Parallax Restaurant & Lounge
Parallax Restaurant & Lounge

Parallax Restaurant & Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.parallaxtremont.com/
  • Phone: 2165839999
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Zachary Bruell
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: David Schneider 2165839999

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fairfield
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Parallax Restaurant & Lounge
While Parallax will accommodate as many walk-in guests as possible, reservations for dinner are highly recommended, especially on weekends. We look forward to giving you a wonderful dining experience!
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Parallax Restaurant & Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
125 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (95)special occasion (65)neighborhood gem (61)romantic (51)hot spot (36)notable wine list (35)great for outdoor dining (33)vibrant bar scene (27)good for groups (17)late-night find (14)great for lunch (8)scenic view (5)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Poor Value
    Tonybo
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    My entree was very disappointing; it "read" better than it tasted. Very expensive and not worth the effort to determine exactly where the ingredients listed on the menu were hidden within the plate. Parallax dropped the ball on this evening. It was a special occasion birthday dinner which did not live up to our expectations.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    Gurney
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The only thing that kept me from rating service 5 stars is that my friend spilled his beer and I though it would have been nice to have it replaced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dinner
    Pestane
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The menu has a great combination of Asian and contemporary cuisine. Very testing. Beautiful presentation. Very veried wine list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie doc
    travelmama
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This always is a great place. We have been to Players at least a dozen times and never been disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bland entree
    Anonymous
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We looked forward to our second meal at Parallax because the first was spectacular, and we have been fortunate to enjoy delicious meals at a number of Zach Bruell restaurants. Mr. Bruell was even in the house this evening! The appetizers of salad and pot stickers were excellent, as was the ginger creme brulee dessert. But while the walleye was perfectly cooked, the corn and pepper sauce side dish was unappealingly sour. Similarly the seafood in the stew was tender and succulent but in an utterly tasteless broth. The service, as always, was impeccable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hope for better next time
    BeemerboyVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Expected fab seafood. Ordered grouper cheeks. Over cooked and smothered in sauce. Not sure I would give it another try. Nice ambiance and very good service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    great! meal delicious and our waiter was well informed and responsive- had a wonderful table(#45) and it was a very enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good!
    thompke1
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I'm on a restricted diet. Our waitress was so patient with me. She took all the time I needed to review what I couldn't and could eat. She made sure the chef prepared my meal properly. She was fantastic! It was great to see Zack there expediting too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT SUSHI
    WineNDine
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Just had a first date there and it was a great place and a killer setting to impress someone. Definitely will be going back there again!!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Memories
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Everything was awesome the crepe was to die for as well as the perch and the wolf fish. Awesome awesome awesome
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over The Top
    FantasticFood
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was outstanding. The drinks were unique. Parallax gets better and better all of the time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Mike
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Besides the noise level it was a wonderfule experience. The drinks were generous and reasonably priced and the food was absolutely delicious. The service was also first rate including being flexible about swapping different sides. Overall it was a great experience despite the fact that the Walleye serving was very small.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bs45
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The food was great. Can't wait to come back. We really enjoyed everything Parallax had to offer.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious and Charming
    art4life44
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    A great little spot with amazing food. A small, quaint place great for a date night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second Time, Same Great Result
    MintMillennial
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This past Saturday evening was my second time at Parallax, and I've already made reservations before the summer ends to go a third time! It reminds me of a restaurant you might find in the West Village of NYC. Great tasting food, unique menu and an energetic atmosphere. I'm a 25 year-old Cleveland native, who recently moved back to Ohio City from the East Coast. I've been to Parallax with a group of friends, on a date, and plan on taking my parents out for a treat with my third trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • On the tour
    JoelVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Stop #4 on the Zach Bruell tour, and all have been great. Looking forward to finishing the tour at Chinato next week and being in the running. It was nice to meet Zach, as well. We will be back to all his places.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit to Parallax
    TonyDVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Great ambience both inside and outside. Liked the bar as well. The menu is very creative. I had the Lupa de Mar which was cooked in a Red Thai Curry. Outstanding. I also tried the Swordfish belly which was also outstanding. We had a new server but she did a FANTASTIC job and made the experience even better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, bad experience
    food4thought
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The server seemed insincere with his enthusiasm. Every time our group asked for something he would say "that would be no problem." However the tone of his voice said otherwise. Two members of our group were visiting from outside the country and the server seemed very irritated when we had to translate or explain things to them. Also, as our guests were from South America they are accustomed to having lemonade with crushed ice. We kindly made the request, which was "no problem." Unfortunately the result was a lemonade mix poured over a half crushed glass of ice. I think spending $100 minimum at a restaurant merits real lemons. In addition tables should be far enough away so that guests are not touching each other or the waiter.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner on August 9th
    Joe123
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was the first time for my girl friend I at Parrallax and what a great first impression. Food was great and ingredients fresh. Our waiter was wonderful and the wine fantastic. We will definitely recommend to others. We now have a more difficult choice to make when going to Tremont, Parrallax or Fat Cats.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mike
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The decor was pretty drab and basic, but the food was very good. Like any place in Tremont, valet parking is a must.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another Success
    DadOne
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Hosted some good friends from the suburbs for their first time visit. Their straightforward comment: "wow, we had no idea !!! Thanks for introducing us". All in all another good evening, and as usual
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Met at Parallax with friends
    MACAXVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Outstanding service, food was well timed and tasted fabulous. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Jakens
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food was amazing and the service was impeccable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ShipskVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Consistently a fantastic meal served with attentive service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Excellent experience. Food was spectacular and our waiter was 5star.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food & service, crowded.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    First time at Parallax, but it won't be the last. I jumped on OpenTable at 7:45pm (on a Saturday) and booked a table for 8pm. We arrived on time, and they walked us right back. The cocktails were delicious, and the sushi was excellent. The service was spot-on. Some of the best i've received in Tremont, and possibly Cleveland as a whole. My only criticism would be the spacing of the tables along the booth side of the restaurant. If they took just one table out of the row, it would have made for a much more comfortable experience. Great meal otherwise!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trendy, upscale dining
    LoverofallthingsQuality
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had a great meal at Parallax and enjoyed the ambiance and service as well. It is close quarters inside the restaurant, with narrow aisles and not a lot of room between the tables, which I would say is the biggest drawback.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A terrific Tremont gem!
    Lakeshorefoodies
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Had a terrific experince at one of Tremonts gems. Went to Parallax with my brother for a belated birthday dinner, this was our first time dining here, we were not disappointed. The staff was very attentive, and knowledgeable about the wine. We asked for a few recommendations for appetizers and entree's and were not disappointed. The food was excellent, were had the grilled pork chops and pork belly as an appetizer. Will make this restaurant a regular Place to visit and recommend to all my friends!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great experience
    Landow5
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I had the warm goat cheese salad, the swordfish belly & the chocolate mousse cake. I'm still dreaming about how good it all was 2 days later. And the excellent service made us feel like we were the most important table in the place -- even though every table was full.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good date night restaurant
    fromCleveland
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My partner and I went to dinner here later one evening and we were happy to find such a busy place so close to home. The menu had plenty of gourmet options and I was happy to see several dishes feature locally sourced ingredients. I would certainly recommend this restaurant to people looking for a place to go on a special occasion but I personally found the prices a bit steep to include this restaurant in regular rotation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Asian-Inspired Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Typical of Bruell, nothing on the menu is exactly what you expect it to be, but everything is delicious. We ate on the enclosed patio, which was comfortable, despite it being a cool and rainy evening. The inside tables look a bit cramped. My girlfriend and I shared an appetizer and an entree each (we had them bring everything out at once). The short rib pot stickers are nothing to write home about, but they're good. The potato pancakes with smoke salmon were excellent, with a very generous portion of very good lox. The pork belly noodles were fantastic, as was the panko-fried scallop sushi (the scallop inside remains uncooked, with a crispy-fried outside). The service was good, what I would expect from a restaurant of this caliber.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I would highly recommend!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food and service at the restaurant was excellent. We had the salmon and tuna and both were excellent!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit overpriced
    PeeTruck
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great food and very knowledgeable staff. For 2 cocktails, shared sushi plate, 2 entrees, and 2 desserts, the bill was $165ish. It was very good food, but I think it was overpriced due to the name.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    NMACVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    My wife and I went to Parallax for her birthday. We started with a sushi appetizer which was delicious. The rolls were enormous & we were pretty full after two rolls. For dinner she had the scallops which were perfectly prepared and had great flavor. I had the hanger steak which also was delightful. We enjoyed a bottle of wine over dinner as well, selected from a wine list that isn't huge but fits all your needs. My wife and I decided we need to return soon as the food was awesome My only disappointment was although the restuarant staff acknowledged my wife's birthday, they did nothing to make her special. Rather than ordering a dessert at the end of our meal, my wife ordered a coffee, which came with a candle - but they charged us for it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Everything was great with a few imperfections. We had a spicy tuna roll and the salad with warm mushrooms for apps. I had the swordfish belly and my wife had the Loup de Mer. The mushroom salad was too vinegary and we thought the sushi roll was a bit small. Both fish dishes were great, the fish prepared perfectly. Service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Why Carpet?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    All of Zach's restaurants that we have been to have carpet on the floor. WHY? It cheapens the experience, is kind of smelly - especially here at Parallax! I have a hard time looking far beyond that. The food was just fine. Sushi was outrageously priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Creative and unique
    NYCvisitVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    This was our first visit to Parallax. We will add this to our regular Bruell restaurants. We chose from the evening specials which included a tasty appetizer of mussels with a wonderfully balance of spiced Thai sausage and a loose tomato sauce, and entrées of diver scallops and grouper cheeks. The seared scallops were presented with a nice balance of greens. The grouper cheeks were a treat! The ample serving of cheeks were sweet, and tender and served over greens and a mildly spiced arugula puree which complimented the sweetness of the other accompaniments very well. Service was attentive, but a bit disjointed in that we ordered from at least three different servers, none of which seemed aware that we had placed orders with others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Sat outside on a beautiful evening to have outstanding sushi and dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Asian Fusion Done Right
    Jennycrumb37
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    From start to finish, the food was amazing. Fresh crab roll, spicy tuna roll and calamari were tasty appetizers. Entrees of loup de mer and hangar steak were done perfectly. Ginger creme brûlée was an excellent finish. Only complaint was a waiter who lingered too long, talked too much and had a bit of an unsettling stalker grin. Bussers were also a bit rough around the edges. Definitely not to the caliber of service at Zach's L'Albatros!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food a hit, server a big miss
    KGinCleveland
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Greeted by a beautifully dressed, professional hostess. Pleased to see patrons, while casual, actually dressed up for the most part. Sat on covered patio very nice. Was taken back by server wearing sunglasses and he had an attitude like he was doing us a favor with his presence. Asked him about the preparation of two items on menu and he basically recited the description already on menu. He delivered a cocktail to my guest that had a large nat (size of a baby fly) on the lime. We saw it from 3 feet away yet he served it - no doubt he didn't see if for the sunglasses or just didn't care. Sauteed Walleye was fabulous though I would have like to known it was skin on. Salad with blue cheese and strawberries had a wonderful light dressing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.