September 02, 2022

25 of the Most Instagrammable Bars and Restaurants In Cleveland

Many of Cleveland's bars and restaurants are as pleasurable for the eyes as they are for the taste buds. No wonder we see so many people snapping and sharing photos not just of their food and cocktails but of the restaurants themselves.

These 25 gorgeous Cleveland eateries offer aesthetic details such as gorgeous fabrics, dramatic lighting and one-of-a-kind wallpaper — details primed to take your dining selfies to the next level.
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 Brewnuts
6501 Detroit Ave., Cleveland  
Yeah, Brewnuts makes some awesome, unique donuts. But their neon sign that reads ‘Donut Mess With Cleveland’ is what’ll get you all the likes.

Brewnuts

6501 Detroit Ave., Cleveland

Yeah, Brewnuts makes some awesome, unique donuts. But their neon sign that reads ‘Donut Mess With Cleveland’ is what’ll get you all the likes.
 Heinen’s Rotunda
900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland  
Not only is it great that we finally have a grocery store downtown, but it's even better that it’s one that makes for great photos. The rotunda is especially perfect for getting that great shot.

Heinen’s Rotunda

900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland

Not only is it great that we finally have a grocery store downtown, but it's even better that it’s one that makes for great photos. The rotunda is especially perfect for getting that great shot.
 Harlow’s
14319 Madison Ave., Lakewood 
Lakewood’s lesser known pizza joint should not be slept on. The 12-inch Neapolitan pies come in just five choices - Marinara, Margherita, Bianca, Salami and Leonardo, but they perfect every offering and so nothing else is needed. Their counter and modern/hip decor make for great shots that’ll get all the likes.

Harlow’s

14319 Madison Ave., Lakewood

Lakewood’s lesser known pizza joint should not be slept on. The 12-inch Neapolitan pies come in just five choices - Marinara, Margherita, Bianca, Salami and Leonardo, but they perfect every offering and so nothing else is needed. Their counter and modern/hip decor make for great shots that’ll get all the likes.
Filter
740 W. Superior Ave., Cleveland
Since opening his first Sauce Boiling Seafood Express restaurant in 2019, Kyler Smith has gone on to open four more locations in Ohio, with more on the way. In February, Smith opened Filter in the former Take 5 Rhythm and Jazz space in the Perry–Payne Building and the changes are dramatic, to say the least. Sporting a lounge-like atmosphere, with shimmering fabric panels, a DJ booth and lengthy bar, the 120-seat restaurant and bar is already attracting a ton of attention.
The menu is under the control of chef Jarrett Mines, whose client roster as a private chef includes top players from the Cleveland Browns. Diners can look forward to American fare like pasta, fish, lamb chops and steak.

Filter

740 W. Superior Ave., Cleveland

Since opening his first Sauce Boiling Seafood Express restaurant in 2019, Kyler Smith has gone on to open four more locations in Ohio, with more on the way. In February, Smith opened Filter in the former Take 5 Rhythm and Jazz space in the Perry–Payne Building and the changes are dramatic, to say the least. Sporting a lounge-like atmosphere, with shimmering fabric panels, a DJ booth and lengthy bar, the 120-seat restaurant and bar is already attracting a ton of attention. The menu is under the control of chef Jarrett Mines, whose client roster as a private chef includes top players from the Cleveland Browns. Diners can look forward to American fare like pasta, fish, lamb chops and steak.
 Chez Francois
555 Main St., Vermilion 
If you're looking for a romantic destination restaurant for a special occasion, bring your date to Chez Francois in Vermillion. Upscale cuisine, like Filet de Boeuf Wellington à la Périgourdine is served at this French Restaurant with a great waterfront view. They're also known for their excellent selection of fine wines.

Chez Francois

555 Main St., Vermilion

If you're looking for a romantic destination restaurant for a special occasion, bring your date to Chez Francois in Vermillion. Upscale cuisine, like Filet de Boeuf Wellington à la Périgourdine is served at this French Restaurant with a great waterfront view. They're also known for their excellent selection of fine wines.
 27 Club Coffee
1215 West 10th St., Cleveland 
Owned by Cleveland native Machine Gun Kelly, this hip, modern coffee house in the Flats is perfect if you’re looking to find some coffee that you can put on the ‘gram. In addition to their coffee drinks, 27 Club serves cocktails.

27 Club Coffee

1215 West 10th St., Cleveland

Owned by Cleveland native Machine Gun Kelly, this hip, modern coffee house in the Flats is perfect if you’re looking to find some coffee that you can put on the ‘gram. In addition to their coffee drinks, 27 Club serves cocktails.
Juneberry
3900 Lorain Ave., Cleveland
Chef Karen Small’s bustling cafe serves breakfast-all-day and lunch items until the early afternoon. Small, who is also in the process of a new concept at the recently closed Flying Fig (2523 Market Ave.,) in the same neighborhood was motivated to grab the space because of what she believes is a gap in the marketplace. Juneberry features an all-day breakfast and lunch menu largely inspired by the chef’s decade spent living outside of Athens, Ohio. Juneberry also features a mural from artist Charity D'Amato.

Juneberry

3900 Lorain Ave., Cleveland

Chef Karen Small’s bustling cafe serves breakfast-all-day and lunch items until the early afternoon. Small, who is also in the process of a new concept at the recently closed Flying Fig (2523 Market Ave.,) in the same neighborhood was motivated to grab the space because of what she believes is a gap in the marketplace. Juneberry features an all-day breakfast and lunch menu largely inspired by the chef’s decade spent living outside of Athens, Ohio. Juneberry also features a mural from artist Charity D'Amato.

Alea 
2912 Church Ave., Cleveland
For a demonstration on the transformative powers of real-fire cooking, reserve a table at tiny Alea in Ohio City. In place of the typical back bar of booze bottles sits a wood-burning cooking suite that fills the room with the irresistible charm of a backwoods chalet. Alea is not the first Cleveland restaurant to employ a wood-burning cooking suite, but it is the only one to position that apparatus in the middle of the dining room. It's gorgeous decor makes for awesome pics too.

Alea

2912 Church Ave., Cleveland

For a demonstration on the transformative powers of real-fire cooking, reserve a table at tiny Alea in Ohio City. In place of the typical back bar of booze bottles sits a wood-burning cooking suite that fills the room with the irresistible charm of a backwoods chalet. Alea is not the first Cleveland restaurant to employ a wood-burning cooking suite, but it is the only one to position that apparatus in the middle of the dining room. It's gorgeous decor makes for awesome pics too.
Amba
1430 West 28th St., Cleveland
Walk into Amba and it's clear you have the makings of another one-of-a-kind experience from chef Doug Katz. As at Zhug in Cleveland Heights, the aim is to foster an energetic, lively and informal atmosphere where diners can feel comfortable standing, talking and visiting with nearby tables. Also reminiscent of Zhug, the menu at Amba is loaded with small plates built for sharing. Many of these tasty “Indian-inspired” street foods have a clear through line all the way back to the tandoor oven at Fire.
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Amba

1430 West 28th St., Cleveland

Walk into Amba and it's clear you have the makings of another one-of-a-kind experience from chef Doug Katz. As at Zhug in Cleveland Heights, the aim is to foster an energetic, lively and informal atmosphere where diners can feel comfortable standing, talking and visiting with nearby tables. Also reminiscent of Zhug, the menu at Amba is loaded with small plates built for sharing. Many of these tasty “Indian-inspired” street foods have a clear through line all the way back to the tandoor oven at Fire.
 Good Night John Boy
1167 Front St., Cleveland, OH
Forward Hospitality Group opened this 1970s-themed nightclub in the Flats this past summer after two years of planning. According to co-owner Bobby Rutter “It looks like your grandparents’ crazy basement, with wood paneling all over the place, shag carpet, linoleum floors and some crazy wallpaper that I can’t believe exists in the world,” Rutter says. “It’s awesome. It’s everything that’s beautiful about the '70s. We’re way out there on the spectrum of cool design.” Rutter, who proudly claims to be “high on disco,” says that the whole '70s craze is one of the hottest things going right now.

Good Night John Boy

1167 Front St., Cleveland, OH

Forward Hospitality Group opened this 1970s-themed nightclub in the Flats this past summer after two years of planning. According to co-owner Bobby Rutter “It looks like your grandparents’ crazy basement, with wood paneling all over the place, shag carpet, linoleum floors and some crazy wallpaper that I can’t believe exists in the world,” Rutter says. “It’s awesome. It’s everything that’s beautiful about the '70s. We’re way out there on the spectrum of cool design.” Rutter, who proudly claims to be “high on disco,” says that the whole '70s craze is one of the hottest things going right now.