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“Worth a visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of lockkeeper's

lockkeeper's
8001 Rockside Road, Valley View, OH 44125
+1 216-524-9404
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Price range: $16 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Canal Road
Description: Lockkeepers, a Cleveland tradition, features Italian cuisine in a comfortable, yet sophisticated setting.
Champion, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

The food was very good and the location was excellent. We were staying right of the highway and this was only about a mile away. We did unfortunately get a table in a really dark corner and when we asked for a candle the waitress said she would try but it never came. Thank goodness for flashlights on your cell phone so we could read the menu. The other areas looked much better lit so don't let this influence you too much. All in all we were pleased with our evening.

Visited September 2013
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  • English first
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English first
USA
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“One of Cleveland's Finest Quality Restaurants”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I love the fish here as they seem to not only find unique fresh items but their preparation is always on the mark. They often find items like the soft shell crabs and you feel like you could sit there and eat five or six of them because they are soo well prepared. I am also hooked on their veal and traditional Italian dishes that are often upscale to keep them light and tasty. Do be prepared for a wonderful lunch or dinner but also remember that you will also find a little steeper bill at the end of your meal.

Visited September 2013
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Cleveland, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Excellent food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Made reservations here for our anniversary and had a wonderful time. The atmosphere was elegant but not pretentious, and people were dressed casually. Service was attentive, and the food was excellent. They had a seasonal pumpkin salad that was amazing! Steak was top-notch. Stayed through dessert and the peanut butter sundae and mascarpone cheesecake were both fantastic. They have a lovely patio over the river as well.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good service and food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We were a party of 8 for a business lunch. There was plenty of variety on the menu. The server was nice. The presentation of the food was also very good. I would have liked to see more soup choices for a lunch menu. Small suggestion. Otherwise pleased with the experience. I did think the hostess unnecessarily snapped at the guys who was seating us. She seemed rude.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“Lock Keepers has Improved but is still challenged”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This place has been around for a while and has gone through a number of Chefs and Managers.

In my opinion based on numerous visits over possibly as long as 10 years they run hot and cold.

I have visited Lock Keepers twice in the last month and on both occasions found every dish from this Chef and his team to be excellent.

But....

The front of the house from the greeters to the wait staff continues to be mediocre and do not live up to what a truly fine dining establishment needs. This group would be fine at Applebees but they come up short for this place.

Parking is always a pain and they try to address it with their Valet. It is what is, so be prepared to deal with the parking issue and some kid grabbing the keys to your Beemer, Porsche, Bentley or whatever you drive and having a go at it. They are using some outlying lots for the Valet Parking due to the influx of customers at the dinner hour and it's far less than ideal from a security standpoint. The simple answer is bring a Toyota or something no one wants to beat on, steal or drive.

So here it is, the bottom line. They want to be 5 star and the food is good for 4 stars and everything else is less. It's still better than almost anything else in the neighborhood and so they get an overall "Very Good" but it is clearly conditionally issued.

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