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L'Albatros

4.6
4513 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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Special events & promotions
Join us for 2 special Wine Events!
Collet Champagne Dinner March 21 at 7:00
5 courses paired with Champagne from the house of Collet.
$125.00 PP
TerrWars Dinner March 22 at 7:00
A side by side comparison of Oregon Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vs. French Burgundy!
$125.00 PP

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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 4513 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The boeuf bourguignon and roasted cod are delicious. Our server Michael (second time) is fantastic with just the right touch.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

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.:))

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

One of the very best in Cleveland!!

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Food was excellent and dining in the patio was a +

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Love the food. Service was fast.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The food was great but I think the restaurant could do with updating the space.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Dining at its finest. Exceptional food and incomparable service. Our server made several excellent recommendations.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Exceptional flavors. Creative entree choices exquisitely prepared with lovely presentation. Good value.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Solid and comfortable, high quality at a fair price.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Evening at the orchestra with friends.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was great - we were jammed into a corner in their patio fireplace room unfortunately.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Menu was interesting and offered many choices and service was great.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

always a great evening!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Exceptional food and Most attentive staff anywhere!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We had a delightful lunch with well prepared food and gracious service. Kudos to the kitchen, including the pastry chef!

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Nice place to bring my son while visiting the Case Western campus.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

When in doubt when searching for a special place for lunch....always a pleasure!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Very nice evening. Attentive but not obtrusive service. Excellent food as usual.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Great experience for my first visit. Food was excellent. Cod with sauerkraut and spatzle doesn't sound right, but it was delicious. Cheese selection is a nice feature and one of the reasons for our visit.
Wasn't disappointed in any regard. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Great experience. The staff was extraordinarily accommodating and pleasant. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was enjoyable.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

I had a great time at this restaurant, the service was excellent. The waiters were very attentive. However, the food wasn't actually as awesome as I thought it would be. Don't get me wrong, they were good, but perhaps my expectations were too high bc it's be touted to be such a top notch restaurant.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Nice menu, good vsle. Great service

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

One of Cleveland's classic restaurants for a reason. Always reliable for a great meal. We've been 4 times now and still haven't worked through everything we want to try on the menu. A real gem.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

All in all, a perfectly lovely evening with my family. Service was very attentive and the food delicious. Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Absolutely love this restaurant! I try something different every time I go and I've never been disappointed. The food is exceptional! I also love the atmosphere; it's very intimate and romantic.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Our first disappointing experience here. The food wasn't as fresh tasting as usual which we figured because it was spring break. Our server's hair was not tied back and we saw her hair touching the cheese on the cheese tray while she was carrying it. We were really nervousshe was going to bring out our food with her hair in it, luckily they had runners bring out our food. I recommend getting a cart for the cheese because we saw other servers having similar issues with carrying the cheese tray. Still a good restaurant. Just please address the finer details to bea great restaurant. Attention to detail goes a long way.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

This was our first visit, and it was highly recommended by friends for a good reason - fabulous! Having traveled to France several times, it was such a pleasure to enjoy an authentic lunch at par with the real thing! The service was outstanding (Thanks, Mark!) and the buzz of the place took us back to a Parisian bistro! Best French Onion soup ever, and wonderful terrine & traditional salad for me, while my husband enjoyed the Caesar salad and vegetarian pasta (he's a carnivore so that says a lot!) We made a special trip here which was followed by The Cleveland Museum of Art to walk off the meal...all in all, a great Good Friday!!

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1.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Although I have been happy with this restaurant many times before this time the food was terrible. My daughter did not eat her meal either. My fish special was not edible. The next day I shared our experience with the restaurant and they defended their food and apologized. I expected much more.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

It was all very good. The food was excellent, the service was very attentive and knowledgeable. Love the cozy atmosphere too!

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