26 Hot Restaurants That are New or Coming Soon to Cleveland

It's hard to keep up with Cleveland's hot food scene these days, thankfully Scene has your back. Here's a list of new eateries that either just arrived in the last few months or are coming soon.

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 Cilantro Taqueria
2783 Euclid Heights Blvd., Cleveland Heights and 20090 Van Aken Blvd., Shaker Heights
Fans of authentic Mexican and Cal-Mex food like tacos, tortas, burritos and bowls got a nice treat when this place opened in Cleveland Heights in early 2019, replacing a Chipotle. They also opened a location in Shaker Heights recently. It’s rare to find real tacos al pastor in these parts, slabs of achiote and pineapple marinated pork layered onto a vertical spit, or trompo, that cooks as it twirls. In Salinas and elsewhere in California, the items often go by the name tacos de adobada. You can find them here, and they’re delicious.
Photo courtesy of Cilantro Taqueria

Cilantro Taqueria

2783 Euclid Heights Blvd., Cleveland Heights and 20090 Van Aken Blvd., Shaker Heights

Fans of authentic Mexican and Cal-Mex food like tacos, tortas, burritos and bowls got a nice treat when this place opened in Cleveland Heights in early 2019, replacing a Chipotle. They also opened a location in Shaker Heights recently. It’s rare to find real tacos al pastor in these parts, slabs of achiote and pineapple marinated pork layered onto a vertical spit, or trompo, that cooks as it twirls. In Salinas and elsewhere in California, the items often go by the name tacos de adobada. You can find them here, and they’re delicious.

Photo courtesy of Cilantro Taqueria
Now Open: Souper Market
1900 E. 6th St., Cleveland 
Like the other four Souper Market locations, this one will offer 10 from-scratch soups a day, with seasonal favorites joining daily specials. The brews are always served with good-quality bread from Stone Oven. In addition to the bowls, Souper Market offers a variety of salads and one very popular grilled cheese sandwich. There will be seating for approximately 15 at high-tops and a counter. 
Photo courtesy of Souper Market

Now Open: Souper Market

1900 E. 6th St., Cleveland

Like the other four Souper Market locations, this one will offer 10 from-scratch soups a day, with seasonal favorites joining daily specials. The brews are always served with good-quality bread from Stone Oven. In addition to the bowls, Souper Market offers a variety of salads and one very popular grilled cheese sandwich. There will be seating for approximately 15 at high-tops and a counter.

Photo courtesy of Souper Market
Now Open: Cosmic Dave’s Rock Club
11310 Juniper Rd., Cleveland 
Cosmic Dave’s Rock Club combines the foods customers have become familiar with since the original Dave’s Cosmic Subs shop opened in Chagrin Falls in 1997 with a live music component. Live acts will take to the stage on Friday and Saturday nights, paired with other programming like open mic nights.
Photo by Allison Seib

Now Open: Cosmic Dave’s Rock Club

11310 Juniper Rd., Cleveland

Cosmic Dave’s Rock Club combines the foods customers have become familiar with since the original Dave’s Cosmic Subs shop opened in Chagrin Falls in 1997 with a live music component. Live acts will take to the stage on Friday and Saturday nights, paired with other programming like open mic nights.

Photo by Allison Seib
Now Open: Lindey’s Lakehouse
1146 Old River Rd., Cleveland
Coastal Taco quietly closed its doors on the last day of the year. But the Flats-based eatery will reopen this spring as Lindey’s Lakehouse, according to owner Rick Doody.  Opened just this week, diners can expect a menu populated with small plates, pizzas, tacos and only a handful of entrees.
Photo courtesy of Lindey’s Lakehouse

Now Open: Lindey’s Lakehouse

1146 Old River Rd., Cleveland

Coastal Taco quietly closed its doors on the last day of the year. But the Flats-based eatery will reopen this spring as Lindey’s Lakehouse, according to owner Rick Doody. Opened just this week, diners can expect a menu populated with small plates, pizzas, tacos and only a handful of entrees.

Photo courtesy of Lindey’s Lakehouse
Now Open: Paragon
21920 Lakeshore Blvd., Euclid 
New owners Jackie Morere and Nick Burdock have little planned in way of changes for this popular east-side tavern except for the introduction of “Map Room pizzas.” The contemporary two-room, 86-seat tavern with bar and patio offers an appealing selection of American snacks, salads, burgers, sandwiches and entrees.
Photo via Scene Archives

Now Open: Paragon

21920 Lakeshore Blvd., Euclid

New owners Jackie Morere and Nick Burdock have little planned in way of changes for this popular east-side tavern except for the introduction of “Map Room pizzas.” The contemporary two-room, 86-seat tavern with bar and patio offers an appealing selection of American snacks, salads, burgers, sandwiches and entrees.

Photo via Scene Archives
Now Open: Brassica
20301 Mead Rd., Cleveland
When Brassica opened April 12 in Van Aken District’s Market Hall was the first outside of Columbus. Diners select between a bowl of lentils and rice, greens or a sandwich assembled in fresh-baked whole wheat pita. They're topped or filled with hummus, baba and a choice of falafel, braised Niman Ranch brisket, roasted chicken shawarma, or house-cured lamb bacon.
Photo courtesy of Brassica

Now Open: Brassica

20301 Mead Rd., Cleveland

When Brassica opened April 12 in Van Aken District’s Market Hall was the first outside of Columbus. Diners select between a bowl of lentils and rice, greens or a sandwich assembled in fresh-baked whole wheat pita. They're topped or filled with hummus, baba and a choice of falafel, braised Niman Ranch brisket, roasted chicken shawarma, or house-cured lamb bacon.

Photo courtesy of Brassica
Now Open: Edwins Butcher Shop
13024 Buckeye Rd.
Edwins Butcher Shop is now open in the Buckeye-Shaker neighborhood. In addition to serving the community, the fresh-food market offers another level of culinary training for ex-cons. 
Photo by Douglas Trattner

Now Open: Edwins Butcher Shop

13024 Buckeye Rd.

Edwins Butcher Shop is now open in the Buckeye-Shaker neighborhood. In addition to serving the community, the fresh-food market offers another level of culinary training for ex-cons.

Photo by Douglas Trattner
Coming Soon: Lakewood Truck Park
13024 Buckeye Rd.
All systems are a go for the Austin-inspired Lakewood Truck Park to open this summer on the corner of Detroit and Edwards avenues, and when it does, visitors can expect a bar, indoor and outdoor seating, and plenty of rotating food trucks.
Photo courtesy AoDK Architecture

Coming Soon: Lakewood Truck Park

13024 Buckeye Rd.

All systems are a go for the Austin-inspired Lakewood Truck Park to open this summer on the corner of Detroit and Edwards avenues, and when it does, visitors can expect a bar, indoor and outdoor seating, and plenty of rotating food trucks.

Photo courtesy AoDK Architecture
 Coming Soon: Birdtown Brewery
2035 Quail St., Lakewood
The team behind Barrio is not slowing down. They will soon add Birdtown Brewery, a casual eatery and brewery that has been slowly taking shape in the old St. Gregory Catholic Church in Lakewood's Birdtown neighborhood. And good news, it's finally all coming together. 
Photo via Birdtown Brewery/Facebook

Coming Soon: Birdtown Brewery

2035 Quail St., Lakewood

The team behind Barrio is not slowing down. They will soon add Birdtown Brewery, a casual eatery and brewery that has been slowly taking shape in the old St. Gregory Catholic Church in Lakewood's Birdtown neighborhood. And good news, it's finally all coming together.

Photo via Birdtown Brewery/Facebook
Now Open: The Van Aken District Market Hall
3341 Tuttle Rd, Shaker Heights
The Van Aken District recently unveiled its Market Hall, a 20,000-square-foot food hub filled with familiar names like Banter, On the Rise and Bottlehouse. Michael’s Genuine also just opened and a new Jonathon Sawyer restaurant is set to join them soon.
Photo rendering courtesy RMS

Now Open: The Van Aken District Market Hall

3341 Tuttle Rd, Shaker Heights

The Van Aken District recently unveiled its Market Hall, a 20,000-square-foot food hub filled with familiar names like Banter, On the Rise and Bottlehouse. Michael’s Genuine also just opened and a new Jonathon Sawyer restaurant is set to join them soon.

Photo rendering courtesy RMS