They were willing to make a substitution for me so I can have exactly what I wanted.
Fantastic food, no matter what it is. Hand-crafted and elegant. Expansive drink menu with a brilliant food menu.
We've dined there five times now, and we highly recommend it for amazing food and wonderful service. If you're open to the unexpected, try a 5-, 7-, (challenging) 9-, or (unimaginable) 21-dish tasting menu. Come famished, because you'll be stuffed when it's over, no matter how many dishes. You will also be much lighter in the wallet, but infinitely satisfied in the tastebuds. Since this time was a birthday celebration, most of our group opted for the 5-dish chef's choice tasting menu. The chef, Dante, prepared five small plates of his own choosing and unique creation to surprise and delight us at a leisurely pace. Actually, since one of our party had a dietery restriction, there were more than five dishes presented to each of us. From the Cleveland Mule, tasty hummus served with bread for the table and first course tuna tartar topped with a runny egg yolk, to the sherbet palate cleanser and perfect desserts, each serving was exceptional. Our personable server, Jeff, made sure we were comfortable and happy throughout the meal. He did an excellent job, as did the rest of the staff. Jeff took a moment to tell us about the vault and meat curing room and to show us the chef's table for a future visit. It was a memorable evening.
Dante lived up to our expectations - we knew it was Michelin-starred we had high hopes. We were delighted with each plate that arrived. We chose to do the 7 course tasting menu paired with wine since it was a special occasion, my husband Brian's birthday. The wines were paired expertly, the dishes were both pleasing to the eye as well as our taste buds.
We love going to Dante. The food is sensational, the service is superior and the restaurant is just lovely. This is a special spot. We live in Tremont and whenever we have visitors, we take them to Dante.
Wonderful for dinner and also a favorite of ours to sit at the bar for a cocktail or happy hour and even dinner.
Have wonderful evening and amazing food!
My wife and I had a great meal at Dante on last Saturday. The food was flawless and everything was well cooked. We are looking forward to our next meal at Dante!
From the moment we opened the door to enter the restaurant to the moment we left our experience was fantastic. We were greeted immediately and sat at a wonderful table. Our waiter, Todd was professional, knowledgeable and interested in providing a wonderful dining experience.
The food was a wonderful creation of flavor and texture. The pasta carbonara was exceptional and the pasta was tender and light. The egg on top reminded us of carbonara we enjoyed in Italy. The grilled sea bass was fresh and delicious. We will return and encourage you to visit Dante.
Went per the recommendation of friends while my wife and I were visiting Cleveland. Our server Jaclyn was outstanding, the cocktails were very good, and the bolegnese was the best I've ever had. Excellent restaurant, hope to be back.
Food was exceptional. I had a colleague in from Italy and he said "extraordinary ". And that's saying a lot.
It was pretty good. Wine list is all over the place...not a deal breaker. Music is much too loud.
If I lived closer to Cleveland I would go here every week! The service was great! She was attentive, informative and very friendly. She made some suggestions for both cocktails and food and I’m glad I listened. I ordered a tasting of the carbonara as well as the maple pork belly polenta. Both were amazing. I also had a few bites of the Spaghetti spaghetti that my friend ordered which was also delicious! Hands down the most perfect meal I’ve had in a long time.
Everything was perfect. We shared the beef carpaccio, Brussel sprouts and toasted barley as first course and they were just delicious. I had the rabbit, it was perfectly cooked, delicious flavor. My partner has the parpadelle - incredible flavor. Portion sizes were perfect. Cocktails we’re creative and flavorful. Service was attentive but not obtrusive. Hands down my favorite restaurants in Cleveland.
Great experience, amazing food, intimate dining area and really attentive and thorough service. If you can do it, highly recommend the tasting menu! An amazing experience.
Creative and luscious tasting menu full of surprises! Immaculate service. Can’t wait to return.
Excellent wine pairing makes the flavors explode.
Delicious meal. Attentive staff. The small plates were divine. We loved the Polenta!!!!!!
Excellent food, waitress was very friendly and accommodating. They were somewhat slow with service that evening as our meal was over 2 hours and the waitress apologized and they comped our deserts due to the excessive wait. We had tickets to the show at coda next door for 9pm and our reservations were at 8, but we didn’t get done with our meal until 10:15. Overall the food was excellent and presentation and service were great, just be mindful of the time if you are planning on attending a show or have plans with a tight timeline. Would definitely recommend though and will try again!
Food was good. Didn’t like how they served the bread with hummus.
5 course tasting with wines. Excellent;-).
This was the second time I dined at Dante, and the food and service were outstanding both times. I brought a friend with me as we were to discuss a business venture, celebrate her birthday, and help lift her spirit as she had recently lost her sister. She loved everything about your establishment and it helped brighten her day. Thank You so vey much for making it an enjoyable evening for both of us.
We decided to be adventurous and each tried the 5-course tasting menu. The food and service were absolutely fantastic.
dante never disappoints! everything was delicious and cooked to perfection! the mussels were huge and the hong kong sauce was a delightful twist. we all shared tastings of each pasta which is one of my favorite things about this restaurant (wishing i had leftover bolognese for breakfast!) the verlasso salmon and pork were also divine, great flavors and perfectly prepared.
We ordered the 7 course tasting menu for our anniversary. We also had the foie gras as an appetizer while waiting for our table, the best overall dish we had. The atmosphere is always fun and cool. The food however left us wanting, it didn't live up to the price. The dishes are somewhat outdated with basic ingredients and preparations. The scallop dish was cold, the duck was sloppy. The lobster pasta was delicious and the highlight of the tasting menu. However, we were expecting a pasta dish to not be the highlight.
The service was excellent which made our night that much better. Very attentive and knowledgeable.
I think Dante needs to update their cooking techniques to make it a great dining destination. Until then we will try other restaurants.
We enjoyed our meal very much and the service was outstanding. I am sure we will be back.
Beautiful space and some delicious food. But the service was terrible. It took 45 minutes for our appetizers to arrive. And it is so noisy & terribly hard to hear.
Excellent meals at Dante - we had Pasta Carbonara and Pasta Bolognese. I love the small plates that let you taste different dishes.
Dante restaurant was amazing . Seafood is my favorite
We have not been to Dante's for several years. It is still the best in fine dinning. We had the rabbit that was fantastic. You don't see on many menus. The same wine Stewart was available to assist on an outstanding wine selection. I hope it's not as long before we get back again.
Very thoughtfully well-prepared selections. You can't go wrong with any dish. They're all delicious.
My sister’s and I had a lovely dinner. Our waiter was very good, informative and served our table well. He was not over bearing. After the dinner I asked if the location was a bank previously and he offered to take us on a tour. We felt very good about that. It was fun to see the kitchen”in action” and it was SO very nice of Dante to come out and greet us. Thebwholenexperience was wonderful and made for a special night. I also enjoyed seeing the other places and will probably return to visit the sushi bar, wine tasting and stop in for your happy hour. Thank you for such a nice evening. P.S. The food was delicious.
We eat at dantes usually twice a year. We have been going there for about 4 years now. We almost always get the tasting special when we go. In let years it has been fantastic and definitely worth the money. But the last two times we have been there the food quality has definitely slid. The risotto with salmon course we got was just bland and tasted like something I could make (why spend all that money). The filet mingnon was a lot chewier than I remember from times in the past. The lamb was too dry for my liking. We never received our palate cleanser like the menu stated(which now shows all the courses in the tasting special) we would between entree and dessert. I understand that I am nitpicking, but when you spend that much for food you expect to be ‘wowed’, and we just simply weren’t this time.
The best place around. Just can't go wrong here
The food was spectacular as well as the service. A five star experience all around!
Everything was really good! Only thing was, that there was no chicken option on Valentine’s Day and that’s what my date wanted.
Everyone raved about this place so I made a reservation for Valentine's Day. Was very disappointed to be seated in a row of tables for two that were so close that I felt like I was a part of the conversation next to me. Not very romantic. Food was good but nothing I would order again. Service was decent but took a while to get water refills. I understand it was a holiday and they were busy. Maybe I will try again on a normal weekend.
I enjoy my meal every time. The food has amazing flavor. The staff was excellent as always. We enjoyed the mussels as an appetizer. They are always so good, especially the broth! I had the sea bass as an entree and it was amazing! I have never been disappointed at DANTE.
The food and service were amazing. My wife and I went there for valentines dinner. Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. We had the 5 course menu Special for Valentine’s Day all courses were very nicely displayed and tasted amazing. Definitely will be going back.