Crispy Calamari and Shrimp
scallions, chile spice mayonnaise, shiitake
Sea Scallops - Pan Seared
pumpkin ravioli, broccolini, sage brown butter sauce
caramelized onions, sweet potatoes, toasted marshmallow
We celebrated a birthday and an anniversary at Dante last weekend. My husband and I had been there before (celebrating an anniversary two years ago) and thought it would be a great place to take my mom for her birthday dinner. I admit, I was hesitant to take our group of six out of town to a public restaurant in the middle of a pandemic, but I felt like the staff at Dante took all of the necessary precautions and were very diligent about cleaning and social distancing. The addition of the plexi-glass barriers between tables added to the sense of security.
We arrived about an hour and a half before our reservation, thinking that perhaps we could find a spot at the bar (we visited a nearby bar, but it was very cold and loud, so we thought we'd head to Dante early). They actually had our table ready for us anyway, and so we simply began out meal earlier than we'd expected. We asked if it would be okay to take our time, or if there might be other parties waiting for our spot, and the staff encouraged us to take our time, so we did. It was such a lovely experieicne!
We very much enjoyed the selection of cured meats (I especially liked one of the components that tasted just like German potato salad!) For our meals, our group ordered pasta, scallops, steaks and lobster. Everyone liked the dishes they selected, and we all were fans of the dessert sampler platter.
Our waiter, Derrick, was attentive and knowledgable and just all around, a pleasant and friendly person.
This is now my 7th time to Dante. The tasting menu and service never disappoint. My guest was thoroughly impressed.
Good people, attempting to create a good vibe during difficult (nearly impossible) times.
Excellent service and food in the midst of the pandemic.....menu remains the same...choices are many....
Enjoyed everything. Our server was awesome as was our food. Noise level way to loud for fine dining.
Out of all the fine dining restaurants I’ve been to in the past couple of years, this one really stands out and I must say is one of the best. Their menu was original, with tastes and ingredients you just don’t find anywhere. Overall, this restaurant has gone into my top five.....Good job!!!
We went to Dante’s as our first “date night” since the pandemic started, and the reason was to experience the 5-course tasting menu with the wine pairing. It was outstanding! The lineup was:
1. Tuna tartar with pickled radish and red pepper with a salsa verde and rice crisp
2. (Maybe my fave) Fresh linguine with pancetta, squash, in a chèvre sauce
3. Scallops w fingerling potato, candied celery root, button mushroom over a lobster bisque
4. Strip steak Med rare w a veal demi glas and puréed celery root (with some other veggies that I can't remember)
5. Lemon sorbet, strawberry, grape and green apple
6. Chocolate mousse on a dark chocolate cake, with espresso and dark chocolate ice cream, topped with a Baileys truffle, with a dark chocolate Madeline and Creme fresh and dark chocolate covered espresso beans on the side
I don’t recall all the wine pairings but they all were excellent in quality and how they complemented the meal portion.
The service was great - very formal yet friendly, not stuffy, and very precise.
We will certainly be back soon!
Dante never disappoints. The food and service are fantastic. Its one of the best restaurants in Cleveland.
Dante was amazing as always. The food was fantastic and the staff is incredible. It is our favorite place.
This was my second time to Dante, and it never disappoints! The tasting menu was outstanding. It was diverse, eclectic, and extremely flavorful. Service was first class! I will definitely be back!
This was the first time I've been out to celebrate in over 2 months. Definitely worth the wait. It was a great experience. Loved everything about it. Dante is such a creative chef.
Waiter was awesome. Chef Dante was nice to talk to. And food was fabulous. My wife and I were there for our anniversary and enjoyed the whole night.
New Fall menu is another winner for Dante.
Update on a lot of favorites.
food and service just so-so. it's been better and I was disappointed.
I enjoyed perusing the extensive wine list. Our waiter was good, even though he was clearly overstretched with too many tables. The food was excellent.
Celebrated our anniversary, staff was courteous and helpful, food was awesome !
This was my third time at Dante and it NEVER disappoints. The tasting menu with wine pairings is unbelievable and a must when going to Dante.
Our waiter made the evening. He was very thorough and took us thru the menu and caught a mistake in my coffee. He was an A+++++
Great tasting menu and wine pairings. Service is very efficient.
We had a wonderful, energetic waiter. Also a great personality.
Enjoyed our dinner on the patio. Excellent as always. Looking forward to our next visit!
Killer food, the pastas were rich and bursting with flavor. Cocktails were perfect, just enough bite with unique compliments. And the service was top notch, very knowledgeable of the menu and made the meal about you. Very enjoyable birthday dinner. Highly recommend.
Thank you so much for making Jen’s birthday so special!
My husband and I went to Dante to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary. We decided to indulge in the 7 course Chef's tasting. We sat down at 6:10pm. Received complimentary champagne for our anniversary which was very lovely and a kind gesture. Our waiter was very sweet and prompt. We ordered a drink and the 7 course meal within a few minutes of him checking on us. Drinks came fast. The meal did not. Now I understand with a 7 course meal you want enough time to digest and prepare for the next course. But we waited 30 minutes between each course, none of which were filling enough to need the 30 minute break. Apologies were made a few times for the delay, which was appreciated. But to spend $350 on a dinner that took 3.5 hours to eat and left us hungry enough to want to stop at Taco Bell on the way home is not at all the value we were hoping for at Dante. Their other food may be good so I won't totally not recommend going there, just do NOT do the chef tasting - it is not at all worth the money.
Dante oils go toe to toe with any chef in Manhattan and win. Best food we’ve ever had.
Our daughter was home from graduate school. We had a lovely dinner. All 4 of us enjoyed the tasting menu and it was delicious. Thanks for such a nice evening. Our service was impeccable.
Our waitress just wasn't very attentive. Everyone else was. Food was very good atmosphere was great
A little glitch with the seating- waited 30 minutes for our table. However the rest of the evening was wonderful. Good food, service and atmosphere. The patio is very pretty.
Great food, great service! Plenty of distance between tables outside for COVID. Will definitely return!
Amazing service, great atmosphere and delicious food. Tried the calamari and a pasta dish and was highly impressed. I'll be back for sure
Amazing service!!! Carbonara pasta was the best I’ve ever had!!!
Great meal at Dante Saturday evening. Service, food presentation and taste was excellent. Great selection of meal choice, we had the pasta dish and duck and both were properly cooked and seasoned. The room was setup for social distancing and all wait staff were appropriately masked.
The bar setup with plexiglass dividers adds to security and doesn't take away from the gracious and historic look of the bar. Bar service is friendly and efficient, wine list is interesting and varied, food is fresh, innovative and always delicious, and the service is casual and friendly, but impeccable and professional. Continues to be one of our favorite places to eat.
Wonderful staff, amazing food. The staff was extremely helpful and made you feel special from the moment you walk in the door.
Fabulous food as usual, impeccable service, lovely patio seating
Love love love this place it is in my top 3 in CLE
We had the fixed course and it was one of the best dinners I've had. The food quality is excellent and creative. Service was excellent. What a pleasant surprise to find this in Cleveland.
Dante’s is a wonderful place for a special meal. The wait staff were attentive and the food was excellent.
Never ceases to amaze. Top 3-4 restaurants in CLE.
DANTE offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (216) 274-1200.
DANTE is rated 4.8 stars by 2577 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.