Astoria Cafe and Market: Cleveland's 25 Best Restaurants
A specialty market fuels this Greek eatery in Gordon Square, which is known for having one of the best brunches in town.
Astoria didn’t set out to be one of Cleveland’s best restaurants, says chef Cory Kobrinski.
When it opened in 2016 near Gordon Square, the5,000-square-foot space was more about the sprawling warehouse of specialty foods housed inside than it was the small cafe. But customers want what they want, and over time, they demanded more from Kobrinski’s Greek-influenced, market-driven eatery, which has grown from 70 to 240 seats.
Day and night, Astoria burns with energy. But it's Astoria's brunch that's widely regarded as one of Cleveland’s best. The Croque Madame ($16) is like the market’s greatest hits with imported rosemary-infused Italian ham, Swiss gruyere, house-made bechamel, Dijon mustard and a sunny-side-up egg.
At the trendiest and most coveted tables in Northeast Ohio, the dishes and the vibe is an extension of the creatives in the kitchen. Get to know them as part of 2023's Best Restaurants issue. By Anthony Elder, Annie Nickoloff, Cassie Tomaselli and Patrick Williams