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The Cleveland exudes a sort of effortless ability to make anything well. For a young restaurant, the willingness (and competence) to change menus on a nightly basis (of course, dishes are recycled but the idea is to keep things simple and 'synergistic'), promises a staying power predictable despite The Cleveland's age. All fish dishes are outstanding. Arctic char and Bronzino for two. The Kale salad is a wonderful appetizer and try the side vegetables. Also the beer selection is, for once, narrow enough to be navigable and great enough to leave nothing wanting. A+
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful garden, friendly service
Try the avocado salmon tar-tar. A beautiful, delicious dish. Hanger steak with okra and asparagus also very good. In good weather, dine out back in the garden.
5/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will go back again
We ate outside in the garden area out in the back which was so pleasant on a warm summer evening. Our waiter was patient, helpful, and attentive, but not at all overbearing. We had the kale salad , delicious hummus, branzino, and orechiette with tiger shrimp. Dessert was the chocolate fondant cake, which comes with your choice of ice cream. I chose the almond. Also the grapefruit campari sorbet which was so refreshing. This meal was truly outstanding, and I look forward to returning.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
New Yorker magazine led me astray
It's rare the New Yorker gives a restaurant a good review so I went with high expectations. Maybe the restaurant was having a bad night or maybe I ordered the wrong things, but my food (kale salad and cod special) were disappointing. Both had more sweetness than I like in non-dessert items.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The outside location was novel
The outside location was novel and pleasant. The food was amongst the most delicious I've ever had. Every diner in our party rated their dish as succulent tasty and interesting. Highly recommended.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific place and fantastic
Terrific place and fantastic garden to just chill and have a great meal. Food was properly seasoned and well prepared. Very much recommend it.
9/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Inviting and Comforting we were immediately sat at the table of our choice. A few minutes later William came to our table and asked if there was anything he could do for us. The offer was honest and sincere as the rest of our stay and meal was attended to with thought and care. The food was fresh and delicious and presented with artistry.
9/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Ambiance and Middle-Eastern flair
Delicious, seasonal menu with Middle-Eastern flair; an excellent wine list, garden dining for clement weather - what could be better. The gracious staff round out an excellent experience.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, casual atmosphere. My friends from out of town loved it.
We had the brussel sprouts salad (never thought I would rave about a dish with brussel sprouts in it). It was delicious!
We had several dishes which we shared. All of them delicious, including the french fries, amazingly delicious too.
The chocolate soufflle was a bit overcooked but nevertheless tasted great.
Loved the place and the service. I will definitely come back!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Saw this just driving by in a cab one day. Said "That cute, lets go there sometime" As I went to high school in Cleveland so it was easy to remember the name. We went on our first date night as a married couple. It was perfect. Menu is great. Not your normal dishes. Have great pairings with each dish. Love that they use Kale. Food was excellent, every single bite. My husband and I are quite picky and thought this place was just the perfect little spot. We think it will be our new "Spot".
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
No matter what the dish, from the sides to the entrees to the salads, one really can't go wrong at this place. This was my second time at The Cleveland, the first being for brunch, and both times, every plate delivered. Inside is a cozy environment, best for parties of no more than 4, in my opinion. This may be my new local favorite.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great if you are looking for a spot around Bdwy Lafayette area. We had a table for 4 in the window (2 members of our party were late but they sat jus two of us, which was nice since it was cold out!) and in the end 1 of the 4 never showed up. They were great about it -- and we ordered a lot to be fair. Service was solid, food was delicious, and it was a nice neighborhood spot. Would def recommend!
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM