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Nighttown Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.nighttowncleveland.com
  • Phone: (216) 795-0550
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Chris Stephens
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: All music reservations must be made by phone. No open table reservations can be made for music events online

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Delaware
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Plenty of public parking as wel as Valet is available.
A word from Nighttown
Named after the Dublin Red-Light District in James Joyce's Ulysses, Nighttown possesses the ambiance of Irish pubs and turn of the century New York bars. Leaded, etched, and stained glass, combined with a clutter of memorabilia from earlier eras decorate the four distinctly different dining rooms and three active bars. Be sure to see Stephen's Green, our outdoor dining area (fully-heated for year-round use) with a wall-size waterfall. Since opening day, February 5, 1965, the menu has been a model of consistency. Top quality Certified Angus Beef, milk -fed veal, and the freshest of fish and chicken are prepared with creative simplicity. Try our house specialty, The Dublin Lawyer. And Nighttown has the best jazz available - in fact, we're the only club in Ohio on Down Beat's list of The Best Jazz Clubs in the World.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "My wife and I visited Nighttown on 8/23/14. Upon arrival, we were seated right away in the dining area just past the bar. At first, our waitress forgot to bring a wine list, but once we asked she quickly brought one out. A friend suggested I get the clam chowder to start, so I did. I was not disappointed, it was excellent. My wife even liked it, and she's not a big fan of chowder. We ordered the caprese chicken and smoked salmon burger, and both were delicious. I can say the burger paired well with an Ironside Pale Ale from Portside Distillery. For dessert we shared an apple tart a la mode, again excellent. We would definitely return to Nighttown and I've already encouraged others to visit as well."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "This is a true pub. Informal atmosphere and straightforward menu with very good food and excellent value for the money. Clearly run by people who know what is important and get it right."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Food and ambiance was as expected, very good. Our waitress was very good but they appeared to be understaffed that night and she was run ragged. We would go back but it took a little off the evening."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I love Nighttown. My favorite is the Dublin Lawyer and it was wonderful. The food here is always very good and the service was great."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Always a great place to take out of town guests to show them a great jazz venue and of course the fine good. So very dependable!!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Always busy for Sunday brunch, with good reason. Terrific array of choices on the menu for all diets and tastes. The egg white omelet with spinach was fresh and fluffy. The bangers and eggs were outstanding. Scrambled eggs should not be a tough order, but Nighttown gets them just right every time. Service was especially prompt this day, especially considering the busyness of the wait staff handling a large wedding shower, also on the patio. Whenever possible, request Stephen's Green patio dining. It is delightful way to spend a relaxing mid-day on a Sunday."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "The patio is a wonderful oasis - complete with a lovely water feature. Food and service - outstanding!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Do not be fooled by the fancy names used to describe their food. It was expensive and awful. The calamari was the size of a penny and were overcooked and under flavored. The prime rib was boring and flavorless. The lobster roll tasted like old fish and canned. The salads were small and cost $6. The steak was the best thing on the table but unfortunately, there were so many things wrong with each and every part of this meal, that the steak could not balance the negative view of the experience. If you plan on spending $20 for food, I suggest you go to a real restaurant were the person cooking knows what is going on. UNDERWHELMED. LACKLUSTER. DISAPPOINTING..."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "I have been going to Nighttown off and on for 35 years. In all the years I have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Our group of 10 gathered and did get drink orders in a timely manner. However, it took 30 minutes after we were served drinks to place our food order( we were ready in 10). I asked another staff member if she could get the waiter at about 25 minutes, then after no appearance, had to get up and find the waiter to ask him to take our orders. After we got our orders our service was pretty good, regular drink filling and clearing. Seems like there was not enough staff on the patio or he just forgot to get our dinner order."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Very enjoyable long-established Cleveland spot. Imaginative menu and great bar. Large club room with entertainment (ticketed events). Campy interiors and also a covered patio."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Our food was delicious. The bar area is a bit outdated and it feels a little claustrophobic inside. We sat out on the patio which was nice. Waitresses attended to our needs and I didn't have to flag anyone down for more drinks or food. I would go back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "It was a nice evening, but very busy. We waited 20 mins to get seated, and our server only came back to check on us once. We had tickets for the show, but it was tight and cramped. I was more bothered by the so-so service."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We showed up on a very very busy night surrounded by weddings ,, young folks smoking and enjoying life. and we had a lovely quiet table for two with an overworked waitress who did a perfect job, great service and with a smile. Oh, and btw, the food was delicious..."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "good food and jazz over priced drinks, including cheap wines sold at triple the price"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Love this place for its friendly staff awesome food and music and it's incredible three patios particularly the dog friendly pet patio that the owner gives free bacon to dogs on"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Dined for supper on July 4 and it was delicious. Returned for Sunday Brunch and it was wonderful. The staff are a little rushed, but it was a holiday. They were all very kind and remembered me. This is a huge venue offerring food, music, spirits and conversation. Its both a neighborhood tavern, a jazz club, a rock concert and an elegant brunch al fresco. And so much more....don't be shy...just ask and the staff will let you know which space to go to!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Dinner on the 4th of July was really nice until the singer came on the patio. It was intrusive. I come to Nighttown often to hear specific jazz artists, and then it is fine when you are inside. That being said, the food was very good. The Faroe Islands salmon was excellent, perfectly cooked with lobster bisque sauce, a winning combination for me. Friends had prime rib and the halibut and were very happy with their choices. If you love asparagus, I recommend the chilled asparagus salad (with lemon infused oil, red radish and marcona almonds). Friends raved about the wedge salad. I love the patio, but it I prefer to leave the music in the club section of the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The open patio really makes dining a joy - too noisy on the enclosed patio. Thanks for the lovely addition"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We have been going to Night Town for over 30 yrs and never tire of it. Old standbuys such as sauted trout, Dublin Lawyer Bangers and Mash are always there and delicious, beef is prepared as you like it and deserts are freshly made. New arrivals on; the menue keep things interesting. NT is truely a neighborhood institution."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Place has so much potential, but let's down every time"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Horrible service. Waiters being understaffed is one thing, but when they can't even come around to acknowledge you or thank you for your patience or indicate they'd be right with you then it becomes simply rude. Waited over 20+ mins for drinks. It wasn't until I proactively went to find our waiter to let him know we had been waiting for him to take our drink order that he finally came over. It was even worse to look around and see people w the same reactions and experience. Couple next to us got the wrong check and others were waiting to be acknowledged for their drinks as well. It's a shame bc the place has potential. It's got a lot of character and interesting seating areas especially by the brick wall waterfall. I hope they make changes."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food here is really great and unique, however every time we go, the service is unbelievably terrible. We were there for 2 hours just for brunch! It took 30 minutes just to get some bread to the table. We also brought our baby and I had to ask the waitress if they could possibly bring his grilled cheese a little faster after waiting 45 minutes (he was not happy). Their lobster specials however are delicious."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food was great and our server was excellent. We had a 7 yr old with us, who we are trying to teach how to dine out - our server took time with her through all her changing wants!! Have been a fan of this place since the 70's --- keep the Jazz coming!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Very nice setting, food was delicious and concert w/Walter Beasley was awesome!!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "It is no accident that Nighttown has thrived for so long. While the menu has many standard favorites, they do things very well indeed. Our corned beef hash was among the best we have found. While the Louisiana salad is down-sized from what it used to be, it is still fresh and delicious. Stephen's Green is a lovely spot for a Sunday brunch. Service is sometimes brusque, but they accommodate your requests without a fuss."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We had the early bird special as we were on the way to a symphony performance, and it was an outstanding value! their prime rib is wonderful!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I went here with 17 people to celebrate a college graduation. They were incredibly accommodating and wonderful to work with. My father really wanted to sit outside so that he could more easily hear everyone, and they happily sat us outside (even though the temperature outside was too chilly for everyone else!). The food was fantastic, the service excellent, and I really enjoyed my time. I've been a few times before, and this is typical — just a very well-run restaurant where you can take almost anyone."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "The seating is always tight, but we arrived at 6:30 and were seated in the the front of the concert room, which had clearly had additional seating added for the 8:30 band, or perhaps the band's area was created by simply jamming all of the existing tables closer together. At 7:30, it was clear that the wait staff was ready for us to leave. They seemed overwhelmed and were getting careless with their delivery and removal of food and drinks. Water was dripped down my wife's back by our waiter. The food was merely acceptable, and the experience did not leave one planning their next visit. We left before 8pm and were happy to get out of the crowded room. Our previous visits have been better overall experiences."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Great birthday lunch with 4 friends. Server was terrific and great menu selection and preparation. Also love its dinner menu, jazz club and Sunday brunch...individual brunch selections, which I like...I'm not a breakfast/brunch buffet person. My husband and I and friends have been going to Nighttown for over 40 years...and it gets better every time we're there. Going back for brunch with a friend on Sunday."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "The atmosphere was great the food had a good taste butthe price did not meet my portion expectations. I would have enjoyed spending 100 dollars and had left overs than leave minus 100 dollars and still hungry."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Overall good experience however I was disappointed the hostess did not honor our request for patio seating when it was specifically requested on my open table reservation. We had to ASK to be seated on the patio and our request was subsequently granted. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Nighttown is not a gourmet restaurant, but they do a very good job at what they do. Mother's Day brunch is probably one of the busiest times for Nighttown, as their Sunday Brunches are always very popular; they did a very good job at preparing the food and providing truly excellent service. We were very fortunate to be able to sit outside on their beautiful patio. we are lucky to have Nighttown in Cleveland Heights!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "What a find. Been around since 1965 and I can see why. Had the house cured salmon for an app and the waitress recommended Dublin Lawyer which was one of the best dishes I've eaten in a restaurant anywhere. The place was jam packed and I mentioned to my Wife that I think overall for food , ambience and service this must be the best restaurant in Cleveland hands down "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Not the most exiting place, food was good. Had to walk through the kitchen to the restroom (bread exposed). "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Had a great time seeing one of my all time favorite artists, Brian Auger. Looking forward to going to Nighttown again."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Had the prime rib early bird special. Delicious and a great deal."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "We always have a good time and a good meal at Nighttown."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The hanger steak was tough and my husband was unable to enjoy it. We made reservations and were scrunched in a small table for two since there was jazz going on. We also celebrated our anniversary here. Food is average at best. I ordered the halibut and it had no taste at all. Use to be are favorite.now not so much."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My date and I did not have the chance to dine-in. After making reservations days before, we made it right on time, on the day of. But darn-it, the water line broke and the restaurant was shut down. They said it happened at 5:15pm and our reservation was at 7:00pm. Darn it, we were so close. But the young lady and gentleman outside near the porta potties were sincerely apologetic and said to come back. They said they were obligated to tend a private party in the back. That's why they had porta potties outside for them. Thank god they were thinking!!! However, we did end up going to Barroco in Lakewood, Ohio and it was wonderful too. Hopefully, we'll catch you next time!! Luv ya!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014