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1808 American Bistro, Delaware, OH

1808 American Bistro

4.5
4.5
1581 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

7:00 PM


Booked 11 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 1,581 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Columbus

    Romantic

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  1. MC

    MaryC

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and fantastic service, just a great evening!
  3. 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,
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. CN

    ConstanceN

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, great location.. it was a little noisy but it was fine
  10. 1

    1808fan

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Everything was delicious EXCEPT the calamari. It used to be exceptionally good but it was awful- the worst we ever had. Why did you change the recipe-go back to the old recipe please.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meals, clean bathrooms, prompt and friedly service. Loved our experience.
  12. CC

    CodyC

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambiance and the service was absolutely great! This was my second time at the restaurant and the food is just not great especially for the price.
  13. CF

    CindyF

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good but they were out of 3 menu items one of which would have been my choice but I found something else delicious to eat.
  14. m

    musicmom

    Columbus

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was terrific - attentive and accomodating. Food was very good.
  15. AR

    AmyR

    Naples

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Small menu. Wrong food brought out. Ordered feature pork ribs. When they finally came out, they weren’t fully cooked and hard to cut into. Made them take it back and bring short ribs. Everyone finished before I got my meal. Short ribs extremely salty. O comp. I’m not a complainer but couldn’t let this one go
  16. M

    Matt

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Made a reservation, place was nearly empty. Seated right away and then that was the last that a staffmember of this restaurant acknowledged us. We made eye contact with nearly every single staff member (half of them were just hanging out?). 30 minutes later, we still hadn't met a waiter/waitress, or even got a water, so we left for a different restaurant. We will not be back, again.
  17. JS

    JennS

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favorite places in Delaware. Food is alway good. Excellent specials and excellent service.
  18. TB

    TraciB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice charming restaurant in Delaware. Would recommend for any occasion. The waiter was very attentive. The food was very good.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Noah was are server and was very efficient and friendly
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our service and food were amazing. We would highly recommend.
  21. b

    buddy14

    Columbus

    72 reviews

    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Noah our server was very attentive to our needs. The food was excellent.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. You can really tell that the chef knows how to create an entree and make all of the ingredients come together for the perfect bite. I liked the lighting and the music. Overall, it was a really nice experience.
  23. t

    tomhollern

    Columbus

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great server dailing up excellent food. This restaurant never fails to amaze. Couples the food with excellent service and a real winner appears.
  24. I

    Intelpro

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A restaurant in Delaware with a real chef! Korean fried chicken, mussels and scallops are standouts. Service could be more prompt and attentive.
  25. JP

    JaPry

    Columbus

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food is always good and service is friendly. It’s good for groups or just a couple. We will go back!
  26. MC

    MarcC

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Am absolute gem with amazing food and service tucked away in downtown Delaware. If you haven't given 1808 a try, you're in for a delight.
  27. RP

    RebeccaP

    Columbus

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Too noisy. The music was turned up loud and my 80 yr old parents had a hard time hearing the conversation. Main dining room was loud and the music was too loud. We arrived 15 min early and were told we had to wait. Another couple came in 10 min later, an hour and 15 min early, and the hostess offered them a high top in the bar. We would have taken that table. When I asked she said they were holding people close to reservation time. I said about the couple after us and she said we could have a high top, too. Again, my parents are 80+ and she offered us a high top in the main walkway. The other couple took the one in the corner and out of the way. Totally irritated. When seated it was too loud for conversation. (Music) Waitress was great. My moms chicken salad wasn’t good. The chicken had been pounded flat and had a lot of coating, overcooked. It was very dry and chewy. No meaty chicken. My mom didn’t want me to complain, but I should have. The greens were fresh. The waffles delicious . The quiche was tasteless and the crust too thick. Won’t be back.
  28. TH

    ToddH

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love 1808. They never fail to provide for a beautiful dining experience. The food and service are top notch.
  29. f

    foodiecouple

    Columbus

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waiter and service. The food was excellent.
  30. CD

    CaseyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely exceptional food and service! Noah our waiter was very knowledgeable and had fantastic recommendations. Best restaurant in Delaware!
  31. o

    oldschoolrxguy

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Seated and drink orders taken. Drinks were good. Dinner was ordered and my wife and I had an acceptable even though lukewarm meal. Our guests however had a poor experience. His meal never arrived and her fish and sauce was only barely warm. The waitress never apologized or got the manager to correct the problems. Overall it was a bad experience from the restaurant that’s supposed to be the best in Delaware
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience/ great food!
  33. A

    Ally

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most excellent food and service . Wonderfully surprised. Cannot wait till the next time.
  34. DW

    DawnW

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time eating here but it won’t be our last. The food and service were amazing! Angela was the best! We just moved to Delaware, OH. I am so excited that we found this restaurant. I can’t wait to eat here again.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easter Lunch
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great with many gluten free options that were delicious as well. Wonderful ambiance and good service. We will definitive back.
  37. DT

    DianeT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was amazing and didn't miss a beat. The food was fabulous so we asked the waiter and he told us their was a new chef from chicago. Talented chef! 1808 American Bistro is our favorite in Delaware, OH. Tip.. make a reservation!
  38. NH

    NoahH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Tomato bisque was fire. Salmon was good, weird crunchy salad was mid. Grilled cheese was good, a little too cheesy. Fire salad tho. And bread 😩😩😩😩
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great… bring back the chips and guacamole!!! Stout selection is awesome.
  40. N

    Nelson0535

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    1808 was excellent. This was our first time there. I had the filet mignon and my wife had the salmon. Both were cooked to our specifications and they were both delicious! Portions were very good. Service was also very good. This is a nice place to relax with friends or family. It has a very welcoming atmosphere. We will definitely return!

FAQs

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

1808 American Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 1581 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 11 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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