Sans Souci - Renaissance Hotel Cleveland

4.1
307 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French

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Sans Souci in the Renaissance Hotel in Cleveland, brings delightful, potent and innovative flavors to customers. The perfect setting for a meal, Sans Souci in the Renaissance offers sensational daily menus with inspired seasonal selections.

For breakfast at Sans Souci, you can try signatures like the classic eggs Benedict, the buttermilk pancake stack or enjoy a continental breakfast buffet. For lunch and dinner, take your pick of entr�es like the chile-lime walleye tacos, house roasted turkey club, flat iron steak salad and much more. Farm fresh fruit smoothies are available, as well as an assortment of hot drinks like espresso and cappuccino.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Mediterranean, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am
Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 1:30pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(216) 696-5600
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Brett Montgomery
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Parking details
Hotel parking is located on Superior Avenue inside the Renaissance Hotel Valet Lot. Dinner parking is complimentary.
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Special events & promotions
We are open for all Holidays with special holiday menus.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

they should have told us when we made the reservation that there was going to be a set/family style menu only for new year's eve dinner. we have never been to your restaurant before, and we brought along 2 other friends, who have never been to your restaurant either. we were excited and wanted to try different items on the menu, to find out when we were seated that a set menu was only thing available. it was too late to try another location, since it was 5:30pm on new years eve. great disappointment, eventhough food was good.

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OT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2014
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I wanted it to be leisurely. It was Christmas Day and wanted to sit and enjoy

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OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

This is a great restaurant hidden in the Renaissance Hotel with a nice view of the hustle of Public Square.

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A
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was great. I really enjoyed the atmosphere. Portions are good for the price..

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Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Sans Souci for Thanksgiving dinner. They offered a classic Thanksgiving feast, but what we loved the most was that they served both turkey and beef family style on a large platter so we could serve ourselves. The food was excellent, the room was lovely and spacious (tables were not packed together), and the service was excellent. Maurice was our waiter and he had the ability to make each table feel special. I heard several people thanking him by name as they left. Parking was also available in the hotel's garage and was free with the dinner which was a nice bonus. Very nice to be downtown on Public Square - truly lovely as the lights came on.

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K
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty, nicely seasoned dinner. Perfectly sized portions, with enough to get a to-go box. I was satisfied and not overly filled. Great ambiance. We had a table overlooking Public Square and could watch as snow started to gently fall.

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D
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Maurice was top notch, the food far exceeded expectations and the hostess was fantastic. Will book Christmas with them for sure,

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B
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2014
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

It was great to have a late lunch in such a quiet place. Service was great and staff was personable. The menu was limited and both my guest and I enjoyed our choices.

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2014
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

The place was empty for a Saturday night. We were one of 2 tables. The chicken saltimbocca was overly garlicky and dry. Not worth the money. Nice goat cheese & fig appetizer though. I would rank this as mediocre, and will try other restaurants next time.

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2014
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Looking forward to eating here since we had not eaten here in a long time. It has really gone down hill. Food was fair the presentation was less than fair. Service was decent. We were there on a Sat at 7:30 and there were 2 others tables that had customers. Really sad to see what was once an excellent restaurant, take such a bad turn:(

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W
Chicago
136 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2014
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Food was fantastic. Fresh and very tasty. Service was fine, no major complaints but our server would have been more at home in TGI Fridays or something. We were seated right next to the servers' station so the ambience one would typically expect from this type of restaurant was decidedly lacking. If it were crowded I could understand but there was no reason for that table to be used. Overall, if you want a quick bite and you are in the Tower City/Rennaisance area of town then food is great. If you are planning a special meal, go elsewhere.

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Z
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2014
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The reviews on this restaurant was on point. I was very disappointed with the attitude of the hostess and the lack of personality of the waitress. The ambiance was pleasant. The food was ok but I was more disappointed that the snapper was not on the menu as it was listed on Open Table. Would NOT recommend.

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2014
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

We have dined here a few times in the past & this time was the most disappointing. The menu was limited & there were no specials/fresh catches. Previously, an assortment of tapenades/butters & crudités were served with the rolls & bread sticks. This time just the bread/sticks & a sweetened butter. The spinach in the salad could have been fresher, the vinaigrette was wonderful. Lobster in cream sauce with angle hair....the sauce was fabulous but the piece of lobster was small & a tad over cooked. Presentation of pasta different & interesting. Our server said he had just gotten there & didn't seem to be a bit harried & in not sync.
This a good place if you want to dine and carry on a conversation with your dining partner & not be rushed.

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A
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2014
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Very strange table arrangement. In a hallway in front of kitchen without a view. Food fairly good but we were not inspired to stay for dessert and coffee.

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C
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2014
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

What a hugh disappointment!
Service was slow and unattentive, had to ask for water, bread and dinner specials.
Very limited menu, a far cry from the French Connection days.
Will not go back and would never recomend!

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OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2014
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

My sandwich was much too big to eat as a sandwich. Why do restaurants do that? And the bread was dry and stale rather than toasted.

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m
Cleveland
28 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2014
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

I really liked the decor and the quiet dinning experience .

I was looking forward to trying the eggplant ravioli but there was a change in the menu which was not updated on their website menu .

The bread basket contained many options .

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EE
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2014
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We came for valentines day dinner, and what we got was a less than the amazing experience we expected from a $50/plate dinner. We ordered a bottle of champagne and the waiter "man-handled" the bottle, ripped the foil off, threw it on the table, and at one point aimed the ready-to-pop cork at us. The food was fine, not the best, and not what I expected for the price And reputation of the restaurant. My date ordered the fish and it was overlooked.

The silver lining however was the desserts. There was a palate cleanser sorbetto that was phenomenal, and the desserts were to die for. They were the saving grace of the meal!

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LG
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

great food, the dining area was quite with a soothing music in background;
excellent food and great wine list.

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J
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great opportunity for a night on the town to celebrate a special occasion. The old style ambiance with select window side dinning overlooking Cleveland's Public Square , covered tables and attentive service in a romantic setting just adds to the celebration. Pricing is reasonable for the quality of food and service. The room was quiet with ample opportunity to take your time and enjoy each other's company without being rushed. Overall we were very pleased with the experience and would "book it" again in the future.

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K
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2013
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Every year it gets a bit worse. I always have to work on Christmas Day so I can't dine until 4:30 p.m. Not much is open on Christmas Day in Cleveland. Sans Soucci is one option but they can't seem to handle the late afternoon crowd. Very slow service and some of the food was unedible (baked potato).

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Cleveland
41 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This is our fourth or perhaps fifth Christmas visit. The food and service are always good and the total experience is fantastic!

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H
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2013
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Has gone downhill past few years, but we love the views onto Public Square during the holidays

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OT
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2013
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

While food and ambience were quite good. Our server acted as though she was serving in a diner. For example, she spilled quite a bit of my Ketel One on the table cloth without apology. When I asked her to be careful, she said, "you'll have plenty"......whatever that was supposed to mean! Overall the experience was good, but they need to have better wait staff.

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Tampa
55 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2013
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Normally would not provide a review if I was not pleased with food, service etc. However, very doubtful we will ever return, which is a shame, we have enjoyed our Thanksgiving at Sans Souci for years.

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Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2013
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We chose San Souci for our Thanksgiving Dinner. Unfortunately, we were disappointed. It took one hour for our first course to be served. The first two courses were fine (salad) but the entree was cold. Since we were so hungry, we ate it but brought much of it home. The dessert was a disappointment as well. Our waiter was pleasant and did indicate that there were some problems in the kitchen. It was obvious that something was off in food timing and preparation. This was our second time dining at San Souci for Thanksgiving....not sure if we will return for a Holiday Meal or recommend it to our friends. Our bill for three was almost $300, so you can understand our disappointment.

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l
Cleveland
38 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinner it was a enough selection for everyone.
The food was good and the service. We would return love the atmosphere.

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F
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Just spent our second U.S. Thanksgiving at San Souci. We're from Canada and our Thankgiving is in October. The food as last year was excellent and so was the atmosphere . My wife and I both had the traditional turkey and it was very good. Also, the value of the
meal I found to be excellent. When in Cleveland make sure you try this restaurant for breakfast or dinner.

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P
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2013
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My wife and I came here for thanksgiving dinner. Everything was great. We may be back next year.

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Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I had reservations to stay at the Renaissance Hotel Saturday night for the Pink concert. Even though living in Medina we don't really get to go downtown a lot so we wanted to make it a special weekend. A friend from work recommended Sans Souci. At first I thought with all the newer restaurants downtown maybe we should try one of them but my husband wanted to try Sans Souci. I'm so glad he did!! We had an excellent time! The food was amazing and the service top notch!!

It made our nite out in Cleveland complete!! We plan an doing this again real soon and we will be dining at Sans Souci again!
Thanks!

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F
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2013
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had Saturday eve reservation, so was surprised to see few people in the restaurant. The restaurant seemed very narrow. The waitress seemed a bit out of place, and not terribly professional. We said we all wanted different glasses of wine, but she handed only one of us a one page wine list. The dinner food was fine, but nothing seemed very interesting. I ordered a pasta dish - it said it would be served with an over easy egg, but I didn't see the egg?? .One person in our party enjoyed their salmon. one of our dines was disappointed about a lack of crispy crust on their fish. I was looking for a romantic spot with an interesting menu, but this wasn't it. I enjoyed the food at AMP 150 and L'Albatross significantly more.

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Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our second year dining at Sans Souci before attending the World Series of Wine. The pierogi appetizer is amazing and the ceasar salad was excellent. I like the addition of olives and sundried tomoatoes.

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PE
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2013
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The food was really bad. Found a lemon seed on my crab cake. The lobster was really over-cooked. Should have guessed how bad it was when there was no one there at 7:00 on Sweetest Day.

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Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2013
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

We had dined at San Souci a couple of times before. This time was so disappointing! The food was mediocre. We had short ribs and snapper. The snapper was very fishy and the short ribs tasted like "yesterday's!" I will not go back and that's a shame since it had been one of our favorites for "special" dining!

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D
Montana
21 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2013
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Sans Souci projects an abundance of excellence but fails to deliver. Food and service were ordinary at best and greatly exceeded by prices. You can equal or exceed the Sans Souci experience for way less money at a few dozen other downtown cafes.

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AV
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2013
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

I was disappointed with this restaurant. Their website does not match the restaurant at all. I do not know how they can say they are a Mediterranean restaurant or French restaurant either.
We had the Crab Cake which was actually good. It was light and had lots of crab meat. There was very little sauce though. I would have liked more. Our salads were dressed well and tasted good too. The Lobster Pasta was not good. I had 5 small pieces of over cooked lobster on top of a huge bowl of pasta. I did not like the sauce. The chocolate mousse was not good either. The plate had condensation on it like it was frozen and then set out for a long time.
The chairs were old and ripped. My appetizer plate was coffee stained. The place needs a remodel.

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Cleveland
61 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had an early dinner at San Souci, since we were staying at the hotel and going to a show later on. The staff was very accommodating: my companion is on a very restricted, medically supervised diet and they went out of their way to make her feel comfortable. The food was excellent, a small substitution was offered very graciously and the prices were more reasonable than I expected.

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PS
Cleveland
186 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2013
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Sans Souci needs help. It is one thing to schedule private dining, but it is something else for the place to be so empty it seems neglected. Most of our meal was spend with only one other party being served...from 6:30-7:30 on a Friday evening. The food was good--not tremendous, but still quite good. Elaine's service was attentive and friendly. The dining room looked like it had not been updated in several years. Did we enjoy our meal? Yes. Do we look to rush back? Can't say that we do. Sad that this spot in downtown is struggling to survive. There are so many good Cleveland restaurants, there is little reason to come to Sans Souci.

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Cleveland
55 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2013
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My wife and I order Pan fried COD and it came out overcooked. It was on a bed of tomatoes which were cold instead of breaded warm tomato slices, which would have kept the fish warm.
This is one of our favorite restaurants and we will return, hopefully for a better meal.

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BR
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Mother's Day brunch was fabulous. The food, service and atmosphere was great. We really enjoyed our day.

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