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Light Bistro

2801 Bridge Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113-3013
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Ranked #123 of 1,667 restaurants in Cleveland
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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53 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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English first
Staten Island, New York
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Drew was a great bartender very nice and personable to two weary travelers. He made great drinks and gave great advise on the appetizers which were wonderful. Can't wait to go back and have dinner.

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Newton, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Interesting bar drinks, unusual appetizers, and one of the best burgers I have had in a long time. Wait staff was friendly, helpful, and professional. Would highly recommend for a casual dinner.

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Vermilion, Ohio
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The room is stunning in its scale and detail. The service was excellent, the server was observant without be intrusive. The wait time for food was minimal and it was just the right temperature. The food was original especially the appetizers, the four of us split two entries after each having an appetizer. The deserts were nothing to crave for... More

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Southern Pines, North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 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
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
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
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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