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Bistro 185

#113 of 1,508 Restaurants in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence
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991 E 185th St, Cleveland, OH 44119-2956 (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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Cleveland, Ohio
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My birthday dinner was celebrated at Bistro 185. The food was wonderful, the staff efficent and friendly. I would highly recommend this restaurant not only for special occasions, but for a night out for dinner.

Thank carole z
Haddonfield, New Jersey, United States
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230 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Bistro 185 looks like a regular lunch spot for many Clevelanders. Although I am not a great fan of the atmosphere (it's dark and everyone sits just a little too close for my comfort), the food was good and fresh. I had the grilled chicken salad. The service was just OK as our waitress seemed a bit distracted.

Thank Fred R
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

If you haven't been, you need to go. A definite hidden gem. The food is consistently delicious. The crab cake appetizer was perfect. The short rib, meatloaf, pork chop and lobster Mac were so good. Excellent presentation. Save room for their desserts. The best coconut cream pie I have ever tasted. Love the new decor throughout. Love the new metal... More 

Thank Shell2
Willoughby Hills, Ohio
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123 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This is a favorite local restaurant for us -- their regular menu is great and specials are always superb. But they recently installed new "over-the-table" lighting that is awful! Now, I am short (4'10"), but the clear bulb in the metal overhead fixture was so glaring that it obliterated the face of my spouse sitting across from me and was... More 

Thank WHMeg
Shaker Heights, Ohio
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90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 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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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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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123 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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
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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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$100
American, International, Gluten Free Options
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 E 185th St, Cleveland, OH 44119-2956
    (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?