Cleveland culinary institutions have helped put our city on the map as a destination for world-class restaurants and dining experiences that drive foodies wild.
We’re not a city that rests on its laurels, so it’s no surprise that new dining experiences with fresh concepts – and even fresher flavors – keep popping up every day. Here are just a few of the amazing newly opened restaurants that have graced the CLE food scene.
This East 4th spot really rocks—decked out with posters from 20+ years of concerts. Try 24-hour sous vide chicken wings, coated with a dry rub and deep fried, or shrimp creole laden with mushrooms and blistered tomatoes, covered in a spicy cream sauce. Grunge Brunch is a must on Saturdays. Or check out the rooftop bar for aptly-named cocktails like “Rebel, Rebel,” topped with a fondant lightning bolt.
Calling all health fanatics and people who watch them on YouTube. Green Goat is making a splash here in town with super fresh, organic meals that are actually delicious. From the wild greens salad to brisket asada tacos, you can’t make a bad selection when you stop in. Don’t forget bone broth, a performance smoothie, or a zero-toxin coffee to kickstart your day.
What started out as a ghost kitchen now takes firm roots in Hingetown! Do yourself a favor and try out the chef’s tasting menu with vegan options, group experiences, and a grand feast option for two. With plenty of cocktails to spare (and zero-proof cocktails for those who don’t drink), you’re sure to shut the place down.
Boss ChickNBeer has all the makings of your go-to wing joint. Try a Tupac of chicken tenders with “ain’t nuthin but a G-parm” sauce or sweat a little with burn-your-face-off dry rub. (It has a skull and crossbones next to it on the menu, so approach with caution.)
On the way to downtown Chagrin Falls, you’ll find new modern Mexican concept PonyBoys. Grab some tacos, tamales, and tapas and relax in your car while they bring your food out curbside. Or hang out inside for your kicked-up-a-notch street food experience.
Head over to the heart of Tremont for a breakfast built for lovers of classics and foodies alike. Martha on the Fly’s instagrammable sandys range from breakfast staples to out-of-the-box patties. (They’re only knuckle sandwiches in terms of the flavor punch delivered.)
Build the Pho takes playing with your food in a new direction, allowing you to create whatever kind of pho your heart desires. From Sheng Long Yu (of Dagu Rice Noodle and Shinto), this University Circle-based soon-to-be staple spot is a must try.