Also downtown and in the market district
Flying Fig….Janice Small was one of the pioneers of organic exceptionalism in Cleveland and this informal place has food big on flavor
Blue Point….downtown…for fish lovers and well worth the Uber ride. Pristine fish. Never a bad meal. www.bluepointgrille.com
in the Tremont neighborhood
Parallax….another Bruell gem with some of the best fish and wine pairings around
Dante/coda …..high end Italian and Japanese in the basement
Fahrenheit Restaurant Cleveland…..Rocco Whalen does a bang up job on this tasteful cuisine
Up the Hill a piece….but not far….. and solid standards that I go to time and again
Fire Food and Drink….another by Doug Katz…one of my go to places on historic Shaker Square: Always walk away smiling. If you see Doug. mention my name
Edwins….across Shaker Square from Fire, this a unique place with classic dishes harkening back to a bit more upper brow but with an interesting twist. The subject of an 2018 Academy Award movie documentary….Sharpening Skills….this place offers great food in a good room that is totally staffed (front of house, back of house, the full house) by rehabilitated convicts.
Nighttown …..one of my old haunts for a good after theater burger, Dublin Lawyer and a number of good stand bys. You can almost feel the ghost of James Joyce.
Gigis on Fairmount....this "New York ish” style bistro delivers tasty food and drink in a comforting and homey setting in Cleveland Heights. Perfect for post theater lighter bites.