The Best Cleveland Restaurants

Located in the Warehouse District, Pier W serves five-star dining and fresh seafood in an intriguing natural environment. It is a lakeside restaurant that attracts many locals and travelers.

The restaurant was founded in 1965. It offers a 165-seat restaurant with elegant natural finishes and a 50-seat bar and cocktail lounge.


When it comes to a romantic date, nothing beats an evening out by the water. Add in a delicious meal and you have the recipe for the perfect night out.

In a city that boasts a stunning lake, skyline and cliff, you can’t help but have restaurants that take advantage of this gorgeous backdrop. Pier W is one of those restaurants, specializing in fresh seafood dishes and winning awards for its food and ambiance.

The restaurant, designed to resemble the hull of a ship, has been impressing out-of-towners and locals alike since its opening in 1965. The restaurant’s location, menu and General Manager Mark Kawada’s welcoming hospitality have earned it a reputation as one of the city’s best. Out-of-towners are particularly impressed with the stunning panoramic view of Cleveland, which can be seen while enjoying an outstanding dinner and brunch. The menu includes many seafood dishes as well as prime meats. The restaurant also has a wine cellar that is stocked with some of the finest wines from all over the world.

Prime Meat

After a few challenging years, full-service restaurant dining is back in a big way in Cleveland. Opulent new spots like Jaja, Bartleby, Tutto Carne, and the Last Page offer diners a dazzling array of high-quality, intensely flavored, exceptional dishes to feast on.

Tucked into a turn-of-the-century bank lobby, Marble Room offers a stunning vista of soaring ceilings, massive pillars, and a grand staircase. And its menu—featuring caviar, seafood towers, a butcher shop’s worth of steaks and chops, and more—is just as grand.

Pier W’s intriguing design —inspired by the hull of a cruise ship—and fabulous fresh seafood menu have earned it the title of “Cleveland’s premier five-star destination for fine dining since 1965.” This lakeside spot has also racked up accolades including the 2022 Diners’ Choice Award from OpenTable and the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for more than 15 years.

Sunday Brunch

If you’re looking for a big brunch with a little bit of a twist try this Cleveland restaurant that serves a variety of items including deviled eggs and their own version of a Bloody Mary. They also have a great selection of wine and beer.

This upscale restaurant has a beautiful view of Lake Erie and is located near the West Side Market. It is a very popular place, so it is important to make reservations in advance. It is the perfect spot for a special occasion.

This trendy restaurant in Ohio City serves up some of the best French food in the city. They have a large brunch menu and offer many different drinks including Champagne. They also serve a wide variety of sandwiches and crepes. They even have a Kielbasa Hash and a Pierogi Benedict for our locals! Their ambiance is very romantic and they have live music. The only downside is that it is a bit pricey but the food is worth it.

Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence

We’re thrilled to share that these restaurants have earned the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, our highest honor that recognizes world-class wine lists. This accolade is reserved for restaurants whose lists display immense depth and breadth across regions, producers and vintages – and that offer exceptional value.

This upscale, James Beard-nominated eatery earns its first award for its thoughtful and sophisticated wine list that pairs well with the restaurant’s elevated and modern Italian cuisine. It’s a first-year win for this contemporary American eatery, which is known for its seafood and steak dishes, and has a deep list with selections from Italy, France and California.

A local favorite for its surf-and-turf menu, this Saugerties restaurant has a substantial and varied list that leans heavily toward vino from California. Plus, the restaurant has an extensive cellar.

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