If all of your favorite eateries are leaving you feeling ho-hum and slightly bored, a brand new restaurant is sure to wake you right up. In Cleveland, there have been plenty of restaurants that have left their mark and become cult classics due to their food, ambiance and social scene. But new restaurants are always exciting and this year is no different. Check out what 2014 brought to Cleveland’s culinary scene.
3663 Park East Drive
Beachwood, OH 44122
Opened by the legendary chef Chris Hodgson and Scott Kuhn and working with Twin Tier Hospitality Group, Sanctuary is looking to offer you a place and a space to dine and relax. Located in the Doubletree by Hilton in Beachwood, Sanctuary has set the bar high for restaurant dining in hotels. Fresh, local ingredients are used to create plates of re-imagined cuisine like New England clam chowder or chicken carbonara. Because this is a hotel eatery, you can expect to see Sanctuary open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with room service as an option too. Try Sanctuary at the Doubletree for your next “stay-cation” or vacation.
1550 Chester Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44114
The Hofbrauhaus in Cleveland’s theater district has opened to thunderous applause! This German beer garden, restaurant, hall and microbrewery certainly fills the niche Clevelanders have been looking for. We have already seen the “modern-fusion” restaurants succeed and there are plenty of Italian eateries to settle into, but a authentic German restaurant serving schnitzel is warmly welcome. Plus Hofbrauhaus serves as a microbrewery. Making ale and lager in house is a great addition to the already busy downtown Cleveland scene. Try Hofbrauhaus for your next exciting adventure for the taste buds.
Related: Best German Food In Cleveland
Dante Next Door
2247 Professor Ave.
Cleveland, Oh 44113
Dante Next Door has cozied up to the original Dante in Tremont and no one is complaining about it. The concept behind Dante Next Door is simple: serve lunch and brunch to the businesses and business men and women who are busy working in and around Tremont. The food is light and casual with wood-fired pizza, antipasti or panini sandwiches but served in the exceptional “Dante Boccuzzi” style.
710 Jefferson Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44113
Looking for a new spot to settle in and raise a glass or pint? The Spotted Owl in Tremont may be just the place. It’s becoming well known for its amazing choice of cocktails, specifically Manhattans, gin and tonics big enough for the table and a drink called the bartender’s choice, aptly named because your bartender will select and serve something amazing for you. Expect only snacks here at the Spotted Owl.
15208 Madison Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107
Enjoy the spooky side of Halloween enough to live it every day? At Fears Confections in Lakewood, you’ll find an eery combination of flavors that are beautiful and delicious. Handmade truffles, caramels and chocolate delights are just a few of the sweets you’ll find in store. If you’re looking for a unique gift or just crave a sweet treat, stop by Fear Confections. It’ll have what you’re looking for with pecan turtles, chocolate-covered Oreos or buckeyes and then some.
Marissa Burke is a happily adventurous wife, mother and runner. Living in Lakewood, Ohio she searches neighboring communities for exciting food and drinks that are good and good for you in the Cleveland area. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.