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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” (7 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
129 W Market St, Sandusky, OH 44870-2516
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the experience at J Bistro. Upscale dining. Went with another couple. Very nice atmosphere. Our server was very good. The food was very good. I had the lobster and risotto; the risotto was very good, but the lobster was chewy and undercooked (my...More

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Sandusky and with the recommendation of our hotel we went to the J Bistro and although we only had cocktails and appetizers at the bar, it was a fun and great experience, thanks to the great service from Luetta and Sue!! We...More

Thank Dede H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a celebratory Dinner elsewhere, we stopped here for dessert and cocktails. We love the bread pudding here and that’s what we were after. The waitress was so much fun. She brought my dessert out with a candle. Was an awesome evening. They have great...More

Thank Thedevelopingimage
Reviewed June 21, 2018

Nice atmosphere with a chef that knows what he's doing. Unique tastes and great cocktails. Get in early on weekends as it is a popular downtown Sandusky, OH couples restaurant.

Thank naperpatrick
Reviewed December 18, 2017

J Bistro offers a contemporary menu of American fusion quisine. The service is excellent and every selection that we've ordered has been everything that one would expect from a fine restaurant. The decor is sophisticated yet relaxed. J Bistro is a great place for couples,...More

Thank Andycapt
Reviewed September 30, 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 September 10, 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

1  Thank Stamarock
Reviewed September 2, 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

1  Thank vthames79
Reviewed July 29, 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 June 4, 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
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Dave M
September 26, 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
$21 - $32
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
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
  • E-mail
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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