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About Bistro 185
Bistro 185, located in Cleveland, Ohio, serves up a delicious menu in a cozy dining atmosphere. Multi-cultural cuisine is available and featured items change on a regular basis to provide fresh produce, meats and fish. Bistro 185 is a member of Cleveland Independents, which is an organization of local restaurants with a commitment to the community and a passion for excellence in food and service.
Bistro 185 has weekday specials, including Taco Tuesdays and slider Wednesdays. Entr�es are available on a seasonal basis, but favorites include bistro benedicts with chippers and the steak Oscar. You can also enjoy a shared plate of soy chili chicken wings or a full charcuterie board with meat, cheese and spreads.
Cleveland, OH 44119
Contemporary American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Our catering division is "Ruth Levine Events" (www.ruthlevineevents.com). We are a full service catering company that prides itself on a personal approach to catering, with restaurant quality food & attention to detail. Our event coordinator will provide one-on-one attention through out the process. We provide upscale catering at affordable prices offering our stand-out food presentations along with our professional & attentive staff to make it a breeze for you to host an exceptional event.
Parking is available in our gated lot. There is also ample on-street parking including the Star Muffler parking lot next to us & available after 6:00pm.
In front of restaurant.
Private Party Facilities:
Our restaurant is available for private parties on Sundays & is able to accommodate up to 80 guests with a minimum of 50 guests required.
Private Party Contact:
Ruth Levine: (216) 404-0500
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
Bistro 185 Ratings and Reviews
We have dined at Bistro 185 several times in the past few months. Typically service and food have been fabulous. Unfortunately this time we were seated on a back corner booth and the server forgot about us most of the night. Initially it took 15-20 minutes to greet us and bring a drink. Had it been our first visit we would never go back again. We know better than to accept that table and waitress.
Enjoyed their fish special; veal chop and filet were other entrees ordered by my party . Oversize salad with beets is great to share. Generous cocktails. Key lime and coconut pies, again shareable, delicious! Melissa is a terrific server. We'll be back again soon.
Loved, loved, loved the place. We where skeptical from the street, but saw it was on the list of "best places to eat in Cleveland area." It was so true! We went with our waitresses' recommendation of an appetizer, truffle fries. Incredible! Lots of good Parmesan cheese, spices and herbs. Dinner was just as fantastic! Husband got the steak, grilled to perfection, and I got the crab cake, it was pretty good. Don't, I said DON'T forget to get the Key Lime pie! It was actually more like a cheesecake! It was out of this world! I'd go back just for that!
Our waitress was Kaja. She was amazing!! Updated us regularly, made jokes, didn't get super weirded out when we asked her what celebrity people told her she looked like. Really made us want to go back there. The atmosphere was nice. Not loud. I had the day boat scallops wrapped in bacon and my friend had the sea bass. I would recommend both. The food takes a bit to get to you, but good conversation makes the time fly. This place was really good and I can't wait to take my fiancé there!!
We went for an early dinner on a Monday. We enjoy the "long-established neighborhood watering hole" atmosphere. We like to sit next to each other at the bar and wax poetic over whatever sport happens to be on the TV. That's where we met Richard - probably one of the best bar tenders/hosts I've encountered in my travels across the country. Totally gracious, totally professional, great wit, makes a mean cocktail and knows his wine. He explained happy hour and the menu wonderfully and steered us toward the best combination of happy hour appetizers and dinner entrees. Happy hour is not the usual low end fare...it includes high quality wines, top shelf cocktails and chef inspired appetizers. Richard is an accomplished mixologist - amazing Knob Creek bourbon sour and Moscow mule! He also had me taste a couple of wines to ensure I would be happy with my choice for dinner. The braised short rib appetizer melts off the bone and the cherry sauce is heaven. My guy got the the chicken & waffles while I got the veal chop. There was not a speck of food left on either plate. We will definitely return to the bar on a Monday to sample more of Richard's wit and the rest of the menu!
We have been to Bistro 185 on several occasions. We usually have an outstanding meal. This time my husband had salmon which he said was delicious. My son and I had the Short rib and we were disappointed. The cherry demi glaze was non-existent and taste was more bitter, vinegar taste. For the price of these entrees I was disappointed.
My son/husband had coconut cream pie which was outstanding. All the desserts are top notch!
We were seated quickly, but it took almost 15 minutes for our server to come and get our drink order.
Also the table at which were seated was across from the bar, with the TV on we were subjected to Wheel of fortune all evening. There should have been a wall/separation from that.
We had veal and short rib entrees. I highly recommend both items. We also had mussels with white wine appetizer, that could be an entree, and it was great for sharing. Our cocktails and wine were also very tasty.
It was a busy Saturday night and we had a reservation. Service was slow. Also we had a couple of small mixups with our cocktails. I'm never a fan of servers that do not write down orders. She got most everything correct.
When we want fine dining, my husband and I always suggest the 185th st. Bistro. The perch is wonderful and tasty. We always try to get a booth for the most comfortable seating, but have on occasion been seated at a high top in the bar area and enjoyed the vibrant atmosphere of the bar. The hostess is very friendly and the servers have always been friendly and accommodating.
Richard, Zack as well as the Chef truly make us feel at home whenever we go to the Bistro. We travel there from Brecksville for great food and to watch the Cavs and Indians. The Smoked Duck Appetizer was packed with flavor and absolutely fantastic. My wife and I split the pasta and ramp dish, and while ramps may be weeds in West Virginia, when prepared properly they are a stunning addition to pasta. The Coconut Creme Pie like every other desert at 185 was incredibly flavorful. This place is a must!!!!!
My best friend and I have made Bistro 185 our regular "catch-up" spot. The food is always outstanding, the atmosphere lends itself to our lengthy conversations, and the service is always impeccable. This most recent visit was no exception. I can't recommend Bistro 185 enough!
Bistro 185 is an old favorite. We last visited in December and were taken aback by the new, limited, higher priced menu. My last review was a 3. This visit showed a few, new, more neighborhood priced items. The quality was still excellent as was the service. These changes will increase our frequency at Bistro.
Went on a Tuesday night before a show at the Beachland. The place was pretty empty, so we opted to sit at the bar. The bartender, Richard, (who was terrific btw), introduced himself and got us setup with water and drinks. Tuesday is taco night, so we ordered a couple each. All were delicious. The only knock is we thought the regular entree prices were a bit on the high side.
This was our third visit to Bistro 185 and th eonly complaint I have about the place is that it tends to be pretty crowded. Since it is located in one of those little converted corner bar type places, it lacks a spacious dining area. If you like outdoor dining , the space is almost non-existent. But The food is always exceptional. This past Saturday, I had the short ribs, while Hubby opted for the Veal. Both were excellent choices. The servers were very busy, but went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed . I've noticed that the menu changes from time to time. It will be interesting to see what they have on it come Summer. We do have an anniversary coming up in June..
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