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Sol

4.4
4.4
185 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin / Spanish
Located within the core of the Downtown Willoughby Historic District, the atmosphere of Sol presents a twist on the traditional expectation of a night out in a quaint suburb. Surrounded by lively sidewalks that offer endless activities, Sol allows you a place to savor the moment. Our building dates back to the 1920s, serving as the Cleveland, Painesville, and Eastern Railroad power substation – mixing modern and classic design to maintain and preserve the original architecture for a unique space to dine or host. “The Courtesy City” is a suitable home for us; we are pleased to have you visit. #FeedYourSol

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (440) 918-1596

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Women

  • Executive chef

    Brett Zubek

  • Catering

    Our scratch kitchen offers a diverse catering menu with unique options to satisfy your guests, meet the needs of your event, and surpass your dining expectations. We look forward to collaborating with you. Contact David Bartulovic by email at david@solwilloughby.com with any inquiries you may have about catering your next event with Sol.

  • Private party facilities

    Sol presents a variety of unique & intimate opportunities for you to host your next private event. Our spacious restaurant can comfortably accommodate your event by providing options for large parties and small gatherings. Each space is furnished with mixed seating options to ensure comfortability and encourage interaction. We offer a fully private Dining Room allowing parties of 30-100 people, amongst vaulted ceilings and compelling decoration, with the availability of an open or cash bar. Our Fireside Lounge offers an intimate experience for private parties of 30 or fewer people, encouraging a harmonious relationship amongst guests by providing room to mingle and feel comfortable. At Sol, we are committed to making your gathering memorable. Our team looks forward to serving you our scratch-made recipes in an atmosphere of casual elegance. Contact David Bartulovic by email at david@solwilloughby.com with any inquiries you may have about reserving your next private event with Sol.

  • Neighborhood

    Willoughby

  • Cross street

    Erie St. off of Mentor Ave. (RT 20) - to Glenn Ave.

  • Parking details

    Sol is located directly adjacent to a variety of public parking options. All parking spots labeled "SOL" are available to guests. Adjacent to this lot, the city of Willoughby provides public parking on the street and within multiple lots. Please note signs may allow parking after a specific time.

  • Public transit

    SR-20 Mentor Ave & City of Willoughby-Todd Field

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 185 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cleveland

    Great for Brunch

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  1. CT

    CarrieT

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We used Open Table to reserve a table for 7pm. We arrived a little early and were seated right away. I had requested a booth, but the hostess politely informed me that she couldn’t accommodate the request because a large party had reserved the dining room (which was where the booth seating was). We were seated in what appeared to be the bar area at a high top table. We ordered drinks (a bourbon on the rocks and Crown Royal Apple with soda water) which took quite awhile to receive. We found out that the bartenders were also taking care of the drinks for the large party in the dining room. We ordered the calamari and the brussel sprouts for appetizers. The portion size for both appetizers was fairly generous, however the bottom layer of the calamari was the broken pieces of the coating. The brussel sprouts tasted good, but were a bit on the greasy side. For our entrees we ordered the Mahi Mahi tacos with street corn and the Sol burger with fries. The tacos came as 2 soft tacos with a healthy serving of Mahi Mahi in them. They tasted delicious and because of the amount of filling in them 2 tacos was enough. I personally did not care for the street corn. To me it just tasted like burnt corn in a dish. The Sol burger was great. It appeared to be hand made instead of a frozen patty. When they said “thick cut bacon” on the burger, they weren’t kidding. It was thick bacon & cooked perfectly. Only drawback was we ordered the burger medium and it came well done. We liked our server. She did a good job checking on us & making sure our waters were always full. She had a great personality & added to our good experience. She made sure to keep us updated when we had to wait awhile for another round of drinks from the bar. Between the food & the service, we have already decided we will be coming back
  2. PB

    PattyB

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Love the variety of food choices, something for everyone and prices are reasonable. We all enjoyed our dinner and had a nice surprise of dessert for a birthday. Servers work hard and are busy , again a bit under staffed especially the bartender.
  3. BD

    BlakeD

    Cleveland

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    SOL is great. Great for dinner. They have live music on the weekends. Great fir brunch. The food is excellent. The staff is great.
  4. TD

    TerriD

    Cleveland

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks. Always consist!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience1
    The food and service were good. A live band for Sunday morning brunch was an unpleasant surprise.
  6. KH

    KathrynH

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Interesting selection, not just the “usual” Mexican. For example, malanga chips instead of corn. Some variation in quality— fish in tacos was overcooked but chicken tacos were good and empanadas too. Salad very fresh. Lots of margarita selection, flight was fun. My favourite was the basil blueberry, my partner said the jalapeño one was hot enough for him, which means very hot! Prices more reasonable than I expected. Dinner for 4 with a couple of drinks each was ~$200.
  7. RB

    RobertB

    New York Area

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Unique dishes with great service! Full of flavor food!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nicole provided excellent customer service and food was great!
  9. MB

    MaggieB

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing brunch with live music and a gorgeous patio.
  10. LG

    LocalGirl

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Pros: - we were seated quickly and our appetizer came out within just a few minutes of placing the order. - atmosphere was great as usual Cons: - my steak (medium rare) and eggs (over medium) came out torched to a crisp. Our server didn't check in until almost 12/15 minutes after everyone's food arrived. I pointed out the steak and she said she'd take care of it. We didn't see her for another 20 minutes to follow. My mother and wife had long since finished their meals and were ready to go by the time it showed up. Nobody got any refills. No manager to check in. Server still didn't return until she brought our check. We missed our movie reservation because our food took over 45 minutes longer than it should have. It was disappointing and confusing since the restaurant wasn't busy in the slightest and yet the ball was dropped so hard on our table between the service and food along with no management to check in.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Lots of smoking on the patio. The chips taste like fish, and the food was ok. Nothing special to warrant the prices. Probably won’t go back.
  12. LH

    LoriH

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Had dinner here after a wine tasting event. Our server acted like it was a bother to take care of us. She never checked on us to refill drinks make sure food was good…. Food was very good, too bad service was awful.
  13. M

    Martin

    Cleveland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely patio, delicious food, great service in quant Downtown Willoughby. We will be back!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Great marg flights!!
  15. BC

    BrittC

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    Our server was great, very energetic, friendly and checked in on us several times. We ordered several apps which were all delicious (queso, calamari and truffle fries). I ordered the chicken tacos and street corn, which were good but not great. I would definitely go back and try something else on the menu. We also had a few drinks that were all delicious and discounted for happy hour!
  16. LB

    LouB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outside, very pleasant. Taco Tuesday night and everything was exceptional, including our waitress. Loved the vegan options as well. Definitely going back.
  17. MS

    MarkS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful patio. Server was polite and efficient, not super attentive, but fine. Food was good. I was happier with my meal than my spouse was, but we would definitely be willing to give it another go. Overall we had a nice time.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend & I sat outside on the patio. It was very well kept & clean :) food was amazing as well as the drinks (I recommend the pineapple mojito)
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy our time at Sol. Sarah P is a great employee. It’s always a treat to have her as our server. She really went out of her way to retrieve something I left on the table that I misplaced, and then got removed during the table clean up process. Above and beyond!!
  20. RF

    RichF

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience and we’ll be back.
  21. T

    Tracy

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic as always and the service was great!
  22. EW

    EmilyW

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Food was cold once out. We were left for our entire meal without water refresh. All three meals were bland. Salad had sat in its dressing a long time before served. Meat was over cooked and under seasoned. Wait staff wasn’t well trained.
  23. BM

    BarbaraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great!! Weather was perfect, sat on the patio.

    SolResponded on July 18, 2022HI Barbara, thank you for visiting! We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience and can't wait to serve you again soon!

  24. TG

    ThomasG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Ate outdoor. Nice place and food was a new and different take on traditional Latin fare.

    SolResponded on July 18, 2022Hi Thomas, thank you for the five-star review and kind words. We hope to serve you and friends again very soon!

  25. J

    Jeanne

    Cleveland

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server Racquel (sp?) was delightful - very friendly & attentive. street corn was overcooked & mushy. truffle fries and sushi were delicious. your patio is delightful.

    SolResponded on July 18, 2022Hi Jeanne, thank you for taking the time to review us. We are happy to see you enjoyed our service. The truffle fries are a fan favorite so glad you enjoyed it. We hope to serve you again soon.

  26. MD

    MegD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very accommodating since our reservation was for 3 initially but increased to 6. Hostess & server very friendly, courteous & attentive. Food was excellent .
  27. a

    amgglg

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    It took 30 min before anyone came to take our drink order and then another 20 min to get our drinks. After that everything was great.

    SolResponded on July 18, 2022Well thank you for the four-star rating considering the way your experience started. We are happy to see we were able to redeem ourselves and hope to get another chance to serve you soon.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, eclectic and vibrant atmosphere! Nice change of pace from our usual hangout.

    SolResponded on July 18, 2022Hi, and thank you for the kind words. We are so happy you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again soon!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alexis provided excellent customer service and the food/drink was great!!!

    SolResponded on July 18, 2022Hi, thank you for the five-star rating. Alexis is great and we are happy to see you had a great experience with her too! We hope to serve you again soon!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was delicious, margs were on point!

    SolResponded on July 18, 2022Thank you for the five-star rating. We are so pleased to see you enjoyed our food and drink. Margs are $5 on Mondays. See you soon!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner
  32. VK

    VeganKat

    Cleveland

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Getting drinks was a little slow but overall we loved everything. Would appreciate more vegan options.

    SolResponded on July 18, 2022Hi VeganKat, thank you for the five-star rating. We appreciate the kind words even though it took a little time for drinks. We take all of our reviews very seriously and will work on the vegan options ;)

  33. CO

    CurtisO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch on Father's Day here was great. There was something everyone could eat, the style was unique, and the service was great

    SolResponded on June 22, 2022Hi CurtisO, thank you for the kind words and five-star rating. We are so pleased you had a nice experience with us and look forward to serving you again soon!

  34. JU

    JULIEC

    Cleveland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    At 5:00 pm 3 menu items were missing. Crispy Brussels sprouts were salty. Food was not impressive

    SolResponded on June 22, 2022Hi, thank you for taking the time to rate us and providing feedback. We are definitely experiencing food and distribution issues in the restaurant industry right now, but it is our job to communicate when something is not available, so we apologize. Our Crispy Brussels are usually a fan fave so not sure what happened there. We hope you will give us another shot in the future.

  35. JC

    JeanneC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    Great ambiance. Food was lukewarm and bland (chicken tacos and pork tacos). Service was slow, rude server, rude hostess. I worked as a server for 5 years and also have worked catering over the years. Would not return. Great patio.

    SolResponded on June 22, 2022Hi Jeanne, this makes us upset to see. We greatly apologize for our staff and will bring this feedback to management. Please know we take each review very seriously and will address this accordingly. In the meantime, please email david@solwilloughby so we can make this right.

  36. S

    Sunshine

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful selections of small plates and entrees. We had a fabulous waitress.

    SolResponded on June 22, 2022Hi, and thank you for the kind words. We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us and hope we can serve you again soon!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    The food and service was mediocre at best. The restaurant told open table that we no-showed. She also didn’t inform the server that we were her table so we sat for about 15 minutes before anyone noticed we were there. Won’t be going back.
  38. KS

    KaileeS

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I try and do date nights almost once a week, and every time we go to Sol! We love it that much! The atmosphere is amazing, the food is amazing! We always order the mangala chips and queso and always have to order seconds because it’s that good! Our friends always tell us we should be sponsored because we can’t rave about this place enough! Every time we have reservations at any other restaurant we always end up cancelling them just so we can go back to Sol! Love this place!

    SolResponded on June 22, 2022Hi Kailee, thank you soooo much! We are so happy we are able to deliver food and service that keep you and your husband coming back for more! Your words mean more than you know! We look forward to serving you again soon!

  39. PM

    PatM

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food1service4ambience5
    The outdoor deck dining at Sol is excellent. Very nice surroundings and pleasant. My food (mussels in some kind of tomato paste were disgusting and the burnt toast did them no favors). Do not order this. The others had hamburgers and I heard no complaints. The waitress seemed to be very young and had a peculiar way of speaking. I live fairly close to Sol during the summer and would go there again and order something different. The inside is very modern with clean lines and pleasant looking. The staff at Reception were young and need training in discipline and attention to customers
  40. SS

    SarahS

    Cleveland

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent! Only thing is that the website menu/prices are way out of date as the online prices are much lower than in the actual restaurant.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Sol using the Order Online button. Sol also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (440) 918-1596.

Sol is rated 4.4 stars by 185 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Sol

38257 Glenn Ave, Willoughby, OH 44094

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Erie St. off of Mentor Ave. (RT 20) - to Glenn Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Willoughby

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Sol is located directly adjacent to a variety of public parking options. All parking spots labeled "SOL" are available to guests. Adjacent to this lot, the city of Willoughby provides public parking on the street and within multiple lots. Please note signs may allow parking after a specific time.

  • Public transit

    SR-20 Mentor Ave & City of Willoughby-Todd Field

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Women

  • Executive chef

    Brett Zubek

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (440) 918-1596

  • Catering

    Our scratch kitchen offers a diverse catering menu with unique options to satisfy your guests, meet the needs of your event, and surpass your dining expectations. We look forward to collaborating with you. Contact David Bartulovic by email at david@solwilloughby.com with any inquiries you may have about catering your next event with Sol.

  • Private party facilities

    Sol presents a variety of unique & intimate opportunities for you to host your next private event. Our spacious restaurant can comfortably accommodate your event by providing options for large parties and small gatherings. Each space is furnished with mixed seating options to ensure comfortability and encourage interaction. We offer a fully private Dining Room allowing parties of 30-100 people, amongst vaulted ceilings and compelling decoration, with the availability of an open or cash bar. Our Fireside Lounge offers an intimate experience for private parties of 30 or fewer people, encouraging a harmonious relationship amongst guests by providing room to mingle and feel comfortable. At Sol, we are committed to making your gathering memorable. Our team looks forward to serving you our scratch-made recipes in an atmosphere of casual elegance. Contact David Bartulovic by email at david@solwilloughby.com with any inquiries you may have about reserving your next private event with Sol.

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