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1808 American Bistro, Delaware, OH

1808 American Bistro

4.7
4.7
1885 Reviews
$30 and under
American
1808 American Bistro serves classic American fare with the occasional Southern, Cajun, and international twists. Steaks grilled to order. Shrimp and Grits with a bit of a bite. A delectable array of house made sauces, vinaigrettes, remoulades, tapenades, aioli, and demi-glaces. Not to mention the pastas, burgers, sandwiches, salads, appetizers, entrees and desserts, all of the mouthwatering variety.

Our full bar offers 24 cold craft beers on draft, and a delightfully tippling assortment of wines and spirits. Stop by for dinner for a beer, or any combination thereof that tickles your fancy.

Reservations recommended for the Dining Room. However, we cannot accommodate reservations for the Patio and Bar.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Bar Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (740) 417-4373
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Please fill out our interest form (https://www.1808americanbistro.com/private-dining) if you are looking to book our upstairs space!
  • Neighborhood
    Delaware
  • Parking details
    We accommodate metered and street parking around our restaurant. All business and metered parking is free after 5pm on weekdays, and on weekends!
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 1,885 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Columbus

    American

  • Columbus

    American

1,885 Reviews
  1. SammyW

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the service was great. A very nice place to celebrate a special occasion.

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  2. KentR

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Noah was amazing as usual. We always enjoys the servers, but Noah is our favorite and the best by far! I would like to be able to get a double Manhattan, but they always give me 2 separate drinks.

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  3. Steven

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been dining here for 10 years, and have never had a disappointing experience. It is the flagship restaurant of Delaware.

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  4. mjkjajej

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were there for Sunday brunch and waited 45 minutes for our food. It appeared they were short handed

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service is always a first experience we look for and you will always find it here! Upscale, focused on you and your needs and willing to actually communicate about specials. Thank you

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  6. CyndyG

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food and drinks were delicious. And our server, Maddie, was very attentive, helpful, and friendly! We will definitely be back!

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  7. Italiano

    Columbus

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic, sophisticated food preparation and presentation! Recently relocated from SoCal, this is a true gem in Delaware county. Service by Noah was exceptional: friendly and attentive, yet not intrusive. Will definitely be back!

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  8. Disappointing

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and atmosphere. Was a bit cold sitting at the bar every time someone came in or out. Would be nice if they had a closed vestibule.

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  9. Wesley

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiter kept trying to get us to order something new/different. A bit annoying when we just wanted to order our meal. We heard him doing the same thing at other tables

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  10. JohnK

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We visited 1808 for the first time yesterday. We had a few appetizers and the salmon, short ribs and their burger. All were delicious, well portioned and reasonably priced. The variety of entrees is large, so we'll be back to try some other entrees in the future.

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  11. bandbc

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a Saturday night----busier than we have ever seen. the wait was a bit long, but as usual, well worth it.

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  12. CaseyK

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very good experience with quality food, service and drinks.

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  13. JFPSD

    Columbus

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Every time we dine here the food is always very good and the service is excellent. The specials are always good, and our menu favorites are the Grilled Cheese, Short Ribs, Shrimp and grits, cheesecake. The Mushroom soup was awesome. Some of the wines by the glass are pretty good, but more and better selections would be appreciated.

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  14. Yummygirl

    Columbus

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Noah took wonderful care of us and the food was fantastic. This continues to be one of our favorite places in Delaware!

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  15. Buckeyeone

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious! Can’t wait to go back! We go to high end restaurants all the time and this restaurant won’t disappoint.

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  16. PamelaW

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great and the food was absolutely delicious! We enjoyed our visit and will be back.

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  17. WWonka365

    Columbus

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent in every way, Grace behind the bar was excellent as was Matt! 5 stars to them as well as the restaurant.

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  18. WendyC

    Columbus

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The salmon was served with an interested combination of accompaniments. Pesto, pickled vegetables and carrots puree. Delicious!

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  19. MimiA

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Both the service and the food were incredible! Highly recommend!!

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  20. TheBigTipper

    Columbus

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took it off our list after several mediocre meals. We decided to give them another chance last night and I’m glad we did. The bread service was well worth the $5. We had the short ribs, pork chop and I had the special, which was a filleted duck breast over a salad (which also contained the best bacon in the world). The duck was the best I’ve ever had. We finished dinner with the beignets. The server was very good. The hostess is a sweetheart Overall, it was an excellent experience and we will be coming back.

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  21. JoeM

    Columbus

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service. Our table was ready on time.

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  22. AELK

    Columbus

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. 3 of us got the house salad (either without a toppin, steak or salmon) Flavors were great. Salmon was cooked perfectly. 1 of us ordered the smashburger. It was also delicious. Our waiter was fantastic. Very attentive.

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  23. MollyM

    Columbus

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great dinner! Our server was outstanding and the food was delicious! Definitely recommend and will be back for sure.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My guess had a wonderful time celebrating there birthday thank you

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and wonderful service! My fav restaurant in Delaware.

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  26. DougS

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you are looking for another great place to visit, check out 1808! Located in downtown Delaware, Ohio surrounded by cool little shops is 1808 American Bistro. We started with the Beef Carpaccio that consisted of thin slices of Filet with lemon, smoked sea salt, capers, lemon-thyme mayo, Parmesan and arugula. Served with crispy crostinis the thin slices of beef just melt in your mouth. This was my first time having it and would get it again in a heartbeat. For dinner we chose the Miso Carrot Salmon and the 48-hour Short Ribs. Although we thought the Salmon was great the short ribs were the definitely the winning entree. The outside was somewhat charred which added a slight crunch to the beef. The inside was tender and flavorful and dipped in the red wine demi glaze kept me coming back for more. Served with mashed potatoes and tallow carrots I was a clean plater. I even used some of the bread to sop up what was left. Do yourself a favor and stop by.

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  27. AaronN

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great! Food and service were both excellent!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Visually, a great scene for fine dining. Perhaps it was where we were seated, but it was so loud I could barely hear my wife. The entree/walleye was ok, but not as good as I’ve had before and was close to room temperature tonight. The bread pudding was great as usual and highly recommended!

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  29. foodiecouple

    Columbus

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Group of friends getting together for a fun evening. The service was great and the food was too. Highly recomment.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always delicious! Love coming here for date night!

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  31. PamB

    Toledo

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This is the second time we have been to 1808. We came for happy hour, and needed to sit in the bar to have that experience. Once we were seated, we found out that the only thing that is included in the happy hour where the draft beers. Only one out of the four of us had a beer. I would’ve preferred to have been out of the cold air flow from the front door. In the bar we needed to change out a couple of our chairs because they were unstable . It was a disappointing second visit. The appetizers were nice. The mulled wine was very strong. The spices were way too strong for the wine. My pecan walleye was cold and not a light flaky white fish that you would expect. For dessert we had the beignets ,they were perfect.. I wish them well, but we will not be returning.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I have had better service. Our waitress was quick and efficient, however, it seemed that she was either very buy or was not terribly interested in being there.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This Resturant is perfect and the service was wonderful. However the house old fashioned was awful. The drink tasted like bad water with no flavor. I would’ve never known this was an old fashioned. I sent it back it was so bad.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My daughter’s birthday

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  35. DianaK

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoy going to 1808 whether it is for appetizers or a special dinner. We have never been disappointed in the ambience, service or food. We would recommend it to anyone looking for a great culinary experience.

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  36. NikkiB

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Noah was great! We come from the food industry so we have high standards. We had a great time- everything was wonderful! We will be back

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  37. LindsayA

    Columbus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely evening. The food was delicious. My only issue was we reserved an outdoor “pod” only to discover upon arrival that they no longer offered that as an option.

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  38. JTG326

    Columbus

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A perfect spot to celebrate Christmas with family! We love that it’s never too loud or overly crowded here and the service is excellent. Will definitely be back!

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  39. BethG

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    It took about 10 minutes to be greeted at our table. Didn’t check in with us that often. Lackluster service but food was good.

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  40. MMRN

    Columbus

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Parking was definitely tricky. Server was great but he was super busy. We had a hard time having conversation due to the volume of the other patrons (and maybe the acoustics?). Food was fine - very nice chicken salad. The bread is very good (but you’ll pay an extra $5 for it). Please don’t read this as a bad review. Overall, the experience was completely fine and I would return. I just didn’t find anything to rave about.

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FAQs

1808 American Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (740) 417-4373.

1808 American Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 1885 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for 1808 American Bistro

29 E. Winter St., Delaware, OH 43015

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Delaware
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Bar Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We accommodate metered and street parking around our restaurant. All business and metered parking is free after 5pm on weekdays, and on weekends!
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (740) 417-4373
  • Private party facilities
    Please fill out our interest form (https://www.1808americanbistro.com/private-dining) if you are looking to book our upstairs space!
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