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Americano Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.americanocleveland.com/
  • Phone: (216) 541-3900
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Bar and Lounge: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00pm
    Pub Menu: Monday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, European
  • Executive Chef: Vytauras Sasnauskas
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Our restaurant is available Sundays for groups of 30 to 50. Receptions. Birthdays. Showers. Our Dining room is available Monday nights for groups of 30 to 50 people. Our Lounge is available for groups of 10 to 30 most nights, excellent for Group Happy Hours. Our Restaurant is available most afternoons for business luncheons for 20 to 50 people. Let us throw a party for you!
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer our dining room on Monday nights and our lounge throughout the week depending on size of party.
  • Private Party Contact: Cole Davis (216) 541-3900

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lakeshore Blvd.
  • Public Transit: Cleveland RTA line #39 picks up and drops off at the end of our driveway.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Enter through the gate house and the Bratenahl security team will welcome you and direct you to the most convenient parking area.
A word from Americano
Original Great Lakes Bistro means good, honest food, combining classic European cooking techniques with the best locally available ingredients. Americano offers a relaxed atmosphere in a resurrected French dining room located within the confines of a spectacular lake front gated community. An intriguing wine cellar, rotating selection of American craft brewed ales, and creative cocktails are available in our dining room, cozy bar, and our spacious lounge. The restaurant features expansive picture windows that frame the lovely grounds of Bratenahl Place.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "Better than any Tremont "hot spot," Americano consistently impresses with one-of-a-kind flavor, fare, and service. Absolutely our favorite restaurant!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We always enjoy dinner at Americano. The other night we both had bistro burgers. Certainly add good as any burger in town, probably better. Everything else was terrific. Prices are reasonable."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I am already looking forward to the next time that I can dine here! Such an interesting menu....beverages, appetizers, salads, entrees. The presentation of all was lovely. Knowledgeable, friendly staff. Very quiet, elegant but not stuffy environment. On the lake."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I had duck and my wife had salmon, both were cooked perfect, service was great."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We have been to Americano before -- a few years ago - a special occasion, either my birthday or anniversary, and I thought it was quite lovely. I don't care for noisy over the top restaurants where it is difficult to hold a conversation or enjoy the company with whomever you are dining with or where the tables are so close together, you can hear everyone else's conversation. That is not the case at Americano! The food was excellent, and the service was very good. I prefer the wait staff to be accessible but not hovering over you or rushing you to go -- again we had none of that! I would definitely recommend it for dinner, which is the only time that we have gone."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great place. We love the food, service and people. We will return!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Superb service, yummy food, old school drinks, great value---can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "It was a real treat this past July 3rd when Cole Davis, the co-owner, had on an apron and was waiting tables. He is so personable and down to earth, not to mention well rounded about his knowledge about any topic one brings up, will share with a patron how a dish is prepared, and has an aura of calm about him. Without Cole and Chef V, this restaurant would not be able to survive. The two work hand and hand and make for a spectacular dining experience. Our party of 3 could not decide on dessert and a complimentary dish of mint chocolate chip ice cream arrived at our table. A special dining experience awaits anyone who dines at the Americano! What are you waiting for? Go and enjoy!!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I was so hot in there the air was not working and no one addressed the issue or asked us if we wanted to go outside to eat - it was not enjoyable at all"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Americano is located on the ground floor of a condo high-rise behind a security gate in Bratenahl. But don't be discouraged. The food here is WONDERFUL! This is the second time we have dined here with family. Everyone finished everything on their plate--quite an accomplishment given that we were dining with picky teenagers. The service was a little slow--multiple servers waited on us and no one server seems to be "ours." But that is the only complaint. The food is well prepared, artfully presented, and quite simply delicious."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Continues to be the best kept secrect for the finest dining spot in Cleveland. Chef is unbelieveable, serving only the freshest vegtables and seafood with great tasting steaks at more than reasonable prices. This is the place to go if you are interested in hearing the person across from you and what they are saying. My favorite in Cleveland."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Have a very nice time. Food was good, but the service was great! Staff was wonderful!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "great dining experience delicious food great atmosphere great service what else can I say? our third time there!!!!!!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Overall experience was very nice. Atmosphere was a little dated (60s) but view and closeness to Lake Erie was great. Food was good. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I go to the Americano anytime I have special friends in town. The whole experience makes the evening special. I will return again and again."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We really enjoyed Americano. The food was fabulous (and I'm picky.) My steak was cooked to order AND to perfection and the walleye my husband ordered was delicious, too. The waiter helped us with wine selections and answered truthfully about dishes that might not suit everyone. We enjoyed all three courses and would like to come again."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We had a group of eight with two having attended the wine tasting prior which is a fabulous deal! We shared appetizers of mussels, calamari and chicken wings (and a leftover pizza from the tasting) and barely a morsel left. Two of the party enjoyed the special of Cowboy Steak and it lived up to its name. Another two enjoyed the burgers, another the veal, mac and cheese with chicken and the meatloaf and another with the seafood special. Half the group got take home boxes due to the generous portion size. We shared an assortment of desserts from crème brulee to the chocolate and all were very tasty. The wines kept flowing throughout the meal and you have to try the Bordeaux Blanc! The service was attentive and pleasant."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Once again, everything was perfect. The portions featured on the menu are rather small, except for the pork chop and waffles..mmmm..gotta try it! The combination of flavors are a palate's dream come true. The specials have a tendency to be larger, so if you are hungry, try a special of the day, but plan on spending around 10 more dollars. Don't feel like you have to wear a suit and tie. Casual dress is fine, which is right up our alley!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "As usual, the dining experience was exceptional. We were celebrating our anniversary and enjoyed a very nice evening."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "we always enjoy our dining at Americano. Keep the beet and strawberry salad on the menu. YUM. As well as the pork chop. We love the place for special occasion dining Keep coming back"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Gracious staff, beautiful room, amazing food. LOVED IT! Would go back again if we are in the Cleveland area. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "If you want a great Dining spot, that gives you Rolls Royce service, then I would recommend this wonderful nostalgic restaurant with an open view of landscape and wonderful luscious trees, where dogs can walk and play, where the outside setting is private, and yet it can be very romantic or just plain fun. Now let's not forget about the food. In a simple word it is DIVINE. It comes out hot and delicious. The right spices to give the food the flavor it deserves, not over the top. The timing for your courses is perfect. You are not rushed and the staff is superb. I would recommend this gem and have to many of my friends. It is the perfect get a away in the summer for a great relaxing evening. Don't forget to take a walk on the lake."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "As always we had an exceptional experience. We took friends who had not previously been there , and it exceeded their expectations based on our description. Kudos to Brian Carter and the rest of the staff."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Our dinner reservation was for six people, but we were pleasantly surprised by the arrival of a 7th guest! The staff quickly set another place. From cocktails and tasty calamari appetizer to well-prepared entrees, salads and desserts (wine too) the seven of us enjoyed being with each other Saturday evening to celebrate a birthday. The staff is great and treats you as a welcome guest. Will definitely return. We have always enjoyed our dinners at Americano. Lovely setting too."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Never felt rush by the staff which were very accomodating. The walleye dinner was delicious. The filet was done the way my husband like it."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "This is my fourth visit there and as usual, everything was great. The food is wonderful and the service is outstanding. They make you feel as if you are friends who are dining at there home while still remaining professional. The veal chop was very large and done to perfection. I will beback soon."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Food is good and tasty. Good service. Friendly staff. Service was quick. Cheesecake Excellent."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Servers dont get it! its the details that are overlooked. wine glasses never refilled, no serving spoons provided with dishes, even when they know the food is being shares with the table. what a shame since the food is good. some light classical or smooth jazz background music would help the mundane armosphere."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "The food here is amazing. The staff was passionate about the dishes and so friendly. The restaurant is gorgeous"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "I love this place! The food is superb, the service is great and it is well-priced. The relaxing, quiet atmosphere in the dining room makes for a very pleasant dining experience. The bar is fun--very high-energy. The place is a gem. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Americano is a great little restaurant find in the middle of scenic Bratenahl. The food is always good. The menu never fails to offer numerous options. The wine list is just fine. The ambiance is upscale. And with neighbors and friends typically in the bar or restaurant, you can always count on a nice evening."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We were served promptly and felt unrushed as we lingered over our flavorful entrees from Americano's interesting menu. The dining always feels special at the Americano. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Excellent food, excellent service. We felt a little uncomfortable bringing the kids, but it worked out perfectly, even though, I would have to say that it's not really kid friendly. I had the salmon, which surprisingly was a little too salty. I have had nothing but great experiences, therefore, I will still go back again and again. My husband had the short ribs, which he thought was excellent. My son had the chicken Mac and cheese, I tasted it and wound definitely give it two thumbs way up! The younger boys had grilled chicken breast sandwiches on challah and fries, another excellent bite. Lastly, desert was phenomenal! We shared the creme brûlée, banana ricotta cheese cake, and a brownie sundae! Excellent, excellent, excellent!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We celebrated my mom's 70th birthday at Americano and had a great experience as always. We had the entire family along and the staff helped to make our 2 year old comfortable and entertained so we could all enjoy our meal. The food was excellent and we will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We again enjoyed another outstanding dinner at Americano on Friday, April 11th. The service was great and our dinners were fabulous, including the sinfully delicious desserts. We will be back again soon!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My husband and I took our grown children there the other night. We had been there before and raved about it to them. I'm sure they weren't quite sure want to expect because we don't always share the same taste in food. They loved it. They thought the food was excellent and were happy with the beer selections. I like the H wine and was glad it was still on the menu. The service could not have been better in both the bar and the dining room. Americano is a true gem."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "This place is tucked away in a gated community but is open to the public. I lived in Cleveland many years before discovering it. The food is great, I have tried every dish on the menu now. In the summer months the bartender actually walks outside to the garden to pick fresh mint for the mojitos! The chef often comes out to check on the food quality and is a wealth of information. After dinner you can stroll out on the grounds to watch the sun set on Lake Erie."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Clay Davis and his staff have turned the Americano Grille into one of the top overall dinning experiences in northeast Ohio. From outstanding ambience to a well trained staff, a fantastic chef with a flair and imagination not usually seen in Cleveland. The restaurant features "fine dinning" rather than just eating. It is easy to carry a conversation without shouting and from appetizers to desserts the Americano Grille rates 5 stars. We will continue to dine there ."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "As usual we had pleasant and enjoyable dining experience. They allow you to take your time with yor meal without feeling rushed."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Good menu and very good dishes. The service, both wait staff and front of house manager/owner, were excellent. Will certainly return."
    Dined on 4/5/2014