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Nighttown

4.2
4.2
810 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (216) 795-0550

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Cleveland Heights

  • Cross street

    Delaware

  • Parking details

    Plenty of public parking.

  • Entertainment

    All music reservations must be made by phone. No open table reservations can be made for music events online

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 810 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. l

    leonard

    Cleveland

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2020

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    Tv was turned to max volume so people could hear a political speech. Couldn’t get anyone to bring the manager to our table. People got up from their table to watch without their mask on(COVID violation) Saw manager on our way out of the restaurant. She Was unsympathetic, rude and turned her back on us and walked away. Been coming to Nighttown for decades but will never go back. We wanted to have a quiet peaceful dinner free of all the external problems going on in this country. Didn’t happen.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Patio is warm on a cold November night. Nobody does patio dining like Night Town. Jerry McKeever

  3. M

    Mimi

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    My only go-to place right now! Always a warm and friendly experience!!!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2020

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    Awful service. It took 1 hour and 35 minutes to get our food and it wasn’t even hot. I will not be going back.

  5. CF

    ChristineF

    Cleveland

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful evening on the heated patio at Nighttown. Live piano music added to the experience. Food and service were incredible as always.

  6. TE

    TERRYL

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I felt very safe eating on the patio. NT is following proceedures setup by Governor and Health Dept. Thanks for providing a lovely and worry free place to ear.

  7. YP

    YarnPaint

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nighttown has always been the be of our “go to” restaurants. We can always depend on the service, food but most of all they always took care of their customers. In going out in the current climate we were safe, service and food were excellent but as always they took care of us. A wonderful intimate time. We cannot wait to return again.

  8. TH

    TomH

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We went for a Sunday brunch. The service was great. The food was delicious. The patio is a really nice place.

  9. BG

    BrianaG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2020

    overall3food2service1ambience5

    Awful service, thought our waitress left for the evening. Food was okay but not anything to boom about. Piano player was great and patio is lovely.

  10. BE

    BrianE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Good food, good service, safely distanced environment.

  11. CF

    ChristineF

    Cleveland

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful brunch at Nighttown. The Lobster Benedict is to die for. Also enjoyed the omelet of the day.

  12. s

    scottp

    Cleveland

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff was friendly and very helpful, especially with a number of great items on the menu. We sat outside on the covered patio and felt completely comfortable and had an excellent dining experience. This was our first time at Nighttown, but we will definitely be back to try some of the other amazing food and drink choices on the menu.

  13. SB

    SharonB

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was great! Food was delicious, service fantastic and the safety precautions during COVID-19 made us feel very safe.

  14. GK

    GmaK

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Nighttown always dies a great job. Server was very personable, just a little slow bringing the check.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love Night Town. Cool electronic check out. Great food. Great service.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Nighttown is a neighborhood favorite. Food and service are dependable. Especially important to us during covid, patio is a protected area whether it’s hot or cool outdoors. Also confidence inspiring that the wait staff is not a bunch of 20-somethings which, in the covid era, always makes me wonder how many friends they hung out with in the past week.

  17. KJ

    KerriJ

    Cleveland

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was good and service was stellar. Joe was very engaging and attentive. He did a great job celebrating our dad’s 80th birthday. Thank u for making it a great day

  18. n

    nanbrock

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Despite construction close by, ambiance was pleasant ... wait staff attentive + patient... we like "all-day menu" which includes our NightTown favorites with some new additions.

  19. KM

    KatieM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent-as always. We are never disappointed at Nighttown

  20. S

    Smiley

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We ate on the patio. The tables were well spaced with notes that they had been cleaned and all servers wore masks. The food is good with a nice range of choices. There are several new items. The new arugula salad (I added salmon) was excellent. My husband and I have been dining at Nighttown for many years and have never been disappointed.

  21. CF

    ChristineF

    Cleveland

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first time going out to eat since the pandemic started. We were completely comfortable being at Nighttown. Everything was spaced out, staff wore masks, sanitizer was available, etc. And the food was amazing as always.

  22. ME

    MaryE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A nice Birthday dinner, for a small group Thank you

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nighttown is a fabulous restaurant, staff is great and food is always delicious! Been dining here for many years with the family and Dublin lawyer is still my favorite dish.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2020

    overall5food3service5ambience2

    Nice evening with great service!

  25. C

    Customer

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2020

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    The waitress was not friendly and the chicken was burnt.

  26. AC

    AlistairC

    Cleveland

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is by far one of our favorite restaurants. The food is good and the owner, Brandon, sets a very high standard.

  27. KM

    KatieM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As usual, Nighttown was terrific! There patio is peaceful and the food is fantastic!

  28. JG

    JeffG

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    As an annual visitor to Cleveland, some years twice, since 1980, I had dined at Nighttown at least once per year until the death of my mother-in-law in 2008. My wife and I returned for a visit last week and one of the first items on our to-do list was dinner at NT. It is one my favorite restaurants in Cleveland, and anywhere. Our experience was of course limited by the COVID situation. So not much of the ol' NT ambiance to bask in but the staff was absolutely friendly and accommodating. The food was delicious as always.

  29. ES

    EileenS

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The service was awesome, we asked to be seated inside because of the heat. We had a room to ourselves (which was great) I was slightly concerned that we would be forgotten but we were not, the staff did a great job of checking in on us!

  30. LQ

    LeQuawanaE

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was my first time dining at Nighttown, and I will definitely be back.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We went to lunch after a visit at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens. We ate on the outside patio which was very large and tables were nicely spread out. Food was very good and our waitress was excellent. Highly recommend the Dublin Lawyer. The waitress was super busy but took out the time to talk with us and was very efficient. Next time we are in the area we will definitely be going back!

  32. BK

    BetseyK

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Sat in patio area Every staff member was masked, tables were marked if they had not been cleaned yet, checks were delivered in short glasses so there was minimal handling and the food was delicious-walleye sandwiches and grill and green salad. The only issue was the noise and it really couldn’t have been avoided. It was very hot and humid and the fans had to run at full speed. So happy to be back!

  33. r

    reneek

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Always a favorite. Never disappoints. Love the patio. Recommend.

  34. L

    Lizz

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    My favorite restaurant meal is Dublin Lawyer. Unfortunately, it didn't measure up to its usual standards. The Ceasar salad was a disappointment, Romain with dressing drizzled over, Not up to their usual excellence.

  35. NM

    NancyM

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful time as always. All safety protocols were in place. We felt very safe. Service was excellent as was the food

  36. LM

    LauraM

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We're so glad Nighttown is back! Loved the arugula salad (although missing the Asian salad from before). Glad to see all the sanitizing. Will be back soon.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great experience. Love the food, the staff, everything. Let’s support Nighttown!

  38. m

    moosehugs

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Sat outside on patio. Nice overhead light filter. Tables are too small for “ social distancing” as it was a square four-top and we had four people. Food was average, nothing special but the service was excellent and very appropriate

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were there at the re-opening, dining on the patio (as we are only doing patio dining at present). The wait staff was well-prepared; food and wine were served on time. Various sanitizing/social distancing measures were all in place. (including the interior, which we walked through on our way out). We ordered long time favorites: house salad, Dublin Lawyer and trout amandine, and all were excellent. There are also some new, intriguing items on the menu. So happy to see them reopen as it is our favorite neighborhood place, we often take a walk and sit at the bar to have a glass of wine and/or dessert. Miss the music, but owner Brendan says they will soon be experimenting with smaller, local groups. Wanted to see how dining-only was going before taking a next step.

  40. T

    Tresbien

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My neighbor and I were fortunate enough to enjoy cocktails and cheesecake at their bar on Saturday, March 14, just before Ohio Governor Dewine issued statewide orders closing bars and dine-in establishments by 9pm on Sunday, March 15th. The staff was upbeat, and very gracious despite the uncertainty caused by the world-wide Covid-19 pandemic. We will certainly return to support Nighttown and owner Brendan Ring when they re-open, so we can have the delicious Lamb Lollipops, Grill & Greens salad, New York cheesecake, complete with a glass of Grand Marnier on-the-rocks!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Nighttown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (216) 795-0550.

Nighttown is rated 4.2 stars by 810 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Delaware

  • Neighborhood

    Cleveland Heights

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Plenty of public parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    All music reservations must be made by phone. No open table reservations can be made for music events online

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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