February 06, 2021

30 of the Most Romantic Restaurants In Cleveland

When this pandemic is finally over, we're all going to be fighting for the best reservations in town. And we're definitely gonna need a night out away from the kids and/or pets, alone with the significant other. That is, if you're still together after almost a year of isolation. With Valentine's Day around the corner, whether you're venturing out or simply getting takeout, love is on our minds and so are these 30 romantic spots around town.

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 Chez Francois
555 Main St., Vermilion 
Nestled on the banks of the Vermilion River, this quaint French restaurant reminds us of why we might never need to visit France. While it’s a bit of a hike out to Vermilion, this is dining and views at its finest and well worth the trip.
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Chez Francois

555 Main St., Vermilion

Nestled on the banks of the Vermilion River, this quaint French restaurant reminds us of why we might never need to visit France. While it’s a bit of a hike out to Vermilion, this is dining and views at its finest and well worth the trip.

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 Alley Cat Oyster Bar
1056 Old River Rd., Cleveland 
Alley Cat Oyster Bar in the Flats offers up the freshest seafood and equally delectable views of Lake Erie. Take in the scenery and kick back some oysters while planning out your summer getaway. 
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Alley Cat Oyster Bar

1056 Old River Rd., Cleveland

Alley Cat Oyster Bar in the Flats offers up the freshest seafood and equally delectable views of Lake Erie. Take in the scenery and kick back some oysters while planning out your summer getaway.

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 Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse
Multiple Locations 
What started off in 1988 as a standalone steakhouse on Coventry Road in Cleveland Heights has turned into 5 different restaurant concepts and 13 Hyde Park’s - including three around Cleveland and one in Akron. And while sometimes chains mean lower quality, this franchise has kept up the quality of their delicious steaks and fancy dining rooms, which are seasoned with their special steak butter.
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Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse

Multiple Locations

What started off in 1988 as a standalone steakhouse on Coventry Road in Cleveland Heights has turned into 5 different restaurant concepts and 13 Hyde Park’s - including three around Cleveland and one in Akron. And while sometimes chains mean lower quality, this franchise has kept up the quality of their delicious steaks and fancy dining rooms, which are seasoned with their special steak butter.

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 ML Tavern
34105 Chagrin Blvd., Moreland Hills 
With Hyde Park being around so long, it’s almost an afterthought in the Cleveland steakhouse scene, but that shouldn’t be the case with ML Tavern from the Hyde Park Restaurant Group. While not a traditional steakhouse, the thick cut steaks, and especially the rib eye, are totally on point at this beautifully decorated Moreland Hills joint that will make you feel like you’re sitting in a Ralph Lauren advertisement and are dining after you’ve finished riding your horse. 
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ML Tavern

34105 Chagrin Blvd., Moreland Hills

With Hyde Park being around so long, it’s almost an afterthought in the Cleveland steakhouse scene, but that shouldn’t be the case with ML Tavern from the Hyde Park Restaurant Group. While not a traditional steakhouse, the thick cut steaks, and especially the rib eye, are totally on point at this beautifully decorated Moreland Hills joint that will make you feel like you’re sitting in a Ralph Lauren advertisement and are dining after you’ve finished riding your horse.

Photo via Scene Archives
 Pier W
12700 Lake Ave., Lakewood 
This Lakewood seafood restaurant has won Scene’s best of ‘most romantic restaurant’ multiple times, and for good reason. Since 1965, these views of Lake Erie and the city are unmatched, the atmosphere is sophisticated and elegant and the seafood is delicious. 
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Pier W

12700 Lake Ave., Lakewood

This Lakewood seafood restaurant has won Scene’s best of ‘most romantic restaurant’ multiple times, and for good reason. Since 1965, these views of Lake Erie and the city are unmatched, the atmosphere is sophisticated and elegant and the seafood is delicious.

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 Bruno’s Ristorante
2644 West 41st St., Cleveland 
Stepping into this cozy neighborhood ristorante – with its wooden bar, linoleum floors, and menu of pizza, pasta, and assorted parmigianas, cacciatores, and marsalas – is like traveling back in time to the days when Italian restaurateurs baked their own breads, made their own pastas, and served it all in charming, intimate spaces. Almost everything on the "full-meal deal" menu is delish. But when it comes to fried calamari and baked lasagna, Bruno's scores among the very best. 
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Bruno’s Ristorante

2644 West 41st St., Cleveland

Stepping into this cozy neighborhood ristorante – with its wooden bar, linoleum floors, and menu of pizza, pasta, and assorted parmigianas, cacciatores, and marsalas – is like traveling back in time to the days when Italian restaurateurs baked their own breads, made their own pastas, and served it all in charming, intimate spaces. Almost everything on the "full-meal deal" menu is delish. But when it comes to fried calamari and baked lasagna, Bruno's scores among the very best.

Photo via Bruno’s Ristorante/Facebook
 The Marble Room
623 Euclid Ave., Cleveland 
Located in the old National City Bank building, it’d be hard to find a more beautiful restaurant in town then the swanky Marble Room. The name says it all - the beautiful marble columns and intricately designed molding is absolutely stunning. And the steak is up there for the best in town. Get the ribeye and thank us later.
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The Marble Room

623 Euclid Ave., Cleveland

Located in the old National City Bank building, it’d be hard to find a more beautiful restaurant in town then the swanky Marble Room. The name says it all - the beautiful marble columns and intricately designed molding is absolutely stunning. And the steak is up there for the best in town. Get the ribeye and thank us later.

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 Luca
2100 Superior Viaduct., Cleveland 
One of the best Italian restaurants in town also contains one of the best views of the city. The sacchetti, which contains white truffles over ricotta stuffed pasta shells, may sound heavy for the summer but you have to get it while sitting on the patio at this Superior Viaduct located spot.  
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Luca

2100 Superior Viaduct., Cleveland

One of the best Italian restaurants in town also contains one of the best views of the city. The sacchetti, which contains white truffles over ricotta stuffed pasta shells, may sound heavy for the summer but you have to get it while sitting on the patio at this Superior Viaduct located spot.

Photo via Luca Italian Cuisine/Facebook
 Delmonico’s Steakhouse
6001 Quarry Ln., Independence 
Head out to Independence to visit this Italian-accented steakhouse, owned and operated by the local Hospitality Restaurants group. For a little something extra, try the Christopher Style steak, topped gulf shrimp, asparagus and béarnaise sauce. In addition to their tasty slabs of beef, extensive wine list and professional service are additional reasons to visit.
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Delmonico’s Steakhouse

6001 Quarry Ln., Independence

Head out to Independence to visit this Italian-accented steakhouse, owned and operated by the local Hospitality Restaurants group. For a little something extra, try the Christopher Style steak, topped gulf shrimp, asparagus and béarnaise sauce. In addition to their tasty slabs of beef, extensive wine list and professional service are additional reasons to visit.

Photo via Delmonico’s Steakhouse/Facebook
 Cabin Club
30651 Detroit Rd., Westlake 
Big, juicy steaks, an annotated wine list, and friendly waitresses make this the place for expense-account types to unwind after work or to entertain on the weekends. Excellent choices include the Cabin Club strip steak, the center-cut rib-eye, a behemoth porterhouse, and a buttery filet mignon. A few seafood and poultry items are also available.
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Cabin Club

30651 Detroit Rd., Westlake

Big, juicy steaks, an annotated wine list, and friendly waitresses make this the place for expense-account types to unwind after work or to entertain on the weekends. Excellent choices include the Cabin Club strip steak, the center-cut rib-eye, a behemoth porterhouse, and a buttery filet mignon. A few seafood and poultry items are also available.

Photo via Cabin Club/Facebook