Coming Soon: 40+ New Restaurants and Bars Opening Around Cleveland in Early 2023
Over the past year, the Cleveland dining scene has welcomed dozens of delightful new restaurants, from modest cafes on up to gorgeous fine-dining destinations. But 2023 is on pace to outshine its predecessor with scores of fresh options opening in the coming days, weeks and months. Here's what's on tap.
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In the coming days, local soup shark Matthew Moore will open a new downtown Souper Market, joining locations in Lakewood, Kamm's Corners and Midtown. This latest opening at the recently renovated Standard building coincides with the company’s 20th year in business.
As promised, the closure of Balaton restaurant was merely temporary. Any day now, owners Krisztina and George Ponti will open the doors to the latest iteration of Balaton, located at the corner of Rt. 306 and E. Washington in Bainbridge.
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Since launching Irie Jamaican Kitchen in 2017, Omar McKay has gone on to open locations in Old Brooklyn and in Akron's Highland Square neighborhood. Next up for the Jamaican-born chef is a spot at Chagrin and Lee in Shaker Heights, due to open in weeks.
Luna Bakery and Café, with locations in Cleveland Heights and Moreland Hills, will add a downtown spot this spring. Located in the Western Reserve Building on West 9th, this latest expansion will focus on the breakfast and lunch crowds.
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Earlier this year, Sofia Syed opened Roasted in Tremont with the aim of creating a community-minded coffee shop. The success of that café has spurred expansion, with a new Roasted in Lakewood set to open in the former Vibe space in two to three months.
After an 18-year run, A. Brendan Walton shuttered his popular Gateway District spot A.J. Rocco’s. When it reawakens in the coming months, it will do so next door in the former Huron Point Tavern/Alesci's building, which has undergone a major renovation.
Way back in 2020, Joe Deinhart of Solstice Roasters announced his plans to open a new roastery and café in the former Peterson Nut Co. space just steps from Progressive Field. At long last, Deinhart is nearing completion of the 20-seat café, with an eye to opening his doors in January.
After a five-year run, Coffee Coffee Coffee closed its doors in Old Brooklyn. But Peter Brown of Six Shooter Coffee on Waterloo jumped at the opportunity to take possession of the space. When it opens in February, Six Shooter Old Brooklyn will offer the same great lineup of food and beverage.
Chefs Ben Bebenroth and Jonathan Bennett of Spice Hospitality Group are just weeks away from opening Boom’s Pizza. Located in the former Campbell’s Popcorn shop in Lakewood, the 44-seat restaurant will feature counter service and self-serve beverage coolers stocked with a variety of beer, wine and soft drinks.
In a few weeks, Susan Walters will revive her Cha Spirits and Pizza Kitchen concept, which originated years back in Battery Park. This time around, the casual pizza bistro and wine bar is taking shape in the former VFW building next door to the Tinnerman Lofts building in Ohio City.