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Americano Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.americanocleveland.com/
  • Email: americano1bp@att.net
  • 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 WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "My wife and I have dined there several times. The experience is like fine wine. It just gets better."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "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
  • "Second visit, the last draw.Server did not introduce himself, no eye contact, rushed the drink order. Two cocktails served, but my wine never came. Spoke up to the server, and he said "Oh! I forgot". When ordering martini, server made a huge deal-what kind of olives-bleu cheese stuffed or regular. It came without any olives. Short ribs were nice, slaw on top was hot.spicy/pickled and wasnt described as such, we couldnt eat it. Mushroom risotto was ok, mushrooms were tender crisp, not cooked enough for me. Dessert, 3/4 were chocolate, with only creme brulee as an alternative. With 6:15 reservations, they were already out of the cheesecake! No one came to fill the water promptly just like last time, and we had to keep flagging them down."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We had a very enjoyable experience here. We went late on a Tuesday night, and found that we had the place nearly to ourselves. The restaurant was classy and clean, the service was attentive, and the food and cocktails were both creative and perfectly prepared. One of the owners spent some time talking with us, and his interest and enthusiasm added another lovely note to the evening. The food was artistic enough for a special occasion, but unpretentious enough for a more casual evening as well. We will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "From ambiance, to amazing service and exquisite food- we had another great dinner at Americano. Tried the special veal chop which was delicious and tender, and the pork chop w sweet potato waffles, another good choice. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Mad Men Chic and so wonderful. I can't say enough."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "We were looking for a restaurant to enjoy before a play. We live east of Cleveland so we we looking for a different place on our way. This fit the bill perfectly. The food was great and even though we have food restrictions, we were able to find a selection which met our needs without having to request a bunch of changes to the entree as listed."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Wonderful experience and good price for meal. Fist time visiting. I plan to visit again and try more dishes. Food was delicious and plentiful. The yam waffle is excellent! Too full for dessert however, I’ll try the next time."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We are regular diners here. The food is always innovative and amazing. Just a bit off the beaten path but well worth the visit. Best wedge salad I have ever had. Cowboy ribeye is enough for two. Scallops are the best in the city."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "As always we had an outstanding experience. The good was excellent- duck for me, veal t-bone for my husband. Brian took good care of us, as he always does! We will be bringing friends the next time."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Very consistent in service and food. Awesome food!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This is my second time eating @ Americano recently & the food choices were outstanding. The waiter was extremely helpful with choices that fit what we were looking for. She was very knowledgable & extremely professional but at the same time quite pleasant. I'll keep eating there on a regular basis."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "The mussels,the appetizer special that evening, were absolutely wonderful. Our two entrees, duck breast and salmon were excellent. This was our first visit and it will not be our last."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The place was packed! Some party going on. The wait staff seated a party of 23 right before we arrived. That could have been a nightmare. Our waiter explained this to us, and they tried very hard to attend to us. Food service was very slow, but that was due to the very large group. Gave my husband and me more time to talk and relax. Waiter made excellent recommendations, and when the food arrived, was very good. My husband had a very generous cowboy rib steak, with an awesome dark sauce. My salmon was cooked perfectly and the gnocci was very light, not dense. I had a lemon tart for dessert. The lemon filling was not the pucker goopy stuff normally in a tart; this filling was a smooth and creamy lemony, with an outstanding chocolate crust."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Had a great dinner at Americano for Valentine's day. Chris, our waiter, was great! Unfortunately, I do not know the name of some of their other staff, but they were all very welcoming and friendly. It was a great atmosphere with great food and top notch service, so it's definitely safe to say that we'll definitely be coming here again!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This was a great restaurant and we really enjoyed the dinner and everyone was so friendly and attentive"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The staff were all extremely friendly and professional, the menu was small but had great variation, and the food was unbelievably good. Perfectly cooked, seasoned, etc. We went for Valentines's day, and the added touch of giving all the female patrons a red rose was a highlight of the night."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Excellent food, great service. Prices were reasonable."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Took my husband to Americano for his birthday dinner. Staff was most welcoming. He had the special - Veal Steak w/Spinach and Ricotta Gnocchi and I had the Americano Shrimp. Both were delicious and he is still talking about the gnocchi. Looking forward to our next visit when we will definitely leave room for dessert. The ambiance was elegant and sophisicated. Doubtfull all would appreciate it, but we did! Loved the quiet music in the background and the ability to hear each other while speaking in a normal voice. Definitely a thumbs up."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "delicious duck dish - must try. very accommodative stuff."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Treat yourself to an out of the ordinary dining experience, The ambience here is quiet opulence. The experienced waiters see to your needs before you're aware of them and the view of Lake Erie is spectacular. The food was served at optimal temperature and the servings were a satisfying plenty. We were very satisfied to have such a wonderful meal at a cost that was certaiinly moderate for the amenities. We will certainly return."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was fantastic but what really set Americano apart was the friendliness of the staff. We went for dinner on Valentine's Day to Americano for the first time and though it was a little noisy in the condensed dining room, it was to be expected on such a big "going out" holiday. We will be back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "By far one of the best dining experiences ever. The host, servers, and food were out of this world."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I went there for valentines and it was perfect. It isn't a huge restaurant and is a bit tucked away, which gave it a really intimate feel. The service was incredible and the wait staff even brought out a rose for my wife. The good was great. I highly recommend the cheese board. We will be going back for sure."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We totally enjoyed this restaurant. Food was excellent, service was great, wonderful evening!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The maitre 'd was friendly and the bathrooms were luxurious. We had calamares, served lightly breaded with two sauces, a ranch and a roasted tomato - excellent. My wife had grilled chicken with "mac and cheese" - absolutely delicious. I had a red snapper with an exquisite red sauce, black couscous and grilled asparagus - my best meal for a long time. For dessert we shared a chocolate tort with a light, whipped peanut butter topping - "to die for" - with a rich and full flavored coffee. Service was excellent. We were given time between courses to chat and relax. The ambience was romantic with the lights low and tables not too close together. The maitre 'd offered us a beautiful view from the penthouse lounge. A memorable evening."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Once again the food menu was interesting, the service was top rated, and the enjoyment was worth every minute. We will be back again."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "great food , short ribs are to die for, chocolate cake is heavenly, service is attentive but not over bearing, drinks are a little pricey but good,later dinner hours are convenient"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Tucked on the first floor of a large condo building with a guarded entrance is this great public restaurant. You'll never drive by and decide to go because it's not visible, but you should make it a destination!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Excellent food and presentation in a small, elegant dining room. Service was attentive, but a bit slow at times."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "one of the best overall dining experiences in Cleveland"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Great meal starting with salads, Mahi Mahi and bone in veal steak, and a wonderful brownie dessert. Every time we dine here, we are impressed with our meal!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We lovwe the room, large spacious and quiet but Friday night, the service was poor. We had two waiters but neither seemed to be interested or cared about our table. It took 10 minutes after we sat down to get a drink order. When the salads came out, they were wrong, missing ingredients on one, extra ingredients on the other. About 75 minutes after we ordered, out entrees cam out, again, wrong vegetables and sauce on one of the orders. Either the waitress was listening, or the kitchen didn't care. I will have to think ong and hard before I go back. This was not my first time, although we hadn't been back in 6 months so it seems a lot has changed, for the worse."
    Dined on 1/17/2014