You'll leave feeling awfully full, but terribly happy. We also have one of the top symphonies in the entire world. They also have innovative cocktails and a great view of the city. Do get the lamb tamales, fish tacos, stuffed chicken legs, and a flight of crisp German-style lagers. Coquette might be small, but it packs one of the longest lists of grower champagne in the region, along with craft cocktails and hard-to-find draft beers. Chef Anthony Zappola gained critical acclaim in Las Vegas before returning home to open Lox, Stock and Brisket last year.
All of the eateries below are within walking distance of the theaters. These days, farm-to-table is more rule than exception, thanks in no small part to Small and folks like her. All day long, these potato- and cheddar-cheese-filled dumplings languish in a warm bath of melted butter with sauteed onions creating a soul-satisfying dish of pure comfort food. On warm summer nights, folks line up for servings of creamy sea salt caramel or fruity paw, made with native fruit. Given the amount of care and attention that went into the buildout of this new adult-friendly playground, it should come as no surprise that folks are enamored of the place. The serves awesome Southern food. Astoria started out as a wholesaler of gourmet Mediterranean foods before adding a retail marketplace with full-service cafe.
When you combine fearlessness with culinary brilliance, you end up with a restaurant that routinely destroys boundaries, births trends and brings everybody along for the gut-pleasing ride. Photo: Courtesy of Market Garden Brewery Best brewery to hang out at? Columbus restaurateur Liz Lessner has a mini-empire of funky eateries and saloons that focus on comfort food, quirky cocktails and great beer. Courtesy of Spotted Owl We're already mesmerized by The Swimming Pool cocktail at The Spotted Owl. Photo: Courtesy of Sage Restaurant Group Where should we stay? More so than almost any chef in town, Bebenroth takes local, sustainable, and seasonal to heart — and makes abiding by the land a pain-free proposition. Chef Michael Nowak pairs decadent meats such as slow-braised short ribs and melt-in-your-mouth pork belly with top notch, locally sourced and seasonal ingredients to create one helluva good meal. Every seat has its own built-in burner, where seasonal vegetables and a choice of high-end meats and seafood think Berkshire pork, wagyu beef, live scallops are dipped into pots of simmering dashi. There are fish, meat, spice, and produce vendors.
In one of the most intimately romantic settings in Cleveland, expect delectable pastas such as gnocchi with sausage and roasted red peppers in a tomato cream sauce, plus some of the best pizzas in town. He approaches his menu as a boy would approach an erector set — but in place of beams, pulleys and motors, the chef employs seasonal veggies, meats and seafood. Zack Bruell, who runs 10 other high-profile concepts around town, has put together an eclectic, creative, and affordable menu to go with the top-flight brews and killer nautical views. Sam Twarek Inside Porco Lounge and Tiki Room. The answer: Make it fucking awesome.
See our menu for details. Neighbors come for the burgers, tacos and fried chicken, and they stick around for the lineup of great acts. The fact that citizens of every stripe grab trays and shuffle down the lunch line is proof that pierogi are a birthright for many a Midwesterner. This old-time brick restaurant in Athens, Ohio, makes chicken sandwiches as juicy and crispy as anything sourced below the Mason-Dixon Line. But is the local favorite. Dating back to 1938, this Cleveland-based meat purveyor makes nearly two dozen different brats and sausages, from wine and cheddar to a spicy Italian style blended with sweet and tart cherries. And that's precisely how we approached the compilation of this list.
That was more than two years ago, and in that time Spice has grown into a neighborhood fixture, a restaurant that so seamlessly fits with the residents' eco-friendly sensibilities that you wonder how they got along without it all these years. They source their coffee responsibly. And the results are no less fun: playful, eye-catching and drop-dead delicious. Many of those use Cleveland-based ingredients. The elegant, wood-paneled Encore Restaurant, located on the main floor of the Wyndham Hotel at Playhouse Square, overlooks Playhouse Square, making for some excellent before and after-theater people-watching. They range from Belgium to German to American brews.
Michael Symon might have given the humble pierogi a makeover at Lola Bistro, where it is filled with slow-simmered beef cheeks and topped with a dollop of horseradish creme fraiche. Beautiful pasta dishes such as rich lasagna and pillow-soft gnocchi, as well as entrees such as trota al cartoccio trout baked in parchment paper , are served in generous portions. We had afternoon theatre tickets and decided to try Urban Farmer because we had heard good things about it. But more often than not, we will end up sitting at a table in one of the following restaurants. I also should mention in Gordon Square. The owners are super friendly and take care of people really well.
Their pancakes are freaking amazing. The best drink I had there was called the Pampelmousse, and it had mescal, champagne, and grapefruit sherbet. This list is in no particular order and restaurants are in both the city of Cleveland and the greater Cleveland area. We plan to dine there again. Below, nearly 100 independent vendors, many of whom are third- and fourth-generation operators, sell everything from fresh-baked pastries and local cheeses to slow-smoked meats and fresh seafood. Schimoler's boundless boyhood spirit proves that true artists don't have to be cheerless bastards.
Grab a bottle of red and a pound of sliced prosciutto on your way out. Who says you have to head to the South to gnaw on fab fried chicken? But when compelled to choose — as diners are every night they elect to leave the cooking to somebody else — we gravitate to the places that make us feel special, the places that consistently execute on food, service and setting, the places that we never regret choosing. While popular along the East Coast, duckpin is a brand-new concept to Clevelanders. It wasn't easy, but nothing worth doing ever is. .
Best place to see live music? It is sleep-coma inducing, in the very best kind of way. Now, thanks to this restaurant and the half dozen that followed in its footsteps, we're practically döner pros. Medina Fine French fare prepared and served to a culinary T by recovering addicts Chef and owner Brandon Chrostowski has seen great success with , which provides culinary training to formerly incarcerated adults. The best tasting menus take diners on a journey, where pleasure rides shotgun to surprise. In addition to corned beef, the menu includes a variety of sandwiches, burgers and hot entrees. The is nothing short of amazing.