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“Very good food. Excellent service.” 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 1,692 Restaurants in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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.
Washington, Pennsylvania
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86 reviews 86 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Very good food. Excellent service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We enjoyed an excellent dinner at L' ALbatros a fine restaurant off of University Circle, sort of on fraternity row on the Case-Western Reserve campus. Easy walking distance to Severance Hall. Marilyn had the chicken liver pate as an appetizer, I had radish and cucumber salad. Both were very good. She had hanger steak which was well prepared. I had the Saturday special of boeuf bourguignon which was good, but her, I thought hers was better. Excellent service. We highly recommend this restaurant.

Visited September 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A wonderful chance discovery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We were looking for somewhere cheap and cheerful to eat when we stumbled upon this little place. Even though we were none too smartly dressed, they welcomed us in and seated us at the bar for a meal. The food was superb, and they constantly kept us topped up with bread and water, whilst we ate our meals. The meal wasn't cheap, but given the quality of the food, I'd say it wasn't overpriced either. I had seared scallops, my husband had moules and frites, and a cheesecake. All the food was beautifully presented, we had spoons to scrape up every last drop of the delicious sauces, and the service was excellent. They even had a nice choice of beer. We had arrived early, and when we left there was a queue for tables - I'm not surprised to say.

  • Visited September 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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Putnam Valley, New York
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“OMG! What a hidden gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We never would have found L'Albatros if a friend hadn't recommended it. It was the best way to spend our last night in town. We had escargot and a terrine for starters, onion soup and then trout and braised lamb for entrees. By the time we got to dessert we were so stuffed we had to share just one - the honey tart with fruit and creme fraiche. Can't wait to return for another marvelous meal.

Visited September 2013
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Cleveland, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“all about the patio”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

If at all possible visit this place on a clear night when you can enjoy the patio.....atmosphere and food is something wonderful

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Laurel, Maryland
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“A Great Place to Eat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Smack dab in the middle of Case Western Reserve University’s campus is a little gem of a restaurant called L’Albatros. It’s one of those places that college students ask visiting parents to take them because it’s a tad pricy for the average student. It’s also worth every penny. The decor is fresh and elegant, without being stuffy. We wore jeans to lunch, but clearly could have dressed up. Even though we arrived twenty minutes before opening, we were seated right away and served warm bread. The olive oil had a fresh, crisp flavor, which was perfect for dipping the crusty rustic bread. There was a real danger of filling up on the stuff before our lunch arrived.

My husband ordered the Mussles with Pommes Frites and Spicy Aioli. A generous portion of tender muscles came in a bowl of butter broth topped with fries and a drizzle of aioli. Yum. The fries were crisp and delicious.

I had the Watercress “Caesar” salad. Served with both black and green olives, it was topped with a liberal portion of shaved parmesan. The anchovies weren’t those shriveled bone filled things you get in most places. These were fresh, fileted, with a slightly pickled flavor reminiscent of herring, but much milder.

The Braised Shoulder of Lamb my daughter ordered had a rich and comforting flavor, good for a cold day in Cleveland. It was served with pasta risotto and rosemary jus.

Fresh made pasta, tender, and cut in wide cut strips filled the Pasta Du Jour my other daughter ordered. It came with a healthy helping of roast root vegetables, eggplant, and kale. Shaved parmesan completed the dish.

This fantastic lunch for four was reasonably priced. If you ever find yourself in Cleveland, Ohio, Don’t forget to stop by L’Albatros.

  • 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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