DANTE
DANTE

DANTE

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.restaurantdante.us/
  • Phone: 2162741200x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 12:00am
    Sunday: Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Dante Boccuzzi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: DANTE restaurant can provide food and beverages for any occasion and party size.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private party room seats comfortably 20 people. In warmer months the outside garden patio can be utilized in conjunction with the private room.
  • Private Party Contact: Monica Ferrari 9176605334x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Literary
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer self parking, and valet service.
A word from DANTE
Enjoy Michelin-starred chef Dante Boccuzzi"s signature restaurant DANTE. Located in a historic bank building in Tremont, DANTE restaurant has become one of Cleveland's premier dining spots. The decor features designs and works of art from local artists. Guests may choose from an a la Carte Menu or a Chef's Tasting Menu. Experience the excitement of dining in the kitchen as Chef Dante prepares and serves you a multiple course tasting menu.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
DANTE reviews from OpenTable diners
191 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (139)special occasion (123)neighborhood gem (99)romantic (87)notable wine list (81)hot spot (64)good for groups (44)vibrant bar scene (27)great for outdoor dining (26)late-night find (16)scenic view (7)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Best Restaurant in Cleveland
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    By far the best restaurant in Cleveland. I have been here several times and I can not say enough great things about it. The service, the food, the ambiance. Exceptional. Never had a bad meal here. They offer the largest wine menu and bourbon menu of any restaurant I have been too downtown. They offer a tasting menu for many of their pasta dishes. If you do not want the entire entree, you can order a small portion of it and they fit well as appatizers. I recommend the Ribeye as well as the Salmon. The Bolognes is the best I have ever had. It may be a little off the beaten path of Downtown, but it is well worth the 5 minute drive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing.
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Bad service. Were out of several things on the menu.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Anniversary dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our wedding annversary here and we Couldn't have been happier. We tried so many difference delicious items off the menu and with each amazing bite we fell more and more in love with this restaurant! The staff was courteous, friendly and accommodating and the food....there really aren't words to describe now incredible the food was. Thank you for a memorable anniversary dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Won't be back
    Dontevergohere
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The best part of our experience here was the hostess, bright, sweet and helpful. Service was awful, food marginal, at best. And management did nothing to really see that it would be better! It was our 30 wedding anniversary and it was memorable, only in terms that years from now we will say, "remember that awful place we had our 30th anniversary, what was it called again?" Sorry to say even though the food was comped, the wait(over an hour) for the food, the inattentive staff, and hardly any air conditioning on the humid night, made for the most awful night. My wife and I were extremely disappointed Won't be back or recommend this establishment.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Best meal I've had in Cleveland in 20 years! Being a chef it's hard to enjoy dining out but this was the ultimate! From taste to presentation to service. They had it all
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dante
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Dante was wonderful once again! My girlfriends had the scallops, Mahican mahi and chicken dinner it was very good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dante
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was not our first visit to Dante. The atmosphere was vibrant and the food was excellent. A great spot to eat in Tremont.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best meal in years
    MrBoyer
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I had the 5 course tasting dinner and my wife had the duck. I don't normally order duck but it was included as one of my courses. it was outstanding. The service could not have been better. We have eaten at lots of highly rated restaurants all over the world. Few have met or exceeded our expectations. Dante did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once again outstanding!
    HappyinMacedonia
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We have dined at Dante's numerous times and have been disappointed one time ( I guess everyone is entitled to a bad day now and then). Dante is a genius with his combination of flavors; he puts items together that simply blend and compliment each other. I was concerned when he began opening other restaurants fearing the quality and uniqueness of dishes would dissipate, fortunately it has not happened. We have dined in Tremont and in Akron and both are outstanding; please do not ever change your approach to providing a unique dining experience. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious find!
    Stacee31707
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Had a gift certificate so I took my sister as a "Bon Voyage" dinner before she moves to Florida... Service was great! Our waiter was friendly and attentive. Décor was beautiful! Gorgeous glass chandelier is a must see, and an old bank vault with a table for dining would make for a great special occasion splurge! I would definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Overall Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Everything about Dante surpassed the high expectations others had set for it. The service was both attentive and informative yet friendly and casual, balancing the overall elegance and comfort that Dante encapsulates so well. To say the food was delicious would be an understatement, but once again the true success was in its ability to be impressive yet not intimidating. I'd definitely recommend Dante to anyone who enjoys creative and wonderful food, yet gets turned off by overly fancy or self-conscious dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    MMCC
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Eating at Dante is an experience. The menu options are utterly delightful and will have you salivating from the start. The food presentation is exquisite and it was truly a place where I felt I could go back several times and have a extremely different culinary adventure with each trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VisitorVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Continues to be one of Cleveland's very best restaurants and provides good value. The pasta and soups are particularly outstanding and so are the wine and cocktail offerings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, and fun.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    A lot goes into making a good restaurant, and Dante seems to have it all figured out. It was not what I would call quiet, but we easily talked across the table without shouting. I would describe the atmosphere as vibrant, fun, and sophisticated. The food, presentation and service were all great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great as usual
    alwaysexploring
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    there is never a "risk" in going to Dantes for a meal. It is fabulous from start to finish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4diners
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Our first time at Dante's and definitely won't be the last! Our waiter Michael was fantastic and the food was outstanding!! Can't wait to come back with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New venue
    diningWfriends
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Took a couple that have never been there before and they experienced an outstanding meal. They liked the idea of the tasting, sampling, etc with their meal. This way they could mix and match entre's. I have been their before and I always have experienced great ambiance and great tasting meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taste everything
    Captlori
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    It was a great experience for a group of five since we could order just about everything and all share the various dishes
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service way too slow
    KevinVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food was really good, but the service was incredibly slow which very much took away from the overall experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dissatisfied
    Luvfancyfood
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Apps (calamari and shrimp and the tuna tartar) were awesome, but second and third (linguine carbonara and ribeye) course were a complete let down!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Try the Chefs Menu
    drclincoln
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    It was great fun! The food and service were exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great patio
    BeauVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Never disappointed great patio, great food, great service. Stephanie is part of the great dining experience at Dante's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Dinner
    JFab2612
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    My husband and I chose to do "The Experience". It's a 5 course, chef's choice tasting menu. It was a great dining experience. The staff was friendly and professional and the restaurant was comfortable. We look forward to dining there again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • kayveeVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Ambiance hindered by noise level. Also, tables along the bench in the middle -- are so close to each other that there is no privacy at all. Other than that, food was very good; somewhat limited menu and wine list. highlight of meal was the lobster spring roll. Corn bisque also very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wine & Food Perfect in every way!
    foodie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We ordered the Food & Wine pairing menu and Katie made our dining experience very special. Every course was amazing! Expensive but worth every penny!!!! The service was perfect and the food experience was one of our top experiences in the world of dining! We dine at upscale specialty chef restaurants whenever we have the opportunity and Dante is in a class of its own. We loved that service was perfect and not stuffy at all. The atmosphere is wonderful and the food is perfectly executed and was incredibly delicious! I have celiac disease (gluten intolerance) and my food pairing was wonderful ( a lot of flavor and great sauces, unlike some chefs who think that they have to make things plain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    seamare
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Dante was everything I hoped it would be. The food was wonderful and the service was top notch. They were willing to cater to any food restrictions we had, which is so nice to find.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Evening
    stamandVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Two of our five guests had never been here before and LOVED it! We sat in the front window table which gave us good table space for all the plates we ordered. We started with the Calamari appetizer then moved onto multiple different items in the different sizes which the guests liked. All of our items were perfectly prepared and portions were plentiful. Katie was our server who was personable and efficient. A shout out to Phil the General Manager who took my requests on wine and stayed on budget and brought us a few bottles we had not enjoyed before. Can't wait to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal.
    Barb
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Awesome service. Wonderful meal. Our server Michael is everything you want in a waiter. His knowledge of the menu and wine list, leave nothing to be desired. Dante is our place for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a good time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Went for a special event with nowhere else to be. Spent almost 2 3/4 hours eating dinner, greatly enjoying our experience
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect night
    SheilaOH
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    A great spot to spend a special evening. Each course was more wonderful than the last . The Ribeye was outstanding! I thought it couldn't get better until dessert arrived!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new favorite!
    iDad
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    If you appreciate how food should be prepared and served go with "The Experience" and you will have a wonderful meal!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Charlie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great dinner options. The wine was really good. The entire experience was worth it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had amazing service, the food was delicious and cooked to perfection. The menu is good for most everyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will return here
    FoodieSkiier
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Service was very good, although we had to wait a little while before someone came to get drink order. Our cocktails were very well made, and they didn't skimp on the blue cheese olives for our dirty martini. The lobster spring roll was tasty, and quite filling, if expensive. For our entrees we got the rabbit saddle with homemade gnocci and mahi mahi with grilled peaches, both of which were delicious. The desserts looked great, but we didn't have room, so we'll have to come back another evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Breull's masterpiece
    Sidring
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    At Dante's quality bursts in every bite. Service sparkles. Atmosphere mandates a sublime experience. The joy of different sized and priced portions simply enhances the overall gastronomic experience. Now do you think I maybe liked Dante's? 🌹🌹🌹🌻😉
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid as Always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    For the 3rd year in a row, my bride and had dinner at Dante's to celebrate our anniversary. We were not disappointed. Again, a great menu that is difficult to deal with because there are so many dishes we wanted to have. We are learning though to split some things so that we get get more tastes. Generally we do not order dessert, but we consistently break that rule at Dante's. Outstanding dessert menu. This is out favorite restaurant in town Very nice happy hour specials as well.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good
    lizayvizay
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I really enjoyed Dante and thought they had a very interesting and eclectic menu with a wide variety of foods.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always happy here
    Waferthinmint
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Every time i go to Dante I am pleased. Food is great and there are many choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!!!
    KentLinda
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had a late night dinner reservation. Everything was ready when we arrived. The valet service helped since it was raining. The bar was really alive but we went to a quieter room where we were met immediately by our waiter. We were new there, so the waiter explained the menu and helped us with our selections. You can get taster size, appetizer size, or full course on many of the items. Everything was served with an elegant presentation and taste was wonderful. They have an ice cream sampler (4 kinds( from a long list of homemade ice creams) that was a great dessert. Forgot to mention the baked right there and is delicious. We had to hold back to be sure we had room for the delicious courses that followed. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Experience
    veganfoodie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    a group of us went here for my sister's birthday. The food lived up to all the hype that it got on reviews I had read, we all tried different dishes and all turned out amazing. I am vegan and they were able to accommodate my needs, while still maintaining wonderful flavor combinations. My sister said it was one of the best meals she ever had. Our waitress Katie was so cool, and she gave us great ideas. They also gave my sister a drink on the house and a bday dessert!!!! We cannot wait to come back, everything was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.