2.1.2021 Sommelier Jim Fink has created our wine tasting schedule for the rest of the year! Adults often think or say “I wish I went to school” or “I should’ve went back for.” Now is your second chance! Join us at Bistro 83 for Sunday School (The Wine Series)! Class will be held the 2nd Sunday of every month. Class time is short, just 12PM-2PM! The subject matter is below. Book your classes now as seating is limited with the socially distant seating. See you in school!

March 14th
* Exploring Tuscany – We will travel through Tuscany tasting wines from throughout the region. You will also get an understanding of the wine laws & production methods surrounding the wines.

April 11th
* Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, OY, OY, OY – We will explore the land down under & learn about all the great things happening in the world of wine & explore some of the top producers

May 9th
* The Great South – South Africa, Chile, Portugal – looking for great values, look no further than these regions. Both the wines and the prices are exceptional.

June 13th
* Sauvignon Blanc – Summer is for Sauvignon Blanc – we will explore the many faces and styles of this sassy grape.

July – Summer Break
August – Summer Break

September 12th – Summer Break is Over!
* Back to Italy – Northern Italy. We will learn about the king of grapes & the seductive side of the Veneto.

October 10th
* Breaking Down Bordeaux – Left Bank, Right Bank, Classifications? We will break down the region down thru wine.

November 14th
* Burgundy France Part 1 – The first installment of 3 as it will take that to break down this intricate region that is only 75miles long!

December – Winter Break

10.20.2020 Dear Loyal Guests-  It has been about 7 months since my last personal email was sent. A lot has transpired since then and I wanted to send a brief update about the restaurant and reiterate the steps that we have taken to ensure your dining experience is exceptional, and above all, safe.

First, I want to personally thank all of our guests who have dined in or ordered their meal to go with us. The past 7 months have been challenging for not only Bistro 83 but also the restaurant industry as a whole. Just about every small business in the industry is struggling right now. In fact, the latest industry estimates suggest that over 50% of all restaurant operators in the country may shut down by the end of 2021. However, the support we have received from our local community has been nothing short of amazing! In turn, I’m thankful that we are able to service our community by providing an exceptional dining experience at a tremendous value. We realize that our guests are going through their own struggles as well so we appreciate every dollar you spend at Bistro 83.

Ultimately, Bistro 83 has been a successful business for the past 7+ years because of our guests and our employees. I believe that we have the best team of employees of any restaurant in the area. They are well-trained, smart, and adaptable to any situation as this coronavirus period has shown. I don’t think you will find a better dining experience in the area than at Bistro 83. To illustrate that, we were recently awarded Wine Spectator’s 2020 Award of Excellence for our exceptional wine list.

Lastly, as we gear up for the winter months, there is a lot of doom and gloom in the restaurant industry about what these next few months may hold. I can tell you that our team and I do not plan to go down without a fight. In fact, we have no plans to go down at all! My optimistic view is that we will all be celebrating with a nice glass of wine next year when the restaurant is at full capacity! For now, I want to emphasize again the various safety-related procedures that we have in place. Above all, our mission is to keep our guests safe and healthy. We also ask the same courtesy from you: if you are sick or not feeling well (or have been in contact with someone who is sick), please do not come into the restaurant. You can view the full list of our safety procedures by visiting our website: https://bistro83.com/safety-protocols/


Thank you again for your support,

William “Bud” Hagy, Bistro 83 Owner

3.17.2020 Dear Friends-  As the number of Coronavirus cases in the U.S. increases, Bistro 83 has taken immediate and enhanced precautions to ensure we are delivering the best and safest dining experience to our guests.

Since opening our doors more than 6 years ago, our goal has been to create a fun dining experience by serving high-quality food and drinks and employing knowledgeable and friendly team members. To that end, cleanliness and food safety has always been a top priority. This is one of the reasons why we required our management staff to attend and complete the Ohio Department of Health Manager Food Protection requirements specified in the Ohio Administrative Code and the Servsafe Certification Program. These certifications are in addition to the usual strict guidelines and auditing standards implemented by the local governing health department administrations.

To build on our tradition of operational excellence, we have immediately implemented the following measures to ensure the safety of our customers and team members:

  • Reviewing existing procedures to ensure compliance with the Center of Disease Controls’ (CDC) guidance related to the Coronavirus
  • Increasing depth and frequency of cleaning processes in all reception, kitchen, and dining areas including door hardware, light switch plates and bathroom fixtures
  • Increasing the distance between dining tables and chairs to reduce guest proximity
  • Removing existing menus in favor of single use, recyclable versions
  • Capping total number of guests every night to reduce crowding
  • Mandatory hand washing by team members after any interpersonal contact
  • Preventing any sick employees from working; since opening, Bistro 83 has implemented a paid time off policy for its team members which they can use as needed

The trajectory of the Coronavirus issue is certainly concerning for everyone in the restaurant industry. It is critically important for the entire restaurant community to remain healthy, financially and otherwise. For the safety of our customers and team members, we ask that you please do not visit Bistro 83 if you are sick.


William “Bud” Hagy, Bistro 83 Owner

11.11.2019 Bistro 83 is excited to announce that we have completely overhauled our wine list and changed our wine bottle pricing strategy. First, we have rotated in over 70 new wines as selected by our resident Sommelier, Jim Fink. We are also excited to announce that most wine bottles will now be priced at $10 over the suggested retail price (this excludes bottle prices for glass pour wines which will stay the same). For reference, the industry average wine bottle markup is around 2x to 3x above retail pricing. This will create significant savings for our customers, particularly on the mid-tier and high end bottles. We want our customers to try different wines and we think customers will be more apt to do this with this new pricing strategy. We are also eliminating our Tuesday Half Off Wine Night as a result of these changes. So,come in to Bistro 83 and ask one of our servers (or Jim if he is in) for suggestions on a great bottle wine that will pair well with your meal. See our menu located here: https://bistro83.com/wine/

10.25.2019 Bistro 83 was able to donate $3,000 to North Ridgeville Community Care as a result of the 3rd annual Bistro 83 Golf Outing held in August. The event was a huge success and thank you very much to all of our participants and sponsors! The proceeds went to a great cause and we hope to raise more next year!

7.15.2019 It’s almost time for Bistro 83’s 3rd annual golf outing with proceeds benefiting North Ridgeville Community Care. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, August 25th. As always, this year’s event should be a lot of fun. We are changing venues this year to Sweetbriar Golf Club in Avon Lake. If you are interested in playing or sponsoring, please call us at 440-353-2828 or download the applicable form below and email it to Jeff@Bistro83.com. We hope to see you there!

6.11.2019 It’s menu change time again! With Summer upon us, we’ve swapped out a couple of our heavier dishes for some lighter entrees. For lunch, check out our new Caprese Chicken Sandwich and Portobello Burger. Both are excellent and the Portobello is great for any vegetarians out there! For dinner entrees, check our Caprese Chicken, Veal Medallions, and Shrimp Primavera. All three are excellent dishes that have not been on the menu before. We’ve also added a sixth salad to our menus, which is our Prosciutto and Melon Salad. This salad comes with our home-made Lemon and Cantaloupe Salad Dressing. Check out our various Menu pages for pictures and descriptions of the new dishes!

2.28.2019 Check out Chef Steve’s appearance on Channel 19’s Sunny Side Up program to help promote Lorain County Mardi Gras week!


2.14.2018 Bistro 83 is proud to be hosting a four course wine dinner on Monday, February 25th featuring wines from Ancient Oak Cellars located in the Sonoma Valley. Best of all, Winemaker Greg LaFollete and Owner Melissa Moholt-Siebert will be in attendance to chat about their wine. Here’s a little background on Ancient Oak (see AncientOakCellars.com for more information):

Ancient Oak Cellars is a partnership between grape-grower Ken Moholt-Siebert, winemaker Greg LaFollette, and “wrangler” Melissa Moholt-Siebert. These three work and play together to bring you wines that they are proud to grow and raise in the cellar, and that they love to drink. Ancient Oak Cellars is about 12 years old. Melissa founded it to celebrate a Pinot Noir vineyard that Ken’s grandparents planted and Melissa and Ken raised their kids on — marking four generations on the land. The eponymous ancient oak presides over this vineyard. Other wines are made from other vineyards that Ken farms as well as other family-farmed vineyards that he works closely with. Greg employs the same small-batch, hands-on, native-fermentation approach that he began as André Tchelistcheff’s last pupil and developed and implemented as the founding winemaker of Flowers and Tandem.

As Greg LaFollette says, “At this point in my life, I want to focus on working with family growers who live on and therefore know the vineyards they farm. I need to have my hands in the vineyards and in the wine. I can’t make an authentic wine without getting arm-deep in the must. Winemaking is like raising children: you have to be present every day, you have to listen, and you have to engage. This is what I do at Ancient Oak with partners Melissa and Ken; they share this ethos and devotion to the craft.”

11.21.2018 Bistro 83 has a bunch of events and special seating’s coming up in December. See below for an overview of what’s going on:

Thursday, December 6th: Monthly Wine Tasting. This month we are featuring wines from Jax Vineyards. Jax is a family owned, family run boutique winery in Napa Valley. We’ll feature a mixture of reds and whites from their Estate series as well as their Y3 series. Price will be $35, tax and tip included and will feature light hors d’oeuvres. For more information on Jax, check out their website at: Jaxvineyards.com.

Sunday, December 9th: Breakfast With Santa. Our annual Breakfast With Santa Event will have seating’s at both 10am and 12pm. Spots are filling up quick! Cost is $25 for Adults, $10 for kids 12 and under and Free for kids 2 and under.

Thursday, December 13th: SOMM Smack Down. This going to be a cool event where General Manager Tony Martorello and Sommelier Jim Fink square off against Executive Chef Steve Stadnicar and Master Sommelier Larry O’Brien in a food pairing challenge! Attendees will judge which team puts together the best wine and food pairings. Cost will be $75 per person. Arrival for the event starts at 6pm. Seating is limited to about 35 so this will likely sell out fast!

Christmas Eve. We will be open for business and are now accepting reservations. However, we will be closing early; the last reservation we are taking is 7pm.

New Years’ Eve. We will have seating’s at 4pm, 6pm and 8pm. Reservations are now being taken.

11.1.2018 Here is a link to pictures from our SOMM 3 event. What a great night! Send us an email to 83Bistro@Gmail.com for a PIN in order to download pictures.



9.8.2018 The SOMM documentaries, directed by Cleveland native Jason Wise, have been a sensation in the wine and film industries. The first film, SOMM, was released in 2012 and follows four Sommeliers on their journey to pass the Master Sommelier exam. The second film, SOMM: Into The Bottle, provides a look at the wine industry, from its historical roots to how it’s made and marketed. SOMM 3, the third film in the series, will be released later in 2018. This film will feature an all-star cast of wine’s most respected figures, including Steven Spurrier, the man responsible for staging the 1976 Judgement of Paris and renowned Master Sommelier Fred Dame. These two along with other wine professionals will taste through some of the rarest wines in the world while discussing various wine-related topics including the aforementioned 1976 Judgement of Paris and how that seminal event transformed the wine industry. The film will also bring back the four stars of the first film.

Bistro 83 Pre-Release Event

Bistro 83 is pleased to be able to host a pre-release event for SOMM 3 where the film will be screened before it is released to the public. The event will be held on Saturday, October 20th from 6pm to 9:30pm and will cost $150 per person, which includes tax and gratuity. The event timeline is as follows:

  • 6pm to 7pm: Arrivals on Red Carpet; Food and Wine to be served
  • 7pm to 8:30pm: Film Screening
  • 8:30 to 9pm: Q&A with Wine Professionals, including the Cleveland area’s only Master Sommelier Larry O’Brien as well as Sommelier Jim Fink
  • 9pm to 9:30pm: Food and Wine to be served

The wines to be served will be themed around the three SOMM films. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be also be served. Dress is Cocktail Attire with a jacket for men strongly recommended (tie is optional). Tickets must be purchased in advance in order to place a reservation. A 100% refund will be provided if notice of cancellation is received by October 6th. A 50% refund will be provided if cancellation is received between October 7th and October 13th. No refund will be provided after October 13th. Tickets can be purchased by calling 440.353.2828 or by speaking with a Manager at our restaurant. Hope to see you there!

8.29.2018 Bistro 83 will be partnering with Cleveland-based Saucy Brew Works for a Beer Dinner featuring a five course meal with a beer pairing for each. There will also be a special intermission beer to try as well. From Bistro 83, Tony, Steve, Rob and Mikey will each be creating one course. The guys from Saucy Brew Works will be preparing one dish as well. Should be an awesome time! Cost is $45 including tax and tip. 

8.14.2018  Check out our appearance on WKYC Channel 3’s Live On Lakeside. Tony, Steve, and Jim did a great job!