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“Best Cassoulet since Paris” 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 1,562 Restaurants in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $45
Cuisines: French, Bar
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Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, 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.
Rancho Mirage, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Best Cassoulet since Paris”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Imagine finding a wonderful French Bistro for lunch snuggled away off a Cleveland Street!

The atmosphere here is Bistro with hungry students pontificating and eating delicious food.
The caassoulet of duck, sausage, lamb and white beans waa lovingly slow-baked and served in a French skillet. It was flavorful and delicious. The portion was enormous. The bread served by the Bread Garçon was plentiful with olive oil for dipping and whole stone-ground mustard for spreading. A novel twist for the USA, but tres brasserie in Paris. We skipped desert, but will save room for one of their creations next time.

  • Visited April 2015
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Always reliably PERFECT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

L' Albatros is my Etalon for restaurant quality. They have the best charcuterie plate and have perfected their signature dish- Cod on a bed of Spaetzle.
The atmosphere is warm and friendly- and their outdoor patio in the summer is a morsel of Europe in the Midwest.
My go to on a tired Friday night when I cannot tolerate glitches...
L' Albatros has never let me down. Love it

  • Visited April 2015
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lancaster, New York
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13 restaurant reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Phenomenal food in a quaint location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

While in Cleveland with a friend we were searching for a nice place for dinner and were lucky to get a fantastic recommendation from the Concierge at our hotel!
L'Albatros is a wonderful little gem. It is hidden behind a parking lot in an old house that was converted to a restaurant.
The food was all wonderfully prepared and presented.
I had the FRISÉE AND BACON LARDONS WITH POACHED EGG
with Xeres vinegar and Dijon mustard / $9. Perfectly seasoned and oh that poached egg just brought it to that next level. I could have stopped at this salad and ended wonderfully, it was that great.
Next I had the MUSSELS WITH POMME FRITES
and spicy aioli / $17 . Again they were cooked just right, and not over cooked or chewy. The sauce was delightful, and they were complimented by the salty and crispy pomme frites (french fries for those you don't speak French. :-) ).
Everything was of a high quality and the prices for this quality food was very reasonable.

  • Visited April 2015
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sarasota Florida
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10 restaurant reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Amazing lunch with impeccable service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Steak Frittes and Duck Confit all cooked superbly. Wine and beer to accompany were complementary. Looking forward to my dessert of Creme fraiche cheesecake later at home

Visited April 2015
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Cleveland, Ohio
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“Wonderful experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Zach Bruell has several restaurants in Cleveland. L'albatros has phenomenal food, impeccably executed. Situated in the University Circle neighborhood of Cleveland, it's a fantastic place to enjoy dinner and then go to the many cultural offerings nearby.

Visited February 2015
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