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Reviewed March 10, 2020 via mobile

Went to the Bistro for a Saturday boozy brunch with my parents. The restaurant had a surprisingly classy and elevated aesthetic. Service was good. I got the Bloody Mary bar and it was ok ..it seems the “pickled” items for the garnish have been sitting...in the jars for quite awhile -many of the pickles were mushy and tasted stale. Great mixes and plenty of hot sauce options though! Dad got the mimosa bar which came with a generous helping of champagne and the juice/garnish selection was good. Food was delicious and servings were huge! Would return!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 6, 2020

Usually hotel restaurants are fairly poor, they have a captured audience and their quality is generally not competitive. Bistro at the Double Tree is the exception to this. They offer excellent food and beverage with quality service. We ate here several times while in town...for business and was impressed very time.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 14, 2020 via mobile

Started off with acorn squash soup very other had lobster bisque good as well. Dinners we had the wild boar ragu which was tasty with no gamey taste except it was enough to feed 3 people so large Other got salmon was good as well...Server was niceMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 13, 2020 via mobile

I planned a 50th Birthday party 6 months in advance . I booked a semi private room in the Mezzanine for New Year’s Eve. I was told it was no problem to come at 6:30 to decorate the room for our dinner at 7:30. I...booked the room in June. Never heard a word from anyone so I called the beginning of December. No one knew anything about it. Finally a manager, Brenda, asked if I had put a credit card deposit down and selected a menu. I told her no one had contacted me to do so. She sent me a menu and I selected 5 items. She also told me it was no problem to split my sisters family’s bill between myself and my other sister. On December 30th, the day before the party, I called to see if I could add 1 additional guest. Brenda, the manager handling my party was off but I was told it was no problem and she would be given the message. The next day, THE DAY OF MY PARTY, I called to speak with Brenda. She did not remember who I was or any details. Once she checked the computer she said “Oh yea, the party, 16 guests”. No, there were 19 guests so I corrected her. Then she told me she was glad I called because she never printed our menus. About 15min later she called me back to tell me since it was New Years Eve they had a limited menu and 1 item I selected WEEKS ago was not available on New Years. Mind you, the party was New Year’s Eve since the day I planned it. I asked why I wasn’t informed before party day and got no answer. She said they would have a few of that menu item available if I “really wanted it”. Yea, I really wanted it- that’s why I picked it. So, night of the party. Get there early with cake, sister from out of town, and decorations and am told there are people in that room so we can’t decorate until 7:15-7:30. I told the hostess that I had been assured we could go in the room early to decorate. Once again, no one knew anything about what I was talking about. The hostess was beyond rude. We got into the room at 7:30 so never got in early to decorate. Our meals were good but Once again, time to pay the check and we were not able to split my sisters bill. One person had to pay it. Our bills totaled over 1000$. One manager, Steven, was very nice and apologized saying it’s not the norm for the Bistro but since it was New Year’s Eve they were just really busy. I don’t care. They knew all along I booked a party for that night and if they couldn’t handle it I should have been told. My husband is a physician and owns a business. I have planned many large parties that went 100 times easier than this small party. I will never go back to the Bistro and would never recommend a party there.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 5, 2020

Service was good, but the food was overpriced and not really that great. The waiter was not very helpful in deciding on the menu.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed December 15, 2019

It was a year since my last visit and the ambience, service, food and drink was still first class. This bar and restaurant has been a great addition to downtown Youngstown. However, there are touches which are completely unnecessary. Like serving fish and chips in...a bucket! Makes them difficult to eat, why not accept convention and serve them on a plate?More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 3, 2019

Ate here on a recent trip to Youngstown. I had one of the best Caesar salads I have every eaten. It was an avocado Caesar salad and was delicious. I was a little scared at first for a Caesar salad with avocado on it and...some of the other ingredients listed, but I was super impressed and ate every bit of it. I give a very good rating because of the over use of ingredients. It makes it hard to order as they take some everyday type dishes and add a bunch of other items to it. It worked on my salad. It did not work on my crab cake. The crab cake along was good, but all of the extra items added to the top and around the plate drastically took away from the dish. This also made it difficult for others in our group to order as some are on the picky side. Overall, it is a very good restaurant and I would eat there again.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 5, 2019 via mobile

What a terrific spot in downtown Youngstown, with wonderful service terrific food selection and a great atmosphere. Visiting family and friends in the Youngstown area we are connected at the bistro 1909 and had a terrific time. Acording to them, this really makes a terrific...addition to downtown Youngstown. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the areavMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 5, 2019 via mobile

We’ve been here a dozen or so times and pleased to have another upscale dining location in the area. Don’t mind paying a bit extra, but the food, service and atmosphere best be top notch. The food usually exceeds. Even something as simple as a...salad is top notch (Crab cakes not so much). Atmosphere is good, although something needs done with the acoustics as others have noted - impossible to converse when it’s busy. We often sit at the bar and drink and graze as we did the other evening. The bartender, whom we’ve had before, was pleasant enough - but not that great. He wasn’t arrogant, just unmotivated and not attentive. Bar was lively but not overly busy to warrant us feeling ignored. I asked him to send drinks on me to acquaintances across the bar. Later on I was surprised they left without a wave of thanks. When I got my bill, there were no drinks on it for them. So either they declined (which the bartender should have told me)!or he completely forgot. We stood with coats on for quite a while waiting for him to process our bill. Overall his lackluster service was what we remembered of our experience. Need a sincere and attentive bartender that makes one want to return!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 30, 2019 via mobile

As a Hilton diamond member I get a free breakfast as a benefit. This happens at every Hilton, worldwide. Every Doubketree, Embassy, Hampton, etc. EXCEPT FOR THIS HOTEL. I ordered an omelet and was told that the omelet is free but that the ingredients are...extra. I figured maybe 50 cents per ingredient? I got a bill for $8 for bacon, mushroom and onions. What a scam. Sure it was good. But someone is making dirty money on the mushrooms. And that poor server. She was so apologetic. I'd avoid this restaurant. Thieves.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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I think it MIGHT have some items that are gluten-free, but I do not recall them listing them as such. You might want to download their menu and/or call the hotel. I hope you enjoy it.
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