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“Taste of France” 5 of 5 stars
Review of L'Albatros Brasserie + Bar

L'Albatros Brasserie + Bar
11401 Bellflower Ct, Cleveland, OH 44106-3961
216-791-7880
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Ranked #2 of 1,668 restaurants in Cleveland
Price range: $20 - $45
Cuisines: French, Bar
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Ford Drive
Transit: The RTA Health Line bus stops in University Circle at E. 115th Street. L'Albatros is located approximately 3 blocks from the bus stop.
Erie, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Taste of France”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This resturant is a hidden gem. It is situated in a lovely area away from downtown. Our meal was wonderful. There was a little confusion over a missing dish and it was corrected quickly. We loved the strong French theme in the food. The cheese plate was a true hit. The entrees of seafood were outstanding. We would definately visit again.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Lunch divine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

I've only had the pleasure of having lunch here and as a solo guest, I choose the bar for seating. That's when the fun starts. Wines are offered by the glass or bottle, but the choices are huge. And the vintages showcase a very smart and urbane wine director. The Vouvray is creamy and perfect. The Carneros is oh so fine and the Pinot Noir from France is extra special. The menu changes daily with specials and each and every soup I've tried is spot on! The foie gras and chicken liver pate...the mussels frites, the burgers with a variety of cheeses on top...all this and more and each dish is sensational. Say hi to Gennifer at the bar.....she gets what customer service is all about.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Outstanding mussels!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

My friend and I are in Cleveland for just one night and tried L'Albatross on the recommendations in trip adviser. Great job everyone! It was delicious. Food and service very good. The restaurant is in a large old house within the confines of Case Western U. Easy to find and charming, small rooms of five or six tables so even though it was modern decor without sound absorbing materials, it was quiet. The mussels and pommes frites were quite yummy - very flavorful and just the right amount of garlic. Visited with John, the GM of the restaurant - lived and worked in Chicago learning the trade at Charlie Trotters! I'd go back and recommend it.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cleveland, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Mom's 87th birthday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

It was a wonderful experience for 7 of us. Every meal was perfect. We brought in homemade brownies for my mother's birthday and our server took them and served each customer as if they had just made them at the restaurant. Perfectly sliced and decorated with a special pretty sauce on the plate. Saturday is busy but we were given lots of attention. L'Albatros has never failed my expectations.

Visited January 2013
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Cleveland Heights, Ohio, United States
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13 restaurant reviews
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“Consistently Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

The food at L'Albatros is always excellent, in fact, I think it is the best of Chef Bruell's 5 Cleveland restaurants. One of the reasons that makes it so good is the excellent management of it. Brandon is welcoming and a class act from drinks to desserts. All of the staff (especially and including Frances at lunch time) are versed in making the dining experience wonderful from the moment you enter the restaurant. We in Cleveland are fortunate to have such a well-run restaurant among so many excellent dining options here.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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