Bodega Restaurant and Lounge

3.6
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370 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Continental
Bodega restaurant & lounge offers something for everyone. Drinking and dining can be enjoyed in one of our three settings: traditional tables, relaxing lounge or our beautiful white granite bar. Indulge your senses as you are surrounded by rich textures, sensuous lighting and a variety of music. Dishes offer a diverse variety for the palate AND BUDGET ranging from smaller plate tapas to customary entrees. Our cuisine is eclectic continental offering a wide range of tastes for you to explore. Find a new favorite from our vast wine (100+), beer (100+), and martini (200+) lists as well. Live music is frequently scheduled along with a calendar of events to keep you entertained (wine/spirit tastings, monthly parties, and weekly specials...) Come for Bodegas' weekly offerings: Ladies night FREE manicures & drink specials, happy hours & 50% off tapas nights-and much more!!! Reviewed and highly recommended by Cleveland's' critics, we all look forward to your visit at Bodega.
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OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and really good lobster macaroni and cheese

AT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Really weird place. Great food, TERRIBLE service, decent ambiance, terrible owners, decent bar tender; just avoid this place.

Place is pretty neat and food itself is really good. But the dining experience is abysmal. Entirely due to terrible service.

Ambiance: really good. Cool trendy place. Nice large bar. They only play the same 4 flamenco guitar songs on a loop. Good feel.

Food: everything is extremely tasty and properly cooked. Problem with kitchen is timing of food coming out. Not sure if our server forgot to put in our order, or the kitchen messed up, but the expediting was awful. More later. Everything we ate was really good.

Service: minus stars here. We walked in when place was mostly empty. Our server did not know the menu, was absent, and we suspect forgot to place our order. After placing our order, others were seated and served, while all we had was bread. We pointed that out to our server. Some food came, then another half hour wait, then entree came, then an appetizer. And she wanted to charge us for the app. Only the bartender who served our wine was a decent server.

People who I believe are the owners walked around, but never once took an interest in the ongoings. Then put coats on and left.

Food here is 4 star. Ambiance is 4 star. Dining experience is minus stars. I would give 1 star, but that is angry. So 2 stars is more than they deserve.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Super long wait

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went here for my mother’s birthday. Service was terrific. Wine list was very nice. Not too large or overwhelming. Good ambiance. Food was very good. We opted for the Moroccan fare. The tagine chicken and mixed grill were delightful.

F
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service

H
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Open table reservation was not recognized at establishment, short staffed, slow service , long time to receive food , complaints coming from every table , rushed by waiter to place order, short rib was all fat no meat . I will not be returning

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We both got the stuffed salmon it was amazing. The only negative was the grease that the calamari was cooked in was dirty but it was still tasty.

M
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a fun atmospheres friendly service

M
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food ordinary flavored mostly with salt. Noisy but maybe due to nearby party of 8.

OT
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Lamb on couscous dish appeared to b trimmings with a lot of gristle etc... too much squash as accompanying vegetables

I
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, delicious food and generous portions.

j
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I really enjoyed myself......our waiter Marcus was great!!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food was cold multiple times when brought out.

d
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience5

3 of our 4 meals were sub-par. Waiter was too chatty until we needed him for something - then I had to go looking for him. Served expired bottled beer and didn't offer a glass. Hostess didn't speak English and had to call someone over to help (she didn't understand that I had made a reservation). I actually emailed the restaurant the next morning and never heard back. Very disappointing.

KB
Cleveland
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The space was oddly cold. The floors were quite sticky and the plastic chairs slippery. The crab croquettes were good. Not crispy on the outside. The plates were plentiful but quantity over quality may be an issue. The prices didn’t match the atmosphere.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was fantastic. Quick service, knowledgeable about the food and gave recommendations for drinks to accompany.

JP
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mother and father-in law there with our family. They are not too adventurous, but everybody found something we loved. The moroccan dishes are outstanding, but my daughter the vegetarian loved her salad and the fish was wonderful. Will go again!

DW
Cleveland
49 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wanted to try something different and saw this restaurant on open table. The food was excellent and the bartender was extremely helpful with recommending a dry wine. Our salmon was perfectly cooked to our liking. We will definitely return again.

VG
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu, food and service. Todd is a great asset.

MS
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the comfortable vibe. The food was excellent. Service was wonderful. I would recommend this restaurant.

e
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is located down some steps from the street. There is a wide variety of drinks and food from various places like Brazil, Portugal, Spain, and Morocco. I had the seafood Bouillabaisse. It was chock full of lobster, scallops, clams, mussels, and veggies and more more in a white wine sauce. My wife had the surf and turf. The lobster was cooked so it was tender, delicate, and delicious. The steak was cooked perfectly pink inside and seared gently on the outside. The atmosphere was quiet and romantic. I highly recommend.

LE
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster mac was outstanding and rib eye entree along with seafood paella were all delicious.

RM
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my friend to Bodega because she had never been there before and she loved it!!

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Bodega has gone down in atmosphere and overall experience. The place looks worn, dirty menus, dirty dishes, and worn furniture. Seems like just about everything we wanted to order they were out of. We will not eat there again.

1
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We had not been to Bodega in years, and it was a terrific surprise. We
shared small plates, and the food was wonderful. The mussels were plump and
I wanted to drink the sauce. The eggplant was delicious. The sauce was so
fresh and yummy. We ate outside and the service was great. We will be back.

ML
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall, I had a nice experience. However, I pay attention to detail. I noticed the curtains next to my table were not clean.

BC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our waiter his name was Keith. Very nice and attentive to our table. The scenery was great for a Saturday night not too crowded. Loved the hookah as well such a chill place to be. I definitely would recommend this place.

d
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an excellent meal and the service was excellent as well. Looking forward to sitting on the patio next visit.

TG
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was good, and the waiter (Major) couldn't have been any friendlier, but the entrees took forever to come out. That part was bad. Very bad.

DJ
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience2

It was just the 2 of us, post concert dinner. Food was excellent and serving sizes generous. Staff was efficient and very cordial. Space is lacking a bit on atmosphere so would go back again, but with a group, not as a couple.

M
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Large loud group a curtain behind us. Freezing cold air coming in from the doorway. Server was friendly and food was good. Salad arrived after the entrees which arrived very fast and was returned no hassle but why? Nice bar and drink list.

K
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall2food1service4ambience4

I ordered my favorite Rack of lamb med-well. It was cooked well done and very, very very, very, dry. Not edible. However, my husbands steak was very tender. He said, this is what your Lamb should be like(His Steak). He also said that I could've stayed home and cooked better he felt bad because this was my suggestion because he wanted crab cakes Date night dinner thumbs down. Service was great Justin was our host.

s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

great place great food great service. food was good too

MH
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Most of the food was good. I tried to order three different beers, but they did not have any of those I wanted in stock. The waiter kept pushing us to order our entrees, but the restaurant was not very busy and we felt a little rushed. The last plate we ordered took much longer than anticipated, and it was overcooked.

CB
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Had an ok meal here, the food is simply ok, I wouldn’t get anything seafood as I can say with certainty that it is not fresh. I would recommend this place for drinks and cocktails but not dinner.

JE
Cleveland
22 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious Lamb Lollipops!!!!! Good "pizza" nice selection of reasonable wines.

s
Cleveland
186 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We had not been to Bodega for a year or so, so we dined there before a performance at Severance Hall. We have had several great meals at Bodega, unfortunately this was not one of them. The menu has changed and the preparation of dishes is different, so items we have loved in the past but were either not available (lobster nachos) or not enjoyable (lobster nachos and cheese). I did enjoy the beef short ribs but my wife did not eat her eggplant parmesan over pasta. The staff did take the eggplant off our check and threw in a dessert, but we left disappointed be and unsure if we will return

g
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious food.
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

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A
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2017
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I ordered Chicken Fez but they were out of it. Apparently they had a big party on Friday and sold out. Odd because tonight is Sunday - 2 days later?? The waiter suggested Chicken Tajine a house special. The dish was not great, a bit salty and soupy. On a brighter note the Hummus player was good.

OT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for my birthday. Had a marvelous time. Create a special dish for one of our guest was a vegetarian. Love the place!