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The Best Breakfast Restaurants in Cleveland

Cleveland is one of the Midwest's most up-and-coming cities and many travelers can't believe it's so full of vibrant parks museums and attractions for all. Despite being in the landlocked Midwest, it's a waterfront city with beaches and sailing. It's also home to the world-famous Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Cleveland is very much a foodie haven where you can find everything from braised rabbit poutine to classic midwestern comfort food. The options can be overwhelming so we've put together a Tastemaker List of where to find the best breakfast in Cleveland. Grab a table at one of the spots that tastemakers say are the best restaurants in Cleveland right now.

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The OpenTable Team
14 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:Sérénité Restaurant, Felice Urban Cafe, Ferris Steakhouse & Tavern
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:French, American, Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:Medina, Shaker Square, Rocky River
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Sérénité Restaurant

$$$$
French
Medina
4.8
712 reviews
Serenite Restaurant is in the midst of Medina’s Historic District and is a place steeped in tradition and care for the community. As part of the Recovery Center or Medina County, the restaurant’s mission is to instill leadership skills in men and women recovering from drug and alcohol addiction by providing an education in the culinary arts. They features seasonal, classic French cuisine in a handsome Victorian-era clapboard off the village square. The menu is full of delicious French fare like the Serenite Burger, a Croque Monsieur, Salade Nicoise and more.

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Felice Urban Cafe

$$$$
American
Shaker Square
4.6
984 reviews
Felice sits in a cozy house on Larchmere Boulevard that dates back to 1910. It has an enclosed porch for dining and rooms throughout the house for diners to sit. It’s a very calming atmosphere with soft jazz playing in the background. The breakfast menu here is big on burgers and the house specialty is a burger with fried plantains as the bun. Chefs cook the meat exactly to order and it includes whipped avocado and fries with a cold, sweet salsa for dipping. They also have breakfast pizza, chicken taquitos, shrimp and grits and more.

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Ferris Steakhouse & Tavern

$$$$
Steakhouse
Rocky River
4.3
913 reviews
This family-friendly restaurant is a one-of-a-kind treat in Cleveland! The Ferris steakhouse was originally opened in 1940 by Adele and Ellis Ferris who wanted to serve the Cleveland community and leave a legacy for their future generations. It quickly became a favorite dining spot and this new location continues to serve the highest quality steak and chops you can find in Cleveland. They have delicious house specialties that you can order off the full menu anytime of day, like the Ferris CAB Burger, the Filet Mignon, Seared Scallops and more!

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Hecks Of Ohio City

$$$$
American
Ohio City
4.7
1166 reviews
Heck’s Cafe is a charming eatery located on the West Side of town and features what many consider one of the best breakfasts in Cleveland. It has been serving the Cleveland community for four decades and locals love it as an off-the-beaten-path getaway for lunch, dinner and their fantastic Sunday Brunch. They have an open, airy garden room which makes for the perfect place to grab a table, order a mug of aromatic coffee and peruse the delicious brunch menu. Choose from items like the Champignon Omelette, the Crab Benedict, Carnitas Breakfast Tacos and a smattering of burgers.

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Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern - Twinsburg

$$$$
American
Twinsburg
4.5
2499 reviews
Located in the quiet Twinsburg neighborhood of Cleveland, the Blue Canyon Kitchen and Tavern is a casual upscale restaurant with a focus on creative American cuisine. Established in 2004, they feature an inviting interior with the feel of a rustic lodge complete with large log beams and three stone fireplaces. Grab a cozy seat and dig into the delightful brunch menu, which features items like Cinnamon Rolls, Eggs Benedict, Beef Tenderloin, Create-Your-Own-Omelet selections and more.

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Dante Next Door

$$$$
Contemporary Italian
Cleveland West
4.8
452 reviews
Dante Next Door is a casual brunch Trattoria located, literally, next door to Dante Boccuzzi’s signature restaurant DANTE. It features a variety of brunch favorites, hand-tossed wood oven pizza, pasta, salads and sandwiches to choose from. It’s located in this historic Tremont neighborhood, so it’s a perfect spot to stop for brunch before heading out on a day of exploration in West Cleveland. You can pretty much find anything you’re looking for on the menu, including Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes, Ohio Proud Steak and Eggs coated in Bernaise sauce and a savory Angus Cheeseburger topped with bacon and eggs.

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Pickwick & Frolic

$$$$
American
Downtown Cleveland / E. 4th Street
4.8
1380 reviews
Pickwick and Frolic opened in 2002 as the home to Hilarities 4th Street Theatre, and pegs itself as Cleveland’s most unique dining and entertainment venue. It is a sprawling, 185 seat restaurant that is perfect for parties and big groups. Bring the whole family to feast on their American rustic cuisine made totally from scratch! For grown ups, they also have a Cabaret and variety of other live shows in the Martini Bar and Taproom. Indulge in one of their delicious thin crust pizzas, choose from one of the many salads or get a smattering of shared plates to linger over with friends.

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Austin's Woodfire Grille - Brecksville

$$$$
Steakhouse
Brecksville
4.7
852 reviews
Open since 1994, Austin’s Woodfire Grille is one of the best spots in Cleveland to find fresh and high-quality ingredients and a completely made-from-scratch menu. They grille items over hardwood and serve hand-cut steaks, homemade soups, fresh fish and freshly baked breads. Conveniently located across from Heinen’s in the heart of Brecksville, Austin’s is an excellent brunch destination for folks out exploring town. They have a fun boozy brunch cocktail menu and lots of delicious offerings like the Breakfast Souffle, Huevos Quesadilla, Blueberry Bourbon Bread Pudding and more.

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Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar

$$$$
Latin American
Beachwood
4.3
2453 reviews
Paladar is a modern space with tall, open ceilings, giant hanging stars, an assortment of framed art and a bar area with TVs. It’s located in the Eton Chagrin Boulevard shopping district and is a perfect place to stop and refuel while you’re out on a shopping excursion. The brunch menu includes a number of notable entrees, like the smoked salmon avocado toast, maple glazed pulled pork, Brazilian biscuits and chorizo gravy and chocolate churro and plantain foster. They have a savory Latin flair in both their food and beverage offerings and you can order a sangria or mojito to pair with your meal.

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Rosewood Grill Westlake

$$$$
Contemporary American
Westlake
4.6
711 reviews
Located in the charming Westlake neighborhood of town, Rosewood Grille has one of the best breakfasts in Cleveland. It is a local gem with several cozy rooms, each with its own ambience. The upper level is perhaps the coziest place and diners can sit and enjoy breakfast by the fire. Sunday Brunch is the star of the show here and they offer fresh squeezed mimosas, a spectacular wine list and delicious cocktails. Food offerings include chilaquiles, a fried chicken Benedict, sausage and egg tacos and a tofu scramble.

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Beau's On The River

$$$$
Fusion / Eclectic
Akron
4.1
1078 reviews
Beau’s on the River is without a doubt one of the best breakfasts in Cleveland, according to locals and tourists alike. Located just outside Cleveland in the Sheraton Suites Akron, they serve up an extensive buffet with both hot luncheon offerings as well as a full host of breakfast items. The restaurant juts out over the Cuyahoga River and the design allows for gorgeous views of the water and surrounding greenery. Try the Fried Egg Sandwich, the Garden Omelet, Buttermilk Pancakes fresh off the griddle or a classic American Breakfast.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Bricco - Kent

$$$$
Italian
Kent
4.1
572 reviews
Bricco opened in the heart of the Kent downtown revitalization project in 2014 and continues to be one of the top places to get breakfast in the Cleveland area. The atmosphere is warm and invited and they feature an outdoor heated patio and a party room that can host groups of up to 50 people. The menu features favorites from the flagship Akron location and focuses on Italian and Contemporary American cuisine. Check out their expansive brunch menu, which features breakfast burritos, delicious salads with the option to add proteins like shrimp, salmon, duck breast and grilled chicken, Omelettes, breakfast sandwiches, Steak and Eggs and more.

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Beau's Grille at the Hilton

$$$$
American
Akron
4.3
610 reviews
Beau’s Grille is the award-winning restaurant at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn Hotel and Suites. For over 15 years, Chef Beau Schmidt and staff have masterminded a menu of Contemporary American dishes using only high-quality, fresh ingredients and their signature innovation. The Terrace is exceptionally nice, with comfortable seating, TVs and a fireplace to enjoy. For breakfast, diners choose the buffet or one of the menu items, including the Gentleman’s Breakfast, Toastmaster, Sunrise Special, Eggs Benedict and more.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Fahrenheit - Cleveland

$$$$
Contemporary American
Tremont
4.5
2592 reviews
This trendy spot located in Cleveland’s coolest neighborhood, Tremont, is a comfortable and funky hangout for the fashionable set, travelers on the hunt for a delicious meal, couples on a romantic date or downtown suits looking for the best place to have a business meeting. Wolfgang Puck protege Rocco Whalen is the head chef and he serves up an excellent Sunday Brunch filled with Contemporary American and Continental Classics. Try the Veal Bacon BLT, the Lox Bagel, Fahrenheit Daily Omelet or the Kobe Beef Short Rib Hash to see what people are calling the best breakfast in Cleveland.

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