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!