Great for All OccasionsL'Albatros is simply a gem. The food is great, the service is amazing, and overall it's one of the best places I've been in Cleveland. The back patio is an awesome little spot. I will come back many many times.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AML'Albatro always deliversL'Albatro always delivers the best food and atmosphere. I am not sure there is a nicer patio in the Greater Cleveland area. The menu always has many selections and the specials are always enticing! HIGHLY recommend.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favorite restaurant inMy favorite restaurant in Cleveland. The food is wonderful and the atmosphere is sublime.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dinner with my wifeExcellent dinner with my wife of 28 years for Mother's Day. The ambience is awesome. Will did a wonderful job waiting our table and as usually, the food was outstanding. We both had the daily specials.
Bob Maas5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely dinner for Mother'sLovely dinner for Mother's Day celebration. Excellent cuisine, attentive service, a wonderful way to end the evening.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service and foodNice menu with many tempting items. Well prepared and delicious food. Waiter and service people always available. Fresh herbs right from their garden. We always enjoy eating here.
Outdoor seating in summer is pleasant.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe cheese board is worthThe cheese board is worth the trip alone! Six of us dined and everyone loved it. A delightful meal and dining experience!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Service!My boyfriend and I took my mother here for a late lunch on Mother's Day. The service was wonderful and the food was amazing!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite restaurantI can't say enough about this restaurant! The food was delicious and very good value. No other restaurant in Cleveland can compare to L'Albatros!Wh5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMStill looking for some winesStill looking for some wines under $30.00 per bottle.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful for any occasionWas it the beautiful Cleveland evening that made our first outside dining experience so special? Delightful outdoor seating area enhanced by professional service and a creative, well-executed menu. Recommend the French Toast full of mushrooms, as well as the buttery & garlicky escargot. The special was trout done perfectly. Decaf capuccino with a perfect froth finished the evening. Recommend and will return.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been to L'Albatros severalI've been to L'Albatros several times and their food has yet to disappoint. Steak, chicken, seafood—all delicious. They also have a good wine list, interesting house cocktails, and even a respectable selection of craft beer. The last time I went my fiance's steak came out underdone, but they were very quickly to remedy the situation and she loved it once they brought it back. Service is friendly, but can be a little slow at times. But they are amazingly quick at refilling your water and bread plate. My only real complaint is about the dining room's decor—plastic tables and chairs? I've never really understood that choice of furniture for such a classy restaurant.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb afternoon.Had the day off, went with my wife and her girlfriend for lunch. Very nice music selection - some French, some Latin-y. Didn't hear any junk that day.
Food was great. My wife would've liked the Pied de Cochon prepared as she had had it in Europe, but was satisfied nonetheless (the menu did indicate preparation). Slightly disappointed I was unable to select cheeses from their board, but it was understandable this was for evenings. Still, the selection I was served hit the spot. Our guest was quite pleased with her chicken breast, as it was grilled, and she was hoping for as much. The chocolate Napoleon was quite unique and delicious. Service was top notch.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Experience!L'Albatros was wonderful! The food was truly delicious. Get the "French Toast" appetizer... To die for! Entree: Duck Confit or Lamb Shoulder. Dessert: Creme Caramel or Chocolate Brownie. The service was exceptional! First class dining experience from start to finish. I will certainly be back soon. A true gem in Cleveland.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful!We had a lovely evening at L'Albatros. The food and service were outstanding, and we were able to dine at an enjoyable pace, despite that the restaurant was packed! What a rarity that is. Thank you to the knowledgable and friendly staff for letting us truly enjoy our celebration of several family birthdays!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe sat outside on the patio.We sat outside on the patio. A perfect night. Food, service & atmosphere--great.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful patioWe had a wonderful dinner on the patio tuesday night. Will our waiter was excellent. Food was great! Love the menu! Have been here for lunch numerous times but this was our first for dinner. Can't wait to come back again!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AML'Albatros never disappointsThe food always is great and the ambience is fabulous -- even for lunch!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb Salmon and Fantastic MusselsThe bernaise sauce is so wonderful. The level of craft in the preparation is very high. A stunning dish.
Mussels were fantastic as always, according to my lunch companion who regularly orders the mussels at l'albatros and is never disappointed.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent ExperienceA thoroughly enjoyable time with great food, a perfect serving staff, and casual ambiance!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLove L'Albatros!This is the best and most consistent restaurant I've ever been too. We go here about once or twice a month and we are never disappointed. The food is always amazing, we have tried almost everything on the menu. I highly recommend the "French toast" appetizer, if you like mushrooms. The staff is great, and even if we fail to make a reservation they always squeeze us in. The patio is the best for outside dining. I can't say enough great things about this place!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat as alwaysI suppose that one day I might have a meal at L'Albatros that is not fantastic, but Friday was not that night. The cheese selection was wonderful, as usual. I also ordered a dish I had not tried before based upon our server's recommendation -- trout with almond crust. Heavenly. I love this place!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBecause we were seated atBecause we were seated at a table adjacent and too close to a nearby table it was hard to hear our conversation. Otherwise it was a pleasurable experience.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe menu and specials offerThe menu and specials offer a wide variety of well prepared foods. Maurice, our server was a very attentive without being pretentious.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love the patio in the summerWe love the patio in the summer but we had a window seat beside the roaring fire....delightful ambiance. The food never disappoints. The Wed. veal special melted in your mouth and was very flavorful. A treat we never have at home. I had the radish cucumber salad that was wonderful. We were recommended a great bottle of wine that paired perfectly. We think it is a great value and is still one of our favorite places in the Cleveland area.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service menu andExcellent service menu and wine list. Reasonay priced. Will definitely go back often4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLate afternoon; had 4 differentLate afternoon; had 4 different servers. Food wasn't up to it's usual excellence.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMService was beyond incredible.Service was beyond incredible. I don't think any of our water glasses were less than 3/4 full. Though the resteraunt was busy, it always felt like special attention was given to each patron.
It was my girlfriend's birthday and the staff went out of their way to wish her a happy birthday without any of the tackiness of a chain place.
The French onion soup was fantastic, as was the Saturday special - beef stew with a French name attached to it.
My only complaint was the pulled pork appetizer is more of a pâté with very little flavor. The presentation of that and every dish was beautiful.
Ambience has a little to be desired. Sun was shining straight into my eyes and I would had preferred a darker, more romantic ambiance. Bit noisy as wel4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot Happy hour to midnightAlways the best service without being intrusive. The staff is on top of every detail and always attentive. It's a great night spot and everyone keeps moving even after a long night. The food is consistent and dishes prepared as described. Fairly priced too !4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulWe had dinnner at L'Albatros after viewing War Horse at Playhouse Square. After a memerable theatre experience, our dinner capped off a wonderful day with great food, great atmosphere and good company. By the way, the service was impeccable.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMy daughter and I had a wonderfulMy daughter and I had a wonderful dinner at L'Albatros. The service was attentive and impeccable, and the food was fantastic. My daughter had the hanger steal frite, which melted in your mouth, and I had one of the evenings specials- pasta with roasted beets, broccoli rabe and spinach in a pecorino broth- just beautiful. The prices were reasonable, and the atmosphere inviting. Will definitely be going back as soon as possible!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't Wait to Return - A KeeperWonderful restaurant with great food, interesting menu and fabulous service and staff. We really enjoyed our dinner and the hostess, servers and chef made us feel special and welcome. We were going to the symphony afterwards and very much missed trying the dessert menu.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFriends were in from out-of-townFriends were in from out-of-town and had requested lunch at L'Albatros. Making the reservation online was easy and my request that we be seated in private area since we are old friends having a mini-reunion was very well-honored. Food was delicious; an interesting menu that made it difficult to choose but my bowl of cold leek-and-potatoe soup and the day's special salad (which is what I ordered) and the many other items on the menu. But I was very glad with my selection, and my friends were ravingly happy about their choices.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat an evening!Our evening here was for my wife's birthday and although I had mentioned it during my reservation I didn't expect anything extra. However when we arrived they seated us in a private room that was also their wine storage. The service we received from Bart and the rest of the team was incredible. The food and beverages the 6 of us ordered were all excellent. And maybe the highlight of the night was the assortment of cheeses that we had as an appetizer. The Maitre'd Fromage gave us a complete explanation of each offering and was extremely knowledgeable. An incredible evening that will be remembered for a long time.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMTook my friends there- Loved it !Went for lunch. Out of the 4 of us, I was the only one that had been there before. They were very impressed, even our Foodie friend that has worked for years in the food industry. We were impressed with the lunch menu selection. Special requests were graciously handled.
The service was excellent. Our server made sure we were aware of what each entree contained. The salads were very good, as were the pizzas. The root vegetable cassoulet was excellent.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfection and Nothing LessThis was my first visit to a restaurant of this calebur i was nervous about being out of my element but was completely relaxed before i was seated 2mins from the door to our seats we had a reservation for 9 and arrived early but were still seated immediately well accommodating staff and wonderful atmosphere and the food was simply amazing my wife and i were staying at the Glidden house down the street and had a nice walk to the restaurant and back great neighborhood navi said 9 minutes took 4 we look forward to returning parking is available but the well little neighborhood made for a nice walk4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was simply superbThe food was simply superb -- unique combinations and ingredients but not pretentious. We both had river trout with an almond crust, and a truffle butter sauce, and it was about the best one we had ever had. The salad was exceptional with a simple but perfect dressing. The prices were quite reasonable for such elegant preparation and attentive service. The decor is not unattractive, but it is not what we would call cozy or elegant vs minimalist and artistic.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was superb! WillThe food was superb! Will return on my next trip to Cleveland.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe return to L'Albetros timeWe return to L'Albetros time and time again; the food can be exotic but always approachable and affordable. The service is always outstanding. I am looking forward to nice weather so we can enjoy their fabulous patio!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent, the waitFood was excellent, the wait staff was attentive and accommodating and the decor was nice. Was my second time at this restaurant and will start coming here more often.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMBest restaurant in Cleveland.Best restaurant in Cleveland. Excellent food and service.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMImaginative menu, savory food,Imaginative menu, savory food, beautifully prepared. Excellent choices of wine in taste and prices. The tone is set with the smile one receives from the welcoming host/hostess to the attentive and alert wait service. Leisure dining raised to new heights, always a throughly enjoyable occasion to dine at L'albatros.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGood!L'Albatros was excellent. I have to say, the food wasn't excellent, but the service was so executed and perfected, I couldn't even really remember. Quick recommendation: the brownie was superb! :D4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent & great customer serviceExcellent
Our reservation wasn't ready and they went out of their way to make up for it with great customer service4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways outstanding food.Always outstanding food. Service is unbeatable. One of my favorites in CLE.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMService was prompt and friendly;Service was prompt and friendly; server made sure that we had plenty of time to make an 8PM concert date.
Dishes were delicious.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely wonderful experience!Absolutely wonderful experience! Highly recommend this gem!!!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFell in loveWe found L'Albatros to be an amazing experience. The restaurant sits in the midst Case Western Reserve campus, which allows for long, scenic walks before and after dinner. The restaurant itself is a juxtaposition of modern and classic, with the inside updated atmosphere inside a shell of classic "pub"-type building. The service was immediate and always constant, but never overbearing. There was a balance struck with the high-end environment and menu, and casual dress and manor of the staff. The food itself was absolutely perfect. The appetizers, main course, and dessert were all top notch, leaving you filled, but wanting more at the same time. And the best part; I would have expected to pay double for the high quality. Amazing value!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a great experience.It was a great experience. Loved the French onion soup.Best I ever had. Service was outstanding.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service and food!We visited this French cuisine restaurant as an alternative to Chez in Vermillion, which is top tier place, since we didn't want to drive. The maitre'd was very professional and helped us find a nice quiet corner spot. I waited by the bar to order drinks and she was kind enough to chat with me and escort me to our table where my wife was already seated. The ambiance was surprisingly busy for our 9pm reservation but thinned out quickly only to be replenished by whatever function was over at Severance Hall. The smooth white table tops, plastic like chairs and server in designer jeans were odd in an up scale restaurant. The service was prompt, attentive and very jovial. Food was plenty, tasty and we will be back!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AM