Named after the Dublin Red-Light District in James Joyce's Ulysses, Nighttown possesses the ambiance of Irish pubs and turn of the century New York bars. Leaded, etched, and stained glass, combined with a clutter of memorabilia from earlier eras decorate the four distinctly different dining rooms and three active bars. Be sure to see Stephen's Green, our outdoor dining area (fully-heated for year-round use) with a wall-size waterfall.
Since opening day, February 5, 1965, the menu has been a model of consistency. Top quality Certified Angus Beef, milk -fed veal, and the freshest of fish and chicken are prepared with creative simplicity. Try our house specialty, The Dublin Lawyer. And Nighttown has the best jazz available - in fact, we're the only club in Ohio on Down Beat's list of The Best Jazz Clubs in the World.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 1:00am
$30 and under
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All music reservations must be made by phone. No open table reservations can be made for music events online
Plenty of public parking as wel as Valet is available.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Nighttown Ratings and Reviews
We went to hear a local and a national g ...
We went to hear a local and a national guitarist. Had assumed if you went early for dinner, music was included (wrong there - plus 15% charge for using a credit card!). Why else eat dinner at Nighttown? Service was poor (the waiter wouldn't even look customers in the eye - although he was nice enough to warn us that 20% gratuity had been added to the bill), meal came out incorrect, food and drinks were mediocre. Previous reviewers had warned us, next time go for music only!
My meal was delicious. I had the swordfi ...
My meal was delicious. I had the swordfish special--it was perfectly cooked, something that has been lacking at some of the fine restaurants in Cleveland, that is , how to cook fish properly!
Our service was a bit strange. The waitress was very nice, but the waiter who served the food was sloppy--he just sort of tossed the plates on the table and didn't bring any serving utensils for our appetizer. Other than that, our meal was very good. I would definitely go back.
Our waitress was amazing !!!!!! Everythi ...
Our waitress was amazing !!!!!!
Everything else underwhelming. The food was ok, the restaurant look " old" not like old and charming like it has lots of history but more like old - we don't care anymore - everyone knows use we don't need to try .
The live music was excellent.
So in conclusion good for a show but that's about it
My wife and I Have been dining st Nightt ...
My wife and I Have been dining st Nighttown since shortly after it opened in the late sixties early seventies and have never been disappointed. We both ordered "The Dublin Lawyer" and enjoyed it from first to last bite. The no flour chocolate cake was a perfect ending.
The food was only good, nothing special. ...
The food was only good, nothing special. I came for the music performance, and that was spectacular. I do not appreciate the so called "service charge" which the waitress said was her tip, being automatically added to my bill. It was 20% and then there was a space for an "tip" that did not indicate it was an additional tip.
We have visited Nighttown many times bef ...
We have visited Nighttown many times before, but this was our first time getting there this early (4:00 PM). It turns out to be a great time for a quiet dinner. I tried the lobster roll, and although the roll was nothing special, the lobster salad filling was quite good. My wife enjoyed her flatiron steak.
The outdoor patio was festive for our gr ...
The outdoor patio was festive for our group of ten celebrating my birthday. Martinis were perfect. Rack of lamb, salmon Caesar salad, mussels, were all well prepared. Those who ordered the infamous Dublin Lawyer raved in delight.The celebratory flourless chocolate cake was deliciously rich and shared by all. Service was cordial and efficient. Love Nighttown!
The large outdoor patio is great for gro ...
The large outdoor patio is great for groups, they easily accommodated our group of 8. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Several raved about the mushroom soup and the crabcakes. The trout almandine is always a good, reliable choice. Wish I had tried the chocolate dessert rather than the creme brulee. This is one of my favourite desserts but several of us found it too sweet.
Brunch menu at Nighttown is a very good ...
Brunch menu at Nighttown is a very good one, with considerable variety offered. What was particularly appreciated was the attentive service for a mixed-age group of 15. Jeremiah was most accommodating, and while service is never speedy, it was efficient, and we never felt we had been forgotten. Everyone was pleased with his/her meal, from breakfast dishes to burgers. Eating on the Stephen's Green patio in the warm weather is delightful.
Food was quite good. Sweet potato fries ...
Food was quite good.
Sweet potato fries were very sweet and not greasy.
Ambiance was very pleasant. Wonderful classic facility with great historic pictures and artwork.
Show was also very well done and entertaining.
Got to meet others who live in and enjoy Cleveland.
Nighttown was our mother's favorite rest ...
Nighttown was our mother's favorite restaurant for decades. She passed away, so we came here after her funeral on Saturday. We were from Kentucky, Philly, Alabama and Florida. We all enjoyed it and will return when and if we come back to Cleveland.
We had such a relaxed evening celebrati ...
We had such a relaxed evening celebrating our 44th anniversary. The server gave us enough time, between courses, to savor our meal and unlike some places we have eaten at, we didn't feel hurried along at all. Since the patio is 1st come 1st serve, we were happy to see that the owner had a reserved sign at one of the tables when we arrived. He also came over to wish us a happy anniversary as well as spend some time talking to us!!
We are lucky to live in the neighborhood ...
We are lucky to live in the neighborhood and to be so close to this comfortable restaurant with excellent food. It feels like home but with someone nice to wait on us and something good to eat that we don't have to prepare.
We have eaten at Nightown for 30+ years ...
We have eaten at Nightown for 30+ years and the food has always been good and consistent. This evening was the first time, I did not care for my meal. The trout was on the thin side and came looking pale and limp. It was covered with about 100 almond slivers which I think were put on there to cover up the appearance of the trout. It wasn't hot but, rather, room temperature. The baked potato was overdone and brownish. Very disappointing meal but I guess, one bad one, in 30 years , aren't bad odds.
Our experience was super at Nighttown. We like to go early to dinner--but we like to stretch out the evening also. Our waiter was attentive and allowed us to take our time making decisions. Our food was prepared perfectly--my husband had the filet, med rare; I had the chicken caprese. This entree is so very tasty--it's now my favorite item on the menu.
Went out for a dinner date. We were a little worried that we would miss the start of the Cavs game, but our service was very quick and our server was very friendly and totally on the ball. I had the prime rib and she had the capellini and both were outstanding. Dinner was a bit on the expensive side for someone who just finished college, but I will definitely return sometime soon.
The Filet melts in your mouth, as does t ...
The Filet melts in your mouth, as does the Veal meatloaf. Couple it with a glass of Bookers on the side and it's perfect.
The portions are nice, but not big. They may have a live band playing the evening you're there, check the website. The staff are all very knowledgable and kind. This isn't a young person's place (evidenced by the prices), but young professionals/parents/older people in the neighborhood are who this place caters to.
Whatever you do though, you must get the Crème brûlée.
The fish tacos were very good as was the ...
The fish tacos were very good as was the slaw. The refined beans were adequate. The pork tenderloin was very good as was the polenta. The dish would benefit from a little more sauce. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable and did an excellent job.
Dublin lawyer is always fantastic. Waffl ...
Dublin lawyer is always fantastic. Waffle over cooked. Burger no seasoning. Despite reservations, we were told there was a party of 80 so the kitchen was backed up. Actual wait wasn't too bad, but the planning seemed off. Waitress was accommodating and kind. I would think there could be music for Mother's Day since its Nighttown.
Amazing Brunch! Nothing better!
We went for Mother's Day brunch! It was awesome! We were sat in the covered garden patio. Amazing natural light and comfortable for our group of 8. It was a little loud, but that was due to the Mother's Day crowd. We had a great time and the food was delicious! Its the best eggs benedict I've had in the Shaker Hts area! Great for brunch, I'll continue to go there over and over! Never a poor experience!
Overwhelmed for Mother's Day?
We were walked through an empty restaurant to an extremely crowded enclosed patio for Mother's Day brunch. Service was slow. One of my companions got tired of waiting for cream for his coffee and got up from the table to seek our server out. My lobster eggs benedict was good, except for one half of the English muffin was blackened. I wouldn't have served that to anyone I remotely cared about. To see it on my plate at a nicer restaurant, was disturbing.
I've been here when service and food have been better, but it was a little embarrassing to have chosen it for my mother on her special day. I'll go again, but focus on music events rather than a celebration venue.
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