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J Bistro

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American, Contemporary
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129 W Market St, Sandusky, OH 44870 (Columbus Avenue)
+1 419-502-2280
17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Madrid, Spain
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

My husband and I wandered in here looking for something casual after a day of fishing. What a surprise! The food (top sirloin with sriracha and coffee sauce + Chilean sea bass) was over the top - wonderfully cooked, appropriately sized portions, and inventive. Sarah, our waitress, was excellent - friendly, attentive, and ready to make suggestions. We look forward... More 

2 Thank adelantemex
Knoxville, TN
Level Contributor
38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Had dinner here while I was home visiting family. The staff were friendly (they even remembered my parents who had been there before my visit), attentive, and accommodating.The regular menu is creative and appealing, but the specials were incredible! I had a hard time choosing my entree because everything sounded delicious! The sirloin special with siracha and coffee marinade(ordered well-done)... More 

Thank Lynn S
Roswell, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

I went two evenings in a row for customer dinners and was very happy both times. The restaurant staff was helpful and efficient, without being intrusive. The food was lovely, with some very interesting dishes. The Brussels sprouts were a real hit both nights. And I cannot praise the land and roast veggies highly enough. An excellent spot

2 Thank Carolyn E
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

Found this place on TA. It was a quaint little restaurant in the downtown area. Menu was ecclectic with a lot that appealed to us. Staff was friendly and engaging. I'd like to go back with friends and try the bbq pig's head.

Thank Francoise M
Burtonsville, Maryland, United States
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202 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

A nicely appointed interior this small bistro (bar and restaurant) is a great place to go. The service was excellant and it was nice to have a restaurant that cares about you. The special flatbread had a topping of peaches, prosciutto and goat cheese and was done to perfection. The watermelon gazpacho was very nice, seasoned well and refreshing. Another... More 

1 Thank Lee P
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

I went twice on this vacation. The food is great as is the service. I could not believe there is a place like this in Sandusky. The bar is also great for drinks at happy hour.

2 Thank Corey C
Avon Lake, Ohio
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Dined here on a Tuesday evening and our food and service were both excellent. Our server extremely patient due to the questions we had about the menu and described thier favorite dishes and recommended the sea bass. My husband and I started with the brussels sprouts and they were the best we have ever had. Sea Bass did not dissapointed... More 

1 Thank Mark H
Saint John, Canada
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

The bread was okay, but the fennel butter to go along with it was served frozen--and it tasted like it had been frozen a little too long. I had the bolognese chef's pasta, which was somewhat bland and dry. I prefer it with more butter, olive oil, and salt. My partner's burger also lacked salt. The waitress was lovely, and... More 

Thank K W
Bridgeport, Ohio
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

Wife and I were on vacation in Sandusky and found J Bistro! Just an amazing, relaxing, and pleasurable dining experience! We were greeted warmly and quickly upon entering the restaurant and asked where we would prefer to sit. Chose window table to watch all the people milling about the street fair. (They do have outside seating to, but it was... More 

Thank Mark T
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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

This town of Sandusky is completely over run with every single chain restaurant you can think of. So what a delight to run into J. Bistro that is a delicious, beautiful restaurant. The food was so good, a wonderful surprise. If you like chains, you probably won't appreciate J. Bistro. But if you like creative, very good food and don't... More 

1 Thank HappiTravelerChicago

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 32
American, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 W Market St, Sandusky, OH 44870
    (Columbus Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Sandusky
  • Phone Number: +1 419-502-2280
J Bistro is a fine dining restaurant that features classic chef inspired dishes using fresh local ingredients. Happy Hour is from 4-7PM Tuesday-Friday at the J Bistro bar!

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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?