Edwins Restaurant

4.8
1265 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!
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JB
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal with interesting cocktails. Incredible desserts!

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MR
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!

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g
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Edwins provides an elegant dining room with a very attentive wait staff. The venison we had was done perfectly though the side of spaetzel was drier then I was hoping for . . . The cabbage was very good. We were very flattered to have the owner come and chat with us. We had an exceptional dining experience!

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KW
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Beautiful place, great service, wonderful mission -- but minor problems with the food kept me from fully enjoying the visit. Dessert souffle was too scrambled eggs in taste, lobster bisque was bitter, too many air bubbles in the bread. Likewise, noise level was a bit much for me & my guest.

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KK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were better than I imagined, and I had heard about the restaurant from the documentary, Knife Skills! Every staff member was attentive and helpful. The table side burger and banana fosters added to the exceptional experience! I can’t wait to eat there again!

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CK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent - red wine risotto special was fantastic. Everyone was nice, polite, and friendly. The story behind this place is really cool - talk about « teaching a man to fish » . People working hard to better themselves and their lives, you could tell they were all working hard and trying hard to do good jobs! It was inspiring to be there. We would definitely go back.

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D
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our romantic dinner for 2. The atmosphere reminded me our time in Paris. Very Parisian style.

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BR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance and food are always great. Had the pressed duck , as we do every valentines. This is a restaurant that we really enjoy going to. thanks

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DM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food! A bit too dark to read the menu. Service was wonderful, but I would suggest letting diners know that bread plate will keep being filled, our first visit, we will know for next time. Comments at our table were “Best food I’ve ever eaten” “Great appetizers” “Wonderful evening”

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OT
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night, excellent service and food.

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OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Celebrating Valentines Day dinner with my Husband and another couple. The service was outstanding. Ambiance was great except everyone had to use their flashlights to read the menu. Lol. I had escargot... and scallops, banana foster and French pressed coffee made table side. Paid 32.00 for 3 scallops...
Way over priced for only 3 imo. No regrets! I would recommend it.

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LL
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We could not have more positive things to say about Edwin's. Everything is incredible - food, drinks, atmosphere, the above and beyond attentiveness and general pleasantness of the entire staff. We've never enjoyed a meal and had so much fun with every single person we interacted with to this extent during a dinner out. Absolutely amazing - a can't miss experience in Cleveland.

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YK
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, servers are very attentive and are really trying to make a good experience for you!

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E
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

It was first time we were there and was not what we expected. Hip-hop music was playing too loud, our server was little lost, poured water in my wine glass, forgot that we still had to get our main entry and cleared the table after appetizers and offered desert menu. Food was tasty but a bit overpriced. We would like to try one more time and compare again, because on Valentines day it was busy and maybe that's why service was so poor.

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MT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb French cuisine, wonderful attentive staff, not a fan of the music. As an old guard dining patron I prefer quiet ambience conducive to conversation. Times have changed!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Valentine’s day

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OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful First Valentine Experience for my husband and I! Thank you just excellent

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L
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive service. Food was quite good. I think there are too many tables crammed in the place, especially near the entrance.

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JO
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time for our Valentine’s Day dinner. This restaurant has the best service in town. I haven’t enjoyed myself for dinner out this much in a very long time.

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BC
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite dining experience for a special celebration.

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A
Cleveland
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely lovely on all levels. So nice to have menu choices that are not on every other foodie menu in NE Ohio! Service was impeccable. Our waiter introduced himself in French!! Will be back again and again.

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L
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were terrific! My wife and I brought our 14 year old son and he loved it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day

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TC
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and our food were outstanding. This is my favorite restaurant in Cleveland.

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OT
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience.

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ER
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time dining at Edwins- after our first dining experience the bar was high and the second dinner didn’t disappoint. If you want fine French food in an environment where you aren’t rushed- this is it. The cheese cart is divine! The food and drinks are top notch. Edwins is a definite YES.

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HG
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Food and Service!
We went before a show downtown. Great Ambiance.

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B
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First time there. Food was really good. Service was excellent. Cool bar. Will go back!

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RR
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High end French cuisine - the best ever! Thank you; try the Castalia Blue Hole Trout in pistacio crust - over the top!

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CF
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Edwins continues to impress with their incredible staff, ambiance, and delicious cuisine! Edwins is the total package and makes every visit special. Hands down, this is the best restaurant in Cleveland!

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E
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a wonderful meal at Edwins on Saturday, 2/2/19. True classic French cuisine with attention paid to the details. Food and wine were reasonably priced. Cocktails were expertly made. If you don't know about Edwins, it is a program to train people re-entering society from prison, Basically a restaurant management training program for ex-cons. Staff was well trained. My only problem is there was so much staff there Saturday night that there was tremendous hustle and bustle by our table bordering on chaos.. Our butter was refilled 5 times. When does that happen. I think the kitchen had trouble keeping up as there was a considerable lag between the salads and main course. However, the over all experience was at least 4 to 4 1/2 stars. Will return many times as the menu has many delectable items this this is a place you should support.

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J
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is delicious....servers are professional and very attentive. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Great job, Brandon!!!

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SR
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service. Wait staff were very attentive. Unusual food choice and great wines. They went out of my heir way for our son’s birthday

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MK
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious... great fish and the best veggie entree I've had at any restaurant, the staff is very attentive, we couldn't have enjoyed our evening more.

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R
Cleveland
20 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, superb food, very good service, and a fantastic underlying mission — all to be applauded. We started with two appetizers: the interesting, different seafood sausage with in a creamy lobster sauce, and a fantastic foie gras that was near perfection. Two of us ordered the venison, perfectly cooked (medium rare), full of flavor and not at all gamey. The accompanying spaetzle was delicious, as was the cabbage. Our guest ordered rabbit, also a tasty entree. We were too stuffed for dessert, but decided to split an order of scrumptious beignets. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Our waiter was a bit soft spoken, but interacted well with professionalism and a bit of humor. We love this place!

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R
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome Birthday

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NT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was impeccable. We had a wonderful experience, each staff member made us feel welcomed and everyone was very attentive. The food was phenomenal as well. The attention to details really makes for a special experience, you can tell the staff takes pride in that. We will definitely be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A notch above all the rest!

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HD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was friendly and did a fantastic job. Food was great.

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GK
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience! Edwins is such a wonderful place. We love the mission of the organization. It’s a pleasure to have such fantastic customer service & delightful food. We highly recommend!!!

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