Olesia's Taverne of Richfield

4.4
178 Reviews
$31 to $50
Ukrainian
Built in 1886 this historic Richfield landmark will boast three levels of live entertainment, intimate dining, an indoor/ outdoor event spaces, and a menu featuring traditional Ukrainian dishes with sophisticated but relatable modern American cuisine. Crafty cocktails, extensive wine list, over 45 different bottles of bourbons, 20 plus varieties of tequila, beers from all over the planet.
Steak, short rib, osso-bucco, salmon, sea bass, halibut, stuffed cabbage, schnitzel, beef stroganoff, pierogies, stuffed cabbage and so much more to choose from.
The interior, designed by James and Darlene Justice of Architectural Justice in Medina, is a deep dive into baroque modern. Rooms are adorned with glowing lights and chandeliers, very detailed frames and ceiling , glass doors and mirrors.
Beautiful Ballroom on a second level for all your special occasions, Speakeasy underground, spacious patio, VIP Room with original mural from 1917. There is so much to experience in one building.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 178 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere and service. Food was so good and huge portions!

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JudyS
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The gray colored dining room area has terrible ambience - dark gray walls and light fixtures that are cute in style but provide a "cold" atmosphere. Food: Good sized portions. The beef stroganoff has potential, good tasting but was kinda dry and needed way more sauce. The brussel sprouts have potential too, good tasting but they were old maybe - were more yellow than green. The Expresso Martini was delicious !!!!!! Bartender did good !!!! Service was very good.

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RachelS
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great food! Great drinks! And a great bday celebration for my mom.

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FeliciaM
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. Will be coming back in the near future.

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BrianD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, awesome food and abundant drink options. Will definitely be going back.

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Mary
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Great ambiance. Get the house red.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bisque soup, chops and scallops. Perfect service too!

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Jodi
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had reservations, got seated right away, food was awesome and service was decent.

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candym
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere. Food is always wonderful. Staff is very friendly

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Poorservice
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Seevice was super slow and we were sat directly next to where a live band came in later without being asked if we were ok with that

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JimF
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Our server, Alana, was a bartender, trying to act as a server. We had to ask for everything, even a desert menu. Salmon was overcooked and cool. Potatoes were like paste. Not worth $112.00. Dinner this summer on the patio was great. Maybe it's the virus.

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Lisilou
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was outstanding!! Very enjoyable!! Very friendly!! Great menu!! Definitely recommend going!!

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LoriM
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, charming atmosphere! Excellent food! Warm, efficient service. We had a wonderful evening at Olesia's. We particularly enjoyed the beautiful, restored historic building. The servers were friendly. The food was great. The lobster/crab bisque was just wonderful. We also enjoyed dining on the lovely patio in the summer and will come back to try one of the igloos in the winter. So glad that this iconic, historic building has a new life with this wonderful establishment. LOVE THIS PLACE!

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Marie
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was out first time eating there and I would definitely go back! The food was excellent. We had the Short Rib Crepes and homemade Pierogies. The martini list was extensive and unique and we loved the two we tried. I highly recommend this place.

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vipmdko
Cleveland
21 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

On a whim driving by we decided to give Olesia's a try. We had not been there since the change in ownership. The menu was a nice blend of ethnic and traditional dishes. My husband ordered the Pork Tenderloin Schnitzel with mushroom cream sauce - it was tasty but nothing extraordinary. I had the beef short ribs and they were very tender, smothered in a mushroom cream sauce on top of mashed potatoes - which for me was a bit too much and masked the taste of the braised ribs. I would order it again, but ask for the mushroom sauce on the side to really get the flavor of the braised ribs.
We both had the crab and lobster bisque and it was very good. COVID safety protocols appeared to be followed for our indoor dining experience - I would return.
The interior is open, well appointed and the table glassware was substantial, which is a rarity these days. Our server was pleasant. It appeared he was the only wait person working on this weeknight and thus was order centric and did little to engage us.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, unique cocktails, and a fun atmosphere!

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vipbrianandbarb4ever
Cleveland
22 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

My wife and I decided to go out for dinner on our anniversary. We have been to Olesia's at their North Royalton location before, but not here at the new and much larger location in Richfield. Beautiful and historic location made the dining and ambiance great. It could have been a little quieter but all in all we got through it. The menu selection looked to be larger than I remember and the house specialties were carried on as well - great. There are some favorites we remember and they were there once again. We filled up on appetizers; we shared the chicken spanakopita, and we each had a cup of chicken paprikash. For dinner she had the beef stroganoff, I had the 20oz ribeye. Both cooked as ordered and quite good on both accounts. If I were to make a complaint it seemed the server help was short as our server seemed overwhelmed covering many tables and not checking on us. I had to flag down the bussers a few times for water, bread, butter, coffee refills, etc...etc...He did the best he could but still seemingly too busy as the restaurant was filled, and all servers seemed to be running as if putting out fires. They really could have used more server help - my opinion.
Maybe it's me, but many patrons came in dressed too casual, (we wore "business casual") but I guess that is the way of the world these days?
Overall, I would rate 3.8 out of 5 stars, good experience, not spectacular, or greatly memorable but we will return.

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pamk
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

There seemed to be a lot of people there but I was happy to be out.

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GeraldM
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit was a great one. Server was excellent as was the food, and she made us aware of the speakeasy downstairs, so we went there after dinner and heard a great music act. All staff was excellent in every contact point.

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JesseM
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Stroganoff I've ever had. The Chicken Kopitas were to die for. Olesia's never disappoints. Super friendly staff.

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Phyllis
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. The facility is beautiful and so immaculately clean. Great service and our food was great!!!

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vipahaa
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The restaurant was very busy. Our server was super busy and bustling she and forgot to bring our drink order. Someone else made sure to keep our water glasses full and brought us bread and oil and later our drink order when we asked. So it was totally ok! The buffalo cauliflower appetizer was delicious, the hummus appetizer was a little bland. Loved the blackened scallops entree and the pork schnitzel entree .The creme brulee was great too. We went downstairs after dinner into the bar and had a drink and listened to live music. Social distancing was in place in both the dining room and bar and we felt very comfortable. Our reservation was for 7 and we did not feel rushed and enjoyed having a nice dinner. The restaurant interior is really pretty

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Olesia’s is unique, comforting, and delicious! We have eaten here twice and will be back!

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vipFoodiesinSevenHills
Cleveland
53 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy the food, service and ambiance.

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JazyyJeff
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

We never got a seat & had to eat at the bar, apparently the 2nd bartender called off. Needless to say the service was god awful as the restaurant was sold out w/a wedding going on upstairs. The Lobster Risotto was awful, way undercooked and no flavor whatsoever. This is my 3rd time to the Tavern, I want to like it as I loved it when they were in North Royalton, growing pains I guess!

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Bradley
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We made a reservation for 7:00. When we arrived at the restaurant we were told it wouldn’t be too long before we were seated. Well, we waited an hour to be seated. There is no point in making reservations if you’re going to make people wait for a table. The point of a reservation is to be seated upon arrival. We should have trusted our gut and left after waiting 20 minutes because the rest of our experience was subpar. After finally being seated around 8:00, it seemed clear that the waitress was overwhelmed. She came to our table only about 3 times, did not check up to see if we needed anything and had to wait a long time for drinks. At this point, there were only about 3 other tables seated in the restaurant besides ours. The food was fine, but definitely not worth the price that you pay for it. On top of that, tables were not socially distanced. Had it been a full dining area at the time we were seated, it would not have been a Covid friendly place. I understand that eating at a restaurant during a pandemic is a completely personal choice, however I expect a business to take the precautions necessary to make customers feel safe. This was not the case at Olesia’s. Overall, I would not recommend this restaurant to anybody, we had an extremely poor experience and will not be returning.

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NeilW
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

When I made the reservation I was asked if it was a special occasion. It was and I replied that it was our wedding anniversary. After our meal it was not even mentioned by the waitress. I did not expect a free dessert, jus an acknowledgement of our anniversary.

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Ellen
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

New Years Eve family dinner.

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MicheleP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fun time on New Year's Eve 2020! The sea bass was delicious!

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Chris
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, huge portions, great value. I would recommend splitting appetizers and entrees due to their size. Nice ambiance, a bit on the loud side however they do several areas that are quieter. We will definitely be going back.

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FoodieLydia13
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

I read other reviews saying the service wasn't that good, I liked our waiter, but he was waiting on the whole restaurant, so the service was slow. Restaurant was stunningly beautiful!! The food was moderate, I had schnitzel and they did not pan fry it, it was put in a deep fryer, pork, it really lacked flavor and then they drowned it with mushroom soup?? If you ever had real schnitzel, that wasn't it! Will I go back, you bet, I will stick to the ethnic part of the foods they offer, they looked great!

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DaveO
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service could use a little work. Nice people, just need to get the routine down. Missed our appetizer. Apologized, boxed it, no charge. Place really is nicotine inside.

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NotoriousPIG
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

It's an extremely charming place and we had a very good service experience. We wish the taste matched the ambiance and this would definitely be a place worth visiting over and over again. Unfortunately, the value to make the drive and spend the $ here just isn't there for us after tasting something that was pedestrian.

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GeorgiannN
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Christmas with family

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vipFoodiesinSevenHills
Cleveland
53 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the beet martini! The food and service are always excellent! Looking forward to our next visit.

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Cath
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional evening! Food was to perfection! Prime rib & sea bass. Huge desert selection.

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Fritz
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of six for a birthday celebration. Everyone’s meal (and dessert)was excellent and the service was very attentive. It was a really wonderful experience and we will definitely return.

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Robert
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took the family here for Christmas dinner. We were very happy with the renovations, and the food was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Overall the experience was not great. This could have been a fluke, however I had hair in two separate dishes. The food itself (aside from the hair) was just average.

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You can order delivery directly from Olesia's Taverne of Richfield using the Order Online button. Olesia's Taverne of Richfield also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (234) 400-0288.

Olesia's Taverne of Richfield is rated 4.4 stars by 178 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.