Clifton Martini & Wine Bar

4.4
128 reviews
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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 128 People Are Saying
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JP
Cleveland
1 review
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!

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

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

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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!

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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.

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

Love this place. Great service, drinks and food.

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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.

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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!

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

Great ambience. Awesome martinis, appetizers and service.

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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.

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JM
Cleveland
50 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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

We were very pleased

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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!

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JH
Columbus
2 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!

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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.

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L
Cleveland
39 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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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!

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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.

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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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RW
Cleveland
30 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good but not exceptional. Server did an awesome job. If you are looking for a new place, it’s worth a try. Patio is dog friendly!

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R
Cleveland
12 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drinks and apps our server Ryanne was the best!! Will definitely be back!!

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m
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My husband and I received a gift card from a friend as a wedding gift and we finally got around to using it. We had visited the Wine bar in the past but had never eaten dinner. As vegans it can be challenging to find a restaurant to suite our tastes but we were pleasantly surprised at the many options available to us. I ordered the artichoke panini and my husband got the tofu stir-fry which both were excellent! We split an order of the Frites which were also delicious. The portions were generous enough we both took home leftovers and enjoyed them the next day for lunch. We enjoyed our dinner and will recommend to friends!

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TS
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal at Clifton Wine and Martini bar was great. We went specifically for the vegan options and were not disappointed. It happened to be our servers first night working in the restaurant and she did a great job. We will definitely be back!

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KJ
Cleveland
25 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love that we can bring our pup when sitting outside; our server was awesome to bring a container of water for him. Fish taco special was yummy!

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NA
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My boyfriends and I enjoy finding new eats.. after reading other reviews I wanted to give this place a try.. I ordered a chocolate martini which was too strong for me (that's a good thing) calamari for appetizer.. excellent.. the seafood bowl.. also very good.. my boyfriend had the sirloin medium rare.. also good.. overall our experience was great

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JD
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I go there the food and the service is amazing

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OT
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good drinks and food

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J
Naples
63 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit . . . really enjoyed both the food and the cocktails. Appreciated bartender Jeremy's suggestions re ordering.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Hidden gem. The patio is amazing and the food is more than you might expect from a martini and wine bar!

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JD
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We have been going to the Clifton Martini & Wine Bar for 4 years. We always enjoyed going and looked forward to the great food, drink, and ambiance. However, in the past year the menu has shrunk immensely. Many entrees no longer appear on the menu and the few that are left leave too few of choices to enjoy. One member of our party has food allergies. In the past they have always been well catered to. However now the choices are very few and the portion size is no longer worth the expense. After our most recent visit we then discussed finding a new venue for our fun weekend dinner plans. We are saddened that the once great menu of entrees is no more.

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LM
Cleveland
26 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My party of 4 thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at the Clifton Martini Bar. Although we had a reservation to sit inside, we asked to sit on the patio since the evening was so nice. The martinis were terrific, flavorful and chilled to perfection. My cosmopoliton was the best I've ever had. We shared a meat and cheese platter which was nicely presented and tasty with some dried fruits and mustards added. The entrees were varied and they carry a full line of vegetarian options that looked very good. Our group tried the chicken picatta, the salmon, the shrimp and grits,and the steak--everyone was pleased with their selections. I will definitely be back to this great hot spot!

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