8 State Bistro

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8 State Bistro

Westerville's Newest American Eatery

Lunch Menu

Same great taste, just smaller portions.

Amazing Appetizers

Our appetizers are so good, you'll want to try them all!

Craft Beers!

We offer a wide selection from various breweries.

Happy Hour!

Join us from 3 - 6 PM M-F for drinks specials!


Welcome to 8 State Bistro

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Hours of Operation

Lunch: 11-2:30pm

Dinner: 4:30 -11pm

Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 4-7pm

Live Entertainment: Thursdays 7:30-9:30pm

We are an upscale-casual restaurant located in the Uptown section of Westerville with a commitment to outstanding service, high-quality food, and an unforgettable dining experience. Click our menu tabs for our Happy Hour, Lunch and Dinner menus.

Our restaurant is located on the original site of a silent movie theater that opened in 1927. The theatre had great success into the early 70’s but could not survive the onslaught of the large Cineplex’s. The Theatre lives on through the hearts of many throughout Westerville.

The space was later converted to a high-end women’s clothing store known as The Clothes Show. Amish Original furniture store had many years of success at this location but out grew 8 State and moved into a larger facility in Uptown. The space rested vacant for over a year until 8 State Bistro was created.

8 State Bistro celebrates the history and heritage of the Old State Theatre with its entrance that has the look and feel of the original theatre. Several of the films enjoyed during the life of the theatre play throughout the day on the south wall of the bistro.

At the end of the long theatre entrance, beyond the curtains is today’s show. A 22-seat full service bar, 120-seat dining room and an open kitchen with 2 private chefs tables for all to enjoy.

Chef Josh Wiest and his culinary team perform the real show daily. Sourcing the freshest ingredients from some of the top vendors and farmers throughout Ohio.

For more insider news on our downtown Westerville Bistro check out the following news articles:

New 8 State Bistro coming to old theater in uptown Westerville

Bistro gets its big '8' | ThisWeek Community News

Upscale 8 State Bistro seeks liquor - ThisWeek News

New act for old theater: Upscale restaurant - ThisWeek News

New 8 State Bistro Coming To Old Theater In Uptown ...

Meet Our Team!

Kevin Campbell GM and Owner of 8 State Bistro

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Over 30 years of food industry experience.

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Joshua Wiest

Executive Chef

French Culinary Specialist fomerly from Oregano Franco Iberian Bistro NYC.

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For your convenience, 8 State Bistro accepts online reservations. Reservations will only be taken online with a minimum 24 hour notice. Please make sure to fill out the entire form for your reservation to be placed. For same day reservations, please call us at 844-283-4448.


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