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About Edwins Restaurant
EDWINS Restaurant is steeped in tradition and care for the community. Restaurateur Brandon E. Chrostowski offers a unique experience with seasonal, classic French cuisine in the midst of Cleveland's Shaker Square.
The restaurant has a unique mission; to eat well and do good. Founded in 2007, the mission of EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute is to instill leadership skills in formerly incarcerated men and women through an education in the culinary arts.
Our aim is to change the face of re-entry through food and hospitality.
Cleveland, OH 44120
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm. Closed Sunday.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please contact the restaurant for more details.
Complementary Valet is available every night of the week
Private Party Facilities:
Please contact Jordan for more details. email@example.com
Private Party Contact:
Jordan Levine: (216) 921-3333
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Cheese and Wine Tastings, Cigar and Spirit tastings and others, check our website for more details.
Edwins Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Delicious food. Servers and staff who try very hard and go out of their way to make sure you have a pleasant dining experience. Only negative is the cheese course. The cheese cart is AMAZING, however, for $4, you get the tiniest portion of cheese. Definitely overpriced. Love everything else about Edwins.
Edwin's is always a treat and this was no exception. The food was excellent, as we've come to expect. Service was what you would expect from a restaurant of Edwin's calibre. The edwin's mission is something that I believe in, but it'd be great place even without that. Couldn't have asked for more.
Edwins is the most fun restaurant in Cleveland. Yes, of course the food is exquisite, but I'm always knocked out by what a great time we have. Thank you to all of the chefs, cooks, servers, the friendly folks at the front desk and the managers. I love it. Proud to be a supporter of the Edwins mission.
Superb food, beautiful room. We were there on a Monday and it was relatively quiet. Our server was still in his "training" period, but worked very hard to do a good job. His supervisor was present throughout the serving process -- for some that might be a factor, but we took it in stride given the great mission of the restaurant.
The service is excellent. And I want to lead with that because if the mission of the place. The food was even better. We did not have any of the table side dishes, but we observed others having the pressed duck and the bananas foster, so perhaps next time. If you aren't having a table side dish, that can be a little distracting, though I thoroughly enjoyed watching the show for the neighboring tables.
The venison was wonderful, as was the pappardelle pasta with braised beef. Can recommend both. The artichoke app is delicious. We shared it, but it wasn't a lot to share. But no worries. The tarte takes a little extra time for dessert and was well worth the wait.
Overall, fine dining, they make you feel special. Lots of staff tended to us. Go with confidence.
I ordered the Portobello Napolean. Beautiful presentation, very generous portion, but did not appeared to be seasoned. I used a generous amount of salt & pepper from the table to season it myself. My husband ordered the grouper, and it was prepared perfectly and was delicious. Our server was so soft spoken we had a difficult time hearing what he was saying. We asked him what the soup of the day was and he said it was tomato with something we could not make out. My husband asked him if it was good, and he replied, "I don't know, I don't like soup." We asked about the salads, and he didn't seem to know what we were asking. I don't remember was the feature special was, again he didn't seem very enthusiastic about whatever it was. We ordered the lobster bisque as an appetizer, and it was delicious. The lighting was a little too dark. I think the lights should have been turned up a little, as it was so dark it was difficult to read the menu. The hostess that greeted us at the door was very friendly. The restaurant is beautiful. I would say this is a wonderful restaurant and we love the concept of employing people who may find it difficult to find a job or learn a trade. On the other hand, considering the cost of the meal, (We spent $130, two glasses of wine and a beer where $30 of that cost), there needs to be more training for the staff. Maybe it was his first day? We will probably consider coming back, but it's an hour from where we live.
You have to love Edwin's. Outside of having fresh, well-prepared French cuisine, the owner uses the venue to train hard-to-employ workers for jobs in the food service industry. From the hamburger that is ground and prepared table side, to the potato-crusted grouper, to the escargot, the offerings are elegant but simple. The food is complemented by a good selection of wines and the standard selection of spirits. This is a cozy neighborhood spot that feels more like someone's home than a restaurant.
Edwins outdid itself starting from their assurance that valet parking would be available for our very early reservation. We were greeted immediately upon entering and the staff stood up when we came in so they could greet us properly. Nice touch! Matt was our server (I asked for his name) and he was knowledgeable and attentive without being overbearing. We had the salmon - OUTSTANDING!. And the tofu in red wine. AMAZING! Bananas Foster for dessert was perfect as well. What a great find. We will be back for sure and hope to see Matt again as well.
Another good visit to EDWINS.
We typical get to EDWINS at least once a quarter. This time was in celebration for my sister's visit and birthday. The food was very good.
I continue to recommend the Cheese Cart to anyone who has a mild interest in enjoying cheese. They have selections anywhere on the spectrum of cheese for you to enjoy, and the staff is extremely knowledgeable, and will get you something that you will definitely enjoy.
The service continues to be a highlight. We occasionally get the opportunity to enjoy meals at the Dusquesne Club in Pittsburgh, and this is the only restaurant where the service is comparable (and sometimes better).
I continue to recommend it to all of my friends not only for special occasions, but in general to have a good meal.
Selected from the Restaurant Week menu. The asparagus soap was very good; just the right intensity of asparagus. The guinea fowl was very tasty with a nice sauce and good presentation. The chocolate pyramid was excellent. Would return for that alone. The wine pairings were well thought out and nicely complemented each dish.
We recently went as a family (4) yo celebrate my wife's birthday. Every aspect of this experience was fantastic. The food was breathtaking, the service impeccable but not overreaching, the preparation exquisite. One of the best meals I have had in the greater Cleveland area, bar none. We will definitely be back multiple times. Thanks and congrats Brandon!
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