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
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Complementary Valet is available every night of the week
Private Party Facilities:
Please contact Jordan for more details. firstname.lastname@example.org
Private Party Contact:
Jordan Levine: 2169213333x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, 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 went out with our neighbors for our h ...
We went out with our neighbors for our holiday dinner. As soon as we came in, we were very much impressed by the looks of the place as well as the prompt service starting with getting our coats checked. The service was impeccable and being the bread lover that I am, I was never in want as my plate kept getting replenished. I can't say enough about the tremendous service and the courteousness of the entire staff. It was truly a wonderful way to spend our evening.
Loved it. Entrees were spectacular. Sa ...
Loved it. Entrees were spectacular. Salad greens were not the high point. The cheese experience is so much fun and a great thing to do with another couple. They kept their promise about keeping our water glasses filled and our bread plate always stocked. We all ate a lot of bread, which thankfully was great. Our primary waitstaff was new and inexperienced...and had a couple oops (broke the cork on the wine and said they didn't do the cheese thing anymore) -- but others stepped in to help and she recovered quickly. We had a delightful time.
This is an important restaurant on many ...
This is an important restaurant on many levels. The food is refined and is prepared is manner that shows technical skill. It also provides a hand up to those who are recently released from prison and need skills to move forward with their lives.
As always - Edwin's inspires with its mi ...
As always - Edwin's inspires with its mission and delights with its fantastic service, beautiful dining space and delicious food. Get the cheese selection to appreciate the deep knowledge of the presenter - it's worth the trip.
We were a group of 7 friends & everyone ...
We were a group of 7 friends & everyone really liked what they ordered, from the wine, appetizers to main courses and dessert. Lobster bisque and potato-leek soup were hits as were scallops, potato-wrapped grouper, salmon with horseradish. Beignets, bananas foster and chocolate pyramid were delicious. We had a small booth-type table which was set off & just right for the group. Service was superb.
First of all, the service was outstandin ...
First of all, the service was outstanding. We were met warmly at the door, and it continued from there. Each person that passed by inquired about our order, or asked if we needed anything. Everyone was friendly, polite, and attentive, without being annoying (as sometimes can happen with overzealous wait staff).
I ordered the soup du jour of potato leek - one of my favorites - as well as the frog legs. The soup was outstanding, if a bit on the salty side. Very complex flavors, and finished off with frizzled leeks. I wanted to lick the bowl clean. The frog legs had crispy skin, tender meat, and were perfectly seasoned, and accompanied by crispy garlic which was delicious. When Brandon stopped by to ask how it was, I told him my only complaint was that I wished I was at home, because I just wanted to gnaw all the meat off the bones! He replied "Go right ahead, everyone else does."
My friend ordered a salad and the seafood sausage. I've had seafood sausage before, but with this one, you could actually taste the individual components. Everything tasted very fresh and had great flavor. We split the Grand Marnier souffle for dessert - it was a cloud of delightful deliciousness. Overall, I would order again any one of the dishes we had. Looking forward to going back & trying some of the entrees.
We also had the treat of seeing the duck prepared tableside for the guests next to us. It was quite a show, and Brandon's expert carving was something to see.
Of course, what makes this restaurant truly special is the Second Chance program. It's an example of turning a bad experience into something worthwhile, and passing your own opportunity on to others. I spoke to one of the students, who had just completed the program and was starting his new job shortly. He was beaming with pride and enthusiasm at starting this new endeavor. It's so heartwarming to see these kinds of successes, and I'm happy to be able to support this program.
The food was incredible!!! The selection ...
The food was incredible!!! The selection was so wide and I really appreciated the largely unused protein selection. Duck, venison, rabbit and pheasant?? You had me at hello!! My pheasant was truest delicious and my mom loved her grouper. The cheese selection is a MUST to end the meal! Our server was so sweet and attentive...you could tell he loved working with people. Even if you aren't a fan of French food, go have a drink or salad or SOMETHING! The program they run deserves to be supported because of the positive impact they're making on the community!
Edwins comes through again with fine foo ...
Edwins comes through again with fine food, a positive atmosphere, and eager service. They could back off a bit on the bread service I think--sometimes there are too many people hovering too often. But that is a minor quibble about my favorite restaurant in Cleveland. A good cause, with good food and wine. How can you lose with that combination?
Welcoming and attentive staff. Warm env ...
Welcoming and attentive staff. Warm environment, friendly atmosphere. Excellent caring service. Great food both taste and presentation. A place where you can come all the way down, and just relax and enjoy the soft, peaceful atmosphere.
The service was great. Never had an emp ...
The service was great. Never had an empty glass and the staff was friendly and knew when to ask if we needed anything, never felt they were intrusive. The ambiance and décor was nice for a date/special occasion. The tables were close to each other so not very private. Food was good and the quality you would expect for the price. The menu had plenty of options for all tastes including vegan/vegetarian. Portions were not large but if you order appropriately (apps, entrée, principal) that was not an issue. Overall a good experience, nice restaurant and a great cause.
Fun evening with friends celebrating a b ...
Fun evening with friends celebrating a birthday. We enjoyed several courses and appreciated the pace of the meal and the time to linger through dessert. The pumpkin bread pudding was delicate and a perfect way to wrap up the gathering!
We went there because we had heard the s ...
We went there because we had heard the speaker talk of the special educational opportunities he provides for the staff. His good works are supplemented by outstanding French cooking, an attentive and hardworking staff, and a delicious dinner and experience that we enjoyed.
Drove from Akron to have dinner here las ...
Drove from Akron to have dinner here last week. Enjoyed it so much we came back the next weekend. We are ued to driving to Chez Francois for French food and good wine. Happy to have a closer option. Highly recommend.
I think that Edwins has the best food in ...
I think that Edwins has the best food in Cleveland. Brandon made the pressed duck which was outstanding. The staff is always most cordial and accommodating. The cuisine is French, and I think that it is the best French restaurant that I have visited in Cleveland. The dishes are authentic, and what one would expect in a French restaurant.
Very cozy, authentic atmosphere, all the ...
Very cozy, authentic atmosphere, all the premises are of high haute taste. Food is delicious, presentation is very good also. High end dining, but worth every dollar. Only one minus and suggestion: music somewhat loud and would be much, much better if French chanson would have been used instead of rock music
The venue was for my birthday party. Th ...
The venue was for my birthday party. The menu selections were great. However, a bit more training needed in the wine service. First, show the bottle before uncork. Second, offer cork to one who ordered bottle. Third, very important: pour slowly so the wine does not bubble up with air bubbles. It looked like soda pop, Brandon.
Otherthat that, delicious food, great waitstaff. Thank you.
This was my first time visiting Edwin's ...
This was my first time visiting Edwin's and I absolutely loved it. The staff was wonderful and the food was delicious. I highly recommend for others to experience an evening at Edwin's. I also love to support their mission. All in all, a great place!
Edwins is with out a doubt the best rest ...
Edwins is with out a doubt the best restaurant in Cleveland. The food is terrific and the staff is wonderful. The only complaint I would have is thet the staff can be a little over zealous. Pricing is extremely fair for a restaurant of this quality.
Excellent food and my husband is a foodi ...
Excellent food and my husband is a foodie and loved the food. Service was outstanding ,reminded me of the service years ago at the classics restaurant at the Intercontinental Hotel. Doesn't get any better than that !
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