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Lobster in Cleveland?

Will be at Cleveland Clinic in two weeks and wonder if fresh lobster is on the menu at any of the best restaurants. I know it's ridiculous but I'm having brain surgery and it may be my last meal with taste buds intact. Just kidding about the taste buds. It will be a long recovery, though, and we want to splurge before it.

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  1. In the downtown warehouse district is Blue Point, which is excellent. That and Pier W, which is right on the water, serve the beast seafood in the city.

    1. kathrynanne's calls are both very, very good ones. There's also Don's Lighthouse, a durable place with a fine reputation for its seafood.

      And best wishes for your speedy recovery!


      1. There are several restaurants in Asiatown (www.clevelandasiatown.com) that have lobster tanks and the skill to cook it. Top on my list are Siam Cafe and Wonton Gourmet; Li Wah and Bo Loong also have their followers. This is closer to where you will be and parking is easier.

        Also - check with Table 45, located right in the Clinic area. Chef Zach Bruell is the food man behind this place, and he knows his seafood.

        1. Thanks so much everyone. It's great to have something to look forward to this trip!

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          1. re: Eurydice

            Nauti mermaid has a lobster special on mondays.
            I would definetly consider the Asian places NancyH mentioned.
            I hope everything goes well for your surgery and Cleveland treats you well

          2. Moxie is one of my favorite restaurants. Right next door and operated by the same management is a steak house called Red. That's where I would go if I wanted lobster. The fish at Moxie is flown in fresh daily so I suspected that the lobster would be fresh at Red. I asked just to make sure and a chef who works at both confirmed that the lobsters are blissfully unaware of their impending fate right up until they're ordered.

            Red would be a 20 minute drive from the Clinic area but it's worth it.

            Moxie Restaurant
            3355 Richmond Road, Beachwood, OH 44122

            1. I was excited about the menu at Blue Point until I read on Yelp that the noise level is surprisingly high. Has that been the experience here? If so, are any of these suggestions on the quiet side? If not seafood how bout any good cuisine near the clinic?

              1. East of Cleveland at the mouth of the
                Grand River is Pickle Bill's. They are a true lobster house. Restaurant is just south of Mento Headlands Beach. Worth the trip.
                Best to you and your recovery....Dale

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                1. re: drhoh

                  Oh thank you! This looks perfect. And thanks for your well-wishes everyone.

                  1. re: drhoh

                    Hmm. Just went to the website and it looks like something on the beach at Fort Lauderdale this time of year. We're looking for something classy AND quiet. Seems like it shouldn't be too hard to find, especially since I'm willing to give up seafood. We're staying at the InterContinental (not Suits) and can always fill up the cooler at Zingerman's in Ann Arbor and stay in.

                    1. re: Eurydice

                      i believe table 45 is IN the intercontinental. so certainly would be easy. i'm certain it would be upscale and quiet. more the feel you are going for. it's reviews have been hit or miss but the chef is fabulous so i think it's worth looking at since it's so close. they have lobster tail.

                      otherwise, i'd second moxie/red.

                      if you give up on seafood there are lots of great destination restaurants in cleveland!

                      1. re: AMFM

                        Moxie Red looks great! I must have been looking at another online. DH will go for the beef offerings. Have read the same about 45. Will be good if we get into town late. Thanks so much!

                        1. re: Eurydice

                          moxie was probably my favorite restaurant in town but red opened after i moved and haven't been yet. have heard good things though! their cheeses and desserts are always insane so save room. the baked hot chocolate (which i'm certain is the same as moxie) may seem like just another molten cake -- im not much of a fan -- but seriously it is one of my favorite things ever. yum!
                          enjoy. and best of luck with everything. the clinic is a great place.