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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 (119)
Fit for Foodies (106)
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Creative Cuisine (90)
Good for Anniversaries (89)
Romantic (86)
Neighborhood Gem (75)
Pre/post Theatre (68)
Notable Wine List (61)
Cozy (60)
Worth the Drive (60)
Good for Birthdays (59)
Great for Outdoor Dining (51)
Business Meals (46)
Authentic (43)
Quiet Conversation (43)
Comfort Food (41)
Handcrafted Cocktails (36)
Great for Lunch (36)
Fun (31)
Good Vegetarian Options (29)
Bar Seating (27)
Hot Spot (23)
Local Ingredients (23)
Casual (19)
Late-night Find (19)
Good for Groups (19)
Healthy (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Seasonal (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
People Watching (10)
Scenic View (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Vegan (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Tapas (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food as always. Waiter got confused with drinks orders.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent choices for vegetarians and fish eaters. Cheese selections (7) were awesome. Lots of sharing to all savor the delicious choices. The breaded cauliflower side is definitely a winner.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 3 days ago

We were given the "Wine Room" which sounds fancy, but it's not. It's literally a cold wine room, and all the wine is stocked on metal shelving. for a $100 deposit to hold the room, I thought for sure we'd have at least a warm ambiance with a fire place, and rustic wine cellar. But it was a closet. that barely fit 10 people. The server was lovely, drinks were good. But our meal lacked flavor.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 3 days ago

Went with a friend for dinner. We did make reservations a couple weeks in advance. Ample parking. We were seated right away. The room where we were seated was a little cramped which made for some extra noise. We ordered the cheese tray which I would highly recommend to anyone. We had such a good time trying all the different cheeses even if some were a bit...strong for my tastes. Our main course was excellent and the server was able to recommend a good wine to pair with it. Would go back again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 4 days ago

If you visit treat yourself to the cheese course. It does not disappoint. Our cheese server recommended a stinky, semi-runny Epoisses and it, along with the others was amazing. Service is always excellent here. Everyone on staff really cares that your needs are being met. We'll always return.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful lunch. We like how centrally located the restaurant is, easy to find, ample parking close to the front door. Service was as good as could be, very friendly and attentive staff. The cheese plate and the wine really set up the meal for success, and, add in the beautiful soup of the day as well. Entrees were delicious, well prepared, served without rush at the proper time after the appetizers. There was no rush throughout the meal and had a lovely conversation with Julian Bruell after the meal...he also helped us chose a great bottle of wine for the meal. We had a great day, and an amazing over all experience. Thanks to all!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Great atmosphere and service. Food was great as always.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 6 days ago

I had the scallops and pasta. The scallops were fine but the noodles were undercooked.

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined 6 days ago

On a cold, bright, beautiful winter day, we enjoyed a perfect lunch, with tasty food and attentive service in my favorite Fireplace Room. We began with a glass of wine, followed by hot soup (French onion and cream of celery-leek, both delicious), followed by a roasted vegetable pizza, which we shared. We ended the meal ended with cappuccino. I highly recommend this casual but sophisticated eatery in the heart of University Circle.

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The driveway and entrance to the building were not cleaned and very slippery and treacherous.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great menu options. Well priced. Good cocktails. Nice ambiance.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Amazing food - great value - celebrate an occasion

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Our dining experience was lovely. Our server was delightful and made good recommendations. The beverages were a little weak but the food was excellent. We will be considering this restaurant for date nights in the future.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I've always enjoyed the fact that they've been very consistent in their food preparation and presentation. Certainly a great place to go to eat if you are going to have gone to the art museum or Botanical Garden or Natural History Museum. I like at their best on a Saturday afternoon when it's not as crowded or a nice summer evening. Definitely one of my more favorite places to go in Cleveland

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

We had a lovely time. Worth every penny. Food was fantastic

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

The food was amazing and worth ever dollar! The service was a bit much with the staff's arms in your face ever five minutes trying to top off a almost full glass of water. When out with someone I would like to be able to talk without interruption.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Our favorite place to eat in Cleveland. Grabbed a comfort food lunch while visiting my son's family. Sausage platter with potato mussoline was perfect for a cold afternoon. Nice wine by the glass list, good pairings.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 7, 2018

If you can enjoy dining at an ambient temperature of 45 degrees go here on a cold winter night.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This was my third time coming to this restaurant and every time has been an incredible experience with top-notch food served by incredibly attentive staff who care about your experience. Hats off to the chef for preparing super yummy food, each with its own unique flavor, that leaves you wanting more.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This restaurant needs to come up with a new menu. Nothing new, and the old favorites like duck and cod and steak are too salty. Disappointing, but we'll be back in a few weeks

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

We have been to L'Albatros before and enjoyed lovely meals in a beautiful setting (the patio is awesome). This time, we were seated in a dining room with white plastic tables and chairs, nothing on the walls - quite stark. The environment felt cold and uninviting. The food this time also did not meet expectations. We had the pork rillettes for an appetizer. While the portion was sizable, the dish was tasteless. We left most of it on the plate. The escargot was good. For dinner, I had salmon over lentils with béarnaise, which was fine. Nothing that would bring me back. The other entrees were adequate. For dessert, we ordered the pistachio cake. It seemed to come right out of the freezer and tasted like cardboard. Someone ordered the hot chocolate for dessert. It was served in a mug but was not garnished with whipped cream or anything else. The presentation left something to be desired. I didn't taste it, but our guest said it was "meh." On the upside, the service was very good. Maybe were just unlucky this trip. On the whole, I expected better.

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 4, 2018

I had requested a table near the fireplace but was seated at a table by a door that had very cold air coming through. There is no insulation and fortunately i had kept my coat with me and was able to use it to block the air. If you are unfortunate enough to get this table, please do yourself a favor and turn it down. Sit at the bar if you have to.

Tags: Late-night Find, Business Meals
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Always a pleasure to spend my night off enjoying the fine cheese, great wine, and delicious food of L’Albatros.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

L'albatros continues to be my favorite restaurant in Cleveland! The food, service and expansive wine list never fails!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had an excellent meal for New Years' Eve. For starters, the charcuterie plate was great, as was the frisee / lardons / poached egg salad. We shared both of these and there was plenty to share. I had the duck leg with mashed sweet potatoes and red cabbage that I believe was pickled to a degree, or cooked with vinegar somewhere in the mix. Everything was delicious and the service was impeccable. Two glasses of a nice pinto noir sealed the deal. We finished with two delicious desserts. We were in close company with other diners, which doesn't bother me much. It was NYE, what else would you expect?

My only gripe, at least initially, was asking for my credit card to secure the table. I have never had a restaurant ask me to do this before. I understand that it is NYE and some people flake out and no-show, although I've never been one of those people. However, we booked our reservation weeks in advance. When the restaurant waited until a day or two before NYE to call and ask for my card number, without saying anything about how it would be kept secure, I was ticked off and expressed that on the phone. I was over that by the time we arrived. I may have overreacted, but I think my concerns are legitimate. In the past couple years, we have been told that our information has been compromised due to the negligence of Yahoo, Target, Equifax and Verizon - to name the worst of the big offenders. If you want my credit card number before you've sold me anything, the least you can do is ask when I book the reservation (not when it's too late to say no and go somewhere else without this requirement) and tell me how you will keep my information secure.

That said, we still love L'albratross and will be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 1, 2018

A very enjoyable evening with friends on New Year’s Eve

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have been several times and this was the first time I would give it only 4 stars. Our dinner salads were wilted and the Venison Wellington was over cooked. We always enjoy the overall experience and will return but their were minor areas of improvement. Thank you.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I feel like I could come here just about everyday. Service is always top notch, ambiance is romantic and relaxing, and the food doesnt disappoint. We got the oysters and artichoke to start, scallop and duck confit mains, and couldn't leave without the amazing chocolate Napoleon and creme caramel for dessert. Ill be returning soon!:-)

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Absolutely fabulous!!!!! I had the Boeuf Bourguignon and it was outstanding!!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fun, Cozy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 30, 2017

You must try the cheese and the onion soup. Service is always great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The atmosphere is clean and uncluttered.. you might say "Modern" to an extent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Overall a decent experience. The waiter was awkward. He didn't seem to have good instincts about when to take drink orders when my wife and daughter arrived 10 min after me. He greeted them but did not take their order. That said, he seemed to mean well, and the support staff was right on the ball all night. Bringing bread, water, etc. I had a problem with the French Onion soup as it had chunks of beef in it. I substituted another soup and all was fine. Ordered the chopped salad. Nowhere did it say it had chicken on it. It was good, but not a good value.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great experience. Thank you Julian!!!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 28, 2017

It was ok. Better first time we went there. The gentleman in charge of the cheese tray wasn’t as knowledgeable as the last time which was a little frustrating because we were looking for someone who could explain the cheeses a little better. We’re not happy with many of the selections based on what he told us. Service was good. A bit rushed, but food was delicious.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We had lunch at your restaurant on Thursday 12-28-17, after visiting the Art Museum. The ambiance is cozy, service was excellent and the drinks and food were outstanding. We had a wonderful time and will definitely look forward to returning.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The service was outstanding, the best I have had at any restaurant in years. Delicious food as well.

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Very disappointing experience for our wedding anniversary dinner. Our steak was served cold and the staff seemed annoyed when we said something about it. The room was freezing and other tables around us were complaining about the temperature as well. Everything else we ordered was just ok. We won't be going back.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

It's always a nice experience and good is excellent. Sometimes expectations exceed the food or value (bc it adds up!) but will always go back. Service is attentive. Bread and oil non stop. Great choices. Pretty room.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Wonderful food and service!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Holiday tradition, very cozy 🙂

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