Olesia's Taverne of Richfield

4.4
153 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 153 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.3
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4.6
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4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JazyyJeff
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
9 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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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Christmas with family

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vipFoodiesinSevenHills
Cleveland
50 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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vipRobK
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal. Great atmosphere and such a beautiful restaurant. Can’t wait to go back!

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jameselios
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Great ambiance and decor. Service was just OK. Fod was good, but the menu is unfocused. great entertainment downstairs.

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MaureenM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

The restaurant was very irresponsible when it comes to dining in a pandemic. Many customers walked around with no mask and no employees said anything. Tables were not 6 feet apart and felt that I was dining in pre-pandemic times. Chilean Sea bass was chewy and fishy. Overall, not a good experience and will not return

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vipFoodiesinSevenHills
Cleveland
51 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy the food, service and ambiance at Olescia's!

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BriannaO
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and husband loved the Borsch soup and Lobster bisque soup!

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RickP
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, good service. Price is appropriate for made from scratch meal. The schnitzel was tender, tasty and serving size good. Stuffed cabbage was excellent also. Dinners in the $20-25.00 range. Give this place a try.

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JoeS
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and the restaurant inside is very nice. They have a speak easy in the basement which is fun place to be also. Go you will it be disappointed.

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vipFrank82
Cleveland
45 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food excellent service. Beautiful building.
we will return

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ColleenH
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is no place better than Olesia’s Taverne of Richfield. The food is wonderful, such a variety of foods to select I get some thing different every time and am never disappointed. This place is such a gem in the Akron/Cleveland area. Felt very safe during Covid. You have to go here, such a beautiful place with great food.

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JamieB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their Thanksgiving dinner was amazing and the drink menu is outstanding. Such a wonderful, holiday meal without the stress and pressure of cooking all day. This will be our go to every Thanksgiving. Thank you for the impeccable service!!

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JosephL
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A nice time was had by all. Good food and good drinks.

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planetegg
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I finally got to go to Olecia's and wasn't disappointed one bit. I went with my son for my birthday and walking in ran into two friends and we ended up sitting together. The appetizer medley with salmon was awesome. I had melt in your mouth salmon for dinner, my son had a scallop and lobster mac and cheese dish which was so good. Our friends had a salmon dinner also and a salad(I don't remember, but she said it was great). Borscht was good. the upstairs restaurant was so elegant. Olesia did a fantastic job on the renovations. We ended up sitting in the casual Speakeasy bar in the lower level. A more fun place where you could go to hang out at the bar or sit at tables. Menu is the same as upstairs. I would love to go again sometime soon.

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RoseT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had heard a lot of hype about their food from relatives. I was given a gift certificate for Olesia’s last Christmas which is really why we went there. Entrees were very good. Appetizers okay. Not impressed by the Ukrainian dessert. The waitress did not describe it correctly. We would not go back.

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GaryF
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience5

The food was really disappointing. I had high hopes but they really let us down. My fish had a very off putting odor. Not fishy but smelled like burned meat. It was very bland as well. My dates scallops were so salty they we alone not edible. Maybe they had an off night. I’ll try them again.

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minisub
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food3service5ambience1

Shockingly irresponsible regarding pandemic mitigation strategies. I regret allowing myself to be seated and I will never return.

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KellyP
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience and amazing food. We highly recommend!

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ssaphi
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!!

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MissBunnE
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Incredible good and ambiance!

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JennC
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. The comfort of home cooked meals and the wonderful decor . . . . .one of my favorite places.

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CLaudeB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

the food was wonderful, but we had to wait for 20 minutes for our tablr, even though we had a reservation. Our waitress was pleasant and tried so hard, but was overwhelmed by all thentables she had. i think alot of people came without reservations and thry were seated on the patio, but then there weren't enough help to handle all the business. The food was wonderful.

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JimH
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice menu, a lot to choose from. Good size portions and reasonably priced.

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vipHDPA
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

I love going to this restaurant. My first time on fireplace side. Very noisey.Food came out very fast. Only a quarter way thru salad when entree arrived. No room on table with four people. Like eating in a booth much better. Going to miss the outdoor dining over winter.

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Sylvester
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the Stuffed Hungarian Peppers appetizer along with the Stuffed Cabbage, and the very filling and good Pork Tenderloin Schnitzel.

Care was taken for Social Distancing

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AlexisD
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was a little bland. I had the beef stroganoff

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate downstairs in the pub because there was live music. The pub was remodeled and the decor was lovely. We were also impressed with the food.

FAQs

Olesia's Taverne of Richfield 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 153 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.