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About L'Albatros

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 100 bottles to enhance your dining experience.
We are just minutes from Severance Hall, Little Italy, & the Cleveland Art Museum.

11401 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, OH 44106
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 12:00am; Sunday 3:00 pm-8:00pm

Cross Street:
Ford Drive

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(216) 791-7880

Website:
http://www.albatrosbrasserie.com/

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.

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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L'Albatros Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (102)
Good for a Date (91)
Fit for Foodies (85)
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Good for Anniversaries (82)
Romantic (81)
Great for Outdoor Dining (81)
Neighborhood Gem (77)
Creative Cuisine (75)
Good for Birthdays (57)
Worth the Drive (54)
Pre/post Theatre (48)
Notable Wine List (47)
Authentic (46)
Cozy (44)
Business Meals (43)
Great for Lunch (40)
Quiet Conversation (35)
Fun (29)
Good Vegetarian Options (29)
Bar Seating (27)
Comfort Food (26)
Hot Spot (26)
Local Ingredients (26)
Casual (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (20)
Good for Groups (19)
Late-night Find (17)
Seasonal (16)
People Watching (13)
Healthy (12)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Scenic View (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Great for Brunch (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Tapas (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great Beer (3)
Organic (3)
Vegan (2)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

My nephew really enjoys L'Albatros and this is his favorite restaurant, when he is not in France. While my son and nephew were in France, my nephew highly recommended the restaurant to my son. So I took my son to L'Albatros for his birthday and both of enjoyed immensely. We will definitely return and recommend to friends and family. The food was absolutely outstanding!!! The service was awesome and not only was our server attentive, so too were all staff members. If something needed done (i.e. clearing plates, more water, etc.), someone was always there to do that. The entire experience was fabulous!

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing, wonderful service and the food was unbelievable!

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 3 days ago

Very happy with this place. It's made my special occasion restraunt list.

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined 3 days ago

Love this place - we eat there often. Having two parties there in the next few weeks.
Nancy Klein

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 3 days ago

Great restaurant. Love the food. Nice ambiance. The patio is great in the summer.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

Waitress/server was excellent. All the greeters had big smiles and looked happy to see us.
Food was delicious. Loved where we were seated - good for my back and surprisingly it was not noisy.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined 4 days ago

Easy walk from Glidden House and a gem. Delicious French fare, fish cooked especially well with interesting fresh local vegetables.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Authentic, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

We love this restaurant. Each time my husband and I are in Cleveland, we make a point of dining here for dinner. I enjoy the French influence, especially the chicken liver and foie gras terrine, as well as their ability to serve a moist chicken dish with just the correct crispness in the skin. It’s a robust menu with enough selections to whet anyone’s appetite.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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·Dined 4 days ago

Highly overrated establishment. Egregious pricing for mediocre quality.

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined 5 days ago

Late dinner after daughter’s dance performance. Perfect.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Most importantly, the food was spectacular . Our party of 6 went for the special menu Beaujolais Nouveau. The Frisee Salad and Burgundy Beef Shank could not have been better. Our server started the evening graciously and for those of us not doing the wine pairings offered one complimentary glass of red wine with our entree. Then he disappeared. We never saw him again until after we had all finished our entrees when he brought out the wine, saying only that they were short on wine glasses and had to wash ours. It would have been nice if there was some explanation of what was on our cheese plates. A serving assistant simply brought things out with no explanation. Those getting a wine pairing simply got a delayed glass of wine with no explanation of what it was. A manager stopped by to ask how our meal was and we told him what was going on, but it didn’t change anything. We love L’Albatross but come on guys, good service is an important part of the dining experience. Overbooking with too many tables assigned to each waiter does a disservice to both your guests and your staff.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 5 days ago

The beef shank was just incredible. The best I have ever had. Highly recommend

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 5 days ago

Birthday. The food is outstanding and the cheesemonger/frommagier was wonderful. Our server was not very attentive and the table was in an awkward place by a server stand. It will not stop me from returning. I have had superb experiences there before.

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·Dined 6 days ago

My only critique of my recent experience is that people seemed to have been packed in small room. Perhaps it was due to the cold weather so nobody ate outside. As a result, it was louder and more crammed in.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined 7 days ago

L'Albatros is simply a great restaurant in a fun/good location. the fact that they charge for parking is the only detriment. Food is better than the room, but it is really worth it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 14, 2017

I've never had a bad experience. Highly recommended.

Tags: Happy Hour, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Excellent food. Always very busy. The Goat Cheese Tart is amazing! Love this place

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Menu selections were very good. Wine was good. Service was very attentive. Seating was a bit cramped. We had roast cod that was excellent and scallops that were overcooked. Desserts were somewhat disappointing.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The veal short ribs and beef burgundy were both excellent. We had the escargots as a starter -- they were also delicious and more than enough for 2.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was amazing and food was tasty. Price was reasonable.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

This is an excellent restaurant! The menu is varied and the cost is not exorbitant. The service is also exceptional, and the cocktails are prepared well. The dishes are prepared with care and
are tasteful.

I recommend L"Albatros highly for a delightful dinner, perhaps after a concert at Severance Hall.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Several mistakes in service including a dish that had ingredients missing. Odd. But things were quickly fixed.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Good but not as good as I heard. Service was slow. The food was OK.

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Always the best, most authentic French in Cleveland

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

The entrees offered for the 3 course meal for $33 during restaurant week was not as good as the everyday menu.

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Best restaurant in Cleveland! Went for a friend's birthday And they didn't do anything special. Because we ordered a dessert they came out with a candle on it and left.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great menu and tasty preparation. Busy Saturday night.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I love Zack Bruell restaurants and since it was a special occasion we decided to give this one a try. I’ll start with the positives. The food is delicious. I have no complaints. The service was ok, at first it took forever to place our order but once I explained that we were on a time frame due to a show we had tickets for, our waiter sped things up which was extremely helpful. The biggest letdown is the seating. We were seated in between 2 other couples in which the one lady had her papers and purse on my seat and didn’t feel the need to move them when I sat down so I ended up on her stuff. We could hear every word that both couples were saying so nothing could be spoken of in private. Unfortunately it wasn’t quite the celebration I was hoping for and ended up leaving dissatisfied and disappointed in this restaurant. I don’t see us going back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Everything was top notch. Excellent food and service.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Love this restaurant and Mark with the cheese was amazing!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great ambiance, food and service with many nice extra touches. Wine by the bottle is pricey.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 29, 2017

L'Abatros remains our favorite restaurant in Greater Cleveland. It normally offers outstanding food and service and at a remarkably reasonable price. Every foodie should experience L'Albatros.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Simply great food, great service, and a great time in general.

Been to Cleveland twice and been here twice ... I like to explore but when both experiences were this good I'll be back next time I'm in town for round 3

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Casual, Tapas, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Always a delicious meal and top notch service.... one of my favorite CLE restaurants. Can’t go wrong!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Love this restaurant. A top 3 favorite in Cleveland. Never disappoints.
Best apps and the onion soup is top in the city. Love the trout , bouillabaisse , mussels , burger , could go on and on. Service is exceptional. And in summer - best patio in the city. Truly a gem.

Tags: Tapas, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fun, Notable Wine List
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food was fabulous especially the cheese plate! The salmon was tops.
Unfortunately the noise of the table behind us was ridiculously loud and put a damper on what should have been a very special birthday celebration. The guests at our table could not even engage in conversation. It got so loud I finally asked for another table and was moved to the bar . Our table was in " central station" and I was hit three times by waiters. Also, unlike other top restaurants, there was no birthday dessert. Thought at the very least, the manager could have made up for the level of noise by a complimentary dessert . Not my " go to place" anymore- at least on the weekend.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

great food, terrific service, what more do you want!!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 27, 2017

As always the cuisine continues to delight the palate.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

My wife’s burger came raw so she sent it back to be prepared medium rare. When the 2nd burger also arrived raw she settled for onion soup. My Sandwich was average at best. No manager ever came to the table to address the problem nor was any attempt made to compensate us for the ruined lunch date.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Love this little gem! The food and Waite staff were amazing! I had the raidish and cucumber salad - very tasty. The short ribs were fabulous. The apple cake with ice cream was super yummy. Will definitely be back!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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