Provenance

4.4
689 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American

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Provenance is a 80-seat fine dining restaurant and lounge, located inside the world-renowned Cleveland Museum of Art, that features locally sourced and globally inspired cuisine and a prix fixe menu inspired by current museum exhibitions. We accept reservations up to one month in advance to the date.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dinner
Wednesday and Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Brunch
Saturday & Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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Phone number
(216) 707-2600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Douglas Katz
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Catering
Provenance at The Cleveland Museum of Art for your upcoming celebration! Events are handled with the utmost precision and attention to detail. Provenance chefs understand the importance of selecting fare that showcases your taste, style, and vision. Delight your guests with a beautiful space and delicious food surrounded by world-class art.

To be connected with an Event Manager, please contact:
Jessica Alpers
216-707-2141
Jessica.alpers@cafebonappetit.com
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Parking is available at the On-Site Parking Garage at a discounted rate for CMA members, street parking is also available.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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DG
Cleveland
1 review
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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E
Cleveland
29 reviews
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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g
Washington DC
4 reviews
4.0Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Cleveland
5 reviews
4.0Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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

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RP
Richmond
1 review
4.0Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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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HC
Charleston
2 reviews
5.0Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Cleveland
1 review
4.0Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant in a great museum

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RN
1 review
5.0Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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London
2 reviews
5.0Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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D
Cleveland
14 reviews
2.0Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

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

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Cleveland
11 reviews
5.0Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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KN
1 review
5.0Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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JB
Cleveland
5 reviews
5.0Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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BD
Cleveland
7 reviews
5.0Dined on March 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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M
Cleveland
15 reviews
4.0Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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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p
Cleveland
10 reviews
3.0Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

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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DW
1 review
5.0Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Cleveland
39 reviews
4.0Dined on March 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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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UC
Cleveland
4 reviews
3.0Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

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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J
Cleveland
18 reviews
4.0Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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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P
Cleveland
15 reviews
5.0Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely room with picture perfect food to match.

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Cleveland
16 reviews
5.0Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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FP
Pittsburgh
1 review
5.0Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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B
Cleveland
1 review
5.0Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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G
Cleveland
1 review
3.0Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Too many carbohydrates; over abundance of large potato chunks

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ER
Cleveland
1 review
2.0Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

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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OT
Cleveland
1 review
4.0Dined on January 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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CS
Key West
2 reviews
5.0Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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D
Cleveland
238 reviews
5.0Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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E
Cleveland
2 reviews
3.0Dined on January 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

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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J
Cleveland
6 reviews
5.0Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Cleveland
7 reviews
5.0Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Cleveland
86 reviews
4.0Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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OT
Cleveland
2 reviews
4.0Dined on January 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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Cleveland
1 review
4.0Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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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Cleveland
1 review
5.0Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Cleveland
1 review
5.0Dined on December 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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D
Cleveland
22 reviews
5.0Dined on December 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Cleveland
1 review
1.0Dined on December 6, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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Cleveland
1 review
5.0Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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