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L'Albatros

4.6
4414 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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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
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Phone number
(216) 791-7880
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Zack Bruell
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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.
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Private party contact
Michaela Kehoe: (844) 834-8097
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ford Drive
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Parking details
Metered parking is available at lot directly in front of L'Albatros. Street parking is also available.
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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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 4414 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

The menu was wonderful; I had a hard time choosing what to eat! The bar staff was very attentive and helpful for selecting a drink or wine. I was not impressed with our server at all. He spent zero time with us talking about the food and didn't smile once. Actually, we felt we were inconveniencing him by being there. That said, other aspects of the service were great. The food came promptly and we always had what we needed. No one came to check on us after the meal come, though... not your typical higher-end service.

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

This restaurant never disappoints. The food is phenomenal (they have the best escargot in town) and the service is always impeccable.

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BarbaraB (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Going to L'Albatross is an absolutely lovely experience. My niece and I arrived after attending the Orchestra for a 10:30 dinner. The place was crowded with diners, but we were quickly shown to our reserved table.

The menu is classic French bistro in the best sense of the word. Expertly cooked yet hearty food. We started with snails in a rich, garlicky butter sauce. They were outstanding. I had perfectly cooked trout and my niece enjoyed cassoulet.

A warm brownie topped with rich vanilla ice cream finished our meal.

The venue is cozy, intimate, and a lovely place to dine. Excellent, attentive service. I would highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great, always!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We've been here a few times now and had a great meal each time. Try the cheeseboard!

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TandD4evr (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Perfect way to brighten up
Wintertime. Love French onion soup. Cheese tray options are exceptional. Already looking for recipe to make grapefruit sorbet .

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GordonS 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We scheduled a reservation for L'Albatros to follow an afternoon at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The day was exceptional. The staff at L'Albatros welcomed us with their usual, generous hospitality. The wait staff are efficient and nothing was lacking. The kitchen created excellent appetizers and entrees.

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vipEagerEater (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Always a perfect choice, L'Albatros never disappoints. This restaurant has become a special place in our lives. Service is personal, comfortable, dependable, formal, and relaxed - all at the same time. Food is not fussy, but always sophisticated. Definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great French inspired food in a nice, home-style setting. Tables were a little bit close together, but that is to be expected when eating inside a house. Service was on par-I don't think our water glasses ever got lower than half full. A bit pricey, especially for the portion sizes. Our bill was $111 for 2 appetizers, 2 drinks, 2 entrees and 1 dessert. Would recommend!

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MichaelR 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Food and service was beyond excellent and the cheese tray was to die for tables are a little close together but I highly recommend definitely will be back!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Love the restaurant, not a great table

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LunchOut 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Perfect business lunch location. Sophisticated atmosphere and staff. Delicious food.

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viprjms (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

We still wish they would put a decent bottle of wine on the list for under $40.

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vipFrequentFlier (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The Smoked Salmon Plate, CROQUE MONSIEUR, RADISH AND CUCUMBER salad and Split Pea Soup were all excellent.
Our server was very attentive and took good care of us.

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TammyD (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

A wonderful experience, knowledgeable wait staff, personalized attention and service when it came to a wine bottle selection. Wine professionals on site.
Great food selection, perfectly prepared and position size.
Friendly staff right from the moment we walked it.
Highly recommended.

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Jenna (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

This place, and their food, never gets old! Great food and very attentive (almost annoying) service.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Food is the reason to come - outstanding.

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HavinFun (Cleveland)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

After being told that we were 30 minutes late and they had canceled our reservation (we were 29 minutes late thanks to the icy roads and my date coming from Hudson), we waited for them to find us a table. The staff attitude in handling this was unfriendly.
My chicken entire had two pieces stacked. The bottom piece was so charred on one side I could not cut it with the steak knife they provided. The top piece was acceptable and the flavors were excellent. My date said that her cod was terrific.

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lindaw (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Our experience at L’Albatros was as wonderful as ever. The food was divine and we love the cozy dining room with the fireplace.
One suggestion- the wine menu was food stained and looked dirty. I was surprised to see that. Not the norm here. I’ll be back😊

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Our waiter was very personable and knew the menu and the specials well. The food was amazing and appropriately priced. I would definitely recommend a visit. My husband and I will definitely be returning!

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