Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

The Dirt on Dante: The former Lockkeepers space is open for business

Posted By on Thu, Oct 4, 2007 at 12:33 PM

After a one-month delay, chef Dante Boccuzzi’s long-anticipated restaurant, Dante, opened this past Saturday, Sept. 29, in Valley View, in the space that was formerly Lockkeepers. We haven’t had a chance to dine there yet, but we did stop in last night to take a gander at the menu, a small, chic, and eclectic lineup that ranges from Hudson Valley foie gras, caviar, and corn & shrimp chowder, to handmade spaghetti with ragu Bolognese, and a “Surf & Turf” entrée, featuring dayboat scallops and braised shortribs. Prices – which aren’t posted yet on the website – are equally diverse. At dinner, for instance, apps and salads fall mostly in the $9-12 range, and a house-cured charcuterie sampler is pegged at $15; but for real big spenders, a tasting of Californian osetra caviar breaches the $100 barrier. Entrees – yummy sounding preparations of skate, trout, salmon, lamb, beef, veal, chicken, and more -- range from the low $20s to the mid $40s. And as for the handful of out-of-the-ordinary pasta dishes, prices are set at $18 for full-sized portions, but they can also be had in less expensive “tasting” and “starter” sized servings. The upshot, apparently, is a spot where a budget-conscious couple could dine well for less than $80, while showoffs could spend bucks by the wheelbarrow. Get your finances in order and head on over. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. A mid-day menu kicks in, from 3 to 5 p.m. And dinner hours run from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Reservations, particularly for weekends, would be wise. --- Elaine T. Cicora

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 9, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2020 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation