Cleveland Special Occasion Restaurants

Whether it's Valentine's Day, your mother's birthday, your anniversary, or if you're just trying to impress that certain someone, you want a restaurant that's extra nice and guaranteed not to disappoint. Try one of these elegant Cleveland favorites for an extra special evening.

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    Chocolate Torte at the Flying Fig -- Cleveland Ohio
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    The Flying Fig, located in Cleveland's Ohio City neighborhood, combines a warm, inviting atmosphere with innovative, healthy, and tasty food. Chef/owner Karen Small was one of the first in the region to feature locally grown and organic produce, and the restaurant makes most of its stocks, sauces, and delicious desserts.

    The Flying Fig
    2523 Market Ave.
    Cleveland, OH

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    Mallorca Restaurant - Cleveland Ohio
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    Reasonably priced Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine combined with Cleveland's best service makes Mallorca a festive place to spend your special day. Try the paella or the crab-stuffed lobster.

    1390 W 9th St.
    Cleveland, OH

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    For forty years, Carl Quagliata's east side restaurant has rewarded diners with excellent northern Italian cuisine, impeccable service, an award-winning wine list, and an elegant, comfortable decor. Try it again to experience it for the first time. You're sure to enjoy.

    Giovanni's Ristorante
    25550 Chagrin Blvd.
    Beachwood, OH

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    Located at the edge of Lake Erie on Lakewood's Gold Coast, Pier W boasts spectacular views combined with an elegant dining room, the freshest seafood, and festive table side food presentations. The brunch here is a Cleveland favorite.

    Pier W Winton Place
    12700 Lake Ave.
    Lakewood, OH

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    Located in the Cleveland Renaissance Hotel at Public Square, this sunny restaurant is like a trip to Provence. Their delicious Mediterranean cuisine is sure to impress.

    Sans Souci
    24 Public Square
    Cleveland, OH

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    Lockkeeper's Restaurant

    White Chocolate Mousse at Lockkeeper's Restaurant - Valley View Ohio
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    Gracious dining, fine wines, and innovative cuisine combined with a view of the Cuyahoga River make at this Valley View favorite make for a memorable evening.