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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Worth the Drive (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Bar Seating (13)
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Authentic (12)
Happy Hour (12)
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Hot Spot (10)
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People Watching (9)
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Romantic (8)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined 6 days ago

Good food, slow service, and they made a mistake on my order. They short-cutted the correction.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great food and service. A little pricey but worth every penny for special occasions. Our server was fantastic!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Good brunch. Friendly staff. Would definitely go back!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Went for a singer songwriter show that was great. The music wasn't too loud. Nice mix of dinner and entertainment. Only one vegan item on the menu, but at least it was very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Servers are the best. More ambiance and character than anywhere on east side and the food is darn good!

Tags: People Watching, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Cozy
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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...

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Always great!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We had to sit in the "annex" which is an out-building located in the back parking lot. Other than that it was great!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Went to Nighttown for dinner after going to Glow at the Botanical Society. Ordered from Early Bird dinner menu which was same meals as on regular menu - very good deal. The place is loaded with ambiance and the bar was lively and busy. Great experience.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 20, 2017

One of the coziest restaurants in Cleveland and comforting in a way that it has been around for so long that people depend on it. Food good, service good, fun entertainment, good drinks, etc.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Casual, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for a Date, People Watching, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 19, 2017

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!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 16, 2017

great service and wonderful staff ..Keep up the good work

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Good for Groups
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food and service, don't be put off by outside appearance

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Live Music, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Our server was Tony. He is the best server we ever had at Nighttown. Let us know when he works next, and we'll be in!

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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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vip
 (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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