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“Can't say enough!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of L'Albatros Brasserie + Bar

L'Albatros Brasserie + Bar
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Ranked #6 of 1,822 Restaurants in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $45
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Commerce Township, MI
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Can't say enough!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

We aren't from the area, and had dinner at L'Albatros last night. Before we were halfway though the meal, we were talking about how we have to come back! We arrived quite early for our reservation but...we were greeted warmly, our coats taken and we were ushered to our table. We love how, in a large restaurant, it's divided in smaller rooms to cleverly make you feel you're in a more intimate setting. Our friendly and efficient server went through the specials with us, and we each ordered a glass of Prosecco while we perused the menu. (We also ordered a bottle of a delicious Chateauneuf du Pape, which went nicely with our meal.) My husband started with the chopped salad with Roquefort (which could have served as a light meal in itself!), and I had the potato soup, which may be the best I've ever had. He then had the grilled salmon with lentils, while I had the chicken breast with potato mousseline and braised fennel. Each meal was perfection...wonderfully seasoned and flavorful. I had to try to hold back from finishing every bite, since I was saving room for dessert, but...my husband loved both his salmon and my chicken so...nothing went to waste! I then ordered the Meyer Lemon Tart, and he had the white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake. Again...just wonderful, as was the entire meal. We will definitely return...even if we have to come back to the city specifically to visit L'Albatros again!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
New Orleans, Louisiana
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25 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Wow”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

Really expensive, and really not good. Went with a group. I think my "chicken" might actually have been albatross, it was so salty.

Visited November 2013
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Ohio
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108 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Heavenly Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

We went to L'Albatros to celebrate a birthday and had a fabulous dinner, one of the best restaurant meals we have had in a long time. I had the cassoulet, which was so delicious, and my husband had the veal short ribs. We also had a salad that had apple slices and pistachios-- an interesting and tasty blend of flavors. The only thing that I didn't like was how close you sit to other diners. I prefer to have a little more space between tables. But we will certainly go back, hopefully soon.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A wonderful dining experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

Dining at L'Albatros was a great experience all around for my husband and I. We had reservations and were seated right away. The atmosphere/ambiance was very chic and eclectic. Right away we were greeted by friendly staff members giving us bread and filling our water glasses- this continued throughout the remainder of our meal. Our server was very knowledgable about the menu and we were pleased with all of our delicious courses. This restaurant is definitely worth visiting!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank klpoock
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Willoughby, Ohio
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4 reviews
“Great Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Excellent restaurant with a great menu. The service was great and the prices very reasonable. The cheese and meat plate was huge.

Visited October 2013
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