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1808 Bistro

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29 East Winter Street, Delaware, OH 43015
740-417-4373
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Romantic
Description: Located in Historical Downtown Delaware, D's is housed in an 1860's brick...
Located in Historical Downtown Delaware, D's is housed in an 1860's brick building and has the feel of a vintage 40's/jazz era Steakhouse. Featuring the best cuts of aged beef around, neoclassic lunch and dinner menus offer something for every palate. Each dish, appetizers through dessert, is cooked to order. Full bar and wine list are also available. Hours are Tuesday - Friday 11am - ? and Saturday 4pm - ? The kitchen generally closes around 10pm. Reservations are accepted but not necessary.
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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
1808

Overall, the food is good, service was good. The menu is not for the meat and potatoes crowd. A bit pricey, for what you get. Almost like they are trying too hard, in a town with few restaurants of this level. The atmosphere is nice and great for conversation.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
Maggie G
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Columbus, Ohio
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Service was great, that's why I gave it a two. Food was salty, really salty, I mean saline salty or sea water salty. Both my burger and my wife's steak were beyond sodium level in most reef aquariums! Out of pork chops and stuck with a burger that tasted like a salt shaker. Come on Delaware, expect more!

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Thank coach56
Columbus, Ohio
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Overall, the food is good, service was good. The menu is not for the meat and potatoes crowd. A bit pricey, for what you get. Almost like they are trying too hard, in a town with few restaurants of this level. The atmosphere is nice and great for conversation.

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Thank Maggie G
Springboro, Ohio
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I had a business dinner with 8 last night. The food and service were excellent. Although it would have been great to have a private setting that is not available at 1808. Main reason is that is a loud place due to high ceilings but other than that the place is great. The service (Noah) was excellent. the food was... More 

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Thank AdamKM45458
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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you are even near Columbus, Ohio, I would strongly suggest a visit to this restaurant! The draft and bottle craft beer selection is amazing, and their imaginative drink selection is at the same level of excellence. Everything from their appetizers through salads, main entrees and desserts are beyond compare. We were thoroughly impressed. I was almost afraid to write... More 

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Thank rickster155
Columbus, Ohio
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Enjoyed this historic and charming setting for Sunday brunch with friends. Excellent food and service. See pictures posted as proof.

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Thank tlcohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

We met friends for the first time here. A great local vibe. We let the waiter know up front we were not in any hurry. He was very accommodating. Drinks and service were great. Ordered the calamari and bread for an appetizer; both worth ordering. For dinner the table ordered salmon, sea bass and the filet. Everyone's meal came out... More 

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Thank Candy P
Sunbury, Ohio
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Love this place! Food is always really good when you really want something tasty and above the rest.

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Thank FletchersAuto
Dublin, Ohio
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155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Excellent service and food. I really enjoyed the 4 way beet salad. I know there are those who do not like the taste of beets but this salad had a great presentation. The beets were arranged on a mound of goat cheese and topped with a dash of greens. The 48 hour short ribs were as advertised in the menu... More 

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Thank John L
Delaware, Ohio
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Their food is freshly made. Soups & Salads are very good at lunch time. I've had their salmon (good) and steak (good).

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Thank mileyjackie
Delaware, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

This place is slightly more expensive but the food is amazing. Only downside is that the restaurant has that old building smell, but it didn't stop us from going back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 29 East Winter Street, Delaware, OH 43015
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Delaware
  • Phone Number: 740-417-4373

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 25
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic

Description

Located in Historical Downtown Delaware, D's is housed in an 1860's brick building and has the feel of a vintage 40's/jazz era Steakhouse. Featuring the best cuts of aged beef around, neoclassic lunch and dinner menus offer something for every palate. Each dish, appetizers through dessert, is cooked to order. Full bar and wine list are also available. Hours are Tuesday - Friday 11am - ? and Saturday 4pm - ? The kitchen generally closes around 10pm. Reservations are accepted but not necessary.
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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