Cleveland, OH 44106
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 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
Provenance is our new University Circle favorite. The service was great, food delicious and novel and atmosphere inside the Museum of Art can't be beat.
They were out of several menu items which was disappointing, but the alternatives were delicious. Our table had the cod, steak and duck, which were all equally good, although the risotto served with the duck was a table favorite.
We have eaten here many times, and always have had great service and great food. The waitress on our recent visit was not very attentive and seemed to disappear for long periods of time. We informed the hostess when she seated us that we were going to a show, and we also informed our waitress of the show time. Our reservation was for 5:30, so it wasn't busy, but we were still 15 minutes late for a 6:45 show right there at the museum.
Not sure if our waitress was new or having a bad night (which was just getting started!), but we'll definitely be back. The food was great as always!
The ambiance was nice. The food was creative and taseful. The decor was modern. The atmosphere was pleasant. The seating was comfortable. The people were pleasant. The bar was open. There was a nice selection of handmade drinks with fresh ingredients. Local ingredients were used in the food and drink preparation. Overall, it was a very pleasant experience.
This is located inside the Cleveland Art Museum. It's small and off the radar. I'm so glad we found it! The atmosphere is quiet and romantic, the staff is highly professional, and the food is exceptional! The drinks have an interesting twist on them that our group enjoyed. It's just another reason for Cleveland to be celebrated as a great food city.
We went there twice on the same weekend for a couple of special occasions. On Friday the service was quite poor, the waitress could not pronounce several of the menu items including espresso. At the end, she did not ask us if we were members, so we missed out on some savings which is a great perk about being a member.
On Sunday the service was exceptional. Although there was a rather unpleasant dark curly hair in my food a different waitress was very quick remove my plate and place a new order.
They probably should train their staff such that there is more consistency.
For the past 3 years, I and a small group of friends have visited Provenance in January for Sunday brunch.
This year we were disappointed by the meager selection on the buffet table compared to past years. The menu selections were good and we love the museum connection, but the change was enough to convince us to visit another restaurant for our next brunch.
I love this restaurant and really wish they would serve a vegetarian offering that was not loaded with cheese or high in calories. The menu is fun and creative but really short when it comes to vegetarian options that are healthy. Service was excellent and the chef was willing to accommodate my request for a vegetable omelette yet there wee very few vegetables available--red and green peppers. Oh, for a little kale or zucchini or tomato. And, my guest had a great meal. So, in spite of my concerns, I will continue to go back again and again.
Service was outstanding only outdone by its setting, can't beat being surrounded by priceless art! My wife loved NY strip with cauliflower mash, dughters said the duck was cooked perfect but didn't love the sweetness of the risotto. I enjoyed but will struggle to remember the prefixed menu with oysters and short rib. The tiramasu dessert stole the show with the espresso poured over chairside.
The fresh, seasonal food and creative dishes are outstanding. As a member of the Museum who gets a discount, I find the value very good. The downer had little to do with the restaurant itself - at the next table was a particularly loud woman who was discussing topics (gore, crime) not conducive to a good dining experience (she even said, "I probably shouldn't talk about this during dinner"). We have had good dining experiences here before and will be back!
We try to have lunch or dinner here whenever the opportunity arises and yesterday was my seventieth birthday celebration. What a pleasure it was to have such a well-informed, charming and helpful waitress as Liz, who filled us in on the wines and dishes. The main courses of hamburger and short ribs were delicious even if some of us could not finish them. We always receive considerate attention from the people in the restaurant. The atmosphere is formal but not overpowering and the view from the window is terrific.
Love the venue. When asked what an ingredient was, I was told it was cheese. Turns out I later learned it was fish eggs / something I am allergic to. Very few vegetarian options and nothing vegan the night we were there. As beautiful as the setting is, next time I'll dine at the cafe next door. Sorry, Provenance. If you are going to use less well known ingredients please be sure your servers can adequately describe what they are.
Lovely quiet setting inside the Cleveland Museum of Art. They are were able to come up
with options for one of our party who is a vegetarian. Friendly, professional service from
a wait staff that knows the menu and the ingredients. Very attentive to our needs.
Great food and ambiance. One of our favorite restaurants.
Despite telling the wait staff of my onion allergy, they brought my entree covered in diced chives as garnish. I would have refused a replacement, but they claimed it would just be a few minutes to replace it. Almost a half hour later after my guest was completely done with their meal, they said sorry about the confusion and delay, but here was a new meal. Manager checked back and alluded to my meal being removed from the bill, as it should have been, but when the bill came there was just a token discount that any Museum member would get. Very disappointed in that. Bad service ruins a good meal every time and this was my birthday lunch out. :(
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 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 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, 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.
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!
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