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“A hidden gem in the University area” 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 #4 of 1,570 Restaurants in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $45
Cuisines: French, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Doing business, Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Coastal Carolinas
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“A hidden gem in the University area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We visited this restaurant and brasserie while visiting Cleveland. We had read about it in some of the literature for places to dine in that city. That particular evening they had a special of their version of Cassoulette (sorry for spelling! bean soup), Duck Confit, and a fish special, We also added drinks and dessert for 3 the total came to $153.32. If one just looks at the numbers it seems as though the meal was rather expensive. However, the service, sides and salads made this a memorable evening for a rather fair tariff. The restaurant is located in an old historical home for the area that was renovated to include a bar, outdoor seating and additional small seating rooms for maximum ambiance and minimal noise and distraction. Kim Paradise, the manager that evening was visible, but non intrusive; congenial but not overbearing and a pleasure to meet. She managed several rooms of diners and staff with a firm, but knowledgeable hand. We experienced a nice unhurried pace while dining, but one that kept pace with the kitchen so that our food arrives at the correct temperature and timing. Well worth the short trip from our main location in the warehouse district!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Webster, New York
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“délicieux”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

If you are looking for a menu that has unique choices, L'Albatros is the place to go. The food and its presentment is outstanding. The staff is well trained and well versed on the menu. When a colleague could not decide between a chicken or a pasta dish, the waiter offered to combine the 2 for her. The manager came by to ensure our experience and didn't just ask a question, she listened to our answers. Top notch.

If anything can improve, it is the chairs. I understand plastic chairs for outdoor dining, but indoor, I prefer a padded chair.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Superb food and ambiance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We.were delighted they were open late enough for us to enjoy an elegant French dinner. We will definitely return!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Great food, wonderful service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

A warm night with a cool breeze at the end of August and we dined here to celebrate a birthday outside. Everything was superb: service, food, ambiance. It was a most pleasant and memorable evening. Please glimpse my photos to see more details.

  • Visited August 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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Chagrin Falls, Ohio, United States
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A new all-time favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great food and nearby!
I always have seafood, and have never been disappointed, but the escargots appetizer beats any escargots I have had in the world - sorry, Paris!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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