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Bistro on Main

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1313 W Main St, Kent, OH 44240-1939
+1 330-673-9900
11:30 - 22:00
Open 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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Akron, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Made reservations requesting a table by the window. When we arrived the hostess apologized and asked if we were willing to sit in the bar. I was with my kids so I complied, bad start. In the bar the setup is an upholstered bench along the wall with tables and chairs it's not private and it's loud, uncomfortable on a... More 

1 Thank Ralph S
Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love coming here whenever we visit Kent. Bistro on Main is special - from its delicious menu of appetizers, entrees and desserts, a great wine list, a lovely dining room, and lively bar.

Thank Z3212EJmaryh
Broadview Heights, Ohio
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I had a hockey game to go to at KSU and because of the snow we were running late. We were very promptly seated and served, I could not have been happier, both the meal and the service were excellent. Had the brisket and I could cut it with a fork literally melted in my mouth. My... More 

Thank bogeylinton
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The dinner at The Bistro on Main had great food and a great atmosphere. The location is easy to get to and easy to find.

Thank kandyn2017
Prescott, Arizona
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

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
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

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 8 January 2017

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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59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

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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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 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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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 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

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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
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
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 W Main St, Kent, OH 44240-1939
  • 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?