The Leopard
The Leopard

The Leopard

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theleopardrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3305622111x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm


  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Contemporary French / American, American
  • Executive Chef: Mathew Mathlage
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We are able to accommodate parties up to 100 people. We will work with you to set up the perfect menu for your group.
  • Private Party Contact: Derrick Bryan 3309957618x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1 Mile south Geauga Lake
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: A combination of self parking and valet parking. Valet parking is complimentary.
A word from The Leopard
The Leopard Restaurant, has been a fixture in Aurora, Ohio, since March of 2000 offering an award-winning menu that Executive Chef, Zach Conover describes as, Eclectic, a diverse selection of dishes—everything from appetizers to desserts—that combines the ingredients of Local farms, and the unique tastes of Eurasia, France, Hawaii and Japan. The Leopard has been honored with the prestigious AAA
4-Diamond Award for the Eleventh consecutive year, a distinction it shares today with only one other restaurant in northern Ohio (for longevity). The wine list has also been honored by the Wine Spectator for excellence. The Leopard is a perfect location for rehearsal dinners, showers, private dining and charity events.The restaurant is located just minutes from downtown Solon, Ohio. There is ample free, self parking and all credit cards are accepted. Chef Zach is not only a 4 Diamond Chef, but he has recently been honored as one of the Best Chefs in America!
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The Leopard reviews from OpenTable diners
4 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.8
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (2)special occasion (2)neighborhood gem (2)fit for foodies (2)good for groups (1)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Leopard restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The evening was just OK...We were looking for an exciting night out...with nice ambience and great food....but we left with the thought of oh well... Food was very good. Fresh..just made taste... was by far the best thing of the experience. Slow service. My wife needed just anything to eat and it was a struggle jus to get a little bread for her. We will probably try the sports bar next..Paws.... was a little louder in there.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Dinner Ever!
    foodaholic
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Eating at the leopard was the most classy, elegant dinner I have ever had. The service could not have been better and the food was phenomenal. The food was a little pricy but the dime was definitely worth it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating5
    • Food5
    • Ambiance5
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 23 reviews are from the The Leopard reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    The chef had an emergency and was not there during my meal. But our server did a good job making it an enjoyabkle meal for my wife and me. It was my wife birthday
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Reach Restaurant
    FOODIE4MeVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Because this place is sooo far out there, they just don't get crowds . . . which is usually a good thing. But food turnover is small. Chef did begin with a small taster-so unimpressive that I forgot what it was. White bread rolls (yuk!), Caesar's salad we split so it was small, quite wilted and filled with lots of croutons (yuk!); bacon-wrapped chicken was bland while his lamb chops were just ok. Only good thing was the GREAT wine and wonderful creme brulee. Noise reverberates here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Your reservation may not exist
    Justin
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Booked the reservation on Open Table, found out upon arriving with my mom for a Mother's Day dinner that my reservation was null and void as it had been rented out to a private party.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DaveVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    This was our first time at Leopard. We were greeted by a very enjoyable waiter. We found out he was just 21. He made the experience more enjoyable. We started with a selection of wine. I seem to be able to pick the only wine on any list that the restaurant is out of. This time I picked three. He is on his way to being a great resource if you don't know much about wine. Moving on to the food. It was outstanding! We had a seafood special. I would return when we are in the area. I hope they can keep this fine young waiter. He will be an asset to Leopard.
    Special Features:
    Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Mussels were delicious. we never received bread. Food lacked seasoning. Stuffed grouper I didnt care for the taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what we expected!
    AkronGuy
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    It is a beautiful restaurant! You would not expect a fine restaurant to have such a young and inexperienced wait staff! The waiter was about 20 years old and friendly. Not the type of attentive and refined server you would see in other upscale N.E. Ohio fine restaurants. The busboy dropped breadsticks on the floor and never attempted to pick them up! My wife had the filet special and was satisfied. No mention was made when ordered that the potatoes were very spicy. I had a crab stir fry. The crab was cracked but very hard to open. Had to sent it back to cut further. There was way too much sauce on the rice! Overall, I think there are much better choices for the money!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romantic
    SMDE
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    So glad my husband and I chose the Leopard for our dinner last Wednesday. Our food was great, as was our service. I would highly recommend the Leopard to anyone looking for a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality at its best!!!
    Dine4Fun
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    Went back after 4 years and it's still amazing! The food was outstanding and the selection of wines is impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Food!
    willy
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    If you are looking for an elegant dining experience featuring cuisine that is just as elegant, the Leopard is for you. From set to finish the experience was phenomenal. The wine list is great and the ambiance is perfect. I will be recommending this gem inside The Bertram Inn and Conference Center to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was not good. Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Service was not good. Food was fair. Well below expectations for 4 diamond.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great atmosphere!
    Deryl
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Disappointed in the food. Very below average even thought the service was great! Overpriced as well.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ate early Only patrons there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Ate early Only patrons there Good service by new wait staff food very good snails very interesting drinks expensive and we're not all that tasty for the price Will return for another special occasion
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Filet was superb and crispy
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    Filet was superb and crispy duck very nice, with excellent presentation. The service was attentive and the dining room is very attractive. We thought the prices were a little high, however.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • very good restaurant
    BarryVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Food and service were excellent. we had the duck and, lamb. both were excellent. Only complaint was that prices were higher than expected. Old prices on web menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was our wedding anniversary.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/11/2013
    It was our wedding anniversary. We were the only diners in The Leopard. There were a lot of people in Paws. But the food was excellent, the service naturally was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/6/2013
    The Food was cooked to perfection. I've never cut a filet mignon with a butter knife until I ate at The Leopard. Our server was excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was outstanding! Menu
    JanetVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    Service was outstanding! Menu had many interesting choices. The room is lovely.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We went on Valentines Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    We went on Valentines Day and food was very good. Not sure if they were understaffed but the service was not what I would have expected. Ordered a nice French Burgundy which was presented by another server. He was knowledgeable about the wines and did a good job but the actual server and his floor assistant were inattentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic restaurant that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    Fantastic restaurant that offers multiple-course dining at a reasonable fare. Phenomenal food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is an interesting place--very
    CleveDiner
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    This is an interesting place--very good food, quite unpopular. The menu changed a few weeks back and features some inventive food such as pheasant and duck--we had each and both were outstanding. Their latest take on escargot is an excellent ragout. Two can dine well with wine and drinks fo$150.00. We've been going to it for several years. The absence of popularity is likely because it's out of the way and in a more rural and lower-income county not noted for fine dining. It's attached to a very upscale conference center which likely suffers from the fact that a major close-by theme park closed several years ago essentially killing off most business. The restaurant is a necessary amenity for the upscale conference center.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were very disappointed.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    We were very disappointed. This was our second time there and probably our last. We both ordered the filet mignon topped with crab meat which was very highly recommended by our server. The steaks were mediocre at best and the topping was quite fishier than it should have been. Our server suggested a lobster tail on the side, so we split one. It was very overcooked and we did not even eat half of it. We told the server and he still charged us for it. We could have done much better at home. Not to mention the price...for that amount of money, the food should be much better. The mashed potatoes were the best part of the meal.
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  • Off night?? Only three tables
    MJK1VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2012
    Off night?? Only three tables when we ate at 8pm last Friday. Server great, but food average.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food & ambiance--undiscovered
    CleveDiner
    Dined on 7/10/2012
    This place is undiscovered, very good and a good value. I would place its food quality with Pier W (a favorite) and a touch below Chez Francois. It's close to the East side of Cleveland and Hudson (my home) but one never thinks of it, being in Portage county. Take the trip--you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet