Looking for a place to celebrate an anniversary, engagement or simply a romantic adult night out in Cleveland, Ohio? There are many amazing places to dine in a variety of unique neighborhoods throughout the city and choosing the perfect restaurant may be difficult. Three of Cleveland’s finest romantic restaurants are Giovanni’s, Pier W and Lola Bistro and a choice of any of those establishments is sure to impress and please.
Giovanni’s – A five star restaurant located in Beachwood and winner of several awards over its twenty-five year history including Wine Spectator’s Grand Award, AAA and Di Rona. Luxurious atmosphere with wood panels, French doors, grand fireplace and interesting artwork but the star of Giovanni’s is the food. My personal favorite is the Seafood Linguine with a delicious combination of shrimp, lobster, mussels and clams in a spicy tomato sauce. My carnivore husband enjoyed the Char grilled Filet with herb roasted potato and portabella reduction. Award winning wine list with over 550 selections. Pricey but well worth the experience for a special occasion. Entrees range from $23.00 – $45.00. Located at 25550 Chagrin Blvd, Beachwood.
Pier W – A landmark Cleveland restaurant since 1965, Pier W over looks Lake Erie and offers some breath taking views to enhance your dining experience – especially at sunset. Equally outstanding is the seafood selection for the restaurant is famous for. My choice for dinner is the Lake Erie Whitefish Wellington, including Shitake Mushrooms, Pine Nuts, Leeks and Puff Pastry. Vegetarians will enjoy a vegetarian menu that includes the breaded Japanese eggplant with Sun dried Tomato Gnocchi while meat lovers will be happy with the selection including Center Cut NY Strip Steak and Ohio Amish Chicken. Nice wine list by the glass or bottle and lovely dessert menu that includes sweets, cheeses, coffee and drinks. Entrees range from $19.00 – $45.00. Located at 12700 Lake Ave., Winton Place, Lakewood.
Lola Bistro – No list of Cleveland’s top romantic restaurant would be complete without celebrity chef Michael Symon’s Lola Bistro. Located in between the Gateway District and the vibrant E. 4th Street district, the restaurant offers a glamorous and sexy atmosphere. Favorites include the Beef Hanger Steak with pickle sauce, chilies and fries and the Scallops. The mixed green salad with apples, blue cheese and walnuts from the Appetizer menu is a terrific start to you dining experience. Portions are just right – we were full but not “stuffed” upon leaving. Entrees Range from $19.00 – $32.00. Located at 2058 E. 4th Street, Cleveland.
Enjoy, celebrate and relax at these independent romantic restaurants in Cleveland and return to make any occasion special.