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Bistro 185

#105 of 1,501 Restaurants in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence
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991 East 185 Street, Cleveland, OH 44119 (Neff Road)
+1 216-481-9635
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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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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Shaker Heights, Ohio
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88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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 12 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 

Thank axw7
Willoughby Hills, Ohio
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77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 

Thank WHMeg
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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

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 

Thank Mary Anne K
Cleveland, Ohio
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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.

Thank wendy c
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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 

1 Thank Roger M
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

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

Thank TeacherJourney
Cleveland, Ohio
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

This is not a restaurant I would have stopped if just driving by. But a search for cleveland's best calamari led us here and we were pleased. The people were warm and welcoming. The star of the seasonal menu (which features herbs from their rooftop garden! ) was certainly the appetizers and small plates. The lobster and crab beignets were... More 

Thank Lee N
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Always get beet salad and sliders. Wife and Niece enjoyed crabcakes. Sister enjoyed lobster Ravioli. Food good service very good, parking difficult

Thank hank g

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$100
American, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?