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Bistro 185

#103 of 1,506 Restaurants in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence
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991 East 185 Street, Cleveland, OH 44119 (Neff Road)
+1 216-481-9635
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11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Ohio
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you haven't been, you need to go. A definite hidden gem. The food is consistently delicious. The crab cake appetizer was perfect. The short rib, meatloaf, pork chop and lobster Mac were so good. Excellent presentation. Save room for their desserts. The best coconut cream pie I have ever tasted. Love the new decor throughout. Love the new metal... More 

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Thank Shell2
Willoughby Hills, Ohio
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94 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a favorite local restaurant for us -- their regular menu is great and specials are always superb. But they recently installed new "over-the-table" lighting that is awful! Now, I am short (4'10"), but the clear bulb in the metal overhead fixture was so glaring that it obliterated the face of my spouse sitting across from me and was... More 

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Thank WHMeg
Shaker Heights, Ohio
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90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed my daughter's birthday dinner here a few nights ago. My family's meals were excellent, however mine was too salty to finish. The staff took care of the situation appropriately and offered us the key lime pie & fresh vanilla ice cream, both of which were divine! Very pricey for anything other than the burgers.

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Thank edieungar
Cleveland, Ohio
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Made reservations for a table and then received a call an hour before our reservation asking if we would take a bar table. We said we wanted the table but when we got there, they sat us at the bar table. Finally got the table but waited 90 minutes until our entrees came. When my duck came, it was stone... More 

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Thank axw7
Willoughby Hills, Ohio
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94 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We're used to waltzing into Bistro 185 for early dinners during the week, but happened to stop by about 7 pm on a Saturday night! Wow! The place is popular! Better make a reservation or be willing to stand at the bar and have a drink or two before getting a table. The wait staff is very understanding and seated... More 

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Thank WHMeg
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Wow, I'm shocked I've never been here before, they have outstanding food, great craft beers that change all the time. Yet, the most refreshing thing in the world is their house made ginger beer, it's the most perfect refreshing thing around

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Thank Mike Y
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I've been here twice and had a great experience both times. Two of our group had the scallop special which were perfectly cooked and served with a small portion of greens and tomato. Another had the veal and I had the Faroe Island salmon. All were delicious. As a fry/frites lover, I had to taste theirs so we shared an... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Really good food but if you have special dietary needs, not a good choice . My husband is vegan and there were no options and our server refused to ask the chef to accommodate him. Could be stellar if they were a little more flexible.

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Lakewood
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I recently visited Bistro 185 with a buddy. We had arrived at 11:30 a.m. before the lunch crowd arrived. We were greeted by friendly, smiling wait staff. The dining area is dimly lit, adequate to read the menus, and offers a warm, comfortable ambiance. My friend ordered the Patty Melt burger and I ordered the Chili Burger. With a short... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Absolutely delicious. Unexpectedly delightful. What it lacks in location is more than made up for in presentation, creativity, and taste. Yum.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 100
Cuisine
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 991 East 185 Street, Cleveland, OH 44119
    (Neff Road)
  • Public Transportation: In front of restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: +1 216-481-9635

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?