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Bistro 70

70 N Street Clair, Painesville, OH 44077
+1 440-352-7070
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
70 N Street Clair, Painesville, OH 44077
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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
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We went there with another couple and liked it so much, we booked our work Christmas Party there. A great place to spend an evening.

Thank Ray P
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Surprise find in Painesville. Excellent food and atmosphere. Friendly and efficient wait staff. A little pricey, but you get what you pay for. Asiago cheese in the oil for dipping your bread, a nice touch.

Thank deborahcC5401ZU
Reviewed 4 January 2017

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...More

Thank RuthieRunner55
Reviewed 29 December 2016

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....More

Thank Gail K
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
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Handicap accessible??
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
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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