Seafood lover or vegan, we’ve got great dining for you in September!

August is almost over, the kids (and some of the adults) are headed back to school, and another fall season is almost upon us. Which means we’re getting ready for a new season of good times and great dining here at the Bistro. Once again we’ll celebrate the coming of fall Cleveland-style with one of the city’s most popular feasts, and savor delightful tastes from another country in our monthly Vegan Dinner Series.

RETURN OF THE CLAMBAKE: Yes, it’s time again to satisfy your seafood cravings with our Bistro Clambake Thursday, September 20. Between 5 and 9 p.m., for $58.50 per person, we’ll be dishing out dinners with a full complement of seaside cuisine, including New England clam chowder, a 1-lb. whole lobster, one-quarter of a barbecued chicken, 1 dozen clams, corn on the cob, a roasted sweet potato, coleslaw, and cornbread. Extra clams will be available (be sure to order ahead) at $12 per dozen.

VEGAN DINNER SAYS “OLE!” TO THE FLAVORS OF SPAIN: This fall, we’ll serve up vegan cuisine with a Spanish accent at our “Flavors of Spain” 3-for-$30 Vegan Dinner Thursday, September 27. The meal will begin with a Trio of Spanish Tapas, followed by a Paella of vegan “sausage,” mushrooms, wine-braised artichoke hearts, and saffron rice. Dessert will be Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Orange Sauce.

To reserve your share of either one (or both) of these tasty dining options, call 216.481.9635. Again, if you’re ordering the Clambake and you’d like extra clams, be sure to request them when you call. Don’t delay — last year’s Clambake was a sellout!

June is blooming with Asian vegan delights, Spanish & Portuguese wines

We’re ready for summertime at the Bistro, and kicking off its official start with a summery Asian take on vegan cuisine and a dinner featuring the finest white wines from Spain and Portugal. Here are the details:

VEGAN ASIAN DELIGHT:  Our June Vegan 3-for-$30 Dinner available Thursday, June 21, from 5 to 9:30 p.m., includes these courses:

Thai Summer Roll with Sweet and Spicy Chili Sauce

Mongolian Bar-B-Q Tofu
Asian Vegetables
Basmati Brown Rice

Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

“WHTE WINES OF SPAIN AND PORTUGAL” DINNER: Looking for some refreshing and different white wines for your summer dining? You’ll find them at our  “White Wines of Spain and Portugal” Dinner Thursday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m. This $65-plus-tax-and-gratuity dinner pairs five courses of sunny Spanish and Portuguese cuisine with five wines native to the area.

Marc’s Special Sangria

First Course
Yellow Tomato Gazpacho with Cilantro Oil and Avocado
Wine: Pazo Serantello Albarino

Second Course
Shrimp with Romesco Sauce and Saffron Rice
Wine: Twin Vines Vinho Verde

Third Course
Potato Torta with Chorizo
Wine: Acustic Blanc

Fourth Course
Braised Chicken with Almonds and Pine Nuts
Wine: El Hada Verdejo-Viura

Fifth Course
Caramel Flan with Fresh Fruit
Wine: Warre’s White Port

Make plans now to celebrate the beginning of summer with us by calling 216.481.9635 and making your reservations for one or both of these dinners. You’ll be very happy you did!

Visit Spain without leaving Cleveland: Enjoy our Spanish Wine Dinner Nov. 17

If you love the rich history and savory flavors of Spanish cuisine — or if you’re a fan of wine in general or Spanish wine in particular — Bistro 185 has the perfect event for you this month. Our November 17 Spanish Wine Dinner will feature a selection of classic Spanish-style tapas, followed by five courses of specially crafted Spanish cuisine. And, naturally, each course will feature an accompanying carefully selected wine from Spain.


Selection of Dried and Cured Olives
Marcona Almonds
Manchengo and Cabrales Cheeses
Crabmeat-Stuffed Deviled Eggs
Salt Cod Fritters with Garlic Aioli
Spanish Tortilla
Gazpacho Shooters with Shrimp Garnish

First Course
Sautéed Clams and Chorizo

Second Course
Chicken Marbella — Chicken braised with garlic, green olives, oregano and white wine with Yukon Gold potatoes

Third Course
Orange and Fresh Fennel Salad with Organic Honey and Lemon Vinaigrette

Fourth Course
South African Lobster Tail, Sea Bass, Scallop in a Saffron Broth with Timbale of Saffron Rice with Peas and Roasted Red Peppers

Fifth Course
Spanish Flan, Almond Cake and a Selection of Chef’s Whim Desserts

Cost of our Spanish Wine Dinner is $50 per person, tax and gratuity additional. To enjoy this special evening, make your reservations now at 216.481.9635.