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J Bistro

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$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary
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129 W Market St, Sandusky, OH 44870-2516 (Columbus Avenue)
+1 419-502-2280
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Ripon, WI
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159 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

My wife and I had dinner here during an overnight in Sandusky. It was an excellent choice. My wife had the perch (a Sandusky specialty) and said it was excellent. I had the Crab and Shrimp risotto, which was one of the bet risottos that I have ever tasted. Our waitress, was quite friendly and added conviviality to the evening.... More 

Thank BillW611
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a quiet dinner at this restaurant just a few blocks from our B&B, Wagner's 1844 Inn. Nicely decorated interior. The staff were uniformly friendly. There was a party of 20 in the front area, but our server was perfectly attentive. I had a delicious pasta dish, pappardelle. Wow, what a treat. Delicious long homemade noodles in a light... More 

Thank GnomeAndI
Willard, Ohio
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Place was too loud,but the food was excellent but expensive. our server was well informed and helpful.

Thank drlegl
Sandusky, Ohio
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Glad we were able to dine with friends at the grand re-opening of J Bistro! Drinks were great (martinis), food was very good and presentation was lovely! Definitely would recommend!!!

Thank NanSab
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102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We recently stopped for happy hour and were a bit hungry. Some friends of ours always order the happy hour burger and fries. We decided to give it a try and each ordered it. Firstly, we have been at J Bistro and had a few other apps off the menu which were very good as well. However, I must point... More 

Thank sab44870
1 review
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Our family visiting CP clicked on the wrong restaurant and landed at J's Bistro - Wow amazing food, they even customized a kids menu for our daughter. The drinks where great and the food was delicious. I would recommend this to anyone as a great stop in the CP area! Thanks - The Johnson's

Thank Jason J
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Lunch on a Friday afternoon, absolutely delicious! Had the hummus and the BLT salad. Waitress was exceptionally friendly and the food was outstanding. Highly recommend!

Thank Pfs5725
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

J Bistro was the best place I've ever eaten... It has good scalps , cheeseburger and pasta. Everything there is very good And Erica was a very good person that even know she wasn't the waiter she was a good friend. My day was very good because of this meal😊

1 Thank Dave W
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219 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016

We love this restaurant. The ambiance is relaxing. Staff is outstanding as is the food. We have never had a bad meal there. While prices may be a little higher they are comparable and probably lower than the other two upscale restaurants downtown and the quality is great. The menu is limited but always interesting and inviting. For a great... More 

1 Thank tmterie
jesse h, General Manager at J Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a detailed review. We hope to see you back again soon! :) More 

Sandusky, Ohio
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

Joined friends for dinner this evening and were pleasantly surprised at our experience. Our service was great, food was exceptional! We had not been to J Bistro in quite some time. Glad we came back! We returned to see the wine bottle tree and so glad we did! We will be back and I think soon!!!

1 Thank NanSab
jesse h, Owner at J Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're happy to hear you had such a great experience and that you like our wine tree :) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$32
American, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 W Market St, Sandusky, OH 44870-2516
    (Columbus Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Sandusky
  • Phone Number: +1 419-502-2280
J Bistro is a fine dining restaurant that features classic chef inspired dishes using fresh local ingredients. Happy Hour is from 4-7PM Tuesday-Friday at the J Bistro bar!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?