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! 

  • 01 of 09

    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.

    Blue Point Grille
    700 W. St. Clair Ave.
    Cleveland, OH
    216 875-7827

  • 02 of 09

    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.

    323 E. Prospect Ave.
    Cleveland, OH 44115
    216 781-7782

  • 03 of 09

    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.

    House of Blues
    308 Euclid Ave.
    Cleveland, OH 44114
    216 523-BLUE

  • 04 of 09

    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 lunch Monday through Friday and for dinner seven nights a week. Reservations are a good idea.

    Lola Bistro
    2058 E. 4th St.
    Cleveland, OH
    216 621-5652

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  • 05 of 09

    Karls 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.

    Karl's Inn of the Barristers
    1264 W. 3rd St.
    Cleveland, OH
    216 241-4141

  • 06 of 09

    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.

    390 W. 9th St.
    Cleveland, OH 44113
    216 687-9494

  • 07 of 09

    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.

    Osteria di Valerio and Al
    408 W. St. Clair Ave.
    Cleveland, OH 44113
    216 685-9490

  • 08 of 09

    Sans Souci, nestled in a corner of the Cleveland Renaissance 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.

    Sans Souci
    24 Public Square
    Cleveland, OH 44113
    216 696-5600

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  • 09 of 09

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