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US$15 - US$30
American, Cajun & Creole, Bar
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews brunch shrimp and grits filet medallions salad short ribs chicken burger triple chocolate nice beer selection love this place on tap items on the menu server entrees foodie woodford columbus
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was just amazing! As I follow this restaurant on social media, but do not live in the surrounding area, I was anxious to try it. For one reason or another, we haven't managed to eat here on previous visits to Delaware. It's now...going to be #1 stop for at least a dinner, but maybe even the brunch. I ordered the twin filets which were perfect. My husband couldn't get over his shrimp, sausage, and grits- easily the best he'd ever had. He was still talking about his meal the next day, and he's not much of a foodie LOL. Can't wait to go back. Try the seasonal cocktail. The night we were there, it was a margarita with coconut. Sounds iffy, right? DELICIOUS! We first sat at the bar, and enjoyed watching all the cocktails be made, and then we moved to a table. We had the server, Grace, who is SO reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn. Her recommendations were spot on, and she was a wonderful server. Can't wait to come back!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 23 September 2020

Beef carpaccio and Shrimp and Grits were good. Hit the spot there. Short rib, steak frites, and salmon filet did not have much flavor. Short rib and Salmon Filet were overcooked. Creme Brulee was good. Banana Pudding needs some texture ... wafers maybe? Ambiance was...nice. Service was polite and friendly.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 1 March 2020 via mobile

The drinks, the food, the service -all outstanding. I had one of their winter cocktails -Go Fig or go home and it was fabulous. We had the fillet medallions with Gorgonzola mashed potatoes -omg is all I can say it was so good!!! My husband...had the seafood stew and loved it. Huge beer menu -they 40+ on tap and a really great drink menu. You don’t have to go to Columbus to get a really fabulous meal. Terrific atmosphere as wellMore

Date of visit: March 2020
JoshuaD2151, Owner at 1808 American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2020

Thank you Lori! We're so happy you joined us and enjoyed everything! We hope to serve you again soon! - Kelsey - Front of House Manager

Reviewed 22 February 2020 via mobile

Early Saturday evening supper was delicious and the service was great! I had a vegetable chickpea soup and a large Crunchy Salad with kale, Brussels sprouts, and other ingredients. The soup was really good and the salad was amazing. My supper companion had the loaded...potato soup and said it was awesome. Candace gave us great service! Wasn’t busy when we got there at 4:30, but pretty busy when we left about 6:00 pm. Great dinner!!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 12 February 2020

When I went, there was almost nothing vegetarian available and what there was I paid entirely too much for. While the food for omnivores was very good, it wasn't all that I had expected given my experiences with other similarly priced and styled restaurants. My...family wasn't impressed with their steaks, they were fine for those who wanted medium, but anyone who wanted something on either side of medium had issues with the steak being done properly (either over or under). All in all, I haven't been back because the food wasn't up to standards (comparing options, portions, and price) and I really don't drink. Their selection of adult beverages is impressive, but unless you are hoping the alcohol makes dinner better, I'd probably skip it. They have updated their menu since I was last there, and while I haven't tasted any of it or seen portion sizes, there is at least one entree, salad, and appetizer option for vegetarians now. That's a step in the right direction at least. It's sad when I have more vegetarian/vegan options at fast food places than I can get at a nice restaurant with a real chef. *Vegans/Vegetarians -> Make sure to ALWAYS double check Risotto!! It is often made with chicken stock! Make sure the staff asks the chef! Also, it has parmesan, ask for it to be skipped as it's usually added at the very end of cooking so it's an easy change - IF they make risotto when it's ordered (like you're supposed to).More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 6 February 2020

Over priced, limited menue, not a good place for steaks, mediocre service. Have ate there 6 times and am not impressed. Better steaks at Buns. Bar has nice beer selection. Have had liquor there and had to pay for the ice in my drink! Better...food at Bag of Nails.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 18 January 2020 via mobile

Great beer and wine. Incredible food with a local focus. Staff is friendly and helpful. Atmosphere is terrific. We drive all the way from Gahanna for antiques and this restaurant.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 1 January 2020

Awesome Restaurant !!! Have tried many of the items on the menu and always pleased with the serve and quality of the food. I wished we were closer as it is nearly 250 miles. Our favorite drink is the Woodford Manhattan

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 18 December 2019

A warm atmosphere added to the fine meals. We enjoyed the short rib and polenta (excellent), the chicken wings, and burger. The Chicken Tikka Masala with rice was very creatively prepared with the flavorful sauce over half a chicken, but the bird was missing its...tenderness and moistness from overcooking. The calamari presentation was tasty, but the breading of the pieces could be cut back. The service was attentive, and we were quickly seated at the time of our reservation. We definitely will go back.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 8 December 2019 via mobile

This was far from my first visit to this place, but it was my first Brunch and boy was I impressed. I’ll start by telling you I crossed this place off of my Delaware dining list about 2 years ago. For dinner the prices are...large and the portions so small! I don’t mind paying for a good meal but when portions are small and you must eat dessert because you are hungry then no...just no. But we go on a fairly regular basis to have a cocktail at the bar and maybe nibble an appetizer then walk home where I know there will be ample food. So when my daughter in law suggested Brunch it was with trepidation. Brunch portions are amazing! I had the chicken salad, hubby had shrimp and grits, son had biscuits and gravy, and daughter-in-law had an egg dish. So we spanned then menu. We had Bloody Marys and Mimosas and everyone was satisfied. The drinks included a generous pour (something you rarely see at Brunch) the service was friendly and very relaxed. They didn’t rush us at all like our dinner experience. The only negative was the hostess appeared to be wearing her pajama bottoms- but I didn’t have to look at her inappropriate attire for long.Maybe they thought it was for the “breakfast” part of brunch? I don’t know, but if I had to get dressed then so should the hostess. If you don’t mind being greeted by people in pjs try this place for Brunch. You’ll enjoy great food in a pleasant atmosphereMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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They do have a half round table thats a half both,but I would call to be safe.
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  • 1808 American Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4