1808 American Bistro

4.7
1485 Reviews
$30 and under
American
1808 American Bistro serves classic American fare with the occasional Southern and Cajun 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 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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JanelS
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1808 never disappoints! Amazing service (Noah) and our dinners were outstanding…. Scallops and Filet Medallions!!!

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JBSD
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The bread service, while simple, was delicious as was the salmon entree. Soup of the day and medallions were not as a exciting but still good!

JF
vipJFPSD
Columbus
25 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We like going to 1808 because the food is always good and it is close to where we live. The new Scallops menu item was excellent and the scallops were melt in your mouth. The chef obviously know how to cook them like that and most restaurants overcook them. The ribeye steak was good but had a some unwanted grizzle. It was prepared perfectly as ordered, medium rare.

One thing that is very disappointing is the "by the glass" wine list. Mostly house grade wines. There are no premium wines unless you order a bottle. They have definitely gone backwards in this respect. We will go again but hope they upgrade the wine list.

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RyanM
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing! The service was top notch and the ambience was as great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom’s birthday and everything was great from our server Noah to our food. Will definitely be coming back. A little expensive but in this case as in life, you get what you pay for and this was well worth it.

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GigiK
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gordon was our waiter and he did such a fabulous job that we actually asked for the manager and told him how fantastic of service we were provided! The food there is always absolutely amazing! Unfortunately, this time we didn't get any pictures of our food because we were enjoying ourselves so much and the food was so delicious we forgot! I am gluten sensitive so they have great menu options as well!

JJ
vipJimandJulieH
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed dinner at 1808 before, but this was our first visit since COVID set in. Our food was delicious, service was friendly, professional and informative, and the ambience was classy. Glad to see they have survived the pandemic with their heads held high! We will return soon.

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greyhoundguy
Columbus
25 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic as always. It’s our favorite place to go out for dinner. Food is great. Service is excellent. Can’t wait to go back!

JF
JacobF
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The Almond chicken in the salad was bland and dry.

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Terril
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veggie Medley was one of the best entrees I've ever had. Four of us celebrated a birthday and all reported delicious appetizers and entrees.

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foodie
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely everything we ate was delicious as always. Had the 1808 salad, scallop risotto, rib eye and an orange flavored creme brûlée! The coffee was excellent as well!!1808 never disappoints. Always excellent in every way!

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FoodyDeb
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice, food was excellent and service was great. Love 1808!

JM
JeffM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

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GaryT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. The restaurant was slammed and our service was still great!

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Mickeyt
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server did a wonderful job of making sure we were comfortable and attentive to his surroundings.

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MichaelV
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good night at 1808. Love the short rib. One of our favorites places.
Thank you.

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Spineaccess
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Despite being busy, the staff took great care of us. The food was fantastic and the special was decent. Save room for dessert, you won’t be disappointed!

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ScottS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John the new GM went out of his way to ensure we had a pleasant evening. My wife didn’t like her entree and so she ordered another which she liked very much. John and our waitress were very accommodating and ensured we had a nice Anniversary Evening

JL
JennaL
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful dinner last night. We shared a wedge salad and it was so good! We both ordered the filet medallions and they were cooked perfectly and so delicious. We will definitely be back!

DJ
vipDrJudy
Columbus
39 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s been a minute since I’ve eaten here. The food was even better. The polenta instead of mash potatoes with the short rib was genius. Brought 4 friends who have never eaten here before and they thoroughly enjoyed everything - ribeye, salmon, salad, deviled eggs, calamari, etc. And then dessert- the bread pudding was delicious and the beignets were 🔥🔥🔥🔥 as usual.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

We haven’t been here for at least 5 years. We see no need to hurry back. Interior was freezing so we asked to sit outside. Ordered drinks my husband’s beer was the wrong one and had to be replaced. I had wine and it was such a small pour for $12 a glass. Had appetizer which is advertised as “to share” on menu and it was such a small portion of calamari for the price that we were shocked. We didn’t proceed with ordering entrees as there were smokers a few tables over that kept lighting one cigarette after another and the wind blew it right in our direction. We mentioned this to staff cause this was dining space but they didn’t seemed to care. That’s when we decided to move our dinner elsewhere in town. Calamari was excellent and I would have like to have tried a bit more food, but couldn’t stay under present situation.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Limited menu but all good.

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MelissaN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely evening. Service was outstanding and the food was quite good, especially any bread-related items (we had the bread service and the bread pudding). The beef carpaccio was a stand-out and the grouper special was very well executed.

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Bobc
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the relaxed feel of this place and great service.
I definitely would return. The calamaries were amazing. The shrimp and grits were fantastic! The wine was great. Service was well-timed and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a few friends in for the weekend. We wanted to take them to one of the best restaurants in Delaware. 1808 is our choice every time. It doesn’t disappoint. Food, service and cleanliness…..all fabulous

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QuinnB
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was very good and our server was very friendly.

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DeniseW
Columbus
21 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our first visit and we will be back! Terrific, creative menu offerings that offered something for everyone in our group, from vegetarian to meat-lover. Very friendly staff.

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JamesE
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were able to accommodate a party of 7 easily. Jessie the host was very good. Food and atmosphere very good. One of the higher end finer dining options in Downtown Delaware
Prices were fare for the quality and selection of food

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vipSMC5812
Columbus
18 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Both of our meals were excellent. The wine is relatively reasonably priced. Our server was good, no issues with him. The service overall was really, really slow. I don't blame our server, wasn't his issue, I just think like many places, service due to restaurants being short-staffed or whatever the issue is, is not that great. Luckily, we weren't in a huge hurry, but it was a very long meal.

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vipPaul
Columbus
44 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time here and loved the ambiance. Limited menu but food was good. Service a little slow when checking in but once the server came to our table all was good. We will be returning.

KM
KasandraM
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Steak bought out ! The steak medallions were very flavorful along with the mashed potatoes and asparagus! Defiantly going back!

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DavidE
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love 1808. New chef and front manager are awesome. They also cater to gluten free folks as well. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipnagaem
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best meals I have had in a long time. Perfect portion sizes. Crazy delicious flavors, great cocktails. Loved it.

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vipMoni
Columbus
34 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our entire experience! 1808 salad with shrimp, wedge salad with shrimp and almond chicken salad-chicken piece was half the plate covering! Wow

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foodiecouple
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the service was very good. Overall a great experience.

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FoodyDeb
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love 1808 overall. A little pricey and I don’t care for lumpy, lukewarm mashed potatoes, but the salad was good as was the steak.

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LRCLMC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The service and food were both excellent. It was very, very loud. Too loud to even converse over dinner. We would still go back but just maybe on a weeknight in hopes it's quieter.

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JillS
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and drinks. Brussels Sprouts App is delish

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NewFoodie
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Beef Carpaccio and the Almond chicken, both were excellent. Also, enjoyed the cocktails menu. Our server was great and since we dined early it was nice and quiet.

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KLang55
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic as usual. We really enjoyed our ourselves.

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 1485 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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