HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.
If you like, we’ll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.
Is this your restaurant? Claim this listing

Bistro 185

4.3
888 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

Similar Restaurants

About

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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Contemporary American, Comfort Food
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(216) 481-9635
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Ruth Levine
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_contactCreated with Sketch.
Private party contact
Ruth Levine: (216) 404-0500
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
Catering
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.
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Neff Road
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
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.
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public transit
In front of restaurant.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
What 888 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.3  based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
3.8
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
vipjkohio (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on September 6, 2016

the best corn beef Reuben in town! Get reservations or wait. Noisy at night.
All good food on the menu with lots of comfort food!

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
3.0  Dined on August 27, 2016

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.

Report
Helpful
sophisticatediner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on August 26, 2016

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.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on August 17, 2016

Fantastic, fresh food thoughtfully plated and prepared. Would recommend for any occasion. Moderate pricing, craft cocktails and from scratch desserts are also a nice touch. Will be back.

Report
Helpful
goodfood (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on August 16, 2016

Great setting in one of cleveland's oldest neighborhoods. Old bar, with gourmet food, perfectly mixed drinks and no pretentiousness. If you cannot find an entree on the menu you like, you literally do not like food. I recommend taco tuesday.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on August 13, 2016

Awesome food, especially sharable plates. The pistachio dates!

Report
Helpful
Morganmatters (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on August 12, 2016

Dinner was delicious and service was perfect. The booth was generously sized providing us with a nice cozy space to ourselves for conversation. Perfect.

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on July 30, 2016

This is our go to place. Never had s bad meal there.

Report
Helpful
MelH (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on July 30, 2016

Great place for dining, Best food in Cleveland, Best servers and Best management

Report
Helpful
LesA (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on July 9, 2016

Really good choice of main courses [which change every day] as well as wines. Service and presentation were outstanding. We took a friend there for a special birthday. She had never been there before and loved it.

Report
Helpful
vip1discriminatingdiner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 9, 2016

The food is interesting and has different twists, so it is fun and yummy. The service is wonderful and the restaurant vibe is vibrant. This is a great night out.

Report
Helpful
vipKgng (Cleveland)
3.0  Dined on July 7, 2016

Though dining late, kitchen must still maintain quality. Chicken and waffles could be unique if chicken wasn't so terribly overdone tasting like soup chicken. Waffles tasted like Eggos. Leave it off the menu if you can't do it good.

Report
Helpful
RedHeadLongLegs (Toledo)
5.0  Dined on July 7, 2016

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!

Report
Helpful
vipJeffW (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on July 1, 2016

So happy we found Bistro 185 where we met Richard, one of the finest bar tenders in North East Ohio. He is a true professional and really made our drinking and dining experience memorable. Food was excellent too! Thanks for a great dining experience!

Report
Helpful
vipcitychick (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on July 1, 2016

Delightful as ever on Friday 7/1 when I had lunch with a friend. Don't miss the clam chowder, which pairs well with the house salad. Service by Melissa is always top notch.

Report
Helpful
vipSolaker (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on June 30, 2016

Always good. Great lunch spot that converts into a gourmet restaurant at night. Ambience is casual but the food is not.

Report
Helpful
NicoleH (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on June 25, 2016

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!!

Report
Helpful
MikeM (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on June 24, 2016

We had delicious food and scruptious drinks along with our favorite server, Melissa. Service was excellent. It is our favorite neighborhood restaurant .

Report
Helpful
vipGinaCattLo (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on June 20, 2016

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!

Report
Helpful
JackieZ (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on June 17, 2016

First time and we will be back!
Excellent menu with nice presentation and well seasoned.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
45