1808 American Bistro
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.
1808 never disappoints! Amazing service (Noah) and our dinners were outstanding…. Scallops and Filet Medallions!!!
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!
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.
The food was absolutely amazing! The service was top notch and the ambience was as great!
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.
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!
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.
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!
The Almond chicken in the salad was bland and dry.
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.
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!
Very nice, food was excellent and service was great. Love 1808!
Great food and atmosphere
Wonderful food. The restaurant was slammed and our service was still great!
Our server did a wonderful job of making sure we were comfortable and attentive to his surroundings.
Good night at 1808. Love the short rib. One of our favorites places.
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!
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
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!
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.
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.
Great food. Limited menu but all good.
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.
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.
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
Our food was very good and our server was very friendly.
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.
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
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.
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.
Best Steak bought out ! The steak medallions were very flavorful along with the mashed potatoes and asparagus! Defiantly going back!
Love 1808. New chef and front manager are awesome. They also cater to gluten free folks as well. Can’t wait to go back.
This was one of the best meals I have had in a long time. Perfect portion sizes. Crazy delicious flavors, great cocktails. Loved it.
Enjoyed our entire experience! 1808 salad with shrimp, wedge salad with shrimp and almond chicken salad-chicken piece was half the plate covering! Wow
Great food and the service was very good. Overall a great experience.
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.
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.
Great food and drinks. Brussels Sprouts App is delish
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.
Everything was fantastic as usual. We really enjoyed our ourselves.
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.