10 Best Places To Eat In Cleveland, Ohio

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Cleveland, Ohio has a multitude of different restaurants to eat at. Fresh, farm to table dishes fill the menus as respected Cleveland chefs put together tasty ingredients to make stunning plates that anyone can enjoy. Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian, meat-lover, gluten-free, or international cuisine lover, you will find a new restaurant to love in Cleveland.

1. Pura Vida

Posted by Pura Vida by Brandt on Sunday, 11 March 2012

Hot and cold yellow fin tuna... saturday night feature! Stop in for this fresh dish!

Posted by Pura Vida by Brandt on Saturday, 26 July 2014

Pura Vida is the vision of chef Brandt Evans, one of Ohio’s top chefs. Chef Evans uses fresh, locally sourced ingredients from trusted sellers for all the dishes served. Pure Vida serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktails, wine, and beer. Distinct dishes offered include a delicious African peanut stew, a vegetarian bamboo rice, chicken fried cauliflower, and American classics like a hamburger or BLT. Pura Vida offers an array of choices for private dining as well as catering options. Prices for menu items start at around 8 USD and go up to 28 USD for a dinner entree. Pura Vida is located in Downtown Cleveland on Public Square. Pura Vida is open Mondays 11:30am–2pm, Tuesdays 11:30am–2pm, 4–8:30pm, Wednesdays 11:30am–2pm, 4–8:30pm, Thursdays 11:30am–2pm, 4–8:30pm, Fridays 11:30am–2pm, 4–8:30pm, Saturdays 5–9pm, and Sundays are closed.

Pura Vida

Address: 170 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Website: Pura Vida

2. Fat Cats

Posted by Fat Cats on Monday, 25 January 2010

#cornedbeef, tillamook cheddar, fried egg, pickled slaw, horseradish aoili

Posted by Fat Cats on Friday, 17 March 2017

All the cool cats come and hang out at Fat Cats. Fat Cats is located in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood. Fat Cats features an eclectic, funky decor with a huge painting of a cat behind the bar. Fat Cats features small plates, like fried shrimp or a mushroom tart. Fat Cats also has the lava lounge with a full bar menu. Happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 4-7pm. Fat Cats is open for brunch from 11am-4pm Saturdays and Sundays, Mondays-Fridays 11am-4pm for lunch, Monday-Thursday from 4-10pm and Friday-Saturday from 4pm-12am.

Fat Cats

Address: 2061 West 10th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Website: Fat Cats

3. Le Petit Triangle Cafe

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Le Petit Triangle Cafe is inspired from a Parisian cafe. Owners Tom and Joy Harlor’s intention of the cafe was to be a neighborhood place where people could come together to be with friends and family and enjoy delicious food. Known as The Triangle, this cafe serves French style food for brunch, lunch, and dinner. End your meal with a delicious French treat, a crepe made with fresh fruit, chocolate, or nuts, or enjoy one of the other stunning dessert selections. The Triangle is open, Monday—Thursday from 10am-10pm, Friday and Saturday from 10am-11pm, and Sunday from 10am-9pm.

Le Petit Triangle Cafe

Address: 1881 Fulton Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Website: Le Petit Triangle Cafe

4. The Black Pig

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Posted by The Black Pig on Wednesday, 26 December 2012

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The Black Pig is Chef Micheal Nowak’s idea to have European-inspired, American cuisine. As you probably guessed, The Black Pig does offer a variety of pork dishes, but it also offers 3-course tasting menus, pasta, salmon, and brunch options. The menu features fresh, seasonal ingredients, and is subject to change depending on what is available. Rooms can be rented for private parties. Reservations can be made. The Black Pig is open Tuesday through Thursday from 4-10pm, Friday from 4-11pm, Saturday from 11am-2pm and from 5-11pm, and Sunday from 11am-3pm.

The Black Pig

Address: 2801 Bridge Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113

Website: The Black Pig

5. Mia Bella

Posted by MIA BELLA RESTAURANT on Sunday, 13 June 2010


Posted by MIA BELLA RESTAURANT on Thursday, 23 March 2017

Mia Bella is an Italian restaurant that serves Mediterranean, vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options. Mia Bella is open 7 days a week and can be busy on Friday and Saturday nights. The restaurant is family owned and it’s Mia Bella’s mission that every guest feel welcome and enjoy each dish. Mia Bella’s menu includes classic Italian dishes. Reservations are recommended. Mia Bella is open Monday-Thursday from 4:30pm-10pm, Friday - Saturday from 12pm-11pm, and Sunday from 12pm-9pm.

Mia Bella

Address: 12200 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106

Website: Mia Bella

6. The Flying Fig

Posted by The Flying Fig on Thursday, 23 March 2017

Posted by The Flying Fig on Tuesday, 5 August 2014

The Flying Fig is located in the distinct neighborhood of Ohio City in Cleveland. Owner and Chef Karen Small is a follower of the farm to table movement. Fresh, seasonal, and locally sustained food makes its way to Flying Fig’s tables in dishes like oven roasted walleye or the artisanal cheeseboard. The Flying Fig is open for lunch, dinner, and brunch. It is closed Mondays and its extensive open hours are listed on its website.

The Flying Fig

Address: 2523 Market Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113

Website: The Flying Fig

7. Chinato

Posted by Chinato on Thursday, 1 March 2012

Stop by Chinato and try our savory butter poached crab ravioli. It's only available through Tuesday as part of our Valentine's Day menu features.

Posted by Chinato on Monday, 13 February 2017

Chinato is a sleek upscale Italian restaurant that combines a modern edge with old-world charm. Chef and restaurateur Zach Bruell created a distinctive menu that combines authentic Italian dishes with new flavors. Guests can enjoy pizza, pasta, entrees, cheeseboards, unique soups and salads, and more. Chinato is open Mondays-Wednesdays from 11am-10pm, Thursday and Friday from 11am-12am, and Sunday from 4pm-12am.


Address: 2079 E. 4th St., Cleveland, OH 44115

Website: Chinato

8. Alley Cat Oyster Bar

Alley Cat Oyster Bar is a waterfront restaurant located in Flats East Bank entertainment district of Cleveland. Alley Cat is another restaurant of Chef Zach Bruell’s. Their cuisine features oysters, mussels, fresh fish, crab, and other entrees. Alley Cat has a large bar menu too. It also has open-air dining views and expansive views of the Cuyahoga River. Alley Cat Oyster Bar is open Tuesdays-Thursdays from 11:30am-10pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 11:30am-11:30pm, Sundays from 11:30am-9pm, and Mondays from 11:30am-10pm.

Alley Cat Oyster Bar

Address: 1056 Old River Road, Cleveland, OH 44113

Website: Alley Cat Oyster Bar

9. Toast

New to the menu: housemade lamb chorizo with hominy purée, greens, ramps, and jus! Try it tonight! #dinnertime #menuchange

Posted by Toast CLE on Saturday, 29 April 2017

You don't want to miss this flight! John Bee is pouring some fantastic wines from Piedmont! Great to take home for the thanksgiving table too! #flightnight #piedmont #thanksgiving

Posted by Toast CLE on Thursday, 10 November 2016

Toast is a wine bar where everyone is invited to come and eat, drink, and toast. Make a toast to your family and friends with one of Toast’s flavorful wine selections. Toast serves a seasonal menu with ingredients from local farmers, purveyors, and artisans. The small, but well-thought out dinner menu includes small plates, pastas, and snacks. The brunch menu includes small plates and staples such as a skillet meal. Check their website for a list of open hours.


Address: 1365 W 65th Street, Cleveland, OH 44102

Website: Toast

10. The Oak Barrel

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The Oak Barrel is known for its great food and top notch selection of craft beers, bourbons, and whiskies. The Oak Barrel is dedicated to serving local and organic food whenever possible. The Oak Barrel is open for lunch, dinner, and drinks. Open hours are Mondays-Thursdays from 11am-10pm, Fridays-Saturdays 11am-11pm, and Sundays from 11am-9pm.

The Oak Barrel

Address: 5975 Canal Rd, Valley View, Ohio 44125

Website: The Oak Barrel

An array of choices

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Cleveland, Ohio’s restaurants satisfy even the most fault-finding of palettes. Top chefs cook at quality restaurants, and have a firm grasp of the farm to table movement in cooking. Only the freshest ingredients are used from the best of local purveyors. Do yourself a favor and check out the dining scene in Cleveland. It’s worth it.

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Susanna Carlson is a freelance writer from Wisconsin. She enjoys traveling, art, reading, and outdoor activities in her free time.

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