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The Ghost Light Restaurant & Lounge, Cleveland, OH

The Ghost Light Restaurant & Lounge

4.3
4.3
215 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times 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

What 215 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cleveland / Akron / Canton

    Late Night Find

  • Cleveland

    Late Night Find

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  1. MD

    MDFoodie

    New England

    14 reviews

    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    We were the only guests in the restaurant for a 745 reservation and we felt like a burden. We weren’t greeted or served by kind staff. Won’t be back.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    Shrimp scampi was inedible. Strip steak was burnt. Pork was very good. Waitress was phenomenal and we loved her!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall, it was a good experience. Thought it was a little over priced for what it was. We had two drinks, an appetizer, and 2 burgers and it came out to $100.
  4. k

    kjb3

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Ate here before seeing a 9:30 show. Service was slow, our server took our order twice because he forgot if he had taken it the first time and didn't put the order in. Took over 45 min from sit down to get our food which we had ordered right away. Drinks were really small for $12+. My guest and I had a burger and a sandwich, which tasted like the same frozen chicken/burgers we used to eat in our college cafeteria. It was pretty underwhelming. I definitely had a higher expectation as a restaurant in the theatre district, but it ended up being a typical hotel restaurant, way overpriced and mediocre quality.
  5. HR

    HowardR

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Went there before a show at the State Theater. Made reservations and found that we arrived the were not very crowded. The server was attentive, the food was good and the prices were reasonable. We would definitely go back. I have rad other reviews and read how people b*tched and moaned how slow the service was. This was not the case. We ate an sat around because everything came out quickly and we had time to kill before the playhouse started. Try the place as more and more restaurants have closed downtown. This was a great option.
  6. AP

    AnneP

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Chad was the only server that night and did a fabulous job! He and Sonja did a great job of taking care of everyone!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were exceptional. We will be returning!
  8. LS

    LarryS

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    After terrible experience at a different popular Theater District restaurant, what a treat to have a thoughtful server and great food!
  9. R

    Restauranteur

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Hummus platter was very large & delicious. Nice interior and love all the windows. Dinner was good. Server was not friendly however.
  10. DH

    DarlaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. Our waiter was fantastic and the food was delicious!
  11. a

    annodboo

    Cleveland

    49 reviews

    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner chicken piccata Chad the waiter was excellent he was only server with occasional assistance from a greeter and another server who was delivering meals and cleaning up He deserves much praise for getting everything done while “ running his legs off “ and doing so with a smile on his face Menu is limited but food was excellent
  12. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Great location. Looking forward to going back!
  13. 2

    2eatornot2eat

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    While we know there is a shortage of servers...our server was excellent and handled the whole room with ease. I will definitely come back before a show again.
  14. W

    Williamh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was good and our server Jaleesa was exceptional. Overall, a very good experience.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Chad was a great server. Made the experience more enjoyable.
  16. L

    Lorrie

    Cleveland

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The meal was very good, kitchen was fast. Server Jaleesa was the best!! She even ran out of the restaurant to find me when I left my sweater at the table.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for dinner before seeing a show at Playhouse square. The food was great. We received outstanding service. Definitely will come back. Thank you.
  18. LG

    LeeG

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat before the theater. The service is fantastic. Great menu and wine selection. All things considered very recently priced
  19. RD

    RobertD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and friendly staff!! Would definitely come back!
  20. 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!
  21. S

    Sims

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The food was mediocre and the service was unprepared.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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!
  26. 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.
  27. 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!
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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!
  34. 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.
  35. GH

    GaryH

    Cleveland

    18 reviews

    2.0

    18 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was meh. Service was meh.
  39. BS

    BillSpaner

    Cleveland

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner before play. Valet park. Walk across street for play. It was perfect
  40. 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.

FAQs

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 4.3 stars by 215 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times 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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