Bistro on Main is a chef-driven, family owned and operated neighborhood restaurant in Kent. Here at the Bistro, we can handle your culinary cravings, from hand-tossed pizza, fresh wild caught seafood, fresh pasta, great burgers and sandwiches, to our handcrafted cocktails and great appetizer selection, we have “Dinner & Drinks” covered.


    Chef/partner Aaron L. Ruggles, originally from Kent, his wife Jeniffer manager/partner and their crew bring years of hospitality expertise together to create an experience you’ll want to relive time and time again. Our restaurant provides a covered patio, which has a heated floor and intimate fireplace setting. We offer handcrafted cocktails or a glass of wine from our boutique wine list. We provide an extensive bar with a deep selection of small batch bourbon, scotch and tequila, along with a variety of craft and draft beer.


    Need a space for an engagement party, rehearsal dinner or wedding shower? Our restaurant offers private dining spaces. Looking for a unique space for a smaller wedding reception or ceremony? Our intimate restaurant is available for rental on certain evenings. We can also bring the tastes of Bistro to your location via our off-site catering services, so many options. We can customize your experience to make it stand out from the ‘status quo event’, as we offer a personalized service and experience. Please contact us to discuss options, dates and space availability. Call Bistro and ask for chef Aaron, Jeniffer or Christa to book your next event. 330.673.9900 or email aaron@bistrokent.com. We look forward to serving you as our guest. Check us out at www.bistrokent.com



  • (330) 673-9900

    1313 W. Main St.
    Kent, Ohio 44240

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    11:30 am - Close


    11:30 am - Close



    available for Sunday Events... Please call for details if interested



    MON-FRI 3-6 & SAT 11:30-4pm










    $1 OFF TACOS


    1/2 Priced Sandwich Monday's


    $7 Sam'ich Mondays.

    *BOM Beef Burger, garden veggie burger or pan seared ground chicken breast Burger with rosemary fries or BOM Macaroni salad... add side salad or soup (for additional charge)


    $7 Sangria… $7 Moscow Mules… $5 BOM red and white glass pours... select $3 beer cans


    1/2 Priced Wine Tuesdays!


    Every bottle of wine and Sparkling wine is 50% all day Tuesday for lunch and dinner.


    Half price on full size salads

    & $5 off all pizzas.


    Original Cheap Date Nite




    Original Cheap Date Night. Choice of 3 fresh salads, various tasty pizza's or made to order pastas, a bottle of house wine or pitcher of draft beer. $40 dinner for two.


    ~ tax and gratuity not included ~









    Thursday Neighborhood Specials


    Happy Hour 3pm - 6pm


    $2 off SANDWICHES

    $! OFF TACOS

    $5 BOM red and white wine glass pour


    $7 Moscow Mules…

    $7 Christa's Red or White Sangria

  • Chef Driven Menus & Handcrafted Cocktails

    managing partner/executive chef Aaron L. Ruggles

  • Event & Party Specialist

    With four unique spaces to choose from Bistro on Main is perfect for your next business meeting, wedding rehearsal, baby shower, surprise party, or any other kind of special event. We can customize your experience to make it stand out from the 'status quo event'. Please contact us to discuss options, dates and space available. We look forward to serving you and your distinguished guests.

    Call Bistro and ask for chef Aaron, Jeniffer or Christa to book your next event. (b)330.673.9900 or email: general@bistrokent.com

  • Make A Reservation

    Call us at (330) 673-9900 or fill out the form below to make a reservation.

    Reservations that are required for 'Today', you must call BOM to secure your time slot, day of reservations made through website cannot be processed until following business day.

  • Off-Site Catering

    Bring Some Flavor & Style to Your Next Event!

    Bistro on Main specializes in on and off-site catering.

    If you want the flavor and style of BOM food and staff at your next event, give us a call. Ask for chef/partner Aaron L. Ruggles, Jeniffer L. Ruggles or Booking Manager Christa Gleason to help with the event arrangements.

    On-Site Catering

    Contact the Event Coordinator at:

    or 330.673.9900

    Off-Site Catering

    Contact Aaron or Christa at: (330) 673-9900

    or inquire by email.


    Bistro on Main is an independently owned business in the historic city of Kent, Ohio. Because of the support the community has shown the restaurant, it is only fair that Bistro gives back. Partner/Chef Aaron L. Ruggles believes in charitable causes and contributions as a way to strengthen his business and the surrounding community simultaneously. Bistro on Main regularly donates its time, energy and resources to worthwhile causes in Northeast Ohio, fostering a mentality of care and compassion, so the people of Kent, Stow, Akron, Hudson, Twin Lakes, Silver Lake, Cuyahoga Falls, Tallmadge and many other communities can continue to help each other.


    Inquire Online → or call 330.673.9900

    Bistro on Main is perfect for a business meeting, wedding ​rehearsal, baby shower, surprise party, or special event.


    We have three unique spaces available to accommodate you and your guest. Upscale main dining room seats 60+, private dining room seats 40, and our heated and enclosed patio seats 25.


    Private dining room includes power point projector and projection screen. BOM provides complimentary WIFI for business or recreational use.


    We are serious about creating a productive working environment for our staff and maintaining the highest levels of quality, service and attention for our guests.

    • We believe in doing business in a professional and orderly manner.
    • We believe in honesty and integrity.
    • We believe that only a confident and professional staff can give the level of personal service we demand.
    • We believe in the ongoing training and development of our staff and see it as a worthy investment in the future of the company.
    • We believe in providing legendary service – the unique and powerful sort of personal care and attention that our guests tell stories about.
    • We believe that everyone is capable of being an A+ player.

    If this feels like an environment for you, please complete the application and apply within.


    What others are saying about us.

    "After a fantastic meal and wonderful service we left wondering why we'd never visited you before. Our son and his wife live just around the corner from the Bistro and they suggested it and we were certainly glad they did. Your eclectic menu has something to please everyone and with two adults, two kids and two of us old folks everyone found something they loved."

    Doug S.


    "My wife and I were in last Saturday for our 20th anniversary celebration. We were whisked to our table in a matter of minutes of arriving and all was there as I had requested from you. The flowers, champagne and glasses awaited our entrance. Belissima! My wife was truly surprised and I was more than relieved. Thanks to you all!"

    Jim R.


    "I was there for dinner on February 11th as a surprise for my daughter’s birthday. She and her husband live in Kent, and are regulars at the Bistro. I live in Evansville,IN, and whenever I visit with them, a trip to the Bistro is a must. Our dinner was delicious and our service was excellent–as it always is. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience EVERY time we’re there."

    Linda G.


    "My husband and I were celebrating our 37th wedding anniversary when we recently dined at the Bistro. Our service and food were all excellent. We will definitely keep your restaurant in mind for future dining. Thank you."

    Karen and Al S.


    "We always enjoy our time spent at the Bistro! The meals are excellent without fail, service is great and the atmosphere always inviting. I look forward to many return trips."



    "Just letting you know that our visit to the Bistro on August 4th was incredible. I loved the blue cheese, raspberry, pecan salad, the porchetta-wrapped fish, grilled asparagus, and choc pot….not to mention the wine we had. On top of the wonderful food, our waitress was the perfect balance of attentive but not annoying. We hope to come back for our next special occasion! Thank you."

    Jennifer L.


    "My/our dining experience was absolutely wonderful! Our service was outstanding and the food was both creative and delicious. I have recommended your restaurant to everyone I know whenever the subject of dining out comes up. We are a long way from Kent, (Medina), or we would visit much more frequently, but we are certainly looking forward to our trip your way!"

    Tom C.


    (330) 673-9900


    General Info:



    1313 W. Main St.
    Kent, Ohio 44240

    Click Here for Google Maps


    11:30 am - Close


    11:30 am - 10:30 pm