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South Market Bistro

151 South Market Street, Wooster, OH
330-264-3663
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Ranked #2 of 86 restaurants in Wooster
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $17 - $34
Cuisines: Bistro
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Wooster, Ohio
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Having eaten at some very good restaurants around the world, in New York city, Rome, etc, I was surprised when I first visited the SMB. It reminds me of places I have eaten in Portland Oregon, or even NYC. and seems a bit out of place in small town Wooster, Great atmosphere, a bit small but feels cozy and urbane.... More

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Wooster, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The food is fresh and very well prepared. I would give them 5 stars except the portions are smallish and the price is highish. It's not a good value and I sometimes leave still a little hungry.

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Parma Heights, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Was recommended to me by my cousin who frequents this restraurant. We chose Valentine's day because of their chef's special menu. Every bite was wonderful! I loved that the Bistro chooses to showcase local ingrediants such as Ohio City Pasta and Jenni's Spendid Ice Cream. Service was wonderful! I had a hard time choosing between the specialty drinks, and my... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

I have eaten all over the world and 2 of the best meals I have ever eaten have been at the South Market Bistro. I had the pork shoulder with Ohio City pasta and it truly is to die for. As always, the service was exceptional. If you love great food and live within 2 hours of Wooster, you must... More

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Ashland, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

Never disappointed with food taste, choices and presentation. Taking into consideration that Valentine's Day is especially busy, found wait time in between courses uncomfortably long. Non-serving staff much more attentive than our server. Taking our initial drink orders was uncomfortably delayed. We will return, but stay away from any special holiday.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This is the 4th time I have been here and the food is always amazing. I wish this place was closer to where I live because it is one of the best restaurants I have been to. Every time I have goat cheese salad it is awesome.. And every time my fiancé gets the pear salad he thinks it's one... More

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

This place could hold its own in any city in Ohio. Good service, decent ambience, and unusually good food at a fair price.

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Allan C, Owner at South Market Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We are so pleased you were happy with your visit to South Market Bistro, and we love being in Wooster! More

Edwardsburg, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Ohio Light Opera brings us to town each summer and the South Market Bistro is part of that overall EXCELLENT experience. WeI advise you to come and savor both.

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Allan C, Owner at South Market Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We are so pleased to be in Wooster, a wonderful town, and to be affiliated with the Ohio Light Opera. Can't wait to see you next season! More

Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Went by on a business trip, they had a good selection of food for everyone. We all ended up with steaks which were pretty good. Sides were nice as well and good selection of beers and wines. Service was nice. Pretty good gem in a small town, if you are passing through or visiting it would be a pretty good... More

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Allan C, Owner at South Market Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping at the South Market Bistro and for your review! We do hope you'll stop in again. Our menu is always changing with the seasons, and we offer a wide variety of dishes. More

WV
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

When my hubby and I were there last week on a Thursday and they were very busy. Our server came back and asked what we'd like to drink (I got the ginger fizz..which was delicious!) and we also shared the scallop appetizer, which was delicious. Our server never mentioned any specials to us, although after we ordered we heard the... More

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Allan C, Owner at South Market Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review and for your visit to the Bistro. We are glad that your appetizer, drinks and portions of your entrees were to your liking. We apologize that your service was below your expectations, and we appreciate you recognizing that it was a busy evening. However, we don't like to compromise on... More

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