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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.
Cleveland, OH 44106
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Provenance Ratings and Reviews
This restaurant helped me make a number of reservations and gave my own table of seven a wonderful dining experience. The space is open, modern, comfortable and quiet. The wine list is admirable, the food is delicious if not extraordinary, service was excellent, and prices are reasonable.
Portions are generous and service is routinely very good. A lovely place for a white tablecloth lunch on a leisurely day.
Three of us had the Breakfast burger. Cooked the way it was ordered (rare) but really really salty. Way too much seasoning on the burger itself especially when the saltiness of the nduja was added in. Otherwise pretty tasty. The other entree was the crab cake, slaw, & porkbelly sandwich which was also quite salty that day. Still there was a nice Pays d'Oc rose on the menu which brightened things considerably.
After an evening of touring exhibits at CMA, we were looking forward to a wonderful dinner. While the food and win offerings were great, our food arrived cold, my wife had to send hers back, we were not asked if we wanted more wine, there was only 2 pieces of bread in the basket when served, and we were never asked if we wanted to have desert when we were discussing cable TV options. It was a not so great experience when were eating in one of the top museums in the world. Might not make a return trip for a while.
I've been coming here for brunch for special occasions for years and always loved it. However, when I came for Sunday brunch this week, I was very disappointed. There used to be a great chef's table that you could visit before your meal with fresh fruit, salad, granola, pastries, etc. According to our waiter they got rid of that a couple months ago. The entrees didn't live up to expectations, ether. My Caesar salad was literally just some lettuce coated in too much dressing; it didn't come with bread or anything to make it filling, and there was absolutely nothing exceptional about it. I also got two fried eggs on the side, and their consistency was good but they were basically coated in salt. My girlfriend got the corn meal pancake. While the pancake was yummy, there wasn't nearly enough salmon or creme fraiche on it. Neither of us finished our dishes. While we used to leave completely stuffed with delicious entrees and a great chef's table, this time we left disappointed and hungry.
Wonderful place to take friends when visiting the Cleveland Museum of Art. Make sure to make reservations ahead if you have specific times you wish to eat (or if there are special exhibitions on which are popular). Don't be afraid to ask about menu ingredients or adapting dishes. The staff has always been able to accommodate my requests and I've always been able to find something I've been able to eat.
This was my second visit there. Both times service was slow, though slightly improved this time. The first time we waited over 30 minutes for our server to clear/box our food. Both times, the food was good there, but later I did not feel well. Such a lovely place, well reviewed chef, but outcome is disappointing.
The food is excellent and so is the service. Everyone is really friendly. Being in the art museum, it has some extra ambiance, and it's simply a very classy place I'm proud to take my friends to. I've been there many times and have always had a good dining experience.
We were visiting Cleveland to attend a wedding, and were thrilled to visit the Art Museum. The Promenade Restaurant is lovely and pleasant. At first I was concerned because there was nothing vegan on the menu. But the chef created something absolutely delicious for me, and it was also presented beautifully. This made our meal extra special. My husband had the crab cake, which is on the menu, and he loved it. We highly recommend the Promenade.
The one positive things I can say is that the location is great, the restaurant is well decorated, and that our waiter was friendly. Late the night before our brunch, I changed our reservation from 2 to 3 people, which required a time change per Open Table, from the first available at 11AM to 11:15AM. As there are no two-person table in this restaurant, this change obviously meant that the 11AM time was not at the maximum number of guests they can handled. But when we arrived at 11:07AM the next day, and they had just opened and only seated 1 table with 3 guests, we were told to come back in 8 minutes because they were full. It was ludicrous as we were staring at an empty restaurant with no other party waiting to be seated. We were hoping for the menu and food to make up for the meal, but one of us was pescatarian, and the choices were limited; there was meat - esp. pork - in many dishes. Cocktails and coffee were average. The cornmeal pancake was dry and too salty. Disappointing meal all around. I would not come back, and definitely would not recommend the restaurant.
Creative cuisine. Imaginative specials. Plating & presentation was top notch. Dined solo & service was attentive & friendly. Wine list could use a bit of variety as the wines offered were standard variety with high price markups. Ordered the scallops & was pleasantly surprised by the complimentary sea-salt ciabatta bread offering. Food (scallops in particular) was impeccably prepared and seared to perfection. Ordered the lemon curd trifle for dessert. Wished I had done the rhubarb cobbler. I'd return again if only for an espresso & to try more desserts!
We had a lovely dinner at Provenance. The service was excellent and the timing for serving allowed for a break between courses. The presentation of the food was very appealing and the quality of the food was excellent. Would definitely go back there again when we are in town.
If it is a Friday, there is hardly a better restaurant in the University Circle area. The food never disappoints, and the service is consistently outstanding. 5 of us dined last Friday, and, for some of us, it was a first time experience. A truly delightful experience rendered warm by an excellent hostess.
I have been to provenance 4 times; each time I go hoping so very much that it will be great. I think I will have to move on. The ambience could not be more wonderful for lunch; it is quiet so conversation is easy. Unfortunately the food just doesn't measure up. The lunch menu is limited. I have had the chicken salad twice; it's delicious but is simply a serving of salad with a few grapes and nuts. Yesterday I had the burrata appetizer. It was so salty as to be unpalatable and it was clearly served as intended. I simply have not seen the creativity that the chef is known for. I am truly disappointed. With an improved menu this could be the best lunch in town.
I brought my friend from New York to Provenance and we both enjoyed the meal and a walk through the museum after. We had brunch, and he was very impressed with the food. The waiter was very polite and attentive. I ordered a negroni for Negroni Week (with all proceeds going to charity) and not only was the drink delicious, but I received a paper mustache for my purchase and the waiter gave it to me while wearing one!
The menu selections were very strange with tastes combined in unusual,creative but to our tastes way out of our box. Examples: Crab cake w/pork belly sandwich, beef ribs benedict with a much too savory sauce, bisquits and gravy with a sweet tasting bisquit with a serving way too generous. Some people may like these things but not us.
Service was not well trained and left dirty dishes on the table much too long.
Usually Provenance has an excellent menu with great selections. But the brunch menu is almost bizarre!! The combinations were strange mixtures of luncheon items with brunch items. I ended up with Szechuan Trout which was good but not a typical brunch selection. I wish this brunch menu would go back to more traditional entrees with a bit of an edge. Also, I missed the buffet - fresh salads and fruits and pastries.
Provenance is a lovely setting for a special dinner or lunch. The fine dining option enhanced our visit to the Cleveland Museum of Art on our anniversary. The restaurant has the special Douglas Katz touch that we have come to expect-- attentive service, an interesting menu, good wine list and terrific ambience. Highly recommended!
The food was good but not spectacular and it was disappointing to have to wait so long for our desserts. The biggest problem we encountered was the air conditioning, which was much too cold. Until that problem is resolved, I cannot recommend Povenance to others - at least not in hot weather. Carrying a sweater might be a solution but most people are not going to do that in mid-summer.
It was our first dining experience at Provenance for a Mother's Day dinner. It was an exciting ambience. However, the meals took longer than expected to receive after we ordered. The "flat iron steaks" were cold when received at our table. They had to be returned only to be brought back to the table, exactly the same. Quite disappointing.
On the positive side, our waitress was very friendly. My grandson ordered a pizza with pepperoni that was very good.
All in all, a rather spoiling experience for $280.00.
I was with the table of donors
Terrible service… On the important night of the Alex Katz lecture..... there should've been more staff !
We arrived at 5:30 PM and barely had dinner by 6:40 PM
Even though we let our waitress know that we had to go to the lecture at 7 PM they brought the food out at 6:40 and we had been there for more than an hour
We asked for bread three times before it finally arrived ... waitress acted quite put off that we would even ask
And then later The waitress never asked if we were members ...which was quite obvious... and brought the bill without any discount . Then my host who had to wait even longer for it to be changed was late for the lecture
Food portions were so small that my friend had to order more food after the entrée came
And she is not a big woman.
The food was very good...once finally received
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