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About Permanently Closed - John Palmer's Bistro 44

This restaurant is permanently closed. John Palmer's Bistro 44 offers contemporary American & Comfort Food cuisine featuring a "scratch kitchen" where all items are made in-house using the freshest products available. John Palmer's Bistro 44 features a cozy environment with a warm fireplace, private room & a comfortable couch lounge.

7590 Fredle Drive
Painesville, OH 44077
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(440) 350-0793

Website:
http://www.johnpalmers.com/

Catering:
Personalized catering services available to accommodate any party size & event.

Executive Chef:
Sean St. Clair

Private Party Facilities:
John Palmer's Bistro 44 offers private space for 20 to 25 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Alison St. Clair: (440) 350-0793

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

John Palmer's Bistro 44 - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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 (London)·Dined on April 29, 2017

its very Good and rate very nice and something more else

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 21, 2015

Great food and love it when Kristine Jackson plays too. Everyone who works here are excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 14, 2015

Introduced someone to John Palmer's (now Nou Veau) and she loved it. We all enjoyed our food, tho the guy felt the portions weren't enough. Two of us took home leftovers. Food, service, and ambience were great. The place was busy!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 7, 2015

Our reservation was exactly as requested, the food was excellent, and the service was great. We enjoyed the lobster nachos and a shrimp cocktail as appetizers. I had the scallops with apples and black quinoa while my companion enjoyed the pork chops. The scallops were perfectly prepared, firm but not overdone, and very tasty. The pork chops were also very good, well seasoned and moist. The service was quite good, knowledgeable and attentive, but never intrusive. We both enjoyed the evening and will definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2015

This is the first time we have returned to John Palmer Bistro 44 since the new owners took over last fall. We had been hearing good things from our friends and I am very happy we decided to give it a try. The service was friendly. Our waitress had good knowledge of the menu items and was able to answer our questions. The service timing was really good giving just enough time between courses. The food was really good with well matched sides. The cocktails and draft beer were a little pricey but went well with the food. I don't think i will wait a year before returning. We had a great meal in a very nice atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 24, 2015

This is our first visit since the new owners have made their mark and we were very impressed. The overall mood is more welcoming and the menu offerings diverse. We really enjoyed our dinners and recommend the Waldorf salads, Beef Short Ribs, and the Salmom. We shared a Peach-Blueberry Crisp for dessert to finish a wonderful meal. As we were leaving the owner's wife introduced herself, thanked us for coming, and pretty much ensured that we will return. Well done.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 16, 2015

Get the crackling for an appetizer, it is devine.

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 11, 2015

First time since new ownership. A few menu changes that were very nice. I highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 1, 2015

My husband and I dined here with another couple. The server was friendly and did a great job. My husband ordered the special fish, I ordered the scallops, and our friends ordered the pork chop and ravioli. We all loved our dinners - delicious! The drinks were also extra good. Would definitely recommend John Palmer's for a wonderful evening out.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 28, 2015

Connie was a wonderful server. Attentive and timed the courses perfectly. The food was absolutely amazing. Sean has really outdone himself by being the new owner/chef at John Palmer's Bistro 44. We will be returning for many months to come.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 22, 2015

We celebrated our anniversary at John Palmer's Bistro 44 and had a most enjoyable dinner and evening. It was our first time at this wonderful restaurant. It's a great looking place and the service was really A+. Nothing about the evening was rushed and we throughly enjoyed our drinks followed by the most delicious lobster nachos served in a most unique presentation. We knew we were in for more visual treats along with treats for the palate. One of the nights specials was a watermelon salad presented in a scooped our half of a baby watermelon. I had the wonderful tender scallops with a rice cake.and vegetable garnish. My husband had the veal chop special . It had a wonderful slightly spice rub flavor and was cooked to perfection. The menu itself is so well thought out and has wonderful fish , meat , pasta and side dishes. We will be back again soon to try more great food.
Our only disappointment was that upon making the reservation, I mentioned the anniversary celebration as I know most restaurants honor the couple in some way. This was a small let down. Certainly not enough to keep us from another wonderful meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 30, 2015

Quality of fiood and menu is four star excellent. Everything was perfect and for those that aren't familiar with this restaurant - you leave knowing you could not have had a better meal anywhere. Keep up the great work Service was exceptional and the rear patio is so well done. And entertainment by Kristine Jackson was cherry and whipped cream on the sundae. Fabulous night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 20, 2015

What a wonderful dinner. I had the pork chop and my husband had the steak medallions. Both were outstanding!!! Calamari appetizer was the best we've ever had. Can't way to try more things on the menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 5, 2015

Service a bit slow but the food was worth the wait. We asked for bread as we were sharing a bottle of wine and it was wonderful. Highly recommend for a special night out. Relax and enjoy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 16, 2015

We recommend sitting at the Chef's Table as it is fun to watch the chefs at work . When they have a chance, they share what they do for certain dishes. The good was terrific as always and three thumbs up on the gumbo!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on April 29, 2015

Food and service were top notch tonight.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on March 28, 2015

We received an Open Table gift certificate and chose to try John Palmer's. We had the butternut squash ravioli appetizer, which was good, but small. My husband ordered filet that was excellent. His rosemary sea salt frites came out very soggy, and we sent them back. The next batch was golden and wonderfully crispy. I had the lamb chops, which were very tender. My sautéed spinach was very garlicky and yummy. The dessert was definitely the best part. I had a chocolate terrine, described to me as a cross between mousse and fudge. It was decadent and sinful. The ice cream accompanying it was icy and fast melting. My husband has bananas foster crème brulee, which was also excellent. Our waiter was good, but not the best. He didn't seem to have the time to chat with us about the dishes and was always rushing away. I would probably try John Palmer's again, but I would definitely get steak next time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on March 28, 2015

All of us John DeJoy fans (the previous owner and chef) were concerned about the sale and new ownership. We have been there twice since the changeover and are extremely pleased. Several new dishes we had were excellent, especially the ahi tuna. Our server (Alicia?) was great, very efficient. I enjoy the ambiance of this restaurant in that the tables are not squeezed together. Nice wine list also.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on March 6, 2015

My wife and I had a lovely dinner here. Great atmosphere, waitress was wonderful, and the food was excellent. I had the NY strip and my wife had the salmon. We'll be back for sure.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 28, 2015

The special for the evening was running low, so our waitress reserved a special for me since we still waiting on friends. Then when checking again was told the last order was being made for someone else, she took the extra effort to make sure that didn't happen since we had reserved it first. So ended up with the order and the scallops were delicious. The food and atmosphere of John Palmer's is great. I wouldn't have known they were under new management. Keep up the great work and we will be return customers.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 14, 2015

My wife had the bone in filet and I had the ribeye cut, they were both excellent. They also had a small band playing for dinner too, just loved it!!! Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 14, 2015

Great expierience! Made my reservation through open table and it was a perfect process. The restaraunt called to confirm out reservation. I had the filet with some asparagus and their horseradish sauce. It was delicious! Also tried the the hummus.. Fantastic! Out server was very nice and attentive to us. Would definitely go back for a special occasion wih my husband or a nice night out with the girls!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 20, 2015

My husband and I had dinner at this little gem for the first time and were totally wowed. The service was impeccable...but not in your face. To me, one of the things that make fine dining fine...is when the server isn't constantly interrupting the conversation. Our server must have had ESP because she was not only gracious but she seemed to know when we needed more bread, butter, or wine. She waited until we had time to cut into our filet (which was perfectly prepared by the way) before asking how things were tasting. The presentation was fabulous. The ambiance was perfect...it's cold in Concord, OH in January and a roaring fireplace was just the ticket! I would definitely dine at this restaurant again and would recommend it to anyone!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on January 10, 2015

Despite having reservations, we were seated in the back corner of the back room. Another guest actually had to move every time the server came to our table. The hostess apologized for seating us there but still seated us there. No management ever checked on us. If you go, don't go on a weekend. Food was very good but overall a very disappointing night. The restaurant seems to have a loyal following of regulars, but they don't care about others and there is no management.

Too bad, the food is good and it is a nice place.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 10, 2015

Under new ownership - different menu, not experienced help, but we'll try it again, John Palmer's has always been a local favorite!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 10, 2015

Very enjoyable. We really enjoyed the musicians and the fact that we could still have a conversation with our friends. We will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 2, 2015

We received a gift card and went to bistro 44 this past Friday. Absolutely enjoyed the food, table, and service. Portions were large, but not overwhelming. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone on the rural east side. It's definitely not up to the overall experience set by downtown restaurants, but I don't think it has to be. We loved our dinner and I'm sure you will too.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 27, 2014

The food and service were great. Very pretty restaurant. We will definitely go back.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 13, 2014

I have recommended this restaurant many times, but it has been almost a year since we had eaten there. It appeared busier than ever, which I took as a good sign. However, after eating our meals, we agreed it has gone downhill with respect to the food. First, I did not get what I ordered. I chose not to complain, as what the server brought was my second choice anyway. However, both our meals were cold. I had the salmon, and the lobster orzo was a joke -- a tiny portion with three miniscule, tasteless pieces of lobster. As I said, everything was cold, and the fish was not done. My husband had the same thing, and his was also cold, with a miniscule portion of side, and his fish was so undone he couldn't eat it. I would imagine if the food had sat long enough to get cold, there was time to properly cook it. Just disappointing, as I always thought of this restaurant as a rare gem in the sea of eastside chains.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 12, 2014

This was our first time at John Palmer's Bistro 44 and could not have enjoyed it more. The meal was delicious and well paced. The food and drinks were absolutely delicious. The service was impeccable and it was great to have the owner stop by our table to see if our experience was without complaint. Highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 6, 2014

It may be in a strip next to a market, but don't let that fool you. Inside the atmosphere is warm and cozy; the service is prompt and attentive, and the food delicious. John Palmer's Bistro 44 exceeded our expectations all the way around. They even had a great guitarist playing and singing in front of the fireplace, and he was pleasant, but in no way too loud--it was perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 6, 2014

John Palmer's always pleases with its creativity, high quality, and top notch service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 22, 2014

The staff is on there game, the food is a wonderful blend of comfort food and fusion. Saterdays has live music that add to the comfortable atmosphere. This is our local jem fine food a great place to enjoy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2014

Excellent food and drinks where fine, Our server, Ann, was terrific, She was friendly and knowledgeable. She made us really want to return and we will when we are next in NorthEastern Ohio. Cuck

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 7, 2014

Met the new owners, Sean, head chef and his wife who greeted us and told us about their new endeavor. We sat at the kitchen bar as we had in the past. Saw lots of great looking food being delivered. My wife and I both ordered the filet mignon and was cooked to perfection. Congratulations on your new restaurant. Of course we will miss John and Michelle dearly, but can only hope they are now enjoying their new found retirement. The new owners have not missed a beat. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 18, 2014

First visit for my boyfriend and myself.We loved it! The food was exactly as described melt in your mouth delicious!!! I ordered a pasta creation and it was brought to the table pipin hot which i loved.We of course had to taste each others meals because they were so good; "honey here you gotta try this".Can't wait to go back.. Keep up the good work John Palmer !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 11, 2014

I took a chance on John Palmer's for the first time for a special occasion. It turned out great. The food quality, atmosphere and level of service were very much on par with some of the Vegas restaurants that we like to frequent. Kudos and we'll be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 3, 2014

John palmers is always spot on! If you have not tried this place, you need to. Just go, you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 3, 2014

We came to celebrate a birthday. The food was excellent . We ordered two appetizers among 4 people and dinner entrees. I would really recommend the salmon. Our waiter knew the menu very well, was polite, and very helpful. It was a very positive experience. The only downside might be that the restaurant is on the dark side. A candle would have been good on our table or some other source of light. My husband has trouble seeing in darker rooms and i had to read the menu to him. We would come again for a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 3, 2014

Very nice dinner with my wife. We visit Palmer's 3 or 4 times a year. This visit was better than last time.

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