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Provenance Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.provenancecleveland.com
  • Phone: (216) 707-2600
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch
    Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Wednesday and Friday from 5 to 9 p.m.

    Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Douglas Katz
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering by Provenance offers best-in-class catering services for the Cleveland Museum of Art’s unique and breathtaking venues.

    For more information, please contact:
    Sherri Schultz, Director of Catering

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Provenance
Provenance is a 76-seat fine dining restaurant and lounge, located inside the world-renowned Cleveland Museum of Art, that features locally sourced and globally inspired cuisine and a prix fixe menu that complements current museum exhibitions. We accept reservations up to one month in advance to the date. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "This was our 1st time to Provenance and we loved everything about it. The food was outstanding and the dining room was just the right size. It was quiet, we could have a nice private conversation while we dined without having to shout at each other over the noise so common in many restaurants these days. The service was great and our server very attentive and was even to tell us the story about the statue outside the window. We will return!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "To recommend Provence to a friend I would have to qualify it. I believe that you are grossly overpriced. Really, $10-12 for two scallops?? While the food taste was very good, you simply have too much fine dining competition in the area that is much better priced. On our next visit we will try the grill; hopefully they are not competing with you."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Very special lunch. The food is truly a step above and the service very good. How can the atmosphere miss when you're in the Cleveland Museum of Art?"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "The waitress was not good. I asked for fresh ground pepper, and she never came, and I did not want to keep my friend waiting, so I ate the salad with table pepper, which I COULD GET AT HOME. When I told her about it, no sympathy, and she was very flat. Her tip could have been way better, but I convinced my friend DO NOT DARE give her a good tip. I don't know if we will be back."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "My book group came here for lunch. We had a tasty meal and a wonderful discussion in the quiet serenity of this place. Lovely. We had a nice waitress too."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Provenance is a favorite place for lunch with my family. We enjoy the changing g menu to compliment the current exhibit at the museum."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I try to take my out of town guests to this restaurant. It is good food in a nice location. Very easy to then spend time in the museum. It is interesting to see what will be on the menu with trying to use the foods in season. My guest loved everything she ordered. I thought my cold cucumber soup was too bland. Loved the pedant butter mouse cake."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Big fan of Doug Katz, but won't hurry back to Provenance. The food was, overall, tasty and in keeping with the mission of local, seasonal, but very pricey for the portions."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Provenance offers a relaxing and elegant dining atmosphere with good service and very interesting menu choices for brunch. The bacon was excellent and the buffet table of fruit and pastry offerings was fresh and tasty. This was my third time here for brunch and I was not disappointed and plant to keep returning!!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "My wife practices yoga and the CMA's Exibit Yoga The Art Of Transformation was of particular interest to her. Brunch at Provenance was perfect. The chefs table features fresh greens, fruits and beautiful pasteries. The menu offers something for everyone. My wife and I enjoyed the crab quiche. Our adult children loved the scrambled eggs and bacon and the chicken salad. Such a little gem among masterpieces."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "My wife and I came to celebrate our 5th anniversary and the service was fantastic. We really enjoyed the drink selection and the food was fabulous."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The brunch menu is varied but small, and the system of including a carb-heavy continental breakfast buffet with any main dish is a bit odd. Very pleasant atmosphere and good service. We were very happy with one main dish, happy but not overwhelmed by the second, and a bit disappointed in the third. Unfortunately the bellini was actually pear (which was not noted on the menu) and was very mediocre."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "What a beautiful setting for a restaurant. Just the walk from the entrance of CMA to dining area is enchanting. The scallop salad which we both had was very good and we were able to enjoy it at our leisure. Waitress and staff were very attentive. Will return again."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I was slightly disappointed in my entree, but the buffet table was outstanding: croissants, gougere, artichoke heart salad, cinnamon roll...extensive choices of fruit and other pastries. Our table and server were very nice. It was quiet and uncrowded when we were there, first thing in the morning. Excellent coffee. And my plate was rounded off with an interesting bicolor carrot slaw with citrus marinade."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Service was slow, even though the restaurant was not busy. Server didn't seem to know how to tell when we were finished and kept asking us if we were done even though food remained on plate are our forks were in our hands."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Dinner at Provenance is completely delightful. The setting is extraordinarily beautiful; the presentation of food is a work of art; every course is delicious (every bite is outstanding!); the service is gracious, friendly and unpretentious; and the wine list is reasonably priced and has a combination of reliable and interesting choices (the Torrontes we tried was excellent)."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great Wednesday evening meal at Provenance. Fantastic location in Cleveland Museum of Art and easy access to the outstanding Gallery One! Group of four enjoyed the mussels, risotto and salmon. Service by Erin was very nice! We'll look forward to our return visit!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I was thrilled to see Lake Erie walleye on the menu. I ordered the fish without the spicy Peruvian sauce and the walleye and vegetables were absolutely delicious. Our waitress Lauren was very attentive, refilling the iced tea, bringing more butter, and clearing the plates promptly. With the beautiful outdoor view, it made for a romantic,very satisfying lunch."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Provenance is a perfect spot for lunch in University Circle, whether for business or just meeting friends. The staff are very attentive, but not intrusive. The ambiance is very relaxing and conducive to good conversation with your lunch guests. The menu is limited but varied - something for everyone's tastes. And hey, after lunch you can enjoy one of the worlds great art museums!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Nice atmosphere enjoyed the museum after Fathers Day brunch."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This is my second time visiting Provenance. The food is superb. The ambience is great. Unfortunately, the service is consistently slow. The restaurant was not very busy on Father's Day but the servers were not very attentive. For example, we were seated, ordered our entrees/drinks and given plates for the first course buffet all without being given silverware."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I would have rated the food higher if it hadn't been so salty! My two guests felt the same. Is it possible to request no added salt?"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "There is no better way to spend a free afternoon than lunch at Provenance and then viewing some of the galleries at CMA to work of some of the calories. An intimate place for lunch or dinner with a special someone..."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I like the idea of the chefs table-a mini buffet that is included with entrees. It's a nice spread with a salad, scones and Jams, breads, and fresh fruit. The entrees, while there are only 8, are a nice deviation from the normal bacon and eggs type of breakfast. It's also neat to be in the art museum setting. This restaurant is different than the Provenance Cafe, both of which are located inside the CMA. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Unfortunately the food here is very inventive and well prepared. The pace of service was uneven. We ordered the first and main course together thinking that the wait staff would pace the meal accordingly. Instead, the first course came out before we had a chance to finish our cocktails and the second course followed almost immediately. Then, dessert was so delayed that we did not even care at that point. Too bad because the quality of the food was very good and inventive. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Provenance is a beautiful space. It is a geat addition to our wonderful Museum Of Art. Four of us had dinner the other night and the opinion was unanimous to return again soon. We each had a fine cucumber soup served cold. Two of us had an excellent trout dish.One had the mussels and one had the rack of venison. Each was very good. The only point of mediocraty was the bitter and cold rabe accompaning the venison. Too bad it is open on Wensday and Friday only."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "If you have friends from out of town and want to show off Cleveland, this is the perfect spot. Food, service, and ambiance all get an A+. And of course our museum is one of the finest."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Love Provenance and the Cleveland Museum of Art but the chef must have been off. Will give it another shot."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "This was a special occasion on several levels. I took my friend & neighbor to see the Van Gogh exhibition at the Art Museum followed with a delicious brunch at Provenance to celebrate her birthday. We are big fans of Doug Katz's "fire" and enjoyed our brunch at the museum. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I hate brunches that rely upon giving you lots of cheap food. Provenance's brunch was lovely. The buffet opening allows you to select from fresh fruit, pastries, and granola. The entrees were nice. The crab quiche was delicate and delicious. The waldorf salad with poached chicken unfortunately succumbed to Chef Katz's tendency to put form over function and sometimes taste. It was served as a wedge of bib lettuce, a small amount of poached chicken pieces that were smothered in dressing, a small amount of apple slices and a dusting of walnut pieces. I would never order this again. Too little chicken, apple and walnuts. But the setting was lovely and the service pleasant."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "As always, provenance was excellent. Food is special, and service friendly and knowledgable. My granddaughters gnocchi was as light as I have ever tasted. It was her first time having it, and she loved it. My potato curry sandwich with red rice salad was excellent. However after thinking about it, I might have liked a different combination than a potato sandwich and rice salad. Desserts are always A+ and we shared two for the three of us. Creme brûlée and the special Dutch spice cake. It is impossible to say which is more amazing! Of course I'll return. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • " We were very pleased to squeeze into the museum's sold-out Van Gogh show, but perhaps even more excited to get a reservation for lunch at Provenance since it was totally booked on our last visit. The dining room is lovely with a whole wall of windows. Staff was terrific. Best of all the food was very fresh and made from local products. Everyone in our group of five ordered a different lunch and everything was pleasing except for the chicken waldorf salad. For $13 one would expect a very large salad, but this was more like a side salad. In every other respect, the food was wonderful. My trout plate was a work of art. The vegetarian who ordered the gnocchi was still raving about it days later. Even the burger and fries were special. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Brought out of town friends here. Everyone enjoyed their choice. The food was fresh and excellently prepared. Service was top notch."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "It is a wonderful place to eat lunch at the museum. The food was delicious and the ambience of the restaurant is very contemporary. I had no problem talking and being able to hear my friend who was with me. I will certainly eat here again."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "I surprised my wife on Mothers Day by taking her to Provenance. We had tried the Cafe on several occasions and were never disapointed but we were excited to try the more upscale side of these restaraunts located inside the Cleveland Art Musuem. We were not disapointed. Everyone and everything was executed with perfection. There were just enough items to choose from and we are now anxious to go back and try something different. Thanks for making this day special for my wife."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant and museum on Mother's Day!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "It is a relaxing and fun place to have lunch with friends before or after view of art. The service is great but they need to add more options for vegetarians and special health foods. Also, it would be great to offer specialty coffee for those who like to sit and relax. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Provenance is sophisticated yet somehow manages to be warm. Beautiful views in a sunlit room make the marvelous cocktails and remarkable food even better. I had brunch and the croissants were as good as in Paris, created by the restaurant's own pastry chef. The service was attentive without being obsequious--all in all, a delightful experience!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Once again, Doug Katz has demonstrated that he knows how to run an outstanding restaurant."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "As always, an excellent lunch. Very fresh ingredients, creative presentation and delicious. Exceptional dessert. Only comment, the Waldorf salad was very good, but skimpy. "
    Dined on 4/22/2014