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Apr 18, 2009 10:56 AM

Close to Severance Hall, or on the way from West Park

My husband and I are going to see the Cleveland Orchestra. Of course we a getting a bit "dressed up" to go and we would like to try a new restaurant that is welcoming to our dress, but not exactly purse stealing. Any suggestions of an elegant, $15-$20 avg. priced meal restaurant on the Cleveland's west side, or near Severance Hall/University Circle? Thank you!

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  1. Flying Fig is one of the best restaurants in the city. It's not near Severance or West Park but it is very close to your path (I'm guessing).

    They have a happy hour six days a week which would give you the best odds of sticking to your budget. If you're going on Saturday, you'll have to order off the regular menu. Entrees cost: $13,$18,$19,$20,$21,$21,$21,$23,$26. They also have about dozen small plates which can be combined as a meal for $8 or $9 each.

    1. Price depends on what you order of course. You might try L'Albatros, but reservations would be a must. It's in the old "That Place On Bellflower" space in university circle.

      You could also try Tartine bistro in Rocky River or Stino Da Napoli which is also in RR; the latter requires reservations as it's pretty small but the food is very good.

      1. BARICELLI INN is nearby, one of cleveland's best. if its out of your budget you could just peek in and stroll around the charming little italy and find something more reasonable, but i'd rec the splurge!

        SERGIO'S is another long running local favorite. i havent been there in eons, but its the kind of place that wouldn't change much.

        you could also consider TABLE 45, which is another very nice place that gets good marks, but i haven't been there. i dk about prices there, might be high?

        oh, if you re in a time pinch severance hall has a restaurant too.

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        1. re: mrnyc

          Baricelli revamped their menu and lowered prices last year - it isn't nearly so much of a splurge as it used to be. But the charm, elegance and great food haven't changed - and some of the best cheeses in town!

          1. re: mrnyc

            Thanks for the input. We actually ended up at Trattoria's Roman Gardens in Little Italy. Very reasonable prices and we were very happy with the food and service. I got the Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken and it was very flavorful and my husband ordered Chicken Marsala, which was not on the menu, but the server had no problem substituting chicken for veal. We are definitely going back. Cozy little place.