The Katz Club Bar Car
The Katz Club Bar Car
  • Address:
    1975 Lee Road
    Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
    Neighborhood:
    Cleveland Heights
  • Cuisine:
    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
    Price: $30 and under

The Katz Club Bar Car

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thekatzclubdiner.com/
  • Phone: 2169323333x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner:

    Wednesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 1:30am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Executive Chef: Douglas Katz
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Wine
  • Catering: We offer full service off site catering service. We are happy to provide off-site food and service for cocktail parties, full dinners and receptions. We also offer craft cocktail bar service.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cedar
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Katz Club Bar Car
Please note that the Katz Club Bar Car is primarily a full service bar. However, we do offer a small menu to enhance your lounge experience.

Set in a refurbished classic diner car, the Katz Club Bar Car is a lounge like no other in the Cleveland area. Hand crafted cocktails made with the finest ingredients are served with exquisite attention to detail in a cozy and comfortable setting. The farm to table essence of the adjacent Katz Club Diner is present not only in the menu of bar food offerings but also in the hand made syrups, mixers and emulsions. Join us and indulge yourself in the rich 1940’s atmosphere of the Katz Club.

The Katz Club Bar car offers full cocktail service and a menu featuring shucked to order oysters, grass fed beef burgers, small plates and fine cheese. We also specialize in a wide selection Champagne bottles served at retail prices.
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The Katz Club Bar Car reviews from OpenTable diners
11 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.8
    Service3.2
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
62% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (7)fit for foodies (6)romantic (4)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (3)late-night find (3)good for groups (2)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (1)special occasion (1)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • We shall return!
    kiwiwife
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Fun experience. Best Manhattan I have had in a long time. Interesting menu. Only negative was that the plates should be warmed as the food tended to cool down too quickly. No worries though, we will go back; hopefully soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • will not return
    celebrationVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Unfortunately we left after 55 minutes-having not received our meal. Those who came much later did get served.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wondeful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I was ecstatic when I heard Doug Katz was the owner. I eat here at least once a month since opening. The food is delicious- I can't bring myself to order anything other than the "farmers table" pancakes are wonderful as well. The one downside is the service has been spotty- but I am not to picky as long as my coffee stays full I'm a happy customer:) thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, But Be Patient
    Ratso
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food was really delicious and beautifully plated. Outside dining area had a huge gap between it and the restaurant, like they planned to have dancing there and never did. I couldn't get a certain bourbon they served in the bar car because "I was in the restaurant". Appetizer came with dinner. Three attempts to get dessert order right, finally did. Service needs work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • weird vibe for dinner
    PickyVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This bar is a great locale for drinks and friends, but I don't recommend eating there. Enigmatically speaking, I really enjoy the diner food at the Katz Club, but on the other side! It's bright, cheerful and a fun "diner" experience. But, in the bar, the service was fine, but it was so dark, we could barely see our food! I had to pull out my iPhone just to turn on a light to see the menu! There are no dining tables, only low ones and bar "counter" service.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Burgers n' Bourbon
    Snackin
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I went for the 'burgers n' bourbon' having seen a previous review. Its a nice place. Comfortable. The 'speakeasy' was a cool touch. Will go back again to try the breakfast selection.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Couldn't eat cause they list our reservation . Front desk and manager were oblivious to us.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unique to the Area
    Chloebru
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Doug Katz has proved once again the quality of great food, atmosphere and service in this unique mid century modern eatery!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    ThatOtherGuy
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We love the Bar Car at Katz Klub! Wednesday night is Burgers & Bourbon. Love the burger and fries. And, of course, the bourbon tasting! We always enjoy the great service and conversation with Eric, the bartender. The wife and I consider this "our spot."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 6 reviews are from the The Katz Club Bar Car reviews archive.
  • Doug Katz is 1 of the best!
    Eatingthrulife
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Hand crafted drinks that are superb. One of the best old fashions I've had ever!! Food is all locally sources and you can taste the quality. There is a reason that Doug Katz is recognized as one of the best in the business. Menu is eclectic yet still retains the old school dinner feel. Will be a regular of this establishment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A dinner out?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    This is the first time for my husband and I to have dinner at the Katz Club. It had to be the worst restaurant meal I can remember in a long time. We ordered chicken-a-la-king and took three bites and left it. It was mostly mushrooms and the meat was dark meat....un-appetizing looking dark meat. It was served over a huge, pyramid stack of waffles.....presentation was immediately a turn-off. We ordered a salad first. It looked as if it were directly out of the plastic bag without as much as a single tomato or cucumber slice in sight. We did order cocktails first ( which were good). We were out of there in 45min, having eaten little and, with tip, we dropped $62. I hope Doug succeeds but, not with that kind of food!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised to be able to make an Open Table reservation; then was surprised to find that we would be seated in the "club"/lounge section since I did not know that they had finished that section of the diner. I loved the ambiance of a "speak-easy", but although a dinner menu is available, we found it tricky trying to eat at the low, made for cocktails & finger foods, tables. Would definitely go back there for drinks & a quick snack. Will stick to the diner section for meals.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Devil is in the details
    janetp222
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    They get it right by paying attention to every little detail. The chilled glasses. The professional bartenders. The unusual combination on the menu. Loved it! wish it was on my side of town, but worth the trip!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service was lacking
    JoeyVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    This is a beautiful spot and a great vibe, but the service did not match the surroundings - both bartenders were inattentive and not particularly friendly. It was early and not busy. The service was the same for the party behind us, I don't think the male bartender greeted the table or took their order for what seemed like 10 minutes. The food was great but was spoiled by the uncaring staff, I hope it improves because we won't be back for awhile.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing find
    ZSteve
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We enjoyed a great Valentine's Day evening and thought Bar Car was amazing and like no other place in Cleveland! The food is, of course, up to Doug's outstanding and unusual standards. The huge selection of bourbons, gins and other types of alcohol are impressive and capable of meeting anyone's drink tastes. The comfortable, relaxed seating and low tables, make this a great place to have a comfortable evening for a couple but also perfect for a larger group!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.