My second time to go for Happy
My second time to go for Happy Hour and apps. I really like their $5 martinis and apps . I will continue to pick this place to meet friends.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always had a pleasant experience
Always had a pleasant experience here. Love Tapas so this is one of the few such places to eat.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
wonderful menu...stellar choices in Tapas. The glass of wine was a perfect selection in your vast choices by the bottle or glass. Service was wonderful - warm, inviting and she was quite knowledgeable about the restaurant, its schedule and the neighborhood. I wish I could remember her name! Bravo to your chef...creative and spot on with execution. That quail and truffled cream corn is to die for. Fit for Foodies; as we/they like to say!
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
wow, mind blowing
The food was fab, the server Bruno was fab. Definitely coming back. WOW,it was worth the money for the twin lobster tails, South African lobster.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Chanel was our server and she was fantastic. She helped make our night perfect.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Dining At Bodega
Some friends and I went to Bodega to celebrate my birthday. The service was excellent, the food was even better. We had a great time.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food - Little Failures
Great Mediterranean and Portuguese cuisine with LARGE portions. Most impressed with the appetizer selection and almost made a meal of them. Only lamb-couscous entree was lackluster and a messy car disaster as take away. Salt and pepper shakers were only on select tables, with large grind black pepper in shakers with holes only fit to accommodate powdered pepper so shaker tops had to be removed for use. (pet peeve) Pre-Mother's Day family groups with uncontrolled small children made Saturday evening date-dinner a audio and visual challenge. Large selection of cocktails, with uneven mixes from drink to drink. (One Absolute Sea-breeze was all cranberry, the second was a vodka shot with a splash of red, no grapefruit juice to taste in either.)
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tapas are great as well as their entrees! Good selection of food and Drinks for all people
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I ordered a meal of tapas. The "flat" oysters served with mignonette and cocktail sauce were great and our server Bruno explained that they were originally a French variety that has been cultivated in Maine for over 100 years - very knowledgeable. Moved onto to a daily special of cream of asparagus soup with lobster croquets (very good) and the pomme frites - hand cut, well fried with truffle oil and parmesan, which were not overdone. Seared foie gras was excellent - an opulent preparation with richness and depth instead of sweetness. Finished up with the kobe sliders, cooked rare (they didn't ask how I wanted them, which is fine with me) with an addictive harisa aioli. No misses. Great meal.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food here was fantastic. The restaurant specializes in seafood and mediterranean dishes. The wine and martini list is extensive. The service was a bit sub-par, with the waiter not knowing current beer selections and specials.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent As Always
Excellent as always! We had dinner here for my friend's birthday and we had a ball! Our server was new, but was very attentive and made our night most enjoyable. After dinner we had more drinks and hooka on the patio. Everyone enjoyed themselves thoroughly and we will definitely do it again!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We sat indoors however there
We sat indoors however there was a patio with live music outside
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quality food, good service
We went to Bodega with a group of 5. The service was friendly, if a bit slow. The main courses took quite some time to be delivered. However, the entrees were good. Three of the five entrees were excellent, while the other two missed the mark by a bit (Paella was dry, Pasta was a bit too creamy). Would return again, especially for the happy hour deals.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bodega was a surprise - open
Bodega was a surprise - open on July 4th when many others were closed; the food was very good; menu varied and choices good; our server was very, very good; the restaurant reminds me of NYC - will definitely return.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect last minute plan change
At the last minute, I used the OPEN TABLE APP and found that this gem of a place had an opening.
We were offered a spot on the patio or inside where there was a singer. We ate inside and shared a delightful array of tapas, appetizers, and shared a paella. All were magnificent, but a special shout out for the lobster nachos, truffled fries and the glazed wings.
The drink menu has many martinis and libations. The vibe was laid back. The crowd was diverse in age and ethnicity as one would expect in Cleveland Hts.
After dinner, we sat on the patio to finish the evening.
Highly recommended for a mellow evening in a relaxed atmosphere. Amazing to get in on short notice for such high quality. This independent restaurant needs local support.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Didn't even get to the main dishes
Tapas were some of the best we have tasted. The lobster mac and cheese was excellent, the new spicy sauteed calamari rivals some of the best we've had, and the Coquille scallops were a whole new flavor. The salads (especially the caprese) were very good as well. Our server was very energetic and did a great job.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We stopped by Bodega after a movie at Cedar-Lee for dinner. We ordered the Lobster Tacos and Lobster Mac-n-Cheese and both were excellent. When paired with the mixed greens salad and the romaine wedge salad, this combo left us full, satisfied, and happy campers. Our only wish was that the waiter/performers would have performed longer as this cello and flute duet were excellent. I would recommend Bodega to anyone.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were there on what looked to be a slow night (3 tables inside with customers don't know how many people were seated outside) but service was slower than what I would have expected (even with the Browns/Bills game on TV). Not sure if this is due to the owner's influence (leave the diner aone to enjoy the food) or inattentiveness of the staff. Once we were seated the lighting was set far too low in my opinion. Now for the food - it was amazing! Wonderful flavors! Planning a return trip already!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food with quite a large menu that has a unique Moroccan twist to many conventional dishes. Sautéed calamari was delicious, lobster nachos were good but a bit small for the price, bouillabaisse was outstanding and the black peppercorn ahi tuna was perfection. Mike our waiter was charming, a definite foodie, did a nice job selling the entrees and was spot on with the wine pairing. Would definitely go back!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
BEST FOOD EVER!!!!!!
Everything was perfect, delicious food super fast service!!!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Word on the streets is that
Word on the streets is that Bodega is the spot to be and they were right! Bodega is a nestled in the hippie neighborhood of Coventry in Cleveland Hts. It is a come as you are kind of place. The dress code went from business suits to t-shirts and jeans. The food is exceptional! We had the lobster mac and cheese, stuffed salmon, and 3-meat skewer plate. The food was excellent and very large portion sizes. This is a must try if you're in the neighborhood.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bodega has a great atmosphere and "feel" to it, whether you're dining indoors or outdoors. I've come here several times and each time the food has been delicious. The hummus is my favorite anywhere in Cleveland, and you can't beat the martini menu either. Service is always responsive and helpful! They've always been really flexible with honoring restaurant.com and other gift certificates too. For instance, even though the fine print said not valid for alcohol, they've always allowed it when I've used them!
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lobster Parmesan Risotto
Everyone loved their food, but the lobster parm was awesome. It was a huge serving and I could not eat it all, but it was great. Good wines too. I had the Purple Hands Pinot Noir and it is very nice.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM