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J Bistro

129 W Market St, Sandusky, OH 44870-2516
+1 419-502-2280
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“risotto” (6 reviews)
“burger” (5 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
129 W Market St, Sandusky, OH 44870-2516
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Came here for a birthday dinner. First time here but have heard good things and it didn’t disappoint. My wife and I each ordered specials and they were great. I had the Cajun pasta and she has scallops with pumpkin risotto. Great drinks, great desert...More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Three colleagues and I made reservations at J Bistro. Only one of us had the joy of having had a meal at this little gem. The other 3 were in for a wonderful treat. We all tried the same special, blackened walleye. Delicious!! With bread...More

Thank Stamarock
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

I was born and raised in Sandusky and love that there is a restaurant of this caliber in my hometown. We were looking for something different as we're tired of the chain restaurants and lackluster food and service. J Bistro is tucked away in the...More

Thank vthames79
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Made reservations here for Valentine's Day. Was a little disappointed with the menu choices, they didn't have the full menu. What we had was good, just would have liked the whole menu of choices. If you have dessert the toffee bread pudding is a must...More

Thank Thedevelopingimage
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

During Ohio bike week there are limited options to rest on a chair because everything you can reach by walk only. This is the alternative! Limited but excellent menu for acceptable pricing! Service friendly and speed was good considering the amount of guest during the...More

Thank GeorgSa
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...More

Thank BillW611
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...More

Thank GnomeAndI
Reviewed 9 January 2017

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

Thank drlegl
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
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...More

Thank sab44870
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Dave M
27 September 2017|
Response from vthames79 | Reviewed this property |
I've seen just about anything. The times I visited was in peak of summer or good weather. Its right downtown and a gentlemen came in fresh off his boat in shorts and a tank. Even though its a nicer place you don't... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$32
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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