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Edwins Restaurant

4.7
993 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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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 993 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
service
4.6
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4.5
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We were seated immediately. The ambiance was excellent. We especially enjoyed our waiter, George.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Amazing food for a fair price. Awesome service and, by eating at Edwin's you are supporting a good cause! 100% would recommend.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic restaurant, and the staff couldn’t have been better. I’ll be back!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Edwin’s offers a taste of and a look at CLE. The mission at Edwin’s is worthy of a visit and the food options are unique and dilectable. Bring a friend or group and feel good for all the right reasons.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Went with friends who have been here a few times --and recommended the restaurant. We live in Chicago but are from Cleveland. I read about the restaurant -- and the owner, who has a very interesting background. I applaud him for hiring/training people who are trying to reintegrate into society after being released from jail/prison. That being said, here are my comments.

The menu (mostly traditional French cuisine) is broad and interesting. Wines are overpriced and needs more selections by the glass. There are staff everywhere. Our server was polite and attentive -- but clueless. My guess is that he was new and still in training. He struggled -- but there were support people right there. What the service staff lacks in polish, the kitchen more than compensates for. The food is outstanding! Beautifully presented and delicious, portion sizes are appropriate. Execution is first rate.

My only serious criticism is the music. It was a combination of Michael Jackson and other very upbeat (and loud) artists. I mentioned this to Edwin when he walked by, while complimenting him on the food. His somewhat arrogant reply was "this is our music." Perhaps that is true -- but it is not his guest's music.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

I enjoyed my visit. Staff was very courteous and friendly. Food was delicious. Everything was spot on.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Edwin's motto, "Eat Well. Do Good", is perfect for their restaurant. The food was fantastic, the service very good, and the after-dinner tour of the restaurant fun and informative. Our waiter, Jevon, seemed a bit shy in the beginning, but warmed up quickly and showed his personality. He and the rest of the wait staff were very attentive -- our water glasses were filled after almost every sip, and our bread plates were never allowed to go empty. The lobster bisque I started with was excellent, with lumps of lobster. and my husband's cold potato and leek soup was interesting. I greatly enjoyed my seared sea scallops, and he loved his bouillasbaise. He exclaimed several times throughout the meal, "This makes me so happy." The atmosphere and character of the place was what really made it special. We loved that so many servers and managers came by to check on us. For those who don't know, Edwin's was founded to "give formerly incarcerated adults a foundation in the culinary and hospitality industry while providing a support network necessary for their long-term success. Our mission three-fold: is to teach a skilled and in-demand trade in the culinary arts, empower willing minds through passion for hospitality management, and prepare students for a successful transition home." Check out their website for more information on their mission and to view the menu and photos.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

From the moment we entered, we were greeted in a friendly manner, and seated guickly. Our waiter was new, but very courteous and took care of any needs. Dinner was above our expectations, from soup and salad to dessert!! There was no rush through the experience. It was very nice, and unusual for today's restaurants, not to be referred to as "you guys." We will be back to explore other dishes as well as for the friendly and competent service!

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

What an experience from start to finish. The restaurant itself is beautiful and the decor is one of kind. While we didn't sit inside, we did take some time to look around and enjoy the ambiance of a gorgeous restaurant. The outside seating was lovely as well. There is a large 2 section patio that sit quaintly under a tree and views of the bustling circle and neighborhood.

We were treated like gold the entire meal, our server was fantastic and the maitre d' was knowledgable and welcoming. Our meal was exceptional. Classic french food done perfectly. I can't say enough about the saucisse fruit de mer or the rabbit. Both were exceptional and exquisitely executed. The dessert was wonderful as well.

Any wine lover is sure to appreciate the extensive selection and varietals. As a novice, I was appreciative that the maitre d' took the time to suggest and nail and perfect bottle for us. Both of the cocktails we had were delicious.

We had a great time here and will absolutely return the next time we visit the city. If you are someone who likes to dine and not simply be fed, put this on your list.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Dinner was very nice and the waiter, who was new, tried very hard to please us. Very polite. Asked for support when not sure of our questions. We like the concept of the restaurant and training people to help them have positive futures.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Outstanding meal and supporting a great mission. Great evening on the patio.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Our second visit was as wonderful as the first! If we lived nearby, we would probably dine here at least once a week.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

We came here for our anniversary and loved every moment! The service, food, drinks and overall ambience were wonderful. We especially enjoyed the table side service of making “le burger”! Thank you for a memorable night!

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

My favorite restaurant because wait staff is so pleasant and food is sooooo good.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Our first time having dinner at Edwin’s and they exceeded expectations by a mile. Easily our best dining experience since living in Cleveland.

We asked them to surprise us with entree selections and wine, which turned to even enhance the experience.

What a great place. We will be back.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

The service at Edwins is excellent. I have always thoroughly enjoyed all the staff. I don't normally do French food due to the high caloric load, but Edwins does it well. I would say that occasionally an entree is a bit oversalted, so if that is not your thing, you might want to mention low salt.

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

This is a fabulous restaurant - wonderful service - a really great menu!- potato encrusted grouper was perfectly cooked - loved sitting outside except for the helicopter mom and her little girl next to us - not much you can do about loud diners! Will definitely go back again!

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

servers were great and food outstanding. we would return when next return to cleveland.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

I took an town friend trained in French cooking to Edwins. She greatly enjoyed both the food and the menu. Later that evening I showed her the documentary film, "Knife Skills". I have no doubt she will remember and tell her friends back in in Telluride and Durango CO about her special evening.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Excellent service. Great menu. A great opportunity for the employees.

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4.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Two out of the 3 of us had "Le Burger" which is absolutely the best, and if you are lucky (as we were) made table side with a commentary of the process, great experience.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Edwins offers four different vegan options and our server made sure we didn't leave without desert. I'm glad we opted in to the chocolate pyramid!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Brought friends who had never been to Edwin’s. Our food was delicious. The service was wonderful & just by chance we happen to meet the director of the documentary “Knife Skills”. He was in town from NYC. Fun night!

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Everything was very good. Our table was small and in a high traffic area. We were looking forward to a slow paced, relaxing dinner but the energy was a bit different than what we thought.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

What a great experience.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

There were 7 of us returning for our 50th high school reunion. Everyone approved of the choice and we all had a wonderful evening. The staff and the food were excellent. And eating outside after a rainy few days was the best!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Wonderful attentive service with an outstanding meal, we hope to return soon for another incredible Le Burger!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

My husband had the grouper main course, and I had the scallops. His meal was better than anything we had eaten fresh in Florida, and my meal was probably the best one I have EVER had! The service was impeccable and perfectly timed. It was a magical evening. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The staff tries so hard and it is so appreciated. The food is excellent and the cheese cart is unreal.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

What a wonderful experience, very friendly and attentive, amazing food, creative drinks, and great wine list. Well worth the cost of an upscale restaurant. All on top of a very important social mission. We can't wait to go back again!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Edwin’s never fails to delight - good food, good service!

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2018

This restaurant and the premise behind it's founding are terrific. I think it is wonderful that the owner rehabilitate's people who were incarcerated and want to change their life. The food is excellent and provides a good variety for meat-lovers as well as vegetarians. I definitely recommend going to this French restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

A special food experience. All delicious and interesting. Bread pudding with elderflower and blueberry ice cream is heaven on earth. Wait staff are attentive, earnest, real, and fun.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

We have been wanting to come here for a long time. We live 80 minutes away. We began outside under a red parasol and had two of the drink specials for the day: a dry rose and a wheat beer with blood orange. And then many slivers of that wonderful bread with butter. Our waiter there was great: friendly and knowledgeable and off to find out when he didn't know the answer. We moved inside for dinner, and were so pleased with the menu. As a meat eater, married to a vegetarian (of French ancestry), we don't often get so many fine dining options. My husband had 4-5 choices, some vegan, plus soups and salads, and me? I had the rabbit. We each had a salad and then skipped entrees so we could have dessert, and even so, we took half our main dish home for supper the next day. For dessert, he had chocolate; I put in early for the Grand Marnier souffle, which our (second) waiter got a kick out of opening up to pour sauce in. He too was knowledgeable and friendly. It was my birthday, and I asked for no fuss, which they accommodated with just quiet wishes, and the slimmest of teeny candles lit on my dessert plate. If this place were closer, we'd be here a LOT oftener. And we will be back, just not soon enough for me. I've posted about our pleasure with the meal on Facebook, and out of state friends were charmed with Edwin's goals; local friends were glad to hear of vegan options, very local friends said, "Yes, so proud to have it in the neighborhood."

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

My husband has been wanting to go for years, sad to say this is our first time and will not be the last!
The service and food was fabulous, but the concept is the truly amazing part!
Thank you Edwins for an enjoyable dinner. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We keep coming back because it's SO good! The cheese cart is to die for!! The "game" special is usually interesting and very good. My husband got the wild boar chop and loved it. I seem to always order the same main course: potato wrapped grouper - delicious! The table side bananas foster is also a must!! Great job Team Edwin's!

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

A very exceptional and caring staff who are very attentive and delicious meals!

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Word of mouth sent us to Edwin's. The word was not wrong.

From valet parking to superb meals, the service was excellent and welcoming.
Our cocktails were well made and the ladies cosmos's were rated by them as top shelf.

We will be back.

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3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We had been here about 1 1/2 years ago & had great food and service. This time not so good.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We enjoyed our visit to Edwin's. The food was good- the concept behind the start of this place is truly awesome. Kudos to the owner!

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