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DeborahG
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Provenance and go here at least once a month. The food is inventive, ,fresh, well-prepared and well-presented. Occasionally, I bring someone younger than 18 who is also vegetarian and it would be nice to see a simpler dish for him. I'm not asking for a kids menu, per se, just a less-exotic choice, like a good mac and cheese. Otherwise, love it!!

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vipElliot
Cleveland
44 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You will never go wrong with a Doug Katz restaurant. Provenance is just as good, just as creative and just as comfortable as Fire, but with better proximity to great art before or after you dine. My wife's steak was great, served with pureed parsnip and roast brussels sprouts. I nearly always choose one of his vegetarian offerings and they always please. This time I had stuffed cabbage and a tomato sauce, roast mushrooms and topped with a fried egg: went together perfectly. My burrata salad was accompanied by roast spring onions, squash and even some pork. You never know what to expect on the menu other than the results will be highly accomplished.

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goofydad
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service, excellent drinks, beautiful view. The food was acceptable but not great. Too bad because this place could really make a name for itself if it upped its game on cooking just a notch.

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JoeW
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Staff was very attentive. However, food was served cool.

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RandyP
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Interesting entrees in a beautiful setting. Portions were plentiful and excellent. A perfect place for a Sunday Brunch and a break while at the Cleveland Art Museum.

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HarryCovert
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I had lunch here on Tuesday, April 24. The location and ambiance within the art museum are excellent. Our waitress and other service people were also excellent. Our lunch meals were delicious. We would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant in a great museum

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RobertN
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small dining room -- easy to talk -- wonderful location in the Museum -- lively sunset view -- nice wine, delicious, unpretentious food; reasonable -- attentive but not intrusive service. Overall, perfect for a conversation with a colleague.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Owner visited table. Food was very tasty.

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Donald
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Beautiful setting in the Museum but very plain food and average service

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oldguy
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have had wonderful meals every time I have dined at Provenance.

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KathleenN
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful view, and excellent overall experience. Brought a friend from Singapore who was only in Cleveland for one day because we wanted to take him someplace lovely.

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JohnB
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As we have come to expect - perfect, excellent, fantastic!

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BarbD
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best dining experience I've had in a long time. The salmon was hot, cooked to perfection and delicious! Many thanks to all who made a great dining experience!

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Mikej00
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was a real nice brunch. The food was vey good. The only suggesting I would have would to explain things a little better on the menu. It seemed that the same questions we had, others had too. Beautiful view.

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pchat
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience2

I like the feel and the idea behind it but just seems to fall a little short. There is no regular menu (just brunch) on Saturday when I went. Very few options for vegetarians which is pretty short-sighted in this day and age. Tries to be an intimate space but really isn't although the view thru the windows is quite nice. Food could just use a bit more flavor overall. Coffee just wasn't hot no matter how many times I got a refill.

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DevonW
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely! Best bloody Mary that I've had. It was my birthday and I got a delicious complementary dessert. Museum members get a discount as well! Liz (I believe) was my server and she was very nice!

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vipOhioFamily
Cleveland
42 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to include lunch or dinner with a visit to the Museum. But don't think you always need to include a museum visit.... since admission to the Museum is free, you can go to Provenance just because you're in the neighborhood. Their themed menus are always creative and wonderful.

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UniversityCircleFoodie
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience2

My wife and I have been to Provenance a handful of times over the past couple of years, and I can honestly say that it has gone down hill. We went there recently for brunch and were shocked to discover that they no longer have the chef's table. We were also disappointed that the quality of the dishes and service had seemed to diminish. I once used to highly recommend this restaurant, but I no longer will as the prices do not match the quality.

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Jene
Cleveland
25 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I have been to Provenance several times for brunch and love it. This time was a little disappointing because the buffet is no longer offered. However, the menu choices were just as wonderful as usual. The four of us each go something different and shared - every one of them was fabulous.

Our server was delightful and friendly. The one complaint I have is that the hostess looked like she had just rolled out of bed and forgot to comb her hair and acted like it was an imposition to have to take care of us. That was the first - and hopefully last -time the service hasn't been perfect.

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vipPasmd007
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely room with picture perfect food to match.

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cleveareafoodie
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Provenance at the Cleveland Museum of Art offers excellent food that is well served, imaginatively prepared and thought out in a beautiful setting in the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Excellent for lunch or dinner whether for business, pleasure or in conjunction with a tour of the museum.

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FredsPicks
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time we've enjoyed fantastic meals and service ... and strolling through the Cleveland Art Museum before and after ... it really doesn't get better than this combination unless you can schedule a concert at Severance as well.

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Brenista
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Valentine’s Day, and I cannot overstate what a wonderful experience we had. Our table overlooked sweeping view of the Temple all lit up at night, and the ambiance was intimate and cozy.

We arrived late and were therefore on a time crunch before we headed off to a lecture, but our server Erin managed to get us in and out in time while still making everything feel leisurely and relaxed. Service was attentive but not overbearing, and she made excellent recommendations.

We started with the house made burrata, which was delicious and a great starter portion for two. For mains, I was initially disappointed because none of the offerings seemed particularly creative. That said, I had the salmon, and it was phenomenal. The skin was perfectly crispy while the meat was moist, and it paired beautifully with the potato and yogurt dill sauce. A deceptively simple dish executed to perfection! My husband had the chicken sugo, which he absolutely inhaled.

Although the menu is made up recognizable standard upscale dinner fare, what you order is going to be the best example of whatever it is, with a few interesting twists.

Although there was complimentary champagne for Valentine’s Day, I also had a Winter Pom from their mixed drink menu and was very pleased with the flavors and balance of the drink.

If you’re looking for a romantic dinner spot that has it all - food, drinks, service, and ambiance - this is it!

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George
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Too many carbohydrates; over abundance of large potato chunks

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ERER
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Disappointing dinner. I really would like to give Provenance a good review simply because it is at the art museum. However, it took an hour to get our food, the server forgot my wine order, brussel sprouts were cold, and neither my husband nor I could eat about a fourth of our $30 steaks because of grizzle, fat and even a bone chip! The bread was lousy too. The Celeriac salad was tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have dined there three times for lunch and the food is consistently divine. Love the coffee! Great way to spend the day with friends: tour the museum and dine at Provenance.

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CatS
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful brunch with amazing cocktails! We will certainly return.

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vipDave
Cleveland
270 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We attended the Jazz Exhibit at the Cleveland Museum of Art. This restaurant is located in this facility. Wow! What a treat. On Sundays' they have a brunch. I had chicken and pancakes. My wife had the eggs Benedict. The food was outstanding. They also have a great wine list. Not a lot of choices but well rounded. If you want a great day of enjoying art and good food, try it out! They also have a cafe that looks interesting as well. The waiter was very pleasant and knowledgeable about the wine.

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vipElizabeth
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We were happy to try this restaurant before viewing the Jazz Age exhibit. We waited quite a few minutes before being greeted and seated. We were given a table in what looked like an overflow room. We walked through the main dining room to reach it. As guests departed the tables were stripped and left bare. Our server was efficient and friendly but pretty busy with several tables. The meal was fine but there was nothing about this that really made it feel like a fine dining experience in our lovely CMA. Will stick to the cafe in the future.

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Judyfoodie
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely. Marvelous ambience great presentation attentive service and good food too

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really interesting menu options. Generous portions. Loud in the atrium but quiet in the restaurant. Window table with great views of Malz Performance Center.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
100 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very pleasant lunch at Provenance prior to viewing The Jazz Age exhibition. The menu is small and somewhat limited, but we enjoyed our entrees and wine. The service was good, although there was some confusion at the front desk with those who didn't make reservations being turned away. The space is sparse, but the view of the snow banks outside was pleasant. For everyday occasions, we prefer to eat at the more casual dining venue next door, but Provenance is perfect for a special occasion.

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vipFredU
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A truly wonderful place to go before/after a special exhibit at CMA

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A pleasant brunch option. More vegetarian options please.
PLEASE BRING BACK THE HOLIDAY TEA. So disappointed it was not available this year. Location was main draw this year since no Tea.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love to celebrate my birthday at Au Provence. It’s a beautiful place with a great view and wonderful ambiance. Good food too!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always. Thanks for helping our organization celebrate the holidays with amazing food and service!

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vipDeb123
Cleveland
45 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Food was delicious! Perfect brunch spot before walking around the art museum!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Based on the website menu information we selected our food and made this reservation. When we arrived we found that the menu was completely different and did not have what we had selected. We left in anger and disappointment and did not eat at Provenance.

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CynthiaD
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Provenance is a wonderful restaurant with the distinct advantage of being located inside of a world class museum. As a result they are able to deliver delicious food in an intimate and beautiful setting after or before which may choose to stroll through the exceptional galleries and exhibits of the Cleveland Museum of Art!

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Provenance is rated 4.4 stars by 689 OpenTable diners.