Great seafood in Cleveland
Moxie gets their seafood flown in fresh daily.
I haven't eaten often at most of the area's seafood restaurants. I've found that the area's best contemporary American restaurants are really the best place for good, fresh fish. At some of these same restaurants, I'm not as confident ordering beef, pork, chicken or lamb as I am when I order fish. I like all of those foods but it seems like even the best restaurants around here are slightly less consistent with their non-fish dishes. Consequently, I almost treat them like they are seafood restaurants.
Moxie always has five-ish seafood entrees on their menu plus they always have specials which are frequently another seafood dish. fire food and drink has almost as many seafood entrees. Besides delicious fish, you can count on these restaurants to serve a complete meal - soups, salads, sides...
I recently had a delicious sea bass dish at The Flying Fig and another excellent walleye dish at Boulevard Blue. I really like both of these restaurants but on any given day they'll probably have only one or two seafood options. Boulevard Blue's walleye dish was called "Cleveland Chowda" so if you really want a local angle in your celebration then you might want to consider them anyway. I guess walleye is supposed to be a Cleveland fish.
When is your celebration? Sapore's menu offers only two choices for each of three or four courses. That's a small menu and it changes frequently so some weeks Sapore is a seafood restaurant and others it's not. This week, you could have scallops for your first, mussels for you second and salmon for your main course. That menu may be around for one or two more weeks. They're only open on Fridays and Saturdays.
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Boulevard Blue's Cleveland Chowda
Sea bass with basmati rice, curry broth at Flying Fig
Halibut with morels at fire
fish with linguine at Moxie
The halibut is no longer on fire's menu. The sea bass at the Fig was also a special but it may still be around. The Cleveland Chowda is a regular menu item. All of these dishes were wonderful. I don't specifically remember that dish from Moxie but they are my go to place for great fish in Cleveland so I'm sure it was delicious.
Fire Food & Drink
13220 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120
3355 Richmond Road, Beachwood, OH 44122
2523 Market Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113
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12718 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44120
Thanks for your great suggestions! It certainly is apparent that you know great food since I also frequent these restaurants as well. :)
However, I have yet to try Moxie so may look into that as an option. I am hoping to celebrate mid-April so if you know of any specials around that time please let me know!
I also heard Pier W is a good place for seafood with great views too. Have you ever been? If so, any thoughts?
Hm, perhaps I should just rethink my birthday celebration in Cleveland and go to Alaska for some outstanding wild salmon! Oh how I wish... :)
Stuart knows what he is talking about. But I have two more suggestions for you:
Parallax in Tremont and L'Albatross in the old "That Place" on Bellflower. Both are owned by Zach Bruell and both feature beautiful fish and seafood dishes. Parallax has very tasty and reliable sushi in addition to the cooked items.
For seafood with an Asian slant - Siam Cafe has a beautiful live fish and seafood tank, and Wonton Gourmet has terrific fish and seafood dishes - the Oyster with Black Bean Sauce is fabulous, and they also have live lobster and a live fish of the day (which, of course, they cook for you).
Happy Birthday and report back!