Lola Bistro was founded by American Iron Chef, Michael Symon. The bistro has an elegant, simple decor with low-hanging lights. Those with elegant touches complement the menu, which includes appetizers like the pear and apple salad and the crispy pig ear. Entrees on the menu include sqaub with foie gras, sweet potato, chestnut, and cherries, as well as the rib eye steak served in red wine with baby carrots, cipollini onions, and bone marrow. Vegetarians would be advised to steer clear. Lola also has an extensive wine list, with over 400 wines and “wine managers” to help customers navigate the selection.
When you are low on cash, but still want to experience great entertainment, look no further than The Happy Dog. When you visit this venue, you'll notice that it's a small space and has an unpretentious atmosphere. The Happy Dog hosts excellent live music performances, serves delicious hot dogs, and attracts an extremely eclectic crowd. Their drinks menu is quite impressive as well and serves a slew of crafty cocktails, chilled beers, and potent libations.
Midwestern foodies often mourn the lack of variation in restaurant menus with the change of seasons. They won't be disappointed at Chef Rocco Whalen's Fahrenheit, which has a seasonal menu that incorporates the best meat, fruits, veggies and spices available each season. Patrons are assured of fresh and sumptuous fare. Pizzas, pasta, salads, steak and seafood form the staple menu. The martini bar at Fahrenheit is refreshingly innovative. Private dining space for a party of fifty can be arranged.
Pat’s in the Flats is located in the industrial area and entertainment hot-spot called the Flats. Lovers of Punk and Alternative Rock music can drop in at this bar for a drink and to listen to the local and amateur bands performing here. The decor is minimal and simplistic, as the bar pays more attention to music than ambiance. Breakfasts at Pat's are quite busy owing to the fine fare that the bar serves. Note: They accept cash payments only.
Nano Brew is a popular brewpub among locals and visitors in Cleveland. It offers over 24 craft beers, including their award-winning in-house brew as well as those from regional breweries. Enjoy a chilled draft indoors or out in their lovely beer garden. While you're here, you can also enjoy delicious schnitzels, sandwiches, burgers, salads and fries.
Hidden away in Ohio City, Touch Supper Club offers both an upscale dining experience and a dance club. One section of the restaurant is for dining and another for dancing. The entertainment usually features DJs spinning a variety of music from salsa to '80s, to indie and alternative. The menu is upscale American, generally simple in concept but with unique touches. Touch also offers staples like a Touch Burger with secret sauce, or mac and cheese with fancy cheese, ham, and peas. Vegetarian options include a vegan roots dish or mushroom pizza.
For more than a decade since its inception, Sans Souci restaurant has been serving delicious Mediterranean cuisine. Located within the famous Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, it is not only well known among hotel guests but others as well. The simple but pleasing ambiance beckons you where you can have a peaceful dinner. It offers a wide range of Mediterranean cuisine in fish, chicken and also vegetarian. The Angel Hair Pasta, Pan Roast Atlantic Salmon and the Lamb Duo top the menulist. Regulars swear by their Greek and Caesar salads. All in all it is an excellent restaurant that has an extensive menu.The bar here stocks a wide range of wine. An ideal place for a quiet and satisfying dinner. Call ahead for reservations and check the website for more details.
Tucked away within the Horseshoe Casino you will find one of famed chef Michael Symon's culinary enterprises. The B Spot is known for its succulent gourmet burgers, signature rosemary fries and luscious shakes. Apart from the classic Cheeseburger, the menu offers a host of delectable options like the Lola with a sunny side up egg, bacon, pickled red onions and cheddar cheese, and the Gobbler with siracha mayo, swiss cheese and avocado. Bologna, bratwurst and chicken sandwiches are also available for those craving something other than the usual beef patty, and the beer selection offers a variety of craft and bottled beers.
House of Blues Cleveland plays host to live music concerts. It has reserved as well as balcony seats and a few tables for cocktails. The cuisine is southern inspired with dishes like Po'boys and Jambalaya being popular favorites.
Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse offers a menu with a Cleveland sports flair, like a steak Kosar after the famous Browns' quarterback (but look out for ineffective current coaches!). Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse is an upscale, straightforward, award-winning steak-and-seafood restaurant. Several salads, appetizers, and sides are vegetarian-friendly, but entrées are almost entirely weighted towards different seafood or steaks, such as The Garlic Steak, or Cold Water Lobster Tail. Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse also has a happy hour with specialty martinis every weekday from 4:30-6:30p, and the steakhouse also hosts an extensive wine list. - Marjorie Jensen
Another jewel from Morton's The Steakhouse brand, the one at Cleveland certainly lives up to its name. Situated in a prime location, this steakhouse is one of the best in the country. Grilled Ribeye Steak, New York Strip Steak, Double cut Filet Mignon are just some of its signature steaks. There is also a lot of variety in sandwiches, grilled dishes and burgers. For those who like salads, Morton's has a range of salads such as Grilled Salmon Salad, Classic Chicken Caesar Salad and much more. Desserts like cheesecake, creme brulee are simply divine. There is also a good collection of wine that goes well with steaks. Do stop by for some sumptuous steaks! Check the website for bar hours.