Sans Souci - Renaissance Hotel Cleveland
Sans Souci - Renaissance Hotel Cleveland

Sans Souci - Renaissance Hotel Cleveland

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sanssoucicleveland.com/
  • Phone: 2166965600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am
    Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 1:30pm
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, French, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Brett Montgomery
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: We are open for all Holidays with special holiday menus.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Hotel parking is located on Superior Avenue inside the Renaissance Hotel Valet Lot. Dinner parking is complimentary.
A word from Sans Souci - Renaissance Hotel Cleveland
Sans Souci (san-susi), "without worry", is a Mediterranean specialties restaurant with an interior design concept reflecting the southeast region of France known as "Provence". Sans Souci offers a casual & relaxed atmosphere for dining.
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Sans Souci - Renaissance Hotel Cleveland reviews from OpenTable diners
8 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (3)scenic view (3)great for lunch (3)good for groups (2)fit for foodies (2)notable wine list (2)romantic (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Comfortable
    Bunny
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    It was great to have a late lunch in such a quiet place. Service was great and staff was personable. The menu was limited and both my guest and I enjoyed our choices.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 18 yr anniversary
    New2Cleveland
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The place was empty for a Saturday night. We were one of 2 tables. The chicken saltimbocca was overly garlicky and dry. Not worth the money. Nice goat cheese & fig appetizer though. I would rank this as mediocre, and will try other restaurants next time.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 282 reviews are from the Sans Souci - Renaissance Hotel Cleveland reviews archive.
  • Very disappointing
    hamdiner
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Looking forward to eating here since we had not eaten here in a long time. It has really gone down hill. Food was fair the presentation was less than fair. Service was decent. We were there on a Sat at 7:30 and there were 2 others tables that had customers. Really sad to see what was once an excellent restaurant, take such a bad turn:(
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  • mothers day brunch
    WineguyVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Food was fantastic. Fresh and very tasty. Service was fine, no major complaints but our server would have been more at home in TGI Fridays or something. We were seated right next to the servers' station so the ambience one would typically expect from this type of restaurant was decidedly lacking. If it were crowded I could understand but there was no reason for that table to be used. Overall, if you want a quick bite and you are in the Tower City/Rennaisance area of town then food is great. If you are planning a special meal, go elsewhere.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Should Have Adhered To The Reviews
    Zonk690VIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    The reviews on this restaurant was on point. I was very disappointed with the attitude of the hostess and the lack of personality of the waitress. The ambiance was pleasant. The food was ok but I was more disappointed that the snapper was not on the menu as it was listed on Open Table. Would NOT recommend.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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  • A Little Disappointing
    OU72
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We have dined here a few times in the past & this time was the most disappointing. The menu was limited & there were no specials/fresh catches. Previously, an assortment of tapenades/butters & crudités were served with the rolls & bread sticks. This time just the bread/sticks & a sweetened butter. The spinach in the salad could have been fresher, the vinaigrette was wonderful. Lobster in cream sauce with angle hair....the sauce was fabulous but the piece of lobster was small & a tad over cooked. Presentation of pasta different & interesting. Our server said he had just gotten there & didn't seem to be a bit harried & in not sync. This a good place if you want to dine and carry on a conversation with your dining partner & not be rushed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hotel hallway
    Bufrport
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Very strange table arrangement. In a hallway in front of kitchen without a view. Food fairly good but we were not inspired to stay for dessert and coffee.
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  • Experience
    Customer
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    What a hugh disappointment! Service was slow and unattentive, had to ask for water, bread and dinner specials. Very limited menu, a far cry from the French Connection days. Will not go back and would never recomend!
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  • Big Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    My sandwich was much too big to eat as a sandwich. Why do restaurants do that? And the bread was dry and stale rather than toasted.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I really liked the decor and
    mulan14
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    I really liked the decor and the quiet dinning experience . I was looking forward to trying the eggplant ravioli but there was a change in the menu which was not updated on their website menu . The bread basket contained many options .
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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  • Valentines day let down
    EpicuriousEmily
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We came for valentines day dinner, and what we got was a less than the amazing experience we expected from a $50/plate dinner. We ordered a bottle of champagne and the waiter "man-handled" the bottle, ripped the foil off, threw it on the table, and at one point aimed the ready-to-pop cork at us. The food was fine, not the best, and not what I expected for the price And reputation of the restaurant. My date ordered the fish and it was overlooked. The silver lining however was the desserts. There was a palate cleanser sorbetto that was phenomenal, and the desserts were to die for. They were the saving grace of the meal!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    great food, the dining area was quite with a soothing music in background; excellent food and great wine list.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night On The Town
    Jack
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    A great opportunity for a night on the town to celebrate a special occasion. The old style ambiance with select window side dinning overlooking Cleveland's Public Square , covered tables and attentive service in a romantic setting just adds to the celebration. Pricing is reasonable for the quality of food and service. The room was quiet with ample opportunity to take your time and enjoy each other's company without being rushed. Overall we were very pleased with the experience and would "book it" again in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing
    Kate
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Every year it gets a bit worse. I always have to work on Christmas Day so I can't dine until 4:30 p.m. Not much is open on Christmas Day in Cleveland. Sans Soucci is one option but they can't seem to handle the late afternoon crowd. Very slow service and some of the food was unedible (baked potato).
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant
    Xmas013
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    This is our fourth or perhaps fifth Christmas visit. The food and service are always good and the total experience is fantastic!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs work
    Hexman
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    Has gone downhill past few years, but we love the views onto Public Square during the holidays
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staff from Mel's Diner?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    While food and ambience were quite good. Our server acted as though she was serving in a diner. For example, she spilled quite a bit of my Ketel One on the table cloth without apology. When I asked her to be careful, she said, "you'll have plenty"......whatever that was supposed to mean! Overall the experience was good, but they need to have better wait staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed our Thanksgiving
    lavernVIP
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    We enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinner it was a enough selection for everyone. The food was good and the service. We would return love the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thanksgiving Dinner
    Isabella17
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    We chose San Souci for our Thanksgiving Dinner. Unfortunately, we were disappointed. It took one hour for our first course to be served. The first two courses were fine (salad) but the entree was cold. Since we were so hungry, we ate it but brought much of it home. The dessert was a disappointment as well. Our waiter was pleasant and did indicate that there were some problems in the kitchen. It was obvious that something was off in food timing and preparation. This was our second time dining at San Souci for Thanksgiving....not sure if we will return for a Holiday Meal or recommend it to our friends. Our bill for three was almost $300, so you can understand our disappointment.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointment
    aimetcoVIP
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Normally would not provide a review if I was not pleased with food, service etc. However, very doubtful we will ever return, which is a shame, we have enjoyed our Thanksgiving at Sans Souci for years.
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  • A beautiful place for Thanksgiving
    FoziVIP
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Just spent our second U.S. Thanksgiving at San Souci. We're from Canada and our Thankgiving is in October. The food as last year was excellent and so was the atmosphere . My wife and I both had the traditional turkey and it was very good. Also, the value of the meal I found to be excellent. When in Cleveland make sure you try this restaurant for breakfast or dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thanksgiving Dinner
    Peteo
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    My wife and I came here for thanksgiving dinner. Everything was great. We may be back next year.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night out in Cleveland
    tuzzy22
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    My husband and I had reservations to stay at the Renaissance Hotel Saturday night for the Pink concert. Even though living in Medina we don't really get to go downtown a lot so we wanted to make it a special weekend. A friend from work recommended Sans Souci. At first I thought with all the newer restaurants downtown maybe we should try one of them but my husband wanted to try Sans Souci. I'm so glad he did!! We had an excellent time! The food was amazing and the service top notch!! It made our nite out in Cleveland complete!! We plan an doing this again real soon and we will be dining at Sans Souci again! Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hmmmm, not what I expected
    Frogman
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    We had Saturday eve reservation, so was surprised to see few people in the restaurant. The restaurant seemed very narrow. The waitress seemed a bit out of place, and not terribly professional. We said we all wanted different glasses of wine, but she handed only one of us a one page wine list. The dinner food was fine, but nothing seemed very interesting. I ordered a pasta dish - it said it would be served with an over easy egg, but I didn't see the egg?? .One person in our party enjoyed their salmon. one of our dines was disappointed about a lack of crispy crust on their fish. I was looking for a romantic spot with an interesting menu, but this wasn't it. I enjoyed the food at AMP 150 and L'Albatross significantly more.
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  • Excellent dinner!
    iheartfood
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    This was our second year dining at Sans Souci before attending the World Series of Wine. The pierogi appetizer is amazing and the ceasar salad was excellent. I like the addition of olives and sundried tomoatoes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Eat before you go
    PickyEater
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    The food was really bad. Found a lemon seed on my crab cake. The lobster was really over-cooked. Should have guessed how bad it was when there was no one there at 7:00 on Sweetest Day.
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  • Disappointing
    Disappointment
    Dined on 10/9/2013
    We had dined at San Souci a couple of times before. This time was so disappointing! The food was mediocre. We had short ribs and snapper. The snapper was very fishy and the short ribs tasted like "yesterday's!" I will not go back and that's a shame since it had been one of our favorites for "special" dining!
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretensions without Performance
    Desmt
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    Sans Souci projects an abundance of excellence but fails to deliver. Food and service were ordinary at best and greatly exceeded by prices. You can equal or exceed the Sans Souci experience for way less money at a few dozen other downtown cafes.
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  • Not impressed
    AVx2
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    I was disappointed with this restaurant. Their website does not match the restaurant at all. I do not know how they can say they are a Mediterranean restaurant or French restaurant either. We had the Crab Cake which was actually good. It was light and had lots of crab meat. There was very little sauce though. I would have liked more. Our salads were dressed well and tasted good too. The Lobster Pasta was not good. I had 5 small pieces of over cooked lobster on top of a huge bowl of pasta. I did not like the sauce. The chocolate mousse was not good either. The plate had condensation on it like it was frozen and then set out for a long time. The chairs were old and ripped. My appetizer plate was coffee stained. The place needs a remodel.
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  • Good food, great service, & a view
    LisaVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    We had an early dinner at San Souci, since we were staying at the hotel and going to a show later on. The staff was very accommodating: my companion is on a very restricted, medically supervised diet and they went out of their way to make her feel comfortable. The food was excellent, a small substitution was offered very graciously and the prices were more reasonable than I expected.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hope Life Support comes through
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2013
    Sans Souci needs help. It is one thing to schedule private dining, but it is something else for the place to be so empty it seems neglected. Most of our meal was spend with only one other party being served...from 6:30-7:30 on a Friday evening. The food was good--not tremendous, but still quite good. Elaine's service was attentive and friendly. The dining room looked like it had not been updated in several years. Did we enjoy our meal? Yes. Do we look to rush back? Can't say that we do. Sad that this spot in downtown is struggling to survive. There are so many good Cleveland restaurants, there is little reason to come to Sans Souci.
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  • Mother's Day
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    My wife and I order Pan fried COD and it came out overcooked. It was on a bed of tomatoes which were cold instead of breaded warm tomato slices, which would have kept the fish warm. This is one of our favorite restaurants and we will return, hopefully for a better meal.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Mother's Day brunch
    BillR
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    The Mother's Day brunch was fabulous. The food, service and atmosphere was great. We really enjoyed our day.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs help
    AratherpickypersonVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2013
    This is the second time I've eaten there within a few months. The first time it was busy and I pushed off the medicore food on that. This time there were only 4 or 5 tables busy. My food was over cooked, lacked taste and the whipped potatoes came cold and lumpy. The ambience is good and the service was very good. This restaurante has been around for a long while. If it keeps serving food like I've now had on two occasions, I'm not sure how much longer it will be around with the many great restaurants in the area.
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  • Excellent meal and evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Excellent meal and evening with great views of Public Square.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful setting and attentive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 3/26/2013
    Wonderful setting and attentive wait service. Had dinner reservations for weeknight, only one other diner in restaurant at the time. Service was quick and she checked on us often, refilling water and asking us whether we needed additional items. The eggplant ravioli with mediterranean vegetables was quite good. The crab cakes were very tasty, mostly lump crab meat and light. We have enjoyed dinners here in the past. Definitely recommend to those who are staying overnight at the Renaissance Cleveland hotel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • My wife and I celebrated our
    ChrisNieman
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    My wife and I celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary with an overnight at the Renaissance Hotel. We ate dinner and breakfast at Sans Souci. We enjoyed both meals and will probably choose eat there again if we are staying at the hotel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
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  • One great Resteraunt having
    Scott
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    One great Resteraunt having both excellent food and atmosphere over looking the city. Service and staff were the best!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Everything was wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    Everything was wonderful! It was my first visit to Sans Souci and it was just great. The food was incredible, prepared perfectly and portion sizes were very reasonable. Wonderful wine list, and great service! Couldn't ask for more...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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  • The service was great. Sans
    Lcleveland
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    The service was great. Sans Souci is not the old Sans Souci. The decor is outdated and the food is very underwhelming. My steak looked as well as tasted like a cafeteria Salibsury steak. My boyfriend had a lamb chop that was cooked in a crock pot. Don't get me wrong, I love crock pots, but who wants a lamb chop that was slow cooked? Just because it is tender, does not make it have flavor. Disappointing :-(
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