Edwins Restaurant

4.7
1171 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm. Closed Sunday.
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Phone number
(216) 921-3333
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chris Terry
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Private party facilities
Please contact Jordan for more details. jordan@edwinsrestaurant.org
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Private party contact
Jordan Levine: (216) 921-3333
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Catering
Please contact the restaurant for more details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Shaker Blvd.
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Parking details
Complementary Valet is available every night of the week
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Special events & promotions
Cheese and Wine Tastings, Cigar and Spirit tastings and others, check our website for more details.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1171 People Are Saying
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BC
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Once again we had a memorable birthday celebration at Edwins with friendly staff and delicious food!

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LA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down best service we have ever received! The food was great but the staff was beyond anything we could have asked for. Very courteous, genuine and thoughtful.

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D
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose this restaurant due to proximity to a music concert nearby. The referrals we had heard all came true A+ experience for a leisurely very nice meal. Must come back in summer for outdoor seating. The table side preparations looked Devine. Gregory our server was so attentive and congenial.

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CT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The French cuisine and sauces were amazing. From soup to entree to dessert - it was all delicious and different.

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c
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as usual. One of the must-dine places in Cleveland.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grandsons 7th Birthday was the occasion and he ordered escargot- I think more because he is a 7 year old boy who loves worms and frogs, lol. Last time he ordered frog legs! He only ate one, yet grandpa gladly finished the remainder. The scallops dish was very tasty, and the vegan dish was great.
The kicker, and why our grandson lives going there is for the banana fosters and Edwins does a fantastic job of table-side banana fosters. All in all, really a great time! We left very satisfied.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I took my husband out for a Christmas date and he is very critical ;-). We both LOVED the experience and the food and the service. It is a beautiful, cozy, place and several managers, including the CEO himself, are constantly on the lookout and get their hands dirty in order to ensure quick and excellent service. I particularly love the mission of this business, and find the success rates in terms of employment placement and recidivism most impressive. Kudos! We will be back!

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c
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful evening of beautiful food served perfectly. The service was polite, professional and attentive without being smothering. We had a delightful time.

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G
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all the way around!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, I would highly recommended this restaurant.

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RW
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was impeccable and my birthday was all the more special because of my experience at Edwin’s.

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EO
Cleveland
49 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. Great dining for a great cause.

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RJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is outstanding and the food is fantastic . I love the ambience and the venue . I highly recommend this restaurant

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BD
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique delicious recipes. European feel. Great outdoor dining when weather permits. One of my top two restaurants in Cleveland. Go see for yourself.

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V
Cleveland
50 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deeply delicious classic French food. There is nowhere like it in Cleveland. The sauces are amazing. Fantastic wine list, particularly for French wines. Every time I eat here, I’m so glad I did and I wonder, when will I have my next meal at Edwins. The fact that one is supporting a beautiful cause and a wonderful mission is quickly forgotten in the lovely atmosphere and the marvelous plates of food. Which reminds me, when is my next meal there?

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TP
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, well presented. Above average service by well trained friendly staff.

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j
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brandon: you and your staff knocked it outta the park!

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OT
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful night. We will return. Server and chef worked hard to accommodate my allergies. Many thanks.

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MB
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This establishment never ceases to amaze me. If one loves French food, this place will meet all of your expectations! The cheese cart is the best I have seen in US!!!!!!!!! Bananas Foster prepared tableside? But of course!!!!!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. They attended to my serious food allergies. Brandon stopped by. Very pleasant experience!

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JF
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely friendly and informative staff and management. Valet parking was appreciated and an excellent wine list. We usually dine at the bar but chose a table this last time near the fireplace. Very cozy.

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n
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

a perfect french bistro experience. menu, sevice, cocktails.

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HA
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Edwin's did not disappoint! It was everything that I had heard and more. I both love delicious food and proud, service-oriented staff. I will be back!!!!

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DG
Cleveland
52 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My husband and I were there during Cleveland restaurant week. We started off with the escargot. He had the new guinea hen and I had the salmon and everything was delicious. Desserts were the chocolate pyramid and their doughnuts also delicious. Service is always excellent as this is a training ground

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JK
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, as usual. A true gem

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TF
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so amazing! My husband had the Restaurant Week special with butternut squash soup, Guinea hen, and the triple chocolate pyramid. I had the burgundy snails, braised rabbit leg, and bananas foster. Everything was absolutely delicious!! The meat was so tender and the flavors just exploded in your mouth. The quiet atmosphere and beautifully decorated space made it so intimate. We will definitely be coming back for major holidays and our anniversary!

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OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had.a wonderful evening. Excellent service, food and atmosphere. Very friendly. True French Cuisine. Great program!

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KG
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and fantastic ambience!!! Never disappoints !!! Owner very personable and checks on tables !!! Love this touch !!! Top restaurant in Cleveland!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome time at Edwins. Our server was amazing and did a great job of explaining her back story and how much she has learned at Edwins.

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EZ
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved everything. Our server was outstanding. Just two issues. The heating vent below our table roasted us! It blew hot air on all 6 of our legs all evening. We managed to close the vent but it was still too hot. The creme broulet was not carmelized on top. Want that crispy tap when you hit the top with the spoon.

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AC
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. They were busy during restaurant week, yet service was great. My well-traveled, foodie friend rated the escargot as the best she ever had! Our entrees, salmon and guinea hen, were scrumptious and appealing. Would definitely go back and will recommend to others.

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EM
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little dark but very upbeat vibe. Servers were genuine and caring. Food was delish. Always great to be welcomed by Brandon.

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b
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Thrilled at my first visit to this amazing establishment. Will go back for sure! Also proud to support such a great endeavor.

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R
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Met up with great friends, food was excellent, service a little spotty. i.e. our waitress removed our silverware after our appetizers as if she had already served the main course. Service was disjointed.

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SS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Amazing concept, love the social benefit. Wiling to pay more because of who they are employing if the food was good.

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OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience!

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t
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good French food outside of France. Better than its closest competitor in Cleveland (Albatross) because of the sauces. Edwin's sauces are delicate and nuanced not heavy handed as is the case with too many so-called French restaurants in Ohio. My wife had the prix fixe menu with wine parings and the wine parings were right on target. I had the rabbit and it was delicious. The only negative was the service which was almost smothering and the pace of the meal was far too fast even after we asked them to slow it down. I refer to it as good French food at a McDonalds pace. Others may well prefer that type of service, but not us (but it is better that the opposite end of the service spectrum). Nevertheless, we will go again and we definitely recommend it.

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OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had long leisurely dinner with excellent French food and service. Joe took great care of us, patiently, knowledgeably answering our questions with a smile. Butternut squash soup was light, creamy, delicious. Salmon was perfectly seasoned and cooked with crisp tasty bottom layer. Potato encrusted grouper was perfectly cooked (flaky, tender, not fishy). Chocolate pyramid was rich, smooth and satisfying. We were well cared for all evening. Music was a little loud at first but at some point it was put at a level more conducive to conversation. Snug, cozy space - my one wish for Edwin’s is that they can eventually have more space for easier movement thru dining area.

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FP
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very classy place with a lot if character. The food us unbelievable good. Very exciting menu.

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