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About Washington Place
In Cleveland, Washington Place Bistro & Inn is tucked in the heart of little Italy inside a converted brownstone. The bistro features classic and modern American food with locally sourced meats and cheeses. Washington Place is open daily for bunch through dinner with nightly drink specials.
Some of the menu items at Washington Place are classic favorites like fresh cut fries, Caesar salad, and the simple hamburger. More adventurous guests will be delighted with the pan seared veal medallions in a tarragon hollandaise, mac and cheese made with Mackenzie goat cheese, aged parmesan and manchego or the Chilean seabass in a veal demi-glace.
Cleveland, OH 44106
Contemporary American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 4pm - 9pm
Friday 4pm - 10pm
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Saturday 2pm - 10pm
Sunday 2pm - 10pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary valet in our lot, or street parking all around the restaurant.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Washington Place Ratings and Reviews
Our group of six had dinner before an event in University Circle. We sat on the lovely patio on a cool late-summer evening. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable, our food was delicious. It's just what we expect at this lovely location. We were particularly pleased with the local ingredients - the caprese salad used local cherry tomatoes for a nice twist. Several people ordered entrees - salmon being the big hit. Others ordered a couple of starters, and all choices came at the same time so we could eat and laugh together through the evening. Our server kept an eye on the clock for us, so we enjoyed this delightful restaurant and made it to our event with time to spare.
Strange how a single experience can change one's perception. By coincidence we had dined at Washington Place one week earlier and had a great experience. I gave the restaurant 5 stars in all dimensions. What was different this time? My date and I had shared a tomato salad our first time there. It was delicious and had been split in the kitchen, sparing us the messy task. On our second visit, we asked to share the same salad but it came all on one plate. When I asked the server if it could be divided in the kitchen she told me, "We don't do that here." When I noted it had been done for us the previous week, the response was "I'm sorry." As she retreated, I asked what she was sorry for? Having given us what we wanted on our prior visit or refusing this relatively simple service this time?
We were a party of nine and arrived on time for a Sunday brunch. We were put in a side room which was pleasantly quiet, but after the other party in the room left shortly after our arrival, the place just felt deserted. And deserted by the wait staff as well. It took forever to get our drinks, then our appetizers, and then the meal. The waitress apologized, but that really didn't cover it. The food itself was way too rich. Everything seemed to have a cheese sauce, even the French fries. I had the pot roast hash. The meat itself was shredded and mixed with a gloppy mixture of onion and potato (I think). There were 3 or 4 of us who ordered this, and everyone was unhappy. One of us ordered a salad which he said was good. The waffle and chicken dish looked disgusting. Even the eggs Benedict were unsatisfactory according to those who ordered them. To try to make up for the bad service, the waitress brought 3 dishes of some incredibly fattening dessert with ice cream scoops. Sorry, this is someplace I won't go back to.
When visiting friends in Cleveland each August, we take them to Washington Place Inn and Bistro for their anniversary. Year upon year the food is extraordinary and the service attentive and professional. We ask for Matthew each year in the hope that he's still working at the bistro. If you're visiting Cleveland and looking for a dining experience to remember, you won't be disappointed with the Washington Place Inn and Bistro.
The service was excellent as well as our food selections. the Ahi Poke stack appetizer and the beet salad were a great start to the Salmon Oscar and the CAB New York Strip. Wine
selection went very well with both courses. Noise level depends on table location. Tables on were quite close together which took away from the ambiance somewhat.
Unlike previous experience here, the service was a bit intrusive. Surprising since I've always had extremely professional, European style service but this was a server I'd never seen before.
Food is normally top-knotch, but the salmon this time was way overdone - actually crispy and dry!
We really enjoyed our dinner and the entire experience. All four of us cleaned our plates--everything was delicious. Our waiter was pleasant and attentive. The patio is quiet and a lovely place to dine on a beautiful summer evening. This is the best place to dine if you want to avoid the bustle of the Murray Hill, but still want the flavor or of Little Italy.
We enjoyed impeccable service, friendly but not obstrusive, fantastic food and a satisfying cabernet in elegant surroundings. The braised beef appetizer with wild mushroom pierogies and horseradish creme fraiche was outstanding. We could linger over the courses deep in conversation, unrushed but very graciously hosted. Wine list had great choices without being encyclopedic. The young lady who served us made a GREAT bourbon recommendation and was very accurate in describing dishes to help us order. She neatly packaged leftovers and left us feeling very spoiled indeed. The whole evening was a delight. We will definitely be back.
The tomatoe salad was very good...like a caprese but different. Caesar salad was fine, nothing special. Trout with risotto was excellent. Husbands Sea Bass was top notch also. Down side was the tables for 2 were soooo close to the next diners. Noise travels from one room to another if there is a group. So it's hard to hear each other but not other diners! Odd!
Server was very pleasant and she did offer us excellent recommendations.
Being there before, I thought it would be a perfect place for my husbands Father's Day dinner. I was right. The patio was quiet and quaint with that Georgetown feel.Our waiter was Jeff, who helped to make the afternoon fun with his banter and attention to detail and prompt service. Our meals were great, steak and salmon, cooked to perfection with fabulous mushrooms on the side. We would highly recommend this as a go to place and are planning an overnight for our anniversary. Bernadette and Dan Dettorre
Love the brunch at Washington Place. We have tried several of their menu options, and have always been pleased. The shrimp and cheese grits were among the best I have had in the area. My wife's beet salad with salmon was outstanding. Service is always attentive and friendly, without being the least bit imposing.
Food and service were not up to the level of past visits. While two of us had good meals, the meals for the other two were over cooked. While servers were friendly, the service was very, very slow. Hope this visit was just a fluke as we have had great experiences with Washington Place in the past.
We love eating on the patio there. I ordered the beet salad because I love beets but was disappointed that there were so few of them. Salad was just ok...nothing special about it.
Everyone else ordered the burger....is was ok...nothing special about it either. I love my bread and have to say I was very disappointed in the offering.
Would I go back? Definitely! Love the location and the ambience but not for the food.
My husband and I had brunch here last Saturday before doing the Little Italy Art Walk. I had been here previously but he had not. It was the perfect quiet spot for a romantic meal together in a beautiful setting away from crowds and our usually busy schedules. The service was excellent but not intrusive, the food was very good and the music pleasant but not too loud! We will definitely return a couple of times before the summer ends!
We had been here before, and returned for our 30th anniversary. My husband had remembered how much he enjoyed the Pot Roast, and wanted to return. He had it again, and it was great, as before. I had the small filet...which came with nothing, just a small filet on a large plate. Very good if a bit chewy. The service was super and attentive. I was a bit disappointed in my drink, which was quite diluted. But they brought me another, so all was good. As it was our anniversary, they brought us their wonderful bread pudding for dessert. Yum! All good!
I love this restaurant. Food is always delicious and service is attentive. However, this last visit we were seated on the back porch area next to the LOUDEST group of diners I've ever encountered. The tables were set too close together and we might as well have been sitting with them! We were shouting at each other to be heard over the din. We should have asked to be moved but didn't want to cause a scene...would have been nice if the server had noticed (you really couldn't miss the volume) and helped us move quietly to another table.
I have eaten here many times and maybe this was just a bad night. We had cold pot roast that we retuned, an undercooked and never seasoned filet and overall everyone at the table went away unsatisfied. Seemed really off. Npt sure we will give it another try.
We liked everything about this place, EXCEPT of the FOOD which was at best mediocre in some of the dishes (Pirogies, Ahi tuna stack, Vegetarian Wellington) and at worst inedible in others (Chicken dish). The highlights of the evening were Yummy cocktails and sangria and very cozy ambiance.
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