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The Ghost Light Restaurant & Lounge, Cleveland, OH

The Ghost Light Restaurant & Lounge

3.7
3.7
197 Reviews
$30 and under
American

At the heart of every dining experience is our dedicated staff, and you, our loyal guests. We are grateful for your continued loyalty and support during this unprecedented time, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Ghost Light restaurant and lounge. We are pleased that we have been able to stay in contact with you through our social media channels. The time has come and we are excited to be opening our dining room to our loyal guests. We will reopen in accordance with state and local regulations. The health and safety of our community, our employees, and our guests remain are highest priority. Whenever you feel comfortable returning for a great meal, Ghost Light restaurant will be here for you. Thank you again for your continued loyalty. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Cleveland / Playhouse Square

  • Cross street

    12th street

  • Parking details

    $15+tax valet parking when dining in our restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

Menu

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What 197 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. RD

    RobertD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food and friendly staff!! Would definitely come back!

  2. JG

    JaniceG

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Had dinner here after the theater. Service was great and food was delicious. There were many choices on the menu. I will be back!

  3. S

    Sims

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    The food was mediocre and the service was unprepared.

  4. s

    scatteredshepherd

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    If you're looking for a good place to grab a reasonably priced meal prior to a show at Playhouse Square, this place is a great option. At 5:30 on a Friday, it wasn't busy at all. The food was good, if not exquisite. But, it's also a value compared to other options near the theatre. The atmosphere is low-key. And, while it does seem they are short-staffed currently, our server was wonderful.

  5. G

    Gemma

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2

    My boyfriend and I went for a nice dinner and both got the same meal. Soup was good, steak was really cheap and fatty and drowned in butter. I guess we were the only ones in the restaurant for a reason. We will not return. The amount we paid was not equal to what we got.

  6. S

    Saddiner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    The restaurant is in a great location. You would think it would be a great choice before the theater. The host seated us promptly and brought water. That was the best part of the experience. The bartender came for our drink order. The asked twice would we like an appetizer. I told him twice no thank you. He was so distracted. He came back to take our order for dinner. I ordered a hamburger and my daughter order a crispy chicken sandwich. About 30 min. later, a server brought over a grilled chicken sandwich with no potatoes. Just one sandwich. I explained this was not what we ordered. Confused, they took it back. 20 min later, my daughter's crispy chicken sandwich came. The bartender came over to question what was happening. No apologies or acknowledgement to us. I'm still waiting for food. 15 minutes later a server brought me a steak on mashed potatoes. I sent it back to a frustrated kitchen. 5 minutes later, the server brought me a cold dry hamburger. It was showtime, I had a few bites and asked for the check. The bartender had an attitude. I asked if he was ok. He mumbled something. We were out. $60 wasted. Please pass on this one.

  7. SZ

    SusanZ

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was wonderful. When one of my companions said her soup wasn't hot, the server very nicely returned it to the kitchen and replace it. The hostess was also lovely. That onion soup is great!

  8. TG

    TimG

    Cleveland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    It was a nice venue and close to the Playhouse square area. The food was average, but probably worth visiting as long as your expectations are reasonable.

  9. RJ

    RandallJ

    Cleveland

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Kudos to Sonya and Allie; the only two wait staff available due to multiple call-offs. They kept things moving and provided fine service!

  10. O

    Okay

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Went to ghostlight for dinner before going to the playhouse.

  11. A

    Abbie

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    Went here before seeing a show at playhouse. Had reservations. The food wasn’t great, especially for the high prices. My salmon was over cooked and my friends veggie burger was cold. After eating, we wanted to order some cheesecake. However the waitress never came back. She would attend all other tables around us. We waited 40 minutes until we gave up and went to the bar to ask for our checks. When the waitress gave us our checks back she threw them on the table. Do not recommend. I will not come back. Go to Cibreo, the food is much better and service leaps and bounds above this place.

  12. SG

    ShannonG

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was great for our 5:30 reservation prior to seeing a 7:30 performance. The salmon dinner was one of the best meals I’ve had.

  13. RA

    RobertA

    Cleveland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4

    We had tickets for the theatre and our dinner reservation was for over 2 hours before curtain up. Drinks came fine, but we placed our order for food and waited for over an hour before asking where our food was. By the time they brought it, we had to leave. They are too short staffed in the restaurant/bar with only two servers visible covering both bar, busing and serving. Food looked good, just never got the chance for it.

  14. SS

    StevenS

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    a nice option if you're going to an event at one of the theatres. Valet at the Ghost, grab a drink, app, salad or dinner and then walk over in 3 minutes. Staff was helpful and friendly.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great! The staff members were really nice and friendly. The presentation of the food was excellent and tasted even better!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4

    Had dinner here before Playhouse Square show. Reservation was 5:45 PM which should’ve been plenty of time for 7:30 PM show. I’m not sure if the kitchen lost our order or what happened, but we still didn’t have food at 6:45 PM at which point a different waitress came over and retook our orders. Finally our food came a little after 7 PM, Though two of us ordered salmon with our salads and neither salad came with the salmon. At that point it was too late to do anything about it. we had about 15 minutes to eat before we had to leave. It was a very unpleasant experience. On the bright side they comped all of our drinks. But I do not plan to return to this restaurant anytime soon.

  17. GH

    GaryH

    Cleveland

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Food was poor. Service slow and required calling waiter back for water refill. He was pleasant but overworked.

  18. NP

    NancyP

    Cleveland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We ate here prior to seeing a Broadway show at Playhouse Square. The food was very good, and the portions were large. Our server was very attentive to our needs and I was appreciative she recognized the need to leave by a certain time.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The Rueben tots were just basic frozen tots with Reuben ingredients sprinkled on top. The rock and roll ribeye was awful, it tasted like burnt meat, and no seasoning at all. Terrible and staff didn’t really seem to care.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Food was meh. Service was meh.

  21. BS

    BillSpaner

    Cleveland

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner before play. Valet park. Walk across street for play. It was perfect

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2

    First time and we won't be going back. Service was ok, never smiled however. It was Valentines weekend, every restaurant was booked I can see now why I was able to get a reservation. Everyone must have known but me not to go to the ghost light restaurant.

  23. P

    Paula

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Good food and polite service. Would recommend this restaurant. Great for a dinner before a show.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal and service!

  25. s

    scottp

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great for a pre show cocktail and meal.

  26. K

    Kristenm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Very nice! Everyone who worked there was nice, fun, and helpful.

  27. K

    Kathy

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We went here on a Tuesday, before our show. As far as I could see, only 2 employees were working the dinning room & bar. BUT - they were consistently cordial & helpful. Our order was taken & drinks & meals arrived in a timely manor. AND - Meal was good!! Never did the employees seem anxious or agitated. Always gracious & pleasant. These 2 deserve a raise!!!

  28. BC

    BarbaraC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, tables spaced apart, good service. Limited menu has a great variety.

  29. PR

    PhyllisR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was awesome! The service was great! Fast, friendly staff. Can't wait to return!

  30. j

    janinerohrer

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall4food5service2ambience5

    Stood at the hostess stand waiting to be seated for over 5 minutes. Someone came over and had no idea how to seat people. Waited to get our drinks. I think it was the bartender seating people and making drinks. Food was good. Service was lacked!

  31. TP

    ThomasP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Good meal and staff was great! We would recommend it to our friends

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Went to see Wicked.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    I had the NY strip. It was overcooked, very salty and the mashed potatoes had no flavor. My meal was not good. My wife had the chicken which she liked. The service was not that good. We had breakfast there in the morning as we stayed at the hotel and the service was terrible in the morning. One of the servers was telling at another in front of everyone for some mistakes. It was extremely unprofessional. I will never eat at this restaurant again.

  34. TE

    TomE

    Cleveland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience4

    Not enough wait staff. We were sitting at the bar eating but the bartender was waiting tables and did not have enough time to wait on people at the bar. They also were confused about the daily flatbread - they told us one thing, then changed, then served us something completely different.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    Great service, staff was very attentive and friendly.

  36. TB

    TammyB

    Cleveland

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Food was tasty and service was great. Convenient location to theater.

  37. S

    Suze

    Pittsburgh

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Excellent service, with excellent food - the salmon was cooked perfectly! Only recommendation to the restaurant would be to change the channel on the tv by the bar. I don't want politics with my dinner. Very close proximity to the theater, which was our goal, and the timing was perfect.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall2food4service1ambience4

    Let me start out by saying I have never experienced service at a restaurant like we did last night! It was almost comical and my husband and I thought we were being punked or something! We had a 6pm reservation, we get seated right away, our waiter Bradley comes over and we each order a glass of wine and two appetizers! We notice that everyone around us gets their drinks, then Bradley literally disappears for a few minutes, comes back around the corner and still no drinks! So my husband and I decide to move to the bar, because we had a show to get to! We sit at the bar and Bradley doesn’t even notice until my husband tells him we moved to the bar. Bradley kind of says sorry and gives our order to the bartender! Her explanation, “we haven’t been this busy in months so it’s hard for us to keep up!” Whhaatttt?!?!! She blamed the amount of people at the restaurant as the problem. We waited 45 minutes for our app, which the bartender kept insisting that she put it in, she didn’t put it in, she forgot! We never ended up getting our dinner! Here’s the kicker....no one ever apologized, offered to pay our bill, nothing! The guy in the suit who we assumed was the manager was saw what happened and never said anything to us!!! We weren’t the only ones having issues, we saw one table wait 10 minutes for their drinks! The guy came up to the bartender and complained, he asked to talk to a manger and the manager ignored his request! Bradley if you read this....I don’t think serving tables is the right job for you, just saying! If you have hours to spend on dinner, I would totally recommend this place, otherwise don’t waste your time!!

  39. MR

    MichaelR

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was fantastic. The service was amazing. Great location. Really great place!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The ambiance of the restaurant was typical of a hotel restaurant. The food was excellent! They do not have a kids menu featured on the menu but if you ask they will tell you. My youngest son said the grilled cheese was the best he ever had. The salmon and brussel sprouts were great as well! Because I was with kids I did not have a cocktail, but they looked amazing! It is very close to Playhouse Square making it easy to walk there. We got there at 5:00 and made it to our 6:30 show with no pronlem.

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The Ghost Light Restaurant & Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (216) 615-7500.

The Ghost Light Restaurant & Lounge is rated 3.7 stars by 197 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 1 time today
Google Map for The Ghost Light Restaurant & Lounge

1260 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, OH 44115-1837

Additional information

  • Cross street

    12th street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Cleveland / Playhouse Square

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    $15+tax valet parking when dining in our restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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