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EDWINS Restaurant

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13101 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120 (Shaker Blvd.)
+(1)(216) 921-3333
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Silver Lake, OH
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126 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I went to Edwin's for my birthday, and we had a great experience. Before you go, please read about the mission of the establishment. The servers, while friendly and attentive, are not quite as polished as what you might expect in a high end French restaurant. This fact did NOT detract from our experience at all, as... More 

Thank alilodd80
Amherst, Ohio
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food was excellent, our waiter was great. We will definitely go back! Considering that much of the wait staff were formerly jailed, we think they are learning great skills at working with people and doing a very good job at it! Very clean atmosphere and great (and clean) bathrooms with individual cloths to dry hands. And just an interesting aside.....the... More 

Thank IrishRover777
Cleveland, United States
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Edwins is not your traditional French restaurant. The owner. Brandon Chrostowski, is on a mission. He hires formerly incarcerated men and women to work there and educates them in culinary skills and all levels of hospitality. We had heard great things about the food and service at Edwins and were looking forward to trying it out. We went there for... More 

Thank Melissa S
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Edwin's employees often hang out behind the building and on several occasions I've observed them harassing passers-by. I can't support a restaurant that lets this happen. Also, the restaurant is darker than a cave and the food is forgettable.

Thank David A
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything from the mission of Edwin's to the service and food is Top Notch. I'm thoroughly impressed. This restaurant is in actuality a culinary school teaching the art of fine dining to groups of people recently incarcerated. This enables these people to productively reenter society as contributing members. That being said, the food is top notch. The entrees explode with... More 

Thank PaulPries
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Edwin's is a place where formerly incarcerated people can get training to work in the restaurant industry. It is fine dining, and the staff work extremely hard. Unfortunately, the food is uneven. We have been there multiple times and about 50% of the time, the food is very well prepared and thoughtful, and 50% of the time it is not... More 

Thank midwesternadventurer
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The service was excellent from the kind hostess to the charming server to the charismatic gal who made our delicious bananas foster table side. This french restaurant is a must place to eat in a city filled with fantastic restaurants. Eat outside on a beautiful summer evening or inside if you prefer either way you cannot go wrong. I had... More 

Thank Chloe B
Troy, Ohio
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50 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Brandon has done more than create a training ground for people who need a second chance, he has created a fantastic French restaurant at Shaker Square. We've been there three times - once for restaurant week was incredible deal - but all three times the meal was outstanding! The lobster bisque was exquisite, all three entrees were excellent and the... More 

Thank mail452
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178 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

A fantastic experience is all aspects. We were not sure what to expect, as we knew the staff were all ex-cons, however we could not have been more pleasantly surprised. The wait staff was certainly not the polished staff of other places, but they were VERY friendly, and aimed to please. The biggest treat was the food. One of the... More 

Thank Michael1964
Hudson, Ohio
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We had rabbit, lamb, and salmon. All delicious, perfectly accompanied, and beautifully presented. One member of our party has dairy and soy allergies. Our waiter had to go back a few times, but was conscientious in checking ingredients for us. All 3 of us thought our dinner was perfect. Excellent Bananas Foster was made tableside for 2, and our dairy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $50
French, Gluten Free
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13101 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120
    (Shaker Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: +(1)(216) 921-3333
Steeped in tradition and care EDWINS Restaurant offers seasonal, classic French cuisine in the midst of Cleveland's Shaker Square. The restaurant has a unique mission; to do good and eat well.
The charming bar and lounge are a welcoming spot for before and after dinner drinks.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?