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.
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: 2169213333x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, 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
we enjoyed an evening of excellent food ...
we enjoyed an evening of excellent food, great choice on menu. Most of all we appreciated the staff and service which was friendly, knowledgeable, engaging and professional. Great ambience Highly recommend dining experience
This place was awesome. One of the best ...
This place was awesome. One of the best places in Cleveland. Food was delicious and will go back again .
Lobster bisque was superb. Filet and ch ...
Lobster bisque was superb. Filet and chicken delicious. Waiter needs additional training. Overall the experience was pleasant and we will return. Inspiring concept (the non-profit status) and wishful success to the business owner and those he/they employ.
Did not know about Edwin's. Is was liste ...
Did not know about Edwin's. Is was listed on Open Table as a top ten in Cleveland. I agree it is. We go out every weekend looking for unique places to eat. Everything was excellent. We will be back.
Great meals every time. Delightful, har ...
Great meals every time. Delightful, hard working wait staff. One of my Cleveland favorite places to dine.
Edwin's is a very pleasant place to have ...
Edwin's is a very pleasant place to have a lovely meal. We dined on the lovely patio. The servers were very attentive and helpful. We loved the mojitos.
Very friendly and attentive wait staff. ...
Very friendly and attentive wait staff. Food was excellent. Great evening on the patio. Only issue was waiting for them to brew coffee, which came after we finished our desserts.
Wonderful dining experience - great food ...
Wonderful dining experience - great food, attentive, friendly service from all, and pleasant patio dining.
Lovely dining space; rich cuisine; excel ...
Lovely dining space; rich cuisine; excellent service from dedicated, earnest staff.
Very hard working and friendly wait staf ...
Very hard working and friendly wait staff. Enjoyed talking with the manager about Edwin's history and goals.
Great meal. Everything was DELICIOUS! Ca ...
Great meal. Everything was DELICIOUS! Can't go wrong at Edwin's. After many times. we surely will be back again.
The burger prepped at table side was gre ...
The burger prepped at table side was great fun and delicious and fun .Food was very good and the original cocktails were cool. The wine selections were pretty broad for the size of the eatery. On a warm breezy night, the outdoor dining was awesome! You can appreciate the various levels of training in the wait staff and that was kind of fun to think you are helping them educate their students! Overall will look for an excuse to return!
We have been here several times and have ...
We have been here several times and have always had a wonderful meal. We will return often. Edwin's has become special to us.
My husband and I moved to CLE from NYC a ...
My husband and I moved to CLE from NYC a couple of years ago and until now we have not been impressed with restaurants until visiting your establishment. The food was delicious, the presentation was appealing, and the service was top notch. We both loved the idea of helping young people that made a mistake in life get back on track. I wish more businesses would take a chance like you did. By doing so, it helps them regain their self-esteem and self-respect and turn their lives around. We will definitely return to Edwins Restaurant and bring our family and friends.
Edwin's never fails to provide excellent ...
Edwin's never fails to provide excellent food in a beautiful environment. The service is wonderful and again, the food is incredible!
Dinner with a friend
We enjoyed our dinner at Edwin's. We had received a gift card for a birthday gift, and decided to use it and to take a friend along to celebrate her milestone birthday. Our only concern was we thought the prices were a little too high - at least higher that what we usually spend when we go out to eat. I wonder if the restaurant would do better if the prices were a little lower.
Brandon's successful endeavor deserves a ...
Brandon's successful endeavor deserves all the praise he can garner. Go to this restaurant - but be sure to know its mission before you do.
Great food. The rabbit was unbelievable. ...
Great food. The rabbit was unbelievable. We also had a grouper. Everything was delicious. Awesome cheese selection to cap the meal
This is my favourite restaurant in Cleve ...
This is my favourite restaurant in Cleveland without a shadow of a doubt. The food is fabulous and the service too. Plus the whole concept is so very encouraging. We will be back.
Had the pressed duck and the burger made ...
Had the pressed duck and the burger made at the table, what an amazing experience
You can always count on a wonderful meal at Edwins. Everyone seems to go out of their way to make every part of your dining experience a good one, no, a great one. Always a treat
Perfect special night
My boyfriend and I had a fantastic experience at Edwin's for his birthday. I wanted to do something special, and he had mentioned the pressed duck several months ago. I decided to give it a try, and my boyfriend was thrilled! He has more of a refined taste than me and raved about it. I thought it was delicious, too. Excellent service. Great cause.
Great classic French cuisine. And the ch ...
Great classic French cuisine. And the cheese board is not to be missed. For a truly amazing meal, arrange to get the pressed duck (but you have to call in advance)
The ambiance was conducive to a special ...
The ambiance was conducive to a special occasion. The service is commendable. In addition the owner is very friendly and cordial. The frog legs are excellent.
Everything you want
From the moment you arrive the service begins and doesn't end. Great service is just there, but not intrusive. They have got it right! The food and presentation is superb. I can be a cheap skate, but when everything is this fine, I get over it! My highest recommendation.
It is our favorite French restaurant in Cleveland. The owner is one of the CNN heroes this year. We love it there!
Service was outstanding
The staff was extremely friendly, helpful and worked as a team. We enjoyed having a drink at the bar before dinner and the food was delicious. For us, this is a special occasion restaurant due to the prices but will go back. We also will stop in at the bar for a drink and a nosh when we are in the area.
I had heard about this restaurant, and finally decided to go. I cannot say enough good things about this establishment. Food: classic french; prepared excellently, presented beautifully. Appropriate portion sizes that allow for having an appetizer and an entree without feeling either over-full, or guilty for leaving much food on the plate. Drinks: fairly standard cocktail list, but made quite well, with a few unique offerings. Extensive wine list with glasses and bottles to fit every wallet Ambiance: bar seemed lively but not overly loud; dining space was beautifully decorated, lighting more on the "romantic" side, but not overly dark. Noise levels were appropriate - easy to have a conversation, though you had to lean in some at times. Service: from the greeting though to the exit and all facets in between, could not have been better. There is a great joy that exudes from the staff that is infectious, and lends to transforming a dinner here from excellent to memorable. Again, I could not have been more pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. Would put it easily in my top 5 restaurants in Cleveland/NE Ohio. Will absolutely be back. And for those who are unfamiliar with the mission of the restaurant, it is worth checking out. For me, this made an outstanding dining experience even more so.
Outstanding. Went for our anniversary. E ...
Outstanding. Went for our anniversary. Excellent service, food, ambience. Hope to return.
This was our second visit and we brought ...
This was our second visit and we brought friends. Great food! Great cause!
The BEST cheese selection!
* The cheese cart was the biggest surprise of all. We have not experienced this level of diversity and quality of cheeses anywhere in the US. * The service was a breath of fresh air. The staff were interesting and engaging, open, honest and enjoyable. * The ambiance was pleasant and tasteful, filled with many guests (e.g. busy) but not awkwardly so. We never felt rushed or crowded. Nothing was intimidating about this ultra fine dining experience. My advice to anyone looking for a delicious meal out is to skip the (needless and pretentious) hoity-toity-ness of other high end places and embrace the 'realness' of this restaurant. We would list this as a "MUST DO" for anyone new or coming to visit Cleveland. It represents the best that this wonderful city has to offer. Positively ingenious!
Brandon has done a fabulous job with Edw ...
Brandon has done a fabulous job with Edwins. The menu is much more innovative than any other restaurant in Cleveland. Our dinner consisted of escargots, the grilled seafood sausage, foie gras, the grouper, and the duck l'orange. For dessert the bananas foster and the beignets. Everything was outstanding with the exception of the escargots. Unlike the rest of the meal they were tasty but nothing special. The duck was a half a duck and could easily feed two. Although not inexpensive I consider this restaurant to be a great value. There are very few restaurants that put out the kind of quality that Edwins does.
A great restaurant that serves delicious ...
A great restaurant that serves delicious food and has a worthy cause.
We really enjoyed it, with the exception ...
We really enjoyed it, with the exception of the horrible 80's music. Good time, good food!
Tables are extremely close!!!! Entertai ...
Tables are extremely close!!!! Entertainment was watching the servers dance around one another!!!!!
Loved the food, felt like there were man ...
Loved the food, felt like there were many people waiting on us. A little much.
Besides the excellent food and service, ...
Besides the excellent food and service, eating at EDWINS is a feel-good experience because of the wonderful mission behind the restaurant. We especially enjoyed the obvious pride displayed by our young server who was clearly learning the restaurant trade and anxious to demonstrate his new skills. The delicious food was classic French cuisine. The entire staff was attentive and focused and checked in with us often. Kudos to EDWINS for the opportunities they are providing for these hard-working men and women.
I took my mom here for Mother's Day and ...
I took my mom here for Mother's Day and we had a wonderful experience. The food was delicious, our waiter was great, and the valet parking made it very easy to get in and out of the square. My mom wanted to try the frog legs, which was the best I ever had, anywhere else they are so greasy, but Edwin's must know the secret. The oysters were perfect and I got a meal with seasonal ramps and morels which I thought was awesome to be able to enjoy those hard to find foods.
Delicious and a neighborhood Gem
The food was outstanding, and our waiter was a very sweet young man who tried very hard to make sure our evening was special. We loved it, and will be back.
Edwin's never ceases to impress. Brandon has created a gem which creates world class dishes. Most notably however is his mission behind Edwin's. He is creating excellent opportunities for those to whom most would nit give a second thought to. Thanks again to the establishment and staff for a wonderful evening!
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