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1808 American Bistro, Delaware, OH

1808 American Bistro

4.6
4.6
1643 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • NYE 2023

    $65.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Book now for NYE 2023!!! We are offering a 3 course pre-fixed menu with choices within each course. These selections we're created specifically for this event. Please note our regular menu will not be available for this date. The cost is $65 per guest for dinner. Beverages are not included in this price. We do require a credit card to hold your reservation. If your reservation is canceled by Tuesday December 27th there will be no charge. However, if your reservation is canceled December 28th or later we will charge $25 per guest to the card number used while securing your reservation. We look forward to serving you for this momentous occasion of bringing in the New Year!

What 1,643 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Columbus

    Good for business meals

  • Columbus

    Innovative

  • Columbus

    Good for business meals

  • Columbus

    Innovative

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  1. B

    Bobc

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes.
  2. PC

    PaulC

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The mushroom stroganoff contained way too many onions. It overpowered the rest if the dish. I would not let that keep me from coming back to this restaurant to try another dish.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and flavorful meals!
  4. K

    derekK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    The food seems to be down a touch and a limited menu.
  5. K

    Kristen1974

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great service and the tomato soup is delicious!!
  6. m

    meganb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful as ever and I loved the new smash burger. The fries are some of the best we’ve had.
  7. DL

    DianeL

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great place to meet friends for dinner. Had great service with Emma great drinks and desserts
  8. ML

    MommyLady

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. All four of us had different entrees and all were loved. The staff is friendly and accommodating! Will return again.
  9. S

    Sarjo

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, my daughters mushroom stroganoff was a bit too salty. Our waiter was fabulous!!!
  10. LB

    LeslieB

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    My husband is pescatarian and lactose intolerant. We use to be able to get a dinner at 1808, but now there are very few vegetarian options and any that are have dairy. There wasn't even a fish entrée to select. Fortunately, we had a Fabulous waitress and an accommodating chef who worked with us to make a non-dairy Vegetarian Stroganoff, which was very good. Unless the menu changes, we probably won't be able to return to 1808 for a meal.
  11. E

    Erin

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and absolutely delicious food! Kind servers as well.
  12. TF

    TerriF

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Cuban sandwich was awful… first meal we have had that wasn’t great! Other than that everything was perfect.
  13. TB

    TomB

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience!
  14. s

    shellyw

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the cottage pie. Had leftovers for lunch
  15. S

    Smiley

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always! Angela, our server was outstanding!
  16. M

    Mplsdiner

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service, fun environment and great food! We enjoyed our first visit here. Will definitely be back!
  17. J

    John

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My wife's duck was great; my steak Diane was good and very flavorful. Bignette's were great as always.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely excellent experience. Our server was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Everything he recommended was on point. The food was amazing from start to finish.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding new chef with a diverse menu.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We come often and the food was amazing as always. Not sure what changed but it was extra loud. Some sound absorbing materials sprinkled in would be great
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful new find a short drive from northern Columbus. Food was delicious and a very pleasantly unique blend of flavors. Proportions were satisfying but not overfilling. Service was friendly and vibe was historic yet quirky. Just my kind of place. We will definitely be back.
  22. S

    Sarjo

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our waitress was fabulous! Very attentive and friendly! Food was delicious! Wish we weren’t placed by the front door, would have rather been in the other room since we made reservations. Will be back again!
  23. PT

    PhyllisT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    My daughter-in-law ordered a chicken Caesar salad, when it was served, there was no chicken on it. It took a very long time for the server to bring some chicken. My son sent his steak back to be cooked further. My husband and I were finished with dinner before the server brought my son's steak. At the end of the meal, we requested coffee. After about 10 minutes and none had been served we canceled and asked for the check.
  24. S

    Scott

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really liked the place, the food was great and the server was awesome. However if your looking for an inexpensive meal this ain’t the place for you.
  25. BG

    BradG

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite spot for date night… always great menu options… flawless execution and great service
  26. ED

    EdDu

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and our server was attentive.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    None of our food came out correct. Service was terrible. Then the bill had a bunch of extra charges. I have previously always had good experiences with this place but it will be a long time before we go back
  28. DW

    DianeW

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I go to 1808 a lot. I love the food and the people it was my birthday so it was an extra special good night and I got a free dessert!
  29. SG

    SuzanneG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The fillet medallions are delicious. The service was excellent! The only thing I wish they had was a good vegetarian option. Highly recommend this restaurant!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Service and the kitchen was very slow. Dinner was cold when it finally came out.
  31. MR

    MelissaR

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second visit & again everything was wonderful. Chef Carter Gadd made us an amazing meal & our server, Noah , & our bartender, Desmond, provided excellent service.
  32. L

    Luvfall10

    Columbus

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Noah, and his assistant were very nice. The Steak Diane special for the evening was delicious!!!
  33. L

    Leinie61

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, tasty food. High quality brunch.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bartender was so sweet
  35. w

    worldeater

    Columbus

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had an overall good experience. Started with a butternut squash soup. This was the only part of the meal that was subpar. A super great flavor but it was the consistency of wallcovering adhesive. It was super thick and goopy. Everyone else at the meal had a salad and enjoyed them but they were a bit over price for what you were getting. $14 for a plate of lettuce? (Caesar salad) Come on. Four entrées we got the coq au vin and the scallops. The scallops were served with Andalusia corn and lime salsa that was to die for. Attached all the notes of fat sweet salty and sour. The scallops for cooked perfectly. My only complaint is we got four small scallops for $32 which was a bit of a price for the size of the dish. It would’ve been nice if they were a bit larger scallops if we are only getting four. The coq au vin was cooked to perfection. We ended the the meal with Beignets and they were subpar. They were very small and hard to dunk. They also were not cooked enough and didn’t have the slight crunch texture from the outside layer which one typically likes to have with a true beignet. Our server was excellent and the atmosphere was really comfortable. We would like to go back more frequently to try new dishes, but it’s a bit overpriced, so we probably will not be able to go back as much as we would like.
  36. CR

    ColleenR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This was our first visit. We loved our food and the service was quick and friendly. The only minus was that the lighting was very dark. They could use candles at each table. We will return!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional always!
  38. H

    Harr

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Although I do not remember our waiter's name, he provided excellent service and was very attentive. As we were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary, he gladly honored our request and took our photo. The food and ambience was so great and it is the absolute BEST place in Delaware, OH to eat. We will definitely go back as it is one of our favorite spots.
  39. JB

    JenniferB

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great local place. Probably my favorite in Delaware. Service is always terrific, and so is the food! Our server Angela always remembers us, even though we’re only here once a year - amazing!! 😯
  40. CL

    CathyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant! Fresh food made with an artisanal flare that is absolutely delicious. Over 20 craft beers and the Aviation gin cocktail was delightful.

FAQs

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

1808 American Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 1643 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 24 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for 1808 American Bistro

29 E. Winter St., Delaware, OH 43015

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

  • 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, Private Room, 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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