Clifton Martini & Wine Bar

4.6
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$30 and under
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American
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.
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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was sooooo good! Got the filet and my boyfriend got the chicken piccata and both were delicious! Great atmosphere, we sat right by the fire place! Will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

First time visit less than impressed.
Kitchen could not keep up with tables, to few servers for amount of tables. Food was subpar. We will not be returning.

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vipDeborahB
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy going to the clifton martini and wine bar. The food is good and the drinks are also good. The atmosphere is very laidback and casual. We go there for a relaxing night out.

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Ray1
Cleveland
26 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great meal! I had the short rib melt; it was delicious....

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art4life44
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed New Years Eve dinner at the Clifton Martini and Wine bar and although we didn't know it was going to be a four course prefix menu, luckily they had a vegetarian option for me and accommodated a few special requests. Our server was very nice and personable and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience!

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JHungryP
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most underrated establishments in Cleveland, hands down. My wife and I actually had our first date here in 2013, and we go back at least 1-2 times per year, including holidays and occasions like Valentine's Day, birthdays, anniversaries, and New Year's Eve. This year's NYE experience was the best of the bunch, with incredible service, great 4-course menu options, strong drinks, and an excellent value where we were expecting to have our bill cost twice the amount. Special shoutout to our server, Lance, who made our experience great and personalized.

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ValerieC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent atmosphere other then the street light aimed directly inside the front of the restaurant blinding me.

The food was excellent with generous portions.

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Rini
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Pork chop was excellent. Salmon roasted potatoes and sprouts rather dry. Martinis and service excellent!

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Ray1
Cleveland
27 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with a friend that I hadn’t seen in a long time

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food,atmosphere and service. We’d definitely go again and recommend it to friends

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a surprise party for my wife and we had a large party of about 15. Everything was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

It took almost 15 minutes to get our drinks. They were good, but definitely not worth the price. The pasta was fantastic, however, some of my group’s meals were incredibly small portions and the mozzarella sticks were completely burnt. Our server was very scarce, and it was hard to get her attention.

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MmMmGood
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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)!

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vipMarkC
Omaha
49 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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TTTp
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JeffV
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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vipJeffrey
Cleveland
31 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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...

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Tkkt
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

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.

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MatthewG
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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!

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vipchrisg
Cleveland
53 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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Courtney
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JosephP
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipComfort0the0Furloughed
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CK818
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipgeoffredo
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Great service, drinks and food.

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vipUrban
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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.

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VictorL
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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MalekE
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambience. Awesome martinis, appetizers and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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.

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vipJayMink
Cleveland
60 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

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.

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DrewL
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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.

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Lakewood
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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JackieD
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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RuthM
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very pleased

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Cityscribe1
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

FAQs

Clifton Martini & Wine Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (216) 965-0221.

Clifton Martini & Wine Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 152 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.