Taste

4.5
437 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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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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4.3
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JamesY
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
1 review
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.

TJ
vipTJ23
Cleveland
57 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

TJ
vipTJ23
Cleveland
57 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
38 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
5 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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vipSenSoph
Cleveland
38 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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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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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
33 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
10 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
10 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
57 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

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vipMarcP
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service.

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Kandi
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is superior, the service is even better!!

JM
vipJulieM
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. It was a bit loud when we first sat down but as the diners vegan to clear, it was better.

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GenesdiningGems
Cleveland
43 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

As always.. food was good; excellent wine selection and good service.

TJ
vipTJ23
Cleveland
57 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Taste was pretty good got the most part! I had eggplant and my husband had seafood paella and it was just ok. Scallops were fresh but clams and other seafood not fresh tasting. My friends had scallop special and liked it very much. Sat at chef table but chef didn’t really interact very much.

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AlanL
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never been displeased in any way at Taste. Really good.

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vipElvisrunner
Cleveland
25 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Taste consistently produces delicious, fresh, well-prepared food, competent service and a great atmosphere.

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vipMicheleK
Cleveland
38 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We have been to Taste a few times and have generally enjoyed the experience.
Being Opentable members , we had earned our next $10 Dining perk, we applied our certificate to our reservation as required from Opentable. Taste would not apply the $10 to our bill, they stated that they do not participate with that offer, it isn’t a policy that they follow and pretty much argued the point as if it was our fault. Miserable night !

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was late coming out and couple next to us were loud and kept using the f word

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Always love the food, service a little chaotic but in fairness, it was Valentines Day. Once the hostess realized we needed to make the theater, several servers assisted to make sure we were served and out in time.

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vipVirginiaC
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I booked this restaurant so I could use my opentable reward card but when the waiter would not accept the reward card. So now I have redeemed my points and cannot use the card for $25. Would never go back.

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vipFrequentFlier
Cleveland
92 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed the Beet and Caesar salads. The Crab stuffed Salmon and the Chicken Florentine were excellent as were the Chocolate cake and Lemon cheesecake. Our server was attentive and we had an enjoyable pre show dining experience.

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EricaR
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, and conveniently located close to Dobama Theatre where we went to a show.

FAQs

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

Taste is rated 4.5 stars by 437 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.