) so my husband ordered the sea bass which he seemed to enjoy. In addition we ordered the flash fried cauliflower which was excellent along with the dipping sauce. We also tried the brussel sprouts without the maple syrup.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
After having the clams for an appetizer (which were excellent), we both had the salmon. It was cooked to perfection and delicious! The service was terrific. The atmosphere is good, with a jazz guitarist providing a nice ambience. The only criticism I have is the noise level with everyone talking. I don't know if it has to do with the room acoustics or what, but it was uncomfortably loud and at times difficult to carry on a conversation. Overall, though, a wonderful evening. Very impressed.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ate outside for lunch and it was gorgeous! the service was great, the food was fantastic, as always! Unfortunately it was a bit noisy with downtown traffic during the lunch hour, but that cant be controlled... We were conducting a business meeting and the staff was courteous and outstanding!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice little fine dining spot
Nice little fine dining spot in my hometown..on par with other fine dining places I frequent. I stop in once a year, primarily to see my uncle who has been playing there on Friday nights...perfect compliment to my meal is great music:)
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is my favorite place in downtown to eat. The food is delicious. The wait staff is very attentive to your needs. I love the ambiance. We always feel comfortable when we eat here.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great dining experience....
We had dinner with friends before the Firelands Symphony Orchestra concert at the State Theater. J. Bistro offer real, fine-dining, something that's hard to find in our part of Ohio. The food and service were great, as always.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding food, service
Outstanding food, service and music. Best oysters in the area
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place was great!
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!
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Anniversary made complete
J Bistro is a nice combination of perfect decor, excellent service, outstanding pianist and of course wonderful food!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Lovely Evening
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.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
"An evening out"
The wine, the service, the food, couldn't have been
better! Would highly recommend it to all.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a quiet dinner to celebrate
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.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM