Pura Vida by Brandt
Fresh, creative, delicious....oneFresh, creative, delicious....one of my favorite spots!6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSuch friendly service -- FromSuch friendly service -- From the hostess to our server (Dave). Duck and waffles was amazing -- I understand it will not be on the summer menu, but look for it in the fall! Shrimp chowder was another highlight. The decor is a little stark -- if weather permits we might opt for the patio on our next visit. But no question we will be back.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMVegan surpriseHad a fantastic Vegan feast here. Creative and tasty. Service was excellent, and I plan to come back!5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGatheringWe met up with out of town family at Pura Vida for a memorable gathering. Staff was friendly & accommodating as we arrived at various times. Enjoyed a few delicous happy hour cocktails at the warm & inviting bar. We moved to a table by the windows overlooking Public Square. Menu accommodated various desires, all were happy! Comfy chairs, bright & inviting environment for a cold gloomy CLE night.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!My husband and I decided to go here for our anniversary because a number of people recommended it, and it was wonderful! The service was great, the overall space was clean and beautiful, and the food was fantastic! Everything that we ordered from appetizer to entree to dessert was just delicious! We had such an amazing time!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Vegan/Vegetarian food!The vegetarian/vegan menu was very creative and delicious. Loved that they had such an extensive veggie menu. The food was delicious and filling, portions were the right size. Overall a great doing experience.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, service and ambiance.Great food, service and ambiance. Love the vegetarian selections and fun menu items.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMImaginativeGreat eclectic regular menu AND vegetarian/vegan menu!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst TimeWas our first time to Pura Vida and it was awesome! I'd say the most notable thing is the food. My wife had the halibut special and I had the pura vida burger - both were amazing! If you want a burger I highly recommend going here. One of a kind. My wife couldn't say enough about the halibut and she's normally not a big fish eater.
Service was great and we were very happy with our first experience there. We'll be back for sure.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMNever had a bad meal hereI visit Pura Vida often for lunch, and I don't think I've ever had a bad meal. The food is absolutely delicious.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dish!We've been to Pura Vida many times; it is our favorite restaurant in Cleveland. However I had to write about the special fish feature I had, which was a coriander-crusted halibut, served over a mix of spring vegetables & fingerling potatoes. The aroma was amazing, & the flavors even better. One of the best restaurant meals I've ever had.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went before Taylor SwiftWe went before Taylor Swift and had a wonderful dinner. They offered a kids special three course meal with several options and a build your own sundae. The food is fresh and delicious. We will be back soon!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFun for a group outing..Something on the menu for all! Nice dining room, good food!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat little spot to grabGreat little spot to grab a healthy meal. Service amd food excellent4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOur reservations were forOur reservations were for a Saturday night at 7pm - the restaurant was buzzing but not too loud or crowded. Our server was helpful when we had questions about the menu and made some great recommendations. There was a nice selection of gluten-free and vegetarian options on the menu. Be sure to leave room for dessert! Our friends are still talking about the peanut butter & chocolate dessert and we loved the incredibly moist gf almond cake we shared. Overall, everyone in our group had a relaxing and enjoyable meal and plan on returning very soon.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent vegetarian menu.Excellent vegetarian menu. Slightly pricy to the portion sizes, but I'll be back again. The portabella gyro was fantastic.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMYummy & HEALTHY!The food was so yummy and HEALTHY!!! Very accommodating too (food substitutions, etc) which I really appreciated!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMOnly a few tables occupied.Only a few tables occupied. Servers very friendly and professional, but long waits for check and return of card.
Food was great, as always.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMdidnt like the change in menu....brdidnt like the change in menu....bring back the shaved chicken sandwich...the breast sandwich was horrible.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOUTSTANDINGOutstanding - I had experienced lunch before this visit, and it was always high quality, but keeping to salads at lunch time did not allow me to explore the menu. Dinner was fabulous in all respects. From the chai infused vermouth in their signature Manhattan to great service and a creative menu that caters to all tastes - it was a wonderful experience. We started with the black quinoa salad which was refreshing and tasty; a seafood and corn bisque followed - a generous "cup" serving - wonderful flavor . I had a bone in ribeye which was done to perfection and as good a steak served anywhere in the city. My wife had the duck and waffles which was amazing. Desert was a peanut butter bombe which capped off a great meal.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAs a resident of TwinsburgAs a resident of Twinsburg I have eaten at the chefs other restaurant Blue Canyon several times so we decided to give Pura Vida a try. We are so glad we did. They have created a unique menu that includes a very extensive vegetarian/vegan selections.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFour of us had dinner. eachFour of us had dinner. each of our meals were delicious! i loved the grilled romaine salad. Absolutely perfect from start to finish!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it... Great menu--Loved it...
Great menu-- lots of choices, loved the separate vegetarian menu too
Definitely will return to try other entrees.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to this vibrant restaurantWe went to this vibrant restaurant for our anniversary. While it's not an intimate, romantic spot it was the perfect place for us. That is due to the extensive vegetarian and vegan options. There were as many choices for us as there were for carnivores. We loved the food and we are looking forward to returning in nice weather when the patio doors will be wide open. The view of Public Square and the Soldier's and Sailor's Monument was spectacular.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI was thrilled to find a restaurantI was thrilled to find a restaurant with a separate vegetarian/vegan menu. I am used to having one or two options, not an entire menu of options. Food was fantastic and made for a nice finale to a romantic weekend away.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMPura Vida = Pure PleaurePura Vida continues to knock it out of the park! On this visit, I had the sensational shrimp and corn chowder with house made oyster crackers followed by the buttery tender Kobe beef sirloin with A-1 onion marmalade, roasted fingerlings and asparagus. My husband ordered the African peanut stew and the day's pasta which was St Patrick's weekend inspired featuring corned beef and incredibly delicious. Our vegetarian guest had the peanut stew and a gorgeous vegan tostado.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOur theater group went forOur theater group went for dinner before the show. It was a wonderful find. The food was original and very tasty, as were the drinks. Service was very personable and quick. We all agreed we would go back both as a group and individually. Valet parking was inexpensive and convenient. Delightful place!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food and service!Pura Vida was amazing! Fresh food and friendly service. I have the butternut squash fondue (YUM) and the blackened Trout, which was flavorful and a generous portion. My husband had the shrimp and corn chowder, beet salad and shrimp & grits for his entree. Five jumbo shrim on house made grit cakes. All were delicious and the plate presentation was beautiful! We would return in a heart beat!
Our server was knowledgeable and very friendly also!3/8/2013 12:00:00 AM