Bistro 70, Painesville, OH
Although I live in Dearborn, MI, I still own a home in Painesville, OH. I only lived in it for 2 1/2 years, but I loved living there. One of the perks was being just up the road from one of my favorite spots: Bistro 70.
I had become friends with Keith, the owner and head chef through frequent visits. For a while, I even served on the wait staff there. I had also introduced my family, now weekly regulars, to the Bistro.
Keith changes the menu up regularly (quarterly or so?), but there are always great options! So, frequently, I am unable to decide exactly what I want, and ask the servers to choose for me. I’ll usually give them 2-3 options that I’m considering, and have them surprise me with their choice. Over the years, I’ve had nightly specials – seafood, steak, and other delicious recipes Keith and his staff whip up.
I’ve also had wonderful dishes off the standard menu. Some favorites: Seared Ahi Tuna Steak, Fettucini Rustica, Grilled Flat Iron Steak, and Maryland Crab Cakes.
There are others that are not on the current menu: some Asian fare, other pasta dishes, as well as more seafood. And, don’t pass up the desserts! They’re divine!
And, I can’t lie…my friends and I have spent many a night hanging at the bar with Joe, the greatest bartender!
In fact, I had my farewell party here when I left OH for CA. Good times!
And, happy anniversary Keith and company! Eight years, this week! 🙂