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The Willeyville
The Willeyville

The Willeyville Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thewilleyville.com
  • Phone: (216) 862-6422
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm -11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Chris Di Lisi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Front Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from The Willeyville
The Willeyville is gathering place for food and drink, a place that strips away the formality of fine dining and has fun taking food and service seriously. Our cocktails are crafted using all house made juices, bitters, mixes of various sorts. Some cocktails are as old as John Willey himself while other cocktails are a bit more modern, but all delicious.

Our menu is an ever changing homage to the lost art of homemade food, seasonal ingredients, and American cuisine. America is a melting pot and our cuisine draws upon many different influences. We have several comforting selections on our menu that are familiar. You also have plenty of room to explore different techniques, flavors, cultures, with an emphasis on house-made items.

It is exciting and humbling to be able to mix, cook, and serve you, we hope you enjoy it as much as we love doing it!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "We went very early since we were catching a show. Food was delicious!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "great food and service. Food selection very different and creative"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Fantastic experience as usual. All homemade, new-American cuisine. Beautiful ambiance, great cocktails, extensive wine and beer list, attentive service. What's not to love?"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "On a Saturday night, this was a noisy hot spot offering a unique fresh & local ingredient menu. The offerings were heavy on the sausage and pork, with other odd combinations that made it difficult to choose a dish. I'm a true foodie, and appreciate the cheif's talent, but where was the fresh fish? Our server tried but really wasn't trained and our experience was cumbersome."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Food is excellent. Service was very good. In downtown Cleveland one of top restaurants I have fould (and I have been to a lot over the years). Will be back."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Apps, Main and Dessert were all amazing. Quiet for a Thursday, but worth the visit!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "First time here. Heard a lot of great things about it, so gave it a shot. Love how everything is made in-house. Great attention to detail."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "we had a great experience at Willeyville. i made reservations months out to host an event for my sister and 8 of her friends. someone called me to confirm and asked more details about my event. we ended up discussing we'd have champagne upon arrival. when we actually came for the event, we had a perfect high top table, off to the side near the bar, felt special and especially for us. the table was set with champagne glasses and was ready to pour by the time we were seated. everyone loved the ambiance and service. we look forward to coming back for dinner and drinks!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Really enjoyed Willeyville. Excellent meal and drinks."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Interesting dishes--a salmon (actually salmon) bagel. Cool vibe. Fun drinks. Great wait staff. New dishes every time."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I had to take the time to write a review because of how impressed we were. The service was absolutely outstanding. For a restaurant that has reasonably priced entrees, I would never have expected white table cloth service. Our server Maria was great and there was always another server that was at her elbow to help make it seemless. Portions were smaller than I would have liked but everything we had was delicious. Loved the vibe and look of the place. Didn't like the glasspour Pinot from Oregon but was impressed with the rest of the list. Can't wait to dine here again!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "A wonderful combination of a unique menu, great food, and super service. This was our second visit, and we will be back, SOON!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Overall a very good dining experience! The good was well prepared & fresh. The service was good. Very knowledgeable wait staff."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Perfect Manhattan, amazing in house charcuterie, melty fried bone marrow balls?! Are you serious?! Amazing. Great knowledgeable server, very attentive. Courses beautifully spaced. Lovely motif. Meals well executed love the elevated comfort food approach. Love how so much is done in house. Desert was good could have been great if cocoa puff marshmallow bar was warm and soft, little tough to dig into. Had a great time. Hope to be back soon! Cheers and thank you."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Went to Wyllieville with another couple before the comedy show, let the wait staff know of our time constraint and it was no problem getting in and out in an hour including appetizers. I should have asked if they validate the parking, becuase that was another $6.00. Good craft beer list, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great restrooms, very clean. Very cool custom lighting."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Everything was great!! We've wanted to try this new restaurant; and we'll definitely be back. We'd recommend the hanger steak and the ricotta gnudi. The rib eye special was outstanding."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My wife and I went to Willeyville for valentines day and were very impressed. The food was great. Everything is made fresh in the kitchen. It was reasonably priced and well worth it. We have already recommended it to some freinds and we will be back for sure."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Lots of flashbacks of what used to be; Willeyville is a great place to start your return to the Flats. Great food, attractive bar, server Joe and all staff are very friendly and sincerely want you to come back which we will do to try other items. Using farms in Ohio and lots of "from scratch" incentives. You can tell all are enthusiastic about their crafts. Most folks want good food, fair pricing, great service and fun atmosphere. All are provided here. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We stayed at the Aloft Hotel and walked the few steps to Willeyville for a really great dinner. Our server, Amanda, made some great suggestions and moved our meal along because we had orchestra tickets that evening. It was a perfect evening and the dinner was a perfect start!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "A great place for comfort food and wonderful cocktails. It is hard to find a Dark & Stormy anywhere in Cleveland and this one was terrific with the home brewed ginger beer and splash of bitters. Thanks for a great evening with friends."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "When my husband and I first walked into Willeyville, I said to myself, “Oh, no. Not another one of those trendy, urban chic places.” By the time we left we were so excited by the excellent and entertaining view provided by the very large windows. The servers were excellent, friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The wine list gave a wide variety of choices. The menu was very creative. The hangar steak with brussel sprouts was just perfect. We had been to neighboring restaurants and had always used to valet parking. Since there were no valet signs in front of Willeyville, we parked in the lot across the street. We inquired. Valet service is available for Willeyville customers and facilitated by the front desk."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "You may be remembering the wrong version of the flats. It's coming back! and this restaurant is an amazing indicator. There's a really great staff, an outstanding martini selection and the FOOD is unique and delicious. There's an industrial-chic decor with warm orange walls and really special tables made from reclaimed wood from the area. Definitely check it out."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I picked Willeyville online for a place to take my husband for his birthday. I wasn't sure what to expect, but we were both very pleased with everything about the place. The food was amazing and the service was great. One thing we liked was no matter who walked by if there was a empty plate or glass anyone was willing to take of it. Thank you for a great relaxing evening"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The menu was unique - a lot of choices. Everything we tried was wonderful and very reasonably priced."
    Dined on 6/29/2013
  • "The atmosphere is charming . The service is impeccable. The food was fresh in the perspective of quality and the style in which it was prepared. The menu was limited, but everyone found something to enjoy. Definitely would go back."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Without fail, every time I've eaten at this establishment (7 and counting now) I've walked away very pleased and wanting to come back again. The serve staff is extremely professional and attentive. The drinks are incredible and the food is wonderful. As I've previously stated, I've eaten here more than a half dozen times and chosen something different from the menu each time. Every single item tasted like it was made with care and attention to the details. The preparation was terrific, and the presentation matched it to boot. I'd highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great drink and a delicious dinner to pair with it. P.S. Try the Moscow Mule, you won't regret it."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "the willeyville was wonderful. if you are in the area don't miss this outstanding restaurant. top notch innovative food, interesting cocktails, with outstanding service. you can't go wrong if you eat here."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "overpriced, too fancy a menu, very small portions for the money"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "My fiance and I have frequented this place. I don't usually review any restaurant after only one trip, but having been here a half dozen times I can confidently say, this is a wonderful place to eat and drink. The cocktails are terrific, mixed with fresh materials and they taste like it. The food is mostly locally sourced and made in house (and the preparation was terrific to boot!)."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Creative, local, shockingly affordable, charming in every way. Cleveland is lucky to have this place! I'm sending everyone I know!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "There were tons of great vegetarian options on the menu, but I was disappointed with most of them. They just kinda sat there. The baked escarole needed lots of salt. The apple crumble, however, was fantastic. The staff couldn't have been nicer."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Great Farm to Table find. Don't miss the cilantro popcorn, the smoked wings or the meatloaf!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Was disappointed with atmosphere. When we walked in I felt like we were in a diner. Paper menus. Our waitress was great but her appearance needed cleaned up. The food was really good. It was a rainy evening so we did not notice the surroundings"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We had a great first-time visit to Willeyville. Our server was fantastic, making our visit great right from the start. The poutine was excellent, the lemon really brightened the traditional heaviness. My wife had the hanger steak, which was cooked to temperature. The brussel sprouts were also good. I had the "Chicken Ate an Inebriated Frenchman" which is kind of like a coq au vin. The chicken was good although the breast meat was somewhat dry. The pearl onions were unfortunately inedible. They were too sweet from the wine reduction. Also, the dish was missing the mushrooms. Lastly, we had the apple crisp with brown butter ice cream. This was very good. We will definitely be back and will recommend Willeyville to others."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We loved the food and atmosphere. The service was fantastic! We will definitely dine here again!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "The food was excellent as was the service. The tables are a bit small and its a very open environment so its a bit noisy. It's not cozy but its a great place for lunch."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "This was my second visit to The Wileyville and it was again fantastic. The menu is very ambitious for a place that makes everything (including ketchup) in house. And they pull it off beautifully. The wine list is great and very reasonably priced. The meatloaf is a must-try."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "The thought and passion that goes into the menu at Willeyville is spectacular! I have dined there 4 times now, and the menu is always a little different, always fresh, and absolutely delicious!"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "I went with a group of friends. We ordered a bunch of plates and shared. The popcorn is so delicious that we ended up ordering a second helping.Wish I could buy this in bulk! Great atmosphere for trying new dishes with friends!"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Enjoyed a nice relaxing meal before the WILD Pink! show. LOVED the food selections, seasonal martinis and wine list. Amanda, our server was fabulous and really added to our experience! Highly recommend the restaurant to people new to the city and to city dwellers looking for a nice "out of the way" place to enjoy healthy well prepared food, pleasing to the palate in a comfy inviting atmosphere. We will be back!!! Thanks for a GREAT start to what was an amazing night....and for helping me to celebrate my birthday! You sure know how to do everything right...from the beverages - to the starters to the entrees.....Kudos to all!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013