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Treat Mom this Mother's Day to Gospel Brunch at House of Blues! We will feature an explosive performance of Gospel music and a fresh all-you-can-eat buffet complete with carving stations and breakfast favorites, like Chicken & Waffles.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
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We chose to dine at the HOB to get early access to a concert we were attending. For that reason, it was worthwhile. We did end up in the front row via the "Pass the Line" dining program.
The cocktails were good.
The restaurant wasn't very busy, but we were seated at a table very close to other patrons (long booth across the back of the room, little room between tables. That's sometimes a little awkward, especially when the room isn't full, allowing conversations to be fully heard.
The food was not good. I ordered a Cobb salad, minus one of the toppings. When it came out, there was just a big blank space on the plate where that topping would have gone. It was kind of silly that it wasn't filled in with a little bit of lettuce.
I emphasize "little bit" because for the price (I think $16) I would have expected a bit more bulk to the salad. But the reason for the poor review is the chicken was inedible. Some of it was still pink, and some of it was yellow and fatty looking. I found a piece that looked cooked, but it was very slimey. I pushed all of it to the side and ate the remaining salad.
My friend had the cajun pasta with shrimp. She enjoyed the shrimp but said the pasta was cold and not very flavorful. She ate the shrimp and left behind the pasta.
Our server was very friendly and everything was correct, but there was a long wait for the manager to scan our "Pass the Line" discounts, then a little confusion followed by another long wait, which resulted in 7 people who were seated after us ending up getting checks first and in line ahead of us. Like I said, it was ok because we ended up in the front, but we were the last two people to get in the front row on the very end.
So...if you are eating here to get in line early for a show, it doesn't matter how the food is, because the early entry perk is totally worth it. But if you're just looking for a fun Cleveland restaurant for a meal, I'd probably pass on the House of Blues.
Party of 7 had a great time. Intersting ambiance. Food was very good. Our server Sam did a great job.
We were stuck up front near the cold window. The service was horrid, and the waitress made it clear that it was an inconvenience to have to serve us in the front. The cost of the dinner compared with the value we received wasn't too great either. How do you charge $6 to add 4 shrimp to a meal? Especially when the meal was a pasta meal already costing nearly $20. There are many other, better places right next to the HOB, but we had not been there so we gave it a try. Needless to say, we will not be returning there nor recommending it to others.
Went there before the concert and the food was amazing
My server was great!! Very friendly and knew what she was doing!!
Cobb Salad was lacking... thigh meat not chicken breast = expensive lettuce.
Took my son to the HOB before the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction. The restaurant has a cool vibe to it. We enjoyed that. Our server was great and all of the staff we came in contact with were very friendly.
I had a half rack of ribs. The ribs had good flavor but they were very tough. Definitely did not fall off the bone. It was a battle to get the meat off of the bones at all.
My son had the HOB burger and was happy with it.
The overall experience was good. I would go back again. The ribs were a bit of a disappointment but I would give them another try as well.
I live in the Boston area but travel to Cleveland often (yes, on purpose!). Cleveland is a hidden gem. Very walkable city with many nice restaurants. I have been to the original HOB and love seeing the ceiling from that location in the Cleveland location now. To me, no trip to Cleveland is complete until dinner at the HOB follows a full day at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. A perfect combination. Another secret, the people of Cleveland are friendly, hard working pleasant people you can easily talk to and enjoy. Go Cleveland! Go House of Blues.
WE had a wonderful experience at the HOUSE of Blues Restaurant on Saturday, April 7th. We were celebrating my husband's birthday in Cleveland. The service was incredible and the food was fabulous! Great customer service and we were made to feel very "at home". LOVED the art work on the walls and the gift shop. Thank you for such a great time!
The food was great and the service was excellent! Our server got us in and out so we'd make it in time for our show.
Great food, nice atmosphere, our server Georgina was outstanding!!!
Very disappointed with one of the meals in our party. One of my guest’s blackened salmon was over cooked. She sent it back and it took forever for the replacement to arrive. The replacement was overcooked as well. Very disappointing for a first time guest to the restaurant.
Our party of four ate at House of Blues before a concert at Quicken Loans Arena on a weekend night. It was very busy, but we had a drink at the bar while waiting for our table for about 15 minutes, which was perfect. The food was great, but the service was slow. The wait staff was hopping, but we waited every time we asked for or needed something (like dressing for a salad that wasn't included). It's really loud - don't expect to have an intimate conversation there! But overall, it was a very good experience.
Had a reservation and was seated right away. However, bar service was very SLOW. Table seated next to us got their orders before us even though we were seated 10 minutes before them. Very, very loud. Could barely hear our table conversation and had to speak loudly to give our order. Our server was very sweet and kept apologizing for the bar service. Food was very good.
Food and service was great. Music was too loud during dinner.
Our waitress was friendly and made sure she stopped by to let us know about a busy bar (slight delay). She knew the menu and could make recommendations. Food was very good, we had the burger and fried chicken. It came quickly and we made out concert at The Q with no problem. We did have reservations.
We had dinner reservations prior to a concert and were seated immediately. The service was excellent and the food was very good. The beef brisket sandwich is amazing! Make sure to check your bill, we were charged for a drink that was ordered but informed they were out of. We ordered something different and were still charged for the first drink. Considering the fact that it got very busy, simple mistakes will happen. Everything was taken care of and we had a great time. We will definitely go back to HOB!
We were a group of 4, two couples, one couple shared the jumbalaya and a cobb salad, enough for more than 2 - exceptional. The mahi blackened fish sandwich was also excellent.
Will definitely be back. Great for pre or post events at the Q. :)
We were in from Indy, had tickets to the show. The food we ordered was ok, but would have liked more appetizers choices. We love wings, but not everyone likes HOT spicy foods. The waitress said that's all you served, so opted that out. We had the brisket tacos and pulled pork, it was good and filling. Had a great evening at the concert, the area there was nice. If we ever come back, we may catch a show, dining in, not so sure. Over all it was ok, just hoped for more options. BTW ....... My boyfriend proposed there at our table, the band Appetite for Destruction was sitting next to us. We talked with tgem, they were really cool guys, made the occasion even more special.
Had a fantastic date & dining experience. I look forward to coming back!
Had a great time Friday night. Our waitress was very prompt and curious during our dinner. The food lived up to the descriptions on the menu . With the "Head of the line" option we were able to get into venue in time to pick a great seat to what turned out to be a great show! Th opining act "Across the Universe did a fantastic job and would definitely recommend them to return to your venue. The main act "Shadow of Doubt " did a great job too and would see them again also.
Had reservations and seated right away . Everything that we ordered was delicious . The favorite of the night was the skillet cornbread . I highly recommend this . We couldn't have asked for a better waitress . Thank you House of Blues... we will be back .
From Boardman , Ohio
Awesome venue, awesome food (the Voodoo Shrimp was life changing), reasonable pricing, awesome waitress, awesome reservation process, every thing was AWESOME.
Very busy night as usual with concert and events at The Q, so glad to have my Open Table reservation. Our waiter Ronald was excellent. Split the brisket & pulled pork platters. Highlights were the side dishes of baked beans, slaw, zucchini, & cornbread. Was served some very fatty brisket and pulled pork a little dry. Three barbeque sauces give you nice options. Sad to see a table next to us being served a beautiful plate of brisket as we were leaving. There is an entrance to the concert hall from the restaurant for dinner patrons which is nice. **Mark the bartender was nice enough to apologize about the food when he asked how our meals were during the intermission. That says a lot about the staff. Will return but probably try something different.
Went with friends before a concert there. Great food!
The food was ok but not as good as we hoped. But the show was amazing!! We will definitely go back.
Went for a concert. Made a reservation for 2 hr before show . We were done eating in less than a hour.Waitress was greatest told us to relax and did not rush us to leave.Food was very good and priced about normal for area
Food was terrible, service was even worse, and after talking to the manager we were told "I'm sorry you had a poor experience".
Food was great. Only thing is we had to ask for bill 3 times. Dine eating ready for concert and took 25 min to get a bill.
Food was just okay. The service was horrible. Had a 6:00 reservation. It was at least 25 minutes before anyone took our drink order and I had to track someone down . Someone other than our waiter took a drink order and our food order at same time because we were afraid we would not see anyone again, plus we were going to the show . Finally the waiter came over to confirm our drinks but this time we were sitting for 45 minutes. Food came not to far after the drinks because we put our order in earlier. Meal itself was okay. Then it took at least 45 minutes to get our check....wasn't even busy at this point. There was only one other couple who was also waiting forever. Waiter said sorry but it was very insincere horrible.... experience was horrible worst service I've ever had. I don't know the waiter's name. Never did tell us.
Yummy food. Great music. Our server, Sam, was fantastic! Beers were overpriced.
I took my daughter (7) for dinner before our show. The kids menu had many options which was nice. The adult menu was a little small in my opinion.
Everything was great - just need to fix up that hurricane. For a $15 drink with three kinds of rum, you should be able to taste the rum! There is a "window of love" I call it where everything is in balance - juice, rum - everything. It should not tase like juice straight out of the fridge. And if the menu says "dark rum floater", there should be a dark rum floater - there should be dark rum floating on the top, not "it's in there". I think this is a general problem with the midwest - drinks (particularly margaritas) are too sweet and completely out of balance. It is a cultural problem because given these sweet drinks consistently, that's what people think a hurricane or a margarita is - it is not. Please, let us refine our tastes and demand that drinks be prepared in balance and with love. If you are ever in Terminal E at the George Bush Airport (IAH) in Houston, do yourself a favor and order a hurricane at Pappadeaux with a dark rum floater.
Ok, that's my rant, and as I pointed out I think it is a midwest problem in general. Everything else was fabulous. Service was great, shrimp tacos lovely, atmosphere fantastic, show afterward tons of fun.
We We’re attending a concert at the house of blues with our teenage daughters. We got there a little late because of traffic, and the waitress was so great about getting the girls in there on time. She even put their food in to go containers so they could go stand in line while we eat our food and went in later. It was a great night!
Even though the whole city was crowded due to the Miranda Lambert concert and the Cavs having a home game, the service was excellent and the food was even better.
The HoB restaurant was not particularly crowded when we were there, but the first thing that struck me was how loud it was. It was difficult to have a conversation and to not eavesdrop on our neighbors. The gentleman who seated us definitely gave off an site that he did not want to be there...not rude by any means, but sulky, for sure.
Our server was friendly and talkative. We sat at a table for two that was a bit small for all of the crap stacked on it. Important to note. We ordered the hot wings, and they were very, very good, but came out so temperature hot that they were difficult to eat. Not a complaint, exactly, but we were no where near done with them when our dinners arrived, and there was not enough room on the table.
We ordered the wings when we placed our drink order. So, timing is a bit of an issue, and it was obvious that there was disconnect.
The food was very good. No kitchen complaints at all.
We sat around waiting for our server at the end of the meal. When I confirmed my reservation, they specifically asked if we were attending a show that night (we were), and it was still early, so maybe that was why she took her time, but it concerns me if I had plans.
So, the service was not bad, by any stretch, but the attention to details and attentiveness overall was not as good as it should be...give yourself a little extra time, and do your own pacing on ordering...
The reservation process through open table was super simple. Our table was ready when we arrived and we were seated immediately. Our server promptly brought our drinks and our food arrived hot and fresh. The shrimp and grits is amazing.
Dined here before the concert we were attending. Everything was amazing! My partner and I both opted for burgers and was very pleased! He ordered the Pull Pork and it was good but for me needed more bbq sauce. I had the bacon burger and it was just mouth watering juicy, delicious and seasoned to perfection 😋! We have been talking about this burger for 3 days now! You won’t be disappointed for sure!!!!
After reading tons of Open Table reviews we knew to avoid smoked rubbery chicken, salty salmon, special requests, cocktails due to $$ and entrees due to prep time and value. I had a salad with side of sweet potatoes fries. Salad ok. Dressing just ok. Fries greasy. I choose these because I only eat fish but did not want cajun style blacken fish. I avoid dairy. Spouse got Beef brisket and sweet potato fries. He reported brisket sandwich and coleslaw was ok. Bread pudding was a standout- fantastic. We had fast and extremely friendly service. Staff very accommodating for my accessibility needs in the restaurant and concert hall! We both like the ambience in the restaurant. Quirky decor. We went there because it was convenient prior to attending a concert. $8.00 valet parking a bonus. Get you ticket validated. Save your restaurant receipt to get into concert hall via back door privilege. Restroom in restaurant down narrow hall and small- can not recommend for WC patrons.
HOB Restaurant and Bar always has excellent service. I go there every time before I see a show and never experience problems.