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About Nighttown

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.

12387 Cedar Ave
Cleveland Heights, OH 44106
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

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

Cross Street:
Delaware

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(216) 795-0550

Website:
http://www.nighttowncleveland.com/

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

Parking Details:
Plenty of public parking as wel as Valet is available.

Executive Chef:
Nathan Sansone

Additional:
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

Private Dining

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

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Pre/post Theatre (23)
Cozy (20)
Good for a Date (20)
Good for Groups (19)
Late-night Find (18)
Comfort Food (16)
Special Occasion (16)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Bar Seating (12)
Great for Brunch (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Authentic (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Business Meals (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
People Watching (6)
Romantic (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Great Beer (3)
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 (Cleveland)·Dined 3 days ago

VERY good food. We didn’t realize Nighttown has been there so long. Glad we found it.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 5, 2017

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.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Always a consistanly good meal and a great place to hang out.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great came to support Mr Reggie Kelly , Dr Dave Thomas

Tags: Comfort Food, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Had Thanksgiving dinner at Nighttown with part of family. It was packed with groups of people conversing and having a great time, so it felt festive rather. The drinks, food and service were top rate. Highly recommended.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Good for Groups, Cozy, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Nighttown schedules musical performances and hosts special events for community organizations which we love to attend. The staff is friendly and the food is tasty and interesting.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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!

Tags: Live Music, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Always a good time at Nighttown for Thanksgiving. It's nice that there's a wide variety of entrees to chose from, as well as turkey. Superior service, too. We will be back next year.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Good plain food at reasonable price, reasonable service. But as usual there are too many tables
for the space provided in the main room and on Thanksgiving it was too noisy. We will stick to music nights.

Tags: Live Music, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Nighttown is my favorite restaurant in Cleveland! Consistently the best food, great portions, friendly staff, and the most warm atmosphere. No matter what season, it's a great place to go. Every room has its charm.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I don't know how the wait staff does what they do during a show with a packed house. Yet, they manage.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The salmon hash was excellent! Definitely adding it to my top 3 favorite brunch dishes from CLE restaurants!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Have always liked NightTown, still the same good quality.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Casual, Late-night Find
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great place to dine before seeing the Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Went to see a great band in "Horns and Things". Enjoyed ourselves immensely. The food was very good, service was very good and we atmosphere was great. Well worth the trip.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Not worth all the hype. Just someplace to go to waste time.

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I hadn't been to Nighttown in quite a few years, but I found it to be better than ever! I dined with a friend who had never enjoyed a meal at Nighttown, and now it's a definite go-to place for dinner when we visit the East Side!

Tags: Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Casual, Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 4, 2017

we had a very good dinner. i had the large prime rib. it was excellent. my partner had fish from the special menu. it too was excellent. the service was EXCELLENT.

Tags: Live Music, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Nightown continues to be a reliable choice. Just wish they had the prime rib on the menu every night as they used to.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed date night at NightTown! The food was great! ☺️

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Everyone loved their meals and great cocktails!It was loud for the occasion,but we had a great time.The waiter was friendly and made suggestion that complimented our meals..Thank again!

Tags: Casual
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 16, 2017

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.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Nighttown is a neighborhood gem. Love the historic pictures and true pub like feel. Music is wonderful.
It is a bit pricey, though. And I would love to see more healthy items on the menu.
Fun place, good food, great service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Late-night Find, Live Music
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Authentic
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Live Music, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

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.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 1, 2017

WE HAD salmon and tacos. both were very good. the wine weas very good and reasonably priced.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Live Music, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find
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 (New England)·Dined on September 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Romantic, Fun, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Live Music
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Nighttown has a great variety of food. The atmosphere is great inside and out. They do great with events too!

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great food & service. Had a really terrific waitress.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The waitress seemed to be too busy in the room alone. She never asked if we wanted refills on wine, cocktails, or water. At one point she forgot to put in an order which delayed my guests in receiving their cocktails.

Tags: Live Music, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 9, 2017

A great meal as always. The service was a little slow, but otherwise a nice time. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Server wasn't very attentive, but food is always good.

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We had a good meal and wine. The service was very good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Live Music, Disabled Access
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