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Bistro 185

888 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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
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Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(216) 481-9635
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ruth Levine
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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.
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Private party contact
Ruth Levine: (216) 404-0500
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Our catering division is "Ruth Levine Events" ( 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.
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Cross street
Neff Road
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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.
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Public transit
In front of restaurant.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
4.3  based on all time ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Awesome food, especially sharable plates. The pistachio dates!

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.

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

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

MelH (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on July 30, 2016

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.