It's been a great year for hungry Cleveland diners, with lots of new restaurants providing stylish showcases for some of our favorite chefs. These three are the cream of the crop:
Both the food and decor are eclectic and artful. Throw in an excellent wine list and a host of crisp specialty cocktails, and Erie Bleu is a cinch to float your boat.
4204 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland; 216-651-BLEU
OZ Bar & Bistro
Precise, minimalist, and tasteful, chef-owner Donna Chriszt's OZ is a land of culinary wonders.
2391 West 11th Street, Cleveland; 216-861-3734
The supercharged atmosphere -- with its bright Crayola palette, pulsating music, and ceiling full of suspended glass baubles -- is a suitable backdrop for the muscular, multicultural food.
38040 Third Street, Willoughby; 440-951-8862