Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood is a hip and vibrant part of the city, found just south of downtown. This area of Cleveland is known for its incredible food scene. From classic American cafes to upscale eateries, you won’t go hungry when you visit these top restaurants in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood.
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If you’re craving tacos in Cleveland, you’ll want to head to Barrio. This Tremont eatery, which now has a couple of locations throughout the city, offers up a wide variety of taco options, from pulled pork to jalapeno lime shrimp. From classic taco combos to unique taco creations, Barrio will please all types of taco lovers. Aside from incredible tacos, Barrio also serves mouthwatering homemade queso and fresh pico de gallo that pair perfectly with whatever taco you choose.
Lucky’s Cafe is a casual Tremont restaurant that is a popular brunch spot for Cleveland locals and tourists alike. The restaurant’s food was so reputable that it was actually featured on Food Network’s show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Fluffy waffles, cheddar scallion biscuits with sausage gravy, and the baked mac ‘n cheese are all fan favorites here.
Sokolowski's University Inn
A list of the best restaurants in Tremont wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Sokolowski’s University Inn. This classic Cleveland eatery is not just a popular restaurant in Tremont but in the entire city, as it’s the oldest family-owned restaurant in Cleveland. Sokolowski’s has been serving Clevelanders hearty Polish food since 1923. It would be a shame if you ate here without trying the pierogis. However, the menu is full of other Polish dishes too like bratwurst, cabbage, and kielbasa.
Fahrenheit has grown into one of the most popular Tremont eateries serving New American cuisine. The menu here will impress even the pickiest of eaters due to its wide variety of options. From prime ribeye to pizza, Fahrenheit’s dishes offer familiar American eats that are made with a unique twist. Asian flavors are found in a number of the dishes here, from the Kobe beef short ribs to the salmon served with wasabi mashed potatoes.
Bourbon Street Barrel Room
There is no need to book a flight to New Orleans when you have a craving for well-made Cajun food in Cleveland. Bourbon Street Barrel Room is a New Orleans-inspired restaurant that serves up classic Cajun eats like gumbo, po’ boys and beignets. No matter what you order, you’ll want to pair your Cajun dishes with a classic New Orleans drink, like a Sazerac or a hurricane.
Impeccably-made seafood and sushi dishes are what continue to draw visitors to Parallax. This Tremont restaurant boasts a swanky vibe with a lengthy menu. A perfect date night restaurant, Parallax features a wide variety of entree options from Udon to lobster tail. However, the sushi here shouldn’t be missed. Sushi lovers will find classic rolls like spicy tuna and unique specialty rolls too like the Surf and Turf, a lobster and steak roll. Head here during Happy Hour to score discounts on drinks and sushi.
The menu at Fat Cats is eclectic, ranging from American eats to dishes inspired by Asian, South American and European cuisine. The menu does change with the seasons here, however, you should always expect a wide variety of options, from small plates to burgers to soup and salads too. This casual eatery is a great place to enjoy a bite with friends, family or even a date. Serving craft beers and wines, Fat Cats is one of those restaurants that will make you want to stay and hang out for awhile.
Impress your date with a fancy meal at Dante, an upscale eatery by local Chef Dante Boccuzzi. A seven-course tasting menu is a great option for those unsure of what to order here. Since the menu is well-crafted at Dante, choosing just one option will be difficult. This upscale restaurant serves up handmade pasta dishes, fresh seafood and meat entrees, and a delectable dessert menu. Dietary restrictions are also respected here, as vegans, vegetarians, and gluten-free eaters can order a tasting menu or entree here without judgment or fear.
Dante Next Door
Another incredible Tremont eatery by Dante Boccuzzi is Dante Next Door. Found next to the upscale restaurant Dante, Dante Next Door is a more casual dining option that is best known for its lunch and brunch menus. The brunch menu includes both sweet and savory dishes, like the cinnamon waffle or crab cake benedict. If you’re visiting for lunch, the unique pizza choices or the Angus cheeseburger will keep you feeling full until dinnertime.
Sushi lovers will be happy to know that Dante Boccuzzi also has a popular sushi joint in Tremont called Ginko. Fresh fish arrives at the restaurant twice a week, so you know that the sushi made here is up to Boccuzzi standards. Sushi enthusiasts may feel comfortable ordering off the extensive sushi menu here. However, if you’re looking for something new or if you’re new to sushi altogether, ordering the five-course chef’s tasting menu at Ginko wouldn’t be a bad idea.
If you’re seeking a casual eatery in Tremont that serves American classics, you’ll want to visit Grumpy’s Cafe. The breakfast and brunch offerings here are top-notch since the portions are large and the service is fast. No matter if you’re looking for a family-approved breakfast joint or seeking a breakfast mighty enough to cure your hangover, Grumpy’s Cafe is a great option. From pancakes to breakfast tacos, breakfast here never disappoints. However Grumpy’s also serves lunch and dinner too.
The South Side
The South Side restaurant is home to a sprawling outdoor patio, making it a great place to watch the game or enjoy the nice weather. This American eatery is ideal for lunch, dinner or happy hour. Shareable plates like the nachos or spicy chicken wings are game-day favorites. However, the tacos, burgers and entrees (especially the fried chicken and waffles) shouldn’t be ignored here.