Great place for lunchWhile a little hidden away on Euclid Ave, this is a great place to go for lunch. It has nice decor, very comfortable chairs, and is quite roomy. The food options are all delicious, and there are plenty of vegetarian options if you want it. I had the ravioli, and it was excellent.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMbest dining experience ever.went there for Mother's Dayeverything we ordered was outstanding. we got an order of hanky panky Korean fried chicken a.k.a chicken wings for a snack and appetizer my wife got the Certified Angus Beef strip steak that you could cut with a butter knife I got the scallops and oh my god they were to die for. and we also got lobster mashed potatoes. our waiter was outstanding very knowledgeable about the food. I love the decor. my wife was more impressed with the core and I'm beyond than I was I was there more for the food. the only issue I had was that Chef Hodges was not there but he was spending mothers day with his mom and I totally understand and obviously a leave his restaurant in capable hands5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSuper yummy menu that putsSuper yummy menu that puts a interesting little spin on everyday lunch (and does it very well). Thank you, we will be back!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe (party of 4) went thereWe (party of 4) went there to celebrate my adult daughter's birthday. None of us had been there before but had seen several online reviews. We were not disappointed! Food was delicious and the service we received from our waiter, Zander, was outstanding. We will definitely be returning.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA hipster paradise. NothingA hipster paradise. Nothing but mustashes and B-sides.... Great food.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were in Cleveland for aWe were in Cleveland for a personal Sunday Culinary Tour and were aware of Chris's culinary teeth so we added him to our list of stops.
Hodges should have been our first stop not our last stop. A few pointers, Valet parking is $30 in the garage beneath the restaurant, so look for on street parking or choose the very helpful valet $7.00. Loved the signage outside the restaurant and the urban vintage vibe of the restaurant. The cocktail menu is trending and creative as are the small batch bourbons behind the bar. Loved the mason jars for drinks. The wine menu is targeted and well-thought out and wines are served in Rona etched wine glasses. LOVED the tater tots and the very clever "twisted" composition of the menu. We'll be back!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a great downtown restaurantThis is a great downtown restaurant, we walked there from our hotel. The service was enthusiastic, everyone appeared to enjoy working there. The snacks were perfect for a light appetizer, we had the tuna popper and the chicken liver toast. Both were a perfect taste. Our salads, Hodge's Caesar and Baby Kale with smoked mozzarella, were both very fresh with just the right amount of dressing. My husband had the brined pork chop - very tender. I had the braised veal short rib which was very good but a little too fatty for my taste. We would definitely go back again.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy at Hodge'sDelicious food. Hodge's located in a great building. Easygoing atmosphere. Great staff. Valet parking was a plus. Great wine list and fun drink choices. Interesting menu. We had a great evening.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMVery enjoyable. EspeciallyVery enjoyable. Especially loved the goat cheese tart, the sauerkraut with tomatoes that accompanied the pork chop, and the cornbread (more like a dessert than cornbread but delicious - we ate 2 pieces with dinner and took the remaining 2 pieces home and had them for dessert the following evening. Looking forward to our next visit.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always have a great mealWe always have a great meal at Hodge's, and this trip was no different. I would recommend going on a Tuesday for their 2 for $40 deal - we got an appetizer to share, an entree each of our choice, and a bottle of wine to share. You can't beat that! We shared the gnocchi, which is one of my favorites, my husband had the hanger steak and I had the salmon entree, and we shared a pleasant bottle of pinot grigio. Everything was delicious!4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMEasily one of the top tenEasily one of the top ten restaurants in metropolitan Cleveland, possibly top five, which, for Cleveland, is a very significant position.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb food. I did the SundaySuperb food. I did the Sunday night Chef's special and it was sublime. The decor is a bit strange: 1950's kitchen dinette set chic, with a lot of branded unfinished wood. But the food was great and the service was first-rate: attentive, informed, not intrusive but not reticent. All in al, a terrific dining experience.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMI had a salad and asked toI had a salad and asked to have them add their cornbread croutons to it. It was amazing!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasant surprise. FirstPleasant surprise. First time dining at Hodge's. Great for a business lunch. Would like to come back on a weekend evening outside.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Waitress was veryGreat food. Waitress was very knowledgable and helpful. Interesting mix of food choice.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMI am never disappointed withI am never disappointed with Hodge's! It's becoming my go to place downtown!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSouthern charm with a modernSouthern charm with a modern flare! What a great addition to the city of Cleveland! The food was unique and delicious--not a fan of the "tots" appetizer, but the cornbread was fabulous! The drinks were unique and very enjoyable. We are looking forward to going back soon.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and serviceAmbiance is nice but nothing amazing. Food and service was excellent! Had the walleye special - cooked perfect, served hot with seasoned grilled vegetables. Cornbread served warm in a small cast iron skillet was very tasty. Our group shared the apple crisp and homemade brownie for dessert - both excellent and ala mode with Mitchell's ice cream. The brownie is baked when you order it and served hot from the oven. Service was friendly and very attentive. Would definitely come back.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous home-made tater totsFabulous home-made tater tots and cornbread! I could have stopped there but didn't! Inventive spin on comfort foods as well as creative new concoctions. Will definitely go back to feast again! And, love the red tennis shoes worn by the wait staff!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA co-worker and I went forA co-worker and I went for lunch and had a nice meal. The food was clearly upscale, well prepared with great seasonal ingredients. Food was a little slow coming out of the kitchen, slow enough to make us say "I wonder where the food is," but it was good when it arrived. Someone from the large table of angry women next to us got up and browbeat the waiter and made sure to let him know how important she was by announcing she had a flight to catch. We enjoyed the food and the entertainment. We'd go back.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a nice surprise! EnjoyedWhat a nice surprise! Enjoyed the unique ambiance...would actually appreciate a bit more of the history of the place. (Our server told us it had been part of the old Bailey's department store.)
Absolutely loved the appetizer....goat cheese and leek tart with arugula. Way beyond expectations. Cornbread was also very good. Entree good, but the other items outshone them.
Happy to return sometime!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was fantastic, greatFood was fantastic, great find, we took a chance as a group and can't wait to go back. Service was great as well.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMHodge's Has it AllOur waitress was a real gem, the food was wonderful, the whole night was great.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat quality food and serviceGreat quality food and service was good. I've been there before with high noise levels this time, it was very enjoyable and not loud. I'll be back.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGive your review a title (optional)Hodge's consistently serves great comfort-style food in a very trendy downtown setting. We have made it our pre-theater dinner spot for a while now, and have never been disappointed. My only caveat would be that the menu doesn't change much, it's been basically the same for the last year or so that they have been open. Still, it's always a good choice for a downtown restaurant.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't wait to book a privateCan't wait to book a private table 7 course dinner with these guys.1/30/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great time! The complimentaryHad a great time! The complimentary tater tots and corn bread were to die for! Delicious! The bartender was also exceptional. Best Manhattan and Old Fashioned in town!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFriendly and FunWe had a great time. The restaurant's theme -- innovative "comfort food" -- is beautifully executed. "Hanky Panky" appetizers alone are worth the trip. Shrimp & grits & salmon entrees were excellent. Only issue was service -- our server was friendly but a bit scattered -- took a long time to get any attention. And our other appetizer didn't make it to the table before our entrees, so we canceled it. The cornbread arrived when we were almost finished with our dinners; on the bright side, it was so good that it made a good substitute for desert. The best part was some personal attention from Chef Chris, who is nice as can be. He spent quite a bit of time out on the floor -- he is destined to be a superstar on the Cleveland dining sce3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGood restaurant before show!We went to dinner before seeing a show at playhouse square. We were able to park in the middle so we only had to park once. We had wonderful service from a server who knew the food, told us what she had tasted and made recommendations. Some of us got a full meal others ordered a couple of sides for dinner. The drinks were expensive but larger than normal. We loved the tater tots (we wished we ordered more for an appetizer) and the cornbread and butter given to you with the drinks. I had a hanger steak with pototoes and asparagus, it tasted fantastic but could have been hotter. We saved room for desserts to share and it was worth it! Both the rocky road sunday and apple crisp with ice cream were very good.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AM