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About Edwins Restaurant
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/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Fireplace, 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
The food was outstanding, as usual. Had the rabbit pie and lamb appetizers. Shared the chateaubriand with my date and it was exceptional. Dessert was creme brûlée and perfect! The service from everyone who came up to us was amazing but I must say that our server, Jose, was sub par. He also happened to be the bartender but he lacked a personality and the flair and attention to detail that I have come to expect from Edwin's. I was disappointed with this because I was really hoping to impress my date. Turns out he was impressed. Just not with Jose.
Wow. Each time we've gone to Edwin's, the experience only seems to get better! We've felt a strong need to support the mission of this non-profit, which educates formerly incarcerated individuals regarding all aspects of the restaurant industry, preparing them for a career in the restaurant business. To that end, all aspects of restaurant operations are included in the training. That was clearly evident during our meal - attentive, knowledgeable and exceedingly helpful staff willing to share their restaurant-related passions. Our meals were wonderfully prepared, including a unique artichoke preparation (appetizer), cold summer soups, and excellently prepared lamb chops, bronzino, and boudin, each accompanied by tasty vegetable preparations. For dessert, we ordered the chocolate pyramid (so decadent!), and the cherries jubilee (prepared table-side). The wine list was wonderful, with ample choices, including some unusual ones.
In all, we had a simply wonderful and perfectly paced dinner. We'll certainly be back!!
This was our first time - and we had a wonderful dinner. We wanted to try everything - my husband had the seafood sausage and it was wonderful (I'm not a sausage fan generally). I had the fois gras and it was very yummy! We split the salad nicoise which while good was a little smaller than we anticipated. That left room for dessert and cheese. The wine steward also made a wonderful selection for us. We asked for something new and he suggested a great Spanish wine. We can't wait to go back!
We have eaten here several times. Each time has been very enjoyable. The service is wonderful... sometimes almost too much attention 😏 The food is a delight, both in taste and in presentation. I highly recommend this restaurant for a great dining experience!
The food was amazing. My salmon cooked perfectly and my vegetarian wife was very impressed with her options. My bread plate or glass was never empty and the servers were extremely polite and efficient. I love the mission as well. The only complaint I had was it was very warm inside but it was a hot day.
The lamb chops and duck were the hits at our table; as well as, the lemon souffle and sorbet. We never had to want for anything as someone was always there to serve without being in the way. Bill our server was awesome. Very personable and happy to help us.
Edwins is our favorite special occasion place. The food is unfailingly delicious and generous, and the service is nothing less than extraordinary. I would not suggest it for a quickie
"before theater" meal because Edwins is a place where one should take the time to savor the wonderful food with just one person or a group of friends. It is, indeed, a "gem."
Placed our reservation on the open table, got seated on arrival promptly, were given an endless supply of french bread and water refills, including changing the sparkling water just because it became "too still" while we talked!
We went there with our teenagers - and they were in for a shock of how above and beyond the service was!
We had a lovely dinner at Edwins to celebrate our anniversary. I had the warmed goat cheese salad and potato crusted walleye with a wonderful sauce and crisp green beans. Both were delicious! The pinot noir was very nice and moderately priced. Our server did an excellent job - she was attentive without being an overbearing presence. Best of all, Edwins helps employ and teach restaurant skills to those in need of reentering society and the workforce. Kudos to this program!
Edwin's offers a unique opportunity to do good while being totally indulgent. The food is perfectly prepared classical French with some fresh twists and is absolutely delicious. Service is very attentive, and these students are very serious about their work; our server, Chantrell, was delightfully upbeat & friendly. We'll definitely be back-we have a new favorite!
This was our first experience at Edwin's. We had heard positive feedback from friends and the reviews were positive. We were not disappointed.
We decided to dine there to celebrate our sons birthday. Everyone ordered something different from the bouillabaisse to duck. Everyone's meal was served hot and excellently prepared. We requested a birthday cake for dessert. It was prepared by an outside bakery and was excellent. The salads and apps were fresh and flavorful.
The service while timely was disjointed. We had no less than four to five people approach our table after we first arrived but no one identified themselves as our wait person and it was confusing. Once we finally figured it out, we were able to order drinks and ask for a some'. When ordering we asked for recommendations or signature dishes. Our waiter indicated he does not like French food and has only tried the burger. We understand the premise of Edwin's is to help mainstream the previously incarcerated, but not what we expected.
If not for the service experience, it would have been a five star rating.
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