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About Crop Bistro

Located in the heart of Cleveland's popular Ohio City neighborhood, Crop Bistro & Bar has restored the grandure of the once United Bank Building built in 1924 by the famed architects that designed Severence Hall (home of the Cleveland Orchestra), Cleveland Public Library and the downtown Federal Bank Building. It's 35-foot coffered ceilings and original mural depicting the historic West Side Market has grown into one of the city's most innovative restaurants, featuring a distinctive menu of inventive American cuisine, built upon foundations of freshness, flavor and whimsy.

Crop Bistro & Bar is also home to several awe-inspiring event venues. Whether you prefer the soaring ceilings of our main dining room; the historic, industrial elegance of the Vault; or the ultra- modern Skylight Penthouse showcasing Cleveland's most spectacular skyline view, our experienced team can help you create a memorable event. For more information, email events@cropbistro.com.

2537 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
MONDAY - FRIDAY LUNCH
11:30 am - 2 pm

MONDAY - THURSDAY DINNER
5 - 9:30 pm

FRIDAY DINNER
5 - 11 pm

SATURDAY LUNCH
11 am - 3 pm
(Starting June 24, Saturday Brunch 9 am - 2 pm)

SATURDAY DINNER
5 pm - 11 pm

SUNDAY BRUNCH
9 am - 3 pm

Cross Street:
West 25th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(216) 696-2767

Website:
http://www.cropbistro.com/

Catering:
Crop Bistro & Bar often caters outside events including after game meals for the Cleveland Indians, weddings, corporate events and other private engagements.

Parking Details:
Valet parking is offered in front of the restaurant on Lorain Avenue for $9 per vehicle. In addition, you can find limited parking at meters or in parking lots behind the West Side Market. Do not park in the Key Bank parking lot across the street on W. 25th since there is a high-probability you'll be towed, even after hours.

Executive Chef:
Cesar Abrego Echeverria

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Crop Bistro & Bar hosts several wine pairings and corporate themed events each year. Email events@cropbistro.com to learn more.

Crop Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (50)
Good for a Date (42)
Good for Anniversaries (38)
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Great for Brunch (35)
Fit for Foodies (33)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Good for Groups (29)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Worth the Drive (25)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Romantic (21)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Business Meals (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Authentic (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Fun (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Happy Hour (7)
Seasonal (7)
Scenic View (7)
Casual (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Cozy (5)
People Watching (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined 4 days ago

Best brunch around. Wide selection and great drinks. Staff is always great. Good way to start a weekend.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined 4 days ago

We have been hearing about Crop Bistro and decided to go to celebrate a birthday. The room has understated decor to complement the beautiful ceiling. The staff are friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. I am a picky eater "blessed" with food allergies and there were lots of options for me.

Our only complaint is that the new piano is loud due to acoustics making it hard to be heard.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 6 days ago

The atmosphere is very interesting. The décor is historic. The food is very good consistently.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 6 days ago

Service was terrible. Extremely long wait for food while we watched people who got there long after us get their food first. Unfriendly waitor and hostess. Very expensive for mediocre food and service.

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 (Columbus)·Dined 6 days ago

At Crop, I had a salmon dish that was cooked extremely enjoyable. Our server was not at all enthusiastic, and seemed so rushed that he left the table before even finishing his sentences. However, the restaurant is located in an old bank building, and this helps to create a unique dining experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 6 days ago

Went to Crop Bistro for Valentine's Day, our first visit in a year. This place still has the great ambiance, great service, and of course, great food. The special Valentine's Week menu was amazing. The new chairs are extremely comfortable! And kudos to our server, Amanda, who was excellent. Will definitely be back soon.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 13, 2018

We went as a family for our pre valentines dinner with my baby and husband and mom ! Picked crop as we have never had a bad experience there ! Food was amazing especially the shrimp and scallops meal and the creme brûlée trio 😋😋 service is always great and Amanda was a great server

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Service and ambiance were outstanding! Was here for Sunday brunch, second time in the last few months. Food was good but unfortunately on this occasion the hot foods were either warm or cold.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was on the expensive side but honestly it was worth it. I had the salmon and my fiance had short ribs. Portions are large (neither of us ordered a separate side dish and I'm glad we didn't because it would have been too much food). Our server was amazing and the Happy martini was delicious- I had three of them. We started with soup and salad and both were wonderful and larger portions than I'm used to in a a restaurant of this type. All in all our meal + drinks (3 martinis for me, 1 stout for him) was right at $130. Valet was $9 plus tip and they expect you to pay them before they take your car, not when you pick it up. Seating is in a beautiful, bright, open area. It's not "cozy" or intimate so be aware of that.
We left full and happy even if our wallet was noticeably lighter. I definitely recommend Crop and we will be back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Temmy was an excellent server. Attentive and fun to talk with. The thing I wish was added are seafood crackers & seafood forks. Food was a great variety and delicious

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food and ambiance were amazing as always, but the service left a lot to be desired. We had an 815 reservation for 2 but did not get seated until 850. Thankfully the bartender recognized the long wait and comped our second round of drinks. Once seated, our server was MIA. We had to ask for bread after 15 minutes of sitting down, I had to ask for a napkin once the appetizers came, and I had to ask for a steak knife for my prime rib. Luckily, other servers tried to pick up the slack.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We love the bar at Crop. The happy hour is one of the best deals in town. Now under new management, we notice some changes. And wonder why there are many fewer hightops in the bar? Those were our favorite tables! The historic space is wonderful and it's often quite lively and loud but early in evening on a January weekday, a perfect place for nice conversations.

Tags: Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food, service and the ambiance was energetic. We attend Sunday brunch (1/28/18). This was our 1st time there. Food selections were ON POINT! Great shrimp cocktail, lobster salad, mussels, prime rib, crawfish casserole and salad selections. Yes, the breakfast selections were good as well, eggs, French toast, waffles, pork and chicken. Fresh fruit tasted GREAT and I like how the fruit was in separate containers. Buffet was clean, not over-crowded, well lit area so you could see what you were getting. We are going back. There were several celebrations this past Sunday so there is enough room to accommodate a birthday, social club brunch/dinner - just make a reservation.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Wonderful brunch experience. We were very pleased.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Reservation for 7:45, didnt get seated until 8:30- annoying to say the least. Food was good, the space is impressive, but also very noisy because its so cavernous. Not "cozy"- maybe if you sat at the bar...

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 27, 2018

1st time there. Read a lot of mixed reviews, but found it to be great. Out waiter was very attentive. Had a Mr. Figgy drink, excellent. Ordered truffle popcorn appetizer which was excellent. My wife had the deviled eggs which were good ( I mean really what can you do to deviled eggs). My son had a salad also very good. Entrees were red snapper special, pork porterhouse and the ribeye. All were piping hot, and perfectly cooked and delicious. Serving size was generous and we were all full so we passed on dessert. The venue is great and the ceiling is really cool (wish I had it in my house). Prices were very reasonable. I will definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was amazing

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 21, 2018

My father requested to go to Crop Bistro for his birthday and it was well worth the trip. The quality of the food and service was outstanding. I would definitely consider Crop Bistro one of the best restaurants in Cleveland.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Food was good, the staff that we had taking care of our table had absolutely no personality, other staff stopped by to talk to our toddler and they were fantastic, our server was sub par.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 21, 2018

This was the best Brunch

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 20, 2018

When making our reservation, we requested a quiet spot, specifically away from bathroom and kitchen doors. We arrived at 6:30 pm for a 7pm reservation. The place was almost empty. They sat us right by the bathroom and kitchen doors and the hostess laughed as she sat us. It was constant traffic brushing up against us. Needless to say, we wont be back.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The 3 of us waited 55 minutes for our reservation, but hey, got to spend an additional $50 at the bar. They were obviously way overbooked. Had to return a whiskey sour at the bar that was way too sour. Received a wrong entree. Did not receive a salad that was ordered. Received a wrong side than waited over 15 minutes to get that. Also waited 15 minutes for a second glass of wine. There was a bit more. Actually became a comedy of errors. But, the food was very good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We definitely did not have a bad experience...but with so many great dining options in the Cleveland area we found Crop to be a bit of a disappointment. The service was very good, but we found the food to be somewhat uninspired. My wife enjoyed her beet salad but the tomato bombs with chorizo I had were not flavorful or spicy at all. We both had the surf and turf as entrees. Again, nothing was wrong with them...but just ok. Maybe being married to a great cook has spoiled me. We were glad we had a gift card that offset most of cost of the meal.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Restored Cleveland Trust Bank, beautiful architect, OUTSTANDING BRUNCH, staff were exceptional, especially at the carving station an at the bar, was even given a tour of there party room called the VAULT, would highly recommend this Cleveland gem in Ohio City!!!!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Live Sports, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 17, 2018

My friend and I had a very enjoyable lunch. Not very busy while we were there so noise level was good for conversation. Music on speakers was lovely. Food very good from appetizer to dessert.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Enjoyed sitting at the bar in front of the kitchen watching meals being prepared.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 13, 2018

It was an amazing experience. GREAT food, service, and atmosphere. We’ll be coming back soon

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Very Nice place to dine great service set up was Devine

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Crop is well-known. However, the service was absolutely terrible. I’d rather go to Applebee’s next time.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food...my ribeye was cooked to perfection with very good seasoning. Appetizers were delicious. Overpriced scotch...could have bought a bottle for the price of two fingers of Dalwhinnie

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 6, 2018

our standard for brunch and entertaining. Service is exceptional.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Went for brunch. Had a great bottle of champagne. Fantastic selection of food. The staff was outstanding. Brunch is a little pricey but very good. I hope they can continue to have weekend brunches. Very few people were there. It may have been due to the weather.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 5, 2018

This is by far the best dinner I have ever had!! Not only was the food good but the restaurant is absolutely stunning. You don’t even feel like you are in Cleveland when you are in Crop. Our server Ryan was great and took us to see the vault downstairs.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 3, 2018

I took my 3 daughters for lunch on a Wednesday afternoon and had 4 fantastic meals. We tried the truffle popcorn and it was a hit! Will definitely go again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We visited Crop Bistro for New Year's Eve, which included a midnight toast and party at Crop's 10th floor party room overlooking the city. I had been to the restaurant in the past and love the beautiful interior of this restored bank building. Unfortunately, we had a very bad experience on New Year's Eve and will not be returning anytime soon. We arrived on time for our 10:00pm reservation. The valet was prompt and polite. However, upon entering we were told by the hostesses that 12 reservations were waiting in front of us and that we would have to wait. There was no accommodation offered nor much of an apology. We went to the crowded bar area where the service was very slow with just two bar tenders trying to wait on a ton of people. After waiting an hour for our table, we were seated, only to see several open tables in the restaurant. The table services was essentially non-existent. The waiter poured water and asked if we'd like to order drinks. We asked for a few minutes to review the drink menu, but he basically never returned to the table. After waiting 10 to 15 minutes, we finally pulled aside another waitress to place our order for food and drinks, which she took politely and apologetically. When the food finally arrived, it was of high quality. We had never been served bread and asked the waiter who brought the food to bring us bread. He said he would but never returned to the table. Our first waiter finally stopped back a couple of times to ask how we were doing but never apologized for the wait or the service. About 11:45pm we went up to the 10th floor, and there the view of the city was incredible, the bar service with free drinks was prompt and well staffed, and music playing. This part of the experience was positive.

I am not sure what happened in the restaurant, other than thinking that Crop overbooked and understaffed their New Year's Eve. It was not an enjoyable way to spend the evening and we won't be back anytime soon.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The Top of the Crop was awesome for NYEve! The hors ‘odeurves were fantastic!

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wish we could have been seated in main dining room rather than bar, but still a good experience.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Ambiance gets one star. Our table was next to a partition separated from the rest of the restaurant near the restrooms. Service gets two stars. Our server was not very attentive and we had to ask the server assistant for help when our food came out. Also one of the sides we ordered never came out. Food gets 5 stars along with value. The food was incredible and the price point was spot on for the level of food.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food and service were excellent for a very busy New Years Eve date night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our daughter arrived 10 minutes before us and she was not served with a beverage in that time. After ordering a bottle of bubbly it was served in regular wine glasses. We waited some time for our order to be taken. It was our servers first New Year and we understood. It was a little hit or miss. Not the usual high standard. Disappointing as I love this restaurant. Never had this problem before. I would go back as the food was still amazing, just the service lacked somewhat.

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