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North Coast Cafe

4.5
4.5
72 Reviews
$30 and under
American
North Coast Cafe - Informal, upbeat, convenient restaurant featuring American, Continental and International buffets.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am, Saturday & Sunday: 6:30:am - 11:00am Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

  • Phone number

    (216) 707-4051

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Schutte

  • Private party contact

    Kathryn Weaver: (216) 707-4160

  • Neighborhood

    Cleveland East

  • Cross street

    E. 100th and Carnegie

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking at InterContinental Hotel at the discounted price of $5.00 for patrons of North Coast Cafe.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Non-Smoking, Wine

What 72 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JM

    JulieM

    New Orleans

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    In the past I dined at North Coast Cafe as they offered a lunch buffet that was timely and convenient for my meetings. Now post-COVID, they only offer ordering from a menu that slows down the timing and provides fewer options relative to what I prefer to eat. Still great service and good quality.
  2. NB

    NotaBene

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    North Coast Café is the best option for a relatively quiet and relaxed lunch on Cleveland Clinic's main campus. The lunch menu is quite good and offers a nice selection, and the staff is very professional and accommodating.
  3. EL

    ElizabethL

    Cleveland

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We received wonderful service. The food was fresh and tasty. It was a lovey breakfast.
  4. L

    Lewlb

    Cleveland

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The place was almost empty. That should have been a hint. Service was slow and somewhat surly. I've had better French onion soup from Campbell's. My guest's salad greens looked like they were a week old. Only passing Chardonnay. Will not return.
  5. DL

    DionneL

    Philadelphia

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great!!!
  6. LK

    LisaK

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    The food was good but I had to wait 40 minutes to get served. VERY slow service with hardly interaction with our table.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    Not that great
  8. JA

    JaneA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience4
    The restaurant is lovely and the menu is creative and diverse. The food was great, and server was professional. My only concern was that it took a very long time to get our food. We sat down at 7:30 and finished at 11:00. I would be hesitant to return only for this reason. I would recommend as a lovely bar with a great wine list and cocktails.
  9. DM

    DaveM

    Cleveland

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent food--wonderful service---very pleasant environment
  10. f

    fluffnbutter

    Cleveland

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alberto was wonderful and we are very grateful to the staff for wearing masks at this time. Merry Christmas! 🎄☃️🎁🎉
  11. DM

    DaveM

    Cleveland

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great service-friendly-attentive-great food-nice environment
  12. FC

    FC2021

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Not great food. But place is nice. Would not go back.
  13. T

    Trident

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took our Michigan friends who were at the CCF for medical care, to lunch. All had something from the list of salads. My Caesar salad with very tender grilled chicken was perfectly prepared. Our visiting friends are very finicky diners; and were very well satisfied. The service was prompt, attentive and pleasant. Lunch fare was a bit pricey ($100.00 for four) but very worthwhile overall. A very pleasant dining experience. Will definitely return when meeting with visiting friends.
  14. EL

    ElizabethL

    Cleveland

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great for a business lunch. It's nice and quiet and is spacious enough to have a private conversation.
  15. f

    fluffnbutter

    Cleveland

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lee was GREAT! She was lovely, pleasant and efficient. Food was good and the ambiance is so nice. Love the big windows and park like view.
  16. S

    Shortstop

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The lunch menu offering three items together (salad, soup, sandwich) was appealing, and the service was cordial if not prompt. But the beef in the sandwich was so overcooked that some slices were inedible. Overall, I would recommend this restaurant only to individuals who find it necessary to remain adjacent to the Cleveland Clinic.
  17. f

    fluffnbutter

    Cleveland

    60 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The meal and service provided by Corey was outstanding. The ambiance and cleanliness were excellent. The salads were very good but the french onion soup was tasteless and the worst french onion soup I’ve ever had because of its total lack of any flavor. The service was very lovely, pleasant and professional but on two recent visits was extremely and excruciatingly slow. The restaurant was easily 80% empty both times so it’s very hard to understand why service is so very slow. The welcome from the hostesses upon arrival is luke warm. Neither of our servers told us about the special buffet nor did the hostess. We saw it on our own and and so glad we did. The buffet was fabulous and Corey, who made and served everything at the buffet was exceptional. This could be such a great place to eat if just these few simple things could be fixed.
  18. PS

    PattiS

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Good food, enjoyed!
  19. A

    Alltkd

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The coffee machine was out of water. Our server was so busy. When the two folks standing at the door saw me try to make it work, one remarked: "it's out of water - just find your server and tell them to fill it". Really, I thought: you're not busy at all and you're standing 15 feet from a faucet, do you think you could trouble yourself to fill it? That would simultaneously help their far more busy colleague, and it would also allow me to leave the restaurant and get back to work. That apparently was too much trouble or they felt it was beneath them (I'm polite so I did not say anything).
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure!! Love the Buffet!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service and food...price point slightly North of where it should be I think but great quality
  22. M

    Mine

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I didn’t eat in this restaurant. I was not able to find the address. I have called them several times. No one answered. I left several messages. No one called me backI have called them several times. No one answered. I left several messages. No one called me back beard. I rated the food because it was only one way to write the review The staff of the restaurant do not care about their customers. Do not come here, they don’t want to see you there
  23. BH

    BarbaraH

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2019

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Waited 45 min for the last sandwich to arrive.
  24. RA

    RoyA

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was first rate, not overbearing. The food was excellently prepared, well presented and was very tasty. A great value for a lunch meeting.
  25. L

    Lima

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food, great selection for salads, entrees and desserts for buffet.
  26. MB

    MattB

    Cleveland

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We went there for the Mother’s Day buffet. The food was ok and service fine; but seemed overpriced.
  27. L

    Lauren

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for lunch with a group of coworkers. We called ahead and they were able to accommodate our party without any issue, and we were sat immediately upon arrival. They were even gracious enough to add another chair when our group got some last minute additions. The lunch buffet was a great deal with a wide variety of fresh and high quality options, especially the dessert!
  28. S

    Sammy

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    North Coast Café has fantastic food choices. Their buffet is amazing - especially the dessert table!
  29. SM

    SylviaM

    Cleveland

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great buffet—high-quality cuisine & varied. Delicious!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant. Excellent service. Salmon cakes, lamb, veal parmigiana, chicken, salads, soup, Brussel Sprouts, potatoes, desserts. Consistently delicious!
  31. JM

    JulieM

    New Orleans

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent location for a business lunch with staff from the Cleveland Clinic. The lunch buffet is always delicious with a wide range of entrée options and fresh, delicious salads and deserts. Excellent wait staff as well contributes to a worry free dining experience.
  32. p

    pmrthird

    Philadelphia

    811 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    811 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location for a business meeting held near Cleveland clinic. Met with several colleagues and location was very convenient. They offer buffet as well as menu . Great selection on buffet and made for quick meal too.
  33. BL

    BL2020

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2018

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Went here for during a weekend when family was in town for breakfast. Food was good but very overpriced. Service was some of the poorest I have ever had. Our family had flights to catch so we chose to eat here since they stayed at the hotel nearby. We sat for nearly 40 minutes after finishing our meal before the check ever came. No ones water, coffee, juice was refilled and everyone had empty glasses at the end of the meal. It was not even crowded that day. The waitress was not very friendly. Was very disappointed and embarrassed we chose this restaurant for our family. Then we got the check which for 6 people had already included a 20% tip (I always tip this anyways but on this occasion the service was so poor I would not have). The whole experience was terrible. Would strongly recommend against.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Convenient too! Thank you
  35. R

    Repeater

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2018

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Our guest was vegetarian. They didn't want salad and that left VERY limited food choices. They found it disappointing.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good choice! Tasty buffet with risotto bar. Lovely selection of salads and entrees. Desserts are always a treat. The staff is always kind and courteous. I hope they never change.
  37. JM

    JulieM

    New Orleans

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The wait staff was slower than usual on this particular visit. I would have appreciated my water glass being refilled during my meal but it was never offered. No one checked on us during our meal either; although we did select the lunch buffet. This is unusual relative to the numerous times I have dined here for luch,
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service. Would recommend to anyone
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere but extremely overpriced! Will not go back again.
  40. M

    Maureen

    Cleveland

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    , did not wait at all for the table, food was great, server was wonderful! She managed ALL of our special requests without a hesitation, she then even brought 4 tiny little desserts to the table and said "Happy Friday! Compliments of me!" It was adorable and they were REALLY delicious! Thank you! Great experience!

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
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

North Coast Cafe is rated 4.5 stars by 72 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
Google Map for North Coast Cafe

9801 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106

Additional information

  • Cross street

    E. 100th and Carnegie

  • Neighborhood

    Cleveland East

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am, Saturday & Sunday: 6:30:am - 11:00am Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking at InterContinental Hotel at the discounted price of $5.00 for patrons of North Coast Cafe.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Schutte

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Non-Smoking, Wine

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