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Bistro 1907

Bistro 1907


A new downtown Youngstown restaurant wanted to keep the historic feel and size of the existing space while adding the very technical requirements of a modern and operational kitchen and restaurant.

Services Involved

  • Architectural Design
  • Construction Administration
  • Construction Documents
  • Historical Standard Compliance Design
  • Integration and Adaptation of Brand Standards
  • Restaurant Design
  • Structural Design

Bistro 1907

ms consultants, inc. was hired to provide full architectural services for the four tenant spaces located on the ground floor of the renovated Stambaugh Building in downtown Youngstown, Ohio.


The largest, and first to be constructed, tenant space is a 4,800-square-foot restaurant, Bistro 1907.


The Stambaugh Building is also now home to DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.

Bistro 1907

Required as part of the hotel services, the Bistro provides a full breakfast menu. The restaurant transforms into a mid-day lunch venue for business people, and then fills up at night and on weekends with the larger community. Bistro 1907 takes a twist on classics, serving dishes you loved growing up in a refined space.


The restaurant’s large bar takes up nearly half the seating footprint. This social space makes Bistro 1907 an ideal gathering spot, while the historical ambiance also makes it a destination for celebrating special occasions.   


High ceilings and floor-to-ceiling cast bronze storefront windows open onto Federal Plaza, the center of downtown Youngstown. An outdoor patio, populated with Parisian street chairs and umbrella-shaded tables, allows patrons to enjoy a deeper connection to downtown Youngstown.


At the back of the restaurant, a partial mezzanine located over the kitchen maximizes space utilization while providing a more intimate space for larger, more private gatherings. Overlooking the main seating and bar, this semi-private space remains visually connected to the activity below.


Since its inception, the Stambaugh Building has almost always included a place for dining. Euwer’s Department Store included in-house restaurants, a cutting-edge attribute for a department store of its time. The building continued to house eating establishments during Libby owned-era and beyond.


While there are limited historic details that remain original in the restaurant space, the historic volume and storefront of ground floor retail remain. Chamfered columns articulate the height of this space while low hanging light fixtures illuminate the finer details of the Bistro’s modern and slightly Parisian motif.


Bistro 1907’s name is also a nod to the Stambaugh Building. The historic structure was originally built in 1907.


Like many projects, the completion of Bistro 1907 was a coordinated effort through a number of partnerships. ms consultants coordinated with experts in interior design and kitchen design.


Partners for the project included 4….Point Design, Hersha Hospitality, McFarland Kistler & Associates, and AN Restaurant Equipment.


Required to open in parallel with the DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Youngstown hotel, the design and construction of Bistro 1907 was on a tight timeline and were performed as a phased, fast-track project.


The design team worked closely with all parties to ensure the successful execution.


Bistro 1907 has been serving the Youngstown area its classic meals with a special twist since May 2018.

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