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“Local ingredients, gourmet cuisine, neighborhood gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Spice Kitchen & Bar

Spice Kitchen & Bar
Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44102
(216) 961-9637
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Ranked #61 of 1,703 Restaurants in Cleveland
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Westlake, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Local ingredients, gourmet cuisine, neighborhood gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed every aspect of our experience at Spice Kitchen + Bar. The seasonal menu was loaded with fresh, local ingredients in creative preparations. Our meals were sensational and our service was excellent. I went in with high expectations based on what I had heard and read and Spice exceeded them. We can't wait to go back.

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  • English first
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English first
NE Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Spice is nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Nice quiet environment, good food and service at a decent price. We had the walleye chowder, broiled walleye, roast chicken, and pulled pork. Everyone enjoyed the visit.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cleveland
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240 reviews 240 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 108 cities Reviews in 108 cities
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
“Delicious food (mostly); great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Dinner with 4 people & three of the entrees were great. We started with the Polenta Chick Pea Fries which were different & delicious. Heirloom salad is big enough to share (though not overly generous). We tried two of the specials - a fish entree & a duck entree and both were creative & delicious. The fish entree did not see very big but the duck was well portioned and came with braised cabbage & pureed squash (amazing!) The fourth person got the cheese ravioli and was disappointed - not a generous portion & fairly bland. Everything is a la carte

Service was excellent; it is a pleasure to have servers who have been well-trained - including the replacement of silverware between courses.

The only negatives: there is no bread available except for the zucchini bread that is sold as an appetizer. Given the prices ($27 for specials and $15 for the ravioli), it seems that they could afford some good bread to be served with salads and as a side. Also, I think mason jars used as water glasses is a bit too country for this otherwise upscale restaurant.

Handicap access may be a problem: there is a large step at the front door. I do not know how a person in a wheelcahir or with limited mobility would handle this.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cleveland, Ohio
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148 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
“drinks and apps were really good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

This restaurant is located in the Battery Park neighborhood in Cleveland. Space formerly occupied by Crazy Macs. It is beautful inside, polished wood floors, high ceilings, nice bar room, lots of candles and big windows.

The bartender (Magda) was friendly and great at recommending brews and apps. Our favorites were Punkin beer and the polenta fries. This is a cool urban place in an up and coming area (across the street from Happy Dog) and a seasonal menu.

We can't wait to go back!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Different and innovative and delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

The mushroom beignets with the goat cheese and creme Fraiche were incredibly delicious and light as were the chick pea with remoulade. The entree,was a pearl cous cous with vegetables complimented with gingered pureed carrots that were topped with crisp homegrown watercress lightly dressed, The plate presentation suitable for framing and so artistically colorful using each ingrediant This is sure to be a much in demand restaurant in Cleveland at such affordable pricing. myself, an avid diner of all the finer restaurants in Cleveland this is one of the top 3. go and see for your self and enjoy it in a casual and friendly atmosphere.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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