Edwins Restaurant

4.7
1793 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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Wally
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a special night for a special occasion

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viphp73
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

There were 5 of us for dinner. The service was very good. However, the food was disappointing. It may have to do with a post-pandemic start-up. We all agreed that
the quality of the meal was very sub-standard, especially when considering its fine dining standard.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time dining at Edwins. Every element of the evening from start to finish was excellent. Edwin's will be our go to whenever we are in Cleveland.

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PatrickM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had scallops over risotto and Le Burger. Our second time visiting Edwins - both times left very happy!

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RaulS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to all the considered 'best restaurants' in Cleveland. Edwins is the best of all, by miles.
Excellent service from the very beginning, when they receive you.
We were told that we had to wait a few minutes for our table. They brought us Prosecco for the wait, followed by an amazing appetizer once we sat at our table.
The menu is wonderful and the quality of the food second to none.
Highly recommended!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an exquisite meal at Edwin's. The service was great and the food and drink selections were top notch. the ambiance was warm and elegant.

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RalphR
Savannah
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful dining experience! And how cool that a few days later, EDWINS was featured on the Today Show. I’m so glad we went there for a lovely Mother’s Day Eve dinner. I can’t wait to go back.

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vipBuckeyefoodie
Cleveland
24 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Salmon was raw I asked to be cooked thru medium. My first drink had horrible smell as if glass was not clean. Server Yolanda was outstanding attentive kind and professional. Must be an off night won’t keep me away.

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Alex
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing evening. An absolute must for anyone looking to eat well and do good.

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DavidD
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best restaurant in northeast Ohio--without a doubt

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vipkevinanderson
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Service was slow. 15 minutes to get iced tea. No server showed at table for 30 minutes. Host kept seating tables while no servers were present. This caused a kitchen slam.

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DougH
Jackson Hole
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When you combine great food with an outstanding social cause - you have a winner. Kudos to Edwins!

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vipRicosfolks
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our 3rd visit here, each time we have had remarkable food in an authentic French atmosphere. The mission of Edwins brought us here the first time, and we still think this is vital to the experience, but the authentic French cuisine expertly prepared and presented make this a must for foodie or romantic living in or visiting Cleveland.

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Felicite
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great time at Edwin's on a warm and sunny spring evening, out on the private patio, to celebrate a very special occasion. The service was attentive and not overbearing, the food was very nice and the noise level was fine. We had several appetizers and two entrees. Some of the dishes are on the small side and some of the prices are on the high side but overall, the food is great and we had a very pleasant dinner. We will be back!

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tomv
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Treated well personally and with a great meal

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The server assigned to our table wore a mask below her nose. When we reminded her to pull up her mask, she thought it was a joke and literally laughed it off. Unbelievable that over 560,000 Americans have died of Covid and some people still treat this as a joke. We finally had to ask for a replacement server. The service after that was very good with the new server. The food was very average for what we paid. Quiet ambiance.

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DougM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the second time my wife have visited Edwin's. Both times have been fabulous and the ambiance and attention to detail by wait staff is impressive. I would highly recommend Edwin's.

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vipDsapitro
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent!! We will definitely be back!!

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Paul
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing, the drinks are awesome, and the staff is fantastic. It's like they took all of the best aspects of French dining and deleted the things that most people find off-putting. You aren't going to have a snobby waiter looking down at you as you struggle to pronounce french words. Everyone is pleasant and helpful and it just makes the experience awesome. It's going to cost what a meal of this caliber should cost and you're going to leave in an awesome mood because it's totally worth it. If you're lucky enough to be able to be a regular here, I envy you. If you're looking for someplace special for dinner, this is it.

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Frequentdiner3
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

The music was so loud we couldn’t have a conversation. It is was finally turned down after complaining four towns. The potato crust on the grouper was burnt black. The escargot had a metallic taste. The salmon croquettes had a sour taste. Some things were good. The Filet and asparagus were cooked perfectly and the wine was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You guys made my girlfriends birthday such an amazing experience, food was amazing and Kevin was a great waiter thanks for making her nite special

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JasonC
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a great experience. Though it was our servers first day, she did a great job. I was blown away by the quality of food as well as the menu. I honestly can't wait to come back.

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BBofCleveland
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dining experience! We enjoyed delicious cheeses, entrees of fish and steak, and dessert too! Wine was great as well! Friendly and helpful staff and the environment was relaxed. Highly recommend!

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vipJPod
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food as always was outstanding; we had scallops, snails, portobello Napoleon, and Ohio City pasta—all presented to look as delicious as they tasted!

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vipMPDiner
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal experience and love that the owner employs former convicts. Food is delicious and service is on point.

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JamesP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good restaurant with French cuisine. A bit noisy if you want a quiet affair. Excellent food. Excellent service from the staff, and they pay attention to detail.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly an excellent overall experience. Great staff and service.
My wife’s escargot was excellent and the French onion soup was very good. Her scallop dinner and my potatoe crusted grouper were excellent selections recommended by the staff.
Will be back again.

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Jini
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the cozy atmosphere, upscale French but not pretentious menu, and attentive and courteous service from the staff. Added bonuses were a short, pleasant visit at our table by the owner, and the romantic, vintage R&B music selection that played softly throughout the evening. Perfect for a date night!

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TiffanyK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was outstanding! The atmosphere was fun, refined without being pretentious. Our server left much to be desired, but the food made up for it!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent!

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vipCameronE
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Spanish Night with great food paired with very nice Spanish wines. Overall a superb night out and our first restaurant experience since COVID19 destroyed our social life. Here’s to many more!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

In light of the service/training that your restaurant is providing, I cannot complain/whine. But in effort to help you in your training I offer that I am not sure that our waiter was able to read or write - making ordering of the wine somewhat laborious, and even after the waiter marked the menu with pen to take my wife’s entree order, she did not receive the entree that she ordered. Finally, there was at least a 45 minute wait between completion of appetizer and our entrees - fortunately we had good company and conversation. May well have been simply an ‘off’ night.
The seafood sausage was wonderful, as was the NY strip steak. My wife felt that the vegetable napoleon was undercooked..

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DamzR
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such and excellent experience. DEfinitely a do over. The food was spectacular and the ambiance and the fell of the place was great, The only negative thing I would say was the lighting was a little dark... but that was such a small thing . Love love loved it!

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vipDavide
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Choice of background music was not in keeping with the type of restaurant

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AnnaB
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. Always had a full water and plenty of bread to start. Enjoyed the fresh cut Cheese options as an appetizer. Every dish was well prepared, unique, and delicious! We will definitely return for another date night.

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vipwineGuy
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
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
4 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
Cleveland
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
92 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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You can order delivery directly from Edwins Restaurant using the Order Online button. Edwins Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (216) 921-3333.

Edwins Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1793 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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