24 New Cleveland Restaurants You Have to Try This Summer

New restaurants, breweries and even bars, keep (wonderfully) popping up all around Cleveland. Here are 24 of the finest establishments opened in the last few months in Northeast Ohio that you should take the time to check out immediately. Note that some of these spots aren't necessarily brand new, and have either relocated or added another location.

New restaurants, breweries and even bars, keep (wonderfully) popping up all around Cleveland. Here are 24 of the finest establishments opened in the last few months in Northeast Ohio that you should take the time to check out immediately. Note that some of these spots aren't necessarily brand new, and have either relocated or added another location.

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 Chow Chow at Parkview Nite Club
1261 W. 58th St., Cleveland
Recent changes in the kitchen at Parkview Nite Club are just the latest chapter in the quest to offer guests quality fare at neighborly prices. In spring, Joseph Zegarac accepted an offer to shutter his popular Lakewood-based eatery Chow Chow Kitchen and bring his talents to Parkview. "Chow Chow at the Parkview," as this new venture is being called, blends the best of both concepts into one seamless menu, and includes the Chow Chow’s delicious fried chicken and Nashville-style hot chicken.
Photo by Emanuel Wallace

Chow Chow at Parkview Nite Club

1261 W. 58th St., Cleveland

Recent changes in the kitchen at Parkview Nite Club are just the latest chapter in the quest to offer guests quality fare at neighborly prices. In spring, Joseph Zegarac accepted an offer to shutter his popular Lakewood-based eatery Chow Chow Kitchen and bring his talents to Parkview. "Chow Chow at the Parkview," as this new venture is being called, blends the best of both concepts into one seamless menu, and includes the Chow Chow’s delicious fried chicken and Nashville-style hot chicken.

Photo by Emanuel Wallace
 Corner 11
2391 W. 11th St., Cleveland
The first poke bowl spot made its way to town this past February with the opening of Corner 11. Customizing your own bowl has never been more fun than at this Tremont spot, where you choose what type of raw, sushi-grade fish you want in addition to seaweed salads, sauces, veggies and much more.
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Corner 11

2391 W. 11th St., Cleveland

The first poke bowl spot made its way to town this past February with the opening of Corner 11. Customizing your own bowl has never been more fun than at this Tremont spot, where you choose what type of raw, sushi-grade fish you want in addition to seaweed salads, sauces, veggies and much more.

Photo via Corner 11/Facebook
 Seafood Shake
1852 Coventry Rd., Cleveland Heights
If you haven’t delved into the recent seafood-in-a-bag trend, this Cleveland Heights spot is the perfect spot to give it a try. It’s messy, but if you love seafood and creole/cajun style food, it’s absolutely worth the mess. Lobster tails, snow crab legs, crawfish, clams, mussels, Maine lobster, king crab, Dungeness crab and shrimp are all available as part of the shake.
Photo by Emanuel Wallace

Seafood Shake

1852 Coventry Rd., Cleveland Heights

If you haven’t delved into the recent seafood-in-a-bag trend, this Cleveland Heights spot is the perfect spot to give it a try. It’s messy, but if you love seafood and creole/cajun style food, it’s absolutely worth the mess. Lobster tails, snow crab legs, crawfish, clams, mussels, Maine lobster, king crab, Dungeness crab and shrimp are all available as part of the shake.

Photo by Emanuel Wallace
 Bell and Flower
86 North Main St., Chagrin Falls
Taking over the space that formerly housed Rick’s Cafe, Bell and Flower opened in the quaint downtown of Chagrin Falls in April. From the team behind One Red Door, Flip Side and Three Palms Pizzeria, they quickly modernized the space, updated the food offerings, kept the prices very reasonable to appeal to everyone in the area, and kept Rick’s famous ribs on the menu. 
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Bell and Flower

86 North Main St., Chagrin Falls

Taking over the space that formerly housed Rick’s Cafe, Bell and Flower opened in the quaint downtown of Chagrin Falls in April. From the team behind One Red Door, Flip Side and Three Palms Pizzeria, they quickly modernized the space, updated the food offerings, kept the prices very reasonable to appeal to everyone in the area, and kept Rick’s famous ribs on the menu.

Photo via Scene Archives
 LJ Shanghai
3142 Superior Ave., Cleveland
Soup dumplings, or xiao long bao, have popped up around town during the occasional dim sum feast, but no place has mastered and marketed these delicacies as well as LJ Shanghai, a newcomer in Cleveland's Asiatown neighborhood. Open since October, this Chinese noodle house has been absolutely besieged by savvy diners who recognize quality xiao long bao when they see and taste them. LJ's are brilliant: tucked inside the delicate housemade wrapper is a dollop of meat swimming in intensely flavored broth. Pair them with the pan-fried noodles and an order of cucumber and you’ll leave with full belly and a smile on your face.
Photo by Emanuel Wallace

LJ Shanghai

3142 Superior Ave., Cleveland

Soup dumplings, or xiao long bao, have popped up around town during the occasional dim sum feast, but no place has mastered and marketed these delicacies as well as LJ Shanghai, a newcomer in Cleveland's Asiatown neighborhood. Open since October, this Chinese noodle house has been absolutely besieged by savvy diners who recognize quality xiao long bao when they see and taste them. LJ's are brilliant: tucked inside the delicate housemade wrapper is a dollop of meat swimming in intensely flavored broth. Pair them with the pan-fried noodles and an order of cucumber and you’ll leave with full belly and a smile on your face.

Photo by Emanuel Wallace
 Landmark
11633 Clifton Blvd., Cleveland
Taking over for the Clifton Diner, Landmark completely renovated the physical space and the menu. Chef Thomas Parker left Adega to run this scratch kitchen of “fine-casual” dining that serves some of the best breakfast and lunch in town.   
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Landmark

11633 Clifton Blvd., Cleveland

Taking over for the Clifton Diner, Landmark completely renovated the physical space and the menu. Chef Thomas Parker left Adega to run this scratch kitchen of “fine-casual” dining that serves some of the best breakfast and lunch in town.

Photo via Scene Archives
Beefsteak
9500 Euclid Ave., Cleveland
World famous chef José Andrés opened a restaurant in Cleveland. Yes, you read that right. Andres’ vegetable-forward, fast casual concept opened this May on the Cleveland Clinic campus. Bright, colorful bowls are filled with various combinations of greens, grains, vegetables, sauces and toppings along with sandwiches that would usually have meat but are replaced by some of the tastiest veggies around.
Photo courtesy of Beefsteak

Beefsteak

9500 Euclid Ave., Cleveland

World famous chef José Andrés opened a restaurant in Cleveland. Yes, you read that right. Andres’ vegetable-forward, fast casual concept opened this May on the Cleveland Clinic campus. Bright, colorful bowls are filled with various combinations of greens, grains, vegetables, sauces and toppings along with sandwiches that would usually have meat but are replaced by some of the tastiest veggies around.

Photo courtesy of Beefsteak
 Boss Dog Brewing
2179 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights
For three years, the vacancy left by the popular Thai restaurant Lemon Grass loomed large over Cleveland Heights’ Lee Road. But the three years was well worth the wait, as this gastropub and brewery is now one of the most hopping spots in the Heights. The expanded patio should keep the party going through the summer.
Photo via Scene Archives

Boss Dog Brewing

2179 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights

For three years, the vacancy left by the popular Thai restaurant Lemon Grass loomed large over Cleveland Heights’ Lee Road. But the three years was well worth the wait, as this gastropub and brewery is now one of the most hopping spots in the Heights. The expanded patio should keep the party going through the summer.

Photo via Scene Archives
 Zanzibar
627 Prospect Ave., Cleveland
Stonetown, the downtown soul food restaurant that opened in 2012, closed in March. But luckily, the folks behind Zanzibar at Shaker Square decided to open a second location and soon after the closing of Stonetown, opened back up for business. Diners can look forward to delicious Southern-styled starters like fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits, and soul rolls, those egg roll-like snacks filled with collard greens, black beans and corn. For dinner, there's gravy-smothered pork chops, fried catfish, and chicken and waffles.
Photo via Scene Archives

Zanzibar

627 Prospect Ave., Cleveland

Stonetown, the downtown soul food restaurant that opened in 2012, closed in March. But luckily, the folks behind Zanzibar at Shaker Square decided to open a second location and soon after the closing of Stonetown, opened back up for business. Diners can look forward to delicious Southern-styled starters like fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits, and soul rolls, those egg roll-like snacks filled with collard greens, black beans and corn. For dinner, there's gravy-smothered pork chops, fried catfish, and chicken and waffles.

Photo via Scene Archives
 TURN Bar + Kitchen
1515 West Third St., Cleveland
When changing the restaurant at the Ritz from Muse into TURN, executive chef Richard Arnoldi wanted the menu to better reflect the city it resided in. A bowl of Asiatown tom yum goong is an exotic brew of coconut-milk infused broth with shrimp and galangal. Tiny wheels of fiery bird chili are served on the side for the diner to dial up the heat. Moving from the Far East to the East Side, a comforting bowl of matzo bowl soup expands the cultural embrace.
Photo by Emanuel Wallace

TURN Bar + Kitchen

1515 West Third St., Cleveland

When changing the restaurant at the Ritz from Muse into TURN, executive chef Richard Arnoldi wanted the menu to better reflect the city it resided in. A bowl of Asiatown tom yum goong is an exotic brew of coconut-milk infused broth with shrimp and galangal. Tiny wheels of fiery bird chili are served on the side for the diner to dial up the heat. Moving from the Far East to the East Side, a comforting bowl of matzo bowl soup expands the cultural embrace.

Photo by Emanuel Wallace