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1808 American Bistro, Delaware, OH

1808 American Bistro

4.6
4.6
1605 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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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 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

What 1,605 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

    Special Occasion

  • Columbus

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  1. KR

    KatieR

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious every time we go. Choosing where to eat has never been easier.
  2. TR

    TheoR

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly Recommend. Excellent meal. Not rushed, easy flow and service by the waiter. Very well done.
  3. G

    Granny

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    First I was disappointed with the menu selection. The wedge salad and the whiskey bread pudding dessert were great, however, the main entree was merely average as I have had much better food elsewhere, especially for the price. The entree vegie sides were extremely skimpy. I received 5 skinny asparagus spears and my friend got 3 very small carrots. Ridiculous! I feel it was very overpriced for the actual offering. My dinner guest was very disappointed with her meal, except for the creme brulee dessert which she rated as excellent.
  4. SB

    SherryB

    Columbus

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love 1808, especially for special occasions, as this was. The food is outstanding and the service (Thank you, Angela) was incomparable.
  5. k

    kacsong

    Columbus

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a quite table in the back. My husband and I got the halibut special our friends the shrimp and grits and 24 hour ribs. We started with the arancini. Everything was spectacular. Really one of the best meals I’ve had in a long, long time.
  6. IS

    ImproveService

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was good but very highly priced. Steepest dinner purchase I have made for the quality of the food, even High priced in relation to upscale California standards. Great ambiance and quality of service, but still extremely pricey.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite spot to eat! We have celebrated holidays and events here and love taking our friends & family here! Great food, atmosphere and service!
  8. J

    Jill

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was great but it was very loud in the restaurant. Hard to visit with our friends. Food was good but less dinner items on the menu then we remembered. Parking was next to impossible.
  9. NI

    NIck

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Food was good. Many menu items not available.
  10. g

    greyhoundguy

    Columbus

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We've always been extremely happy with everything at 1808. This time was different. Two of the meals had to be sent back as they came out cold. They were out of many things. Portions were smaller and prices were gigantically high. $4 for a biscuit? A single biscuit. The menu also didn't have much in the way of standard brunch fare...there used to be a meal with eggs, bacon and potatoes. It seems to have been replaced with $27 Shrimp and Grits. I realize that many restaurants are struggling right now but this didn't meet even my lower expectations. Our server was FANTASTIC though and made the whole experience better. 1808 has been my favorite restaurant in Delaware for 6 years. I hope to return and have a much better experience.
  11. SM

    SandyM

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious from the bread service to our main entrees to desserts. Had a wonderful experience and would highly recommend.
  12. JM

    JMan5

    Columbus

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We were well served and the food was better than we expected. Parking is a trick so be sure to be prepared to walk a block or two if need be. The cocktails were great and the menu was very well rounded and offered lots of good options. Desserts were very good and all ingredients were fresh/local and most of the menu items were scratch made on-site. A nice gem of a place in the heart of Downtown Delaware. We will return again.
  13. SM

    SMC5812

    Columbus

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We used to love 1808 American Bistro, but it has gradually gone downhill. We have typically gone about once a month, and the last few times haven't been great, but just OK. This last experience was really not good at all. We got the special, it was a Sole, and it was soaked in a buttery sauce, which drowned out the taste of the fish, and really wasn't a very good meal. It was relatively expensive, and as noted, not very good at all. Very disappointing. I don't mind spending a reasonable amount at dinner as long as it's a good meal. I really don't believe we'll be back, at least for a long while.
  14. E

    Eatsrgood

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had reservations for brunch. Staff was outstanding. Food was out of sight delicious! My dining companion had the beef hash and said would have liked the plate if socially acceptable. I had the blueberries on banana bread waffles. I salivate just thinking about them. Will definitely dibe there afain!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Probably one of the best hidden gems around Columbus.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous, Memorable experience for this couple. Rich was very attentive to our needs and our meals were phenomenal. Pinot Grigio, Salmon, Scallops, bread service, followed by Beignets.
  17. D

    Deman

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate outside on a beautiful evening. Everything we had was just great. Thanks!
  18. TD

    TDKemp

    Atlanta

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food, but out of a few Pilsner beers. Service was good but slow to bring drinks.
  19. KM

    KellyM

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Usually love 1808 but didn’t quite hit the mark this time. Steak overcooked, service slow, a bit overpriced.
  20. S

    Steven

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Our waitress when we were there was helpful and kind. Food was very good, along with our drinks. I have been in a couple times, and each time the service and food has been good! I would recommend to anyone looking for a good meal and/or drink in Delaware.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always. We were in and out in an hour!
  22. MB

    MicheleB

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Waitress was fabulous, food was very good, wine was great. My only issue is that I made a reservation because even though it was early and probably wouldn’t need to, I really wanted to enjoy my birthday dinner and not have to find somewhere else if they were busy. There were only a couple tables taken at that early time, the place was wide open and they seat us in the back beside the restrooms and where the waitstaff come in and out of kitchen. I did not understand why they would give someone with a reservation the worst seating. The tables did not even fill up while we were there. Disappointed.
  23. LL

    LisaLisa

    Columbus

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to 1808 for years and the current menu and experience is extraordinary. Some of faves right now - Arctic Salmon (excellent summer, fresh dish), Cuban sandwich and Hummus appetizer. Will be heading back soon to try the Mushroom Stroganoff and Grilled Nectarine Salad.
  24. JK

    JeremyK

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1808 is one of the best restaurants in Delaware, Ohio. Great for dinner, and don't miss Sunday brunch.
  25. SD

    SeanD

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Bar service was incredible. Food was strong. Dining room service left room for improvement. Generally a lovely experience.
  26. CB

    CoryB

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. The meal was yummy! We will be back!
  27. C

    Chloe

    Columbus

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Everything was great except my dinner; entree chicken salad. It was not what I expected. The green salad was good but the chicken was very dry, coated & fried. I thought I was ordering chicken salad made with almonds, Mayo, etc. It was not a good selection for me.
  28. MM

    MichaelM

    Columbus

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The waitstaff was nice enough, but she was not very knowledgeable. Ok. One-quarter of the mussels appetizer we ordered did not open - an indicator that they were bad. Told the waitstaff - no accommodation was given. Ok. They did not have a full bar - only top-shelf options. Ok. "Well, hopefully the main course will make up for the irksomeness so far..." Not even close. Risotto was mediocre and luke-warm, at best. My wife was not pleased with her order - bland and boring. Our friends were not impressed. Oh, and they charged me $2 per ice cube in my wife's two bourbons. $4 for big cubes, not balls, cubes. Spent $125. Had two glasses of wine. Not worth the drive from Westerville. Won't be returning.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go to 1808 because we love the experience. The staff is so welcoming, and the food is amazing.
  30. j

    jordan266

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for a ladies brunch and everything was wonderful. Our server was lovely and every plate was cleaned. Food was timely and hot. The biscuits were unreal.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was the perfect restaurant for a first date. The atmosphere is fun and the food is great. The cocktails are even better.
  32. CL

    ChadL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great placed to eat. The food was perfect and the employs are great. A great place for a date night.
  33. MC

    MaryC

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the food. The wine and beer selection is good. A little pricey,but worth it. I would love to see the Brussels sprout appetizer on the menu again! Loved it!
  34. BB

    BeckyB

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and fantastic service, just a great evening!
  35. l

    lmcmex

    Columbus

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Our first meal at 1808 was fantastic. The beef carpaccio and salmon were delicious. Smallish menu with nice variety,
  36. A

    Annie

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    We were very disappointed to have a piano player playing too loudly for us to hear each other. Piano is in the middle of 3 rooms, and we were seated several tables away in the restaurant section. What restaurant managers don’t understand is that older adults and people who like quiet hate restaurants where we can’t hear each other. The restaurant and bar were full on a Thursday night. Scallops are good but 3 scollops, peas, sauce and a spoon of squash purée feels like appetizer size rather than dinner size. Fried chicken was good, but needed more salt—-which the diner added. Service was good, except it took 3 requests to get a glass of wine that we requested after we put in our order.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Please bring back the old calamari!! New seasoning is a bit odd, and the sauce is all at the bottom.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fathers Day Brunch food was amazing and service is great. The manager went over and above for my Dad thanks again we’ll be back soon.
  39. DN

    DereckN

    Columbus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Good service and good food. We were seated by children on a day date away from our children and the restaurant wasn’t full. Would have had a better experience if they had seated us away from screaming kids.
  40. G

    Gemtap

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Overall, it was a good dinner. The portion of 3 scallops on a portion of peas want worth $32.00. We have been here many times. Sad the meal wasn’t up to par.

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 1605 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
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–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 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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