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Light Bistro

2801 Bridge Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113-3013
216-771-7130
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Ranked #171 of 1,651 restaurants in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $25 - $100
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: West 28th Street
Transit: RTA trains are within walking distance and buses stop within 1 block of the restaurant.
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Southern Pines, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Take the short walk from 25th to the Light Bistro for a great tapas experience. While visiting family in Cleveland this was our dining favorite. Varied and interesting choices. Highlights included the shrimp with taboule, the crab fritters and chicken and chorizo tortilla soup. Service is attentive and friendly.

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cleveland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Very mediocre experience. I liked it when it was Parkers. I had been to Light Bistro once 4 years ago, now I remember why I hadn't been back. I had one tapas item, a soup an entre and desert. Nothing stood out. The best of the lot was the bread pudding. Everything arrived at our table cold. Bill was $110... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We try to make Light Bistro a "go to" every time we visit Cleveland. We love Historic Ohio City and LB is a contributing business that makes the area rich in atmosphere and restaurant experiences. The exposed brick walls, lighting and mullioned front windows, create an inviting and romantic atmosphere. With tapas, pizza and more substantial main courses, the menu... More

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Medina, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Should have known when we walked in that dinner would not be good. We were the only ones eating there for the 2 hours we were there! Bread, stale. Steak cooked to death and dried out; ordered medium rare! Fish overcooked. Ordered pumpkin creme brûlée and was served regular. Waiter was wonderful. Hubby and I discussed we would never go... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We had my sister's engagement party at this restaurant. There were over 60 guests so we just reserved the entire restaurant for the whole evening. The evening was fantastic. We started out with beverages and tapas on the main floor for the first couple of hours. The waiting staff was extremely attentive and I don't think my beverage was ever... More

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Waterville, Ohio, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We really wanted to like this place. We made reservations ahead and were seated right away; the staff was very friendly. We were taken to a "window seat" (which was mentioned), that looked out over the back of a grocery store. Because there were no curtains, table cloths, carpet, etc., to help absorb sound, it was VERY loud. My husband... More

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Los Angeles, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Decided to try this place for dinner and was pleasantly suprised. Very good restaurant with a short and varied menu. Appetizers are done tapas style in small servings. We had the loin for the main course which was tasty but kinda dry. Good selection of wines, nice ambience, friendly staff. Located in an up and coming neighborhood, close to Heisman's... More

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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

An old friend of mine lives in the Ohio City area and suggested Light Bistro for a business dinner. It is a very comfortable, welcoming environment that manages to combine high quality service and food with an ambience that is not pretentious or "trendy." I enjoyed the gnocchi and the wine list. Our server was attentive without being intrusive. This... More

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OHIO
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

We went to Light for a late lunch. It's a couple blocks west and north of the West Side Market, a quiet little neighborhood. Service was quick, not rushed. Complimentary bread service with really good butter. Decent selection of beers in bottles, wide price range of offered wines. We had the pork belly sandwich with hand made chips. The belly's... More

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Sandusky, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

We stayed at a local b&b nearby and stopped in for dinner. At first glance it looked like the bar was getting ready to close but the bartender quickly engaged us to let us know other wise. We were led around a corner to a separate dining area that sat multiple tables of diners. My wife andi shared butternut squash... More

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