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
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!
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.
We had lunch here. Ordered Curry Mussels ...
We had lunch here. Ordered Curry Mussels B-, Young hare dijon B-, Local lamb claybread C, Rhubarb strudel D. Ambiance was nice but a bit boring, Service was "kind of nice" but forgetful and not professional. Value was bad for the experience received. No coming back.
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.
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.
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