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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.

    Dinner
    Wednesday and Friday from 5 to 9 p.m.

    Bruch
    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
    216-707-6834

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 WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • " 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant and museum on Mother's Day!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Once again, Doug Katz has demonstrated that he knows how to run an outstanding restaurant."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "We went for late Easter brunch. The restaurant was busy but fun. The menu was simple and elegant with great food. The service was excellent and we felt we got excellent value for money. Highly recommend it! Their take on Eggs Benedict is great."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We enjoyed the Easter brunch very much! Cocktails were delicious! Service was good except waiter was sloppy -spilled all the drinks that were served! Not enough care. Buffet selections were very nice but serving gougere and croissants , they should have been warm. We will go back -"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We had an absolutely lovely Easter brunch, followed by a walk around the museum. A fun change from the typical stuffy Easter brunch. The food and service were great!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Provenance for Easter Brunch. We had a fantastic table overlooking the green space outside and the menu was very good, especially for the reasonable price. The only drawback was the service. After we were seated, we sat there for 15 minutes before anyone even approached us to ask us what drinks we would like and take our order, even though two seperate waiters repeatedly glanced our way several time during that time. Even after we were finally greeted, we felt like an afterthought for our waiter the rest of the time. It is a shame because this put a damper on what would have otherwise been a lovely Easter meal. That said, the food and atmosphere were so nice we will try Provenance again. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The chef's first course table was good, not great. Fruit and salad offering were commomplace as were the majority of the bakerey offerings. Entrees were more interesting, but fell short of excellent. Not sure trout eggs benedict could be done better but the flavors did not mesh well. We liked that it was not a full buffet with a higher price, becuase we do not eat a lot."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We had a delightful dinner at Provenance Friday, April 18th after enjoying the Van Gogh exhibit. This was our first time to dine at the Provenance and it certainly will NOT be our last! The service, food, ambiance and view all were outstanding and we are so glad that we had our dinner there as we already are looking forward to our next visit. Thanks!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Great every time I go whether I'm there with friends or by myself at the bar working and eating. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Provenance is open for dinner in Wednesdays when the museum is open late. You cannot ask for a better way to break up the monotony of the work week than to enjoy deliciously prepared food (themed to current exhibitions no less) in a gorgeous, elegant room, followed by a stroll through some if the best art in the country! This is the kind of experience that makes University Circle such a gem!!!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "The dining options at both the Cleveland Museum of Art Provenance Cafe or the Provenance Restaurant and Bar are just terrific. Both rooms offer a special dining experience. We recently visited both and can recommend both depending on the experience you desire. Both restaurants have great food and service with interesting, diverse menus. I would also recommend trying the brunch at Provenance for a really appealing dining experience."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Everyone in my party was very pleased with the food. There was a long wait to get our entrees. It would have been a better had our server been able to stop by our table more frequently. The service was a little slow and I understand the restaurant was busy, but in that case, more servers provide a more positive dining experience."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "As usually, we had a wonderful experience at Provenance. One comment: with the doors open between the two areas, the restaurant lost its charm... Dining experience in the area open for public when no parties are there, lacked the usual Provenance warmth and took away a feeling of special experience..."
    Dined on 4/11/2014