Edwins Restaurant
Edwins Restaurant

Edwins Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://edwinsrestaurant.org/
  • Phone: 2169213333x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm. Closed Sunday.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Gilbert Brenot
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact the restaurant for more details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact the restaurant for more details.
  • Private Party Contact: Brandon Chrostowski 2169213333x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Shaker Blvd.
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Edwins Restaurant
EDWINS Restaurant is steeped in tradition and care for the community. Restaurateur Brandon Chrostowski offers a unique experience with Chef Gilbert Brenot's seasonal, classic French cuisine in the midst of Cleveland's Shaker Square. The restaurant has a unique mission; to do good and eat well, offering formerly incarcerated men and women with a second chance through hospitality and culinary arts.

The charming bar and lounge are a welcoming spot for before and after dinner drinks.

A bientot!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Edwins Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
155 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (111)neighborhood gem (100)special occasion (100)great for outdoor dining (79)romantic (66)notable wine list (60)hot spot (35)good for groups (18)late-night find (14)vibrant bar scene (12)great for lunch (7)scenic view (7)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Special place...
    Kristie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We are happy to support Edwin's mission by dining there for a special evening out and were not disappointed. Good wine, very interesting and tasty vegan and vegetarian options, and helpful staff. Since it seems to be early in the new class rotation, the managing staff seemed to be in frequent rotation on the floor modeling work flow techniques and assisting the new team members. Our server was attentive, very patient, honest about what she did and did not know, but most importantly, she was willing to go ask. The biggest issue was the room's lively acoustics. Overall, we had a wonderful time and our guests were very impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Evening!
    Cboesch
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Dined at Edwins for the first time last Saturday with a group of friends....We ALL can't wait to return. The food was delicious (menu and specials spectacular), service so fabulous (anticipating needs) and the fun never ended! Everyone at Edwins made it their job to ensure the evening was beyond great...Complete success!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poor food AND poor service
    1492
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    the food was awful, I ordered on of the vegetarian dishes. The vegetables were all cooked until they were soggy and the tofu was ice cold. The service was horrible, it took forever to get everything we requested even though there are employees everywhere. I will never go back....
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  • Food outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food was wonderful. The rabbit pie slices were tasty, the salmon cooked to perfection, and the warm goat cheese salad = to die for. The goat cheese was so rich and delectable that I could not even finish it all. I begged to bring it home, even though there really wasn't a large portion left! Sitting outside was lovely (though the music was a bit different-not my personal preference). A modern feel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Celebration on the Square
    DCHWilliams
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    On Thursday evening, my husband and I celebrated my 55th birthday. The wait staff was very kind and generous. They made us feel warm and welcomed. The owner stopped at our table several times during the evening to insure that we were enjoying ourselves and the delicious food items. I highly recommend Edwin's Restaurant to everyone.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food & flavors
    diningadventure
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We had the salmon and beet salad, both were fantastic. There was one small error on our order, but it was resolved very quickly. Attentive service. Coffee and dessert was great too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shaker Hts. Gem!
    Love2Dine
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We celebrated out anniversary at Edwin's and thoroughly enjoyed it! The ambiance and service was fantastic! The bread that is imported from France was delicious and they continued to refill our plates thoughout dinner. We enjoyed 2 of their vegan dishes, whe we thought were overpriced for the size of the portions. The wine and the dessert were both fantastic! Overall, it was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night!
    EatinandLivin
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I had an amazing evening at Edwins. We had oysters to start, followed by delectable salads. The steak au poive was one of the best ive ever had and almost melted in my mouth. The owner is always pleasantly involved in all aspects of the restaurant, and took the time to personally help us pick out wine. I cant wait to return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mouthwideopen
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Charming maps and memorabilia add a touch of interest to the surroundings, adding to the dining experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment
    Isabella17
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We brought our Son for his Birthday. The Desk did not acknowledge our reservation..... We were squeezed in a very small table when larger tables were available in a better location of the restaurant....our table was in the path of the serving staff/kitchen. It was a beautiful atmosphere. The server was attentive but not knowledgeable about menu/wine/after dinner liqueur. Our salad and dessert was outstanding but our main course was a disappointment. Not sure if we will return since we live 45 minutes away.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Parisienne? Par chance
    Foodie4life
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Not quite the French cuisine I would have hoped for but overall not bad.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Evening!
    bkath2000
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I met a friend here for drinks. We had the goat cheese salad, chose 4 cheeses from their cheese cart and enjoyed a lovely wine recommended by the bartender. It was a wonderful evening - the food was fantastic - the service was terrific! This is my second time there and it was just as lovely as the last time. Highly recommend!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never dissapoints
    TravelerVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I have dined at this restaurant 7-8 times since it opened and it always is consistently excellent. Immediately after being seated you are served what might be the best bread in the city. The wine list and menu are extensive and reasonably priced. The food is always outstanding. My personal favorite is the fish of the day which is usually potato crusted grouper or halibut in an excellent light sauce.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FantasticVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was fantastic, from the cheese plate to the soufflé. Service was not what I would have expected from the staff, but I understand many of the servers are learning the process.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent meal as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Top class meal at Edwins. The special of the night - rack of lamb was awesome. As always the deserts are divine. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We really enjoyed it
    LorenS
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    There were two couples. Everything was great. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    FoodmanVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great experience! Entrees terrific and innovative, cheese selection unbelievable and don't miss the blue cheese bread pudding. Not sweet but savory and different. Nice wine selection and not expensive
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always enjoy Edwins!
    Patricia
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food at Edwin's was, as usual, excellent. And the service was solicitous and friendly. I would go to Edwin's even if it didn't have the mission that it does - urge others to frequent Edwin's as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Experience
    Fashionista81
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The service was really good, the food was good but not great. My husband and I were very pleased with the decor, ambience and atmosphere. From a design standpoint, I think the table we sat at should probably be omitted from the layout. It was a high traffic area between the kitchen, bar and restrooms. The staff was constantly running into each other as they worked to provide exceptional service. Our table was only for two, so the restaurant would definitely gain a lot more room for the staff/guests to transition between the various functional spaces. Also, I think the bar should consider a few more creative cocktails to the menu. I ordered the grouper and my husband, the strip. He felt like the strip had too many peppercorns.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always wonderful.
    DianeVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I eat at Edwins regularly and have never been disappointed. Came the first time to be supportive of a great concept and keep returning for the food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Surprise
    WrldTrvlr
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I selected Edwin's based on an opentable review. I added a note on our reservation about our 25th anniversary. Three separate staff members stopped by durning the evening to wish us well. I ordered the Horseradish encrusted salmon which I would highly recommend! I also had the Bananas Foster which was prepared table side. This dessert was only surpassed by the great personality of the preparer, she was pleasant, funny and enthused about giving us the full "experience"! I can't tell you enough about how wonderful this restaurant was, great food, good service and romantic ambience. Almost forgot to thank the door host who took us to our car under his umbrella so we wouldn't get wet - class all the way.i
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A REAL GEM!
    MouseMom39VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We have had the pleasure of dining at Edwins several times since it first opened late last year, and we can truthfully say that we have always had wonderful dining experiences. The menu, which is French inspired and changes seasonally, is diverse and delicious, and we have enjoyed everything that we have tried. The potato wrapped grouper is outstanding, and the duck confit that was on the winter menu, was one of the best I've had. The staff, whether they are full time employees or students, go out of their way to do their best to provide excellent service. The fact that Edwins Restaurant is packed with patrons of all ages, from early evening until late at night, is the true testament to the caliber of food and service that they provide.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Excellent and attentive service with a very good wine list. Escargot were rather tough and a bit strong tasting. Fish (grouper special) was fresh, flaky and perfectly prepared. Salmon was also tasty and nicely presented. Dessert "soup" did not quite work as the sorbet lacked flavor.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale Delancey Street in CLE
    ShakerFrancophile
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Many years ago, friends in San Francisco took us to Delancey Street Restaurant, whose model Edwins emulated: create a workforce re-entry program that teaches hospitality and culinary skills to people who've had problems with the law. It was a wonderful experience. I am so happy to see Edwins creating the same for Clevelanders--both for customers who get well-prepared, classic french fare served in a sumptuously-decorated, Palladian-windowed venue @ Shaker Square and for those who need a new start. My duck a L'Orange was succulent and gamey--just the way it should be and DO NOT miss the chocolate pyramid dessert--goes down like velvet! Kudos to Brandon Chrostowski for bringing this to the North Coast!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hnstjim
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Servers first day...she tried very,very hard.nice lady..food was very good, duck and grouper...drinks need need a little help,ie how does one make them..all in all, my wife and I will certainly return
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • BEST IN CLEVELAND
    JoesReview
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Eswins is the best in Cleveland, not only is the food outstanding, but you can not find a better group of team members as there. We did not have to ask for refills of anything whether it was the water glasses, bread, butter or cocktails.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service & excellent food
    nderekn
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This is our second time eating at Edwin's. My wife and I ordered the exact same entrees we had previously. We loved it the first time and it was even better the second time. We brought our teenager and she loved it too. Excellent service. Everyone takes care of you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • off to a good start
    bardparkerVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    overall i enjoyed myself at edwin's. the braised rabbit was delicious as were the escargot. the scallops with grapefruit were good, just not great. the wait staff was a bit too attentive. each time one of us took a drink of water, there was someone to refill the glass...to the brim. really not necessary and a bit intrusive. all of the wait staff were pleasant. i would recommend edwin's and will try it out again myself.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must Try
    DinnerClub17
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food and service are fantastic. I will definitely return again. I had a selection from the cheese cart, the Paupiette and a chocolate soufflé. Everything was delicious. We sat on the patio and it was great outside dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Edwins Restaurant
    eatwelleatoften
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner at Edwins. The food was good and there are many people serving each table to make sure you are taken care of nicely. The restaurant itself was nice, but the noise level was very high and it is hard to hear the conversation at your own table. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasant Surprise
    JanineVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food was well prepared & creative. Salmon was excellent. Service was impeccable. Definitely returning.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PrissyFrenchteacher
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Fascinating and creative menu, impressive assortment of cheeses, attentive staff, weird errors in spelling of menu items in French
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Edwins
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Very good in every aspect! Service was the best. We never waited for a thing. It was my husbands birthday and he loved the rack of lamb. He only wished he could pick it up and chew on the bone it was so good. Wine was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening
    diningdeb19
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Besides the menu being eclectic and interesting, the service was over the top! The waitstaff went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed, and practically escorted each one of us to the restrooms to make sure they were easy to find. We ate outside on a perfect summer night, and we loved feeling the energy of Shaker Square and enjoying excellent food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • edwins-a jewel
    stash
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The food was outstanding.The restaurant is charming.The service was perfect with very knowledgeable people & all extremely helpful.will return & bring friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening
    DinewithGusto11
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Outstanding dining experience. Food is excellent. Service was bountiful and timely. People are pleasant and always at hand. Special treatment was very appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cheese!
    pjean
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The cheese sampler was fantastic! I've never seen such cheese offerings. I have never had such great service at a restaurant. My sea scallops with ruby red grapefruit was delightful. Bravo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • psmrVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Edwins is a wonderful addition to Shaker Square and the independent restaurant scene. Food is excellent. Staff are enthusiastic. Combine these features with its mission, Edwin should be on everyone's list of restaurants to frequent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was Fantastic!
    Mags
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Great food, great service beautiful place. Outstanding mission. Owner was in the dining room for most of our visit. What a wonderful idea.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great.
    DianeVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Everything was perfect on this evening. Great service: friendly, but not cloying. Server knew the menu and the wines and made good recommendations. Gave prices for the specials instead of our asking. Plates were cleared together instead of separately. Definitely this staff has been well trained in service and should be commended. Food was excellent all around. I have now had all the vegan options and hope that these will change seasonally. But, they are so good, I can continue ordering these. My friends split their meals of fettuccini and fish special and the kitchen split the plates (very nicely done). They loved their dinners, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate