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.
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?
Interesting menu well prepared and served by an attentive, accomplished server. We enjoyed it so much we made a reservation for the following week.
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.
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.
Great service. Excellent food. Really enjoyed new menu!
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.
Dinner could not have been better. The service was excellent and the entire staff was friendly and professional.
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.
Wonderful filets and French fries. Best Caesar Salad ever. Lettuce napped perfectly.
Very competent and affable server.