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Bistro on Main

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1313 West Main, Kent, OH 44240
+1 330-673-9900
16:00 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 21:30
Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 16:00 - 22:30
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162 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were fortunate to have the owner wait on us because she is delightful and extremely knowledgeable. There were several lunch specials to choose from as well as an extensive and reasonably priced menu. The fresh bread and seasoned oil is delicious. I had the turkey burger and potato salad. For only $2 more I could have chosen the seasonal... More 

Thank cjkines1
Kent, Ohio
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We have just discovered the Bistro and we're smitten! The Chef has magical talents. Who ever heard of crab beignets?! And they were delicious! And hogfish snapper on basmati rice?! Whew. Gasping over the supreme quality! Other diners clearly enjoyed the snapper, the pizza, and the BOM burger. Overall a HIT!! Can't wait to go again.

Thank KentStaters
Dayton, Ohio
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

My daughter selected the Bistro on Main for Kent State's a family weekend dinner. It turned out to be a great choice. The Cheesy Crab Dip was very good, the Baby Blue salad has a great combination of flavors and the grilled skirt steak was fantastic with the chimichurri and chevre guacamole. My daughter enjoyed the Caesar salad and Braised... More 

Thank DAH-Ohio
Kent, Ohio
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Another wonderful experience at The Bistro on Main. Last weekend was, I think, a first for the Bistro when they engaged five singers from the Cleveland Institute of Music to serenade about 60 guests with a fixed course meal at a very reasonable price. The arias added to the flavor for this meal-set. This is the sort of standard that... More 

Thank CavenMcloughlin
Kent, Ohio
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Attended a special event at the Bistro August 27, 2016 - A Night at the Opera: A Dinner in Four Acts. The food was outstanding... delicious and beautifully presented. Chef Aaron Ruggles is a magician. The music by Opera Night Cleveland was marvelous! When you visit the Bistro on Main try the salmon, it is the best!

Thank Bill_Debra
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The food here is a little on the pricey side, but well worth every penny. Once again we wish we'd had the time to go back while we were visiting in Ohio from our home in Florida. We did catch a couple of our favorites, but sadly not all.

Thank David R
Kent, Ohio, United States
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I call it a neighborhood place primarily because it is in my neighborhood but it does have a very friendly atmosphere, usually good service, and good, reasonably priced food. As we tend to eat there fairly frequently, we would like to see more updates and variety in the menu but for the occasional visitor that would not be an issue.... More 

Thank Ron-Corinne
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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165 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The dining room is welcoming and lovely, the lounge and patio are casual and comfortable. We've found consistently good food that's interesting and delicious, served by an attentive and pleasant staff during lunch, dinner, and happy hour.

Thank MIFtravels
Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

What a find in Stow Ohio! The menu is a foodies dream. I love this place. Order Everything! We started with the hummus app and soup of the day. The veggies tasted like they were picked straight from the garden. The turkey burger was outstanding. We finished with the butterscotch pot de cream!

Thank Melinda T
Stow, Ohio
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231 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Hadn’t been here in several years so decided to try it again. We were thrilled we did! We called ahead for reservations (recommended) and were seated as soon as we got there. The server greeted us promptly and we ordered drinks. Checked the menu and my wife had the Gnocchi and I had the Seared Salmon. The salmon was the... More 

Thank Goldfinch2324

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1313 West Main, Kent, OH 44240
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Kent
  • Phone Number: +1 330-673-9900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?