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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.

2203 Cornell Rd
Cleveland, OH 44106
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Murray Hill

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(216) 791-6500

Website:
http://washingtonplacelittleitaly.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet in our lot, or street parking all around the restaurant.

Additional:
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

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (1535)
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Romantic (1019)
Great for Outdoor Dining (907)
Good for Groups (549)
Notable Wine List (445)
Great for Brunch (376)
Great for Lunch (361)
Hot Spot (299)
Scenic View (251)
Vibrant Bar Scene (213)
Late-night Find (99)
Kid-friendly (51)
Good for a Date (3)
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Quiet Conversation (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 13, 2016

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 3, 2016

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?

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 27, 2016

Interesting menu well prepared and served by an attentive, accomplished server. We enjoyed it so much we made a reservation for the following week.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2016

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.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 14, 2016

Very nice menu priced appropriately with excellent cocktail and good wine list. Ex ellent service, good ambiance. One dish ( veal) was slightly undercoomex and a bit tough. All other dishes were excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 12, 2016

Great service. Excellent food. Really enjoyed new menu!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 8, 2016

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on August 1, 2016

Dinner could not have been better. The service was excellent and the entire staff was friendly and professional.

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 31, 2016

We had a party of 7 and were able to sit outside. It was wonderful!! The food and service was very good. We definitely be going back to WP.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Wonderful filets and French fries. Best Caesar Salad ever. Lettuce napped perfectly.
Very competent and affable server.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 29, 2016

Great experience, excellent service, outdoor patio is perfect. Food was good.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 28, 2016

We sat outside lovely ambience, quiet, nice menu
choices. Salmon was delicious !

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 24, 2016

Food was good not outstanding on a quiet Sunday. The server Matthew enhanced the experience with his knowledge of the food and recommendations. Would go again to try other menu options.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 24, 2016

Our waiter was terrific. I had steak and eggs. Steak was tough, potatoes hard and slightly warm. No presentation as far as the plate went. I think for the money it needed a bit of fruit, The monkey bread had no taste. The syrup on it perked it up.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 15, 2016

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 13, 2016

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!

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 9, 2016

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.
Terrific evening!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 9, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 8, 2016

The food and service were fabulous! A bit expensive, but worth every penny!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 6, 2016

Excellent special daily menu

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 3, 2016

Great patio, delicious cocktails & apps, fabulous dinner! Staff very attentive...
Our go to place!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 29, 2016

Bargain price for very good salad, main dishes and wine

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 27, 2016

The food was excellent and we were given fast and efficient service! Definitely would go back!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Naples)·Dined on June 25, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 25, 2016

We were expecting a higher level of food quality. The prices were a bit high for what we received. We were disappointed.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 24, 2016

Such a lovely location, and excellent food matched by superb service. I would go there for every meal if I could afford it!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 21, 2016

The shrimp & grits and the pot roast were excellent along with the beet salad. The Presti,s donut bread pudding was delicious and the service was excellent, as well.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 19, 2016

We love eating at Washington Place! The food is consistently delicious and the service is terrific.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 19, 2016

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 19, 2016

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 19, 2016

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.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 16, 2016

Three of us recently enjoyed a wonderful meal at Washington Place. We sat on the outdoor patio on a beautiful Cleveland evening. The three dishes we ordered were fantastic, as was the wine. Highly recommended!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 11, 2016

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on June 4, 2016

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 31, 2016

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 21, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 21, 2016

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.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 20, 2016

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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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 15, 2016

Visiting medical school daughter

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on May 14, 2016

Food was delicious. So good. Will definitely try to go back while in CLE.

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