Contemporary cuisine, extensive wine list, full bar in a sleek, yet casual atmosphere.
Crab Stuffed Salmon
Chardonnay-lemon cream sauce, wild mushroom risotto, roasted vegetables
Grilled Lamb Rib Chops*
goat cheese potato pancake, brussel sprouts, bordelaise reduction sauce
sautéed tomatoes and spinach, lemon garlic wine broth, grilled toasts
Friendly staff and great food
good food, good service, aging decor, reasonably priced for the overall experience.
Our table was ready, service was efficient and the food was excellent.
Servers were all masked & we felt comfortable w/protocol that was in place.
Love supporting local, independent restaurants.
I tend to judge restaurants on their Brussel sprouts, and they did a very nice dish. Overall quality of the food is consistently good and menu has a lot of options for different tastes. It's a bit of a hidden gem in Cleveland Heights.
We were excited to try Taste for the first time last night. Unfortunately, we ended up leaving after more than 90 minutes without having eaten.
I made 6:45 pm reservations. The restaurant was very busy and we were very surprised to see that social distancing was not being practiced at all. Since my husband and I are fully vaccinated we weren't too concerned. The server came over shortly after we were seated and we ordered wine (she made a great recommendation). When she returned with our wine we ordered dinner...arancini appetizer to share, gnocchi for my husband and halibut for me. It was just before 7 pm when we ordered. At about 7:30 our entrees arrived. We told the server (not our original server) that we never received our appetizer. She took the entrees away and brought the appetizer a few minutes later. It was clear that the appetizer had been sitting in the kitchen for a while. We were starving by this point so the two small arancini were gone in 60 seconds.
This is where our meal completely fell off the rails. We ordered a second glass of wine anticipating our entrees would arrive shortly. At 7:50 we still had no food. Fearing that the kitchen never re-fired our entrees after the earlier debacle, I asked our server to check on our meal. She said it would be out soon and she was watching for it. By 8:15 we still had no food and no update from our server. My husband went to the bar to ask for the manager. After a few minutes of waiting, my husband was told that the manager was too busy and would not come out to speak with him. WHAT?! My husband told the hostess that we were leaving after waiting over 90 minutes for our food and that we had no intention of paying for the wine we had had thus far. She said she understood and we left.
Moral to the story, when your entree arrives before the appetizer, just accept it...do not send it away because you may never get to eat.
Taste made our birthday dinner for 4 perfect. Everyone enjoyed wonderful and diverse meals and the candle in the shared dessert was a delightful surprise.
The waitress was a bit rude. I ordered the stuffed crab salmon. It came with mushroom risotto and mixed vegetables. I substituted the mushroom risotto for a different risotto (I don’t care for mushrooms). I then asked what was vegetables came with the mixed vegetables for her to tell me squash, onions, and peppers. When I got my meal low and behold there were mushrooms. I would have sent it back but because it was a busy night we had already waited an hour for our food. A few other people substituted parts of their meal at the table as well. Only for her mumble this is a lot.
Booked our reservation through OpenTable for dinner on a Saturday evening. It doesn't appear that this restaurant reads reservations prior to their guests arriving because the hostess apologized not having a table in our requested area despite booking well in advance. We were seated in another area and the service by our server was very slow. Our entrees arrived almost 1 hour after placing our order and were average to good. On the evening of our visit, there was a piano player seated near the front entrance but the music was difficult to hear due to poor acoustics. It would make more sense to have the piano placed somewhere inside the dining area. With so many dining options in the Cleveland area, it's unlikely that we will return. It wasn't a really bad experience, just not great enough to return.
The restaurant was busy. We had to wait to be seated for about 15 minutes. Once seated it was a while until a server came to our table. After the server arrived things got better but still a little slow. We were a party of 4. I asked for some bread. They brought a basket with 3 rolls to the table.
The food was good and hot when it arrived at our table.
Great experience. Tables close together surprisingly given Covid. Clothes smelled of restaurant after leaving. Needs more positive air pressure in Restaurant. Otherwise nice
Everything was good, all of our party loved their dishes. This is our new favorite restaurant
Everything was perfect. Julia was great! Mussels and filet mignon were fantastic!!
Really good food and service ( our waitress was excellent)
Nice wine list and priced well ( it does not go unnoticed that wine prices are not excessively marked up !!)
Delicious food, accommodating of allergies, but way too slow. Also on the noisy side.
Food was really good. Staff very friendly and the drinks were amazing.
Somewhat Unique menu with great food and exceptional flavor!
Food and drinks are always great! I had their side car and I had the duck with risotto carrots and pearl onions...such an excellent dish...I let my sister taste and she just had to order the same meal to go after she ate her huge delicious salad
Ordered the lamb chops and they were tuff and chewy. The server did come back to check if we were satisfied
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.
Celebrated my mom’s birthday!
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.
I overall loved my experience. Loved the staff. Nice and friendly
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!
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.
Our new “go to “ date night spot. Great food, great service .
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!
Honest Review :
Excellent experience, amazing food , if you are looking to dine here , don’t think about it anymore , 😁 you won’t regret it ☺️
Always consistent. Great food, service, and atmosphere. This is really a hidden gem in Cleveland Heights.
The owner or manager had a face shield but wasn’t wearing it properly. That made me feel uncomfortable
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!
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!!!
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
Amazing food and great service. A little hidden gem. Filet mug on was the best I w ever had!
New Year’s Eve
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.
Great gem in the neighborhood!! Always delightful drinks and specials!
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!
Our food was delicious and Carla was phenomenal! She was so attentive. Taste never disappoints me.
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.
Great food and wine. Good for those special occasions.
Taste offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (216) 932-9100.
Taste is rated 4.6 stars by 468 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.