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Bistro 70

Certificate of Excellence
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70 N Street Clair, Painesville, OH 44077
+1 440-352-7070
Tue - Wed 16:00 - 21:00
Thu - Fri 16:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Service at the Bar is wonderful Love the atmosphere. Good Wine and Spirits selection. Red Velvet Cheesecake delicious!

Thank Pam M
Cleveland, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The first restaurant we tried was too busy, and it was just after 6pm until we got to Bistro 70, needing to get to a 7:30pm show at Lake Erie College. The staff was very friendly and efficient - they all seem to love working there! We had time for drinks, salads, and dinner, and the food was delicious as... More 

Thank Charles E
Mentor, Ohio
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small restaurant, very nicely decorated. Food was excellent, the chef came out during dinner to see how everything was. Prices are moderate-high but well worth it. Need reservations as it gets busy.

Thank maureen c
Concord 440
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there with another couple and liked it so much, we booked our work Christmas Party there. A great place to spend an evening.

Thank Ray P
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Surprise find in Painesville. Excellent food and atmosphere. Friendly and efficient wait staff. A little pricey, but you get what you pay for. Asiago cheese in the oil for dipping your bread, a nice touch.

Thank deborahcC5401ZU
Cleveland, Ohio
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

My husband and I returned tonight for the once a month Words and Wine evening. What a great evening mixed with humor, reality, and literary delight! We enjoyed a wonderful light meal which included yummy crab cakes and a grilled chicken topped salad with cranberries and crunchy almonds served with an artisan bread and dipping oil. It was worth the... More 

Thank RuthieRunner55
Mentor, Ohio
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We had made reservations for a group of 6 people on Friday Dec. 16th at 7pm. We arrived early and were seated early which was great. After a 30-minute wait we had to ask the hostess to find our waitress so we could order drinks. Another 10 minutes passed before she came over and took our order. After a very... More 

Thank Gail K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent high-end restaurant with delicious gourmet food, well made drinks, exceptional service all in a comfortable, trendy and romantic atmosphere. Good for date night, business, ladies night out or large groups. Reservations recommended.

Thank Kate V
Dothan, Alabama
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211 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

While on a recent trip to Northeastern Ohio we had a recommendation to have dinner at Bistro 70 so why not give it a try. You would expect to find a restaurant like this in a major metropolitan area but not in a town with less than 20,000 population. The ambiance was very comfortable, the wait staff very attentive and... More 

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Madison, Ohio
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77 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

My husband and I were looking for some place new to try. We found Bistro 70 on Trip Advisor and gave it a try. I ordered a Comso but it was so strong that even with additional cranberry juice I couldn't drink it. My husband had the Salmon special and I had the Flat Iron Steak special. The flavor of... More 

Thank Diane S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 N Street Clair, Painesville, OH 44077
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Lake County  >  Painesville
  • Phone Number: +1 440-352-7070
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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