Clifton Martini & Wine Bar

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$30 and under
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After many years of friendship and food & wine adventures, Owner Jeff Rumplik and Chef Brad Cubbal decided to bring their expertise to the historic Wilsher building - previous home to The Wilsher Grill, Jeso, Mise, Velocity, & Giovanna's.

Born out of our love of fine wines and culinary excellence, Clifton Martini and Wine Bar has become the top hybrid Wine Bar/Restaurant in Cleveland, OH since 2010.

Featuring an always conscience serving staff as well as a full happy hour, app, dinner, & dessert menu, we are open 7 days a week.

Come and relax and have fun! Eat nutritious local produce from our vegan menu, spoil yourself with high quality meats, cheeses, & seafood, or just enjoy a couple drinks with your friends, family, or colleagues.
What 140 People Are Saying
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MM
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My friend and I ordered the Margherita flatbread and the Grilled Caesar salad to share. The salad was phenomenal! We each also had a Dirty Martini which were great. The music was a little loud for conversation, but it was bearable. The decorations on the walls and the flameless candles on the tables cheapen the experience a bit. However, our server was friendly and attentive. She took great care of us without being over-bearing and the food and drinks were great. All-in-all, we definitely intend to return (especially for that salad)!

MC
Omaha
39 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and drink expertly prepared and thoughtfully served. Great martinis. Our group of 5 was thoroughly impressed with this place and we all recommend it.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner with great service with our dog on the patio. One of the most dog friendly places in Cleveland.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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TT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Our meal was good, but not remarkable considering the price. A large selection of martinis to try.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of 10 on a Monday night. Our server took excellent care of us. We went there for an after wedding dinner and enjoyed it completely. The food took a while but it was well worth the wait.

JV
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I had a great night out, celebrating her last radiation appointment. Perfect place and food and service to go to.

J
Cleveland
26 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

If it's important to have good wine and drinks, then Jeremy behind the bar will make sure you get all that you are after. The Calamari and House salad were more than adequate and the service by Maiya was friendly and attentive. We've been coming here for years and love that we have such a quality place to go, so near to where we live. We spoke with people who came in from Avon Lake and Brunswick specifically because they really like it here. The patio can be a little noisy because it's right on Clifton, but once rush hour is over, you'll enjoy your stay. 3 menus available, Happy Hour, Regular, and Vegetarian. Enjoy your next relaxing Night Out on the Town here at the Clifton Martini & Wine bar. I know we will...

T
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

I was told by many people that Clifton Martini and Wine Bar, is a very good place with good drinks and good food. We started off with a drink, we then ordered our appetizers which took 40 minutes to get and we ordered our dinner right before our appetizers came. Once our food came out, everyone’s food was charred, over cooked and dry. On top of all of our food being over cooked, one girl in our group didn’t even receive her dinner. I would go back for for drinks, but nothing else. I was shocked by the service and food, maybe they were having an off day.

MG
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We sat on the patio which was great. Food was good, above-average. Drinks were very good. Service was decent, friendly, could have been slightly more attentive. Overall it was a very good experience, a bit shy of excellent, but we will definitely not hesitate to come back!

c
Cleveland
45 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My wife and I had a lovely dinner at Clifton Martini. We sat outside and enjoyed a bottle of wine. The outside patio is very straightforward. The inside restaurant looked cozy. I had the beef brisket Wellington which was delicious. My wife had the salmon which she said was also very good.Both were good size portions at a reasonable price. The wine list had some interesting selections though slightly overpriced. Our server was new but did a satisfactory job. We will come back.

C
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and patio were amazing! Service was quick, great selection of martinis and other drinks.

JP
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great server very attentive. Clifton wine bare anticipated our need for extra seating for our occasion!

CF
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great front patio area to enjoy very good food and fun martinis.

CK
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful spot! I was apprehensive that we would be out of our element (underdressed/whatever) but there was nothing to be concerned about. It is such a relaxed and friendly spot with a great assortment folks. Staff was lovely and attentive, food was great (one of us got the 8oz and one of us got the lobster roll) and the martinis were freaking fabulous. Will definitely be putting this in the rotation of places to go often. Love it!

g
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This is a real neighbourhood gem.
The quality of the food and value is excellent. Their service staff is very attentive and friendly. Our go to in Edgewater.
Great bar staff & drinks menu as well.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Great service, drinks and food.

U
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Meh. Parking was too serious to ever consider going back. The atmosphere was tired, although it could be much more. And lastly the environment is very much a cigar bar, but you can’t smoke a single thing in there.

VL
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place with great food. It was a little loud in the room but overall it was awesome!

ME
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambience. Awesome martinis, appetizers and service.

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was just OK. Nothing that special about the taste or presentation. The drink and wine menu is extensive which was good. The atmosphere of the space was nice and cozy.

JM
Cleveland
51 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place for a date or with friends. Extensive beer, wine, & cocktail options. Split the house salad along with lobster roll & short rib sandwiches. Black Forest Manhattan will blow you away. Looking forward to returning ... just minutes from Gordon Square.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

First time in. Loved the ambiance and drinks. Server was nice but didn’t come to table as often as he could. Food was delicious but warm not hot. Overall tasted delicious.

DL
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was very flavorful and reasonably priced for the portions, which we felt were the perfect sizes. The wine and beer lists were outdated, and the server had to tell us multiple times that something we ordered was no longer available. The restaurant was very loud.

L
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed a New Year's Eve 4 course meal that was well presented and prepared. Service was good despite the event and holiday as she also filled role of hostess. Nice atmosphere and enjoyable view. Vegan menu looks inviting and beautiful wood bar would be a great place to enjoy happy hour.

JD
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time because he aviance is so wonderful the music is good and the food is great.... great portions as well!!! every time I've been there it's been fabulous and we spent three hours which I think says a lot for somewhere because we were so comfortable and the service was fabulous thank you! Happy New Year!

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very pleased

C
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit here and it is absolutely charming! The gorgeous dark wood and tasteful lighting makes for a warm and elegant atmosphere. Service was superb!

JH
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had our first date here 5 years ago and keep returning multiple times a year, including the date of, and will continue to come for many more years. Great food, great service, and great atmosphere!

n
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Not a kid friendly place. No kids meal and the staff seemed put out when asked for a high chair. Also, was very offended by the dirty looks thrown our way by the bartender and server when my 6 year old son was walking around and not being the quietest despite the large party in the other room screaming.

L
Cleveland
40 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

We have visited in the last few months and are pleased with the food and service. We also enjoy how quiet it was our last time, even though it was a full house.

g
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Neighbourhood staple. Consistently good food and service. Fun vivacious bar.

k
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Overall very nice. Great martinis. Food was good. Service was very slow. Took about 40 minutes for our appetizers.

GG
E. Tennessee
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First of all, the place is really nice and laid backed. Lonnie was our server and he was excellent! Then the food came and every meal was perfect. In our group there was a flat bread pizza, filet, salmon and a couple pork chops dinners. All were excellent.
This is a great place to spend a cold winter evening. They even have a fireplace. Wonderful.

S
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a large group including several kids. The section of the restaurant that was reserved for us was great. Martini and wine choices were more than adequate to satisfy a wide range of tastes. Service was very good too.

OT
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been theremany times & excellent as usual. Service better than usual. Loved sitting by the fireplace. Great seasonal beer list. Vegan options always good.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

Our server was amazing at first, but then proceeded not to come back for 40 minutes and we still had to order dinner. We had to track down another server just to put our order in. Then no apologize, didn’t even come right over after that. But then apologizes once it’s time to leave a tip

KM
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiance and I had a wonderful time at Clifton Martini & Wine Bar. We were welcome to take our time, enjoying a cocktail and appetizer before ordering our entrees. The drinks and food were excellent and worth the value. We will definitely be returning!

LS
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

First visit to this restaurant, Great ambiance, service was above average, however a bit rushed, server informed us our entrees we’re finished as she delivered the apps to the table. I told the server “the kitchen should probably remake them..because if they die in the pass, I’m sending them back.”
Apps: Crab toast and a Margherita Flatbread Pizza, were great, Kitchen must have redone the entrees as they came out (when we had finished our apps) fresh and not appearing to have sat under the heat lamp. Entrees: Seafood Bowl & Lobster Mac & Cheese, were fantastic and portions were respectable.

AC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The drinks were strong and tasty. The ribeye was cooked perfect.

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