You can't have my cornbread!
The cornbread is great and memorable.We had the ribeye and the salmon. Both were excellent.Our waiter was very pleasant too. I recommend eating hereanytime, especially prior to a concert to beat the line.
2/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
our server was the best and
our server was the best and we would come back next time we are downton
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
The staff was more than accommodati
The staff was more than accommodating for our large group. They were friendly and attentive. The food was delicious as well!
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food...really nothing
Great food...really nothing like this in Cleveland. Loved the flavors!
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great place to go before a
Great place to go before a concert! Since my boyfriend and I spent $40 for food, we were able to have priority access to the concert, and we ended up being right by the stage! It was great.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fun restaurant with great
Fun restaurant with great food. We had food vouchers for the concert. Warning: the restaurant staff was not well informed on how this process works. You have seats if you pay for the food voucher, so, unless you want to stand in front of the stage, there is no reason/need to get in the "early entry" line (for people that simply ate at the restaurant pre-concert). The staff had no idea...
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best of Cleveland - House of Blues!
Wow! Ok, so walking to House of Blues with my wife and 3 kids, 17, 13 and 9, was a bit interesting. We were harassed by local cleveland youth. Not the best experience for our family. But upon walking through the doors at HOB, we were greeted warmly and the entire staff was professional, helpful, welcoming and I must say, this was the nicest place we visited in Cleveland! The food was crazy good too!! We arrived around 530, and went early on purpose because we were with our children. Cleveland isn't super kid friendly toward evening on a Friday night.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE BLUES
The shrimp vodoo was excellant, as well as everything else.
Service was excellant.
Music was ok. Was hoping for more of a blues style music.
Would highly recommend for a fun night out.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service was good.
Food and service was good. Needs a better and larger beer menu
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a winner
Love eating here before a show. Always a winner in my book
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful time. The food was great, drinks were good, and our server was very attentive and friendly. The only downside was this. I tried to make our dinner reservation for 7:00. We were going to the House of Blues to see a 9:00 show. When I placed the reservation on line, it said from 5:00 until 7:45 was booked. I made our reservation for 7:45. When we arrived at 7:45 there were plenty of empty tables. Because we waited until 7:45 for our table, it caused us to miss the first 15 minutes of the show.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for a pre-theater dinner
My girlfriends and I enjoyed the outdoor seating at House of Blues. The patio seating was comfortable and as out of towners we enjoyed the unique area of the city. Fresh salmon was wonderful. Great meal. And it was greatly appreciated that the management read our request to get to our 8pm show on time, and served our meals with plenty of time to eat and get to the theater. The only complaint we had was that others stood a few feet away from the fenced patio to smoke, but that was beyond the restaurant's control.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Afternoon at the House of Blues
The four of us ordered completely different types of meals, and each one of us were quite pleased. The pesto flatbread-outstanding. Lentil soup delicious, as was roast beef sandwich. Pulled pork sliders, very good. As was the mandarin steak salad. Our server was the BEST. Very helpful, knowledgeable, and most accomodating. Will return soon.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Kids were at concert so we decided to hang out in Cleveland to eat, drink and have fun too. Ate at HOB outside which was nice because it was a beautiful day. Food was just okay - I got a chicken cesaer salad - dressing was little bland and the chicken and lettuce tasted like they had sat in water or something - not very flavorful. Hubby got pulled pork sliders - they were tiny and didn't come close to filling him up plus they didn't even come w/fries or anything BUT, he said they were good! Stopped back into the bar near the end of the concert, drinks were great and reasonably priced. I even got to look in at the concert which was cool as I've never been there before. Overall, had a great time!
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We ate outside. The scene
We ate outside. The scene was energetic and fun. Food came out timely and tasted great. The staff gave a me a tour of the inside including the stage, which was a real plus. I will be back with friends / family.
I wish they had Great Lakes on tap, though. It is a local brew that a lot of Clevelanders like. I had to settle for a bottle.
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
THE SEVICE WAS EXCELLENT!!!
THE SEVICE WAS EXCELLENT!!! THE ATMOSPHERE WAS VERY NICE! MY WIFE AND I REALLY LIKED ON HOW U WERE GREETED WITH A SMILE BY EVERYONE THAT WE CAME ACROSS!! THE FOOD WAS DELICOUS AND CAN'T WAIT TO COME BACK AGAIN!!
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Moms Night Out
Really enjoyed the blues music that night. Great sound, wish there had been more people inside to enjoy it. Food was great, loved the flatbread appetizer and key lime pie. Our server was okay, could have been a little more attentive, considering how few people were inside, and knowing that we had a large gift certificate to spend.
Would come back for future trips to Cleveland
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
except for the baby crying
except for the baby crying at a nearby table everything was great
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Before a show
We had 5:15 reservations and were sat immediately. We had plenty of time for drinks, dinner, and coffee before we had to walk down the street for a show at Playhouse Square. I previously thought this would be too far, but it was a pleasant walk. Don't count out the East 4th restaurants when going to Playhouse Square events! The food was excellent, and the drink specials were tasty. Oh, the cornbread is the most delicious cornbread you will ever eat!!! Get the cornbread!!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great place for comfort foods and to take in the sights and sounds of 4th Street. Lots of menu choices; but finally settled on The Applewood Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf. Glad I did - it was very good. The "jump the line" for concerts is also a nice perk for diners.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you have a horrible time here you brought it with you. I don't believe the staff could be the cause. This is a well run restaurant and bar.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome summer fun night
With teen sons, it is difficult to find the right fun activity they will attend with me (mom). We enjoyed the downtown Cleveland drive and experience. Walking around was fun for them and they weren't even embarrassed to be seen with me. Dinner was great and they loved the appetizer, drinks, and oh my! the FOOD! We even shared dessert. By the time Chad Hoffman came on stage, we were relaxed and ready for the show (quite good). By the time we got back to Youngstown, both boys had thanked me and asked if they could be allowed to go to House of Blues with their friends. Of course!
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
25th Aniversary at the HOB
I simply love East 4th street in Cleveland and the House of Blues Restauant is one of my favorites, especially when it's a beautiful summer day and you can sit outside! My wife and I celebrated our 25th wedding aniversary there this past Tuesday and we had a wonderful time. The weather was nice and the food (and happy hour) were wonderful. I had the blackened Salmon and it was outstanding. My wife chose to eat on the lighter side but she certainly enjoyed the wine! We look forward to eating there again real soon! Keep rockin HOB! Oh, by the way, we headed over to the Q afterwards to see the Eagles concert.
7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pre-Eagles Dining w/Friends
Very much enjoyed the experience, the weather held up for us to enjoy outdoor seating. Food was delicious and came out in good timing. Our server was very pleasant and accomodating. He informed us that it was "happy hour" when we arrived and what that included.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pass the line
We dined at the House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio in order to get the preferential treatment to pass the line. Each person must purchase 20 dollars worth of food and/or beverages in order to receive early entry to the show. It is worth the front row seats/stands. While the drinks were very pricey and we did not receive our complimentary glasss, the food was excellent.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Aside from cornbread, our waiter was great; a gentleman, and gave good service
Don't forget; if seeing a show at HOB, dining here b4 show gives u pass the line privileges!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bought a dine and skip the line package..Got a lot of food and drinks to make this dining experience worth while. Loved seeing Emblem3 also..Awesome show!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service! Food was okay. I had shrimp and grits and it wasn't like usual bed of grits and grits portion was small. My boyfriend had BBQ ribs and he said it was good but the sauce was too tomatoes. But overall we had a great time.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Touchstone of our Vacation fabulous
This is just a great place to be. We returned often throughout our stay. Very friendly attentive staff. Helped us not only with dinner and drinks but with info on how to enjoy the city of Cleveland. Creative atmosphere. Let's start with the Voodoo shrimp or the street tacos!!! The food was very creative and had so many levels of flavor. Drinks from the bar were excellent. If you are in Cleveland, you need to go there.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first time dining at House of Blues. I really enjoyed everything about it. My group went a little earlier in the night so isn't was crowded or loud. I would eat there again!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always something to look at
Good food good energy and I love all the stuff to look at
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Funky Night Out
Made reservations online 2 hours before we arrived. Our table was ready & waiting when we arrived. No wait. Bartenders were generous, very strong drinks. Food was excellent. Youve got to try the shrimp & cornbread appetizer! Our server, Josh, was more than pleasant & prompt. Finished just in time to see the show. Will be back again. This was not our first great experience here, just my first review.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was one of the best dining experiences I ever had. The staff was exceptional and went out of their way to make our experience an enjoyable one. My daughter actually cut her leg and without even asking they brought her some band-aids and alcohol swabs. I could not believe how kind all were. There manager was extremely helpful to us as well. It was a great experience customer service wise. The food was outstanding, prepared perfectly and very tasty. We sat outside, which we normally do not do and I must say we enjoyed the atmosphere immensely. I am in the food service business and usually very critical, I would return and dine here as well as recommend it to all my family and friend's.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our 1st time in Cleveland
This was our 1st time in Cleveland and we were so pleased with the service and the food at The House of Blues. We loved everything at the restaurant and it made our first night in Cleveland a great time.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
My first time dining here. Krista was the perfect server, in my opinion. Her suggestions on wine and menu items were on the mark.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food & Atmosphere
House of Blues Cleveland is a great place to eat. The menu is varied and inventive, and the food is tasty. I had the appetizer chicken tacos this time, but everything I've had there has been good. Our server was good but she disappeared for awhile after we'd gotten our food. It's a great atmosphere - even when crowded, it doesn't get too noisy. Definitely a good place to check out when you're downtown!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Before the show
Always a good place to eat before attending a show at The House of Blues. Generous portions, well-seasoned, and cooked perfectly.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great friendly service. The staff went out of their way to make us happy.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
good food, service a little slow
We've dined here several times. Food is always good. Outdoor seating in prime location when the weather is nice. Service was a little slow this time.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and ambience
The girlfriend and I were there for a show so we decided to have dinner as well and it was a GREAT choice. The food was amazing, the atmosphere was great and our server was great. We would do it again and would recommend it to friends.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server was wonderful!!
Our server was wonderful!! She gave us menu and drink suggestions, let us know who was playing later that night and that there were still seats available, checked on us several times to make sure we had what we needed and offered us dessert. The restaurant was very cool and exactly the atmosphere we were looking for, the food was FANTASTIC!!! I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a great meal at a decent price with very relaxed atmosphere. Thank you House of Blues!!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The good, bad & expensive
Attending an avent at The Scene Stage and heard about the "Pass the line" incentive. If you spend x amount of $ at restaurant or HOB Store you may get into the venue before GA. Ordinarily this would be one of the only reasons I would recommend dining here, or possibly a special occasion. Menu was pricey, not as diverse selection as I care for. My friend had the Street Tacos w/shrimp and avacado which she thought, although a little too spicey, were VERY TASTEY. I had Pulled Pork on roll...not much to write about. No pun intended. They were not very flavorful and somewhat tough. Sweet potatoe fries were good and alcholic beveridge,The Painkiller was EXCELLENT. Wished it would have taken the pain away from the bill! Service was great!
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ate that Crossroads at the HOB before a show and got into the concert area before anyone else which allowed us to get a seat in the upstairs balcony. This is a HUGE plus! Oh.....and the food was GREAT! We will always eat there before a show!!
10/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Exceptional evening of food & music
My New York Strip Steak was exceptional, tender, slightly smokey, delicious. The accompanying fried potatoes and vegetables were tasty. I am a meat and potatoes person, highly spiced food has no appeal, this meal was perfect. My dinner at Crossroads at The House of Blues was an excellent entry to an exceptional evening of music with Wish You Were Here.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Easy option before a show
This was my first time dining here, and overall it was a very good experience. I had a "Pass the Line" voucher for $20, and my meal with a drink came to about $26 - I would use this feature again, especially considering the size of the club. I ordered the Lobster Mac and Cheese, which was not as good as I'd hoped, but it filled me up for the rest of the night.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good experience pre-HOB concert. Expedient service, good drinks, and a $20 per diner gets you in the concert hall before outside concert-goers.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Daughters first concert
We took our 14 yr old daughter and friend to their first concert at the HOB and decided to eat there also, great decision - service was excellent and quick. We showed up earlier then our reservation and they gladly seated us immediately
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM