Provenance is a 76-seat fine dining restaurant and lounge, located inside the world-renowned Cleveland Museum of Art, that features locally sourced and globally inspired cuisine and a prix fixe menu that complements current museum exhibitions. We accept reservations up to one month in advance to the date.
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
$31 to $50
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Catering by Provenance offers best-in-class catering services for the Cleveland Museum of Art’s unique and breathtaking venues.
For more information, please contact:
Sherri Schultz, Director of Catering
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Provenance Ratings and Reviews
It's always a treat to dine at the museu ...
It's always a treat to dine at the museum and then wander through the galleries. Provenance is a wonderful asset to CMA!
Having enjoyed Katz's fire, food and dri ...
Having enjoyed Katz's fire, food and drink in Shaker Square many times, I had high expectations for Provenance, further enhanced by the prestigious context, the CMA. They were disappointed. I started with the fennel leek tart, which was OK, but which lacked character and which the embellishments did not appease. I then ordered the young hare dijon, which was underwhelming. The hare was stringy and appeared to have been cooked days ago, and barely reheated when placed on top of the beans. If the meat flavor was supposed to be infused in the beans, I could not tell and there appeared to be little mustard flavor (assuming that the use of dijon in the title of the dish implied some mustard flavoring) in the beans or hare. Even the raab was tough (not crunchy). Other choices on the menu look appealing for a try in the future, but given this experience, I am reticent to quickly return.
great food, wonderful service
we had a wonderful meal of lamb cooked perfectly. the service was wonderful and not over-bearing. The quality and creativity of the menu as an unexpected treat. The salad was good, the main dish had a different and creative side dish of barley that went well with the lamb. the chocolate tart with peanut butter was too salty and the puree accompanying it was sour. The ice cream and cookie were good, not special. The rest of the meal was wonderful and if the desserts come up to the level of the entrée, it will be a premier venue in which to relax and eat at the art museum.
Being a part of the Cleveland Museum of ...
Being a part of the Cleveland Museum of Art and close to Severance Hall, this would be a lovely place before or after visiting either of these locations. The food, while presented beautifully, was overcooked. This was especially sad as they asked me how I liked my duck breast and it still came out well done. The skin on my companion's chicken was also tough and hard to cut. Otherwise the salads, vegetables, sides and desserts were excellent. I would try again and hope that it was an off day by the chefs.
Dinner for my wife's birthday. Excellen ...
Dinner for my wife's birthday. Excellent choice. Talented bartender . Service quietly attentive . Food well prepared and presented.
It was a wonderful Mothers Day brunch. T ...
It was a wonderful Mothers Day brunch. The food and service were excellent.
Outstanding dinner for Friday MIX
Have been to Provenance several times and always food is exceptional. Oyster appetizer to start, but had to get two so we each got to try the three types. Also shared a quail egg tart, yummy. Dinners were giant scallops (cooked perfectly) and duck (ala carte from prix fixe menu). Drinks and service were very good as well. It was a nice break in the middle of the CMA Jazz MIX event.
We had a lovely dinner at the Provenance last Friday evening after enjoying the Pharaoh exhibit. The food, service and ambiance all were first-class and we enjoyed the our experience a lot. We look forward to our next visit in the near future. Thanks!
Eat at the bar
I had high expectations for Provenance. The server staff was very friendly, the bartender (excellent) but they were stretched too thin. I made a change to my lunch choice but somehow I lost my second course (I was the only one who ordered the 2nd course-oysters). After our cocktails we ordered a bottle of wine. We poured the second glasses because no one was coming to refill. I asked for water again and she apologized and refilled but again, they were too stretched for so many tables and this was a Thursday. The food was okay, I wasn't blown away. One person had chicken salad, it was tasty and looked good). The steak was okay but cut up so it wasn't warm to the last bite and we had to ask for the potatoes. The description said fingerlings. It didn't mention they were cold and we felt as if we asked for a special side and not because it didn't come out with the meal. I had the lamb. It was a little overcooked but tasty. Again, I went to Alley Cat Oyster Bar and was blown away. If it weren't for the fact the I was adventurous in food I would have went back instead of trying a new experience. The fennel tart and soup was excellent. I would eat at the cafeteria next door anytime. It's expensive but delicious. I wouldn't return to the restaurant for more than drinks at the bar. The value was okay. The wine hiked the bill up. Otherwise it would have been under $100 for three people.
Nice place to meet friends and take in an hour in the museum.
Lunch after Museum
As always an outstanding dining experience. Good service, great food and outstanding end to a wonderful day at the museum, "Coffee With The Curator".
Slow service, mediocre food
We waited 45 minutes for the food to be served. That made for a very long lunch. And the food was mediocre at best. Too bad this prime location is given to such a bad restaurant.
Our server totally ruined our dinner!
The food was wonderful, and the ambience was lovely (even in the "new" annex next to the really hopping scene in the main restaurant). However, we had such a disappointing experience with our server that she totally ruined our time there and thus our review, which would have otherwise rated at least all four stars, and possibly even a five-star overall rating.
Limited but very nice menu. A lovely pla ...
Limited but very nice menu. A lovely place to have lunch when visiting Cleveland Art Museum. Food is excellent; quantities are modest.
Construction going on outside
No noise issues, but the view has been removed by frosting the windows. Even so, very pleased with the food, service, atmosphere and value.
Our server ruined our meal. We were hurried through the entire meal by our server. We weren't give the chance to order appetizers or dessert ( I had to ask for the dessert menu). I also had ketchup spilled on me and the table next to us and our waitress didn't once apologize to us or even check to see if any had got on me, which it did.
My meal was over cooked & staff seemed unhappy.
I love the CMA but the bar looks uninviting and the staff seems unhappy. I was there for dinner and the blinds were all closed because of direct sunshine. My "special exhibit" meal of duck breast and lentil rice was over cooked.
Outstanding Art Museum Restaurant
Outstanding restaurants are rare. Outstanding restaurants in Art Museums are virtually non-existent. Provenance is a tremendous restaurant in a world-class art museum. The drinks are innovative, the atmosphere relaxed, the service impeccable, and the food exquisite. One of my favorite restaurants in Cleveland, which happens to be located in the Cleveland Museum of Art.
this was our second time here and we loved it this time as much as we did our last visit. Food was delicious in a beautiful setting.
The Art of Dining
An excellent restaurant with imaginative, high quality food combined with a very nice wine list, well stocked bar, nice atmosphere and service in the world class Cleveland Museum of Art and you have an memorable and rewarding experience
Easter Brunch Delight!
My husband and I invited a friend and her daughter for Sunday Brunch and we were very satisfied with our experience. The salad/pastry bar was very inviting and the fruits and salad and pastries were fresh. My husband's steak was perfection and the other dishes were good. My only complaint was that my quiche was just a bit too salty which obscured the flavor. Also, I wish the waiter had asked if I was a museum member because I forgot to give him my membership card and didn't receive the 10% discount. All in all it was a pleasant experience and we'll definitely return. (Can't wait until the construction is done so that we can have a nice view of the outdoors.)
Enjoyed Easter brunch
We went for Easter brunch. It was our first time at provenance. Truly enjoyed it. We will come back.
Fantastic setting and delicious brunch.
Fantastic setting and delicious brunch.
An Egyptian Dinner
Outstandingly creative food, especially the prix fixe dinner which is themed around one of the special exhibits. Will have to return to eat off the regular menu that also had several dishes that appealed.
Doesn't miss for service, food, and more
Great Bibb salad. Pasta pillows (angoletti?) and peas were a surprising hit. Not only vegetarians would enjoy them. Fish very nicely done and impressively presented in parchment. Wines by the glass are great values and intelligently presented by types; for example reds by light, medium and full body. Service was impeccable. CMA continues to burnish its reputation for hospitality with Chef Katz and the food service group here.
Love it every time
This was probably my fourth or fifth visit to Provenance. Brunch is so very good there - beautiful and bountiful buffet, interesting entrees, and a wide variety of beverages, alcoholic and non. The atmosphere is lovely but friendly and the service is always attentive without being overbearing. Can't wait to go back!
Excellent all around
Great service. Excellent food. Quiet/elegant atmosphere. Went here for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. Convenient if you want to spend some time at the museum.
New menu has some knock-out dishes
I've only tried two of the new dishes, the rocket salad and the spring pea agnoletti, but both were real standouts--dishes I would travel far to eat. And here they are in our back yard! Service was excellent, too. I look forward to trying more of the delights on the new menu, especially the Egyptian prix fixe menu.
Nice. Great miso soup!!!
Nice. Great miso soup!!!
Excellent Dinner, exceptional food
Friday night dinner as part of Feb MIX event. Was surprised that I could get reservations that morning. Everything we tried was great. Apple & Miso soup, Califlower/Beet/Quinoa salad to start (soup was amazing). Venison/gruyere/potato and Scallops dinners were exceptional as well. We've been to Provenance several times and each was very good.
Hard to believe that you can dine on a g ...
Hard to believe that you can dine on a gorgeous rack of venison in a museum. Delicious. Nice atmosphere and good service. The wine selection could be a bit better.
Very nice late lunch on Saturday, nephew ...
Very nice late lunch on Saturday, nephew was pleased as well
Every part of the experience was relaxing, beautiful and delicious. Not really expensive and great time.
This is the fourth or fifth time I have eaten at Provenance. I was really underwhelmed with both the lunches and dinners I have had there, but love the idea of the restaurant at such a great venue and am a big Doug Katz fan. This meal was far better and the service was really good. So I am hoping this uptick is the direction of the a well placed restaurant.
Best meal I have had in Cleveland. Over ...
Best meal I have had in Cleveland. Overall experience was perfect! Benedict was excellent! Waitress Erin was the best! We will be back!
Not as good
We were a bit disappointed at our latest meal at Provenance. My salad was a bit wilted, the bread didn't seem fresh and the prices higher than in the past. We've had wonderful experiences at this restaurant before, but this wasn't one of them. Our server was very pleasant, but our dinner this time wasn't up to the usual standards.
Gem at the Cleveland Museum of Art
A wonderful respite during a day trip from Pittsburgh to see the last day of a special exhibit. The food was excellent and the service helpful. A real treat
I loved the miso soup. The addition of fresh fennel was a welcome brightness and crunch to cut through the creamy soup.
We enjoyed brunch at Provenance
Combining brunch with a tour of the Cleveland Museum of Art is lovely, but certainly not a foodie event or good value. The best part of their brunch is the Chef's table, with salad, fresh fruit, yogurt and fabulous mini pastries. We ordered the crab quiche, which had a great pastry crust, but was disappointing. It was very eggy with only a little cheese. While crab and lobster quiches sound appealing, seafood rarely goes well with cheese and the tried and true Quiche Lorraine is always better. The stuffed french toast had too much bread and not enough "stuffing." We wished we had picked up fresh berries from the Chef's table to add to the meager amount of fruit included with the French toast. Our server was very nice, and the overall experience was worth the visit.
I had high hopes for Provenance based on reviews I had read earlier, but the brunch was disappointing to say the least. First of all, it's not the type of brunch where items are laid out on a table; you order brunch items off a menu. I ordered the crabmeat quiche and it came lukewarm and had a rubbery texture like it had been reheated instead of made fresh. The other 3 people at my table said their food was average at best, and for this we paid nearly $100. None of us had any drinks other than water and one tea. The atmosphere is surprisingly cold; the large picture windows were glazed over to obstruct the construction view outside and the rest of the decor was rather institutional looking -- not what I expected for a high-end restaurant at the Cleveland Museum of Art!
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