Edwins Restaurant

4.8
1727 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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EugeneT
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined a day ago
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
25 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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vinrouge46
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recently some of the food has been a little uneven, but this Prix Fixe menu was perfect in every way! Special shout out to the French Onion soup which which was so rich and good, I felt like it was also sinful. The pasta with squash and mushrooms, a big hit, and same with the salmon. Thank you!

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vipjpbincle
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best !!

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brandyl
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was impeccable. I went back the next day to try the bakery and it was amazing as well!

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ScottW
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Edwin's never fails to disappoint - the best French food in the Cleveland area as far as I'm concerned.

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jeannef
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Wonderful service Food outstanding Beautiful restaurant

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vipArnie
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A taste of Paris. We ate outdoors on the sidewalk like an European cafe. Everything was wonderful.

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IraW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great except for relatively non-exciting desserts.

Chocolate pyramid - basically similar to a large Hersey's chocolate kiss and without promised Grand Marnier.

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BigBday
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were outstanding, as always. Eating outside was fine; car noise was only a little bothersome. Brad needs to leave his mask alone when he come to talk to his guests. We can hear and understand him fine with his mask properly on.

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vipNatalie
Cleveland
20 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every experience at Edwins is fantastic, whether it is dine in, their amazing 4 for $40, or anything from the butcher shop or bakery.

The service is impeccable, the food is beyond reproach and Brandon is such a superstar. Can’t wait for another reason to go back!

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MateS
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an exceptional experience! Great service, amazing food.

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AniaS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunny a great and different place
Food is great
Staff is wonderful

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vipJulieM
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my first time dining at Edwin's. I met a friend who had been several times and she raved about the quality of the food and the politeness and attentiveness of the staff. We had an excellent meal sitting comfortably outside on the enclosed patio area. There were propane gas heaters to keep us warm as it was a cool evening. The waiters were all polite, attentive and exceptional in their service. I also valet parked my car and received great service there as well.
The food is terrific and worth the cost as the quality, presentation and taste are all excellent.
Next time we'll order the souffle for desert ahead of time and give it a try. I hear it is excellent. Thank you.

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JohnF
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary. Started with cheese sampler which was excellent. Artichoke app was very good. Striped bass was excellent, as was burger. Service was top notch. Overall wonderful evening and food.

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DianeT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time seated outdoors with socially distant tables, patio heater under a tent, attentive service and mask wearing wait staff. We had been doing carry out for the last 6 months, but splurged to bring out of town family for a 2 couple retirement celebration. We miss the tableside prep of LeBurger but enjoyed it neverthless prepared in the kitchen. The escargots were small but tender and served hot. The canard à l'orange was up to our expectations and the sommelier helped us pick a perfect wine. A delightful late fall evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The lobsrer

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and great food

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BetsyO
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our server forgot to order the souffle, so there was a long pause leading us not to wait for the souffle. Timing and service could improve....sometimes long gaps.

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SydelleZ
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time eating out and Edwins did not dissapoint. We had a wonderful dinner.

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qwerty
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone should experience EDWINS and support Brandon and his mission. You will not be disappointed.

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vipdoctorg
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressive! This was our first time there. We chose indoor seating - they have outdoor seating available with heaters under a tent. Tables were well-spaced indoors - we had absolutely no COVID concerns. Quality of food met all expectations for a high-end restaurant. My lobster bisque and steak au poivre were outstanding! Portions were substantial. My wife had their seafood special with a salad and was very pleased. Service was pleasant and attentive. Heard they're opening another place soon across Shaker Square where Fire had been. That will be worth checking out. A worthy special occasion restaurant.

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ColleenW
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had outstanding service and delicious food!

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MarcB
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in town, our absolute favorite. Great food, great service and a phenomenal cause that you can feel really good about supporting.

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JoshL
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food is overall really good. It did feel like their prices went up a bit and they are starting to get a bit expensive. Most of the dishes were great but I still am not a huge fan of most of their dishes centered around fish. The staff is the best part of the restaurant. They are helpful and very friendly.

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JohnT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal and the ambiance great but the staff took the cake!!! Some of the most kindest, welcoming and hilarious people I have met in awhile.

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MarkBeckyClevelandHts
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, unparalleled service— reliably a wonderful experience all the way around that can be counted on every single time. Great ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. The heated covered patio was done perfectly even despite a downpour that evening to allay fears of dining out during COVID. Definitely will return!

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vipalbesure
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite cuisine. Impeccable service. Outstanding service. Cozy little shelter with a fireplace on a rainy night. The mixology staff was terrific. The selection of spirits was expansive and unique. The wine list was extensive. Foie gras; seafood sausage, roasted duck and strip steak with green peppercorn sauce were delicious. This place is a gem. Loved the entire experience.

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donnaP
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The staff and food were wonderful as always. We ate outside and were distanced from others. It was pouring rain however we stayed dry.

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viptaniam
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, service, and food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. Had the oysters and artichokes for appetizers, both were excellent! Oysters were large, not gritty. I had the scallops and my husband had the grouper for our main dishes, both cooked perfectly. Service was very attentive. We love their whole mission too! Highly recommend

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AdamM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great, service was very nice, however appetizers and salads came out at same time and from time we ordered to receiving our food was 50 minutes. We sat outside which was mostly full, very few people sitting indoors, so overall have difficult time hearing they were packed, which was reason for delay. $160 meal for 2, not including tips for server and valet.

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Edwins Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1727 OpenTable diners.

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