Taste

4.6
450 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
A place for food, wine, fun

Contemporary cuisine, extensive wine list, full bar in a sleek, yet casual atmosphere.

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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.5
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4.3
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JohnS
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

One of my favorite go to places in Cleveland with fantastic service and food. A great wine list and generous pour by the glass. I can not wait to go back!
Only negative is parking on the street is not easy.

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vipRH2013
Toledo
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my mom’s birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and great service. A violinist came around and played songs while we ate on Valentine’s Dat. An amazing treat. Will be back soon.

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DylanP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I overall loved my experience. Loved the staff. Nice and friendly

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Mickey
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was AMAZING! Her suggestions in wine and food was great! Food was good and ambiance was good! I will for sure frequent again for many more occasions!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely incredible! We ate every bite of our meals. Wait staff was very good as well. We will definitely be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new “go to “ date night spot. Great food, great service .

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vipStewMom
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely Valentine's weekend dinner at Taste. The tables were reasonably well spaced. The food was delicious, although the service was quite slow that evening. However, we were kept entertained by the strolling violinist-she was amazing, and taking requests from everyone! All in all, a fantastic evening. Great job, Taste!

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Dave
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent. Great food, service, and atmosphere. This is really a hidden gem in Cleveland Heights.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honest Review :
Excellent experience, amazing food , if you are looking to dine here , don’t think about it anymore , 😁 you won’t regret it ☺️

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The owner or manager had a face shield but wasn’t wearing it properly. That made me feel uncomfortable

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BradY
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, solid service, and an excellent wine selection. We enjoyed the fried calamari, truffle pomme frites, crab stuffed salmon, filet Napoleon, and a Lang & Reed Cab Franc. We will be back!

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Mad1495
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taste was amazing! I got a Margarita and it was strong but tasty. The service was attentive and quick. I got the chops with potato pancake and brussel sprouts and they were SO amazing. No complaints here!!!

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JamesY
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Out of town Italian sausage peppers was great; beet salad was on point. Calamari was good but a bit dark for my taste. Split a swordfish and lamb chops both were excellent but the chops were small and a short bone but very tasty. We would go back

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service. A little hidden gem. Filet mug on was the best I w ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

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vipEllenC
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a nice evening at Taste! The Chef is excellent, great menu & specials, the ambiance was so nice as was the service. Tables were socially distanced and we were so glad to have a night out.

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vipTJ23
Cleveland
59 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great gem in the neighborhood!! Always delightful drinks and specials!

TJ
vipTJ23
Cleveland
59 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Taste is delightful! It is a little gem in Cleveland Heights. Great food and nice atmosphere. Wait staff and hostess very sweet. Will definitely go back again soon and bring friends!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
21 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious and Carla was phenomenal! She was so attentive. Taste never disappoints me.

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vipSenSoph
Cleveland
39 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We asked to be in a "quiet" place and that request was fulfilled (thank you, Taste!). Food continues to be delicious. Service is exceptional. One of the few times you feel like spending the $$ is actually worth it.

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AlistairC
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine. Good for those special occasions.

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posey
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

food was great fried calamari was great so lamb chops were good and the tenderloin with mushrooms were good; lemon drop was ok but the pear tree martini was divine. i really enjoyed my self ill be back for sure

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AleishaB
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We come here for Valentine’s Day and sweetest day every year. We love it here

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Nate
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taste is one of our favorite restaurants for date nights. Staff always super friendly, food great, good drinks, and nice atmosphere.

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vipfishprincess
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The soup I had was offered as a special. OMG it was amazing! Coconut, curry, chicken with rice soup! Two of us had the lamb chops and they were extremely tender and juicy. My husband had the ribeye and it was also juicy and delicious. Lamb chops and steak were cooked exactly as we requested. Two had beet salads and they said they were delicious. We enjoyed the trio of homemade ice cream for dessert. This was our first time at Taste and we will definitely be back. The ambiance is cozy and classy. I know it sounds insignificant, but they use the proper wine glasses and I find that to be a hallmark of a good restaurant. Our waiter, Hector, was so pleasant and happy that he made the experience all the better. I would recommend Taste and I will take out of town guests to Taste, no hesitation.

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vipSenSoph
Cleveland
39 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great neighborhood gem! Excellent food and generous portions. Very attentive service. Will definitely be back.

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RobertC
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lamb chops were the best that I have had anywhere. My wife had the seafood special (scallops) and were described as lovely. We will be back!!

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NicholasV
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time my wife and I went there and we were not disappointed in the least. We had the mussels as an appetizer and then I had the grilled lamb chops and she had the filter mignon. All were cooked to perfection and absolutely delicious. We will be returning for sure.

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mulan14
Cleveland
34 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience2

My husband and I went on a Saturday for my birthday dinner. When we arrived it was busy. I noticed all the servers and waitress had on masks but not the owner. The bar area was full, with no precaution in place for social distancing. We opted for outdoor seating which was also not equipped for 6ft of social distancing but was better than sitting in the restaurant.

We proceeded to sit at the opened table but then was instructed to sit in the corner. The corner was not an ideal location since there was limited mobility and the cover did not shield us from the rain. We asked the waitress to move and she obliged. Overall the food was delicious if they are interested in keeping their patrons safe while dining proper distancing and additional measurement should be in place to adhere to the Cleveland regulations to combat the spread of COVID-19.

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vipPhil
Cleveland
36 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

there is no social distancing at this restaurant. People clog at the entrance, the bar has no partitions, tables are too close together.

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RobinK
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were excellent! My husband had the ribeye special and I had the sea bass special. Both were outstanding!

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vipBarbaraK
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative dishes that never disappoint! We are regulars.

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BABVA
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

We were very uncomfortable that the owner was not wearing a mask or social distancing —e.g., hugging customers. Moreover, customers were walking around without masks. At this point, we will not return until we have reassurances that Raj will enforce restrictions. We have always loved Taste, but not enough to risk contagion.

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vipMichaelB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at Taste is as good as any restaurant in New York or Chicago. I highly recommend.

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GenesdiningGems
Cleveland
42 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was celebrating my 69th birthday with a dear friend. The service was great, as usual. Carla was more than accommodating. We were warmly great by the owner, Raj, who offered to buy a celebratory drink but, we had to leave.

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DeeR
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food ~D

TJ
vipTJ23
Cleveland
59 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Meal was outstanding! We had the halibut special and it was perfectly prepared! Service was outstanding as well!!

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vipCuddles
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We waited for almost 30 minutes for someone to take our drink order. They never came, so we got up and left the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall1food3service5ambience1

The owner did not we are his mask at any point. We asked him about it and he said he isn’t working he’s just walking around the restaurant and it’s not necessary for him to wear a mask. The tables were also in no way socially distance. Nothing about the restaurant made us feel safe or comfortable eating there

FAQs

Taste offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (216) 932-9100.

Taste is rated 4.6 stars by 450 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.