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Jun 24, 2010 09:30 AM

July 4th in Cleveland, Is the city closed?

I will be driving back from Indiana on the 4th and every single restaurant I wanted to go to seems to be closed on the 4th. All of Michael Symon's places are closed as is Momocho.

Anyone have any suggestions for casual dinner on the 4th that will be open?

1835 Fulton Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113

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  1. Could you perhaps post a list of places you've contacted outside of the (assumedly) 2 downtown Symon places and momocho? I don't think any of us would automatically just know what places might be open and what might be closed, but we could supplement your list with other places to contact in your quest.

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    1. re: rockandroller1

      I also contacted the other 2 Symon places in the area as well. So I contacted a total of 5 places, all of which are closed on the 4th.

      Great Lakes was another option as that's my normal standby when I visit Cleveland, but they are normally closed on Sunday's so I am going under the assumption that they won't open for the 4th either so that would be a total of 6.

      I can't be the only person who will be in the Cleveland area on the 4th of July who is planning on going out to dinner, so I would assume that some fellow Cleveland hounds might be able to shed some light on where they might be going.

    2. Bar Cento claims to be open 365 days a year. One Thanksgiving they opened late and one other day they were closed for a party, but generally they're open for all holidays. Get the hanger steak. Choose the fries as your side and ask for the mayonnaise dips. They're served by default when you order the fries a la carte, but you have to ask when you get the fries as a side. Also, get the caesar salad. It's very lightly dressed, so you can appreciate the farm fresh greens. The anchovies are very high quality, too.

      Bar Cento
      1948 West 25th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113

      1. Thx for the further explanation. Here are some suggestions. I cannot say whether or not any of these places will be closed:

        Metro bar & grill (warehouse district)
        Crop Bistro (same)
        Cleveland Chophouse & Brewery (same)
        House of Blues (E 4th)
        Pickwick & Frolic (same)
        Flannery's Pub (same)
        Greenhouse Tavern (same)
        Johnny Mango (Ohio City)
        Light Bistro (same)
        Phnom Penh (same)
        Luxe (Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood)
        Happy Dog (same)
        Parkview Tavern (same)
        Reddstone brewery (same)
        Tremont Tap House (in Tremont, naturally)
        Ty Fun (same)
        Fat Cats (same)
        Dante (same)
        Lincoln Park Pub (same)

        Light Bistro
        2801 Bridge Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113

        Phnom Penh
        1929 W 25th St, Cleveland, OH 44113

        The Greenhouse Tavern
        2038 E 4th Street, Cleveland, OH 44115

        Crop Bistro & Bar
        1400 W. 6th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113

        Happy Dog
        5801 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102

        Cleveland Chophouse & Brewery
        824 West Saint Clair, Cleveland, OH 44113

        Johnny Mango
        3120 Bridge Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113

        Fat Cats
        2061 W 10th St, Cleveland, OH 44113

        Flannery's Pub
        323 Prospect Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44115

        House of Blues
        308 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114

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        1. re: rockandroller1

          Thanks, RR1. Looks like we will head to the Cleveland Chophouse. We went to the one in DC and enjoyed it. The fact that it was the first place that I looked up and is open sealed the deal!

          Stuart, thanks for that rec anyway.

          1. re: mitchh

            Awesome. Their risotto is really good and their white cheddar mashed are also really good. Hope you enjoy it!

            1. re: rockandroller1

              Thanks so much. After dinner we are heading over to Shooters to watch the fireworks and some cocktails.

              Slightly off topic, but we are staying at the Hampton Inn downtown. It looks like it is all within walking distance, but given the late hours, is it a "safe" walk?

              1. re: mitchh

                That's safe, sure. Just use your wits as you would in any city. It's a pretty far walk to go to Shooters from there though, you should take a cab. The Hampton there isn't the nicest hotel, but it's functional. The view from Shooters is unfortunately not what it used to be (lots of trash on the bank), and I would double check that they are open as well, but you'll enjoy the fireworks regardless. Or walk right down 9th to voinovich park, the cement area next to the rock hall, and watch from there; likely to be very crowded, and thus quite safe.

                1. re: rockandroller1

                  Shooters website says they are open and that they have the best view in town. Would they lie??? :)

                  I've stayed at the Hampton. As you said, it's functional for a one night stay and the location is good, especially if i take your advice to go to the Park as we can walk from the hotel to the Chop House to the Park and back.

                  Thank you.

                  1. re: mitchh

                    Their perspective is certainly a good one, I'm just saying that the banks of the river are less attractive than they used to be, with a lot of trash and such around. You'll have a great view of the fireworks and stuff though. Hope you have a great time!