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For 2
Date
Sat, 4/21
Time
10:00 PM
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You must make reservations at least 5 minutes in advance of the time at Cowell & Hubbard.
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Cowell & Hubbard

4.4
2752 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary French / American
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Contemporary French cuisine with World Fusion influences.Located in the Theatre District at Playhouse Square. Enjoy dinner before the shows! The Broadway Show Rent is on stage now at the Connor Palace till March 25th!
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary French / American, Asian, Latin / Spanish
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Hours of operation
Monday-Closed
Tuesday- Thursday 4pm-9pm
Friday & Saturday 4pm- 11pm
Sunday- Closed (Temporarily)

Hours vary since they are based on Theatre, so please feel free to call if you have any concerns about our hours of operation
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Phone number
(216) 479-0555
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Zack Bruell
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Cross street
13th and Euclid
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Parking details
There is valet parking available as well as street and lot parking.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2752 People Are Saying
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4.5
service
4.2
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4.1
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great place to visit. The manager Michael is awesome as is all the staff. Best bartenders in the city. A must to try.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Service was outstanding and our meals were delicious! We both had fish that was perfectly cooked and served with sides that complemented both flavors and textures. It was a truly enjoyable dining experience.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful service. Good not great. Reasonable price...

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

A great stop before (or after) the theatre. Cowell & Hubbard does a great job of making sure that they expedite your order so you can make curtain-time with a few moments to spare. The wait staff was friendly and attentive, but not intrusive. We were able to enjoy our conversation over the delicious food: the blackened salmon was outstanding and my husband enjoyed the Moroccan lamb. (The goat-cheese gnudi was a guilty pleasure....and we had no room left for dessert.) We look forward to our next visit.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Came for an early pre-show dinner with some friends. Delightful experience in every way. Great food and excellent service. Will be back!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Asked waitress opinion on salad - love the squash. Response that the squash would be there in the future but the special string bean salad with 6 minute egg would not. Disappointed especially with the tasteless cherry tomatoes. Potato soup was delicious. Other diner had the chicken breast and was content.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Some dishes good and some over seasoned . Atmosphere felt more cafe than fine dining. Servers were awesome.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We had a terrific pre-theater dinner. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive, despite the large pre-theater crowd. Appetizers were creative and delicious--chicken livers, Brussel sprout salad and potato rosemary soup. The entrees were equally well--prepared--cod, salmon, spaghetti squash and chicken breast. We indulged in several desserts--a very tasty PB&J cream burlee, sorbet and the very best--meringue with salted caramel ice cream. We've had some issues in the past with feeling very rushed pre-theater, but this time, Cowell & Hubbard was exceptional.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Good service and tasty food. Perfect for before or after theater.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We have never had a bad meal there and keep coming back. They work with us so that if an item isnt vegetarian, they will make it vegetarian for us.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We were having dinner before the theatre. Food was delicious and service was superb. Our server timed everything perfectly so we could have a leisurely evening and get to our show right on time.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great menu selection with excellent service. Food is terrific.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food and excellent service.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Overall great experience - prompt service, great wine, good food.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great pre-show location

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We came to Cowell & Hubbard before a performance at the Ohio Theatre. As out of towners, we got recommendations from friends in the city. Was a little concerned about the semi-mixed reviews on the website. We had nothing to worry about! Food was delicious and staff was amazing at dealing with us being gluten free diners (they have flourless chocolate cake! It's so rare to be able to eat dessert out!). My cocktail was great. My only compliant, if you can even call it that, is that for a "hipster" restaurant their bourbon selection was meh. We would definitely recommend to friends.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

My wife and I went here before a concert for her birthday. The seating wasn't very private. Felt like you had to introduce yourself to everyone around you because they would soon be in the middle of your conversation. The seating was just to close. The server was great. She knew what the daily special was and answered all of our questions with a smile. The food was AMAZING. The best steak I've ever had!! Drinks were good also. I definitely will go back. Maybe this time I will request a table a little more private.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Pre theater dining. Excellent

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

My daughter and I ate here before a show. The service was quick but not rushed and the food was exceptional. Would definitely eat here again as a special outing.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food was great as always, especially the tomato bisque. We love the atmosphere and the space. The host team has worn t-shirt sleep wear each of our last two visits and seem to have just rolled out of bed. I am not sure why this is acceptable when the service team is wearing uniforms with ties. They also seem to be judging anyone who might be dressed for the theater, which is a big part of your clientele. If I am paying this much for a meal, please have a host team who looks like they belong in the space, especially if they are throwing attitude. This part must be fixed. Do not bring this look or team to your other restaurants.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Had the two specials - a romaine salad with sautéed mushrooms, and a pho-type dish with ramen and mussels and carrots and bok chop and . . . Yumm!

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Had a 730 dinner reservation and walked into a fairly empty establishment, which was surprising given the online reviews. Got seated at the table adjacent to a loud group of folks with several other open tables. We barely heard our waiter and ourselves in conversation. The food was good and aptly priced. The ambiance was sleek but left nothing to be remembered. Not sure if there’s enough here for me to return.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

It’s was great! We rushed in for apps and cocktails before a show. Service was fantastic! Food was really hot. Not sure I can complain about that. The Brussel sprout salad and romaine salad were very good. The chicken spring rolls left something to be desired, and the meatballs were a little dry. Overall great and will be back.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

I love Cowell and Hubbard. However, our entrees did not blow either myself or wife away when we went before a play in March. For the price point I expected a little more.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Excellent food and care. Had not been in a while and glad I made this choice pre theater.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

C&H is consistently a reliable place for pre-show dinner. The menu is diverse and interesting, servers are efficient, and the dining room in appealing.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Four us ate here prior to a show at Playhouse Square. Service was friendly and expedient, food was very good and the drinks were great. I would definitely recommend it!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

My husband and I enjoyed our date night. Service was quick and professional. The sommelier is very knowledgeable. We enjoyed a variety of small plates and dessert. If you're there during a show, you will experience a quiet, laid-back atmosphere. If you're there before a show, let them know if you're NOT in a hurry, or you might get all of your courses at once!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Delicious food and speedy service. We frequently eat there before a show, but the food is so good, we both said we need to go there more often.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We had dinner for a show and this was a great location to the theater and a great experience. Try the blackened salmon ... it was amazing!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great vegetarian & vegan options; had the spaghetti squash and it was great. Only suggestion is to either change recipe for promme frites or call them French fries. Never had them served with ketchup. But everything else was fab. Great, prompt, and attentive service. Had a great time.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Everything was great. The food was good, and the service was great! We will be back next time we are in Cleveland!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We had tickets to a performance at Cleveland Dance. So we brought our friends who had never been to Cowell & Hubbard. They loved the food, service and location! It was a great start to a fun evening. We will definitely be back! Thanks.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food was delicious, as always. The atmosphere is fun and trendy and the wait staff is professional and accommodating.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Terrific place with great variety of options.
Attentive servers. Love calling Atlantic Puffer-Toadfish by its more palatable name Sea Squab kind of like calling Chum Salmon Keto or silverbright! Ah marketing with that said we love distinct choices like the Cobia. The chicken liver small plate was one of the best plates I have enjoyed over the years. The Relleno was OK suspect I wanted the Mexican cheese not available in Vegan choices. I have recommended already to others.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Our fabulous experience at C&H was the cap to a thrilling afternoon at "Rent," including Broadway Buzz the hour before the show.

We were so lucky to have Chris as our waiter. Very knowledgeable about everything on the menu. Personable, with just the right amount of checking that we were happy. Great sense of humor and fun with a bit of extra talk at the end. He even personally wrapped my leftovers even though one of the other servers offered to do it.

My husband Eric settled for a nice IPA but I went for the amazing Old Fashioned. I wisely sipped it slowly so I could still read the menu and enjoy my food! I was glad that Eric was driving home to Akron instead of me.

Eric ordered the pulled pork pizza, and allowed me a small piece. Very very good. He is a bit of a bbq sauce snob, but he could not figure out which bottled sauce was on the pizza. Very impressed that it was house made.

I got the duck entree and I was moaning with delight from the first bite. "I'll have what she is having!" I gave Eric a few tastes of the duck leg I was devouring, but managed to save the other leg plus some of the veggies for that take-home box. We are having it for dinner tonight! It will be the highlight of our leftover smorgasbord.

Can't forget the wonderful bread. Had to ask the lady who brought it for oil and then pepper to add a bit of zip. But at least they brought plates. Can't believe some restaurants do not bring them with the bread.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food and service is exceptional. Nice atmosphere. Highly recommend for before theatre and special occasions .

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

My boyfriend and I came here before seeing a show. The food was absolutely amazing. We both agreed that the mashed potatoes were by far the best we had ever tasted. Service was fantastic - our waitress was so friendly and attentive, the manager stopped by and checked in with us, our food arrived in a timely manner. We will definitely be back here for another date night!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

This place has the best cocktail 's and delicious food. The salmon dish was so tasty!! Service was quick as we were heading to a play. Staff very attentive.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Wanted to get the three course prefix meal but after we sat at our table for 15-20 minutes before waiter came over she made it very clear we could not get the prefix since we had a show to get catch . The last time we dined at this restaurant the waiter went above and beyond to ensure we could order want we wanted and get us out in time me to catch the show.

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