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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
NightTown was recommended to us from the person we were celebrating. We all agreed that the food was excellent. I would love to go to a tasting menu as I had a difficult time choosing my order. Our waiter was very good, kind, pleasant and professional. We will come back again when time allows. It was a great distraction from the work day.
I have been going to Nighttown for years. This particular evening, we had reservations for at least a week prior at 5:30 on a Saturday as we had a show at Playhouse Square. They chose to seat us in the room next to the stage. The other pleasant dining areas had many available tables. We were squeezed in a room with no ambience at all. I felt as if I were in a diner. Additionally, our waitress left us to fend for ourselves. We had to ask another waitress for bread and additional water. The trout and the flat iron steak were very good, as always, but this experience will make me think twice about going back soon.
This was New Year's Eve. We purposely booked early - 5 PM - to avoid the late crowds. The main dining room was only partly filled the entire time we were there, and we could have easily been seated there. Instead, we were placed in a small hallway-like area, all by ourselves for the entire hour, which was an access way from the parking lot and quite chilly on a very cold night. Our server did place a space heater nearby, but it did virtually nothing. The only other people in the area were the owner and an associate, who loudly conducted business and tried to one-up each for 20 minutes with the names of places they had visited in New York City. The food was decent at best, and my wife's dish was lukewarm and not properly cooked. But even if the food had been great, the ambiance completely ruined the meal. The total bill, including a mandatory 20% gratuity, was $106. It could have been more, with a couple more drinks and desserts, but we wanted to leave as quickly as possible. I did so, but my wife walked over to the maître d to register her displeasure. His response was that they would have moved us if we had asked. Fair enough; but they are in the people business and should be more attuned to their customers - unless, of course, you are regulars and can address the jovial owner by his first name. We are empty-nesters and dine out at least a couple times a week, and Nighttown could have become one of our regular stops. Based on this experience, it will not be...
Food was delicious! Unusual set up of tables, which I am guessing was not their usual, but I don't know since I haven't been there in a while; they were set up in long rows. We were seated with another party, with an empty seat between us, but it was fairly awkward. We were thinking the set up was to accommodate large parties for holiday gatherings? We were only a duo though. Nevertheless, the food was great and we got to the theater district with time to spare! Good experience overall.
I took my family here for dinner before an Orchestra concert. It is only a few minutes from Severance hall. The food was very good and service was quick. Everyone liked their entrees. My son ordered the Famous Dublin lawyer (lobster in a cream sauce) and it was delicious. We have since tried to make it at home.
As out-of-towners, we chose this place only because of it’s location at Severance Hall and the reasonable prices. Imagine our delight when this turned into a fantastic find. Fun and surprisingly diverse menu, great atmosphere, friendly wait staff and outstanding food. From meatloaf to trout; to scallops to bangers & mash; every entree was prepared like it was the specialty. Highest marks on all counts. Nighttown won’t disappoint!
A family favorite for over 50 years, never disappoints! A live performance was scheduled for an hour after we arrived, but the hostess nicely seated us in a quiet part of the restaurant. The live performances are a lot of fun, but for this occasion, we wanted to be able to have a conversation.
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.
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