Table 45 in Cleveland
Has anyone been here yet? It is Zach Bruel's new place at the Cleveland Clinic. The menu looks great. I'm curious to hear any reports.
I just read in yesterday's PD that Table 45 was named one of the top 20 restaurants in the US; don't remember whose list though.
Our visit just after it opened had a few issues, but I do want to go back and try it again now that they've had a chance to work out the kinks - the menu is awesome.
The attached photo was a house made terrine that was supurb.
That'd be 20 best *new* restaurants in the US. From what I can tell, Esquire's list is entirely decided by John Mariani so whatever this honor means to you is obviously dependent on whether you respect his opinion. I added the restaurants from the list to my personal database but I'm not sure that I'd go to any of these restaurants solely on Mariani's recommendation. I know he's a towering figure in food criticism but I don't know very much about him.
There's a Chowhound thread devoted to the list but it doesn't seem to be too active.