Edwins Restaurant

4.8
1764 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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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
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
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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!

JP
JPod
Cleveland
5 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
9 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.

JP
JamesP
San Diego
1 review
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
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
1 review
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
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!

CE
vipCameronE
Cleveland
14 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
1 review
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
2 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
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
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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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.

MA
vipMarkA
Cleveland
25 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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

CA
ChrisA
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SL
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 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

DT
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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vipnhois
Cleveland
25 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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Edwins Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1764 OpenTable diners.

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