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Bistro 70

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$$ - $$$
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70 N Street Clair, Painesville, OH 44077
+1 440-352-7070
16:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Wed 16:00 - 21:00
Thu - Fri 16:00 - 22:00
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Cleveland, Ohio
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I returned tonight for the once a month Words and Wine evening. What a great evening mixed with humor, reality, and literary delight! We enjoyed a wonderful light meal which included yummy crab cakes and a grilled chicken topped salad with cranberries and crunchy almonds served with an artisan bread and dipping oil. It was worth the... More 

Thank RuthieRunner55
Mentor, Ohio
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had made reservations for a group of 6 people on Friday Dec. 16th at 7pm. We arrived early and were seated early which was great. After a 30-minute wait we had to ask the hostess to find our waitress so we could order drinks. Another 10 minutes passed before she came over and took our order. After a very... More 

Thank Gail K
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent high-end restaurant with delicious gourmet food, well made drinks, exceptional service all in a comfortable, trendy and romantic atmosphere. Good for date night, business, ladies night out or large groups. Reservations recommended.

Thank Kate V
Dothan, Alabama
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201 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

While on a recent trip to Northeastern Ohio we had a recommendation to have dinner at Bistro 70 so why not give it a try. You would expect to find a restaurant like this in a major metropolitan area but not in a town with less than 20,000 population. The ambiance was very comfortable, the wait staff very attentive and... More 

1 Thank Austin H
Madison, Ohio
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77 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My husband and I were looking for some place new to try. We found Bistro 70 on Trip Advisor and gave it a try. I ordered a Comso but it was so strong that even with additional cranberry juice I couldn't drink it. My husband had the Salmon special and I had the Flat Iron Steak special. The flavor of... More 

Thank Diane S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Hope you get Katie as your server! Food was excellent....staff was excellent. We went here for our 28th wedding anniversary and Katie made it spectacular. I would definitely go back. Stay at the Fitzgerald Inn and make this a perfect weekend!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Freedom, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

A most attentive waitress, quiet, cozy atmosphere, carefully presented and delightful entrees, great wine and just the right portions there were not overwhelming.

Thank Bobal66
Painesville, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

One of the downsides of being gluten intolerant is that I get sick and tired of eating the same old salads, and REALLY tired of explaining to servers exactly what it means to be gluten intolerant. Not so at a Bistro 70. My server knew exactly what to recommend, and the chef came out personally to make sure I could... More 

1 Thank Maria L
Cleveland, Ohio
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

First time visitor to the bistro. Went with friends midweek for drinks and dinner. It was EXCELLENT! We sat at the high top tables in the bar area; the atmosphere was warm and friendly. The decor modern and fun and yet quaint and cozy. Kayleigh our server was top notch - by far one of the best servers in any... More 

Thank clevegal
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Nice stop after a later night of work... sit at the bar for a drink and lobster nachos or other yummy bar food. And, not your typical bar foor, great chef!!

Thank Jen R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 25
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 N Street Clair, Painesville, OH 44077
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Lake County  >  Painesville
  • Phone Number: +1 440-352-7070
In April of 2004 I opened my first restaurant, Bistro70, located at 70 N. Saint Clair in the heart of Historic Downtown Painesville. Bistro70’s mission from the beginning has been to provide a complete dining experience, which includes an innovative menu, a friendly and well trained staff, all brought together in a warm & trendy atmosphere that exudes energy and comfort. The mission has been achieved and continues to thrive. Over the past 9 years, Bistro70 has become one of the favorite restaurants of Lake County diners, and is a perennial winner of local and regional awards including News Heralds “Most Romantic Restaurant”, Fox8 Hot List Top 10 restaurant in Cleveland for the last 3 years, (#2)2009, (#3) 2010, (#9) 2011, Nation “Table Top Design Award” winner 2004, featured on "Dinner and a Movie " with David Moss, John Long (PD) “Tasty 20”. Today Bistro70 continues its dedication to my vision of providing the complete dining experience and offers something for everyone through its diverse seasonal and locally sustainable menu. As one of the early pioneers of the revitalization of Painesville, I support the local community and continue to strive to make Bistro70 the perfect dining destination in the area.

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