Downtown Cleveland Restaurants

View from above of people moving through and dining at East 4th Street, downtown Cleveland, Ohio, USA. East 4th is a vibrant neighborhood packed with bars, restaurants, entertainment, shops and residential apartments in heart of city. It is often filled with people moving through street, and lined with patios where people eat outside.
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Whether you're looking for a casual place to eat before a game of a place to enjoy an elegant meal, there's plenty of eateries to choose from in downtown Cleveland. These are some of our favorites! 

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Blue Point Grille

700 W St Clair Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113, USA
Phone +1 216-875-7827

Located in the heart of the Warehouse District, at St. Clair and W. 6th St., Blue Point Grille is an elegant and vibrant seafood restaurant, arguably the best in Cleveland. The menu includes a variety of fresh fish and seafood, including live lobster and fresh oysters. Blue Point Grille is open for lunch Monday through Friday and for dinner seven nights a week.

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Flannery's Irish Pub

323 Prospect Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44115-1016, USA
Phone +1 216-781-7782

Flannery's, in the East Fourth Street Entertainment District, is the quintessential Irish pub. It has good, affordable pub fare, live music, and plenty of Irish whiskeys, beer, and fun.

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House of Blues

308 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA
Phone +1 216-523-2583

Another East Fourth Street eatery, the House of Blues combines music, food, and fun. The restaurant serves clever Creole cuisine for lunch and dinner daily.
Favorites include the "Blues Burger," a loaded cheeseburger with fries, slow-cooked Tennessee style baby back pork ribs with a Jim Beam sauce, and a New Orleans style Gumbo. Side dishes include skillet-baked rosemary cornbread, of course, and spicy sweet potato fries.

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Lola Bistro

2058 E 4th St, Cleveland, OH 44115-1024, USA
Phone +1 216-621-5652

Located in the East Fourth Street Entertainment District, Lola Bistro is the signature restaurant of Food Network star Michael Symon. The food is eclectic and well-conceived, making use of regional produce and meats. Lola is open for dinner seven nights a week. Reservations are a good idea.

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Karl's Inn of the Barristers

1264 W 3rd St, Cleveland, OH 44113-1513, USA
Phone +1 216-241-4141

Karl's Inn of the Barristers, located across from the Justice Center in downtown Cleveland, is a favorite of court officials, lawyers, and those on jury duty as well as Browns fans and those seeking an affordable and tasty lunch downtown.

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1390 W 9th St, Cleveland, OH 44113, USA
Phone +1 216-687-9494

Mallorca, another Warehouse District eatery, is a taste of Spain and Portugal in downtown Cleveland. Known for its excellent continental service and extensive Mediterranean menu, try Mallorca for a tasty and affordable lunch or dinner.

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Osteria di Valerio and Al

Enter off Walnut Ave, 1801 E 9th St, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA
Phone +1 216-685-9490

Osteria di Valerio and Al, located in the Warehouse District, is a wonderful gem of a restaurant. Looking more like a New York eatery than a Cleveland one, this twelve-table, northern Italian restaurant serves excellent meats, pasta, and seafood in a stylish setting, accompanied by an extensive and affordable wine list.

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Sans Souci

24 Public Square, Cleveland, OH 44113, USA
Phone +1 216-902-4095

Sans Souci, nestled in a corner of the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, is a delightful taste of the Mediterranean. The restaurant's cheery hand-painted walls, bouquets of sunflowers, and friendly unassuming service make it a delight to visit.

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Other area restaurants

If you want to check out restaurants in some other neighborhoods, consult these lists!

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Downtown Cleveland Restaurants