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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in Cleveland

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Updated April 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants in Cleveland? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Johnny's Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (782)
$50 and over
Italian
Cleveland West
About the restaurant

The original Johnny's serving fine Northern Italian Cusine. Opening in the 1920’s as Louise’s Garden, a restaurant that would flourish into the most reputable dining establishment in Cleveland. Renamed Johnny’s Bar in 1952, this neighborhood eatery located on Fulton Road serves authentic Italian food in an inviting atmosphere with private dining and patio dining available weather permitting.

Top review
SheilaE
Dined on Apr 13, 2024
As always, had a hard time deciding from menu items. We loved our choices. And as always, service was professional and well paced. The only negative was the place was packed (a Friday night, so not unexpected) and therefore noisy. But we were able to sit next to each other on a banquette, which put us on the periphery of the noise and was very comfortable for the entire dining time. We were there about 2 hours and it was lovely.
A photo of Crush - Sandusky restaurant
4.8
4.8 (647)
$31 to $50
American
Sandusky
About the restaurant
CRUSH is a full service restaurant focused on providing high quality food in an inviting and comfortable setting, with friendly and attentive service.
The bar menu offer wines by the glass, wine flights, an extensive wine bottle list, spirits & brews. An eclectic dinner menu features small plates, entrees such as fresh pastas, grilled super thin crust pizzas, steaks, chops and daily features, as well as sushi.
Centrally located in Downtown Sandusky a block from the water.
For reservations of parties larger than 6, or if you are unable to find a time that suits your desired time, please call us directly 419-502-9463 and we will do our best to accommodate you. Reservations are for tables only: the bar and the patio are first come, first seated. Reservations are for indoor dining... the Patio & Wine Garden are first come-first served. Reservations will be held for 15 minutes, after which your table will not be held or guaranteed. If running late please contact us directly.

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JohnP
Dined on Apr 13, 2024
It was our first time there, and can't wait to go back!
A photo of The Capital Grille – Cleveland – Lyndhurst restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2396)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Lyndhurst
About the restaurant
Make it a day to remember. From birthdays and anniversaries to professional milestones, we aim to make every gathering special at The Capital Grille. Open seven days a week, The Capital Grille is best known for our expertly prepared steaks, which are dry aged in house for 18 to 24 days and then hand-cut by our restaurant's on-premise butcher. The Capital Grille's wine list features more than 350 selections, and its floor-to-ceiling wine kiosk regularly houses 3,500 - 5,000 bottles. Reservations are recommended but not required. For more information, please visit our website. We look forward to delighting you.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 7 days ago
Looks like they more servers, because when a group of 8 showed up, the service level went down.
A photo of Turn Bar + Kitchen at The Ritz-Carlton Cleveland restaurant
4.8
4.8 (255)
$31 to $50
American
Downtown Cleveland
About the restaurant
A nod to the spirit and legacy of Cleveland’s steel-working industry, TURN Bar and Kitchen adapts to the palates and moods of diners throughout the day. In the morning, the locally sourced menu focuses on hearty, healthy dishes. Lunch at TURN attracts a mix of locals and guests with its signature dishes. As the working day winds down, a steam whistle signals the start of off the clock, featuring light fare and strong spirits. Dinner offers modern American plates and delectable desserts. TURN Bar and Kitchen has limited seating times and service with social distancing.

Savor your meal in secluded luxury in our Event Design Center, a Private Dining space with seating for 10. For additional information and pricing, please connect with the restaurant team directly at 216-902-5255.

We look forward to serving you soon.

Top review
MunsterPJvip
Dined 4 days ago
Service was outstanding and the food was excellent.
A photo of Morton's The Steakhouse - Cleveland restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2243)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Downtown Cleveland
About the restaurant
Morton's The Steakhouse, the nation's premier steakhouse group, specializes in classic, hearty fare, serving generous portions of USDA prime aged beef, as well as fresh fish, lobster and chicken entrees. The menu features a variety of favorite cuts, including a 24 ounce porterhouse, which is the house specialty; a 16 ounce New York Strip and a 12 ounce double cut filet.
Top review
CharlesRvip
Dined 6 days ago
Fabulous meal and even better service from the entire team! Blows Marble Room away! We will be back soon.
A photo of Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse - Beachwood restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1345)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Beachwood
About the restaurant
Beachwood Ohio’s most popular fine dining restaurant, the Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse is an award-winning prime steakhouse specializing in aged USDA prime steaks. Located on Chagrin Blvd at I-271 next to the Hilton-Home 2 and Hotel Indigo and 5 minutes from Beachwood Place, Legacy Village and Pinecrest Shopping Center. The restaurant offers a chef-inspired menu featuring variations of its legendary aged prime steaks, daily chef’s fresh fish features and great seafood. Award-winning menus, the extensive wine list and impeccable service are why Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse remains at the very top of the restaurant list for intimate dinners, special occasions, business meetings, corporate events and large receptions. Private dining and event rooms available. Complimentary valet parking offered.
Top review
AmyW
Dined 2 days ago
The food was out standing, my husband had the bone in aged rib eye and I had the scallops, the sauce on mine was so good. Christopher was an excellent server. We aren't from the area but if I'm traveling to a town that has Hyde Park steakhouse we would definitely return.
A photo of RED The Steakhouse - Pinecrest restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1456)
$50 and over
Steak
Beachwood
About the restaurant
Exceptional cuisine. Uncompromised service. Exquisite ambiance. RED, the Steakhouse Pinecrest.

Located in the new mixed-use district of Pinecrest, we invite you to experience - first-hand - what makes RED the national award-winning restaurant and “best steakhouse”.

Please call (after 2pm) to make reservations for parties over 5 guests, for parties over 10 please contact Private Dining. For Parties over 5 we require a credit card to hold the reservation. Fee of $25 per person charged in cases of No-Show or cancellation with less than 24hrs notice.

Top review
MatthewBvip
Dined 2 days ago
Food and Service were phenomenal! Decor was ultra modern and bright. Chairs were not the most comfortable. Would definitely come back just might try sitting in a booth.
A photo of The Melting Pot - Lyndhurst restaurant
4.5
4.5 (2159)
$50 and over
Fondue
Lyndhurst
About the restaurant
The Melting Pot Lyndhurst is a modern, romantic, interactive, upscale, casual & fun fondue restaurant. From an intimate dinner for 2, to a girl’s night out, to a banquet of 100, The Melting Pot Lyndhurst is a place to escape the day to day & relax! Our beautifully appointed dining rooms, superior service, Wine Spectator award winning wine list, luscious and creamy cheese fondues, crisp seasonal salads, succulent entrees including steak, lobster, chicken, shrimp, vegan & vegetarian meals plus our decadent chocolate fondue desserts make for a perfect dinning experience in casual elegance! Winner of Smart Business Magazine's 2007 World Class Service Award for the Great Escape, the 2005 Silver Spoon award for best new restaurant & winner of Wine Spectator's 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008 Best wine list!
Top review
MLB12
Dined on Apr 12, 2024
All was great. Only disappointment was that I notified restaurant ahead of time that we were coming to celebrate a birthday. The hostess even said something when we arrived. Nothing was communicated to our server. Thought it should have been communicated by the hostess to the server as a surprise. I said something as we finished our meal.
A photo of Punch Bowl Social - Cleveland restaurant
4.1
4.1 (52)
$30 and under
American
Downtown Cleveland
About the restaurant
Punch Bowl Social, Proud Hosts of the Unexpected, brings people together for one-of-a-kind food, fun, first-rate hospitality, and entertainment. Scratch kitchens, craft cocktails, social gaming, DJs, and live music in eclectic and creatively designed spaces provide the perfect setting for exceptional experiences. Whether you’re looking to have a fabulous night out with friends or want to host an unforgettable event, Punch Bowl Social has got it covered.
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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Mar 16, 2024
We had a lot of fun and great service! We had a party of 12 and we were very well taken care of.
A photo of The Burnham Restaurant restaurant
3.5
3.5 (368)
$31 to $50
American
Downtown Cleveland
About the restaurant
The Burnham Restaurant is your bridge to our community designed in the spirit of Daniel Burnham. In the heart of downtown Cleveland, we feature sustainable conscious cuisine steeped in our Mid-West traditions. Craft your own personal connection to our vibrant community with us.


Top review
Phil
Dined on Mar 22, 2024
Our receptionist, Kimberly is very helpful! Our wait-person, Kevin, was polite and gave us very good recommendations on the menu items!
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