Prepare to indulge your senses. Cleveland becomes more and more of a foodie town each year, and restaurants now tend to offer an incredible experience on top of an impressive menu. These treats won’t just entertain your taste buds, however… some local restaurants have milieus designed to delight your very eyes. Now that warm weather has returned to Cleveland, you’ll adore dining on these ten local patios:
1. Pier W
Pier W is arguably one of the most unique eateries in all of Greater Cleveland. Perched on the cliffs of Lakewood's Gold Coast, this restaurant serves up scrumptious seafood and you’ll dine right over the water. This tasty place offers some of the best views of the Cleveland skyline broth from its indoor dining space and outdoor patio.
Address: 12700 Lake Avenue, Lakewood, OH, 44107
2. Stone Mad Irish Pub
In the midst of the historic Gordon Square Arts District is a hidden gem of a restaurant that serves up some of the tastiest Irish grub in town. Stone Mad Pub serves up delicious meals in a milieu that celebrates Cleveland's artistic nature, but the real work of art here is the Stone Patio. This is a destination you have to see to believe - each table and seat was hand-cut from stone and they surround a stunning two-story-tall stone fireplace.
Address: 1306 West 65th Street, Cleveland, OH, 44102
3. The Harp
Ohio City is full of energy and fun, and The Harp is one of the neighborhood's must-see attractions. The patio offers stunning views of the cityscape, and indoor diners will find a richly decorated environment designed with comfort in mind. All-American eats are served side-by-side with Irish comfort food, offering selections that will please even the pickiest of eaters.
Address: 4408 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44113
4. L'albatros Brasserie + Bar
No, you're not in Paris…. but the French cuisine at L'albatros Brasserie + Bar might make you think otherwise. This upscale eatery is rich, comfortable, and specialties like cheese courses allow diners to indulge. Their outdoor patio is perfect for meeting up with friends or enjoying a Starry Night cocktail one-on-one with a date.
Address: 11401 Bellflower Court, Cleveland, OH, 44106
5. Guarino's Restaurant
Guarino's Restaurant has a reputation for being one of the oldest eateries in town, and it seems to have changed fairly little since its days as a speakeasy. This restaurant has delighted some intriguing visitors over the years, and some say that even Frank Sinatra was a regular. Fine Italian cuisine and an incredible atmosphere inside and out have helped this restaurant maintain its coveted status.
Address: 12309 Mayfield Road, Cleveland, OH, 44106
6. Merwin's Wharf
Ready to dine in the Cleveland Metroparks? Merwin's Wharf serves up Southern-style comfort right on the riverfront. Located right on Irishtown Bend, this unique eatery sources local ingredients and immerses visitors in the splendor of the outdoors when they choose to dine on its gorgeous patio.
Address: 1785 Merwin Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44113
7. Luxe Kitchen & Lounge
Looking for the best Mediterranean-Italian bistro in town? Look no further than Luxe! This brick-walled restaurant is a local hot spot, and it even features DJs on the weekend to add to its energetic ambiance. You'll adore dining here, whether you choose to sit indoors or out on the charming patio.
Address: 6605 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44102
8. Collision Bend Brewery
After a trip through the taproom, you'll doubtlessly want to take advantage of the outdoor dining offered at Collision Bend Brewery. Located in the Cleveland Flats, Collision Bend is situated right on the banks of the Cuyahoga River, offering breathtaking views to adventurous diners.
Address: 1250 Old River Road, Cleveland, OH, 44113
9. Hodge's Cleveland
Cleveland street food meets upscale dining in Hodge's - and locals are obsessed with their playful offerings. The 2,000-square-foot patio can seat up to 100 guests, and it features an outdoor bar and fireplace that make it one of the coziest dining destinations in town.
Address: 668 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44114
10. Nano Brew Cleveland
This neighborhood brewpub is cherished by locals for its dedication to great beer and tasty food, but the true highlight of this location is the Beer Garden Bar. Locally sourced, organic ingredients make the cuisine here particularly delectable, and a diverse menu ensures that diners have no shortage of options to choose from.
Address: 1859 West 25th Street, Cleveland, OH, 44113
There’s so much to love at these ten local eateries. Which of these restaurants is your favorite?