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Discover the Best New Restaurants in Cleveland

The second-largest city in Ohio, Cleveland is also one of the most eclectic in the state! The city has a complex industrial history as one of the most important canal ports in the eastern United States. The remnants of the railway and luxury residences on Millionaire’s Row provide a nostalgic backdrop to the currently vibrant economic and social scene. Take a stroll along the Historic Warehouse District, check out some of the major sports complexes in the Historic Gateway District or explore the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Ohio has no shortage of things to do or places to eat. Cleveland's culinary scene has finally earned the national recognition it deserves. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. If you’re looking for the best newcomers to the culinary scene in town, check out our Tastemaker List of the best new restaurants in Cleveland.

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6 Restaurants
Updated October 23, 2019
Restaurants:Blu the Restaurant, Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Cleveland, The Standard
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Seafood, American, French
Neighborhoods:Beachwood, Shaker Heights, Cleveland East
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Blu the Restaurant

$$$$
Seafood
Beachwood
4.3
475 reviews
Blue the Restaurant is a casual elegant place to go for some of the best seafood and steak in Cleveland. Brad Friedlander, the mastermind behind some of Cleveland’s most celebrated restaurants, transitioned the former Moxie into a totally new incarnation in a 6,200 square-foot space with a plenty of cozy seating, a warm vibe and a leek, tasteful bar. The menu features an assortment of snacks with specialties and hearty sides as well as a Lobster Roll, Whole Hog Snapper and plenty of delicious and fresh cuts of steak as entree selections. They also have an outside bar that’s perfect for pre-dinner cocktails.

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Michael's Genuine Food & Drink - Cleveland

$$$$
American
Shaker Heights
4.3
408 reviews
Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink is a vibrant neighborhood bistro located on Tuttle Road in Shaker Heights. The menu features seasonal ingredients and James Beard Award-winning chef/owner Michael Schwartz’s fresh, simple, pure approach with clean, fresh flavors using products from the best sources. They pride themselves on their warm hospitality and the special experience that results when delicious food and thoughtful service come together. Menu favorites include Rigatoni, Mushroom Pizza, Steak au Poivre Frites and more.

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The Standard

$$$$
French
Cleveland East
4.7
512 reviews
The Standard is a popular gastro-tavern and a strong anchor in the E. 185th Street bar scene. It offers a variety of fine French Moroccan cuisine and the kitchen hand-selects and crafts all their dishes daily with seasonal and local ingredients. They bar features tons of great bourbons, wine and other spirits to accompany your meal or as an aperitif. Come in for happy hour to try a house cocktail and a sampling of small plates. Or go for one of their specialty dishes, like the Quail a la Parisienne, Seafood Ceviche or Coquilles St. Jacques.

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ML Tavern

$$$$
American
Beachwood
4.7
659 reviews
ML Tavern features a casual, club-like neighborhood atmosphere with a welcoming vibe. It’s a high-end dining experience with a full American menu featuring seafood, steaks, burgers, and sandwiches. The interior is super sophisticated and refined and they also have one of the city’s best outdoor terraces. Located just 10 minutes from downtown Chagrin Falls, Beachwood Place, Legacy Village and Pinecrest Shopping Center, making it the perfect place to head no matter where you are in Cleveland. Menu favorites include Chicken Parmesan, Prime Steaks and Pecan-Crusted Grouper.

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Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Orange Village

$$$$
Contemporary American
Beachwood
4.6
4063 reviews
Located on Harvard Road in Orange Village, Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant is a trendy new spot for great food and wine tasting in the Cleveland area. It pairs modern, casual dining with award-winning, handcrafted wines. The menu features fresh, contemporary-American fare highlighted with flavors from all over the world. Each dish has a bin number listed next to it on the menu that helps guide you in selecting the perfect wine to pair with each dish. They also have an awesome full-service bar with private party spaces and a Napa-style tasting room where you can order wine flights and sample any bottle you like.

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Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse - Westlake

$$$$
Steakhouse
Westlake
4.8
498 reviews
Located on Chagrin Blvd in Beachwood, Hyde Park is the area’s most popular fine dining restaurant. It makes a great meeting spot if you’re coming from the Hilton-Home 2, Hotel Indigo, Beachwood Place, Legacy Village or Pinecrest Shopping Center. The eatery features a chef-inspired menu with variations of legendary USDA prime steaks, fresh fish, delicious starters and sides. The sophisticated interior features dark wood tables and chairs, classy table settings and rich colors, making it a perfect atmosphere for entertaining colleagues or celebrating a special occasion. Try one of their cuts of Wagyu, Dry Aged, Boutique Farms or Signature Steaks.

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