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“Elegant but casual dinning”
Review of Bistro 70

Bistro 70
Ranked #5 of 71 Restaurants in Painesville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: In April of 2004 I opened my first restaurant, Bistro70, located at 70 N. Saint Clair in the heart of Historic Downtown Painesville. Bistro70’s mission from the beginning has been to provide a complete dining experience, which includes an innovative menu, a friendly and well trained staff, all brought together in a warm & trendy atmosphere that exudes energy and comfort. The mission has been achieved and continues to thrive. Over the past 9 years, Bistro70 has become one of the favorite restaurants of Lake County diners, and is a perennial winner of local and regional awards including News Heralds “Most Romantic Restaurant”, Fox8 Hot List Top 10 restaurant in Cleveland for the last 3 years, (#2)2009, (#3) 2010, (#9) 2011, Nation “Table Top Design Award” winner 2004, featured on "Dinner and a Movie " with David Moss, John Long (PD) “Tasty 20”. Today Bistro70 continues its dedication to my vision of providing the complete dining experience and offers something for everyone through its diverse seasonal and locally sustainable menu. As one of the early pioneers of the revitalization of Painesville, I support the local community and continue to strive to make Bistro70 the perfect dining destination in the area.
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“Elegant but casual dinning”
Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

Decided to treat ourselves and friends to a relaxing evening out at a reataurant we had heard good things about! We were delighted with the service, atmosphere and food! This is definitely a favorite now and we will return often. We enjoyed the fact that the chef owner came out to check on how we liked what we ordered. Fillet and grouper were absolutely perfect! From drinks to dessert we would give this cozy but classy place a five star! Can't say enough about what a great evening we had!

Thank Margie E
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Mentor, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great New Find”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

We went to Bistro 70 last Friday evening. It was our first time there and we were not disappointed! We started with a glass of wine and then ordered our meals. I had a great chicken pasta dish (with a little zing to it) and my husband had the grouper. Both meals were fantastic. The salad was very crisp and the house italian dressing was fabulous. The bread and dipping sauce were also great. For dessert, we had a Manahattan (the drink). The waitress suggested we have it with blood orange. Fantastic!!!!!! The extra touch was when the chef came out to make sure everything was good. We will definitely return soon!

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank SueMentor
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great food, wonderful atmosphere”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Bistro 70 has a wonderful menu. The food is delicious and there is something for everyone on the menu. Every time I think I have a favorite meal, I try something new and then have a new favorite! The atmosphere is cozy and modern. It also has a great bar and friendly staff.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Deidra M
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Cleveland, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
172 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Great food, never crowded”
Reviewed June 9, 2012

This is one of the few restaurants left in downtown Painesville and the only upscale one. Everytime I go there I wonder how they are still in business. It is never crowded and was nearly empty when I recently visited during the dinner hour on Friday evening. The food has always been very good, the wine selection decent, and the service prompt. Decor and surroundings are modern and comfortable. Instead of getting the usual steak (always good) that we generally get--this time we tried the pasta selections and they were wonderful. The chef came by several times to make sure that we were enjoying our dinner. Hopefully this restaurant will continue to be open and not suffer the fate of so many of the Painesville restaurants that have closed over the last 10 years. We noticed on the menu that they do offer specials during the week such as a set price 3 course dinner on Tuesdays--would love to see this type of special during the weekend also.

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank sierradog1
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Concord, Ohio
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Top shelf food in a cozy atmosphere”
Reviewed January 21, 2012

The food is great and the decor is modern and sleek. Sometimes jazz plays softly in the background. It can get noisy when a sporting event is on the big screen tv since the bar area is open to the eating area. Service is a bit slow and it is a little pricey.

Visited November 2011
Thank linda w
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