Cleveland Special Occassion
Looking for recommendations for dinner for seven people for a special occassion. Moxie has been suggested, but I've been there a couple times. Preferably not a chain (no Ruth's Chris, etc.). We've got two really picky eaters in the bunch, so unfortunately I think ethnic restaurants are probably not a good option for us. Suggestions?
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That's funny. I've been to Moxie a couple times this week. So far. I don't typically visit nearly this often but I'm a regular and it's worthy of repeat visits. If it makes a difference they have a lot of new fish dishes on the menu that looked really great to me. And they should have some other new dishes as of yesterday. A pork chop and I don't know what else.
Dante would be a great choice for a special occasion because you could have the personalized chef tasting. Chef Boccuzzi would come to your table and discuss your preferences and he would design a five course (plus at least a couple extra bites) menu. I've done this several times and it's always been fantastic. The restaurant requests that all diners at a table share the tasting but they're concerned with pacing the meal. They'll make accommodations for your picky eaters.
fire is the third restaurant that I would consider for special occasion dining. These three restaurants are the best in the area for contemporary American cuisine. If you go to to fire, I recommend the pork chop.
Fire Food & Drink
13220 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120
3355 Richmond Road, Beachwood, OH 44122
8111 Rockside Rd, Cleveland, OH
I take it you're looking for East side? Or doesn't location matter.
What about Red the steakhouse? Or Fire, as was already suggested?
Having lived in Cleveland with a very picky eater...
we found that Farenheit had a menu that we both enjoyed. But depending on the occasion - it's very loud in there. Baricelli has the ultimate special occasion feel. I did like Moxie but can understand wanting to go somewhere new. Fire is lovely. And has a nice mix of plain and interesting food. I loved the original Lola but moved before all the switches.