North Coast Cafe

4.6
52 reviews
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$30 and under
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North Coast Cafe - Informal, upbeat, convenient restaurant featuring American, Continental and International buffets.
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MB
Cleveland
16 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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

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LW
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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S
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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

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SM
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JM
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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p
Philadelphia
745 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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D
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

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.

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OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Convenient too! Thank you

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Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

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

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Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JM
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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,

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OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service. Would recommend to anyone

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

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

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M
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

, 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!

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JM
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I've dined at North Coast several times and always order the buffet lunch for convenience and to save time. The quality and variety of salad and entrée options is always very good to excellent. The serving staff is most often attentive with few exceptions. I appreciate the smaller sizes of desserts as a bite is usually all I want and I hate to waste food. Thank you!

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Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I had the cobb salad which was ok. I ordered it because of the blue cheese, but the blue cheese was hard to find and very mild. The chicken was overcooked and dry. Lettuce was fresh, but I expected more for the price. If I ordered that on the hospital cafeteria, I would have said it wad a good salad.
My mom had the vegetable barley soup which had a few pieces of celery and some slivers of carrots. She was expecting more vegetables. Our server Alberto was very polite and accomodating.

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Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Mother's Day Brunch was wonderful last year. This year not so much. No candy bar. No salad bar. Very loud.
Nice but not special.

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the food and how attentive the staff was.

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at North Coast and I was so impressed and can't wait to go back again. The food was well prepared and the staff were very professional.

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Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed. Lovely buffet. Always fabulous desserts.

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Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was fresh and good. Especially for a buffet. Service was slow. All the staff would disappear for minutes. But they were all incredibly nice. We weren't in a hurry, so it wasn't a big deal. A couple people in our party customized their omelets and thought Marcus did a great job. When I need a brunch spot in University Circle, I will consider this again.

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C
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2016
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

I came in with a group of coworkers for the lunch buffet during the week. The food was fresh and delicious. Everyone was impressed by the entrees as well as the dessert bar. Compliments to the chef!

The service however was terrible. We were never offered drinks other than water, we had to ask for our check 6 times before the server brought it to us. The dishes were cleared off the table quickly by the bussers.

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Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy dining at NorthCoast Cafe'. Staff members are always friendly, attentive and courteous, and the food is always fresh and tasty! Keep up the great work!

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

Server was lousy - had to ask for drinks, to be offered menu, did not get bill & had to wait cash register for her to add it up. Might give the place one more try - place/food really good - service unacceptable!

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Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great breakfast buffet, but a bit pricey.

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VI
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Celebrated the end of summer research projects for two students in my group. The whole group enjoyed the variety and quality of the lunch buffet, with delicious choices for a vegetarian (me) and the carnivores in the group (with brisket, fish, etc.). Fresh pasta, the carving bar and the dessert selection were highlights. Friendly service, great value!

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Naples
53 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a breakfast business meeting here. The food is delicious and prepared perfectly. There are many healthy choices. The prices are a little high.

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G
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The breakfast selection is of good quality and variety.

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B
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great dinning experience with excellent service.

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F
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2015
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

It's a shame when an Intercontinental hotel price gauges it's customers for badly prepared Sysco food. The menu was uninspiring and bland that tasted like it was microwaved. Save yourself time and money and go to a Waffle House. The food is the same anyway.

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m
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had gone to this restaurant last year and enjoyed it - so this time we invited another couple. We wanted to have a leisurely brunch before heading over to see the latest exhibit at the Natural History museum. They loved it - the food was good - they raved over the omelets, the smoked salmon was of a high quality and the bacon was crisp without being dry. They asked us to add it to the small list of restaurants on our regular go-to list.

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m
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The buffet cuisine is incredible. A large variety to fit every diner's desire! The roast was perfectly cooked, juicy and succulent. Pasta is made to order, and there was catfish for the fish lovers. The best part? The desserts! My only critique is that our waitress forgot to bring my ice tea and had to be reminded, but it was lunch time so it was busy. The ambiance is mellow and pleasant,

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KI
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was delicious, Even foods that I don't normally eat. Got the buffet and was served rather quickly, in and out for lunch.

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m
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice elegant brunch but the dress is casual since it is inside of the hotel and I don't think the patrons have to dress up. The brunch buffet was limited in choices compared to more casual restaurants but we found it filling from the made to order omelets to the smoked salmon - The service was impeccable - personalized attention without being overbearing - and do not miss the crispy bacon !!

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C
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, great service, had a relaxing get away from the Clinic

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D
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is conveniently located, and the lunch buffet is always changing, but consistently offers healthy-choice, delicious choices ranging from salads, to roasted veggies, meats, fish, etc. And then there is the dessert selection... Mmmmm good!

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BC
Cleveland
94 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The $20 lunch buffet is an amazing value. Everything was delicious. I loved the worldly nature to the menu - lots of international selections. Also so many varied options including a chef attended stir fry station and lamb carving station. Definitely head over, but make a reservation as CC employees fill this place up.

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b
Cleveland
25 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took a colleague for a going away lunch and chose the buffet. There were plenty of options for a vegetarian which was really nice. The service was fantastic.

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g
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is excellent and the service was great!

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