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1808 American Bistro, Delaware, OH
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1808 American Bistro

4.5
4.5
1668 reviews
$30 and under
American
1808 American Bistro serves classic American fare with the occasional Southern, Cajun, and international twists. Steaks grilled to order. Shrimp and Grits with a bit of a bite. A delectable array of house made sauces, vinaigrettes, remoulades, tapenades, aioli, and demi-glaces. Not to mention the pastas, burgers, sandwiches, salads, appetizers, entrees and desserts, all of the mouthwatering variety.

Our full bar offers 24 cold craft beers on draft, and a delightfully tippling assortment of wines and spirits. Stop by for dinner for a beer, or any combination thereof that tickles your fancy.

Reservations recommended for the Dining Room. However, we cannot accommodate reservations for the Patio and Bar.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 36 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Bar Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (740) 417-4373

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Please fill out our interest form (https://www.1808americanbistro.com/private-dining) if you are looking to book our upstairs space!

  • Area

    Delaware

  • Parking Details

    We accommodate metered and street parking around our restaurant. All business and metered parking is free after 5pm on weekdays, and on weekends!

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options

What 1,668 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. t

    timvanmeter

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always excellent food and service. It is a top place in Delaware
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1808 continues to be the best restaurant in Delaware!
  3. RW

    RickW

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Food was not hot. Everything was cold. Waiter was absent & not attentive. We will not be going back.
  4. T

    Twayminator

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic. Noah, the waiter was awesome.
  5. H

    Heather

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Brunch around!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and foods ❤️
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited during NYE and had an amazing dinner. Both the food and the service was wonderful. We will definitely be back!
  8. RG

    RossG

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    NYE dinner was great.
  9. SF

    StephanieF

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Nathan (??) was superb! Attentive but not overly so. He provided excellent service and was friendly to boot! Sometime dinner out with my elderly parents can be a handful…this was the perfect celebratory evening out!
  10. CW

    ChrisWest

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Overall, great experience, excellent food. Reservations at 8:00 PM on a Friday, arrived at 8, sat immediately. The restaurant was busy and the service staff was hustling upon entry. Our waiter recognized we sat down and grabbed another server to quickly help out by greeting us and taking or drink order. After the drinks arrived we inquired about Gluten Free options and every accommodation was met or offered. We started with the Pork Belly (best thing on the menu according to the waiter), one of my favorite things period. Upon arrival the pork belly looked amazing. However, it had been seared so long that a crust developed around the pork belly with the hardness/consistency of a jaw breaker (chipped tooth stuff). We found the pork belly to be lackluster and a bit mushy (inside) despite the rock hard crust. However, we did enjoy the bed of marinated onions (I think) that the pork belly was paired with. We were a bit hesitant to order at this point but went with two of the waiters suggestions, the Bavette Steak Diane and Duck Breast. Wow! These entries were the best main courses we've had outside of a major city in a long time! Each of the flavors have been elevated by contained hints of comfort foods and childhood favorites. The cognac sauce with the Bavette was the perfect pairing and heaven on your pallet. The duck breast was cooked perfectly with a crispy seared crust (not like the pork belly) which sat on an amazing sauce with mixed Swiss chard. The chef is a master at his craft of pairing sauces and accompanying items! Make sure you put a little bit of everything on the plate each bite, the explosion of flavor of the pairings is top notch! You cannot go wrong with these two dishes! We will definitely make the drive again!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Promptly shown to our table. Waitress was one of the best I’ve experienced; kind, generous, conversational and attentive. Food and drinks were also excellent (handmade cocktails here are well worth the visit; partial to the handmade margs). Favorable portion for whatever you order, and the recipes utilized are of fine-dining quality. Will absolutely be back!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Was seated in last table near the kitchen even though reservations were made 2 weeks in advance. The food was tepid. Still tasted very good.
  13. JE

    JackE

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Meals came out wrong steaks weren’t cooked right the 48 hour short rib was terrible , Ended up not everybody eating together because one male had to get sent back to bad !
  14. JE

    JackE

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I’m not sure what happened to 1808 but the food was all prepared wrong! The chicken was overdone. The steaks were each not done to what each person ordered. We were disappointed in the managers response and we will not be going back.
  15. LJ

    LyndsayJ

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    I've been to 1808 plenty of times, and every time I have had the best experience! Service and food was great. This last time on 12/22/22 - which was my 40th bday, it was far from what i was used to. They changed the menu, which is no big deal, however i do miss the wedge salad! it took 15 minutes to get our drinks, and it was not busy, and they were plenty staffed. My husband ordered soup, and they did not bring a spoon. We asked for one from our server, Julie, and she never brought it. We got one from another server, and by that time my husband had eaten his soup with bread and a fork. My mom got a salad with shrimp, and they never brought her dressing. we asked for it, and it took about 15 minutes to come out. I ordered the filet medallions, medium rare - they came out well done. My dad got a salad with shrimp added, and asked for them to be done extra crispy, they were more raw. We were not being difficult, and just dealt with it. But yeah I was disappointed to say the least.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a stunningly good restaurant. The food was absolutely excellent, from the aroncini and pork belly to the filet medallions. I lived in near New Orleans for 4 years, and the shrimp and grits at 1808 is just as good if not better than anything you'd find in Louisiana. Really good cocktails and mocktails as well. We live on Marysville, but we'll be back.
  17. VL

    VirginiaLM

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bar selection is wonderful and varied, plenty of draft beers as well! The duck was moist and tender and the crispy skin just how you want it, the Swiss chard, delightful, and the cherries and gastrique were perfect accompaniments. The ribeye steak frites was delectable and fries out of this world! The pork belly shmeared on the fresh bread was well complemented with the cooked cabbage slaw... and the whiskey bread pudding was in the goldilocks zone - just moist enough and crispy on top. Everything was above expectation. We are already planning to return within the week.
  18. KM

    KatyM

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food amazing as always! Service was supreme! Always a great experience at 1808!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We trusted 1808 and the wonderful staff to host dinner for my boss and his wife. As always, 1808 proved to be the place to go in Delaware county or for that matter... central Ohio. Thank you John and your entire staff.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great as always. The best restaurant in Delaware and that’s saying something.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Beautiful place! The tomato bisque was amazing!! The Brussel sprouts that came with my meal were also so good! It is pricey, but if your okay with spending some money it is definitely worth it!
  22. KM

    KimM

    Columbus

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ambrosia provided excellent service and recommendations for brunch. Nice atmosphere for Sunday brunch with friends. Brisket hash was excellent!
  23. g

    gearly

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great way to spend an incredible evening with good friends. Food was excellent, delicious and plentiful. The drinks were great and the attention to service was impeccable. Our server went way above and beyond to explain the dishes and her recommendations were spot on. Can’t wait to come back. We live in Columbus but don’t mind the quick trip to Delaware to get that chill vibe. Didn’t feel crowded or rushed. We will definitely be back.
  24. JE

    JENNIFERM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    my husband ordered the beef Stroganoff . there was NO Beef? I had to give him part of my steak.. I see now the menu , says mushroom stroganoff. we where not happy about that. the waitress was great

    1808 American BistroResponded on 12 December 2022Yes we decided to create a mushroom stroganoff with 'hand-made pasta' (only $26) for those that are vegetarian. In our consideration for a variety of guests needs and requests, we wanted to offer the option to proteins ($8-$12) to one of our most popular entrees. We do apologize for any confusion or misunderstanding. We strive to provide a creative and cohesive menu available to a diverse audience. We thank you for your understanding, Jennifer. We hope to serve you in the future! Happy Holidays!

  25. JH

    JoanH

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant duck was fabulous but shrimp and grits were a little less than that. Service was great and enjoyed everything about the restaurant. Will definitely try it again!
  26. B

    Bobc

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes.
  27. PC

    PaulC

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The mushroom stroganoff contained way too many onions. It overpowered the rest if the dish. I would not let that keep me from coming back to this restaurant to try another dish.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and flavorful meals!
  29. K

    derekK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    The food seems to be down a touch and a limited menu.
  30. K

    Kristen1974

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great service and the tomato soup is delicious!!
  31. m

    meganb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful as ever and I loved the new smash burger. The fries are some of the best we’ve had.
  32. DL

    DianeL

    Western NC

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great place to meet friends for dinner. Had great service with Emma great drinks and desserts
  33. ML

    MommyLady

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. All four of us had different entrees and all were loved. The staff is friendly and accommodating! Will return again.
  34. S

    Sarjo

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, my daughters mushroom stroganoff was a bit too salty. Our waiter was fabulous!!!
  35. LB

    LeslieB

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    My husband is pescatarian and lactose intolerant. We use to be able to get a dinner at 1808, but now there are very few vegetarian options and any that are have dairy. There wasn't even a fish entrée to select. Fortunately, we had a Fabulous waitress and an accommodating chef who worked with us to make a non-dairy Vegetarian Stroganoff, which was very good. Unless the menu changes, we probably won't be able to return to 1808 for a meal.
  36. E

    Erin

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and absolutely delicious food! Kind servers as well.
  37. TF

    TerriF

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Cuban sandwich was awful… first meal we have had that wasn’t great! Other than that everything was perfect.
  38. TB

    TomB

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience!
  39. s

    shellyw

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the cottage pie. Had leftovers for lunch
  40. S

    Smiley

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always! Angela, our server was outstanding!

FAQs

1808 American Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (740) 417-4373.

1808 American Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 1668 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 36 times today
Google Map for 1808 American Bistro

29 E. Winter St., Delaware, OH 43015

Additional information

  • Area

    Delaware

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Bar Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    We accommodate metered and street parking around our restaurant. All business and metered parking is free after 5pm on weekdays, and on weekends!

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options

  • Phone number

    (740) 417-4373

  • Private party facilities

    Please fill out our interest form (https://www.1808americanbistro.com/private-dining) if you are looking to book our upstairs space!

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