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Permanently Closed - The Willeyville - Permanently Closed

4.3
235 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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About

This restaurant is permanently closed.

The Willeyville is a Cleveland restaurant that offers seasonal American comfort food, made from scratch on the premises. There is also a full bar that serves creative drinks that push the envelope for a fun happy hour or an interesting pairing with your meal. Enjoy the social atmosphere at The Willeyville or order the catering service for private events.

The menu at The Willeyville includes lunch and dinner options such as certified Angus steaks, noodle dishes like ramen and pad thai, vegetarian dishes like truffle tater tots and spicy kung pao Brussels sprouts with kimchi. Munchies like popcorn with a dill dust and truffle oil are a favorite at The Willeyville.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm -11:00pm
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Phone number
(216) 862-6422
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chris Di Lisi
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Front Avenue
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on October 20, 2016

The lettuce wrap and spinach dip were delicious and the service was great, but the salmon tacos were subpar. The tortillas were extremely soggy I couldn't even pick up the taco without it falling apart.

Overall the apps were great but my entree was a struggle.

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5.0Dined on October 8, 2016

First time here and I really liked it. They delivered on the whole almost everything is made in house concept. Especially enjoyed my Fashionably Late cocktail with the rhubarb bitters.

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3.0Dined on October 7, 2016

Went on Friday for lunch. They had no meat for hamburgers and no weiners as they ran out from the night before. We had the pulled pork sandwiches. Barely any pork on the sandwiches. The fries were good. We were the only people there for lunch. Likely not to go back.

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2016

This restaurant was perfect for a wall birthday dinner! Great location, great service.. Will definitely be back soon!

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3.0Dined on September 10, 2016

Third time trying this place. Ordered meatball appetizer. Arrived cold. Told the server and he asked if we wanted them heated up. Of course, we'd expect hot food.

Ordered Carbonara. Too salty to eat. Other person with us ordered fish / shrimp tacos. Not good. No flavor. No spices. Disappointment.

Ordered salted pickled vegetables for appetizer as well. Not really sure what that was about. Didn't make sense.

Won't go back. Three strikes...

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2016

Food and service were outstanding, the chicken meatballs were amazing. The only criticism we had was the marinara sauce might've been slightly high on the salty side but still very tasty

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4.0Dined on August 27, 2016

Service was great. The poutine was our favorite and that's coming from a Canadian! The truffled tots were also amazing!

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2016

The food was good and the atmosphere was great for a date night. However, what stood out was the excellent service from every single staff member there!

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4.0Dined on August 13, 2016

Great food and service!

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2.0Dined on August 12, 2016

I thought that the food was okay, nothing to different. Also it was not good. I got the burger and it tasted like a wet soggy burger. No flavor, not texture, and it tasted like chewed up meat loaf. Not impressed. I had a great glass of
White Chardoney. Won't be going back. Menu was limited.

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4.0Dined on August 6, 2016

Our server was EXCELLENT. The food was very good, servings decent sized. The noise level , however, was extremely high and, also, we were seated right next to the kitchen window and it got extremely hot... Almost had to step out into the summer night to cool off.

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2016

This is a nice place for a sandwich or salad. Very limited menu. Everything was prepared fresh. Four of us visited for the first time...to celebrate one of the party's birthday. Three of us had the smoked chicken/bacon with avocado mayo and nicely toasted tasty bread. One of us had the mushroom burger and all of us said our sandwiches were very good...served with your choice of side...we all chose chargrilled asparagus. The menu choices were definitely different than any other restaurant I've been to but, again, the choices were quite limited.

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3.0Dined on July 30, 2016

First time trying with friends from out of town, wanted to go somewhere new on east bank flats. Lots of positive reviews so we were excited to try. It was a Saturday evening and with our reservation we were able to sit down promptly. Service was average, long waits between table visits, some due to us not knowing what we wanted, was fine as we were a group of friends catching up. We ordered the calamari appetizer and it seemed like there was more cauliflower and other veggies than calamari, sauce was very tasty just small serving. Cocktails we ordered were different the server was unable to describe some of the ingredients in the drinks which left us with sending 2 drinks back opting for beer and wine. Entrees were fine I would say overpriced. The manager brought a sample platter for desert which was nice and apologized about the delay we experienced.

Overall- good location, good ambiance, better places to eat for the money, and service could be improved may have been an off night.

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2016

Our third visit and it never disappoints. It was a more relaxed, quieter environment than some over the other restaurants in the area if that is appealing.

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3.0Dined on July 20, 2016

Good selection poor. No hamburger meat. Only mushroom infused meat.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2016

our waitress was wonderful! you need additional ladies room availability!!!!!!!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2016

Food was great! Enjoyed eating on the patio. We got a variety. Hamburger, shrimp and avocado burritos, pulled pork sliders and a Cesar salad. We also got a few different drinks, Moscow mule, dark and stormy, and a few beers. Waitress ad hostess were friendly. We will return !

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2016

An eclectic menu, reasonable prices, and very filling portions.

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4.0Dined on July 2, 2016

The server gave misinformation about a special, stating peppers rather than tomatoes. Not a big deal to most, but really disappointing for my husband, who hates tomatoes .

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2016

went to celebrate our wedding anniversary and could not have had a better experience.

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4.0Dined on June 20, 2016

The food was good. I would have liked to get something more with my lunch though. I got the salmon burger and it looked lonely sitting on my large plate by itself. Even just adding some chips or the ever present pickle on the side instead of on top would have made it look like I was getting more. Or use a smaller plate!

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2016

We ordered the hamburger that is made with meat and mushroom and it was awesome.

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2016

The food was subpar and was not worth the price. Highly disappointed in our meals. The wait staff was friendly.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2016

This place is a gem. Every time I've been here it's been excellent.

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2016

It seemed like the chef went out of his way to combine the weirdest ingredients, some of which were not edible. Also, found several dishes oversalted.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2016

Focus on fresh, local ingredients. A great wine list with good variety. Cocktails were unique and delicious. Food was top-notch! Great combinations of flavor and freshness. We'll definitely visit again.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2016

We started with great impressions of the whiskey, bourbon, wine, and beer offerings and the knowledgeable and friendly staff. Appetizers of chicken meatballs and humus concoction with peta were exceptionally tasty. Our party of three shared each other's flank steak, chicken, and meatloaf entrees and could not decide which was best, they were all that good. Just super food and service. Proud that it is a Cleveland Independent too.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2016

what a treat this was, first time there and it was well worth it. parking was right next door and food was excellent. just the right size place and very modern ambiance.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2016

Very good server and food was amazing!

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2016

we will return for the food and casual ambiance. you can wear jeans or whatever you
please. nice and friendly feeling. the night we were there, a thursday in the rain,
the restaurant only had one other table, so we can't rate the noise level.

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2016

Food was good. Abit disappointed in the hamburger. It appeared to be a frozen patty and as not juicy.

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2016

Average everything. Nothing that would draw me back plus the cost of parking.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2016

One of my favorite restaurants in Cleveland. Great food, cocktails and service and I've never had a bad meal here. It's often overlooked and you can always get a table here but don't pass it by!! I'm a big foodie and have eaten at most, if not all the top rated restaurants in Cleveland and I think this is one of the best!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2016

Great poutine prelude for an appetizer to split! Service was friendly, but the only weird thing was that she took out entree orders when the appetizer came out. We were happy that it ended up being an extended dinner but if you don't like that it could be a bad thing for you. Personally I'll be going again!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2016

This is a fun place with innovative food that is excellent and great service. The drinks are also very good.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2016

Our dinner the other night was good but was overpriced for what we ordered but their lunch menu is much more reasonable.

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1.0Dined on February 13, 2016

Below average food and poor service

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3.0Dined on February 6, 2016

We have been here a few previous times and had better experiences. Table was fine but food was very slow coming out of kitchen. Hanger steak was ok, mine was undercooked . Medium is not red . Waitress apologetic but no explanation for longer wait.

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3.0Dined on January 29, 2016

Atmosphere was fantastic! Food was really salty though. And for the price, entrées were not that great.

Awesome place for apps and drinks! Not dinner

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4.0Dined on January 23, 2016

vibrant place that I have gone to a few times. Very friendly and a great service. Only one negative I have to say is that they have items on the menu that were not available at 8pm.

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