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L'Albatros, Cleveland, OH

L'Albatros

4.6
4.6
5514 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (216) 791-7880
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Zack Bruell
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Michaela Kehoe: (844) 834-8097
  • Neighborhood
    University Circle
  • Cross street
    Ford Drive
  • Parking details
    Metered parking is available at lot directly in front of L'Albatros. Street parking is also available.
  • Public transit
    The RTA Health Line bus stops in University Circle at E. 115th Street. L'Albatros is located approximately 3 blocks from the bus stop.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,514 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 2.2Value

NoiseModerate

5,514 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband and I went on our honeymoon! The wait staff was so kind and even brought us champagne (and ginger ale for my husband since he doesn’t drink). It was such a special way to kick off our marriage, and the food was incredible.

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  2. MichaelR

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stumbled upon Cleveland’s cultural hub while dining at this wonderful French Bar and Brasserie. We ate out on the patio and really enjoyed the ambiance. Great food and our waiter Tyler was awesome.

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  3. JessicaFromAkron

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We consistently have wonderful experiences at L'Albatros - we used to reserve it for special occasions, but now we come just for drinks and snacks as well. We brought our parents while they were in town, and they were thrilled with everything from the beautiful patio to the escargots (SO delicious) to the outstanding service. We truly appreciate all the extra care and precautions during the pandemic.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    69 reviews

    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding and Covid safe! We entered with masks, temperature was taken and menu uploaded to phone. We sat outside, bread brought out in darling brown bag and masked waiter was timely and efficient. We ordered, food piping hot, (no heat lamps here !),and everything perfect. Tables very far apart. I checked out inside tables and spacing is outstanding. Bravo to Zak Bruell and staff for making us feel safe while still being able to serve the perfect patio dining. The manager( I think) stopped by to check several times and the food runner was polite and I was able to see smiling eyes, although masked. We will be back sooner then later!! Thank you!.

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  5. JenniferY

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone did a great job go ensure customers were comfortable with new covid regulations. It was a stress free experience!

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  6. Hungries

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was delightful—friendly, knowledgeable about the food, and fun. The cheese server helped us pick great cheeses for us, and our food was terrific. We had the trout and the pasta special—vegetables in a perfect Parmesan broth. Also, the restaurant was very well equipped for social distancing and masks, which we appreciated. We can’t wait to visit Cleveland again for another fine dinner here.

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  7. BarbaraK

    Cleveland

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service on the attractive patio.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service as always; the scallops were delicious and the Negroni was perfect. Thanks for a good night out.

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  9. DianeJ

    Cleveland

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always wonderful

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  10. JeffT

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional outdoor dining experience. Very highly recommended. Very good and well selected wine list plus craft cocktails.

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  11. BrianW

    Cleveland

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner on the patio. Escargot and "French" Toast appetizers were amazing. Solid service!

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  12. Bridge

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! We had the trout and scallops and finished with a cheese selection for dessert. The food and staff were awesome!

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  13. Billybob1960

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    L"Albatros is consistently excellent. The food. The ambience. The service. and they have partnered with the Cleveland clinic to provide a safe and healthful dining experience. This matters to us, and we felt very comfortable dining there. We highly recommend l'Albatros.

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  14. TerriL

    Cleveland

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect. Especially the touch less menus. Zach sure knows how to do it!!

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  15. Jearl

    Cleveland

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was wonderful to be back, twice in the last two weeks. The patio was relaxing and the whole experience was safe. They have taken a lot of trouble and spent a lot of thinking on making the restaurant safe. One of the worst features of the "stay at home" order (or way of life) is that we could not go there every week as we have for the last five years.

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  16. MichaelB

    Cleveland

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We ate at the bar, bartender (Jackson) was terrific, responsive, knowledgeable and attentive. Food and drinks were excellent, enjoyed the outdoor dining experience. One of our favorite dinner spots.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was fantastic and went above and beyond our expectations given our dietary restrictions. Also enabled us to switch seats when the lighting bugs had it for us at our table. 😅 We will be returning the next time we are in Cleveland again.

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  18. LawrenceV

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant in all respect. We had the cod and trout entrees. Great flavors. Julian helped us select a perfect wine and provided great conversation. Five stars in all respects!

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  19. Craf08

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They did a great job addressing COVID concerns (using qr for mobile menus, taking temps, requiring masks until you sat to dine, etc). The atmosphere in the courtyard seating area couldn’t be beat. The food was amazing. My companion is a precessions chef and was amazed by the meal. Very complimentary. You never disappoint.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience. The patio is so nice.

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  21. jazzbo

    Cleveland

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outdoor dining, Nice evening. Food very good. I would go back.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I hadn’t been to a restaurant since March, but we recently went to L’Albatross for our anniversary and had a wonderful time. I wanted to support them, because through social media I could tell they’re taking things seriously. We had to wear a mask to enter until we sat down. The hostess was so nice and appropriate explaining she would take our temperature and how to use the touchless menus. All staff was masked. They sat us outside as requested. We were far enough apart from other guests. The food was delicious (smoked salmon appetizer was 🤯). I appreciated the experience so much and would 10/10 recommend during these strange times.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorites. Never had a bad experience at any Bruell restaurant but L'Albatross is definitely the best. Food was excellent. Ambiance was excellent. Patio was beautiful. The servers were all CoVid conscious and everything was done right. Have been many times. Would go back tomorrow. Thank you for a wonderful night out especially in these trying times.

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  24. keggeman

    Cleveland

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the cuisine and cocktails were excellent. Greg, Kate, and company did a fantastic job with service. In this crazy world we all now live in, L’Albatros is a very comforting and enjoyable place to be.

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  25. BarbaraC

    Naples

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a highlight of having to visit Cleveland Clinic - Thank You for brightening our visit!!

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  26. Natalie

    Cleveland

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great! It was my friend ‘s first time and I guarantee she will be back!

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  27. GretchenM

    Cleveland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the food was amazing, the atmosphere extremely pleasant, and the service outstanding! We had a great experience!!!

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  28. KarenH

    Cleveland

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff did an excellent job creating a safe and comfortable dining experience. All patrons were wearing masks before being seated and temperatures were taken when we arrived which made us all feel safety was being taken seriously. Tables on the patio were very far apart and staff wore masks always. Touch-less menus, which you access via a QRC code on your smartphone, were great (and probably should be the norm even without a pandemic). Wonderful food and service as always. Thank you!!!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    L’Albatros have done a great job making appropriate changes to care for their staff and guests during this difficult time of pandemic precautions. Sitting out on the patio was wonderful with tables socially distanced and the menu on our phone app. The ambience was lovely with lights and soft music. Our server was excellent and as always, the food delicious. Well done, L’Albatros !

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  30. JennyB

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Recently dined here while in Cleveland. Do not miss out on this restaurant! The food is outstanding and unique. Definitely try the cheese board... fantastic presentation! Relaxed atmosphere and exceptional service. We will be back!

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  31. RandallD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    L'Albatros is always a wonderful experience. The food, the folks and the atmosphere...perfect.

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  32. BarbaraG

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time out after COVID19 stay home mandate!

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  33. Melba

    Cleveland

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You are doing a great job. I have been there 5 times in the last few weeks and all of the guests who have come with me have also been very happy. Your terrace is GREAT!

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  34. vegetarian1

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The perfect place to celebrate our anniversary. We sat outside, well separated from other diners. The food was all thoughtfully prepared and presented, and the pacing perfect. Besides the spacing of tables, other COVID precautions included masked servers, a choice of a no touch menu (called up on your mobile phone) or single use paper one. The only thing that seemed odd (but was not a problem) was that the bread came in a paper bag instead of a basket.

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  35. SarahT1234

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The patio was great and the staff worked well to make guests feel comfortable.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, friendly, courteous staff

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    22nd anniversary...wonderful dinner on the patio

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  38. SuzanneR

    Cleveland

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleasant afternoon to sit on the patio with good friends. Great food and service. Roasted cod and scallops with linguini appetizers mushroom French toast and crispy cauliflower. Sparkling rose.

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  39. Chris

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service were excellent and we would return in a heartbeat. My fiancée chose L’albatros to celebrate our engagement earlier that day. Unfortunately we were seated next to an extremely obnoxious party who were clearly oblivious to the fact that there were other people in the restaurant. Servers were very proactive in moving us as soon as a table opened up and did so without us even asking which was much appreciated. We have nothing but positive feedback for the restaurant and would highly recommend it to anyone. We both agreed it was some of the best French food we have had outside of France.

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  40. BrianC

    Cleveland

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best patio in the city! Great job protective people with masks and distancing. The food and service are ALWAYS phenomenal!

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FAQs

L'Albatros offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (216) 791-7880.

L'Albatros is rated 4.6 stars by 5514 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for L'Albatros

11401 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, OH 44106

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Ford Drive
  • Neighborhood
    University Circle
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Metered parking is available at lot directly in front of L'Albatros. Street parking is also available.
  • Public transit
    The RTA Health Line bus stops in University Circle at E. 115th Street. L'Albatros is located approximately 3 blocks from the bus stop.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Zack Bruell
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (216) 791-7880
  • Private party facilities
    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.
  • Private party contact
    Michaela Kehoe: (844) 834-8097
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