Severance Restaurant and Case Club
Severance Restaurant and Case Club

Severance Restaurant and Case Club

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://clevelandorchestra.com/
  • Phone: 2162317373x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Sunday Matinee: 12:00pm - 3:00pm.
    Dinner: Concert Season: Thursday: 4:30pm - 7:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Smith
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full service catering is available by Marigold Catering for social and corporate events. Severance Hall is recognized nationally as one of Cleveland's historic signature buldings. The building's exquisite spaces are rented by a wide variety of local organizations for meetings, dinners, receptions, weddings and social events. Premium dates are available. Call the Facility Sales Office at 216-231-7420 or email to hallrental@clevelandorchestra.com
  • Private Party Facilities: The Terrace Room can be rented for private parties on a space available basis. Call the Facility Sales Office at 216-231-7420 for information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: East Boulevard
  • Public Transit: The Health Line RTA bus stops less than a block from Severance Hall.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available in the Campus Center Garage at the East Boulevard entrance to Severance Hall. There is a charge for parking which can be purchased in advance. Call the Ticket Office at 216-231-1111.
A word from Severance Restaurant and Case Club
Severance Restaurant features contemporary American cuisine in an elegant setting, perfect for a quick bite before the concert, leisurely dinner, or even a custom-catered reception for a special event. Menus include a selection of seasonally appropriate and locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant also offers an eleven-seat bar and wine and craft beer list. Severance Restaurant is operated by Marigold Catering, a certified Green Caterer and voted Northeast Ohio's Best Offsite Caterer in 2012 and 2013.

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Severance Restaurant and Case Club reviews from OpenTable diners
12 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (8)fit for foodies (3)neighborhood gem (2)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • SRL
    SRLSRVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    A good place to visit prior to the Severance concert. The meals are reasonably priced and the choices are varied.They have vegan choices as well. Good place to go prior to a busy concert night. Service this time was OK, but not great. He had too many tables.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect concert compliment!
    Cmac
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This makes a a great trouble free evening at the symphony. Food was very good with an appealing and very convenient way to have a meal before attending a concert. I was a little concerned from some other reviews online. I was afraid that we would just be getting banquet level food on exchange for the convenience - far from it!! The flavors were very good. As a vegetarian I was especially pleased to have a couple of options for the entree. Atmosphere was very nice, though it does have a slight hotel feel to it. Server was very nice though a little inexperienced and slightly stressed from the pressure of getting people finished at the same time. All the staff were very pleasant though. I would definitely take advantage of this again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good a la carte
    used2BpigVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The change to an a la carte menu this year is welcome in that it offers more choices and makes it possible for those who prefer it to eat less. The food is still delicious and a treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Has potential
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our waiter was wonderful, attentive, knowledgable and met all our needs. They have a nice wine list. One meal was excellent, second was average. A nice place to go before a concert.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AMDG69
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We were seated in the terrace room per our Open Table request and for once were served in a fast , timely , and professional manner leaving ample time to eat and still make seating at the Orchestra without rushing which is our goal . The martinis have always been made to perfection and again were consistent with that history . They have gone from fixed prixe to al la carte menu which is much more preferable and the fish was quite good as were the mixed berry deserts . So far , this is the best experience we have had of six or so sittings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow- improved!
    Pidge
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Last year the Sunday brunch menu was $$$$$ and not great but they have switched to a delightful brunch menu and reduced the cost to a very reasonable level. It is so convenient to eat there when going to the symphony but we planned not to return if they didn't make lots of changes - which they have made! We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A disappointment
    JJDE
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We dined prior to a Sunday matinee. The menu was limited, but the server was enthusiastic about some of items. The food took well over a half hour to arrive even though it wasn't that crowded. The chickpea soup was lukewarm and fairly bland. The pork dish my wife ordered was practically all meat with a few greens buried under. The pork was was burnt and black in places. She didn't get the potatoes that were to come with the dish. My scallops were fine, but the pasta was lukewarm. The server never came around to ask how are food was until the end when we had to leave to go to the matinee. We told him about the potatoes not being served, and he offered to get some. However, by this time we had to go to the concert. Sad.
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  • JanEVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Although the service was good and the atmosphere pleasant, the food was very mediocre, with the scallops ($27.00) rubbery, and the polenta full of gummy lumps and no flavor. It is very convenient if one is going to the orchestra but not worth it. We won't try again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.8
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 92 reviews are from the Severance Restaurant and Case Club reviews archive.
  • First time may be my last
    superfluouslyfriendly
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Our server Chamile was not very attentive to my requests only to my date/friend. She probably assumed he was ordering for the both of us, but it is 2014 so that is a poor assumption to make. Not only did she hear us say that we wanted to order our meals a-la-cart but she also assumed that I wanted my food prepared the same way as my friend. I have a very specific diet that I follow with no butter or oil and because we were in a hurry I did not send my food back that was covered in butter, oil and sauce. The food was excellent, but I would not recommend this restaurant because of the service! I have severed for many years in the past and this would not be the way I treated my guests.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner Before the Symphony
    cavemanIII
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The Severance Restaurant is a pleasant prelude for your evening at the symphony. Your choices are limited, but the price is reasonable (about $50). The appetizers were particularly enjoyable. The diners were not young this evening, but the staff was not stuffy. Your surroundings are nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient and tasty but pricey
    Maganddave
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Went before a family performance so there were lots of kids. Menu is very limited. There was a delicious bread board with olives, artichokes, pickles and pate, a salad, 3 options for entree, and 2 desserts to choose from for $40. Kids could choose between Mac and cheese and chicken fingers for $10. The food reminded me of good wedding food. I enjoyed my salmon, the potatoes were a little cold, the dessert was good and the salad was 95% lettuce. It's a nice space and the staff was attentive and friendly. I wish they had more ala carte options.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too pricey!
    Pidge
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Although the salad and entree were good, the strawberry rhubarb pie tasted like something wrapped in plastic and sold at speedway. The prix fixe was WAY over priced! Could have gotten the same meal with a better dessert elsewhere for 2/3 the cost at most. Only advantage is that it's convenient for symphony concerts
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  • AMDG69
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    The last two times we have been there service has been very slow . We have sat down an hour and fifteen minutes before concert time and had to rush through desert (offering to have it boxed) in order to get seated on time . Also this last time our drinks before dinner were not brought until dinner . Different people other than our server , who was attentive , were bringing our food and they would come in the room , look around , and then go back in the kitchen probably to recheck the table # . It was clear they were confused as to where orders were supposed to be deliverd
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Severance is Special
    Roadrunner
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    If you're attending an event at Severance, treat yourself by dining here beforehand. Elegance and beautifully prepared, wonderful tasting food at a very fair price. Note that the menu is prix fixe, so it offers a much narrower choice than you may be used to. But the quality and value are well worth the limited choice. Even if you're not attending an event it is worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    The Severance Reataurant is a convenient place to eat when attending a concert. The food is presented by Marygold Catering, which is an improvement from the previous Sammy's. The food was creative but somewhat overpriced. The space is in need of decorative upgrading w/some lighter colors as there is not much day light in the dinning room from one wall of windows.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Speed and quality
    TJMaxVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The fact they are faced with getting you in and out in time for the show is key. They offer a fix menu with bread plate, salad, main dish choices are fish, meat and vegetarian choice followed by desert, $40. Over all a good deal, we both had the fish and it was fantastic! I would go back again.
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  • Pleasantly Surprised
    Fridays7fan
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Our last visit was disappointing - food mediocre and high priced. Now under new catering management. Food was good with very good service - attentive and knowledgeable. Not moderately priced but represents good value overall. Makes concert attendance convenient and hassle free.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great before orchestra concert
    SnmoVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    We went for dinner before going to the Cleveland orchestra concert. That was just the perfect place to go. Very good food, excellent service and already located in severance building.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Severance Dining
    SunnytimesVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We, as well as our guests, enjoyed our delicious meals at Severance Restaurant. Our server was exceptionally pleasant, cordial & professional. We were served promptly allowing us to enjoy another exceptional performance by the Cleveland Pops Orchestra. Dining here makes for a lovely, relaxing evening.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • April 25, 2014
    DellD
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Bread and salads were fine. Main course disappointed, especially the potatoes. Dessert was OK. Expensive for the overall quality.
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bobjoe
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Classic restaurant with excellent service and only fair food quality.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • before performance convenience
    post
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    This resturant is in a beautiful perfromance hall. There was a very limited menu, possibly due to the schedulig of the evening performance. The menu selections were disapointing as there were only three entrees. The taste and presentation was fair at best and costly. This was not a good value, but it was convenient. This would be fine for before or after performance drinks, but I would not reccomend this resturant based on its food.
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  • Opportunities for improvement
    Disappointed
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    The menu selections were very limited and the portion sizes were very small. The small amount of marigold bread and odd variety of spread was not worth the effort to place on the wood. The food presentation was nice, but the food was not worth the cost. The polenta was cold, yet the meat was very hot. I couldnt taste the salad dressing, so the salad was dry. We were seated near the kitchen. It was difficult to enjoy the atmosphere as there was constant racing back and forth from the kitchen to the dining room.
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  • Dinner at Severance Hall
    lovethered
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    It was a busy night at Severance Hall and service was slow and we felt rushed. There was a confusion at the beginning and there was no table for us -- we had confirmed reservations for four. They did accommodate us. Although it took a while before we were served drinks, they eventually came and dinner was fine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Refused service
    asdf
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I WAS REFUSED SERVICE. WITH A RESERVATION. NOT WASTING MY TIME AGAIN.
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  • convenient but overpriced
    musiclover
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    very convenient for dining before the concert; service was excellent and there was no problem finishing with ample time before the concert; the food was very good and well prepared; $40 is too expensive, however. When Sammy's charged $40 for the buffet, that was somewhat overpriced, but you expect to pay a premium for the convenience of dining at Severance before the concert. I was OK with paying $40 for the buffet. But portions were a bit small for $40. Severance Restaurant should bring back the buffet. If they don't want to do that, then they should significantly reduce the price.
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  • Great for Concert Goers
    Robd
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    The experience and food were perfect prior to attending a concert at Severance Hall.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-concert dinner
    EBAR
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    This was our first experience here since Sammy's was in charge. I can only comment on pre-concert dinners. There was no buffet, which was welcome - we are light eaters. The menu was limited to three choices - meat, fish, or vegetarian. The meat this time was braised short ribs - wonderful. The starter was a charcuterie board with breads, cheese, artichokes and pate. This was followed by salad, entree and choice of 2 desserts - chocolate cake or fruit tart with custard. Service was quick - it didn't take any longer than it would have with the buffet. Our reservations were for 5:45, we were a little late but were still out before 7:00 for a 7:30 concert.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprised
    foodie
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We were very disappointed with our dining experience. No longer the good buffet, we had 3 choices, non of which my husband wished for. The wines were very pricey. The meager meal was also very expensive. Let's up the quality. Severance is a lovely destination before an event.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    The service was excellent as was the food. The staff went out of their way to help my wife and I celebrate our 44th wedding anniversary. It couldn't have been better.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • horible food
    cinnamon
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Food was not fresh. The meat and steamed vegetables were old and soup was not on the menue. Very low food options.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre-Pop's Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The Severance Restaurant was the perfect place to dine with friends before going to the Pop's performance. You could not ask for a better location. The atmosphere is perfect for dinning with friends. I cannot say more for the employees and staff. They were friendly. knowledgeable, and professional. You could not ask for a better meal. From the combination of flavors, color and presentation, it was just first class.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food & convenient to Severance
    SunnytimesVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We love the convenience to Severance Hall and the ambience. The food is very good and the service is excellent. It is a great value. Dishes are on the rich side and our preference is for simpler recipes as it was when it was Sammy's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Before the Concert
    Molly
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    This was an excellent choice before seeing The Cleveland Orchestra. The staff was very efficient in seeing that we got our drinks and food courses in before the concert started, without us feeling rushed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • review
    Donotwishtoprovide
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Food was good. Servers seemed to be overworked. Interestingly my table was served before the one next to me much to the consternation of those sitting at the table. The fact that the table next to us was served so late was a distraction for the entire meal. Otherwise meal would have been OK. I suppose one bad meal ruins the experience for others.
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  • Friday at 7
    NativeClevelander
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Love having a good dining option in the gem that is Severance Hall prior to the concert. New pre fixe menu (versus the former buffet) helpful to keep everyone on schedule and also enjoy being served. Good selection of meat fish veg. Though delicious, my fish was a bit dry, a minor complaint. The bread and toppings before dinner were tasty and creative as was the salad. Friendly helpful service, and not surprisingly got a bit busy as the rush pressed on, so order early.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great before a concert
    oneof4
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    The menu was price tixe with a choice of 3 entrees and 2 desserts. Appetizers were included and brought to the center of the table. Although all 4 of us had the same entree, it was exceptional and beautifully presented. Everyone dining there is going to the concert performance, so the waitstaff has no down time. They were friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine Dining
    SunnytimesVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    We ordered the short ribs and they were delicious. We were running late. Our sever took our order quickly, served our meals promptly, and, got us to the concert on time. Our gratitude!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
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  • Wonderful Pre-Show Meal
    Staci
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Loved the fixed menu....good selections...I had the ravioli which was absolutely delicious. Nice bread selections, tasty salad with cranberries, main dish was delectable (good to the last drop!) and the chocolate torte I had for dessert was perfectly sweet and a great finish to a good meal. We didn't feel rushed at all but we also didn't feel like we had to wait. Our server was readily available but didn't hover. We got there about 6:30 and were out about 7:45 in time for our 8pm curtain at Severance Hall. Perfect restaurant for a good dinner before a show. It was a bit expensive but we definitely enjoyed everything. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Severance Hall Restaurant
    hollyirene
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Excellent food, fast service and quiet ambiance. We enjoyed our dining experience very much and look forward to a return visit.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.