Restaurant had a funky smell near the kitchen and entrance that impaired enjoying my meal. The food was okay but not memorable
We have been regulars since this restaurant opened, and we never get tired of it!
Many thanks to great manger Amanda & our wonderful server Claudia! Thank you all!
The menu was varied and appealed to varied tastes. The food was outstanding. I’ve been talking about it for days. We will be returning again, soon!
Although our meals were tasty they were not a great value. In addition the menu remains the same. Your restaurant is a convenient walk to Severance. Just wish the choices would improve.
The food was quite excellent. I had duck confit, and my wife had beef Burgundy. I do, though, have one critique. The staff is extremely attentive. In fact, it is a little too attentive. This is especially true because I was seated off the main dining room in a smaller room. This made it very noticeable when a staff member would enter the room, which seemingly happened every 10 seconds despite there being only maybe four tables parties at the time. It became somewhat stressful, especially when a manager would enter.
My two friends and I were disappointed. It was always good in the past, but something was amiss that day. We were served water and bread right away, but had to stop a waiter in training after waiting 20 minutes for someone to stop by. The gracious waiter in training took our order and it soon arrived. Mine was incorrect and had to wait for what I had ordered, and my bar drink never came. One friend's pasta was so salty she could barely eat it. The management comped her for the meal, which was good. My salmon tartine was not special at all. It will be awhile before I go back. They do have a great summer patio which 'll miss.
We love L’Albatros! Our son attends Case Western University. We stay at the Glidden House quite often and love this amazing gem of a restaurant so convenient to our accommodations and the University. It’s our fave!
Excellent food, great service. One of my favorite restaurants in Cleveland.
Once again the dining experience was great. The food was excellent, the wait staff superb. Our waitress was very congenial and helpful. We did not feel rushed and when there seemed to be a lag she would come to our table and assure us our meal would soon be there. I have to mention, we were not in a hurry.
Again, I was very pleased with the food! Everything was so tasty. I told my friend for her birthday and she loved it also. We decided to make it a regular stop for celebrating birthdays. They did not have a complimentary dessert for this occasion. I would have liked that, but the delicious food was reasonably priced.
Not sure why I did not get points for this reservation. Explain please.
We had delicious food and great service at L'Abatros. Since I have Celiac disease I was grateful that they had knowledge of gluten free food and how to accommodate me. I will come back here every time I visit Cleveland.
Wow! This restaurant was everything we expected and more! There was a creamy mushroom bisque that was out of this world, and the entrees were excellent. If you're looking for a great date night spot, this is it. The prices weren't crazy either, which was definitely noted. We got a special package through the Glidden House, and I recommend going this route if you're looking for a fun overnight adventure!
The boeuf bourguignon and roasted cod are delicious. Our server Michael (second time) is fantastic with just the right touch.
As always, L'Albatros has presented to us its unique hospitality, elegance and unsurpassed gourmet cuisine. The place is a true trademark of the University circle fine art and intellectual center. At L'Albatros, no detail goes untouched.
Best onion soup ever! Amazing pan seared trout! Our fave - duck confit! Cheeses, greens, foie gra. And of course, the French deserts.....I'll stop right here.:))
One of the very best in Cleveland!!
Unfortunately my walleye was served mostly raw. Unbelievable. I applaud that it was removed from the bill. Staff was wonderful. Something is wrong in the kitchen.
I enjoyed the experience..eclectic ambiance, fairly good wine list, nice menu selection. My bass special was excellent and our appetizers were very good. Service was very good, keeping our water glasses full and at our beckon call with smiling faces. Only small is issue was the noise level, but that is location dependent within the dining area.
Food was excellent and dining in the patio was a +
Love the food. Service was fast.
The food was great but I think the restaurant could do with updating the space.
Dining at its finest. Exceptional food and incomparable service. Our server made several excellent recommendations.
The salads were phenomenal. Classic with creative twists. I had the arugula and radicchio with lemon olive oil - and my husband had a watercress caesar - both were outstanding. The entrees can be very rich - so pace yourself accordingly. But every bite is worth it! Also, the service was impeccable - everyone from the water refiller, to the bread person, to our main server kept an eye on our every need and exceeded our expectations.
Lovely "date" restaurant. French bistro ambiance.
The mushroom French Toast and the French Onion Soup are really exceptional.
The food is consistently good, although I will admit the root vegetable cassoulet was not my favorite.
Exceptional flavors. Creative entree choices exquisitely prepared with lovely presentation. Good value.
Excellent food and service. Nice location. There was a large party nearby that was a bit raucous, but we could still hear to carry on a conversation.
Solid and comfortable, high quality at a fair price.
Evening at the orchestra with friends.
Always good but I do wish they’d have more vegetarian entrees. They’ve had the same vegetable cassoulet forever. Pasta is just an uncreative excuse for vegetarian. I’m a pescatarian but occasionally like to forgo meat/fowl/fish altogether.
Family dinner with six of us. Shared the mushroom ragu over French toast...outstanding!!!
Nice cocktails, good wine, family and good food made for nice evening.
Food was great - we were jammed into a corner in their patio fireplace room unfortunately.
Menu was interesting and offered many choices and service was great.
We had a beautiful meal at Lalbatross on Sunday prior to attending a concert at Severance Hall. Our waiter and the rest of the staff did everything within their power to make sure our experience was one of superior dining. What a gem this restaurant is in Mr Burell's list of accomplished eating places in Cleveland.
always a great evening!
The food was truly outstanding. We shared the chopped salad which included chicken, roquefort cheese and a delicious tangy light dressing; the roasted trout with almonds, and the pistachio cake. These were all perfect to share because the whole portions were quite big.
Exceptional food and Most attentive staff anywhere!
We had a delightful lunch with well prepared food and gracious service. Kudos to the kitchen, including the pastry chef!
Nice place to bring my son while visiting the Case Western campus.
When in doubt when searching for a special place for lunch....always a pleasure!