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 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 Ambiance
Edwins Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
150 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (110)special occasion (96)neighborhood gem (95)romantic (73)great for outdoor dining (65)notable wine list (56)hot spot (38)good for groups (16)vibrant bar scene (14)late-night find (10)kid-friendly (6)scenic view (6)great for lunch (5)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Old favorites plus new additions to the menu made for a perfect evening. Food has been elevated to an excellent rating. Chicken breast was moist with a crispy skin and the filet was prepared to perfection. Service as usual was wonderful. If you haven't tried Edwins you are missing a real treat!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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  • elegant and warm
    LulabirdVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Super spot, great food, beautiful presentation and attentive service! Highly recommended.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Experience!
    FineDiningfan
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great restaurant with excellent service, food, and ambience.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Cook
    HappyWomanVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Edwin s was excellent. The restaurant has a soothing ambiance with dark walls and a high dark ceiling, richly colored taffeta drapes and tables set with white linens and beautiful, sparking glassware. This was our second time to dine here and it easily lived up to the wonderful memory of our patio meal here this summer. Pleasant mix of patrons and if I were to guess I would say a mix of professionals, neighbors, couples, a special occasion table and double daters (four of us) like ourselves. The food is somewhat French in style, elegantly served and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • A pleasant surprise
    Giftmaan
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Food was excellent and service very attentive. Have already suggested it to several friends. Found an appetizer didn't think any Cleveland restaurant would attempt. It was excellent and compared favorably to the same dish recently sampled in Paris.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • A great meal, a worthy cause
    BettyVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We've dined at Edwins (stands for "Education Wins) several times and have never been disappointed. The servers are pleasant and solicitous, the surroundings lovely. The French menu is ambitious and every once in awhile there's a miss. But overall, the quality of the food is also very good.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exquisite
    BlueJen1
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The cocktails were unique and inspired, the food delectable, and the service was noticeably friendlier and more attentive than in similar establishments. Edwin's offers both a meal and an experience not to miss!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • unique dining experience
    James
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Everything about Edwins makes it a special night out. The food is excellent, the service is attentive and friendly, the location and atmosphere make the evening fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • virgilVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our dining experience was fine and the service was extra fine. Three of our four meals were excellent and the one order that our friend said was way too salty and the mushrooms were hard eat (a pasta dish ) was exchanged quickly and without question for something else. We will certainly come back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    f Food and service was excellent. Great place to go before the Symphony. Think it is a wonderful concept and I enjoy supporting it.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience!
    Moose
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We came to celebrate our anniversary. The staff was so energetic, attentive and happy. They were working hard and really seemed to enjoy what they were doing. The food was superb and I am a very picky eater. Highly recommend the Butternut Beet Soup and the rabbit entree. Edwin's is a gem in the Cleveland dining scene and they are doing great stuff in the world - a hit combination!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb in Shaker Heights
    alvin1972
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Edwins is a gem. Wonderful dinner. I had lobster bisque, followed by mussels in a citrus reduction. My wife had seafood salad followed by lamb. Everything was perfectly prepared and presented. One happy note was the efficiency of the service. Things moved along quickly and smoothly. No dawdling! Would return in a heartbeat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    My favorite restaurant in the city! Impeccable service, delicious food, beautiful ambiance, great features and extensive wine and cocktail list
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT SERVICE
    Gastroman
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Our waitress was very attentive and polite. Food choices were fine, nothing exceptional, but enjoyable. Price was a little pricey. Overall nice experience.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DebD
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    This is a fantastic restaurant on every level. It is now my favorite restaurant in Cleveland.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Real French food
    Isabelle
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I am French; not French-Canadian. I am therefore often reluctant to go to French restaurants in the U.S. because it not the same, regardless of the price tag. I was pleasantly surprised with Edwin's. Above and beyond the admirable mission of the establishment, the food is very good and it is a beautiful space. I highly recommend the foie gras appetizer and the "paupiettes de poisson," ours was grouper that night. I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Edwins sets a high bar
    NEOdiner
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We went to Edwins for a birthday dinner. It was the first windy chilly fall evening we've had but the moment we came in we felt warmed and welcomed. The decor is beautiful, romantic and cozy. The service was outstanding; everyone who served us checked back to see how the course was. We had the rabbit pie based on others' recommendations; scallops; duck; bananas foster and then the cheese table. The food was wonderful, the portions were just the right amount, and we could tell a lot of attention had gone into each item.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the decor and choice of music
    SouperGrammy
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food was delicious and the service very attentive and friendly. The portions were generous.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous French Food
    Loubeoh
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This is an expensive restaurant; there is no way around that. That being said; it is worth every penny. I saved for 3 months and did not feel violated in any way. Everything about the restaurant was sublime. The food was amazing. It's traditional french fare prepared with attention to detail: subtle seasonings, interesting textures and amazing depth of flavor to everything. I highly recommend it for very special occasions or if you want to understand why french cuisine earned it's reputation.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly surprised
    ExcellentVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We went there when we found out they have a "service" purpose, and we were pleasantly surprised. The food was fine, the waiters attentive and engaged, proud of their work. The bananas foster were very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
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    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
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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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  • Great evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner at Edwin's. The service was incredible. The owner continued to check in with us. Per the recommendations from other reviewers, we ordered the cheese tray. The server was very knowledgeable about the different varieties and made some good recommendations. The salads were good, but nothing spectacular. The entrees were also good, a varied menu. I enjoyed my duck very much. We had 2 different desserts at our table which we enjoyed. Overall a great evening.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food outstanding
    spacystacers
    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    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
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    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.
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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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.
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    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.
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    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!!
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    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.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    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.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • 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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    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.
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    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
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • 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!
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    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.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate