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Bistro 70

70 N Street Clair, Painesville, OH 44077
+1 440-352-7070
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
70 N Street Clair, Painesville, OH 44077
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hit there during a large Christmas party and still got a Felipe’s salmon dinner in a very timely manner. The drinks are poured to perfection and the service is always excellent; just enough attention!

Thank Gail W
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Absolutely the best restaurant! The food is spectacular, the bar is complete and the service is efficient and friendly. My favorite place to go for special occasions.

Thank Gail W
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We were locked out from our kitchen and so no home food. After debating and searching, we found Bistro 70. This establishment is in Downtown Painesville. It's menu is amazing. It's Thursday and the special is pasta night. The menu had several choices and I...More

Thank utthon
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

After a long day driving it is nice to sit down to a comfortable meal. This is more of a tavern. The menu is eclectic which is okay but sometimes hit or miss. We missed as my husband's choice of pork was crusted, which he...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went here in May with two other couples for date night. Very disappointed. The food was subpar. But, yet the prices were way to high for the type of food served. They attempt a gourmet dinner but fall way short. We...More

Thank Dyoung46
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Another enjoyable dinner at Bistro 70. I. enjoyed the Sea Bass. Wonderful flavor. Melt in your mouth. My husband loved the Lake Erie Perch and French fries..ate every morsel. Of course we had to try the key lime pie which was absolutely scrumptious. To top...More

Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

I had the TNT crab stuffed grouper...one of the best meals of my life. Atmosphere was relaxing and service was wonderful.

Thank TriciaLynnFasick
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Service at the Bar is wonderful Love the atmosphere. Good Wine and Spirits selection. Red Velvet Cheesecake delicious!

Thank Pam M
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The first restaurant we tried was too busy, and it was just after 6pm until we got to Bistro 70, needing to get to a 7:30pm show at Lake Erie College. The staff was very friendly and efficient - they all seem to love working...More

1  Thank Charles E
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a small restaurant, very nicely decorated. Food was excellent, the chef came out during dinner to see how everything was. Prices are moderate-high but well worth it. Need reservations as it gets busy.

1  Thank maureen c
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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