The Most Anticipated Restaurants Opening in Cleveland the Rest of 2023 and Beyond

Sometimes it's hard to keep track of all the new openings that not only have already happened but all the good stuff…

By Scene Staff

 Agave and Rye
28601 Chagrin Blvd., Woodmere

 Agave & Rye opened its first Cleveland restaurant last summer in the former Bar Louie (1352 W. 6th St.) space in the Warehouse District. The Covington, Kentucky-based company is experiencing tremendous growth, with more than 15 restaurants scattered throughout five states. Today the company revealed its plans to open a second Northeast Ohio location, this one in the former Paladar space at Eton Chagrin Blvd. The new restaurant is projected to open next spring. Agave & Rye is billed as a modern tequila and bourbon hall that serves “epic tacos.” The restaurant is known for its double-shelled tacos, which feature crunchy corn and soft flour shells sandwiched together by beans, queso, pimento or guacamole.
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23 Cleveland Clambakes We Love

The weather getting chillier and the leaves changing shades means more than just apple picking and football season here in Cleveland. It…

By Scene Staff

 Teamz Restaurant & Bar
Where:  6611 Eastland Rd., Cleveland  
When: Daily through the season
Menu: Order a dozen clams as an appetizer or order the full clam bake. The clam bake begins with a cup of clam chowder, followed by a dozen clams, and is completed with your choice of half a chicken or steak, served with corn on the cob and a baked sweet potato.
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Photos From the 2023 Crocker Park Wine Festival

One of the region's late-summer staples is the Crocker Park Wine Festival, which transforms the bustling marketplace into a wine oasis. The…

By Emanuel Wallace

2023 Crocker Park Wine Festival
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22 Northeast Ohio Restaurants With Cult-Like Followings

What does it take for a restaurant to go from simply popular to the sort of place that makes its loyal, repeat…

By Scene Staff

Multiple Locations 

Swensons. Few other words can stir the appetites of an entire region like this one. Nostalgia runs deep when it comes to the first Swensons experience, but it's more than fond memories that keep people pulling up and flipping their headlights on for a Galley Boy and potato teezers. It's why Swensons is a Northeast Ohio tradition unlike any other.
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All the Restaurants Where You Can Score $7 Wing Deals During Cleveland Wing Week (Sept. 11-17) and What They're Serving

Seven days of $7 wing deals. Who says no to that? Cleveland Wing Week, which runs September 11th through the 17th, is…

By Scene Staff

 Crowley’s Dive
36547 Vine St., Eastlake

 Crowley’s is offering six traditional bone-in wings for Wing Week, in their Nashville hot honey flavor with dill pickle ranch. An order of wings and a Miller Lite available for $10.00
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Photos From the 2023 Cleveland Garlic Festival

The Cleveland Garlic Festival is a two-day event that takes place on Shaker Square. You can find traditional garlic along with some…

By Emanuel Wallace

2023 Cleveland Garlic Festival
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38 Hidden Gem Restaurants In Northeast Ohio We Love

The top end restaurants in Cleveland tend to take up a lot of the press around town, and for good reason. They're…

By Scene Staff

 Paris Room
7 North Franklin St., Chagrin Falls

 If you’re a tiny French brasserie in Chagrin Falls, you almost have to be romantic, no? That’s certainly the case with this gem of a spot, located in the heart of downtown Chagrin Falls. And the food is damn good too.
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Photos: A Taste of Black Cleveland 5.0 Moved From the Concourse to Center Court

The fifth iteration of the local restaurant showcase, A Taste of Black Cleveland, marked its largest expansion yet. This year's event took…

By Emanuel Wallace

Taste of Black Cleveland 5.0 at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
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Where to Score Late Night Food in Cleveland

While many restaurants and bars have cut back kitchen hours since the pandemic, luckily for us, there are still a bunch of…

By Scene Staff

 Literary Tavern
1031 Literary Rd., Cleveland 

 When Literary Tavern reopened in 2018, owner Ross Valenti’s goal for the old Literary Café in Tremont, was to create a casual, comfortable and relevant place for neighbors to enjoy themselves: essentially, a new-old neighborhood classic and he reached that goal. The kitchen, which serves burgers and small plates, is open until 11 p.m. nightly and midnight on Friday and Saturday.
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Photos: The 2023 Taste of Tremont Draws Over 10,000 People to the Annual Festival Highlighting Neighborhood Eateries

The summertime staple event, Taste of Tremont, reportedly attracted over10,000 people to its festival this year. The festival showcases all of the…

By Emanuel Wallace

Taste of Tremont
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Photos from the 2023 Ale Fest in Tremont's Lincoln Park

Despite a few off and on rain showers, the 12th Ale Fest in Tremont's Lincoln Park featured over 100 beers from 50…

By Emanuel Wallace

Photos from the 2023 Ale Fest in Tremont's Lincoln Park
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Scene's Ale Fest Returns to Tremont on Saturday, July 15. Don't Miss Out on the Fun

Tomorrow's the big day in Lincoln Park as Ale Fest returns once again with hundreds of beers from more than 50 breweries…

By Scene Staff

Scene's Ale Fest Returns to Tremont on Saturday, July 15
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Cleveland's Essential Pizza Restaurants

While we might have our go-to pizza spots nearby, we're always on our own personal quest to find the perfect slice. From…

By Scene Staff

 Pizzeria DiLauro
17800 Chillicothe Rd., Chagrin Falls 

 Pizza lovers in Northeast Ohio got to know Adam DiLauro and his pies thanks to the Pizzeria DiLauro food truck, a mobile trailer with a built-in wood-fired oven., DiLauro parked the rig to refocus his attentions on a brick-and-mortar pizzeria of the same name. When it opened in 2021 in Bainbridge, Pizzeria DiLauro brought a little taste of the East Coast to the far East Side.
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All the Restaurants Participating in Cleveland Burger Week and What They're Serving for Just $7

JULY 10-16, 2023 From gourmet blends to off-menu specialties and even beer pairings – we will pay tribute to America’s sweetheart –…

By Scene Staff

 Gunselman’s Tavern 
21490 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park

 Gunselman’s Tavern is offering an all beef patty (short rib/brisket/chuck blend) with Gunny burger sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onion on a brioche bun. Impossible patty for $4 extra. Brew Kettle Special: $12 burger and Brew Kettle Beer.
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Cleveland's Essential Suburban Foodie Restaurants

Not only can you find a decent meal in the suburbs, you can find some of the best food in Northeast Ohio.…

By Scene Staff

16 North Main St., Chagrin Falls 

 Chef-owner James Balchak spent nearly six months converting the North Main Diner, formerly Dink's, from a dowdy luncheonette to a smart little supper club with a bangin’ brunch. Energy from the buzzy bar scene boosts the mood and spirit of the entire space, ensuring that the atmosphere never dips to melancholy. This farm-to-table restaurant which focuses exclusively on the freshest ingredients around has found its footing after testing some things out and figuring out what worked and what didn’t.
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Your Cleveland Dining Bucket List for This Summer

Ready to make the most of your summer — and looking for a list of the places you need to eat? We…

By Brett Zelman

 Scooter’s Dawg House

 9600 Blackbrook Rd., Mentor 

 Scooter’s World Famous Dawg House has fed hungry Lake County beachgoers for over two decades. The seasonal shop is only open from the middle of March to the middle of September, but they manage to squeeze a full year of business into half a year's time. The top-selling Chicago Dawg is dragged through the garden and topped with mustard, tomato, dill pickle, relish, onion and celery salt.
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26 Cleveland Festivals to Hit Up This Summer

Summer means festival season. Cleveland certainly has plenty of festivals to hit up. From live theater and arts festivals to pickles and…

By Scene Staff

Cain Park Arts Festival 
When: July 7th-9th
Where: Cain Park
What: A fine arts and crafts festival featuring artists from across the country in ceramics, glass, sculpture, painting and more. Live music, food concessions and other entertainment.
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Cleveland's Essential Ice Cream and Frozen Treat Spots

It's finally warming up in town so that means ice cream season. Lucky for us, Cleveland truly has some of the best…

By Scene Staff

Apple Cart
 4313 Superior Ave, Cleveland
Known for its soft serve, dipped cones and reasonable prices, Apple Cart is a great place to check out. Make sure you bring some bills with you, because Apple Cart only accepts cash.
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The 20 Hottest New Cleveland Restaurants

A host of new restaurants have opened in Cleveland this year. We dug into our numbers to find which ones have moved…

By Scene Staff

Pearl Street Wine Market and Cafe
2523 Market Ave., Cleveland

Back in March, Karen Small shuttered the Flying Fig, her 23-year-old Ohio City bistro. But when she did, she announced that she would be partnering up with Jill Davis, owner of Toast Wine Bar, on a new project in the same space. Inspired by European bistros, Pearl Street Wine Market & Café combines the retail aspect of the former Market at the Fig with a casual small-plates, farm-to-table café. In addition to small and shared plates starring local charcuterie and cheeses, there are larger entrees featuring proteins, pasta, grains and seasonal produce. A rotating selection of wines by the glass, beer and classic cocktails are available.
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The Best Cleveland Restaurant Patios to Visit This Summer

From sun-soaked beer gardens and buzzy sidewalk patios to secluded garden getaways, these are some of the best places to eat and…

By Scene Staff

 1330 On The River 
1330 Old River Rd., Cleveland 

This relative newcomer to the Flats has reworked the former East End property into a stylish waterfront bistro a few steps off the beaten path. Head to the rear of the restaurant, where a small, tasteful patio offers views of the river and enjoy dishes like bacon-wrapped figs, pesto chicken sandwiches and grilled lamb chops with Brussels.
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21 Essential Cleveland Waterfront Patios

There's nothing like having a meal or a drink or two on a patio when the weather heats up. Want to know…

By Scene Staff

 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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All the New Cleveland Restaurants That Have Opened So Far in 2023

We’re halfway into 2023 but already the year is looking pretty exciting for food lovers. At the current pace, Cleveland will welcome…

By Douglas Trattner

 Geraci’s Slice Shop
603 Prospect Ave., Cleveland

 Last summer, downtown Cleveland lost a 40-year-old legend when Vincenza's Pizza & Pasta abruptly closed its shop. But last week, another local legend took up the mantle to provide hot slices for all. Geraci’s Slice Shop, an extension of the 60-year-old brand, launched last summer in Willoughby as part of The Yard on 3rd. The expanded downtown spot offers more in terms of food, beverage and setting. The fast-casual operation features classic Geraci’s pizzas – either by the slice or whole – plus appetizers, salads, subs and desserts like Italian ice and tiramisu. Guests can look forward to a fun, funky décor modeled after an `80s pizzeria, complete with full bar and game room. In the off season, Geraci’s Slice Shop acquired “Manager of the Year” Terry "Tito" Francona as an investor. The prominent Vincenza’s space has been artfully redesigned into an `80s-themed pizzeria where fun, nostalgia and efficiency are the names of the game.  A 25-seat sidewalk patio features a turf base and lawn chairs.
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15 New Patios to Enjoy This Year in Cleveland

Nice weather in Cleveland means patio season. You probably already have your favorites, but here are 15 new ones that have opened…

By Scene Staff

The Yard on 3rd
18042 3rd St., Willoughby

For years, Lure Bistro was home to one of the best patios in Downtown Willoughby. That made way for The Yard on 3rd, the town’s first food truck yard. The casual dog-friendly spot features an outdoor bar, plenty of seating, televisions and family-friendly games. The main attraction — apart from the bar — is the rotating roster of food trucks. But equally compelling is the Geraci's Slice Shop, which was the first for the beloved pizzeria. The shop is a year-round operation that serves both The Yard guests but also take-out and delivery for Willoughby and the surrounding area.
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22 Cleveland Snack Shops You Shouldn't Miss

Not everything has to be a whole meal. Whether you're looking for a pre-show snack, a post-beach bite, something sweet or salty,…

By Scene Staff

Chagrin Falls Popcorn Shop
53 North Main St., Chagrin Falls
Since 1949, the Popcorn Shop has been a staple for Chagrin Falls residents and visitors. There’s old timey and modern candy, tons of kinds of popcorn, great ice cream and pretty much everything else you’d want out of a candy and ice cream shop. There’s also a second location at Shaker Square.
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AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander)-Owned Restaurants In Cleveland You Should Have Tried By Now

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month and in celebration of that, we rounded up a list of a…

By Scene Staff

 Issho Ni
    34302 Euclid Ave., Willoughby
     This cherry little spot on the far-east side of town is serving up some of the best ramen in Northeast Ohio. Choices include a classic pork tonkotsu prepared with various levels of spiciness, kuro ramen made black from the addition of squid ink and fermented garlic, Hokkaido-style yellow ramen, soy-based shoyu ramen and the broth-less mazeman ramen.
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The Most Anticipated Cleveland Restaurants Opening This Spring and Summer

Cleveland has welcomed almost 40 new restaurants, coffee shops and bars already in 2023, and the pace isn't slowing down anytime soon.…

By Scene Staff

 Tita Flora’s
6531 Brecksville Rd., Independence

When it comes to cuisines that are sorely lacking in Cleveland, Filipino is at the very top of the list. The melting-pot cuisine of the Philippines continues to climb in popularity around the nation, but locally the options are limited to a couple carry-out-only places such as Mely's Kainan and Nipa Hut Oriental Market.
Soon, thanks to Flora Grk, Greater Cleveland diners will soon be able to enjoy Filipino foods in a full-service, dine-in setting. The 60-seat restaurant in Independence is expected to open in May. The menu is studded with Filipino staples and classics like crispy lumpia, filled with either vegetables or pork; pork or tofu sisig served on a sizzling platter; pancit, made with rice or wheat noodles; and longsilog, the all-day breakfast dish of sausage fried rice topped with a fried egg.
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Cleveland's Themed Bars and Restaurants Everyone Should Visit

Cleveland offers plenty of laid-back spots where diners can enjoy a relaxed meal, but there’s something to be said for spicing up…

By Scene Staff

 Good Night John Boy
1050 West 10th St., Cleveland

Forward Hospitality Group opened this 1970s-themed nightclub in the Flats in 2021 after two years of planning. It’s quickly become the place to dance and be seen on weekend nights. There’s wood paneling, shag carpet, a disco ball, crazy wallpaper and much more, making for decor that looks like it's from the 70s mixed with modern hipness. And people come there to dance. So be ready.
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40 Cleveland Restaurants Where You Can Eat Well for $15 or Less

There are many reasons to love the Cleveland food scene but the fact you can score great eats at any price point…

By Scene Staff

Mars Bar
15314 Madison Ave., Lakewood

For folks in the know, Mars Bar has been an under-the-radar harbor on Madison for cheap drinks, friendly service and a low-key vibe. The truly clued-in have been coming here not just for booze but also grub, because despite its dive-bar patina, Mars Bar also happens to sell some of the best gyros in town. Those spinning spits of meat attract barflies like bears to honey, and to-go orders of the house-made tzatziki practically outpace beer sales in volume.
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All the Cleveland Taco Week (April 10-16) Restaurants and What They're Serving for $10 or Less

Because Taco Tuesday isn't enough, from April 10th-16th, enjoy Cleveland Taco Week. Some of Cleveland's most popular taco joints are you bringing…

By Scene Staff

Twisted Taino 
5633 Pearl Rd., Parma

 One of Twisted Taino’s offerings for taco week is their chicken street tacos served with soft corn tortillas and filled with their creole chicken, topped with micro cilantro, pico de gallo and avocado cilantro sauce. Their pork street tacos are served with soft corn tortillas and are filled with their Caribbean pork roast and topped with a lime wedge, pico de gallo and avocado habanero salsa verde, topped with cilantro and onion. Their vegan fajita street tacos are served with soft corn tortillas and are filled with fajita mix veggies served with a lime Wedge, pico de gallo & avocado habanero salsa verde topped with chopped cilantro & onion.
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20 Essential Irish Bars and Restaurants in Cleveland

Whether it's St. Patrick's Day planning or any other slice of the calendar, you'd be well-advised to take stock of Cleveland's extensive…

By Scene Staff

 Stone Mad Pub
1306 West 65th St, Cleveland 

 Everyone who talks about this Detroit Shoreway neighborhood spot mentions two things; the bocce ball court and the beautiful patio. But Clevelanders know a patio is only good for roughly half the year. And this fun Irish pub moves the fun indoors in the colder months.
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