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Club Isabella

4.2
144 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary French
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

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Club Isabella in Cleveland, Ohio offers an eclectic menu under the direction of Chef Mota. Appetizers might include calamari, steamed buns du jour, assorted charcuterie or grilled portabella. For mains at Club Isabella, diners can choose the chicken Milanese, grilled top sirloin, pork tenderloin, filet au poivre, shrimp fried rice, blue cod Proven�al or catch of the day.

Diners can also enjoy raw offerings like beef fillet, wild king salmon, ahi tuna, or a sampler plate of all three. Each comes with buttered toast and a fried egg. For dessert, try the tiramisu or the berry trifle. You can be assured of leaving Club Isabella well satisfied.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary French
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Satuday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(216) 229-1111
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Fabio L. Mota
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Random Road
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Parking details
Parking is available in the Club Isabella private lot. Valet parking is available during dinner for your convenience.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
3.7
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on October 25, 2016

Club Isabella is a gem! The service is outstanding and food is even better. I highly recommend this wonderful restaurant.

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2016

Have never had a bad experience here, lunch or dinner. Really solid performance, each time.

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2016

Our server Kelly was delightful! Doug the bartender was extremely helpful with our wine selection....we had a great time!

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3.0Dined on September 30, 2016

Very small portions especially considering such high price point. Too much sauce and vinegar added that taste somewhat generic from the can.

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3.0Dined on September 26, 2016

I took 2 associates for a casual business lunch. It was raining so I had to use the valet parking ($5). All the valet did was to pull the car forward one space and put a cone next to it! The inside of the restaurant is modern and inviting with big windows. The food was good but paying $12 for a plain salad ($20 with chicken) is exorbitant for this area!

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2016

I almost dont want to tell anyone about this place.... its our favorite quiet get-away in Cleveland.

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5.0Dined on August 24, 2016

most delicious crab cakes.. amazing creative chef..i had the rockfish with a port wine reduction. so wonderful..our hostess Marta was fab..our wait staff exceptional..very comfortable and friendly... amazing menu selection

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5.0Dined on August 23, 2016

The food, service and atmosphere is outstanding. The patio seating is perfect for enjoying your meal on an evening in the summer. The staff always attempt to make certain that you feel welcome, special and that any requests are filled. It is one of our favorite places to dine.

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2016

4 stars for food because the fried rice was dry; other meals merit 5. Service was attentive but not obtrusive, also a 5. Space is undistinguished.

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1.0Dined on August 13, 2016

We arrived on time with reservations. We sat for about 10 minutes before being offered water. An additional 5-10 minutes passed until a waiter took our drink order. We noticed that no food was coming out of the kitchen - about 10 tables were occupied but no food served. After sitting for 30 minutes without even receiving our drink order, nor having the opportunity to order our dinner, we left. The waiter commented that they were understaffed. Quite an understatement. We will not return.

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4.0Dined on July 9, 2016

Love Club Isabella, Chef Fabio has wonderful dishes; we always enjoy the food here. It's a lovely spot on a nice night in Cleveland. And the guest bartender on Saturday night? Fabulous!

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2016

A wonderful place to spend time for an evening. The food, service and atmosphere is wonderful!

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2016

We had a lovely evening with friends...6 of us. The food and service were outstanding. We were on the patio. The server didn't rush us at all and was helpful with our questions. Couldn't recommend it more highly!

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2016

We are repeat diners - love it here. It's a pretty restaurant coupled with excellent service and food. Love it!

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2016

Club Isabella remains my girlfriend's and my own favorite to frequent. We try something new just about every weekend, though Club Isabella remains on our short list of absolute favorites!
Service is amazing, food is incredible.

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2016

They have a couple of really great salads, and while not a large menu, there are always good choices. Comfortable and very convenient. Our server misunderstood my order, but the food was good, and all,in all, it is consistently good.

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2.0Dined on June 15, 2016

We were the only table and service was still pretty slow. The food was good, but not worth the price.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2016

Not sure why this place is such a secret. Exceptional food and service, beautiful out door patio , piano player- what else can you ask for.

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2016

With only three tables after the symphony crowd bailed, the calm and outstanding food and service were a treat! The beef was a bit too spicy for my liking, but my friend inhaled her fish!

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2016

Surly service by experienced server even tho empty, server couldn't explain one of the pastas tho chef was willing & did so. Found overcoat on floor of coat room hung improperly. Food was unexciting and menu uninspired - same old menu w lots of heavy meat dishes and not very healthy.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2016

The calamari is the best I have every had!!! The butterscotch crime brûlée is simply perfection!! The owner and chef are truly top shelf!!!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2016

Food was outstanding service was outstanding portions were perfect pricing was great for what you get. Great place and highly recommend you go.

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4.0Dined on February 29, 2016

Nice venue; good service. Not like the Club Isabella's of old; menu inconsistencies; no music; wasted space.. need to have more attendance; special dinners; wine, bourbon, cognac tastings... etc. Could be more than what it is... a good PR person would fix it!

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2016

Not a very big menu but dishes are prepared well. Atmosphere is very nice and service is good.

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2016

A very convenient restaurant/bar before any venue in University Circle. The service and food were excellent, however it is on the pricey side for the portion size. I would like to go back when we have more time and hear some music (piano player was there, very nice) and a drink and some appetizers.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2016

I always love this restaurant's food and service, but the service on this occasion was a bit inattentive. We would've liked to have ordered another round of drinks, but our server never appeared until our food was ready to be served (this took longer than normal too).

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3.0Dined on January 28, 2016

Crab manicotti and Hokkaido scallops were delicious (but small) entrees. Add $6 for a bottled beer, $6 for a vegetable side order, and $12 for dessert together equaled the price of the entree. Server's familiarity with the menu was spotty, and she didn't remove used dishes until we put them on the outside edge of the table.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2016

A perfect table for 2 at Club Isabella will make you fall in love with food all over again. The amazing selection of food, wine and dessert is paired very well together. Everything has a reason and a story behind it. Highly recommend: Winter Squash risotto, the calamari, and the clam pizza. I always ask the servers what they recommend since they know whats best for that day.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2016

Club Isabella is a little gem in Little Italy, off the beat and track where there are too many people and too much hustle and bustle.

Food is really wonderful. Staff is great

If you havent been or havent been in a while - GO

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4.0Dined on January 2, 2016

We went as a party of 4 and ordered featured items, not on the menu. Everyone agreed the drinks were great and the food and service met expectations. We mingled for hours. The atmosphere is cosmopolitan in a nicely renovated older brick building with exposed steel trusses and a view toward UH and CWRU campus. Valet parking therefore no parking issues. Aligning the bar stools in the same direction when they were empty at the end of the night was a nice touch that shows good attention to detail. My spouse and I like to meet for a drink at the bar when we're in the neighborhood.

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2015

Spent New Years Eve here with my wife. We were seated over 30 minutes after our reservation time. Would have been later if we had not made sure we were seated before a "regular", who came in later. Hostess (manager? owner?) said they were "overbooked" and asked if we would mind eating at the bar. Also asked us if we thought we were "someone important."

One entree was pretty good (short ribs). My wife's steak was ordered well done, arrived rare. Sent it back, arrived rare again. Sent it back again, arrived burnt! Not edible. My wife had to go without dinner! Waiter was very good. Getting late so we had to leave. Hosted comped the burnt meal and one drink, asked us not to post anything on social media.

There are too many good restaurants that get it right, from taking a reservation to knowing how to cook, to ever take a chance on this place again. We won't be back.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2015

I love Club Isabella, the food is great, the service is fantastic and the ambience is perfect! I highly recommend it for any occasion.

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3.0Dined on November 11, 2015

Largely disappointed that the menu listed on open table was not what the restaurant was offering. Of our group of 6 we all had specific dietary needs which would have been accommodated on the menu previewed. We all settled on some fashion of what might be acceptable. The food portions, although tasty, were incredibly small and seriously overpriced. Service was good in so far as there were only a few people in the restaurant. Lots of other places in town for that kind of money. Won't be back any time soon.

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2015

Requested a quiet table for a business meeting. Taken to the table I would have chosen. First day of a new seasonal menu and the food was quite good.

Excellent experience.

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5.0Dined on November 6, 2015

I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable.

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2015

Superb experience. Club Isabella is highly recommended for business group dinner, or intimate personal occasion.

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5.0Dined on October 23, 2015

Club Isabella has been a part of the communittee for decades and reinvented itself a number of times. This manifestation is not to be missed! The food and service will leave you wanting to return again and again.

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2015

Amazing food. Sliders and lamb meatballs to start, both very flavorful. Scallops for the main course. Perfectly balanced dish. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on October 17, 2015

Good service and nice meal . Our server was very attentive and food was good

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2.0Dined on October 16, 2015

Mediocre at best when it comes to the food and service. This place is pretty pricey. Price doesn't mtter much to me when eating out. The lamb t bone was 30 and had absolutely no flavor. I ordered it medium and it was charred with no flavor. This would be a good place to go out on a romantic evening but the food quality just did not meet expectations.

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