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, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Provenance Ratings and Reviews
Provenance is a gem of a restaurant loca ...
Provenance is a gem of a restaurant located in the Cleveland Museum of Art. It is cozy, with a peaceful view out to the garden, and is situated just off the "great room" at the heart of the museum. The menu is simple but satisfying and the food is well prepared. The staff is friendly and professional, and the overall atmosphere is refined and uplifting. We love to go there for Sunday brunch followed by a lazy walk through a few galleries, and of course a quick troll through the gift shop.
The restaurant was very quiet and refine ...
The restaurant was very quiet and refined. A great step up from the types of eateries in the many museums we have been. We went for the Sunday Brunch. They have a wonderful Chef's Table with a variety of goodies. You can order by itself or as a free add-on with a main meal. They also have a nice selection of morning cocktails. Oh, and their decaf was excellent. Finally it's nice to have a wonderful break between all the exhibitions and our seeing our favorite pieces.
The food was very good albeit for the pr ...
The food was very good albeit for the price point I would not expect otherwise. It was a bit noisy because of an event taking place outside in the museum, otherwise it would have been a pleasant noise level. The only slight stumble was that they could not find a cold chiller to place my large bottle of San Pellegrino into. I'm glad I didn't order a white wine as it would have been warm rather quickly. That minor point aside it was a good dining experience which I'd recommend.
Our party of four enjoyed the food, serv ...
Our party of four enjoyed the food, service and view. The room boasts a very sophisticated décor, showing much attention to detail. The service was responsive and friendly. The seating was comfortable and uncrowded. An extremely appropriate locale for a business lunch. Overall, this is an expertly managed restaurant, part of the great Cleveland restaurant scene.
Provenance is my favorite "special lunch ...
Provenance is my favorite "special lunch" restaurant--birthday, anniversary, or simply a place to linger with good friends. For food, service, and ambience, it's the tops--seasonal menu that is always delicious and exciting!
We went for a nice Sunday brunch and enj ...
We went for a nice Sunday brunch and enjoyed the special brunch menu items. Service was very attentive and the food was hot and delicious when served. I would definitely return for brunch at Provenance. Since the restaurant is in the Cleveland Museum of Art, it's a great place to begin or end a walk thru Cleveland's beautiful landmark!
Great restaurant in the heart of the Cle ...
Great restaurant in the heart of the Cleveland Art Museum - fantastic way to make a day of exhibits and nice meal. Menu is very inventive - we had a table of 6 and everyone enjoyed a wide variety of courses from seafood to soup to vegetarian. Some things were a little "precious" for my taste (raw honeycomb in salad - pretty but awkward when eating). Service was not up to par - waitress seemed overwhelmed with table for 6 and was not attentive to clearing plates, refilling drinks or following up for coffee/dessert. Rest of staff stepped up to plate. Otherwise would give a 5 - will definitely be back - previous times there were outstanding.
I have entertained friends at Provenance ...
I have entertained friends at Provenance on two occasions. They were surprised and delighted that I had found a restaurant where we could linger to enjoy a delicious lunch and visit. The serve staff was personable and welcoming. The food was carefully prepared and presented. I look forward to returning frequently.
We were there when the Museum was having ...
We were there when the Museum was having its Mix Party so it was busier and louder than usual. The food is very good but if you are looking for normal steak and potatoes, you won't find it here which is fine. My only complaint is that the main coarse arrived too soon, not enough time to enjoy my first glass of wine.
Someone needs to make sure the kitchen i ...
Someone needs to make sure the kitchen is performing. I had carrot-ginger soup. Too strong on the ginger. I thought it was a rather odd texture. 2 Caesar salads were just okay. The leek tart was overdone. Almost forgot the special lemon dessert which was divine & beautifully presented. This is my second bad meal in a row. Would hate not be able to bring guests for lunch & seeing the wonderful art museum.
This was my fourth visit. The prixe fixe ...
This was my fourth visit. The prixe fixe menu designed to accompany the Indian Mughal art exhibit sounded first-rate. Unfortunately, it was not. The first course - a fish curry - was delicious and up to par for Provenance. The second course - lamb chops with a curry crust - was fair. While the lamb was tender, it had no particularly unique flavor. The eggplant that accompanied the dish was awful - bland and seemingly not fresh. The basmati rice was also awful - not basmati, and bland by even plain white rice standards. I probably made a poor selection of meal choices knowing that Indian food requires an experienced hand, but this was a disappointment from an otherwise typically very good restaurant.
One of my favorite places in the Univers ...
One of my favorite places in the University Circle area! Whenever we are at the Cleveland Museum of Art, we plan a lunch or dinner here. Although I have a slew of food intolerances, they are always able to help me adapt one or more of the dishes so that I can eat them. Make certain to check out the prix fixe or special menu items related to a current exhibition!
Nice brunch: loved the "starter table" ...
Nice brunch: loved the "starter table" with fresh fruit/ berries, mini scones & other pastries, nice green salad, yogurt etc....Bloody Mary was excellent & mimosa was very good.
Great way to spend a super hot day: art museum brunch & visit!
Negative: beautiful view out provenance windows is gone:(...orange barrels etc now!
This was our first visit to Provenance. ...
This was our first visit to Provenance. We timed our 5pm reservation so we would be done in time for a tour of the museum at 6:30. We began with oysters with asparagus pearls and house-fermented chili, and tuna tartar. Oysters may not be Provenance's strong suit. They were fresh and briny, but the chili was virtually non-existent. Interesting presentation on a bed of pickled seaweed - which you don't eat, as we quickly learned. The tuna tartar was fresh and tasty, especially piled onto a veggie chip. For dinner we had the fenneled scallops and the young dijon hare. The scallops were perfectly seared and seared with potato cubes that I think were cooked sous vide and then fried. The hare was fall-off-the-bone tender, served on a bed of flageolet and greens. A small but perfectly adequate wine selection. Wonderful service, both from the bartender, who got us started with beverages when we arrived before the dining room was open, and from our server. This is a great place to dine, especially if you're touring the museum either before or after. We'll be back.
Provenance was a beautiful and refined d ...
Provenance was a beautiful and refined dining experience. I went there on a date with my boyfriend, and we enjoyed the atmosphere and the service. The dishes were nicely plated and tasted delicious. Entrees are pricier, but I had an appetizer which was filling. Would recommend for a fancier evening out or for a high-end business meeting.
Excellent food, waiter young inexperienc ...
Excellent food, waiter young inexperienced, forgot an appetizer order.
For the level of Food, I would seek or train wait staff to a more professional level.
I have to say usually the opposite is true, but here the food was delightful as far as main courses.
We chose Provenance to celebrate my wife ...
We chose Provenance to celebrate my wife's birthday- and it was such as special as we had hoped: a lovely setting, great menu, extraordinary service and delicious food. We really enjoyed the evening and hope to return when we come back to Cleveland.
Nice complimentt to the Art Museum
Attending a special event at the Cleveland Museum of Art was enhanced by lunch at Provenance. The setting is now opened up unveiling the view out the windows where it was previously screened out due to construction. Nice wine selections. Our server was very attentive. It definitely rounds out a museum visit!
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