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Named after the Dublin Red-Light District in James Joyce's Ulysses, Nighttown possesses the ambiance of Irish pubs and turn of the century New York bars. Leaded, etched, and stained glass, combined with a clutter of memorabilia from earlier eras decorate the four distinctly different dining rooms and three active bars. Be sure to see Stephen's Green, our outdoor dining area (fully-heated for year-round use) with a wall-size waterfall.
Since opening day, February 5, 1965, the menu has been a model of consistency. Top quality Certified Angus Beef, milk -fed veal, and the freshest of fish and chicken are prepared with creative simplicity. Try our house specialty, The Dublin Lawyer. And Nighttown has the best jazz available - in fact, we're the only club in Ohio on Down Beat's list of The Best Jazz Clubs in the World.
Cleveland Heights, OH 44106
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 1:00am
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
All music reservations must be made by phone. No open table reservations can be made for music events online
Plenty of public parking as wel as Valet is available.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Savor your dining experience in one of our beautiful and unique private dining rooms. We will help you with every detail to ensure your event is sensational from start to finish.
Nighttown Ratings and Reviews
We stopped for a pre-theater dinner. Pretty quiet but it was a Tuesday. The food was excellent as usual! This is one restaurant in town that is always consistent. I split the Dublin lawyer and salad, it was the perfect amount of food before theater. I love this place, I’ve done many parties here, I hope it will be around for a long long time.
We tried Nighttown for my son's birthday dinner. He hit the nail on the head when he said it was solidly okay. The mural in the dining room was fun, but for whatever reason, the charming memorabilia came across as dingy. The service was so-so. The chicken entree was dry. We had a guest who chose not to comment on her steak entree. Our signature cocktails had a subbed ingredient that changed the taste of the drink for the worse. On the plus side, I appreciated the variety of vegetarian options. The halloumi kabobs were good, but would have benefited from more veggies.
Nighttown never disappoints us. Usually we come for a show and have dinner too. This time it was Thanksgiving and we only came for the meal. The food is always superb and -in my opinion - quite reasonably priced for a restaurant with such charm and ambience. The menu is straightforward and unconfusing with just enough choices. Special shout out to the kitchen that never fails to cook a steak just the way you ordered it. Drinks are not cheap but the pours are very generous so in that sense I guess the prices are not exorbitant. Service is very good even on a show night. I don't know how they do it!
My wife and I visit Nighttown once every few years, usually for her birthday or our anniversary, as it is her favorite restaurant. However, it seems this place is getting worse instead of better. I have a myriad of reasons why, but don't want to list them. Simply put, this most recent visit (11/11/2017) was a disappointment. Not eager to go back.
Restaurant had immediate opening. Upon arrival, I noticed that it was packed due to a show later that evening. Once seated, waiter took our drink order; we had to remind him 3 times to bring my husband's drink (this should have been a sign). The service was completely awful; but to make things worse was the fact that we stayed almost an hour 1/2 waiting for our food AND my husband actually paid the bill, with no complaint to manager. My daughter and I were so outdone, we properly stormed out. This restaurant does not need to worry about ever seeing us again.
My wife and I have been going to Nighttown for longer that I can remember. We hadn't been there for a while so we decided to go. It was great as usual. Good attentive service. Great atmosphere. Food was excellent. Nighttown reminds us of a restaurant you might find in Manhattan. We only ate dinner but there's also live entertainment if you desire for an additional charge.
As always the food was delectable and the service professional and friendly without being in your face. I particularly appreciated that all was okay when my fellow dinner mates were delayed. We all chose from the early bird menu, and the flank steak was perfectly done as ordered and I was able to exchange the vegetable for another. Always happy for that flexibility. I'm always happy with my experience at Nighttown.
Having dined there many times before, we returned for a pre-symphony dinner because we like the cozy ambiance of this historic bar/restaurant. Unfortunately, their restaurant had been "four-walled" by a private party and all other patrons were relegated to their auxiliary space out back. It had all the charm and ambiance of a pontoon boat. Conversation was difficult because a speaker was aimed at our table playing music at about 90db. We used OpenTable for our reservation. It would have been very easy for a notice to have been given that either the restaurant was closed or that their usual inside seating was unavailable. The food was excellent (as usual) and the service was great. We'll be back, but will definitely call first.
Four of us shared Sunday Brunch: Lobster Benedict, Bangers & Mash, French Toast, and the Omelet special of the day. Service was friendly and prompt, without being overbearing. Food was hot, fresh, and tasty, although the lobster in the Benedict was reported to be "strangely crispy - not what I expected."
The bar and the dining room offered a comfortable recreation of an authentic Irish pub, right down to the owner mingling with, and drinking with, the guests, and providing background music in the form of his brogue.
Me and a colleague hosted a potential client here for lunch. Overall a great experience for reasons as follows:
1) Patio was perfect. Great ambience and beautiful setting.
2) our server was excellent. She only interrupted when necessary and always seemed to be around when we needed something.
3) there was a vegan option!
4) The menu was simple and easy to navigate.
5) although I was there for business, I saw that they did live music (likely jazz) and had so much history to observe on its walls. I would love to go back fro pleasure.
Felt like a typical Irish style pub restaurant. Friendly service but mid level food and slighty worn infrastructure. Not a high end experience. However, if you're looking for a pint of beer with bangers and mash, then this is the place for you. IMO Not for foodies or date night.
I've never had a bad experience at Nighttown. It always fulfills my expectations, whether it be for dinners with friends, pre-theater, or lunch. We had one hour because we were going to the theater, and our server couldn't have been more helpful. I had a delicious artichoke for an appetizer and the corn risotto for a main course. Both were served quickly and were perfectly cooked. We ate in the covered outdoor area which was very pleasant.
Nighttown has been one of my favorite restaurants since 1968. With only one large dining room and the seating at the back of the bar at that time, it became one of the area's best restaurants. It still holds it own among the expansive selection of fine restaurants in Cleveland and has become the premiere jazz club in Northeast Ohio.
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