Edwins Restaurant

4.8
1758 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Restaurant is steeped in tradition and care for the community. Restaurateur Brandon E. Chrostowski offers a unique experience with seasonal, classic French cuisine in the midst of Cleveland's Shaker Square.

The restaurant has a unique mission; to eat well and do good. Founded in 2007, the mission of EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute is to instill leadership skills in formerly incarcerated men and women through an education in the culinary arts.

Our aim is to change the face of re-entry through food and hospitality.

A bientot!
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vipwineGuy
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had just an amazing time, we were celebrating our anniversary and from start to finish it was perfect. The valet was friendly and parked our car right up front. When we walked into the dining room we were greeted by a friendly young gentleman who took our coats and showed us to our table. Right in front of the fireplace, the best seat in the house I’d say.

The server was quick to greet us and knew a lot about the the cocktails, they weren’t quite sure about the bourbon I asked for but the manager was there quick to provide an answer. In fact every time we needed something or had a question someone was there with a quick answer.

The food was outstanding, I had the lobster bisque and duck confit which was fall off the bone tender and my wife had the local green salad and scallops which she said were the best scallops she’d ever had. For dessert we shared the bananas fitter which was prepared tableside, what a treat.

This was our first time eating indoors in almost a year and they did a great job making us feel safe. Table were well spaced. Servers always had their masks on. Yet people were still friendly and it made for a great time. Can’t wait to go back and try edwins again!

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DianeW
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We went for the first time two years ago. We were very impressed at the time. Especially with the service- every single person we encountered was professional and solicitous. This time, however:
Waited for valet
Waited for hostess
Waited awhile for bartender even though there was only two people at the bar
Waited half an hour beyond our reservation time
Waited for server to take our appetizer order and she never came back for our entree order until we were done with our appetizers. She didn’t seem well trained on the menu especially drinks.
I must say I didn’t think my main dish was a good value for what I got- a portabella mushroom with zucchini and squash for $20!!
I will compliment the gentleman who passed out the bread. He made sure to interact with us and gave us the one positive experience.

Ambiance-wise I would say that the music did not fit in with the atmosphere. I think it was geared maybe towards the people working in the restaurant as opposed to the guests dining there-too loud and needed a more laid back playlist.

It’s a shame- I had counted this as my favorite restaurant after my first visit but now I will probably not be back.

I’m going to recommend this restaurant because my first experience was so positive and any restaurant can have an off night.

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RichardS
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

As you walk in, there is a table covered with a few inches of dust, not a good first impression. The food was not worth the price you pay. My wife ordered the salmon with dill sauce and it looked like ground up cat food. She didn’t eat it. My horseradish salmon was raw in the center. The restaurant is listed in the top five of the best romantic restaurants in Cleveland but there’s nothing romantic about it’s ambience. I thought the music which was 80’s and 90’s pop (not really music for a romantic setting) was too loud. The service was slow and we heard two waiters complaining that they had no clue where their food orders were. We ordered dessert and I ordered mine to go. When I arrived home which was an hour away, I opened the dessert container and learned they had given me the wrong dessert. The only thing good about The experience was the banana foster which was excellent. Needless to say, we will not return

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vipDeniseG
Cleveland
89 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Out for dinner with another couple. Two of us had the grouper and two had the salmon. Both were excellent
The beets salad and soups were great too

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Edwins is by far our favorite restaurant. The food and service are always outstanding. Plus, Edwins is a great cause. We'll worth the experience!

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Todd
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

First time, very pleasant atmosphere and attentive staff. We had the rabbit was excellent, polenta was ok and the scallop's were great as well.

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ScotL
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 star food and service AND mission driven business. Highly recommend.

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RyanM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at Edwin's was excellent. We would highly recommend.

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BrandonB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

One of the worst dining experiences I’ve ever had. Server was SO rude. Food was dry and way over cooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!!

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HollyT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Food and drinks were just ok.. service not so good.

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vipMarkA
Cleveland
25 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

A varied and diverse menu. Service was a bit "off" on Saturday night.

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ChrisA
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience.
Love the concept and was impressed with the food

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vipShariL
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing restaurant in Cleveland/ northeast Ohio ! Love the service staff so kind and nice
Food delicious like any Michellan star restaurant and trust me I have eaten at a few

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner, very attentive service. The menu has many unusual masterpieces. Frog legs, escargot, foie gras. A nice mix of elegant entrees and medium-size dishes. A good wine list. Everything was well prepared and timely served. It was a great dinner and a wonderful evening.

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BrianB
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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BrookeMarie
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salad's are fantastic. The horseradish encrusted salmon was outrageous. I love this restaurant, the mission behind it and the atmosphere!

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Ray1
Cleveland
27 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my sister’s birthday and the service was beyond great and the food was DELICIOUS!!! Even the music was phenomenal

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DavidT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and genuine place food well worth it service was great

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SuzanneR
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Our waitress was wonderful. A lovely meal.

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nhois
Cleveland
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Edwin's always has a creative menu which provides a unique experience. Prior experiences with both the food and servers was exceptional. We had celebrated New Years 2019 at Edwin's and had hoped for a great experience again. Our server for New Years Eve was relatively new - 2 months - and not attentive. We waited over 20 minutes for our meal after finishing our salad and 30 minutes for our desert. She never asked if we enjoyed our meal. She took my dinner plate which was 1/2 full away without asking if I wanted a box - I had to catch her as she was walking away. She did not know how to use the register and returned our check but not our credit card - the person who helped her process the card had kept our card??? We will return again as prior experiences would indicate that this evening was not he norm for Edwin's.

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viptommie
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place for date night.
Super food and great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Worth the money for a terrific cause. Food was mostly quite good, not exceptional. Creme brulée was cold and grainy and the scallops were overwhelmed by an overabundance of root vegetables. Still, ultimately a good experience. Will likely return for lunch as we believe in the mission.

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BobR
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, very friendly staff, food was delicious. Loved the cheese plates and the bananas foster!

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jarquillo13
New England
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Besides a little salty food and a staff member not wearing their mask properly, the experience was really good.

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Sally
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food, incredible. The service, fantastic.

The owner and staff are welcoming and ready to make sure everything goes smoothly. The pressed duck is delicious and the preparation at the table a pleasant and entertaining experience.

I highly recommend the Coq au Vin and the soufflé. Both are incredible.

This is now my go to place to take my friends when they come to town.

I also highly recommend Edwin's Too for brunch. --- Get the eggs benedict. OMG!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner at Edwins on Christmas Eve. The entire staff went out of their way to provide us with an awesome dining experience. We are looking forward to dining at Edwins again very soon.

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LauraA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great meal - love the premise behind the restaurant. Will be back soon!

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vipJeanetteZ
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and outstanding service. I definitely will return.

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vipTheVance
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant supports a great cause! Help people that have made legal mistakes get back on there feet with a portable skill

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EugeneT
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We finally convinced our kids to go out with us and unfortunately, this did not live up to the expectation. This really tears me up to write this review because Edwin's was my favorite place in the city so I think I will chalk this up to an off night for them because of just so many misses tonight. I don't know if its COVID or maybe something totally different but Edwin's isn't the Edwins that I am used to.

We started the dinner the drink (Pie in the window) but it was overly strong with absinthe to the point that we had sent it back and had to order something different. For appetizers, we got selection of cheeses (4 of them) - really good, and Foie Gras Avec but our server forgot to put this in and it arrived way after we were finished with dinner. For main course, my wife and I ordered Grouper, which was good, my daughter ordered Saumon en croute - however, our server wrote down the wrong dish and we were brought Crouqettes de Saumon, which is an appetizer and it was overly lemony; and our son ordered Le Burger - but it was so salty that we couldn't eat it and had to send it back (kitchen graciously remade it for us to take one home but I know its not the same the next day).
Dessert is as good as usual, Grand Mariner Soufflé is incredible, so is Pyramide du chocolat (their version of flowerless chocolate cake).

Pretty disappointing visit. Edwin's is a special occasion type of place but today it was a complete miss. Let's hope this is just an off night, what otherwise is a great restaurant (judging from my prior couple visits).

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Edwins for a post-Thanksgiving date. Everything was excellent! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
26 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening celebrating our son's birthday was nothing short of wonderful, thanks to the staff at Edwins. They are so accommodating and the food was fabulous as usual!

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vipSteveE
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks again! Always a memorable experience!

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DeborahB
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was able to reserve a table for two on short notice; to celebrate my husband's birthday. We were able to get a table by the fire. Staff was very attentive to our needs. The atmosphere was calm and allowed us to relax and enjoy food and each other. This restaurant was recommended by a friend and it surpassed her rave review. Thank you Edwin Staff

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ClemW
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around, food and drinks and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as usual.

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Clewismiller
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little on the expensive side, but great service and great food!

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KevinC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Food and Service. Kudos to a well run and highly efficient venue.

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Edwins Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1758 OpenTable diners.

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