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North Coast Cafe

4.5
4.5
76 Reviews
$30 and under
American
North Coast Cafe - Informal, upbeat, convenient restaurant featuring American, Continental and International buffets.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Global, International
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am, Saturday & Sunday: 6:30:am - 11:00am Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Phone number
    (216) 707-4051
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Daniel Schutte
  • Private party contact
    Kathryn Weaver: (216) 707-4160
  • Neighborhood
    Cleveland East
  • Cross street
    E. 100th and Carnegie
  • Parking details
    Valet Parking at InterContinental Hotel at the discounted price of $5.00 for patrons of North Coast Cafe.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Non-Smoking, Wine

What 76 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

76 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service.. getting a bit pricey though

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  2. TupeloMarch2018

    Cleveland

    30 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Arrived minute or two ahead of our noon reservation and were quickly seated. Order taken at 12:10 for three salads ordered directly from the menu with no modifications. Then we waited. And waited. And waited. At 12:37 I was concerned since we hadn’t received beverages, so I asked the hostess if we could pay our bill in advance so we would have a quick exit to return to work. At 12:47 no food had arrived. The server brought the bill at 12:50 but said the manager was “seeing what they could do about it.” No manager arrived so I asked for the food to go and very reluctantly paid the bill. The food arrived in unlabeled takeout containers. When we returned to our offices, there were no utensils. I contacted the restaurant by email that afternoon requesting a refund. That was 6 days ago with no response.

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  3. William

    Cleveland

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great lunch spot - buffet not your usual version. Everything was great.

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  4. SSKATQHS

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They have a very nice staff and the best lunch buffet around. The food is creative and wonderful. The desserts are yummy. The restaurant has a wall of windows and makes the room light and comfortable. Definitely one on my favorite lunch places.

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  5. JulieM

    New Orleans

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    In the past I dined at North Coast Cafe as they offered a lunch buffet that was timely and convenient for my meetings. Now post-COVID, they only offer ordering from a menu that slows down the timing and provides fewer options relative to what I prefer to eat. Still great service and good quality.

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  6. NotaBene

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    North Coast Café is the best option for a relatively quiet and relaxed lunch on Cleveland Clinic's main campus. The lunch menu is quite good and offers a nice selection, and the staff is very professional and accommodating.

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  7. ElizabethL

    Cleveland

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We received wonderful service. The food was fresh and tasty. It was a lovey breakfast.

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  8. Lewlb

    Cleveland

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The place was almost empty. That should have been a hint. Service was slow and somewhat surly. I've had better French onion soup from Campbell's. My guest's salad greens looked like they were a week old. Only passing Chardonnay. Will not return.

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  9. DionneL

    Philadelphia

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great!!!

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  10. LisaK

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good but I had to wait 40 minutes to get served. VERY slow service with hardly interaction with our table.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Not that great

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  12. JaneA

    Cleveland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant is lovely and the menu is creative and diverse. The food was great, and server was professional. My only concern was that it took a very long time to get our food. We sat down at 7:30 and finished at 11:00. I would be hesitant to return only for this reason. I would recommend as a lovely bar with a great wine list and cocktails.

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  13. DaveM

    Cleveland

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent food--wonderful service---very pleasant environment

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  14. fluffnbutter

    Cleveland

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alberto was wonderful and we are very grateful to the staff for wearing masks at this time. Merry Christmas! 🎄☃️🎁🎉

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  15. DaveM

    Cleveland

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great service-friendly-attentive-great food-nice environment

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  16. FC2021

    Cleveland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Not great food. But place is nice. Would not go back.

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  17. Trident

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took our Michigan friends who were at the CCF for medical care, to lunch. All had something from the list of salads. My Caesar salad with very tender grilled chicken was perfectly prepared. Our visiting friends are very finicky diners; and were very well satisfied. The service was prompt, attentive and pleasant. Lunch fare was a bit pricey ($100.00 for four) but very worthwhile overall. A very pleasant dining experience. Will definitely return when meeting with visiting friends.

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  18. ElizabethL

    Cleveland

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great for a business lunch. It's nice and quiet and is spacious enough to have a private conversation.

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  19. fluffnbutter

    Cleveland

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lee was GREAT! She was lovely, pleasant and efficient. Food was good and the ambiance is so nice. Love the big windows and park like view.

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  20. Shortstop

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The lunch menu offering three items together (salad, soup, sandwich) was appealing, and the service was cordial if not prompt. But the beef in the sandwich was so overcooked that some slices were inedible. Overall, I would recommend this restaurant only to individuals who find it necessary to remain adjacent to the Cleveland Clinic.

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  21. fluffnbutter

    Cleveland

    69 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal and service provided by Corey was outstanding. The ambiance and cleanliness were excellent. The salads were very good but the french onion soup was tasteless and the worst french onion soup I’ve ever had because of its total lack of any flavor. The service was very lovely, pleasant and professional but on two recent visits was extremely and excruciatingly slow. The restaurant was easily 80% empty both times so it’s very hard to understand why service is so very slow. The welcome from the hostesses upon arrival is luke warm. Neither of our servers told us about the special buffet nor did the hostess. We saw it on our own and and so glad we did. The buffet was fabulous and Corey, who made and served everything at the buffet was exceptional. This could be such a great place to eat if just these few simple things could be fixed.

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  22. PattiS

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, enjoyed!

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  23. Alltkd

    Cleveland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The coffee machine was out of water. Our server was so busy. When the two folks standing at the door saw me try to make it work, one remarked: "it's out of water - just find your server and tell them to fill it". Really, I thought: you're not busy at all and you're standing 15 feet from a faucet, do you think you could trouble yourself to fill it? That would simultaneously help their far more busy colleague, and it would also allow me to leave the restaurant and get back to work. That apparently was too much trouble or they felt it was beneath them (I'm polite so I did not say anything).

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure!! Love the Buffet!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food...price point slightly North of where it should be I think but great quality

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  26. Mine

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I didn’t eat in this restaurant. I was not able to find the address. I have called them several times. No one answered. I left several messages. No one called me backI have called them several times. No one answered. I left several messages. No one called me back beard. I rated the food because it was only one way to write the review The staff of the restaurant do not care about their customers. Do not come here, they don’t want to see you there

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  27. BarbaraH

    Atlanta Metro

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Waited 45 min for the last sandwich to arrive.

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  28. RoyA

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was first rate, not overbearing. The food was excellently prepared, well presented and was very tasty. A great value for a lunch meeting.

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  29. Lima

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, great selection for salads, entrees and desserts for buffet.

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  30. MattB

    Cleveland

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We went there for the Mother’s Day buffet. The food was ok and service fine; but seemed overpriced.

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  31. Lauren

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came for lunch with a group of coworkers. We called ahead and they were able to accommodate our party without any issue, and we were sat immediately upon arrival. They were even gracious enough to add another chair when our group got some last minute additions. The lunch buffet was a great deal with a wide variety of fresh and high quality options, especially the dessert!

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  32. Sammy

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    North Coast Café has fantastic food choices. Their buffet is amazing - especially the dessert table!

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  33. SylviaM

    Cleveland

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great buffet—high-quality cuisine & varied. Delicious!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant. Excellent service. Salmon cakes, lamb, veal parmigiana, chicken, salads, soup, Brussel Sprouts, potatoes, desserts. Consistently delicious!

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  35. JulieM

    New Orleans

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent location for a business lunch with staff from the Cleveland Clinic. The lunch buffet is always delicious with a wide range of entrée options and fresh, delicious salads and deserts. Excellent wait staff as well contributes to a worry free dining experience.

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  36. pmrthird

    Philadelphia

    819 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    819 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location for a business meeting held near Cleveland clinic. Met with several colleagues and location was very convenient. They offer buffet as well as menu . Great selection on buffet and made for quick meal too.

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  37. BL2020

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Went here for during a weekend when family was in town for breakfast. Food was good but very overpriced. Service was some of the poorest I have ever had. Our family had flights to catch so we chose to eat here since they stayed at the hotel nearby. We sat for nearly 40 minutes after finishing our meal before the check ever came. No ones water, coffee, juice was refilled and everyone had empty glasses at the end of the meal. It was not even crowded that day. The waitress was not very friendly. Was very disappointed and embarrassed we chose this restaurant for our family. Then we got the check which for 6 people had already included a 20% tip (I always tip this anyways but on this occasion the service was so poor I would not have). The whole experience was terrible. Would strongly recommend against.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! Convenient too! Thank you

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  39. Repeater

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our guest was vegetarian. They didn't want salad and that left VERY limited food choices. They found it disappointing.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good choice! Tasty buffet with risotto bar. Lovely selection of salads and entrees. Desserts are always a treat. The staff is always kind and courteous. I hope they never change.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

North Coast Cafe is rated 4.5 stars by 76 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for North Coast Cafe

9801 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106

Additional information

  • Cross street
    E. 100th and Carnegie
  • Neighborhood
    Cleveland East
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am, Saturday & Sunday: 6:30:am - 11:00am Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Global, International
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet Parking at InterContinental Hotel at the discounted price of $5.00 for patrons of North Coast Cafe.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Daniel Schutte
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Non-Smoking, Wine
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