Hello to our Bistro family and friends! Thank you SO much for all of the kind words and messages sent; we so appreciate all the love and support. Bistro On Main has the BEST regulars in the world. We love you all! There are no words for what is going on throughout our country right now, it has been extremely overwhelming to our Bistro family.


    As you all know, the governor has closed restaurants and bars across the state of Ohio. While we are not able to open our dining room or lounge to serve our guests, starting Monday, March 16th we will continue to offer Bistro’s menu for carry out to our guests. We are also able to sell our bottles of wine and beer, hey….one stop and you have a full Bistro dinner and drinks! Full menu and daily specials available. So, please give us a call and order up my friends; we need your support! Our family owned Bistro has been open for 17 years; we sincerely love what we do! Another way to support us would be to stop by the Bistro or give us a call to purchase a gift card to use at a later time; we can even pop it in the mail for you. As many of you know, we are currently remodeling our lounge and will be planning a reopening party for sure.


    We will be taking carry out orders from 4pm - 8pm. Please give us a call at

    330-673-9900 or email us at general@bistrokent.com to place your order. Or if you like, give Uber Eats or DoorDash a call!


    From our family to yours, much love! Aaron, Jen, Dave and Cathy



  • (330) 673-9900

    1313 W. Main St.
    Kent, Ohio 44240

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    4pm - 8pm to go only


    4pm - 8pm togo only



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


    Specials are currently suspended, but we are doing $8 Sandwich Mondays. Our BOM burger or ground chicken breast burger w/ side of fries. See current available menu listed below. Regards and God Bless, stay healthy and practice social distancing.


    Bistro Owners, Partners and Staff appreciate your

    patronage during these troubling times.

  • 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

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    11:30 am - Close


    11:30 am - 10:30 pm