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Bistro on Main

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1313 West Main, Kent, OH 44240
+1 330-673-9900
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Wed 11:30 - 21:30
Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 16:00 - 22:30
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Prescott, Arizona
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a cool menu - Creative Appetizers made this a great experience! Be sure to check out this "local" restaurant with good food and excellent service. Our wait staff was very attentive but never interferred with our conversation! Keep up the fabulous food and service attribute that make you a "Must" in Kent!

Thank BJM-AZ
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food is very good! Service was great! I am frequent visitor of this restaurant! I love cheap date night and retail wine day

Thank Bianka S
Middletown, MD
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The cold weather quite probably affected my review. Cold outside could be cold in the kitchen. We have been to the Bistro on Main before, though it was some time since the last visit. We had reservations for the bar area, and we were on time, (5:30) however it was already full of people, so we opted for the larger... More 

Thank Real_Old_Geezer
Shalersville, Ohio
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47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food~ interesting menu. Service was a bit slow even though it was not super busy. But, the food was good. Brussel sprouts are fabulous! We had a group of friends and everyone got a different entree and all were very happy with them. The special was Pho with shrimp and my friend really loved it. The sauces that went... More 

Thank Veggies4me
Ravenna, Ohio, United States
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are locals and this has continuously been our favorite restaurant since they opened a few years back. The menu is seasonal so some changes a few times a year with always fresh, seasonal ingredients. There is something for everyone such as "small plates" regular entrees, sandwiches and the pizza is awesome as well! Make sure to check out the... More 

Thank Denise A
Kent, Ohio
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting the Bistro on Main (BOM) was fun as always. We were early (5:30) with reservations, and the restaurant filled rapidly from then. Our server Tony, was attentive and efficient but not intrusive . While the room was s little chilly the coffee was delicious and hot. The food ,as usual) was excellent! The butternut squash soup and calamari (served... More 

1 Thank Dyanne S
Uniontown, Ohio
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The parking lot of a restaurant shouldn't be the focus of a review. But in this case, I felt the need. They do NOT have adequate parking for the size of the restaurant guests. And, what they do have, is horrible. Only paved halfway back. It's a free-for-all in the back where it's only gravel. You are forced to go... More 

Thank jrmilvet
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188 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We were fortunate to have the owner wait on us because she is delightful and extremely knowledgeable. There were several lunch specials to choose from as well as an extensive and reasonably priced menu. The fresh bread and seasoned oil is delicious. I had the turkey burger and potato salad. For only $2 more I could have chosen the seasonal... More 

Thank cjkines1
Kent, Ohio
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We have just discovered the Bistro and we're smitten! The Chef has magical talents. Who ever heard of crab beignets?! And they were delicious! And hogfish snapper on basmati rice?! Whew. Gasping over the supreme quality! Other diners clearly enjoyed the snapper, the pizza, and the BOM burger. Overall a HIT!! Can't wait to go again.

Thank KentStaters
Dayton, Ohio
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

My daughter selected the Bistro on Main for Kent State's a family weekend dinner. It turned out to be a great choice. The Cheesy Crab Dip was very good, the Baby Blue salad has a great combination of flavors and the grilled skirt steak was fantastic with the chimichurri and chevre guacamole. My daughter enjoyed the Caesar salad and Braised... More 

Thank DAH-Ohio

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1313 West Main, Kent, OH 44240
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Kent
  • Phone Number: +1 330-673-9900

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Tallmadge, Ohio, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?