1808 American Bistro

4.6
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$30 and under
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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 48 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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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food. Service was fantastic and everything was very distanced due to COVID. Staff was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding!! I would let them bring me on the menu. I will go back for sure!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Really enjoyed the new menu offerings! Best in town!

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BrandonF
Columbus
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything is always excellent! Best calamari you will ever eat! After you have had it at 1808 everything else will pale in comparison!

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findjodi
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s are go to pamper ourselves with a superb meal and excellent service, every visit! They have taken excellent measures for COVID, more so than chain restaurants.

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PamD
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster risotto was amazing. Great addition to the menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved every course. The food was top notch and delicious! We’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at 1808 are really wonderful and the food is amazing every time!

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CoryB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, good social distancing practices...overall very enjoyable!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food is always great- but it took a long time to get out food and our server was absent quite a bite. No
Refills on our water, etc

1808 American Bistro
Responded on July 29, 2020

I'm sorry you felt ignored! Just so you know, we are taking extra precautions and visit the tables less currently due to the pandemic. Everything is taking a little bit longer these days as we are being extra clean in the kitchen, sanitizing everything before and after a guest or employee touches it, etc. Please, feel free to flag down anyone on our staff as needed, but we are definitely taking our time and keeping our distance during these times! Hope you visit us again soon! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food were both amazing! Waiter was able to give great recommendations and we ended up ordering his top picks and they were amazing. Even talked to him after we ate and found out kids are very welcome so we will be back as a family!

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ToddH
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

First time I’ve ever had a bad meal here. I had the Carnitas Enchiladas. I like getting a seasonal dish when I am able. The Carnitas were dry, hard, overcooked. I was hoping for melt in you mouth but it was truly disappointing. That said, we will be back as this is a fan favorite in that we need the gluten free and vegan choices.

1808 American Bistro
Responded on July 29, 2020

I'm so sorry you were disappointed, that is definitely out of the ordinary for that particular dish, and I have notified the chef of your comments! We will take care to reevaluate the dish! Thank you for being a loyal customer, and we hope to serve you again soon! :)

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OraS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1808 is a great place to have in downtown Delaware!

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vipdenisek
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely location and ambiance. Well-crafted menu and the best part? Each dish was Delicious!

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JanaZ
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love 1808! The food and drinks are always amazing. The best part of the experience is the service. Wednesday nights are great with the live music of Michael Robinson ☺️

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DennisB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good atmosphere and food. Ordered a 14oz steak but felt it was not 14oz.

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vincenth
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to have brunch[or any other meal] as always the atmosphere was great and the food was exceptional

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JenniferA
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend came into town and I wanted to treat her to a special birthday dinner. I knew 1808 American bistro was the place to bring her!
The cocktails were wonderful, the food outstanding, and our service was perfection. Well done on all levels!!

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TriciaB
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Horribly overpriced, extremely noisy, pathetic service, small portions and terribly slow. Will never go back.

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KellyM
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can't beat 1808!! Something for everyone...with an upbeat edge. Almond chicken salad is something I crave once a week. The mesclun greens, red onion, white cheddar, bacon served with a whole pounded chicken breast with an amazingly healthy light almond crust and topped with one of the tastiest dressings I have ever had...maple balsamic vinaigrette. Perfection! My friend had their newly added carnitas enchiladas and raved. Dishes are always super fresh and have a little something unique about them, and the atmosphere is inviting and comfortable. There are many fun specialty drinks offered, I am a fan of their margaritas. In the winter they make a white Christmas margarita that looks like snow with a colorful garnish that is fun yet scrumptious. Staff is friendly and personable, you always feel welcomed there. I will forever be a regular there! Recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t typically leave reviews, but our service by Noah yesterday evening was exceptional! He was seen cleaning at different times throughout our meal, and was friendly and accommodating. He could not have been a better waiter, and we will likely return because of the delicious food paired with his great service! Thank you, 1808 for your cleanliness and wonderful staff!

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Samlikestoeat
Columbus
29 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday. Excellent! Our waiter, Noah was excellent and made great recommendations from drinks, appetizers and our dinners. Very memorable experience. We will be back!

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FredL
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1808 fantastic restaurant, the food was stupendous best steak in town

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FoodyDeb
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good service, good food, quiet and clean. Nice dinner experience for me and my friend.

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Nurse88
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1808 always providing great food and service. Love this place

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our anniversary celebration was very nice. Complete with complimentary cream brûlée.
We had been waiting for the restaurant to open since COVID. Not disappointed.

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VickiW
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice to finally get out after home quarantine. 1808 was fully prepared with social distancing and sanitization in place. The food and service were excellent as always!

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Tina
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All of the menu items are awesome and drinks are delicious!

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MarkS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Highly recommend getting the shrimp n grits. Probably the best I’ve ever had!

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KaseyK
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to spend our five year wedding anniversary!

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JZ7757
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going on Wednesday evenings to hear the live music by Michael Robinson. The food was delicious as always.

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Maryl
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service & delicious food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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Mike
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Service started a little slow, then picked up to what we would expect. Menu selection is limited. Items we had, scallops and vermicelli was very good. Salmon with fingerling potatoes also good.

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HollisC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service is excellent. Cocktails are a little pricey. We will definitely come back again.

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vipMojoW
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Service and quality of our meal were outstanding. Highly recommend

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vanessaw
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Will not likely go back. Heard great things about this place. My husband and I both got the burger because the horseradish aioli sounded too good to pass up. It was but the burger patty itself was comparable to McDonalds. So thin the bacon was actually thicker. So to compensate, they put 2 patties on 1 sandwich. Why not just hand patty a nice thick gourmet burger? That is what i was expecting. Our daughter’s salad was saturated with so much dressing it was almost inedible. I hate to rule out a restaurant after just 1 dinner so we might go again to try something else but will not be recommending this to friends.

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DanaT
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my mom’s 70th birthday here last minute since COVID-19 forced us to postpone travel plans we had made for her big milestone birthday. It had just been upgraded to a pandemic, and amidst the panic and anxiety, we visited 1808 thinking it would be deserted. It was boisterous and happy in there, and our server even expressed that he wasn’t sure anyone would show up. We were all pleasantly surprised to see so many smiling patrons. We had our three year old with us, and though we wouldn’t typically bring him to a nice restaurant, we were so impressed at how accommodating they are to kids and by the menu offerings they have for little ones. Service was great, food was delicious, and it was a welcomed celebration amidst the chaos and uncertainty. My mom was offered complimentary dessert, but we had a giant cake from Fresh Start Bakery waiting for us at home, so she declined. We are happy to support local businesses who rely on locals and foot traffic during these times.

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Kctino
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal! The food there is AMAZING!!

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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 1173 OpenTable diners.

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