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About Edwins Restaurant

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!

13101 Shaker Square
Cleveland, OH 44120
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm. Closed Sunday.

Cross Street:
Shaker Blvd.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(216) 921-3333

Website:
http://edwinsrestaurant.org/

Catering:
Please contact the restaurant for more details.

Parking Details:
Complementary Valet is available every night of the week

Executive Chef:
Chris Terry

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact Jordan for more details. jordan@edwinsrestaurant.org

Private Party Contact:
Jordan Levine: (216) 921-3333

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Cheese and Wine Tastings, Cigar and Spirit tastings and others, check our website for more details.

Edwins Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (22)
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Neighborhood Gem (13)
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Notable Wine List (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Romantic (9)
Authentic (9)
Bar Seating (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Seasonal (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Business Meals (3)
Fun (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The food is excellent and the service is outstanding at Edwins. Picking from the selection of cheeses if you order a cheese board is an education. The soufflé and bananas foster are amazing.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Picked for our anniversary. Attentive service, fine food and enjoyable atmosphere. It was a good choice.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Edwin’s is an awesome all around experience. The food, atmosphere and waitstaff are exceptional, and it’s for an amazing cause that not too many businesses are supporting.

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We use Edwins a lot and this was for New Years Eve. They were busy which was great, but the choice of music really did not fit a restaurant of this type, and when live music came on later there was no way to have a quiet catch up with friends. Every table was shouting to try and make themselves heard.
Other than that, the food and service were excellent and each of the 4 of us tried something we had not had before, and we all had exceptional dishes, but the "egg on toast" was to die for!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent food, good service, friendly staff. I would definitely go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great dinner for a New Year's Eve celebration. Looking forward to going back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fun
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food5
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great experience as always. Becoming a Cleveland gem.
Hope to see you again soon.
Ralph Rosenthal

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Service was very attentive. Food was delicious, however, one diner did not like the pasta meal. Beautiful restaurant. Felt very high end dining and prices were not out of line.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Always wonderful! Our favorite Cleveland dinner spot!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

The food, service and atmosphere at Edwin's are wonderfully impeccable in themselves. And then factor in that most of the employees are 'ex-felons' (a term I wish we need not have/use) learning a trade to carry them forward in life, and the entire experience becomes magical. I highly recommend the restaurant and commend their mission and vision.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 21, 2017

I heard this was a great place for dinner with exceptional service which was totally true. We started off with sparkling wine and some had sparkling water as well. Lori tried the frog legs which she didn't feel had much seasoning/bland but her artichoke was tasty. Delorce had the endive salad at the suggestion of the server and I had the squash/apple soup. Soup had nice texture and very hot (heat not spice). We all had salmon which was excellent. The horseradish crust was perfect with the cucumber sauce. Two of us had the crème Brule and I had to also try the Benet which was excellent. Next time I will call ahead to order the 24 hour advance on the burger.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food was god as always. The service overall was good. I decided that my server was very new and tenative with no personality. I am hopeful that with time and experience she becomes more confident. I was somewhat disappointed that one of the items I wanted to order was supposed to prepared table and I could not get it because they were busy. Ultimately I did get what I wished to order after a request was made to the owner but then it was cooked in the kitchen. the fun of the table side cooking was missing. Nonetheless I would go back and suggest to others that they go there.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Edwin's is an excellent restaurant! The ambiance is fabulous! It is dining the way it should be done, with attention to every detail from the valet parking, the hostess that checks coats, the wait staff that makes sure a bread plate or a water glass is always refilled, the cover that is immediately placed over a plate to keep the food warm should a guest have to leave the table for a few moments and the knowledgeable and attentive waiters. The menu and the food are outstanding! This is truly white glove service without the white gloves. Do not miss the opportunity to experience Edwin's, especially for a romantic date or to celebrate a special occasion. Your guests will certainly be impressed! The fireplace glowing on a cold winter evening adds to the coziness on a chilly winter evening!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Greatest meal ever

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 12, 2017

The food is excellent, the service attentive, and the ambiance attractive [and relatively quiet!]. The mission of providing people who have been recently released from prison training in all aspects of the food service industry is highly commendable and deserves strong support and the customer gets a great meal and wonderful experience as well.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 10, 2017

this is a great restaurant with providing very good food and helping those with a past. Three out of the 4 dishes were excellent, the eggplant was tough and sent back but still tough

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food excellent. Service good, tried to please. Very crowded and tables on top of each other. Very New York.

Delicious meal, Higher priced menu.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vegan, Organic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The food and service were outstanding, the ambiance enjoyable, the valet parking delightful (compared to most other valet services.) The fact that this institution is giving back to society makes this restaurant even more impressive. This restaurant deserves the patronage of all Clevelanders. Hats off to Brandon, the staff, and all of the men and women in training for this Cleveland Gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This was our first trip to Edwins and it will not be our last. The atmosphere is vibrant and the French inspired menu was well done. The table for 8 we had was near the back and the temperature was quite warm.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always the best

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our first time and we really enjoyed the food and the service. A great deal of options on both the dinner menu and the dessert menu (note that the souffle take 25 minutes so order ahead of time).

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 21, 2017

I will never not be impressed by my experience at Edwin!! The food is perfect, the service is absolutely on point and wonderful, it’s a beautiful restaurant, and it all goes to the fantastic cause. It is my favorite turkey pickup day tradition!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very attentive staff. Great food choices! We loved our choices! Good wine!! Will go back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Incredible dinning experience. Certainly one of the best Cleveland has to offer.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Good food in a great ambiance. Limited vegetarian menu but yummy, nonetheless.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Both the food and service were excellent! The waitstaff was consistently on top of it. If you're looking for a place to go for a special occasion or date night, look no further!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Healthy, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We went to support a good cause, but discovered that Edwins is a great restaurant, with an interesting menu, wonderfully prepared and it could compete with the best in New York on its own merits. We will definitely be revisiting Edwins

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Incredible food and service. The Somm/Host was so Inviting and knowledgeable. Great servers and dessert. I highly recommend this place

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 27, 2017

It was my first time there, but it will not be my last. When I viewed the menu online I thought it was a little pricey, but I was meeting a friend so I went. We had an marvelous time. I had the grouper and it was delicious. The servers were outstanding and their service was top notch. The only issue was when I ordered the lobster bisque, I didn't like it, but they took it back immediately and brought the soup of the day (complementary) I loved it. The bread tasted freshly baked and the butter was soft (that's a rarity) I highly recommend
this restaurant as someplace to eat when you have a special occasion. Keep up the good work Edwins.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 24, 2017

a first rate experience all around. The bread dish and water glass was always filled , The waiter was attentive. The food was excellent especially the stewed rabbit, frogs legs and the snails. The main courses were excellent except the French style sea food soup which was very tasty but not authentic

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Edwins is a Cleveland treasure. The food is always excellently prepared with a good variety offered on the menu. Le Burger is the most amazing, extravagant burger you'll ever experience. It's well worth trying on at least one visit. Our other favorites are the fish wrapped in crispy potatoes and the horseradish encrusted salmon. I recommend the poached pear tart for a delightful finish to your meal. We're so lucky to have such a high calibre restaurant in Cleveland with leaders that believe in the future of everyone.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Awesome food and service

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·Dined on July 26, 2017

We went for our anniversary- food was spectacular but it did take a VERY long time for our entree (beef tenderloin for 2) to come out.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 25, 2017

This unique restaurant should be on everyone’s list. The servers are attentive and the good is delicious

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The food was outstanding, as usual. Had the rabbit pie and lamb appetizers. Shared the chateaubriand with my date and it was exceptional. Dessert was creme brûlée and perfect! The service from everyone who came up to us was amazing but I must say that our server, Jose, was sub par. He also happened to be the bartender but he lacked a personality and the flair and attention to detail that I have come to expect from Edwin's. I was disappointed with this because I was really hoping to impress my date. Turns out he was impressed. Just not with Jose.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Wow. Each time we've gone to Edwin's, the experience only seems to get better! We've felt a strong need to support the mission of this non-profit, which educates formerly incarcerated individuals regarding all aspects of the restaurant industry, preparing them for a career in the restaurant business. To that end, all aspects of restaurant operations are included in the training. That was clearly evident during our meal - attentive, knowledgeable and exceedingly helpful staff willing to share their restaurant-related passions. Our meals were wonderfully prepared, including a unique artichoke preparation (appetizer), cold summer soups, and excellently prepared lamb chops, bronzino, and boudin, each accompanied by tasty vegetable preparations. For dessert, we ordered the chocolate pyramid (so decadent!), and the cherries jubilee (prepared table-side). The wine list was wonderful, with ample choices, including some unusual ones.
In all, we had a simply wonderful and perfectly paced dinner. We'll certainly be back!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 14, 2017

The concept is great; food fantastic; service is the best in Cleveland

Tags: Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Excellent French cooking, wine list, service. One of Cleveland's very best restaurants.

Tags: People Watching, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Read about this place on Reddit. Absolutely wonderful dining experience. Food was amazing.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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