L'Albatros

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$30 and under
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French
L'Albatros is a chic brasserie, amid the setting of a rustic 1800's carriage house, located in the heart of University Circle. Chef Zack Bruell brings a refreshing twist to classic French cuisine such as Hanger Steak & Frites with Bearnaise Sauce, Bouillabaise, & Duck Confit. The menu also offers wood-fired pizzas with over 25 beer selections for pairings fit for any food connoisseur. L’Albatros offers a seasonal cheese board, & wine list featuring over 300 bottles to enhance your dining experience.
We are just minutes from Severance Hall, Little Italy, & the Cleveland Art Museum.
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JK
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good, solid food along with the service. Have been here often and will continue to patronize.

l
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were disappointed when the hostess chose to seat a table of 10 next to us with several little kids. Fortunately they were not too loud. But possibly more thought should be given about whom to sit next to whom. It could have been a total disaster.

t
Cleveland
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We love L'Albatros. This night our table wasn't ready, but the seating before us was delayed. We always order the French Toast which normally doesn't disappoint, but tonight it could have been warmer. The rest of the meal was fantastic. I usually drink a version of a Moscow Mule and they serve it in a glass, which truly defeats the purpose of the drink, so that was a bummer. Especially for a restaurant of this caliber. For these reasons is why my score wasn't higher.

d
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family was in CLE from Boston and I brought them to dine at my favorite place, L"Albatros. They enjoyed the meal!

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always excellent and never disappoints!

L
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food

BF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Was happy and glad to see an old friend,David Glenny, gainfully employed at L’Albatros.Additionally,
Michelle was an excellent server.I have patronized your establishment in the past and will continue to do so in the future.
Barry Friedman
330/620/3662

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique menus. Knowledgeable staff. Great food. Friendly service. Loved it.

MJ
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding food, reasonably priced. It felt more cramped inside than I’d expected, and louder. But I definitely plan to return — the only question is whether I will be able to order anything other than the cassoulet, which was exceptional.

c
Cleveland
23 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Came back for our anniversary as it is one of our local favorites. Several around us ordered the cheese platter and the gal describing the cheese had a very loud, irritating voice....that was distracting. Food was great as always except the vericote vertes were not cooked enough; roasted cauliflower delicious. Trout had some divine sauce. Had an appetizer and then bingo entree arrived...a little too quickly. Would have liked a little more time. The service seemed just a bit rushed. They weren't busy so it wasn't to resit the table.

JN
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening with two other colleagues sitting outside on the patio - wonderful service too!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was on point. Food,service and ambience were first class. Love all the old school French cuisine with a new twist. This is a must if you are in Cleveland and like French food.

OT
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, and perfect service. Friendly, helpful and truly a lovely dinner.

JG
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food very balanced spices food depth of flavor

JR
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The server, Mark, was excellent. Knew the wines, and was gracious table side. Food was mixed. The beef bourguignon was not bourguignon. It was pot roast. No wine in the preparation. Tasty, but misrepresented. The escargot were bland and served in a dish, not the shells. Salad was interesting and the chicken was roasted perfectly. Bread was a real disappointment, truly uninspired. Entirely unsuitable for service with olive oil. Overall, the place felt like it stopped trying and is coasting. If you are coasting, you are going down hill.

MK
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Consistently good food (wine som is very good).

JD
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent jdhdheeheehdhehehhehehehehehehegeggegegehe

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OT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love this place (but the parking lot always stresses me out). We always have a great time there!!

R
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Food was excellent! Didn’t appreciate seating in corner and menus were worn and a bit soiled. Server was efficient and paced the meal well.

B
Cincinnati
29 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was outstanding. Very personable. The food was delicious.

M
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food is consistently excellent. I love the fish. Especially the cod dish. Wish they had more creative salads and vegetables.

L
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Wonderful food and wonderful service. We will be back.

LY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic in every way!!

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply great - as usual. Thank you Zack and crew.

OT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We found it quite noisy, but when we requested a different table the staff was quite accommodating. Food was good as always .

W
Cleveland
22 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside but when the bees came our server gave us a little ramekin of ground cloves to keep them away. He was great and it worked.

MS
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We usually love L’Albatros. Tonight wasn’t very good. One of the entrees was tepid at best, one was average. Table next to us literally walked out on their food. Was a birthday dinner but birthday wasn’t even acknowledged.

Server was great and did compensate us more than fairly for the disappointments. But usually this restaurant is just perfect. Hope this was only an anomaly.

MM
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service have been going to this place for years. Such a great place to be in the Cleveland

RC
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

A very pleasant dining experience but spotty as to the quality of the food. A mushroom rague appetizer was inventive and really yummy. Our entrees were mixed - skate wing was expertly cooked and seasoned, but the vegetables served with were hard and lukewarm. The spaetzle and sauerkraut served with cod didn't come together. A good meal, but not memorable

O
Cleveland
41 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

For the second time in a week + no one greeted us upon arrival. Offered the worst table on the patio. Moved. Wasps everywhere. Stale endless bread. Aggressively chatty waiter. Daily pasta a mess in color and texture. Bus boy without training. What happened to this place?!??

S
Cleveland
34 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent.our server was very helpful guiding our selections s.

M
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best escargot I have ever eaten. I could go there just for that and dessert.

DM
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Patio ambiance-5 stars

Cod dish (x3) - 2 stars (undercooked, mushy)

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had some girlfriends in from out of town to celebrate my birthday. It was a perfect night out on the patio. I would recommend the cheese charcuterie.

SF
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We love going to L'Albatros a few times a year. We think of it as a "special" restaurant.

PH
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was great - even my kids found things to eat. Definitely will visit again

OT
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating. Loved everything!

JV
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely evening once again. The halibut special was delicious and our guests from Toronto were very impressed. Server immediately noticed our table had a wobble and took care of it without us asking. Great place, great food.

DR
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

As always, the food is spot on. Our server was okay, but had zero personality and did the bare minimum

DA
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined outside and the weather was perfect as was the food & the service!

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