L'Albatros

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

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JessicaFromAkron
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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MichaelR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
32 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipJenniferY
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone did a great job go ensure customers were comfortable with new covid regulations. It was a stress free experience!

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vipevhikers
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipBarbaraK
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service on the attractive patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service as always; the scallops were delicious and the Negroni was perfect. Thanks for a good night out.

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vipDianeJ
Cleveland
20 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful

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JeffT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional outdoor dining experience. Very highly recommended. Very good and well selected wine list plus craft cocktails.

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BridgetR
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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BrianW
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner on the patio. Escargot and "French" Toast appetizers were amazing. Solid service!

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Billybob1960
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipTerriL
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Especially the touch less menus. Zach sure knows how to do it!!

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vipJearl
Cleveland
56 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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MichaelB
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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LawrenceV
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Craf08
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. The patio is so nice.

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jazzbo
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Outdoor dining, Nice evening. Food very good. I would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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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vipkeggeman
Cleveland
33 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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BarbaraC
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a highlight of having to visit Cleveland Clinic - Thank You for brightening our visit!!

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vipNatalie
Cleveland
20 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! It was my friend ‘s first time and I guarantee she will be back!

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vipGretchenM
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was amazing, the atmosphere extremely pleasant, and the service outstanding! We had a great experience!!!

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vipKarenH
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipJennyB
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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RandallD
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L'Albatros is always a wonderful experience. The food, the folks and the atmosphere...perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out after COVID19 stay home mandate!

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Melba
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vegetarian1
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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SarahT1234
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio was great and the staff worked well to make guests feel comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, friendly, courteous staff