University Circle Restaurants

Cleveland's University Circle cultural district is home to the Cleveland Museum of Art, Severance Hall, Case Western Reserve University, and about a dozen other museums, schools, and attractions. There are plenty of restaurants in the area, from plain to fancy, where you can take a break from your day of sightseeing. Here are our favorites:

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    Palette Restaurant at the Glidden House

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    Located is the elegant Glidden House Bed and Breakfast Inn just steps away from Cleveland Botanical Garden and the Cleveland Museum of Art, Palette offers a variety of appetizers, wines, and small meals. Highlights include the Five for Five happy hour, Mondays through Fridays from 4pm to 6pm, when a selection of tapas and cocktails are available for just $5 each.

    Palette at the Glidden House
    1901 Ford Drive
    Cleveland, OH 44106
    216 231-8900

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    Located on the Case Western Reserve University campus in the former That Place space, L'Albatros serves up traditional French bistro food in a charming carriage house setting. Highlights of the menu include French onion soup, "choucroute garni" (sauerkraut with sausages and smoked pork), and "cassoulet" (a traditional French casserole with beans, bacon, and assorted braised meats).

    L'Albatros Brasserie
    11401 Bellflower Road
    Cleveland, OH 44106
    (216) 791-7880

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    Cafe at the Cleveland Museum of Art

    The cafe at the Cleveland Museum of Art is a delightful space filled with art work from the museum's collection and a tree-shaded patio in the center court of the building. The food includes cold sandwiches and salads, a choice of hot entrees and soup daily, desserts, and beverages, including beer and wine.

    Cleveland Museum of Art
    11150 East Blvd
    Cleveland Ohio 44106
    44106
    216 421-7340

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    Mi Pueblo

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    Mi Pueblo, located on Euclid Avenue, is an ideal spot for a lunch or dinner break while museum-hopping. The unassuming storefront serves reasonably-priced Mexican food accompanied by an extensive Mexican beer and tequila list

    Mi Pueblo 11611 Euclid Ave.
    Cleveland, OH 44106
    216 791-8226
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    Aunt Elaine's Silver Spartan Diner

    Silver Spartan Diner
    ••• Silver Spartan Diner. (© 2006 S. Mitchell; Licensed to About, Inc.)
    Aunt Elaine's Silver Spartan Diner is a fun spot for a reasonably-priced meal and just steps away from University Circle attractions, such as the Cleveland Museum of Art, and Case Western Reserve University. The menu is varied, the prices are good, and the food is yummy.

    Silver Spartan Diner
    11419 Bellflower Ct.
    Cleveland, OH 44106
    216 368-0634